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makestuff

makestuff
Date Joined: July 23, 2010
Last Online: June 26, 2017
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Let me know if you]'d like to join my group Sewing and Machine Embroidery. We will be doing some fun swaps once we get a few more members.

If you don't receive a swap from me, PLEASE let me know. I usually have my swaps ready to go even before partners are assigned (unless it is a profile-based swap) and I will resend if it gets lost in the mail. Also, I rate my swaps right away, and would appreciate it if you could rate me when you receive something from me! If you are missing a rating from me, please let me know.

My join date is in 2010 but I have ratings from before that - I joined as tere1998 back in 2008 or so, but I needed a break, so I deleted my account after all my swaps were completed. I had all "5" ratings. When I came back a couple of years later, I was not able to log in with my old name, so I chose a new one. I managed to get the 2 accounts combined.

I have a wonderful son and a granddaughter, and work as a programmer. I've been sewing since I was 12 and love all kinds of crafts. I have an African Grey parrot named Barkley and a pug named Pork Chop. We have since changed his name to Tooty Pete, cuz, well, obvious reasons ha.

The Meyers Briggs personality test says I'm in INTJ, which means I'm introverted, think of things in abstract ways, value logic over feelings and am obsessive about planning and organizing.

Basically, I love to be alone with my books and my art supplies. Large groups of people zap my energy and make me run for the door. Or at least know where it is at all times.

TV/Books

I don't watch much TV... I prefer books to TV most of the time.My favorite book of all time is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I also love Pat Conroy (Prince of Tides). Brandon Sanderson writes great sci-fi, too.

You can find me on Goodreads here.

Shows I have watched/loved include Hannibal, Dexter, Teachers, Sex In The City, The Good Wife, Sherlock, Community, The Good Fight, Six Feet Under, Westworld, Sense8, House of Cards.

Favorite Crafts

I love nerdy crafts, sewing, hand/machine embroidery, paper crafts, zentangles, art journaling, photography and ATCs. I have made quilts, dresses and all kinds of clothes, but lately I make stuffies/dolls/smaller projects more than clothes.

Dotee dolls are super fun, and I always look for new ideas to make them unique. I also love making stuffed dolls and animals, mixed media canvases, art journal pages and ATCs. Some of my obsessions are Tim Holtz stuff, watercolor crayons and gesso. Always working to improve my Copic and watercolor skills as well.

Lately, I've been working on getting better at hand embroidery. I have an embroidery machine and love that look, too. Hand embroidery and wool felt just feels sooooooo nice.

Favorite Music

I like pretty much a little of every kind of music but I listen to 80's music, Beatles, progressive rock, garage bands, Morrissey, some pop, some country.

I like 21 Pilots, Garth Brooks, Yanni, (80s) Queensryche, Ed Sheeran, Alanis Morissette, Danny Elfman, Enya, Loreena McKennitt, The Piano Guys, Porcupine Tree, Rob Thomas.... I know, I'm all over the place :-)

Favorite Movies

A few of my favorite movies are: The Princess Bride, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Scrooged, American Psycho, Dangerous Beauty, Star Wars, The Matrix, Fight Club, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Caddyshack, and ANYTHING with Mads Mikkelsen.

Likes/non-likes

Here are some things I love:

  • Tarot cards
  • Interesting yarn scraps for doll hair
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • Animal Crossing - Shep and Benedict are my favs but love them all
  • Kawaii stickers
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Pusheen
  • Chibis
  • Muppets - esp Animal and Swedish Chef
  • Ravens
  • Edward Gorey
  • Ladybugs
  • All colors, but black is my fav
  • Mads Mikkelsen
  • Christian Bale is a close second :-)
  • Charlie Chaplin (my kindred spirit - we have the same birthday)
  • Tulips
  • Totoro
  • Maleficent
  • Belle is my fav Disney princess
  • Pugs
  • African greys
  • Fairies
  • Mermaids
  • Witches
  • Used Postage stamps
  • Dotee dolls
  • Embroidery (hand or machine)
  • Snowpeople
  • Star Wars (especially Boba Fett & Galen Erso)
  • Turtles
  • Pagan/Wicca stuff - I'm more of a "Sagan Pagan" in that I believe in the power/energy of the universe, not so much in supernatural beings.

:-)

Ok, so some things I don't like:

  • religious items (I would most likely cut them up and use them in a project)
  • zombies (I like cute ones, though!)
  • circus themed items
  • scented items

:-)

Sending/Rating

If you do not receive a rating from me, please let me know. I rate everything when I get it, unless I don't know which swap the package was for.

