I do not have a blog so I'm posting my questionaire responses here.
1.What is/are your craft(s), & how long have you been doing it/them?
I draw and paint, as well as do lots of photography. I love decorating and wrapping gifts. I need to get back in touch with my crafty side, so I would love to try candle making and book making. I would also like to start knitting again. I used to knit all the time but haven’t for the last few years.
2.Are you a vegan, vegetarian, veg-curious, veg-friendly or other?
I am a vegan.
3.Is this your first swap, or have you done previous swaps before? What makes a swap enjoyable for you?
This would be my second swap. I love the anticipation of receiving my package and then opening it up to see what goodies are inside. I also love giving to others.
4.What is/are your favorite color(s)? Do you particularly dislike any color(s)?
I like neutral and earthy tones, like browns, blacks, beiges, greens, etc… I also don’t mind a lighter pink or blue/aqua, especially when paired with a more earthy tone like brown.
5.Do you have any allergies (such as pets, foods, fibers or cigarette smoke)?
Yes, I’m allergic to wool but being a vegan, I don’t see that being a problem. I am also allergic to certain metals. For example, I’m not allergic to silver per se but I am allergic to some of the alloys they mix with silver. One of my worst allergies is sterling silver but I do own silver jewelery that is not sterling with no problems.
6.Do you have any companion animals? If so, name(s) and type(s)?*
I have a cat, Oskar, and two guinea pigs, George and Spencer.
7.Do you collect anything?
I actually collect old Polaroid cameras. Otherwise, I don’t really collect anything but I seem to have amassed things like unique handmade paper, cool and unique chopsticks, cookbooks, fridge magnets, and art supplies.
8.Do you have a favorite vegan food, snack or dish? If no fav that's vegan (for those who aren't vegan), what's your favorite food? (Hopefully your pal can find a vegan version!)
Chocolate. I love anything sweet. Otherwise, I’m pretty open to all kinds of flavours. I’m really not adverse to anything.
9.What are some of your favorite/least favorite tastes/flavors? (e.g. sweet, salty, chocolate, crunchy, smooth, tart, sour, spicy, Thai, whatever - Help your pal get a feel for what kind of recipes you might like and/or never ever make.)
I love all kinds of food. It’s so hard to name a favourite. I love fried tofu, Tai, Indian, Japanese, and anything leafy and green. I also prefer to cook from whole ingredients rather than prepackaged food.
10.What tools/supplies/accessories for your craft(s) are you wishing you had but don't? Also, what do you have TOO many of? (basically a wish and anti-wish list)
I'd rather receive things that I can use or I don’t mind something tasty and edible. I don’t have much in terms of knitting supplies, including patterns, so I would not mind something to get me started.
11.Are you on Ravelry? What's your handle?
12.Is there anything else you would like your pal to know about you?
I love elephants , baking, being creative, yoga, and watching sci fi.
13.What scents do you like/dislike?
I dislike scents that are reminiscent of food, except for orange/tangerine. I also really like earthy smells.
14.Do you prefer fall or Halloween or some other Autumn theme?
I prefer Autumn.
15.Just for fun - tell your favorite Halloween or Autumn related memory.
Enjoying mulled apple cider and homemade apple crisp on the front porch with my husband, while handing out treats to the neighbourhood children.