Date Joined: September 13, 2008
Last Online: February 4, 2013
Country: United States
I am a 45 yo practicing Muslima writer living on a small farm in the SE USA. My children are grown, so I am free to garden and do crafts to my heart's content.
Recycled items (giving old items new purpose - like handbags made from felted sweaters or jeans)
I have just started making jewelry and am having a lot of fun with it.
I like learning new crafts - especially 'folk arts'
Heroes Lost Ugly Betty NCIS The Mentalist Castle
Kareem Salama (country) Andrea Bocelli Joe Jackson James Morrison Super Chic Jackson Browne (not the popular stuff that he had to do to make the money, but the actual socially responsible songs that made people think about important issues - in other words, the songs the radios will never play - as with Tracy Chapman)
Stories from Islamic and Arabian history
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Hand that Rocked the Ladle (by Tamar Myers and all the books in that Amish series)
Son of a Witch (2nd part of the series)
Craft-related how-to books (any and all types of crafts)
Tom Clancy Novels
Rolags or Batting from natural fibers (dyed or undyed)
Homemade Felt or needle felting supplies
Homespun or any "natural" yarn
Accessories for Spinning (wheel or drop spindle), crocheting or weaving related accessories (I live on a farm and make my crafts from animal to end-product).
DIY Craft Kits (I'll try anything)
Anything with a Sunflower Motif (to match my kitchen)
Interesting baskets or basket-making supplies (accessories, reeds, raffia, whatever)
accessories for handmade paper or card imprints
Natural Candles or candle making supplies
I love sturdy tote bags (I use them instead of grocery bags when shopping).
Handmade (or not) scarves and shawls (nothing glittery,poofy or showy) I need ones that actually cover the hair completely when put in a triangle, or wide enough if it is a lengthwise one - I wear these when I go out. (practicing Muslimah)
Pet-related items (cute collars, sweaters, bandanas, etc. for one or more of my 8 cats [Amira, Ziggy-boogy-doo, Princess, Climber, Eyes,Whiskers, Buffy and Nimr the bobtail] and 1 medium sized Australian Shepherd named Appalachia or "Apple" for short)
Scarf pins or scarf holders (no gold-plated that will chip off - I love silver). I use them to close my scarf under my neck - so nothing that has jagged edges that might stab me in the neck.
Herbal Teas or Flavored Teas (esp. any kind of berry)
Dark Chocolate Shavings for Hot Chocolate
One million dollars (I thought I would throw that in there, just in case someone was in the giving mood)
Anything apple-scented or using apple pectin (son and I are allergic)
Anything even hinting of alcohol, sex, or foul language
Black wool (I have 8 cats, so I would basically be wearing their fur as it shows up so well on black)
Crafts that depict humans or animals (no dolls,etc. - still life is fine or distorted pictures without complete faces) or cookware (like mugs with cats are fine).
No Holiday-themed items please
Please do not send food items without checking with me first (I don't eat anything with pork or it's derivatives, alcohol,etc.)
Blue (all shades)
Warm Earth Tones
Yellow (for kitchen stuff only)
Peach (for kitchen stuff or yarn-related)
AuntieM (Samples Swap) Thanks to Mrs. Rankin for angeling me on that one.
Solva Nabila (Quick Eid-Al-Adha Bookmark Swap) (I was the host)