My name is Lisa, I am a 46 year old mother of 2 boys ages 10 and 6 years old. I live in Columbus, Ohio and I recently have become a nurse as a second career but have worked as a cosmetic chemist for the past 15 years, (well maybe third or fourth career).
Over the years I have dabbled in many different arts and crafts. I have made art glass windows, beaded jewelry, embellishment on boxes and furniture, Sewn clothing, costumes including historical Viking and Italian Renaissance and will be working on a Charles Dickens era dress and wild west outfits for the family. mini quilts, crafts and about anything else that I can stick under the presser foot.
I have a collection of old sewing machines Singer, White and Pfaff that are mostly treadle, but some electric. I also happen to own a Consewâ€¦ although I have never used it.
I also have 2 kilns, and 4 knitting machines (that includes a Passap). I think this qualifies me as either a hoarder or well stocked crafter. But I do not have a lamp to make glass beads, floor loom, a spinning wheel, sheep or alpacas. I probably wonâ€™t have honey bees, but will talk Bill into keeping those. I love the honey and they wax would be great for lip balms. Although I would love to have goats, so I can make cheese.
I am a â€œsoaperâ€ and my forte is cold process all vegan soap. I also make lotion, lip balm and soy candles. On a rare occasion I will make other personal care products, perfumes, bath bombs, balms, scrubs and facial creams.
Thrift stores can be fun, although I am not a garage sale fan.... but I love going to auctions. I Especially like estate auctions. I have gotten some awesome sewing stuff at auctions. I also like tea cups, linens, all of the girly house stuff.
We finally got a television last Christmas. I am more of an internet junkie. I like the instant gratification of Netflix. I also like being able to watch man episodes in an eveing. So my most recent favorites have been Fringe, Revolution, Orange is the New Black, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad.
I love Movies. I love movies so much more than television. I typically am drawn to science fiction or conspiracy theory movies. I like adventure and guns with explosions. I am not so much in to the chick flicks. I am probably the only woman who didnâ€™t like pretty woman. I also like quirky dark comedies. A few of my favorites are Enemy of the State, The golden Compass, The Hunger games, and The House of Yes
Black teas are my favorite. Second - herbal teas then green. Then everything else. The only flavor I do not care for is pomegranate.
Things I do... ... stuff I make: I have made soap for the past 15 year, and on a whim I may make other personal care products or bath treats. I love to sew, some paper crafts, jewelery making with cultured pearls. My newest is book art bookbinding.
Themes I like: Animals: Squid, octopuses, camels, elephants, bees and birds
Colors: I love reds, robinâ€™s egg blue, chocolate brown, and ballet pink. Natural or muted tones are typically a safe bet..
My favorite perfumes right now are â™¥Bond No. 9 Chinatown and â™¥Dior Addict: Fresh. Oriental scents.
Other odd and unusual stuff I like: â¤ Anything Yoga Related â¤Anything with sushi, â¤ Anatomical anatomy parts (like the old etchings from grey's anatomy â€“ I am a nurse) â¤ Alice in Wonderland especially the original illustrations â¤ Edward Gorey, â¤ Coop â¤ Shag. â¤ Mexican Sugar skulls â¤ day of the dead and Frieda Kahlo. â¤ Chinese The Eight Immortals or anything with Dim Sum â¤ Birds â¤ Folk art â¤ Indian henna & bindi â¤ Scandinavian style function and form, â¤ Botanical illustrations (especially Besler). â¤ I am very drawn to red toile and red striped ticking that so very French country style â™¥ depression though WWII (1929 - 1945) style.
Things I love to receive: â¤ Handmade things I don't make! â¤ Useful household items: â¤ embroidered flour sack towels â¤ potholders â¤ place mats â¤ potholders â¤ cloth napkins â¤ magnets â¤ handmade journals â¤ re-useable handmade shopping bags â¤ knit or crochet washcloths â¤ well pretty much anything knit, crochet, or woven â¤ funky cards â¤ one day sewing projects patterns â¤ Recipes that are nearly homemade â¤ Recipes that include a cake mix or crescent rolls as an ingredient â¤ decorated clothes pins â¤ Anything Yoga related â¤ Handmade, Handcrafted: homemade stuff
Beyond that I have no idea, I am pretty easy to please and
Not so much~ neon colors, purple, wedgewood blue, mauve, hunter green. Hello Kitty, primitive decor, Betty Boop, or really any cartoon stuff including the hot Japanese trend.
for a while I am sure I will be updating and adding more... last updated 07/06/2011 1404
â¤ Learn to Spin and dye yarn â¤ Make Goat Cheese â¤ Blow Glass â¤ Make Lamp work Glass Beads â¤ Learn to Weave Baskets â¤ Learn Tattering â¤ Bobbin Lace Making â¤ Weave on the Large Floor Looms â¤ Tie-Dye T-Shirts like the Professionals â¤ Make a Yo-Yo quilt â¤ Rehab a little airstream camper â¤ Learn the Passap â¤ Make One Quilt that is adult sized â¤ Flavor Honey â¤ Pysanky Eggs â¤ Raise chickens for eggs and meat
I have no known allergies: Rx Food or environment.
In the past few years, my life has gone though a number of big changes. Including but exclusive going back to school to become a nurse. So I do a lot of yoga... Lots of vinayasa and ashtanga.