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nephicarrera

nephicarrera
Date Joined: October 16, 2008
Last Online: August 27, 2018
Birthday: September 2
Country: United States
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About Me

I have three children and one grandson. My children are a great source of inspiration for many of the things that I make. I enjoy mail art the most. I like to learn new crafts and challenging myself. However, you aren't going to necessarily receive the next "Mona Lisa" from me. My apologies. I am still trying to find my "groove", and I take risks with my projects so that I can grow as a crafter.

I volunteer- teach a crochet class on Tuesday nights, and public school during the week. I have been knitting since the ninth grade, making clothes for my dog. Most of my children's scarves, socks and hats are made by me. I make a lot of my own holiday and party decorations, and love to try new skills with different media. I want to make everything, and try to make things that have practical and decorative purposes.
I have re-taken up container gardening. Lots of squash and sunflowers this year. Not to mention corn!

My inspiration comes from my favorite animals, punk rockers,The Book of Mormon, Japan, Geisha, Cowboys, Native Americans and the toys my children play with. I make a lot of Day of the Dead themed ornaments, especially those that have wings attached to them. I crochet and knit for charity. I see a lot of swaps I would like to join, please consider me for swaps with anyone who shares my interests.

Favorite Music

Wow, my music tastes are eclectic. A lot of what I listen to depends on the inspiration I think I need. Rockabilly, Brian Setzer, Rob Zombie,Rick James, PFUNK, Jimmi Hendrix, Prince, soul, hip hop and 80's music.Primus, Juan Gabriel. Tito Puente, Celia Cruz. I love old country western. I don't like death metal or music like it.

Favorite Books

Anchee Minh, Amy Tan, Any arts and crafts books and things you make yourself. Natural medicine. Sookie Stakhouse novels. The Book of Mormon, Shamanic healing. Hobby farms. DIY lifestyle. Books about Cuba, fairies, animals, elementary and preschool education, Reggio Emilia, Mexico, Day of the Dead, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Native Americans, The old West, Cowboys, Performance Art, Federico Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dali, Maya Angelou, Martha Stewart, Science, science fiction, historical fiction,LDS history, books about Japan, Japanese Culture, LDS history and authors.

Favorite Movies

Quentin Tarrantino, Sid and Nancy, True Romance, New York Doll, Falling Down, Reservior Dogs, Kill Bill, The RM,Toy Story, Snow White, Everafter, The Last Emperor, Easyrider, The Testaments, Spaghetti Westerns, Cowboy Flicks, Japanese or Kung Fu theme, Historical Fiction,Master of the Flying Guillotine, Dolomite, Petey Wheatstraw- Devil's son in Law, really immature comedy, Harold and Kumar, Dude- Where's my car? Lord of the Rings, Willow, All the Star Wars, Disney. Did I mention MARIE ANTOINETTE ? ? ? ! ! It's awesome, and I have drawn a lot of inspiration from her.

Favorite Crafts

Urban Art. It kicks butt! Correspondence art. Crochet, ATC's, sewing, collage, Art dolls and knitting. Fairy themes. Blythe and the Littlest pet shop, Squinkie crafts, Mermaid themes, horses, unicorns, gnomes... I love to do the decorated envelope swaps, please invite me for those!!! I'll try just about any craft, but these are my passions, right now.

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Fairness and The Pledge:

I don't know how to get the pledge icon to work, but I promise to be fair, and hope others will be fair, too. I also promise to rate my partners. Please forgive me if I do not rate immediately. Please feel free to contact me . If I am a little late sending your swap, you feel the swap didn't meet the description or if you plain didn't receive it, please PM me before you give me a "one" rating. I will take every effort to remedy the situation and "resend". However, I ask that you wait until the swap deadline has passed a couple of days, before you do so. :)

My ongoing projects...

