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ChinaCat

ChinaCat
Date Joined: August 1, 2009
Last Online: August 7, 2022
Birthday: October 16
Country: United States
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About Me

ABOUT ME:

I'm retired with two grown children and two grandsons. I also have a seven year old granddaughter. I live in Arizona where it's very hot in the summer. I like fall best of all, especially when it finally starts to cool off.

I'm actually very easy to please - if you make it for me, I'm going to appreciate the effort. I'm thankful when people put time, thought and heart into what they make and send. Hand made items are wonderful, but finding vintage items at a thrift store or yard sale also takes time and energy, so I really appreciate what is required to complete a well done swap.

I won't flake and I will rate. If I should happen to forget to rate a swap, please let me know. I always try to send something my partner will like and I read all profiles, regardless if the swap says "sender's choice". Profiles are fun to read and they help me create a good swap package.

If you don't receive a swap or tag from me, please let me know right away. I have no problem re-sending or doing whatever it takes to fix a problem. I host swaps sometimes and I will angel any swap I host if necessary.

Favorite colors

I like ocean colors - different shades of blues and greens mixed together and sometimes a bit of purple is thrown in. I love that.

I like Halloween colors together - black and orange.

I like all colors really. It's how they are combined and mixed and put together that is pleasing to my eyes.

About Me

I DO THESE CRAFTS:

  • I do VERY simple jewelry making, mostly just pendants on cords and chains and earrings. I would LOVE to learn some jewelry techniques like wire wrapping and beading. But for now, I do make some interesting jewelry with my limited skill set. =)

*altered objects - matchboxes, rusty old tins, altoid tins, boxes, dolls, lotsa stuff!

*mixed media - configurations, shadow boxes, dioramas

*cardmaking, tags

  • I like to alter dolls, especially for Halloween. I'll turn them into zombies, witches pumpkin heads, scary stuff. Sometimes they are cute too.

** I LOVE to make ornaments for different holidays or occasions

I DO NOT sew, nor do I embroider, crochet, knit...but I admire the talents of those who do! Nothing better than receiving something hand crafted that I could never even begin to know how to do myself.

THINGS I LOVE

A...antiques, art, archeology, animals

B...bats, books (vintage), book covers to use as a canvas for projects, Buddha, butterflies, blues music, baskets, batik

C...chihuahuas, Celtic history, crafting, Christmas (kitschy, vintage), clouds, circus (vintage) including old fashioned clowns, cactus (especially saguaros),

D...dolls (old ones especially) that I can alter into Halloween decorations, art dolls, handmade dolls, doll parts, I LOVE DOLLS, desert, dinos, dioramas

E...earrings (especially bigger and boho style), elves, ephemera

F...Frida Kahlo, flowers (deep red roses, black roses, geraniums, sunflowers, azaleas), fairies, Flannery O'Connor

G...ghosts, goblins, ghouls, ghastly gnashers, goddesses, gothic stuff

H...handmade everything, HALLOWEEN!!!, history, hippos, harpy

I...Ireland, indigenous cultures

J...jack-o-lanterns, jewelry, junque

K...Krampus, kitsch, kitchen witches, kitchen towels, spoons, etc. (vintage), keys (vintage), Ken Kesey

L...lovely vintage lady images (fortune tellers, witches, Victorian, flappers, ethnic, fairies, mermaids, etc.), loteria images

M...MERMAIDS!!!, Mexican arts and crafts, moon, miniatures for crafting, mountains, milagros, mammoth & mastadons, mushrooms

N...Nosferatu, Neanderthals, Native American art and history

O...ocean, orange (the color), old lace, October

P...pumpkins, plants, photos (vintage), prehistoric everything, photography - I love Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Vivian Maier, Diane Arbus, and I absolutely adore Claude Cahun

Q...questioning everything

R...robins, ravens, roses, Rolling Stones

S...sandy beaches, stars, sunsets, sea, Stonehenge

T...toads, toadstools, thrift stores, tie dye, tomorrows

U...unusual anythings

V...vintage...vintage...vintage, Valentines, Viking history

W...witches, windmills, waterfalls, witchy craft supplies, cool washi tape

X...x-tra special surprises

Y...yummy sweets, yellow moons

Z...zzzzz...(naps)

Dislikes

rodents, especially rats. I have a bit of a phobia, I guess. Realistic rats and mice freak me out.

scrapbook supplies - I do some scrapbooking once in awhile but I already have a lot of supplies on hand, and I usually need something specific when I do scrapbooking projects. And please, no scrapbook paper scraps. My cup runneth over with paper scraps already.

ATCs ~ Please, don't send me an ATC!! I actually do like making ATCs and I used to make and swap tons of them, but I stopped collecting them years ago.

