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ZombieLeah

ZombieLeah
Date Joined: July 14, 2010
Last Online: November 3, 2012
Birthday: June 6, 1980
Country: Canada
My Personal Blog of Randomness
Flickr Photos! May contain spoilers!

About Me

I'm 30 years old, fascinated with zombies, thrift stores, and textile crafts. I live with my boyfriend and our two kitties. I read a lot, and write a little. I love, and have, tattoos and piercings. I read comics. I only play Super Mario Bros. video games. I never grew out of the dinosaur phase that most kids seem to go through. I love cereal and eat way too much of it. I currently volunteer at a not-for-profit thrift store, and have done other volunteer work in the past. When I see one of those plastic things that hold a 6-pack of drinks together on the ground, I break the rings. Sadly, I find those often.

I'm the proud mommy of two kitties; a big mostly-black cat named Madison, after the piercing - he has a white spot on his neck where the piercing would be placed; and a tabby named Nightcrawler, after the X-Men character. You can call them Maddy or Mad Cat, and Wormy or Stripy Pants for short. :)

I'd love to visit (or live in) Australia and/or New Zealand someday. I like heat and sexy accents! :P

Halloween is my absolute favorite time of the year! I love everything about it, both scary and cute. I love costumes, decorating, and handing out treats. Halloween crafts are so much fun, and I'd love to hear about any of your ideas for crafts. As for swaps, feel free to send me Halloween related stuff year round - depending on swap requirements of course.

I try to take pictures of all my 'creative' swaps, both sent and received, but sometimes it slips my mind. :(

PLEASE contact me if you haven't received anything from me. Things can get lost on the mail - thankfully this hasn't happened to me yet though. I WILL send another package, so please give me that chance before rating me!!! :)

***Profile updating constantly in progress. :D

Favorite Crafts

I love Mark Montano's Big-Ass Book of Crafts! I whip it out every so often and find something to make.

I can do some basic knitting, but I'm still learning. The amazing things that some people can do with two sticks and a bit of yarn kind of boggle my mind.

I have yet to learn to crochet, but I've got some beginner's books to help me. There's always YouTube tutorials as well!

Embroidery makes me happy, sooo happy. I learned a few years ago, but have just begun stitching in earnest - so again, still learning. It's actually my latest obsession, both the vintage stuff and modern. I'm also fascinated with needlepoint, crewel, cross-stitch - any stitching art really.

I'd like to learn macrame. I already learned a couple simple knots by making hemp bracelets back in high school. I really want to make a macrame owl, you know, the ones that were so popular in the 70s.

Favorite Movies

I really like silly, campy B horror movies! Other than that, I'm mostly into sci-fi, cartoons and comedies. Random favorites:

  • Donnie Darko
  • Dead-Alive
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Alien, Predator and AVP movies
  • How To Train your Dragon
  • All George Romero's zombie movies
  • Any other zombie movie :)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Hellboy (comics too!)
  • Halloween

I adore Nicolas Cage, Jason Statham, Fairuza Balk, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Tim Curry in drag! :)

Favorite Music

I have pretty eclectic tastes in music. I don't like or dislike any particular genre. I DO like original, catchy, happy, or even offbeat stuff.

My favorite artists are, in no particular order:

  • Johnny Cash
  • Weezer
  • Bif Naked
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Guns N' Roses
  • Royksopp
  • The Knife
  • Type O Negative
  • Leslie and the Lys
  • Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
  • Alice Cooper
  • Lady Gaga
  • La Roux
  • Oh Land

See? Eclectic! :)

Favorite Television

Red Dwarf is fully awesome! I own the entire series on DVD, and never get tired of it. I'm also loving Dexter (still in second season, no spoilers please!), True Blood (still in second season, no spoilers please!), The Golden Girls, Three's Company, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, Flight of the Conchords, and Star Trek (TOS and STV mostly)

The only reality shows I really like are RuPaul's Drag Race, What Not to Wear (with Stacy and Clinton), and Hoarders.

I'm usually embroidering, surfing the net, writing something, or doing something crafty while watching TV. That way it doesn't feel like a total waste of time.

Collections

I've noticed lately that I gravitate towards certain things when browsing the thrift stores. I guess I've been a closet collector!

