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Date Joined: January 9, 2012
Last Online: August 6, 2022
Birthday: June 3, 1977
Country: United States
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About Me

me & benny

I am mom to a sweet, special boy with Autism. He's my world and when I'm not busy with him, I love crafting and learning new things. I've been married for 21 years now to my sweet husband.


I love anything purple, hedgehog, tigers, pigs, pumpkins and zombies (interesting combo, huh?

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Purple is my favorite color, all kinds of purple, however, I also like pinks, brighter blues, kelly greens and black/white/red combos.

I dabble in a little of everything, including painting, sewing both machine and by hand, duct tape crafts, quilting, scrapbooking (digital) and more that I can't think of right now. I'm also always up for learning new crafts.

I love making and receiving handmade items, so chances are you'll receive at least one handmade item in a swap from me. If you prefer not handmade, please pm me ;)

If I don't send my swaps early, I will ALWAYS send on time. I rate for every swap that I receive and would ask that I be rated as well, please. It really sucks to send something that you've put time and effort into and get no response from whom you've sent to.

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what I pledged



Benny is 18 years old. He's my St. Patrick's Day boy, born in the middle of a snowstorm :) He has low-functioning, severe classic Autism and is, for the most part, non-verbal. He loves anything to do with the Wiggles (old Wiggles with Greg/Jeff/Anthony/Murray, not the new ones) and Elmo.

giant slinky

Favorite Music

I'll listen to anything except polka, but my favorites are Bon Jovi, Adam Lambert, Jack Johnson, Bee Gees, Bruno Mars, Andy Grammer, Fun, Hozier, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, George Ezra, Leon Bridges....................

Favorite Books

Twilight series, Harry Potter, Sookie Stackhouse series, J.D. Robb series, harlequin romances, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Divergent Series, Fault in our Stars, The Dark Tower series

Favorite Movies

Twilight series, Despicable Me, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inside Out (especially Sadness), Pacific Rim, Big Hero 6, Frozen, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribean series, Shaun of the Dead, Rio, The Lorax, Harry Potter, anything Disney, love most horror movies too!

Groot dancing

We are Groot

Favorite Television

Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, South Park, Game of Thrones, This is Us, Bob's Burgers, The Mandalorian, American Idol, Code Black, Glee, Big Bang Theory, Wheel of Fortune - watch this with my son every night ;)

baby yoda


Anything purple is cool

A poppet! I love these dolls and would love to trade for one. I would trade anything I can make for a poppet!

I love handbags, especially handmade

"Teesha Moore" patches....I love these and would love to have others' artwork to make a bag from them (can find them on craftster.org and I have a few that I've made posted on my flickr, also have a board dedicated to them on my pinterest)

Pictures/drawings/stuffies/jewelry of hedgehogs, tigers or cute piggies

Grogu/Mandalorian ANYTHING - my newest and biggest OBSESSION!

Puzzle pieces and anything else to do with Autism.

And I am love the Minions (little yellow guys) from the movie Despicable Me. ;)



Banana, coconut, really strong scents, make-up, hello kitty, postcards, scrapbooking stuff (I have way too much and I only do digital now)

Seeds....I live in an apartment and can't grow anything anyways.

I can't wear earrings so please don't send any....I wouldn't be able to use them.

That's about it :)


VERY allergic to CATS/Dogs, (please let me know if you have any so I can watch for hair)

Cigarette smoke (I understand that I might have a partner who smokes and just ask that if you do smoke, could you just send me a heads up letting me know?)

I recently discovered I'm allergic to copper, just in case I join a jewelry swap no copper. Also a newly discovered allergy (oh joy)....I am SEVERELY allergic to FLAX so if sending fabrics, skip the linen please as it MAY contain flax fibers. I can't even touch it.


