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runningoutofroom

runningoutofroom
Date Joined: May 19, 2009
Last Online: March 18, 2010

Country: U.K
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About Me

I like making stuff, oh all sorts of stuff. I have the attention span of a gnat though, so production-line-type crafting does not float my boat. If you look at my Flickr pages, you'll see what I enjoy making.

I'm a northern lass living in lovely, sunny Surrey with a southern husband and a splendid cat.

I enjoy listening to BBC 6 Music, I especially love Adam and Joe. My favourite way to spend a day is crafting and listening/singing along to music.

I swear like a twat at home and I bite my lip at work; I make no apologies for swearing, I am technically an adult.

I was given permission to pilfer the following paragraph from a fellow swapper's profile, as I couldn't say it better myself: 'If you need to fill in a customs form, please make what you send sound less exciting than I am sure it really will be. If you are sending handcrafted items or craft supplies, the best thing to do is to mark the 'gift' box and just write 'hobby craft exchange' in the description section and 'NCV' (for 'no commercial value') in the value section. This increases the chance that the item will actually reach me'.

My other half is the funniest person I've ever met and quite the sexpot.

Stuff and styles I like

  • flat-backed sparkling diamante and fine glitter for adding a bit of D.I.S.C.O.

  • Hand-knitted dischloths (thanks to Knittingcateling for making these an indispensable part of my life); they simply cannot be matched for gentle scouring.

  • Japanese fabric design. Think tiny animals in the woods, Matrioshka dolls, ladybirds, teeny polka-dots etc.

  • Small curios for my curiosity cabinet (of the future).

  • MDF, wooden, card letters. I enjoy embellishing these.

  • The art work of Anahata Katkin http://www.papayalicious.com/ Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

  • Robots, space rockets, B Movie sci-fi. Robbie the robot, wind-up robots, Barbarella.

  • Sailor and rockerbilly tattoo iconographics. The early style swallows, anchors, hearts pierced with daggers, coy-carp and sea-dragons etc. I don't have one but I do like the style.

  • 1950s kitchenware - especially Woolie's 'Homemaker' range. I also like Norway pieces, Lord Nelson 'Gaytime' and other delights from the 60s/70s.

  • Kitsch kitsch I'll say it again kitsch. Think - postcards with flamenco dancers wearing real fabric skirts. Think - the front cover of the game Mastermind. Think it's kitshy? Think I'll like it.

  • Japanese blind box toys.

  • Cath Kidston's designer style, it's a bit Suzy homemaker but I adore polka dots and those stylish blooms.

  • Dias de los Muertos, papel picado, loteria and milagros.

  • Many (almost all) of the works of Oscar Wilde. That man had style coming out of his knee-breeches

  • Marie Antoinette; flamboyance, finesse, joie de vivre et je ne sais quoi.

  • Owls and pussycats and the odd pea-green boat.

  • Trees and bears.

  • Birdcages but not for the purpose for which they were made. Winged beasts cannot be happy in cages. It doesn't stop me eating them though. Double-standards all the way.

  • 1950s to '70s children's storybook artwork. I treasured my Richard Scarry worm-in-a-top-hat mug. You know how this tragedy ends.

  • Cherry/almond/apple blossom.

  • French shabby chic. My bedroom is all rosey, butterfly, polka dot and and heart loveliness. Plus some dirty laundry I can't be arsed moving literally centimeters over to the basket.

  • I do NOT like Disney, especially that Mickey twat.

  • Oh - and I am not digging any shape or form of tartan - this can be put down to crimes of fashion commited against me as a child, for this reason I am also allergic to puffball skirts and shredded-edge T-shirts.

Music I like

I love anything with its finger firmly on The Funk Button; Tamla/Motown/Atlantic/Northern Soul, Nu-Yorican funk, old-school hip-hop, Rhythm and Blues, jazz, disco funk.

Artists which spring to mind are: Marvin Gaye, Ernie K. Doe, Shirley Ellis, Stevie Wonder, De la Soul, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Al Wilson, George Benson, Martha and The Vandellas, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Cameo and Run DMC.

I like to bob my head up and down to Electronica; 70s, 80s and modern. Artists who spring to mind are: DJ Adam Freeland, New Young Pony Club, Goldfrapp, Soft Cell, ELO, Kraftwerk, Zero 7, Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers.

I get all emotional baby when I listen to: Rufus Wainright, Carol King, Amiee Mann, The Beachboys, The Carpenters, Burt Bacharach and his many tunes, Belle and Sebastian, Crystal Gayle, ELO, Damien Rice, Labbi Siffre (yup), Paul The Eternal Boy Weller and Billy Bragg.

I rock my socks off to: The Raconteurs, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Stray Cats, The Zutons, The Specials, Kings of Leon,. The Flaming Lips, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Queen (yup), The Pixies, Velvet Underground, Ian Brown, Siouxsie and The Banshees,The Super Furry Animals, The Kinks and The Jam.

Films I dig

I know everyone loves a laugh but I almost always choose a comedy and never, ever horror, this is because I is a fucking wuss.

