Date Joined: June 7, 2017
Last Online: October 4, 2018
Birthday: April 27
Country: United States
I share my home in North Carolina with my husband of 25 years, our dog, and sometimes our son and daughter. They are both recent college graduates, and they are not quite settled yet.
For many years I devoted myself to parenting and homeschooling my children. I am still trying to figure out what's next. I enjoy the extreme luxury of being able to stay home and craft all day.
I LOVE COLOR. A recent, very long search for a new (used) car brought us to a plain white mini van. The salesman, knowing my fear of driving, encouraged me by saying white cars are the safest because they are the easiest to see. My husband laughed and explained to the man that if I had a choice, my car would be the color of my shirt. :) It was bright pink. :) He was exaggerating. I would choose turquoise.
Spring green and turquoise. Also pinks, dark coral, creamy yellows, and not-too-bright oranges. I like rainbowy colors also, but the mid-tones are my favorites.
I DON"T like movies that are creepy, extremely violent, or depressing. Other than that, I'm easily entertained. The Proposal, Dirty Dancing, The Princess Bride, the Bourne series, Goodwill Hunting, The Blind Side, Notting Hill.....
I am a reuse artist. I enjoy the thrift and creative challenge. It gives me great pleasure to make pretty things out of trash. I am a jack-of-many-trades, but master of none. Often I start with the materials, figure out a use for them, and then figure out how to prettify them.
I do a bit of sewing, quilting, embroidery, collage, card making, scrapboking, SMASH journaling, ATCs. and of course mail art.
Handmade items are treasures for me. Even if the swap calls for store bought, I would prefer handmade always.
Smash journal prompts/ideas
Small, colorful, cotton fabric scraps
Stickers - flat for decorating mail
Stationery for letter writing. I write looong letters. Again, would love handmade.
I prefer non-touristy postcards if you have them. I'm working on a collection to dress up a large, boring, hallway wall.
As far as particular images go, in general, I like pretty, happy, colorful things.
A art therapy, ATCs
B buttons. birds, berries
C color, carousels, chandeliers, china, clouds, collage, county fairs
E elephants, embroidery
F felt, flowers, fabric, fairy tales, folk art
G gratitude, green, glass door knobs
H handmade, hardwood floors
J Junk journals
K kindness, kissing!
L lavender, letter writing
M mosaics, miniature things, mail art
O old buildings
P pizza, patterns, postcards
R rainbows, rainy days, re-purposing stuff
S sincerity, stained glass, smooth stones
T trees, tea, tolerance, thrift stores
V vine-ripe tomatoes
Y yard sales
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