Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 9:31 am


Date Joined: November 5, 2008
Last Online: April 18, 2014
Birthday: October 20
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

Update 23/2/13: I have been away from Swap-bot for a few years now. I have changed countries, and moved from Ireland to New Zealand. I am interested in getting back into swapping, it is a lot more expensive here to post things, so I may be doing this on a very small scale.

Hi I am Rochelle and I have lived in London, ande in Co Donegal in Ireland. I am now back living in Auckland, New Zealand where I grew up.

I am married and have a son Max who is 8 years old and autistic, and loves to help me make things. I work full time.

I joined swap bot back in November 2008 and quickly became addicted! Since I joined I have been doing lots of machine sewing and cross stitch making all sorts of new projects which has been great. The best thing is that I have also made lots of friends already through swapbot!

I promise to rate you as soon as I receive your swap (that day or next day at the latest). I always send my swaps out on time, usually earlier. I recycle packaging in a not too obvious way.

I have now got my mum onto swapbot, she is @calicocat here. Welcome mum!

Favorite Crafts

Thanks to my recent visit by my mother and a trip to a Quilting show, I now have a new interest - quilting! I have yet to make my first quilt, I have all the things to start, just need to find the time now! I have been cross stitching and sewing since the age of 10. I used to be able to knit and crochet, but I am afraid that I have forgotten how to! I would love to learn to crochet again. My main hobbies are sewing, cross stitch, making Christmas ornaments, and I have just discovered a new skill at making dotee dolls! I would like to start making fabric inchies and ATCs in the future, I have seen some great examples on flickr which have inspired me to start!

Favorite Television

Gilmore Girls, CSI, Cold Case, any BBC Jane Austen or Bronte historical costume dramas.

Favorite Movies

Amelie, Gosford Park, O Brother Where Art Thou, Three Weddings & a Funeral, Fried Green Tomatoes

Favourite Things

  • Favourite colours - I like most colours, I prefer bright or pastel colours to dark colours for crafting.
  • Favourite fabrics - anything cotton, I am not fussy! I love gingham, polka dots, florals, tea cups, mushrooms, gingham, trees, owls fabrics
  • I like Tanya Whelan, Amy Butler type designers
  • I like blues, reds, greens, yellows, pinks, yellows, creams ...
  • Favourite place to be - forests and beaches. I like walking and collecting shells, stones, driftwood and sea glass
  • Favourite mail - handmade things that someone has made for me, and craft supplies!
  • Favourite time of the day - waking up to a beaming 8 year old's smile every morning!

Wish List

  • Anything bright blue for Max!
  • Small Note cards
  • DMC threads (esp varigated/unusual ones)
  • Buttons (incl odd ones, vintage, unusual ones!)
  • Fabric, fabric, fabric - cotton, velvet, felt - small pieces for crafts
  • Ribbons
  • Patterns - bags, all shapes and sizes!
  • Holly Hobbie - the original 70s version in blue patchwork.
  • sea glass/beach glass - weathered by sea and sand
  • blank recipe cards (can't seem to find these here)
  • biscornu patterns/links
  • Wall planner/organiser/diary ideas to get me better organised!

Favourite things so far

I thought I would make a list of some of the fantastic things I have received here. This is not a complete list so please don't be insulted if I haven't included you! I especially like handmade things:

  • @sewsouthern sent me a giant pincushion which is in daily use, and that I can't do without!

  • @beancounter sent me a beautiful patchwork pincushion that I use for my special decorative pins

  • @JacquiMcR sent me a beautiful handmade craft bag with little houses handsewn on the side

  • Thank you to everyone who has sent me such fantastic parcels, @cllfdl @bluelily @heidistitches @secretsheep to name but a few!

