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Date Joined: June 8, 2010
Last Online: January 15, 2021
Birthday: September 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in Arizona, part of the southwestern United States.

I am a big fan of tea - I drink iced tea daily and enjoy a hot cuppa sometimes as well.

Love mermaids. In fact, my bathroom has paintings of mermaids on the walls. Enjoy reading, cooking, friends, am now a facebook addict (have even met some of my online friends which has been great!) I make lists constantly as well.

Hubby & I are interested in getting advice from anyone who is selling crafts online.

Favorite Things

Books: Fiction & craft books! I do read tons of paranormal fiction, mystery, scifi and fantasy.

Music: Rock, country, jazz, big band, pretty much anything but rap. I enjoy many soundtracks of movies as they are so diverse yet well put together.

Movies: Comedy, romantic comedy, action adventure, fantasy, some drama. I like dark comedies. I enjoy introducing people to some of my favorite films like Waking Ned Devine, Pirate Radio, Danny Deckchair, Happy Texas, and more that arent commonly seen here.

TV: Big bang theory, Two & a half men, lots of Discovery channel, Food network, True Blood on HBO.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy crafting and learning new tricks. I crochet, I am trying to get into sewing, I have tons of craft books on things that I want to do next!

Took an art doll class a couple of years ago and enjoyed it - would like to make more dolls.

I am trying ATCs, joined a local group to learn new techniques. I made my first matchbox shrine, and it seemed to be okay - I made a decorated cigar box and absolutely loved it!

want to learn how to make scrabble tile jewelry & domino jewelry as well.


I am allergic to cigarette smoke - it can trigger my asthma and severe breathing issues. Prefer not to receive anything religious, and trying to stay away from sugar. Disney Little Mermaid is the only mermaid I dont like. I am not a fan of patchouli & cant handle incense.


I love to get treats and surprises. I enjoy trying new things, so getting anything that I cant get at home is always a treat! I am a foodie, I read cookbooks for fun - but I dont buy them anymore as I never use them.

I think everyone has at least one recipe that they know always works - I want those recipes! That treasured one that everyone always raves about? Please share that one with me?

I do love tea, and tea parties. Im not a big fan of chocolate but I LOVE nuts and toffees and brittles and all that stuff that is so tasty but unhealthy. I try to stay away from it, but I do splurge from time to time on something good!

Mermaids. Yes, I am fascinated by mermaids. I live in the desert, and something about mermaids streaming through endless blue and green waters fills me with joy. Not the cutesy cartoon mermaids, but artsy ones.

I do like things that are handmade. I crochet alot, I read all the time, I enjoy being introduced to new things. I appreciate original art. If you have any cds of the True Blood music, I would love a copy!

My wish is that anyone that I make something for receive it with the spirit of the gift, knowing it was made just for them, with thoughts of them and their best wishes at heart.

I am your swap partner

If you have not received anything from me in a few days after I shipped - please let me know?

I try to think about the person I am sending to, and pick or make things that I believe they will enjoy. Please know that anything sent to you was in the spirit of good wishes and friendship. If you are displeased by my gift, I apologize. If there is something that you wish to repurpose or regift, feel free to do so and know that I wish you well.

likes & loves

Did I mention mermaids? Love the sea colors of blues-turquoises-greens and also like purples. I like the colors of seaglass, aqua & cobalt and frosty whites. I also like jewel tones.

I like the pin-up/bombshell girl images, and I think burlesque is fabulous! I prefer original art to mass produced. Some of my favorite artists are Matisse & Van Gogh. I do like the vintage look of French advertising posters/pictures as well.

Im very interested in altered art. Im not sure I can do it - but I really enjoy looking at it! I enjoy seeing the beauty in something, not the cutesy pretty, but the real beauty.

I love black teas most, and then green tea, followed by all the rest! I enjoy flavored teas as well. My favorites are bergamot & lavender & mint but I love to try new things too!

If you need ideas on what to send me?

*If it has a mermaid - you are groovy! I have one mermaid stamp and very few images.

*Things with gypsies, pinups & vintage epherma.

*I love different teas - republic of teas is a favorite!

*I enjoy glass beads and funky fibers to play & craft with

*I am looking for a stamp with a pistol or revolver on it for hubby - think I may find him a block print.

