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Haole1

Haole1
Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a (former) middle school art teacher, currently a substitute teacher, from the mid-west. I love all kinds of art and disliked those that taught it, needless to say, I had very little inspiration from art classes (and teachers) in the public school system.

Favorite Music

I really enjoy Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, reminds me of vacation. Also enjoying the playlists on Stephenie Meyers homepage, love the connection to her writing but I'll listen to about anything:o) I grew up in the 80s so any hair band brings back the memories of concerts, first concert was Motley Crue!

Favorite Books

Reading the J.R. Ward series of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, I can live without the romance parts of the book but find the character developed for each brother in each book kind of interesting. Anne Rice and Stephen King are next on my reading list. Not interested in 50 Shades of Grey, not my "style" of reading.

Jodi Picoult is my favorite fiction writer. I also like Malcome Gladwell's books.

Favorite Television

Project Runway, the Today show, My Name is Earl, Sponge Bob Square Pants, 30 days (Morgan Spurlock is AWESOME!) and Dog the Bounty Hunter. Started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix but finding that I don't have that much time to watch television since I've moved, I can't seemed to get organized....must be the 50 hour work week?

Favorite Crafts

Always working on a new craft...crocheting baby blankets right now but always have wool felt, paint, collage materials, cross-stitch, and most other materials ready to go incase I get "inspired"...sometimes I think distracted is the better word here. Still loving the scrapbook thing, I will miss Archiver's! Also like: Beading, Scrapbooking, Cross-stitching, felt applique, and crocheting. Starting to look at painting again using recycled furniture, thank you Pinterest:o)

Things I like

My favorite colors are teal with a burnt orange/red, deep purple, golden yellow, and sage green. If I have to choose clothing or shoes that come in a variety of colors but the same style I almost always pick black. I like patterns and new projects, since I seem to acquire these items frequently. I like baking and usually find a way to "play" with the food and make something sculptural instead of flat, it's usually edible afterwards. I also love anything Hawaiian and the Iowa State Fair! I enjoy getting handmade items and appreciate the variety of artistic styles that people have.

Things I collect

Sea turtles, Seashells and beach sand, Miniature crocks, church cook books, Lapel pins and "fun" necklaces to wear to school (when I sub), Hallmark ornaments (I got started by a family member when I was little), Handmade santas, Beads, Recipes, Pug dog items, Circus clown stuff, Pasanky dyed/hand painted eggs, Cross-stitch patterns, Craft projects, Fabric for Halloween, baby and, Christmas quilts (just another hobby I don't have time to pursue!) The occasional postage stamp...I used to belong to a club! Hawaiian stuff, mostly old travel pictures and brochures, everything is so "touristy" now! Dotee dolls, buttons, rubber stamps, pretty much anything related to arts and crafts!

Favorite Desserts

White cake, Chocolate dipped strawberries, soft serve ice cream, coffee drinks, strawberry shortcake, fresh pineapple and caramel puffed corn! Not a fan of milk chocolate but I have a five year old that loves it:o) No allergies to anything either.

Things I don't like

Snakes, Apples (the collectable stuff, everyone thinks that you collect it if you are a teacher), Socks that are too small (I have huge feet, shoe size 12), Fruity teas and glitter (sorry, art teacher phobia-my friend Marcy loves the stuff)

What I don't like about this site: People that are sooo into this site that they won't accept a package a day or so after the deadline and rate it a 5. I am a laid back swapper, I do not understand why you are checking the dates of postage and you base your rating on that? I've never flaked and most of the time I can send by the due date. I don't sign up for a lot of swaps any more, mostly because I get things I don't think people really take the time to make. When I swap, I read the person's profile and take time to complete that swap and personalize it. If it's a great package and it's a day or so late who cares? I'm here for fun and personal motivation...I have recieved so AWESOME swaps here and met some great people but why be so uptight about the swaps?

Favorite Movies

Anything with Marilyn Monroe, Thirteen going on 30, The Princess Bride, Monsters, Inc., The Fifth Element, Harry Potter.

