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ShyRaven

ShyRaven
Date Joined: February 22, 2010
Last Online: July 22, 2010
Birthday: June 13
Country: UK
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About Me

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Hi! My name is Rosie, I’m 23 and I was born in Surrey, England but I now live and study in Leeds. I’m a law student by day, compulsive maker of things by night. I love to bake, sew and I crotchet a little. I’m new to swap-bot but I think it’s a fantastic idea. When my great aunt was alive she would send me letters, stickers and badges from New Zealand, it was so exciting to get a package from the other side of the world. So I'm very excited to join in!

I currently live in a tiny house with my boyfriend but dream of a cottage with a huge kitchen in the Yorkshire countryside. We don't have the room or garden for a dog but my family have a ancient greyhound and a manic lab/spaniel puppy. But we do have a part time ginger cat who likes to visit for milk and a cuddle. Her name is Simba, but we like to call her Number 6.

I nearly always rate as soon as I open, so if you think I should have received something that I haven't rated you for, please let me know. I'll always contact you before rating a 3 or 1. If you haven't received from me please, please pm me before rating and hopefully we can work it out. Thank you! xoxo

If you want a private swap please pm me! I might not always be able to say yes but I'll appreciate that you took the time to read my profile and make the offer!

Likes

I take delight in anything naughty, silly, clever, witty, geeky or heartfelt. Handmade is always welcome.

I'm not easily offended so feel free to curse away, the more elaborate the better.

I also like....

Cake: recipes, pictures, anything baking related

Recipes: particularly Italian/Tuscan, soups, jams and chutneys. Anything meaty, I love meat (sorry animals, but you are too delicious for your own good)

Bobby pins

Pretty notebooks, note cards and stationary (preferably not spiral bound)

Pink sparkly things (yeah, shoot me!)

Brown paper packages tied up with string

Speedball Speedy Carveing medium - I've just stated making my own stamps but it's really hard to get hold of this over here.

Rainbow colours, brights and pastels

Pencils with slogans, anything from "Love from Leeds" to "bite me"

Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Fabric: cottons, wools, tweed, linens, fleece, florals, bold colours, pretty/cute patterns, gingham

Embroidery thread and seed beads

All things Americana/Canadicana (I think I made that up)

Anything to do with the American Old West

Teacups and things with teacups on

All things Jane Austen/Georgian

Leather bound notebooks

The beach

Woodlands

Bows and lace

Art Nouveau, particularly Alphonse Mucha

Pandas

Teddies

Rabbits

Bumblebees

Otters

Classic Winnie the Pooh

Traditional fairy tales, myths and legends

Softies/stuffies, particularity mis-fits or soft, strokeable stuffies - I love all things Jellycat in particular

Scents: lavender, rose, lemon, mint

But really, I’m down with anything :)

Dislikes

Nicholas Cage (but he probably won't fit in a jiffy bag so I think I’m safe)

My least favorite colour is orange

Black licorice

Not massively into Disney or hello kitty

I don't scrapbook or make cards so please don't waste lovely supplies on me!

Favorite Books

Discworld, Jane Austen, Angela Carter, Raymond Chandler, Bridget Jones, Daphne du Maurier, Tintin, Dennis Mckail

Favorite Movies

Withnail and I, Team America, Shaun of The Dead, The Railway Children, Legally Blonde

"You got into Harvard Law?" "What? Like, it's hard?"

Favorite Television

QI, Have I Got News For You, The Wire, Screenwipe/Newswipe, Antiques Roadshow, The Prisoner (original, the remake is kinda dull) , Larkrise to Candleford, Deadwood, The Thick of It, Glee

Favorite Crafts

Crotchet

Baking cakes and cookies

Embroidery

Misfit softie making

I paint a little (most of my ATCs are pen and ink)

Fiction writing

Favorite Music

Current top ten most played on my iTunes:

  1. Sacrifice, Elton John
  2. Electrolite, R.E.M
  3. She Wolf, Shakira
  4. Daniel, Bat for Lashes
  5. Hospital Beds, Cold War Kids
  6. Dance Wiv Me, Dizzee Rascal
  7. Down in Mexico, The Coasters
  8. Brandy Alexander, Feist
  9. Wrestlers, Hot Chip
  10. Rhythm is a Dancer, Snap!

My BF feels left out...

My lovely boyfriend loves the idea of swap bot, but as it's mainly ladies on here there aren't many manly swaps for him. So If you feel like sending him a little something he would be thrilled! He likes:

All types of dogs particularly Alsatians/German Shepherd

WWI/WWII history

Orange chocolate

Snooker/pool/billiards

Mooses (seriously, he loves them)

