Monday, April 24, 2006

My likes and dislikes

Color-iffic Swap-o-rama

I love cats, big cats, tigers.
I love foxes.
I love sheep and goats.
I like peacocks.
I am not too fond of dogs, bigs, cows, dolphins or other animals. [But exceptions here too - we have a black-and-white springer spaniel - so b-w springer stuff has a certain interest ;-) And my husband adores bears and cows. So if you send me something with bears or cows - especially something cow patterned - my husband will love you :-D]
I don't like monkeys.
I can't stand insects. Even the cute South-American beetles in nutshell creep me out. And jumping beans. Yuk. Even ladybugs, grasshoppers, butterflies and dragonflies give me creeps. (Weirdly enough, I like spiders and bees.)

I love dragons. Not dinos, monsters, unicorns, but dragons. Griffins are lovely too, but those one doesn't get anywhere. And I have a soft spot for gargoyles :-) The animallike gargoyles. Not the humanlike ones.

I knit, crochet, embroider, do needlework, cross-stitch and all the other fiber crafts as well. So all kinds of fiber craft tools and accessories are appreciated.
Yes yarn ;-) (Even stash ends. But only natural materials, wool, cotton, linen, silk, alpacka...)

I also do paper crafts, like bookbinding and box making.
I don't do scrapbooking.

I like rubber stamps and shape punchers.
I like paper, japanese paper, origami paper, origami, handmade paper, vellum, tissue paper, watercolor paper, cardboard... I like paper :-)

I do calligraphy, I paint and draw, I use qouache, watercolors, colored pencils, chalk and crayons, ink, I do papercut.

I love the art of gift wrapping. And I am a sucker for a nice package :-)

I love sugar crafts, candy making and baking - so anything to do with this, like interesting sprinklers, sugar flowers, cookie cutters, candy molds or what ever, is appreciated.

I like candy :-) I like "salty" candy, like salt liquorice and toffee, fudge, butterscotch and cream caramels. I like candy canes.

Chocolate is ok, but not a favorite. I don't like dark chocolate.
I also like dessert powders ("just add milk and you have a vanilla pudding", jello and cool aid)

I like tea, I don't like coffee. I like mocca flavored candy though ;-)
I don't like rooibos tea, candy flavored tea, vanilla tea, chocolate tea or so - my tea should be flavored with flowers, fruits and spices. (Liquorice tea and hibiscus is fine by me LOL)
I HATE tea spiced with bergamot, because one gets Earl Grey EVERYWHERE and it's just foul!

I don't like alliums, not garlic, onions, shallots, not even chives and leek.
I don't like saffron.
I don't like olives. (My husband do though.)
I like herbs and spices and spice blends.
I hate seafood. All kind of seafood. I don't even like shells. Or the shellformed chocolate LOL I don't like nougat. Not French white, black, Wienernougat or any nougat.

Things like fridgies/fridge magnets, key chains/rings, stickers and notepads are somewhat wasted in me. It's not that I dislike them, I just don't do anything with them.

Ornaments - like Christmas tree decoration - are not wasted. I am a witch who celebrates Sabbats, which means I have "Christmas" eight times a year, and I am totally way over crazy when it comes to season decorations.

I don't like cartoon characters or these "cute" things like "Strawberry Shortcake", "My Little Pony", "Care Bears" or "Hello Kitty" things.
There are, of course, some exceptions from this rule. I love Chococat and 'Calvin and Hobbes'. I would LOVE things with both.
(And 'Wallace and Gromit' :-) Especially Shaun the Sheep. I love that sheep :-))
But no Simpsons, no Disney, no pokemons or stuff, no Family man, no South Park, no Peanuts, not even Snoopy, no power puff girls, no japanese cuties.
And I HATE Garfield.

I like bath things and I have a bath tub, so I can use all bath bombs, balls, flakes and confetti. I don't mind soaps, hand lotion, and general stuff like that.
But I don't like honey or beewax - I think they taste horrible - and I don't use makeup. Or "take care of my complexion" or other such things. I just take care of my complexes ;-)

I love boxes, cases, tins, bags, purses, pouches, organizers and all that kind of things.
I like bottles.

I hate, hate, HATE the really tacky kitchy things, like the crying children, dolls that are actually something else, doilies, cross stitch "paintings", ugly dolls, curiosities and novelty items, "typical" souvenirs, "bad taste" things, like stripper bears or teddybears having sex, I hate party tricks and practical jokes and such items as fake poop - I don't like "bad taste" items anyway - the plushie pee and poop is really stupid. And I hate pink puffs and ruffles and dyed poodles.
I think the only "typical" souvenir item I would like is well-made souvenir dolls dressed in traditional, national costume. WELL MADE is the keyword here. A roughly painted, ugly doll with some scraps clued on is not well made, but "typical" trashy, tacky kitchy souvenir I hate.

