Date Joined: September 5, 2012
Last Online: May 19, 2017
Birthday: December 28, 1968
Country: United States
My Etsy Store
*The Etsy shop above belongs to my two daughters; they are 14 and 12; and they do needle felting on wool sweaters. :)
Simple items I love to swap: nice pens, pencils, stickers, Lindt balls, looseleaf tea, natural fiber yarns, material for sewing, stationary, candles, rubber stamps. I collect sheep, especially black faced ones. Also swans, songbirds, and Dala Horses :) Tea cups, tea pots, and squirrels! Another thing I collect is view master reels, and kaleidoscopes. ♥
I collect the Lamplighter series of books, (old reprints), and books by British author Charlotte Maria Tucker (ALOE). I read a lot about World War II, as well as true survival stories, wilderness adventure, herbal and home health care. I am passionate about good, and vintage children's books. I love Tasha Tudor, ALL her books and illustrations! I love Beatrix Potter, in her entirety also. I love the original A.A Milne, and also any lifelike sweetly illustrated children's books. Jim Arnosky's illustrations are favorites, as are Joan Walsh Anglund's. SO SWEET! :) I would LOVE to be introduced to your favorites too. I have a lot of children to give me read-aloud experience! :)
*Life Is Beautiful *The Boy in the Striped Pajamas *The Scarlet and the Black *Sophia Scholl *The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler *Yarn Princess *The Great Escape *Beatrix Potter children's movies with original artwork.
*Painting/drawing *Weaving *Scrap booking *Scherenschnitte (paper cutting)
*Crocheting wool rugs *Raising Children =) *Cooking, especially old fashioned and Scandinavian. *Needle felting *colored pencils, esp Prisma Colors :) I love Tasha Tudor, Beatrix Potter, and other such artists. I love children's books with gorgeous nature or other artwork. I love hand thrown pottery, and finding it in thrift stores. I look for browns, blues, greens, or any combination of those three colors.
Favorite colors: cornflower blue, aqua, sage, chocolate brown, barn red, navy/colonial blue. My style is rustic colonial. (wrought iron, quilts, candles, old wood, and I collect sheep and swans) Love Washi tape, in lace, floral, old stamps, black and white...fractured star!! I LOVE House Mouse! ♥♥♥ I paint, whenever I can squeeze in time--mostly acrylic--I stick mostly to realism, but quirky sometimes catches my eye. I paint often on unusual surfaces, like turtle shells.
Favorite flowers: Forget me nots (!) Roses, violets, lilacs, dogwood. Pretty much, if it's a flower, as long as not too gaudy, I like it. :) I'm not crazy about exotic flowers--I like more country style. Orange is my least favorite color for flowers. Fuchsia or purple are not favorites either, but there are exceptions--as in violets or lavender. :)
I am a happily married wife of 25 years, with ten children. Yup, I'm busy! But I am also pretty organized, and get a lot done. I love snail mail! I also love to help and encourage others. I blend my own spice mixes, and love to cook. I have three boys who are blacksmiths, and four girls who spin (spinning wheel), knit, and crochet. For my little ones I would love to find one or two viewmaster viewers and get reels to go with them.
*Loose tea, and tea parties! My favorite flavors are Hazelnut vanilla, Rose, Jasmine, White chocolate, Blueberry, Maple or Caramel--any combination of those, or I am always willing to try new flavors. I LOVE chai teas too!!
*Ovaltine, especially chocolate!!
*Lindt chocolate, especially the blue and black wrapped. I like dark chocolates, not so much milk chocolate. Hate "bad chocolate" like Hershey bars :~^ *Nature--scenery, wild animals (especially birds) my favorite bird is indigo bunting. I also love bluebirds, chickadees, nuthatches, etc. *antiques *natural fibers (wool, cotton, linen...) *soft, heathered colors *camping *horses *home made soaps *I can't use most modern skin care items--things with too many chemicals like sodium laureth sulfate--so I use organic or homemade skin care products, shampoos, and soaps. I am a natural girl!! I love EOS lip balm, and one of my hopes is for a blueberry one, or honeysuckle-honeydew, or mint! :) *children (this could be put way up on top. I LOVE children--how else could I have ten?!) *I'm Swedish, so like Scandinavian stuff *Dala horses *Bible verses (I'm a Christian first, and everything else second) :) *children's books (I love reading to my little girls) *Sheep ( I mentioned I collect them above, but wanted to mention them again) I just LOVE sheep.
*Miniatures, especially antique looking *Fragrances: floral, natural (non-chemical) *essential oils *creativity *natural lip balms like EOS, Burt's Bees, etc If it's not natural, I cannot use it.
Things I am NOT crazy about: *The color orange, unless in fall scenery or nature *Lime green *stripes, plaids, diamonds, argyle *modern art *polka dots *don't like nudity *romance novels *clashing colors *naughty stuff *bling (HATE IT) *cartoons, Disney stuff, (except vintage Pooh, which I like, or vintage Mickey, etc) *synthetic fabrics (allergic to polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc) The whole family sticks to cotton, wool, linen, and other natural fibers *We carefully avoid all artificial colors and flavors and artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Nutrasweet, etc.
*pretty pens/pencils *buttons *art supplies *old lace *home spun yarn *ethnic music cd's *mature stickers for scrap booking *any scrap book stuff *mini paintings *good chocolate *dainty jewelry *stationary *I collect hand thrown pottery in blues and browns. *note pads *pretty hair clips (I have long blonde hair) *bird themed items *anything with forget-me-not flowers *natural lip balms *candles *anything sheep themed *good black, green or chai teas *tea cups/saucers *raw honey *pecans, almonds, walnuts, macadamias *essential oils *light natural colored nail polish *embroidery *calligraphy *wind chimes *seeds (flower or garden veggie) *recipes *feathers (natural un-dyed) *Nutella (YUM!) *money saving ideas *Hand made soaps *Vintage/reenactment patterns *Needle felting wool *Homemade jams/jellies *wool material (for rug making) *blank books for journal *spices for cooking *hair scrunchies *gourmet hot cocoa *children's books with lovely artwork *tiny dolls--or just small *hand made items *tins, especially vintage styled *I collect hand thrown pottery in blues, greens and browns when I find it at thrift stores. *I love small pieces of drift wood and pretty feathers
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