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piccaboo

piccaboo
Date Joined: November 17, 2010
Last Online: December 21, 2011
Birthday: March 2, 1967
Country: Australia
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About Me

I am a stay at home mum (that sounds boring I know?!) from uk now living in sunny Melbourne Australia! Love animals (esp cats - have 3!!), drawing/crafting/sewing/creating, cake & tea, walking, trees, the beach, being lazy sometimes! and would love to start swaps as I always had penpals as a child and it was great fun to get cool stuff in the mail (lets face it, these days its mainly bills/junk in the mail for me). Love idea of getting to know other people from all over with similar interests, and to put together/receive fun swap packages to lift the day (and give postie something worth shoving in the mailbox!!). I love & collect vintage buttons too! & love vintage old stuff in general. Also like nature inspired things. Like a bit of colour in life! reds greens pinks & purples..floral/leaf design fabric & patterns. Love natural brown kraft paper and natural twine/string too! I ALWAYS SEND A PACKAGE/SWAP and will message you if 'life' has stopped me sending on time, so you know! WOULD LOVE ANY ITEM WRAPPED CREATIVELY, IE USING FABRIC, PAPER.STRING ETC... makes it so nice to open ;)

Favorite Music

Love all sorts, eclectic taste in music from blues/rock/punk/indie (original) to eighties stuff and quirky female singers, like bertire blackman

Also love p & q..heared of it? peace and quiet in the house!!!

Favorite Crafts

Love making and creating stuff. Used to draw paint a lot, but now mainly use my design skills to create unique one off bits n bobs in FELT, which i love..adorned with beads buttons or fancy stitches. Love collecting vintage buttons! I make brooches, fabric pictures, cute birds, whatever i am in the mood for (and it changes often). Also enjoy paper collage/cutting. Happy in my own company or a cat or too while I create, or enjoy sharing creative time with kids & husband. love anything with mushroom/cute toadstool on/themed. Always love to make special cards for friends/families birthdays & christmas.

Humour

Love to laugh, find humour in most things (not always appropriate!!). Life has to be laughed at, cannot stand miserable grumpy people! ok im not always perfect but you know what I mean? Love nothing better than watching my favourite comedy shows and laughing myself silly!!

Things i would like to be sent

ok firstly not going overboard with an 'I want' list, rather to share things I like to get for myself/enjoy to help give people ideas about me, here goes: • Vintage/pretty buttons • mini brown/kraft envelopes/luggage tags • Nice patterned paper/japanese/floral/unusual • bakers twine/string/cord/ribbon. • Yummy cake recipes • Fabric pieces/vintage lace/crocheted doilies • Quality chocolate • candy/sweets from other countries • vintage paper/cards/used stamps • interesting letters from you! • ATC's • Cute bird items • small tins/boxes • wool felt for craft • menues/leaflets/grocery leaflets/catalogues from other places • something handmade, nicely wrapped with imagination! • Anything interesting from a thrift/vintage/op shop to do with sewing/related or pretty vintage china saucers • any odd vintage trinket/brooch/bauble/beads Basically, any package with some care/imagination put into, would be much loved & appreciated. But not hastily thrown in envelope using cheap tacky items/cigarette smoky or broken thank you

Not so keen to receive/not me

• Not great fan of trashy/violent tv/movies, celeb stalker magazines, 'proper' jewellery in gold especially yuk! Retro 70s/vintage 80's (i had to grow up through that - enough!) People who are selfish, talk about themselves too much. • Cheap scented items • packet sauce mixes for pasta/chicken etc (lazy & they taste hideous). • fruit /herbal teas (but I love early grey!) •People that have pets & then DONT LOOK AFTER THEM. • Tacky items/stickers/softies/cutesy • Hello kitty/disney/childish themed items • Scrapbooking stuff • Cheap dollar store ribbon.craft stuff - I can buy that here! • very light pastel colours or fluoro! • Trying to sleep in the heat! Weak milky tea. Getting cats hair all over my black clothing even though love my moggies to death! Having bad colds/flu :( • White chocolate - it has no cocoa in how can it be called chocolate! yuk • Anything gothic/horror/vampire/fantasy related • Am not religious either, I truly respect other peoples beliefs, but just dont want to have them forced onto me - thanks.

Most important

I think good manners are number 1 especially if someone has gone to trouble of sending you something. I would always email/message when something is sent or recieved. And rate fairly. even if not to my taste, any items sent with care will be rated as such!

Have bought & sold on ebay and know how frustrating/rude it is when people simply dont acknowledge your time & effort.

ANY PACKAGES SENT TO AUSTRALIA MUST HAVE CUSTOMS FORM/DETAILED CONTENTS INFO ON PACKAGE or customs open it. No food undeclared, they just like to check its ok. Only store bought packaged manufatured foods like sweets, cookies, crackers, sachet drinks/tea etc acceptable. Pm me if unsure of any item you might send first thx!

Definitley NO seeds, dried flowers/pods/pot-pourri/untreated wood items, dried fruit, grains etc - they confiscate : (

THATS IT! thanks for reading : )

would like

Anyone interested in exchanging a letter, little treat package/profile realted one on one as well as through swap groups. From europe/uk/here in Aus especially but not exclusively.