I have a shameful and sick passion for Barbie dolls. Barbie outfit would be appreciated ;-)
Other dolls - no thank you.

I have noticed that I appreciate flowers and organza :-D
I love roses and lilies, I don't like daisies and daffodils.
I love poppies. I adore black flowers.
I love gardening, and would appreciate seeds and such.

I love baroque, impressionism and Art Nouveau. I love Pre-Raphaelites, Morris and Liberty's.
I don't like surrealism, dadaism and modern pop-art things. I don't like psychedelic art either.

I am not so fond of "bold", "retro" or "vintage". (Especially not 50's, 60's and 70's - if "vintage" is Victorian or Edvardian, or Art Nouveau/Jugend, then I'm very fond of it LOL I like almost EVERYTHING at 'Victorian Trading Co.' and 'Past Times'

I love Gothic things.

I love naivistic art and "Americana" style. (It's "style" - I don't like Americana, in meaning American flags and "patriotic" things. I'm Finnish, and VERY patriotic... ;-))

I love illustrators, especially fairy book illustrators.

I love graphic, like engravings, woodcuts, silkscreen, copperplate and such.

I don't like robots, ufos or aliens. I don't like x-files, conspiracy theories, star trek memoribilia, star wars stuff, or anything like that, even though I love sci-fi as literary and film genre.

I don't like clowns or circus stuff.
I like divinations, fortune tellers, gypsies, belly dancers and witches.

I like cuddly, cute toys, like crocheted bunnies or egg shaped bears.
I would be very pleased with a hand puppet. I have a hand puppet theater with puppets I have made. I love it.

Colors are very important to me. My colors should be clear, bright, light or dark and spicy.
I don't like smoky, dusty, grey colors, muddy, dirty, broken colors or sharp, aggressive, shocking colors, like neon colors.
I love the rainbow colors though. Especially with black or white.
My blue is sky blue and peacock blue, I love blue-greens, teals, turquoise and aqua, peacock colors, my green is sage, celadon, copper green, malachite - not apple green. I don't like purple. My red is cherry and orange and yellow are light, soft and gentle. I love pink, but not Schiaparelli or Barbie pink.
I don't like brown.

I don't like glittery things, lurex, gold and silver.

I love stripes and panther print.
I hate checkers and plaid.

I love paisley and oriental patterns and styles (Oriental = from North Africa through the Islamic world to India and the rest of Asia). I love the thick chinese "silk" satin.

I also love Mongols, Scythes, Sarmatians, and all the other Mid-Asian Riding People.

I am a witch and a pagan, so I like the witchy and pagany things, like mystical signs, stars, moons and suns, black cats, bats and crows, Celtic things.
I don't like anything Christian, or even remotely so. No crosses, doves, angels, saints or Jesus pictures. Or any other religious art either for that matter - no Hindu Gods or Buddhas for me.

I don't like Bible verses, but I like quotes and sayings a lot.

I don't like insence.
I like scented candles and scent bags like lavendel bags.

Candles of any kind are lovely.

I love lanterns, especially paper lanterns, and paper parasols.

I love vanilla scent, and fruity and flowery scents.
I hate "petit grain" and "ocean breeze".

My ears are pierced, and I wouldn't say "nay" to gypsy style earrings :-)
I don't use jewelry much, though. I don't even wear my wedding ring. I don't even know where it is... which is a shame.

I like natural stones, pearls and mother-of-pearl (I don't like shells or fossiles), and lampwork glass beads... *drool*.
I don't like swarovski crystal, "diamantée", "cubic zirconium" and stuff like that.
I like seed pearls and silver charms, I don't like pony pearls.

My hair is long and I would love to get things for my hair. Combs, pins, scrunchies, clips, claws, barrettes, bands, ponies, snaps - what ever.

I can several languages, but I appreciate craft, hobby and decorating magazines in any languages, as long as they have nice pictures. Marie Claire Idées is my favorite.
I also love books, and especially craft books. I have a wish list at with the name Sanna Jensen. I also love fantasy and children's books, classics, fantasy and about witches and magic. I collect childrens' novels about witches and magic.

Scarfs are always nice.
And gloves. I have n:o 8 hand.
My foot is size 39 (8 1/2) in length but size 42 (11) in width, so I use size 41 (10) shoes. I would love to get some pretty slippers, shoes, socks or booties :-)

I appreciate very much ANYTHING handmade. Even when it's awful. I'd love it anyway. So if you make your own fridge magnets,

key chain, stickers, buttons, what ever, I am going to love it.

Frankly, I am going to love it, what ever you send me, because I love surprises, gifts and packages :-D

I love mixed packaged. With one or two "classy" things and the rest filled with kitch, funny things, cheap, "stupid" things. And it doesn't need to be expensive or heavy either. The idea is to get a nice surprise gift :-)

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