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Date Joined: August 17, 2010
Last Online: November 4, 2011
Birthday: September 3, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

We've been in Pittsburgh for a month and so far I'm loving it. Still can't find everything from the move, but we are getting there. The view from my house is amazing, even more amazing from my craft room. We overlook the city high on the slopes.

This is my crafting helper. He often advises me to add more rhinestones to everything. I'll post a new picture with him in his new home, with his new lady friend provided by @AndrewLips

I'm your sewing, beading, loom knitting, embroidery, artwork type crafter. I'm married to a history professor and have a cat and a dog. Generally I'm pretty laid back and I love hearing other people's life stories. As far as the crafting realm I love to see what people do best. I'm not the type to ask for a specific type of craft, I think part of the fun of a swap is seeing what others do with their imagination.

Favorite Music

I like punk, alternative, alt-country, old standards and opera. Yes I know it goes across the board on this. Actual artist, my favorites are Johnny Cash, Neko Case, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dean Martin, Pulp, Blur, The Ramones, The Clash, Bowie of course.

Favorite Movies

I love horror movies, and to be more specific especially zombie movies. There's nothing I like more that on a friday is to get take out and watch a good horror movie with my husband. I don't like the horror-porn genre or hillbilly horror as I call it. I think those movies are not scary just disgusting. I think the unsettling, bizarre type movies are actually scarier. Movies like Carnival of Souls is more up my ally. Not to say that lots of blood bothers me, it actually doesn't in the the right context, but like I said I'm not a fan of hillbilly horror.

I also like black comedies, period dramas, and foreign thrillers.

A few of my favorites are Shaun of the Dead, the Evil Dead Trilogy, all the Romero films, and Zombieland. If you want to know more, just hit me up.

Favorite Television

My new love is Game of Thrones. Loved the episode so much I bought the books and I'm currently working on the third one. George R.R. Martin you are one magnificent son of a bitch!

I love, love, love True Blood. Read the books, didn't much care for them (I thought the writing was subpar). I'm also a huge Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Dollhouse fan - I know who isn't. Some of my other favorites were Dead Like Me, 4400, Carnivale, Rome, Spartacus and the BBC period miniseries.

Favorite Books

Huge Neil Gaimen fan. Huge Terry Pratchett fan. Therefore my favorite book is Good Omens (and my copy is signed by Neil himself!!) I'm also a big fan on Thomas Hardy and Nancy Collins - completely underated author of the best vampire out there - Sonja Blue.


For swapping purposes, I generally prefer handmade craft items or craft supplies. My wishlist is for inspirational purposes only, please do feel you need to get that to make me happy.

Craft Items I prefer:


Knitted things (especially the fingerless opera gloves, I'm crazy about those),

Decorative Pillows,


Embroidered Items,

Lap Blankets,



Handmade soaps and lotions etc,

Shoes (not cobbled mind you, but I've seen some interesting re-vamping - Irregular Choice is my favorite shoe company for a reason)

Craft Supplies I prefer:

Yarn - especially bulky and soft in any color,

Beading supplies,

Embroidery Supplies,

Jewelry Supplies,

Sewing Notions,

Purse Making supplies (handles and frames)

--please no art supplies, I'm incredibly picky about what I use, so it's just best to let me get my own.

Let me say, prefer items with a utilitarian purpose. I'm not a fan of ATC, Postcards, Inchies, etc. It's not my thing, and I don't collect these.

Favorite Colors/Styles/Art

I really am not that picky on color, except maybe teal sometimes. But my absolute favorites are lavender purple, sage green, olive green, blood red, hot pink, orange and black. But really any color is cool.

As far as the style of stuff I tend to like, I flove! Art Nouveau. I also love victorian and 20s,30s,40s,50s,60s,70s retro style things. Please no 80s, lived though it once already, don't feel the need to repeat it.

One of the best things so far about living in Pittsburgh is all the art opportunities. I found a ceramics sculpture studio already and there is a weekly life drawing session down the street from me. It's nice to be somewhere with a vibrant art community again.

My favorite artist include Ivan Albright, Barbara Kruger, Eva Hesse, Bernini, Simone Martini, Munch and Tolouse-Latrec.

I pledge



Tags/WTAs/etc. I owe....

Nuts For Sewing > WTA #45

Crafting Queens > WTA 20!

Oh no, I've been flaked on!

I have no flakers!!!!

Random pictures that make me happy.