  • Owls - kitschy fun ones!
  • Dinosaurs
  • Needlework and crafty how-to books
  • Buttons
  • Any odd little thing that might be used for a future craft project - like an old Atlas!
  • Scarves - I have a lot, but only wear a few. They're so pretty though!
  • I collect Halloween things too, including things that could be used for crafts (Halloween printed fabric, ribbons, etc.)

Un-interests

These are things I don't really participate in, have any interest in, or affiliation with...

  • Scrapbooking
  • Jewelry making
  • Sports
  • Religion
  • Politics
  • Camping
  • Video games (except Mario Bros!)
  • Poetry
  • Reality TV
  • Hair accessories
  • Earrings, rings, anklets and toe rings
  • Make-up
  • Cars
  • Celebrity gossip

Little Things Make me Happpy

  • Bookmarks - especially handmade ones
  • Stickers
  • Notecards with prints or patterns
  • Stationary with prints or patterns
  • Post-its in different shapes, colors and prints
  • Colored Sharpies - regular, fine, mini or otherwise
  • Colored pens and pencils
  • Magnets
  • Envelopes with prints or patterns
  • Colorful office supplies (push pins, paper clips, etc.)
  • Erasers in different shapes and colors
  • Coins from other countries
  • Stamps from other countries, either on the envelope or new. I've started a collection since I've started swapping.
  • Embroidery floss, hoops, needles
  • Fabric scraps big enough to fit in a small embroidery hoop
  • Tissues with cute prints
  • Ribbon with cute prints
  • Nail polish in different colors (blue, purple, etc.)
  • Zombie rubber stamps! Ok, so it's not exactly a "little thing", but I'd love to have some more zombie stamps to go along with the zombie girl stamp another swapbotter made for me.

Favorite Books

Favorite comics, graphic novels and characters:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • X-Men
  • Alien
  • Predator
  • Alien vs Predator
  • Chew
  • Wolverine
  • Spider-Man
  • Nightcrawler

Favorite genres:

  • Horror
  • Sci-fi
  • Zombie - it should be a genre ;)

Favorite authors:

  • Neil Gaiman
  • Stephen King
  • Christopher Moore
  • Chuck Palahniuk
  • Anne Rice
  • Max Brooks
  • Robert Kirkman
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Arthur C. Clarke

Books that I read over and over again:

  • Ender's Game, and the rest of the Ender series
  • Rendevouz with Rama, and the rest of the Rama series
  • World War Z
  • Jurassic Park, and The Lost World
  • The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy and the rest of the Hitchhiker series

