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Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: May 5, 2012
Birthday: April 30, 1985
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a 24 year old female residing in Manassas Virginia. I am afianced to a wonderful man named Joseph, whom I adore. My best friends live in Virginia, Ohio, and Florida so I'm quite used to using snail mail to communicate. I love calligraphy and origami and I tend to do both at my desk at work. I answer phones for a living, which can be tough sometimes, but is often fun when people are willing to be polite and patient. I enjoy talking to people and exchanging ideas.

Favorite Crafts

I do a lot of crafts so I'm going to list things here that I enjoy most and have the most experience in, but in no particular order.

Calligraphy; cross-stitch; origami; beading; latch hook; wood carving; stone carving; clay-work : both throwing pottery and clay sculpting; jewelry making : earring, necklaces, brace/anke-lets.

I'm sure there's more I'll add them as they come to me.

Favorite Books

Anything by Piers Anthony, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffery, Orson Scott Card, H.P. Lovecraft, Tanya Huff, Robert Aspirin, Spider Robinson.

I have more favourite Authors than I have favourite books I think, but if pressed I might say that the best thing I've read recently was The House of Leaves, which is an excellent read if you stick with it, though the format will perplex and annoy some.

Favorite Music

This would take forever to list as I listen to just about every genre and enjoy almost anything that is harmonious and most things that are discordant. What I can say is that my friend Damian makes the most wonderful mix discs that I listen too most often.

Favourite bands include but are not limited to, in no particular order: The Cars, Queen, Opeth, Dir en Grey, L'Arc en Ciel, Gackt Job, Miyavi, BoA, X Japan, Depeche Mode, Kilby Taylor, Frank Zappa

I'll add more as they come to me.

Favorite Television

Heros, House, and NCIS are really the only things I watch with any regularity. I don't watch much TV, perferring to read or craft in that time.


I can always use paper, any sort of paper, every sort of paper. I love stationary of any type: cards sheets, vellum, linen papers, papyrus (raw and painted), if it's paper, if you can write on it, if you can fold it I love it. I've been trying to get ahold of more wrapping paper since It's easy to make a card from the stuff or use the graphics on it to level up another piece.

I also love natural items like feathers, small pieces of drift wood, shells, porcupine quills (though I have some I can always use more), scraps of fur or even bone or ivory. Carved stone beads or charms are love, especially in jade, amethyst, or lapis.

Jewelry findings of any type are ever useful, but I have a hard time finding pin backs and barette clips.

Beads are love so long as they are glass, stone, or metal.


Colors: My very favourite colors are blue, purple, and green, in no particular order. I love them grouped together best, but I also like them apart or in twos just as well. I also like the combinations of orange and blue or purple and orange. Metallics are love. I adore copper or bronze and blue, silver and green, purple and silver or gold. Other tricolors I like are black/green/silver,


saradiann rated for Bookmark swap on Sep 18, 2009
Comment: This is the most beautiful package I have EVER received! It was so nice, I thought it was a mistake! I will treasure everything, and I think the little origami corner bookmarks are especially clever! It took me until I got your note to realize what it was!
Response: ^_^ I'm glad you liked them.
Comment: cant tell you how i was blown away with your work and your swap..my 10 year old loves the quills..lol.. i wanted to keep them, but boys are boys.. i am homeschooling my 15 year old , we are doing japan.. origami is on our list. wait till i show him all your work.. i cant do it to save my life, i love the owl in the box and the saying on the leaf.. you so rock.. thank you for everything.. if i could give you 5 stars i would.. hugs laura
Response: If you'd like and you promise to smile I can send you a few more to hide away for yourself. ^_^ They are very inexpensive and light to mail. Let me know, ok?
Robot rated for Handmade Mini-book on Jul 20, 2009
Comment: Awesome!

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HydroNymph on Sep 21, 2009:

Wow those earings sound pretty dang awesome!!! No, I would not mind recieving that at all!

saradiann on Sep 18, 2009:

Just wanted to leave you a message to say THANKS! And you are awesome ;-)

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