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theanswerisseven

theanswerisseven
Date Joined: February 21, 2011
Last Online: November 13, 2015

Country: United Kingdom
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Note

20 October 2011: Been back a month or so now, and have finally got my Tumblr back up to date with pictures from swaps completed months ago!

21 July 2011: Taking a break from swaps right now due to family illness. Also, I have received some beautiful things recently but not rated yet - hold tight I'm getting there - just moved house too so everything is a mess!

1st June 2011: Just to note - I'd definitely be up for private swaps! Take a look at my Tumblr and if you like what I make give me a message!

7th March 2011: I have now started uploading pictures of my recently sent swaps. So, if you're set to receive something from me and you'd like a surprise, don't look just yet!


About Me

Why, good day! 22. Literature graduate. Likes gardening. Likes cooking. Vegetarian, aspiring vegan. Wishes was better at sewing. Enjoys yoga. Feminist. Political. Definitely not right wing. Agnostic. Unemployed right now but would love to work in the non-profit sector.

I joined Swap Bot mainly for the creative, home-made aspect of the site. Although craft materials cost money, I'm all about thoughts and ideas rather than store-bought items or the monetary value of swaps. I don't mind things being a little rough around the edges if it means you've salvaged something that would have otherwise ended up in landfill, re-purposed or thrifted something.


I LOVE SNAIL MAIL.

TBAAA

I Pledge to Rate Recycling

I like recycling. Wherever possible I'll use recycled mailing bags... so you may receive something that is better travelled than you are! Maybe.


On Ratings

I don't really know how I feel about hearts. Especially when swapping with people you think are awesome or are your friends. So, please do not be offended if you don't get a heart from me, and never feel like you have to give me a heart just because we're friends. I'm going to keep hearts for above and beyond and things I just really love. Never based on extras.

Favourite Things

I like rubber stamps, making greetings cards and other paper crafts. I like instant photography. I love recycled and re-formatted crafts, integrating old postage marks and the like.

Things I like/might send out:

  • Collage and mixed media
  • Rubber stamped designs
  • Craft punch confetti/ mini-stencils
  • Recycled stuff
  • Scraps of ribbon or lace
  • Cat related things
  • Silly, cute things [eg, carrot stickers with faces etc.]
  • Home made candles
  • Home made bath salts etc.
  • Simple vegan-friendly recipes
  • Note cards or birthday/etc. cards
  • Things including brown paper and string
  • Scrapbook/journalling/card making pieces
  • Other bits and bobs, usually craft related
  • Graph paper
  • Zines
  • Small things, boxes or books.

Favourite colours:

  • Grey
  • Brown
  • Neutral shades
  • Muted deep colours
  • 'Natural' colours, eg. unbleached paper or card

Favourite Topics:

  • Feminism
  • Gardening
  • Yoga
  • I like my fairytales Grimm style. I do like what you might call 'whimsical' themed nature stuff, but not too Disney-esque. I prefer something a little less polished and safe occassionally, I suppose.
  • To elaborate on the above, I'm quite a fan of Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber'. Fairy tales have always been designed to be didactic, political or sociological in some way so I really enjoyed this collection. I do, however, really need to get hold of a better collection of the original Grimm to find some of the less well-known tales.
  • Recycling/environmental themed
  • Cats! [but again, not in a childish cartoon OR over-realistic conservative way.. if that even makes sense...]
  • Vegetarian
  • Postage stamps and air mail themed
  • Tree Houses

What I don't like very much

So.. I don't really like filling out this section, but I suppose it might well be important..! If it's sender's choice then you can totally ignore this and do what YOU like doing, this is only here for profile-based things.

Least favourite colours

  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Day-glo anything

What I don't like

  • Sincere, 'happy message' things. I like silly, semi-ironic Japanese-esque stickers and bits and bobs, but hate the whole smiling-sun-have-a-nice-day saccharine stuff.

  • Along the above line, I unfortunately do not like things with Hallmark-esque teddy bears/fairies/cartoons/butterflies on.

  • Religious conversion stuff. Purely artistic religious stuff is fine - I like images from the middle ages etc. Also, spiritual is fine.

  • I dislike things that for some unknown reason are deemed 'girly', eg pink/sparkles/pictures of cosmetics or shoes etc.

  • I am very fussy about shop-bought cosmetic or bath items due to eczema and attempting to eliminate preservatives, so no thank you =). I might like home made baths salts or such like as long as there are no animal products or synthetics.

  • The same goes for any food items. I like herbal teas, but hate licorice. Tea is probably the only thing I'd like to receive, as I don't really eat candy or sweets etc.


Cheeky Little Wish List

As a child wish lists were never on the cards. And, in general, I'm still like this today - I love surprises and don't like to be demanding. However...

  • A hand-knitted/crocheted over-sized beanie hat in charcoal grey in natural fibres. Not to be specific or anything! I am just totally untalented at those sorts of projects. If you have the talent then maybe we could do a private swap for stuff I can make/a few things from the UK you can't get?

Favorite Books

Authors:

  • Viginia Woolf
  • Angela Carter
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Franz Kafka

And many many more, but often I've only read one book by that author, so.


I also enjoy non-fiction/theory related to politics, philosophy, gender studies and literature


Favorite Movies

I enjoy independent and world cinema in addition to the usual - always nice to see something different, or what can be made on a non-Hollywood budget.


