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dogfishsmum09

dogfishsmum09
Date Joined: March 31, 2008
Last Online: September 11, 2014
Birthday: August 3, 1945
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I have just been looking through my SENT items and have sadly had to archive 15 swaps which were Not received, this makes me sad and more than just a little annoyed, I take a lot of time for each swap I send and thought when I joined swap-bot that alloted partners would do the same.. this is not the case and some swaps I have received have been very much thrown together..I'm not into listing the names of these people because they know who they are, I noticed several had been suspended and one had her account closed, how sad is that? these people will have had nice items from their partners...

My flickr link if you want to look at my photo's is "Mad Mummy" - I am 67 years young, widowed with 3 grown up children, a daughter two sons, two grandchildren, my partner also has two children and 3 granchildren. I'm around 5ft 6+inches..and have been a vegetarian for around 26 years,although not gone as far as being a vegan. I love all animals, I hate cruelty to them with a passion, my favourites are dogs, cats and fish. I have two lovely dogs after losing my beautiful German Shepherd which left me with a broken heart I now have a retired Greyhound, And a Greyhound pup who was deemed not good enough to race, their loss my gain, she is beautiful this combined with a lot of fish in my pond a large aquarium keep me quite busy. I am now retired. I am a widow of 17years,living with my partner for the last 9 years..

I read a lot, talk a lot more!! love my small garden and pond. Cooking was a great interest to me I have loads of cookery books, once the family moved out I don't cook as I used to, cheesecakes fresh and baked were my speciality. I collect bears also inheriting my mothers collection when she passed away making me a very large collection now. I thoroughly enjoy photography, I'm still learning, I found from my first experience using digital I was totally won over, I upgraded my camera a couple of years ago and carry my older camera in my handbag everywhere I go, having been introduced to flickr by my family I regularly download my photo's, flickr has helped me to improve my ideas and presentation, it has opened up a whole new world for me.on flickr my name is "mad mummy" I learned about swap-bot from trawling through art/crafts photo's on flickr, I have never looked back, it's great. Roses,pansies,daffodils and fuchsia are amongst my favourite flowers, but anything pretty and bright like trailing nasturtium to liven up my garden is good with me.

I used to have many collections, from candlesticks, pigs, porcelain and glassware, but have now been selling or giving a lot of this away, swapbot partners will no doubt receive some of my excess items when we swap, all part of my re-cycling regime..now my collections are of crafting variety.

I wear long skirts, trousers and jeans only rarely, with plain or floral tops (no frills) I love hand knits most specially Aran patterns, having some coats still in use that I made 25+ plus years ago. I had hundreds of patterns ranging from dolls and kids clothes a few adults and piles of crochet patterns, I am now selling some of the patterns on eBay My favourite colours are red pink mauve/purple red green brown animal prints, I love to wear.. I wear earrings and have pierced ears, love wearing beads necklaces (not chains), earrings and bracelets brooches to match my clothes although nothing expensive then I can change them often, I have also handmade some fabric and bead brooches. Being new to craft work, as in altered matchboxes and ATC cards, I am having fun trying out new ideas, I have promised myself on retirement from work to buy myself a new sewing machine and try my hand at quilting again, which I did many years ago by hand in a small way, I used to do a lot of embroidery and cross stitch before family and work consumed my time, I'm loving the idea of trying new crafts, swap-bot offers a way to share my new found interest, also being such a great way to re-cycle which I am a great fan of.
I will re-cycle envelopes, packaging etc as often as I can, which means you may receive a parcel looking on the outside non too interesting, the contents are important being as good as I can make them..

Favorite Crafts

Now I'm into crafting in a big way it seems, it takes up most of my time in the evenings and other times whenever I can, since starting swap-bot I have a bought so many crafting books I think I will be 150 years old before I get to try everything thats taken my fancy, I am trying to decide to just stick to what I feel more comfortable with, this seems to be mainly anything with fabrics and yarn, I don't seem to have much aptitude for paper crafting my drawing leaves a lot to be desired. I had never heard of Dotee dolls before joining swap-bot, I'm loving making these little pieces of art for partners. Now I have tried Inchies what fun they are, although I have made mine from felt because of my poor papercrafting skills.. So far I've also made a few knitted and felt toys, not having made any since the children were small it's been great to try new patterns. Who'd have thought I'd make fabric and bead brooches? not me for sure. I'm collecting embellishments fabrics yarns ribbons lace felt buttons beads embellishments fabrics suitable for quilting.