FEEL FREE TO LOOK AT MY FLICKR PICS & LEAVE COMMENTS :) polite ones mind..........

Ratings

neca84 rated for Lucky Parcel that you choose !! on Jul 4, 2011
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Comment: thank you for the absolutely wonderful swap, I loved it all, thank you !!! <3<3<3<3 extra hearts :)
nicky33 rated for Leave A Nice Comment #2 on Jun 11, 2011
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bugsandbells rated for Leave A Nice Comment #2 on Jun 4, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the nice comment! Can't wait for BB.
shellsajerseygirl rated for Leave A Nice Comment #2 on Jun 3, 2011
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Comment: No worries,I deleted your twin comments ,lol.Thanks for stopping by with the nice comments. :)
bevincliodna rated for Leave A Nice Comment #2 on Jun 3, 2011
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Comment: I love the free workouts...ha! I bet if I paid for a gym membership, I would use it to just not waste money, but I don't care to spend that much to feel guilty about not working out.
tyingknots rated for Leave A Nice Comment #2 on Jun 2, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for nice comment !!
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Comment: Thanks Nat, what a great variety you sent me. I will definately be using some.I love the card and i really appreciate the time you took looking into my profile to pick the dragonfly and even down to the ladybug stickers on the envelope! Thanks xoxo
Response: Glad you liked them and can use! had fun choosing from my stash!!!
Jester777 rated for Letters to you ~ ΓΆβ„ΆΒ¥ on May 1, 2011
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Comment: Awwww, what a sweet letter! So happy to get it, no worries about the lateness, I'll get right on writing you back! :D Yay! ΓΆβ„ΆΒ¥
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Comment: Thank you for these. It is good to see how different they are in other parts of the world
KrisKringle rated for Private Swap on Mar 25, 2011
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Comment: Stunning!! You have no idea how many years I have wanted a pretty box like this one :-) Not to mention the goodness inside it! I am never going to use my pincushion, it is way too pretty! In fact, I have put it on my trinkets and treasures shelf as an ornament! This was the best swap I have recieved, so thank you - I love it all!!
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Comment: Ooh - I love the menu's! Such a variety too :-D Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you for a great package I loved what you sent. I had another Aussie as a partner too.
A127 rated for Favorite Color Swap on Feb 12, 2011
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Comment: I just loved your swap, it is so nice, love the heart with the large heart pins not available here, the Grand Hello Kitty things, Cassidy will love it!, the material and buttons. I love! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: So glad it arrived safely! would have included more heart pins if I had known. Happy you loved all the things..makes it worthwhile!
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Comment: Thanks for the menus! :)
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Comment: Hi Natalie, received your envelope of goodies and I love everything you sent! I will have a good time using all these great items. Thanks so much!
Response: No worries, glad i managed to send stuff you like..have fun using, maybe i will see some stuff i recognise on your flickr pics?! :)
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Comment: I really love your card. Also was really touched by your extra things and your letter. Hope to come across you swapping in the future
Response: you're welcome, glad you liked the bits! also amazed they got to you so quickly even with christmas!
Lexidh rated for Christmas tree ornament swap on Dec 3, 2010
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Comment: Thank you so much for the GORGEOUS ornament =) And of course for all the extra stuff. I love it all!
Response: so glad it arrived & you like the ornament! have a great christmas and new year! nat :)

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Comments

swapper02 on Jun 2, 2011:

Hello! I am your partner for Leave a Comment #2. I am so jealous that you live in Australia. I have always wanted to go and maybe one day I will actually make it there. I have a friend that lives in Cairns but I just never seem to make it. I am also a big fan of P&Q... having a 2 year old, I don't see much of it. Hope to swap with you soon! - Heather swapper_02

CherryBlossom on Jun 2, 2011:

Im your partner for Leave A Nice Comment 2. I sure wished we lived closer, you sound like you'd be a great friend!! I too love teas and nature. I have this huge garden that is an ongoing project for my husband and myself. We host tea parties in the garden in the spring and summer months and it is so fun to see all the ladies come out in their costumes and hats. I also love to sit out there alone in the shade and watch the world go by. I hope you have a safe summer!!

twinfreckles on Jun 2, 2011:

Leave a Nice Comment #2:

I checked out your flickr, your crafts are sooo lovely!! And that wallaby is TOO CUTE!! I also love kitties like crazy! I also love vintage things! Really like old photographs and ephemera! Anywho, very nice to meet you!

queencordy18 on Jun 2, 2011:

p&q is something I'm really starting to cherish anymore, but not something that happens often. LOL I like cats, too, and have one of my own. I enjoyed reading your profile. :) Hope you have a great week! queencordy18 (Leave a Nice Comment #2)

Madelon on Jun 1, 2011:

hi i am here from read profile a make a comment .hi. piccaboo I read your profile. and see what you've felt a great hobby. cute and grumpy people. I do not hear it too often and I lay a lot and enjoy life and if I read you too much. oh yeah sorry for my language mistakes! I am from holland and do not write good English.

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