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Date Joined: December 5, 2007
Last Online: January 9, 2009
Birthday: March 5
Country: Scotland UK
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About Me

Hi My name is Miranda. I am Dutch and live together with my husband and son in Edinburgh, Scotland, a city that I love. I have recently re-discovered crafting and try to spend as much time as possible (which is not nearly as much time as I would like) at making softies, bags and bits and bobs for in the house. We are hopefully moving to the Eastcoast of Scotland soon, cant wait to have nice walks on the beach... :-)) (I've started daydreaming now)

Favorite Music

I love almost all music, depending what mood I'm in. However, I always seem to go back to rock and singer/songwriter type things.

Favorite Books

I am very into classic English literature, and Jane Austen is my favorite writer at the moment. (18th century chick lit ;-) )

I also like the American Author Neil Gaiman and indulge in some chick lit or Harrry Potter (also great!)or childrens literature with a glass of wine and loads of chocolate whenever I feel like it.

Favorite Movies

i love Alfred Hitchcock movies, almost all of them, but my favorite is rear window. I also love Audrey Hepburn and most of her movies. I like movies like memento, the game, 13 monkeys, and kids adventure movies like Narnia, the wizard of Oz, etc. Recently I saw Brick on tv and I thought it was great!

Favorite Television

I dont stay in much for t.v, unless heroes is on. I like Hugh fernley Whittingstall.

Favorite Crafts

Sewing stuffed animals, monsters etc, making bags, I am going to try crochet soon because i'd love to be able to make amigurimi dolls and try my hand on doodle stitching soon.

favorite magazines

I love craft magazines. marie Claire Idee, any Japanese craft mags, quilt and patchwork mags, anything Martha steward-ish is great!

Oh, and for anyone living in Belgium or The Netherlands, Ariadne at home , VT Wonen, 101 woonideeen and viva are my absolute favorites!

favorite food

Chocolate!! Any kind, but especially dark chocolate with ginger or orange or spiced with pepper.(yes, really!)


  • bags
  • amigurimi
  • softies (especially monsters, aliens, robots ,pirates etc)
  • I love things made from recycled objects
  • kitchy things for around the house
  • gingham (especially red)
  • polka dots (especially red/white and black/white)
  • childrens prints
  • childrens books
  • Lauren Child
  • cute prints on paper or fabric
  • origami paper
  • clashy colours (especially red/orange/pink
  • strawberry prints on fabric or paper
  • kitchy teatowels (for instance the ones with the name of the cities)
  • mushroom prints and gnomes
  • childrens picture books (Even though my baby is only 10 months old, I really need to get another bookcase as his books wont fit in ours anymore!

1-1 swaps

I'd love to do some one on ones, for softies, done in any medium, but I'd especially like crocheted / knitted ones (I cant do it myself but am trying to get the hang of crochet at the moment)


rebeccaljames rated for softie critters on Jan 18, 2009
Comment: I never received this swap :(
Comment: I can't believe you sent a flap jack! Yay! And the kawaii sqaures were cool too!
Comment: Lots of extra goodies! I love it...but what is in the little box? Very cute and fun fabric. Thanks.
earthtobella rated for TSA: Mini Stuffie on Apr 17, 2008
Comment: Well done! The owl you made is precious! I love the skull fabric you used - thanks for the extra fabric and other goodies! :)
Comment: Mrrranda I got your doodley doodle todaaaaay! ALSO. You're awesome. BECAUSE. I was standing on my lunch break today staring at a box of fudge for 20 minutes until finally I shouted NO and left. And then I came home and found your package, WITH FUDGE IN IT! Holy smokes. And now Im eating it. Haha! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the great stuffie! It is exactly what I had been wanting. Punky McRabbit is doing well and hasn't caused too much trouble while playing with his new stuffie friends. Thanks for all the extras too!
lannoe rated for Creative Journal Swap on Mar 17, 2008
Comment: Miranda, got my journal and love it! Thank you also for the extra goodies, yummy!
Response: Hi, I am glad you liked it, sorry for the lateness of my package though! M
littleduckie71 rated for Crafter's Tutorials on Feb 25, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the great tutorials, I'm going to enjoy them!
assilem421 rated for handmade gift for you on Feb 15, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the bag! I am using it to carry my crochet projects in.
Lucienne rated for Matryoshka Doll on Feb 9, 2008
Comment: Adorable! So Cute!
nancyflamingo rated for *~Postcards~* on Jan 29, 2008
Comment: I love the flamingo Christmas tree~thanks so much for sending me a card of my favorite bird!
Buttercupp rated for *~Postcards~* on Jan 28, 2008
Comment: I LOVE the Cauliflower Poodle card you sent! As for my favorite children's lit, I love the Grimm stories, Alice in Wonderland, and Wizard of Oz.
northernlyn rated for *~Postcards~* on Jan 28, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. My Grandmother was from Edinburgh, and I did get to vist there once. Great city.
Response: I hope you liked them, thanks for the heart! M
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard of Edinburgh Castle!
Comment: thank you very much, miranda. edinburgh looks amazing =]
Response: I'm glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!

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spaceanddeath on Aug 19, 2009:

Hiya fellow sock monkey group member!

Please have a look at Operation Sock Monkey Swap. You're invited to join in and swap for a good cause!



littlewanda on May 24, 2008:

I wanted to let you know we have three new swaps in the British Birds group - I Wish For #3, I Wish For My Partner, and 7 Days Of Small Surprises.


Soozy on Apr 5, 2008:

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that there are two new Feltbots swaps, the first two in the Christmas Ornaments series that'll be running every month until Christmas. The first themes are birds and trees. Please take a look and join if you're interested.

vee41dmb on Apr 1, 2008:

thanks for the kind email. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I took a bunch of pics where I work playing around. I liked that one also. I work in a autoparts store- it is intresting to say the least. Anyways, just leave a friendly hello! Vee*

biasbabe on Mar 20, 2008:

Welcome to the Nuts for Sewing Group

magicjessnrach on Jan 9, 2008:

Thank–you for joining my Matryoshka Doll swap. I hope you have a lot of fun with it. I have set up a new group at flickr for us to display photos of our creations. If you can, please post pictures of your Matryoshka Doll there for everyone to enjoy. Thanks!

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