UPDATE I went AWOL from Swap-bot when I got five hundred zillion jobs (okay, not really, but three is a lot for me!). But, I am working on resending my private fantasy map swap of which I am so glad I had saved a photo for the sake of my own pride!!! and will resume with swapping - very slowly - once I know it has been received.
I'm just a girl living in Canada with her boyfriend, Dave, and her menagerie.
I am very easygoing, but if your swaps smell like smoke, then no thank you.
It makes me sad to have to say this... but if I receive a package that has any dairy in it, I will not give a heart no matter what. My profile - at least the important part - really isn't long, and that would mean it wasn't read. While my veganism may be a life choice, my allergy and intolerance to dairy is not. "May contain" or "made in a factory that uses" is okay - whey, casein, milk powder, etc is not.*
I believe in recycling! Unfortunately, some of the irregular-sized swaps require boring, standard packaging. I am trying to learn what does and does not withstand the postal system. If you hate the envelope, I can pretty much guarantee you'll enjoy the contents.
recent BFA graduate | studying via correspondence at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
photographer | community arts centre instructor | veganopia.net | house-flipper
Creative | project-driven | childlike | passionate | loving | energetic | friendly | textbook sagittarius | honest | earnest | wanting to do good in the world
Drinking tea | knitting in the winter | making my own patterns&sewing | playing with animals | playing Yahtzee on sleepy nights | making friends | making food | eating good food | working out | singing | traveling | gardening | reading
all sorts of colours | reused/repurposed creative things | simplicity | photos | fair-trade | animals | travel | tea | NOT chai | bold or extra bold coffee | classic children's literature | books&reading | writing | letters | random acts of kindness | cute animal stickers | cream colours | classic pooh bear | delicate girly things | silk&bamboo fiber | gardens | photography | citrus | jasmine | black liquorice | pretty plaid | London | fair-trade chocolate (dark) | Beatrix Potter
flakers | poorly-thought-out swaps | dairy | artificially-scented products (natural/essential oils are great though) | "kawaii" | cartoons | skulls | religious conversion | polyester&acrylic | many large cities | used dirty stuff | chai tea | most black teas | candies | hate-mongering | propaganda
Vegan. No, not a scary and bite-your-head-off kind of vegan, but I do not eat or use any animal products. I also happen to be very seriously allergic to milk products, so PLEASE - no milk. =]
That includes whey and casein. If the package says that, no go.
I do not like or want trinkets or things that I can't put to a practical use and don't really need. I'm not into cheapy stuff from stores that outsource to China. Well, not usually.
| Kitty |
Catheryne Rainbow Jewel Montgomery, age 19. Purr In Peace, my babe. January 1, 1992 - March 2 - 2011.
Sasha Alexis: We are currently fostering this little lynx-point Siamese. She's very sweet. I am considering making her a forever girl.
Danny McManly: We are currently fostering this handsome devil. He's a brown mackerel tabby with the most brilliant yellow eyes. He may well become a forever boy.
| Bunnies |
Bunbun Montgomery-Miller: I didn't name him, he only has three legs, and he's allergic to a wood shavings. He's a rescue from a pet shop. He doesn't know he's a bunny and is quite a silly little flopster.
Tommy Vanilla Buttercream Fancyears: he's white, he's got beautiful blue eyes, he's ridiculous, and he is a total bruiser when you touch his boyfriend, Johan.
Johan: Tommy's boyfriend. The smallest of five identical brothers who got beaten up and came to live with Tommy for some TLC.
| Fish |
I am interested in doing one-on-one trades with one or more of the following:
penpalling | photos | charity | books&reading | vegan recipes | chocolates | teas | travel-related | nature-related | eco-friendly | writing challenges | photos
I am a unique person with an umbrella full of interests, and as such my personal style is a constantly-changing aesthetic all of its own.
I have recently gone to short fringe that falls past my eyebrows with layers down the side of my face. I don't often change my hair, but I like the impish look this gives me.
While I think of myself as a vibrant person, blues and neutrals dominate my wardrobe. I have dresses in almost every colour, but my day to day wear is calm and muted with earthy and neutral tones.
Of possible note to be wary of:
I hardly ever wear makeup, and when I do, I am very particular.
I love scarves, but they aren't particularly flattering on me if they aren't pashminas.
Jewelry is another rarity. I like what I wear to be unique and timeless. Please don't send me any - I hardly ever wear what I own as it is.
If you want to make me a happy girl, here is a list of things that will do the trick! xox Check my Etsy faves for more of an idea.
(Warning, this is constantly changing!)