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Date Joined: May 10, 2009
Last Online: July 8, 2009

Country: Canada

About Me

we have had a very sudden and tragic death in our family. i am so sorry to those waiting on my swaps, but i have been with my family during this time. i will get my swaps out as quickly as possible. rate me however you feel is fair. i am doing what i have to do to support those i love, and to begin to heal myself.thanks. kate

i live in canada, and post can be slow, so i will try to get things out before the send date

i am a 30 year old first time mother-to-be, expecting a baby boy in november. We live near the ocean on the west coast. i am planning on introducing waldorf ideas to our little one, so any help on that would be wonderful! the nursery (ie our bedroom) will be decorated in a woodland theme, so any woodland baby items would be adored!

i love nature, forest or beach themed like beach glass, driftwood, deer, mushrooms...

i am studying to be a social worker, and love doing activist work to combat some of the challenges my local and global communities face: locally, homelessness and addictions issues, and globally the environment and poverty to name a few.

i have the most amazing boyfriend. he loves football, basketball, baseball and hiphop. he really wants baby clothes with those themes.

we have two kitties and a darling (tho my bf would call him tough) shitzu/pug

i love art deco and victorian style jewlery. steampunk too. vintage anything, 1930's and older, i love!

Favorite Crafts

i love fiber arts and spend a lot of time working with fibers...i love to spin, knit, felt and anything else with fiber. especially natural fibers.

i also like to learn new crafts, so craft kits are fun.

i love anything knitting or spinning related - including decor like magnets.

i love angelina for handspinning.

Favorite Music

i love almost all metal, political and conscious hip hop, punk and folk. music is a huge part of my life.

old hiphop tapes

cds with local metal or punk bands on them. i like all metal but christian (just doesn't fit in with my beliefs) and all punk other than thrash/the new sort of stuff you hear on the radio

johnny cash, bob dylan, the pixies, violent femmes, old skool green day, billie holiday and anything like that, jack johnson

ella fitzgerald and anything similar

bluegrass cds

the soundtrack from WICKED (which i have now...swapbot people are so amazing!)

Favorite Colors

purple is my favorite color. i also love black and greys, especially mixed with a color, like pink, purple, green, beachglass colors.

i love combos black and pink, grey and light greens, purple and green, black and white or red, pink and red (i know people think they dont go but i like them together!).

i like dusty colors, other than pink, purple and red. i love all pinks and purples and bright fireman red.

i dont really love orange or yellow. in tiny bits they are fine though. jewel tones arent my fave, other than purple. i think i'm making this too complex ;)

I Can Offer

pieces of quilting cotton for making scrap quilts

handknit washcloths - cupcake shaped too! so cute!

handmade dangly earrings

small felt items, made with handmade wet felt: needlebooks, pincushions, hanging ornaments

handmade wet felted pieces of felt

handblended batts for spinning or felting

beach glass

mini skeins of handspun yarn

local punk/metal CDs

small items sewn from vintage embroidered linens: small change purses, booties for example

limited beads for trade

how to felt kits (needle or wet felting)


i prefer quality over quantity

1 yard pieces of ribbon with fun characters (strawberries, animals, stripes for example) to make a baby mobile

anything from the soap box company (yummy!) or arcana soaps

handmade baby bibs and decorated onsies - 6 months and larger - especially ones that reflect our interests like knitting, forest themed, pirates or football, or anything else for our baby boy to be!

size L metal tshirts for sleeping in with the baby (dont need to be new at all...im fine with faded/ripped shirts...much more metal that way anyways right? no christian metal though please. just not my thing)

waldorf items

loose flavored black, green or white teas

cute skull fabric for making baby clothes

washed (only because i'm pregnant otherwise unwashed would be ok...sorry!) natural fiber samples to play with

baby leggs or fun adult size kneesocks that i can make in to baby leggings (anything baby boyish or neutral)

handmade soaps

burts bees items - especially the pomegranate lipbalm but i love all of their stuff

baby themed buttons, or any interesting buttons any size

a baby sling or cloth diapers soakers/wraps

anything from lush

burned movies: looking for LOTR and other epic movies i can watch when the baby is born

wool felt or felted beads

linen tea towels - vintage are great

knitting kits for baby toys

candies from different countries - i love salty licorice, lemonheads, and all sorts of other types of candy. love to try new things!

anything from the toronto raptors, saskatchewan roughriders, toronto bluejays or north carolina (basketball...i forget the team name)...my boyfriends favorite teams

carved stone beads or glass beads (in pairs please - i make earrings) or colored seed beads (dont need pink, turquoise or clear)

