Date Joined: July 26, 2020
Last Online: May 9, 2021
Birthday: January 12
If you have me for a partner, please try to use real stamps when you post. I like to collect them or use them in projects!
I love crafting with textiles - mainly with paper and fabric. I am in three Australian Facebook swap groups, which have been a lifesaver in 2020. Prior to COVID-19, I attended lots of craft fairs and retreats and workshops all round Australia, but they were mainly cancelled in 2020. Ive been able to go to local ones for the past few months, but not willing to travel in case we have to go into lockdown again. My favourite colour is ORANGE and I use it a lot in my craftwork. When I make things for others I like to use colours they like, but I usually put in a little bit of orange somewhere - like a “signature”!
I work in a vet clinic but I am semiretired - cos I need more time for crafting!
Update JAN 2021 - if you are looking for something to send me in a Swap, I really like Halloween stuff, so if you come across any post halloween sales keep me in mind,, especially any paper or crafting stuff. We don’t get a lot of craft halloween stuff in Australia.
RE VINTAGE FAIRYTALE GROUP SWAPS - I like everything, but DRAGONS are my fave!
My favourite movie series is STARWARS. I love them all. JAN 2021 I have watched season two of the Mandalorian - it was great. We now know the child’s name- it is Grogu. I am a bit sad though since Grogu left with Luke. Is he coming back??? My favonurite characters are the child (Grogu) and BB8 (cos he’s cute and ORANGE!) i also like Yoda, Chewbacca, the Ewoks, C3PO, R2D2 and Mando. I enjoy action movies with lots of speed, guns and explosions. I especially like it when good wins, even if they have to bend the law to do it. Loved the Dirty Harry movies. I like movies that have a lot of sequels, cos I like to see what happens next in the lives of the characters. My other favourite movie series are lethal weapon, mad max, fast and furious, twilight, alien, kill bill, Love any movies with The Rock or Sean Connery Don’t like scary movies. I loved the twilight movies - still haven’t finished reading the books - I’m more of a movie watcher than a book reader - except for craft books of course! I quite liked the two guardian of the galaxy movies and the Star Trek movies. I liked the terminator movies. My favourite all time actor is Sean Connery (RIP). I love action heroes : The Rock - he’s so cool and funny! Clint Eastwood - the rebellious hero type. Daniel Craig - another guy who bends the rules for justice. John Wayne - the ultimate cowboy. Jason Statham - driver extraordinaire! Vin Diesel- - Fast and Furious! More to come... Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan, Jet Li..........I’m still thinking
I’m a bit addicted to police type shows - NCIS, CSI, SVU, Macgyver, diagnosis murder, lethal weapon, tin star,, criminal minds I like the European ones on SBS Ondemand. It’s great because they are in foreign languages so they have subtitles - which is great for deafies like me! Haven’t really been a Trekkie, but have recently started watching season one and it’s a bit addictive! I like watching the old shows that are on 10 Bold. I don’t watch reality shows - I see too much of them just watching the adds! I LOVED Game of Thrones! Didn’t read the books, although I have listened to the audiobook for the first one. My fave characters were Arya and Daenerys and the dragons and of course, the tormented Jon Snow! Vikings was a favourite for the first few seasons, but I didn’t watch it so much after Ragnar died. I have however started watching “raised by wolves” so I’m getting my Travis Fimmel fix now! I also like “The Boys” Jan 2021 - I am currently rewatching the series Scorpion. Feb 2021 - finished the four seasons of Scorpion, and now rewatching GOT. Just realised that the actor playing Walter O’Brien also played the Dothraki who was beheaded.
I like country and pop music. I like music where you can understand the words. My record collection Is mainly from my teenage years and includes: Slim Dusty, Kenny Rogers, ABBA, ONJ, ELO, Sherbet, Leif Garret, Cold chisel, Chad Morgan (the sheik from scrubby creek) Grease soundtrack, Xanadu soundtrack, Meatloaf Then we changed to CDs and I have boxes of them. I am slowly putting them onto my computer so I can give away the CDs and have more room for craft stuff!
I’m not into music that you can’t Understand the words.
I really like Adele’s voice.
My favourite books are my art journals and craft books. The last set of novels i read were the twilight series, and I didn’t finish them!. I’m not really a fiction book fan. I have a big book collection, but they are mainly information type books. Every now and then I’ll get a small book, often about “life improvement”. Just getting back into Wicca - have to see if I can find my old books!
