FYI.....4th JULY 2010. I'M BAAAAACK!!!!
I AM FINALLY BACK OUT OF HOSPITAL............FOR A WHILE NOW, I HOPE :-)
I AM CATCHING UP WITH THANKYOU'S & RATINGS & MESSAGES.
I HAVE A TON OF MESSAGES SO IF I HAVE MISSED ANY FROM YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
THANKYOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING! NICKI xx
Hello!!!!! Thankyou for reading my profile!
If i have forgotten to rate you please let me know. Occassionally i am too unwell to deal with the computer & i forget to rate. I want to let you know that i have recieved & am happy with what you have sent so please, please give me a nudge!!!
I just want you to know that i'm struggling at the moment with my mental health & while there are days where i can function somewhat okay there are many days that wipe me out completely & i cannot function at all! If there is a chance that this is going delay me posting a swap i WILL let you know!
However, swap-bot keeps me going. As i very rarely leave the house it is my connection & interaction with the outside world :o) I have made many friends on here & i simply love creating packages for you which i do with my very all.
I LOVE personal/private swaps so if you're interested please send me a message & we can set one up. I can do jewellery, knitted,crocheted, sewn, painted, papered..............infact ANYTHING! I LOVE profile surprise swaps especially! Maybe you can do one thing but i can do something else then we could swap our favourite crafts:) What do you think?
I ALWAYS send my swaps! I ALWAYS send quality! If you don't recieve anything then let me know so that i can rectify it! I will do the same for you!
Meat Loaf, Alanis Morrisette, Adele, Tori Amos, Kelly Clarkson, Amy Winehouse, Beth Rowely, James Blunt, David Gray, Bat for Lashes, Melody Gardot, Diana Krall, Ani DiFranco............i have a very varied taste in music. i can listen to rock, reggae, soul, classical.......depends on my mood! I can get very black & my music will reflect that but also it lightens as i do.
If anyone sends me mixed CDs (which i would LOVE!) could you please send sort of themed ones. For example....a really upbeat sing-a-long-at-the-top-of-my-voice-whilst crafting OR whack-up-the volume-on-ipod-and-fall-into-deep-depression ones. Or anytype inbetween:)
Jewellery making, Altered Art, Mixed Media art, Scrapbooking, Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing, Embroidery, Cross-stitch, Spinning & hand dyeing my own yarn, Soap making (although newly obsessed) & any other bath/beauty/spa making!
I'm learning to use Polymer Clay, using more & more fabric so i'm trying to collect various fabrics of 6x6 or larger , Art Journals, mixed media jewellery & charms.
I'm teaching myself wire jewellery so love copper or silverplated, gold plated, sterling silver wire of 16 or 18 guage. I really need a guage sizeing gadget to check what guages the wire i already have is. I'm sure someone will know what it's called ;-)
I enjoy decorating my own fabric & background papers.
I'm looking to build up a collection of fabric paints & fabric dyes(of which i have none at the moment).
I dabble in cross stitch but have enough skeins of thread to last me a lifetime........i like patterns & now need more aida & aida bands. Any colours & count are appreciated!
I also need the waste canvas for crosstitch & would love some variegated embroidery threads please :o)
I now make resin jewellery also. Yay! I braved it! Lol!
Soaps, bath/beauty, lipbalms etc...............:-)
NCIS, all the CSIs, Numb3rs, The Mentalist, Dollhouse, Criminal Minds,True Blood, Burn Notice.......don't watch much........i either craft, surf or read. Although i do enjoy watching as i crochet. Very relaxing even when i'm having a really bad day! But i can't watch tv unless i'm doing something e.g. crocheting or computer as i get bored......i need to feel as though i'm doing something constructive :-)
I'm 39, happiliy married, have 4 grown up sons, have 4 English Cocker Spaniels, live in my favourite place......West Coast of Scotland.
I suffer with ultra rapid cycling bipolar which tries to rule my life......BUT I WON'T LET IT! I do have a social phobia & a form of agoraphobia so very rarely leave the house therefore my computer is my way into the big wide world! My crafting keeps me going as does my wonderfully understanding hubbie:)
I have created some form of art & craft all my life but now i'm teaching myself so much more! Jewellery, collage, charms. I'm learning how to knit & sew, make soap, I can pretty much make most things & if i can't then i WILL learn! I just need a little more patience & faith in myself. Yay! I've begun making soap & lipbalms & all kinds of bath products with the emphasis on pampering! Lol! A new obsession & i'm LOVING it :-)
I love nature & adore the highlands of Scotland.
