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maltagirl

maltagirl
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Last Online: December 2, 2013
Birthday: September 5, 1969
Country: United States
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About Me

I live on an urban farm with dogs, cats chickens and a pig! We have a great big vegetable garden and boy are those tomatoes good! I love farm animals period and if I could get my family to leave the big city, it would be green acres for me!

I am a home schooling, soap making, garden loving mother of two wonderful children! I wish I had more time for crafty stuff but that will come again in time. I love all things creepy yet cute! I love elvis, Dia de los muertos, motorcycles, punkrock! I love shrines and all things asian i.e. images of the buddha or hindu gods.

I love to knit, quilt and sew. I am working hard right now to beef up my knitting and spinning skills. my new studio is done! now I can start learning how to solder and make some jewelry.

Lately I have been doing a lot of embroidery. I love it. just simple stiches, but I have a collection of really cool non-traditional patterns. It just curls my toes!

I like to make cards and dottee dolls, so i collect all sorts of ephemera for them.

my favorite colors are really about combinations. blue green/green blue chocolate brown/pink cranberries/ochre, all things black!

the colors i don't like are the really bright colors and the pastels

FAVORITE BOOKS LOTR, harry potter, lemony snicket, the spiderwick chronicals. I love the diana gabledon outlander series. The Mists of avalon. Really it is all about the historical fiction and fantasy.

Favorite Music

god the 80's were great! Roxy Music, Japan, Duran duran! The Dickies, X! Lorena MCkennet, Paris COmbo. The epoxies, Bjork, big band

Favorite Movies

Blade Runner, Star Wars, The Scent of Green Papaya. Nightmare before Christmas, V for Vendetta, Gattica, Mirror Mask, totoro, anything studio gibli!!!!!

Favorite Television

The new BattleStar Gallactica, FireFly, The Venture Bros., The Colbert Report, Dark Angel, witchblade

Favorite Crafts

sewing, quilting, knitting..learning how to spin now. I make fantastic soap. I love working with handmade papers of all kinds. My favorite fabrics to work with include: asian inspired themes and kimono pieces. I love vintage and japanese fabrics as well. I love to make bags for my friends! All things waldorf and my speciality, felt food.

Things I love:

bento boxes miyazaki/studio gibli anything yarn - natural fibers only dia de los muertos fairies & gnomes ( not cutesy) mythical creatures

about my daughter

my lovely girl is ten! I can't believe it. She loves fairies and the borrowers. All things tiny like dollhouse miniatures. She also loves anime like naruto, inuyasha and sailor moon. Studio Gibli films like totoro, Howl's moving castle and princess mononoke, and castle in the sky. She loves to craft and read anime novels.

about my son

he is 2 1/2 and way into star wars. he loves playing with cars and wooden animals, legos and blocks etc. He loves to watch starwars and wallace and grommet. He likes to paint and color and play with play dough!

about my family

while we have no allergies at my house, we prefer to keep it natural. If you send us scented things try to keep it essential oils. We are a waldorf based home (except for the star wars!) so we like to use materials found in nature: wool or natural fiber yarn, natural fiber fabrics etc. thank you so much for your consideration;)

