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Date Joined: July 6, 2007
Last Online: May 27, 2017
Birthday: June 6, 1973
Country: United States
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About Me

On Hiatus until June 2012

Working AND College both full time.

Often described as a throw back to the 60s or 70s, a beatnik / neo-hippie with a touch of romance and the gothic - dark bohemian or even green on the outside, black on the inside. Although my hippie duds do reflect my darker side most of the time.

Dreadlocked mindful mama and wife, a Green Witch with a UU / Quaker / Zen bent who is very interested in intention, herbs and cooking.

I have been recently diagnosed with pretty severe arthritis in my left hand & wrist and right shoulder. So I am learning how to hold my yarn differently (knit & crochet) and rethinking how to do certain types of crafts. That along with the fact, my brother in law is currently living in my office/craft room, I am taking it slowly & doing in-depth crafty swaps very sparingly.

I also suffer from CFS/FMS, so I have good weeks and I have "bad" weeks. It usually doesn't effect my swapping but occasionally if things get piled up, I might get a day or three behind.

Don't worry if you are running late. Just drop me a note, but honestly most of the time I don't notice if anything is late.

  • Hobo Witch Kit - package was returned as unclaimed by post office with the first & second attempts to send.

  • Resent third time to new address DC#: 0309 1830 0001 9054 8694

  • Delivered, March 10, 2010, 3:38 pm, FORT COLLINS, CO 80526

Received no acknowledgment nor rating from partner.

Favorite Music

Extremely Eclectic - gregorian chant to 40's standards to filk to indie to country to graver to angry chick rock.

Godsmack, James Taylor, Judgment Day, Good Charlotte, Theory of a Deadman, Harry Connick Jr., Rasputina, Louis Armstrong, Moldy Peaches, Mediaeval Baebes, Shannon Curfman, Blue October, The Weepies, etc., etc., etc.

Link to my Pandora profile

Favorite Books

I love to read, anything. The bulk of my library (which used to run well over 1,000 books and getting up there again) consists of sci-fi, fantasy, good historical romance & mysteries. I have been known to whiz through as many as 20 books in a month.

Among my faves are: Terry Pratchett, Susan Wittig Albert, Jane Austen, JD Robb, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Laurell K. Hamilton, Lucy Maude Montgomery, Dr. Suess, etc., etc., etc.

Link to my Book List

Favorite Crafts

After books my next greatest passion is fiber. Currently yarning (crochet, knit, spin & weave) has been out pacing my sewing, quilting, scrapping and paper art. But it's all in the mix.

I strongly prefer natural fibers.

I also adore good art (drawing & lettering) pens and watercolor pencils.

Link to my Ravelry profile


  • beads for dreads - glass, polymer & wood. My dreads are mostly in the pencil to sharpie size (for bead hole)
  • headbands / dreadbands / hair scarves
  • sterling or steel earrings (have 4 sets of holes)
  • all glass earrings (keep gauge between 14 - 18)

Collect or fascinate me

  • compass roses
  • dragonflies
  • dragons / wyrms
  • driftwood
  • fountain pens / dip pens
  • frogs
  • gargoyles
  • grotesques
  • light houses
  • mermaids
  • old looking maps/sea charts (especially of the Atlantic)
  • reproduction tins and tin signs (hint hint magnets)
  • sand dollars
  • sea glass
  • sea horses / hippocamp
  • sea stars
  • skulls (pirate flags, sugar skulls, etc.)
  • spiderwebs
  • video game characters - RPG, Adventure, Puzzle, & Classic: Mario, Pac-Man, etc.
  • vintage cookbooks & pamphlets (1700's - 1960's)
  • vintage pinups
  • vintage romance novels (50's - 70's)

Food & Beverages

Allergic to milk = no milk chocolate, no candy containing casein.

Allergic to wheat = no cookies, nothing containing malt or gluten.

Coffee is honestly something to be drank when no other form of caffeine can be found. But do enjoy iced coffee made with flavored organic coffees like hazelnut & spiced vanilla.

As for tea - LOVE IT!

Rooibos, White, Green, Black, Coconut Chai, Blooming, Herbal...

Current faves:

  • Earl Grey Cream
  • Love & Tea's Happy Citrus
  • Peach Rooibos and the Tropical Blend (Hibiscus) from my local organic coffee shop
  • Twinings' Irish Breakfast

Colors & Scents

Blue / Denim / Indigo / Cobalt

Jewel Tones - emerald as opposed to lime or amethyst instead of lavender or ruby red as opposed to princess pink.

Also prefer silver over gold.

Please, no earthy colors. I really don't want to donate or re-gift your lovely gifts. But I simply do NOT wear brown, orange, olive, yellow, rust or tan, ever.

Rather fond of plain ol' black and white. Crisp clean snow white, I don't mean ivory, cream, etc.

I am extremely fond of soy candles, solid perfumes and handmade body butters/whips.

My favorite scents are green, grass, citrus, lemongrass, smoke, whiskey/rum, plum, fig, pomegranate, rose, pepper, almond, honey, water, ocean.

Absolutely No: patchouli. Nor am I fond of musk or lavender unless they are very much an undertone.

