Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2022 6:54 pm


Date Joined: August 19, 2012
Last Online: November 28, 2022
Birthday: May 12
Country: Australia

About Me

I'm a Nan of 4 now, 3 girls & the last one is a boy. Both my sons are married to lovely ladies.

I live alone & have some mobility & health challenges.

August 2015 I'm now the proud owner of Jimmy a 2 year old Papalion hes so cute, cuddly & happy to sleep in either his crate or my bed depending on my mood. His best friend is a beautiful large golden they have lots play dates & when one stays with the other for a few days they sulk when they go home as they miss each other.

UPDATE: Jimmy is looking grey now not the bright white he was. Still very playful at times and extremely loveable. Since we moved a few years ago he does not see his friend as often that lived around the corner and neither is into playing tug with the toys now. Always pleased to see each other. His highlight is when I get the wheelchair out and take him for a walk, even better if he gets to ride on my lap while we pick up a couple of items at the shops. He is well known and loved at my local shops and they miss us when we don't go up for a while. Jimmy likes small treats especially chicken.


I have had it for a couple months so love it makes it so easy to cook good things for myself & is easy clean too. So now I use lots of raw fresh nuts etc rather than processed food. Been building up my supply of jar for keeping ingredients in and increasing herb & spices which I love. Have very few at present.

UPDATE: Bought the newest model a couple of years ago and its been fab having the 2 on the bench much safer for me than using the ring tops where I kept burning everything.


Not into fairies or Halloween anything.

Caffeine, any smellies including popouri, I can't have smells or chemicals around me & will even react to things that are posted from a smoking home so please if you smoke be aware of this.

I also don't wear jewellery.

Gluten Free.

Colours & Style

Love all Dr Who Knitted & sold the Dr who scave now need to make myself one :)

I'm more into crochet this year. Have not touched mixed media. Knitted a few socks too. I like good acrylic wool, marvel, paintbox although stylcraft remains my favorite yarn. Like bulky, worsted too as its good for scarves and hats.

UPDATE: Doing more crochet than ever, into blankets/wraps now for my church, actually nice to know that what I do is useful.

Really wanting to get back into junk journaling and bookmaking again. I enjoy it just need to find a reason to make them. Like the old look and items you use to create that look.


Reading other profiles I realised many of you do quite detailed ones so here goes. Although these are my diagnoses & I'm aware of the way they affect my daily living I try not to label myself with them when possible, not wishing or speaking bad over myself rather I try to speak good future as much as possible. Yes I'm human & fail often.

Fibroymyaligia Depression PSD Anxiety Aspergers Learning difficulties Sight issues with trying to focus to read a book so using audio books. Collasped disks in back from broken tail bone. More damaged disks and foot which now have cortisone injections to hold pain at bay. Sinus Asthma

My home is chemical free & that includes all perfumes etc I use goats milk soap which I feel is badly named as its not soap in the sense most know & that's all I have for cleaning myself with, crystal deodorant, olive leaf mixed with water for mould & equipliptus mixed with water for cleaning. Yes I react to even vinegar.

Allergies also spring over into food which is fantastic when I stick to it for my body, but can feel stifling at times so I break out & then pay for it. As I say I'm only human. Gluten free.

UPDATE: Not a lot of changes, just added more arthritis to my list that is limiting more of what I can do. Finding a few other products that I can use now, the scent seems to be the main issue. Loving hemp from the body shop at present as my skin gets super dry over winter.

Beliefs & Drinks

I enjoy being part of Salvation Army and apart from the crochet I do for them, I go over to help on Thursday mornings and Sundays is worship time.

Water pretty much covers it, has to be filtered & I have to use it to do teeth as well otherwise I pick up bugs way too sensitive. Coconut water/milk I use too.

I enjoy herb teas and when I can find a chia latte that is less that 3% caffeine I enjoy it.

UPDATE - crafts

For now its crochet and knitting whatever takes my fancy. Love blankets, socks & amigurimi

Have ideas of things I like on etsy & Raverly usually you can find similar in other places depends on what you have access to.



UPDATE: not been doing much ami as rather hard on my hands now. Did a super bulky yarn blanket for my granddaughter at her request, was very hard to do for long and won't be returning to large yarn again too hard on my arms, shoulders and hands. Havn't knitted socks for a while as have plenty in my draw. Always have several crochet projects on the go from easy to difficult and at times get a pile of them to put ends away.

Every now and then I get to go to art group, I would like to go more often or organise myself to do more at home. Seems crochet has taken over all workspaces so working on culling so can do a bit more mixed media and gel printing.


