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redsockz

redsockz
Date Joined: November 4, 2008
Last Online: November 22, 2014
Birthday: December 24
Country: United States
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About Me

IF YOU ARE IN A SWAP WITH ME, YOU MAY NOT WANT TO LOOK AT MY FLICKR PHOTOS - IT COULD RUIN THE SURPRISE

I'm a mother of one fantastic 28 year old daughter. I'm a motorcycle rider, foodie, painter, sculptor....I play bass guitar and I love the quirky, unusual and beautiful world around me.

I ran my own catering company for a few years, and now I occasionally bake/decorate cakes for fun and profit. My husband trained to be a chef, but hates working nights. So we join forces and prepare food for our own events and work day jobs for pocket change. I have one small black cat (KeyKey) with a big personality. I love to laugh and I am a fiercely loyal friend. I have very little tolerance for drama. I will avoid confrontation if possible. I spend my evenings with my wonderful, musical husband G ...and "creating" in my studio.

We have three big events every year:

The Spring Fling - A formal cocktail party. No one is admitted unless properly dressed. Fancy drinks, fancy foods, twinkling lights, crystal and fine silver.

Costumes and Cocktails - We transform our home from ceiling to floor. Each room has a theme or mood. Our decorations are selected for quality, or designed and made by me. Our food is delicious and creepy - but never gory. Costumes are mandatory, I make my own costume every year, and especially enjoy creating the small details that make each outfit realistic. This year (2012) I have 4 costumes in process (three for other people, one for me).

Heather's Cookie Swap - 2012 is the 10th year of the cookie swap. Held during the second week of December, this party is a baking competition where everyone wins! Prizes are awarded for different categories and everyone is given a prize. Each year there is a theme, to inspire bakers to use their creativity. The 2012 theme will be, "My favorite Children's Book". Themes from past years have included: Super Heroes and Super Villains, My favorite holiday, My favorite ancient civilization (real or fictional). My favorite movie, ......(so many!) If you have an idea for a cookie swap theme, I would love to read about it.

Favorite Movies

Princess Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Spirited Away, 5th Element (so cheesy), 13th Warrior, LOTR (though I prefer the books), and my guilty pleasure movie is Legally Blonde. I enjoy well done horror films and would appreciate hearing about your recommendations on all films.

Favorite Music

My preference is rock, but my music collection holds a bit of everything..it is the artist and song, more than the genre of music that speaks to me. My first recollection of music is The Beatles.

Favorite Crafts

Painting, sculpting, knitting, baking, cooking, re-purposing and combining items in a new way, writing, sewing, gardening....I love to try out new crafts as well.

Swap expectations/disappointme

I know my expectations are high, because I spend a lot of time on my projects and assume others do too. I've been disappointed by some packages I have received, and will write a note to the swapper explaining my thoughts; however, I always rate based on the swap criteria and have given out 5's when I feel a 3 was warranted. I do not give out hearts for extras, but I do for kick-ass swap items.

If I love your item, you will know that too. I share my excitement and do my best to leave honest feedback on swaps.

What I like...and collect

Anything black (except black licorice, yuck)

My favorite colors are black, red and deep purple. I avoid pastels ...unless I am making a baby gift.

Coffee

Whole Spices

Asian Art

Spicy Foods (Insanity Level Spiciness)

Unusual findings

Black Cats (I collect black cat items and I have a black cat)

Halloween related items....we have a spooky cocktail party every year and it is one of my favorite holidays.

Confetti shapes - especially halloween and winter shapes

All chocolate, the weirder the better.

The smell of real vanilla (not a cheap chemical vanilla smell)

Paper napkins (love the interesting pictures and patterns available, I am delighted with partial packages, funny bar napkins too!)

Motorcycle related items (not Harley-Davidson, I am a BMW owner who appreciates most motorcycles though!)

Wind up toys: I get a big kick out of them.

Sand ( I collect sand from all over the world - All I need are two heaping spoonfuls)

Yarn (not acrylic)

Ribbon

Fabric - vintage is wonderful, though I do like most everything

Antique buttons

Anime

History

Steampunk, Mystical things and Ren Faires

Handmade and offbeat items

Skulls, dark imagery, zombies...spook me - I dare you!!!

Spiders

Hair Toys (barrettes, elastics, clips, headbands, etc.)

Black and white photos

Funny photos

Old family photos (random shots from the 50's, 60's and 70')

Old magazine pages (I make collage items and old ads, article and covers are great for this. All magazines from tame to porn)

Interesting post cards

Handmade soaps and scrubs

Facecloths (thick ones)

I like things with whisks on them, like recipe cards and note cards.

If you are stumped and you are not sure what to send me....send me something that makes you laugh. :)

Things I avoid if possible

artificial lemon or lime flavors

anything hazelnut (the smell makes me ill)

Stickers

cutesey kitten/puppy things

country "style" craft items

eagles, elk, moose, wolves (the real animals are great, just do not like them in my art/decor)

clowns (yikes)

Anything overtly religious (unless it is funny)

Pez dispensers

Favorite Television

The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Rachel Maddow, Archer, True Blood (not a crazy fan, just enjoy the camp), American Dad, Any Travel Show, Venture Brothers, Big Bang Theory, Aqua Something-Something-Whatever, America's Test Kitchen (nerdy but full of good information), Nova, Iron Chef, No Reservations, Two Broke Girls, Leverage, Robot Chicken.

