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michellew

michellew
Date Joined: May 19, 2008
Last Online: March 5, 2015
Birthday: July 26
Country: Australia
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Last updated: August 2012

I don't get to town on Fridays, so swaps ending on Fridays always kill me - I like to have the whole weekend to get things just so before sending off on Monday. So generally your swap will get posted on Monday, I hope you understand :)

I have the world's worst memory. I do my best to write down all tags and attend to them immediately, but please PM me if I have forgotten to send you something.

About Me

I live in country Victoria, Australia, on 150 acres with my partner, Chris. Chris has two teenagers, together we just have lots of animals.

I am in my 30s and find there is just not enough time to try and do all the things I want to.

In my "spare" time I work as a project manager / project engineer / water savings officer / whatever else they want me to do!!!

Animals

I love animals. We have cattle, sheep, goats - angora and dairy, a pig, a llama, geese, chooks, ducks, horses, a little dog (big dogs don't respect me and I kinda don't understand them), 2 cats and LOTS of bunnies (including an angora for spinning of course) and minilops (holland lops) for showing!

Gardening

I like pretty cottage gardens, my current garden is just getting going and is a dreadful mess!

Sports / Hobbies

  • Rabbit breeding & showing
  • Horse riding (just hacking)
  • Skiing (sooooo much fun)
  • Dancing (Rock 'n Roll).....
  • Sailing

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing - pretty girly things mostly and stuffies
  • Knitting & crochet
  • Woodwork - I like restoring old furniture and boxes and stuff
  • Other - I have played around with a welder, dabbled with jewellery making, made a little soap and tanned skins
  • I have recently bought a spinning wheel and a drum carder, so I am experimenting with our mohair and merino

Other things I like

  • Pink
  • Aqua/turquoise
  • handmade stuff
  • shabby chic
  • cupcakes
  • glittery, pretty things
  • animal related things
  • coins & stamps
  • patterns for sewing or knitting, anything that relates to old time crafts or farm activities

Wishlist

  • vintage pictures for crafts : christmas scenes, deer, owls, kittens,bunnies, etc
  • small paper or material flowers for crafting
  • garden pictures, house pictures (especially from english or american country magazines) - shabby chic type
  • kitchen things in pink, green or cupcake themes
  • bits of old lace or ribbons
  • pretty vintage material
  • papers in pretty colours and patterns
  • patterns for felties
  • trinkets and charms
  • moulds for making soaps and polymer jewellery

Please don't send

  • dottee dolls - I don't get them - I like dolls that look like dolls, not squares with faces
  • ATCs - I do like them, but I have 100s and not sure how to display or what to do with them now
  • Label bags and books - I'm not sure what to do with them (I do like stamp, sticker and other bags though)

Flaker & non-raters.....

