UPDATED: November 4, 2020
I'm a mom in the middle of Iowa trying to keep the Muses from driving me crazy. I write, craft, and try to keep the inspiration flowing. I live with my husband and two rabbits.
I am part of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and enjoy history with a special focus on pre-1600's heraldry and crafts.
We like to play card and video games, go hiking, watch movies, make stuff, cook, and a million other things.
We've just started to get into bonsai making.
Favorite crafts that I do:
Sewing felt stuffies, crochet, embroidery, tablet weaving, lampwork glass bead making, book binding, kumihimo, creating heraldry, drop spinning, cooking, and sewing.
Other crafts that I do:
I do a lot of random stuff so I am always forgetting something on this list... amigurumi, sewing stuffed animals, jewelry making, cooking modern/vintage/medieval foods, drawn thread embroidery, etc, etc, etc. I like making stuff.
Anything by Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman. I like humor and description. I also like Seanan McGuire, Jim Butcher, and Patricia Briggs.
I love fantasy and urban fantasy.
My tastes vary and I give anything a try. I am currently in love with the Folk Punk genre. I like alt, folk, banjo covers, video game music, etc. I'm weird.
Here are some of my current favorites:
I also love podcasts:
- History of Rome
- King Falls AM
- Noble Blood - The Magnus Archives
I like to write novels and short stories. My fiction tends towards fantasy. I do like reading stuff with a darker edge or crazy humor and I enjoy writing the same. But I enjoy writing with a variety of styles and subjects.
Current projects: Trying to remind myself to write on a regular basis.
I am always trying to get myself organized. I have so many things going on that I often am afraid I'm going to forget something.
I use a bullet journal to try to keep my thoughts straight. I use Scrivener for my novel writing.
I am trying to get into using 3x5 index cards as a commonplace book on a regular basis.
I love quotes. Especially ones about writing, from books, song lyrics, and ones that are inspirational without hitting you over the head with it. I also like quirky messages / quotes - "The pirates are here to sack the village, would you like paper or plastic?"
I prefer college ruled, graph, or blank paper/notebooks. I prefer 'half size' or 'quarter size' notebooks to full size ones - and yes, I know those aren't real terms. :)
Other things I like:
* Tea (english breakfast and gunpowder green especially) * Plain coffee, cold brew coffee * The colors gray, black, dark blue, dark green, turquoise/teal/blue green, argyle, and varied stripes
* Quotes (see above)
* Pinback buttons * Writing prompts * Rabbits, Crabs, Goats, hedgehogs, gnomes * The Kraken (tentacles, ships, anchors, that sort of thing) * Skeleton keys * Tea towels * Handmade dish scrubbies and potholders (patterns work too!) * Washi tape * Mason jars * Recipes from before 1960 * Crystals, semi-precious stones, neat rocks you found on a walk/vacation * Bangles and bracelets (seed bead, semi-precious stones, cord, etc) * Macedonian chocolate halva
Please don't send me religious (Christian) things. I'm a Pagan and have been for ages.
I write small most of the time and I haven't used wide ruled paper since elementary school, please don't send me wide ruled paper or notebooks.
Other things I DON'T like:
* Coconut * The color pink and most primary colors * Gold * Hibiscus tea * 3D scrapbooking stickers * Coconut * Glitter * Puffy paint * Sequins * Eyelash yarn
I prefer 4x6 but 3x5 is just fine. I inherited my grandmother's old recipe cards and am enamored of handwritten index cards. If you have an old family recipe you would like to share, I would love to see it. We do like to can and we also have a pressure canner. Bonus points for recipes from before 1960.
Crochet / Yarn Swaps:
I crochet but I do not knit...yet. It's on my list of things to learn. I mostly do small projects like dish cloths, scarves/shawls, and amigurumi. I do not crochet sweaters, slippers, gloves, or blankets. One of these days I will have enough time to devote to an afghan, but today is not that day. I like wool/wool blends but I use acrylic for amigurumi. I use cotton for dish cloths and potholders. I do not like eyelash yarn.
Pagan Themed Swaps:
I'm a Hellenic Pagan and an eclectic witch that leans toward cottage witchcraft. I like herbs, crystals, and pendulums. I've been out of practice for ages and I keep meaning to get back to it....
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