Ratings

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Comment: Wow. That's about all I can say...just, wow. I love love LOVE the dolls you created for me, the dress was beautiful, and the extras were so thoughtful. Thank you for being such a wonderful partner! :)
lyzz rated for Bee ATC on Jul 25, 2017
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Comment: Your ATC is so kool! Thank you for the stamps i love this series! I have also see those stamps havent bought any but been looking at them!
Maggie249 rated for DOTEE in your fav color on Jul 20, 2017
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Comment: love her and i also like this color - many thanks for fabric and beads please let us see your crayon dotees - sound wonderful - oh and heart for you .
Wildchild rated for Funny Faces on Jun 28, 2017
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Comment: It arrived in perfect shape! Thank you!
deathpony rated for PCs for Back To School Project on Sep 17, 2016
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Comment: Way more than I expected! Thank you!
Tynkerbelle rated for IL: Valentine Inchies on Mar 3, 2016
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Comment: wow...just wow...so very creative ...and the sparkle....i just LOVE sparkle, you did such a wonderful job on the inchie banner, thank you so much for the cute clothes pins, i love teeny tiny stuff...the tag is sweet, again cannot say enough about the awesomeness!!!!
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Comment: Thank you!!! was totally amazed at the felt Ernie! Love the handicraft!
BeadDiva rated for August Sender's Choice on Sep 8, 2015
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Comment: Again thank you for your swap. It was almost like receiving a gift. Your work is beautiful and creative.
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Comment: I cannot thank you enough for your beautiful work. The inchies were great and what a special treat to get two sets. They are both so beautifully presented. Getting this from you makes up for some of those bad days/swaps. You truly make this swap fun to receive. Thank you again.
Response: We've all had the occasional bad swap, I always try to send something I would like to recieve. I sent you a message regarding this swap. Thanks for the heart:-)
donetta rated for IL: 12 Months of Inchies: SUMMER on Sep 3, 2015
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Comment: I'm almost speechless...I've only received one other inchie display, and I'm betting it was from you! Amazing...the inchies are adorable, and the way they are displayed on the decorated tag is really lovely. Thank you so much, Katie!!!
Response: Glad you like them, thanks for the heart:-)
Watsonc7 rated for February mini zine on Mar 12, 2015
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Comment: Loved your Zine, I'll be looking it over a lot more. I loved your drawings, jealous of your skills (I'm assuming you drew most of it lol)
coraletted rated for February mini zine on Mar 11, 2015
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namelessgirl rated for February mini zine on Mar 11, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty zine!
NickyNightmare rated for February mini zine on Mar 9, 2015
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Comment: This Zine makes me so happy thank you! It's great :D
missxkay rated for IL: 12 Months of Inchies: Winter on Feb 10, 2015
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Comment: AMAZING inchies and plaque! Love it!
donetta rated for IL: 12 Months of Inchies: Winter on Jan 31, 2015
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Comment: Oh my! WOW! Katie, I think this is the most spectacular set of inchies I've ever received! First of all, the inchies themselves are adorable...but the way you displayed them, in a format that is framed and ready to hang...I'm speechless. (That doesn't happen very often!). I don't know what to say, except...thank you. Thank you very, very much.
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Comment: Thank you so much! She is beautiful!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely amazing package! And the tags are just adorable! I can't wait for Christmas to open them :)
fireyvalkyrie rated for Inchies: Request A Theme on Nov 22, 2014
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Comment: extra special package is not the word for it this thing was amazing I love these inchies I love how you packaged them.. they are hanging on my living room wall they are one of my treasures thank you thank you thank you

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 180 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
151 196 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 28 87 36
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Comments

Littletiscrafty on Mar 8, 2013:

stumbled upon your profile and think we have a ton in common! I love Jodi Picoult too. And i agree with your love of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Does remind me of vacation!

pearlie on Oct 23, 2012:

You made my week! In the Swap-bot world of slapped together swaps and poorly-made weird dotee dolls YOU are a breath of fresh air! Any time you want to do a private dotee doll swap I'm on it!

pandessa on Sep 27, 2012:

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! You are the best, GREAT GREAT GREAT Advent calendar. WOW WOW WOW! thanks so much!

pandessa on Sep 27, 2012:

OMG there is MORE! I thought the treat was the glasses, pez and "don;'t make me drop a house on you" hat! You are far toooooooo much but I really appreicate it. Your modge podge job is GREAT!

racheljohnson on Sep 4, 2012:

This is a bit late, but thank you soooo much for the cute Iowa postcard and kind note you sent as part of the "Thank You Swap-bot" Swap. Users like you truly make Swap-bot great!

MichelleWillow on May 31, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap! ♥

Jex on Sep 7, 2010:

Hello!

I´m hosting a swap in the Alice in Wonderland Group - Disney Cheshire Cat ATC

Please join us, it´s going to be fun!

billiemonster on Jun 17, 2010:

No prob at all! Thanks for the note. :o)

doublesided on Jun 10, 2010:

WeLComE tO tHe INchiE LovE GrOuP!! HOpe TO sEe You jOiNinG In tHE sWaPS sOoN! If you have any questions please ask!! Remember if you want to receive emails when new swaps are listed you need to select the box on the group section of your "edit profile" page. Doublesided xx

grannylove60 on Jul 18, 2009:

Welcome to the Granny Squares Galore group!!!

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