Date Joined: November 19, 2007
Last Online: August 20, 2012
Birthday: November 1
I live in Istanbul, Turkey. Mom to 3, girl / boy twins 6 yrs and a single girl 3 yrs. Have lived in Turkey, UK, US, Morocco & Hungary in the past 16 years.
The shuffle setting on my i-pod.... Abba, Annie Lennox, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Beatles, Billy Bragg, Beautiful South, David Bowie, Dixie Chicks, ELO, Elvis Costello, Eurithmics, Eurasia, Feist, Fleetwood Mac, Jayhawks, K D Lang, Kate Bush, Pink Martini, Madonnna, Mika, Micheael Nyman, Oasis, Paul Simon, Queen, Robbie Williams, Rolling Stones, Stone Roses, The Thrills,U2, Van Morrison, The Zutons
Chick lit (Freya North type) or Booker nominated stlye - (Salman Rushdie) Read more magazines now days (less time required!) Martha Stewart Living, Quilting Arts, Selvedge
Jean de Florette / Manon de Source, Pricilla Queen of the desert, Pulp Fiction, Train Spotting, Grease, Shrek..... anything from Dreamworks....
mmm... what's that??..... I struggle to watch the Eastenders omnibus that I record each week - 1 hour...
Fabric related things, primarily quilting. 'Fibre Arts', No knitting, no scrapbooking. Like using 'Found objects'
Marmite, Yorks Peppermint Patties, Reese Peanut Butter Cups. After Eights, Ribena.
The most beautiful place I've been - Hawai'i - Kaua'i or Maui -
Hillside - Fethiye, or Lykia World - Oludeniz = they are 'close'
Best Beach - Clearwater in Florida
Best shopping - Manhattan....
** Please don't send me something you wouldn't love to receive.*******
Due to allergies - nothing scented at all.
The colours: pink, white and 'neutral'
Sequins - mmmmm!
Ribbons (8 inches plus please)
Beads - any style but not plastic. Fimo Beads.
Brads and eyelets - the funky unusual ones.
Buttons - Not plain shirt buttons unless they have writing on them. Would love other languages on shirt buttons or unusual shapes.
Threads - anything 'unusual'. I love variagated/hand dyed threads.
Yarn - Fancy yarns - 20 inches plus please - eyelash etc.
Fabric - Quilt shop quality or very beautiful prints/weaves.
Retro, Vintage, Kitsch Fabrics.
Totebags and Morsbags (Colourful, vintage, retro, art style)
ATC's, Inchies, PSI's, Fibre Postcards.
Handmade textile Items. Japan, The Orient.
Ephemera. Origami Paper.
Beautiful Paper - 6 inches square or larger.
Used or new postage stamps for art the really decorative editions.
Embroidered hankies - New or Old.
Amigurumi - those cute little crochet creations.
From Scratch Recipes - with your comments about the recipe's history etc.
Magazines: Blueprint, Martha Stewart - Living or KIds, Craft:,
+++++++Not so Favourite Things+++++++
Polymer clay faces (way too spooky!)
The colour, green. Candles. Jewellery.
Solid milk chocolate bars. Tea or coffee. Chewing Gum. Hershey chocolate anything. Nothing diet or low - fat.
Knick knack stuff (such as little indoor standing statues of people, animals etc. )
Nail varnish, cosmetics, lip gloss, hand made soap.
No "country crafts" please - not into the hen, cow, chicken, red checker board themed items.
Nothing patriotic. Nothing political.
Religious themed items - I respect all religions and have my own system of beliefs, while I have the utmost respect for your views, please do not send me religious themed items.
Coloured Sharpie pens - I can get black and red but would like some of the snazzy colours
It is not uncommon for mail to take as long as four weeks to get here from the US- or as little as five days from the UK. I assume that it can take just as long the other way so please don't panic if something is late, I do send on time but am at the mercy of the postal services!
How I Rate, Unless it's stated how to rate in the trade then, if it's postmarked/emailed on time and meets the requirements - 5, if you've read my profile and made an extra effort to tailor the trade or add some type of personalisation - hearts! I rate - it may take a few days - usually the following weekend. Don't hassle me about rating - sending me many mails will not make it happen any quicker.... if I haven't rated you - did you follow the trade guidelines?