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Date Joined: April 11, 2009
Last Online: October 10, 2015
Birthday: August 18, 1977
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I'm a 32 year old female living in the uk with my partner, a 3 year old daughter, called Maisie and an 18 month old, Olivia.

I'm half way through a college course which will mean that I can eventually study occupational or physio therapy at university, although when I complete this year (Jun/July 2011) I intend to take a year or so off with my youngest, until she is ready to start school.

Favorite Crafts

I adore cooking - mostly because eating is one of my favourite things, although like everything else at the moment I don't have the time to spend on it. I love making bread and am always searching for the perfect soft white roll recipe. If anyone has it please let me know :P

I love paper crafts and enjoy making ATCs and handmade envelopes/lettersets. I'm getting a new camera in a week or so, which means I'll actually be able to put some of them onto flikr for potential swappers to see.. I can't wait! It's going to be sooo good to just be able to casually take pictures of things, instead of having to beg the use of my boyfriend's camera phone each time. It also means I can sell some of our unwanted junk on ebay and use the funds to buy more craft supplies. YAY!!

I'm doing a lot of knitting at the moment - lots of small animals and things. I've found a site with some knitted amigurumi and am working my way through the patterns. I fell in love with the little critters after doing a swap with another 'botter for some. They are so cute!

I would love to have a go at making stuffies and dottie dolls, but I'm struggling to find the time at the moment. I'm also planning on having a go at inchies and zentangles, exploring the possibilities of silhouettes in tiny paintings, embroidery on paper, sakura glaze pens and buttons generally (although possibly not at the same time) and doing stuff with mulberry paper scraps.

I'm also trying to learn how to crochet from a book, but so far all I've managed to produce are little round baskety things. If anyone has any idea on how I can remedy this I'd be really grateful for any advice.

Favorite Music

I like almost everything - I can live without metal and gothic, but as my other half likes it I end up having to live with it quite a bit. I do like rock, but prefer slightly more gentle stuff, like Foo Fighters, My Bloodly Valentine, Biffy Clyro etc.. I also love Nina Simone, Razorlight, Eels, Belle and Sebastian, Jeff Buckley, Broken Family Band, and loads more. ![](http://media.photobucket.com/image/animated guitar/katanii133/Animated/20071204040034_12.gif?o=13)

Favorite Books

I read more scifi than anything, but I am branching out a bit more these days! I love reading fantasy too, historical fiction and on occasion chick lit (although not too often because it always makes me feel like I've been bingeing on sweets). I also like anything vampy or a little dark, although my one proviso for horror is that it is appropriate to the story - I don't enjoy gore just for the sake of it much.

Specific authors I like to read are: Robert Holdstock, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Jacqueline Carey, Jim Butcher, Lynn Flewellyn, Robin Hobbs

Things I would like to recieve

stamps and stamp pads

yarn of any type

note cards (bought or handmade)

hand made envies

food items from your country

any hand-crafted items


glue or adhesives (not glue sticks though)

broken jewellery


fabric reusable shopping/tote bags

soaps etc

lipgloss/ stick

fast drying nail polish (haven't got the patience for the usual sort lol)

tea/coffee/chocolate sachets/bags

anything interesting kitchen or household wise

anything Winnie the Pooh (Disney styley) or bodyshop for my sister in law, who has a degenerative nerve disorder and deserves a treat

Old knitting patterns or quilting magazines for my mum (who is a much better knitter than me)

Nice writing pens for my partner who is always searching for the utimate pen which will make his handwriting tidier (needless to say he's been looking for a very long time and hasn't managed to find it. Personally I don't hold out much hope that such a thing exists). He also likes socks (uk size 10)

Anything yellow or pink for my three year old.

Dressing up ears or masks for my 18 mth old.

Anything from my etsy or Amazon wishlist

I also love Hershey kisses :)

I like...

Steampunk (seriously, who doesn't?!)

Greens of all shades and autumnal colours

Clashing colours, dark shades

I'm not particularly fond of pastels though

I like a bit of glitter, but I'm not massively into girly things (although I've recently concieved a passion for cosmetics)

Anything felted

Anything handdrawn or painted

Creative collage, not just sticker slapping.

Clocks, birds and oddities

Creative mailart generally!

Things I have to trade

At the moment I have the following items to trade:

Pages/illustrations from 'The Tale of Tom Kitten'

Pages from a Kate Greenaway book, with some lovely illustrations on (regency style)

Sticker flakes/loose stickers

Unopened packets of stickers and embellishments

1960s/70s craft patterns/magazines


2 tins of handmade paper effect paint in different colours

Decorative etched effect glass spray (full can)


Used postage stamps


ATCs by me - either collage or handdrawn

Starter fbs

Tea bags and drink sachets from the UK

Chocolate, sweets and other food stuffs from the UK

Small knitted animals (please let me know if there is one you would prefer)

Embroidery floss



I am aware that postage costs are high and sometimes work out more than the value of the swap itself. Whilst the majority of the heavier swaps I take part in are for Europe, where postage isn't such a factor, I am aware that for some of the forum tags I take part in it can take the fun out of an otherwise heartwarming and exciting game.