*Any digital collage sheets of mermaids, pinup girls, burlesque, french art posters

*Eurotool metal hole punch pliers 1.2mm

*empty altoid tins, buttons, fibers, plarn.

*various assorted scrap book pages/pieces in different designs

*tea wallet = I just got my first one and I LOVE it!!

*button fairy - these look so fun!!

*tea cozy

*I prefer longer chains/bracelets as I am a plus

*homemade soaps/lip balms -love lavender, and vanilla, open to most scents except patchouli.

*I love True Blood themed items


ShoppinRobin rated for Cocktail Charm Bracelet on Jul 30, 2011
Comment: Kim, I LOVE my bracelet! I opened up the package, put it on & wore it the rest of the day :) Thanks for all those extra charms too (I have a hard time finding such cute ones around here). I'm so glad you hosted this. Cheers!
Response: oh im so glad you like it!!! and i was hoping you could use the extra charms! yay!! i am still trying to find how to do the utee you did!
babbage1851 rated for Mermaid Journal Page #3 on Apr 30, 2011
Comment: Haha, this was a really cute idea! XD
Liza rated for Mermaid Journal Page #3 on Apr 18, 2011
Comment: Thanks!
karenchristine13 rated for Charm #3 Seahorse on Mar 15, 2011
Comment: What a generous package, I love all the seahorse and other charms! You are a wonderful swap partner!!
Response: im so glad you liked it! had a great time with this one~thank you!
babbage1851 rated for Mermaid Journal Page Swap 02 on Feb 10, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the pretty journal page!
liljesmax rated for Charm #2 Fish! on Feb 6, 2011
Comment: Omg! Thank you for the GREAT package! I loved everything! <3 <3 <3 <3
starrgazer rated for Mermaid Journal Page Swap 02 on Feb 4, 2011
Comment: Technically this does not meet swap requirements, your page is not the correct size.
BigHillGoddess rated for Mermaid Journal Page Swap 02 on Feb 1, 2011
Comment: I love the page, the drawing and paint splatters are absolutely wonderful, but it is a little too big (6 x 9)! Luckily, the design will still be there after trimming, so I can fit it in my book. Thanks! And the shell extra is great!
samjowers rated for Mermaid Journal Page Swap 02 on Feb 1, 2011
Comment: Kim, you did a great job on the drawing but the page is not the size it is supposed to be! it's too big. I loved the plastic mermaids and can imagine them swimming in my tequila!
Ameered rated for Mermaid Journal Page Swap 02 on Feb 1, 2011
Comment: I love this page, its so creative and colorful! Thank you!
Cocoa rated for Mermaid Journal Page Swap 02 on Jan 31, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the creative Mermaid Page!
Mimi7 rated for Mermaid Journal Page Swap 02 on Jan 31, 2011
Comment: I liked your artistic mermaid page very much! Thanks also for the sea shell and adorable plastic mermaid!! Thanks!
Comment: I'm a total Harry Potter Nerd! You win multi points for having the butterbeer recipe in there!
Ameered rated for Mermaid Charm on Nov 22, 2010
Comment: Thank YOU so so much for the two awesome charms!!! I can't wait to put them on my charm bracelet. I love them!! :]
Comment: Those recipes look soooo good!
Comment: Blessings!

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luleemik on Mar 5, 2011:

Hey Kim, hope you are okay! We haven't heard from you in a long time at the Cocktail Bar and miss you. Please check in to let us know all is well!

Cocoa on Sep 30, 2010:

Thank you for the beautiful Mermaid Page! I love the way you did the back. Very creative!! I wish I could give you hearts! Thank you again :)

CrazyCatChick on Sep 20, 2010:

Thanks so very much Kim! The package you sent was over and above what I expected. My daughter and I were giggling, oohing and aahing as I was opening it all. She loves the Hello Kitty bracelet and says thank you....she naturally assumed it was for her :) and also for the octopus.

I love the cat bracelet!!! The True Blood journal is very much appreciated, still haven't received mine yet. And the Lost Boys necklace is really neat-O! The lotion smells lovely, and the pin cushion is so cute. And I can't wait to go shopping so I can use my Hello Kitty tote. We are still debating who will get the HK coin purse! What a lovely package!!!!!!!!!!

~HUGS~ Rebecca

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