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Date Joined: August 6, 2008
Last Online: March 11, 2024
Birthday: May 27, 1968
Country: Australia
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About Me

I had to have my sweet Silky puss put down. A 19yo darling that had digestive issues and I could not bear to put her through more medical treatment.

I join few swaps over summer My work involves leasing houses for regional government staff. It is crazy busy at that time of year and I just don't have the energy for anything much outside of work during that time.

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 and failed. I retain a deep sense of compassion for the infertile and anyone going through disenfranchised grief. I moderate a small 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 or photograph bits of others' clothes that I want to copy. I love buttons, fabric and thread. I aspire to complete a few Alabama Chanin garments.

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

I love clear or pastels colours. I don't enjoy muddy or mustardy type 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.

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 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. Movies I've loved are: The Power of the Dog, The Castle, Denis the Menace, 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

Ozark, Grace and Frankie, The Middle, Modern Family, and Mrs Browns Boys are other faves.

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.


dawnakaulen rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp Swap #11 on Mar 20, 2024
Comment: Nice stamps and lovely packaging. Thank you!
btbeth rated for Envelopes and Washi swap INTL #2 on Mar 8, 2024
Comment: love these! tysm
Response: Thanks so much!
riftvegan rated for Envelopes and Washi swap INTL #2 on Mar 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you! These envelopes are both so beautiful! I can't wait to use them, and know just who to send them to! Thanks for the extras, too! Just a wonderful package! ♥♥!
Response: Thank you very much!
Comment: what a pretty card. i like the stamps too. thank you.
KrystalCook84 rated for The Best and Worst of January on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you!!! For a country that has Christmas in the winter, it has been mild here
GramMonster rated for 5,000 Questions (Part 26) on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Hello! I am going to rate you even though I didn't get your questions yet as I see you live overseas (and I know it can take awhile,) I want to archive this swap! But I am looking forward to getting your answers! Best wishes! got it today (2/29/24)
neca84 rated for July Advent Swap on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: received thanks Annette
Response: Cheers Carol!
Comment: Thank you :D
Response: Thanks for the heart Liiskah!
Honeybee203 rated for WIYM floral happy mail on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Ty! So lovely
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Hello Annette, Your envelope turned out great! And thank you so much for the beautiful note card and letter! I Iost my cat earlier this year, too. She was only years old... Hope you have a great holiday - it sounds wonderful!
Response: Thanks Christine. My sympathies on llosing your cat and thankyou for the heart
neca84 rated for August Advent Swap on Aug 7, 2023
Comment: oopps I opened it <3 brilliant idea, thank you
Response: Thanks for the heart Carol!
neca84 rated for Blind Envie #45 on Aug 4, 2023
Comment: lovely pic and thanks for the extra
Response: Cheers Carol
PrincessLeia rated for Pocket Folio on Aug 2, 2023
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. BEAUTIFUL FOLIOS! Thankyou so much for both of them. Love the themes and tuckins! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thank you!
neca84 rated for Blind Envie #44 on Jul 8, 2023
Comment: I don't love green but this FQ is so pretty, thank you
Response: Thanks Carol. Did not know you didn't like green but I will keep that in mind for future swaps.
neca84 rated for Up your card game on Jul 5, 2023
Comment: Lovely cards thanks Annette, and thanks for the extra one for Neville I am sure he will love it
aprilivy rated for 25 used postage stamps #2 on Jun 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stamps. I hope you are having a wonderful day :)
Response: Thanks April!
neca84 rated for Blind Envie #43 on Jun 9, 2023
Comment: beautiful ribbons thank you also thanks so much for the card kit I look forward to making it
Response: Glad you liked it all Carol!
neca84 rated for Songlist of my life on May 24, 2023
Comment: havent managed to listen to all yet but looks good
Response: Thanks for the heart Carol!
Wuzzel rated for Crafty Friends Letter on May 5, 2023
Comment: I really enjoyed your letter and the special surprise many thanks :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed it Claire
CavalierCommunications rated for Blind Envie # 41 on May 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much Annette for the lovely card that you handmade yourself. I didn't know you could get card making kits, sounds like a fun idea.
Response: Thanks so much for the heart!

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heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

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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