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kfaye

kfaye
Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: December 16, 2018
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I was going to put up some new pics, but can't seem to paste them anymore :( Sorry it's so boring now :/

Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am a Leo. I have been happily married to my awesome husband since 1988. I'm also a mom to 2 grown up kids who are moved out but not far away :) I live in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, in the high desert at an elevation of 4,500' in Southern California. We get a bit of snow in the winter and that is my favorite time of year! In Spring we have wildflowers everywhere! The summers can get pretty warm, but the afternoons are shaded by the mountain and it always cools off in the evenings, so it's not too bad. There are no city lights around so at night you can see all the beautiful stars! It's very peaceful up here and I love it!

I am using my work address in San Fernando to receive swaps because the closest post office to my home is actually in the next town and they don't deliver packages to my mailbox. The security gate is locked on the weekends, so you might see a message on your tracking saying "failed delivery attempt" but don't worry, they will deliver it on the next business day.

I love to travel and have been to many countries. It's so cool to see the world and experience new things! I love visiting museums, monuments, castles, cathedrals & graveyards. I also love taking road trips, camping, beachcombing and light hiking. I enjoy going to art galleries, botanical gardens and tea houses. I work a couple of days a week in the office of our machine shop. On the weekends I sometimes stay on my boat in Ventura and go to the farmers/Crafters market where I like to enjoy a coffee while watching people walk by with their dogs. When I am home I am mostly doing crafts, working outside in my yard, looking out the window watching birds or playing with my cat. I have an organic vegetable garden and a greenhouse for flowers.I have a rescued Tortoiseshell cat named Mia. She is super playful, loving and definitely has that tortitude you hear about. I also have a Boston Terrier named Abbey who is 10, but still as active as a puppy. You will find her running the property chasing rabbits and other critters. I have a koi pond and they just had babies! Toads will often lay eggs in there too! I also have beehive that I tend to and the friendliest pet chickens I raised since they were 2 days old! I love all my pets, healthy food, nature, art and beautiful things. I am an active Post Crossing member and adore my collection of postcards from around the world!.

Countries I have traveled to: England (including Scotland), France, Ireland, Italy (including the Vatican), Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Morocco, Netherlands, Belgium, India, Mexico, Canada & Bahamas.

States I have been to: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Texas and of course, California.

Places I want to see: Montana, Colorado, Maine & the New England area in Autumn for that Fall color!

Favorite Crafts

I love to spend time in my craft studio altering things, making things with nature, doing holiday/seasonal crafts, paper crafts and making jewelry with gemstones, glass, crystal beads and polymer clay. I also make day of the dead shadow boxes. I can do a little macramé. I can crochet a simple scarf, but that is literally the only stitch I know and I'm not even sure if I'm doing that right. I have done cross stitch, but it's not my favorite. I have been painting on canvas with acrylic paints for several years now. I would like to try oils & watercolor someday. I "write" Pysanky eggs, which is a Ukrainian batik method using hot beeswax in a kistka writing tool and dye on a hollowed out egg.I just started doing resin crafts, pouring it in molds and adding things like flowers, glitter, or beads that I wont use in jewelry . I made my first scrapbook/memory journal to give to my daughter as a wedding gift of all the planning along the way. I plan on making a smash journal because that looks pretty fun. I love working with essential oils. I also make soap, scrubs and body butters with my daughter (we have an Etsy shop) using mostly organic ingredients. I am open to swapping these, just check out the shop and see if there is anything you want to swap for. Any sewing I do (which is very little) I do by hand. I do own a sewing machine. I just need someone to come over and teach me how to make it do it's thing. I have a few felting kits that I will get to someday. I own a Circuit Air 2 machine for making die-cuts etc. I am discovering so many new crafts through Swapbot. There are so many creative people here. I love it!

Themes & Styles I like

Fawns (have a very special place in my heart), Alice In Wonderland, Fairies, Gypsies, Mermaids, Goddess, Cats, Victorian, Bohemian, Frida Kahlo, forest, ocean/beach, India, Egyptian, Irish, Scottish, British Royal Family, Tea themed, shabby-chic/romantic, Dia de Los Muertos. Retro 50's, cactus, zen.

