Taking a short break, though I will be popping in.
I put a lot of effort in what I make, I only do a small amount of items at a time, ( I am a slow crafter due to habit and health) so you will only get my best work! If you have a problem with what I have done or something goes missing PLEASE message me I will do my best to rectify it, and if it was marked sent, it WAS sent.
If something I send you has tracking on it and it shows delivered, if I haven't heard from you or been rated in 72 hours, I WILL contact you. Why? To make sure it was delivered to YOU, not your neighbor or the person down the street. The PO is not infallible (uh'hem) and if it was delivered to the wrong address the sooner they are contacted the better. I am a WORRIER!! I have had mail lost incoming and outgoing, so I usually opt for tracking. I appreciate you understanding I am not trying to be a pest. After the PO shows delivered I will put pics up on flickr. .well usually....when I remember to take them!
If you are going to be late on a swap PLEASE message me.
I am a romantic- shabby chic, cottage, kinda gal.
I LOVE: Vintage or Vintage looking:
Stickers (Please see dislikes)
Vintage cabinet cards, and old photos. Especially babies, children, and lovely ladies.
Frozen Charlotte dolls
Old or vintage images (Good copies are fine)
Beads~I love glass, vintage, rhinestones. Not crazy about pony, seed, or wood.
Pom pom fringe, and beaded fringe.
Fabric with roses, or barkcloth, Fabric by Michael Miller, Cath Kidston, or any that look vintage. Beautiful, not scratchy, laces etc.
Muslin, pretty calicos, and fancy, glittery, beautiful exotic saris
Hand stamped fabric. Especially pretty, vintage themes.
Cupcake stuff, baking things, and vintage/vintage look cake picks
Vintage nut cups: the plastic and crepe paper type
Vintage/vintage look hankies
Crepe paper in sheets
Vintage embroidery: (especially on pillowcases and dresser scarves etc.) Also things made with them.
Teacups and accoutrements. Such as sugar tongs, tea wallets, charms, etc. I don't care for green tea, I prefer to receive my tea in the sealed wrapper. I love spiced teas best, but I will try most.
Buttons buttons buttons. Any kind, but vintage types, rhinestone, old plastics,shell, pearlized and glass are my faves. sigh
Brass findings, stampings, jewelry making supplies.
Old jewelry, a lone vintage earring, and bits and pieces of vintage "treasures." I adore even broken sections of beaded or rhinestone necklaces. ( well, vintage or rhinestone anything)
Old keys, such as skeleton, or repro's.
Marie Antoinette, Paris, French style goodies.
However I do love retro, and retro looking items too:
Red, aqua, jade-ite green and pale yellow. (Colors you might find in a Wilendur tableclothes)
Mary Engelbreit. Her stuff is happy.
Miniatures. I love tiny things. I'm blown away by some of the displays, and it's on my to do list.
Kitschy charms, Japanese cabs etc. I think Kawaii is cute, though I know nothing about the characters. Japanese sweets are cute and beautiful!
Pale pink, green, and white are my favorite colors.
Cream, distressed and antique-y finishes are yummy.
I guess the only colors I am really NOT crazy about are burgundy, hunter green, and some "mauve?"
Vintage style images of flowers, printed, postcards or on fabric.
A few flowers and vintage images I love:
Lily of the valley
Carnations, I LOVE this scent. If you have some in just about anything, PLEASE swap with me! I would be SO happy!!
Things found in thrift and antique stores and fabric stores:
Sweet images of children
Old baby bonnets shoes, and bibs, really any old or vintage baby and child toys etc.
Vintage rhinestone jewelry
Vintage wallpaper, would be over the moon to receive some scraps.
Vintage millinery items
Seam binding style ribbon
Images printed on Fabric.
The beach and ocean. Seaglass, shells, sandollars, starfish, seahorses.....
I am a HUGE believer in Random Acts of Kindness. It's a way of life in my house. I try to brighten someone's day whenever I can. It's easy to do even on a budget. Just being kind is free!
Occasionally I sign up for swaps that might make someone go What the...this doesn't match her profile.........?
My grandpa was a stone mason who made beautiful cemetery headstones. I love old cemeteries and the gorgeous antique or old statues, markers and monuments. I like walking through them an looking at the stone art.
OLD horror movies. (Old movies of all kinds! ESPECIALLY 30's and 40's) The Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, or Vincent Price kind. (Through the 70's with Mr. Price) Creature from the Black Lagoon type. I like 50's B movies too,
Steampunk~Old keys, watch parts, interesting bits.
Some "goth" style things.
Some "darker" Victorian things. I ( Please check my dislikes at the bottom)
Ancient Egypt- mummies, Pharoahs and the like. I went to the King Tut exhibition when it was here I have been fascinated by it all since I was a child. I would LOVE to visit Egypt and the Cairo museum
England, Ireland and Scotland.
Exotic Morocco and India
*History and things that have history. I would love to visit Europe to see the architecture.