Comment: I love your patch!! The landmark is awesome and that would be really cool to see! Thank you!
starhiker rated for LBoE - Under the Sea Crafting on Jul 11, 2022
Comment: I love this it's so cute and colorful! It will look good hanging from my studio. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks for the cute patches. I've never seen Shaun but TNMT original is the best!
Response: I highly recommend Shaun if you like comedy and zombies ;)
Comment: Thank you for the colorful, painted patch representing the mural on your elementary school. It's sweet that both you and Benny went there. =D I'm having a lot of fun with this series! Thanks for hosting it.
dartha rated for LBoE - Whimsey Jar on May 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much Naomi for the wonderful whimsey jar!!! My granddaughter and I are having so much fun playing with all the goodies inside - like Christmas. And thank you for the notebook too. Thanks so much, darla
Comment: Again, two more movies I need to see. I love both patches. Great idea for "A Quiet Place." I had thought about doing that one, but I didn't know how. Kudos for picking a Johnny Knoxville flick for the other patch. Our local son. LOL! Thanks so much!
kiddomerriweather rated for CaT - On your Street...... on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Very pretty, elaborate house! I love the colors. Thanks for hosting such an awesome swap! I can't wait for the rest of the series.
kizzlets rated for LBoE - Handmade Magpie Journal on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sending! I’m sure it looked great! Just make sure to know what media mail is next time, thanks. I hope you consider hosting another in the future !!
Response: My post office said it was fine and I've sent them that way before. No idea why it didn't work this time, but I'm sending you the difference in postage.
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome mushroom piece. I just rearranged a display wall of art so this is perfect! When you receive yours you will see I also had French knots on the brain. =)
Response: I'm so glad you like it, it was fun making it :) Can't wait to see your creation!
Comment: I love your patches! The 101 Dalmatians is soo cute and I like the take on Pirates of the Caribbean you did. Aloha
addieixmarie rated for Animal Crossing Craft on Feb 9, 2022
Comment: Naomi, oh my gosh!! I have tears of joy and happiness in my eyes after opening this swap! I can't believe how perfect this painting of Cube is!! I really wish I had stronger words to describe how much I love, appreciate and how grateful I am for this. I think it is just absolutely PERFECT in every single way! Ahhh!! I immediately hung him up on my wall! I really really wish I could give you more hearts for this because of how much it means to me and how much I just adore it. With my whole entire heart!! I really can't thank you enough for this, but thank you SOO SOO much again!! You have truly just made my entire day and brought so much happiness into my life! <3
Response: It was so much fun to make him for you, I'm glad you like it and I could make you smile :) Thank you so much for your sweet rating!
starhiker rated for LBoE - HANDMADE Christmas Gift on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Ok so I'm a big kid and didn't wait until xmas I opened my gift. OMG he's wonderful Stitch has never looked so good. Love it! Tons of hearts Thanks so much Naomi!
chimerix rated for CaT- Christmas Patch on Nov 9, 2021
Comment: LOVE, love, LOVE the gnome patch!! It is so charming. I'm going to hang him with my Christmas cards for the season. Thank you so much. Aloha!
Comment: I love the patches you sent for this round. The potato for "The Martian" makes me giggle. The headpiece for "The Neverending Story" is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for another amazing swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a great swap!! So much fun to open and see what you found!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it :)
Comment: Thanks for the horror Krampus patch (EEK!) and also the cutie Stitch one with your signature purple accents. =)
Response: Gotta get that purple in somewhere ;)
kizzlets rated for LBoE - Lucky Parcel on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: The seahorse plushie made me so happy, unfortunately my daughter took it away from me :'). What makes her happy, makes me happy. Thank you for brightening both of our day. That plushie was a cutie. Of course, loved the other under the sea goodies you sent, thank you very much!
chimerix rated for CaT - Geeking out! on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun patch. I don't know Animal Crossing - I guess I'll have to go look it up. Aloha
Comment: Thanks for the fun patches. I'll have to find Idocracy ad watch it. And I love The Jungle Book. Aloha
Christopherpines rated for LBoE - Christmas in August on Aug 17, 2021
Comment: Naomi! How absolutely adorable is this tea cup!! I just love the Alice theme! You did such a great job! Even the wrapping was so creative!
Response: I'm so glad you like it, I was hoping it made it there ok because of it being so fragile :)

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wanderluster on May 22, 2020:

Hi friend! It’s been a long time no talk, so just wanted to send you a shout! How about a totally random destash-stuffed-envie private swap? Lemme know— happy swapping!! 😝🙂 —harley

kiddomerriweather on Mar 23, 2020:

I think it's a ferret, but it's still cute. Thanks!

StagKing on Jul 19, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes! It is much appreciated! :)

kiddomerriweather on Jun 10, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

CurlyTea on Jun 3, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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makestuff on Feb 12, 2019:

Thank you again for the wonderful Freddie doll. I love him! And thanks for the kind words about my Mrs. Maisel. Let me know if you want to do a private swap sometime!

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