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Date Joined: September 5, 2007
Last Online: May 12, 2011
Birthday: June 28, 1953
Country: Canada
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About Me

I have been crocheting for nearly 40 years and crochet and knit all my gifts. I crochet miniature bears..under 4 inches, cats, dogs, dolls, and anything else that comes to mind. I have enjoyed drawing since I was small and love to draw small caricatures of the people I work with and give them to them as pick-me-ups. I have designed a few of the things I crochet and also love to adapt the patterns I have purchased. Have a great sense of humour which is very helpful in my job as a reservations agent in customer service for a major airline...Lufthansa.


I really love deep colours, especially red-orange, teal, hunter green. My favorite tv shows are csi from anywhere and I enjoy The Iron Chef original series. In my opinion the best show on tv is Extreme Makeover, Home Edition. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I start making things around May or June as I want to do the best I can and absolutely refuse to put myself in the poorhouse buying 'things'. People love receiving handmade and I'm happy to oblige. I can never have enough ornaments for the tree!

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I enjoy learning about and collecting things from different cultures. I enjoy anything that someone has taken the time to make themselves and shows some real creativity and thought. I have always felt like a bit of a funny owl but have never made one. Maybe I should start! Being in an international business I would love to receive things having to do with flying, airlines, tourism things, etc, but I love receiving just about anything. I've always had a real love affair with anything Asian. I'm a cancer so things water related would be perfect....guess that's why I LOVE making mermaids..haha Also, as a side note...I don't know why I hate these things but I truly cannot stand sock monkeys....just really creepy I think.


I have started making dotees. Mine are crocheted and I paint on the faces. So far they are being well received. I love a challenge and would never flake on anyone. I put a lot of thought and effort into all of my swaps and enjoy them very much! I don't sign up for more than a couple at a time as I don't want to send something that I haven't put my whole focus into. Having too many swaps just drains the creativity pool.

Swapping in General....I absolutely love swapping and have so far sent and received items from all over the world. I was angeled once and truly flaked on once as it was a private swap that I put a lot of effort into and did not even receive an acknowledgement or a swap in return. This really hurt as I have swapped with this person a couple of times and really don't know what to think.
I think it's important to have someone in the family who knows the passwords, etc just in case you are sick and cannot get to a computer to advise of inability to follow through with swaps and such. I am going to make this available to one of my family as I truly believe something happened to my swap partner and no one knows.