Kid's stickers..

I know that bookmarks are very popular, but I really don't need any. I do most of my reading online. I do enjoy making bookmarks though.

I'm not fond of random dollar store items. Some of the crafting items are cool though.

I don't do stamping so I really have no need for stamps or ink pads. I will gladly pass them on if I receive them though.

Wants

weird, funky clay faces - especially painted ones

small Halloween or otherwise spooky things that I can use for Halloween shadowboxes - I like them kind of creepy!

old keys

old photos, especially of people...the older the photo, the better!

vintage needlework - small doilies, crochet, embroidery, etc.

THRIFT STORE FINDS - small items I can use for shadowbox and assembly pieces, especially items for Halloween, Day of the Dead shrines and retro or kitchy Christmas projects

cool vintage stuff

handmade items that you LOVE to make!

nautical, ocean, seashell, MERMAID items

Old discarded small doll clothes - Barbie sized or smaller. I don't sew, but I do re-fashion doll clothes for some of my art dolls/altered dolls.

I'm in love with retro Christmas items - kitchy 1950-1960s elves, Lefton china figurines, retro stickers, wrapping paper, cards, etc. These items don't have to be in "like new" condition because they are VINTAGE! I can hide all sorts of flaws and cracks with glue and glitter...=).

Food

I like candy, especially chocolate. I dislike gummy candy. I don't drink herbal teas, but do drink black tea. Spices from other places interest me. I started drinking coffee a few years ago. I like regular (unflavored). That way I can add flavored creamers.=)

I like to try unusual (regional) things.

I am a pescaterian and have been for over 30 years. (I do eat fish, eggs and cheese.)