About Me

I really don't need any papercrafting items, I am useless with papercrafts..please don't send me. stickers pens paints glitter glues stamping pads papers ephemera

I can give these items in a swap but really don't need any myself...

Ratings

hazan33 rated for not-so-QUICK 5 Somethings x 2 #73 on Sep 30, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for this extra nice swap!
Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed the parcel for this swap, thank you so much for the heart rating. Happy swapping, with kind regards Barbara.
FairyLady rated for not-so-QUICK 5 Somethings x 2 #73 on Sep 27, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Hi I received you swap. I'm not a fan of the good luck charm, I can't have these items 'cause of my believes. But I will place it on my profile from now on. But no worries, the rest was really usefull. ^_^ I really love the brooch you made, it's really beautifull. Thanks for the beautifull package.
Response: Hi, Firstly to say thank you for the heart rating, and secondly to say no offence was meant by giving you the little owl bead, it was given to me sometime ago in a swap, it can always be re-swapped. Enjoy your swapping, with regards Barbara.
Songcrafter1 rated for ATC with a Tree on Sep 23, 2013
5
rating
Comment: I have shown this card to sooo many people. I love it. So original So beautiful... Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating, I'm so pleased you liked the ATC it was fun to make for you, maybe our paths will cross again sometime with swap-bot, until then have fun and enjoy your swapping, with kind regards Barbara.
Lexidh rated for QUICK 10 metal charms swap #39 on Aug 25, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome package =)
Response: You are more than welcome, thank you also for the heart rating, I have enjoyed these Quick swaps, with kind regards. Barbara.
Lizard rated for QUICK 10 metal charms swap #37 on Aug 9, 2013
5
rating
Comment: What a lovely package of unique charms.♥ I would give more hearts if I could. Oh and the buttons are so-o-o cute they were squee! Happy swapping.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating, I am so pleased you liked the charms, I love to see the different ones we find from swapping from places around the world, I also love buttons, and bought a lot when the grandchildren were small for their little clothes, but always had to buy a few "extras" I didnt need them but just liked them. Have fun with swap-bot and maybe we will be meeting again sometime, with kind regards Barbara
coleenfranks rated for QUICK 10 metal charms swap #38 on Aug 7, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package, Barbara. I shall share with my ladies class I'm leading in altering books. They'll love all those pretties. Wish I could give you more than one heart. Thank you for your generosity. Bless your heart.
Response: Thank you very much for the heart rating, I really enjoyed this quick swap. I'm pleased the little things were good for you and for your ladies, carry on your very good work, and until we meet again sometime with swap-bot this comes with kind regards Barbara
ludolu rated for QUICK 10 metal charms swap #10 on Aug 10, 2012
5
rating
Comment: thanks!!beautiful swap =)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating, I'm pleased the swap arrived safe and sound and that you enjoyed it, have fun swapping, regards Barbara
linmcquaw rated for Hearts for everyone! on Jul 31, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful heart, love the color!! And the extra hearts. Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart rating for the heart, I'm pleased it arrived safe and sound, regards Barbara
ransom rated for ATC Gemstone Series: #2 Ruby on May 30, 2012
5
rating
Comment: What a perfect envie of such thought!! Your ATC goes beyond beautiful. The details are amazing and I LOVE it!! And your letter is so sweet. I thank you kindly for taking the time to make this all so special. Your tuck in's are fabulous. I feel like it is my birthday. You made my day wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the swap, I had fun making the ATC and finding the few extras makes the swap well worth while, until we swap again sometime with swap-bot this comes with kind regards Barbara
MrSchiEvous rated for Feather ATC on May 23, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the wonderfully red feathered ATC, and all the wonderful extras! I throughly enjoyed you letter too!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating for the feather ATC, I thoroughly enjoyed making it and sending a few little extras makes the swap worth while, have fun swapping and until we meet again with swap-bot this comes with kind regards, Barbara
kerrydwynn rated for Lace ATC on May 10, 2012
5
rating
Comment: What a fab packet! Heartfelt thanks many times over -- I will be waiting until our next swap together -- AND I will be sending a note in the post! so nice to "meet" you!
Response: Hi, Thank you for the heart rating, and I'm glad the package arrived safe and sound, nice to have met you with the swaps and I'm sure we'll join the same swaps again sometime, have fun swapping, with kind regards Barbara
Amblnc38 rated for QUICK 20 glass beads swap #12 on May 1, 2012
5
rating
