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Kicki

Kicki
Date Joined: February 14, 2008
Last Online: July 23, 2018
Birthday: October 1, 1970
Country: Sweden
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Welcome to my profile, if you´re my partner and want your swap to be a surprise - don´t look at my photos!

Hopefully 2012 will be a somewhat slower year than 2011 though not everything has been all that hysterical :). We moved to a new town, my son started school and I had an unfortunate relapse in my illness. Anyhow, as long as it isn't nasty tumours everything is ok. Looking forward to some heavy swapping again!

Favorite Movies

In no special order: Sheltering sky, Good Bye Lenin, Cry Freedom, Fanny & Alexander, Billy Elliot, Hotel Rwanda, Bowling for Columbine, Japanese Story, Like water for chocolate, Wasabi, Forrest Gump, Leon, Sex lies and videotape, The Crying game, Dead Man Walking, The tenth man, Brokeback Mountain, What´s eating Gilbert Grape, Sicko, Thelma & Louise, If these walls could talk 2, Wal-Mart:The high cost of low price, The birds, Waking the dead, Schindler´s list, Oscar & Lucinda, Girl Interrupted, Calender Girls, Fried Green Tomatoes and many, many more.

Although...a good story is almost always better in a book than on the screen I think. Fannie Flagg and Sarah Waters are excellent story-tellers.

Favorite Television

Twin Peaks, QI, Prime Suspect, Trial & Retribution, Morse, Wallander, Law & Order if Jeff Goldblum is in it.

Favorite Music

I like special voices - Annie Lennox, Bono (U2), Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Axl Rose,Yusuf Islam, Kate Bush, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Amy Winehouse and the gorgeous Freddie Mercury (Queen). For some peculiar reason I also fancy John Denver, probably because my Mom listen to him when we grew up. Could do without those lyrics though :).

Favorite Crafts

I sew just about everything from my son´s clothes to quilts. When it comes to less common projects maybe lamps made of old tins and forks are amongst those more memorable...I also collect fabrics from the 50s - 70s and make new things out of them. If you have a small piece from a curtain, bedset or any other kind I´d be most happy to receive it. Small pieces like 15 x 30 cm becomes pouches :).

Born and raised in an inventive environment with a Mom who still creates new projects every year and her sister who knitted sweaters from dogs hair...I´m a lucky girl and try to inspire my child to be creative too. He makes candles (or the truth is he makes a bit and Mum the most..) and prints on everything. For his 5th birthday I got a huuuuge album so we´re going to make a photoalbum together from his first five years. Now he´s 6 and in our speed, we´ll have an album finished when he moves out!

When it comes to fabrics and crafts I like just about every colour if they match but... no pink. I´m a catperson and loooooove fabrics and other stuff with cats on! Most things in our home looks like homespun stuff in earthtones (or 70s things) but my child likes clear, hot and bright colours so everything is welcome and...it doesn´t hurt if they match. I´m very fond of things sewn from old fabrics.

Fabrics I like: 50s - 70s, homespun, old farmhouse, cats, batiks, blue in all shades. For the charms I´d be thrilled for turqoise and watercolour!

Not so fond of: * too cute things * things with labels (like fabric with commercials)* pink * silver, gold and glitter on both fabric and paper * fabrics with lots of white in them (white prints on black for example) * things related to Disney or any cartoon really BUT my boy´s cousin Julia (4 yrs) adores Hello Kitty so I collect things for her * religious stuff * coffeesamples * ATC´s, look nice but I have no use of them. Tried it, didn´t fancy it. * makeup or lipbalm are things I rather buy myself. * non-natural yarns (eg. acrylics, fluffy yarn, eyelash and so on)

Things I like: homemade things, household things and stuff that are useful in some way or the other. I´m very fond of recycled things and altered stuff. We recycle the most impossible things here so...feel free to do the same!

Wishlist: * woolyarn, preferrably superwash, any lenght and size will be much appreciated (I knit a lot of socks and mittens to my son´s preschoolfriends and have recently made a promise to knit to out local shelter for homeless people too) * large sewing needles * thin and long pin needles * double pointed knitting neeldes in fun colours, any size, new or used * plastic crochet hook, any size, new or used * fabricscraps * funny buttons * wooden buttons * nice beads, not plastic please * small embroidery patterns * sewing patches, especially for kids * tassels - any colour, store bought or homemade * bag/purse patterns * old sewing patterns for household things * magnetic snaps - new or reused (they are very hard to find here!) * small magnets or a piece of thin magnet to cut smaller pieces from * scraps of fabrics and wallpaper from the 50s & 60s * colourful ribbons * knitted dishcloths * and all kind of homemade things!

