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snickerdoodle21

snickerdoodle21
Date Joined: November 9, 2011
Last Online: December 16, 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

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Comment: Thank you for my teas! Such cute wraps! Saved the paper to use in projects!!
Taliesyn rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! The extras are much appreciated. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
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Katiedid rated for Autumn Handmade Fabric Lanyard Swap on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: I love it, thank you.
jn6754 rated for Scrap Fabric Exchange #4 on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Love the variety. I didn’t see anything I didn’t like or won’t use. Thank you.
jn6754 rated for QC: Quilters Christmas Swap on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: This is a great package! The fabric is so pretty, and I made a date with myself tonight for the hot chocolate. Thank you so much.
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Comment: Love the blocks and extra fabric. Thank you so much.
Rosa1 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully wrapped teas & goodies ~ can't wait to open each one :)
JudalineZ rated for HE-Halloween stash swap_USA on Nov 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun stuff!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun envie...a lot of what you sent I can use!
wolfeagle rated for Oaxaca Inspired Animals on Nov 15, 2018
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Comment: I love my Sticky Feet. Thank you so much. Very clever and fun paint job. He will live in my kitchen.
tonat80 rated for I Spy Jar Quilting Blocks #5 on Nov 11, 2018
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Comment: Super cute ladybugs! Thank you...no worries about duplicates. My plan is to stack them up as I receive them and make lots of quilts. I love making these blocks...
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely leaf quilty
Germanbaby77 rated for I Spy Jar Quilting Blocks #5 on Nov 6, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the scooters! they are adorable!
Seacrow rated for I Spy Jar Quilting Blocks #5 on Nov 6, 2018
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Comment: Really like the fabrics you chose for the block and the extra piece. Thank you, Diane.
jn6754 rated for I Spy Jar Quilting Blocks #5 on Nov 5, 2018
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Comment: Have not received the butterflies before. It’s so pretty! The bees are cute. Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty fall strips.
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Comment: I love the fabric pieces ~ thanks so much!
Fabriqueen rated for I Spy Jar Quilting Blocks #5 on Nov 4, 2018
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Comment: Oh, I love the snails!!! Thank you so much for the fantastic block and the extra square! Hugs, Diane

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Comments

ContraryHousewife on Nov 20, 2018:

HappyThanksgiving

crystalite on Aug 21, 2018:

Received AZmom’s journal today! -chrissy

BennysMumma on Jul 18, 2018:

thank you

Diane, thank you for the great autism fabric, that was really sweet of you! :)

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.

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