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Date Joined: October 10, 2007
Last Online: November 2, 2016

Country: United States
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About Me

I am a wife, mom, and lover of all things crafty. I am also a Princess because my Father is King of Everything.

I love thrift stores, rummage sales, yards sales and finding unique items.

My favorite colors are purple, orange, pink, silver, green, and earth tones.

I love to explore the world and oftentimes that is from the comfort of home and the computer. I enjoy new foods and learning new things and I am not afraid to try anything. I am trying to teach myself Chinese (Mandarin) and how to play an acoustic guitar now and I can read Spanish better than I speak it and brushing up on my French.

Favorite Music

Christian, Gospel (not too hip-hoppy), Jazz, Country, World

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Jewelry making, Card making, Cooking

I love fabrics and fibers. I am a SAHM so I am often on a budget and love being able to create something beautiful out of fabrics and fibers. I am not a fabric or yarn snob, I love odd notions and trims which come in handy for all types of projects. Now that doesn't mean I want a bunch of junk though. (smile)

Yarn - please do not send any eyelash yarns...thanks!

Also, there are no fiber allergies but I don't like SMOKE or SMOKE smell so if you do smoke and you can make it smell pretty that would make me happy.

Favorite Movies

Pretty Woman, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Mahogany, Steel Magnolias, Grease, Akeelah and the Bee, Working Girl, Sweet Home Alabama, Legally Blonde (1&2)

Favorite Books

Craft, Craft and more Craft - Japanese craft magazines/books, Craft mags/books, Cookbooks, Southern Living Magazine

Favorite Foods

I love chocolate, desserts (all kinds), lattes/coffee and Pepsi (trying to cut back). I also love Italian, Indian, Thai, Mexican...I love food!


I love Jeff Gordon and the Dallas Cowboys.

Favorite Television

CSI (only Vegas and Miami), NASCAR, DIY/HGTV shows (Knitty Gritty, Uncommon Threads, Stylicious, Craft Juice, etc.), Food Network, The Closer, Criminal Mind, Numbers, Project Runway, Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, Top Chef

My Blessings

I am a mother of 3 but 1 is already an angel. The other two have tilted halos like their mom. :)

Princess is 5 going on 25 and is a true girly girl. She had a liver transplant when she was very young and is our little miracle. She loves pink, purple, glitter, and stuff that sparkles.

Prince is 4 and is all boy. If there is dirt and water anywhere within a 5 mile radius he will be in it. He loves orange and blue and he also likes dinosaurs and monster trucks.

Not fond of....

Kawaii, anime, skull/bones, hair accessories...


