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Date Joined: September 27, 2008
Last Online: October 10, 2011
Birthday: October 28
Country: Australia
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About Me

I am a mother of two beautiful children, also have hubby, dog and cat. Live in rural area of Gold Coast Australia. Have been interested in craft all my life and have had a go at most, including sewing, patchwork, applique, quilting, embroidery, dollmaking, ceramics, painting, folk art and currently scrapbooking, cardmaking, inchies, atc's, and altered books. Anything papercraft is good. Have recently become full-time at local craft/fabric/patchwork shop. Interested in meeting other people from anywhere.


WHAT I LIKE: At the moment, my favourite things are anything related to

  • cupcakes

  • owls

  • English China

  • teacups, teapots

Like most types of art, textures, lumpy bumpy all good. Any colors. Interested in what other people's ideas are and don't mind what is done, though especially like anything with your imagination used. I also like: Anything small, the smaller the better, Chocolate, Coffee, Bookmarks, Teapots, Vintage anything, Buttons, Sewing items, Pincushions, Cats, Border Collies. Dotees and any type of doll that is handmade. DON'T LIKE: religious icons, although i don't find them offensive!!

Favorite Music

I like most types of music, except maybe jazz. Keith Urban, Dixie Chicks, Nickleback, Kasey Chambers, Linkin Park are on my ipod right now.

Favorite Books

I like mystery novels, but will read anything and always have at least one book on the go. Favorite authors too many to mention, but enjoy Jodi picoult, Patricia Cornwell, Matthew Riley, Clive Cussler, Torey Hayden.

Favorite Movies

I enjoy going to the movies with friends, like to watch drama or comedy. Usually know more Disney Pixar movies due to seeing them over and over again with the kids!!

About Me

I have a 11 year old son, Lucas, who is all boy!!! Loves most sports, football (AFL), basketball, softball, golf. Addicted to anything WWE (wrestling!) on TV, loves playstation games, cooking, drawing and getting filthy!! Would like to receive anything boy-related. Likes rocks and great Steve Irwin Fan.

Teenage daughter likes most anything girlie, especially kawaii, stickers, stationary, pens, pencils, KAWAII, KAWAII, KAWAII!!! Matchboxes, Japanese anything and anything tiny!

Things I'd like....

  • Bookmarks
  • Fat Quarters
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Scrapbooking Embellishments
  • Atc's
  • Dotees
  • Small dolls (like really tiny)
  • Fibers
  • Metallic embroidery threads
  • Vintage images, ephemera, sewing supplies
  • Any craft supplies
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Stickers, anything but Disney
  • Buttons
  • Brads & Eyelets
  • Lace
  • Interesting Ribbons
  • Old keys hinges, fasteners
  • Bath stuff, soap.
  • Old lotto, game score cards, journalling notecards.
  • Notepaper, sticky notes.
  • Beads, sequins, rhinestones
  • I like any color, except fluoro or neon
  • Favorite colors are chocolate/pink, olive greens, plums and burgundys, creams.
  • Tins of small size like Altoids, empty.
  • OWLS

  • Anything really, I'd love to receive anything crafty in the mail, anything you'd love to receive!

  • Please keep in mind Australian Customs are very strict and won't allow teas, seeds, that sort of thing in.

  • From Aussie swappers, teas and seeds quite welcome!


