About

I am 29 & work as an artist full time & run a Vintage and Handmade store with my mum and sister.
I did a BTEC in Art and Design followed by a Fine Art degree so have eclectic taste's in art,craft,making and materials.

I have always made art and crafted in my spare time. My mum started me crafting from an early age- decorating just about everything in sight with dried flowers,making paper lanterns and salt dough.
You can find out more about me and my work here
http://www.artramblingsatlavinias.blogspot.co.uk/
and
www.whimsicalandcurious.com
My favourite techniques to work with are collage, assemblage, sewing, and I have just started working with encaustic collage.


I like

(I am a child of the 80s so anything- Thundercats,She-Ra,Rainbow Brite, E.T, The Goonies, Trap Door, The Breakfast Club, Bill Murray, Ghostbusters, amongst others.)
All things vintage, Making with vintage haberdashery, Buttons, Fairy Tales, Animals (esp; foxes,pugs,owls,bears), Cowboys,
Mermaids,shells,coral,seahorses,the seaside,underwater creatures,
Enid Collins bags, 1950s pottery, Italian pottery,religious icons etc.....Kitsch, glittery icons,
Agatha Christie (esp Miss Marple),
Anything American, or foreign, packaging, sweets, tea's etc.....
Fav colours; all but especially mint green,all greens, gold, coral, greys,coffee, mauve, metallic pastels, anything vintage and faded/worn looking.
Old fashioned flowers (sweet pea's, hydrangea,forget me not,lily of the valley,hyacinth,violets,ranunculus)
Watching Series on boxset; ER,24,Walking Dead, Sex and the City,Columbo (love Peter Falk),My So Called Life, Endeavour

Ongoing/Current Swaps

Happy Grams
BirthdayGrams

Currently Hosting
Roald Dahl Craft Swap

Completed Swaps

Newbie vs Vet Swap with Essex Debs (Oct 2012)
10 Happy Grams sent
Postcard Swap (Libby W,Tamara,Monika)
Apron Swap (Essex Debs) April 2013
Stash and Craft Swap (Mary) May 2013
Tim Burton Swap(Arty Kitkat) Sept 2013
Papercrafts Swap (my side completed)2013

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Libby W.
Libby W. · Stirling, Scotland, GB · 79 projects
Happy birthday! Hope you're having a great day.
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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
Thanks for the fav! Good luck paper making. ;)
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Chelsea D.
Chelsea D. · 9 projects
Thanks for the fave on my Fried Oreos. =]
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