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makestuff

makestuff
Date Joined: July 23, 2010
Last Online: November 30, 2018
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

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.

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.

Likes/non-likes

Here are some things I love:

  • Quilting cotton fat quarters
  • Purple/teal/yellow combo
  • Forest themes and colors
  • Kitchy stuff
  • Creepy cute
  • Tarot cards
  • 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
  • Edna Mode from the Incredibles
  • Pugs
  • African greys
  • Fairies
  • Mermaids
  • Witches
  • Dragons
  • 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. I stick to USA only swaps because the postage and tracking is an issue with international mail.

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

marymary914 rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Aug 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Great ATCoins and extras!! Thanks!!
tishttr1 rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC on Aug 1, 2018
5
rating
Comment: You're Welcome ... and Thank You for your rating and the Heart.😊
5
rating
Comment: Lovely work! These put a smile on my face today. Thank you! :)
Response: Thank you! I appreciate the heart.
LizzyJo rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Jul 31, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun ATCoin, extras, and for decorating the envie. It brightened up my mailbox.
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
Michelle0329 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Lemon on Jul 30, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC.. Can't wait to use the extra's Loved!!! the vampire!!! THANKS!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
kfaye rated for LBoE - Mythical Ninnis on Jun 25, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute unicorn. I almost made a unicorn too but I ended up going with a fairy.
Response: I'm glad you liked him! Thank you for the heart!
jukejan rated for Mixed Media Canvas - Small Art on Jun 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful art and sentiment. Your interpretation is lovely. Put it right in my living room.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the kind words and the heart. I'm honored that you put it in your living room :)
blueseabliss rated for "The Funnies" ATC on Jun 2, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Oh, thank you! I LOVE SNOOPY! I always appreciate hand drawn ATC's...you did a great job!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
hibiscus rated for Free Themed ATC #1 on Jun 1, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Cute card! Love the expression on his face! Thank you so much
Response: Thank you. I'm glad you liked the lil guy!
5
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Comment: I was watching TV with my husband while changing purses and thinking to myself "I sure could use a lighter weight zippered bad for a wallet" - so I open the first package from you and BINGO, there it is! The cutest little wallet I have ever seen. I am using it today. Then I open the other package from you and BAM a new note tablet case - I am using it today as well. Thank you so much for both beautiful gifts. Please get my name all the time! hehehe!
Response: That makes me happy! Thank you for the nice comments and the heart!
5
rating
Comment: oh my goodness.....I can't say enough wonderful things about what you made for me, and you had my name in both swaps too. I am so blessed to received from you! thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you!
dartha rated for LBoE - Something "Scrappy" on May 21, 2018
5
rating
Comment: OMG I just got home from a trip and found the most amazing note pad holder. Thank you so much for your much loved scrappy creation. It's awesome!!!! thank you, darla
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the rabbit card and quote.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package. It came on a day when I really needed a lift.
Purplmyst rated for Mystery Fabric Swap!! on Apr 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: That is one funky chicken! And such beautiful detail work; it's amazing. And thank you for the bonus vinyl bits, I love them!
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Hand Drawn/ Painted ATC Swap on Apr 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Love the BEE atc! So cute! And the extra images are adorable too. Tysm.
perkl8r rated for Mug Rug Swap! on Mar 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: wow and double wow! Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies in my package, and that doesn't even say enough thank you for the beautiful mug rug. Too pretty to use for my coffee spills, gonna use it for a wall hanging. Thank you again!
5
rating
Comment: You did an amazing job on these! I loved the shimmer to them! I also liked the note too describing how you created them and materials used- it was interesting to learn the methods behind the art! :) Thank you so much.
SerenaAzureth rated for Halloween ATC! on Oct 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Such a cool Halloween card! Thanks so much!! ^.^
ccgigglebox rated for Hamster ATC (USA) on Sep 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: So cute!

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Comments

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:

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

CurlyTea on Dec 1, 2017:


Snowball Fight!

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