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Castle, Wales, GB



I'm a bit of a nomad. I've lived in loads of different places in the UK. Its hard moving all the time but I have made a lot of friends. I've recently moved to Cardiff for a new job and I'm slowing getting used to finding my way round a new city.

I count myself as really lucky as I get to do a job that I really love and feel is worthwhile. I work for a biological records centre, which means we collect and store all the wildlife sightings and records for the south wales region. My new job is mostly inside (my old one was part survey), but I still occassionally get to go out and look for interesting plants and animals. Of course I still wildlife-spot in my spare time (when weather permits and I'm not crafting that is).

I've loved making things for as long as I can remember. My favourite crafts are embroidery, collage and jewellry making. I've also been crocheting for about a year now and really enjoy it. i've just got a sewing machine and really love it! I'm only making small things at the moment to practice and get used to it, but I want to work towards making my own clothes. Crafting is a really social activity for me, so I join craft groups whereever I'm living, and of course I love CO + K for sharing ideas and chatting to other crafters.

I like:
- Vintage-style things
- Owls, birds, hearts and roses
- Primary colours (I don't really do pastels to wear, but I do like them in home-furnishings and fabric). My favourite colours are turquoise, red, plum, blue, emerald green, black, white and purple.
- Bright geometric prints
- Vintage flower prints and florals in general
- Matryoshka dolls and themed items
- Plushies
- Kawaii
- Nature and natural history
- Recycling and upcycling
- Collage
- Comics and graphic novels
- Anime and manga (inc. studio Ghibli)
- Plastic jewellry
- Felt
- The 60's & 70's (I can be a bit of a hippy)
- Fruit and food
- Fashion
- Vintage Sci-fi books (think Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke and J. G. Ballard).

I collect:
- Books
- Beads and charms
- Postcards and flyers
- mix cds

Crafts I do:
- Embroidery
- Hand sewing
- Machine sewing (Beginner)
- Bead weaving
- Other jewellry making techniques (wire wrapping & macrame)
- Paper mache
- Polymer clay (Beginner)
- Crochet (Beginner)
- Paper crafts (inc. Collage)
- Origami (Beginner)

- Newbie vs Vet (Newbie) with Dragonfly
- Happygrams
- Destash 2# with Essex Debs
- Stationary swap with Ursula B.
- Matchbox round 2 with Jolanda
- Dotee Doll Beginner swap with Corvus
- Earring swap with Bindibabe & Jolanda
- Stash & Craft Round 1. with Julie G.
- Chunky Book Round 1.
- Halloween swap with Reidergirl
- Bracelet swap with Hannah and Nikki
- Fall Dotee Doll swap with Pammerz
- Secret santa xmas cards
- Chunky recipe book swap Round 1.
- Stash & Craft Round 2. with Hayley S.
- Valentines swap with Wreckless butterfly
- Spring Stash Swap with Vicki O.
- Personal swap (Matroshka's) with Jolanda
- Personal swap (Make-up) with Ashley H.

Swaps I've hosted:
- Crafty kit swap
- Birthday grams

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Ragdoll Costume

Ragdoll Costume

Creep people out by dressing as a living doll!

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Classy Doll Makeup

Classy Doll Makeup

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Birthday Gift Bags

Birthday Gift Bags

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Kawaii Zippy Purse

Kawaii Zippy Purse

A cute purse for all your change.

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Paisley Dress

Paisley Dress

My first dress made completely from scratch!

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Scrappy Bookmarks

Scrappy Bookmarks

Don't throw those scraps away! Keep them and make this!

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Traveling Globe

Traveling Globe


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Geometric Pendant Diy

Geometric Pendant Diy

Make your own geometric pendants from polymer clay.

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Diy.. Make A Union Jack Cosmetic Case

Diy.. Make A Union Jack Cosmetic Case

Colorful Union Jack Make-up Case

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Diy Stamps In Two Different Ways

Diy Stamps In Two Different Ways

Two different ways of creating stamps

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Diy Convertible Bracelet/Necklace

Diy Convertible Bracelet/Necklace

DIY Convertible Bracelet/Necklace

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Recycled Buckle Necklace

Recycled Buckle Necklace

Recycle an old belt buckle into a beautiful statement necklace

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Tea Light And Candle Plate Pincushions

Tea Light And Candle Plate Pincushions

Dress up a plain pincushion with a glass tea light or glass candle plate base.

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Jumpsuit Dress

Jumpsuit Dress

A chic upcycled project using an 80s jumpsuit gem.

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Pretty Little Pincushion Ring

Pretty Little Pincushion Ring

A handy little pin holder.

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Luck Of The Irish Shake, Shamrock Inspired

Luck Of The Irish Shake, Shamrock Inspired

A Healthy Version of McD's Shamrock Shake

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Diy Face Primer!

Diy Face Primer!

Make your own primer

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Marshmallow Hot Fudge Sauce

Marshmallow Hot Fudge Sauce

Easy and delicious Marshmallow Hot Fudge Sauce

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