Comment: There are simply not enough hearts for you. I love the hankerchief and the poppy purse! I am going to use the Poppy purse as a tiny make-up bag. It is so pretty! My husband loves the teardrop beads. He says I have to make him something with them. I love the entire package! It made me smile! Cheers, T
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating, I am so pleased you enjoyed the swap, I had fun putting it together for you, how interesting your husband wants something made from the teardrop beads, what will you make? until we swap again with swap-bot this comes with kind regards Barbara
Aiah rated for Oriental continued series...Koi fish on Apr 26, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much Barbara. You created a true piece of art work. I don't own any ATC like that. I apprecitate very much your letter and extra paper craft items.
Response: Thank you so much for the heartrating, and I'm so pleased you liked the Koi ATC, I love Koi although I only have 3 of them myself the rest of my fish being other Carp, Orfe,wild fish and some very big old Goldfish, the ATC was a pleasure for me to make, until our paths cross again sometime with swap-bot this comes with kind regards Barbara
audreydoll rated for Mini hunt: flowers on Apr 10, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Barbara, what fabulous stuff you sent, and such a nice newsy letter. It was a fun read, and great presents, hope to swap with you again, perhaps I can send u as nice of a package. Thank you
Response: Thank you Audrey for the heart rating, I enjoyed the swap and had fun putting together the parcel for you. Until our paths cross again with swap bot have fun swapping, with kind regards Barbara
dukono rated for QUICK 20 glass beads swap #11 on Mar 24, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Loved the swap!! All the beads were AWESOME as were all the extras!! Thanks!!
Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed this swap, thank you so much for the heart rating. I loved putting it together for you, have fun swapping and maybe we'll meet again sometime with swap-bot, with regards Barbara
Miabiff rated for Pink and White (international) on Feb 29, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap. I love the scarf and the letter you sent =)
Response: Hi, I'm so pleased you enjoyed this swap, I certainly enjoyed putting it together for you, have fun swapping,with kind regards Barbara
Mimy rated for QUICK Happy mail #1 on Feb 26, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Wow, thank you sooooo much for your wonderful package, you made my day ! :) I really loved everything ! Thank you once again :)
Response: PHEW!! I am so pleased you enjoyed your parcel, I enjoyed putting it together for you, thank you so much for the heart rating and maybe our paths will cross again sometime with swap-bot :-) with best wishes Barbara
snowangel rated for Swap Colours!: RED on Feb 4, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you SO much for your wonderful package! I really loved everything you sent me! Thank you!
Response: Hi, I'm so pleased you enjoyed this swap, it was a pleasure putting the things together for you, enjoy your swapping, with kind regards Barbara
rachelcdoyle rated for Lip Stick Swap on Feb 3, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything. :)
Response: Thank you very much for the heart rating and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the swap, until we swap again sometime this comes with kind regards Barbara
giramondo rated for $20 jewlery swap (new or used) on Jan 23, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so so much for your wonderful parcel, if I can I give you more and more hearts. I love everything, thank you to extra too (I really like the black polish nails). I hope that our paths cross again. You are a very generous person. Have a fantastic 2012. Big big hugs Chiara
Response: Thank you for the heart rating Chiara and for the lovely comments, I thoroughly enjoyed the swap and am glad you enjoyed it too, maybe our paths will cross again sometime with swap bot, with kind regards Barbara

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 303 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
261 310 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 21 114 125
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Comments

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

RyeRye on Sep 3, 2011:

RyeRye on May 18, 2011:

Pookledo on Apr 2, 2011:

Thankyou for the lovely beads you have sent me and the crochet square. I'm collecting them all together to make myself a blanket. I usually make stuff for other people so I figure I'm going to treat myself for one :)

doublesided on Mar 26, 2011:

WeLComE tO tHe INchiE LovE GrOuP!! HOpe TO sEe You jOiNinG In tHE sWaPS sOoN! If you have any questions please ask!! Remember if you want to receive emails when new swaps are listed you need to select the box on the group section of your "edit profile" page. Doublesided xx

DancingNancy on Feb 12, 2011:

Sorry Barbara! I misread the return address as NZ instead of England. Forgive me!!!

Nancy

RyeRye on Jan 18, 2011:

You are an awesome Queen!

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:

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MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Crafting Queens group~

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