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Date Joined: August 21, 2007
Last Online: July 22, 2011
Birthday: February 11
Country: United Kingdom
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October 12 ~ My husband left me a couple of days ago. I will be ok, but there are a lot of things I need to do, so I may not be around on Swap-bot very much for a while. I will still get all of my swaps out, but I won't be signing up for anymore for a while.

I have loads of postcards to trade on my flickr if anyone is interested. I no longer collect them, so would swap for craft supplies, profile surprises or something from my etsy wishlist.

May 9 ~ Please note I have just been put on a starch free diet, and I am also not allowed caffiene, so do not send me anything edible, with the exception of tea (though preferably not black tea). I am trying to get into more types of tea to fill the hole that all the things I can't have have left, so any tea (especially loose) would be very welcome.

My husband has just joined Swap-bot. His username is @DrSteveStrange

My mailbox has been a bit quiet of late, so if anyone wants a private trade just PM me and we can see what we can sort out. I also have lots of things on flickr for trade. Just follow the link above and let me know if you see anything you would like.

I'm 45 and I live with my husband, Alan, and our 3 children in Bedford, UK. I took my children out of school a few months ago, and so now spend a lot of my time home educating them, which I really enjoy. I love getting things through the post. I am very interested in all things Asian, especially anything to do with Japan, China, Korea and Thailand. I collect anything at all from these countries. I love learning about other cultures, reading fiction, watching East Asian films, cooking, making things when I have time and spending time with my children.

My favourite colours are red, orange, turquoise, electric blue and purple.

I don't have a lot of time to listen to music these days, though I was in a couple of bands (not very good ones!), when I was younger. At the moment I love Muse, White Stripes and The Strokes. I would always be happy to receive compilation cds, as I am always happy to discover new music. I especially like indie. I am also intererested in hearing more Japanese music. I really love Bump of Chicken and would love to hear more.

My favourite writers are Haruki Murakami, Banana Yoshimoto, Philip K Dick, Steve Erickson, Liz Jensen, Chuck Palahnuik, Douglas Coupland, William Faulkner, Truman Capote, David Mitchel, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Jonathan Carroll, Kate Atkinson, Zadie Smith, Annie Proulx, Joseph O'Connor and I'm sure there are more I can't think of at the moment, but I'm sure you get the idea!

I mostly watch East Asian films these days. Some of my favourites are Survive Style Five, A Bittersweet Life, Oldboy, Kikujiro, Eureka, Shinobi, Harmonium in my Memory, Welcome to Dongmakgol, Tell Me Something, Public Enemy and lots of others! My favourite non Asian films are Deadman, Donnie Darko, Sweeney Todd, Nightmare Before Christmas, Fight Club, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Frida, Amelie, Italian for Beginners, Abre Los Ojos (open your eyes), The Day the Earth Stood Still, War of the Worlds (both versions!) and I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of any at the moment! If anyone has any East Asian films they can copy for me, that would make me very happy. Check first to see what I have already though.:)

I don't watch much television, as I'm just really into films. I still love and watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as we have all the boxsets, and I also love Dr Who and Torchwood. I have also recently discovered Heroes, which I love. I have been watching some Japanese game show clips on Youtube with my kids and we have really got into them. If anyone has any whole shows or just clips from any Japanese gameshows I would love a copy!
True Blood just started showing in the UK and I'm loving it. Finding it really hard to wait until the next episode and it'll probably be ages before we get the second series, so if anyone has a copy they could send me I would be over the moon. Just let me know what you want for it. (I have a multi region tv, so I can play any region specific dvds.)

I love making things and love to receive handmade things too. I can make felt stuffies, goddess dolls, matchboxes, shrines, altered tins and boxes, simple polymer clay things (though hopefully I'll get better at this), ATCs, collage, whimsey jars, charms, magnets, bookmarks, altered cds. Things I would like to try are chunky pages, more complicated polymer clay things, paper art dolls and Japanese crafts.

I like trying all sorts of different flavour teas (especially fruit,herbal or anything unusual). My favourite tea is Chai, and I would like to try as many different kinds as I can. I just bought myself a little one person teapot and would really love to get some different kinds of loose tea to try in it.

