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Star7Lily

Star7Lily
Date Joined: March 26, 2013
Last Online: November 17, 2019
Birthday: January 7
Country: Australia

About Me

After 6 years on Swap-bot I thought it time I update my profile to the present.

Greetings from Australia. I live on the top of a magical mountainous hill, in Warwick, on the Southern Downs in Queensland, with my partner, and Misty our dear doggie who acts like the Queen of Sheba, and came to us in March last year literally out of the mist and into our door. AND, Twiglet... a Koala who lives in the clump of Gum trees behind our house. Plus numerous colourful songbirds & wallabies (petite gentler version of Kangaroos) How lucky are we!

Sadly my beloved brother who made his goal of becoming American shortly before he passed away so suddenly on 6th October 2014. He had just arrived back in the USA after 2 weeks with his daughters here in Aus. He died of an embolism - massive heart attack. He was a true man, a genuine pearl and my big brother!

I am a Subtlety maker & worked that magic for the Abbey Museum & now make artworks for Gallery22 in my town. Completely enjoying a long & well earned break as a Mines Security Officer from 13 hour shifts and high stress. Still setting up my art studio cabin & growing roses in my favourite place, cold windy Warwick where i spend quality time with my lovely man, near the border of New South Wales. I have two young-stars, now gorgeous independent adults both hitting 30.

I have some LIKES & DISLIKES at the end of the profile to help swappers. I will always honour my swaps to my partner. I rate a heart if i like your swap rather than any extras, though i am delighted to find them enclosed ;) I like most colours, Quilters chocolate (5" squares of cotton fabric) preferring old fashioned prints and hues as I handpiece hexagons to make table covers etc., i love flower gardening and have put in a delightful rose and geranium garden to brighten up the harsh landscape. Although I believe in fairies, and like a shell pink, i am not into kitch fairy stuff. Feel a bit too old for all that.

Favorite Crafts

~I am a miniaturist though, I love to make tiny quilt tops that use up left over velvet, silk or cotton scraps. I have been interested in 'tiny treasures' all my life. I went to see Queen Mary's Dollhouse when i was 8 and it changed my life as i saw it. 30 years later i was able to visit the Chicago museum, and saw the fantastic Thorne rooms over 40 of them! perfect in every detail... It was through this hobby that i was led firstly into fine needlework, I became known as the Dollhouse Seamstress, producing as exact tiny duplicates of bedclothes, boutis quilts, robes, underpinnings, etc, as I can get them. I am currently re-aquainting myself with setting up a solder station in my cabin, as we are not connected to the mains grid. ~Tiny things are fascinating, i once found an almost complete 1" robot! when one has learnt how to manipulate cloth or metal, one sincerely appreciates the intricacies of tiny seams, of each curve or bend, the tiny hem or catch mechanism, the hinges... I could go on. Update: I am also 'into' Petitpoint now, I have eentsy weensy silk gauze from 32 hpi to 90 (holes per inch) and focus much of my skill on this area. So if we swap miniatures, it will more likely be stitched not metal. Less drama in the posting, it does take time, but oh so beautiful!

Georgian Regency ...

Georgian Miniatures, Georgian Dollshouse & French brocante books have me glued to the pages. Since being on Swap-bot, I have learned Art journaling, altered books as keepsakes in historical themes. As an extension of this, I and @AnnaM have created a group with a Georgian theme, : "At Home with the Georgettes" where we have a fictitious village and our members each have a character if they wish, and our forum is very active. We then swap as these characters in creative historical style swaps & long hand written letters. We are even learning how to cut quills and make our own ink! A marvelous extension in art.
I am textile/doll artist, Miniaturist & Printmaker. All aspects of drawing, lino you name it it appeals to me. I use many mediums into my work. ~Thus anything to do with fibre, beading, antique textile, needlework is thrilling to me, .~ Hand written words now deemed a fading skill! Calligraphy, illuminations, alphabets, texts; i value your time and energy in giving to a stranger ... so please feel free to write me. I appreciate your wonderful gift of sharing your art and thoughts.

