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Date Joined: January 25, 2008
Last Online: July 10, 2018
Birthday: October 3, 1978
Country: Portugal
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About Me

Hi! My name is Sara. I am a 34 year-old woman and proud mom of 3 little kids (range 5 years to 1 year).

I have a degree in Microbiology and I am currently a stay-at-home mom and a creative business owner and consutant.

I love the countryside and the beach and I am lucky enough to live in a city that is between the two!

I enjoy crafting, sewing, cooking, decorating my home, spend time with my kids and with my husband, read (although I am finding it difficult to find the time to do all the reading I want). Oh, and I am Pinterest-addicted! (:

About my username: Miau is the portuguese word for meow.

♥ M ♥ stands for handmade,
♥ I ♥ stands for ideas and inspirations
♥ A ♥ stands for crafts and
♥ U ♥ for unique and urban. And I think a cat figure would make a cute logo for my handmade products :-)

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting, specially with fabric, felt, buttons, ribbons, lace, trims.

I love to sew! I do softies, baby items, bags, cases, pouches, clutches, pillows, aprons, placemats, mug rugs. In the last year I started to learn how to sew clothing and I am now sewing my own clothing! I am also learning patchwork and quiliting - it is addicting!

I love to do handmade items for my home's decor, such as wall art, pillows, candle holders, napkin rings, placemats, garlands, etc.

I also do brooches, jewelry (mainly earrings for my personal use), fridge magnets, notebooks, cross-stitch and a bit of embroidery.

I also enjoy ocasionaly paper crafting, like scrapbooking and cardmaking.

On my wishlist: learning how to crochet and to knit!

♥ FAVORITE ♥ things

Here are my favorite things - although I would really love to get things from this list, feel free to send anything you love that may not be in this list (as long as it is not on my "Things I don't appreciate" list (: ).

♥ I love and need craft supplies, so this is something I can't have enough of! :D

Sewing: fabrics (cotton and/or linen FQ) , felt, buttons, ribbons, lace, trims, sewing notions, threads, sequins, beads, charms, zippers, etc.

Paper crafts: sheets of paper/cardstock buttons, charms, chipboards, brads, embellishments, rubber or clear stamps (all these materials are really difficult to find in my Country).

♥ Colours: Red, pink, blue, green, brown.

♥ Polka dots, cupcakes, kawaii, fruit (strawberries, cherries, apples, watermellon), tea cups, mushrooms, squirrels, owls, sewing items, buttons.

♥ Anything handmade is appreciated! Especially softies, bags, pouches, brooches, notebooks.

♥ Vintage items! Anything will be greatly appreciated. Sewing patterns, fabric, ribbons/trim, buttons, Legos, aprons, kitchen items, cookie cutters, small vases, tea cups, children books, small wodden boxes or small tin boxes.

♥ Japanese Zakka style and Scandinavian style.

♥ Craft Magazines (especially from USA, UK and Japanese, I really like them but can't find them here).

♥ Stuff for home decoration and *kitchen**: Wreaths, button trees, ornaments, window and wall hangings, mobiles, boxes, tins, kitchen stuff, aprons, cookie cutters.

♥ Food & Flavours: * Tea (any kind), cappuccino (love it!), coffee - all hot drinks! * Chocolate, brownies and cookies. * Cinnamon, vanilla, caramel, strawberry and citrus flavours. * Pizza and pasta. Italian, asian and indian food. * Herbs and spices - I love to cook! * I collect mugs, tea cups, tea pots, anything TEA related.

♥ Animals & Bugs: Butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs and bees, hedgehogs, squirrels, owls, sheep, girafe.

♥ Flowers & Fruits: Tulips, roses, gerber, daisies, strawberries, cherries, mushrooms, watermelon and lemons.

♥ Characters/Themes: Little red riding hood, Peter pan and tinckerbell, Alice in wonderland, The wizzard of Oz, Snoopy & Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, Precious Moments, Mary Englebreit.

♥ Children's books (any size, any age, any language, especially old/vintage ones).

♥ Legos - the world's most amazing bricks!

Things I don't appreciate...

I really would appreciate if I don't receive items that are/have:

☹ Spoiled, rusty, or trash... (I don't mind to receive items from your own craft stash, I mean, if you want to send me your destash I will be happy (:, but please make sure they are in good condition).

☹ Neon/ fluorescent colours.

☹ Clowns, cowboys, fairy, Gothic, skulls, pirates, dragons, unicorns, bats, ghosts, sports, astrology items, egyptian.

☹ Cocconut, marzipan, liquor/licorice.

About Swaps

My favourite swaps are:

♥ Craft items and materials ♥ Profile surprises
♥ Private / one-on-one
♥ Tea / hot drink related
♥ Handmade
♥ Matchboxes

I love to give, and I always prepare a package that I would love to receive - with nice things and extras, related to the person's profile (I always read it and take notes).


