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Date Joined: September 16, 2010
Last Online: April 10, 2017
Birthday: April 23
Country: Ireland
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Hi guys, apologies for being away for soooooo long, have had a lot going on, so I'm going to try an catch up on messages etc. and ease my way back in to swapping!!! Have missed the bot and all ye guys loads!!!!! xXx

Waiting on a private swap from @ladywolfsong since March 2011 :(

Awaiting a group tag from @FragileBystander for the August (2011) Goodies Giveaway Tag in the ~All You Can Eat group

06 October 2011: RAKs sent to @heidiling @kayleena @darkshines & @JessicaH2H

Hot Chocolate TAG sent to @kmug too!!

10/10/11 Dead Heads and Screme eggs sent to @Miabiff DESPERATELY SEEEKING: Scraps/ Small pieces of winter/Christmas themed fabrics to make small quilts for my sprogs!! PM me if you can help, and we can set up a private swap! xXx

About Me

Hi, thanks for stopping by. Hope you are well today!

I'm Gilly, 26 and from Ireland. Here are some facts to get to know me better.

I am:

~ a Mum to the two most amazing little sprogs on the planet, Dylan 5 and Arabella, 9 months

~ a baker and home-maker: I love trying new recipes, and will try anything once

~ a collector: I adore pigs, penguins, flamingos, cupcakes, hot chocolates from around the world!

~ a Munster rugby fan

~ a fluent Irish speaker

~ a dreamer & a schemer (in a good way, I only have a minor evil streak, I don't let it bubble up often though I promise!)

~ A drinker, but a thinker

~ afraid of the dark, but fearless when it comes to anything else!!

~approachable, outgoing and understanding so feel free to contact me for any reason!!

~ so much more than I can fit in this wee box, and without totally overloading you with me ha ha!!

Me & my sprogs

Favorite Books

I just love 'Labyrinth' and anything by Kate Mosse.

My other fave authors include Phillipa Gegory, Patricia Cornwell, Jane Austen, Cathy Kelly, J.K. Rowling, John Grisham, Kate Jacobs and Katie Fjorde.

I adore books with chocolate or cupcakes on the front. I love to pick up and scan baking books so have them littered around the house.

Vintage craft books or books with pink spines I'm trying to collect!!

Favorite Movies

My fave movie of all time is 'Footloose' But have loads of faves;

All the Disney films especially 'Tarzan'

The Holiday

Family Stone

Four Christmasses (I love Crimbo films!!)

Miracle on 34th Street


Fred Claus

Human Centipede

Harry Potter (especially Goblet of Fire~ Love Krum!)


How to Lose a Guy in 10 days

Princess Bride

An Officer & a Gentleman

Favorite Television

My partner tells me I'm a fan of trashy tv but I'll let you judge...

At the mo my favourite show is 'The Great British Bake-Off'

I love property hunting shows like 'Location, Location, Location' I'm a big fan of Kirstie Allsopp, loved her 'Home-made Home' show

My other faves are; ~ Desperate Housewives ~ Next Top Model ~ 4 Weddings ~ Inbetweeners ~ Don't Tell the Bride ~ Drop Dead Diva ~ The Wire ~ Come Dine with Me

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, Knitting, Card-making, Baking

I've recently sewn baby shoes, new lining for an antique moses basket, baby dresses and a mobile.

Have knitted a few country cottages and a baby bonnet...

At the moment I'm embroidering a whole load of napkins for a Spring picnic, would love to personalise them for all my guests so feel free to send me random plain napkins you have lying about!!!

Would love your ideas for homemade Christmas decorations

Likes & Loves

~ Pigs, penguings & flamingos (I collect anything piggy!!)


~Crafting, especially from things I've collected in the woods


~Car Boot Sales

~Chocolate ~ White, Plain, Milk, Nutty, Caramelly I love it all!!!! (but hate coffee or alcohol flavoured and can't stand turkish delight, as for mint, it only belongs in toothpaste & gum-Not in chocolate!!...)



~ Sylvanian Families ('cos you're never too old...)

~Travelling & languages

~ VW Camper vans/ bus


~ Drinking tea in front of the fire in a thunder storm!!

~reading stories to my little man

Things I Collect:

~ Pigs: have loved pigs since I was wee and collect kids books starring pigs, ceramic pigs, teddies, homewares, wearables- anything with a pig is fabboo in my book!

~Metal cookie cutters

~ Cupcake things to decorate my kitchen, and anything to decorate cupcakes!!!

