Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2021 5:58 am


Date Joined: August 6, 2008
Last Online: June 14, 2019
Birthday: May 27, 1968
Country: Australia
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About Me

I am having a hip replacement so will be taking a bit of a break. I have re-sent my unreceived swap and look forward to my good rating being restored! All the best to the lovely swappers out there, especially those that are kind to their fellow swappers.

I am a single lady, in Perth, Western Australia. I have been an avid crafter my whole life.

I was in fertility treatment for a long time, including travelling to the other side of the world (Barbados!) for donated embryos. I retain a deep sense of compassion for anyone who's had anything to do with fertility treatment. I came to my senses and got off the treadmill and live happily with my cat Silky and moderate an online group for infertility survivors.

One of my passions is dress design. I get all excited about fit and analyse the fit of people's clothes when I walk behind them. I've also been known to sketch bits of others' clothes that I want to copy. I love buttons and fabric but only own sensible quantities of both.

Favorite Crafts

Basically if it involves needle and thread or paper, I am all over it! I prefer to make useful things rather than what I call "Dustables".

I have enjoyed quilt block, sewn item, journal, scavenger, recipe, card making and envie swaps. Other swaps I enjoy are the letter and writing ones.

Cross Stitch is an abiding love. I'll do it my whole life I think.

Swapping Helpers

My favourite colours are: all shades of blue, pink, black, red, purple, green. Clear colours or pastels are preferred. I don't enjoy muddy or mustardy type colours.

I have developed some food sensitivities so no gluten, dairy or eggs for me. I can tolerate a little dairy or eggs but gluten flares up my eczma.

Fabric is always appreciated, I use it for all sorts of things. Other stitching items and supplies such as buttons, embroidery threads, ordinary threads, zippers, needles, ribbon, and cross stitch supplies are always welcome.

Paper crafting supplies such as decorative paper, art journal, gel pens, used postage stamps, rub ons, stickers, scrapbooking supplies, stamped images that I can colour and use on cards etc.

Stuff I can use in swaps such as pretty notecards, handmade envelopes or letter sets.

My favourite holiday is definitely Christmas. I particularly enjoy getting Christmas postage stamps as I'm collecting them. I also use postage stamps in other craft work so love getting stamps on parcels etc.

I don't have a bath so bathbombs and salts are a bit wasted on me. I enjoy soaps and handcreams, lip balm etc. I also love those facial mud packs for dry skin. I have baby-fine, very short hair that hairclips refuse to cling to!

I hope this is helpful for people. I really am very easy to please and have rarely ever got anything I didn't like. I appreciate handcrafted items.

Favorite Books

I love to read almost as much as eating or breathing. At school a librarian told my mother if there was nothing else, I'd read jam jar labels. My mother said, "Yes - she does!"

Favourite authors are Elizabeth Berg, Jodie Picoult, Mary Wesley, Dianne Mott-Davidson, Kerry Greenwood, , Barbara Kingsolver, Fannie Flagg and Katie Fforde. From my childhood I have soft spots for Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton and S E Hinton.

Recently I started reading the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child and have got hooked! Other favourites are chick lit and those detective stories that have chefs or bakers in them. I really enjoy the food descriptions and recipes. Books with cats and/or sewing in them are pretty good too.

Favorite Movies

I rarely go to the movies. I'd prefer to save my money for craft stuff and watch movies at home. Sad but true - my favourite movie are The Castle, Denis the Menace, Tea with Mussolini, Saving Mother, Drugstore Cowboy, Shawshank Redemption, Saving Grace (hysterical!), One Night at McCools, the Green Mile. Sometimes B grade horror movies are a good pick such as Lake Placid or Return of the Sabre Tooth Tiger.

Favorite Television

Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Middle and Mrs Browns Boys are other faves. If you're an Australian, then surely you love "The Living Room as much as I do. It's HOT!" Baz, Manuel and Chris are all lovely.

Other shows I enjoy are Raising Hope and Outnumbered.

Favorite Music

I love Enya and 70s music the most! Mostly I listen to soft rock. I did line dancing for a while and grew to love country music. I do also enjoy nature sounds sometimes.

