Last Online: October 14, 2017
Country: United Kingdom
I live in England and I am well over 18 years of age.
RATING: I always rate promptly..but I am human and could one day forget. I won't be cross if you you pm me to remind me about a rating or to ask if something has been received.
********Please do not send me anything with real fur or feathers and I prefer not to have things depicting wild animals in circuses or zoos, nudity or anything overtly sexual, or with blood, gore or cruelty..don't like horror or vampire stuff******
Other things that I prefer not to receive: Stuff showing violence, gore, sexually explicit.
I am not that fussy. I understand that a SENDERS CHOICE swap is exactly that and that the sender does not have to take my profile into account unless the guidelines say so. I really would appreciate it if people would respect my request not to have fur/feather/explicit/gore though :-)
POSTCARDS. I really like ones showing food/drink/recipes of different places..also market scenes, state flowers, rocks and minerals, pumpkins, chilli peppers and other veggies ( weird, I know) ecology, tea, coffee, cakes, candy and chocolate. Flamingos, recipes, traditional crafts, spinning, national costume, fairies(fantasy not cute), traditional buildings, your favourite store, storefronts and store displays, tea/coffee cups and pots, aurora, interractive cards such as lenticular or folding out ones, ones showing postboxes, glitter cards, foil cards, snowscenes, seashells.
SOCKS: I really like socks, I handknit them and also love shopbought ones. Not keen on plain ones but I like themed ones..eg seasonal, or ones that have patterns involving pastels or bright colours with black and ethnic patterns. Anything with silver, gold or sparkly bits. Lacy patterns are nice too. I prefer not to have socks with indivdual toes or big toes...not mad keen on plain socks. Don't like cartoon or TV characters or ones with jokes or rude comments. And I love sock-knitting wool..especially multicoloured or the self patterning ones or shaded dyes..either commercial or from dyers or Etsy sellers.
My sock size is: UK/Australia 6 USA 7 Japan 23.5 Or a one-size sock is fine also
KNITTING /YARN I love yarn.. I probably do prefer wool or natural fibers, or a mix. I love sock yarn and of course, that is often improved by having a percentage of nylon to make it wear well. Don't mind recycled washed yarn if it is special . I love handspun yarn..even very tiny skeins are treasures. Many synthetic yarns can be lovely though..so I wouldn't exclude them from my stash! And I am interested in vegan and cruelty/free yarns, and yarns made of weird stuff like paper and seaweed etc.
I am very interested in Scandinavian yarns and in traditional natural colours like browns/grays/blacks/read and especially folk style patterns for things like socks, mittens and bags.
FIBRE I love spinning on my drop spindle and hope to get a wheel this year, so any type of spinning fiber is welcome ...I love small sample of spinning fluff. I like all fibers, but really interested in fibre from specific sheep breeds and also art yarn batts, which often contain sparkly bits/synthetics/add-ins.
NORWAY I am very interested in anything related to Norwegian knitting , textiles, bunader, cloth, spinning, yarn, pewter and other buttons, knit patterns, ribbons with woven or embroidered patterns in traditional designs, small trinkets, pewter. Xmas traditions. Recipes and patterns cut from Magazines with Norwegian text . Chocolate with Norwegian writing on the wrappings...any pretty Norwegian ephemera including leaflets as I am collecting stuff for a Norwegian travel journal I have started but not finished. Anything related to cloudberries( Not so keen on Trolls though....too scary :-) )
The only things I really DON'T LIKE are LICORICE and ANISEED.
I like eating out and at home and I like cooking from scratch. I am not specifically a vegetarian, but I do like veggie and vegan food and I like trying ethnic foods. I believe food and cookery can have a spiritual dimension. I like interesting salads and I like cupcakes, macarons, sushi and bento boxes and chocolate. . Trying to avoid high saturated fat butter/cream type recipes and foods but not always trying hard enough :-)
TEAS: at the moment I am having a real thing for trying different types of tea...herbal/fruit/black/green decaf or non/decaf. Really like tea bags so I can use the wrappers in my atcs afterwards. NOT KEEN ON: licorice/aniseed flavours
Like hot chocolate sachets, prefer not to have instant coffee.
Would also welcome other hot drinks sachets..especially if unusual.
