Date Joined: January 16, 2008
Last Online: February 12, 2016
Country: United States
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Wow I can't believe that I have been away for so long. 8 years?? But I never forgot Swap-bot. I love rubber stamps, polymer clay, beads, quilt patterns, and wire work. Put them all together somehow and I'm happy :) Anything with an oriental, nature, antique, or textural theme I crave! I switch from craft to craft frequently, every time I see something in a magazine or on tv I just have to do it and it becomes my favorite (for that day) lol. I'm wanting to try some steampunk jewelry next.
I have been married for 37 years to a retired cowboy, and have a boy 35, and a girl 33, who gave me a grandson in 2015!. I now work two jobs a day, as office manager of each. I really like making the change in the middle of the day so I don't get so bored.
I'm also an avid Atkins dieter. Not that fond of it but it works so I'm doing it.
Polymer Clay: I like to make polymer clay molds, so I collect items that I can use to impress into a mold, such as old jewelry. I also like to make polymer clay beads that have texture on them, so I also try to find texure sheets to impress into the clay.
Rubber Stamps: I also enjoy collecting rubber stamps of any kind. In my next project I am going to try to hand carve some rubber stamps, and also I would like to look into making stamps with my computer using liquid photopolymer.
Quilting patterns: I haven't made any quilts (might try some pillows) but I love the graphic shapes of the patterns and collect old pattern magazines (especially very old traditional patterns) and plastic templates for quilts.
Stencils: Lately I have enjoyed trying out some theorem (multilayered) stencils and found some stencil books that you can use to make your own. I would like to try to decorate some boxes with stenciled colonial designs.
Colors: Like: Mahogany, browns, silvers, metallics, naturals and rich colors,. Dislike: garish, stark, too bright colors.
Smells: Like: Lemon, Lime. Dislike: flowery, strong smells.
My favorite themes:
Lord of the Rings (Tolkien, fantasy)- Dragons, swords and shields, armor, wizards, CASTLES, etc.
Asian - Calligraphy, symbols, geishas, landscapes, trees, murals.
Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls - I collect Nancy Ann Storybook antique bisque dolls, especially the ones that need a lot of TLC! Estate sale finds are the best even if missing a lot of parts!
My Favorite Books:
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Spaceship/new world colony, crafting.
Dune (series) by Frank Herbert)
The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Sword of Truth (series) by Terry Goodkind
TV shows: House, Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Downton Abbey, Star Trek, Project Runway.
Crystal Singer (series) by Anne McCaffrey
Sci-fi and fantasy, specifically: Lord of the Rings, Dune, Blade Runner, Children of Men, Alien series, Logan's Run, Star Trek films, Saturn 3, The Abyss, Outland, X-men, Flatliners, Total Recall, Event Horizon.
I have no allergies and am not sensitive to cigarette smoke, pets, etc.
Non-grocery:L'oreal Excellence hair color, L'oreal shampoos and conditioners for color treated hair, laundry detergent, soft soap, cleansers, Dawn dish soap, any bathroom tissue esp. Scott brand, paper towels, Bounce, trash bags.
Grocery: Gaterade or sports drinks, Mighty-dog canned food, any dairy, any pasta, Special K cereal, any canned goods (esp., tuna, salmon, Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce), crackers, Folger's coffee, frozen lego waffles, tortillas, eggs, peanut butter, jelly.
I do not need diapers, makeup, frozen pizza.
The only stores we have here are HEB, Walgreens, and Walmart.
Wonderful dotee, Shelley! You are welcome in any of my swaps!
Welcome to Swapbot! I see you are still very new, but Greenwoodtree's rating is so positive and appealing, I'm sure you'll be collecting numbers and hearts in no time. I'm your send-to partner for the Elven Heraldry swap - looking forward to what you'll design for me! @masterbard
Thanks for joining my International Spice Swap. Glad to have you!
My husband is also a huge WoW player. I'm amazed you have time to play AND do so many other things! ;-) ~Michele