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SouthernBell

SouthernBell
Date Joined: December 29, 2017
Last Online: July 24, 2018

Country: United States
Junk Journal Diva's Crafts, Etc
My Website

About Me

Who am I...Well, I am a wife, mother and grandmother of six beautiful grandchildren whom I love very much. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with them teaching them to sew and make crafts just like my grandmother did with me. I love spending time on warm days sitting in the swing under the oak tree drinking sweet tea and watching and listening to the birds sing and on the cold days I love to just sit by the fireplace where it is cozy and warm and work on a craft or sewing project. I live in the south, and yes, we love our sweet tea and coffee. lol. However, I did live in Massachusetts and also in Indiana and while I did like living in those areas, there is no place like home and Mississippi is where I grew up and will always be home for me. I love to go to yard sales, flea markets, antique auctions, and estate sales. There is nothing like finding a treasure. I love finding old pieces of furniture and restoring them back to their beautiful glory. I love shabby chic and Victorian decor. I believe in God, family, and true friendship. Thank you for reading my profile and I would love to hear about you.

I have a seizure disorder which prevents me from being able to drive. So please be patient with me if any of my send outs are a little late. I refuse to let it dictate my life and choose to see only the positive side of things instead. God has a reason for everything and it is not for me to know or question his reasons. He has a plan and my job is to trust in him and have faith and this is what I choose to do.

HOBBIES

Hobbies: Sewing, Crafting, Reading, Restoring Furniture, Working in my Flower beds, Canning and preserving my own veggies, fruits, jellies, and pickles and Writing. I love going to estate sales, flea markets, yard sales, auctions, etc. and finding treasures.

Favorite Books

Books: I love reading religious books by Joyce Meyer, Larry Levine, and several others. I also like to read novels about the amish and their way of life.

Favorite Music

My favorite music is gospel but I also like country music as well. My favorite songs are: Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Daddy's Hands (Not sure if that is the right name of it) and many more. I do like to listen to some classical and a tranquil and soothing instrumental music while I am working.

Favorite Television

I love flea market flip, the craft channel, The Curse of Oak Island, all the crime shows, and I must admit that I do watch that show "Cheaters" from time to time. Shamefully I find it to be funny. I also love all of Madea's movies. She cracks me up.lol I just love her.

Favorite Crafts

I love to do any kind of crafts. I love to restore old furniture and have done quite a few and sold them. There is just something about taking a trashed piece of very old furniture and bringing it back to it's glory. I love making journals which is a new craft I have gotten into recently. I make doll furniture, doll clothes, quilts, paper crafts, just about anything depending on the mood of the day. lol. I do have a craft room but my favorite place is in front of the fireplace. My favorite materials to work with are lace, lots and lots of lace, appliques, ribbons, flowers, and old and vintage items.

WISH LIST

Glammar Mist Stick pins Craft Flowers (Any kind) Jewelry embellishments Dangles Trim Anything Handmade Anything crocheted Appliques Lace (any kind or size including tiny snippets. I use them in my art) Check it out on my Facebook group page Junk Journal Diva's Crafts, Etc. or my utube channel - Donna Bell Cards Lace Doilies Angels Anything Victorian or Shabby Chic Ephemera Antique Stuff Antique Photos Keys Embellishments Trim Seam binding Dangles Jewelry (Broken or mismatched) Fringe Anything handmade Surprises, lol

Getting to know other crafters

I love seeing and hearing about other peoples arts and crafts so please share. I have started a new group on Facebook called Junk Journal Diva's Crafts, Etc. and I would like to invite all arts and crafts people to come join us and show and share your projects and sit and chat and drink a cup of coffee with us. We are a new group just starting out so please be patient with us as we grow the activity base. We also have a shop with craft supplies so please check that out. I also do utube videos, sometimes live and sometimes not.

I am currently working on a lace book and collecting items for that. You can see it as I am making it in my utube videos under Donna Bell. (I am the 55 year old christian grandmother that makes craft videos not the other one. lol. Googled my name one day. )

Craft Room

I am in the process of doing my craft room and love all the utube craft room tours. I am going with a shabby chic style. Any pass downs are appreciated and will be treasured. I have pulled some of my vintage glass and crystal containers and I am using them and incorporating some of my teapots and teacups into it. Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated. I love to hear about other peoples craft spaces. My children are all grown and married so my husband and I have taken two of the bedrooms and turned them into our own spaces, his is a man cave and mine of course is my craft/sewing room and we still have one guest room left for visitors and grandchildren. I am using soft color tones in my craft room so it is very tranquil and peaceful. Please share your craft spaces with me.

