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suzapalooza

suzapalooza
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Last Online: January 11, 2010
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

My mother calls me the Queen of the Garbage Arts. I live in Los Angeles where I work for a software company; in my spare time I publish an independent magazine called ARTitude Zine, about art, craft and creativity. When I was a kid my favorite color was purple, but one day when I was 25 I woke up and suddenly realized that my favorite color is yellow -- the exact opposite of purple. I've been pondering that change of heart ever since.

Favorite Music

Stuff I can sing to. In my CD changer right now: Lyle Lovett, Rickie Lee Jones, John Wesley Harding, Beastie Boys, B-52s, Patsy Cline, En Vogue. I love offbeat Christmas music and listen to it year-round.

Favorite Movies

Mary Poppins, The Godfather I & II, The Great Escape, In The Mood For Love, The Sting, Zoolander

Favorite Television

I am loving the show on AMC called Mad Men, about NYC advertising agency in 1960 -- so stylish and beautiful to look at, and the story is intriguing too. Also: The Shield, Rescue Me, Lost, Project Runway, science/astronomy/archaeology programs. Mystery Science Theater 3000! Gilmore Girls before it sucked. Reruns of MAS*H, Hawaii Five-0 and Rockford Files. My secret shame is Survivor. My other secret shame is America's Next Top Model (curse you, VH1 marathons!).

Favorite Crafts

Collage and various forms of embroidery. Fluent in the language of victorian silk ribbonwork. I enjoy knitting but I don't do it much, it's too hot where I live, but I do enjoy felting so I love hand-dyed wool roving! Recently I learned how to crochet and I can't stop; would love to receive miscellaneous partial balls of boring but bright-colored acrylic yarn for making granny squares, as well as amigurumi patterns. Mixed media quilting makes me happy. I hoard scrapbooking paper but do not scrapbook. I like things that are 1940s-1950s vintage, especially fancy buttons, cotton fabrics, kitschy kitchenwares. Everything is better with pink glitter and rhinestones on it. I would love to learn tatting! Looking for vintage embroidery patterns, frolicking puppies and cute vegetables with faces, that sort of thing. 100% cotton quilting fabric welcome.

About Me

I collect monkeys wearing clothing, star shaped things and cheesy Elvis stuff. I can't resist buying printed/patterned "deco" tape because I use it up with a quickness. I adore dark chocolate but I live in a warm climate, so if you are so kind as to send me some, please wrap it in plastic to contain any possible melt! :)

Here's a list of my favorites...

I like panda bears; red, goldenrod and robin's egg blue; leopard print; madras plaid; sari fabric; peaches and cherries; lavender and sandalwood; those square chalky violet-flavored candies my grandpa always had in his pocket; Moroccan-looking things; romantic floral prints; rings with big honking fake looking stones; creme brulee; small paintings on chunks of scrap wood; scalloped shelf edging paper; fragrant roses and lilacs; peanut butter cups; fresh corn on the cob; brownies made from Katherine Hepburn's recipe; retro Christmas; Formula 1 racing; Bare Escentuals eyeliners; Disneyland; swapping small handmade fabric quilties; Mary Poppins; Fever Pitch (the book, not the movie); seashells that are pink inside; Hello Kitty; messing around with fiber arts; and lazing in the sunshine with a kittycat dozing on my belly and a tall glass of lemonade at hand.

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Comment: Thank you, what a cute snowman
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Comment: I love the ornament... Very creative, I love the colors you used. Thanks.
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Comment: Great ornament thanks
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Comment: Loved your ornament!! One of my favorites so far.
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Comment: Your ornament was so cute! Thank you!
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Comment: I loved the little felt owl. Great colors.
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Comment: Thankyou for my ornament - it's in all my favourite colours! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the cute little mitten. I made something quite similar, only mine had an embroidered snowflake on the front. Happy Holidays!
snailgirl rated for Christmas Fat Quarters on Dec 16, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for the Zine... Sorry for the rating mix up...
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Comment: Hi Suz your mitten is so supercute I love it and it's a great addition to my christmas tree :)
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Comment: Thank you :)
mbhp12 rated for Christmas Fat Quarters on Dec 15, 2008
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Comment: Cute card. Thanks for the personal touches. Great ornament...nice craftsmanship
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Comment: Thank you so much for the very sweet ornament!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: I forgot to rate you - sorry. Loved the fibers! Thank you
rottifan4 rated for WORLD HELLO DAY POSTCARDS! on Dec 9, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. It was cool.

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Comments

juliewong96 on Dec 21, 2008:

Hi I have receive your parcel of beautiful things you send to me . Thank you for angeling the swap for me . Go ahead and prepare a swap so I can rate you accordingly.

Hugs from Malaysia

shinianen on Dec 1, 2008:

Thanks for joining the Menagerie swap again!

JudyP on Nov 26, 2008:

I sent your 5 stocking items today. So sorry it's late, bnut it should still arrive well in time for Christmas...

MamaD on Nov 21, 2008:

Thank you for being an "angel" & helping out on the AuntieM swaps!!

Bear

Magpieandluna on Nov 20, 2008:

I have just made 3 other rounds for Rapunzel scarves please join if you can!

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/25560

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/25561

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/25562

picxie on Oct 29, 2008:

bells

thanks for joining the jingle bells swap :)

KnittingCateling on Dec 17, 2007:

Happy Birthday!

craftgeek on Nov 14, 2007:

I realize that it has been over a month now but I just wanted to say thanks for the nice rating and the kind words for the Unique and beautiful paper goods swap.I liked that swap I hope they have one like that again, Cheers! craftgeek

Rainsembellishments on Nov 8, 2007:

I saw your book at the DeYoung Museum's (in San Francisco) gift shop! I was so excited and completely terrified at the same time when I saw it! Excited because I had noticed your link & thought tha it was completely awesome that such a talented person had their own book...and terrified because I'm not sure if the swap I sent you was good enough for someone of your caliber!

kateyb on Oct 15, 2007:

suz... i didnt just "like" my pinata... i LOVED IT!!! and yes, i hope you & i get to swap again soon! you are an AWESOME swappie :)

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