blufairy19 rated for Stuffies and Plushies on Aug 8, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the cute crochet buddies and extras!
Response: Thanks! So glad you liked them!
BubbLeGumGirLie rated for Small cuddly toy Swap #01 on Apr 10, 2010
Comment: OMG, such a great Hello Kitty. I absolutely love it. Thanks a lot for this wonderful present. She will get a special place between my other cuddly toys.
Response: I'm so pleased! As soon as I read your profile I knew what I could send you. Hope you can use the scrapbooking papers also. I'm glad she's gone to a good home!
aRiAnA rated for Bunny Dotee Swap! on Mar 4, 2010
Comment: Thank you for my cutie bunny dotee! I also loved the little cat ! :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it...and the cat too! Have a Happy Easter and happy swapping!
TheMuseFactory rated for mini dotee pin on Feb 11, 2010
Comment: the dotee was adorable! but you got me with the little pin cushion! the cutest thing I've ever received! ♥♥♥
Response: So glad it arrived ok and that you like the pin and the pincushion! Thanks for the nice rating and the heart!
pasn0n rated for Handmade Pincushion Swap on Jan 17, 2010
Comment: i love this! esp the little tea bag detail - brilliant! plus, my kitty loved it too, she couldn't get her nose off of it - do you have pets? jumped up on my desk and sat like this for about 5 minutes..i missed the great pic of her head inside the mailer lol. thanks again! http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2541/4283388132_cb2c1169ca_o.jpg
Response: thanks for the great rating! I don't have any pets. Hope you enjoy your pincushions. Maybe we'll swap again sometime. Sandy
Comment: Thank you so much for my festive ornaments. I love that my twins will have identical little stockings and the Santa is very cute! Thanks for being such a great swap partner!
Response: It was my pleasure! There are 3 sets of boy twins in my family so it's nice to have something cute that they can grow up with. Best of luck with the little ones. Thanks for giving me my first star. Sandy
jerilynfoley rated for Uglies Need Love Too Swap on Oct 19, 2009
Comment: I just love all of them. They will have a good home now. Thanks.
Response: Thanks for the heart. Glad you like my little uglies. Sandy
lovetoquilt2 rated for Dotee Keychain on Jul 16, 2009
Comment: Sandy, thanks *so* much for my adorable *Mariona* mermaid dotee keychain. I just love her and am so envious of your talent in crocheting. Thanks also for the cute drawing/story, cute pin cushion, the felt squares and the Canadian pen..love it all! I still want to do the private swap sometime around Christmas..are you still up for it? {{{Many hugs, my friend}}}. :)
Response: glad you like her. I will see what happens in the fall. I'm not always up to par with my energy levels...hahaha Enjoy the little mermaid. Sandy
heathertsosie rated for Look what I can do dotee! on Jun 16, 2009
Comment: She arrive yesterday and is FABULOUS!! I've never gotten one like her that is made with yarn like that. My four-year olds favorite part is her "boobs". Thanks so much. She is one of my newest favorites.
Response: Boobage is fun...haha! Anyway, put her to work fighting crime and she'll be very happy, better than the old folk's home, eh? Sandy
Comment: OMGsh! OMGsh! O! M! Gsh! She is absolutely FANTASTIC! I am speechless! I love her...ahems...she IS a saucy wench! LOL Sandy, thank you so much! 20 gozillion hearts for you!!
Response: I'm do glad you love her...I love her too. Gonna have tomake another. Enjoy her my friend. Sandy
adoptacritter rated for May Flowers Dotee Doll Swap on May 18, 2009
Comment: WOW. What a fantastic Dotee! Thanks so much for the extra goodies, too! It was a great, great, great package! :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked her! Crocheted dotees are fun because you can give them a bit more personality. Thanks for the heart!
Kat rated for Amigurumi Addiction I - USA/Canada on Apr 6, 2009
Response: Thanks for rating my swap. I hope you liked it!
mozaika rated for EASTER themed Dotee on Mar 31, 2009
Comment: Sandy, thank you very much, it is wonderful. I am excited, this is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: I am so glad you like it! I was afraid the chocolate might not make it through the customs people! Happy Easter!
lovetoquilt2 rated for Private Garden Theme Dotee on Mar 27, 2009
Comment: Sandy, I got my spectacular, awesome, cute as a button "Carrot Top" Dotee doll today!! OMG! Words can't describe how fabulous she is...thank you SO much..I absolutely love her and will spoil her rotten. :) If I could give you a 100 hearts I would. You are so very talented..the crocheted flowers on her hat, her hands, everything about her is just perfect!! And the painting is so darned cute too. Love the fabric too. Thanks a million. You made my day and my weekend too, my friend. Many hugs!!
Response: Thanks for the nice rating. Keep her safe from the rough cowpokes in Fort Worth. Sandy
kupkake rated for Private Swap: mammasan and kupkake on Mar 18, 2009
Comment: Oh thank you so VERY much for the LOVELY mermaid dotee and the SUPER SWEET cupcake. I LOVE them both! The story that came with her is too funny and the art work...WoW! LOVE it! Again, THANK YOU! Hugs n ♥'s to you! :)
Response: Thanks so much! I'm really glad you like it! I was afraid it had gotten lost in the mail. Thanks again!
magicjessnrach rated for Dotee with a Heart on Jan 12, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful dotee! I would never have thought to knit one :) I just love Matty and her gorgeous wattle. The extras were lovely too. Thanks heaps!
Response: Thanks so much! I really fussed about joining a swap because I crochet the dotee body instead of buying the fabric. Glad you liked the golden wattle! Hope you enjoy Matty for many years to come....Waltzing Mathilda....Sandy
astarael rated for CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FROM THE HEART on Nov 5, 2008
Comment: thank you for the little socks, they are so cute!
Response: Hope you enjoy them on your tree...do you put up a tree in Australia? Anyway, they were fun to knit. I was starting to worry you wouldn't get them by Christmas. Bye from Canada
Comment: Thank you so much for the CUTE turtle and the little cupcakes!!! They are so cute! Thank you for swapping with me!
Response: I'm so glad they got there quickly! Glad the turtle left some cupcakes for you! thanks for swapping with me.
Kveten rated for Let's get crafty on Aug 24, 2008
Comment: Wow! I wish I could (crochet??) like that! Its amazing, and you used such thin yarn/string! I love the little pillow, and the extra owl is GORGEOUS! Im going to wear it as a necklace. Thanks so much for a lovely package!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. The owl is intended as a choker. The little pillow is a pincushion.Enjoy!
dorsia rated for Amigurumi for beginners on Jul 12, 2008
Comment: What an incredible package, Sandy, thank you so much! I really love Li-Li and the extra goodies. Take care!
Response: I can't tell you how pleased I am that you like her. You were a real challenge to figure out something from your profile. Sandy

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maria27 on Feb 3, 2010:

Thank you for your sweet wecome message! Maria xx

kupkake on Dec 24, 2009:


Merry Christmas to you and yours! =)

kupkake on Apr 3, 2009:

Thanks so much for your patience and understanding. I will let you know when I send your package out. Again...THANK YOU!

makestuff on Aug 18, 2008:

Your crochet work is beautiful! I added you as a contact on Flickr :) Let me know if you ever want to do a private swap. I don't crochet (yet) but I sew... I've made quite a few dotees.

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