Favorite Music

Baroque music, Tudor etc, wind intrumentals. The humble old recorder, yes folks, those years of torture in the old school hall became quite a passion, thanks to my brother. My first voluntary purchase was a German handmade wood descant, followed by a gorgeous Treble~ the hollow haunting tones and the woodsey smell, pure heaven! Perhaps i spent a lifetime in Medieval times! i can pick a crumphorn a mile away in an orchestral piece. I adore the Cello, after a lifetime of loving Elgar, hearing mums records of Jacqueline Duprey, realizing the depth of mood one can create by Enya, the sound so strirring. My man encouraged me to buy one,so I am melding with the tonal qualities of my instrument and having a marvelous time. I am in nursery school all over again! In the modern world, I find voice fascinating, pure joy and mood, I have belonged to several choirs over the years. Artists like Enya is a favourite songstress, & Adele's amazing voice, ABBA, chorale, i don't mind a bit of opera, I love Musicals, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, I sing where ere I go, whether permitted or not (then i do it quietly) Thank goodness I can sing! my kids used to say "be quiet mum!", but that made me more joyous! They didn't want to be noticed, but really don't mind. My daughter now joins in with me, down the high street.

Favorite Books

Bookwise, I adore the classics like Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Elliot, &tc., I am a very old fashioned girl. Josephine Tey, Ngaio Marsh & Georgette Heyer. I have found a modern author i cannot put down, Kerry Greenwood an Aussie who writes the most descriptive and natural of women in sound believable mysteries... Heavenly Pleasures, Earthly Delights, etc.

I love the earthy nature loving Jeffrey Farnol, for a man's take on Romantic, so English & gentlemanlike, pulls me back everytime, to the winding country roads to where my dad grew up in Surrey. I think perhaps this writer was not unlike my dad, come to think of it. Poetry, Shakespeare's works , Thomas Hood's sonnets ( i was named after his dear wife Jane), Haiku, I love to create prose, something I discovered at College, 30+ years ago, found that what I wrote, reached the hearts of others. I love & am grateful for this gift.
My library has children's books, well illustrated, as this shows me how to create tonal qualities if I am struggling. I have quite an extensive collection, from simple pen and ink, like Winnie the Pooh, or Wind in the Willows to Jane Hissey, Inkpen, for colouring pencil, Brian Froud for intellect, wit and darker themed interpretations; I shall write and illustrate my own childrens book, perhaps for my grandchildren when they join our family. In the meantime, I am quite happy to wait though!

Likes and dislikes

LIKES... I do drink tea, as the Queen drinks it, ie:- brewed in a teapot and served hot with genuine fresh jersey cow milk...be still my beating heart, luckily I've found my own darling man who buys it from the farmer, the cream still sitting on the top. , i love English Breakfast tea, but my all time favourite is Irish Breakfast! I love herbal teas of Rose hip or fruity blends. Colours:- as mentioned I love Quilters 5 inch squares, pretty old fashioned patterns for hexagon making. . I love Teal, French Navy, Cream, Rose pink, Cherry Red, Sepia tones, lime, buttercreamy yellow, Prussian Blue and fresh orange.... to name but a few!

I am fascinated with all religions, cultures learning about different philosophies. goddesses, images, charms or sigils. I talk to the Moon Goddess, Mother Mary, Quan Yin & Jeshua. Having a fling with Georgian & Regency & oriental papers & fabric patterns etc is high on my loves, so a small skein of silk thread 100/3 would have me in raptures! I love cats and sorely miss my Lily.

DISLIKES? I am allergic to nickel based jewellery findings & chain. I do not go in for little girl pink fairy stuff or Hello Kitty, i am a luscious woman not a kid. I cannot stand Earl Grey or Lady Grey teas as they are not my cup of tea, ha!. my daughter and sister love them though, takes all kinds, teeheee.

And Lastly...

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, and creating your wonderful works of art. As a security officer i have wondered how many people realise just how invaluable their service makes a difference to the lives of others. During 9/11/2001 everyone remembers the incredible valiant efforts of the emergency services, police, ambos/paramedics, fire-brigade. There was one other group who are rarely spoken of or remembered! While the rest of the workforce left the building if & how they could, the only workers that knowingly remained onsite on duty were the Security Guards as it is instant dismissal for us to leave our posts. I would like it to be known although they may have made it to ground level during the traumas, most died manning their posts as the building fell around them. I salute your memories, brave souls.

