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snickerdoodle21

snickerdoodle21
Date Joined: November 9, 2011
Last Online: June 20, 2018
Birthday: October 13
Country: United States

About Me

I am always creating something crafty! Fabric is my favorite medium to use. Saturated colors, batiks, textures and polka dots, paisleys and swirls, word or text, pinks, blues, oranges, fall colors, I love them all. I am NOT fond of most civil war (pretty patterns, just too many muddy colors), food fabric or baby novelty fabric.

I like applique quilts and smaller quilt projects like runners or table toppers. I have my eye on the Baltimore Fall and Baltimore Christmas patterns. Maybe someday.

I've dabbled in scrapbooking and hand needlework (embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch) for years though for the life of me, I can't get the hang of crochet and knitting, depressing. Update: I'm just starting to get the hang of crochet. My dish cloths are a little wonkey but improving. I've graduated from basic granny square to some interesting stitches. Yay for you tube videos!

I am working on a hexie (Grandmother's Garden) quilt. It's my "waiting room" quilt. I take a small gift bag with my hexies to stitch to different apointments. I love to work with wool- all those hand dyed colors! and easy to stitch. I've had fun making some Junker Jane dolls. The challenge of combining different elements is loads of fun.

I am enjoying creating ATCs now. The creativity when combining different but interesting elements is exciting and challenging. I find I'm attracted to florals, botanicals, birds, butterflies, bunnies, hedgehogs and cats. But then I also like grunge and industrial/steampunk. Maybe, because my husband is an architect, I like blueprints of anything, buildings or mechanical. Watercolor or color pencil used on ATCs is a favorite as well as hidden pockets with small surprises that find their way into what I make.

I have started to work on some multimedia canvas projects recently. I like the combining of textures and playing around with color. My stash of stencils is growing as well as different color mediums.

Family- I have one boys in high school and one just graduated and getting ready to go off to college. My husband is my best friend and we don't get away with each other often enough. I have three cats and a dog and a bearded dragon lizard named Spike.

I love to read and have solved the problem of which to do, sew or read, by listening to audio books on my iphone and sewing on my machine at the same time. My family knows they have to let me turn off the audio story before I can listen to them. The books range from sci-fi to regency romance to espionage.

I like to see what I can find at garage sales and thrift stores that I can use in crafting. I also keep an eye out for really old cookbooks, hopefully one's with the cooks comments written in them.

I love to bake but I eat what I make.... my body can't take all those calories!

I live in suburbia but think I would like living/owning a small farm.

Instagram - diane.kennedy3 flickr name - 21bakerstreet

For swaps, I could always use pearl thread, cute buttons, Fat Quarters, wool scraps, small crochet or embroidered items, pincushions, pins, ric rack, ribbon. trim and lace, ephemera, maps, fun paperclips, stencils, patterned napkins, etc.. anything sent to me will be appreciated always.

Ratings

Fabriqueen rated for I Spy Fabric Charms #3 on Jun 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling charms you sent! I am looking forward to putting these together. I like 7your setting idea. Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thank you for the cute pincushion, pins and the fabric pieces. I have two kitties who thought it would make a great toy so I had to put it up where they can't get it.
Seacrow rated for I Spy Fabric Charms #3 on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Love all the fabrics, Diane! Here's the quilt I am working on and your charms will be of great help! Thank you so much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvqPnoiLSV0
junemoon rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, two wonderfully usable fabrics.
jj9jj rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares - Summer on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the squares and the extra crocheted goodies. You rock!
Fabriqueen rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful purple and wow fabrics! I love the heart pin cushion also! I'm still watching for you at the meeting. :) Hugs, Diane
perkl8r rated for A.Q. ~ Mug Rug! on Jun 5, 2018
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Comment: oh my, my, my, this mug rug is beautiful! I love how you made some of the mushrooms look shadowed on the bottom, and I love all the colors and how neat your work is. thank you so much for this beautiful piece of art!
jeepermom rated for Button Swap on Jun 4, 2018
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Comment: Amazing selection! Thank you so very much!
Jjean rated for Fabric Curiosities on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Great Envie of fabric...and wow, the extras too - Very nice fun mail.
Paulaeliza rated for Let's Make a Teesha Bag :) on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Wow..... I love love love 💗❤️❤️🎈💕 it. Everything about it is great! Thank you so much!
Arabella rated for YTPC: Let's Make Franken Pages! on May 23, 2018
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Comment: Love the sewn Franken pages, Diane! I'm not sure if I will use them for a journal cover or cut them up for background paper! They will be wonderful for either! Thank you! And love the extra papers - thank you!
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Comment: Very nice ATC. Thank you so much for that and the cool extras.
24Donna rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ PINK on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! Sorry for my late rating! Forgive me! God bless
Ajijic rated for YTPC: Let's Make Franken Pages! on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful page!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Embellishment Clusters on May 18, 2018
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Comment: Hi Diane! Thank you so much for the clusters. Like you, it took me awhile to get the hang of creating them! The youtube gal made it look so easy ;+) Love the glittery elements and I'm especially fond of the one with the key. Loved the kitty notecard too ;+)
Fabriqueen rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ POLKA DOTS on May 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the cool polka dot items! I seem to be loving more polka dots too. Hugs, Diane
perkl8r rated for April- Spring Time Mug Rug on May 15, 2018
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Comment: thank you Diane, very pretty.
pynart2 rated for I Spy Fabric Charms #2 on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for lovely I spy blocks, can't wait to use in a quilt.
tonat80 rated for I Spy Fabric Charms #2 on May 11, 2018
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Comment: Diane, you have outdone yourself! Wow! Thank you! All of the charms are VERY cute and I can definitely use them in my current quilt. Also, thank you for all of the neat ribbons too. My favorite charm is the ants!
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Comments

hibiscus on Apr 2, 2018:

Great jam finish on the “flowery” set...those extras were great! Thanks so much

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

esmy77 on Oct 11, 2017:

Thank you for the kind rating

on the Halloween ephemera

snail mail by esmeralda3

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

fall

WaywardDreamer3 on Sep 30, 2017:

I recieved the package from the "Quick, I need" tag ! It is so amazingly kind of you, I really did just keep saying "oh, wow"! And it's lovely! Thank you so much !

nanthom on Jan 30, 2013:

Thanks so much for the two fat quarters for QnT WTA #16. These are a nice addition to my stash!

craftycrocheter on Dec 24, 2012:

Thank you for the lovely button and fabric squares, for the button bingo.

biasbabe on Oct 7, 2012:

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perkl8r on Oct 6, 2012:

Welcome to swap-bot snickerdoodle21! Thank you for your request to join the QnT group. We are look forward to you getting just a few more ratings so you will meet the requirements to join. You are doing an excellent job....keep up the great work and we'll see you soon at Qnt group!

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