Occasionally primitive and rusty items catch my eye too. Particularly in the autumn. I love the colors of autumn, ( I just LOVE Autumn) the rich golds, ambers, rich oranges, like autumn's leaves. I adore pumpkins.
Candles in Pumpkin, Spice, Vanilla, Cinnamon, orange and cloves etc. Basically "food scents" not floral.
Tea~ I prefer mine wrapped please, Earl and Lady Gray, plain, chai, orange spice etc. I will try most, except I don't like green
Lots more.... woodland, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Under the Sea, Fairy tales and MANY styles and themes not listed 😄
I have loved making and giving food gifts like cookies, brownies and cupcakes, liqueurs, and making their pretty packaging (love to make pretty packages, and have tons of cupcake cups, silicone molds, tiny paper bags, boxes etc.) all year long!
I can be a contradiction, although I am not really into holidays, I may sign up for a swap because I love the theme, color etc. Victorian hearts, or a Halloween swap that is a black piece of jewelry or something. Don't worry I won't rate down if you send something! Any questions please ask. Sometimes you just feel like making something different.
I recycle packing material of all kinds. So your package and/or wrapping on the OUTSIDE might look a little rough.
I am a non smoker, so if you smoke, please air out or Febreeze, your items. Smoke smell gives me a headache (So will too much febreeze). Thank you SO much!
I also get a headache from many scents. So pretty pretty please no perfume-y items unless it's listed in my "likes". :-)
I LOVE books and reading. Especially old books of all types, cookbooks, and books on decorating, party and tea ideas. Childrens vintage story books and primers including the 20's to the 50's. Etc. I would rather hold an actual book instead of an electronic device.
I am also a magazine junkie who loves Somerset Life, Somerset Home etc. Romantic Country, Victoria, Cottage Style, and similar types. I love pre 1950 ) magazines and ads too. I can be a voracious reader when a tome catches my eye.
I have a VERY strong belief in Almighty God. However please no religious or occult items of any kind. No crosses, rosaries, goddess figures, buddha, pentagrams, spells, magic, astrology, or signs, divination, ghosts, demons, demonology, etc. I don't believe in fate, past lives, or that everything happens for a reason. Nor do I believe it's "God's" will when bad things happen. Pease nothing political either.
I believe humans were created with free will. I will NEVER be rude or disrespectful to you for what you believe. It would go against what I believe. Just because we don't share the same opinions, or beliefs doesn't mean I don't like or respect you! It's not my place to judge others. (I hope you will feel the same towards me.)
PLEASE don't waste your time or money!!
I am mostly a SEASONAL over Holiday person. Leaves over witches, snowmen over Santa etc.
Floral or non-food type scents.
Magazine clippings. I have TONS of magazines, these would be wasted on me. So would bits of paper, unless it's the full image cut from a sheet.
Unwrapped or green tea.(I know it's good for me I can't help it.) Also PLEASE check the expiration dates on your teabags. I recently received one that was 4 years old and the wrapper was dirty. It must have been passed around quite a bit. Don't waste your postage money, and I make enough garbage..
Extreme gore, blood, guts and violence, slasher films. Except I like THE WALKING DEAD. Go figure! The story and people more than the ick factor.
I don't care much for peach, rust (unless in an autumn theme) burgundy or hunter green, and most "mauves".
Not into Southwest type images or colors. Howling coyotes, Kokopellis, cactus, etc etc.
Sticker no thank you's - Reward type, "shiny " holograph, photo realistic, lenticular, or childish stickers from a pad, foam etc.
I don't care for "country" ~IE: bears in crochet hats, ducks, geese, pine hearts etc. or too cutesy. Classic country with it's oil lamps, stoneware bowls, old wooden handle utensils, and gingham is another matter. I would love to have a little cottage in the woods.
Hummels and Precious Moments are not for me.
Deliberate Flakers. Thieves really.
People who make fun of others, are mean to children, the elderly or cruel to people or animals.
DRAMA. I HATE drama!! I don't need or want the stress.
THANKS SO MUCH ( especially if you made it this far!)
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Bold text To make text bold, begin and end the text with double asterisks, like this - bold. Don't leave spaces between the asterisks and the text.
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Linking to swap-bot profiles To link to someone's profile page on swap-bot, just type @ followed by their username, with no space between them, like this link to Crusher's page - @Crusher
Clickable text link to another webpage To insert a link to another page, you need to use the following code, including the [ ] and ( ), but being careful not to insert any extra spaces:
[text you want to appear](URL of the page to which you wish to link)
The URL has to start with http://
Inserting a picture To display a picture in a forum post, profile or profile comment, you need to use the following code, including the [ ] and ( ), but being careful not to insert any extra spaces:
![title of the picture](URL of the picture)
Making a picture into a clickable link Read the previous two sections, then use this code, again with no extra spaces:
[![title](URL of picture)](URL of the page)
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