There you are, that will do. Embarrassed now. HAPPY SWAPPING

Ratings

lostinavalon rated for Quill or Pen and Ink Letter on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for persevering and completing this challenging letter! James sends a hello and was happy to hear your kind compliments!
Response: My dear it was a challenge indeed! I have since found some metal nibs with slanted point, and I shall try them next writing. Until next we meet, L. Caroline
lostinavalon rated for Harvest in Amberleigh on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: What an adorable little drawing---thank you! I enjoyed this swap very much and my dear James was happy to be acknowledged and sends his Hellos!
Response: Oh how lovely of you, Marianne, it was a pleasure to have you as my partner. Thank James for his cordial greetings! Blessings for the heart xx
AnnaM rated for A Postal At Home 2 on Oct 23, 2019
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Comment: My Dear L Caroline, how lovely to chat with you over a nice cup of tea. Thank you for the lovely items you gifted me. You are all that is kindness and I appreciate the care and love you put into your lovely gifts. I do so enjoy our chats. L Elizabeth
Response: My dear Elizabeth, not only is it a delight to send to you, I perceive great excitement in gathering of the items to hopefully entice. Your joy is return indeed. One is always ready with quill in hand... mastering it is another thing entirely! Thankyou for the heart, dear one. Until next we send, Caroline F
cafras rated for Altered large puzzle piece on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Jane .. this is an effective technique
Response: Thank you Catherine, a lovely puzzle piece swap, thank you for being my partner
pynart2 rated for Surprise Antiqued Envelope Swap on Oct 16, 2019
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Comment: Loved! Loved! all the great things you sent, they will look great in my journal Thank you so much.
Response: Dear Pam, I am so happy it arrived safely, and alleviated your worries. I learnt a valid lesson to send out soon after the sign up date. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure finding you some lovely things, that hopefully will come of use. Thank you for the heart. xx
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Comment: What a beautiful invitation.. I think your gown is quite grand, Thank you for everything.
Response: Dearest Hester, It was a lovely way to spend time stitching it... and Jane is glad you liked the invitation. xx thank you for the heart.
donetta rated for SC-Charming Charms.. on Oct 12, 2019
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Comment: How I love this sweet charm...the vintage bakelite button is an adorable flower, and I have plans to add this charm to the very next charm bracelet I make, I apologize for the late rating...such a fail on my part! Hopefully we will swap again soon, and i can show you that I usually don't forget to rate my partners!
Response: Many blessings Donetta, I am so pleased you received and like the charm, I shall look forward to swapping again, it is a great swap isn't it! Thank you for the heart.
Elenamarie rated for Colours of Georgian Fabric swap on Oct 10, 2019
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Comment: Oh how lovely and feminine are the little roses on this fabric! I adore it! It is so "Maria," as you so affectionately described it in your friendly note. I enjoyed hearing about your interests and relations. I share in your enthusiasm of meeting over tea, as well as the upcoming ball. Your letter was so detailed that I could envision all you shared and wished to hear more. Also, I most appreciated the adorable wooden tea pieces and napkins in my favorite colors. How very thoughtful you are dear friend.
Response: Thankyou for the heart, dear one, and I am so pleased Maria enjoyed her fabric and Elenamarie did too hehe, I love writing in character, it makes it all the more real so to speak. I am so glad you enjoyed receiving. xx
user2148 rated for Colours of Georgian Fabric swap on Oct 8, 2019
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Comment: Wonderful swap!! Thank you so very much for the lovely fabrics and added napkins. Your letters were thoroughly enjoyable!! Wonderful swapping with you!
Response: Thankyou Nickalli, it such fun being in this group. Glad you liked the swap thank you for the heart. xx
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Comment: Look what the post brought me.What a lovely surprise on a rainy day. Love the two letters, one for me & and one for my journal. The Hexie's are perfect because I am going to make a grandmothers garden And the Christmas fabric might be used for a later project. Thank you so ever much. bearnbabs (Phebe)
Response: Oh what a delight to know you are making a gma flower garden, as that is what I was envisioning. In our era fabric it ought to look stunning. So pleased you had a lovely surprise. It was a pleasure to write to Phebe and to you, xx
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Comment: I received such a glorious envelope from afar after my arrival back home!! It is all beautiful and I feel so blessed to have been sent such treasures!! Thank you so much for your generosity! ❤️❤️