Comment: I love the fabrics you picked out for me, so perfect! And how cute is that stationery? Thanks so much :)
Comment: thank you so very much for the great matchbox and all the wonderful extras!!
Pikkis rated for Secret Santa 2012 on Dec 5, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing package that I fetched from the post office today :)! And no, I didn´t open the presents yet nor did I peek under those yellow sticky notes, but giving you a heart already now because I know I´m going to love everything. And you sent me so many presents, that perhaps I´m going to get more this Christmas than my children (LOL). I´m so excited and will come back after Christmas to re-rate you. THANK YOU and a very Merry Christmas to you! Edited 25.12: Well, you´ve really earned the heart I gave you :)! I love everything you sent me and especially the books and the magazines. And just had to throw my black pen away, so I can start using yours! Hugs and hope you´ve had a wonderful Christmas! Thank you!
Response: :) Thank you for the generous rating even without knowing what I have sent! I really hope you will enjoy everything and that you will have a lovely Christmas day with your family. Take care.
ema819 rated for Profile surprise swap #10 on Nov 21, 2012
Comment: Thanks for your beautifull package, I was very happy about it.
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it! I love to make people happy - it makes my day! :) Thanks for rating and for the heart.
patumma rated for Button Stash Swap on Nov 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you very much for the generous assortment of nice bright buttons. Thank you also for being so thoughtful and including chocolate for me! I dont think i have ever had chocolate from Portugal...but I did used to live in a city named Regina!
Response: What a coincidence, that is funny! It is fruit flavored chocolate, I hope you like it. I am glad you liked the buttons. Thank you for rating! Take care.
ina rated for Buttons and Ribbons on Nov 13, 2012
Comment: Thanks for lots and lots ribbons and buttons.You really spoiled me!
Response: You are welcome! I am glad you liked everything.
CINDYAC rated for Buttons and Ribbons on Nov 9, 2012
Comment: Thank you....... :)
Response: Thanks for rating!
Irina27 rated for Stuff IT Full and Pass It On #3 on Oct 16, 2012
Comment: Wow! I don't know what else to say but `wow`. I haven't received something so nice in a while. Never received a scarf, but two? You clearly made my day and I will send something to you as a sign of appreciation to your effort and kindness! I also love the cute mirror, the scented branch balls (I will move soon in a new house, they will look lovely in the living room), the seeds <3, the cappuccinos, the colored tape, etc. Thank you!!!
Response: You are welcome! I am happy that you enjoyed everything. I always take time to read my partner's profile and I always send quality packages - I really don't understand how some people send poor quality stuff... You are too kind! Thank you for your generosity. It was a pleasure swapping with you. :)
Brighteyes1028 rated for Whimsy - craft items EDITED on Oct 5, 2012
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I am happy for you that your life has turned around and all is well. And, good for you to come back and follow through with this swap. Best wishes for the future....Have a beautiful day
Response: Thank you so much for rating! I really enjoyed putting the package together for you.
MissPickle rated for Animals matchbox 32ct on Feb 11, 2012
Comment: Okay, I received a HUGE package full of pretty stationnary and goodies. Even if the swap has been sent more than two years later, I see you put an amazing effort to fix this swap. The matchbox is awesome!! My favourite! Plus the extras are really cool. Thanks so much and I hope you'll have so much fun here on swap-bot!
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed the matchbox! It didn't turn out so cute as I wanted (it is a bit dark colored), but I guess the crab on top made the difference! :) And I am glad that you enjoyed all the extras - I had so much fun finding and buying you all that stuff. Thank you for the rating!
Comment: I've received the swap! Thank you for sending the swap! I love Hello Kitty! :)
Response: I am glad you enjoy it! Thanks for rating.
Gayle rated for Season Matchbox Swap INTERNATIONAL on Feb 6, 2012
Comment: I am totally overwhelmed by the massive package of goodness sent! It honestly passed any expectations many times over, and I LOVE everything! Thank you so much! ::hugs::
Response: No no, I thank YOU! Thank you for your generous rating. I am so happy that you got it so quick! (only 10 days from this corner of Europe to the US - I am amazed!) And so glad that you enjoyed everything! I think it was the biggest package I ever sent! But it is worth every cent knowing that I made someone very happy! :)
bean rated for Feltbots: Christmas Ornament #2 - Trees on Jan 31, 2012
Comment: Three years ago (in 2008) this swap was angelled by the swap coordinator. In Jan 2012 the swap was resent by 8miau8 and she more than fulfilled the material requirements of the swap. The felt tree is very cute, and the extras are appreciated. Thanks for making such a huge effort to re-establish yourself here on swap-bot. <3
Response: Thank you! I have looked thoroughly into your profile so I could send things that would match your likes and favorites. I love the felt sweets craft kit! And all the vintage sewing and embroidery items that I sent are a treasury to me - they are part of an huge stash from the 40-50s that my grandmother left me when she passed away in 2010. And I hope you enjoyed the Japanese fabric! I have ordered a few linens to sent you, but the seller took more than one month to sent me the package after I did the payment... so it didn't arrived on time to include in this package... Oh well, maybe if you want to do a private swap at any time I will be more than glad to send them over to you. Just let me know. Thanks again. Take care.
Nicc79 rated for Quick-e-tea (5) on Jan 31, 2012
Comment: I got both packages Sara!! - Thank you soo much! This swap was worth waiting for!! (lol)
Response: I am jumping up and down! I am SO happy that you got both packages! And so quickly! In just two weeks they traveled to the other side of the globe - that is amazing! Thank you so much for the rate! It is great that you enjoyed everything!
buzzbuzzbee rated for I love tea <3 on Jan 30, 2012
Comment: Sara was delayed in sending this but in the end sent one of the best packages I have ever gotten in swap bot. Thank you! I guess you can say it was worth the wait for sure! What a SUPER fun package full of exciting teas (45 bags!), candies, tea and gingerbread themed items and a lovely note! Thank you thank you thank you!
Response: I am bursting into tears! I am truly happy that you enjoyed everything! I just loved the ginberbread mug and tray the minute I saw them in the tea shop! They are adorable! Thank you so much for the generous rate and for the compliment. I am grateful for that. Thank you!
Comment: Sara! Thanks so much for such a wonderful package! Being that my likes are completely opposite of yours, you sure did a great job! I love the MB and how you decorated and filled it;) I also love all the stickers, cat jewelry, stamps and beads!!! You did a great job and even with the bag too! Thanks for coming back to send out what you didn't years ago! Your a doll and thanks again!
Response: Thank you for your understanding and generous rating. I am sp excited that you enjoyed everything as I was really unsecure about it. It was a challenge! And that is just one of the things I most love about Swap-bot - trying to match the swap requirements to my partner's profile/likes. Thank you again!
Moni rated for Kawaii 6x9 Envie- International on Dec 21, 2011
Comment: Update 21-12-2011: I received this swap and I am glad you made up for it Sara. And I love what you sent me, what a great swap, you really spoiled my and made my day. Thanks so much! ==Whenever I receive this I will change my rating
Response: I am so happy it arrived its destination! :-) And it arrived just before Christmas!!! I am really glad you enjoyed it! I know I enjoyed buying you all those cute kawaii and cupcake stuff! And thank you so much for re-rating me! You too were so generous - thank you for the 5 plus <3! It means a lot!
Elotopia rated for Quick-e-tea (5) on Nov 14, 2008
Comment: Thank you :) (sorry for not replying earlier)
tattyteddy rated for 50pc EMBELLISHMENTS *4* on Nov 3, 2008
Comment: Hello, sorry for the delay! Thanks for this swap! tt

