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ElvisCraftstello

ElvisCraftstello
Date Joined: March 2, 2009
Last Online: December 10, 2010
Birthday: November 24, 1957
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a New Orleanian biding my time in Dallas, seamster, crafter, artist, and re-make lover; I share my apartment with my lucky black cat, Pnut; and I think the internet is the best thing since sliced bread.

Favorite Crafts

I have done dressmaking and alterations for a living for years; for fun I like to do quilting, I just made my first art quilt recently. I love all crafts, mostly I love to make stuff out of what's on hand, and I'm lucky that people give me a lot of materials. I take apart jewelry, clothing, and anything else that stands still to see what I can change it into!

Favorite Television

I love The Office, TrueBlood, My Name is Earl, The Big Bang Theory, Project Runway and Top Chef, Intervention, John and Kate Plus Eight (now I just feel sorry for those adorable kids), The Fashion Show, The Soup, Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman, and more....I watch too much tv!

Favorite Books

Sci Fi: John Varley, Peter Hamilton, Heinlein, and many more. Also crafting books. Currently can't find a book I want to read more than I want to make something.

Favorite Music

ELVIS COSTELLO, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, The Band, Emmylou Harris, Grateful Dead, Ralph Stanley and all bluegrass, Queen, Billy Joel's Pianoman, Queen, Pink, Steely Dan, Sly and the Family Stone

Favorite Movies

Breeaking Away, A Knight's Tale, Gaslight, The Thirteenth Warrior, The Best Man (w/Henry Fonda), Ironman, War of the World's (both), Little Miss Sunshine, Amelie, Sabrina (the old one), O Brother Where Art Thou

Things I Like

I love anything handmade, or old. Even before Katrina, I had nothing old; for some reason my mother never saved anything, including family photos. Once I found an appointment card for one of my vaccinations with one of my Grandma's recipes on the back that I treasured!

I love any kind of fabric, and I love solids currently. I was gifted with a lot of fabric from friends at an online quilting site after Katrina, but I still have few solid fabrics. Any kind of trim tickles me, bits and pieces are great. I want to start making art journals and altered books, and I'd love to have fibers to use.

I collect chickens and roosters, heart shaped rocks, anything from another area of the US or another country, glass bottles, and landscape photographs. I love sardines, anything pickled, olives of every kind, chocolate iin every form, coffee (especially chicory or very stout kinds), Obama, paper and packaging, pens, pencils, markers, and any unique or weird thing you might imagine someone couldn't possibly want!

Things I'm Not So Fond Of

Religious articles meant to convert me, mean people, critical people who are not polite (comes under mean people, now that I think of it), girly-girly things, pink unless it's with another color, Twilight, pop singers, Republicans, licorice, miso soup, fabrics with printed on quilt patterns, gum and that's about it for now....

Stuff about Swapping

If you haven't gotten something from me, please send me an e-mail or message, because I always send, albeit late a few times. I have health issues that sometimes prevent me from mailing when I plan to; I ALWAYS do send, though. 98% of the time I send a message off as soon as I see I'll be late; if you're expecting a package, feel free to send me a question. And I always rate, so if I haven't rated you, it's an oversite, and I'd appreciate a heads-up!

