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Date Joined: April 11, 2008
Last Online: May 1, 2017
Birthday: May 2
Country: United States
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About Me

Austinite crafty girl looking for new and exciting ideas from around the country and around the world.

As for me, I am 42 years old, I live in Seguin, Tx which is between Austin and San Antonio. However, I am a Yankee girl through and through, I love the East Coast and I call Boston, Mass my home. I share my space with my awesome housemates, three cats; Evie, Layla and Vincent as well as Sadie the dog, Gertrude and Edie the Bearded Lizards and 2 goldfish.

I appreciate all kinds of cultures, having done some fairly extensive traveling all through the US as well as Canada, Mexico and Australia. I am always looking for a new and interesting concept or item to add to my eclectic collection.

When I am not off playing at an event with the SCA, I am hanging out with friends, usually playing some sort of board game like OOTS or Settlers of Catan, Flux (any version) or Twilight Imperium. I very much enjoy non-traditional board games.

NOTE I always rate! If for some reason, you didn't get a rating from me, drop me a PM. I will rate as soon as I get it. I always try to rate right when I get an item sometimes, it's not always that simple.

Favorite Crafts

I love all kinds of crafting, it is next to impossible for me to chose a favorite. I am an active member of the SCA (http://www.sca.org/) and love making historical outfits for both men and women. So I am always on the look out for renaissance looking buttons or trim to add to a garment.

Along with sewing, I also really enjoy doing my own embroidery to add to the necklines and sleeves of chemises and gowns, it really adds alot of character to the outfit and doesn't look as 'costumy' once you start adding some of these personal touches.

I love journaling and always carry a traveler's notbook with me. I am always looking for neat little trinkets or paper to help make my pages.
Not a huge Hello Kitty fan but I can always find a use for them, but I like happy go lucky stickers, things that are fun and the more abstract the better.

Along with all of that, I try and find time to do some cross stitching, crocheting, beading, painting, pottery, maolica, beading and jewelry making. Anything really to keep my hands busy and make something unique and fitting to my own personality.

I've also started doing silk banner painting! It's so much fun! I do a lot of Peerage banners in the SCA and so far my longest one is 9'. It looks so pretty waving in the wind.

Favorite Music

Yes, yes yes!! I just love music!

It is not uncommon to hear me go from Garth Brooks to Mozart to Metallica to Eminem. I just love music and appreciate the work that goes into it. I may not exactly agree with some sentiments within the music but I applaud anyone who has the courage and tenacity to get their music out there.

I used to play the alto saxophone when I was in high school. My all time dream at that time was to play the sax solo in Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus is coming to town". Yes, I'm a big dork but I remember that fondly and it still makes me smile.

I would love to be sent any underground or local music. I think those are some of the best. My all time faves have been Dar Williams and Bow Thayer and the Euphorians.

Favorite Colors

Color! What a drab place this would be if not for the wealth of colors available to us!

The darkest of greens to the palest of blues, the vibrancy of reds and the brightest of yellows, they are all so fantastic!

My all time favorite colors are: Royal Purple, Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Emerald Green and Silver. I tend to use these alot in my clothes, home decor and crafts but I complement them with an abundance of other colors (depending on what I am working on, I wouldn't want to send anyone something that looked like Rainbow Brite had exploded all over). :)

Favorite Foods/Snacks

I love teas of all kinds, abhor coffee though I do have a certain weakness for espresso. Go figure. I am a walking contradiction!

I love Chai, can't get enough of it. I have an embaressingly large collections of teas from Tea Embassy, Adiago, Teavana, etc etc. If they can mail tea, I probably have at least a sample of it.

I love shortbread and biscottis. I don't have a favorite yet, I quite enjoy them all!

Items I Would Like:

If you have me for a freestyle swap, the things I like the most are fantasy based and Medieval/Renaissance time periods.

I am looking for anything to put on clothing as far as embellishments go or on hats. (i.e. buttons, trim, beads, silk ribbons, etc)

Decor wise, I love having knickknacks and art to display on the walls. If you send me something, I will post a picture of its new home in my house.

I am not overly picky, anything would be truly appreciated but some people like to have a set theme so if this is you, this is my theme. :)

I have a love of villians. OMG the villians! Malificent is probably my #1 love. I have adored her since I was a child. Quickly followed by Darth Vader and Darth Maul. Ursula is pretty up there as is the Queen from Snow White.

Sometimes, evil is good. ;)

Items I Would Not Like:

Anything cartoonish (Disney, Barney, Wiggles, Dora, etc): I do not have any children and do not plan on having any children so I really don't have any use for them. Unless that is all you have to send (I know some people that do) and as long as you do not mind me gifting them out to someone else, that is probably what I would do with them.

Roses: I don't really like roses, in any aspect. Call it childhood trauma but I just do not care for them in the least and do not include them in any of my crafts.

Religous/Spiritual items: Just please, don't. If I want something, I'll go get it myself.

Pink is atrocious and vile color that should be banished from the world. I DO NOT like pink so please, send that cute ribbon or button or paper to someone else who would appreciate it cause I simply will not. I would feel better if it went to a home that would love it and cherish versus sitting in a box somplace, forgotten.

Favorite Television

I don't always have a ton of free time to watch TV but when I do, I got on hour long binges!