My son´s wishlist: * small cars * anything remotely related to Shaun the Sheep * road signs and things related to cars * small letters and numbers, he has started to write so everything with the alphabet is very fascinating right now * magnets for the refrigerator (yes, cars again...and Shaun LOL) * fun socks in happy colours, he has size 33 in shoes which would equal to 1 in the US and 13.5 in the UK if I understand the charts right.

I´m easy to please when it comes to swaps I think, a wishlist is just full of wishes - I´d be happy for anything you put a thought into!

Swapping should be fun, not stressful :).

About Me

40, comes with a 6-year-old who owns my heart completely and a 45-year-old who takes a big place there too. Likes politics, smart people, long discussions and does more than hope for a better world for my son. Survived a very abusive relationship and teach feminist self-defence when asked. Definitely left-wing, though I come from a family with a diversity of political opinions from very conservative to those who thought Olof Palme was greater than Jesus... I believe in sharing and showing solidarity and think that racism is an ugly disease ment to be cured. Have written letters for Amnesty International for 25+ years and strongly oppose the death penalty. Through my job we support education for girls in areas with high risks of child prostitution. On my freetime I support any project that will learn people to read and write. I think if everyone made a little effort in an area he/she thinks could get better, things would dramatically change. Clean water, midwives, education, birthcontrol and equal rights are my top 5 for a better world. What´s yours? You just have to decide to do something.

Comes from a long line of stubborn women...and likewise stubborn men. I changed carrier from law to the best job there is, working with hiv/STI-prevention for young people. I fancy communication rather than lecturing kids, both my own and the ones in my groups.

Overall, I´m a happy person and I have a lot to be thankful for.

If you for some reason have not received your swap you can always count on me resending it. It´s better to be fooled and nice than suspicious I think :). I think a letter from Sweden to USA takes about a week to ten days to arrive, if you don´t get it please pm me, I keep a book on what I´ve sent out and when. Being a rather generous person I only send things that I would be truly happy to receive and I sincerely hope you do the same.

I´ll also be happy to help out and angel swaps related to sewing and paperitems.

All my best to you!

Tags & RAKs

Just for my own sake:

Tags out: DIY kit PIB sent out to @kthanxbye 21st Nov.(received) Tag through the alphabet sent out to @Rudexvirus 25th Nov. I wish for tag to @vintervila 26th Nov.(received) Cheap postage pib to @Traceyk

Waiting for tags back from: Printed wooden buttons from @pinkangelfishy 23rd Nov. (received) Small sewing kit from @TangleCrafts (received) 23rd Nov. Aida fabric from @gothicvampy 28th Nov. (received)

