Hiya, I am a 30-somethin' vintage-o-holic who loves meeting new people and making new friends. Also, I just can't seem to get enough of doodling, painting, sewing ... anything creative really. Joining Swap-bot is the perfect way to combine my necessities and share them with you.
My favourite crafting outlets are: Mixed Media, felting, sewing and (vintage) paper collage. Much of my free work is inspired by folk art / traditional fairy tales and saga but most of the time the Victorian era pops in & out of it. Love the Shabby Chic style. Lately, I've developed an addiction to doodle stitching. I use it on any project I can at the moment ;-)
I do not like the ordinary. I just like thinking outside of the box. Although, sometimes I wish I wouldn't. It would make life so much simpler.
Love to hear from you!
My life’s simple pleasures ...
... Vintage paper bundles – Photoshop – Paper - Ribbons – Silence – Faded florals – Jane Austin –Doris Day – Birds - Garlic – Organic beauty products - Quentin Blake - Cook books - Doilies (crochet ones) - Figs – Carl Larsson - long necklaces - Industrial design - Linen – Birkenstock – Astrid Lindgren - Love visiting cemetaries - Tori Amos - Copenhagen - Lewis Carroll - liquorice root tea & rose hip tea - Vintage Postcards – Our VW Camper Van - Brothers Grimm - Primitives - Orla Kiely - Herbal tea -Quotes - United Kingdom – Steampunk - Journals – Storms – Edward Gorey - Tins – Fiep Westendorp's line drawings (Dutch children's book illustrator) - Peonies – Big Bang Theory - Scooby Doo - Lotta Jansdotter - The Beautiful South - Handmade – Balance – Roald Dahl - Words -Cooking – Laughter – Mascara – Vintage children’s books 1950's & earlier – Vintage wallpaper – Ghosts – Ideas - Handwritten letters – Cheese – Pinky & the Brain - Dragonflies - Flea markets – Softness - Vintage jewellery – Home – Camping - Spicy tea -Impressionists - Antique lace - Mary Poppins - Detectives– Line drawings – Rambling – Mum & Dad - Rain at night – Company – Fresh laundry - Mango – Photography - A*line skirts & Tank tops - Cats - Texture & detail – History - Coldplay - London – Tea cups & saucers (grandma style) – Faded watercolors – Freshly baked bread – Audrey Hepburn – Brocante - Custard – Brooches -Alaska - Inner beauty - Anton Pieck (Dutch painter) - Motown - Enid Blyton youth books - Laughing out loud - Nigella Lawson – Cafes for Latte Macchiato & staring at people – Alice in Wonderland - Creativity - Curries - Tote bags – Botanical illustrations – Typography - Aged paper – Novastar - Antique Linen - Contrast - The stars on a clear night – Murder she wrote – Agatha Christie – Weekend getaway– Vintage Greeting cards – Hans Christian Andersen - Fire places - Amusement parks and scary rides – My love - Day dreaming – Alan Rickman - Bookshops – Fairy tales and Sagas - Pale nail polish – Britain’s small country villages – Life –Victorian times – Pixies - Edgar Allan Poe - My wicked sense of humor - Bing Crosby – Denmark - White antique buttons - Etsy – Ephemera – DIY – Boots – Mr. Darcy - Smell of old books – Almonds – Beatrix Potter - Quotes – Lists – Tim Burton movies - Lifestyle & Home decorating Magazines – Indie - The Woods – Brian Froud - Travel – Robert Downey jr - Sleep – Appreciation - Nature – Antique cabinet photo's – Mothology - Tage Andersen - Pewter teapots – Felting - Anneke Bloemen books - Jamie Oliver - Fabrics (civil war quilt type) – Mixed Media – Mark Twain - Gardening – Annie M.G. Schmidt - Kari Herer - Lewis Carrol - BBC’s Costume drama’s – Castle’s & Mansions – Felt ornaments - Ceramics – William Morris –Belle & Boo - '40s inspired shoes - Karin Slaughter - Early morning (coffee) – Sewing – Collecting – Inspirations – Lemony Snicket - Art prints - Washi tape - Apron's - Used leather – Friends old & new
Favourite colour combo's:
Lime green - Maroon - Brown - cornflower &
Teal - light blue - Brown - orange &
(dark) grey - taupe - off white &
Teal - Brown - Mustard
Except for the Lime and Maroon I really do not like bright colours. I adore pastels and faded/drab colours.
Please take a peak at my 'Magical Colours' board on my Pinterest page if you like for inspiration and colours I like.
for Christmas related swaps: colour scheme is red, white & green. No bling.
Please feel free to use anything and everything which helps your creative outbursts in regard to a swap. That said, I would appreciate it if you put some effort and soul in to it though and not take the easy way out. I won't!
Just for your inspiration a shortlist of the above likes/wishlist:
Ephemera - Ribbons& fibres - Doilies (crochet) - Bird themes - Long dainty necklaces - Quotes - Dragonfly themes - (vintage) lace - Line drawings (no zentangle) - wool felt ornaments - handcarved stamps - Woodland themes (toad stool, fawn, owl, hedge hog etc) - Tote bags - Roald Dahl/Quentin Blake anythings - Typography - Vintage greeting cards - (vintage) buttons - Cabinet photo's - Quilt fabrics (civil war type) - DMC floss - Artsy Postcards - Anything crochet in favourite colours - Washi tape/deco tape - herbal, spicy & rosehip teas - Fabric: small patterns & tartan & paisley (liberty style) & Polka Dots - Brooches (the ones handmade by you) - La Marelle stationary - TAZO tea - Crochet hooks & cotton yarn in faded colours - Zakka style books/magazines & handmade items (by you) - ... ooohh and if you happen to bump into Robert Downey jr. please share and send him my way too ...
(For much more inspiration please click on my (no longer active) blog link or my Pinterest page)
Private swaps Yes please ;-)
I would really love to do more one-on-one trades. Things I can make you are sewing related (plushies, things for the home, storagebaskets, ornaments, bags, journal covers etc) paper related (ATC's, matchboxes, twinchies, journals).
Things I do not take any joy out of ... please do not send me
... Bright and neon colours - Glitter - Amigurumi - Sweets - Disney - anything Kawaii - Fabrics with big bold prints - anything scented (certain smells give me terrible migraines or make me sneeze really bad) - plastic embellishments - fruit teas - Asian themes and please please please do not send me any synthetic fabric, felt or ribbon.
|Type 1||Type 2||Type 3||Uncategorized|