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Date Joined: June 28, 2008
Last Online: June 16, 2012
Birthday: December 25
Country: Australia
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....my name is marion and i live in melbourne, australia... i make art and i teach art and english to teenagers and i love it (most of the time)...

..i am married to a lovely german man (got it right the second time around) and we have an arty teenage teenage daughter and my two grown sons are both delightful...

..i often spend hours at a time in my studio making art or writing or doing preparation for school....senior photography and year10 engish....

..i don't watch much tv as i have lots of other things i would rather do.. i love music.. especially female vocalists and ethnic mood music...

..i love to make collage, art dolls and sew... and i take fortnightly life drawing classes

..swap-bot is great for me because i am always learning new things.. i thought i wanted to learn how to make quilts, but i think i will leave that up to people who have a lot more patience than me...

..i am going to try some cloth dolls with painted faces next... and of course, i have to make some gocco prints (something that has been waiting also)..

..there is also the half finished mosaic bird bath i am constructing in the front garden, the ceramic flower installation that is half completed and five canvases that are drawn up but not painted yet..so, i am not at a loss for entertainment...ha ha ha

..thanx for reading..

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i love......

  • ballerinas...
  • cupcake toppers (esp. ballerinas)
  • colours (esp. purple, red, green)
  • FQs or FEighths (bright modern, japanese, bold patterns, retro..60' or 70's)
  • your favourite easy quilt pattern
  • paper
  • handmade envelopes
  • old wallpaper
  • old slide frames
  • tickets
  • ink pens
  • journals
  • composition books (can't get them in oz)
  • dragonflies (any insect really)
  • ladybird books
  • little golden books
  • bits of rusty stuff
  • broken jewelery
  • paper dolls
  • art dolls
  • old toy dolls
  • cupie dolls ♥....♥....♥....♥....♥....♥ ....♥....♥....♥....♥....♥


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  • doll heads
  • tiny stuffies
  • mermaids
  • old postcards
  • vintage portraits (esp families)
  • scrabble or letter tiles
  • anything old
  • old art or craft magazines with instructions
  • cloth paper scissors magazine (cant get them here)
  • art doll quarterly magazine (cant get them here)
  • typewriters (a picture will do...)
  • teaching (art and english)
  • teenagers (i know, weird, right?)
  • and making art**


i love detail... so i make little things so small pieces of paper, metal and material are great..especially if you have picked them up off the ground, or run over them with your car...and no, i am not joking !!! (giggling and laughing some more) ........................................................

send me anything you would love to received..i will be happy...oh yeah!!!

what i make...

  • drawings and paintings
  • letters and journals
  • collages and photos
  • paper dolls and mixed media dolls
  • gocco prints..just got a machine, hooray!
  • just starting quilting too....art quilts yeah!

favourite books and magazines

i love books with how-to instructions because i am always trying something new, so i love anything that is geared toward teaching the reader something about:

  • doll making
  • art.. oil painting
  • gocco printing (haven't seen one but they must exist)
  • ceramics
  • mixed media
  • portrait painting/drawing

these magazines aren't easy to get here in australia..i would love any copy, doesn't matter how old....

  • cloth paper scissors (have four issues so far ..jan/feb, mar/apr, may/jun, jul/aug...2009)
  • art doll quarterly (have one copy..aug/sep/oct 2008)

i don't love.....

  • well, there isn't much i don't love.. but, maybe i don't love:
  • crass stuff (even some of that i like!)
  • lip gloss
  • nail polish
  • stickers
  • overly religious stuff
  • light pastels
  • baby/nursery prints
  • cat/dog prints
  • zebra anything
  • floral prints
  • Hawaiian
  • flourescent/neon
  • post-war / Liberty
  • realistic animal prints
  • african prints
  • indigenious prints
  • hawaiian style prints
  • bandana prints
  • dark mushy color prints
  • polyester (even that has its place sometimes)
  • adolescent gym shoes (omg..leave them outside would you?)
  • smelly men (some of them i like too..)


  • by jlewisblessing in a private swap_may18


  • by becra in the _ One photo:pattern swap _ nov08 _ thankyou so much rebecca for the lovely grey and white goodies...


days for girls feminine protection program...

looks like goods4girls got too much for the woman who started it .. so she closed it down after operating it for one year... well done Deanna Duke for being such an inspiration.. BUT THERE IS HOPE...there is another project which does the same thing..see below for description and above for link.. thanxx

days for girls

some happy girls with their new packs

link to donate pads for charity

Give a girl EVERY day of her life back.... What if not having feminine supplies kept you isolated for days during menstruation? No study for days, no income for days, no going out, no access to hygiene? The truth is that this happens every day for women in third world countries. We can do something about that. And we're tackling the goal of making sure each of them can have their own washable, colorful, effective feminine solutions. We recommend 6 pads, and two "outer shields" to hold the pads in place per girl/woman. This project also serves as a trade-training industry for young women in third world countries.