Ratings

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Comment: I PMed you on May 18, 2010 and I still have not received anything.
zany rated for My swap bot name on May 17, 2010
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Comment: thank you for the pc. It looks very unusual. Something different to add to my collection - I like it :)
magickislife rated for My swap bot name on Apr 30, 2010
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mypoohbear60 rated for Red Door ATC on Apr 22, 2010
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Comment: Love them and the fabric.
watchmespinning rated for My swap bot name on Apr 17, 2010
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bookwormAL rated for My swap bot name on Apr 17, 2010
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SamiE rated for Red Door ATC on Apr 16, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the cards. They are late, but I still rated you better than last time.
susiqz rated for Hand-Made Postcards Please on Apr 5, 2010
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Comment: worth waiting for
nativegan rated for Hand-Made Postcards Please on Apr 5, 2010
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Comment: Thanks!!
HydroNymph rated for GAY IS OK #3 - LESBIANS IGNITE!!! on Mar 23, 2010
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Comment: LOVE the Very sharp ATC! Thanks for sending all the extras too :D
KizzyMama rated for GAY IS OK #3 - LESBIANS IGNITE!!! on Mar 23, 2010
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Comment: I love the card, so colorful. I love the extras. I can really use those papers. The kitty is so cute :) Thank you
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Comment: The package was a little late, but all the requirements were there. A great assortment of cards!! I really like the homemade ones. The Leave it to Beaver was my favorite.
Response: I am glad it got there. I just bought more correction tape and pens to re-send. My apologies for the delays, but mental illness is a b****.
sassysewer rated for 01-01-2010 Profile Surprise on Feb 5, 2010
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Comment: Thanks
sstudebaker17 rated for "D" ATC Swap EDITED DATES on Feb 3, 2010
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Comment: Loved your ATC... many thanks!
yriako rated for 01-01-2010 Profile Surprise on Jan 28, 2010
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bblue rated for 01-01-2010 Profile Surprise on Jan 25, 2010
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Comment: Thansk for the decorated envelope.
Liv2cre8 rated for Make a Statement ATC on Jan 23, 2010
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rainbowafterrain81 rated for Make a Statement ATC on Jan 23, 2010
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Comment: thanks for the atc and card...it is most definantly a good statement :) and I love that you painted on it!
DarbyFlats rated for 01-01-2010 Profile Surprise on Jan 20, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the cool cut outs and stickers. Great envie. Thank you so much!
redwrapper rated for 01-01-2010 Profile Surprise on Jan 17, 2010
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Comment: I love what you gave me!!!!! :) :) :) Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! :) :) :)
Response: So glad you like it! I bought the Louisiana PC just to copy the fleur-de-lis on it, so I was glad to find someone collecting state cards.

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Comments

wunderland on Feb 8, 2010:

The deadline to send for the Postcrossing Support Kit swap has now passed. Please remember to fulfill this swap, and message me and your partner if there's any problems.

Take care,
Ami

babyamy on Feb 4, 2010:

I just want to let you know that your Postcrossing Support Kit will leave Germany tomorrow! I hope it'll arrive soon :)

Darkestlina on Feb 1, 2010:

I just wanted to say hello and hope to swap with you sometime. I was really hoping to get you in Gay is ok 3 but ah well!

jillian on Oct 16, 2009:

Thank you so much for the RAK for my 3yo nephew. You're a sweetheart! He LOVES the pics of the 'tracors', as he calls them. He was so excited, he was jumping up & down! Thank you for your kindness & making a little boy SO happy! Be well my friend-jillian

Cicely321 on Oct 8, 2009:

Hi! Thanks for the Welcome :) Oh my Gosh you knew someone that was on that's clever, that's so cool. Yeah, I record the show every morning. But I think alot of them are re-runs. I'm so happy, I found this site. I'm anxiously waiting on my first swap to arrive in the mail. :) Have A Super Great Day!

RainbowSplatter on Sep 25, 2009:

oh my gosh, i love your name here! elvis costello is fantastic and i love wordplay... obviously if i am willing to leave a random comment on someone's page! it's just too neat not to!

Dannamichelle on Aug 27, 2009:

Hi! this is a comment for the "leave me a comment" swap :] I see we both like the same shows! we have the exact same dislikes,except for the republican one! but other than that we are alot alike:]! Well i hope to meet you again in some other swaps! Happy swapping-Dannamichelle

breadcrumbs00 on Aug 24, 2009:

Hi! here's a comment for the "leave me a comment" swap :) I like your website, you made some great ATC's there and your username makes me smile (so does your cat's name). I see you are quite the swapping expert while I'm a bit of a newbie here, but we have a few things in common - we're even about the same age! I've always been into recyclling/ repurposing stuff - (had to be) also reading sci-fi, some of the same films and music and I agree with most of your likes and dislikes. So I hope to meet you again in some swaps around here :) Happy swapping from breadcrumbs00

fernsmama on Aug 24, 2009:

Hi there! I'm sending you this as part of the Leave a comment swap, I hope you like the picture, who doesn't need a smile and a coffee in the morning?! ♥ I was reading your blog, and love the postcards you make, Amelie is one of my fave movies, and I love the way you used nail polish on the card, the bunny cloud looks fantastic, I'm going to have to try that technique! Have a happy happy day, ♥ Fernsmama :D

maysparkles on Jul 31, 2009:

Hi Susan, just to say that the Handmade Profile Surprise package that you sent me is wonderful, I am over the moon with it! The erasers are fantastic, I couldn't believe it when I opened them, I just keep looking at them, lol! And two packets of the sweets have gone already, oops, sugar crash! I just love those sweets! You are a fantastic swapper, thank you SO much!!

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