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Date Joined: February 26, 2008
Last Online: August 10, 2011
Birthday: February 19, 1978
Country: United States
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*** I HAVE JUST DECIDED I AM OBSESSED WITH HOTEL/MOTEL KEYS. THE OLD KIND WITH THE BIG PLASTIC (OR METAL I SUPPOSE) TAGS... IF YOU HAVE ANY AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A PRIVATE SWAP PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PM ME. THANKS!!*** I am going to be co-leader of my daughter's daisy troop (girl scouts) this year and would love anything to do with that! ideas, extra patches/badges, out grown uniform pieces, anything!! :)

Bug is currently infatuated with one room schoolshouses, any pics or postcards from one would make her week! Crystal=self proclaimed thrift junkie.

a proud native floridian, not very many of us left

mother to an amazingly insane 6 year old girl

i am heavily tattooed and always adding more...

completely VESPA (i have 3) and hot rod crazy, i collect anything relating to either.

i am an elementary art teacher.

i adore anything sideshow or circus related.

i love animals, i have 2 dogs (a manchester terrier and a chihuahua, both boys in the 10-13 lb range), 2 tortoises,and a few tanks (200 gallons worth to be exact) full of fish.

i am a fred perry and ben sherman junkie.

if it has elvis on it i want it, even if it is fat vegas elvis.

i am a pirate. seriously.

i have mermaid and day of the dead issues... big time.

i love octopi and jellyfish.

nightmare before christmas is a big weakness for me.

my tattoos: 2 nautical stars with skulls in them on my back, a life sized appropriately placed flintlock pistol on my left hip, a Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash ''we got married in a fever'' piece, a hank sr ''i'll never get out of this world alive'' dead swallow, siamese twin pirate girls, a pair of octopi, an anchor, a compass, a bettie page mermaid/seamonster, bats with swirly purple clouds, my daughter's name in day of the dead skulls, jellyfish, seahorses and starfish filler, "red sky at night" and "red sky at morning" in my knee ditches, a monkey with a bottle rocket and pbr empties, SIDESHOW across my knuckles in blacklight ink, and the miller high life girl...

i love creepy stuff, not so much scary, but creepy... cute creepy, victorian creepy, mad scientist lab creepy...

i like tiny things and artsy dolls...

some sort of skeleton or skull is on almost every wall of my house...

i am head over heels for anything betsey johnson.

anchors are always a favorite...

i love tikis and tiki mugs (vintage especially!)

i collect old cameras and lighters...

halloween is my all time favorite holiday.ever. seriously.


i love anything brass knuckles or with brass knuckles on it...

i own Blythe dolls and Pullips (and Dals!)

i'm starting to get REALLY into the urban vinyl and blind box toys

i love cupcakes, making, wearing, and collecting them...

Favorite Music

i love old country Cash, All 3 Hanks (i have Johnny Cash and Hank Sr. tattoos),Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson...

rockabilly-- ELVIS, the Cramps, Jerry Lee Lewis, Amazing Royal Crowns, Revrend Horton Heat, Stray Cats, Lee Rocker, BR549,Dale Watson...

ska-- Pietasters, the Toasters, Laurel Aitken, Skatalites, Bosstones, Madness, the Specials, Spring Heeled Jack, Magadog, Skavoovie and the Epitones, the Skunks...

punk-- the Ramones, The Clash, Descendants, the Crumbs, Manic Hispanic...

oi-- the Business, Cocksparrer, angelic upstarts...

and tons of other stuff-- i absolutely ADORE stuff like Elvis Costello and Tom Waits... love love love, David Bowie, the Kinks, The Who (mod era)

Favorite Movies

cult films-- anything John Waters, b movie, cheesy horror- especially Herschell Gordon Lewis... offbeat, oddball movies.