Not into Cartoon characters or kid's stuff ( but kawaii etc is fine)
Please remember that I am sending from the UK. I send stuff to overseas by Airmail, but it can take around 2-3 weeks to arrive, or longer if customs open it for inspection . Please contact me if you are expecting something from me and it does not arrive. Please also remember that I may be on a different day from you, because of the International Dateline/Time thingies.
I love....goddess dolls, art dolls, my very favourites are dotee dolls , collecting/making atc's, crazy quilting, spindle spinning, papercrafts.
I collect fibers/yarns that I can use in my textile crafts..pieces of about 1 yard or more ( or less if special ) are appreciated. I enjoy knitting ( especially socks), spindle spinning, embroidery of many types, journaling, watercolour painting,
I like small decorated( 32ct) matchboxes or matchbox shrines, which I am displaying in on old printers tray where the sections are exactly the right size.
I LOVE handmade recycled envies, mailart envies, hand made postcards :-)
I often check out magazines for interesting stuff that can be collaged onto atc's, especially those with unusual pictures, like new-age articles etc.
I am just starting to get interested in handmade/selfpublished zines.
I also like altered/outsider art, quilting, paper and fiber arts, chocolate, tea, trinkets, stickers, decorated matchboxes, love my garden ( I love pumkins, squashes and chilli pepers, to grow and to eat and to look at)I collect small pieces of yarn for atc's and CQ, cupcake theme stuff, charms, beads, pincusions,small candles, small windchimes, anything to do with the sea or the beach, how-to painting, foreign language texts with nice piccies or oriental text, or anything I can collage onto an atc even if I can't read it. Also jar fairies, blackbirds, birdhouse themes,fish, Buddhist art, Wiccan art, goddess art, shrines. I like bees and beehives
Like ephemera ( new or old) that can be cut up and used on atc..eg interesting food/chocolate/soap packaging ( with or without the original contents)
Love seasonal celebrations, including Christian Festivals, also Halloween. Also seasonal festivals of other religions including Wiccan, Buddhist, Hindu and others I haven't mentioned or may not yet have discovered.
Have been quilting for over 20 years, having been a freestyle creative embroiderer before I went on a holiday with quilters and got exposed to all that fabric ! I am quite skilled at most techniques, including free-machine embroidery and free-machine quilting, but tend to avoid doinganything with a lot of machine applique ( although I don't mind hand applique) Love strip piecing and modern art construction techniques..tend not to hand piece much except for hexagon english paperpiecing and Japnese folded patchwork...although I am able to hand piece if need be. I love the part of binding where you hemstitch to the back by hand...it's so therapeutic :-)
I like traditional quilting, art quilting and crazy quilting. I admire, but don't really do wholecloth quilting. I like small hangings and doll quilts and miniature quilts... I belong to two Project Linus groups here in England and enjoy participating in that very much. I also like sashiko stitching. Tend to go for smaller projects nowadays...like bookwraps and mugrugs. Have eclectic fabric tastes..I like plaids, but not really country-style in general. I like Christmas fabrics in traditional red/green/white/cream colourways. Love Rowan and Kaffe Fasset in all their colourways,,, and also the new 50's looking florals in red/pink/turquoise etc. Scandinavian designs. Like black and white prints and stuff with text on. Tend not to go for traditional calico tiny floral prints. I do like taupe prints though. I like most fabrics really...as long as it is nice cotton. Even fabric I wouldn't choose myself can be a great enhancement to my stash !
I love reels of cotton machine sewing or machine quilting thread in any colour and any size. I adore pincushions and needlebooks.
and also creative embroidery. I have a drop spindle that I haven't used often enough.
I love sewn and knitted food items, and I love stitch markers although I don't knit much myself.
Can't say what my favourite colour is or isn't as all colours vary so much depending on what they are used with. I think it is quite hard to make grey look good though ( view that as a challenge if you like !) If I like the theme, then I am almost certain to appreciate almost any colour. Also, some people are so artistic that they can use colours together that I would never dream of, and still come up with a thing of beauty!
ethnic music from various countries, The Who, Gregorian Chant, Enya
documentaries, crafts, unusual cookery, travel (esp Japan),books about all the stuff listed under favourite crafts. Don't mind used books if not dirty/smelly.
My favourites are atc's and self made/published 'zines .
