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Date Joined: December 29, 2009
Last Online: June 19, 2014

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I am a California girl who enjoys crafting and mail ... what you do too?!! ... well fancy meeting you here ;) LOL!

Besides crafting and writing, I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking/baking, movies, music, playing games (video, card and board), crossword puzzles and sudokus, shopping and gardening.

Things I Love

My family and friends, plus ...

Pretty bunny and panda items ... for a long time I volunteered at a rabbit rescue organization hence the name "BuniGrrl" and pandas because my sister is a panda fanatic (seriously! She has an entire room in her house dedicated to her panda collection ... LOL! I'm not so bad with the bunnies, but I do have enough Christmas ornaments that my tree is exclusively buns ... so cute!).

Letter writing supplies (nice stationery, pretty envelopes, gel pens, pens/ink for calligraphy, sealing wax, stickers, paper punches)

Sewing supplies (fabric, thread, buttons, notions)

Origami paper, waxed linen, beads, craft magazines

Cute/Kuwaii things. I used to live in Japan and really love the people, food and culture from there. My favorite characters are Miffy, My Melody, Tin Tin, Paul Frank's Bunny Girl and Worry Bear, Sugar Bunnies, Afro Ken and Totoro.

I think all colors are beautiful. My personal palette tends towards neutral colors (black, white, brown, khaki) with splashes of color (red, pink, blue, green).

Things I Love Not So Much

I'm not a fan of scary things even though as a kid, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. I was in it for the candy :)

Favorite Crafts

I'm a bit of a jack-of-all-trades (master of none) when it comes to crafts. I'm best known for cross-stitch (most recent project-a tardis iphone cover) and basketry (weaving everything from traditional materials like pine needles and willow to less traditional materials like wire and fabric). I'm working on improving my sewing, card making and crochet skills. Occasionally I make zines or beaded jewelry. I like cute recycle/up cycle projects like turning baby socks into cat toys. At some point I plan to learn to knit as well, but haven't quite gotten there...one day!

Favorite Movies

I'm a big fan of animation ... anything Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away are faves), Muppets, Wallace & Gromit, Tintin, etc.

Also Japanese cinema (Kurosawa, Ozu), indie films, documentaries, and smart comedies (like Best in Show, not like Big Daddy).

My fondest movie-related desire is for Whit Stillman to make movies again. (He finally did! Yay!)

Favorite Music

I listen to everything from punk to opera. A few favorite artists are: Ben Folds, David Sylvian, The Frames/Swell Season, The Shins, Ben Sollee, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Chet Baker, Jon Brion, Nick Cave, Henry Rollins, The Smiths.

Favorite Books

I've always loved to read. My library card probably gets more use than my credit card! Lately I've been reading a lot of military related books because I now work with Army officers and want to better understand my "industry". I'm in two book clubs, but otherwise read for my own enjoyment. I'll read any genre if the writing's good and the ideas are interesting, but I do have a soft spot for children's classics (Baum, Tolkien, CS Lewis who is genius in other areas as well), sci-fi and PG Wodehouse.