~ Sylvanian Families

~ PEZ dispensers

~ Buttons/ ribbons/ fabrics

~Recipes + tutorials (Recently been joining some fun recipe swaps but can't find recipe cards here, instead have been recycling index cards, so would love to receive any blank/written recipe cards!) xXx


I love receiving goodies/treats that I can't get here in Ireland. I'm a big chocky fan and would love to swap for:

  • cookie dough tubes (cannot find them anywhere here)

  • Pop Tarts

  • M&Ms (I can get crispy, original and peanut here)

  • Hot chocky sachets

I'm always up for one-on-one swaps if there is anything I can send you from Ireland drop me a pm....

I promise to always send on time and put lots of thought + effort into what I send. I will also always rate positively when I recieve something, and am quite understanding of things getting lost in the post or problems with late postage.

*****************************************I currently have tons of LBs available if anybody would like to recieve some feel free to PM me!!!!*************************************************** Looking forward to swapping with you,

Gilly xXx

My Sprogs

I have 2 wee ones at home, and here are some details of things they like. Please don't feel the need to send them anything, unless it's a swap especially for them!!!

Dylan or Sir Dylan of Dundalk, as he likes to be known is 5. He'll be 6 in November and likes all things boyish!! Knights, pirates, cars, trains, lego, PEZ, stickers, art supplies etc ~NO WAR TOYS PLEASE!!

Arabella will be 1 at the end of October. She is a right little madam. Anything pink and cute!! Loves raisins!!!


ObsessedAngel rated for Cold Day? ~Hot choc and M&Ms! on Oct 22, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much! My fiance was so happy to receive them :)
Maggmurp rated for Surprise Candy Chocolate Swap on Oct 15, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the candy. I can't wait to try the fizzy bottle caps and everything else. I like the card also. Take care.
tifftastic rated for Tifftastic & Rumplyconch on Oct 11, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cupcake decorations! I shall use them for my birthday. :) Did you knit the cupcake you sent? It's adorable! I love the origami heart and I added the euros to my coin collection. I was thrilled with everything you sent and if you want to swap again, just let me know. I would love it. :)
Response: Thrilled you liked it all. It means a lot especially when I made most of the pacakge myself! I knit the cupcake, it's really easy I can try and find you the tutorial if you like?? Thanks for the heart, and I'd love to swap again with you!! xXx
pinkcamo1980 rated for Chocky Surprises!! on Oct 11, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies. We can only get Cadbury eggs here near Easter time. I've never had a Caramel Aero bar before, my sister brought me back a regular one when she went to Ireland a while back. I love sour candies too. The strawberry vanilla tea sounds wonderful. Thanks for everything.
Response: So glad you liked it all! The caramel aero is divine I reckon... Thanks for the heart. We'll have to swap again sometime! xXx
pinkcamo1980 rated for Hot Cocoa Swap on Oct 4, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the hot cocoas, they both are great and they are both gluten-free thank you so much!
Response: Phew, glad you can enjoy them!!! xXx
Miabiff rated for Hot Cocoa Swap on Oct 3, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the hot cocoa. I can't wait to try the chocolate brownie =)
Response: It's one of my faves, hope you enjoy!! xXx
Comment: You're package was wonderful!! I was having a bad day and it instantly cheered me up. The Kit-Kats look yummy and I love getting new recipes. Thanks so much!!
Response: You're welcome, glad it made your day less grey! I love the senses the best... Enjoy! xXx
Comment: I love the package you sent me!!!! Thank you for the Lipsmackers too, I appreciate your looking at my profile! By the way, we do get Dairymilk chocolate here but we've never had it with mint in it that I could find, another favourite!!!!!
Response: Oh good glad you liked it all! The Dairymilk was produced here and is supposed to taste different than anywhere else, it may just be Irish bull tho!!!! Enjoy!! xXx
Comment: Thank you! And special thanks for deco tape :)
Response: You're more than welcome! xXx
vintervila rated for Recipe Cards & Randomness! on Aug 31, 2011
Comment: I love the paper scraps and thanks also for the yummy D.Decker (hmmm)! UPDATE: I got the fabulous bookmark. I love it! Thank you so much!!
Response: Yay glad you liked it. There's another small envie in the post for you too. Found something at the weekend I had to pick up for you!! xXx
Newfie rated for Yummy Chocolate recipes on Aug 2, 2011
Comment: What a nice surprise to find the mini-zine full of great recipes! The card is lovely and the picture on it looks good enough to eat. Can't wait to try the souffle recipe. Thanks so much for a great package!
Response: You're more than welcome, glad you liked it! If you're making the souffles, make double as they're really light, if you're like me, you'll eat more than one!!!! Thanks for the rating & heart, xXx
mydnite rated for Yummy Chocolate recipes on Aug 2, 2011
Comment: hi! thank you for the really yummy looking card and the souffle recipe! I really liked the mini zine! it was too cute!! can't wait to try choc orange cake! thanks! jen
Response: Glad you liked the mini-zine. I'm gone totally addicted to making them now! The choc orange cake is amazing, my fave cake ever!! Enjoy & thanks for the rating & heart! xXx
mariee rated for Recipes in a Minizine: Salads on Jul 26, 2011
Comment: I just returned from vacation to find your lovely zine! thank you very much, I love it!!! :)
Response: Hope you'd a great vacation! Glad the zines go to you this time~ Enjoy!! Gilly xXx
plumeriafan rated for Recipes in a Minizine: Salads on Jul 25, 2011
Comment: Hi Gilly, Thanks for resending your lovely zine. Can't wait to try the recipes soon! :)
paperfarm rated for I'm Coconutty for Chocky!! on Jun 30, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! My fiance and I loved the delicious chocolates you sent from Ireland! Exciting to see unique chocolates like the Guinness chocolate. :) Anytime you want to swap again let me know I think you are awesome! Big Hug
Response: Aaw thanks, glad you enjoyed the chocky~ Would love to swap with you again, loved the goodies you sent me too. Let me know if I can send you anything else from Ireland!! xXx
danushaj rated for Recipes in a Minizine: Salads on Jun 24, 2011
Comment: Hi Gilly!! What gorgeous two minizines you sent. I just love them!! Thank you so much for including the extra one!! Awww and a cat hater too, love you even more!! Would love to hear more about your family!! Danusha
Response: Glad you liked them, I'm getting a bit addicted to making them ha ha!! Thanks for rating! Best wishes, xXx
Comment: Thanks for both zines! There are some I'll be trying in both of 'em. :0)
Response: Let me know how they turn out- the 'Taste the Rainbow' cocktail is my fave!! Thanks for rating xXx
TexyDeb rated for Recipe Letter D Swap on Jun 23, 2011
Comment: ty for the beautiful card and the yummy recipe
Response: Hope you enjoy making it, thanks for rating, xXx

