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Date Joined: October 3, 2010
Last Online: April 11, 2013
Birthday: September 27, 1979
Country: Australia
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About Me

Sooo excited I learnt how to post pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mother of two young children. Love nature,craft, art, cooking, sewing, crochet (not very good yet tho), Am very thrifty and trying to live as peacefully and lightly as I can in the world.

I enjoy listening to music. My list is endless there but a few of my favourite artists are

Ben Harper Pearl Jam Presets Kasabian Jack Johnson John Butler trio

I lovee reading. Right now I am into the australian author Juliet Marillier. Her books are beautiful stories with age old fairytales superbly woven into them.

I have to tell you, but only in a whisper ( I love vampire books too) Is that odd? I can't get enough Twilight series, Vampire Academy, Vampire diaries..... :-/

In saying that I have also read all the classics, Jane eyre being my favourite. I have my home library of shakespeare....

"When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun."

I love spending time in the garden. We live in a small house at the moment but I still have lettuce, snowpeas, broccoli and sunflowers growing. Soon we are moving to the northern territory so I can grow my vegetables all year round :D

Which brings me to another important part of my life. I love working out ways to live peacefully on the earth. Being frugal does not mean being tight. Its a lifestyle choice that brings me peace. To know I am contributing to the health of my family and my planet gives me great fulfilment.

I love swaps. While I have only been a swap bot a little while. I have been doing swaps for years through my blog and my artwork I have probably participated maybe 20 swaps. You can imagine my thrill when I found a swap site than you can be doing swaps every week of the year. I am in heaven.

Well thats it in a nutshell. I will think of some more to add later. If you want to learn more about me go visit my blog :D.

Favourite things

My children, my guy, my cats Jules verne and Samuel.L, my dog Bonnee, my garden, my herbs, my books (especially my jaimie oliver cook books of which I have many)

I love chai tea, apple cake, custard with ice cream, mangoes, strawberries, snow peas, corn on the cob, and freshly baked crusty bread.

I love the ocean, I love lying on my back in the ocean staring up at the sky, I love diving deep beneath the waves and chasing the whiting.

I love camping, I love being the only person around surrounded by nature.

I love pretty things laces, sparkles and soft material you can make blankets out of. I love pre owned materials. Cloth with history makes the most amazing pieces of material craft.

My favourite colours are definitely greens and blues. Such fresh natural colours. Any colour you find in nature I love.



herbs (the witchy kind)

natural finds, eg special stones, shells, driftwood,

wands ( I adore wands, I have 4 so far)

Antiques ( items with history fascinate me, my house is full of oddities)

alter cloths and scarfs of the delicate kind

photos ( a different world is in a photo, I especially love nature photography)

books ( I am an avid reader, once I pick a book up I don't put it down until I'm done)

Spells, BOS pages, and pagan peotry speak volumes to me.

Material ( I love to sew, I especially loved pre owned material that is still in good nick)



really anything that you have put your heart into I will love.

I am not going to put my dislikes down because as I said I would rather have something come straight from your heart with no restrictions.

craft and art

I have been a polymer clay sculptor for quite a few years now and enjoy creating many fairytale based sculptures and wonderous creatures that appear only in our imaginations. I love sculpting the darker side of fantasy too. Images in the styles of Victoria Frances and other such gothic era artists. I think I just find their artwork so emotive. Maybe its not the joyful emotions it brings, but more of the darker side. I believe art in all its forms must make you feel. To me the whole object of creating art is to impart emotion and feeling onto all that view it.

I love water colours and like to create stories based around my paintings.

I love to make quilts, though I don't get nearly enough time these days.

I have only just developed a love for art journalling. It has captured my imagination. I have written diaries which I guess is kind of similar but journalling is just so much more creative to me. I can not wait to create more

Sooo excited I learnt how to post pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some of my arts n crafts :0)



I am finding my own path. I would say I am pagan but my path so far is varied. I take many varied aspects out of different religions for myself. I love nature, I love mother earth. I have discovered I am a very spiritual person ruled by my emotions. I practise yoga most mornings and meditation often. If my mind is at peace so am I. Please though I do ask don't preach to me. My path is mine to find. If it is meant to be it will happen in its own time.

blessed be


Goddess Representation swap(Dec 16th) from @SpookShowBaby (recieved a year later) Draw me my dreamland swap (nov 26th) from @Twiffly (was angeled by@halogen the host... many thanks angel)

sigh....... http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/85362 alkaloid tin swap bu @pOcketwatch (due a long time ago)

@lunarwillow http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/95829 The me mini art journal (due sep 17 2011)

@monadaniela Lovers of long letters http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/109935


I pledge to rate

I will always complete my swapping obligations. Please if you are waiting for something from me let me know. Occasionally people forget things and I am no exception so feel free to send me a reminder nudge.



