Embroidery is probably my first love...I started at 7. Literature's my second love, I did it at uni...along with bookbinding, which I did while at uni to earn the money to buy the literature. A vicious cycle!

I'm Filipina-American and I live in Darwin, Australia, on a boat, with my Russian ❤ and a fat cat named Dude. We sail without engines to get to other countries, we row to and from the shore, we eschew cars or anything petrol-hungry. We cycle everywhere. Funny thing is we don't consider ourselves 'eco-friendly'. We just like things better this way.

I dig: Arthouse films. Stacks of pristine paper. The smell of a pressroom. Cats...fat ones with eccentricities. Bizarre music and obstreperous bands. Working with my hands. Craftivism and subversive stitchery. Being meticulous and fussy with what I make. Cooking. Treadmills. Essays. Magnets. Cameras. Polyglots. Gadgets. Candles. Bach, Orff, Rachmaninov, Ook...yes, and Pratchett.
Silver. Coffee. Adbusters. Graffiti. Bicycles. Libraries. Museums. Carnival freakshows. Spiders. Quality kitchen knives. Very tiny things. Very very huge things. Swimming in the sea at night.

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Arty Addict
Arty Addict · London, GB · 7 projects
Your projects and pictures are so good i really like all your ideas
Abbie R
Abbie R · 9 projects
wow.... your pictures are amazzzinnnggg!!! love your projects too!
blaiser · Seaford, England, GB · 2 projects
i love your projects! especially the headband bound journal Happy is it hard to make and bind your own books? Happy
Alyssa O.
Alyssa O. · 14 projects
That would be wicked Happy
Pinocchio · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 30 projects
thanks for adding my origami kimono to your favorites Happy
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
Hi there , yes wanted the emb pattern for the bird, you did such a wonderful job on it.
Thank you for the fave and you have been doing some wonderful things.Happy crafting holidays..hugs xoxxo
Terri Mimi A.
Terri Mimi A. · Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PH · 17 projects
Hi, Smallest Forest! Just got word that you were gracious enough to like my version of your pleated flowers. Thanks a lot! By the way, I'm Filipino. Happy Maligayang Pasko!
jiaying j.
jiaying j. · 23 projects
thank you! looking forward to see your tutorial and for me to make it!

<3 jia ying
ale_corason · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 49 projects
I can't wait to see all of them!
Aw, thank you. Well, when you get married I'll make one for you. n_n
ale_corason · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 49 projects
I adore your projects! Really. n_n
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
SMILE..yes one shed..lol.
Wish I could get it down more, but boy its hard to get rid of stuff.
Have a great day/evening..smile..
I Hope to be able to make your bird soon..any way I could get a print out of the emb pattern you used?
Thank you so much
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi , hi,
thank you for your complement , love it, you've made my day.;-D
yes they are sooo funny to make , still like to make them;-D
but i must do a lot other art work, that 's okay work too;-D
i have just finished finely a promised cartoon for a salesman that gave me a large discount for my yellow wheels;-D
i m ade a kind of joke, and he liked it, he mailed me;-D
now i must work on an new importend project , i must make an art gift for the yearly prize of our organisation. Like that, i'm proud to make one;-D
this week i have a kind of week off, not really but now i can work on some projects that must be finished. yesterday i started with one and now allmost ready, think i will use it.LOL
it's so cute and bright coloured, and a little joke, i will share it on here too;-D
See you have allready made a new project, that's fast!!! awesome.
aaaah so sweet that you are alowed to be Dudes his servant, ooooh that's expensive his food!!!
Muis had got 6 weeks that too, because we must found out for what things she was allergic, food as well, In holland it's very expensive, but i couldn't buy sheaper meat for her of sheeps and goats, because there was an special farmer deseases so it was hard to become to meat-S
but now i know the problem so the problem is to handle.LOL
hey give him some strokes , have a nice fun day and for tomorrow a fine weekend as well;-D xxx
Smallest Forest
Smallest Forest · Darwin, Northern Territory, AU · 15 projects
[http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/users/23870] Thanks for the warm welcome! *skips off to see your Flickr stuff*
Essex Debs
Essex Debs · Bellevue, Washington, US · 32 projects
Welcome to the site.Love the bead.If you check out the Antagonist on my Flickr page you might like that too.
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
Haha Happy!
As soon as all the Halloween hype is over with, I'll be tackling my ever-growing list of projects to make, and those beads are definitely close to the top of the list! Happy! They're so unique.
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi Smallest Forest, welcome to this site too;-D much fun here and hope you l ike it here a lot;-D

thank you of your fave of my standing on the top project.
on my other tutes (i've you like you )an see how i made the tiny flour paste figures;-D
hey much fun with the making of and have an awesome fun week as well;-D
*Witchy Rachie*
*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects
Welcome to Cut Out and Keep! Your beads are sooo cool! I'm going to take your recommendation and make larger ones as Christmas tree ornaments. ;)

Hope you enjoy your stay here!! If you need anything, please feel welcome to ask me. Happy