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CraftDiva4

CraftDiva4
Date Joined: December 30, 2008
Last Online: November 21, 2012
Birthday: December 4
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a 30 something year old Chicago native and mother of a wonderful little boy. I’ve been crafting since I was a child. Got the bug from my mother who would sew matching outfits for my sister and I. Winters in Chicago are pretty rough and cold so I craft more in the winter than in the summer. There is nothing better than sitting on the floor with a cup of coffee and crafting something while the snow is falling. While I have a table where I can craft at, I prefer the floor, weird!

I like to display my craft items throughout my home and even at the office. I would say that about 50% of my home could be described as handmade by me. It makes my place feel like a home. It is also a great because redecorating is inexpensive since I make almost everything.

I try to get my son into crafting as well but on a manly scale (lol). I have his finger paint art and crayon drawings in an album and displayed on the walls. We recently started pasta art and he really enjoying it.

My favorite colors are teal, turquoise, reds, pinks, purple, yellow, fuchsia, tan, brown, black, blue and any bright bold color. I’m not afraid of color, any color that reminds me of spring, summer, oceans, or flowers are perfect. I also love teal or turquoise pared with brown and black, reds/orange and pink/black or brown color combos.

Foods: I love coffee, tea, wine, sushi, spicy foods especially Mexican. I’m also enjoy Asian cuisine like Thai and Vietnamese food. I love to cook and love to try new recipes and have even created a few of my own. I am a huge fan of Sangria and have finally created my perfect recipe. I love to bake but not a huge fan of sweets; I only eat them occasionally. I do love chocolate anything chocolate, just not white chocolate.

Style: I would say my style is part Tomboy part athlete and part princess. Yeah I know that is a huge spectrum but I’ve always been a Tomboy and hung out with boys. I was an athlete in college so that is also a big part of me and love feeling pretty like a princess. I’m the woman who would show up at Home Depo to buy wood and use my pink gloves to pick it up!

Other: I’m a list maker, not a day goes by that I do not make some kind of list. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I cross something off my list. I’m a political junkie and a connoisseur of useless knowledge. I love satire, unusual humor and anything revealing the ridiculous side of people. I love thrift stores and resale shops. I have found so many wonderful things that I use in my crafting. I’m a recovering comic book addict as it, got too expensive. I even went to Comic Con in Chicago dressed as Batgirl (the Cassandra Cain version) and got Damon Scott to sign issue #25. I love to write I’ve kept a journal since I was about 9. I also write stories; I have more than 150 journals of my thoughts, feelings and stories. I’ve begun the put most of them on the computer but still love pen and paper.

Favorite Television

Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order (original and SVU), West Wing, Project Runway, Top Chef, Iron Chef (original one), CSI Miami, House, Countdown, Rachael Maddow, CSI Miami, Burn Notice, House Hunters, Trading Spaces (old ones), Carol Duvall, ANTM, Without a Trace, Snapped and raunchy reality shows like Real Housewives, Bad Girls Club

Favorite Crafts

I'm a lover of crafting. I make crafts for my friends and family all the time for all occasions, especially for my 4-year-old son. I can’t seem to turn my brain off. I’m always thinking of new crafts I want to try. I’ve had to ban myself from fabric and craft stores. I can spend hours in a craft store just thinking of new projects. My mother and I would spend countless hours crafting together. She passed away 3 years ago and there was a huge hole in my heart. She was my best friend and my biggest fan. Grieving her death was a very low point in my life but my crafting has helped me through it. I’ve even finished some of her unfinished projects.

My favorite crafts are scrapbooking, paper crafts, card making, sewing (clothes, bags, cards, hats, coats, costumes and accessories) painting, jewelry making and making plushies. I just got into ATC’s and love them. I also love to make and cover journals, photo albums, scrapbooks or just about anything. I love calligraphy and making cards or writing letter using it. I like to use traditional materials as well as the unusual.

Favorite Music

I appreciate all genres of music, I try not to be a music snob and really appreciate the work of every artist. Being from Chicago I love House music especially deep House music. I played the violin for 12 years so love jazz, classical or any song with huge string arrangements. I love any music with great guitar solos, huge band arrangements of anything that is funky. I love thought-provoking lyrics and also the ones that just make you laugh.

Favorite artist: U2, Seal, Prince, TTD, Kina, Bob James, Fore Play, Lenny Kravitz, Sade, Nikka Costa, Pat Methany, Led Zeppelin, Living Color, Amel Larrieux, Kevin Mahogany, Enigma, Fiona Apple and Moby.

Favorite Books

Anything by John Grisham, fantasy novels especially the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms books. I love and adore R.A Salvatore Drizzt character. My favorite books are the one’s where the main character fights conformity, it just resonates well with me.

Favorite Movies

Pretty Woman, Cinderella (Disney), Lord of the Rings, My Best Friend’s Wedding, American President, Better off Dead, Lion King, Usual Suspects, All John Grisham books put to film (The Firm, A Time to Kill, Rainmaker, Pelican Brief, The Client, Runaway Jury and the Chamber). Any comic book turned movie (X-men is my favorite).

Things I like

Useful Things: Journals, pens (just not black ink, blue or any other fun color), pretty writing paper, notepads, notecards, boxes, bags big and small, small containers, picture frames, photo albums and coffee cups.

