June 17, 2018
I will be away from my mailbox and with limited access to the internet from June the 20th to the 28th. I only have one outstanding swap that I will mail out tomorrow. I will rate and check my ratings as soon as I get back. Happy Summer everyone!
Quote for 2018: "Make Something Everyday!"
I am a maker with a vulnerability to boredom. I have to try to make and do different things all the time. Rearrange the furniture, try a new type of cuisine, learn a new skill - I just need to mix it up.
I am an advocate for making, creating and doing in any form. This makes me sound prolific and energetic but I am not as productive as I would like :)
I live in British Columbia, on a shared property, with an orange marmalade cat and my darling husband.
I work in a small, public library. Despite what people think, working in a library is about helping people and not so much about reading and books. I spend a lot of time teaching people how to use computers and making sure that people can find what they want.
When I can't sleep at night, I watch YouTube videos about how to build things or different art techniques.
I am very happy to have found this site! It seems like a perfect match. I hope to enjoy swapping as much as I think I will and that others will enjoy swapping with me.
I still have the sticker collection I started when I was in elementary school.
Based on my profile, I guess I like making lists :)
The property I share sports two cherry trees, three apple trees, a plum tree and a pear tree. Fruit bushes include raspberry, gooseberry and red currant. Strawberries and blueberries also have their place. (Two grape vines have yet to produce fruit but they will.) I really like putting food by (salsa is my favourite preserve to make) and plan to expand my efforts from juicing, drying and canning to freezer preservation and pressure canning.
As far as meals, I like experimenting with flavours and do not stick to a recipe for long.
I have no discernible sweet tooth.
Creative things I have tried and continue to enjoy ~ painting (acrylic) ~ sewing ~ canning and preserving food ~ papercrafting ~ decoupaging ~ photography ~ drawing
Creative things I hope to try again or do for the first time this year ~ dancing ~ dying fabric ~ edible flower gardening ~ making neon signs/art ~ jewellery making ~ ink drawing ~ cement crafting ~ art journaling
Creative things Bucket List ~ glass blowing ~ painting with resin
Creative things I've tried but likely will not do again ~ rubber stamping (I'm just not buying any more at this time.) ~ adult colouring books ~ bow making ~ stained glass
It's hard to imagine not being pleased with swaps. I am pretty flexible as long as it meets the criteria laid out by the coordinator.That being said, if you have the option and you would like to make something yourself, go for it! I love seeing what other people do/create/make.
Here are some themes which may help if you are looking for extra inspiration!
~ sushi ~ black and white ~ stationary ~ fine tipped pens ~ bullet journal ~ fondue ~ postage stamps ~ sewing notions ~ botanical ~ nuts ~ photography ~ Brothers Grimm fairy tales or other folk tales ~
Again if what you are sending meets the criteria of the swap, I will be happy.
Unless I randomly join a food swap, please do not send me any food items, even tea.
I tend to the fantastical: "The Fall" directed by Tarsem Singh (2006) and "Pan's Labyrinth" directed by Guillermo del Toro (2006) are two of my favorites.
I read "What is Left the Daughter" by Howard Norman annually.
I tend to like the darker series. Walking Dead ~ Westworld ~ Ozark ~
Whether the guilt is justified or not.
~ lining my baking and roasting trays with aluminum foil so I don't have to scrub ~ needing silence and solitude ~ watching too much TV ~ drinking too much coffee ~ my instantpot ~ not doing yoga or really anything physical in the winter
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