Things I Collect

We all have things we collect and mine are teapots, teacups, china, fenton art glass, cranberry glass, depression glass, carnival glass, porcelain dolls, angels, crosses, bibles, religious books, antiques, bonnets, quilts, scarfs (love these), brooches, vintage pillow cases, aprons, perfume decanters, and nic nacs. I have 6 grandchildren so far and they are already claiming what they want someday. lol. I love to listen to them sit and argue over things. lol

Ratings

Beckysheldon38 rated for SWAPPERS DREAM #2 on Jun 9, 2018
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Comment: I loved it all! Thank you!!
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I still have not received mine. I don't know who my partner is or what is going on.
Sandara333 rated for Lace and Ribbon Curiosities on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Hey Donna, your package just arrived. πŸ˜Έβ­οΈπŸŒ™Thank you for the wonderful little fabric book you made to hold the ribbons and lace. I love it!! So beautiful and what a treat to recieve this in the mail. You’re very kind to have included that for me. I hope to see you in another swap πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’“πŸ’—
Response: Thank you. I love to surprise people. It makes me feel happy. I am so glad you enjoyed and liked it.
karenc5079 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on May 11, 2018
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Comment: Sorry so long to rate. I couldn't figure who it was from. TY for evberything
Response: It's okay. I forgot to put my Swapbot ID in my envelopes. I hope you liked everything. I'm not doing the stuff the mailbox swaps anymore even though I absolutely loved receiving them in the mail everyday. I am focusing on hosting shabby chic level 3 three swaps. Feel free to join in anytime. I host alterd boxes, teacup pinchushions and swaps like that for crafters who like to do those. It's so much fun to receive to make and send these.
ScrappyCEW rated for Altered Tea Box Challenge on May 8, 2018
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Comment: Donna Bell! THANK YOU for the lovely box and all the wonderful goodies!!!! Very personal - fits me perfectly - and just wonderful wonderful WONDERFUL! A hundred hearts to you!!!!!!
Response: Thank you so very much. I love the box you made for me as well and I have it proudly displayed in my craft room so everyone can see it. I have a teacup pin cushion swap going right now if you are interested.
MawBella rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. ❣️
misumisu22 rated for April Showers Bring May Flowers on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: I dont know where to start!! That lovely lace, the vintage doilies and those sweet tags with the vintage fabric!! Such a fantastic swap!! I am just in love with it. Will post a video later today on the fb page 😍😍😍
Response: Thank you. I am so happy you liked it all. I loved yours as well and you were so generous. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I have a tea cup pin cushion swap going right now if you are interested.
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 11, 2018
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Comment: Cute! Thank you for the goodies! Make sure you provide your username! (sorry for the late rate. I have been out of town.)
ginny19590 rated for VS - Send 3 Vintage ATCs on Apr 9, 2018
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Comment: Oh I loved everything you sent me such nice items and the ATCs were wonderful. Thank you so much h.........=)
Jsereg001 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 1, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies!
heatherknits rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 26, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you!
KawaiiMoriGal rated for Sunday Bible Verse - Package on Mar 21, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the extra goodies!
Chaton13 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 21, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you!
pandora808 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap!!!
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 18, 2018
5
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Comment: 🌺 Thanks! 🌺
BizzyBusMom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail, it made my day!!
KaurinMarie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks a bunches! 😊
PostcardAl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 16, 2018
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Comment: Hi Donna -- thanks for the envelope! Best, al
BeckyG56 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the envelope of goodies! Thanks for the invite to the group, I'll check it out.
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 13, 2018
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Comment: Hi Donna Thank you I like the goodies Spicemom
craftymimi rated for Random Acts of Kindness List #1 on Mar 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Great ideas!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 37 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
20 49 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 10 9 0
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Comments

misumisu22 on Apr 20, 2018:

Hi Donna! If you get a chance will you rate for the april showers swap? Im trying to get 300 ratings by the end of the year.....300 swaps has always been a goal for me. πŸ˜€

LindaW on Jan 26, 2018:

Hello! Hope you are having a great week.

LindaW on Jan 26, 2018:

Hello! Hope you are having a great week.

03Scarlett on Dec 30, 2017:

Welcome to Swap-bot, Donna!

I'm Debi and this message is for the Quick and Easy Profile Message Swap.

I hope that you'll like it here [at Swap-bot] ... actually I can almost guarantee that you will. There are many wonderful people on here and it seems to be the only way for me to get mail these days. LOL

Enjoy yourself!

Debi

momma197464 on Dec 30, 2017:

Hello from Texas,

I hope you had an awesome Christmas and you have an even better New year.

Love and Hugs, Michelle

Swap: Quick and Easy Profile Message

satinification on Dec 30, 2017:

Hello Donna,

I hope you and your loved ones are doing great.

All the best in 2018! Happy New Year! Hello

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