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Date Joined: August 5, 2007
Last Online: September 8, 2008
Birthday: June 30, 1972
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About Me

BritishBirds pledge What I pledged

3rd September - I'm still not doing well and am way behind on my swaps - I'm really sorry. I will be contacting all my owed swap partners individually.

1st August - My migraines have been very bad the last couple of weeks, hence not being online during that period. I'm really not up to doing anything at the moment, but please don't worry about any swaps I owe - they will get done.

I'm 36 years old and living happily with my long-term partner in sunny Devon. I'm a stepmother to two wonderful, now grown-up, children. In July 2006 I became Nanny Ellie to Georgia Ella.

Although I've never been a 'girly girl' - more a tomboy - I'm beginning to appreciate prettier things, especially with all the delightful things sent to me by my fellow swappers. I'm fairly new to crafting, but I will always put 100% into anything I try.

At the moment my passion is sewing. My first sewing machine arrived on the 21st December and I am excited beyond words. Hopefully, with plenty of practice and advice, I will soon be making many wonderful creations.

VERY IMPORTANT - I am intolerant to cow's milk, yeast and many fruits. Please don't send me any food items - including drinks.

Now for some lists:


  • Green, red, chocolate brown, black
  • Autumnal colours such as burnt orange and yellow
  • Autumn, winter and spring
  • Flowers
  • Photography and restoring old slides
  • Reading
  • Bookmarks (please don't send me 'freebie' bookstore bookmarks)
  • Penpal letters
  • Sanrio stationery (Hello Kitty, Chocolat, Deery-Lou, Tutti-Cuti or any of the characters)
  • Guides or leaflets about the history of a town/state/country (in English)
  • National or local newspapers from other countries (in English)
  • Keyrings and postcards from a town/state/country (I collect keyrings that mention a particular place)
  • Battlestar Galactica or Star Trek related items
  • Shabby Chic
  • Smelly Candles
  • Sewing (I would love to receive anything that would help me with my sewing i.e. fabric, ribbon, yarn, beads, buttons, needles, pincushions, patterns)
  • Handmade things
  • Knitted things
  • Morsebags/totebags
  • Stuffies/Softies/Felties
  • Beaded bracelets/necklaces
  • Dogs (especially Jack Russells)
  • Tropical Fish
  • Ladybirds
  • Dragonflies/Butterflies
  • Giraffes
  • Elephants


  • Grey
  • The Wizard Of Oz
  • Cats (sorry cat lovers)
  • Mint (the smell makes me nauseous)
  • Earrings (I can't wear them)
  • Gold/Silver jewellery

Favorite Music

David Bowie, Ami Winehouse, David Gray, Guns n Roses, Film Soundtracks. I will listen to pretty much anything and recently discovered a liking for country music.

Favorite Movies

A Fish Called Wanda, Dirty Dancing, Bridget Jones, Deep Impact, The Descent. I like science fiction or disaster movies.

Favorite Television

CSI:Las Vegas, Battlestar Galactica (new and orginal), Star Trek, The X-files. I don't like reality television, especially programmes like Big Brother.

Favorite Books

Craft books, chick flicks, mystery, science fiction, biographies, travel books.

Favorite Crafts

At the moment it's all about sewing. I have discovered a real passion for sewing and have a growing list of things I want to try - morsebags, totes, stuffies, sock puppets, rag dolls and more.


Swaps I am currently working on:

  • YGD - Dotee Devotees alleycat
  • WTA - Dotees of all kinds jstubbs


Swaps I have posted:


Swaps I'm waiting for - this DOES NOT mean they are late.

  • Feltbots: Food With Faces Aimeejanie
  • Softie Critters yarnigras


Swaps I never received:

  • TSA: Your Choice - CraftyCrab
  • Tell Me About Penpal - Joyce angelled by panj
  • Flower/Nature Photography ATC - MichelleH & Pasleigh angelled by Susiqz
  • Find Another Penpal - trinsmom
  • Musical Scavenger Hunt 2 - Phoenyx angelled by pinkyrock


