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itchinstitchin

itchinstitchin
Date Joined: July 8, 2011
Last Online: September 6, 2012
Birthday: July 9, 1982
Country: United States
My Website
My Etsy Store
My Etsy Fav List
My 2nd Etsy Shop

About Me

I'm a busy mom of 3 children ( Damien, Aries, and Odyn), have a wonderful husband, whom I've known since High School, and owner of one cute bull mastiff pup named Buster.

We live in Connecticut, where there are more cows than people. I run my own business, a small handcrafts boutique store out of an old barn. I love to sew, cook, and garden. Also I love going to the auctions around here and finding neat treasures for my shop.

Granny chic is my style - vintage, cottage, retro, 30's - 60's, happy, kitschy, bright, pastel, shabby, turquoise - I ♥ it all!!

Favorite Crafts

Crochet, sew, embroider, scrapbook, deconstructed journals, doodling, and photography are just some of my favorite things to do.

Crochet I am self taught. This is my latest craze. Once peering into a shop window and stalking Flickr I knew I needed to make a granny square blanket for myself - and so with hook in hand the frenzy began.

Embroidery This is a skill that I have been doing since I was young. Making little embroidered bracelets for friends in middle school, people soon came up to me asking to buy them. Something that has stuck with me since my project for 2011 is a doodle embroidery block quilt - for more info see my blog

Sewing Something my grandmother was a dream at, I find myself sometimes wishing she was around to teach me more. With her DNA in my blood I must have something in there from her because one day I bought a sewing machine, the next day I was making dresses and quilts.

Art My grandfather was a true artist. He did wood burnings, painted oil painting, and carved slate. Often in the summer he would take trips to Vermont and sell his art for fun. His words of wisdom he left with me are - Do what you love love what you do and when you don't love it don't do it anymore.

Favorite Movies

Amelie is my top favorite movie! I love everything about it - the French language, the exploring gnome, and most of all her sweet personality

I also love 500 Days of Summer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Practical Magic, Empire Records, The Lake House, and Breakfast At Tiffany's

Favorite Music

When I do the things I do you will find me bopping around the house to: She and Him, Adele, Kate Nash, No Doubt, Lily Allen, The Smiths, and Regina Spektor

I like

  • Kitschy, Retro, Vintage
  • Fun Postcards that are different or unique
  • Fancy Buttons or animal shaped buttons
  • Polka Dots
  • Doilies
  • Dutch or Swedish Designs
  • Cottage Flowers
  • Tea and a good cup of coffee
  • Reading (Alice Hoffman is my favorite Author)
  • Owls, deers, birds, lambs, squirrels, dragonflies, mermaids, and gnomes
  • Strawberries
  • Reproduction or vintage fabrics
  • Feed Sack or Grain Sack fabric
  • Old Maps
  • Shabby Chic, chippy, rustic
  • Crochet or knitting - but not in blacks or browns
  • All white embroidery
  • Anything from 1920-1960
  • Baking
  • Photography and old tinted photos
  • Crochet or lace ribbon
  • Turquoise, pink, yellow, green, orange, grey
  • Pencil or ink drawings
  • Watercolor
  • Doodles
  • Whimsical or Japanese Fabric
  • Farm Animals
  • Personalized Stationary
  • Fairy Tales
  • To Do Lists
  • Matryoshka Dolls

For My Children

Damien (9 yrs old) likes: * Diary of Whimpy Kid items * Comic Books * Anything for Nintendo * Books * cool bookmarks * Harry Potter Items * Favorite Color Red

Aries (5 yrs old) likes: * Hello Kitty * Hair Ties * Pink or Purple * Drawing or Coloring * Anything that sparkles or glitters * Princesses or Tinkerbell * Stickers * Jewelry

Odyn (3 yrs old) likes: * Trains * Airplanes * Coloring * Anything with wheels * Smarties Candies * Likes Spongebob * Money items like fake coins or paper monopoly money * Favorite color Blue

DO NOT like

  • Black or Brown Crochet or Knitting
  • Dark colors - (earth tones are okay)
  • Cats or kittens or kitties (it's not personal)
  • Glitter
  • Neon colors
  • Maroon or burgundy
  • Word Stickers (Faith, Joy, Love .. etc)
  • Chinese Characters or Asian Themes
  • Animal print
  • Anime
  • Fairies, Dragons, Disney Characters, or Wizards