Max's wishlist

  • Star Wars
  • Sharks
  • Dinosaurs
  • Lego


myfroggeclipse rated for Facebook game friends on Dec 23, 2009
LisaLisa3 rated for Facebook game friends on Dec 19, 2009
Comment: Hello new neighbor!!
SecretSheep rated for SoS Cyber Christmas Party on Dec 19, 2009
Comment: Thankyou for your NZ Christmas cake recipe!
tyingknots rated for Facebook game friends on Dec 16, 2009
Comment: Thanks for being a great neighbor !!
cllfdl rated for Christmas Stocking on Dec 16, 2009
Comment: Tristan loved it!!! now to find stuff to fill it. thank you so much rochelle.
CharmyKitty rated for Facebook game friends on Dec 12, 2009
Comment: Hope we can be good game neighbours.. :)
Amorina rated for Newbie Apron swap on Nov 10, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the great apron for my dad. He loved it! He said "¡Esta barbaro!" which it's pretty much the maximum my dad can give as a compliment, LOL. My niece was born yesterday, and as soon as I got your parcel and my mom saw the fabric with the strawberries she asked to get it. She made a cute little dress with a matching knickers, size 0, of course.
OpheliaQuilts rated for Autumn Profile Swap on Oct 24, 2009
Comment: Everything was gorgeous! Thank you so much!!
troione rated for Halloween Goodie Bag on Oct 20, 2009
Comment: I love my goodie bag black cats are my fave i like the pouch that you made way cool
Comment: Oh this all looks so tempting - but I am saving them till December :) But the presentation was worth a heart for sure. Thank you so much, Rochelle
JacquiMcR rated for Pretty Little Purse Pincushion on Sep 13, 2009
Comment: Thanks a million it was wonderful.
dorsetdumpling rated for Profile swap - **Edited** on Sep 7, 2009
Comment: Thank you for such a great package - I love it all and you chose things that fit my profile so well.
mega54 rated for Profile Tote Bag Swap on Sep 5, 2009
Comment: It was terific. Better than Christmas. thanks
ocean11 rated for Scavenger Hunt 5-7 year olds on Aug 21, 2009
Comment: Sarah-Luna was thrilled with the goodies! She loves the shirt too ^_^ Thank you so much!
cllfdl rated for Back to School on Aug 10, 2009
Comment: Tristan loved it all! Especially the candy and the money. He liekd the mechanical pencil as well. We do not have any that color or style here in the US.He is funny!
cllfdl rated for Forest Theme Swap on Aug 3, 2009
Comment: thanks I love the bag and the wooden buttons! Kavion has swiped the napkins they are for his messy face! I needed charms to use with my cross stitch. thanks again for another great parcel.
Lissybee rated for Button Scavenger Hunt on Jul 22, 2009
Comment: My favorite is the lizard button, but I love them all (even the 'ugly' one)! Thank you so much Rochelle, and thank you for the lip balm and beads as well. :-)
Response: Thanks, I had fun getting all these buttons together! Hope you find lots of projects to use them on!
natashaf rated for Summer Button Fairy Swap on Jul 5, 2009
Comment: Huge thanks bluecornflower for my amazing package. I love the way you wraped your button fairy. the fairy itself is beautiful, the colours are fab and I love the way you used a coloured fairy. Thanks so much for sending it to me, I will pop it onto my noticeboard. Also thnks for sending me the extras. Indeed they are fantastic for atc's and will be put to very good use. Thanks so much.... Happy swapping ~ natasha =)
Response: Thanks Natasha, I am so glad you like your button fairy and the atc supplies :)
plumtoothpaste rated for Beginners Dotee swap on Jun 30, 2009
Comment: oh she's so pretty! thanks for all the extra fabric! oh yeah and that yarn was super cool also! thanks so much, i loved it all! and thanks for creating a great swap!!
blonde998 rated for Matchbox Car Swap on Jun 27, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful truck!! My son will love it!! Thank you also for the sticker books!! That was very thoughtful of you!! They will have a great time with those!!

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biasbabe on Mar 2, 2013:

Good to see you back

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TheFallenAngel on Dec 20, 2009:

Happy Holidays from Sarah & Shawnna

Happy Holidays!

~ S & S

SecretSheep on Dec 20, 2009:

Happy Christmas!

evitake on Nov 5, 2009:

thanx sooooooooooo much for the 12days of xmas swap angeled package by you,you're a true angel,really!!

tshaver25 on Oct 28, 2009:

I hope it didn't get creased in the mail!!! did it make it ok?

Fenix825 on Oct 26, 2009:

I'm so glad you liked the recipe cards! I just never seem to put them to good use so I wanted to be sure to pass them along to someone who could! -Christina

donnasaurus1 on Oct 26, 2009:

Sorry ithe heart didn't come out right :( But it was a big heart :)

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