Comment: It's now 6 months, so I doubt anything will come.
Jox rated for Private Round Robin Journal Swap on Dec 1, 2008
Comment: thank you for such a great swap, loved the journal entries. x
Sam rated for Private Round Robin Journal Swap on Nov 19, 2008
Comment: soz ellie thought i had rated for this but just realised i hadnt loved the contrents of the journal and the little gifts
ZippedShut rated for TSA: But It's So Ugly! on Jul 23, 2008
Comment: !!!! Oh you fail, that is the furthest thing from UGLY!!! What a great concoction. I love love love it. Thank you for the extremely thoughtful package. I'll be buzzing about this for weeks, hehe.
ClareyFairy rated for Private Round Robin Journal Swap on Jul 23, 2008
Comment: Thanks for a lovely swap Ellie, it has been such fun and I am sad to see it is over already :( YOur entries were such fun, but how come I didn't get to look round your house?! Jo got your desk, Sam got your bookshelf but I didn't get any :( lol It was fun to read getting to know you part 2, but why did you kick the headmistress?! Let me know if you decide to do another one! Oh, and thanks for my lovely gifts, they will all get put to good use :D
Prpldy rated for softie critters on Jul 19, 2008
Comment: Hi Ellie, I absolutely love the critter you made for me. It couldn't be any more perfect than it is! Thank you so very much for taking the time to create it especially for me, and for the extra goodies you sent along...I've used some of the felt already. If I could give you a 100 stars I would!
Response: I'm so thrilled you liked it! Thank you for your kind comments.
Sam rated for I Wish For My Partner - UK only on Jul 16, 2008
Comment: i want the pink socks its not fair - goes off to cry! comes back to say stu loves everything you sent he says thank you very much and he says despite your note you are mad we all are lol x
Response: Hehe...he is right!
honeybee rated for Feltbots: Food With Faces on Jul 11, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the fruit. I even like the banana, lol. It looks like it's in love!
Response: I'm so pleased you liked it - including the banana!
gothicvampy rated for I Wish For #3 - UK only on Jul 1, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtfull items and I finally have one of those dotee things – cool! *hugs*
KittyKat rated for Uk Mini Whimsey Jar on Jun 20, 2008
Comment: Thank you for a lovely exciting Jar.... My daughter loved her bookmark and I absolutley loved all the ribbon and buttons ... Thank You xxxx
Char rated for Holiday Dotee Doll - International on May 28, 2008
Comment: Ellie, This swap was worth waiting on. They are both "Beautiful." Thank you also for the cloth and buttons. You really made my day. I wish I could give you a rating of 5++++++heart.LOL1 Hugs, Char
Response: I'm so pleased you liked them both and thank you for being so understanding :)
honeybee rated for TSA: Fabric House on May 19, 2008
Comment: Thank you for your cute house and extras! Mahalo for making it red, one of my favorite colors!
spoonergregory rated for I Wish For #2 - UK only on Apr 14, 2008
Comment: Wow - what a fantastic package! I love the bag, and the ribbons and notecards are so adorable! Everything is just so perfectly 'me', thank you so much! I'm off to start that yummy looking fudge now with a cup of tea - it might not last very long...
kylieNhavannahsMom rated for TSA: Your Choice on Apr 7, 2008
Comment: Thank you sooo much! I love, LOVE the mushroom stuffie. The fabric you used is great and I love that he's 2-faced! :-) The book is totally up my alley and I can't wait to read it~it's next on my reading list! THANK YOU!
Comment: this dotee was just WANDAful !!!!!!! luv'er to bits, thanx for the yummy extras, have had to hide them from the kids. ciao crafty joan in italy
Response: I'm so pleased she finally arrived and glad you like her :)
Baccarita rated for Handmade Felt Stuffie - Birds on Mar 28, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the super-funny Ducky!! :D I love it! Is the best duckie ever ;) and thanks for the postcards too ^_^
cats rated for Feltbots: Beginners Swap on Mar 27, 2008
Comment: Thank you, so beautiful, love it. And thanks for the extra too.
Comment: That is the cutest little germ I ever did see! Good thing I've had chicken pox though ;-)
LaaLaa rated for Dotee Swap Shabby Chic on Mar 8, 2008
Comment: Beautiful Dotee, loved all the extras. Thank you very much. :))
Hag53 rated for Dotee Swap Shabby Chic on Mar 5, 2008
Comment: Oh ellie, she is just beautiful! I love her. the fabric pieces are so beautifully matched. I can't wait to apply them to a project! thank you so much!

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Cherries on Dec 13, 2008:

Been thinking about you. Sent out your swap a few days ago. XO

Cherries on Dec 6, 2008:

Ellie, I'm marking our swap as sent although it is not. It is in the envelope waiting to go out as soon as I verify your correct address.

DarkSkullMistress42 on Oct 16, 2008:

Miss You!

TerryF on Oct 15, 2008:

We miss you littlewanda - hope you are starting to feel better! Hugs, Terry

biasbabe on Sep 19, 2008:

Hope your doing better.

catslikedinner on Jul 21, 2008:

Thank-you sooo much for my stuffie that I won! I loved my package so much. It looks just like my boy cat clyde (so do the socks) Your so thoughtful, thanks :)

Soozy on Jul 17, 2008:

Wow Ellie, thank you so much for my wonderful parcel of goodies. I love everything and it was so much fun digging through the box to see everything you'd put in there. You're the best!

(((massive hugs)))


Jox on Jul 16, 2008:

thank you for my YGM package. love from Gladis.

lisajhoney on Jul 13, 2008:

Thank you so much for my gorgeous party girl dotee and for all the yummy English chocolate:)

smilesandsunshine on Jul 7, 2008:

Thank you for angeling the local dotee doll to me. It is very cute!

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