FYI - I am the swapper formerly known as cherrythepig & NotCherryPie. Rachel was kind enough to change my name again to make me smile. My friends call me Cherries! & that makes me smile too! :)
R.I.P. Cherry (2004 - 2009)
If anyone ever sent me something like this I would be their BFF!
Really...forever. I freaking love this!
The only thing I would want different is the horn - I imagine a unicorn with a more narwhal-line (but shorter) horn.
Are you running late in your swap to me? I'm totally OK with that but appreciate it if you let me know before you are actually late, ie, by the send-by date. (After that I'm a little less understanding...)
I wish my kittehs could knit!
My current passion is knitting! I adore soft natural fibers.
I don't ever use browns, golds or rust and I rarely use pastels. As far as yarn goes...if it's soft, a natural fiber, & a nice saturated color I am sure to adore it!
(Thanks to Flea for helping me to post this adorable little licking kitteh!)
Pimping My Cause - Morsbags!
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Someone has pointed out that because I'm posting the sign-in info here an unscrupulous person could sign into the pod & mess with it. Well, they absolutely could. However...I believe that when people are entrusted to do the right thing, most of them will. If am wrong & someone messes with it, we all lose. So be it.
I am sensitive to a lot of smells, so I would rather not receive anything perfumey or smelling of cigarette smoke.
I'm a vegetarian, but I feed my dogs & cats a species appropriate diet of raw meat. My wife & I live on a farm with 2 dogs, 5 cats, 5 goats & 3 horses. No more chickens until we can keep them safe from the foxes. :(
I say I'm not a fan of earthtones, but it's really just brown & rust I don't like. I like bright saturated colors. I'm not big on pastels. My style is no real style. I take what I like & find a way to make it work together. I love to find new ways to use what I already have.
I don't believe in your god, gods or goddesses & don't need to be saved by you. Everything that happens to or for me is because I caused it or it is the luck of the draw. That's it & you won't change my mind. I won't try to change yours either but I will speak up if I think another viewpoint needs to be presented.
My absolute most favorite thing in the world is a cat purring on my lap. This video makes me happy...
I have been swapping here since April 2007.
This is not an all-inclusive list. As long as it's not in the bottom 3 categories it's fair game.
Things I especially like - lately I've been fascinated by hands (both disembodied & skeletal), little found things in nature (bones, teeth, feathers), milagros, anthropomorphic anything, most birds, mammals, old family photos (this is my one exception where children are OK), the unexpected in general, found objects, secret surprise inside, things with googly eyes, kitsch
Themes I like - The Dark Side, Dia de los Muertos, Bugs (other than arachnids, mixed bodies (human/bird, human/mammal, mammal/mammal, mammal/bug, human/bug, inanimate object/anything & many, many, more!), any kind of shrine, "fill in the blank" of Guadalupe, voodoo, zombie
Things I'm not at all fond of - any overtly religious or god items (unless totally kitchy), cartoons, cutesy (except some Kawaii is OK!), Disney, kiddie stuff, children, dolls, beefcake, angels, kokopelli (all other petroglyphs are ok) & other typical western stuff like howling wolf designs, most sports, cars, boats, abstract art unless it is as a background for a very specific item, patriotic themes
Things I think are creepy (in a bad way) - clowns, mimes, harlequins, crosses (the religious kind), babies in costume
I'm only terrified of 1 thing - arachnids
I love to "re-purpose" things! My favorite thing is when I can remake something I don't like into something I love.
I love to knit! My yarn loves are above under the knitting kittehs!
Mixed media works for me. Adding found things from nature is good - feathers, shedded snakeskin, little bones or teeth, insect wings. I love collage. I love the idea of random artwork.
I really really really love to sew. It's one of my favorite things & I have my Mom's sewing machine, complete with cigarette burns on the cabinet! (Hers, not mine.)
I also make handmade books, carve rubber stamps, quilt, crochet, embroider, work with stained glass, tile mosaic, paint.
I am always interested in private swaps for handmade stuff. So interested I will set them up for months in advance...
Informal Swaps Flaked
blissful-mama [sent out to be altered: K♣,4♠,10♥,8♦ on 7-14-07] She is MIA & I am unable to contact her about my cards! I hope someday to see my cards again. Maybe she will have a change of heart & send them back to me at some point.
knitting cateling The Globetrotting Mr. Ping's passport was never returned so he can no longer leave the country.
Mr. Ping, Globetrotter!
Angeled Formal Swaps
from Mrrranda Toy Voyager swap WOW! Vlab the Chinese Vampire had a lot of fun!
from ladyphlogiston Crafty Browncoats! Firefly themed swap Woohoo! I can finally archive that swap!
Stuff Owed to Me from Tags that were Angeled ('cause I never received it!):
Angeled! simply sarah handmade postcards (promised April 24) (Beautifully angeled by tangledthreads! - received August 9)
Angeled! snowowl mini shrine (promised May 5) (Fun shrine + much more angeled by StuffBySteph!)
Angeled! SharonF pages from Thyssen~Bornemisza: Maitres Anciens (promised June 3) (fab pages received from TerryF on September 4!)
Angeled! phoenyx profile surprise (promised June 3) (Fabulously angeled by Lily Lemon! - rec Aug 31)
Angeled! Kris touristy things from Newfoundland (promised Aug 3) (wonderfully angeled by TheLisaBeast! - received Nov 28)
Angeled! DragonflyDore something with mixed bodies (promised September 20, pm'd November 22 & January 14) (freaking fabulously angeled by memtree - Rec Feb 5)
Angeled! ollieotson something with wings that normally doesn't have them (promised August 18, pm'd October 15, November 22) (surprisingly & fabulously angeled by KnittingCateling - Rec May 5)