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Date Joined: October 23, 2008
Last Online: January 2, 2011
Birthday: September 2
Country: United Kingdom
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Our business is picking up now so with some reluctance I am going to have to pare back on my swapping. I'll finish off the swaps I have ongoing and probably not join any more until next year. It's been a lot of fun and I hope to be able to start swapping again after the mad Christmas Craft Fair rush is over.

Please - if you are sending me something that would get ruined if it got wet could you wrap it in a plastic bag or similar. Our postbox is outside and gets flooded sometimes in the winter.

If you are emailing me please do not use any profanities in your email as then your email is likely to not get to me. Thanks for understanding.

I am female, 31, married mother of 2, in employment (just), have a dog and a cat, I don't smoke, rarely drink, enjoy good company, and love swapping. Oh yeah, I'm a girl but definately not a girly girl. I don't do jewellery or shoes or even shopping.

Favorite Crafts

I am going potty about Japanese crafts just now....the sort of things you find in Cotton Time magazine.

I love paper mache, paper crafts, miniature amigirumi, sewing, knitting, crocheting. I've just discovered a love of inchies and would really like to have enough cool ones to create a framed inchie artwork.

I also love trees, the colour red, sunshine, rainbows, owls.


Things I would love to receive:

  • Handmade booklets,
  • Beads,
  • Fabric (especially felt or linen),
  • Instructions for making anything with paper, fabric or wool (yarn),
  • Paper,
  • Pencils (coloured),
  • Pens (coloured),
  • Sharpies
  • Rub on transfers
  • Stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Blank journals
  • Wallpaper samples (rolled not folded and big enough to make envelopes)
  • Foreign language books (not English) It's better if they are in poor condition because I'm going to rip them up anyway and it'll save my conscience if they're in a bad way anyhow.
  • If anybody wants to send me back issues of japanese craft magazines like Cotton Time you will be my friend forever...in fact I'll put you in my will. That's how much I love that stuff.
  • Anything you've made yourself (but put some effort into it)
  • Clean, new plain coloured pillow cases (not black)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Double sided tape
  • Wool rovings in bright colours
  • Really silly thing, but you know those little watercolour block paint sets for kids...yep, one of those
  • Inchies in muted colours
  • vintage ephemera

Special Note about the Mega Christmas Ornament Swap

Our tree is 6 foot tall and has a variety of different ornaments that we have collected over the years so we don't have a theme as such. The main colours are red, gold, silver, and a bit of dark blue and dark green.

Things I'm not so keen on receiving:

  • Bath products
  • Anything broken, torn or dirty
  • Food and drink
  • I'm not a huge fan of pink or bright yellow

I can offer...

OK, so I'm adding this as a list of things I can make that I would love to swap...especially for some of the smaller items on my wishlist. These things take me some time to make but cost me next to nothing.

  • Envelopes made out of random papers, in particular wallpaper
  • ATCs and Inchies (please give me a theme to work with)
  • I make felt birds and I love to make them; however they take me a long time to make and I sell them for around $35.00. I would be more than happy to set up a swap for these but you would have to be sending me something very special in return.
  • Ask me about dotees. I don't make them often because I get picky and then they take too long but I do enjoy making them if I have a theme to work with.

Favorite Music

I love all types of music and regularly listen to an ipod mix of classical, death metal, old melodies, and pop...very strange!

There is a song that my granddad used to sing to us about a tomato and being hit in the face with it but it was in a tin...something like that. If you know what this is then please let me know. It was on the same tape as the Soldiers Almanac - about a deck of cards.

Favorite Television

We don't have broadcast television; however we do rent DVDs and have been enjoying the likes of Buffy, Angel, Life on Mars, Dr Who, 24, and House.

Movie wise, Quentin Tarantino is a house favourite. The movies we watch over and over from our collection are the Matrix films, the Bourne films, the Alien films, Grease...will post more when they come to mind.