Ratings

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Comment: I lovelovelove your dinosaur painting! If it isn't the best thing I've ever gotten in a swap, it sure is darn close, Leah: I especially dig the green bumpy "skin" and the white teeth all around the edge! You did a terrific job, and I hope you took some pictures of it... =big grin=
Response: OMG, am I relieved! It's torture waiting for people to receive these things! lol I'm sooooo happy you like it!!! And thank you so so much for the sweet complements and the heart! Going to 'un-hide' the photos on Flickr now! lol. :D
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Comment: Halloween in April!!! Just Great ^__^
Response: Yay! Thanks so much for the heart my dear. Happy Halloween! lol :)
Darkestlina rated for Hello Spring Pen Friend on Apr 11, 2011
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Comment: Thank you I loved the stickers too. I will write back when I can.
Response: Yay, I'm happy you like the stickers. I figured the Halloween ones would be appreciated! :) Thanks for the heart, and I'd love to hear from you! :)
kheidedios rated for February Love Matchbox Swap on Mar 14, 2011
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Comment: thanks for the lovely matchbox.. I love it รขโ„ขยฅ
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it, and thanks for the heart! :)
ifluctuate rated for Trick or Treat on Feb 5, 2011
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Comment: thank you for the treat bag. =) the paper dolls are awesome!
Response: I was hoping you liked them! Ans you're welcome, thanks for the heart! Excuse my late reply, I've been neglecting my swap-bot page. :)
0pheliac rated for Handmade Bookmark: Halloween on Jan 31, 2011
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Comment: Thank you! I loved everything and that magnet was super cool!
Response: I'm super happy you liked it! And thanks for the heart! :) Excuse my late reply, I've been neglecting my swap-bot page.
Whiskey rated for Halloween Card Swap on Nov 14, 2010
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Comment: I loove the card you sent! Edgar Allan Poe quote, mmmmmm. :) And the Shakespeare and Scottish quote, too--love them, and the sticker job you did on the envelope. :D Love it! Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so happy you liked it! And Happy (belated) Halloween (again)! Thanks for the heart! :)
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Comment: woo hoo thank you so much! i love all of it!!
Response: Yay! I'm glad you like it! You're welcome and thanks for the heart! :D
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Comment: I love you, as always!! Sock monkey card!! And I LOVE the list (will be checking out those links soon) and the drinks look yummy. The magnet is awesome too!! Thank you. xxxx
Response: Sock monkeys rule! LOL I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart! :)
Doxie rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 23, 2010
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Comment: Thank you very much for the card. I loved the quotes. Sent early, great swapper.
zurdoswifey rated for Scavenger Hunt! on Oct 20, 2010
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Comment: Thanks so much everything was nice...
Response: You're welcome! :)
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Comment: It finally arrived! And it was sooo worth the wait. I absolutely love my jar and the CD is fantastic. If I could I'd give you 4 hearts. Thanks so much!
Response: Whew! I'm so glad it made it safely. I was getting a bit worried, lol. I'm soooooo happy you like it!!! I had so much fun with this swap. It rekindled my love for the Wizard of Oz. Thanks for the heart! :)
jvolk71 rated for ~Halloween Swap~ on Oct 17, 2010
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Comment: your package made me smile on a sad day. Thanks so much!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart! :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the buttons!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! :)
whowillloveme rated for Happy thought postcard on Oct 11, 2010
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Comment: FROGGIE!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the quote, and the really kind note that you wrote too!! Thank you!! xxx
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! :)
estrones rated for Happy thought postcard on Oct 11, 2010
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Comment: That's a lovely card, it makes me happy just to look at it! (The cats are scared of the hens by the way! LOL!!)
Response: I'm glad it did the trick then! The cats probably have a good reason to be scared of the hens actually. lol Thanks for the heart! :)
Nikoakd rated for Happy Halloween Matchbox Swap on Oct 9, 2010
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Comment: What an adorable box, thanks SO much!! And thanks for the extra stamped goodies too. :)
Response: You're welcome!!! I'm really, really happy you like it! Thanks for the heart! :D
biasbabe rated for Simple I LOVE MAIL Swap on Oct 7, 2010
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Comment: Everything Was Special. I loved the Hummingbird envelope! Many Hugs Robin
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonerful inspiration kit!!! It definitely inspires! =) I can hardly wait to get started...Thank you again! & Happy Halloween!!!
Response: I'd love to see anything you make with it! I'm really, really happy you like it!!! Thanks for the heart too, and Happy Halloween back at ya! :D

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Comments

biasbabe on May 1, 2012:

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Hope your week is stress free and it brings many happy thoughts.

biasbabe on Dec 31, 2011:

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Have a wonderful New Year!

biasbabe on Nov 9, 2011:

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Here is a flower too brighten up your day! From The SWMHC

biasbabe on Jan 31, 2011:

s I thought I would pop in an check up on you today. This flower reminds me of us all in the SWMHC. It is a bright spot in our lives. It is ever changing. I hope this day finds you well. Thinking of you today. Robin

Vendetti on Dec 24, 2010:

I just got my Devilishly Inspiring embroidery sample today! Love, love, love it! How could I not love anything Rocky Horror?? Thanks so much for all the hard work I can tell you put into this! =)

Jenna83 on Nov 11, 2010:

Thanks so much for the envelope for FAB WTA #3! I love the embroidery thread and the felt leaves. Super awesome! Take Care and good luck with your move. We are looking for a place right now too...need to move in the next month and have no idea where we are going yet. :) Moving sucks. I hope it goes well for you! Take Care,
Jenna83

mejulia on Nov 9, 2010:

Thank you so much for the great notecards in the WTA notecard to go group.

KellyS on Oct 19, 2010:

Thanks for the WTA#2 prize!! You are awesome :)

rayfancy on Oct 1, 2010:

I sent it on the 13th! You still have the original note I left you, lol.

rayfancy on Sep 30, 2010:

Just checking to see if you have gotten my WTA goodies yet>!?

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