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Date Joined: June 15, 2009
Last Online: October 4, 2012

Country: United Kingdom
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I have recently returned from a long and unplanned hiatus. Two swaps went unfulfilled and I am eager to make it up to my partners and anyone who may have acted as an angel for me during this time. All partners and hosts have been contacted and I hope to have the chance to make amends.

I am 33 years old and work as a legal assistant specialising in family and matrimonial law. I currently live in the small village of Pimperne in Dorset, which is on the South Coast of England.


â—‹ shabby chic and vintage items, including, but not limited to, buttons, brads, lace ribbon...

â—‹ Victorian style ephemera, mourning cards, old cabinet photos...

○ ♥ handmade items. Especially handmade Christmas ornaments in silver, white or apple green or a combination of those colours. I am aiming to have my 2011 Christmas tree decorated with only handmade ornaments.

â—‹ craft bits and pieces, ie; embellishments, buttons, beads, rubber stamps, embroidery floss, findings, rub ons, ribbon etc.

â—‹ Sugar 'n Cream yarn

â—‹ Halloween items - not cutesy/cartoony though.

â—‹ herbal/flavoured teas (especially citrus and berry) and cocoa.

â—‹ FQ's and scraps of fabric

â—‹ true crime and crime fiction

â—‹ recipes, especially soups, cakes and cookies

â—‹ I used to live in the U.S. and desperately miss a few naughty but nice items, including jolly ranchers, fritos mild cheddar dip & Jack Links Original Beef Jerky


â—‹ religious items

â—‹ pokeman, manga, anything animated

â—‹ neon colours

â—‹ pornographic/adult material


I always check my swap partners profile and try my best to tailor my swap gift to their likes. I put a lot of time and effort into considering what they would like to receive and whether I myself would like to receive it. Therefore, well filled out profiles really help, and go a long way to helping me send something that is truly special. ♥

I don't need extras in order to give a heart. The list of likes above is simply a guide for my swap partners, extras are not essential or expected. If I think you have put thought, time and effort into my swap gift, then I will rate a heart with no question.

I photograph all of my swap packages and keep receipts from the post office as proof of mailing. If you have not received your package two weeks after send date PLEASE contact me and I will do my best to rectify the situation.


I also enjoy beading and make a variety of bits and bobs including bookmarks and book thongs, bag charms, cell phone charms, earrings, stitch markers etc. I like working with foil glass and lampwork beads.

Baking & Cooking

I love to cook and bake whenever I get the chance. I collect recipe books and like nothing more than to cook a meal from scratch or bake a loaf of fresh bread and then watch my family or friends devour it. I have recently taken an interest in making relishes, chutneys and jams which have proved a hit with my family. I love receiving tried and true recipes, especially for soups and cakes.

Other Crafty Bits

I also crochet sporadically, when the mood takes me and when I have the patience. I have just started to enjoy working with felt to make ornaments and decorations. I like making and altering items that I can use to decorate my home. I am going through a very shabby chic phase at the moment.

Favorite Television

Bones, Lie to Me, L&O SVU, Monk, Medium, NCIS, The Closer, Brothers & Sisters, Ashes to Ashes, The Mighty Boosh, Bottom, Spaced, Blackadder, Hyperdrive, Family Guy, Lewis, Midsommer Murders, Taggart, Rebus, Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder

Favorite Movies

American Gangster, Wanted, Kill Bill Vols 1 & 2, Sex and the City, Garden State, Lord of the Rings (FotR, TTT, RotK), Harry Potter series, Lost Boys, Juno, Rush Hour, Little Miss Sunshine, Almost Famous, The Hangover, The A-Team, Galazy Quest, Clue,


