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makestuff

makestuff
Date Joined: July 23, 2010
Last Online: December 17, 2017
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.

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.

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, House, Black Mirror, Transparent.

I have a love/hate relationship with Game of Thrones. Tyrion is my fav, though. I think he's sexy!

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

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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
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Comment: Such a cool Halloween card! Thanks so much!! ^.^
ccgigglebox rated for Hamster ATC (USA) on Sep 28, 2017
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Comment: So cute!
karry rated for I.S. ~ ATC Series, Sender's Choice #2 on Sep 26, 2017
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Comment: Sorry I didn't rate this immediately. I love this ATC-- great composition and colors! Thanks so much!
brianfuchs rated for 5 for 5 ATC august ( USA only) on Sep 8, 2017
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Comment: Sorry for the rating delay. I love this card. And that owl is DEFINITELY not reading what he is supposed to be reading.
peipeicl rated for A.I. - using Salt on Sep 8, 2017
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Comment: thank you very much for the lovely atc you drew. It is beautiful <3
SamiE rated for 5 for 5 ATC august ( USA only) on Sep 5, 2017
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Comment: Love the cute little dog. Thanks and thanks for the neat extras.
Candyn29 rated for 5 for 5 ATC august ( USA only) on Sep 4, 2017
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Comment: Love my kitty
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Comment: Thank you for a great ATC. The kitty is adorable!
Onaki rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #127 (USA) on Sep 1, 2017
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suzwa rated for 5 for 5 ATC august ( USA only) on Sep 1, 2017
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user5778 rated for Open Theme ATC! on Aug 31, 2017
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Comment: I love the ATCs and goodies, thank you!
MrsAlderman rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #134 (USA) on Aug 31, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the cute owl bugs! and the extras!!
deblew rated for EASU: Fibers on Aug 31, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the "groovy" ATC! I love what you did with the fibers... very creative. Thanks also for the extra goodies!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pcs for the kids!
KristinKing rated for ATC 2017# 33: Purple -USA- on Aug 25, 2017
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Cgscdy rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #136 (USA) on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Ty for the lovely atc.
orneryswife rated for EASU: Monsters ATC on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Aww. He's so cute!! Thank you!
Babsmomof5 rated for Lyrics on a PC -USA on Aug 20, 2017
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Comment: Nice PC. This was a great Tears for Fears song
aprilivy rated for Lyrics on a PC -USA on Aug 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

CurlyTea on Dec 1, 2017:


Snowball Fight!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

makestuff on Aug 21, 2017:

hibiscus on Aug 21, 2017:
anrtist on Aug 1, 2017:

HAPPY National Girlfiends Day! Aug 1st!!!


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Enjoy your month & Blessings, cc

kiddomerriweather on Jul 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for your very generous July AATW that you sent to me. I love the rub ons and PC's that you sent to me. I feel terrible for not telling you sooner. I've had a horrible month, but your package was a definite bright spot, so thank you for that. <3

yvonne401 on Jul 15, 2017:

Your welcome for the homemade bookmark. I'm so happy to hear that you like it.

Blessings,

Yvonne

Margothecat on Jul 10, 2017:

Thank you for the big packet of ephemera for my AWG list! Some neat stuff in there!

Lonestarchild on Jul 6, 2017:

Sweet postcards in the mail today! Loving the lambs and owl. Thank you for such a great AATW wish!

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