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Last Online: December 4, 2016
Birthday: December 9
Country: Brazil
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About me...

My name is Janaina, but you can call me Jay! I'm in my thirties and I teach English in Brazil.

I reduce, reuse, recycle, regift and you can do it for me as I might do it for you. It´s a principle of a life without excess and accumulation. It´s fun!

I love anything with cute dogs on it. Actually, I don't think there's such thing as a "non-cute dog" (or animal whatsoever). Being the mother to the two most lovely poodles ever seen, anything that comes with four legs and fur has a special place in my heart.

Here's a picture of my babies: Petit (12 yo boy on the left) and Fefê (14 yo girl on the right). They're the best kind of "people" I'll have in my life, that's for sure!

Things that make me smile:

I'm crazy about books and willing to swap whatever you want for them. We can arrange a private swap, just get in touch. I can cross stitch you something (scroll down to see a few of my pieces) or agree on something else. I'm particularly interested in crime books. Examples of authors I like: Tom Perrotta, Jo Nesbo, Alex Kava, Rachel Ward, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Andrea Kane, Cory Doctorow, etc...

If you have any suggestions of books you think I should read, please, leave me a note!

linnen/evenwave for me to cross stitch on. Any color is fine, although I´d prefer it in white or some other light color. 14ct (28ct) would be p.e.r.f.e.c.t!

DMC skeins of embroidery floss are always welcome! I'm trying to complete my collection, so here are a few of the shades I still don't have:

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embroidery needles. The smaller the better!

crossword puzzles

Altoids tins

making other ppl smile

comics (Calvin and Hobbes are by far my favorite but anything (in English) that's popular in your country and that I can use in class'd be a blast w/ my students)

anything for my husband. He's a military and loves anything WWII related. Also anything related to the military forces in your country. He's size L, loves caps, pens, socks and camping. He's studying Spanish and is very motivated about it, so cosswords/news magazines in Spanish and anything in the theme of the Día de Los Muertos would make his day. He loves music and I believe he'd love a postcard w/ something written in Spanish.

a wooden envelope template similar to THIS

anything kawaii: sticky (or not) memo pads, flakes, pens, pencils, pencil cases, small containers/tins, stamps, pouches etc... Monokuro boo, matryoshka dolls, Deery Lou, TuxedoSam, Nyokki and Penne, Crux Furry Bunny, Purin, Miss Bear's Dream, Hannari Tofu, Yogurt Kun, Iiwaken,Little Red Hood, Mamegoma, Momobuta, Kireizukin, Pinny-mu, Berry Puppy, Rillakuma, Usarusan, Shinzi Katoh, anything with poodles or puppies on it, fruits with happy faces (especially berries and any red fruits)

I just love anything Canada! Maple leaves, maple syrup, Tim Horton's, naked postcards, maps, calendars, stickers, touristy t-shirts, nail polishes, anything Toronto, pressed pennies, The ROM, you name it!

cute/funny coin pouches like THIS or THIS

anything for my babies!

I love anything from and about London: tea, Union Jack print, naked postcards, maps, calendars, stickers, touristy t-shirts, nail polishes, used books,...

eco friendly bags (store bought or handmade)

funny shower caps, like this one here

funny/cute keycaps like this one here, here and here

anything w/ woodland critters,dragonflies, ladybugs, bees, mushrooms, blue birds, pandas, bees, fireflies, Red Riding Hood, cookies, cupcakes or cherry flowers on it.

Things that make me frown:

smoke smelling things. This is a smoke-free home.

torn/fold/dirty stationery

broken things. Attention to how you pack your swaps, people!

ATCs and scrapbooking items (just not my thing)

Disney, Hello Kitty, Sponge Bob or Diddle stuff.

Zoos. Animals are supposed to be free. It's not funny to be encaged.

