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Date Joined: May 30, 2008
Last Online: March 9, 2014
Birthday: August 27
Country: United States
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About Me

As this is my busiest time of year, I'm staying light on swaps until things calm down.

I am a very strange and rather geeky person. I love laughter and conversation above all else. I would love to spend my time reading, gaming and then more reading. I tend to live in a world of fantasy that may or may not coincide with what I feel the real one is. Despite whatever problems or complications arise, I continue to love my life.

On a more practical note I am a Presbyterian minister married to an atheist and living next to a beach. We have dogs, not kids and are very happy with that fact. None of these things were what I expected, but I'm pretty happy with how it worked out.

Favorite Authors

I read enough that picking favorite books is impossible. Basically good fantasy or humor is bound to get my attention.

Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Terry Prachett, Anne Lammott, Anne Bishop, Emma Bull, Christopher Moore, Carl Hiaasen, Jim Butcher

Favorite Crafts

I really like trying new things (partially because I have a short attention span.

Right now my crafts of choice are:

  • Photography
  • Altered objects
  • Knitting
  • Sewing
  • Baking
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • ATCs



Dylan: My beloved "Dr. Seuss" dog. He's part dachshund and part fox we think.


Conall: My husband's Siberian Husky. For some reason he is developing a pink stripe on his nose for the winter.

Random Likes

  • Blues
  • Greens
  • Gaming (of all sorts!)
  • Anything Celtic
  • Candles
  • Teas (especially good black ones)
  • Otters
  • Wolves
  • Fire
  • Oceans
  • Forests
  • Plumeria
  • Whimsy
  • Silliness
  • Impressionists
  • Sea Glass
  • Small things
  • Photography
  • Sunkist Fruit Gems
  • Headbands
  • Asian gardens
  • Chocolate Oranges
  • Gardening
  • Yoga pants
  • Lilacs
  • Rain
  • Copper
  • Ivy
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Firefly (As in Serenity, not the bug)
  • WoD and all that goes with it!

Random dislikes

  • Dolls (stuffed animals are great though!)
  • Seafood
  • Things that are too cutesy
  • Pastels
  • Orange (the color, not the flavor)
  • Coconut
  • White chocolate
  • Anything extremely perfumey
  • Twilight anything
  • Anything Disney
  • Badly made things!!!!

Favorite Fairy Tales

  • Little Red Riding Hood, especially Angela Carter's version The Company of Wolves.

  • The Golden Bird

  • Contemporary versions of older tales or rewrites that turn them into full novels.