Ratings

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Comment: These dishcloths are "over the "top" gorgeous! I LOVE them! I don't think I will get them wet though!
Response: LOL thank you! You will be able to use them though, they are 100 % cotton and I bet the insane flowers can pick up some crumbles too ;) This was a very fun swap to participate in!
Saucyknits rated for Strictly white on Apr 17, 2011
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Comment: Thank you, thank you! The dishcloths are cute & I love the little extras, especially the magnet :)
Response: Thank you, glad you liked it :)
Brookhouse rated for Household economy - saving hints on Apr 15, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great hints. They are very useful and I enjoyed reading them!
Response: Thanks :)
kalsmommy rated for Household economy - saving hints on Apr 7, 2011
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Comment: thanks!
Response: Thank you, hope they came in handy!
MargeGoh rated for Household economy - saving hints on Apr 7, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great ideas....I enjoy reading the ideas of managing the expenses.....cheers :)
Response: Thanks, I liked mine too and got plenty of new ideas!
MorahLaura rated for Welcome spring on Feb 24, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful dishcloths, and in such a pretty package! My daughter claimed the cord and flower for her hair. :) Thanks again!
Response: Thanks for the rating!
RetroJane rated for Craft money saving hints swap on Feb 21, 2011
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Comment: I love your idea about repurposing sweaters! Thank you for the notes.
Response: Thanks, please let me know the result if you try it :)
fawnscrafts rated for Craft money saving hints swap on Feb 20, 2011
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Response: Thank you!
cherrypinks rated for Craft money saving hints swap on Feb 17, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the thrifty craft tips , they were really useful x
Response: Thank you :)
kikilala rated for Craft money saving hints swap on Feb 13, 2011
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Comment: Yes I dont do any crafts, but it's good to learn how to do crafts in a money saving way, I learnt alot from your email today, thanks for sharing!!
Response: Thanks you for your nice comment :)
kittenred rated for Craft money saving hints swap on Feb 12, 2011
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Comment: sent out very quickly, good mix of easy to follow tips.
Response: Thanks, hope they´ll come in use :)
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Comment: Very nice!
Response: Glad you liked your parcel, hope you don´t have to deal with anymore postalstrikes in the Netherlands from now on ;)
midwestkiwi rated for Ssssstripes all over! on Jan 1, 2011
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Comment: Thank you--I do so love knitted dishcloths! Sorry for the late rate.
Response: You´re welcome, hope they´ll be used many times :)
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Comment: Your beautiful hearts came just in time! I was having an awful time trying to remember how to make these (been several years!) but having yours to look at helped so much! And thank you also for the wonderful extra goodies!
Response: Thanks, I am glad they came in handy in several ways then :))))
katiewoo rated for Are you a felt-a-manic? on Dec 6, 2010
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Comment: Kicki, your beautiful wall-hanging has arrived and it is on my studio wall! It is so beautiful, how clever you are! Thanks so much! x
Response: Thank you, had to figure out some way to add the polka dots and well, it turned out pretty nice ;). Looking forward to yours too, a very merry christmas and hugs to you Kate
loricritt rated for Private: Loricritt & Kicki on Nov 28, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely beads. I really do like them.
Response: I am glad you do, many of them could look pretty awsome together I thought. Thanks for swapping with me, looking forward to the pretty in pink parcel :))))
AnnMarie rated for Private swap: AnnMarie & Kicki on Nov 24, 2010
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Comment: Thank you so much for every thing I just love it all. I cant wait to try the tea and I haven't even looked through the buttons properly yet but I know I will love them all. If you ever want any more beads let me know, I still have tonnes lol. Thanks again.
Response: Glad you liked your parcel and I am the one who ought to say the biggest thank you here, Julia will really love those beads :)))))
Smudge rated for Silly trees - crosstitched on Nov 23, 2010
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas tree and cupcakes magnets. I love them both! They have been placed straight on our fridge. Hope you have a great Christmas! :o)
Response: Thank you and I wish you the same :) I thought the treemagnet looked so very small so I wanted to add something more and that cupcakepattern was pretty fun so I have continued making a few more :)))
craftycrocheter rated for MAD: Idiot´s pattern EDIT on Nov 18, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for 2 dishcloths, not just 1. The colors are great and the yarn you used is really nice.
Response: I am glad you liked them, the green yarn comes from a therapycenter at a local hospital. A friend of mine discovered that they also sold yarn to the public so to speak so lucky me got a skein :)
funkhoup rated for Handmade envelopes & cards on Nov 17, 2010
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Comment: What a cute terrific package of envies!!! They look so professionally made. AND lots of them. Great stamps too. Thanks so much, Kicki!!!
Response: Thank you for your nice comments :)

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Comments

abbyaguas on Sep 30, 2013:

wolfeagle on Sep 28, 2011:

HappyBirthday

Hope you have a fantastic birthday!

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

spinweaver on Aug 2, 2011:

I love the kawaii paper sets you sent me for a Granting Wishes gift! Thank you so much- looks like you went to Japan ^o^

dmarie on Jul 12, 2011:

Please come check out this new purse swap

dmarie on Jul 2, 2011:

Please come check out my new bag swap here

Saucyknits on Jun 7, 2011:

Hi Kicki,

Thank you for granting me a wish for May!! Did you make that soap? It's lovely, thank you!!

Saucyknits on Jun 7, 2011:

Hi Kicki,

Thank you for granting me a wish for May!! Did you make that soap? It's lovely, thank you!!

clutterfree on Jun 6, 2011:

Thank you so much for my homemade personal spa goodies you sent for the Granting Wishes group for June!!! Made my day...HUGS!!!! Charlene

luleemik on Apr 25, 2011:

Thank you SO much for the lovely selection of funky, furry yarn from your stash! Granting my wish all the way from Sweden was just amazing!!

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