I am a medical assistant living in Oklahoma. I am married to a wonderful man, my highschool sweetheart, and have two grown children. We are enjoying our newly empty nest...although it's oddly quiet around here. I have three sweet, spoiled dogs, a Rat Terrier, Zoey, a pug/chiuaua mix named Dynamite and a tiny Chiuaua named Peanut. Our Family loves to travel and we spent most of the family vacations while the kids were little visiting all the states finally finishing the 50th state a couple years ago! Hawaii was our grand finale of our goal, and man, did we have a blast! I can't wait to see what travel adventures lay ahead for us. So far, Alaska has been my favorite. I believe that travel is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children and yourself. We also camp in our rv, go geocaching, go boating with friends, fish, kayak and hike and I do a little backpacking. I am also a runner - I have run 3 marathons. I really love being outside.
I love doing crafts of all kinds. I do wearable art, sewing, paper crafts. I like indie art, recycled crafts, fabric crafts, vintage and new funky ideas. Pretty much if it's crafty...I love it! Swap-bot has opened a whole new world of ATC's, zentangles, match-boxes, inchies,mini-zines and fabric post-cards. Haven't made many yet, but I'm ready to learn! I also love to collect and share vintage patterns, fabrics, trims and buttons. The only craft I don't really do is yarn crafts (knitting and crochet) I love making gifts for people. I also make velvet backed headbands for myself and other running buddies, so if you send me velvet or printed ribbon please send at least 15" so I can use it for a headband.
Since I was a child I have loved writing letters and decorating the envelopes. We traveled a lot when I was a kid and I always had a former classmate or friend I was writing to. I felt a sense of rebelion when I would scribble a picture or cartoon across an envelope or cover it with stickers. "I can't believe I'm getting away with this!" I would think as I sent it away with my mom to be mailed. (She was a postal worker for almost 30 years) I take great delight in mailing and receiving unusual, oddly shaped, naked mail and decorated packages. I always imagine how many people will see it along its way and what the receiver will think when they open the mail box!
My favorite color is red, because it is the best color known to man teehe, everyone looks great in it! - but I love all the colors of the rainbow, yellow and I have had somewhat of a difficult realtionship, but after quilting and doing some painting I realized that it is the sunshine of colors.
I collect thimbles, unusual and vintage pincushions and sewing kits, ladybugs, and vintage or home-made Christmas ornaments, I especially love home-made AND vintage - my favorite ornament is a little angel from the 50's that someone made with a doll's head and some lace and beads and a little sequin for her halo - it is wonderful. Every year I tell myself, NO MORE ORNAMENTS, and every year I buy like a gazillion more. I have finally resorted to just buying more trees!
I LOVE thrifting and yard-saling and would much rather have something original, old or hand made than something new, shiny, and mass-produced.
ribbon (any width at least 15" please)
velvet ribbon (any width at least 15")
anything for My Happy Planner
lady bug anything
rainbows, and rainbow colored stuff
things made out of walnut or pecan shells
sewing stuff and patterns (not clothing)
toys for my desk
office supplies......my grandma use to send me a box full of paper and pens and stickers and message pads....i would play office and I still LOVE 'em!
par avion or air mail anything ESPECIALLY vintage mailing labels and stamps
anything for packaging stuff, tissue, twine, tape, even your creative ideas
your favorite quotes
your favorite blogs
your favorite recipes (especially desserts and appetizers)
sewing notions, vintage or not
make-up or beauty stuff
nail polish and nail stuff, I love to do my nails funky, as I am dressed in scrubs every day...blah
anything running! Energy gels, gummies, drink mix and bars, water bottles, accessories etc.
International and weird candy, treats and snacks Kinderball candy (we cant get them in the US)
I LOVE making mailers and envelopes out of recycled packaging and unusual stuff. I would love to hear your ideas, see examples, or get copies of your envelope patterns.
I am interested in private swaps - please PM if you want to!
I always try to rate as soon as I get swaps. If you notice I haven't rated you please PM me for a reminder. ALso, If I have sent you something, please, please, please rate me so I know that you have gotten it. . So much time and effort goes into sending swaps and it only takes a second to do a quick rating.
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