I'm sad that I had to do this, but here it is :(

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for lovely bags.Colors are perfect,just in time for spring/summer time here,love the themes you have choose for me.
ShabbyJules rated for ShabbyJules & MichelleW on Feb 11, 2013
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Comment: OMG i actually squeeled when i opened this,I adore as in adore my gorgeous bag you are so clever,I will treasure it,Love the whimsy bottle and all my fabulous extras too all beautifully presented,Say the word when you want another swap,You are such a sweet swapper,
wickedred rated for Monthly Serendipity Kit 10 on Nov 9, 2012
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Comment: Wow such wonderful bits to inspire me thank you so much
Response: Yah, I'm so happy you liked it and I hope it inspired all sorts of crafty things :) Thank you for the heart too :)
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Comment: Oh my such a sweet sweet thank you so much
Response: So glad you liked it :) And thank you for the heart :)
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Comment: thanks
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart :)
Lexidh rated for Small bag of embellishments #6 on Sep 5, 2012
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Comment: Thank you =)
Response: Thank you :) I hope you were able to makes lots of pretty things :) Thank you for the heart too
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Comment: thanks
Response: You're welcome, thankyou for rating :)
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart :)
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Comment: Very beautiful
Response: Thankyou so much and I'm glad you liked them :) thank you for the heart too
occasiongb6557 rated for Monthly Serendipity Kit 6 on Jul 12, 2012
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Comment: Received today, Thanks so much for the fun filled envie.
Response: I'm glad you liked it and I hope it inspires heaps of fun craftyness :) Thankyou for the heart too!
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Comment: Thanks for email. Sorry for the late rating. You butterflies are wonderful, Thanks :O)
Response: I'm glad you liked them and thankyou for rating :)
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Comment: It is a cute tote but I cannot read the words properly at all. I'm pretty sure they relate to LM Montgomery but that is about all I can make out. Where there may have been a picture just looks like the bag has gone mouldy. It's a bit odd, not sure what happened to it. It did not appear to have become wet in transit. Very disappointed you decided to retaliate against this rating by removing a heart you had previously given me. Very un-swapbot like!
Response: I'm sorry you didn't like it as much as I thought you would :( It is actually two sayings "tomorrow is another day with no mistakes in it" and "if you can't be cheerful, be as cheerful as you can". No it didn't get wet and fade, it is a transfer using turpentine and soap - the first time I did it and much harder than I thought it would be. I could read it, but that is probably because I knew what it said. The picture at the top was two doves on a branch.
mappy rated for Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons on Jun 30, 2012
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Comment: Thanks michelle they are lovely.
Response: I'm glad you liked them :) It's hard not to be addicted to ribbons :) Thankyou for the heart :)
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Comment: Beautiful! Thanks for joining!
Response: It was a fab swap! I'm glad you liked them and thankyou for the heart :)
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Comment: Very pretty butterflies! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for the pics!
Response: I'm glad you liked them and thankyou for the heart :)
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Comment: Sorry that I forgot to rate. I havent been on in awhile. Thanks so much for the cute ornie!
Response: I'm glad you liked them and thankyou for the heart :)
wickedred rated for Monthly Serendipity Kit 5 on Jun 1, 2012
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Comment: Aussie swappers rock I get such wonderful things from the girls downunder whoo hoo love it
Response: Yah, I'm so glad you liked it and I hope it inspires lots of new projects :) I totally love this series of swaps you have put together too :) And thankyou for the heart!
oreon rated for Owlishious! on May 26, 2012
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Comment: Amazing bag. Thank you soooo much!
Response: I'm so glad you like it and I hope you get lots of use from him :) And thankyou for the heart too :)
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Comment: I love it! Thanks so much!
Response: These were so much fun to put together :) I hope it looks good on your tree this coming christmas :) Thankyou for the heart too
robinomayberry rated for Monthly Serendipity Kit 4 on May 11, 2012
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Comment: Oooh, I got my super fun Australia package and I love it! So many little baggies of fun things. I spread it all out over my art table and had fun immediately. Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked it and I hope you've been able to make lots of crafy things :) Thankyou for the heart too

Rating Overview

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5.0000 233 9 10
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Comments

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

weeatcrayons on Dec 28, 2011:

fireworks Hope you have a wonderful upcoming New Year!! Be Safe!!

deer

smokeandmirrors on Dec 19, 2011:

Just wanted to let you know i updated my rating for the 24 Days of Christmas swap. :) I opened your last gift today, thanks! Merry Christmas!

mappy on Oct 23, 2011:

Hi, Im just checking to see if the 24 days or Christmas swap I sent you arrived safely yet?

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

knitmom7 on Jul 27, 2011:

Hope you got a giggle from my weather reply! Still hot here, too! Beats 42 inches of snow though, like winter of '09.

cobaltgypsy on Jul 18, 2011:

okay, so NOW it's Happy Late Birthday! LOL! blessings, Gypsy

smokeandmirrors on Jul 14, 2011:

Hi, i know you participated last year in the 25 Days of Christmas - Australia and thought you might also be interested in participating in this year's version. The rules/requirements have changed slightly but i hope you'll still come along and check it out!

24 Days of Christmas - Australia

cobaltgypsy on Jun 27, 2011:

happy late birthday!

agonysdecay on Mar 1, 2011:

Did you get some too? I love peacock feathers, mainly the original colored ones. I have them in gothic vases all around my apartment. Green is my favorite color so I thought I might get some bleached ones...but now I want them all:P I hae a new gothic hair line that I want to start on so these will eventually be incorporated into a hair fascinator of some sort! Thanks for helping me with supplies :P

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