Flakers Wall of SHAME

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/30410 Flaked on by Shank

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/26314 Flaked on by JumpingBean

My Kitty

Keykey

Ratings

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Comment: Hope everything is getting back to normal. Your intentions were good, so I went ahead and rated you. Take care, and God Bless.
kraftykj rated for Just 1 Christmas Card! on Dec 22, 2012
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Comment: Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful holiday season.
SpikeyLisa rated for Zombie!!-USA on Dec 13, 2012
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Comment: Oooo...ahhhh...thank you so so much for my zombie pottery. This is going to look lovely in my kitchen. This package was so beautiful I would be happy receiving one with nothing in it so I could look at it every day. Beautiful swap...thanks again.
Response: Thanks for the great rating. We were both so bummed that the original package didn't make it....I am glad to know round 2 was a big hit!
pandessa rated for Christmas Ornament - USA on Nov 9, 2012
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Comment: All I can say is WOW! Awesome ornaments! They are hanging in my kitchen window! Don't blame hubby for not wanting to give them up.... thanks so much totally Awesome!
Response: I am glad you are as big a fan of Halloween as I am. Those skeletons looked like Creepy Christmas to me. :) I hope you enjoy them year round, and thank you for the heart.
Amigirl rated for Rag Doll-INT on Nov 7, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the cute and very unusual doll! I like his green hair.
Response: I liked his green hair too (it got everywhere as I was attaching it, my red suede chairs looked like they were covered with green cat fur). Thank you for the heart!
ArtsOnFire rated for Poisonous Potions on Oct 20, 2012
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Comment: Holy toxic treasures! Love the bottle, awesome work! Thank you so much!
Response: This was a fun swap. I'm happy you like it. Thanks for the heart!
carterj rated for Puppet People or Spoon Ladies - USA on Oct 9, 2012
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Comment: Heather. My Puppet is absolutely CREEPY!!! Love him he is awesome.!! The packaging was beautiful! as well! He better not come alive when I am sleeping :) He really is cool and you did a fantastic job! Thank you! I painted my spoon today!
Response: I promise he will not come to life....unless you leave the staff in his hand at night. :) Thank you for the high rate. I this was a fun to make for you.
agonysdecay rated for HS- Halloween Altered/Art Doll on Sep 25, 2012
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Comment: Heather!!!! ROCKIN!!! I love my little zombie boy!!! This is the first male altered doll I've received!!! You did a fang-tastic job on him, he is so loveable, lol. I really thank you I adore him!!!
Response: I am so glad you like him and I am happy to know he is in a loving home.
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Comment: Whoo hoo it was here when I got back from rye rye's I love it what a great beginning for my journal
Response: Thanks! :)
dlyn67 rated for Handmaderiffic Swap-o-rama #2 USA on May 14, 2012
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Comment: OMG!! He is awesome! You are very talented. My daughter loves it too and found a special place for him in our hallway near her room.
Response: I am glad you like him, he was such fun to create. :) thanks for the heart!
esew123 rated for CQ ~ Painted Rocks Swap :) USA on May 14, 2012
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Comment: Love my rocks! I especially like the eyeball...very cool! Thanks again :-)
Response: :) I like that eyeball too. Thanks for the great rating!
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Comment: Thanks! :)
Response: Enjoy! I like them stale, or toasted and made into s'mores! :)
faeswapgrl rated for MARCH Wooden House Series - INT. on Mar 19, 2012
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Comment: Oh, I absolutely LOVE my house! Thank you so much for making it for me! :)
Response: I am so glad you like it! Some folks would have thought it odd.
Tynkerbelle rated for FEB Wooden House/ New Series-INT on Feb 22, 2012
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Comment: thank you...i liked the sans effect you gave the house..very 3D, and i liked how you created the dragonfly..the iridescent colors are awesome
pandessa rated for Jan/FAIRY DOOR on Jan 19, 2012
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Comment: OMG OVER THE TOP Fairy Door, I LOVE IT! Great job, I hope we can swap again!
queenmlv rated for Door Sign Swap-USA on Dec 10, 2011
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Comment: Even greater in person! Thank you so much for such a unique creation!
Jjean rated for USA Only Christmas Card Swap on Dec 1, 2011
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Comment: The most unusual Christmas card and I love it...thank you so much for the thought given to it...and have a very Merry Christmas*****
Zefaniya rated for USA Only Christmas Card Swap on Nov 30, 2011
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Comment: I knew this was a pug card only by seeing the forehead lol I love it!! It will go with the other pug Christmas cards I have out :) Thanks!
ColorInFusion rated for USA Only Christmas Card Swap on Nov 30, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the great card!!! How creative, I LOVE it!!!!
luluvision rated for USA Only Christmas Card Swap on Nov 29, 2011
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Comment: AWESOME holiday card! Totally made my day! Thanks so much for reading my profile for a holiday card! I wish I could give more hearts! Thanks for putting in the extra effort and thought into it!! Happy Holidays!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 180 17 19
Completed Fives Threes Ones
158 198 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 12 85 60
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Comments

RyeRye on Feb 11, 2014:

THANK YOU so much for the Carabba's gift certificate for my birthday! It is just perfect!

I love you so much.

RyeRye on Dec 30, 2013:

RyeRye on Dec 18, 2013:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

RyeRye on May 9, 2013:

I MISS YOU!

RyeRye on Feb 13, 2013:

Happy Valentines Day~

From all of us in The Friendship Circle!

RyeRye on Feb 6, 2013:

I am so sorry Heather~

RyeRye on Dec 31, 2012:

Happy New Year~

iLoveMail on Dec 24, 2012:

Happy Birthday Heather! I hope you're having a great day & wonderful holiday with your family :)

Cakers on Dec 24, 2012:

Thank you for the lovely message on my profile, what a delightful surprise to see! I'm so happy I almost can't stand it. I don't believe I've ever been so elated about my life. I just wish others could feel it, too. I keep looking at my ring and can't believe how pretty it is and how thoughtful he was to design it. He's my Prince Charming. :-) Merry Christmas & Ginormous Hugs!!

RyeRye on Dec 23, 2012:

The inmates over at the FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE, wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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