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Hello Everyone! My name is Zina, I'm a creative little critter from Tasmania Australia, I have two cats. I think animals are great! I love sewing! I make teddy bears, Like to design and sew clothes! My favorite hobby would have to be Barbie doll remakes re-rooting hair re-painting faces and creating costumes! I love creating tiny detailed objects, I also enjoy painting, drawing and making things out of clay. Anything crafty really HappyMost of my projects turn out pink because its my fav colour!

***** Swaps I have Participated in *****
~Peace Swap
~Felt Food Swap
~Plushie Swap Round 1
~Craft Materials Swap
~Skull Swap
~Halloween Swap 2010
~Pirate Swap

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Joined 2008

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Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
And thank u, I've got more to post when I have the time.
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natasha b.
natasha b. · Guildford, England, GB · 4 projects
Thanks for the favourite! Love the pirate themed projects, if only my cat was as good as yours at sitting still for photos! Think I'll have a go at that pirate hat anyway - it's too cute to not risk scratches for haha
xx
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CO + K User

Hellooo friendooo I'm here again *waves* thank you for the fave on my woven heartsHappy
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CO + K User

Oooo craft friendoooHappy thank you for favouriting my keyringHappy
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Hey Zina my funky little friend, thanks for favouriting my Zombie Bunny Plushie Happy
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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
also thanks for the fave on my dove..lol.
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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
also thanks for the fave on my dove..lol.
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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
Thank you so much for you comment.
I enjoyed making that am making 2 more..lol..
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Lima
Lima · Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 94 projects
And thank you for faving my needle book also XD
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Lima
Lima · Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 94 projects
Thanks for faving my Hello Kitty Candy Bag 8D
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Thanks for favouriting Jimmy the Ghost xxx
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Cristina T.
Cristina T. · Grand Rapids, Michigan, US · 6 projects
Thanks a bunch for the fave on my Halloween kitties/skull!
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Thanks for the favourite on my newbie swap stuff honey :3
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Alf
Alf · Puerto Rico, Misiones Province, AR · 17 projects
Thanks for your comment on Recycle Your Cds I had fun making this and it looks nice on the wall so now if am bored I will work with something to see what happens Happy
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CO + K User

thank you Zina for the fave on my Skull Ring holder Happy I'm glad you had a nice birthday and can't wait to see what you'' sew next Happy
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Kate J.
Kate J.
I just have to ask - how did you get your cat to stay still while the pictures are being taken?
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Ruby
Ruby · 11 projects
Hey Zina thanks for the fave's on a couple of my projects! Oh and I saw that it is your birthday today... Happy Birthday Happy
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brandYlee
brandYlee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 9 projects
thanks for being my friend! Cant wait to see what else pirate you will create!!!
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Abbyka
Abbyka · Monroe, Louisiana, US · 73 projects
Thanks. Happy And I accepted the friend request!
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LdotScott
LdotScott · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 12 projects
Hey Zina I'm glad my package made it to you! I am finally relieved!! I hope you enjoy everything!!
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CO + K User

Thanks Zina...it really took forever for me to figure it out though!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi Zina thank you very much of your fave on my basgitar etui project, wish you much crafting fun with the making of and profite after finishing too.
hey have an awesome fine fun week as well;-D
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
haha we are so silly, we are friends now!! lol!!
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Melissa K.
Melissa K. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 51 projects
And the skull embroidery Happy
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Melissa K.
Melissa K. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 51 projects
Thanks for the fav on my skully wall deco!
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InoL.
InoL. · Evrytania, Thessalia Sterea Ellada, GR · 36 projects
Hey Zina!!thanks for the friend request!Have a nice day!!!Happy xxx
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CO + K User

you are so sweet to offer, but I'm sure I can purchase some from here... I just don't get into town often. Surely posting would cost more than the stencils themselves as I'm in the states. And your projects are super cute. I think its really neat that you remake barbies. Happy well I have to get the kids to the bus now. take care Zina
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CO + K User

thanks for the friend request Zina.. hope you are having a good day! Happy take care.
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LdotScott
LdotScott · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 12 projects
anything in the mail yet? i am being very impatient!
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CO + K User