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you very much Amanda for the lovely sketch. Have a great day! Liz
Veterok rated for Etsy Christmas Swap! $15 swap on Nov 25, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely scarf! I just fetched it from the post office.
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Comment: Thanks so much
curlytop529 rated for $5 Etsy Surprise(US Only) Edited on Nov 14, 2011
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Comment: THANK YOU! It's so nice to swap with you again! :O)
kacka rated for QUICK profile swap #53 on Nov 13, 2011
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Comment: thank you, please dont stick tea to the postcard, i couldnt remove it without destroying it:(
Response: Oh I'm so sorry. Thanks for the warning.
Neeky8 rated for B&W Photography Postcard #7 on Nov 9, 2011
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Comment: Loved the photo of your barn! Very cool :)
katzenjammy rated for B&W Photography Postcard #7 on Nov 8, 2011
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Comment: How lucky you are to have a barn to play in!
kirstykai rated for We have something in common! on Nov 8, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute bag, it’s great. I wish my sewing skills matched yours. Thank you also for the extras –x-
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Comment: A traffic cone?! Brilliant - I'd love to see a pic of THAT costume!
SoLinda rated for Vintage Button Swap on Oct 24, 2011
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Comment: Amanda-the buttons are wonderful, a good variety. sometimes i wish i had some bigger ones and you enclosed several-thank you. happy swapping
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Comment: Aw, lovely card ^^ Your Matryoshka set is terrific ^0^ Looks reaaaaally OLD ^.^ Like children of many generations have played with those... Nice work!
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Comment: I love your little Matryoshkas! The moment I saw your pc, before I read the back, I KNEW it was a photo of your own personal dolls. HOW? IDK! I love the pop art feel to your digital collage work!
Rubylace rated for Private Swap with itchinstitchin on Oct 14, 2011
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Comment: Thank you Amanda! This was the best first private swap I've ever had...1,000's of hearts to you my new found friend! :)
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Comment: This book looks great.. I've read Alice Hoffman before and liked her writing but never this book. Thanks so much, I'm excited to start it as soon as I finish what I'm currently reading
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Comment: What a wonderful shot! Thanks
Amyiah rated for B&W Photography Postcard #6 on Oct 4, 2011
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Comment: The photo was amazing. Thanks
LyndensMommy rated for QUICK Pick 5 flat swap #23 on Oct 1, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much i love the scrap book stuff need it desperately i almost have completed my daughters 2nd year book!!! I love the big butterfly paper clip its neat seeing what people find to send i have never seen something like that before happy swapping!!!!!
agonysdecay rated for $10 Etsy Favorites Swap on Sep 26, 2011
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Comment: Wheee! Thanks so much for your choice!!! You purchased with someone I work with on Etsy and I adore this ring!!! Its totally me, such a great choice! Please leave her a great rating!! Thanks so much again!
bevmac rated for Post Box Photography Postcard #1 on Sep 26, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for pc and the story of your small town.
bluecrayons rated for Shop my Etsy Shop Swap #6 on Sep 19, 2011
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Comments

keylee3 on Feb 18, 2012:

Thank you for the address labels! They're really cute and yes, I can use the ones that didn't print right. Thanks for including them, too!

Keylee ♥
HSR ~ Feb RAK

ladyaries7 on Feb 16, 2012:

thank you for the lovely address labels for my feb wish in the FEB RAK HSB group!

Reallusionista on Jan 23, 2012:

THANK YOU!! I got your sweet and colorful note today! Appreciate the smiles :)

Deeno1105 on Jan 13, 2012:

Thank you so much for the Hello Kitty stickers with my name on em' for the WTA #26. I got them yesterday and you made my day!

djmom11 on Dec 15, 2011:

Thanks so much for the stocking stuffer RAK.

bobogrl on Dec 14, 2011:

Thank you so much for the RAK! I have it sitting patiently under the tree, can't wait to open it :) Merry Christmas, sweet friend!

Mayje on Dec 2, 2011:

Hi! Thank you so much for the envie of old cards and paper ephemera for my Nov/Dec wishes over the Happy Swap-bot RAKs. I am so happy that you sent me a piece of music sheet. I really wanted one! Again, thank you! :)

JessicaH2H on Nov 8, 2011:

Thanks so much for the super cute card and envie and the little tag from Happy Swap-bots RAK for Nov/Dec!!! I know just the person I am going to send it to. She is a good friend of mine and just loves those colors. Thanks again!!!

candycore on Nov 7, 2011:

tyvm for the wta =) I love the kawaii ^.~v

Rubylace on Oct 4, 2011:

Congrats on being the October Winner Take All! Enjoy all your goodies!

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