Allergic to Bath & Body Works & Victoria Secrets' lotions & scents

I have a BPAL list for Imps on my Wist. (found above)

The Kiddo

For Swaps for Children 5-16yrs & other curious folk

  • Name: Ryne
  • Age: 8
  • Favorite color: Green, but Blue & Orange are tied for second
  • Artsy: crayons, markers, pencils, paint and especially clay
  • Favorite toys: GI Joe, Legos, Costumes, Superheroes (Marvel or DC), Knights, Dragons, Star Wars
  • Favorite team: Red Sox
  • Favorite books: Magic Treehouse, Goosbumps, Capt. Underpants & Junie B. And comic books - Marvel & DC for the most part.
  • A big time gamer (so are his mom and dad) and loves gamer tees in size 10.

Allergic to milk = no milk chocolate, no candy containing casein.

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I do not always comment and I do not give everyone hearts.

I have been known to go back and up my rating after a couple days of reflection.

But do NOT snark at me about not giving a heart. I won't bother with you again.


askurtz rated for Seven Deadly Sins ATC Series: Sloth on Oct 8, 2010
Comment: Finally got the sloth ATC. Thanks!
aidenromantic rated for Skull ATC ~ EDITED on Sep 16, 2010
Comment: Thanks.
nobelli rated for Skull ATC ~ EDITED on Aug 31, 2010
jadesmus rated for Dark Mermaid ATC on Aug 30, 2010
Comment: Hi and thank you for the ATC! I like the painting-like style and how she's reaching for the moon. She's on my bedroom shelf now. :)
Skittnu rated for Seven Deadly Sins ATC Series: Greed on Aug 26, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the card. I love the greens.
Lauriez rated for **New Member Swap** Altered Book on Aug 26, 2010
Comment: such a lovely journal you created for me! i love the special pages and can't wait to start writing in it! The tissue paper collage cover is so pretty-i'll have to try that technique! thank you again for a beautiful creation! Happy swapping blessings!
Comment: What a wonderful surprise and yes...just what I needed a rainbow! Really lovely Thanks!!
pumpkinniki rated for Steampunk ATC #5 on Aug 14, 2010
Comment: Really neat! Thanks! :)
Comment: Cool ATC! The whole abstract thing is totally new to me with ATC's too so now this gives me new ideas for future ATC's I can make :D Thanks so much and happy swapping! <3
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the photos! :)
JElmore rated for Pirate Vs. Ninja ATC on Jul 21, 2010
owl rated for Fabric ATC #2 on Jul 20, 2010
Comment: Beautiful ATC. I love buttons. Thank you
yesh rated for Moonlight Mermaid ATC on Jul 15, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the mermaid!!!
irenns rated for Fabric ATC #2 on Jul 15, 2010
Comment: thank you! my kids like it!
Response: Good! This was my first Fabric ATC swap.
crazymieze rated for Book Thong on Jul 13, 2010
Comment: thx a lot!!! merci beacoup!! :D
Puggle rated for Book Thong on Jul 13, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the great book thong. I really like the way you braided the cord.
whereswaldo rated for Tea Lover's Journal on Jun 20, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful tea journal. I can wait to try out all the different teas. I LOVE the agave Nectar Sticks.
caitamazingly rated for Tour of Your Town - edited on Jun 14, 2010
Comment: Awesome! your town looks so sweet, i love the old theatre. really great job!! loved it. :)

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angeldiva on Jul 8, 2010:

Hi! I was just wondering if you were still interested in finding someone to do a private swap with for the 7 Deadly Sins ATC's that we missed out on, I am interested in getting caught up on them and @ChelseaLake also expressed interest in a private swap for this so I thought maybe we could do a 3 way private swap between us? Let me know what you think! <3 Angie

oreon on Jul 2, 2010:

Welcome Welcome to Crafty Witches. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our New Member rules. Thanks for joining!

ocean11 on Sep 6, 2009:

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Just wanted to let you know I created a new ATC swap with Tim Burton as theme for the new Foundation 42-group.
I hope you will like the swap and maybe join ...
Just 1 week left to sign up! If you have any questions or suggestion, feel free to pm me :-)

Also I'm getting a Steampunk swap-series started, check it out ^_^

kari on Aug 5, 2009:


There are a few days left to sign up for the Mini Scavenger Hunt with the Farmers Market Group. Last day to sign up is August 6th. See you at the market!

marilavado on Jun 30, 2009:

Come and join the Nintendo ATCs swap where you can choose the characters you recieve. This will be so much fun!

Nintendo ATCs - Your favourite

Artistic on May 29, 2009:

Favorite Writer Package swap is posted in the Book Lovers United Group. Hope you'll participate.

Helena8664 on May 29, 2009:

Hey there! Just a note to let you know that there are 2 new swaps up at Mind Revolutionaries and Chocolate Milk .....come check them out! Adultish Email Survey and Quick Party Pic Swap .....hope you join, we need support in the group!

grannylove60 on May 16, 2009:

You're invited to come on over to Granny Squares Galore and join in our bingo game:))

Who knows....ya might just win a surprise package of goodies:))) Hope to see ya there:)

TheAmpersand on May 16, 2009:

I'm just writing you a note to let you know that I'm hosting an email swap over at WickedSwaps. It's an email question and answer swap that's probably a bit too risque for Swap-Bot's general population. You can check it out here:


If you're the inquisitive type, or just like to share, don't hesitate to join.

RogueArtist on May 12, 2009:

We miss you at Wild Women! stop in and say hello soon!

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