I am a medical assistant living in Oklahoma. I am married to a wonderful man, my highschool sweetheart, and have two great kids, ages 21 and 18. My husband and son are both musicians in the bands at our our church. I have two sweet, spoiled dogs, a Rat Terrier, Zoey, and a tiny Chiuaua named Peanut. Our Family loves to travel and we just finished visiting our 50th state! 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 little camper, go boating with friends, fish and hike. I am also a runner - I have run 2 marathons, but mostly just do 5k's. This year my goal is to do one race per month. I'm trying to do lots of fun runs, like trail ones and costume ones. I'm finding that it is really making me love running again. Training for a marathon can really wear you down! My daughter is a talented artist and we love doing crafts together when she is home from college. I became interested in swaps when I began sending her care-packages at college. I get so excited when I find fun things to send her in the maiI and creative ways to package them. I love preparing and decorating packages just as much as I love receiving them.
I love doing crafts of all kinds. I do wearable art, sewing, paper crafts and card making. I like indie art, recycled crafts, wearables, 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, 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. One of my favorite books is "A Good Mail Day". I have a favorite post office I like to go to because the lady at the counter just squeals when she sees my crazy 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")
washi tape - love it, but don't have much
glitter and all things glittery "Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins"~ Paris Hilton
anything for Smash Journal - K&Co. (IM GOING CRAZY FOR THIS STUFF RIGHT NOW!!!!)
lady bug anything
rainbows, and rainbow colored stuff
sewing stuff and patterns (not clothing)
spools of thread, all purpose, any color
thimbles - i have lots from other states but lately have been collecting the old advertisement ones and other countries
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
ANY Martha Stewart craft supplies
I would love to recieve examples of match-boxes, inchies, mini-zines and fabric postcards or any other craft represented here on swap-bot
anything for packaging stuff, tissue, twine, tape, even your creative ideas
your favorite quotes
your favorite blogs
your favorite recipes (especially desserts and appetizers)
anything Stampin' up
sewing notions, vintage or not
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.
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!
My daughter, whom I lovingly call my art slave, has requested...errr demanded that I put a few of her interests on here. She often helps me on swaps by carving special rubber stamps, making patterns, and helping me decorate the packages. So if you want to send a little something for her and keep me in good graces with my little art slave - here goes:
costume jewelry (especially vintage)
kinderball candy (we can't get them in US)
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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