neca84 rated for Its nearly Christmas!! on Nov 28, 2010
Comment: thanks, I love the buttons and I love purple, it stands to reason I LOVED the page
Comment: Finally picked up my parcel up from the PO where it had been languishing for a week. It all looks so exciting! I love all the cute hints :)
tesscalhoun rated for Journal Page 5x7 : bird on Nov 3, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great bird page. I find owls fascinating.
Gwillisinc rated for Journal Page 5x7 : Tree on Oct 18, 2010
Comment: Helen, I love my tree page really nice all those textures!
Comment: Thank you! Love the chunky page you made! (My b'd is '64, but '63 is darn close, and the vintage sewing theme is dead-on right for me! No worries!)
DeeLee rated for Oh So French..... on Sep 30, 2010
Comment: Gorgeous journal page, beautifully put together. I love it. Thank you.
HoneyBadger rated for O*W*L Scavenger Hunt on Aug 5, 2010
Comment: Helen, what a lovely collection of goodies you sent to me! Of course I love the hand dyed lace... and the wired nest is very clever :-) Everything is great! Thanks so much!
countrylanegirl rated for Profile based ATC swap on Mar 30, 2010
Comment: thank you for the beautiful cards and also they extra surprises you included - they will be really great.
DeeLee rated for Profile based ATC swap on Mar 29, 2010
Comment: Very cute vintage ATC's - I love them.. Thanks also for the extras!!!
justingrid rated for Mission: Embroidery on Jan 10, 2010
Comment: Thanx for making me such a personal little needlebook.
Comment: thank you, helen, for the incredible bookmark! i love the combined metal and beadwork! it's really gorgeous! happiest of holidays to you and yours! xx, jess :o)
Response: Glad you liked it and it arrived safely and on time!! Merry Christmas to you too, Jess, have a wonderful xmas season! xx
ozrob rated for Filled stocking ornament swap on Dec 21, 2009
Comment: lovely! thank you!
Response: Merry Christmas Robyn!
HoneyBadger rated for US: ~Cubed~ on Nov 7, 2009
Comment: Oh Helen! The little cubed owl is precious! I love how you made his little tufts. You're so clever :-) Thank you very much!
Response: Glad u liked the little owlie!
Comment: Thanks! I appreciate the approval to remove a doodle (or 2). I may or may not but either way you will be the 1st person to see my finished project,
DeeLee rated for US: ~Cubed~ on Nov 2, 2009
Comment: What a darling little owlie, I love him!!! Thank you so much. He will sit with the others!!!!
Response: glad he arrived ok and will be in good company!
craftaddict02 rated for Cloth for clay on Oct 10, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much. My claying tools fit perfectly in their cloth holder and are much easier to carry around. the owl is adorable!! Love everything.
sunnysidey rated for Holiday House Ornament on Oct 9, 2009
Comment: I don't think I've ever received anything from you that didn't make me go "wow", and this is no exception! Just lovely. Thanks, Helen! xoxo
Response: awwww, what a lovely thing to say Sam! I'm so glad you liked it, it was fun to do for you. xx
Comment: The flower colors are totally "me". I love the little extra details like the texture on the door & the potted plant. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I think i now have a new obsession!! Thanks for the rating and heart!
ThePinkPosy rated for What's In A Name Scavenger Hunt! on Sep 21, 2009
Comment: Boy, this swap was like Christmas. Thanks so much, I loved everything.
lostdawill rated for Alice in Wonderland Matchbox Swap on Sep 15, 2009
Comment: You are completely and utterly AWESOME!! What a wonderful package this was - I've always secretly wanted a pocket watch LOL. If I could give more stars I would! The Craft Fairy strikes again!
Response: LOL, i'm glad it all arrived safely and so happy to hear you liked the Alice swap as much as i enjoyed making it for you! I had to actually buy 2 more pocket watches for both kids here, as soon as they saw the one i bought for you, they both decided they couldn't live without one either! They are quite nice, aren't they? Thanks for the rating and heart, and i'll catch up soon for a chat! xxHelen

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smokeandmirrors on Jan 26, 2011:

Hi, i thought you might be interested in joining the Australian Round Robin Group

If you're interested just click to join and follow the instructions on the Info page. :-) Hope to see you there!

countrylanegirl on Oct 27, 2010:

Who's the birthday girl then!!!!!?? Have a fantastic day. - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

countrylanegirl on Oct 27, 2010:
richara on Aug 4, 2010:

Welcome to the Page by Page group.

smokeandmirrors on Jun 24, 2010:

Hi there, i would love to invite you to take a look at a fun Christmas swap i have posted for this Christmas (2010). Australian 25 Days of Christmas Swap. Myself and many fellow swappers have had great fun participating in the past and i thought you may be interested! Would love to have you participating this year! :-D Thanks for your time, Laura.

Amandalee on May 6, 2010:

Helen, Just stopping by to say thank you for putting the 250 count template for matchboxes on the swap-bot blog :) I am going to use your template to create something for a swap I am in. Hugs, Amanda

CSNYfan on Dec 19, 2009:


Thank you for the Christmas card -- what a nice surprise to get in the mail! Have a very Merry Christmas!

sunnysidey on Oct 27, 2009:

Happy birthday! Hope you have a lovely day with coffee and cake and fun! Sam xoxo

circularlogic on Oct 14, 2009:

helen, thanks for the stellar aussie charms! the bracelet is going to be amazing!


sunnysidey on Sep 6, 2009:

I got myself a GPS so I'll see you tomorrow (as opposed to sometime next week after driving all around the Gold Coast getting lost).

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