I like Light & Happiness & Love & Healing...I like witches but not dark. I like odd & creepy things, but not evil things.

IF YOU ARE SENDING DECORATIONS TO ME:

I like handmade ornaments for my home tree, ocean/beach/mermaid themed for my boat tree, camping/forest themed for my RV tree & Victorian for my guestroom tree.

Everyday Decorating: retro 50's in my kitchen (it's pink & green), Bohemian in living room, ocean in bedroom, zen in office, French shabby-chic in guestroom, earthy bathrooms & a rec room that is decorated with brightly colored Mexican tiles with a fish themed bathroom.

Things I enjoy receiving

HANDMADE THINGS I LIKE:

I love receiving Handmade items where I can tell love and pride were put into them:

Something you specialize in making or something your country is known for making.

I would LOVE a Snippet Roll!

I have never received a Bag Flip and would love to see one!

Handmade full apron,

Spirit Dolls,

knitted crocheted stuff,

Crystal wands,

Things made with nature,

Handmade paper.

Nicely made ATCs.

Gelli prints.

Paper embellishments.

Shadow boxes.Amulet bags & spell kits.

Tiny felted animals.

sewn coasters/mug rugs in these themes: Wedding, Tea, Birthday, Mermaid, Unicorn, Gnomes, Cactus & Asian.

Beaded Embroidery.

Altered items...tins, matchboxes, bottles etc.

Items in these themes: Mermaids, Fairies, Vintage Campers, Gnomes, Elves.

A knitted throw blanky.

Anything you make!!

STORE BOUGHT ITEMS I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE:

Thin/fine paintbrushes please!

Cool vintage things I could use in altered art,

Eyelet Tool,

Fringe Scissors,

Polymer clay,

3 to a page Postcard sleeves,

Pretty Binders to hold my postcards,

Miniatures items for making shadow boxes,

a spool of black edging lace (for pocket letters & ATCs),

small silicone molds for resin & polymer,

Heat Tool,

One of those tools for sealing pocket letters.

Pysanky dyes,

Cystals & Gemstones.

Fossils.

Pretty Cloth/Lace Lavender Sachets.

Black Lace Washi Tape!

Snap Settings for gems!!!

Foreign coins.

Foreign paper money.

Seasonal Altar items.

Zen items.

LUSH Toothy Tabs.

Face Sponges.

Jewelry from countries outside the USA that represent it's style... example, a claddagh from Ireland, woven bracelet from Guatemala...

Tea! Please, sealed in individual sleeves...I keep them in my Tea Journal.

Coffee.

Hummingbird nectar.

Coffee Bean gift cards.

Hobby Lobby Gift cards.

Michael's gift cards.

Odd paper mache items...shadow boxes... Dia de Los Muertos (sugar skulls) items.

Bethany Lowe decorations,

Things for my curiosity cabinet,

Handmade decorations for my house from your travels around the world.

Items from World Market/Cost Plus.

Items in these themes: Mermaids, Fairies, Vintage Campers, Gnomes, Elves.

Fishing Gear: Lures, Hooks, Bait...

NON-GMO Organic Vegetable Seeds.

Unique Guitar Picks.

My favorite colors are Greens, tropical color combinations & earthy forest color combination. I usually don't care for purple unless it's paired with blues & greens. I don't care for the color combo of red & blue.

My favorite number is 3.

I am a petite small (not XS) & I love:

leggings,

cute sweats,

tunics,

yoga pants,

long boho skirts,

pajamas,

cute undies size small (I know it's a strange thing to list but I actually got a really cute hot pink pair of undies & I was thrilled!),

cute bras 34C (I know, but I just hate bra shopping!)

size 5 1/5-6 flip-flops & moccasins.

For jewelry I like shorter necklaces & my ring size is 5 1/2 - 6

FROM $DOLLAR STORES:

cute paper straws,

cute party plates,

cute disposable cups,

Mod Podge,

school glue,

Cotton Balls,

A gift card,

outdoor staked solar lights,

3D Stickers,

Tape,

double sided tape,

Holiday Shrinky Dinks,

Small Disney figurines I could use in shadow boxes.

Sponges.