Some of my favorite shows are:


West Wing


House of Cards


Game of Thrones



Hell on Wheels

Orange is the new Black

The Almighty Johnsons

Downton Abbey

Call the Midwife

Walking Dead

Penny Dreadful



Jessica Jones


American Horror Story (Coven is my favorite!)


Sons of Anarchy




As you can see, my tastes run pretty much all over the place. Whatever I am binging on usually runs congruent with my moods so it's anyone's guess! :)

Favorite Books

Soooo many books! Not enough time! Here is just a sample of some of my favorite books/authors:

Alice In Wonderland

Harry Potter Series

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Dragonlance series

Belgariad Series


My Sergei

The Harlot By The Side of Road

Bella Mafia

The Forever King

And The Band Played On

The Heroin Diaries

Strangers In Paradise

Memoirs of a Geisha

Schindler's List

My Life In France

I run the gambit when it comes to reading. It's hard to pinpoint just a couple of genres.


CraftyDeeney rated for May 2017 Themed ATC (USA) on May 5, 2017
Comment: Lovely! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the cute ATC...and the card indeed feels so good to me... Thank you! You take care and I look forward to see you come back! Many hugs and hearts from Holland!
Germanbaby77 rated for Apr 2017 Themed ATC (USA) on May 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for resending this swap item (first one was never received). It is beautiful! Just letting you kow that I did not give you a heart because you marked the first one as sent 2 days after the mailing deadline. But because it was not received and yoy followed thorugh and resent it, I still gave you a 5 instead of a 3. thanks!
Response: Thanks. :)
CraftyDeeney rated for Mar 2017 Themed ATC (USA) on Mar 31, 2017
Comment: Just double checking my swaps and saw that my rating for you didn't get saved. I love your daffodil! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you! Glad you like it!
mamalynn rated for Apr 2017 Themed ATC (International) on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: Very pretty ATC! Thank you very much! Thank you for the stickers and note papers also <3
Response: Thank you! So glad you like it! :)
Comment: Thanks for a fun swap!
Response: Thank you! :)
Comment: Lovely ATC! I love the design and the added words make it so special! Thank you so much! Great extra stickers and ATC backs <3
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like it
Comment: Simply beautiful! Keep drawing, you are doing a great job! I love how this looks and the added glitter and gems!
Response: Thank you!
sybil31562 rated for Feb 2017 Themed ATC (USA) on Jan 30, 2017
Comment: The ATC is great despite your dry spell.
Response: Thank you!
robelwilson rated for More Swap-bot Letters on Jan 7, 2017
Response: Thank you!
3trysandimout rated for Jan 2017 Themed ATC (USA) on Jan 4, 2017
Comment: You did a great job on the snowdrop. Don't doubt yourself....we all can draw! Maybe just to a different degree :) Many thanks for the very useable supplies!
Response: Glad you like it! :)
ImnotDorothy rated for SWL ~ Paper Swap #3 on Jan 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks. These are going o be perfect for pocket letters.
Response: Glad you like them!! <3
Comment: I really love the choice of cards that you selected for me. That wonderful fairy scene is lovely and I love the glamour of the floral one! Thanks!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you like them! Happy holidays!! <3
LizFinn rated for W2W ATC Swap #9 on Dec 15, 2016
Response: Thanks!
LisaE rated for Rubber stamped postcard swap-USA only on Dec 13, 2016
Comment: Lovely work.
Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoy it.
Comment: I like the image! This postcard looks very creative!
Response: Thank you! Glad you like it!
Jamnj rated for W2W ATC Swap #9 on Dec 9, 2016
Comment: Katy, thanks for the cute Christmas Atc,s. They are darling😀. Have a great Christmas!
Response: So glad you like them! Thanks for the rating!
bluecrayons rated for Swap Card Swap USA #1 on Dec 7, 2016
Comment: lovely cards ty.
Response: You're welcome!
sandeepbeep rated for 3 THINGS IN AN ENVELOPE INTL on Dec 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you times a million for my beautiful mail. I can already picture what I'm going to do with the goodies (a flipbook, in case you were wondering!) Thanks again :D
Response: Oh cool! So glad you like them!
SuMay rated for Quick Swap- Flat Items #2 on Dec 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your friendly note and the bookmarks you made for me. The circuit diagram tape is very cute!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you like it!

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CurlyTea on May 2, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

leonarasnick58 on May 29, 2017:

Happy Late Birthday :-)

leonarasnick58 on May 12, 2017:

I wanted to drop by and say Happy Belated Birthday :-)

lou on May 1, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


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Bhindblueeyes on Jul 30, 2016:

Thank you for joining the Idiosyncratic Unicorns! The giveaway is still open, until tomorrow evening, so be sure to check it out :) Sorry to assault your profile so quickly, but I wanted to make sure any and all newbies are included too :)

dodothefairy on Jul 12, 2016:

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Hello dear swapper! I read that you like Maleficent, did you watch the movie with Angelina Jolie? I loved it so much! Maleficent is so elegant, pure evil in the Diney cartoon and more complex in the movie.

I read about your like for Darth Vader, but I have to tell you: Datrh Vader is not such evil, at the end! Ehehehe! Seriously, I think is the less evil of the story, ahahah.

Good swapping!

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