My big projects every year are Day of the Dead displays, Nacimientos for Las Posadas and 3 King's Day, Animals for various projects, baby clothing for humanitarian service, and Pioneer Day (I make the prairie clothes and sometimes I decorate my kid's wagon.). I keep a garden and like to keep insects as a natural pest deterrent.

favorite things from which to

Blaxploitation 70's flicks, Dolomite, Foxxy Brown, Kewpies, Hippies, Santeria, Ninjas, Samauri, Star Wars, fairies, tinkerbell, gnomes, mushroom, geisha, buddha, Meerkats,cats, Astronomy, Mermaids, bears, pangolins,mycology in general, seahorses,tattoo magazines, Kachina Dolls and native American crafts, Japan, The Book of Mormon, sustainable housing,insects, punk rockers, Urban nomads, lots of stuff.

Things I don't enjoy/like/want: Mmmm. I don't know... I avoid things that are "death metal" or outright satanic (I know the difference between pagan and satanic. I mean I don't like stuff that genuinely advocates the worship of Satan and has hideous demons on it.). Cute devils, Coop devils and goth are great

My Children and their favorite

My daughters love Tinkerbell, My Little Pony, Squinkies, Blythe, Yo Gabba Gabba , Barbie, baby dolls, fairies, horses, kittens, dogs, crayons and Scooby Doo..

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Malika rated for Pen-Pal Interview on Jan 21, 2013
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Comment: Never rec'd anything. I wrote to you 21st November and now I have to give you a rating 1.
Zoebolt rated for 30 Questions Email Swap #2 on Oct 2, 2012
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janelwashere rated for 30 Questions Email Swap #2 on Oct 1, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the swap! :-)
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noone7212 rated for 30 Questions email swap on Sep 13, 2012
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justined0414 rated for 30 Questions email swap on Sep 13, 2012
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Comment: Nice getting to know you! Happy Swapping!
liangliang rated for 30 Questions email swap on Sep 12, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the answers!
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Comment: hi! thanks for write me, I read your email but I can't answer you right now because I'm in vacation and I don't have my computer and also I don't have so much time but I will be writing you soon! take care! xoxo nath
Lauriez rated for RANDOM QUESTIONS #3 on May 9, 2011
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Comment: cleaning out overdue swaps b4 i go on vacay. i will change if i ever rec'v. :)
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TaffieCat rated for Questions About Yourself on Oct 28, 2009
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micheleknits rated for Questions About Yourself on Oct 23, 2009
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zhikoritah rated for Questions About Yourself on Oct 22, 2009
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Comments

earthnk on Oct 19, 2009:

I shipped your Mega Ornament swap package today. I could've driven it out to you :-) I sometimes play the Ontario Improv ha ha! Please let me know when you get my package.

Thanks Kaye

SpookySweets1 on Oct 19, 2009:

Just wanted to invite you to come join my "Nerdcore!!! 250 Ct. Matchbox" Swap!!! Check it out at http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/47573 Thanks.

SpeechieGirl on Sep 29, 2009:

Thanks for the wonderful mail art envelope and package! You were very generous. I appreciate the hard work you put into your envelope, and the extra goodies! Speechie Girl

shinywen on Sep 24, 2009:

Welcome to Interfaith Swapping! We're so glad to have you =) Be sure to stop by the sticky in the forums and introduce yourself.

simindy on Apr 10, 2009:

join us

mutiny on Apr 8, 2009:

Hey! There are some new Glytter Kytten swaps up now - hope you can join us! mutiny :)

glytterkytten

1GruviScrapper on Apr 2, 2009:

Glad to have you in the "Paper Art Doll" Swap! This will be so much fun! Happy Swapping!

NaughtyElf on Mar 28, 2009:

Thanks for joining my Cute Skulls ATC swap! I hope we all have a lot of fun with this one!

Simone on Mar 22, 2009:

mom

from Swaps for Children 5-16yrs

Hidnomen on Feb 25, 2009:

Thanks for joining! :)

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