Comment: This was a gorgeous journal. :) Thank you so much!!
Response: Oh glad you recieved the journal. So sorry it was late.We actually had an early arrival in our household.
mappy rated for The 'BIGGIE' Christmas swap on Dec 16, 2012
Comment: Swap requirements not met. 19/12/12 UPDATED The parcel itself arrived safely and there were 25 gifts. I am updating my rating from a 5 to a 3 after unwrapping all of my gifts. After giving Michelle the opportunity via pm to consider my concern about the quality of the swap I am rating a 3. This was a profile based swap except for 6 Christmas item gifts. I don’t give part packets of lollies as gifts, or miniscule amounts of things I have taken out of packages. I don’t believe that an EXPENSIVE swap as it is listed as would contain 3 pieces of card less than atc sized as 1 gift. Paying more than 11.40 postage is hardly justification for anything. WE ALL paid more than that for postage. Mine cost over $24 to post and that was in 2 separate parcels. It was listed as an EXPENSIVE swap. I may have still rated a 5 with no comment until I received rude responses with $#$@ profanity in them to my email, jumping to conclusions and making assumptions about whom I shared my swap with before deciding that it didn’t meet the criteria and practically accusing me of having an untoward agenda regarding it. Remote area is hardly a justification considering things can be bought online and posted in. EVERYONE with a pc and the internet can shop!. A crap swap is a CRAP swap! I am rating fairly and honestly. If I was looking for an easy way out to just rate you a 3, I would rate you down for not sending a tracking number and wrapping the 25th present specially as was required. Swap criteria not met. I am glad as swap host that I got you as a partner otherwise I may well have had a bigger problem on my hand trying to mediate the terms profile based and expensive with participants.
Response: I wrote a big long speel but realised it's not worth it. Facts are I spent approx $70 on swap. It's the most expensive swap I've done and seen on swapbot. Partner says it wasn't good enough. I'm not willing to grace her doorstep with another round of gifts due to her initial unpleasantness and the fact it's a ridiculous amount of money to spend twice. Swap description doesn't actually state an amount. How is anyone supposed to read your mind? I private messaged you for suggestions and what you told me is what I sent.. Though apparently not enough. The story changes every time. I will take the three and happily be done with you. There are obviously underlying issues here. Your friends posts on the group page prove your fibbing. And i have more important things to worry about instead of this ridiculous situation like trying to keep stress free and birth a healthy child. So merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank YOu got it today . Very nice !
Response: Oh glad it arrived safely. I have your cushion just about ready but won't send until after christmas. Have a merry christmas. Loads of love and best wishes M!
Comment: Thankyou so much for your lovely package. It made my day.You celebrate Christmas just like us. All the best with the new bub. Hope to swap with you again.
Response: Thankyou have a wonderful christmas!
craftycol rated for CHRISTMAS letter and bookmark on Nov 22, 2012
Comment: What A beautiful effort you put in2 y swap ty so much.
Response: Your very welcome. Have a magical Christmas.
QuiltedMagnolia rated for QnT A taste of the Orient on Oct 17, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the package and the extra goodies! I received it today!
Response: Oh glad it made it to you safely. Sorry I was a couple of days late sending out!
Comment: thanks so much for the re-send! got them today!
Response: You need to let your partner know if you don't recieve! I will be more than happy to post some more to you. PM'ing now :-)
jensquil rated for A Mandala for love on Sep 1, 2012
Comment: Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Comment: beautiful. ty
flofirenzie rated for Road Trip Journal on Aug 25, 2012
Comment: I love the jouranl and all the information and brochures and extras that you included. I always wanted to visit Australia and now I am going to start planning a trip. Thank you so much!
Response: Your welcome Florence. Wish I could of rivaled your work of art. Thanks so much
Lady rated for Natures Mandala on Jul 9, 2012
Comment: It is so lovely! (it may have arrived a couple of days ago, we took a long weekend's break, but still at least a month with the postal services.)
Response: ahh yes thats International mail for you. Unpredictable! Glad you liked the mandala
Comment: Thank you so much Michelle, for the lovely note and the extra papers and stickers. I look forward to seeing your butterflies on the flickr . . .
lisamocker0412 rated for Recipe Journal on Jun 21, 2012
Comment: Thankyou for a wonderful journal full of yummy recipes I can't wait to try.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely hearts :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely quiltie, I love your interpretation of the theme and you binded it so neatly!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful journal page. It is very beautiful.
Response: Your Welcome. Thankyou for the kind words <3
misseslela rated for Sun God ATC international on May 25, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great atc. Cant wait to add it to collection.
weeatcrayons rated for Lovers of Long Letters - May on May 22, 2012
Comment: Lovely letter!! Will write soon!
babynavyblue rated for Metallics 5x7 page on May 21, 2012
Comment: Got the page today! Very cute!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely violets journal page. I appreciate the extras too.

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MichelleK on Nov 24, 2012:

well you hit upon one of my own loves. I'm afraid the first bag I bought you got eaten. I blame pregnancy cravings, but I understand the going too long without salt n vinegar chips can be hazardous to our mental and physical health!

happybunny on Nov 24, 2012:

Didn't expect to get a BIG bag of the vinegar chips!! When I saw the customs declaration stating salt&vinegar chips, I ripped the envelope apart like I haven't eaten for days lol. Thank you so so much, they are in my tummy already hehe. Thank you!! =D

sebastian122 on Sep 18, 2012:

Thank you. =D

RyeRye on Sep 8, 2012:

naturenerd3 on Apr 12, 2012:

~Welcome to the Page by Page Nature Journal swap ~

CajunLady on Mar 4, 2012:

shelbysbarn on Feb 24, 2012:

Hello! Just checking in to see if you ever received the package I sent you for the Decorated Journal swap. It was sent on February 1st. Hope it made ti safely!

Justene on Jan 9, 2012:

Hi @MichelleK Welcome to the "I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - January" swap.....I'm so happy you joined my swap! Looking forward to 'meeting you in the mail'! Have a wonderful day! :)

richara on Dec 21, 2011:

Welcome to the Page by Page group

icrossmyheart on Oct 24, 2011:

Thank you for the altered notebook and nature photos/postcards! I really like the stamp you used on the back of the journal too :)

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