Favorite Crafts

i paint, sew, draw, ummm lots of stuff, and am an elementary art teacher. i like to make random things like pirate teddy bears or siamese twins... i have been known to make large sideshow banners...

as far as things to recieve i'm open to anything made with love (or good natured malice)


My daughter is my world, she turned 6 in may. Her name is Emma Riley. she is convinced she is a mermaid pirate princess. convinced.

Bug is currently infatuated with one room schoolshouses, any pics or postcards from one would make her week!

Emma is a daisy scout this year and would love anything to do with girl scouting (probably even boy scouting too!). she has even started collecting uniforms for all levels of girl scouts.

She just recently got her ears pierced and is super excited about it.

She has called the Jonas brothers her boyfriends since she was 2...

She watches all the disney channel shows like Suite Life, Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, etc... and iCarly, True Jackson, Victorious and Big Time Rush on nickelodeon...

loves those small plastic animal figurines that you can usually find at stores (the ones that are between like 2-4 inches i guess...)


She likes books about animals and is a magazine junkie like her mommy. (ranger rick, any of the princess, barbie or nickelodeon magazines).

would love...

any kind of amigurumi... i can't crochet and it saddens me greatly...

bento stuff... i'm sure bug and i will fight over it. :)

hand made mermaid dolls

anything day of the dead

jointed dolls

anything sideshow related

VINTAGE GAME BOARDS i'm attempting to fill a wall in my living room with them...

anything cupcakes...

blind box toys (the cute little ones that you have no idea which one is inside)

munnys, dunnys, joe ledbetter, circus punks, all the vinyl toy type stuff...

ANYONE WHO MAKES ME ONE OF THESE WOULD BE MY FLIPPIN HERO!!!! http://fpea.blogspot.com/2007/06/free-pattern-friday-george.html

i have a super cute crocheted vespa pattern i would gladly share with anyone who would make me one!

i also have a knitted brass knuckle pattern i will share if you make me a pair!


These are ones i'm still (rather hopelessly) waiting for, but certainly not holding my breath...sigh...

Softies galore!!!--jessicak13

Moustaches and upper-lip adornements--DangerousMoustache

Beginner-friendly profile-based art swap---yriako

Circus dotee Bearded lady--- mournday

John Waters cult trash matchbox swap!--- megalodon

Hooray for CUPCAKES!!--- ladolcevitacrafts (angelled by the pinkposey)

bottlecap pincushions USA--- BLee

DAIT / DARN IT DOLL SWAP**--- sunshinesmiles

private scooter swap---stitchesaroundtheworld

reusable shopping bags int'l---brdarnell1

cupcake cuteness---pushingmeg

Cupcakes Galore--- Smarranca (ANGELLED BY VALERIE520)

Kawaii Whimsy Jar III--- Blu3

Dotee Doll-Haunted---mum21andtwins

Stuff a flat rate box with goodies---Nessy0504

Sock Monkey Swap-INTL--- Lamborama

Cute things plus Whimsey jar--- Beccabecca (angelled by Mouseybrat)


