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Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: May 8, 2014
Birthday: July 11, 1981
Country: United States


Collecting promotional products - I work for a promo product company, and I love it. I think it would be really cool to receive promo products from other countries, just to see trends and popular items.

Yoga - I love to practice Barken method yoga. It is in a heated room and can be really intense.

5K Walk Races - I love doing these, my age group isn't very well represented, so I usually place.

Cycling - I got a bicycle when I moved to Texas and I love going for leisurely rides.

Favorite Music

I'm mostly into mainstream alternative, but I have an affinity for acoustic adult contemporary. I listen to a little bit of everything else also, big fan of Stravinsky (Fire Bird is the most amazing thing ever).

Favorite Books

I love classic French literature, but can't get over the books I loved when I was little. Constant reads are Little House on the Prairie series, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Harry Potter.

Recently I've gotten into business and self development books. I'm really picky about the ones I read, I tend toward the ones that are more psychology and sociology based. My favorite is Drive by Daniel Pink.

I've been reading a wide variety of new stuff with my job and currently The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Learners and The Hunger Games Series have made it onto my list of favorite books.

Right now I am interested in all sorts of suggestions for my Nook. Has anyone done a Nook Book swap?

I also love to journal, so truth be told, some of my favorite books are my journals. I think there is nothing as satisfying as the feel and sound of pen on paper.

Favorite Television

I mostly listen to TV shows as I am working on crafty projects. Current favorites are Law and Order, Glee, Mad Men, Walking Dead, Dexter, and Deadliest Catch.

Favorite Crafts

I am pretty good at crochet, especially amigurumi. I enjoy loom knitting. I am interested in more paper crafts and beadwork.

I like to try new things, so I might sign up for a few swaps that are out of my current project norms.

I tend to work in Pink, Purples (probably my overall favorite), and Browns. Those are my fav colors to work with, but when a project calls for something else, I will be happy to step outside my box.

Favorite Foods

I love trying new foods and feel my list of dislikes is pretty limited. I love asian food and cooked fruits.

I will not eat any seafood, curry, asparagus, okra or anything with cilantro.

I have a raging sweet tooth; I am partial to chocolates, gummies and taffy.

I love to try new things, so I am open to almost anything.

Wish List

Amigurumi - crochet or knitted. I don't knit, so the knitted ones are really special to me. The more unusual the critter the better.

Promotional Products - the random items you get from a company that is promoting itself. Sometimes it is a pen, a mug, a bag. I love seeing how different products and services are marketed. Extra bonus would be from companies outside of the USA.

Useful Items - I'm not really into decorative products, so I really like items that have a use. Especially organizational products.

Patterns - I love to crochet, but I always love a new pattern. Not good enough for clothing yet, but Amigurumi ideas are always welcome.

Vintage jewelry - I am a costume jewelry nut! I especially love finding old clip on or screw earrings since I don't have pierced ears.

Keys - I am really having fun making things from and incorporating keys into lots of my projects. I want new keys, old keys, colorful or simple keys. You are going to get a heart on anything I rate if I get a single key with the package.


