Swap-bot Time: August 9, 2022 4:06 pm


Date Joined: August 6, 2008
Last Online: August 6, 2022
Birthday: May 27, 1968
Country: Australia
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About Me

I stop crafting and swapping towards the end of the year for a few months. My work involves leasing houses for regional government staff. It is crazy busy over summer and I just don't have the energy for anything much outside of work during that time.

All the best to the lovely swappers out there, especially those that are kind to their fellow swappers.

I am a single lady, in Perth, Western Australia. I have been an avid crafter my whole life.

I was in fertility treatment for a long time. My last attempt ended up being a journey to the other side of the world (Barbados!) for donated embryos. I retain a deep sense of compassion for the infertile and anyone grieving. I now live happily with my cat Silky and moderate an online group for infertility survivors.

One of my passions is dress design. I get all excited about fit and analyse the fit of people's clothes when I walk behind them. I've also been known to sketch bits of others' clothes that I want to copy. I love buttons, fabric and thread. I aspire to complete a Chanin Blanc skirt soon.

Favorite Crafts

Basically if it involves needle and thread or paper, I am all over it! I prefer to make useful things rather than what I call "Dustables".

I have enjoyed quilt block, sewn item, journal, scavenger, recipe, card making and envie swaps. Other swaps I enjoy are the letter and writing ones.

Cross Stitch is an abiding love. I'll do it my whole life I think.

Swapping Helpers

I love clear or pastels colours. I don't enjoy muddy or mustardy type colours.

Fabric is always appreciated, I use it for all sorts of things. Other stitching items and supplies such as buttons, embroidery threads, ordinary threads, zippers, needles, ribbon, and cross stitch supplies are always welcome.

Paper crafting supplies such as decorative paper, art journal, gel pens, used postage stamps, rub ons, stickers, scrapbooking supplies, stamped images that I can colour and use on cards etc.

Stuff I can use in swaps such as pretty notecards, handmade envelopes or letter sets.

My favourite holiday is definitely Christmas. I particularly enjoy getting Christmas postage stamps as I'm collecting them. I also use postage stamps in other craft work so love getting stamps on parcels etc.

I don't have a bath so bathbombs and salts are a bit wasted on me. I enjoy soaps and handcreams, lip balm etc. I also love those facial mud packs for dry skin. I have baby-fine, very short hair that hairclips refuse to cling to!

I hope this is helpful for people. I really am very easy to please and have rarely ever got anything I didn't like. I appreciate handcrafted items.

Favorite Books

I love to read almost as much as eating or breathing. At school a librarian told my mother if there was nothing else, I'd read jam jar labels. My mother said, "Yes - she does!"

Favourite authors are Elizabeth Berg, Jodie Picoult, Mary Wesley, Dianne Mott-Davidson, Kerry Greenwood, , Barbara Kingsolver, Fannie Flagg and Katie Fforde. From my childhood I have soft spots for Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton and S E Hinton.

Recently I started reading the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child and have got hooked! Other favourites are chick lit and those detective stories that have chefs or bakers in them. I really enjoy the food descriptions and recipes. Books with cats and/or sewing in them are pretty good too.

Favorite Movies

I rarely go to the movies. I'd prefer to save my money for craft stuff and watch movies at home. Sad but true - my favourite movie are The Castle, Denis the Menace, Tea with Mussolini, Saving Mother, Drugstore Cowboy, Shawshank Redemption, Saving Grace (hysterical!), One Night at McCools, the Green Mile. Sometimes B grade horror movies are a good pick such as Lake Placid or Return of the Sabre Tooth Tiger.

Favorite Television

Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Middle and Mrs Browns Boys are other faves.

Other shows I enjoy are Raising Hope and Outnumbered.

Favorite Music

I love Enya and 70s music the most! Mostly I listen to soft rock. I did line dancing for a while and grew to love country music. I do also enjoy nature sounds sometimes.