GirlFriday rated for Elven Leaf Brooch on Jul 6, 2011
Sherosec rated for Elven emblem/heraldry design on May 19, 2011
Comment: Paula, thank you SO much! I *love* the sweet lovebirds! they are perfect! And the bookmark and treats... thank you for spoiling me :)
Baglady rated for Handmade Christmas Ornament - March on Apr 4, 2011
Comment: Thanks so so much !
Sunflower107 rated for Round 3 Craft An Ornament Swap on Mar 31, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the cute santa ornament. I love santas so this is great! And the yellow embellishments I will love to use.
Comment: thanks so much..love it and the extras
Comment: Beautiful Mittens! Thank you! :)
leecytx rated for Random Ribbon Swap w / Extra on Mar 7, 2011
Comment: such great stuff! thanks so much! :)
daffyd1963 rated for Round 2 Craft Your Ornament 2011 on Mar 6, 2011
Comment: thankyou for the wonderful ornaments my dauighter liked the extra one you made for her .
Comment: So cute! Thank you :D I don't know which one I like more! lol
moonswings rated for Random Ribbon Swap w / Extra on Feb 28, 2011
Comment: Can you believe it just arrived??? It was well worth the wait! :-) Thanks so much!
Response: Sorry they took so long to reach you, but I am glad you liked the selection. ♥
jetleg rated for Felt Ornaments-February INT on Feb 21, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lovely hearts. They look perfect hanging in my craft room. I am very sorry for the late rating. Jeanette
Response: No apology needed, just very pleased you liked them, they were fun to make. ♥
DebR rated for Handmade Christmas Ornament - February on Feb 18, 2011
Comment: Thank you for my beautiful Christmas ornament, I love it and cant wait to put it on my tree
Response: I am so pleased you liked it. ♥
mikkisgrmom rated for Bookmark and Cocoa Swap on Feb 9, 2010
Comment: what a cute bookmark and bag for it! thanks for the cocoa
NanaDeb rated for Valentine's Swap Accessories on Feb 8, 2010
Comment: Your wonderful swap cards arrived today! I love all that was sent=) Thanks for a great swap!
CandyGirl rated for A Bookmark and a Teabag on Dec 21, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the bookmark and the little pouch is the cutest! Looking forward to drinking the tea, great choice of flavors.
Response: I am so pleased you liked everything. Merry Christmas!
MissU rated for Holiday Season Swap Accessories on Nov 17, 2009
Comment: OMG!! Thanks so much for these swap cards!!! So cute, I can't stand it!!! They will be hard to part with!!
BrennenB rated for Swap Cards for Sugar 'n' Cream Yarn on Nov 16, 2009
Comment: I LOVE the swap cards! They suite me to a T! You will definitely hear from me when I run out. Thanks a bunch!
Comment: They arrived and I LOVE them. Thanks so much. Swapping with you was a pleasure.
Response: Oh I am so pleased that you liked them. I had a blast making them for you. Swapping with you too was a pleasure, I would be happy to repeat the experience in the future. ♥

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GirlFriday on Jun 13, 2011:

Hi there. =D I see you haven't been on in awhile and I hope all is well. I originally popped in to let you know that I was your partner for the elven brooch swap and it hasn't arrived yet. I guess I will wait a little longer and see if it was delayed.

weeviljing on May 23, 2011:

hi paula, i see you haven't been on swapbot for a couple of weeks now. i hope everything is well with you. i just want to know if you've received my swap for the Elven Brooch Swap. i hope you it got to you safe and sound. i would appreciate a rating for it, too. thanks.

CrazyCatChick on Mar 3, 2011:

Thanks for the RAK! The Kinder is GONE!!! The buttons are really pretty! How sweet of you to think of me for a RAK :)

Lishmo on Feb 21, 2011:

Thank for the comment on my profile page. That was very sweet of you. :) Cynthia

AngelFaeryKathleen on Feb 21, 2011:

Hi SweetNienna WELCOME to Dark Victoriana please come on over and make yourself know on the group forum and feel free to join in any of the swaps, cheers Angel Faery Kathleen ♥♥♥☺♥

AngelFaeryKathleen on Feb 21, 2011:

Hi SweetNienna WELCOME to Dark Victoriana please come on over and make yourself know on the group forum and feel free to join in any of the swaps, cheers Angel Faery Kathleen ♥♥♥☺♥

keylee3 on Feb 14, 2011:

Hi, I wanted to thank you for the magic stars and buttons chocolates and the beads you sent me for Happy Swapbots RAKs! Everything was wonderful!! ♥
Thanks!! :) Keylee

RyeRye on Dec 22, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Crafting Queens Group~

moosemama on Jan 14, 2010:

Bless you for sending me some hot cocoa and Cadbury Crunchies!! Talyn

Wickett6029 on Jan 11, 2010:

Thank you so much for the wonderful RAK you sent me, you spoiled me with your generosity, and I love everything you sent! I love the clear stamps, the book mark is the BEST, and the drinks were (past tense, lol) yummy!! thank you, thank you! hugs, teresa

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