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Date Joined: August 19, 2012
Last Online: July 16, 2021
Birthday: May 12
Country: Australia
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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.


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.


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.


Colours & Style

I have migrated towards a simple no fuss look in my home with minimal decorations. Loving how it looks now the walls and have painted and new kitchen put in. Great landlord.

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.


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.

Beliefs & Drinks

Recently I moved to Salvation Army as they have weekly activities I attend and it feels very much like a family. Because of my growing (yes we are always growing/learning) faith I try to speak positive over myself, easier some days than others.

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.

In the winter I use loose organic herb tea, sometimes I use detox mixture other times of the year.

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.




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.


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 :)
fairypretty7 rated for DESTASH SWAP on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Great destash! Thanks.
Response: Hope you found some useful items to keep :)
jessnewson98 rated for Christmas in July ~ Card Swap on Jul 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!!!
Zindelo rated for Fill My Stocking December on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: Sorry this review comes a little late, the silly season is a heck of a thing! Anyway, thanks so much for this swap, I loved everything, and the notebook instantly went into use! I hope you had a great time, and that your new year is going wonderfully!
neca84 rated for HUGE ADVENT SWAP on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: sorry Claire, it arrived and I have put it away, I don't open one a day I save them all til Christmas day and open the lot!!! Lovely gifts. Thanks for fixing up the main one after some confusion :)
Response: Sending pm there is a mistake here
Loveofaphoenix rated for Fill My Stocking October on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Can't wait to open :) Thankyou
Keruka rated for Fill My Stocking ~~~ September on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much! It's so sweet of you to include something for now as well as something for Christmas. Can't wait to open my Christmas goodie! :)

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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 😉😜

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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