Date Joined: September 20, 2008
Last Online: January 13, 2016
Birthday: August 21
Country: United States
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My name is Christy, (Crapisty to my beloved squatches and fellow crap hoarders). I live not too far from Seattle in the beautiful Pacific North West of the United States with my family and a rescued aussie shepherd who loves to try and steal anything that has sparkle or glitter on it. (he's a crafty hoarder trapped in a furry body)
I'm pretty simple. I have a weird sense of humor, squirrels are awesome and fall colors make me happy. Nature fascinates me. I've gone through a bit of a rough time with some life stuff but I think I'm finally in a spot where I'm learning to deal.
Art. Creating and seeing what others create....well that's probably the best thing ever. I always, always put everything I have into each project and give it my all. I love seeing what inspires others and the awesome creations that come about when people are in a creative environment.
I like things that are off the beaten path I suppose. Cryptozoology, interested in spiritual growth and natural healers, Shamen. I'm curious about the earth and nature, plants. I'd like to learn more about other cultures holidays and special events like Day of the Dead, Celebrating the Solstice...things of that nature. I like comic characters. Wonder Woman is my number one fave ever. For some reason Thor. As I get older I'm trying to be more gentle and non judgemental. Everyone is fighting their own battles. It's better to help if you can rather than knock them down.
Reading is a love. My very favorite authors are Robert Crais, Jim Butcher (just the Dresden files LOVE THEM!~Harry Dresden is my hero~ The Iron Druid Series, Janet Evanovich , Kay Hooper. John Sanford,......many more I can't think of atm.....I'm liking the paranormal mysteries alot too. Historial non fiction......I enjoy a good cozy series mystery. I'm not much for romance at this point.
Anything funny! I'm a sucker for romantic comedies and I enjoy a good action flick. Holiday movies. looks around >.> Yes I love Twilight. Have to say the books were better but the movies play it close so I'm a happy camper. I didn't discover it until late this last year. Total sap for it. shhh don't tell anyone.
I love food networks, travel shows, paranormal stuff. History and Biography channels as well as any of the true crime shows or biographies. I'm a big fan of Project Runway, Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and The Amazing Race.
Criminal Minds, Grimm (lurrrrrrrrrves Grimm),Sleepy Hollow , Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls and The Middle are my very favorites.
If it's Arty/Crafty I'm into it. Here's the drill, I'm sure I missed some.
I'm really into painting. Tole, decorative watercolor and oils. Collage, paper arts, mixed media /altered art,sewing/quilting, needle felting, knitting (just hats and scarves), beading and jewelry making, woodworking, scrapbooking, card making, rubber stamps,colored and watercolor pencils, mosaics, play around with stained glass. I have made soy candles and bath/body stuff and soap in the past although I haven't in quite a bit now.
~I love trying new techniques, methods and learning as much as possible. I love textures and backgrounds.
Obsessions~ Shadowboxes/Dioramas and tiny things to go in them. Millinery supplies! The old fashioned velvet leaves and vintage flowers are what I'm drawn to the most. Nature, trees, seasons. Again with the squirrels, but now including woodland animals. Unique beads and found items. Vintage/Retro.
I love making ATC's, Row Houses and APC's, and not the run of the mill altered matchboxes among many other crafty things. I'm enjoying learning new collage and texturing techniques. I'm drawn to the Japanese art of Wabi Sabi.
Re-purposing previously neglected or unused items into something wonderful is something I really am liking alot. I'll try just about anything and love discovering new methods of art/crafting.
Some Things That I Love~ (besides my family : ) they always are the very tops of the lists )~
~A new paintbrush
~Shiny and Sparkly things
~Fall and winter
~Planting a garden in the spring
~Looking at the stars
~Pretty Fabric and Soft Chenille
~Vintage country churches
~The brightly colored leaves of fall
~Jack O' Lanterns
~A good fire in the fireplace
~A good find at the antique shop
~A great new author
~Sleeping in once in awhile :)
~Cheese and fresh bread when I'm stressed
~Pike Place Market in Seattle
~The movie "A Christmas Story"
~Watching the birds at the birdfeeder
~Forests and giant redwood trees
~Bodega Bay, California
~A good cup of tea
~Creating something I'm proud of
~A funny comedian or a good off color joke. I have the sense of humor of a 20 year old guy unfortunately.
