Date Joined: August 6, 2008
Last Online: April 5, 2013
Birthday: May 27, 1968
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I am a single lady, in Perth, Western Australia. I have been an avid crafter my whole life. I have been in fertility treatment on and off for two years. It has been an expensive and heart-breaking journey not to mention ultimately unsuccessful. I am now listed for embryo donation and working hard on staying an active member of the forum, regaining my weight-loss and health. Unfortunately this leaves me little time and money so I've decided to put my swapping life on hold for a year and return when I have the means to swap again. I love my crafting too much not to return so rest assured, you'll see me back sometime towards the end of 2013.
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".
On swap-bot I do regular quilt block swaps, sewn projects such as zipper pouches. Am not a fan of dottees :(
I enjoy card-making and regularly swap with another swap site called "Craft-mad". I've grown my card making as a result.
Other swaps I enjoy are the letter and writing ones. I love journal swaps though I am wary owing to "flakeage".
I love 70s music the most! I am finding a few new artists that I'd like to get to know more. Mostly I listen to soft rock. I do also enjoy nature sounds sometimes.
I love to read, 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. 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.
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, 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.
I honestly don't usually like soaps but did manage to get into Desperate Housewives somehow, also Brothers and Sisters. I also enjoy most cooking and gardening shows. Big Bang Theory,The Middle and Mrs Browns Boys are other faves.
My favourite animals are: Cats, seahorses, owls, butterflies, turtles and giraffes.
Favourite colours/patterns are brights, pastels and all shades of pink or blue, I like cottage prints rather than modern ones. I don't really go for earthy or dull colours.
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.
I don't have a bath or use handcreams etc so can't use those kinds of products but I enjoy the occasional gift or other soap. I also love those facial mud packs. Hair ties are handy but decorative pins etc don't tend to hold in my baby fine hair.
I particularly love Christmas postage stamps and card senders will definitely get hearts if there are christmas stamps on the envelope.
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.
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