Favorite Crafts

I to cross stitch! Here are a few of my pieces:

It was stitched for a private swap between me and Yanna. That's her name written in Hebrew.


viza rated for Cross stitch kits on Feb 1, 2014
Comment: Hi Janaina! Your package has finally arrived! It worths to wait so long:) So beautiful kits and patterns. i can't wait to start stitching! thank you very much! Let me know if you'd like to swap with me again:)
Response: Oh, dear, I'm just so happy you've finally gotten the parcel! *Ü* Please do share pics of your works! Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea :D I was so happy to see Twinings tea, remembered me to my holidays in London this summer... :D
Comment: Thanks for the teas. I can't wait to try them! <3
Comment: Hello from Australia, what a long journey your postcard has made on its first trip!! Thank you for the fabric, it was very kind you thought of me.
Response: Yaaay! Finally! Just glad it made it in time for round #15! I'm happy you enjoyed the fabric! Have fun! =]
kerrydwynn rated for Surprise Me! Again! on Sep 10, 2013
Comment: This is an adorable swap! thanks for explaining about how to use the ribbon -- and the bookmark (yes we do read lots!) and I love the mini cross-stitch! Joyous swaps to you!
Response: Oh, how nice! Glad to know you enjiyed the swap! Hope you can use the mini-cross-stitch piece on your ATCs. =] Also, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you the extra stickers made my day.
Response: How nice that you enjoyed the stickers! Thanks for the heart! =]
Comment: Thank you for including a post card for me!!
Response: You're more than welcome, dear! Thanks for the rating and heart! =)
yannajk rated for Brazil x Israel on Jul 11, 2013
Comment: It's always so great to receive anything from you, thank you very much for the lovely package :) Can't wait to start reading, I am saving it to my trip this summer! :) (I hope you get yours soon, I'm getting nervous!)
Response: Hey! How nice that you enjoyed it! I'm sure you'll be glued to the book! I know I was! Lol. =]
Comment: Hi Jay! Just got the PC for this R9. Now sending it for R10. Thanks for the stickers. Loved it.
Response: Hi! I'm really glad you liked them! =] Thanks for the rating and heart!
rsj244 rated for Hello Stranger! PC swap #5 on Jun 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the nice post card and for the book suggestion. I will put it on my "want to read" list!!! :)
Response: Hey! Glad to know you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rating and heart! =]
Comment: Got the card today, thanks for the bugs, they're great!
Response: Hi! I'm glad it arrived ok. Thanks for the rating and heart! =]
AngelikFiona rated for Decorate My Profile with Cats on Jun 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you for decorating my profile.
Response: Thanks for the rating!
Comment: hi Janaina! your postcard has finally arrived. thank you for the beautiful view and interesting postage stamps. really like them! :)
Response: Wooow! Over a month! o.O But it's understandable, after all Brazil is the other side of the planet from Indonesia. Heh heh. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the rating and heart, dear! =]
Comment: Thanks for nice cards :D
Response: Thanks for the lovely comment, rating and heart! =]
DecoPalace rated for Decorate My Profile with Cats on May 15, 2013
Comment: Hi, Jay! I was JUST preparing a postcard of my own to send off for Round 8 since today was the LAST day to send and yours from Round 7 had not arrived yet. But then the mailman brought me your lovely piece of mail TODAY, almost a month after you mailed it! So I was able to get your postcard mailed today for Round 8. :) Thank you for the 2 pretty skeins of thread, too. I loved the pink and purple shades...I will actually probably use them to CROCHET something rather than cross-stitch, like a butterfly or something small. The postage stamps on your envelope were very pretty, too. Thank you for a lovely piece of mail today! :)
Response: Oh, Karla, thank you for the rating and heart, dear! Phew... at last! =] Wishing you a great week!
SwapwithMisty rated for Decorate My Profile with Cats on May 13, 2013
Comment: very cute! thank you
HoosierRain rated for Decorate My Profile with Cats on May 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the profile comment.
Response: Thanks for the rating! =]
susannah rated for One Postcard from One Country #3 on May 3, 2013
Comment: Thanks a lot of card! It was so nice. I've never received card from Brazil! Now I have it :) Thank you very much and everything good for you! :)
Response: Oh, how nice that you´ve got it nice and neat! I´m glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart! =]
queenoferebor rated for Decorate My Profile with Cats on May 2, 2013
Comment: Aw, what a cute lil' kitten!
Response: Heh heh. =].. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rating and heart!

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