I'm in love with sock knitting now on circular needles for the most part with dpns for heels & toes. I love very soft pure wool. Green tea is my favorite Au dyer as the sock yarns is not scratchy. Have designed 1 pair of socks.


teddygirl rated for Stuffed Happymail πŸ’Œ on Oct 24, 2022
Comment: Wow...your swap was amazing Claire, you really spoilt me, thankyou so very very much for the goodies and extras β€πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ‘
Response: So glad you loved it :)
Net3811 rated for Get Ready for Christmas on Oct 9, 2022
Comment: Thank Claire - some lovely items
Response: Hopefully you can use some :)
mymerakidesk rated for 🌿 Botanical Happymail on Aug 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you Claire for this lovely swap. I enjoyed everything. The laces were pretty and vintage cards stole my heart right away. Thanks for joining this swap. Take care. β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’š
Response: My that got to you super fast. Was hoping I had chosen right for you.
neca84 rated for Notebook Cover on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: thanks Claire, I love the cat cover, so "me"
Response: So glad you liked it hoped it would be you and bonus you can put in another journal once that one is finished.
teddygirl rated for accordion pouch on Mar 30, 2022
Comment: Your accordion folder was brilliant, love the colours and ephemera included, was a lovely mail indeed...thankyou so much Claire πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ’œβ€πŸ˜€
BloomingRoses rated for TeaTowel Swap on Jan 17, 2022
Comment: Claire my tea towel was absolutely beautiful. Thankyou so much. I’m considering framing it. It makes me smile and goodness me we could all do with plenty of smiles ❀️
Response: Yes it rather too good to use, I love the quality of it and agree it would look lovely framed till you get sick of it and then it can be a teatowel again.
pixiegirlanna rated for Surprise on Apr 8, 2020
Comment: Please be sure to add swap name. I had no idea what this letter was for.
neca84 rated for Gratitude Swap on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: interesting read, thank you
fairypretty7 rated for Pass it on #6 FINAL on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Packaged arrived. Enjoyed this type of swap, sad that I was on holidays for 2 of the rounds.
neca84 rated for Pass It On #5 on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: I am really enjoying these swaps
neca84 rated for my favourite tutorial E-Swap on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: thanks Claire, I enjoyed them
Cosychaos rated for Pass It On #4 on Jan 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for passing it on :)
neca84 rated for HuGe AdVeNt SwAp on Dec 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you Claire, I loved everything, so looking forward to sing all of it, Also pretty excited about the diamond painting , I've never done one before, be handy to fill in time after my hip replacement in Jan
Response: So glad you loved it all. I have a diamond painting I plan to do too, they look very interesting. Merry Christmas :)
Comment: Thank you for your awesome card toppers and embellishments! I appreciate the extra 2 you made and included in the set, lucky me!
neca84 rated for Pass It On #3 on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: ohhh its getting tough to decide what to keep what to leave in . I am loving these swaps
Response: I made so many I had enough to make the Christmas cards I needed this year and everyone loved them so will be making more.
crimsonfuligin rated for Handmade Envelopes on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely selection of envelopes. I will definitely be able to use them. 😊
Response: Excellent I glad to hear that :)
neca84 rated for Pass It On #2 on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: great stuff, thanks
BluBerry rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful card!
Response: So glad you liked it :)
neca84 rated for Pass It On #1 on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: so much fun deciding what to keep and what to send
Response: Thats cool if you can use it all put new things in. :)
neca84 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: beautiful card thank you
Response: glad you liked it :)

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anrtist on Dec 22, 2016:


Thank you for playing the APDG BINGO!!!
we will have a winner by Christmas! Blessings!!!

Zindelo on Dec 19, 2016:

Seems like Auspost is struggling right now! Little wonder why, they have to lay people off during the year because nothing's happening and then suddenly christmas.

JenniferB on May 22, 2016:

Lol Claire...no it wasn't wrapped. Just had a note saying you thought I could use this hahaha - I was a little confused. All good Γ°ΕΈΛœβ€°Γ°ΕΈΛœΕ“

JenniferB on May 9, 2016:

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day... Thank you so much for the washi tape Claire, very sweet of you to send, cheers!

neca84 on Dec 24, 2015:

Merry Christmas, thanks for being a part of the best group on Swap-bot, Active Aussie SWAPaholics :)


nads on Dec 6, 2015:


I am loving my gifts so far Clair , especially the handmade satchel & xmas lights fabric

sweetypiedie on Sep 17, 2015:


Thank you for the lovely rub-ons you sent me for the August WTA in the Active Aussie swapaholics group. I'll have ot find something special to put that angel on. :)

Net3811 on Sep 17, 2015:

So happy to see you in my advent swap again!

cafras on Aug 8, 2015:

Love and prayers for life improvement x

Net3811 on Nov 25, 2014:

I'm sure your advent is amazing! I can just tell you went overboard! I feel so, so blessed! Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

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