My hubbie is a fisherman when not looking after me so fishing items are always a good bet especially sea fishing. Yes, he takes me with him but i walk the dogs & leave the caveman to catch his food! We now have a little boat & get out on the loch..... sometimes to fish, sometimes to just be. I want to use it to visit all the little Scottish Islands but that'll have to be next year now. Although i'm unsure how practical that is gonna be with 4 dogs that love the water........wet dogs = wet bed.......Hmmmm?
I love to read when i'm not crafting & love any of the vampire/supernatural stuff i can get my hands on :o) I really enjoy a good murder or psychological thriller but don't mind the chick lit stuff when i want something less taxing or I fancy a laugh!
I have finally taught myself to knit, crochet ( but only simple items at the mo!)
I have learned how to spin my own yarn & how to dye the fleece! I LOVE this!!!!!
I love making jewellery & beaded items.
I enjoy creating collage/canvas art.
I am teaching myself to work the sewing machine & i'm enjoying learning how to make small pouches, bags & wallets:-)
I enjoy simple embroidery:o)
I really love altered art! I enjoy taking a simple item & turning it into something pretty !
I do alot of papercrafting & rubberstamping. I LOVE Tim Holtz!!! But do enjoy the softer prettier side of the craft.
You may know me from other craft forums as baa-me-chick. If you do come & say hello:)
Handmade bags.......any size or style! Shoulder or tote, big or little, pouches & purses...........:-)
I really really would love someone to knit me socks! I can't figure them out!!! So please can someone knit me a pair of socks??? Pretty please!
Rich, strong, earthy colours & metallic anything esp.copper & bronze are my favourite.
Handmade Jewellery, charm bracelets & charms, danglie earrings.
Any kind of SHEEP! Stuffed, ornamental, socks, pictures........so long as it is sheep or chicken i love it! Country cottage anything! Shabby chic!
I prefer ANYTHING that is unusual & handmade above shop bought items. Although i still appreciate anything that has been bought for me as i understand that not everyone crafts :-)
I'd also love a pair of long black openwork/lacy crocheted gloves!
Fabric FQs are ALWAYS appreciated........any colour or pattern:) As are any haberdashery goodies..............i often don't know the type of things that i need until i'm halfway through a project! You know what i mean ;-) Lol!
I always need felt. Not the thin cheap craft sort but the kind that is part wool or quite thick. Any colours appreciated:)
I love notebooks & journals......a girl can never have too many of those! Especially spiral bound as i use SOOOO many of these for planning my swaps in. I'm also a LIST girl...................i have lists of lists!!!!
Melt & pour soap bases.
ANYTHING for my new found love of soapmaking............moulds, powders, butters & oils & waxes, flowers & essential oils & food flavours & colours for soaps & for lipbalms too:-)
100% Cotton yarn. I struggle to get the coloured yarn here. I really want to knit washcloths so any colour is very, very welcome!
I love socks:) Infact, i love pink in my socks which is strange as i'm not really a pink girl.......??? Especially with sheep on! Of course.....Lol!
I would really love handknitted socks. In any of my favourite colours..........including pink!
I love handmade items that have been made with care & attention. Please don't send anything sloppy. I won't send anything badly made to you. My crafting is my pride & joy:)
I LOVE learning new crafts & developing my skills! In the past year, from participating in different swaps, i have taught myself so much! But because i make to swap I never have time to make for me!!!! Lol! Hubbie is always muttering because i'm sending something he likes to other people when he wants it! Haha! But he loves to see the goodies i recieve from swapping so he's pretty easy with it:-)
I want to collect crocheted doillies so if anyone has any that are surplus to requirements please pm me & maybe we could work out a swap:)
Cute! Unless it's SHEEPY cute.....or chicken cute........then i LOVE it! I DO NOT like cute, or baby pinks or blues. I am not a blue person. I would choose any colour over blue everytime. It just doesn't do it for me! Really NO pastels! Pink is ok but must be a vintage, muted pink......certainly not girly! But i DO like pink on my feet.......especially if there is a sheep with it! Lol!
Please nothing fluffy & sparkly! Or kawaii or little girl pretty. Teddy bears & fairies are just NOT me!
But i love SHEEP cute or chicken cute or even Tigger!
