Updated August 2019
Hello :) I am an esthetician by trade and own a small day spa. I love what I do but my secret dream is to support myself as an artist. I have 2 lovely daughters a 10 year old and a 6 year old. My husband is a professional chef and we live in California's central valley.
My daughters keep me busy! They are also an inspiration to do more creative things. I have a craft table continuously covered in projects and a husband that is sweet enough to ignore the mess.
I am loving swap-bot. Apparently I am a lot more creative when I have a deadline. I have had a great time making things for my partners or even just decorating the packaging that I send my swaps in.
I enjoy most color combinations and my current favorites are shades of rose-gold and blush.
Guinea pigs. We have two girls, Cookie and Penny
Pullip and Blythe dolls. I'd love to customize one someday
Anything chocolate (chocolate and caramel and chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combos)
Coffee! especially flavored coffees
Violets, roses and hydrangeas
miniature anything (especially 1:12 and 1:6)
gingham, polka dots
japanese import fabrics
handmade - If you love making it, I know I'll love to receive it :)
Kawaii - I'm not picky but I especially like stuff with wacky english translations, French/travel and sweets themes
Hello Kitty and friends-especially Little Twin Stars and My Melody
rain, rain clouds, umbrellas, rainbows
tea, teacups, teapots
Lego (especially mini figures)
amigurumi (I hope to learn how to make them one day)
design and craft books and magazines
wooden embroidery hoops (especially small or oval)
all sweets! cupcakes, candy, cookies, doughnuts
anything from, or inspired by, the store Anthropology
paper, stationery and stickers, nice pens
nature, forest, beach
butterflies, birds, flowers, pears, apothecary jars
animals: all, especially bunnies, kitties and woodland creatures
mythical creatures: dragons, fairies, mermaids, gnomes, etc
Martha Stewart craft products
Day of the Dead
Halloween (favorite themes: vintage and skeletons)
Christmas (favorite themes: vintage, snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread)
clear or rubber stamps
candles- I love fresh/clean and light floral scents as well as cinnamon, sugar, pumpkin spice, maple type scents
tiny ribbons, trims, buttons and fabric with small prints for making doll clothes
Pin backed buttons in one of my favorite themes or with fun, quirky sayings
Handmade or unique pin cushions
stickers, always stickers! (especially in one of my favorite themes above)
mugs/tea cups- cute, quirky, unique, fun or pretty
embroidery hoop art
oval embroidery hoops (any size)
any miniatures in any scales. I am working on a 1:6 diorama currently
unicorns, ponies, horses, pegasus
My Old Craft Room :)
click here for more pictures of my craft room.
For pics of my NEW craft room click here
My swaps come from smoke free home. My wishlist, favorites and likes lists are just to give ideas of what types/styles of things I like. I am happy to receive used items as long as they are in good condition. I re-use packaging whenever possible.
I take a lot of time and care with each swap and I would greatly appreciate it if my partners would do the same.
I am always open to private swaps. The ones I have done so far have been absolutely awesome!
Thanks for reading. ~Lisa
I love most of the ones I have tried and I always want to try more!
hand sewing small projects and embroidery
A big love is Mail Art!
painting, doodling, drawing
I am learning metalsmithing.
I enjoy papercrafts. I love paper and tools like punches and stamps. I do not "scrapbook" but I am impressed with the beautiful results achieved by people who do.
I am currently working on this for my daughter. I hope to finish by this Christmas!
I love historical fiction, fantasy and mystery. Recommendations are always welcome.
Sixteen Candles, The Princess Bride, The Last Unicorn, Corpse Bride, Young Frankenstein, Howl's Moving Castle, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mean Girls, Labyrinth, Breakfast Club, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Edward Scissorhands, Interview with a Vampire, Heavy Metal, The Lord of the Rings, Amelie, any movie based on Jane Austen or her novels, Ready Player 1
Stranger Things, The Happy Place, Parks and Rec, Dexter, Shameless, Weeds, The Office, Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful
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