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Date Joined: October 25, 2008
Last Online: June 28, 2022
Birthday: June 9
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an educator and fiber/mixed media artist. I live with two cats in Oregon. The kids are away and thriving. Daughter is starting her career in public health in Georgia. Son is studying theatre arts and music.

Favorite Crafts and Supplies

As a fiber artist, I'm into crochet, beading, dying( tie dye, batik, dye painting), and embroidery. I've dabbled in art quilting and needle felting and punch needle work. I also like collage, drawing with Prismacolor colored pencils and ultra fine line permanent markers. And, I make ATCs.

My Favorite Craft Materials

Vintage Fabrics,

Natural fiber fabrics and yarns,

Needle felting tools and supplies

Old buttons

wool felt

recycled and upcycled materials

Things that give texture

My Wishlist and Collections


Distress Ink pads

Pigma Micron Pens- Black

Fabriano spiral with graph paper, 6.5" x 8.5"

Things I Collect:

Maneki Neko ( Japanese Lucky Cats)

evil eye beads

Tarot decks, especially those with no images of people

vintage silk scarves

female super heroes

heart rocks


Lenticular Postcards

Picture books about witches

Favorite colors

For clothing, I favor black, grey, russets, burgundy, dark green, purple and teal.

To look at, I like bright happy colors; jewel tones; deep oranges, fuchsia, purples, dark green, teal,etc., in addition to the colors I prefer for clothing. I'm not much into pink. I also like woodland colors with mauve/soft purple.

random favorite things

colored glass

Celtic Knotwork



oak trees and acorns

Fair Trade dark chocolate










No Disney, please.

"Dream of the sun dreaming its worlds. Sing till the song throws out root, trunk, branches, birds, stars. Sing until the dream engenders the spring at which you may drink and recognize yourself and recover."

-Octavio Paz

Favorite Reads

Picture books with witches, elves and fairies


Neil Gaiman

Mysteries by women authors.

Fantasy by women authors..

Fiber arts books.

Field guides

musical tastes

psychedelic rock, jam bands, bluegrass, folk, jazz, indie, old timey country

Things I am NOT fond of



Heterosexual themed items.

Dollar Stores. ( they make me feel sad about wasted resources, exploited workers and toxic waste)

Pastel colors

Dislike ALL Disney

Scented items.

Crafting foam.

Please Consider This...

Give the gift of life!

Donate blood and plasma. Can't donate? Organize a blood drive.

Please consider becoming a bone marrow donor/ stem cell donor by joining the National Marrow Donor Program.

Donor Site for those in Europe

You could "Be the Match" and have the unique opportunity of saving someone's life.In case you're wondering, marrow and stem cell donation is done while you're alive. It's much simpler than giving someone a kidney.

This is an issue that is very close to home for me. My daughter had bone marrow failure disease received a peripheral stem cell transplant from a donor in the registry in July 2010. Her donor is in Germany!


Does anyone remember dotee dolls? I've had a hankering to make one/some. PM me if you want to swap dotees.


PrincessLeia rated for BS&S ~ Scattegories J on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Hi Mindy, Thanks for the cool PC! Great answers! I did find J very challenging too! ❤️❤️❤️
PrincessLeia rated for tPCC: Fourth week of January on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: Hi Mindy, Thanks for the great indian bags PC! Love the information you wrote as well. We are heading towards our dry season, we dont have autumn in Darwin. Its still very hot and humid. When the dry finally arrives (it’s kind of like our “winter “, humidity drops and temps are just slightly lower - upto 33 C instead of 36C). Ive just returned from a trip to Dunsborough, where they were having beautiful cool autumn weather. The leaves hadn't changed yet, but the bob tail lizards had stopped visiting - hibernating somewhere i guess! Love the Ruth asawa postage stamps! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
PrincessLeia rated for tPCC: Second week of January on Feb 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for an awesome postcard! I love dragons!❤️❤️❤️ Sorry about the mixup!
Response: You're welcome :)
sebastian122 rated for tPCC: Third week of January on Feb 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, and I am sorry I neglected rating you. Totally my fault.
Response: No worries. Glad it made it there. Thank you for the heart! Hope you're enjoying the lengthening days.
MelissaLB rated for tPCC: First week of January on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. We had no snow on Christmas here in northern Indiana which was never the norm when I was a kid but seems to happen more often in recent years. Global warming maybe?! The tea sounds good. I’ll have to find some and give it a try. Happy rest of January!
PrettyAlice rated for Witchy Stocking Stuffer Dec. on Dec 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much! I’ll be opening it later this month.
Response: You're welcome! Hope you liked it
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and ATC blanks. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.🎁🎁🎁
Response: Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and extras!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Love the mail art envie. So cute. I'm adding it to my advent pile. Can't wait to open it
Comment: Yes, I am actually Melinda but I never go by that. Thank you for the goodies. Hope you’re enjoying the holiday season! I’m loving going to my mailbox and finding so many beautiful Christmas cards💕
Comment: Thanks!!!
Comment: Thank you. I look forward to opening this.
Swan rated for CPG: Early Christmas ⛄ global #3-2021 on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you and merry Christmas!
Comment: thank you - very festive envie!
Comment: What a great idea! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and extras. Merry Christmas to you as well!
Comment: Thank you
Raven93 rated for Witchy Stocking Stuffer Nov. on Nov 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the intriguing stocking stuffer!
Response: :D
thebragal rated for AAA: Sender's Choice ATC #322751 on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: Lovely Thank you
Response: You're welcome :)
peipeicl rated for Woodland Series #4 - OWL ATC on Jun 2, 2020
Comment: thank you for the cool owl atc! and I love the stamped ATC info backings! With everything that is going on, I can't say my mental health is great, but at least we are okay physically. best regards to you and yours as well <3

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bluerose3 on Dec 26, 2021:

(CPG November 2021 Stocking Stuffer) Thank you for the cards, stickers, and paper pad. They will come in great use in the New Year :)

OrigamiGrace on Jun 15, 2020:

Thank you for a fun envie of randomness from tag at Cheap Postage Group!!

Swan on Mar 18, 2020:

Thank you for the grasshopper notecard for my CPG March wishlist! It’s great!

mariamichelle on Mar 13, 2020:

Thanks again for my CPG March wish. The little crocheted flowers and flip flops are adorable!

DeAnnaVarela on Mar 4, 2020:

I love that you've quoted Octavio Paz in your profile.

simcoe54 on Feb 11, 2020:

CPG: February Wishes -- Thanks for the great postcards. They are perfect for my collection.

DragonflyDreamer on Feb 10, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful ladybug card and ATC papers!!! I love it all. Thank you for making my day a little brighter!

tcornell on Dec 1, 2019:

Thank you for the great foldables for the CPG Pick 2 US tag! I really love them!

CurlyTea on Jun 10, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Christopherpines on Sep 13, 2018:

Thank you for the eye glasses lens tag from SHC! I can't wait to incorporate them into my mixed media!

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