Craft Things: Fabric (especially novelty prints of coffee, sushi, women, writing, Chinese calligraphy), charms, stickers, paper, ribbon, brads, stamps, scrapbook albums and flowers.

Pretty Things: Candles, lip gloss/lip balm, earrings, bracelets, socks, flip-flops, cool purses, wallets, coin purses, anything hand drawn, anything that sparkles, figurines and pictures (nature, seasons, oceans, blue skies, clouds, sunrises, sunsets buildings)

Animals: Panda bears, polar bears, butterflies, ladybugs, frogs, tigers and rubber ducks.

Flowers: Roses, daises, tulips, orchids or almost any bright colored flower.

Food: Coffee, sushi, chocolate and wine.

Characters: Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella, Batgirl and Barbie.

Misc. Things: Matchbooks, newspaper/magazines in foreign languages, shot glasses and stamps.

Ratings

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Comment: I have contacted this person regarding this swap. I have not received anything from her and as a Swap Coordinator asked her if she received anything as her partner has not marked sent. I am looking for an angel at this point. If I hear from Sheila and she sends this swap I will change my rating of her.
lisajhoney rated for Fake Food ~ Beginners Swap 3 on Nov 17, 2009
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Comment: Not received, will change rating if it arrives
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Comment: I absolutely love the apple fabric! Thank you.
wickedfaerie rated for Color swap on Sep 26, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the AWESOME package! I love it all...especially the diva duck!
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Comment: Sheila! I am utterly amazed! This is too much. I am so excited about all my swap stuff. The organizer is so clever and I have always been envious of people who have their own little business cards. Can I order refills from you later? Haha. And, Silver loved the extras, too!
mwilfong rated for 090909 Postcard swap--USA ONLY on Sep 13, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the great Chicago postcard!!!
katerbear44 rated for 090909 Postcard swap--USA ONLY on Sep 11, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the neat postcard! Your note was so sweet! I <3 dates like that too! Thanks for postmarking it on the right date!
dustcollector rated for Grocery Box Postcard Swap #3 on Aug 12, 2009
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Comment: One of my cards was from ice cream sandwiches. Chocolate and ice cream are a great combination :-) The DustCollector
TíaBel rated for Grocery Box Postcard Swap #3 on Aug 11, 2009
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Comment: Thank you!
cookies37 rated for Grocery Box Postcard Swap #3 on Aug 9, 2009
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Comment: Hi - Thanks so much for the drum stick postcard, looks yummy. I like Dairy Queen, lol - went there a couple days ago, had a pineapple/coconut sundae - tasty! Thanks again, Judy
lizzibeth226 rated for Pressed Penny swap on Aug 3, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and the penny. I loved them!
rifkasorah rated for Quick chapstick/lipbalm swap on Jul 31, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for all. I never saw the blow pop balm before, so that was special.
Carolyne rated for Make Me Earrings !!! on Jul 30, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the earings, both sets are lovely but the pink and blue is my favorite!
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Comment: Thanks
LongVacation rated for Pressed Penny swap on Jul 27, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the Penny and the Postcard. Your penny came out so nice! The machine near me never makes them like that. That's a shame they are changing the name, seems nothing is sacred.
Swan rated for 3P's Postcard Swap - Animals on Jul 27, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the really cute racoon card. You know what I like!
PinkLotus rated for Make Me Earrings !!! on Jul 19, 2009
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Comment: thank you very much for both pairs of earrings..I kept the hoops and my daughter got the other pair (she was thrilled).. thanks for the great package :-)
biasbabe rated for Dollar Handbag Surprise Swap on Jul 17, 2009
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Comment: You did a awesome job on this swap. I loved it all. A+ swapper all the way.
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Comment: Thanks
joshngen rated for postcards-pen-pals on Jul 15, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the nice teas!

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Comments

Swan on Feb 25, 2013:

Since you don't seem interested anymore, I'll give your notebook a different life unless I hear back from you soon. I don't even know whether your address is still valid, or I'd send it back.

DosLittleMonkeys on Dec 28, 2009:

biasbabe on Nov 2, 2009:

From one mother to another I pray that things will work out for you dear. Faith is a healer. There is one person on Swap bot that Makes everything seem to feel better. Her Bot name is @AngietheArtist Many happy thoughts going your way dear.

hollyfly1 on Oct 20, 2009:

wow that is so awefull what you are going through.I am a mom and just can't imagine the pain. Praying for you. Holly

padel134 on Oct 20, 2009:

Oh my gosh, Sheila! I can't even imagine what you are going through- I have 5 children myself and am a single mom and while my ex- husband is a jerk he never once did anything like this and I can't imagine that he would. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your precious son.

Doodlebabe on Oct 16, 2009:

Honey, don't let your jerk of an ex pull you down! I'm so glad to hear Bakari is safe and I'm praying for you two that you'll be protected from such danger from now on. From the few interactions I've had with you I know you're truly an amazing and wonderful person and you don't deserve this at all.

Hold tight to your little boy and take good care of yourself. If you ever decide to come back to SB I hope you'll let me know.

(((BIG HUGS))) Take care and stay strong!

Love from your Swappin Sister,

Dani

mommy2000 on Oct 16, 2009:

shelia, do not leave SwapBot because of one review. We all make mistakes. If you need help making this up to AncientPlanter I would be willing to do what I can.

RyeRye on Oct 16, 2009:

We are here for you!!! Don't go.

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