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Date Joined: November 19, 2007
Last Online: August 20, 2012
Birthday: November 1
Country: Turkey

About Me

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.

Favorite Music

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

Favorite Books

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

Favorite Movies

Jean de Florette / Manon de Source, Pricilla Queen of the desert, Pulp Fiction, Train Spotting, Grease, Shrek..... anything from Dreamworks....

Favorite Television

mmm... what's that??..... I struggle to watch the Eastenders omnibus that I record each week - 1 hour...

Favorite Crafts

Fabric related things, primarily quilting. 'Fibre Arts', No knitting, no scrapbooking. Like using 'Found objects'

Favorite Food

Marmite, Yorks Peppermint Patties, Reese Peanut Butter Cups. After Eights, Ribena.

Favorite Holiday Destination

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....

Likes and Dislikes

** Please don't send me something you wouldn't love to receive.*******

Due to allergies - nothing scented at all.

+++++++Favourite Things+++++++

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.

Sea Glass.

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!)

Anything scented.

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.


Small wishlist:

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?


Smurfellie rated for 100,000! on Jan 25, 2012
Comment: Sorry for the low rating, its been a few months and I still havent recieved anything, if you chose to make up for the swap I will be happy to re-rate, you can send any random atc you want, doesnt need to be 100,000 theme, hopefully that makes it easier. I hope all is wonderful in your life and that your having a great new year!
thebeholder rated for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS EMAIL SWAP! on Mar 15, 2011
Comment: Thank you!
vetustamorla rated for Random Envie Swap #1 on Mar 3, 2011
Comment: I just got the package... everything is sooooo amazing!!!! Thanx a lot!!! (n_n)
Response: Great news! enjoy all the goodies.... D
Comment: My apologies for rating so late. I was just archiving my emails and found yours in my Spam folder. Very interesting answers. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them.
Comment: Very interesting reading about traditions from a very different country. Your answer to "do you hang mistletoe" made me laugh.
Comment: Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you for the survey. I enjoyed reading your answers. it was a lot of fun! :)
Comment: Thank you for the interesting read! :)
tamtamlee rated for My Top 15 Quotes E-Swap 2 on Dec 28, 2010
Comment: Nice quotes!...Sorry I havn't contacted anyone I rated a one to. I changed your rating!
Comment: Thanks for sharing ;)
Comment: Enjoyed reading your answers.
Comment: it was interesting to read about your celebrations in a country where Christmas isn't embraced! :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing
Comment: Thank you, and Merry Christmas!!!
PisceanMama rated for My Top 15 Quotes E-Swap 2 on Dec 6, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your quotes. I really enjoyed reading them.

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marilavado on Sep 15, 2009:

Welcome to European Swappers!

TerryF on Sep 2, 2009:

To The Nuts for Sewing Group!

shulysa3 on Jan 21, 2008:

Dear Dawn- Thank you for your great package. Have a great creative year. you do beutifull crafts. Thank you

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