On the outside I am a white haired granny but on the inside I feel young at heart and love the internet. I am Mum to 2 and gran to 8. I also have a stepdaughter and 3 step grandchildren. Throughout my life art and music have played a big part but recently I found out about mixed media, altered books, ATC's etc. and SWAPS and I absolutely love this type of art work.
My music interests are as varied as my crafts. Anything from pop, classical, rock, trad jazz, blue grass, country and easy listening to name some examples. When I have a few spare moments I like to play the keyboard, and accordion.
I just love crafts of all sorts from painting, patchwork, quilting, journalling, scrapbooking, paper crafts, ATC's, altered books. These all being my currents interests, in the past I have done glass engraving, egg decorating and also tried my hand at pottery, sculpting and stone carving. And that's not to mention the years gone by when I did all the knitting and dressmaking and crocheting that wives and mums tend to do. Just recently I have returned to something I used to do many years ago, that is making items with beads, small items of jewelery and books thongs, etc. I started this with the intention of using up beads and findings that I have already have but I'm in its grip again and ended up buying lots more new stuff!! If we're talking about collections and things, I collect ornaments of robins and Great Danes, anything to do with Great Danes and I also have a small collection of unusual cruet sets.
I don't watch a lot of TV but occassionally I do like to watch things like, Strictly Come Dancing, costume dramas, some history and animal programmes.
Looking at the books on my book shelf you would find mostly craft books and books relating to art of some description. Non fiction books I like are books by Catherine Cookson and the like. The book I could read again and again is Gone With the Wind.
Until recently I had not been to the cinema for many years but lately I have seen and very much enjoyed Avatar in 3D, I love the 3D films, I've also seen Scrooge and Alice in Wonderland. I also like the good old classic westerns and adventure films and, of course, Gone With the Wind, also Pretty Woman, Ghost, A Few Good Men, Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
I usually try to get any swaps sent ahead of the due date. Living a fair way away from the marjority of swappers I have to allow for delivery time. If you have not received my swap please let me know before you rate me - I will make it up to the best of my ability. Mail to the USA, Canada and Australia for instance will take at least 7 10 days.
not necessary in this order. Anything hand-made:- tags, labels, bookmarks, ATC's, etc., Fancy papers, especially handmade, Ribbons and threads, Vintage prints and ephemera, Flat & semi flat things for collage, Crayons/pens warm days. blue skies. gentle rain. hot toast and 'real' butter. A London style pie and mash supper. my garden. the smell of a freshly bathed amd powdered baby, the smell of cut grass, family. laying in bed at the end of the day and reading a good book, music -most types. patchwork. quilting. painting. drawing, creating mixed media art. paper crafts. fabrics. Unusual cruet sets my electronic embroidery machine. my electronic knitting machine (when I get time to use it). and lots of other things I'll probably think of later.
Dislikes: all types of cruelty, to children, animals, people, freezing rain, heavy windy weather, time wasters, liars, nuisance phone calls, heavy metal music,
hot orange. red, siennas, purple, pinks, turquoise. all autumn colours
I'm not into swapping things like food, drinks and make up etc. but I do like to receive anything to do with paper crafts and bead work, altered books, journals, drawings and paintings, hand made items.
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