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Bbstar

Bbstar
Date Joined: September 17, 2018
Last Online: May 11, 2021
Birthday: September 8
Country: Australia

About Me

Hello, I am a law advisor (creative arts and technology), and business owner in tropical Queensland, Australia by day, avid crafter, quilter, maker, collector, foodie and Bookclub leader of 200+ by night. I like the dark and mysterious, in literature, and movies. My love of nature leads to natures leafy greens, colourful birds and flowers, Art Deco plush purples and passionate reds reflect my crafty style, and when I put the sewing down I mostly love quiet, wine, and a good book surrounded by beautiful things. (My swops are always sent on time and photos/records kept but may take a week to get out of Townsville, and then a few weeks (and who knows with COVID delays) from Australia to your country- Pls message me if any problems)

Favorite Music

My taste in music is very broad, hip hop to opera depending on my mood but of course it must always be suitably loud...

Favorite Books

I run a book club to challenge my own reading and that of the group, and we read all different kinds of literature. Recent favourites include Lincoln in the Bardo, The Hunger Games Saga and Wuthering Heights, which after avoiding for years I did enjoy in the end! I love a dark mystery and avoid historical romance, but will try anything that is on a prize short list. I guess I love literature 😁

Favorite Movies

Art movies mostly, Scandi- noir, and anything mysterious and thrilling. We have an annual film festival here (I live in north Queensland away from the big cities) and I go to all 12 movies in 4 days and enjoy most of them, I like to see different countries and cultures in movies.

Favorite Television

I seem to be obsessed with British crime tv, Agatha Christie, Morse, Frost and Sherlock, all reminds me of my childhood home, when I read these stories equally obsessively. From a recent swap I remembered I’ve watched a lot of Dr Who, River is my idol, my doctor runs, is merciful and mighty.

Favorite Crafts

Hand sewing and knitting were my first loves but this has grown into machine sewing and crochet, paper crafts, jewellery and making everything I can. I am slowly improving my quilting and enjoy to patchwork and applique with lovely scraps of material. I find a new piece of material or decoration can start a whole new project. I collect many things, make and cook preserves, and drinks, bread and fermenting, grow herbs, spices, orchids and roses and trying a new creative thing is a great thrill.

What makes me smile

I smile at a new project, the anticipation, the planning, the choosing the colours, the materials, the style, Deco or Nouveau-and the joy of planning turns into making, trying not to stuff it up, learning and succeeding- just do not ask me how many UFO I have in my craft bag! Gifting is so much fun that I love to make a gift for others, and smile when I work out a new project. Random stuff- I keep pet insects including stick insects and a large huntsman spider called pebble who I feed cockroaches.

Foodie Tastes...

I am a red wine, blue cheese and dark chocolate woman, who loves cinnamon and spice and all things nice...I like it less sweet, oranges and lemons, tang and sparkle, and something new and a taste adventure will always be dived into head first! I have given up on I am happy to embrace new experiences and try any new foods or drinks. Prefer not to receive tea any more- 😊

Love list

*A surprise, something new, from *coffee and flavoured coffee *Dark Chocolate *diamond dotz *resin art *sweets, fruity, minty, licorice love it all, and something you cannot get in Australia? *pez dispensers old and new *Pretty and sparkly things *Words-I love to read and write *Earrings (and beads to make jewellery) *Anything to do with books, reading and writing *Art Deco and Art Nouveau style *PURPLE my favourite colour *Red for passion and decoration. *birds and nature, the great outdoors *insects, spiders, stick insects *Lovely materials/scraps for quiliting and applique *postcards from around the world, art,maps, in other languages, quirky *playing cards, including those with decorative backs and pictures or art *anything llamas, cactus, purple, books or birds

Best things about swops

The best things about swops is sending some interesting things from Australia to lovely people overseas and getting to know, wonderful, diverse people and things from around the world 😁🌟🌻

Ratings

samsstuff rated for Ugly PC Swap #26 on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, I don't hate it, but it's not my favorite Money, either...
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Comment: Thank you ❀
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Comment: These are the most beautiful and amazing cards ever! Thank you for the extras too, its' all great
Response: WonderfulπŸ˜ƒ thanks so much, I am so glad you like the cardsπŸ₯³
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Comment: Thank you for my PC, we had been away for the weekend when we can home and found it. My children I getting really excited about finding them on the mat now so it was a lovely surprise. Happy swapping xoxo
Response: So glad you like it πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜ƒ
sunshinecity rated for β˜† FULL ENVELOPE #34 β˜† on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: Hi Tara, thank you for the lovely, original items! I can't wait to try out all the teas!
Response: Lovely- enjoy and stay well and happy🌻🌻🌻
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Comment: Thank you for the cards!
Response: Glad it reached youπŸ˜ƒ
Avi rated for Profile based happy mail #8 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Received today finally. Was beginning to think it’s gotten lost. Thank you
Response: So glad it got to you, I live in regional Australia so often takes a week to get out of my small town, then to a major city and iof course we are 12,000kms away in Australia. Sorry the post takes time, hope you enjoy πŸ˜ƒπŸŒ»πŸŒ»
trailsanddreams rated for Themed Envelope #3 Pink on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the amazing pink goodies. Opening the package made my day! Everything is so cute and thoughtful πŸ’•
Response: Wonderful to hear😁
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards
Response: You are very welcome- it is so much fun building decks and sharing cardsπŸ‘πŸ»
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #48 on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute fairy postcard.
Response: Thanks🌻🌻🌻
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Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet letter, the fun fabric samples, and the cool playing cards to add to my Frankendeck. Especially loved the letter and the platypus card! ❀️😁
Response: So glad you liked what I sent, I tried to suit your tasteπŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜ƒ
KaliOya rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 26 on Mar 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cards. Looking forward to adding them to my deck. Also, looking forward to trying the tea. Happy swapping.
Response: Thanks 🌻🌻🌻
oldsoul rated for Happy Valentines Day Everyone! on Mar 9, 2021
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KathyB rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 25 on Mar 8, 2021
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chendaleh rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #48 on Mar 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cool card.
Response: So pleased you liked itπŸ˜ƒπŸŒ»πŸ‘πŸ»
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #48 on Mar 6, 2021
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Ashzaller rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #48 on Mar 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fairy card, I love it
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Comment: thank you so much!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the mailπŸ˜ƒπŸŒ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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Comment: love this pc! thx for the note :)
Response: WonderfulπŸ˜ƒ

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Comments

KSENiA on Oct 6, 2018:

Hello, this is for Book Quote - September swap.

In September I read Lady Darby Mystery series by Anna Lee Huber - books 1 to 3. This is Historical Mystery set in 1830's with an artist as main character. In Mortal Arts there was a quote by Edgar Degas I really loved:

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."

Happy swapping, KSENiA

freddy26 on Oct 6, 2018:

That is when she ought to be away, in the month of October, when the sadness of retreating light strikes.

October, Zoe Wicomb

September book quotes swap

StacyReneeArt on Sep 29, 2018:

Hi! (Book Quote - September)

"And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too." -The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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