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samuraijen

samuraijen
Date Joined: June 29, 2009
Last Online: July 9, 2010

Country: Scotland, UK
my craft blog
my food blog

About Me

I've always loved making stuff, but after I graduated from uni I've pretty much become obsessed. I saw a pair of crocheted slippers in Topshop and thought 'I could make them myself'. So I taught myself to crochet and that was the start. I have a list of stuff I want to make in my diary, but I'm always looking for a little more craftification!

I still love crocheting, but I'm also into knitting (not surprisingly), and all kinds of sewing. I've been doing a dressmaking class for the last few months, which I'm loving.

I hate throwing anything away, and am always looking at how I can recycle things, especially fabric. I'd always rather fix something or make it into something else rather than throw it away. I'd almost always rather make something myself than buy it, and if I can make it out of somehthing that would otherwise go in the bin then even better!

I love anything that's cute and kawaii, and anything practical - I don't have a lot of ornaments or decoration in my home, but if something looks cute and also serves a purpose then I love it!

I'm loving postcard swaps just now because they're usually open to newbies :) and shopping for local postcards is reminding me what a fantastic city I live in.

Note: I might sometimes put things I've made on my blog before I send them out, so if you're waiting for something from me don't look until you've received it!

likes

crochet, knitting, dressmaking, card making, sewing, embroidery, cooking, reading recipe books

stripes, pink, turquoise, stars, glass beads, vintage buttons, postcards of your home town or area, cheesy souvenir postcards, interesting/unusual/fun ad postcards - especially from your area, Samurai Jack, Power Puff Girls, vintage silk scarves, kawaii fabric, anthropomorphised food, amigurumis, retro robots, ice cream, milk shakes, Rainbow Brite, animals wearing clothes, toadstools, unicorns, She-Ra, Aranzi Aronzo, birds, traditional tattoos, ladybirds, rabbits, Genndy Tartakovsky, anchors, ribbons, My Little Pony, vintage fabric, deer, robins, The Secret Saturdays, vintage comics

peanut butter sweets! reeses pieces, peanut butter M&Ms, anything else you think I'll like - the UK hasn't really embraced peanut butter sweets

it's nice if you take the time to look at this list, but don't feel like you have to stick to it when you're sending me something, I love surprises!

not so nuts about

yellow smiley faces, disney, fluorescent stuff, Twilight (I don't hate it, I just don't love it)

Ratings

WillowBWeeping rated for Amigurumi Fun on May 13, 2010
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Mermaid! I'm sorry this rating is so late.. I always go straight online and rate my latest goodies received and not sure how this one slipped by. Thank you again- she's absolutely precious!
gguterrez rated for Busy Beaver Button Co. BUTTON SWAP on May 11, 2010
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Comment: Jen! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! I absolutely love the notebook and the pins! I read your blog and it's so awesome! I can't wait to read more from you, and I can't wait to start writing in my new journal. All my best, Cheers! Happy Swapping :) Gjabby
fii rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 25, 2010
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taoofcraft rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 21, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for you lovely comments!
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Comment: Thank you for the comments :)
samash rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 16, 2010
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Response: thanks, your blog is super cute!
candyn rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 14, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for your nice comments on my blog!
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Comment: Thank you for the kind comments!
Response: thanks for the rating! I love your blog
Jaemac rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 13, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for your comments on my blog, Jen! Did you follow me? If not, I'd love it if you did. :o)
Response: thanks for the rating! I don't think I can 'follow' your blog because my blog's on wordpress and I think 'following' is a blogger feature, but I'll definitely visit again! I just had a look at your cake website too and your cakes are absolutely gorgeous!
coleenfranks rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 13, 2010
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Comment: Hi Jen, Thanks for commenting on my blog. Would really love it if you'd follow. Thanks, Coleen http://vintageterrace2.blogspot.com/
Response: thanks for the rating and the heart! I can't follow your blog because I don't have a blogger account (my blog's on wordpress) but I'll definitely visit again!, your blog is lovely
thebragal rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 12, 2010
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CollageCafe04 rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 12, 2010
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Comment: thanks for the comments and following!
Response: thanks for the rating and the heart!
shafarina rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 11, 2010
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lolasgirl rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 10, 2010
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lucyco rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 10, 2010
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Agnetha rated for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs on Apr 3, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the comments on my blog!! I would love to sew for you next time your friends children has a birthday! Just contact me! I have so many ideas and as you saw...many nice fabrics that are made in Sweden!
Response: thanks for the rating! I'll have a look at the next children's birthday
Antonina rated for Teeny Tiny Stuffie Swap #13 on Mar 19, 2010
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Comment: Thank you very much for cute tiny doll! And thank you especially for adorable magnet, pins and card! Love them all!
Response: thanks, I'm really glad you liked it!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute box!
Response: you're welcome, it was my first matchbox swap and I really enjoyed putting it together!
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Comment: Love it! Thanks a bunch!
Response: thanks, I'm really pleased, I can't wait for next year's swap now!

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Comments

Skye2006 on Oct 24, 2009:

Mabuhay!

Inviting you to GREAT VIEW Postcard swap

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/47868

bluewhale on Oct 11, 2009:

Hi, please come and take a look on my new swap; maybe you'll like it~

Advertising postcard give out

mytinyenvelope on Sep 4, 2009:

Thanks for the comment about my blog! I never know what I am gonna talk about. Anyway, I am on the way home and I will hope to get it out monday. Hope u love it. Grace

BeautifulMess on Sep 2, 2009:

I forgot to ask where did you move from orginally since you said you moved there for uni?

amymc on Aug 20, 2009:

Awesome Ad Postcards #3 is up! Please join!

knellershappycampers on Jul 29, 2009:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/42079

Museum PC Swap #2 is up if you are interested! :-)

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