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...
â—‹ â™¥ 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. â™¥
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.
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.
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.
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
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,