Recently I have enjoyed:

  • 3Iron
  • M
  • Metropolis
  • Bladerunner [can watch this again and again]
  • The Cat Returns
  • Labyrinth [another favourite]
  • Transamerica

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much for the antivalentine. Sorry I am so late in rating! peace!
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Comment: Loved the irony of the card versus the message!
snout rated for New Year's Resolutions for the World on Jan 18, 2012
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Comment: That would be amazing. It's unfortunate that equality for all does not yet prevail in the twenty-first century.
theannieHall rated for Hibernation Preparation on Jan 17, 2012
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Comment: Hey I collected all my mail today and got your rad package. Thanks for making me a one-of-a-kind zine! I'll def. try out some of your suggestions.
mskadie rated for Swap What You Make on Dec 19, 2011
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Comment: Ohhhhh my goodness, that was AMAZING!!!! Coolest package I've opened in a long time!! Thank you sooooooooo much, love love love love it!!! I adore recycled paper crafts, I wish I could do them, and I love your zines!! So much awesome, thank you so much <3 <3 <3
theannieHall rated for Radical Reading Zine Swap - #1 on Nov 28, 2011
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Comment: Hey I got the package today! Rad picks,I look forward to reading them. Especially the drift book. I liked the added touch of having your hand-written note with each read like a forward or something.
17Papergoddess rated for C+P Paper Garland on Nov 27, 2011
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Comment: kudos for challenging the machine! I used double stick tape on mine, lol ( and people wonder why I dont sew) Love the recycled papers idea too -- nicely done.
summerhawk rated for Occupy the World Postcard on Nov 23, 2011
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Comment: Love it, thank you!
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Comment: I'm not sure if I'm supposed to give hearts because I absolutely LOVE what you did... or for something extra... but I LOVE these artistamps. Thanks so much for sharing them!!
mag rated for Instant Postcard - Polaroid/Instax on Oct 31, 2011
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Comment: I love the street art and the typewriter touch you gave to it. Thank you so much for the polaroid and for hosting this swap (:
Kessie rated for The Burning House Inspired - TBA on Oct 29, 2011
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Comment: I agree that if my house was REALLY on fire I wouldn't actually spend time collecting treasured objects to rescue! I love the fact that your handbag has a friend's drawing on display in the front pocket. Oh, and thanks for sharing the story about your childhood 'emergency bag'!
YooperHill rated for OCT: A Booklet of Artistamps #4 on Oct 29, 2011
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Comment: LOVE the idea! Thank you.
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Comment: You will survive in a fire !, everything is useful and practical. The swap bot pin is a good detail ! Thanks for being in my swap.
CRaven rated for C+P Postcard: Paper Quilt on Oct 27, 2011
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TangleCrafts rated for OCT: A Booklet of Artistamps #4 on Oct 26, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the cute booklet of stamps - I love that each is an original (and that skulls can be cute!).
egalite rated for The Burning House Inspired - TBA on Oct 24, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the peek into your life. I like how cool and organized the contents of your bag is. My hand bag's contents is a mess of paper and melted carob and would make quite the ugly photograph. The little bottle is a great idea! I should get one. Really.
HeidiJean rated for Classic Postsecret PC on Oct 20, 2011
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Comment: I snoop, too :X
Response: =0 SHHhhhh! Hehehe...
egalite rated for Classic Postsecret PC on Oct 18, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your secret! I love the altered photo.
Response: Thank you! I must admit though, once I sent the postcards they were playing on my mind.. it doesn't seem like a particularly bad secret [or perhaps it does..] but I do feel guilty! Shhh!
kookanoid rated for "Rainy Day" Mail Art on Jun 24, 2011
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Comment: WOW!!! What a treat!!! Everything is more than I expected...from the 'zine' format down to the hand painted envelope!! LOVE!!!!
Atropos rated for My One-Word PC on Jun 23, 2011
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Comment: Thank you very much for the inspiring postcard! It is very beautiful and it made me think a lot about ... well, compassion. Thanks!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 42 6 6
Completed Fives Threes Ones
34 52 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 15 17 0
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Comments

anrtist on Jun 2, 2013:

Hi! I just sent you an invite to LLL (Location) GROUP ;-) So you can keep up with world happenings & SWAPBOTTERS in Your Area! ENJOY & Blessings, cc

catestalkergc on Feb 13, 2012:

val

kittenred on Jan 18, 2012:

hey, did you get my postcard for the new years resolutions for the world swap? It had a fairy illustration on it.

namelessgirl on Dec 22, 2011:

hey you

hi! just wishing you a great day!

Halogen on Nov 14, 2011:

Glad you liked it :)

Kessie on Nov 8, 2011:

Thanks for the ModgePodge advice! I will go hunter-gathering around Churchill Square at the weekend and see if I can find some!

catestalkergc on Oct 30, 2011:

halloween

Happy Halloween!

namelessgirl on Oct 29, 2011:

Hey there! I've seen you around the TBA group and finally popped over today to check out your profile. Was looking at your Tumblr too and just wanted to say that I love the projects you have posted! Keep on being awesome, and I hope you have a wonderful day =)

catestalkergc on Oct 10, 2011:

Sorry if I offended. Little boys just love their willies and the look of glee on his face just says it all. You can delete it if you want. I love the link you sent me,very funny!

catestalkergc on Oct 7, 2011:

little boy

As you liked the 'things that are doing it' swap I thought I would give you a little giggle.

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