Also, if you do not receive a swap from me, please let me know so I can resend it. I'm not a flaker!

Private Swaps

Let me know if you'd like to do a private swap for ATCs or dotee dolls!

Favorite Quotes

“The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.” ― Oscar Wilde, "De Profundis"

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. - Ray Bradbury

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” ― John Green, Looking for Alaska

Invictus
By William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

Postcards

I much prefer postcards sent "naked" and with stamps - that is most of the fun of getting them in my opinion!

I love pretty much all kinds of postcards except religious ones. Don't worry about offending me, either! I love risque, dark, creepy, and strange cards! Touristy cards are fine, too. There aren't many postcards I don't like :)

Ratings

Stahlrala rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #83 (USA) on Jun 26, 2017
5
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Comment: love the beautiful card
scrappycats rated for MOMMA: Zines on Jun 26, 2017
5
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Comment: great zine!!!
bigmamabird rated for MOMMA: Zines on Jun 23, 2017
5
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Comment: Love your great little zine, Tere! I have finally gotten mine done now I just need to get some copies made... Oh and I really loved the little bird on the envelope!
Marcie24 rated for Happy Notecard June #1 on Jun 22, 2017
5
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Comment: For some reason this postcard took a while to find me. Thanks
TC rated for One TH technique & one TH product ATC on Jun 20, 2017
5
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Comment: There - Very nice ATC! Those alcohol inks make some amazing effects. Thanks for adding to my collection. :)
Onaki rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #79 (USA) on Jun 18, 2017
5
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Onaki rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #76 (USA) on Jun 18, 2017
5
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vlhafer54 rated for IS: Ladybug Dotee - USA/Can on Jun 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Oh, my - she is too cute. Thank you for the little lady bug and the extras!
joybells2426 rated for EASU: Mixed media Flowers ATC on Jun 15, 2017
5
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Comment: Love the ATC! Thank you! The flower is so cool!
Butterfly1974 rated for ATC 2017 #23: Stamped -USA- on Jun 14, 2017
5
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Comment: That is a very unique and interesting stamp you used for your ATC. The colors you used go well with it.
pyneapplequeen rated for ''2 words 2 live by'' PC on Jun 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for such a great compliment you are too kind!
CraftyCathy31 rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #89 (USA) on Jun 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks again for the pretty ATC💖
CraftyCathy31 rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #88 (USA) on Jun 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks again for the creative ATC😍
CraftyCathy31 rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #80 (USA) on Jun 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the nicely created ATC💖👍
Ganell rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #81 (USA) on Jun 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome atc! My first playing card atc! Wow! I loooove it and thanks so much for the extras...happy swapping
Candyn29 rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #82 (USA) on Jun 11, 2017
5
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Comment: Love thus card
MrsAlderman rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #90 (USA) on Jun 10, 2017
5
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Comment: thank you for the cute birds and extras!!
5
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Comment: Thank you😊
5
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georgiafae rated for Getting all emotional PQR USA on Jun 8, 2017
5
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Comment: These are great-I think I told you before and I'll tell you again this is the style ATC's I love! I too had trouble coming up with a Q. Thanks also for the extra goodies you sent-I always appreciate those! Thanks for sharing and swapping with me again!

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Comments

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 23, 2017:

...very much!

AWG

anrtist on Jun 16, 2017:

just a PS~ your June wishlist is just incredibly awesome, my daughter and i had fun with everything last night! :-) Blessings, cc

anrtist on Jun 14, 2017:

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE AWG JUNE WISHES of a coloring book and an awesome pack of gel pens!!! I was so surprised to get the pkg from Amazon! I LUV it so much and I hope you know I will get much use and enjoyment from it using it to do my swaps too!!!

THAANNNNK YOU! Blessings! cc

kaypendragon on Jun 10, 2017:

Thanks for the hamster ATC! It's adorable!

Mugsie on Jun 9, 2017:

So glad you like it! This is such a fun swap ~ thank you for joining in! Kelly

Babsmomof5 on Jun 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for the amazing package of goodies for our furry babies! They are all so excited to get some new goodies and treats!

pkpeace on Jun 7, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful wish granted! This fabric is beautiful and I will definitely put the applique to great use!! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity! Patty xo

Mugsie on Jun 1, 2017:

spotteddogs on May 28, 2017:

A BIG overdue "thank you" for all of the goodies you sent. It was so incredibly thoughtful of you to send me all the FQs, magnet, and cute notecard, etc. I am glad you can use the fabric. I hope to clean out more soon!

anrtist on May 27, 2017:


HAPPY SUMMER!
Blessings, cc

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