Sunday, November 13, 2005

Swap Info

OK, the majority of people who read my blog will have no idea what I'm yammering on about in this post, so feel free to ignore. The thing is, I take part in a forum called Craftster, and a section is craft swaps, where there's a theme (for example, some that I've done are a scarf swap, Renaissance swap, and a mix cd swap) and you make handcrafted items that you send to your partner and they do the same for you! It's very fun. But obviously, you don't know your swap partner so it can be kind of hard to figure out what to make them. Every swap has a couple questions aiming to help your swapper out, but I saw another crafter answer all the questions (there's a master list that the questions for individual swaps are often culled from) on her blog to help out potential swappers. And, imitation being the sincerest form of flattery...
Random things
Do you keep a journal/art sketch book?
I like to try to keep a little one with me to jot down notes or doodles.
Do you have any pets? Yes, a blue Betta (Siamese fighting fish) named Horatio.
Do you have any kids (ages)? Nope.
Do you have a portable CD player, mobile phone, or iPod? Yes, all three, though I don't use the CD player as much any more. Cell phone is 1.5 x 4 x 1". iPod is a shuffle.
Do you need another random trinket box? Nope, not really.
Do you need something to carry your knitting/sewing with you? No, I carry embarrasingly large Mary Poppins bags as it is.
Do you need a CD case/folder thing? No.
What crafts do you do/want to do? I knit mostly, and also do some jewelry, iron-ons and general crafty stuff like decoupage.
What crafts do you admire? Embroidery, quilting, sewing.
Do you collect anything? Nope.

Do you wear earrings?
Do you wear bracelets/cuffs? Sometimes.
What's your wrist size? 6-3/4"
Do you wear necklaces? Yes.
Do you want gold or silver findings? I prefer silver but it's not a big deal.

What is your shirt size?
XL women's, M men's.
What is your shoe size? 10 US. I don't think Asian and European sizes go so high as to accomodate these scuba flippers.
Would you like some clothes made for you? No thanks.

What is your favourite colour?
Green, blue.
What is your favourite colour to go with your favourite colour? Blue, green. Actually, I think chocolate brown looks gorgeous next to sky blue.
Do you have a favorite animal you would like something made with? Tattoo-style koi are neato.
Do you have a favorite TV series you would like something made with? I like Futurama (esp. Zoidberg and Zapp Branigan), House, Lost, CSI (but only Las Vegas), and Blackadder (especially Goes Forth).
Do you have a favorite book you would like something made with? The Discworld series, esp. the City Watch books; Narnia, Neil Gaiman's Sandman or A Little Princess.
What is your favorite food? Just off the top of my head, mangoes. Oh, and Starbucks flavoured lattes.
What is your favorite smell? I'm guessing this means candle-style artificial scents - in that case, cinnamon.

Allergies & Aversions
Are there any colors you hate?
A lot of shades of red, muddy shades of orange or brown, and ash grey.
Would you dislike receiving items made from animal products? Cool with wool, not so much with hides like fur or leather.
Is there anything you would rather not receive because of religious references? I don't mind iconography - in fact, I love little laughing Buddhas and paintings of the Madonna and such - but not so keen on being converted, not that I'm presuming anyone on Craftster would try to do such a thing through a swap.
Is there anything else you would dislike? Nope.
Do you have any actual allergies? Not to anything you should be sending through the mail.

What are your favorite movies?
The Apartment, Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the Horatio Hornblower movies (especially Mutiny and Retribution), Gone With the Wind, Beauty & the Beast, Ghost World, The Princess Bride, A Knight's Tale, The Lion King, Wayne's World, The Nightmare Before Christmas, all the Pixar movies, both of the Fantasia movies, Mean Girls, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Amelie, the original Star Wars trilogy, Singin' in the Rain and many more.
Who is your favorite person from those movies? I can't choose just one: Jack Skellington, Jack Sparrow, Miss Kubelik, Amelie, Belle, Scarlett O'Hara, Dory . . .
Who is the best dresser on TV? I really couldn't say.
Who are your celebrity crushes? Uh, my parents read this blog . . . fine, Eric Szmanda, George Eads (both from CSI), Hugh Laurie (House), Naveen Andrews (Lost), Ioan Griffudd, Clive Owen.
Who is the best cartoon character? Belle, Roger Rabbit, the entire cast of the Lion King, Dory, and more that I can't think of right now.


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