My name is Lisa, but everyone just calls me E (short for Elizabeth) or BB (short for Botanical Bath). I am a 44 year old mother of 2 boys ages 7 and 4 years old. I am married to Bill and 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. little clothing clothing for me, 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 Consew… 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 won’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 “soaper” and my forte is cold process all vegetable 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.
Although we do not have television, I watch some favorite shows oh the computer. These shows are Nurse Jackie, Six Feet Under, and Bones. I am more of an internet junkie. I like the instant gratification of Netflix.
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 didn’t like pretty woman. I also like quirky dark comedies. A few of my favorites are Enemy of the State, Narnia, and The House of Yes
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.
Themes I like: Animals: octopuses, camels, elephants, bees and birds
Colors: I love red, robin’s egg blue, chocolate brown, and ballet pink. Natural or muted tones are typically a safe bet..
My favorite perfumes right now are ♥Bond No. 9 Chinatown and ♥Dior Addict: Fresh. Oriental scents.
Other odd and unusual stuff I like: ❤Anything with sushi, ❤ Anatomical anatomy parts (like the old etchings from grey's anatomy – I am a nurse) ❤ Alice in Wonderland especially the original illustrations ❤ Edward Gorey, ❤ Coop ❤ Shag. ❤ Mexican Sugar skulls ❤ day of the dead and Frieda Kahlo. ❤ Chinese The Eight Immortals or anything with Dim Sum ❤ Birds ❤ Folk art ❤ Indian henna & bindi ❤ Scandinavian style function and form, ❤ Botanical illustrations (especially Besler). ❤ I am very drawn to red toile and red striped ticking that so very French country style ♥ depression though WWII (1929 - 1945) style.
Things I love to receive: ❤ Handmade things I don't make! ❤ Useful household items: ❤ embroidered flour sack towels ❤ potholders ❤ place mats ❤ potholders ❤ cloth napkins ❤ magnets ❤ handmade journals ❤ re-useable handmade shopping bags ❤ knit or crochet washcloths ❤ well pretty much anything knit, crochet, or woven ❤ funky cards ❤ one day sewing projects patterns ❤ Recipes that are nearly homemade ❤ Recipes that include a cake mix or crescent rolls as an ingredient ❤ decorated clothes pins ❤❤
Beyond that I have no idea, I am too new here.
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
❤ Learn to Spin and dye yarn ❤ Make Goat Cheese ❤ Blow Glass ❤ Make Lamp work Glass Beads ❤ Learn to Weave Baskets ❤ Learn Tattering ❤ Bobbin Lace Making ❤ Weave on the Large Floor Looms ❤ Tie-Dye T-Shirts like the Professionals ❤ Make a Yo-Yo quilt ❤ Rehab a little airstream camper ❤ Learn the Passap ❤ Make One Quilt that is adult sized ❤ Flavor Honey ❤ Pysanky Eggs ❤ Raise chickens for eggs and meat
I have no known allergies: Rx Food or environment.
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