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Date Joined: July 23, 2007
Last Online: March 20, 2012
Birthday: April 9, 1979
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

We just bought our first house, yay! So I'm busy setting that up but hoping to fit in a few swaps too.

I love kool aid sachets (the sugar free ones) for dyeing wool. Any colours in a variety of flavours would be GREAT.

I'm a 31 yr old crafter who has tried them all and mastered none but my love lies mostly with fabric and sewing. I love fabrics, ribbons, buttons, all the little bits and pieces that go with it. My newest love is crochet! I would walk over hot coals for a skein of Malabrigo to try! I don't like cross stitch.

I have a huge interest in Waldorf style education and crafts, although I don't know much about it as yet. I really love natural materials and am trying to use more of them in my own crafts. Wool felt. Wool roving for stuffing toys. Wooden toys.

I love fun fabrics, especially boy ones which are so hard to find, vintage embroidered linens, vintage anything, anything handmade. I love cute things, like kawaii but am not into Disney or anything cutesy except Beatrix Potter.

I love thrift stores far too much. I virtually never leave one empty handed.

I have way too many buttons and ribbons than I will be able to use anytime soon.

Japanese fabrics, books, magazines etc are the best! Really anything from another country with some thought put into it makes me happy.

I love fabric, especially linen or 100% cotton. I love cute prints on my fabric. I don't like neon colours or stretch fabrics - not brave enough to sew stretch yet!

I'm on Weight Watchers (35lb so far!) so please no chocolate or candy (okay maybe just a teeny tiny bit ahem)

Favorite Crafts

Sewing! I love to sew! I find it very relaxing, despite the constant cursing at my machine. My newest love is crochet which I love and could spend all day doing. i like to spend a few weeks/months doing one constantly then spend some time on the other.

favourite colours

red and white, very light blue


We have two cats called Ginga and Rastus and I love them to bits. Anything for them is welcome. I also love elephants.

Favorite Music

Iron and Wine or anything in that style, most new country, Blackmores Night, 80's anthems - the cheesier the better, Amy Winehouse, Soul, Jazz, Putumayo.

Favorite Television

MAS*H, murder mysteries, Dr Who. I don't watch a lot of TV. I'm very much a book geek. Except when I'm oerving on Doctor Who - bring back David Tennant!

Random stuff

I like to read the Brother Cadfael mysteries, I like to sleep too much, I occasionally work with preschool aged kids and have a big interest in Waldorf styled education/lifestyle, I like to bake bread and cookies. Then I love to eat them. Like I said - Weight Watchers!


Kay rated for In need of a change of subject envelope on Nov 4, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous letter, it was a blast. The calendar was very cute, a reminder of the days when the fur terrorists here were socially acceptable.
Response: So glad you liked the letter, it was really nice to be given the 'challenge' to write something distracting.
AngelFaeryKathleen rated for April is Poetry Month on May 4, 2010
Comment: Great photo and I love the poems, hugs :-D
Kay rated for April is Poetry Month on Apr 23, 2010
Comment: Nice choice of poetry. Thank you. Also thanks for the cable car postcard, you have foud your way to my boy's heart.
cypress rated for Natural toy swap on Aug 19, 2009
Comment: This is by far the most rewarding swap I have participated in! The playcrown and travel game you sent were spot-on perfect for my girlie. Your craftsmanship was exquisite and your thoughtfulness just blew me away! Thank you so, so much for the beautiful gifts.
Response: I'm so glad you like the toys and happy to think she'll enjoy playing with them.
maltagirl rated for honor the equinox embriodery swap on Mar 23, 2009
Comment: oh my these were the cutest ever!!!!! thank you so much:) your stitches are amazing!!!
Saulute rated for restock your waldorf stash on Feb 17, 2009
Comment: I love getting a package from so far away and such a nice package too! Thank you, so much, Steph, I will definetely check out your store and flicker group with peg dolls, and I post my as soon as I will make some.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it and I'll keep an eye out for your peg dolls.
Comment: very nice work. thanks!
aglanceatmyworld rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Feb 10, 2009
Comment: Cool blog! I really like that hex quilt.
queensonia2001 rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Feb 6, 2009
Comment: love your blog :) I've bookmarked it. Thanks for stopping by mine!
Tissuepapers rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Feb 2, 2009
Comment: Super great blog
pmking11 rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Feb 2, 2009
Comment: Thank you for checking me out before I even managed to send stuff out!! THAT"S efficiency!!
kinkychinky rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Feb 2, 2009
lysrian rated for List of 100 Books - E-mail Version on Jan 21, 2009
myaizar rated for List of 100 Books - E-mail Version on Jan 19, 2009
jennhx rated for List of 100 Books - E-mail Version on Jan 17, 2009
Comment: Thanks for your list! I appreciate the organization. I've read a number of them, so I think we have similar tastes and I'll enjoy checking out some new ones from you. Especially the historical fiction and memoirs, yay! I loved the No. 1 Ladies' Det. Agency books too.
Comment: thanks for the great list :]
joinokc rated for List of 100 Books - E-mail Version on Jan 14, 2009
Comment: Thanks for categorizing everything!
momtogus rated for List of 100 Books - E-mail Version on Jan 14, 2009
Comment: Thank you for your list. I enjoyed the way you separated the categories. This was a time consuming swap, and I appreciate the effort. I am looking forward to reading some that I haven't from your list.
Comment: I loved the virtual trip to the land of the Rising Sun. Domo arrigato gozaimasu (thank you very much)!

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lovecupcakes on Oct 24, 2009:

Please check out the new Embroidered Holiday Gift Tag swap in the Stitch and Bitch Embroidery Circle. Embroidered Holiday Gift Tag Sign-ups by Nov. 1st!

maltagirl on Feb 14, 2009:

there is a new swap up for wild waldorf. come check it out.

AngelFaeryKathleen on Jul 1, 2008:

Hi, I've set up a group for just us Kiwis, if you are interested go to http://www.swap-bot.com/group/468ed5e7c3ed5da22efe5ef710252a23/about Hugs :-)

LuckyDrewzel on Jan 2, 2008:

Hi Steph! Thanks for organising the redwork swap, hope we do another one. :)

threesweetpeas on Oct 29, 2007:


hi, i noticed you were wishing to be in an international embroidery swap without hosting, please check mine out:) u r most welcome:)

lisajhoney on Oct 25, 2007:

Thank you for the lovely goodies you sent for the Aussie/NZ pay it back. I loved all of it(:

roseylittlethings on Sep 17, 2007:


I Really want to be in the think pink Swap!!!!!! Thanks!!!! Jen

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