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makestuff

makestuff
Date Joined: July 23, 2010
Last Online: October 13, 2019
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 6/26/2019

I am interested in having more pen pals so please let me know if you'd like to exchange letters. I'm also interested in swapping hand-drawn art/ATCs, stuffies and dotee dolls.

I'm definitely not easily offended and love "offensive" art. It makes me chuckle.

I work as a database programmer in the Phoenix area and I have a wonderful son and a granddaughter that is 10 years old. We have a pug named Toots, an african grey parrot named Barkley and my son has a cat named Moco.

Favorite Crafts

I love nerdy crafts, sewing, hand/machine embroidery, quilting, making bags/purses, watercolors and sometimes ATCs. I have made quilts, dresses and all kinds of 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, and mixed media art.

Photography is also something I started in 2018. I have a Nikon DSLR and a growing collection of lenses. Candid portraits are my favorite type of photos. I love capturing subtle expressions and great moments.

Likes/non-likes

  • A- Animal Crossing, african greys, art quilts, animals, ATCs, Alice in Wonderland

  • B- birds, boho, butterflies, bunnies

  • C- Charlie Chaplin, cosplay, comics, cartoons, creepy cute, chiibis, colorful

  • D- dragons, dotee dolls, dolls in general, Salvador Dali, Daria

  • E- Edna from The Incredibles, embroidery supplies

  • F- fairies, Ferris Bueller, felt (wool), fat quarters, family

  • G- Edward Gorey, gnomes, giraffes, Grover

  • H- Harry Potter, hand-drawn/hand-painted, hens

  • I- interesting facts, Instagram

  • J- journals, Janeane Garofalo

  • K- kawaii, kindness, Keto

  • L- love, letters, lattes

  • M- magic, muppets, mermaids, Maleficent, mashups

  • N- naps, naked postcards, notecards

  • O- owls, ocelots, odd things

  • P- Pusheen, penpals, pugs, parrots, photography, pagan stuff, postcards

  • Q- quilting, quirky, Q from Star Trek, Quentin (Tarantino)

  • R- recycling/reuse, reading, roosters

  • S- Star Wars, snowmen, sewing, Sesame Street, sci-fi, stuffies, seed beads, Scooby Doo

  • T- turtles, tarot, Totoro, threads

  • U- ukeleles, understanding, urban art

  • V- velvet, vampires

  • W- watercolors, witches, Worf, wizards, woodland animals

  • X- exciting art

  • Y- yo-yos, yarn

  • Z- zines, zentangles

Not fond of religious items, politics or circus themes.

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!

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 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

vlhafer54 rated for NFSC: Mug Rug - Yellow on Aug 31, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you - I love it - it's so bright and sunny!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I love scrappy quilty things. Thank you for the heart.
Chaosfay rated for NFSC: Mug Rug Black and White on Aug 23, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I love it!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm glad you liked the mug rug.
jannieb rated for EASU: Hand Drawn ATC Swap on Aug 3, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the cute little Pug ATC. Grayson loved the kitty ATC & stickers you sent too. Thanks again for an awesome swap!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you guys liked it :)
RandomAshleyness rated for LBoE - Flat Sally Bookmark on Jul 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: SO adorable! Thank you for the extra ribbons too!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks!
dandabear rated for NFSC: Summer Dotee Doll on Jul 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute dotee doll. Wish I looked that good in a bikini...lol. Thanks for the goodies also.
Response: Ha! I'm glad you liked her!
5
rating
Comment: Hello, your cute little catty arrived safe and sound. Many thanks also for the collaged backgrounds, great summertime inspiration!
Response: I'm glad this one made it. Thanks for the rating!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so very very much
Response: Thank you!
ladeebug rated for NFSC: Fat Quarter and a Note on Jul 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, that was so nice of you to send the extras with the fat quarter. I loved the square of felt, I am making little items for a fun doll house I made for a little neighbor girl, and this will be used for more furniture. I made it out of fabric with a collapsible wall, so much fun for me and I love to see her playing with it, so I try to add to it. The little paper goodies are so nice, I never find things like that so they are a treasure. I hope you have a beautiful day, and thanks again.
Response: Your dollhouse sounds amazing! I'm glad you liked everything. Thank you for the heart.
BennysMumma rated for LBoE - Bunny Stuffie on Jul 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the great patchwork bunny! I love all the colors you used for him, his face especially! Great pattern too :)
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked him!
AncientPlanter rated for AI - HD/HP ATC Beach Theme on Jul 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: What a lovely beach scene I received! Thank you!! Yes, it's nice at the moment in southern OR (in the mid-upper 80s), but it could turn horrid any time if fires break out like last year and make the air unbreathable!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I hope the air stays breathable for you guys!
Candyn29 rated for Dicks in Disguise II on Jul 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: 👍😊 I don’t know what I was expecting, but this kitty sure is delightful. Thank you, awesome work.
Response: LOL I'm glad you liked it. Thank you!
jannieb rated for EASU: Hand Drawn ATC Swap on Jul 6, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap. I love the awesome, wonderful, magical, unicorn ATC you drew for me. I can't wait to add it to my collection. Take care :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm glad you liked it.
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful quilt!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful batik charms and the lace, trims and buttons! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you and I'm so glad you liked it. I appreciate the heart.
5
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Comment: Oh I love it! Thank you oh so, so, much for this free style stitched Adventure Time ATC! Not only do I adore Ice King, but I'm such a huge fan of very differently made ATCs and this one is very unique! Thank you!! :-D
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for the heart.
5
rating
Comment: thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart!
5
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Comment: What a great job you did on this card! I love it! ❤️😀 Her hair looks so real!
Response: I'm glad you like it! thanks for the heart.
5
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Comment: You make the cutest, derpiest pug ever! I LOVE HIM! Thank you, thank you!! <3 <3
Response: LOL I'm glad you liked him! He looks like my derpie pug. Thanks for the heart.
5
rating
Comment: Great. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute dragon!!
Response: I'm glad you liked him and thanks for the heart. :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 927 36 40
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Comments

jannieb on Jun 2, 2019:

Grayson was so excited to see the cute kitty decorated envelope in the mail box. The kitty letter you made with the jokes was so adorable. Grayson laughed & smiled when I read it to him. Of course he loved the $1 bill too. Thank you so much!!

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

BennysMumma on Feb 10, 2019:

Suzanne showed me the Mrs. Maisel ninni you made her and I had to say WOW! She came out amazing!

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:


Happy Halloween!

suzwa on Sep 22, 2018:

I have no words !! You are amazing !! Thank you so much for the box full of goodies! I don't even know where to begin !! You are truly an angel.

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:


Never hide your wings!

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Mar 16, 2018:


Thanks for the birthday wishes and the goodies that came with it. The waxed thread is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much! ❤

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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