I am an ex-research scientist turned WAHM of two little girls. I run both a jewellery/accessories store and a homewares store via Etsy and Madeit. I love to drink tea such as chai, irish breakfast, lady grey, green tea, jasmine tea, chrysanthemum, just to name a few. My favourite colours are amethyst purple and dark red; I am a "winter" palette in my skin and hair colouring. :)
I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA SO PLEASE NOTE THAT ITEMS I SEND CAN TAKE UP TO 3 WEEKS TO REACH OTHER COUNTRIES, DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE PACKAGE AND TIME OF YEAR IT IS SENT. IF YOUR SWAP DOESN'T ARRIVE, PLEASE GET IN CONTACT WITH ME AND I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SORT IT OUT.
Paramore, Rihanna, Michael Buble, anything by Bach or Handel, Usher, dcTalk, Evanescence
Jewellery making, beading of any sort, sewing, paper craft (stamping, using paper punches, making cards, etc), crochet (I like to try making different granny squares and small motifs)
Lord of the Rings, Twilight series, The Bible, anything by Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs, Persuasion, Alice in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia series
Lord of the Rings trilogy, XMen (all the movies), Matrix trilogy, The Bourne movies, The Princess Bride, The Twilight series, The Hobbit, The Avengers, Inception
I love beads and findings (of course), especially vintage ones, vintage buttons, vintage lace/fabric/other ephemera, old book pages and sheet music. I especially love fabrics or papers in damask and vintage florals. I also love sewing patterns (clothing, totes/bags, journal covers, hair accessories, soft toys/plushies) and crochet patterns (for granny squares, small motifs, shapes, etc) as well as craft/handmade magazines (like Mollie Makes or Frankie) and food/home magazines.
Not a big fan of orange or green. Pink and yellow are okay but aren't my favourites. I don't drink fruity herbal teas (e.g. apple tea, green or black tea infused with fruit or fruit pieces), but do drink other tea types. Please note that Australian customs department only allows leaf-based teas in sealed bags to be sent to Australia. I don't like anything too girly, sexualised or anti-Christian/anti-religion. So please, nothing rude, crude or nude.
Vintage beads or findings, glass pearl beads, washi tapes or papers, Hello Kitty or kawaii stickers (my kids love them), fat quarters in purples/reds/teals/blues/blacks, paper tags, vintage/vintage-inspired blank notecards, post-it-notes, blank journals or notebooks, blank Zentangle tiles, gel pens, pretty much any stationery, handmade crochet hooks (especially in size 3.5mm or anything above size 5mm), vintage sheet music or ephemera, lace, ribbons, bias tape.