Date Joined: February 22, 2011
Last Online: March 29, 2020
Birthday: February 11, 1985
Country: United Kingdom
Hello there! :)
I found this site through a friend of mine on facebook and was drawn to it because when I was younger I used to swap friendship books. My mother gave me one one day to shut me up cause I always used to think too much, talk too much and generally need to be occupied too much. I haven't seen one for about 10 years so finding this site was like an ancient but happy memory coming back to me. I loved the way I could create for hours and send somebody something that may give them as much joy as I got when I received something beautiful or interesting in the post.
My name is Sian. I live with my partner, 'Chris', my son, 'Zachary' (14th Dec 2012) and 2 cats 'Diesel' and 'Jefferson Beans von Twisp' or 'Beans' for short. My friends and my family mean the world to me, I'd be lost without them! :) For a job I'm lucky enough to be self employed as an artist and lighting technician. I adore what I do, I couldn't be without creativity, my world would cease to exist without it.
I'm a big kid at heart and still see the world with eyes of wonder. I carry a camera everywhere I go and thoroughly enjoy the fact that all you need for a happy life or an adventure is the right attitude. :) I play in the sea, dance in the rain, sing, read past my bedtime, build Lego, have water fights and make mud pies. Having children just gives me more excuses to do. :D Xx
*Water pistols and Nerf guns
*Birds and moths.
*Tattoos and piercings (although body does not like metal in it right now so have taken out all bar my ears (2mm and 8mm each side) and septum which has a hidden retainer in atm.
*Flowers, plants; all things green and growing. The peace you get at the seaside. (The smell of the sea, the sound of the guls and the waves.)
*Obscure yet darkly beautiful art, erotic art, photography. Elegant and fine art but with a certain edge or interesting content. Iconography. Retro images and pin up art. Illustration and graphic novel style art.
*Light, lights and the things you can create with them. I love interesting fairy lights, things with led's and lights in jars. :D
*Theatre and the amazing energy of backstage.
*Music, film, books. Of pretty much all genres.
*Fabric, haberdashery bits; buttons, beads, lace and ribbons. Strange found treasures. Clothing patterns for vintage style items or strange pieces. Fimo.
*Paints, pencils, canvas and all things that I can make things from.
*Broken toys. (interesting ones)
*Coloured bottles and jars.
*Trinkets and charms.
*Nut and bee.
*Ombars -yummy chocolate that I can actually eat!
*Recipes for food that I CAN eat. (Paleo/Fodmaps/Nightshade free)
*Strange childrens books (in any language but with pictures)
*Amigurumi, felt or fabric monsters and sea creatures.
*Taxidermy bugs (especially those small ish ones in clear resin pendants).
*'Classic' books. Old is as good as new as long as in one piece. :)
*Coloured LED bulbs.
*Kawaii felt food. (cuter and nicer to me than real food! :D )
*Photobooth pictures (like in amelie).
*Interesting cuttings (from magazines, newspapers etc).
*Vintage style clothes patterns.
*Origami creatures you have made.
*Trinkets and charms.
*Colouring in pages. :D
*Pants/ Bloomers patterns.
*Fabrics. (no smaller than 6ins by 6ins please)
*Good quality beads.
*Strange (but clean) found items.
*Lego or Nano blocks.
*Glitter and sequins.
Things I'm not so fond of:
*Seeing people hurt.
*Problems I can't solve or accept as they are.
*Being told I can't do something.
Anti wish list: (please don't send me)
*Anything smelly, my sense of smell has been massively exaggerated since my diet! I think indirectly this is a good thing.
*Food that I can't eat.
*Anything too festive or tacky, I'm a relatively happy person most of the year except those holidays that involve HAVING to be cheerful or feeling guilty about buying people gifts.
*Peacock feathers. (I'm supersticious!) :)
*Anything preachy. I am very open minded and accepting of most things (except that which is obviously evil; child sacrifice, torture, that sort of thing) so by all means send things that are informative or beautiful, just don't tell me I have to believe in God in any other way other than my own. (I'm Taoist/Chaos btw but believe in God, jesus, and every other God in the sky or being in nature that chooses to make themselves known :) )
*Anything TOO dark. For example, I find beauty in taxidermy, don't send roadkill. I like erotic art, don't send porn. I doubt you would but you get the idea. :D
*Collage, *Sewing, *Painting, *Drawing, *Photography, *Lighting, *Doll making, *Finger painting, *Fascinator making.
All things swing. All things alternative. :) and some guilty pleasures but shh. Xx
Favourite favourites off the top of my head?
*Incubus, *Garbage, *The Baseballs, *Corey Taylor, *Papa Roach, *The Cranberries, *Hollywood Undead. *Joe Strummer, *Tim Armstrong. *Rage Against the Machine, *Skunk Anansie, *The Clash, *Louis Armstrong *Silverchair, *Fat 45, *Ella Fitzgerald, *Caravan Palace, *Parov Stellar, *T-Rex, *AC/DC, *The Cat Empire, *The Puppini Sisters.
There are probably loads more but they were the first few I thought of! :D Xx
*The Fountain, *Moulin Rouge, *Romeo and Juliet, *Coraline, *The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, *Alice in Wonderland, *Lucky Number Slevin, *Amelie, *Memento, *August Rush, *Scott Pilgrim vs the World, *Step Up, *Shutter Island, *Fight Club, *The Usual Suspects, *Down with Love, *Inception, *My Neighbour Totoro, *Kiki's delivery service, *A Single Man, *The Lovely Bones, *Abraham Lincoln: vampire hunter, *10 Things I Hate About You.
*Anything by Neil Gaiman or Roald Dahl. *Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, *Kabuki by David Mack, *The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, *The Chairs by Ionesco, *A Midsummer Nights Dream by Shakespeare, *The Beach and The Tesseract by Alex Garland, *The Tao Te Ching by Lau Tzu, *Johnathon Livingston Seagul by Richard Bach, *The Electric Church by Jeff Somers, *The E Branch Series by Brian Lumley, *His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phllip Pullman, *Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro, *The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, *The Trilogy in 5 parts (Hitchhikers Guide etc) by Douglas Adams.
Would love you for:
*A bit o nip.
Not so much for:
*Toys, they don't seem to play with their own. Feet, shoelaces, carrier bags and each other tend to win out.
*Food, oddly, these guys seem to have easily dicky tummies too.
The Little Man:
Would love you for:
*Mini canvasses (4"x5" or 5"x5", deep set if poss); we are doing an ongoing project where we give him mini canvasses and art materials in a set colour and let him loose. Hoping to amass these by the tens and make a wall full of his art. :D Xx
*Disposable cameras; I love the idea of my children taking photo's. There is something about seeing the images that a little person chooses to photograph. I have umpteen pictures of feet on my phone. :D
*Small person craft materials.
*Small musical instruments; kid loves making noise.
*Small toy boats.
The Big Man:
Would love you for:
*Socks, size 8 (uk mens), I think his feet are scissor wielding maniacs with bad aim.
*Boxer shorts, the snug kind with nerdy images on (robots, iron man, etc) size mens small... I would say something similar to the above comment about his feet but I really don't wanna think about that in this context. :/ :D
*Electronic components; he's a tinkerer.
I have lots of silly allergies that can make me very ill if I don't adhere to a strict diet. Essentially I am Paleo, FODMAPs and Nightshade free. Unfortunately this means it's best not to send me food or drink (tea bags okay but research FODMAPs first for okay fruits)... Unless it's ombar chocolate, in which case, send as much as you like! :D Xx
I think that is it! Happy creating and I look forward to hearing from you! :D Xx
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