You will probably notice, if you read on, that my tastes are extremely varied (in fact if you didn't read on, you would probably still manage to find something to please me - especially if it is unusual or obscure in any way). I am a mother to a beautiful 3 year old girl (and yes, I am one of 'those' Mums who speaks about her child constantly - she is the cutest little baby genius in the world.) I am also Mum to our new fur-baby - a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Rudy.
I have recently realised I need to consider myself a writer. Although I am unpublished and unpaid, writing is a field where you have to actually work hard at it before you can ever consider it as a serious vocation.
I like to sew - I make dolls, teddy bears and fairy skirts for my daughter and my sister as well as bags sometimes, but I am not what you would call talented and they are quite special to me, so I don't swap sewn stuff (but would love to swap patterns etc)
I like making envies from scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, magazine pages and calendar pages..
Scrapbooking, and related crafts (card making, making my own albums etc).
I love love love the colour purple!! My 2nd fave colour is blue and I love the two together and purple and green together too. I am not a big fan of pink or yellow, but I can tolerate them ;). I do like the odd paisely pattern but not bold geometric patterns.I also like the old faded postmarked/mappy background print(if that makes any sense!!) Anything unusual too...
I (and my daughter) love all types of animals. I do have a big soft spot for those not usually loved (snakes, reptiles, snails -so cute! etc). I love frogs, turtles, ladybugs my most favourite animals are the Hippo and Elephant and Dragonfly. I also get a big kick out of all things flamingo, polar bear, sea-horse, dragonfly and gecko (oh yeah, and Meerkats)!
I love books in general - so does my daughter (and my husband)- the three of us would be happy to sit and read all day!
I read children's books (picture and novels), fantasy, classics, horror (Joe Hill is my favourite horror writer atm) biographies, you name it! I do enjoy a lot of the recently popular series including TrueBlood (Sookie Stackhouse series), Twilight, I love Harry Potter. My favourite book of all time is "Lullaby" by Chuck Pallahniuk (author of Fight Club) and enjoy most of his books (except 'Haunted' - worst.book.ever). I also love reading Dean Koontz - I adore the Odd Thomas series especially. Romanitas trilogy. Wicker. To name but a few. I am reading a heck of a lot of Dr. Seuss right now too! And I love it. And the Gruffalo!! :)
Fringe!!! The Good Wife, Dexter, House. True Blood (the books are better though). Glee, SVU, How I met Your Mother, Buffy, Modern Family, Heros, Lost (though I still haven't finished all the seasons of those two). Homeland. New Girl. But I really get into the toddler programming :D Waybuloos are just great! Sesame Street, Play School, In the Night Garden, Humf, Charlie and Lola... I do have a soft spot for these :)
I am a bit of a movie buff (well i was, before becoming a Mum;)). Inception Rocked My World!! Some of my favourites include Signs (I like all of M. Night's movies except the Happening- Worst movie ever!!). Juno, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Napoleon Dynamite, Law Abiding Citizen, Fight Club... if I were a director (I wish I were) - I would love to direct Lullaby as a movie (my favourite book). Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Ella Enchanted, Enchanted, 27 Dresses. And the Gruffalo!! And while I do like the twilight books, I am not a fan at all of anything to do with the movie(s).
Compilations and Soundtracks
Covers, I love covers - She Will Have Her Way, Like a Version,
Stuff I am always using:
Bookmarks (handmade, store bought, free adverts whatever)
Labels with my swapbot name for putting in with swaps/ address labels etc
Rinestones and pearls (the stick on variety, obviously)
12x12 scrapbook page refills with 6x4 photo inserts
stuffing and fabric scraps (felt etc) for making plushies et al. Oh and patterns
Paper and fabric flowers (the scrapbooking type)
Circle punches all sizes and cupcake shaped punches/templates
Novelty usb flash drives :)
Stamps/stickers/address labels with "I love snail mail"
To help me keep track:
still to send
received - thank you!!