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Date Joined: August 19, 2012
Last Online: November 13, 2019
Birthday: May 12
Country: Australia
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About Me

I'm a Nan of 4 now, 3 girls & the last one is a boy. Both my sons are married to lovely ladies.

I live alone & have some mobility & health challenges.

August 2015 I'm now the proud owner of Jimmy a 2 year old Papalion hes so cute, cuddly & happy to sleep in either his crate or my bed depending on my mood. His best friend is a beautiful large golden they have lots play dates & when one stays with the other for a few days they sulk when they go home as they miss each other.


I have had it for a couple months so love it makes it so easy to cook good things for myself & is easy clean too. So now I use lots of raw fresh nuts etc rather than processed food. Been building up my supply of jar for keeping ingredients in and increasing herb & spices which I love. Have very few at present.


Not into fairies or Halloween anything.

Caffeine, any smellies including popouri, I can't have smells or chemicals around me & will even react to things that are posted from a smoking home so please if you smoke be aware of this.

I also don't wear jewellery.


Colours & Style

I have migrated towards a simple no fuss look in my home with minimal decorations. Loving how it looks now the walls and have painted and new kitchen put in. Great landlord.

Love all Dr Who Knitted & sold the Dr who scave now need to make myself one :)

I'm more into crochet this year. Have not touched mixed media. Knitted a few socks too. I like good acrylic wool, marvel, paintbox although stylcraft remains my favorite yarn. Like bulky, worsted too as its good for scarves and hats.


Reading other profiles I realised many of you do quite detailed ones so here goes. Although these are my diagnoses & I'm aware of the way they affect my daily living I try not to label myself with them when possible, not wishing or speaking bad over myself rather I try to speak good future as much as possible. Yes I'm human & fail often.

Fibroymyaligia Depression PSD Anxiety Aspergers Learning difficulties Sight issues with trying to focus to read a book so using audio books. Collasped disks in back from broken tail bone. More damaged disks and foot which now have cortisone injections to hold pain at bay. Sinus Asthma

My home is chemical free & that includes all perfumes etc I use goats milk soap which I feel is badly named as its not soap in the sense most know & that's all I have for cleaning myself with, crystal deodorant, olive leaf mixed with water for mould & equipliptus mixed with water for cleaning. Yes I react to even vinegar.

Allergies also spring over into food which is fantastic when I stick to it for my body, but can feel stifling at times so I break out & then pay for it. As I say I'm only human. Gluten free.

Beliefs & Drinks

Recently I moved to Salvation Army as they have weekly activities I attend and it feels very much like a family. Because of my growing (yes we are always growing/learning) faith I try to speak positive over myself, easier some days than others.

Water pretty much covers it, has to be filtered & I have to use it to do teeth as well otherwise I pick up bugs way too sensitive. Coconut water/milk I use too.

In the winter I use loose organic herb tea, sometimes I use detox mixture other times of the year.

UPDATE - crafts

For now its crochet and knitting whatever takes my fancy. Love blankets, socks & amigurimi

Have ideas of things I like on etsy & Raverly usually you can find similar in other places depends on what you have access to.




I'm in love with sock knitting now on circular needles for the most part with dpns for heels & toes. I love very soft pure wool. Green tea is my favorite Au dyer as the sock yarns is not scratchy. Have designed 1 pair of socks.


jessnewson98 rated for Christmas in July ~ Card Swap on Jul 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!!!
Zindelo rated for Fill My Stocking December on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: Sorry this review comes a little late, the silly season is a heck of a thing! Anyway, thanks so much for this swap, I loved everything, and the notebook instantly went into use! I hope you had a great time, and that your new year is going wonderfully!
neca84 rated for HUGE ADVENT SWAP on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: sorry Claire, it arrived and I have put it away, I don't open one a day I save them all til Christmas day and open the lot!!! Lovely gifts. Thanks for fixing up the main one after some confusion :)
Response: Sending pm there is a mistake here
Loveofaphoenix rated for Fill My Stocking October on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Can't wait to open :) Thankyou
Keruka rated for Fill My Stocking ~~~ September on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much! It's so sweet of you to include something for now as well as something for Christmas. Can't wait to open my Christmas goodie! :)
Shellybelle rated for Fill My Stocking AUGUST on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for my gift, looking forward to Xmas! 😊💜
neca84 rated for Fill My Stocking ~~~ July on Aug 24, 2017
Comment: thank you
neca84 rated for Fill My Stocking June on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: thanks Claire
Quiltbutterfly rated for AS Group: Washi samplers on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: I thank you for the wonderful washi tapes. Would have rated you higher if they had been sent on time
neca84 rated for Fill My Stocking MAY on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: thanks
AmirainOz rated for ATC Collage and Paint on May 23, 2017
Comment: Beautiful ATCs although they were a bit bigger than ATC size.
Response: Sorry about that can't measured correctly
Woolers rated for Handmade Embellishments Swap April on May 8, 2017
Comment: Hi Claire, Wow! thank you so much for the beautiful embellishments, I loved them all. You put a lot of work into them. I will enjoy using them in my projects xx
Response: Glad you enjoyed them I loved making them :)
peachynook rated for Fill My Stocking ~~~ April on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: thank you for your little package I've put it away until xmas take care .......
Response: Thing is will we be able to find them all again :)
Comment: Thank you for the embellishments 💓, they are all lovely and will look great in my scrapbook 😁
Response: So glad u can use them
peachynook rated for Fill my Stocking March on Mar 29, 2017
Comment: thank you for the package \i'm keeping them put away until xmas ....cheers ....
Response: Thats my plan too hoping they get put away too safe I can't find them later.
neca84 rated for Scrap Paper Embellishment Swap on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: thanks for the embellishments
Response: Hope you can use them all sometime :)
peachynook rated for Fill My Stocking Feb on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Feb fill my xmas stocking it looks interesting , but I'm going to be good and save it until xmas day // so thank you .. take care ......
Response: Wow thats the fastest delivery time on record at present hopefully you love it :)
neca84 rated for Colour theme Swap February on Feb 22, 2017
Comment: thanks for all the black fun, I will be able to use everything
Response: Oh thats fantastic news thanks :)
caz50 rated for Background papers + on Feb 18, 2017
Comment: Thankyou for the papers.💖😊
Response: Hope you find lots of lovely uses :)

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anrtist on Dec 22, 2016:


Thank you for playing the APDG BINGO!!!
we will have a winner by Christmas! Blessings!!!

Zindelo on Dec 19, 2016:

Seems like Auspost is struggling right now! Little wonder why, they have to lay people off during the year because nothing's happening and then suddenly christmas.

JenniferB on May 22, 2016:

Lol Claire...no it wasn't wrapped. Just had a note saying you thought I could use this hahaha - I was a little confused. All good 😉😜

JenniferB on May 9, 2016:

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day... Thank you so much for the washi tape Claire, very sweet of you to send, cheers!

neca84 on Dec 24, 2015:

Merry Christmas, thanks for being a part of the best group on Swap-bot, Active Aussie SWAPaholics :)


nads on Dec 6, 2015:


I am loving my gifts so far Clair , especially the handmade satchel & xmas lights fabric

sweetypiedie on Sep 17, 2015:


Thank you for the lovely rub-ons you sent me for the August WTA in the Active Aussie swapaholics group. I'll have ot find something special to put that angel on. :)

Net3811 on Sep 17, 2015:

So happy to see you in my advent swap again!

cafras on Aug 8, 2015:

Love and prayers for life improvement x

Net3811 on Nov 25, 2014:

I'm sure your advent is amazing! I can just tell you went overboard! I feel so, so blessed! Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

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