So come on ladies, help a sister out and help change the world one pad at a time....thanxx, marion


magicjessnrach rated for ETSY favourites Swap $5 on Sep 19, 2009
Comment: Just lovely! Thank-you so much :)
Response: yeah.. just love piddix sheets... glad you like them too... thanx for the heart..
julief rated for julief and marionjoy do journalling on Aug 30, 2009
Comment: i am so touched and honored to have received this journal and package. thank you a million times over!
Response: you are most welcome julie..
MaliksMom rated for Profile In A Box 2 on Aug 20, 2009
Comment: THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!! I love everything, especially the needle felting kit. It arrived yesterday and I would have rated then but I was too busy playing with the kit. I made a little sheep, you can see it here http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3838837373/..Thanks again :D
Response: wow...baba is soooo cute..you are a nnf..... a natural needle felter... well done...so glad you enjoy the package.................
RunWildHorses rated for hearty matchbox on Jul 28, 2009
Comment: Thank you very much, the goodies are wonderful.
Response: you are most welcome..pleased you like them..thanxxx for the rating and the heart...
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful profile-based supplies. The A4 sized exercise book is a great addition as well.
Response: glad you liked them...thanx for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thank you for the note cards they are lovely i will send mine soon i keep forgetting to tell my daughter to go to the mail room when she come over i will make myself a note, I don't drive so i have to have someone to go for me but it is coming i promise
Response: so glad you liked them..
ILoVeCoWs rated for Journal W/a Twist 6 on Apr 27, 2009
Comment: I loved everything thank you so much cant wait to do some painting.
Response: great..glad you love the paint... it is sooooo fun.. enjoy yourself.. thankyou so much for the rating and the heart....
Jenzeestyle rated for marionjoy and Jeneestyle swap on Apr 18, 2009
Comment: thanks so much, i esp loved the tattoos and the big cloth mapish thing of australia, im going to hang it on my wall in my room.
Response: so pleased you liked it all... thanxx for the five and the heart
Response: yeah... they arrived .... thanx for the rating and the heart.......
Comment: Thank you.
Response: so glad you like them.. those bags are so handy, yes? enjoy... thanxx for swapping with me......
Comment: Excellent many thanks for the private swap, just what i wanted
Response: great stuff... many thanx...
neca84 rated for Colour Combo Swap/Secondaries on Apr 6, 2009
Comment: great cards thanks Marion
Response: glad you liked them..... thanx for the rating and the heart....
zerofantasies rated for Liar Liar...Postcard II on Apr 6, 2009
Comment: LOL bake.. hm.. Thanks for the postcard~
Response: yes.... thanx
rbd5050 rated for Liar Liar...Postcard II on Apr 3, 2009
Comment: You almost owed me a new keyboard!....I was drinking juice sitting in front of my computer when I read your LLPC and almost snorked the juice up all over my keyboard.....GREAT ONE!!! THANKS!
Response: ha ha.. so pleased it tickled your fancy! i had a lot of fun writing it... cheers
terrip rated for Liar Liar...Postcard II on Apr 3, 2009
Comment: Loved it, totally made me laugh!!
Response: so glad.. thanx for the rating and the heart...
Comment: Thank you Marion, I loved everything so much, it was perfect and I can certainly find a use for everything. Would love to swap with you again some time.
Response: glad you liked it priscilla... it was a pleasure for me too... thankyou for the rating and the heart
katara rated for Pimp a Postcard on Mar 28, 2009
Comment: Thank you! I liked the different elements that you incorporated!
Response: thanx
Comment: Super swap! I had great fun. Thank you so much for the lovely collages you did for me. Fantastic!
Response: thankyou so much... i am so glad you enjoy them.. i had a lot of fun too... excellent fun ..... ( -;
Comment: Thanks very nice
Response: glad you liked them.... ( -:
HuntrsWyf rated for marionjoy and HuntrsWyf swap on Mar 16, 2009
Comment: Hi Marion, I received you swap today! The kids are so excited! One really likes bugs so that was a huge hit with him! I hope you like what we are sending! Thanks again! Terri
Response: so happy... i know little boys love bugs... and so do i...!! .... i am sure i will love your surprise package...

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magicjessnrach on Apr 20, 2010:

Thanks so much for the gorgeous pages you created for my journal. Your words made me feel very special and I will treasure the art work you created.

Amandalee on Apr 4, 2010:


I hope you have a great Easter!

sunnysidey on Jan 21, 2010:

Welcome back - hope you had a fantastic holiday and can't wait to hear all about it!

Amandalee on Dec 24, 2009:


Missysmom on Dec 23, 2009:

Darn- I don't know why I missed the "Y" in you.

Missysmom on Dec 23, 2009:

I probably won't get back on here until after Christmas so I want to wish you a Happy Birthday and hope your day is filled with the things ou love. Hugs, Cathy

glendas on Dec 17, 2009:

picture merry christmas my friend and to your family,. Have a safe and happy one, love ya Glenda

neca84 on Oct 25, 2009:

MARION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what can I say, you outdid yourself, what a generous lady you are, I had the most wonderful time unpacking my package, And its not even Christmas, thank you so very much EVERYTHING will be used, Tegan was drooling over each item as I up packed it :)

Thank You , special friend

Carol xx

neca84 on Sep 3, 2009:

Awesome, wonderful, generous, lovely, nice .... just a few words to describe you dear lady, thank you so much for your lovely package I received today from the aussie wish lists.......... THANK YOU

Carol xx

jannikinz on Aug 16, 2009:

Thankyou for the Aus/NZ gals tag package.

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