Religious items

Spicy foods

People who put no effort into a swap

Items that smell like cigarette smoke


Comment: I love it! Thank you :)
prettybonesdavis rated for 'Blind' Surprise Swap on Apr 15, 2013
Comment: HOLY WOW you went above and beyond sam!!!! i seriously teared up when i saw lemony's #9 that i've been missing for so long. (and you'll now have a permanent place on my profile haha!) the bookmarks are SO me, the my little pony is going with me to work to live on my desk, SO creative that you used ribbon to wrap the little things! totally stealing that idea. and i'm eating the apple sucker right now. if i could give you more than a five and like EIGHT hearts, i would. xoxo -lara
Response: I'm glad you liked everything, I was a little worried since I did fudge the swap rules a little. Then again I don't think you would have appreciated a bunch of Texas themed things. :-)
Comment: Wow the package was amazing. You're so creative, it was fun rolling out the tape and have those little creatures pop out. I haven't seen those before. They are really cute. My kids are loving them. Thank you! Also did you make the tiny amigurumi animals? I love them, they are so tiny, those I'm not sharing with my kids, lol! I wish I could give you more hearts, you deserve them:). <3 <3<3<3
Response: I'm glad it held up. I really had no idea how it was going to handle the shipping process. I did crochet the little critters. I'm glad you liked everything.
Comment: WOW! Very nice necklace with WAY cool extras! My little girls loves all of it! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm glad it was well received, I had a lot of fun putting it together. Let me know if you want to do a private swap some time.
whit763 rated for Show off your CRAFT on Aug 4, 2012
Comment: Thank You!! We loved the bear & ball. I think the neckalce is beautiful & nicely made!
samjowers rated for Managerie Shrine 3 on Jul 5, 2012
Comment: That is one of the most clever and origional boxes that i have ever seen! at first i wasn't sure what it was but when i figured it out, I was totally amazed! Im thinking you actually made the butterfly!!! wonderful box! thanks so much!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. This was only my second match box swap. Yes, I did crochet the butterfly.
samash rated for Popsicle Stick Prompts on Jun 28, 2012
Comment: oh my! I'm completely lost for words as this was such an amazing package to receive. The envelope was a work of art with all the butterflies, I've never seen bubble wrap envelopes look so good. There was still more to come once opened with a package full of 'bling' and then the cutest pouch I've ever seen. I so appreciate it and I've never had anything knitted before, then finally I got to the actual part of the swaps was the prompts which were great and I can't wait to get started. Thank you for spoiling me so much!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the package. I had fun putting that one together.
Pazia82 rated for Octopus or Kraken #2 on Jun 4, 2012
Comment: Great talent! I just love the little pink ones... I can't stop smiling. So darn adorable.
Comment: Love the owl. You did a great job making him. He is sitting on my shelf on my computer desk. The necklace is really cute also. Again, great job, wish I could give you extra hearts. Keep up the great work.
paperjunkie rated for Amigurumi Swap on May 10, 2012
Comment: Very cute, thank you so much. It was worth waiting for!
craftycrocheter rated for Favorite Colors Amigurumi on Apr 4, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much, the little ami's are "awesome", as my daughter would say! Love the little frog!!
thehappycrochetchic rated for Piggy Swap!!! on Mar 7, 2012
snwhite25 rated for Jar of stuff! on Feb 17, 2012
Comment: I loved everything in my jar of stuff. especially the amigri..um....its my very first one! I would love to learn to crochet them. Thank you very much. My girls will love the jewlery and hair clips. awesome jar of stuff!!
lusitana rated for Simple Amigurumi With a Twist on Feb 13, 2012
Comment: This is the smallest cutest amigurumi I've ever seen in my life. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad you like it.
Comment: LOVE IT!!! Thank you sooo much for swapping with me! (I am taking a guess at the yarn; Caron Simply Soft?)
Response: You guessed the yarn right. I love that stuff.
8r1id rated for Woodland Swap, international on Dec 6, 2011
Comment: thanks for the crocheted items. Unbelievable how small you can crochet!!! My kids especially liked the bunny.
pandakitty rated for Make me an Amigurumi Creature on Aug 13, 2011
Comment: You blew my mind. They are so darling. Thank you! Thank you! i can not imagine making something that small.
Response: I'm glad you liked them. They were my first projects with thread that small. I'm hoping to be down another gauge or two soon. :-)
Islander76 rated for Amigurumi Dog on Jul 18, 2011
Comment: Thank you!
leecytx rated for found object necklace focal piece on Jun 21, 2011
Comment: thanks for the 'do-over' :)
tifffoster rated for Know your partner on Jun 13, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much! What a fun thing to find in my mailbox :) I loved it and it really brightened my day!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it.

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skatters on Jul 24, 2012:

Hi Sam! I just wanted to let you know that your "show off your craft" box is being sent tomorrow! It will be coming from Iowa! I hope you enjoy it!!

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

julierachelliz on Apr 2, 2012:

Thank you so much for the surprise ball of yarn for the WTA! :)

mekho on Jan 28, 2012:

I sent my end of our swap! You sent yours yet? Waiting to introduce the little brain slug to all my other teeny little things! (and I have a LOT!)

mousepoo on Jun 6, 2011:

Hey, I want to join your geocaching group. I have ideas for swaps. And, I know some people in swapbot interested, so more members.

Onyx on Aug 19, 2010:

Your card for the pet peeve swap is on it's way ... just wanted to let you know I am not normally as angry as the card makes me sound, I just got on a roll!

brighid82 on Aug 19, 2010:

Hi Sam your pet peeve postacrd is on its way!! <3 Shanell

einahpetsneleb on Aug 16, 2010:

Hehe, I'm really glad you enjoyed your package! I had fun trying to fit all I could in that tube! :D

Vendetti on May 4, 2010:

Girlie, do you have a flickr? I'd love to see some of your amigurumis!

doublesided on Apr 20, 2010:

Ive started a geocache themed public swap! Thought you might be interested.

Geo Swag Swap

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