Faves:

  • The Fall
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Life Aquatic
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Anchorman
  • Amadeus
  • Matchstick Men
  • Blade (all)
  • Matrix (all)
  • A.I
  • Magnolia
  • The Cooler
  • Adaptation
  • Dogma
  • Monty Python (all)
  • Withnail and I
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Blazing Saddles
  • This is Spinal Tap
  • The Jerk
  • The Man with Two Brains
  • Papillion
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • THX 1138
  • Three Colours (Red, white & blue)
  • Requiem for a Dream (not so cheery)
  • Oh Brother Where art Thou?
  • 21 Grams
  • 3 Fights, 2 Weddings and a Funeral

I probably need to end this now.

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Stuff I owe

Sew FOKking Wat? Swap.

Tina and her friends swap.

PIB FOK for Chezza.

Ratings

KnittingCateling rated for Sew FOKkin' What?!?!?! on Dec 15, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely Xmas garland and sweets! You are a peach!
fleasha rated for TWATS #15 on Dec 10, 2009
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Comment: You are awesome. period. xoxo
TerryF rated for Sew FOKkin' What?!?!?! on Dec 8, 2009
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Comment: The 6 gingham heart ornaments and the packaging they came in are all so CUTE! Thanks as well for the glitter! Merry Christmas dear! Hugs, Terry
Kelli rated for Send me FOKking anything! (UPDATED) on Nov 22, 2009
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Comment: Thanks Hannah :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for my stuff!!! I love everything but that lip salve is to die for!!! It smells really good!! Thanks new friend!! : )
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Comment: What a lovely package! I already have plans for the pink satin, and Eddie has gone into a frenzy over the catnip toy. Thanks so much, Hannah! xoxo
fleasha rated for "Go Ahead... Make My FOKkin' Day!" on Aug 13, 2009
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Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOVE receiving your packages! You include the most awesome goodies! Thank you so much for making my FOKkin' Day! xoxo
Kelli rated for K & H private swap on Aug 3, 2009
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Comment: Lovely as usual. The book is perfect and so much cuteness I could die and all the lovely smelling goodness is making my knickers smell splendid. Thanks so much dear :)
Response: Fantastic! I'm so glad it made it and your undercrackers are fresh (at last), ha ha ha!
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Comment: Love the p/c. I would love to go to Italy and stay with Sting in his villa. You travels sound wonderful also.
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card! I also love the facts on the back. I've never gotten a postcard with something like that on the back.
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Comment: I loved reading your answers, I like your personality!
Response: Cheers dears!
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Comment: Thank you hannah for all your nice answers. I wish you and your "going to be husband" all the best.
Response: Thank you! He's a lucky man.
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Comment: Thanks, laughed at some of your answers :)
classychica rated for ROORs swap with CC on Mar 24, 2008
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Comment: thanks
roxybabe2261 rated for handmade fridge magnets on Mar 10, 2008
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Comment: i really wish you werent leaving, i want to swap with you! i just recieved the magnets you made me and im in love! everything about your package was amazing! it def made my day! i wish i could give you more hearts!! thank you so much
kgeslab rated for A letter in a handmade envelope on Feb 13, 2008
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Comment: What a lovely little package and what a thoughtful letter! Thank you so much!
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Comment: I love my troll!!! Thank you - my phone doesn't have a hook thingy so I am going to come up with an alternative use. I'm off to reply to the letter!!!
fleasha rated for INCHIE POSTCARD SWAP on Feb 6, 2008
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Comment: oh wow. your postcard is beautiful! I don't know the song, but I can hear the birds tweeting when I read the words. You did an awesome job. I love the information you included about your area and home town. Thanks.
winemakerssister rated for Ugly Stuffie Swap on Feb 4, 2008
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Comment: One of the best swap packages ever. You are a goddess! I adore Hubert (as he obviously does me -- my name is tatooed on his arse) and am thinking of throwing aside my husband for him. The bookmark I coveted also showed up in a dear little brown envelope along with fabulous vintage buttons sewn on tags, a monster notepad buddy for Hubert.... and everything was wrapped in monster giftwrap. Wow.

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Comments

mrsD on May 16, 2010:

Happy Birthday!

mrsD on Mar 10, 2010:

Love my surprise ball! thank you so much for everything - amazing goodies inside and outside the ball :) You Are Very Awesome xxoo

Cherries on Dec 18, 2009:

Oh, Hannah! I can not even begin to tell you how much I adore you. You are a fabulous & thoughtful woman. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

runningoutofroom on Nov 7, 2009:

Ha ha ha! I know, it's like Pride and fucking Prejudice out there.

Cherries on Nov 5, 2009:

In the future you should consider censoring yourself in order to avoid offending the delicate sensibilities of others. What the fuck were you thinking???

smokeyquartz1980 on Jul 24, 2009:

Hahaha, I love your name!! I say that to my kids all the time.

palacey on May 19, 2009:

Oh hi! Nice to see you.

tangledthreads on Aug 14, 2008:

I want to thank you for the most wonderful YGM package...everything was beautiful and sooo perfect for ME!!! Thank you, thank you!! xoxo

Ikyoto on Mar 12, 2008:

You really know how to make a robotic CD! The mix is amazing and the cover a lovely little work of art. Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into this.

mammadoo on Mar 8, 2008:

Thank you so much for angeling me in the fridge magnet swap. I love them and it was so kind of you to send the crocheting patterns. Wish I could give you many hearts.

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