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knitbird

knitbird
Date Joined: February 2, 2009
Last Online: January 17, 2015
Birthday: January 28
Country: United States
My ATC/crafting blog
types of things I like

About Me

I live in a rural area in the state of New York. I enjoy knitting both hand and machine . I like to craft, have tried many things in the past, like silk painting, jewelry making, tee shirt painting, embroidery, cross stitch... The crafts that have stuck with me over time have been knitting, crocheting, sewing and rag rug making. I love yarn and felting. I have discovered atcs and am now addicted to making them. I am a gluten free dairy free vegetarian.

Favorite Music

I play piano and concertina, and have been a part of several amateur bands, playing a wide variety of music, such as contra tunes, irish, cajun and zydeco, old time and bluegrass. There is a large community of musicians in this area and there are many opportunities to play for dances and jams.

My fav is ballroom dancing, which is where I met my husband. I also enjoy going square dancing and cajun/zydeco dancing.

Favorite Books

I like thrillers, mysteries and chick lit. One of the funniest book(s) I've read are the Sophia Kinsella Shopaholic series. I fell in love with the book "There is no Place Like Here" - it explained where all my missing socks are. A few books I have read multiple times are the Harry Potter series, the Narnia series, Robert Heinlein's "Door into Summer", Anne Rice's "Belinda", "Night Magic" by Charolotte Vale Allen, classic children's books- "The Secret Garden" and "The Little Princess", adult classics- "Jane Eyre" and "Rebecca". Other favorites are Nick Bancocks books and Edith Forbes "Exit to Reality". Also love the "His Dark Materials" series (Golden Compass, etc) and the Wizard of Oz series. Just finished The Art of Hearing Heartbeats- what a great read!

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie is Random Harvest, a classic with Ronald Colman and Greer Garson. Its the most romantic movie of all time. I also enjoy action movies- the Matrix series is another favorite. I love the Wizard of Oz, still! I am a sucker for romantic chick movies like Pretty Woman, 50 First Dates, Just Like Heaven and Sleepless in Seattle. Other favs are the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Dead Again.

I like

Bright colors, primary colors, and pastels - I stay away from olives and dark tones. I like things that feel soft against my skin.I like altered objects, things that are funky and functional at the same time.

Love soft yarns and furry yarns and pretty colored yarns.

What I really like about swaps is that I get these wonderful items in patterns or styles I would have never thought of myself but utterly adore when I get them. So express yourself!

I am chemically sensitive so I stay away from perfumed products as much as possible. Natural scents like lavender, orange, lemon are ok.

LOVE chocolate, but have been making my own candy since my milk allergy started.

Love handmade jewelry- have pierced ears and love small and medium sized earrings, I like necklaces, pins and bracelets too!

I have collected Wallace and Gromit items in the past, I have a fondness for cows- but not cutesy cows- only "real" cow items. I like Mickey Mouse as well. NOT into kawaii or real cutesy stuff, or any other disney characters.

I could use any type of embellishments for card making and atc making-brads, ribbon, deco tape, fabric flowers, gemstone stick-ons, papers, anything like that.

I like both coffee (real bean type- not packages that you add water to) and most teas- I tend to avoid mint tea.

I dislike or not crazy about

Anything that came from an animal ( except bees) - leather, food products with animal ingredients, beauty products with animal ingredients (ie no gelatins, beef jerky, etc). I also dislike licorice.

I am not crazy about the "cute" collectible things that are popular ie Blythe, kawaii, etc.

I am allergic to wool (as in wearing) but am fine with wool accessories like felted purses, or wool coasters, boxes etc.

Favorite Television

We don't have tv so all the shows I watch I get from Netflix. TV series I enjoy are Chuck, Dexter, Nakita, Dollhouse and Friends.

Pet mama

I have two cats and an African Grey parrot.