tattooedbeergal rated for Rockabilly Swag on Jan 14, 2011
Comment: thank for the package. super cute! xo
Response: i wrote a message on your profile that this was returned to me due to a forwarding problem with your address, i would love to send it to you. i would've hoped for a reply to my message or any communication before you rated me a one.
motes rated for softie in a stocking!! on Dec 21, 2010
Comment: This is, bar none, one of the coolest things I've gotten in the post this year. I am so excited that the little bird plushie is an ampersand! aaahh! so cute!! Thank you! <3
yesh rated for Day of the Dead Tree Ornament- Handmade on Dec 20, 2010
Comment: What a fantastic ornament, it is great! Thank you so much !
byXanthe rated for Holiday Love Stuffie! on Dec 16, 2010
Comment: Thanx so much for the awesome stuffie! You must have read my profile!!!! This is why I do swaps, for that extra special thoughtful package! Have a great Christmas!
RyuLuna rated for Mini-'zine swap #22 (November) on Dec 13, 2010
Comment: Thank you! :D Your zines are always fun to read!
Cityclicker rated for Mini-'zine swap #22 (November) on Dec 13, 2010
Comment: The tattoo one was fun to read :)
Comment: Love them, thanks!
Comment: TY-its cute, sorry for the late rating
poeticpaper rated for Mini-'zine swap #22 (November) on Dec 8, 2010
Comment: Awesome awesome zines!! Would love to receive more from you!
Comment: WOW!!! Was ALLl I could say when I 1st saw such a beautifully designed and stitched piece of ART!! I was just MESMERIZED!! I L<3VE your design, your selection of colors, and SUCH PRECISE embroidery!!! I have ALOT to learn from you. To all those swappers that didn't join this swap, I have to tell you: YOU MISSED OUT PEOPLE!! There are some INCREDIBLE Stitch Artists out there and I was VERY LUCKY to be partnered with one of the BEST!!! L<3VE, L<3VE,L<3VE, your work!!! You DESERVE many more HEARTS!! Thank-you for sharing such a BEAUTIFUL piece of your world with me!! Ciao!! Happy Swapping!! :)
Comment: thanks!
saellys rated for Mini-'zine swap #22 (November) on Dec 2, 2010
Comment: I'm usually not a fan of zines made on a computer, but I really like the clean, simple layout you used on your zines! Great topics, too.
Comment: Thank you very much for the Day of the Dead ornament! Great job!
stampkrl rated for Miniature Quilt Swap #11 on Nov 25, 2010
Comment: I love the mini quilt. Thank you so much making something just for me. I can't wait to put it on my wall.
Tine rated for Special Mini Halloween Sew Swap on Nov 18, 2010
Comment: received ! thanks so much!
nolagirl rated for A Week in the Life....Photo Swap! on Nov 15, 2010
Comment: I really enjoyed your pictures. I love the Halloween costumes! I might have to steal the beer scout idea for next year! Thanks.
Comment: It’s amazing & cute! & I love the hairclip! And I really love what you sent them in—what was that object originally? (so cool!) thank you!
Comment: too fun! thank you!
byXanthe rated for softie tutorial swap! on Oct 30, 2010
Comment: Thanx a bunch for the great softie links. I especially love the squirrel and owl patterns. Have a great Halloween!
PenguinParade rated for softie tutorial swap! on Oct 29, 2010
Comment: Holy cow! I love them all! If I could throw a star per tutorial, I would.

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RyeRye on Dec 8, 2010:

nolagirl on Nov 3, 2010:

I hope you enjoy your time in New Orleans! November and December really are the best months to visit. We're just starting to get some much anticipated cooler weather. :)

thehappyhoneybee on Sep 13, 2010:

As a fellow cupcake lover, perhaps you'd be interested in our new swap.... Halloween Cupcake Toppers!



LadyBathory on Aug 28, 2010:

Oh sorry about me not rating, I just totally forgot blush, I will do it right away!

LadyBathory on Aug 16, 2010:

I have just received your pack today, unfortunately both test tubes where shattered, love the little things though :)

mariaisabel on Aug 10, 2010:

round sounds fantastic!

lorijo2003 on Aug 1, 2010:

So it may be helpful to know your dress size...not that I'm trying to throw any hints your way...ahem...akward, sorry.

Shelleanne on Jun 22, 2010:

oohhh im so excited for your parcel !!! i have just read your profile and i can help you out loads with ideas and stuff for your daisy troop if you are interested i could send you over some scottish stuff like games and things if you are interested let me know :-)

cleof on Jun 7, 2010:

I am soo happy you enjoyed my Alice and that it was not too cutsy for you. I hope that your amigurumi fortune cookie brought you happiness. Im glad that your daughter enjoyed her goodies!! have a awesome week!

kimikat on Jun 3, 2010:

Yes I got both post cards, thanks! I meant to give you a heart when I did the original rating, noticed I didn't so I added it.

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