What I enjoy receiving

Ratings! If I sent the swap and you got it, please do me the courtesy of rating.


sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - Match Up on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the landscape mailart. It is a challenge to blend for sure. Your job sounds difficult. There is a housing crisis here as well. Your weather sounds very much like Florida. Take care!
Response: Thanks Sherba! Hope your housing crisis eases soon.
neca84 rated for Blind Envie #29 on Jun 30, 2022
Comment: thanks for the great images, i just love those birds so cool
Response: Thanks Carol. I love those birds too. Great for all sorts of cards.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and card. Love the washi's and stamps!
Response: Thanks for the heart Ashanti
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mail you have sent my way :)
Response: Glad you liked it!
neca84 rated for Use paper scraps on May 15, 2022
Comment: fabulous items thanks so much
Response: Thanks for the heart Carol!
CraftyShana76 rated for 1 to 10 swap on May 10, 2022
Comment: Loved your list! I wish I had a better income, more friends and more time to read too. Iโ€™ve always wanted to visit Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ. Maybe one day. TYVM!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm so glad you liked my list.
carrotkate rated for Note on a Postalette on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: I loved the birds and lovely note! Thanks for the video suggestions too!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
teddygirl rated for Book, Movie or Series Review on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks Annette for joining my swap...your review was very interesting to read..I might try to read the book myself...thankyou and for the profile based goodies โค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โœ”๐Ÿ‘
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
monichan rated for Scavenger Hunt: Foodie Edition on Apr 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies. I love that you shared a story about each item you sent. The chips were delicious, and my daughter loved the Tim Tams.
Response: Fabulous stuff!
PrincessLeia rated for Mug Rug Swap on Mar 11, 2022
Comment: Hello Annette, Thankyoufor the bee-utiful mug rug! I love it. Lovely colours and such a dainty little bee!โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Response: Glad you like it!
neca84 rated for Blind Envie #23 on Feb 18, 2022
Comment: thank you for the recipe
Comment: Hello! Thanks so much for the letter! It is so interesting to hear how other people's lives are going!
neca84 rated for Blind Envie #22 on Feb 4, 2022
Comment: thanks for the great washi samples, I never thought to use embroidery thread holders for that use. brilliant and cute tapes too
Response: Thanks Carol!
neca84 rated for TeaTowel Swap on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: thanks for the tea towel and your note with it, I look forward to trying it out (well not really haha)
Response: I know what you mean!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card.
Response: Glad you liked it!
CavalierCommunications rated for Blind Envie #19 on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the absolutely beautiful handmade card. I can't wait to use it.
Response: So glad you liked it!
christy102194 rated for Adult Coloring PC #122 INTL on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Lovely! TY! ^^
Response: Thanks for the heart Christy
neca84 rated for Huge Advent Swap on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: It got delivered on Saturday, will re rate after Ive opened it all, LOOKS AMAZING Thanks so much Annette, you thought of some amazing little ideas, love love love it, can't wait to read the book
Response: Glad you liked it Carol! I had fun putting it together.
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I enjoyed reading your answers! This was such a fun swap๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Swapping Nicole
Comment: Your de-stressors were so unique! I hate washing my hair in general, but I can see how it is relaxing! Thanks for sharing!

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heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธMerry Christmas!โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

nellswell on Mar 25, 2014:

Thank you so much for your extremely thoughtful and wonderful angel package; you weren't even "required" to angel, so I very much appreciate your kindness! And you went above and beyond; everything was so fun to open (it felt kind of like opening an advent calendar, but all at once :>) and there are so many lovely quotes! The voodoo thing is funny, too! :D If this were a swap, I'd give you a million hearts. THANK YOU!! (P.S. Great idea for a swap, and I look forward to joining your swaps again in the future!)

1leemeadows on Mar 30, 2012:

Have received your package of appreciation for sending your package on to the rightful swapper, which I was very happy to do. It was a beautiful pouch. Love the quilt blocks and yes each one can be and will be used in one of the 'homeless' quilts, nothing goes to waste around here. Loved the 'angels' as well as the other blocks, you do have a superior talent. It was a wonderful surprise, I'm very grateful for your generosity. Best Wishes

kittylover on Jul 14, 2011:

Thank you for being such a very sweet angel and sending me the bookmark you made with love! It's almost too pretty to use but I will use it and think of your generosity each time I read. Patricia

TeaNi on May 23, 2011:

Thank you so very much for the pretty card and lovely, thoughtful letter. What you wrote was very touching and brought tears to my eyes. Also, your talk about your sweet peas made me smile. My mother's name was Penny, and when she was young, some of her family and friends called her "Sweet P":) I've never had much of a green thumb, but you've inspired me to consider growing some sweet peas of my own. I am so sorry to see at the top of your profile you are dealing with your own loss and grief now. That must have come after you sent my letter. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am putting your card up on my bulletin board to remind me of you & your kindness. (((hugs)))

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