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Date Joined: November 17, 2007
Last Online: March 22, 2010
Birthday: February 22
Country: Italy
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6TH APRIL UPDATE I'm up to date with all my swaps, last 2 going out tomorrow, thanx to everyone for understanding.

SWAPS NOT RECEIVED AS OF 6TH APRIL 2008 I still have a lot of swaps that I have not received. today I received an e-mail from a lady in the USA who said that the swap she had sent to me had been returned to her by the Italian post !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Italian postal system and customs have become a real PITA !!! in every sense of the meaning !!! If you don't hear from me it means I have not received your swap, if your swap is returned to you pls let me know.

If you have not received any swaps from me please contact me. thanx joan in italy

I'm an ex pat from London, living in Italy for the last 20 years.

Adore the world of arts and crafts and dabble in most of them, maybe it has something to do with my surname CRAFT !!!

I'm not a person of many words, I tend to listen more than speak, so trying to write a lot to have a full profile hasn't been that easy for me to do. I'm also a SAHM of 3 so my life doesn't allow for many exciting things to be going on all at once ....although I wish it would !!!!! I love tracing the family tree, makes me appreciate life today and all that we have.

I love the world of mixed media and adore making ATCs, inchies, and 4 X 4. I also like making bijoux, raggedy and primitive dolls and trying my best at fabric art but so far haven't achieved a good level. I'm also trying to convert a lot of Italian crafters to take interest in these, as here in Italy most people tend to follow the latest craft fad.

My favourite colours are pastels, hues of browns, oranges and mauves.

I am a Pisces and I adore water......it relaxes me.

My favourite films are the black and white ones from the 40's , cary grant, stewart granger etc. I like the old musicals too, fred astaire, gene kelly. And of course films from the classic books like Dickens etc. My favourite actors are Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin and Billy Crystal.

Music, a bit of everything.

looking forward to making loads of international friends thru swaps. I'm happy to be surprised with my swaps ..........for my swap partners making something for me ....the sky's your limit.

phew...... have never spoken so much !!!! LOL

ciao crafty joan

oh and I love to have a laugh.....life's too serious.

NORMALLY POST OUT 1-2 DAYS BEFORE LAST DAY OF POSTING reason:- I have a bad habit of realising that I can make it better and tend to start altering until I'm 100% happy with it. If I post out too soon I end up giving my self a headache thinking what I should have and could have done to make it better. So don't worry your swaps are definately on their way.

Oh I also have another blog in English serendipity-werx.blogspot


German glitter glass,
mini glass vials,
mini paper and fabric flower ie roses,

flavoured teas,
flavoured hot chocolate powders


Haole1 rated for Cupcake Dotee Doll INTERNATIONAL on Sep 29, 2008
jacky rated for LET'S MAKE FAIRY DOTEES! on Sep 1, 2008
Comment: It's a pity that my partner forgot me. I haven't joined to many swaps here and I had bad luck. At flickr I have been so much lucky! It's a pity...
bontkwagga rated for Themed Matchbox with Mini ATCs on Jul 3, 2008
ViridianMuse rated for Dotee Challange - same cloth on Jun 25, 2008
Comment: Hi Joan! Thanks for the great doll. sorry I'm late in rating
Moineau rated for Dotee's of any theme (INTL) (EDIT) on May 25, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much, Cherry Blossom is beautiful, such a precious dotee doll. The funniest thing is that she has a butterfly on her dress... just like I wear butterfly pins on the lap of my jacket this Spring!
Phoenix rated for GREYHOUND ATC on May 10, 2008
Comment: Thank you. I love them!
OlcSylvia rated for Just a Dotee Doll on May 7, 2008
Comment: Thank you for your dotee, I really like it. And thank you for the extra one, which I will embellish.
missxpistol rated for Another Mermaid Dotee Doll Swap on May 7, 2008
Comment: what a beautiful little mer-dotee!! and the bonus dotee is such a pretty little canvas to work with... :)
anrtist rated for Local Dotee Doll - International on May 2, 2008
Comment: thanx so much for the beautiful dottee! she has a good home in mississippi and has already been shown off! thanx,cc
ladymarcia rated for Dotees Against Breast Cancer on May 2, 2008
Comment: Received your dotee today and she made me smile! I love her and the little one. Thank you so much!
Shash rated for Dotees Against Breast Cancer on Apr 25, 2008
Comment: I love both my dotees; the DABC and the little dotee--thanks!!!
jeanbean rated for Red Purple Dotee Swap on Apr 18, 2008
Comment: What a fun doll. The hat is really clever!
mickeymoosies rated for Red Purple Dotee Swap on Apr 14, 2008
Comment: beautiful dottee. i am glad you are feeling better. thank you
gabrielleelendril rated for Bottlecap Pincushion on Apr 9, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the bottlecap pin cushions. You do beautiful work...I'm using your cushion with a project I'm sewing right now!
Hag53 rated for Mermaid Dotee on Apr 8, 2008
Comment: She is just beautiful! I love her hair! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much! Both the embroideries are gorgeous, the little clay birdies and eggs are so sweet and I love that you included fabric for me to stitch on, so thoughtful!
paperseed rated for Bottlecap Pincushion on Apr 5, 2008
Comment: Thanks Joan, these pincushions are very sweet, and I love the little fimo button extras. Better late than never, I always say. :-)
gal5883 rated for March Things With Wings ATC Swap on Apr 1, 2008
Comment: Thank you!!
lob rated for Feb. Dotee - Friendship on Apr 1, 2008
Comment: Beautiful! Thanks!
raven rated for March Things With Wings ATC Swap on Mar 28, 2008
Comment: Loved your atc, you did a great job and also loved the cute extras.....I Thank you with a heart

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Gyelle on Jul 20, 2008:

Hi, Joan. I think the postman must be enjoying a NEEDLEFELTED ITEM because it hasn't arrived. Just to make sure that I'm not having a senior moment, what did you send? I'll be so embarrassed if it did come and I spaced it. Poor memory is why I try to rate the minute that I get a package g-[.

Gyelle on Jun 3, 2008:

Hi, just wanted you to know that your NEEDLEFELTED ITEM SWAP! item hasn't arrived. I'm not worried about it, just wanted you to know that the post awful seems to be at it again.

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.


ladymarcia on May 2, 2008:

Love the dotee and please don't worry about being a little late. Swapping is suppose to be fun, not cause anxiety. Thanks for sending her to me, she is hanging proudly. Marcia :-)

anrtist on Apr 10, 2008:

hi, just a note to let you know i havent received the local dottee swap from you yet.I am along way from you,but i just wanted you to know and i would like to know has it been sent and when? Thanx,cc

myrrhmaid on Mar 14, 2008:

Hi serendipity, My apologies-I had to make the herbal dotee swap for u.s. only due to customs restrictions. Sorry for the inconvenience! Laura

JennyTheArtist on Mar 5, 2008:

I'd love for you to add your mermaid photo to the Mermaid Dotee Doll group!


Timeless63 on Feb 13, 2008:

I wanted to let you know your Vintage Love ATCs are going in the mail today.

Magpieandluna on Jan 26, 2008:

Thank you for joining my Pin Up Girls Atc Swap

ColourfulDaze on Jan 15, 2008:

Thank you for joining my Themed Matchbox with Mini ATCs!!

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