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manonclarke

manonclarke
Date Joined: February 27, 2009
Last Online: July 29, 2015
Birthday: February 12
Country: United Kingdom

About me

I am a mum of four children and I have been married to my English husband for 21 years. I was originally from the Netherlands. I met my husband while on holiday in the South of France and it wasn't long after when I followed him to the UK. I have been settled here for about 25 years now. We also have two dogs and a gorgeous rabbit who may as well have been a dog. When I am not looking after everyone at home I work full-time in the caring profession. I love my job but it can leave me a bit drained and this is where I feel being creative helps me relax and find my little spark back.

Favorite Music

Dance, R&B, Buddha Bar.

Favorite Books

Ik heb je nooit een rozen tuin beloofd by Hannah Green. The boy in the striped pyjama. Everthing written by Yvonne Keuls.....and of course all books and journals related to my work, psychology. I love psychological thrillers.

Favorite Movies

One flew over the cuuckoo's nest is my old favorite and The reader is my most recent favorite film.

Favorite Television

I very rarely watch TV because I often work in the evenings but I have to admit that I religously watch causualty on a saturday...shame on me!

Favorite Crafts

I have desgined and made my own clothes since the age of 13. As over the years the choice of shops has grown here in the UK my urge to get the sewing machine out became less apart from when I wanted something special.

Just recently my interest in textile art has started to grow bigger and once again I can see that sewing machine becoming a permanent fixture.

As a young girl I also used to love making art dolls. My mum encouraged me as soon as she felt I was old enough to hold a needle. At that time she also introduced me to the joy of modelling clay. I really liked to see a lump of clay transform into some form of a face. I made lots of creations. My family and friends still own some of my projects. Unfortunatley I am sad to say because I uprooted myself a couple of times in my life I have felt the need to throw a lot of my creations away.

Spending time on art became increasingly less over the years as result of having had children and trying to build my career. My inspirational flame was burning low until I recently came across someone who inspired me. She told me about her sewing and swapbot and guess she turned that little flame up for me once again.

I love all arts and find it easy to learn new things. Am I good at it all? I have no idea, I leave that for others to judge. However it is very pleasureable so who cares! :-)

What I like.

I like everything that has been loved by someone and now needs to be loved by me. I like unusual and natural things.

I would be very happy recieving any ribon, lace, fancy buttons, glass, metal and handpainted beads (large or small) I love hand dyed fabrics, cotton yarns,mohair,silk and wool. I would be grateful for scraps of material or anything that I can use for making dolls. I would also like to start making some more unusual pieces of jewellary. Ideas, books or material will all be very much appreciated.

For the part of me that likes to relax I often use aromatherapy oils, scented candles and other relaxing treatments. So any of these items will always be l very welcome. I love anything sweet but I am not so fond of sour things. I like white and milk chocolate

Dislikes

I don't like anything cheap, nasty or plastic. Don't send me things that you would not like to get your self. I don't like things that look dirty or smell of cigaret smoke.

Ratings

RyuLuna rated for Blogger - Make new friends! on Jan 5, 2011
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ladycregga rated for Blogger - Make new friends! on Dec 3, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for your comments hope I don't disappoint!
coleenfranks rated for Blogger - Make new friends! on Dec 3, 2010
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Comment: I signed up to follow your blog too!
Response: Thank you for your heart and lovely to see you on my blog!
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Comment: Thanks for the fabric and ribbon. I am very short on purple so really appreciate it. I like the thimble too - its nice to have something from your area.
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Comment: Thank you for sending - Sue would have loved this.
Response: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. RIP Susan.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful FQ...the chocolate was a fabulous extra! Thank you!
julijul rated for Pretty Little Purse Pincushion on Sep 20, 2009
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Comment: Very Cute! Love the woven handle! and thanks for the extra thimble! so sweet!
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thought I had noticed you from somewhere else. Thanks for rating me.
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Comment: I Really like this fabric!! Thank you so much!
ladyeteria rated for We love dotee doll bookmarks on Aug 26, 2009
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Comment: thanks for a cute bookmark dotee...
leeler rated for Pretty in Pink...Dotee on Aug 15, 2009
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Comment: Beautiful work, I love the extras. I love her face thank you.
glendas rated for Prim heart on Aug 11, 2009
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Comment: love them and the extras thank you very much
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute cupcake pincushion!
gladycloudy rated for 5 Inch Color Charm Swap *BLACK* on Jul 16, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the black squares!
girlonaglide rated for 5 Inch Color Charm Swap *BLACK* on Jul 14, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the assortment!
Response: You are very welcome!!
TerryF rated for PS: Handmade Dolls on Jul 13, 2009
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Comment: Manon, my little art doll is wonderful - such a beautifull face (paint or pencil?), and an amazingly tiny embroidered fly! Thank you! I will also be able to use the fabric and lace pieces you sent as extras - I especially like the primmed lace! Thank you as well for the glass beads. I am so glad we have had the opportuntity to swap a couple of times recently. Hugs, Terry
Response: Thanks Terry I enjoyed swapping with you and hope we will meet again in the future. The face was partly drawn and partly painted. Hugs
Mimi2254 rated for We love dotee doll bookmarks on Jul 13, 2009
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Comment: I LOVE my bookmark dotee! Thanks again for a great dotee, and wonderful fabrics and lace!!!!! Look forward to the next time, Laurie mimi2254
Response: Me too Laurie and guess what we have been matched up again. Thank you for the heart!!!
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Comment: You made an absolutely BEAUTIFUL needle book for me! Thanks so much!
Response: You are very welcome!!!
alleycat rated for My First Fabric Prim Doll on Jul 10, 2009
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Comment: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I just love her so much, and while I can see why you didn't want to part with her I'm so glad that you did. I call her Miss Edna, and she has a place of honor among my other little art dolls. Thanks again, just wish I could award more than one heart!
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely words and I like the name you gave her!

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Comments

kupkake on Dec 24, 2009:

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Merry Christmas to you and yours! ^_^

kupkake on Nov 25, 2009:

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Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy! =)

pahasiga on Oct 10, 2009:

I received the box you painted for me today! Thank you, it is beautiful!

Kokopelli on Aug 31, 2009:

Thank you very much for the dotee kit! I appreciate it all but the painted face was gorgeous! You are quite an artist! Thanks again!

Belinda

AwtemNymf on Jul 7, 2009:

Hi- Welcome to the FAD group. Look forward to getting to know you. Hope you have fun with us :O) ~A~

choke on Jul 6, 2009:

Welcome to Fabric Art Divas! Pop into the forums and say hi when you get a chance, see you there :D

LavenderLizard on Jun 23, 2009:

Thanks for joining my swap! I hope you enjoy creating!

ozduchess on May 26, 2009:

Your craft mag is on the way from thelanddownunder:)

Pam on May 2, 2009:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous Mermaid dotee, and fabric. What a beautiful face. I really love her.

ChimpieArtist on Apr 20, 2009:

Hello Manonclarke! Just wanted to let you know I'm posting "4 Inch Fabric Sway" in the mail today, so keep a look out for it! Hope you enjoy!

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