Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Swap Info

I've seen this survey in a couple of places, I think it's really helpful when I read them. So, he's a little info on me that may be helpful to you if we were to swap! :o) Send me a message on craftster if you want to propose a personal swap - my user name is Retro_Rose.

For Craftster Swap Partners…

I’m addicted to creating: Little sewing projects, pillows, crochet, amigurumis.

What is your favorite colour?: Plum, aquamarine, earth tones, but not at all in combination! lol.

What is your favorite colour to go with your favorite colour?: Black or white. Things look good punchy. Other than that, use your own judgement for what matches well. :o)

I’d never refuse to take: Stamps, Amigurumis, Beatles themed objects, Socks, Clothing, Stationary.

Some things I’ve been wanting: An ipod case (one where you can use the buttons and see the screen), Crochet hook organizer, Decorated craft storage boxes, Long circle skirt, Nice 8x10 or smaller painting of my cat Della, Customized stationary for letter writing, Sewing machine cozy to keep the dust out!

And a little bit more about me: Well, I'm a vegetarian, I love kids, I'm a photographer. I do portraiture mostly. I still enjoy sitting on swings in parks, I love to be outside in the sunshine, nature makes me feel alive, I love to travel - but so far I've only been to India. I went there as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. I plan to do more travel in underdeveloped countries, hopefully with HFH again.

Do you have any pets?: I have one kitty, Della. She's sweet as pie.

Do you keep a journal/art sketch book?: I do have a sketchbook, I'm not particularly good at drawing, but when I get ideas for projects I jot them down in there and sketch out plans.

Do you have a portable CD player, mobile phone, or ipod?: I don't own a cellphone, but I have the new ipod nano, and the thing is my life. On the go, at work, and at home.

Do you need another random trinket box?: Not a small trinket box, but something mid-sized to store supplies in can't hurt.

Do you need a CD case/folder thing?: Nooo, not really. I keep my music on the computer. I'm bad and don't often buy CDs...

Do you need another purse?: If it's super creative in a quirky way, I'd love one! My last purse was a watering can. I loved that thing to death. But I really don't use purses all that much. I'd much rather a lined shoulder bag that can handle my copious amount of library books.

What crafts do you do/want to do?: I do a lot of sewing. Random things, from clothes, pillows, mini stuffies, etc. I've also learned crochet last year and find it very addictive, because unline knitting, I feel you have a lot of freedom to create different shapes instantly. I'm into scrapbooking a little bit. I do mini projects more than create pages. Such as mini books, scrapbooking a frame, whatever.

What crafts do you admire?: Intricately sewn garments blow my mind. I love seeing things that are quirky, but practical. And when people put a lot of effort into toys for kids, I think that's the most loving thing you can do in this industrialized world.

Do you collect anything?: Not really. I could start if there were something awesome to collect...

Do you wear earrings?: All the time. Love love love.

Do you wear bracelets/cuffs?: Bracelets if they have a nice polished look. Not so much into wrist cuffs...

What's your wrist size?: Goooood question.... I think it's about 6 inches around.

Do you wear necklaces?: Yes, once again I do prefer a polished look. Glass beads > buttons...

Do you want gold or silver findings?: I wear more silver than gold.

What is your shirt size?: Medium to Large. Depends what brand or style. Message me on Craftster for measurements.

What is your shoe size?: *cough* 5 1/2 ... sometimes 6.

Would you like some clothes made for you?: I would freakin LOVE you if you made me clothes!

Do you have a favorite animal you would like something made with?: I like turtles, lop eared rabbits, skunks, red foxes, otters, snails, and frogs.

Do you have a favorite TV series you would like something made with?: Not a tv series, but a comic. I'm a Schultz fan. I LOVE snoopy. Pictures of him interacting with Woodstock. Linus, or Charlie are awesome.

Do you have a favorite book you would like something made with?: Memoirs of a Geisha

What is your favorite food?: Vegetarian Sushi, Indian, Tacos, Pizza, Pasta, and Rice.

What is your favorite smell?: Satsuma, by the Body Shop. I love rich fruity scents.

Are there any colors you hate?: I'm not a big fan of yellow, anything neon, or grungy colours.

Would you dislike receiving items made from animal products?: I would prefer not to receive anything leather thanks. I'm okay with wool if it isn't from Australia. Sounds odd if you haven't heard of it, but just ask if you need to know why.

Is there anything you would rather not receive because of religious references?: Not for religious reasons, but anything depicting Satan or demons or negative evil things from any religion creep me out.

Do you have any actual allergies?: No, but I dislike smoke.

Is there anything else you would dislike?: It's hard to displease me craft wise, unless something had no thought put into it or it had an unfishished look. But nobody likes putting their heart into a swap and getting something lesser in return.

What are your favorite movies?: Memoirs of a Geisha, Corina Corina, Annie

Who is your favorite person from those movies?: I couldn't really say a person, I love how they're so well put together.

What music groups do you love?: The Beatles, and Regina Spektor.

Any favourite lyrics?:

"This is how it works -You peer inside yourself. You take the things you like, And try to love the things you took. And then you take that love you made, And stick it into someone elses heart -Pumping someone elses blood. And walking arm in arm, You hope it don't get harmed. And even if it does, you'll just do it all again."-Regina Spektor (On the Radio)

"The farther one travels, the less one knows. The less one really knows." -Lennon (The Inner Light)

Who is the best dresser on TV?: Lord... who knows. Everyone is dressing to the fashion nines these days! lol. Although, the clothes from the 1920's - 1940's are neat. You know, Doris Day type of skirts. I love that shape.

Who are your celebrity crushes?: Never had one.

Who is the best cartoon character?: Snoopy

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