My favourite way to de-stress is in the bath. I love scented bath things, though only the natural ones, without all the nasty chemicals. My favourite scents are lavender, rose, vanilla, chocolate, coconut, cherry, almond and orange.

I collect buddhas and anything related to buddhism. I am very interested in it and will probably take my interest further some day. I hate any kind of intolerance, be it religious, racial or any other kind.

I am an Aquarian and tend to be a little eccentric at times! I love anything that is different or interesting.

I have just figured out what morsbags are and I would really love to receive one of those.

My 11 year old son has been getting very into Manga lately. I borrowed Death Note from him and am now really into it. We have also seen the first film and really want to see the other two. I would love anything connected to Death Note.

I am now learning all about Wicca/witchcraft, so anything connected with that would be appreciated. I would also love anything goddess and am especially after anything (images, statuettes, jewellery) to do with Kwan Yin.

Likes: Anything with beads on, anything Japanese, ephemera, any craft supplies, shiny and glittery things, dark gothic things, skeletons, vintage things/ephemera, pens, crows and ravens, morsbags, old broken jewellery and watches, keys, interesting bits and pieces for matchboxes etc, altered tins, anything interesting for collage, amigurumi, stuffies, food with faces, chococat, Afro-ken, Onigiri, whimsey jars/mini whimsy jars, Mexican Day of the Dead, sugar skulls, cemeteries, anything bento (just started collecting!), altered bottlecaps, shrines, Halloween, FQs, stationary, Frida Kahlo, Wicca, goddess, Death Note, pagan, getting letters, info on other countries, anything Asian, buddhas, stationary, fabric, Johnny Depp, stickers, stash tea, anything Mexican, vintage Japanese postcards, Tim Burton, robots, mountains, David Lynch, Halloween, volcanoes, moon, snow, unusual jewellery, beads, art deco, art nouveau, non fiction books, unusual fiction, bath stuff, witchcraft, witches, candles, old black and white photos (1950s or older), altered notebook, altered anything, handmade paper, keyrings, unusual magnets, tea (fruit, herbal or chai, loose or in bags), souvenirs from Asian countries, starch and sugar free recipes, matchboxes, ATCs, anything handmade, dragonflies, beetles, daisies, sunflowers, jade, amber, crystals.

Here are some pictures of our new puppy, Pumpkin.

Pumpkin1 Pumpkin8 Pumpkin7

If I haven't rated you, then for some reason I have forgotten (probably because my husband has been messing about with my "rating pile". I never mind if anyone PMs me to check, I can be disorganized (with the help of my husband), so I will always rate if you remind me. I am trying to rate straight away now, or at least keeping things out of my husbands way, but I think I might have missed things in the past. I hate not getting rated, it just seems so ungrateful, so I really don't want to do the same to anyone else. If I haven't rated you then please remind me! :D

How I rate : I always give hearts if it is obvious that love has gone into the thing you have made or the thing you have chosen for me. There do not have to be extras for me to give a heart. :)

Swaps I Have Been Flaked On ~

Private Chocolate Swap with Katiebelle - this was for a large package of chocolate. This is now being angeled by Pahasiga. :) Huge thanks to Pahasiga, who sent me a huge package of Latvian and Estonian chocolate for this!