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Bo on Jan 23, 2013:

I really liked your profile! Would you be interested in a private swap?

marga33 on Jun 23, 2012:

Hello Miau, I'm Marga33, a spanish girl who love to be part of swap-bot. Although I'm not portuguese, my grandparents and large part of my family is portuguese and I really love portuguese culture, language, music and places. I'm from Huelva, so I live a few kilometres from the Algarve and I go lot of times during the year, also to Alentejo where I have familly too. My grandparent teach me to read in portuguese and now I'm learning to speak properly and to write. So I write you because I would like to be part of Portuguese Swap-bot Junkies. I know it is only for portuguese people, but I would be honored to be part of, and could learn from all of you. So please consider it and let me know. Thanks for all.

MelodyMoon on Jun 14, 2009:

Olá!!! Adorei a tua ideia de fazer um grupo só para portugueses. =) Era óptimo organizarmos trocas nacionais ^^ Também não sei onde se encontram coisas kawaii em Portugal acho que ainda não temos grandes lojas nessas area. Bjinhos`****

TeaNi on Jun 4, 2008:

Please stop by the Christian Swappers group and check out our new swap, "Lamb of God". I hope you'll consider joining!:) Obrigada!

artsyfartsy on May 30, 2008:

Hi sweets! So glad you're in the critter swap! ~Artsyfartsy

Jennifer on May 19, 2008:

I love the My Melody keychain for the kawaii PIF. Thank you!

GreeleyGirl on Apr 7, 2008:

I will be sending out your magazine swap package today. I hope you enjoy what I picked out :)

Soozy on Apr 5, 2008:

Hi Sara! 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.

Gyelle on Apr 1, 2008:

Your Local Dotee is going in the mail tonight. I am so sorry it is late. My daughter has been in the hospital and I just haven't been able to concentrate on getting this put together. I hope you enjoy your package and get a sense of the beautiful place I live. Again, thanks for your understanding. Gyelle

RoseHips on Mar 31, 2008:

Thank you so much for the great package. I love the prizes inside of the HK Kinder Eggs, and now have a new thing to start collecting. :)

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