What I enjoy receiving

Ratings! If I sent the swap and you got it, please do me the courtesy of rating.


mellyrose89 rated for Interesting Facts on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Annette! I thought I had rated you for this swap - so sorry! I love the zine you made :)
Jenni22x rated for Int'l Swap Card Swap on Aug 16, 2018
Response: Jenni, it is polite to communicate if you have not received your swap. Swap re-sent 31/8/18.
AmirainOz rated for A Postcard Herbal on Aug 15, 2018
newrule rated for Int'l Swap Card Swap on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Lovely swap cards! Thanks so much!!
sakura15 rated for AS: Coloured in PC on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: I got your PC today! :D It's so pretty! I use felt tips for thin lines like that but the coloured pencils look so nice! Also, I hope your dress turns out well :) I miss sewing!
Response: Thank you!
neca84 rated for Etsy Favourite Swap $5 on Jun 26, 2018
Comment: lovely choice, thank you!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart Carol. I'm so glad you liked it.
NatACT rated for Scavenger Hunt on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much :D Everything is very pretty
kasa rated for AS: Decorated Envies #3 on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks Annette for your decorated envelopes. I like the different variety in all of them. This was my first swap decorating envies and I enjoyed doing it. Happy swapping.
Bavarija rated for IPS – Chocolate bar swap #1 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for big amazing chocolate!!!!
neca84 rated for fabric coin purse on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Arrived Wed, always seem to arrive after you mention you don't have it :P: such a gorgeous little owl many thanks
Response: Always the way. Glad you liked the owl. He was a cute fellow. Thanks so much for the heart.
neca84 rated for 5-4-3-2-1 on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Arrived today, thanks so much awesome swap 100 <3 s for you
Response: Thanks Carol. So glad you liked it. I really enjoyed putting that one together
Comment: Thanks Annette!!! <3
Response: so glad you enjoyed it Melly. They both seemed to go together so well, I couldn't send just the one.
LizzyW rated for Card Making Challenge #47 on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Annette, Thank so much for lovely card. I like that you twisted the sketch, and I love that you provided some diecut pieces for me to make my own. Such a lovely idea,
Response: thanks for the heart Lizzy! I'm so happy your liked your card.
mellyrose89 rated for AS: Handmade Holiday Card Swap! on Jan 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Annette!! Sorry for not rating you sooner <3
Comment: Thank you for the notepad, paperclips and pushpins. I hope your Christmas holidays were great!
Wuzzel rated for Fill My Stocking November on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Arrived home to mail :)
Zindelo rated for What goes in a stocking? on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Yo, I thought I rated this already! Anyway, it's interesting seeing what other people reckon stockings are about. And I love the idea of jelly or a pav egg! Definitely going to use that one for myself :)
mellyrose89 rated for Book Swap on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Annette! I'm very excited to read it :)
CharlieChick86 rated for AS: Christmas Stocking on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Stocking, I love the old school look of it, thanks for hosting a really cool idea for Christmas
Response: Thanks so much! I'm really glad you've enjoyed it.
Wuzzel rated for 12 Days of Christmas Swap on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks arrived nice & safe packed away till 1 Dec :)
Response: Lovely - thanks Claire!

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nellswell on Mar 25, 2014:

Thank you so much for your extremely thoughtful and wonderful angel package; you weren't even "required" to angel, so I very much appreciate your kindness! And you went above and beyond; everything was so fun to open (it felt kind of like opening an advent calendar, but all at once :>) and there are so many lovely quotes! The voodoo thing is funny, too! :D If this were a swap, I'd give you a million hearts. THANK YOU!! (P.S. Great idea for a swap, and I look forward to joining your swaps again in the future!)

1leemeadows on Mar 30, 2012:

Have received your package of appreciation for sending your package on to the rightful swapper, which I was very happy to do. It was a beautiful pouch. Love the quilt blocks and yes each one can be and will be used in one of the 'homeless' quilts, nothing goes to waste around here. Loved the 'angels' as well as the other blocks, you do have a superior talent. It was a wonderful surprise, I'm very grateful for your generosity. Best Wishes

kittylover on Jul 14, 2011:

Thank you for being such a very sweet angel and sending me the bookmark you made with love! It's almost too pretty to use but I will use it and think of your generosity each time I read. Patricia

TeaNi on May 23, 2011:

Thank you so very much for the pretty card and lovely, thoughtful letter. What you wrote was very touching and brought tears to my eyes. Also, your talk about your sweet peas made me smile. My mother's name was Penny, and when she was young, some of her family and friends called her "Sweet P":) I've never had much of a green thumb, but you've inspired me to consider growing some sweet peas of my own. I am so sorry to see at the top of your profile you are dealing with your own loss and grief now. That must have come after you sent my letter. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am putting your card up on my bulletin board to remind me of you & your kindness. (((hugs)))

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