Ratings

Katyroshka rated for Art Postcard Swap - January on Feb 2, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! Hope your staying warm by the fireplace!
5stars rated for Art Postcard Swap - January on Jan 29, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much. I really like the Monet postcard. I hope you will participate in future art postcard swaps. :)
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Comment: i really like the tag you made. i love the picture wheel to turn through all the stamped images and the silver ribbon is super fun with the colours as well. beautiful! thank you
erinbit rated for Non-Typical PC on Jul 7, 2011
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Comment: Love the postcard. Carnival mirrors are fun :)
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Comment: Thanks so much! Sorry for the late rating. I'm in the middle of a million personal things. I love it!
scrappnswapr rated for Sender's choice skinny card #2 on May 17, 2011
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Comment: I don't like the card, I would like for you to re-send.....NOT! lol, I cannot believe what you did!! I have to confess, I keep playing with it, lol. It is the cutest and smartest thing yet on a card that I have received! Thanks so much for taking your time, it shows in your work!
Response: I had a small heart attack when I read the first sentence, LOL- I'm so glad you liked it.
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Comment: Oh Roxanne I want to give you more hearts. This was absolutely adorable! I love the box, the cards you made. The interactive garden doors were so neat. Thank you so very much :)
Response: Thank you for such a nice review.
Onyx rated for Lost & Found Service: story book items on Apr 30, 2011
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Comment: Best. Package. EVER. This was awesome!! So much creativity & detail in every item, from the "Tock" to the map & tokens to the passport to everything else ... I was so delighted and in awe! The letter was great too. Superstar stuff, thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the package- it was so fun to make.
RadicalRecrafter rated for Bird ATCs on Apr 12, 2011
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Comment: Thank-you! Love it!! LOve the "extras",too! :0
evieroz rated for Bird ATCs on Apr 12, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the atc and the extra postcards that you sent to me. I sure will put them to good use.
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Comment: Got a chuckle.
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Comment: Great memoir!
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Comment: I understand. I love lint rollers for that reason!
creativememe123 rated for Kissing Technique on Apr 2, 2011
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Comment: Cute card, neat technique, Thanks for the extras.
veltheimia rated for Kissing Technique on Apr 1, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the extra's!
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Comment: Thanks for the funny!
Sweetlatte2427 rated for robot atc on Mar 25, 2011
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Comment: "Go further than a pretty piece of paper and a cute rubber stamp" Thanks for the ATC. The paper is pretty and the robot stamps are cute, however I don't feel that these ATCs met the swap requirement. UPDATE- Wow, i had no idea! It's very neat!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I feel the atc met requirments as the "pretty paper" was handmade. I used multiple acrylic paints mixed with shaving cream to hand paint that pattern onto originally white paper.
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Comment: The workmanship that you put into your swap blew me away. Keep the machine. Thanks
Nikoakd rated for Princess Bride ATC on Mar 10, 2011
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Comment: Love your card, thanks!
Shadowspun rated for Princess Bride ATC on Mar 10, 2011
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Comment: I loved the ATC. That's one of my favorite lines. Wallace Shawn just rocks.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 169 6 6
Completed Fives Threes Ones
116 203 0 0
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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jan 28, 2013:

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biasbabe on Jan 28, 2013:

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Hope it is SEW Special

biasbabe on Jan 28, 2013:

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Hope your birthday is awesome

From the Cheap postage Swaps, Tags and Fun

Ky on Dec 6, 2010:

Thank you so much Knitbird for being my Secret Santa and for making me the wonderful sewing caddy/pin cushion that I have wanted forever!! I love and adore it and can't wait to use it! Thank you, thank you!!!

greengirl on May 12, 2010:

You are totally correct! I was absolutely wrong about the making your own Anne Taintor Card... guess I misread it! Thanks for the clarification! Thanks again! Michelle

SunshineHoneyBee on Feb 19, 2010:

Thank you for the wonderful pkg you sent me. Especially like the Panda scrapbook paper. TY for the other scrapbook paper, ribbon, butterflies & teas with holder. Mailed to Canada partner 2/8, she's not rcvd yet but figure she should rcv by 2/22 since most mail from me to Canada takes at least 2 wks.

raven on Jan 1, 2010:

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raven on Jan 1, 2010:

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Wishing you a Happy January Birthday from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group

Darida on Nov 2, 2009:

Thank you so much for the e-card sent in August for my Birthday.I just checked my emails. It was really nice geasture. Thanks Iryna

doodlebug on Aug 10, 2009:

I got the second half of the package today and it really made my day. Thank you so much for the copy of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and the matching bookmark. You are such a sweetheart, you really went above and beyond. Have a great day!

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