Date Joined: August 1, 2009
Last Online: October 3, 2022
Birthday: October 16
Country: United States
I'm retired with two grown children and two grandsons. I also have a seven year old granddaughter. I live in Arizona where it's very hot in the summer. I like fall best of all, especially when it finally starts to cool off.
I'm actually very easy to please - if you make it for me, I'm going to appreciate the effort. I'm thankful when people put time, thought and heart into what they make and send. Hand made items are wonderful, but finding vintage items at a thrift store or yard sale also takes time and energy, so I really appreciate what is required to complete a well done swap.
I won't flake and I will rate. If I should happen to forget to rate a swap, please let me know. I always try to send something my partner will like and I read all profiles, regardless if the swap says "sender's choice". Profiles are fun to read and they help me create a good swap package.
If you don't receive a swap or tag from me, please let me know right away. I have no problem re-sending or doing whatever it takes to fix a problem. I host swaps sometimes and I will angel any swap I host if necessary.
I like ocean colors - different shades of blues and greens mixed together and sometimes a bit of purple is thrown in. I love that.
I like Halloween colors together - black and orange.
I like all colors really. It's how they are combined and mixed and put together that is pleasing to my eyes.
I DO THESE CRAFTS:
*altered objects - matchboxes, rusty old tins, altoid tins, boxes, dolls, lotsa stuff!
*mixed media - configurations, shadow boxes, dioramas
** I LOVE to make ornaments for different holidays or occasions
I DO NOT sew, nor do I embroider, crochet, knit...but I admire the talents of those who do! Nothing better than receiving something hand crafted that I could never even begin to know how to do myself.
A...antiques, art, archeology, animals
B...bats, books (vintage), book covers to use as a canvas for projects, Buddha, butterflies, blues music, baskets, batik
C...chihuahuas, Celtic history, crafting, Christmas (kitschy, vintage), clouds, circus (vintage) including old fashioned clowns, cactus (especially saguaros),
D...dolls (old ones especially) that I can alter into Halloween decorations, art dolls, handmade dolls, doll parts, I LOVE DOLLS, desert, dinos, dioramas
E...earrings (especially bigger and boho style), elves, ephemera
F...Frida Kahlo, flowers (deep red roses, black roses, geraniums, sunflowers, azaleas), fairies, Flannery O'Connor
G...ghosts, goblins, ghouls, ghastly gnashers, goddesses, gothic stuff
H...handmade everything, HALLOWEEN!!!, history, hippos, harpy
I...Ireland, indigenous cultures
J...jack-o-lanterns, jewelry, junque
K...Krampus, kitsch, kitchen witches, kitchen towels, spoons, etc. (vintage), keys (vintage), Ken Kesey
L...lovely vintage lady images (fortune tellers, witches, Victorian, flappers, ethnic, fairies, mermaids, etc.), loteria images
M...MERMAIDS!!!, Mexican arts and crafts, moon, miniatures for crafting, mountains, milagros, mammoth & mastadons, mushrooms
N...Nosferatu, Neanderthals, Native American art and history
O...ocean, orange (the color), old lace, October
P...pumpkins, plants, photos (vintage), prehistoric everything, photography - I love Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Vivian Maier, Diane Arbus, and I absolutely adore Claude Cahun
R...robins, ravens, roses, Rolling Stones
S...sandy beaches, stars, sunsets, sea, Stonehenge
T...toads, toadstools, thrift stores, tie dye, tomorrows
V...vintage...vintage...vintage, Valentines, Viking history
W...witches, windmills, waterfalls, witchy craft supplies, cool washi tape
X...x-tra special surprises
Y...yummy sweets, yellow moons
rodents, especially rats. I have a bit of a phobia, I guess. Realistic rats and mice freak me out.
scrapbook supplies - I do some scrapbooking once in awhile but I already have a lot of supplies on hand, and I usually need something specific when I do scrapbooking projects. And please, no scrapbook paper scraps. My cup runneth over with paper scraps already.
ATCs ~ Please, don't send me an ATC!! I actually do like making ATCs and I used to make and swap tons of them, but I stopped collecting them years ago.
I know that bookmarks are very popular, but I really don't need any. I do most of my reading online. I do enjoy making bookmarks though.
I'm not fond of random dollar store items. Some of the crafting items are cool though.
I don't do stamping so I really have no need for stamps or ink pads. I will gladly pass them on if I receive them though.
weird, funky clay faces - especially painted ones
small Halloween or otherwise spooky things that I can use for Halloween shadowboxes - I like them kind of creepy!
old photos, especially of people...the older the photo, the better!
vintage needlework - small doilies, crochet, embroidery, etc.
THRIFT STORE FINDS - small items I can use for shadowbox and assembly pieces, especially items for Halloween, Day of the Dead shrines and retro or kitchy Christmas projects
cool vintage stuff
handmade items that you LOVE to make!
nautical, ocean, seashell, MERMAID items
Old discarded small doll clothes - Barbie sized or smaller. I don't sew, but I do re-fashion doll clothes for some of my art dolls/altered dolls.
I'm in love with retro Christmas items - kitchy 1950-1960s elves, Lefton china figurines, retro stickers, wrapping paper, cards, etc. These items don't have to be in "like new" condition because they are VINTAGE! I can hide all sorts of flaws and cracks with paint, glue and glitter...=).
I like candy, especially chocolate. I dislike gummy candy. I don't drink herbal teas, but do drink black tea. Spices from other places interest me. I started drinking coffee a few years ago. I like regular (unflavored). That way I can add flavored creamers.=)
I like to try unusual (regional) things.
I am a pescaterian and have been for over 30 years. (I do eat fish, eggs and cheese.)
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