If anyone is in this position and wants to send surface mail, as long as your ratings and recent history is good, and you contact me beforehand to let me know and tell me roughly how long it's going to take, then I have no problem with you sending this way. If your rating etc and profile don't make you look like a reliable swapper I have to insist on airmail regardless of where you are based.


Comment: Thanks so much... wow... surface mail takes FOREVER
Comment: I will change if I receive anything. : (
Comment: Did you enjoy the three zines I assume you received? I didn't because I only received two. Because of you. So get this: I sent out three and got back two. You sent out none and (I assume) received three. Isn't life 'funny'?
mamamonkey rated for One junk mail ATC on Apr 20, 2011
Comment: never received anything
Finfolk rated for Red Ridinghood Fairy tale swap on Apr 19, 2011
runnerbean84 rated for Inspired by StumbleUpon. on Mar 30, 2011
Comment: Have PM'd but no response. I will change this rating promptly when I recieve. It's only an email swap.
Comment: Hi Angie, it seems you've jumped ship. That's really too bad. I'd love to change the rating if you ever do return to make up for it.
leahrosesmom rated for Inspired by StumbleUpon. on Mar 26, 2011
leecytx rated for QUICK ATC swap #2 on Mar 24, 2011
Comment: I have never received anything. But, will re-rate if I receive the swap.
Comment: I will be glad to re-rate when I receive the swap!
Deeno1105 rated for Inspired by StumbleUpon. on Mar 12, 2011
Comment: I never received your email for the "Inspired by StumbleUpon. I'm rating you a one. You haven't been on swap-bot since Feb. 23 so I felt no need to send you a pm. I've pm'd you about an item you had to trade on March 10 and have not heard back. I will change the rating should you decide to send.
happysangria rated for I want to try..../INT on Feb 23, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the crocheted stuffie! I have been wanting to try these myself :0
Artistic rated for The Five Fabulous Romances E-Swap 2 on Feb 23, 2011
Comment: Thanks.
dylannika rated for Altered Text ATC Series: Black on Feb 22, 2011
Comment: I love the ATC. Great use of texture. I store mine in a box, so I don't have to worry about the sleeves!!!
Response: I'm pleased you liked it - I thought it looked good, but then I got really paranoid about the size since I'd added so much stuff to it, I got some really good glue last week so I've been gluing everything to everything lol
mimimaitri rated for Re-use/Recycle/Re-purpose ATC on Feb 15, 2011
Comment: Thanks. I especially like the envelope you made.
saellys rated for Anatomical Heart Valentine on Feb 15, 2011
Comment: This card is beautiful! Great work.
Response: Yay thank you! I almost wanted ot keep it in the end :)
Manurnakey rated for Re-use/Recycle/Re-purpose ATC on Feb 13, 2011
Comment: What a creative way to recycle :)

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BeautifulMess on Jul 4, 2011:

You have been removed from UK Swap-bot

pianoheart on Feb 26, 2011:

Thank you for the cute little owl for the Crafty Swap Tag. Did you get that pattern online? I downloaded the crochet pattern form Brigitte Read, but I haven't tried it yet. I'm still learning the basics for crochet...so many crafts to learn, so little time :)

CariahCreates on Feb 21, 2011:

Thank you so much for the tag package you angeled for me. I love everything! You're a very sweet angel!

KittyBoo on Feb 14, 2011:

Thankyou ever so much for 'Random flat envie - pay it forward' tag. xxx

OrigamiGrace on Feb 11, 2011:

Thank you for the fun embellies from Global Swap Tag - Rated Swappers Only

doublesided on Feb 10, 2011:

WeLComE tO tHe INchiE LovE GrOuP!! HOpe TO sEe You jOiNinG In tHE sWaPS sOoN! If you have any questions please ask!! Remember if you want to receive emails when new swaps are listed you need to select the box on the group section of your "edit profile" page. Doublesided xx

Becstar on Feb 9, 2011:

Just letting you know I'm about to go out and pop the make an ATC for my favourite theme tag in the post. Hopefully it won't take too long to reach you.

pandascandles on Feb 3, 2011:

I wanted to post a huge thank you for the wonderful wish granted!! The package was very awesome! I loved it all! Completely made my day!

Leashah on Feb 1, 2011:

Thanks for the crafty profile surprise envie! :) It's all cute stuff! :D

PAStryloVER on Feb 1, 2011:

i wanted to add it here too! to say thankyou for the quick i need tag i love all the stickers and the sticky tape, & embellish add ons thanks very much!!

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