Oooo friendooo! Thanks for for favouriting my little pumpkin=)
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Melissa K.
Melissa K. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 51 projects
Thanks for the fav of my Cay of the dead box! Happy
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Loopy
Loopy · Avgorou, Famagusta, CY · 19 projects
hey Zina you said on my board post about staining with coffee, how would I do it ?
thank you
lots of love
loopy Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
HI, hi dear Zina.
love it that you send me a letter too. I'm not fine today, but it will cost some weeks more to recouver of the not so smart trip i had to made to early.
i was still recouvering from my third whiplash, but... the community workers didn't want to listen to other sulutions.
but i've a lot of migraine meds and painkillers as well.LOL
i'm adicted to them.LOL
When i'm tooo late i will got problems.LOL but it helps me through the days ;-D
Yes i know of the story of the english send all the priseners to your country.LOL silly way of solution. ! but we dutch have made bad ones themself too.-S
so i can't judge others.LOL
but it's interesting those historical facts and what it makes a country special!
I have watched on the tele a programme of a woman that did the same with old buildings to picture the ghost. I think there is much more in the world then what we all can see, so why not.
i have still the feeling that Johns is living with me, now more finer then before, then it made me suffocated of it.
but when i worked on my remember closed for him it became lighter. so i can understand you;-D
aaaah that's sweet of you!!!
uhmmm creative therapist is a great proffesion, it' depends how much fun you will have of the group peole you will work with.
I've worked with retarded children in the age of 15 till 20 and i was very free in the house where they lived so it was a lot of fun for each other.
i was worked to with persons with alzheimer and i found that very havy , so i did it only a year.
later on i have worked in the mental care institution and that was great to do.
i always tryed to find the real problem which the person was dealing and then how i could helped the person in creative proces by that.
so it was always searching, but that made it very special.
by the children there was a boy of 18 th that loved food to much but in his drawings he had not eyes or a nose only a mouth.
when you see on drawing those things , it meand that he didn't was aware of his other body parts and of the rest of his envirement, so i thought i must think to help him.
first we feel at each other faces and then draw each other or painted it, and then we painted too our faces by each other, and i saw suddenly by an group activity he know more of his own body;-D
later on we did a lot of other things by mesuring body parts and makes doll of carton and so on.
with every child i had an other personel project, with one girl that was afraid of every thing i did a lot of acting and we dressed ourself like others, it's all about watching persons closely and try to think in a creative way what can help them.
Not everybody can talk easely about their problems , so sometimes it's much easyer to use creativity as a proces to help somebody.
i had the same with my own grieving , i couldn't talk about my feelings , everybody know me as a great talker.LOL but i know that only the small talk.LOL
so that's why i thought i must find for myself a great creative therapist.There are very differends ways of given creative therapy but this was mine, and when i had to work with a group i liked it when i could help motivated all the groupmembers.LOL
When i 'm moved to haarlem i will learn Karin my friend and her daughter some technicks , i liked to work with others.
Later on i thought i can do this my whole life so i search for an other proffesion and i went again to school, and studied on the art academie.
and that's what i do normally now.;-D
thank you of the names, Muis was Johns idea because she was so tiny (still) and acting like a mouse.LOL
and of her colour of course.LOL
and wolje because of her furr i thought she must have a name that sounds very like the pool , so it became after all of her furr wolfje .
but she is a birmilla, and they are burmees but they talk the whole day long.LOL
sometimes i must laught about her, she always tell my her comments, not once but the whole time and can't stop with it.
When she had to go to the vet , she was angry of the smell of the vet of Muis and she was angry and told the whole time that the world was bad , i had tryed a lot to stoped her, but she didn't , when she had to go in her bag to t he vet she was still crumpy and loudly complaining that the world sucked.LOL
still in the elevater and still outside , but when we came by the public garden she stoped suddenly, so i thought , he, he its' over, she behaved very well by the vet and until we where almost at home and she began to tell m e again all her complains.LOL
the breeders h ad warned me by their talkings but i thought it had to be the same like the birmees. but that's not true.LOL
Muis can meow too but then there is something bad going on and i must go direclty to check it. Wolfje talks too when she is eating her food.LOL
So my friends tell me she is like me.LOL Muis is allergic for the envirment and food like me , at first i didn't know that, so we had to go to the clinic with muis and they told us she was crazy , because of her name.LOL but because i didn't thought that that was the issue she found out her allergic, now a day there are a lot of animals with this problem but then it was rarely.
so i chare my anti hystamine meds with her.LOL
she has still a lot of pain but she likes to go out the bench and she loved to jump so i must be very carefull and watch her carefully .-S
last night we didn't sleep much. so i'm tired this day and still migraine. but i think that will go over later about a few day longer, i know it from the first time.