These are just examples and ideas into what I like so you can get a better idea of me and my personality.
~Anything homemade! I highly appreciate the care and artistry that someone puts into a handmade/homemade item...This is by far, tops on my list~
~ I love fabric! Cotton quilting, flannel, bits of silks, velvets and textures for crazy quilts, chenille (new and vintage) and wool felt. Moda would probably be my top favorite for quilting fabric design wise but I'm not picky. Retro and vintage repro fabric is a big weakness of mine.
~ Anything crafty! Beads of any size, wool rovings, paintbrushes, vintage/new sewing tools, soft yarn, any kinds of embellishments/collage for altered art, ATC's and altered matchboxes. I love little minis for altered art, ribbons, fibers,mosaic pieces, shells, glitter, card making stuff, paper collage pieces, ephemera, vintage images, Buttons!!! (especially vintage, antique buttons. Brightly colored Lucite, Art Deco, Bakelite +30's-40's era buttons are my all time fav's.) Angelina Fibers, pearl pigments, rubber stamps( I collect PSX Halloween,Thanksgiving and Christmas Theme rubber stamps) Micron/Sakura pens, Copic markers, Twinkling H2o watercolors,pretty paper, handmade paper........really just about anything!
~I love vintage churches, vintage postcards, birds and nature, anything snowy or wintry looking. Anything Fall/Autumn looking and anything holidays especially if it's vintage 30's-50's.
~I really admire the craftsmanship of handmade/handthrown pottery. I've started collecting all colors and shapes of pottery coffee cups/tea cups.
~Tea is my favorite. I always love to try new kinds. I also enjoy ground flavored coffee and hot chocolate.
~For food type goodies candy is always a good way to go. Milk chocolate, caramel, toffee types are my favorites. I love wrapped hard candy. Stuff like root beer barrels, butterscotch, coffee flavors, fruit flavors....I like most all. Just not black licorice flavor or passion fruit. It would be fun to get treats from other countries too. I'm always up for new stuff.
~I'd always love to collect anything from my swapping partner's hometown or region! Bookmarks, postcards, cookbooks, coffee mugs, magnets, pictures.
~Most anything associated with Fall or Winter. I have a huge soft spot for Halloween and Christmas.
~I LOVE squirrels! I know it sounds weird, but I think they are so cute! Well......not live ones or anything through the mail..... or dead ones that wouldn't be good either.....but pics, images and just about anything else is fantastic!!! :) Raccoons and owls (any type of owl) are tied for second.
~I love Ginko leaves. We had a beautiful ginko tree in our front yard when I was growing up. In the fall the leaves turned the prettiest shade of yellow and I always adored the shape of the leaf itself. I feel just about the same in regards to Maple leaves :)
~I'm a color lover....just about any color is pretty to me (but don't feel this is a challenge to prove me wrong lol ) . I tend to go towards fall colors like reds, oranges and earthtones. But I adore pinks, greens, blues , pastels and bright colors.....really anything but neons. I'm not of fan of neon colors.
~ I'd have to say bakery type scents are my favorites....anything that smells like something is baking :) I also love clean,light smelling scents and some florals like rose, lilac, orange blossom, lily of the valley and jasmine....stuff like that.
~LOVE Polka Dots, Hydrangeas, owls and a full moon just about anything retro 40's and 50's.
~ I love just about anything and am very easy to please. I never mind questions, so ask away :)
Highly sensitive to cigarette smoke. Unfortunately any items reeking of cigarette smoke would go directly into the garbage and I wouldn't be super thrilled that they ended up in my home after posting this in my profile. I am okay airing out items or doing the dryer sheet process unless the smell is just too heavy.
The only dislikes that I can really think of are:
~Dirty, musty or broken items.
~ I don't really care for retro /mod 70's items/prints.
~Incense. I don't like it at all.
I adore anything and everything handmade/homemade! These are a couple of things I'd dearly love to receive if it's in your crafty area of expertise :) What you make, the effort, knowledge and part of you....well that's what I really love. Art.
~Handmade soaps! Any types, any scents. My very favorites are cold processed or rebatched types but all are goooooood :)
~Crocheted Granny squares! I'm crochet impaired and I'd love to recieve handmade granny squares to make a blanket with later on. Any colors/mixes are wonderful :)
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