Also, mixed media art, embroidery, quilting, collage, bit of painting and drawing ( esp watercolour), bead stuff, art dolls, outsider art, stamping, card making, all textile stuff, decorated matchboxes, jar fairies, mixed media shrines.
FORUM TRADES ETC
2012 20/8 notecards to TerryF (not swap) 4/8 pf postcard tag sent to Jamiebee1 21/7 resend to Rachel and Travis for Thankyou 20/7 RAK to Pashanista 5/7/12 tag noteecard to thefruid for NTG tag 21/4 forum rakdraw jubilee postcard mailed 9/3 prima flowers to Marryth pc to vbalrney 27/2 WTA pcard to reauk 25/1 rak quiltcure fabric to michelleK
2/8 engl pc for Kirstyk( not swap)
2/8 pc for Denise's mum(not swap) 21/7 tag pc to 3goldkeys ?/7 RAK to Perkl8r 25/6 pc mailed to Selene16 ( informal exchange) 12/6 small surprise thankyou to thefruid 11/6 folklore/costume#2 swap - resends to misswalflower and jannyvof as originals not arrived yet. 11/5 nakd p/c group Pooh p/c to suzieq11 27/4 surprise rw pc rak to papercraftfairy sent pc in envie to Tish R with rw stamps 26 Apr 18 Apr sent Tag pc to suzieq11 9 Apr R Wedd pc to angelkay for forum pc tag 1 Apr rak easter cards to runnerbean 29 Mar pc to bluehairedmary ( p forum tag) 27 Mar pc sent to bobogirl 19 Feb sent K/W postcard to morwesong 29jan pcard tag to Id0bel1eve(sweeties) 25 Jan: wastwater pc to blockstar for wpc group tag ( requested to be naked and written) 21 Jan teddy postcard to Abella0823 forum tag
2010: 31 Dec: sent envie to Mayje ( not swap) 30 Dec: sent camel p/card tao sharingink ( tag) 30 Dec sent 2 separate envies rose tea to lepvert 26 Dec sent tag postcard to Krizia 20 Dec sent 1 p/card to onlyincambodia( not formal swap) 3 dec Ancient monument p/c to Krizia Pc to Vblarney for RAP group Frys pc to idobelieve for forum pc tag Harrods pd to krizia for forum pc tag ncard to Notecards to go WTA Nov winner 6Nov London pc to ladytrancevision ( forum tag) 23Oct pooh pc to idobelieve for p/c forum tag 23 Oct sent "angel" wta postcard to thehappyhoneybee 11 Oct sent magazine recipe to DSM 11Oct sent rak tea to LPV knit donut card to idobelieve 4Oct cream tea postcard to Mayje 23 Sept Britain deco mailed back to papilonvert 7 August RECD from lpv: forum thread prize rak of beautiful ice-cream t-towel Wishlist group July item sent 14 July
Notecard for NTG WTA Oct sent 2 Nov
Postcard tag 23/10 to amy
Postcdtag 26/9 Maggles45 sent 28/9
Wishlist group Sept etsy wish to Tryph ( 18/9)
Wishlist group Sept wish to Texydeb ( 19/9)
salty candy for rak sent 14 Aug
Item from Aug wishlist to Paflip25
envies for June wishlist group to thefruid and fsjbrit
1 item for april wishlist airmail Malaysia 24Apr 1 item for march wishlist gp mailed 6 March 09 3 items for wishlist group Feb mailed4 feb 2009 Angel cupcake atcs for redcrystal -18Jan09 Crochet yarn for Mojo ( not a trade)- mailed 18 Jan(2ndclass)
Postcards for Viridianmuse - mailed 15 Jan ( private swap) ATC for glasssnowdrop sent 3rd wk Nov(not trade) CQ base block for Hag53- mailed 23sept08 Atc tag for Panda2778 mailed 11 July
Private trade fabric/quilt atcs for cupcake atc -mailing airmail June 11
Make an atc in a theme she likes for Merlinda - recd
Angel green/blue swap for Chanel - received
Make an atc in a theme I like. Completed. Sent to vwwoman07 who confirmed receipt , received from asureskyz.
Atcs sent to BFD who RAK'd me Halloween socks. Both parties received :-)
Dotee doll sent to Jenny B 1 April in return for bubble tea supplies. Both parties received :-)
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