Ratings

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Comment: Will re-rate if I get a story.
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Comment: I hope for at least a note saying you'll be delayed or simply can't do the swap.
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Comment: I really do dislike leaving 1's but the swap is still marked not sent and I have had no communication from my partner. I will happily change this rating when I receive it. Thank you.
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Comment: Thanks you so much Shy he is so very stinkin cute!! he arrived safely and was very tired from the long ride, he now among some new friends he meet...I think he has takin a liking to a pretty lil Ms Dotee, hmm a dotee monster or a monster dotee which will it be, thanks again for a great swap
Coraline rated for Recommend Some Books on Jul 23, 2010
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Vendetti rated for Film Log: April-June 2010 on Jul 22, 2010
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Comment: The covers you made for this is so darling! I hope you don't mind but I'm going to finish filling out the rest of the pages with movies I watch. I agree with you about Alice... Kind of a let down. I think we're the only ones on the planet that felt this way.. =) Thanks again!
wolviechick121 rated for Tour of Your Town - edited on Jul 22, 2010
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Comment: I really loved your journal! I am still giving you the 5 and a heart because I love it so much, even though it was really really late. haha. But thank you so much for sending it!! I love it!!! You have to tell me how you did the pages in the book like that. I have been trying to find a nice way to make old-looking crumpled pages like that which can still stay strong!! =D Thank you! Your town is beautiful!
nmterrier rated for A Whale of a Swap: INTERNATIONAL on Jul 6, 2010
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Comment: Wow! You are one talented lady! They are just gorgeous and I love them! Thank you so much!
SusyB rated for Sewing: Pin down my heart on Jul 3, 2010
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Comment: I love the pincushion, mini needle book, & pins. You used my favorite colors (colors from the sea). Thank you for a wonderful swap & great craftsmanship. Enjoy your break before adulthood (it's not that bad in real world - different, but not bad)
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Comment: Thank you for the pin is really sweet. The beads are so pretty!! Thanks again for the package. Patrizia
DarbyFlats rated for P: DarbyFlats / ShyRaven on Jun 14, 2010
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Comment: Slightly carried away? Have you lost your mind? I only sent a postcard. And, in return, I get ephemera, embellishments, stickers, an adorable photo of your pooch, etc. Wow. I was blown away and I wish I could give you 100 hearts. :) Thank you VERY much for your kindness. We LOVED it ALL!
Response: Ha, yeah swap-bot does have that effect on me! I'm so pleased you liked everything!
hollycm6 rated for Dandelions! on Jun 14, 2010
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Comment: Oh my goodness... love love love love your stuff!!! (I'm so glad I got flaked on and looked for a new swap!) The bookmark is so awesome, and I am using it now. The notecards are super lovely. And the little tag is too cute. Do you mind if I try to make a stamp like that?
Response: Yay, glad I made up for you being flaked! Feel free to make the stamp, I stole the design from nature anyhow!
Mandii79 rated for Unbirthday Swap 7 on Jun 12, 2010
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Comment: Hiya, thanks for my swap, I love it all, the journal is really nice, and can't wait to try the chocolate and the keyring will either go on a handbag or my keys. I like how your wrapping paper matched your card too!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the goodies! xx
Zauberin rated for Send ANYTHING on Jun 7, 2010
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jmvav rated for Scarlet "A" Plushie on Jun 6, 2010
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Comment: thank you for the lovely A
Response: Thank goodness it's finally got to you! Hopefully you will end up with two! xxx
hollycm6 rated for Ghost Pals on Jun 4, 2010
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Comment: Loved your letter!!! :) I will write ASAP. :)
obstreperousv rated for Summer Dreamin' on Jun 2, 2010
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Comment: Ha! I did get the swap. I guess I was just lame and forgot to rate you. Anyway, I loved the picture and your descriptions. Wish I were there!
redrubyonfire rated for 52 Weeks of Baking - Week #4 on Jun 2, 2010
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Comment: Thank you!
junemoon rated for Original Creative Writing Swap! on May 29, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for you story beginning -- I'm impressed. Most young writers don't take the time to develop setting and characters as fully as you have in this opeining, and you've set up a possible story too. it's a good start.
Response: Thank you x
Arabella rated for Recommend Some Books on May 29, 2010
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Comment: Looks like a great list of books including some of my all time favorites - Persuasion, Rebecca! Thanks

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Comments

Jenna83 on Jun 23, 2010:

I got my package in the mail today. I LOVE the handmade notebook. I am so into owls right now...it is just perfect! Thank you so much!
Take Care,
Jenna

queenelisheba on Jun 8, 2010:

ROSIE!!! You are awesome!!! I just received the blingin owl and journal and they are so magnificent!! Thank you!!

rylko on Jun 5, 2010:

Hello! Thank you for the welcome and allowing me to be part of your swap! I am really excited about it! :-)

AndrewLips on May 13, 2010:

hey i've just started a swap i think you'd like! i'm in the same swap as you right now and i've done a similar one. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/61972

xx

missnomer on Apr 22, 2010:

the other side of the clipping was "crime baron's life of luxury dismantled." LOL!

Doulton on Apr 15, 2010:

Dear Rosie, I just want you to know how incredibly moved I was by your kindness and compassion in responding to my mother's death. You are really the sweetest. Other people were a big cold about me being late, but you actually mentioned my loss and said something nice about my mother. I cannot tell you what a big heart you have and how much your simple yet moving comment helped me towards healing. I guess we all want our losses to be taken seriously by the "outside world". You have an enormous heart. Thank you so very much.

loveslife on Mar 19, 2010:

Hi! Thanks! About the warning...I found that out the hard way! I love the idea of your "What's Going on in the World Today?" swap! I love this site!

Mareree10 on Feb 28, 2010:

Welcome to swap-bot!!! It's lots of fun...and addicting. LOL

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