THRIFT SHOP ITEMS:

Beaded fabrics I could cut & use for crafting with,

Native American jewelry,

Swarovski miniatures,

Rhinestone costume jewelry to use for crafting, glitzy/blingy broken pieces are fine.

Sugared glass Candles,

Art Candles (shaped/twisted),

Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.

Beer Steins.

Alice In Wonderland Book,

Reader's Digest,

Limoges anything,

demitasse cup & saucer,

Anything royal themed,

Belleek or other Irish items,

THINGS YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE:

Foreign coins or paper Money.

Unique items from your travels.

Anything from my "Thrift Shop" list.

EXTRAS & DE-STASHING ITEMS:

I could use more St.Patrick's Day paper crafting supplies. Sealed tea bags are always welcome.

POSTCARDS:

Alice In Wonderland, Disney, Mythical, Holidays.

STOCKING STUFFERS:

I use a trunk instead of a stocking, so size does not matter!

I do not mind receiving used things that are clean and in good condition. UPDATE: Apparently I need to make it clear when I say I don't mind used things in good condition, I mean DO NOT SEND ME DIRTY ITEMS, OR STAINED ITEMS, OR THINGS THAT STILL HAVE FOOD ON THEM ALL CRUSTED UP! it's so rude and makes me feel really bad.

Things I won't use

DISLIKES/PLEASE NO:

NO FOOD (allergies).

NO COSMETICS (INCLUDING LIP BALM & NAIL POLISH) OR TOILETRIES (SOAP, LOTION ETC.) I have skin allergies, plus I make my own anyways.

NO STUD type earrings...I can change out the hooks on dangle earrings to .925 silver, but I can't change the stud posts and my ears are super sensitive :( If they are real silver/gold or definitely hypoallergenic then that's fine :)

I don't keep a planner journal (project Life etc.) or use page tags,

I do not sew, knit or crochet.

NO KID STUFF: Pencils, erasers, sharpeners, glow sticks, Toys (no kids in my family).

Magnets (I don't use any on my fridge).

Old purses or totes bags from thrift shops (yucky).

Recipes & recipe cards (because of my food allergies I just don't share recipes).

PLEASE DON'T SEND ME DIRTY, STAINED, OR FOOD CRUSTED ITEMS. Yes, people have.

Please don't make a pocket letter for me that only has a cut up paper scene in it without any embellishments whatsoever. I actually keep all my pocket letters in album. If you put 0 effort into it, it goes straight into the trash and why even bother then? Plus, I will be sad that you sent that to me.

THINGS I DO NOT CARE FOR:

camouflage, animal print or wine themes. I like wine, it just wouldn't match my home. I also don't use country type décor inside my home, unless it's a Christmas tree ornament you made. Actually, that applies to any of the above themes...if you made an animal print ornament for my tree I will hang it up ;)

Loose note paper sheets,

makeup bags (Just because I have several).

No religious items for me, please.

Thank you!!!

Quotes Movie Music Books

My favorite quote is:

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then".

from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Shows I am watching: Handmaid's Tale, Outlander, Better Call Sal, Preacher, Stranger Things, Old Dr.Who & I am a sucker for those cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies!

Old Favorites: Frazier & Gilmore Girls.

I listen to easy Rock & Indie, 80s new wave, Beatles Channel, Music from around the world and nature sounds to sleep.

Books I am reading right now are: Queen Of The Road & The Rules Of Magic.

USPS & SWAP ISSUES

I do my best and would never intentionally hurt someone. If you have an issue with a swap I have sent, please message me about it. Some of these crafts are new to me and I am learning new ideas from others. I send my swaps off with well wishes and the intent to spread happiness. I absolutely love swapping!

Thank you for reading my profile and for all your swaps, they really brighten my days :) Big hugs!

PRIVATE SWAPS

I HAVE TO TRADE: High quality handmade soap, body butters, scrub, organic face cream & soy wax tarts from our etsy shop.

I also have a bunch of loose, cut gemstones (amethyst, sapphire etc..) for setting in fine jewelry, or whatever else you can come up with.