Comment: You put together a beautiful package for me! The lovely tin filled with goodies made my day. I just loved the fat quarter, and the key bookmark is already in use...and the yarn ball you included is just a gorgeous mix of colors, one of the loveliest I have ever seen. Thank you!
Response: Oh good! I'm so glad you liked it =) I am also obsessed with that yarn!
Dakini55 rated for Medieval Tin Shrine Swap on Feb 24, 2011
Comment: Wonderful...love the dark color and nice necklace. Thank you!
Comment: The ATC is beautiful. I love how fluid your dancer is and the colors are wonderful. She is very well drawn and I love having her in my collection. Thanks so much! <3
Response: You are very welcome!!! =)
manfalovesyou rated for Love Assemblage Art Shrine on Feb 14, 2011
Comment: I just got your amazing Love Shrine today!!! It arrived on Valentines Day! It is incredibly gorgeous and I have it as a centerpiece in my living room thank you sooooo much! You made my day :) The little bottles are perfect I've been looking for identical ones for a project as well where'd you find them??
Response: I'm so glad it got to you safely and in one piece!! I really enjoyed making it =) The bottles were actually a gift from another swapper, so alas, I cannot help you with where I got them. Have you tried Etsy's supply section?
LittleMessyMissy rated for Assemblage Shrine USA Only on Jan 24, 2011
Comment: I LOVE my shrine! Thank you so much for making me such a great shrine. I hung it on my bedroom wall. I took some pictures and will upload them for all to see. Thank you so much for all the time and energy you put into it. I was so lucky to have a great swap partner. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Response: Oh thank goodness! I was so worried it wouldn't get there in one piece. I really loved making it and your themes were so much fun! (Even if I had a devil of a time finding tiny chickens!)
TeaNi rated for Bad Poetry? Oh Noetry! on Dec 30, 2010
Comment: thanks for the interesting assortment of poems and the fun presentation! I'm curious if you could tell me who is the author of ~The world is a beautiful place~?
Response: Ack! I can't believe I left his name off! It's Lawrence Ferlinghetti, probably my favorite of the 'beatnik' poets. Thanks for the rating and the heart =)
kymm9901 rated for Bad Poetry? Oh Noetry! on Dec 28, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of poems AND tea!
Response: You are very welcome! I hope you enjoy them =)
lulubiz rated for Senders Choice Bookmark Swap on Dec 27, 2010
Comment: Awesome !! This bookmark is really beautiful ! And the extras are really special. Thank you very much. ;)
Strixie rated for Buddy, Buddy... on Nov 28, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the encouragement during nano. I hope you're still writing! :)
mordfiddle rated for Found Inspiration #5 on Nov 8, 2010
Comment: Ooooh two to choose from, thank you. Will let you know what comes of them.
Badk1ty rated for Found Inspiration #5 on Nov 5, 2010
Comment: Two for the price of one! Wonderful trinkets! I will try and repay the favor. Thank you!
alexalgebra rated for Buddy, Buddy... on Nov 1, 2010
Comment: Excited to talk to you throughout the month! Hope you get your plot figured out tonight!!
Pyxidragon rated for 2010 Care Package (the biggie) on Oct 26, 2010
Comment: I got my box today! *is happy dancing* I thought about waiting till November 1 to open the package that said open right away..but then thought that I should follow directions. I ADORE the gloves! So warm, and in one of my favorite colors too! Perfect! Thank you, thank you!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like the gloves. I love little rituals when I sit down to write a lot of words and I find that putting on fingerless gloves is a great one for me. While I'm not the world's greatest knitter, I love making those little gloves! I hope you enjoy the rest of your care package too!
BeckyKay rated for C&C Etsy Spree on Oct 25, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much! These bookplates are so adorable! Now I have to decide which of my books are worthy to receive them! :)
Response: I thought they were adorable too! I'm so glad you liked them =)
colleenp rated for QnD Thread Swap: Writing Playlist on Oct 23, 2010
Comment: i love the list... i'm going to check them all out and see what i can add to my iPod for NaNo :-) thanks!
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful package. The two necklaces are perfect and beautiful. I am going to wear the green one tomorrow! I love the stones you picked and the great information about them. The crystal ROCKS, lol. Thanks again for being a great partner. Blessings, Mona
Response: I am so glad you liked the package!! It was a lot of fun to make and I loved how the crystal necklace turned out. Enjoy wearing it!
patty rated for Alliteration Challenge #1 on Oct 19, 2010
Sapphyre rated for Crown Jewels- EDITED on Oct 2, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the necklace - love it! I wish I could make tiny neat knots at the ends like you do. I always have to use crimp beads, which I think detract a little.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I had made two and was trying to decide between them. It was so much fun to do!
HollyHox rated for ATC series (#1) The Firebird on Sep 30, 2010
Comment: Thankyou so much for the wonderful ATC. I loved the bird and I really liked the 'Arabian nights' feel, as you said, and the background really works well! =D
Response: Oh good! I had so much fun making it too. I'm glad you liked it =)
Moose rated for Personal Haiku atc swap on Sep 28, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the very nice ATC and haiku

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RyeRye on Mar 30, 2011:

PenguinParade on Mar 29, 2011:

Oh yay! I am so glad you got it and that you like him! I'd love to see a pic if you get him hanging in a cage :)

PenguinParade on Mar 21, 2011:

Cara, Your prize is on its way to you. Again I apologize for the lateness. Here is the tracking # for it: 03100480000242403580

Kathleen on Mar 4, 2011:

I'm so happy that you like the cauldron pincushion! (And that you're a Prydain fan, too. :D I think I'm going to have to re-read the books now, thinking about a project to make stirred up all these fond memories of them.)

Halogen on Feb 13, 2011:

I'm glad you liked it, congrats on your win :)

PenguinParade on Jan 13, 2011:

Thank you so much for the Once Upon a Time Baba Yaga prize!! I've not heard that version before, so it was fun to see the yarn and read about your inspiration. I may have to make a kerchief :P

Thank you!! Ginny

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Crafting Queens group~

paperfarm on Dec 15, 2010:


Thanks for joining Once upon a time... December WTA.

paperfarm on Dec 13, 2010:


Thank you Caranam for the November WTA - Hansel and Gretel theme package. So sweet of you to send me a package full of yummy candy. So funny you wrote in the card about the building blocks for a candy house, we will be making a gingerbread house this week. Your the best thank you so much!

MommyKnows on Nov 25, 2010:

Got the package for the Cup and Chaucer Oct. WTA. I like the handmade card (did you make it?) and the bookmark a lot! They're both really cool! ...and I always appreciate trying out new teas. Thank you very much!

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