I like your cat names too. and like it that you make such effords for me. this morning my friend Karin called and we were chatting the whole morning.LOL so i must do still a lot.LOL
Her hubby tells me everytime when i told him i'm feeling myself quitly about it, she is quilty about that too.LOL
but next week she comes to me to help me with my cleaning for the big move.
yes i like history and architecture too , it tells so much to people and of how they lifed, i always try to make a picture how that must have been and how that it had to smell and feel.
mayby silly , and try how to picture their cloths, but that 's what i have learned to on the art academy.
i loved our lessons of culture history , i had the normal arthistory and too the history of fashion and textile or fabrics as well.
so when you feused them all to gether it become such a pattern to do that.
and .... when i see an historical movie i see always the wrong detail of cloths.LOL i must laught about that.
Haarlem has like Amsterdam much of the same architecture style.
Haarlem is the capital city of the province Noord Holland and Amsterdam is the capital city of the country, most people think that it's Den Haag because our queen lives there and the goverment is in this city, but it's Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is with Den Haag, Rotterdam and Utrecht the bigest city's Haarlem is smaller , but really big still too.
It was a long time a very expensive town to live, but now it has changed so a lot of young people go to Haarlem to live there because the houses are much cheaper.LOL
like i will have with m y rent, i have strangly less rent to pay then this old appartment. its a great big appartment of the 70ths, and during this time everybody thought that all was okay,LOL
so i have very big large windows , and i love that.
a big balcony and because we are not like other flats because on every floor we life with four appartments a big large extra room that we shared like a living group but we have our own badrooms and kitchen and sanitair so when i came here we had kiddo's on the floor of the other members;-D
one of them had now a child of his own strange to think of him as a daddy.LOL
his mum is now for the first time a nanna, and she is very proud of her grand child.LOL
and i have very large sliding walls, but they are by my always wide open because they are to heavy for me to close or open.
so my cats are always sleeping with me.LOL i live in a big large space so that why Gerard one of my fave helping persons loved it that i will have doors that i can open with my wheels, like a modern kitchen drawer.LOL
so i can sleep without cats. Yummy i think it will be helpfull to sleep much better and longer.LOL
i have made yesterday some beads of plastic botles and other plastic boxes. and find out when are curves in the bottles you must wrap them in the same side of the curved line because they don't melted closely the become wider.LOL
and i have tryed to use small stickes to become more longer small sized beads , i like those experiments, my above neighbours not.LOL
hey i must call still an institute i have found out that i have made for tomorrow a double appointment. not smart.LOL
Karin said ooo i understand that you didn't had your agenda for your eyes.LOL she was right.LOL