Comment: No communication, no earrings. The partner that was supposed to send to you sent to me so if you want a rerate I would prefer you sent to her. If i get a pm I can share her info.
Comment: Oh no! You disappeared!!
leilalulu rated for Swap what you make #3 on Nov 16, 2011
Comment: Thankyou so much!
Elvisgirl4ever rated for Swap what you make #3 on Nov 14, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the lovely scarf, and I love your lamp!
Annabell123 rated for Swap what you make #3 on Nov 7, 2011
Comment: I absolutely love this scarf! It is kind of heavy, which I love! It will definitely keep me warm!
Jillgill rated for FPC : Zipper Flower Tutorial on Nov 5, 2011
Comment: I will change rating if i ever get my swap
Saucyknits rated for FPC : Simple Party Clutch on Nov 2, 2011
Comment: I love it, thank you so much!! Great fabric choice :) Guess what?! A Trader Joe's finally opened here a few days ago!! We went & the lines were out the door. So I'm going to wait another month or so til things calm down (haha, since that's prime holiday time), so I'm glad I'll have these croutons to tide me over til then -- thank you for your thoughtfulness!!!
jk1p1k2tog rated for FPC : Wide Head Scarf on Oct 31, 2011
Comment: Perfect! The fabric is great against my black hair! thanks
knitmom7 rated for Sock monkey on Oct 22, 2011
Comment: Got the little hippy today!! My 3 month old GD has it under inspection as I type. So cute--both of them!! Thanks for joining the swap! Up for another??
Response: I'm glad your granddaughter approves! I'm up for another sock monkey round, I have a whole bunch of them I got at the dollar store, and they were easy to do!
knitmom7 rated for square braid necklace on Oct 22, 2011
Comment: I do like the twist!!! Thanks! Couldn't have done it without you!
Response: Glad you liked it. I kept re-working it over and over again and this was the best solution I thought.
Comment: Oh My!!! What a lovely jewelry set. I am wearing the bracelet as we speak. It fits perfectly and you are right; the colors ARE awesome. This will go with so many things. I *almost* bought two bracelets in this color just yesterday. I am glad I held off!!!! Thanks so much for sending me things you are so obviously good at!
Response: Glad you liked it and the color too! I have enough beads left in that color to make a little something for myself too. Looking forward to the next round, hopefully you'll get someone who appreciates your hard work.
Comment: Wonderful job!! Thanks for thinking of me! and for hosting! You're a gem! Thanks again!
knitmom7 rated for braided nut bracelet on Oct 20, 2011
Comment: So bangle!! Love it! Thanks for joining the swap!
Comment: I'm so sorry. I've just realized I hadn't rated you for this swap. Thank-you so much Erika. I always love what you make for me : )
AlphaChick rated for Etsy E is for.. swap! :D on Oct 12, 2011
Comment: thank you for the fab pink Earrings!
kraftykj rated for Summer Lovin'!!! on Oct 3, 2011
Comment: Great package! Loved the cookbooks and notecards.
kirstykai rated for $6-7 Etsy Favorites! on Sep 26, 2011
Comment: I love the item you picked for me, its beautiful. A huge thank you :0)
Jester777 rated for Etsy B is for... swap! :) on Sep 9, 2011
Comment: Yay thank you! I've been admiring this adorable mirror for some time now, so sorry for the late rating :D
dolcxvita rated for Twitter pals on Sep 2, 2011
Comment: Thank you for following! :)

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DosLittleMonkeys on Jan 6, 2012:

I hate to do this, but I have to remove you from the Kindle Group. I hope you're OK. :(

HoneyBadger on Nov 29, 2011:

Riki, I know stuff happens. If something has kept you from Swapbot, just let me know. I am an understanding person.

Oh man, please don't flake on me for our beaded purse swap. It would be the cherry-on-top to a year that has fucked my head up like no other.

TC on Nov 29, 2011:

Please feel free to apply for readmission to Sew Random after you come back and get your unsent swaps taken care of.

DosLittleMonkeys on Nov 29, 2011:

Are you OK?????????

bobogrl on Oct 31, 2011:

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the beautiful scarf you made me!! I love the color and it's sooo soft. I'll treasure this all my life :) THANK YOU! You've made my year! What an amazing gift! :)

Saucyknits on Oct 29, 2011:

Thanks for being in the purse swap...I too have read the Sonja Blue books by Nancy Collins -- they were great :)

Candyn29 on Oct 24, 2011:

Thank You bunches for the RAK choker. It's very elegant and beautifully made. I will be sharing it with my daughter.

biasbabe on Sep 16, 2011:


Hope it is Sew Awesome!

RyeRye on Sep 12, 2011:


RyeRye on Sep 12, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

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