Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 5:46 am


Date Joined: May 2, 2010
Last Online: May 27, 2016

Country: Australia
Australian quarantine rules



I am a 27yr old girl from the sunny Gold Coast on the East coast of Australia. I live with my partner Steve, my son Jack, two cats and one dog.

NB: My spelling is atrocious, please don't hold it against me.


I love making amigurumi and larger crochet toys. They sit on my desk at work which now looks more like a toy store than a work space.



I've recently started sewing crafts. I've been trying my hand at embroidery and felt Christmas decorations. As my ability with this is rather basic I am calling my style 'primary school chic'. Hopefully my skills will improve in time for Christmas.

Favorite Books

"Foucault's pendulum" - Umberto Eco
"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" - Patrick Süskind
"Life of Pi" - Yann Martel
"The Watchmen" - Alan Moore

Favourite Children's Books:

"Cat and Fish" - Neil Curtis/Joan Grant
I just love how the beautiful Beardsley-style illustrations are the background to a story of innocent friendship

"600 Black Spots" - David A. Carter
The ultimate adult's pop-up book

"Guess how much I love you" - Sam McBratney
I don't think a book could be sweeter

"The Giving Tree" - Shel Silverstein
I think it is impossible for anyone to read this book without smiling

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - Lewis Carroll and "The Annotated Alice" - Martin Gardner
Carroll creates the wonderland and Gardner explains the science and ideas behind it

"The BFG" - Roald Dahl
I still think of hankies as snot rags :)

"The Iron Giant" - Ted Hughes
The image of the giant walking out of the ocean will be imprinted on my mind forever


  • Studio Gihibli
  • recipes
  • kawaii stationary
  • Dr Who
  • Neil Gaiman
  • chrysanthemums
  • bunny rabbits
  • comic books
  • rats
  • nature
  • stickers
  • handmade items
  • unexpected things
  • incense sticks
  • Día de los Muertos
  • the colour green
  • dark chocolate
  • octopuses
  • sewing supplies
  • ribbons
  • tea towels
  • cute socks
  • magnets
  • birdies
  • voodoo dolls
  • buttons/beads any size/colour
  • patterned fabric
  • brads
  • plastic dinosaurs

Not keen on...

  • white chocolate
  • sugar free lollies
  • Disney
  • Diddle
  • cosmetics

Fur babies


The dog on the right is Zeus, he passed away Feb 2013



Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful card! I absolutely love it!
Comment: thanks
snout rated for Blackout & Found Poetry on Mar 17, 2013
Comment: Loved your poems and the way that they were presented! (Thanks too for the zines! This was a very happy package. :)
DatchiTinkerton rated for Public - This is My Pet on Mar 5, 2013
Comment: I love it. I am very sorry to hear about Zeus! My condolences.
Snoskimouse rated for Rambling letter on Feb 16, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the letter Cate! I'm glad you could some of your complaints down on paper & out of your head ^^ I am wishing you all the best for good news next time you & Jack have a check up.. Its odd too that in the letter I sent for this swap I chose to ramble on about phobias (as I find them very interesting) and I too am terrified of spiral staircases! xD In my case though I know why- my brother used to try & grab my ankles through the gaps in the back of them.. Hope you are having a relaxing day today & thanks again! :)
Response: OMG I would freak if someone grabbed me throughout the gaps!
LaviniaRiverina rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2012
Comment: Thankyou so much for the package I received.You went to so much effort. I love it all.
LadyRaven86 rated for Christmas card post secret on Nov 29, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
aussielisa rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 29, 2012
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful card and extras. Enjoy the season and I hope you make many wonderful memories.
deanie213 rated for The lonely mailbox **Edited on Nov 28, 2012
Comment: Got your card! Looks like a wonderful place. I'd love to visit Australia someday.
kathyp rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much! Merry chrissy to you too.
ZzMonstruozZ rated for Christmas card post secret on Nov 22, 2012
Comment: Hi Cate! I just have recieved your Xmas! Thank you so much for sharing your secrets with me! =)
FreddFudd rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 19, 2012
Comment: Hi there "Miss C". Just got your Christmas card and goodies from the letter box. Thank You for the your awesome Christmas wish, Love It. From my family to your family have a safe and jolly Christmas and a Fantastic 2013. Thank You for being my swap buddy, have a great day. Cheers, FreddFudd {=D
Comment: Thank you for cute bags and stickers too! :)
ZzMonstruozZ rated for Yarn Bomb! on Sep 26, 2012
Comment: WOW! O_O The colors and the different stiches look great! I really love how you combined them and the way you covered the trees. If you keep making yarn bombs, please, send me more photos! I'd loved to see it!
Response: I can do that :)
froglet rated for Yarn Bomb! on Sep 25, 2012
bean rated for Yarn Bomb! on Sep 23, 2012
Comment: Kickass!!
Halogen rated for Time for an ADVENTURE! on Aug 8, 2012
Comment: Thanks for telling me about your awesome adventure! (And sorry it took so long to rate.)
RWB411 rated for Time for an ADVENTURE! on Jul 19, 2012
erikawithak rated for Time for an ADVENTURE! on Jul 17, 2012
Comment: Thanks!
ZzMonstruozZ rated for Time for an ADVENTURE! on Jul 17, 2012
Comment: Hey Cate! Thank you so much for sharing your adventure =) (yes... going to the dentist always is an adventure... glups). You really had a lot of fun !

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Paige1900 on Apr 15, 2017:

Oh Cate...I miss you. I hope that you are now happy and free from any pains.

RyeRye on Dec 18, 2013:

ZzMonstruozZ on Aug 27, 2013:


Hello Cate!

Just passing by to invite you to join the new swap in the Butterfly Anarchists group! Go ahead and join us!

What are you Reading now? Round 2

egalite on Jun 22, 2013:

Congratulations, hon! I looked at some of your facebook pictures of the little guy... he's so beautiful!

ravenshadowcaster on Jun 21, 2013:

I heard congratulations were in order. Best Wishes.

anrtist on Jun 1, 2013:

Hi! I just sent you an invite to LLL (Location) GROUP ;-) So you can keep up with world happenings & SWAPBOTTERS in Your Area! ENJOY & Blessings, cc

Paige1900 on Apr 24, 2013:

Congratulations on the Bundle of Joys! I am super happy he is finally here!!!

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Paige1900 on Apr 15, 2013:

9 more days......

ZzMonstruozZ on Apr 6, 2013:

Thank you for your nice profile comment!

Calvin and Hobbes

ZzMonstruozZ on Apr 4, 2013:

new swap

I'm sure you were waiting for a new swap in our The Butterfly Anarchists group!
Come in and take a look to our new E-swap about Street Art!
We're all waiting for you!

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