Comment: Will gladly change when I recieve
Comment: Thank you! I love its color!
biasbabe rated for Bottlecap Pincushion on Apr 2, 2008
Comment: When you send a package, you send a awesome package. The grape bottle will go in with my thimble collection. Some people don't realize the sweetness and loving care that people put into these swaps. But I do! And so do you. Thank you ever so much.
Comment: My daughter loved her package. Thank you so much! :-)
Rhayne7 rated for Bottlecap Pincushion on Mar 31, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much Kiva! Imagine my surprise when I saw two pincushions. I will definitely use the fabric for crafting too. Thanks again & good luck on the move! =)
Comment: Thanks for great package! I love the journal - very much to my tastes - and I'll happily make use of all the ribbons, the snaps, and the notepad. But I think my favourite item is the charm/pendent - it is so precious! Thank you!
bluegrassgirl rated for Where Women Create on Mar 12, 2008
Comment: Well...you just take the cake, Kiva, as far as swap partners go!!!!! I was like a little birthday girl opening her presents. I squealed like a little piggy when I saw everything! First, your letter was so descriptive...I could totally imagine you sewing and creating in your space. secondly, the journal is so fab!! I can't believe it. You should join our group "Love To Travel"...one of our swaps is to create a journal just like you did. The wheat filled pillow is so cool, smells wonderful and will be used for sure. I love the pin cushion....and I needed one. The girls ooooooohd and ahhhhhd over the fabric. And finally, my son went cuckoo for coco puffs over the military coin!!! I'm head over heels in love with this swap. Thank you a million times with a million hearts for you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Yippee, I like when the family smiles. I forgot to include the pictures (absent minded) but they are on my Flickr account (link at top of profile). Thanks for the heart and hope we can swap again.
Comment: What great handmade books! and got TWO of 'em!! thanks so very much!
Response: Hee hee, I chuckled when I found out you were my partner again...glad you enjoyed the books!
JL rated for Creative Felt Pin Cushion on Mar 4, 2008
Comment: Thank You! The pink, lime, brown cushion is beautiful. The crab was a special touch that I love.
Response: They were out of my comfort zone but I had fun and thanks for the love shared on my Flickr account. Take care!
gatorsmom rated for Creative Journal Swap on Mar 4, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for the journal, you obviously read my profile and made it just for me~!
Response: I am glad that you liked it, I had fun and I love butterflies as well. :)
jeaniel23 rated for Girly Girls Paper Mache Swap on Mar 2, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful boxes and the stickers and beads! The girls were totally excited to get their swap and your daughter did such a beautiful job on them. Thanks for the extras and doing such a great job on the kid's swap! Jeanie
Comment: Thank you so much! Loved everything!:-) Coasters match my living room perfectly.
Response: Glad it arrived safely and together and that the coasters match your living room. :)
Mello rated for Intl: Hot Drink and a Magazine on Feb 19, 2008
Comment: Hi Kiva, just found this thick envelope in my Postbox and was wondering what it could be. Never thought of the Magazine and drink-Swap, but hey, it was not just one but THREE Magazines! And a lot of drinks, too! Great you added two Envelopes of Hot Chocolate, my son already divided wich ones for mommy and wich ones for him.... :o)
Response: I am so glad that you liked the magazines and that there was enough hot chocolate for you and son to share. :)
bean rated for Hand-Embroidered Heart on Feb 4, 2008
Comment: Thanks for a great swap! The colors you chose are perfect, I love your free-form hearts and the addition of beads! Thanks for the extras, too!! <3
Response: I am so glad as I was nervous about that one. :)
roseylittlethings rated for handmade gift for you on Feb 2, 2008
Comment: Love THE Bag, it is darling. Thanks also for the great vintage pillowcases, LOVE THEM!
Response: So glad you liked the items!
KnitForBrains rated for coffee cup cozy on Jan 29, 2008
Comment: Very cute--I'm using them all the time.
CherylCraftCabin rated for Trim on Jan 29, 2008
Comment: I'm sorry to rate you late as I was a bit busy last week... I like your trims very much! Thanks for sending :D
Response: I am just glad to know that you received them as I was getting worried. Thanks for the heart!
MOMO rated for tote bag with goodies on Jan 28, 2008
Comment: I LOVE MY BAG! thankyou so much! and of cos for the candles and letterpad and beads too (:
Response: I am so glad that you like it!! :)
CrosonFarms rated for Beginning Embroidery on Jan 27, 2008
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful package. Not only was the embroidery adorable and based on my profile, I also received some additional supplies for my own work. I really hope to see you in future swaps!!!
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything!

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tangledthreads on Jul 5, 2009:

Hello! You are invited to my Bottlecap Pincushion Swap !!

xo, tangledthreads

kari on Jan 27, 2009:


You are invited to join the DOMESTICATED! group! We are a group of practical, strong, modern-day women, moms, wives, and homemakers who know they have an important job and love to do it with charm and retro inspiration! Please join us for home & family discussions and fun, vintage-themed swaps.

TeaNi on Jun 4, 2008:

Please stop by the Christian Swappers group and check out our new swap, "Lamb of God". I hope you'll consider joining!:)

heliogal on Apr 3, 2008:

Hi, I created a recipe swap on the "Cookbooks & Recipes Oh My" Group. I hope you will check it out at the group site. Thank You.

CupcakeDD on Apr 2, 2008:

Hey Atomic Housewives !
Check out our new swap:
Atomic Housewives Swap

1CrazyQuilter on Mar 17, 2008:

CrochetCupcake on Feb 16, 2008:

I've started a Flirty Apron Swap -- come and join the fun! Shawnee

biasbabe on Feb 12, 2008:

Welocme to My Nuts for Sewing group!

Shash on Jan 31, 2008:

I'm happy to be in the spring handbag swap--I love doing them!

T on Jan 31, 2008:

Thank YOU for hosting the Spring Handbag swap. I'm really excited about this one, already looking through my stash of fabric, and even checking profiles to see what would match with whom. (Is that weird??) Oh, well--bring on spring! ;)

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