Comment: i will change my rating if i receive
Comment: ive never rec'd anything and i have now moved house.
Comment: I'm so sorry for the late rating! Thank you for the lovely ornament! Happy holidays!
Comment: Thanks Very cute star
Comment: I just got the awesome Ornament on my mail! You are very talented - it's lovely and beautifully done! I love the little button on the middle! Great ornament! Merry Christmas!
Response: you're welcome. I'm pleased you like it.
Comment: I love the ornament you made--simply beautiful! Thank you :)
Response: you're very welcome
Comment: I totally Love the pendant you made me! Thank you! I want some earrings like this now too. :)) Thanks for coming out to play swap! That was so much fun! oxo Laura
Response: I'm so pleased you love what I sent you. I've had a load of seaglass lying around for ages and didn't know what to do with it. I'm pleased to have finally put at least one piece of it to good use.
Comment: Thank you for the journal! I think my DH wants to steal it. :-)
Response: I'm glad you like it - and your DH!
ajquilts rated for LollyChops Wee Birdy Stuffy on Sep 5, 2009
Comment: The wee birdie arrived today - she is fabulously cute and the scarf is a brilliant addition! She will have a happy home - thanks so much!!
Response: wow, that was quick. I'm pleased you like her.
Comment: Thanks so much for the very creative ATC. Love the note card also. I was quite impressed with all the creativeness of all my partners. They were all very welcome additions to my ever growing collection.
Response: I'm so glad it finally arrived and that you like it.
Rebok7 rated for â™® Beginner's T.P. ATC â™… on Aug 14, 2009
Comment: OMG what a trip. Love it. It could be an earth worm or bug poop. It really turned out great. Thanks
Response: We all thought it looked like a volcano. I can see how it could be a worm too though. Glad you like it.
Comment: You are so creative! I love what you did with this challenge! I had a lot of fun with it! Thanks for coming out to play! oxo love, Laura
Response: Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
Comment: Loved the giraffe! Thanks for the link! I just have to give a heart for participating in such a fun swap! Edited: How did you make it? It looks really great! Added 4/8.09: I figured it out! Someone else sent me also a giraffe from this swap (I am not sure who, I have to investigate now) and I believe it was printed or stamped somehow, could not really make it out. Yours is totally cute though! :D
Response: Thank you - It's just a biro drawing.
MamaD rated for Button Fairy Sender's Choice on Jul 29, 2009
Comment: Lovely Jo! Thank you so much!! ♥
Response: You're welcome
Comment: Thank you very much
Response: You are more than welcome :)
kingofthelab rated for HEAR THIS #11 on Jul 9, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the atc's. Did you make the one with the Blue flowers? Very nice.
Response: I made them all from scratch. Glad you like it, this was my first attempt at one stroke painting.
DisconnecttheBlythe rated for HEAR THIS #11 on Jul 1, 2009
Comment: Rad! Thanks!
Response: you're welcome
ikw rated for HEAR THIS #11 on Jun 29, 2009
Comment: i LOVE amy macdonald! i listen to THIS IS THE LIFE all the time!! beautiful voice!! the death of queen jane is also very haunting! chills up my spine..........xo
Response: I'm glad you liked them
Monklin rated for HEAR THIS #11 on Jun 28, 2009
Comment: Love the songs you sent me. :) Thank you!
Response: you're welcome

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structuredchaos on Sep 7, 2009:

Hello :)

I just wanted to stop by and invite you to the "Shop Swap & Blog" International Swap!


JennyTheArtist on Jun 11, 2009:

photo ...for the wonderful vintage patterns via June's Wishlist. going to message you about your other patterns.

mejulia on Jun 10, 2009:

Thank you for the wonderful counted cross stitch carts, I love them! What a great wish.

mimmeli on Jun 7, 2009:

Am so happy you got the dotee and even like it^^!

alilpostal on May 11, 2009:

I love the little felt birds! I added them to my fav items!

mutiny on May 11, 2009:

RE: the 'Etsy Hearts' swap - wow, you have some really beautiful things in your store! I adore those tree badges, they're so lovely.

NaomiRisa on Mar 30, 2009:

Thank you for your understanding. I really appreciate it. Take cares.

vanessalouise on Mar 1, 2009:

thank you so much for the 2 great patterns that you got me for the etsy favourites tag. i love them both and can't wait to get started on them.

thanks again nessa x

pgk on Feb 6, 2009:

You're so welcome! Enjoy those and I look forward to seeing your first house. Take your time.

spinweaver on Jan 31, 2009:

Your beautiful matryoshka dotee came today, the wonderful embroidery makes it the nicest dotee in my collection. Thank you very much!

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