sherba31 rated for JUNE: Matryoshkelopes Round 5 on Jul 19, 2014
Comment: Nothing received. Message sent but partner has not been online since 6/19/14. Will re-rate if anything received.
Comment: hey Vicki! What an original matryoshkelope you made! So sorry for rating this late but I had some problems as I mistaken the owner and maker!!! I really really really love your creation! Best wishes, Lidia
jennylee60 rated for What Inspires You? Zine Swap on Apr 22, 2014
Comment: Thank you very much. I can see you put lots of hard work into this zine. The cross stitch is really cool. Also another big thank you for the extra postcards!
susieq11 rated for Rachel's Easy Travel Postcard Swap on Apr 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the San Francisco postcard! My husband went there twice last year but I've yet to go. It's high on my list! I'll PM you if I go - I always love to get recommendations!! Have a nice weekend! : )
joyceann888 rated for MAR: Matryoshkelopes Round 3! on Mar 27, 2014
Comment: Got the envelope. Thanks!
Comment: Hi sweetie, I got the lovely postcard - thank you so much! xoxo jane
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap, you packaged it awesomely (not sure if thats a real word but you know what I mean) the envelopes look stunning, I haven't opened them yet as I am truly going to do a day by day happy week, but it looks fabulous thanks so much for the effort you put in!
beckra rated for Me in an Envelope USA/Canada on Feb 7, 2014
Comment: What a fantastic envelope--thank you very, very much!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful รฅยนยดรจยณโ‚ฌรงล ยถ! However, I'm sorry I have to rate you with this 3. You sent it on January 11th but the swap deadline was December 31st. Otherwise I wouldn't mind but you didn't contact me at all nor did you apologize on the card itself so... I'd give you a heart but 3s don't come with hearts here but do know that the card was much appreciated!
karli rated for Handmade postcard, watercolor paint on Oct 8, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the card and the goodies! It was worth waiting for! Karolina
Comment: Yes indeedy, the Matryoshka sisters made it safely to Larsen Bay and then on to Amook Island! Lots of bears to take pics of! Love the envie! It looks like my neck of the woods! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing envie full of great things.
HelenG6 rated for Mothers ONLY on Jul 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your nice letter and Christmas sticky pads. I enjoyed reading about your daughter.I like th stamps you used :)
Comment: So, what the heck is kipper, anyway?
Angdev rated for Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt #1 on Jul 19, 2013
amazingemo rated for Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt #1 on Jul 18, 2013
Comment: Beautiful flower, I have no clue what it is but is pretty! Thank you!
anwaname rated for Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt #1 on Jul 17, 2013
Comment: Wow! You have great pictures and what a unique way of approaching this one. Loved it. Especially #5 ;) Thanks!
Comment: What a great approach to finding the photos - very creative!
H2OBaby rated for Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt #1 on Jul 16, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the photos! I love what you did, making the participants' profiles as guide! :)
Clarian rated for Structures Postcard Swap on Jun 30, 2013

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Manurnakey on May 3, 2014:

Thank you so much for the totally amazing Crafting Queens WTA #52 package! WOWSERS! The cat stickers were amazing! The ATC supplies were awesome! The Origami paper was super cool! Everything was wonderful! Thank you!

bbsporty on Dec 30, 2013:

ZzMonstruozZ on Oct 5, 2013:

Hi girl! I was wondering if you've received my AUG-SEP: Matryoshkelope Go-Round, Round 1, I sent it more than one month ago but I haven't had news about you. Please let me know!

bluemonkeymama on Apr 6, 2013:

Thank you so much for the vintage cards RAK! Sorry it took me a bit to let you know it arrived - I just got back from vacation and am playing catch up. Anywho, I love the cards and really appreciate your kindness! Have a wonderful day! :-)

misscorbeau on Mar 31, 2013:

Omg thank you for the crammed pack envie of goodness! I love the cards!!!! Thank you so very, very much!!!! Happy bunny to you!

clillebakken89 on Mar 21, 2013:

Thank you so much for all the beautiful halloween cards. I love the snoopy one too. I am sorry to hear about your dog, JoJo. I was very greatful to have my daughter around as well after the same thing happened to me with both my cat and dog of 12 years in the same 2 weeks. No still no spring yet. We had a huge snow storm 2 weeks ago. About 3 feet so that is still every where. I can not wait for spring. I love gardening. Lucky you, wearing shorts already. :p

thank you again.


Changeling on Jan 29, 2013:

Was impressed by your zine list of titles and saw several to put on my reading list! I only have two of the books from your list in my personal collection. They are Moby Dick and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. I was surprised there were not more shared titles. I have read more books on the list but do not own those titles. Hmm.. I don't think I have any books with angel in the title. Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel is one I want to reread. I liked the inclusion of Angel Fish Care for Begginers. :). Thank you again for being in this swap and the things you sent. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap!

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

Reallusionista on Jan 12, 2012:

Hi!!! I received my birthday card and stickers from Happy Swap Bots RAKS!! Thank you soooo much for the uplifting wishes and loving stickers <3 :) It really made my day!!

morwesong on Oct 4, 2011:

Hello fellow Cotton Tails member! The lovely group founder @HollyHox made me an officer, so I just wanted to let you know that I am hosting my first of what I hope to be many rabbit-y swaps over there!

Thrift store/charity shop rabbit!

Feel free to check the swap out and join if you wish. The sign-up deadline is one week from today, 12 Oct. I hope to see you in the swap! :-)

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