Ratings

tatntole rated for MM&L: Quick Bibliomancy PC on Jul 22, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the quote from "Alice in Wonderland".
Response: You're very welcome!
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Comment: Wow! I love how you interpreted this song into an object. I love it! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating, Angie. I really enjoyed reading the lyrics and listening to the song.What a talent!!
Chantica rated for Vitamin Sea INT on Jun 14, 2022
5
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Comment: I opened the envelope and immediately said Yokai!!?? I haven't seen a new Yokai swap how did I miss it? Then I looked further and it all became clear the tag you made is beautiful the aqua and the moon and you found such a happy Yokai they are few and far between most are vengeful and monstrous. Thank you for a great swap.
Response: Thank you for the rating and I'm glad you like what I sent. Matter of fact, I have something else to send you! I ordered it and it didn't arrive in time to send with the swap. I'll send you a message.
Poeprincess rated for Fairies Aplenty! on Jun 14, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you, Robin, for a stellar fairy themed paper swap. I have just started a fairy collection & can’t wait to use these items in the future!
Response: Thank you for the rating and you are very welcome! Enjoy creating!!
georgiafae rated for Five Handmade Gift Tags on Jun 10, 2022
5
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Comment: These Tags are wonderful-such variety and wonderfulness! Like the sutle little additions to tags-like the diamond ring charm on Marilyn's tag. And the tissue paper around each one it beautiful! Thanks also for the extra tag-you're a great partner! Thanks for sharing your talents! Take care!
Response: Thank you so much! I really enjoy making tags. Maybe it's because they are something that can be used, but for whatever reason, I found it kind of addictive. =) I'm so glad you like them! =)
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable sticker and necklace! 😍 SO cute!
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the rating!
feverfawn rated for WED: Add-A-Creature Altered PC on May 9, 2022
5
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Comment: I love the add-a-creature postcard you made! The postcard itself is wonderful and the creature you added fits right in! Thank you for the great swap!
Response: You're very welcome! It was fun to go through all my weird stickers and find the "perfect" one.=)
kittyhahahotbot rated for Earth Day: Sav-A-Lope on May 1, 2022
5
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Comment: Freggin' awesome envie! You make mine look like..........we wont go there. LOL Awesome sticker to go onto my vintage luggage and fun little people to go into a project too! tHANK you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: You're very welcome! I tried to make my envelope deep and meaningful in an Earth Day sort of way, hence the house on fire. ha ha. Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the All Hallie's Eve card and all the fabulous things you sent. I especially love the owl tag, I hung it up in my cubicle at work.
Response: You are very welcome! So glad you like the assortment.
Eulegirl rated for WED: Yay We Frens Now on Apr 13, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the really cool stickers. These are going to make mail so fun!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the rating!
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Comment: Super cute PC that you made! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! It was fun!
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Comment: I got a box from one of my favorite swappers today!! Yes, that’s you!! I feel so lucky and happyβ€”without even opening it. πŸ’œ Saving it for Easter. I’m having lots of fun filling eggs for you!! xoxo πŸ’šπŸ§œπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’šπŸ§œπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’š Update 4/23: Robin!! Thank you so, so much for the awesome Easter Egg package. I had so much fun opening it on Easter morning. We had just got to Mass and it was such a great treat after the stress of moving. You know me so well. I love all of my treasures!! And Zora loved her little bag of treats too. Those little gnomes are so much fun!! Thank you for always making our holidays more special. Big Hugs. ❀️🐰🐰🐰❀️
Response: I'm glad it got there! Happy Easter!!! xo
Maggie249 rated for HEUSA: Spooky Thrift Surprise on Mar 7, 2022
5
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Comment: luv thr box full of goodies and the doll stuff the faces i will use also the little doll is in glass cab now i also luv dolls and make art dolls also
Response: Thank you for the rating, Maggie! I hope you will enjoy crafting with what I sent you. xo
ktk8 rated for Cupids cool crappy heart! on Mar 1, 2022
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Comment: Awwwww what a great HEART...... I just love it and the envelope it came in.... what a great swap....... many many hearts to you!
Response: Thank you and I'm so glad you like it! Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Oh my goodness, Robin!! I am so speechless right now as I am opening your swap! First of all, thank you SO much for the beautiful note cards you made for the swap! And thank you so much for the extras you included for me as well! You have truly made my entire day and I can't even put into words how much I love everything! It is all PERFECT!! I wish I could give you so many more hearts for this!! I am so beyond grateful and appreciative for everything!! I am super excited right now about this, ahhhh!! I truly can't thank you enough, but thank you so much again!! <3
Response: Wow! Thanks for the nice words and for the heart. I have to say, I couldn't have asked for a better partner for this swap. I really enjoyed this one! =)
Rabbitfreedom rated for QUICK! I need a love potion! on Feb 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a wonderful package - I love the card you made me soo much - I'll be adding it to my new grunge halloween journal I am starting soon!
Response: You are very welcome and I'm glad you like the card! Thank you for the rating and the nice message. =)
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Comment: The card and necklace are truly lovely, thank you.
Response: You are very welcome! And thank you for being so patient about the crazy delay in finally getting your swap! Again, I'm sorry. But you were very understanding and nice about it. xo
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Comment: Let me put it this way...if we were on the Isle of Misfits and you were King Moonracer I would kneel before you. LOLolololol I love your minds eye! So cool, creepy N' crappy! The Isle of MIsfits needs this clothespin. LOL Thank you for the marvelous clothespin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Well, thank you!! Please host more swaps so I can join them! xo
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Comment: Love all the goodies you sent along with the neat Valentine's Day card. Hope you are doing well.
Response: Thank you much for the nice comment and the quick rating! Hope you have a LOVEly Valentine's Day!! xo
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Comment: Robin, my sweet Christmas Friend, thank you, thank you, thank you!! I just LOVE receiving a swap from you. πŸ’œ There is nothing more special!! I got two lovely packages--I only peaked--saving for Christmas and my Bday. Sending lots of love and light--and wishes for a super Merry Christmas season and New Year!! I'll get in touch after opening. xoxo πŸ’šπŸŽ„πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Response: I'm glad they arrived safely! xo

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 517 66 69
Completed Fives Threes Ones
509 533 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 32 474 0
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Comments

thriftymermaid on Apr 23, 2022:

Thank you for the wonderful Easter swap!! xoxo

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 8, 2022:

I'd like to thank everyone who made this oscar elephant doll possible. Thank you again Robin!

thriftymermaid on Dec 25, 2021:

Wishing you and yours all the best at Christmas and in the coming New Year!! πŸ’šπŸŽ„πŸ’šπŸŽ…πŸ’šπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ’š

watercolorgirl on Nov 22, 2021:

Robin, Thank you so much for making the ribbon roll ornament swap so special for me.

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 8, 2021:

chimerix on Jun 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for the great earrings for The Sisters of the Holy Crap TAG. I love them so much. Aloha

ThrivingWell on Jun 14, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely sCrappy package I received on Saturday, from The Sisters of Holy Crap Tag!!! It’s a nice variety. I especially love that musical paper with artwork, that you used as a pocket envelope and the various playing cards. I’ve never seen the couples / love related ones before. β€οΈπŸ˜‡β€οΈ

wolfeagle on Jun 9, 2021:

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Thank you so much for the mermaid tears.

DreamCloud on Jun 5, 2021:

Robin, thank you so much for the fabulous selection of ephemera and journaling supplies! I can't wait to have fun designing with all of it ❀️

thriftymermaid on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! πŸ’—πŸ’ŒπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

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