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aussielisa on Dec 30, 2011:

Hello, Thank you for your wonderful stocking filler. The package arrived today and looks as if it had a wonderful adventure :) I love the recipe cards so cute.

Teraceee on Dec 17, 2011:

momto2girls on Dec 8, 2011:

Thank you for the stocking stuffers for my dd's! I love the shirt for Abigail and I know Emma will like the stickers!

aussielisa on Nov 17, 2011:

Your Stocking Filler RAK is ready to go and will be sent out tomorrow. I have added in a little extra for the sprogs. Seasons greetings.

Tatsu on Nov 16, 2011:

I just got my prize for the September Goodies Giveaway and wow..what a surprise. I loved everything in it- especially the cupcake cards. I love the coasters; I'll be using them for my ice teas this summer. :) And I'll make some pink lollies for my nephews next month - it'll be great. :D

heidiling on Nov 8, 2011:

Thank you soooo much for the scream-eggs, I am still just as crazy about them, and they are impossible to find here in denmark. I shared with my boyfriend, and he loved it as well:)

Greetings, Heidi

ps. I have a little something for you, but your adress wasn´t on the envelope, would you PM it to me?:))

Reallusionista on Oct 24, 2011:

Hello dear :) I have your package put together, and just need your addy now! Sorry, I thought I had it in my messages but it's not there. Will get it out as soon as I hear from you!!

JessicaH2H on Oct 17, 2011:

Oh Gilly!!! I got my Oct RAK from Happy Swap-bots RAKs. It made my day! The sleeves are exactly what I was looking for and the little stamp is super cute! I am seriously going to go try one of those hot cocoa's RIGHT NOW! Thank you so much!!! :)

Miabiff on Oct 17, 2011:

Hi Gilly,

Thank you for the package of screme eggs and deadheads. I can't wait to try them. Plus you sent me my favorite chocolate bar. I'm trying to keep myself from eating it for breakfast =)

Thanks again,


tifftastic on Oct 11, 2011:

Thank you so much for the wonderful swap package! I plan on using the cupcake decorations and making the cookies for a group of my girlfriends for my birthday celebration next week. I thanked you for the cookie recipe in the RAK group since that's how you knew I was looking for them. :) I'm sewing a pin onto the knitted cupcake and plan on wearing it tomorrow. So cute! I hope we can swap again in the future. Have a great week. :)

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