so then i will go to my fave couch and try to sleep a little bit LOL
hey give your bubles and blueburry some strokes.
and for you all my love and hugs an a lot of kisses.
and greetings from a dutch pj girl.LOL
this mo
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Hey honey thanks for the fav and the kind words on my Russian Doll Pop Art <3
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charity d.
charity d. · Philippine, Zeeland, NL · 13 projects
Thank you for the fave!Ü
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
LOL i had to laugh about your writing, i had all those problems with my partner too, so we thought too of a bigger house ,but we couldn't find it, so John moved to a house in my neighbourhood and i got a workingspace there too. but i didn't got over the border of the doorstep.LOL he was very stickly about that, and he need that too, because i had used a lot of space of him more.LOL
he knew me tooo well.
By my he had only a draw.and i had to be carefull to don't use that too.LOL but we loved each other sooooo well so we could laught a lot of it.
we had tryed to share one spare room but when i'm working i'm always give myself comments so John didn't liked that because he wasn't sure when he had to act on it, so it didn't worked at all, so john found an other livingplace and later on nearby.
John is now after 22 years living closly together dead. i'm stilll mouring a little , when he died it was sooooo suddenly , and then i had to do so much things and he's house had to be emptyed and so on. and then i had to give them a new place in my house i had less help so it made me tired out after a 6 months work.
so i stoped and i had to look for some help, after three years i got finely creativity therapy.
silly because one of my proffestions is a creative therapist too.
LOL but i can't give myself therapy.LOL
so i'm glad and i'm a little bit further. but i have damaged my neck in March by an performance on stage, and in mei i got my third whiplash so all the things were i must travel for are laying down.-S
my own work too, but i'm making a lot of project , i like the smelly projects.LOL
i live in a flat on the fourth floor, with 3 other appartments , we have a big space together that we share , we are a living group, every floor have the same space , we don't do much togehter anymore because two of my neighbours are working and i and my oldest neighbour are at home and having our own work at home;-D
When i come to live here, we had much little kiddo's and they played in my house too, so i didn't had the need to have my own kiddo's Later on it was a choice of us , because we had too much problems with my heatlh.
so we didn't want to give the to be kiddo's the same problems.
i'm now glad by that.
i know of my little sister that her kids has a lot of problems too of the same gens-S
but it was hard to make that choise.
Holland is very green and a lot of water , so we are great dike builders and bridges too.
the water level is beneat sealevel so that is strange for the tourist to see the boat above your head to floating. i'm used to it.
We are in the summer time and i felt that the autumn is nearby.
strange. you can smell the humidity in the air. and the night become a little bit colder.
My climate is much colder then by you,
ooooh that's lovely to hear that you love cats too, and have a blue one too.LOL A birmees? or an other brand.LOL
Muis is been operated, 1, 5 years back she had broken her leg , her behind one.LOL very complecated so it was build with pins and srews inside and outside, and it didn't health soooooo well.
so she had to stay for an half year in a bench, she didn't llike that.
i saw that she was lately lumping again with her leg, so i thought i must check it out ,and it was badly.
the last broken bone wasn't health at all, and the pin was not fixed anymore and had damaged her knee, so she h ad three weeks ago an major knee operation and her leg is again stucked with metal plates and srews and she live again in her bench.
her sis came everyday to visite her in the bench , wolfje don't do that, she is still angry and upset about it.LOL
Woflje is a great in given all t he time comments. LOL
she don't stop with talking.LOL
i'm used to all the noices and i know what she is telling me, n ot always great what she tells you.LOL
but she is my fave too., Muis too, but i slept this time too less, because i know when Muis need me i must come to check whats wrong. i'm like a parent.LOL
i don't know what to tell about Holland, , you must asked my the things you like to hear.LOL
I live know in a very old town that is build in the roman age you can still some of it in the centre, and in the medieval age we were a big port town, we have a lot of canals in the center still.
and we had a pope too that was living in the center.LOL
so the pope had lived some time too in Holland.
in that time we had big and many churches , they stood in a cross.
Now there aren't so much left of them.
but the main churche is still in the center.
i live in the subsouranding of the town, it's all flats you see, and a lot of public gardens. i live in a special part of it, and there are more from my flat with the same living groups and we have our own public garden and it's more a wilderness become, but i like those a lot more.LOL
so that's me and i love it that you m ake a how to for my cats.
thanks a lot for that.!!!!
hey i' must stop now , give you all my love and lots of hugs and greetings and.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
and strokes for your cats;-D
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi Zina, i love your quote about the mess.LOL
i think of it as the same, but my friends not.LOL
they know my creativity but they think i need an workingspace and not in my house .LOL
my whole house is changed in my workingplace.LOL
i'm okay with that, and some of the people tells me that it's cozy , hummm i don't think so it's kind to say to me.LOL
hey thank for adding me as your friend, like that a lot.
Still winter time by you and vacation?
in my place all the kiddo's are back to school again, so it's silence, and the weather is changing to become autumn, i love that season too;-D
hey have an great fun weekend , love , hugs and greetings,xxxxxxxxxx
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi Zina, you're very welcome, i love your projects;-D
have an awesome fine fun weekend;-D
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Thanks for all the love!
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Jeanette
Jeanette · Leonard, Michigan, US · 21 projects
Thanks for favoring my magnets
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CO + K User