Response: I am so pleased it arrived in good order. It was a pleasure to send to you and so happy you liked it. xxx
mizlilyroo rated for Bits and Pieces Collage on Sep 29, 2019
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Comment: Fabulous work! I'm so glad you enjoyed the process of creating your piece.
Response: Thank you so much, that means a lot Ruth. I am glad you gave us the chance to push our boundaries to the max! thank you kindly for the heart. xx
thebragal rated for SC-Charming Charms.. on Sep 28, 2019
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Comment: Gorgeous. Thank you so much. And LOVE the extras too!
Response: I am so pleased it arrived safely for you. Thank you for the heart too. xxx
AnnaM rated for Tea Tasks on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: Jane, thank you for all the care you put into your swaps. I love the vintage doily and the lovely teas and I so enjoyed reading about your favourite tea story. I had the added bonus of the hint of your perfume, simply beautiful. Many hugs and hearts
Response: Anna, I am so cheered that you liked the little package. The doily is Edwardian and is a tea cosy, it was my favourite piece. Couldn't think of a better lady to have "at home'. xx
Tverne05 rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #43 on Sep 4, 2019
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Comment: Thanks, great variety. I will pass along in the next round.
Response: Thank you xx
DaiziDruke rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #43 on Sep 3, 2019
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Comment: Just received the swap today, Star7Lily! I’ll be glad to send these along in the next round. It is a fun swap. I’m really looking forward to getting my swap bags home one day. I am so for fall as I am not a hot weather person but enjoy your spring. I bet it will be lovely and you local animal life sounds fascinating! ❤️ We saw an emerald green hummingbird outside our window this weekend. 👍 But no goannas, lol. Thanks for the fun extras.
Response: I'm so glad they arrived safely. How lucky to see a hummingbird. To me they are like making a wish. Ahh i understand we send on both ...I got confused, thanks for the heart xx .
AnnaM rated for A Postcard Herbal Round 2 on Aug 23, 2019
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Comment: Jane, this is a beautiful addition to my herbal. I liked the recipe you included too. Thank you for another lovely swap!
Response: Thank you Anna!, I love the way the herbal is building up now and that we soon shall somewhere to store them. xxx
LisaLaughs rated for A Georgian Work Bag on Aug 17, 2019
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Comment: Well done, Jane!! Your bag is so clever and gorgeous!! :o)
Response: Thank you Lisa, I hope to see yours one day in the near future. It was such a fun escapade!
suzanne33 rated for ART Tag 'Flowers & Butterflies' on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for a beautiful tag- the first thing put into by altered book. Thanks also for the newsy letter and the extras.
Response: My pleasure Suzanne, it was such a lovely idea for a swap. I am glad the tag suited your lovely book. xxx
daichki rated for Star7Lily & daichki on Aug 10, 2019
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Comment: I received your swap!! Thank you very much for everything. Your wombat drawing is very special. I can't wait to try those chocolates and tea!
Response: It was a pleasure to swap with you & that you liked the items, I hope you enjoy. I like the challenge of drawing from life. xx

Rating Overview

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Comments

LisaLaughs on Sep 3, 2019:

Hi Jane!! Thank you for the thoughtful swap items!! The linen will make a lovely little needle book, and I will enjoy creating it and using the beautiful thread and ribbon you also included!! And then I read your little note - 1880's - heavens!!! What a true treat!! I shall treasure the pieces and I shall have such a fine needle book when I am done! You are so sweet!

CurlyTea on Jan 7, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

AnnaM on Dec 22, 2018:

Dearest Jane, Thank you for the loveliest of birthday gifts. I adore the little doll you made for me. I shall treasure it. ♥ Anna

AmirainOz on Aug 4, 2018:

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AmirainOz on Aug 4, 2018:

Greetings from Flora Rose

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AmirainOz on Aug 4, 2018:

Lavender Well Wishes this weekend

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pinklilly on Mar 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard you sent me, I just received it yesterday!! I love it!! And the stamp on it, it's awesome!!!

CurlyTea on Jan 8, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

hollycm6 on Jan 7, 2018:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

cafras on Dec 5, 2017:

Hearts plus for round 6 of our Altered Book .

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