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Bbstar

Bbstar
Date Joined: September 17, 2018
Last Online: January 2, 2019
Birthday: September 8
Country: Australia

About Me

Hello, I am a law advisor (creative arts and technology), and business owner in tropical Queensland, Australia by day, avid crafter, quilter, maker, collector, foodie and Bookclub leader of 100+ by night. I like the dark and mysterious, in literature, and movies. My love of nature leads to natures leafy greens, colourful birds and flowers, Art Deco plush purples and passionate reds reflect my crafty style, and when I put the sewing down I mostly love quiet, tea and a good book surrounded by beautiful things... oh and sometimes, that tea is replaced by a good glass of red wine! (My swops are sent on time and photos/records kept but may take a week to get out of Australia to your country- I live remote north Australia, message me if any problems)

Favorite Music

My taste in music is very broad, hip hop to opera depending on my mood but of course it must always be suitably loud...

Favorite Books

I run a book club to challenge my own reading and that of the group, and we read all different kinds of literature. Recent favourites include Lincoln in the Bardo, The Hunger Games Saga and Wuthering Heights, which after avoiding for years I did enjoy in the end! I love a dark mystery and avoid historical romance, but will try anything that is on a prize short list. I guess I love literature 😁

Favorite Movies

Art movies mostly, Scandi- noir, and anything mysterious and thrilling. We have an annual film festival here (I live in north Queensland away from the big cities) and I go to all 12 movies in 4 days and enjoy most of them, I like to see different countries and cultures in movies.

Favorite Television

I seem to be obsessed with British crime tv, Agatha Christie, Morse, Frost and Sherlock, all reminds me of my childhood home, when I read these stories equally obsessively. From a recent swap I remembered I’ve watched a lot of Dr Who, River is my idol, my doctor runs, is merciful and mighty.

Favorite Crafts

Hand sewing and knitting were my first loves but this has grown into machine sewing and crochet, paper crafts, jewellery and making everything I can. I am slowly improving my quilting and enjoy to patchwork and applique with lovely scraps of material. I find a new piece of material or decoration can start a whole new project. I collect many things, make and cook preserves, and drinks, bread and fermenting, grow herbs, spices, orchids and roses and trying a new creative thing is a great thrill.

What makes me smile

I smile at a new project, the anticipation, the planning, the choosing the colours, the materials, the style, Deco or Nouveau-and the joy of planning turns into making, trying not to stuff it up, learning and succeeding- just do not ask me how many UFO I have in my craft bag! Gifting is so much fun that I love to make a gift for others, and smile when I work out a new project.

Foodie Tastes...

I am a red wine, blue cheese and dark chocolate woman, who loves cinnamon and spice and all things nice...I like it less sweet, oranges and lemons, tang and sparkle, and something new and a taste adventure will always be dived into head first! Tea is a passion, trying fresh green, or aged pu'er and every perfumed tea in between. I love the ritual of food, coffee freshly brewed, a mango fresh from our tree, herbs from the garden. I love to try the new, and apart from being vegetarian and eating 10 veg and fruits a day, I am happy to embrace new experiences and try any foods or drinks.

Love list

*A surprise, something new, from your country *Tea (loose leaf preferred) and coffee *Dark Chocolate *sweets, fruity, minty, licorice love it all, and something you cannot get in Australia? *pez dispensers old and new *Pretty and sparkly things * Washi tape ( have my first roll this week, how am I only just finding out about this stuff!!) *Words-I love to read and write *Earrings (and beads to make jewellery) *Anything to do with books, reading and writing *Art Deco and Art Nouveau style *PURPLE my favourite colour *Red for passion and decoration. *birds and nature, the great outdoors. *Lovely materials/scraps for quiliting and applique

Best things about swops

The best things about swops is sending some interesting things from Australia to lovely people overseas and getting a look at diverse people and things from around the world 😁🌟🌻

Ratings

Lemonfox rated for teabags and surprise 10 on Feb 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for everything you sent! Loved it!
Noeleribs rated for Surprises for everyyone - October on Jan 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the surprises you sent. I really loved it! Thank you! Happy swap!🌻
cerealgirl rated for Suprise Swap #10 on Dec 27, 2018
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Comment: Your envelope arrived damaged. But I love everything I received, especially the crochet hook! :)
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Comment: Yes! I loved it and the letter to my name especially! :) thank so much!
NRGordon rated for FAVORITE BOOK EMAIL SWAP ~ OCTOBER on Dec 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the nice list. I see a couple on it that I'm going to read. I'm so sorry for the long delay in rating. I don't know why I didn't see your message.
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Comment: Such a sweet package! Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for all the sweet treats to try! And I love the Roald Dahl postcards. I hadn’t seen those ones before!
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firekingashtay rated for Mega Washi Swap on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for nice choice!
CookieChops rated for Advent Calendar Swap Round 6 on Nov 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the exciting parcel! (Although it did arrive a little worse for wear but I’m pretty sure everything is inside!) I can’t wait to open the goodies in December! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks for you so much for the helpful headsup😁all the best and merry Christmas ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Comment: Thank you for such a fun package of goodies! Much appreciated.
Response: Glad you liked the mail😁🌻🌟
Singske rated for Put a bird on it! on Nov 19, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the lovely goodies, you’ve spoiled me. So now I’m going to try a tea because it’s getting really cold here in Belgium. Thanks for everything. ♥️ The pineapple sweets are Y U M !!!
Response: Enjoy a hot cup to keep you warm on a dark winter day😁
Klbbird2 rated for Surprises for everyyone - October on Nov 17, 2018
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Comment: I loved everything thank you!!! And I LOVE the washi and tiger post cards!!! :) thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Response: Awesome😜🌻🌻
Emilycatherine1989 rated for Creative Happy Mail #2 on Nov 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Cheers😁
draco rated for Hot Chocolate Swap (International) on Nov 10, 2018
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Comment: thank you, i enjoyed them
Response: Great! Thanks
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Comment: Lovely letter thank you ever so much! <3 :)
Response: Hurrah!😁
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Comment: Hello! What a fun unbirthday surprise! Thanks for the amazing assortment of teas. I'll be sipping wildly this weekend! :)
Response: You are very welcome 😁
rainydayangie rated for Advent Calendar Swap Round 5 on Nov 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: 😁
Karen07 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- International on Nov 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! I'll let you know when the postcard arrives!
Response: Wonderful😁🌟
kmwhatley rated for Doctor Who - Quotes #01 on Nov 3, 2018
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Response: Thanks- hope you liked the gif too😁🌟

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Comments

KSENiA on Oct 6, 2018:

Hello, this is for Book Quote - September swap.

In September I read Lady Darby Mystery series by Anna Lee Huber - books 1 to 3. This is Historical Mystery set in 1830's with an artist as main character. In Mortal Arts there was a quote by Edgar Degas I really loved:

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."

Happy swapping, KSENiA

freddy26 on Oct 6, 2018:

That is when she ought to be away, in the month of October, when the sadness of retreating light strikes.

October, Zoe Wicomb

September book quotes swap

StacyReneeArt on Sep 29, 2018:

Hi! (Book Quote - September)

"And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too." -The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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