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DuhBe

DuhBe
Date Joined: November 17, 2009
Last Online: January 20, 2021
Birthday: December 2, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

profile last updated: February 2020


My previous jobs and hobbies are a colorful quilt that is so strange most people think I'm making it up. My life started in science and engineering, with the corporate tech industry. But I left that in 2009 to pursue creative endeavors where I've been flitting from one interest to the next for over a decade. The one thing that sticks to me like tacky glue is sewing and machine embroidery. I always come back to that so now I'm running Ballyhoo Creations where I create designs and patterns for machine embroidery and doll making. I like making things that have faces on them.

My husband and I live in Oklahoma City with 3 cats and a dog. I'm from Oklahoma and feel at home here but I often visit the Chicago area (lived there 20 years) and my adult daughter lives in Northern CA.

Pop Cuture Favs

My gurus are Mr. Spock, John Lennon and Captain Jean Luc Picard. Brene Brown is working her way onto my list very fast.

I prefer non-fiction when I read. But I also like a well-written novel in fantasy, magical realism or even a good mystery from time to time.

Lifelong Star Trek fan here, so the new Picard series is about the only thing that compels me to watch TV during prime time.

I love falling asleep to sit-coms like Big Bang Theory, Friends, The Office, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development or Bob's Burgers.

Give me a quality Sci-Fi or Fantasy movie with deep themes!
Some favorite movies are: Arrival, Fantastic Beasts (but NOT Crimes of Grindlewald!), Pan's Labyrinth, Forrest Gump, ET, Cloud Atlas, The Silence of the Lambs, or V for Vendetta

Favorite Crafts

I've stopped calling myself a dollmaker because it didn't feel right. I make characters out of cloth and thread. It's like drawing a cartoon, but then turning that into something 2D or 3D with fabric and stuffing.

I'm into thrifting and upcycling. You can get the best quality fabrics that way.

Paper crafts and rubber stamps are also a favorite. I tend to hoard Sizzix dies, especially the bigger ones for making journals or stuffed animals. In the past I was a soapmaker but I don't do that anymore.

Favorite Colors

I like shades of pink all the way to red, shades of grey (my favorite neutral) or black & white, shades of blue-green from mint to teal. I also like muted purples but I've gotten away from them lately. I've never been a fan of yellow or orange and I use green very little unless it's a nature based theme.

Ratings

isandie rated for RSS: Mug Rugs! on Apr 13, 2020
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Comment: Omg you send the BEST swaps!!! I love my mug rug!!! And thank you so much for the ribbon!!!! I love that stuff! And the adorable card! Times are WEIRD! But I’m so happy I have my swapbot friends like you 😘😘😘
Maggie249 rated for Bird Inspired Art Doll on Apr 2, 2020
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Comment: What a wonderful bird inspired doll I will take very good care of him and in the glass case he can come and go when the cats are sleeping or one of them would find him to interesting. many thanks
isandie rated for RSS: Tiny Dollie on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: I LOVE your little doll faces!!! they’re so expressive!!! Thank you for the little couple! They’re so fun!
isandie rated for RSS: Sew an Envelope! on Feb 25, 2020
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Comment: OMG I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!❤️❤️❤️ This envelope is amazing!!! And did you make the jumbo clip??? I just love it! Thank you so much!!!
Response: So glad you liked the envelope with the Octopus! yes, I made the clip too - she was leftover from holiday craft fairs and seemed appropriate for an envelope.
wolfeagle rated for Twin Art Dolls on May 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much. They are adorable. I've also made acrobats before using wire armatures and pipe cleaners....it's fun to see them hanging upside down, etc. I'll have to check out your video. Super cute. And thank you for being brave enough to tackle Twins. lol
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Comment: Thank you for the Instagram love!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks!
Shannoneke rated for ATBR: Write a book review on Mar 18, 2017
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Comment: I chose the Secret life of Bees review( But I'll check out the other one too) because I also read it too and loved it! You are right though..seems the issues mentioned in this book, based in the 60s are not so far off from the issues now...nearly 60 years later. Such a shame!
KSENiA rated for ATBR: Write a book review on Mar 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
reader44ever rated for ATBR: Write a book review on Mar 15, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing both a fiction review and a nonfiction review, Luci. As it happens, I read both, and both books sound good! I'm pretty sure I've already read The Secret Life of Bees, though (in a book club I was in over 10 years ago?). The nonfiction book I'll hold in reserve in case we ever get a Book Riot Read Harder Challenge task that it would fit. :-) Thank you for sharing!
luleemik rated for PDG: paper doll wardrobe tin on Nov 23, 2015
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Comment: Love the flapper theme!! Where in the world did you find that little cutie? I remember Sucrets---they tasted terrible, but the tin is so cute:) Thank you for an amazing swap and all of the extras:)
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Comment: I Love the paper doll you made me! She is terrific with all the ribbons hanging down. Love these kind of dolls. Happy Holidays!
starhiker rated for FallWinMas Art Doll on Nov 20, 2015
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Comment: Absolutely wonderful creature, thank your for crafting him for me! I love him, yeah its a him he told me his name is Kyle. LOL ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
thebragal rated for Blog Hop - September Round-up! on Oct 8, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely comment.
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Comment: hi thanks for the comment - garden all okay from the hail thankfully
Lucine rated for Blog Hop - September Round-up! on Oct 4, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comments.
tampatha rated for Blog Hop - September Round-up! on Oct 3, 2015
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Comment: I'm glad you liked the card. Thanks so much for your lovely comment and so glad that you like SOA as well! :)
DG rated for Blog Hop - September Round-up! on Oct 3, 2015
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Comment: thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog
mkangak rated for Vintage Halloween Pocket Letter on Sep 14, 2015
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Comments

CurlyTea on Dec 3, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

BusyB on Mar 4, 2015:

Thank you for the warm welcome to your paper doll group! Can't wait to trade with you all! :)

wolfeagle on Feb 10, 2015:

hi

So glad you're back around.

BennysMumma on Dec 4, 2013:

Happy belated birthday!

lsmahutchin on Dec 2, 2013:

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday, Luci!

rngstgstll on Jun 10, 2013:

participation

Thanks for participating in the Serious Science swap! Hope that you had some SERIOUS fun. Seriously.

HangMeUpToDry on Jun 6, 2013:

Thank you for the email! And for being my little road to Swap-bot.

rngstgstll on Apr 18, 2013:

belly

Hey, it's so nice to see ya around swap-bot :) Thanks for your scientific enthusiasm; it outs a smile on my face and a spring in my step! Now if I can just get outside -- spring needs to shape up!

wickedred on Feb 23, 2013:

Your on my lubs you list

Mar1l1ze on Feb 16, 2013:

Love your profile and I think we have a lot in common.

Seeing that you were my partner for the Keepsake Matchbox just made me smile. I think I'll be havng some glorious fun making your matchbox :)

My head is spinning with all the possibilities!

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