Ratings

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Jsereg001 rated for Mermaid Swap! on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great mermaid stuff! I love the mermaid tail bag!!
michelemb12 rated for CHRISTMAS POCKET LETTER THEME on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: So cute!!! Thanks. I love the stickers with the vintage look (maybe they are vintage) It takes me back to when I was a kid.
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Comment: Funny you ended up with me 2 months in a row. In my stocking. Thanks for the stamps too.
ariestess rated for December Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Oh wow! Thank you SO much for that gorgeous double terminated ametrine! That vein of faint citrine is so pretty and I got SUCH good vibes off of it the second I held it. Thank you also for the candy and the lovely Christmas tag!
sandyponey rated for Private swap kfaye/sandyponey on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: 💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚Wow, and wow again. Truly the most fabulous pkg of wonders I've ever received :-) Everything was so perfect, and the handmade things you sent are truly incredibly wonderfully awesomely made and I love everything. Thank you so much, I feel spoiled. Hugs, Sandy ❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚
rjlemley78 rated for Homemade Ornament Swap #2 on Dec 13, 2018
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Comment: I LOVE IT!!!!!! Your ornament is so unique and beautiful. I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Thank you, and Merry Christmas!!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the very beautiful Alice in Wonderland Flipbook!!! It is so nicely made in such beautiful colors. I love all of the extras you sent with it as well. The charms are beautiful. White rabbit is my favorite so I will cherish the white rabbit charm. Thank you again.
snickerdoodle21 rated for A Cozy Christmas Eve on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: Fantastic package Kimberly! Everything was so cute and fun. Have a great Christmas!
AZmom875 rated for Ho Ho Ho - Christmas Postcard Swap! on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: What a lovely card. Thank you.
starhiker rated for Margo's PB Christmas Gifts - USA on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: The most perfect profile gift ever! I finally got a new lil corningware teapot. Thank you so much for finding me one. A million hearts, you are a gem!
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mandigutterrose rated for BS&S ~ Yuletide Santa on Dec 7, 2018
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JazD rated for Gifts on a Budget-NO spending! on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Cool package and thanks for the coaster. Getting close to stocking time...
Margothecat rated for Margo's PB Stocking Stuffer USA on Dec 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! What a fun surprise. I love the number cutters! So cute! You made my day!
craftykat68 rated for Holiday MemoryDex Swappers on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Wow..got your pkg.today!!Thank you soooo very much ,what a great surprise.Your mdex is so pretty an creative!!Love the card an stickers too.Wish I could give you way more hearts.I can't get over how good the pumpkin butter and soap smell.My favorite scent.Thank you for being so kind an generous an putting such a wonderful pkg.together for me!
TrishaLouise rated for Christmas Matchbox swap on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun matchbox and other goodies.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely gift! I can't wait to use this. It will be a wonderful stress reliever as I do all of the end of year school stuff.

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institches on Dec 8, 2018:

Ethan was over to our house for the night so I let him open his stocking stuffers. He says "Thank You" to you for the Minion Blind Pack, the book, Lego's and something else which I can't read his writing...lol

Thanks for participating this yeas and have a great holiday season!

starhiker on Dec 7, 2018:

Such a lovely christmas card its very nice thank-you! no other half yet but will rate when it arrives.

1creativemama on Nov 28, 2018:

I hope you enjoy the items! Merry Christmas! Blessings, Heidi

shinyserra on Oct 27, 2018:

You are too sweet! Thank you so much for mailing extra stuffers! I will dip into them if I find a double :) Happy fall!

Moominbrooke on Oct 24, 2018:

Thank you for angeling! Good Samhain to you :0)

CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ScrappyCEW on Jul 10, 2018:

Cotton Breeze Body Butter from Honey Butter Bath Co. - awesome!!!!! Loving it!

ladydy5 on May 23, 2018:

Those eggs you make are beautiful as I had a friend who did them. If bought they are quite expensive too. Glad to see someone is doing that kind of craft.

njstauter on Apr 7, 2018:

Thank you so much for the birthday card, seeds and tea. It was such a joy. I am glad you can see the Tehachapi's from your home.

Jmitchell8814 on Apr 5, 2018:

So happy you liked your Easter Basket! Thank you so much fo all the awesome goodies you sent me. I loved everything. I can’t wait to use the cotton candy lipgloss! Happy swapping :)

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