Ratings

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Comment: My daughter and I love everything that you sent!! She especially loves the tiny little bird and eggs, she's been playing with them every time she passes by her nature table. :) And the fairy/girl is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much! It was so nice to open this package.
jcat rated for faery furniture!!!! on Apr 25, 2009
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Comment: WOW really beautiful. I know my faery's will love sleeping in the bed.
justingrid rated for honor the equinox embriodery swap on Apr 23, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the embroideries(?). That word looks odd but spell check is accepting it. If you are ever up for another embroidery swap just let me know.
Dummanios rated for Kids' ATC Swap on Apr 13, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC! It's cute.
bean rated for ostara/easter filled egg swap on Apr 8, 2009
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Comment: Wow, what a fabulous package!! Thank you for so many wonderful goodies, we love them all! Happy Spring! <3
Response: i am so glad you like it all!!!!
Moominbrooke rated for The Treasures Of Spring Swap on Apr 8, 2009
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Comment: Thanks! I'll go plant the seeds today. :0)
Uribouwawa rated for INSECT/BUGS ATC on Mar 10, 2009
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Comment: That bug is so icky in a good way! lol The heart is for the personal touch and work you put into the ATC. Thank you!
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Comment: love love love the yarn! thank you soo much! it was actually the perfect yarn for my next project! my friend wanted a tank top! thank you soo much! i wish i could give you more than one heart!
patsypat rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Mar 7, 2009
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Punkapod rated for Quick-Ribbon Swap #2 on Feb 25, 2009
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Comment: Thanks!!!!!
ArtyBeth3 rated for Quick-Ribbon Swap #2 on Feb 24, 2009
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Comment: Shannon, thanks for the great variety of ribbon. They'll be fun to use in my art projects. :) Beth
mindy rated for Handmade Prayer Flags #2 on Feb 18, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the prayer flag!
rebowyer2000 rated for Destash Whimsey Jar on Feb 18, 2009
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Comment: thank you!
LavenderLizard rated for Handmade Prayer Flags #2 on Feb 17, 2009
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Comment: Lovely prayer flag! Thanks so much.
crazygirl rated for Handmade Prayer Flags #2 on Feb 14, 2009
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Comment: You did such an amazing job on this flag and obviously put a lot of time and heart into it. Hearts to you! The beading is so pretty I almost don't want to hang it outside in the rain! Thank you so much!
AmandaC rated for felt food/felt mushroom swap on Feb 14, 2009
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Comment: Very cute and well made felt food, so fun!! Thank you! My daughter loves them. She really likes taking the acorns out of the little bag and putting them back too. Very fun private swap!!!
Response: happy they were all well received:)
AmandaC rated for Teeny Weeny Lemon Squeezy on Feb 14, 2009
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Comment: I love the package you sent!!! The sachet is beautiful, did you do all those french knots? I love it. :) It's sitting on my craft room shelf and I can smell it while I make things! So nice. I really like the little pendant too.
Response: i did do all of those knots. I am so glad you like it!
bean rated for Redwork penny square embroidery swap on Feb 14, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful squares, Shannon!! I'm eventually going to have the most gorgeous redwork quilt on the planet! :D
Response: so happy you liked them! i knew they were just for you:) we could do a private swap for more squares!
bean rated for restock your waldorf stash on Feb 13, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for such a fantastic, out of this world swap!!! We love everything, from the spicy beeswax (and instructions for fruit candles, too cool!! We're going to make one tomorrow!!) to the beautiful colors of felting wool and the gorgeous wooden acorns!! Thanks also for the extras for Annabel, she loves homemade bath products just as much as her mama!! <3 <3 <3
crescendo rated for Handmade Prayer Flags #2 on Feb 12, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful beaded prayer flag. Such a wonderful prayer for the wind to carry too. I just love it. This swap was awesome. You put a lot of love and care into your artwork.

Rating Overview

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4.9840 59 10 12
Completed Fives Threes Ones
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Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

Alphenquilts on Nov 1, 2009:

Due to the fact that you haven't been active here on Swap-bot for a couple of months, I will remove you from the Viva la Frida group. You are always welcome again :-)

shinywen on Aug 29, 2009:

Hi I'd like to invite you to Interfaith Swapping, where you can swap items related to all kinds of religions and faiths without being preached to. Reach out and learn some new things and appreciate the worlds' cultures! Hope to see you there.

marilavado on Jun 30, 2009:

Come and join the Nintendo ATCs swap where you can choose the characters you recieve. This will be so much fun!

Nintendo ATCs - Your favourite

lovestitches on Jun 16, 2009:

I've started a new Wild Waldorf swap, I hope you'll check it out and maybe join!

RogueArtist on May 12, 2009:

We miss you at Wild Women! stop in and say hello soon!

kari on Apr 14, 2009:

Tea Swap

Don't miss out! Only a few more days left to sign up for 3 great swaps in the Edibles International Group!

Coffee Delight!
Go Local! ~ Edibles
Time for Tea

marilavado on Mar 23, 2009:

Come and join the second Foundation 42 ATC swap:

Foundation 42 ATC series - Lord of the Rings

LaTosi on Mar 18, 2009:

Hi Shannon, Come check out the new Buddha Group swap, Daily Mantra Box. Peace, Pat

lilacamy931 on Mar 17, 2009:

Check out the Fake Food Group for upcoming ideas for swaps (input needed!!) and also some fun and games, prizes to be won!

cake

marilavado on Mar 9, 2009:

Please check the new Foundation 42 swap, the first in our new series!

Foundation 42 ATC series - Star Wars

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