Date Joined: August 6, 2008
Last Online: May 5, 2018
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ratings! If I sent the swap and you got it, please do me the courtesy of rating.
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