I love Sewing, scrapbooking (also known as “chat booking” when you are at a retreat!) art journalling, making “off the page” stuff with fabric and paper and loads of embellishments. I like to sew small projects that I can get finished. I have a lot of UFO (unfinished objects) quilting things. I prefer to use the quilting techniques and make them into bags! I have too many bags! But really, can a person have too many bags? I’ve just found Heidi Swapp’s memory files and am going to give them a go - I like the thought of not being restricted to a 12 x12 page! I like making ATCs and pocket letters. I have just got a memory dex And am looking forward to embellishing the cards. I love experimenting with pop ups in my journals and am working on a pop up treasure chest - it’s a Slow, long term project for when I’m not working on swaps or challenges. I do at least 4 or 5 swaps a month, with the FB swap groups that I am in. It’s really good fun making things for others and then receiving surprises in the mail! I belong to four local crafty groups and we meet weekly to monthly- most of them have omly just restarted since lockdown began in March. I like to mix up my crafts - which is probably why I love art journalling so much. I like the freedom of using loose pages and then binding them when I have enough to make a book.. It also means I can use lots of wet product because the back sides of the pages are not seen, so it doesn’t matter that stuff leaks Through to the other side.
I love CHIHUAHUAS and TURTLES (especially those with feet /claws. At the moment I have two chis and 3 Northern Yellow faced turtles, yellow rainbow fish, long armed Shrimp, some redclawed yabbies, guppies and a couple of red scats. My big news of Jan 2021 is that we have quite a few hatchlings - the turtle eggs have been hatching!! One of the chis and all of the turtles were rescues - a side effect of the job! I am a bit obsessed about BEES! Actually a lot obsessed about them - we need them to survive! I like ASIAN DRAGONS - they don’t have wings. I like GARDENING when the weather permits! My favourite colour is ORANGE!! I’m often called “orange Julie”. I Really like STEAMPUNK And I try it but I’m not so good at getting the effect I want. My stuff just looks too clean and I want the grungy look. I think that stems from my love of maths and wanting things to be straight and mathematically correct like if I divvy up a page, the margins have to be equal, but I am trying to let that go a bit.
So as I have been doing a lot more swaps and I’m wanting to know what kinds of things to send, I have found wish lists very useful, so I thought I would start one.
A - autumn stuff and autumn colours, animals
B- BEES- I LOVE bees
C- CHIHUAHUAS my favourite breed of dog.
Culture - I like learning about other cultures.
THE CHILD from the mandalorian, now we know his name is Grogu - papers, stickers washi. Anything flat.
Christmas - any kind of paper items.
Chameleons - love all the bright colours they come in!
D- dragons (Asian type, game of thrones dragons, Eragon, & how to train your dragons type - now that I’ve reread that, I’d say I like dragons with names!)
E- ephemera (old fashioned things, travel, Christmas, Halloween)
G- gardening - anything I can use in paper crafting
H- HALLOWEEN - love anything Halloween cos we can’t get much in australia!
Handmade - I love nicely handmade items.
I- Indian art (the Native American kind) visited the museum in DC and just about wanted everything in the shop!
M- MANDALORIAN (especially Mando and the child, Grogu)
Mushrooms - paper, stickers, postcards, anything flattish
O- ORANGE. stuff - my favourite colour!
Ocean floor - things that are found on the ocean floor, either natural or manmade (creatures or shipwrecks)
postage stamps on swap envelopes - I’m a collector.
Papers for all sorts of papercraft
Pomeranians - coming in a very close second for favourite breed.
R- religious stuff - I like to learn about the different religions of the world.
S- STARWARS (very big fan - only movie that I have had to line up around the block for back in 1976),
T- TURTLES (with claws or feet, Northern Yellow faced turtles are my fave)
W- water animals (ocean and freshwater)
I’m willing to try any tea. I DO NOT drink coffee - it makes me feel nauseous.
I really like T2 teas. My favourite ones are creme brûlée and pumping pomegranite. I have large tins of these, so please dont send them to me. I like to make up big jugs of iced tea as I live in a very hot place!
If we are swapping tea, I would appreciate fruity teas or chai latte - wherever I travel, I like to try new flavours.
I have just found out that we can’t send any foodstuffs from australia to overseas, so I will have to look for local tea swaps!
I like all kinds of postcards, EXCEPT those that are offensive or with scantily clad people.
I would love any postcards related to anything I’ve mentioned in my profile. I especially would like ones that we don’t get in australia.
I like any kinds of vehicles ( air, land, sea or space)
animals (especially from your country)
maps, bridges, lighthouses
cultural or religious (especially with a little story about the pic)
touristy (from other countries)
movie stars (especially the ones I’ve mentioned in my profile).
Chihuahuas, pomeranians, turtles, dragons or bees
Any shape or size is OK
event postcards - we can’t get them in australia - Halloween, Christmas, st Patrick’s day, Easter, and any other holidays or celebrations, even if they are local.
Bookish or historical postcards
My favourite colour is orange - if you find any nice orange postcards, I’d love to receive them!
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