Thanks for the Fave on my Heart Skull Plushie! Hope you have a wonderful day! Happy
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Melissa K.
Melissa K. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 51 projects
Thanks for the fav on my Chesire Cat and the friend add! Happy
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Thanks for adding I ♥ Audrey Kitching & Pop Art to your favorites
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Rhibi
Rhibi · Ghan, Northern Territory, AU · 27 projects
Hellos there also fellow aussie ;) we are few on CO&K Tongue
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sunshine
sunshine · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
youre welcome! i love your feltie toasters Happy theyre cute!
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ale_corason
ale_corason · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 49 projects
¡Hola Zina! Thank YOU!
Yes, I'm afraid I'm a little addicted to swaps. n_n
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Rachel.R
Rachel.R · Redruth, England, GB · 17 projects
Thanks for the fav! Happy
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Jocelyn
Jocelyn · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US · 17 projects
thanks for adding my flower dress to your favorites!
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
Thanks for faving my scattered flowers necklace!
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Hey, sorry for the late reply. CO+K kept saying they were doing site updates so I couldn't reply to your messeges.

Aw that sucks that your tools are in storage, I only got tools because I inherited them from my Granddad...

Yeah old clothes are fun, there's just so much I don't know where to start. Also, I have VERY basic sewing skills, I'd love to be an expert, luckily my mum is going to teach me what she knows. But I have some ideas Happy
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
AWESOME!!! I've got an idea for a wood-work based project but I need to go get some materials.

For now I was thinking of altering some of my friends old clothing that she gave to me. She popped round mine one day and gave me like a black sac full of old clothes she no longer wanted for me to craft up!! So I've got free reign to be as creative as I like!! WOOOOO...
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Hey Zina I thought you added me? Never mind. Thanks anyway. Oh and if you can't tell yet I <3 cats Happy lol
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dominique r.
dominique r. · Ypsilanti, Michigan, US · 78 projects
thank you
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Heya honey thank you for adding me as a friend!!
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CO + K User

Hi, thanks for the comment and the favouriting of my needlecase=)
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katcar~
katcar~ · 27 projects
Thanks for the fave! <3
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Lydia H.
Lydia H. · 20 projects
I have been checking out the boards lately too and agree that it is nice to meet like minded people. Plus everyone is so friendly! I haven't really seen any mean comments at all, which is nice. Tasmania sounds nice. There are probably not a whole lot of people living there though, what with it being so small and your comment of it being rural makes me think of small towns and rolling hills. I have no idea if that is accurate though! Happy I will have to look up some pictures online.
Canada is an amazing place to live. I have moved around a lot and the scenery changes so much from place to place but it is always breathtaking. I do like to travel though and I have never been to the Oceania area.
Thanks for checking out my blog - I'm glad you liked what you saw. I try my best to post on it everyday, but sometimes I get too busy.
Ttyl. Happy
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Lydia H.
Lydia H. · 20 projects
Thanks so much Zina! I am glad you liked my projects. I am very intrigued by the fact that you are from Tasmania as I have never met anyone from there before. Isn't it awesome that all of us artsy/crafty people from all over the world can meet up on Cut Out+Keep?
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violetta
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
Hey Zina!Thanks for the friendship request!
Hope your having a great day! Happy
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Thanks for adding my animal swap to your favourites Happy
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thanks for the favourite Happy
btw awesome clay yoshi and mushrooms. i love yoshi haha.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Thanks for adding me Happy
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Dolly
Dolly · 26 projects
Hah! Like my display pic? ---->
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
I love barbie too-she models my stuff for CO+K
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