Please don't send me ATCs as i have nowhere to put them now & i don't make them myself. I also don't need any bits to make them either. I now have plenty!!!
Other then that i'm pretty easy to please:)
******Address labels & labels with my name & logo picture on for swaps as i CANNOT master these on my computer...........i need labels for many things including Barmeychick Crafts, Handmade with love by etc.etc.etc.! So please contact me so that i can send you my logo & any details that i need pleeeeaaaase! I really cannot do these:(******* So if anyone can help me i will love you forever:D
My Wishlist.............Hmmmmm! It would consist of SHEEP!!!!! Anything with sheep on or sheep based or anything to do with sheep! I LOVE them! Haha!
I would also love Anything with chickens
Melt & pour soap bases,
Soapmaking supplies of ANY kind will be really appreciated.............there is a neverending list of neccessary supplies for this
As above for bath/beauty making supplies........and lipbalm making supplies. So flavours, colours, powders, mica colours, cosmetic grade glitters. pots & tubes, flowers & essential oils & cosmetic scents for the soaps & salts etc.
Fabric dyes please, please, please!
Handmade jewellery........if you send earrings i love them long & dangly!
Knitted items I would LOVE handknitted socks!
Handmade soaps & any handmade & natural bath/shower goodies:-)
Fabric fabric fabric!
Variegated embroidery threads please:o)
Aida & aida bands please........any colour & any count appreciated!
Yarn.........i don't mind acrylic yarn as long as it's not that plastic feeling type. I LOVE variegated yarn :o)
Blended wool & acrylic is fantastic & good value for money!
Natural plant fiber yarn would be awesome.......bamboo, cotton, & many more & i also like the blends :o)
I would LOVE some dyes that will dye animal fibers. I have lots of kool-aid now but they are bright colours & so need more earthy, not so bright colours please,please, pretty please!
Natural or dyed fleece for handspinning in any form..........batts, roving, slivers, tops etc.
100% cotton yarn please, please, please! Any colours would be really appreciated!
Unusual glass beads or pretty focal beads please.
Seed beads........any size!
All gauges of wire..........copper, silver, silver plated, gold plated
I also really need something to tell me what guage the wire is that i have already got! I CANNOT remember the name of it!!! Lol!
Soap making supplies.......anything!
Dyes for fabric or for plant fibers or for animal fibers..............in fact, Dyes in general please!
Ribbons & lace
Seed beads for bead weaving projects please.
UNSWEETENED KOOL AID SACHETS........please, please PLEASE!!!! Any colours are great as i use them for dyeing my handspun yarn!
There is probably loads more i could put onto this list! This is just a start. I appreciate everything & have recieved awesome goodies through swaps that i wouldn't even have thought of! And i love them!
But really, i am really easy to please! As long as there is thought & care put into it i LOVE it!!!! And i'm always happy to recieve different things.............isn't that how we find out what we like???!!!!
For non crafters sending to me for profile or Christmas swaps this list should help ;-)
I really love.................
really long necklaces,
big dangly earrings
bags of all kinds........little & big, zipped or not!
lipbalms & glosses
pretty hair accessories.......my hair is very long so anything is suitable :-) just NO pretty pink please!
ANY pretty accessories for me would be loved just no pink please!
Really though, i'm very easy to please so don't stress & SURPRISE me! I often don't realise that i like something until i've got it!!!
I ALWAYS send my swaps! If you haven't recieved something that is due to you please let me know before rating me. We CAN work it out! I will resend if necessary. Just please be honest! My ratings are important to me & i ALWAYS send quality & ALWAYS send extras. I value my hearts! But the extras are meant to be as a surprise for you, maybe something from your wishlist or something i think you would like! It all helps to cheer your day up & make you smile:-) I know how i feel when i recieve packages that have been put together with care & attention......it brightens my day & makes me smile like a Cheshire Cat! Therefore i wish to do the same for my fellow swappers!:)
I would love to do some private swaps so if you have any ideas that would suit my profile please yell & we can trade. Anything handmade is perfect!
This is an awesome site & i intend to help keep it going by ALWAYS sending swaps, PIFs, PIBs, Tags & Wishes:)
I tend to have a lot of swaps etc going at one time so it generally means i send as the sending date becomes due. Also, please keep in mind that i'm in the UK so swaps to USA, Canada & Australia take much longer. Sometimes they can get there in a few days, other times a few blooming weeks!!!
These are all examples but not limited to..............
Thankyou in advance for anything & everything that you send to me!
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