Eeyore stuff

ruby gloom

handmade stuffies

alice in wonderland items - especially the mad hatter, alice and the cheshire cat

long dangly handmade earrings - i particularly need white, red/black, black, purple, green, or any of these colors with white

baby books of fairytales or mythology (not religious please) or environmental/animal themed

bluegrass cds

spinning fiber

beautiful ribbons

beads (especially leaf beads, glass, not plastic though)

crochet vintage lace

fabric scraps for making buttons, especially woodland, skulls and japanese cutsey cotton quilting fabrics

i love the forest and ocean, and collect forest-y things like mushrooms, trees, leaves, rabbits, wolves and owls. i love woodland, and am collecting retro and woodland style owl kitchen items

baby einstein DVDs - burned are fine

dragons, faeries, gnomes and elves - LOTR style

winter is my favorite time of year. i love bare trees and desolate snowscapes, and love pictures of these sorts of scenes.

my favorite places to travel are scandanavia and morocco. i love items from both of these places.

i like punk-y things like animal prints (especially zebra and cheetah) and skulls...especially day of the dead skulls.

vintage-y hallowe'en things with black cats, bats, witches and spiders...goth-y things.

victorian items

cupcakes - especially cutesy kawaii

Favorite Scents

arcana fragrance oils

i love natural oils, and like to make my own scents wth essential oils

i love vanilla, florals like lavender and jasmine, sandalwood, orange, cinnamon and spice, geranium, rosemary, anise/licorice

chocolate, coffee, rootbeer, blackberry and sage

Yummy things

i love drinking tea (green, white, black with flavors), any hot drink really. i'm off coffee now that i'm pregnant tho. i love flavored hot chocolates and apple ciders.

chocolate. any type of chocolate. dark for me or white for my boyfriend. even the funky ones like chocolate with cayenne, or lavender, or ginger (for the dark chocolate)

raspberry anything

lemonheads. can't find them in canada. soooo good!

for flavors, i love maple, ginger, vanilla, fruity flavors, coffee, rootbeer...mostly the same as the scents i love actually :)


i love aninal print fun fur (short and long hair), especially the stylized punk sorts of animal prints like zebra and cheeta. any color.

large polka dots and any sized stripes

quilting cottons in my favorite colors or themes

flannel for baby sewing

cute skull cotton fabric

hand embroidered vintage linens (these can have little stains on them as i cut them up anyways)

linen tea towels


religious items

patriotic items

plastic items

makeup (other than natural lip balms)

i am allergic to many chemical scents, but can handle some

sports themed items (other than ones for my boyfriend that i've mentioned above)

disney items


JennieGee rated for Quick Yummy Ribbons on a card Swap on Nov 18, 2010
Comment: I have not received anything at this time. I know this is a hard time for you and will be happy to change my rating if something shows up. Take care.
SpoolofPlenty rated for Baby Bib Swap on Sep 23, 2009
Comment: never got the bib, send me one and I will change this
SecretSheep rated for Forest Theme Swap on Aug 14, 2009
Comment: Once again flaked on by this thief. Angelled by the fantastic @Bluecornflower
anaferraz rated for Handmade Magnet Swap on Jul 23, 2009
synchronixe rated for Handmade Magnet Swap on Jul 16, 2009
Comment: I'm really sorry, I haven't gotten anything yet so I have to give you a 1, you offered to send your package again but I haven't heard anything from you since then. I hope everything is ok, I will rerate as soon as I get anything from you!
kthanxbye rated for oceankat/kthanxbye on Jul 15, 2009
Comment: will change if i ever receive anything.
Comment: Sadly nothing received. Will change the rating if it does turn up.

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RosieRoyalty on Sep 1, 2009:

Hi Kate. Sorry to hear about your loss. Hope all is well.

rainbowdaze on Aug 22, 2009:

Well, I guess I should just chalk up the tag you're supposed to send to me as not coming ever? I sent a message to you back in July, and you haven't even READ it yet. What a shame. Hope you don't continue to set this kind of example for the new baby that you have on the way, that certainly isn't being a great role model.

DosLittleMonkeys on Jul 29, 2009:

aka @ktgrrl

ZippedShut on Jul 21, 2009:

I'm guessing this sudden death happened back in may too since you flaked on the wishlist swap you were to send me??

lovetherain on Jul 15, 2009:

You FLAKE! Shame on you!!!

DosLittleMonkeys on Jul 15, 2009:

aka @ktgrrl

DosLittleMonkeys on Jul 15, 2009:

These swaps were due before the death in the family. This note was not on her profile when I was considering swapping with her around 7/02/09. :(

cllfdl on Jul 9, 2009:

i am so sorry for your lose

lovetherain on Jul 3, 2009:

Hi, just wanted to let you know I mailed out your package for the Newbie group Forest swap, today.

cllfdl on Jun 27, 2009:

Congrats on the boy!!! any names? what are your boyfriends favorite team?

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