UK only Profile Surprise - Crystalcat

Happydollmaker - Alien Dotee Doll

KittyKat - Mini Whimsey Jar - UK only, angeled by host - debbiesw

Rhayne7 - Medusa Dotee Doll


Jox rated for BB PRIVATE Round Robin Journal 2 on Mar 27, 2010
Comment: love the zentangle
ukstash rated for BB PRIVATE Round Robin Journal 2 on Mar 10, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the journal pages, the collage is really cool, I love the colours you used.
Sam rated for BB PRIVATE Round Robin Journal 2 on Mar 9, 2010
Comment: i love the rune alphabet
Comment: Thanks for the pages in my book. I love your underwater scene made with the same paper I have. It's really interesting about the Year of the Tiger too. The best of luck to you.
Comment: I love your pages - and don't worry about it just go for it! Do what you feel like on your pages thats what its about!
ClareyFairy rated for BB PRIVATE Round Robin Journal 2 on Feb 23, 2010
Comment: thank you for my pages
pootle rated for BB PRIVATE Round Robin Journal 2 on Feb 20, 2010
Comment: thanks for your entries in my journal - especially the favourite things collages, very colourful!
Comment: Thank you for showing me the stuff you like and I have to give you a huge heart for carrying on with this swap. ♡
Response: Aw, thank you. xx
Comment: Thanks so much Liz, it finally got here and it's wonderful! I'm so chuffed, as you Brits would say ;-)
Response: Yaaay! So glad it got there finally. Hope you enjoy it all. xx
Comment: Thank you Liz for your entry, I love your little dog !!
Comment: What an amazing swap, I absolutely love my altar and everything you packed into it, the tea is wonderful and the tiny statues are already in my bookcase, and chocolate, I looooooove chocolate, I have never had a milka bar, I'm really looking forward to it. And I really, really love the skull cloth. I hope 2010 is a wonderful, positive year for you, remember you can always PM me if you want to chat, Blessed Be.
Banshee rated for Banshee and lilychouchou's swap on Nov 19, 2009
Comment: Many thanks for the swap. =)
limetteandlove rated for CDs for tea swap on Oct 30, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful trade :] I'm trying to give you a heart but it won't let me ... but <3 <3 <3 Loved everything. Hope we can trade again soon!
Comment: Thank you for a great matchbox! I love the fabric you used!!! Thanks for all the goodies too! :D
Comment: So very elegant! I love the stone, I am wearing it on the ribbon now around my neck. The sachet and tea are heavenly too I love the way everything was packaged and presented a truly wonderful swap! Thank you so much!
veltheimia rated for Halloween in Avalon on Oct 11, 2009
Comment: Thank you very much for this great parcel with Halloween Goodies. This is the best swap I ever received on Swap-Bot. I love every piece that you've sent and especially the beautiful things you made yourself. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Response: Really pleased you like it all. I enjoyed making the things for you and putting the package together. :)
kari rated for Ruby and Jamie's Halloween swap on Oct 10, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much Liz (and Ruby) for sending us such awesome Halloween swap package! It was like Christmas....but Halloween! Jamie loves everything and the kids *really* like the cat flashlight. :-) Jamie was enjoying the goey candy eye balls. Thank you so so much! We love everything!!!
Response: So glad you and Jamie like it all. We thought the cat flashligh was really cool too. Ruby loved putting it all together and wrapping it up, she had a lot of fun. :)
Comment: Thank you so much!! I loved everything!!!
Response: So pleased you like it all. Your package hasn't arrived yet. :( I'll let you know as soon as it does.
threesweetpeas rated for cemetery swap on Oct 6, 2009
Comment: great photos! i want to frame the rubbing and put in my craftroom/office (we all share) the husband thinks thats wierd!lol
Response: Glad you liked it all. I though the rubbings that worked well would be great on the wall, its not wierd at all! :D
Comment: Wow I got the package today, it was packed with so many great postcards, thank you! I don't think I did you justice with my package, I think I will send you some more stuff when I get paid next week! THANK YOU!!
Response: Wow, they got there fast! Glad you like them all. :) xx

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DosLittleMonkeys on Dec 21, 2011:

TerryF on Sep 12, 2011:

Please read - she is in your group.

cobaltgypsy on Aug 4, 2011:

Just dropping by to say hi...

blessings, Gypsy

kizmet on Dec 24, 2010:



I wish you all the best for these holidays !!

RyeRye on Dec 20, 2010:


The Crafting Queens group~

raven on Oct 5, 2010:


cobaltgypsy on Sep 21, 2010:

I thought of you today. {{hugs}} blessings, Gypsy

doublesided on Jul 24, 2010:

HI! Just stopping by my friends list! Hope all is well in your world. Hugs doublesided xx

LittleCakes on Apr 21, 2010:

I am hosting a swap on Dunce Corner! The " Angel and be Angel-ed Swap! " I'd love it if you would join, the variety of projects should be interesting and whats not to love about spreading smiles? Dandies Unite! Carmen

cobaltgypsy on Apr 17, 2010:

Please look here blessings, Gypsy

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