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ChinaCat

ChinaCat
Date Joined: August 1, 2009
Last Online: October 3, 2022
Birthday: October 16
Country: United States
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About Me

ABOUT ME:

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.

Favorite colors

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.

About Me

I DO THESE CRAFTS:

  • I do VERY simple jewelry making, mostly just pendants on cords and chains and earrings. I would LOVE to learn some jewelry techniques like wire wrapping and beading. But for now, I do make some interesting jewelry with my limited skill set. =)

*altered objects - matchboxes, rusty old tins, altoid tins, boxes, dolls, lotsa stuff!

*mixed media - configurations, shadow boxes, dioramas

*cardmaking, tags

  • I like to alter dolls, especially for Halloween. I'll turn them into zombies, witches pumpkin heads, scary stuff. Sometimes they are cute too.

** 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.

THINGS I LOVE

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

Q...questioning everything

R...robins, ravens, roses, Rolling Stones

S...sandy beaches, stars, sunsets, sea, Stonehenge

T...toads, toadstools, thrift stores, tie dye, tomorrows

U...unusual anythings

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

Z...zzzzz...(naps)

Dislikes

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.

Kid's stickers..

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.

Wants

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 keys

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...=).

Food

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.)

Ratings

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Comment: Such an AMAZING and FUN swap!! Thank you SO much for all the fun items, I absolutely love everything!! Thank you, thank you!
user7949 rated for For The Goths on Oct 3, 2022
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Comment: WOW, I love the stickers, and the note that was sent with it is so cool it's a Vulture Print. Thank you so much.
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Comment: YAY ~ a package from Arizona! just had to open i it to see what was inside. Its just what I wanted! Many hearts to you! Now I'm putting it into my stocking stuffer bag so I can open it again for Christmas.
dartha rated for SOHC ~ 3 Halloween Items on Sep 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the Halloween goodies. And packaged so pretty. I've already put the cool hanging art on my now halloween tree and the 2 figures are on the shelve looking awesome. Wearing the pretty necklace too. Fun Swap!!! Thanks so very much, darla
Response: Thank you for the rating, dartha! Happy Fall and Happy Halloween!!! xo
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Comment: thank you, robin, for such a lovely tote! i love the fairy tale illustration, and the size will hold lots of stuff-ers!
Response: I know! I was so happy with the quality and how vibrant the image was. Thanks for the rating!
Fenriss rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA 2022 on Sep 15, 2022
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Comment: Holy cats, Robin! What an amazing package! The cute tote bag alone would warrant a heart, but the abundance of beautifully wrapped packages seals the deal! Of course I won't know the contents of the individual gifts until a month from now, but what's inside is secondary to the care and talent that went into the presentation. Thank you SO much, and have a wonderful s00ky season!
Response: Yeah, I really had fun with this swap. Your profile was very inspiring! =) Thanks for the rating and you enjoy the season as well!
bringitb rated for WED: Wacky sticker exchange #2 on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: Your stickers arrived today! How funny that we were just messaging about it. =) Thank you for sharing these absolutely wacky gems!!
Response: You are very welcome!!
chimerix rated for SOHC - Halloween Craft on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: Oh my gosh!! I feel so spoiled! Thank you so much for the 2 awesome Halloween crafts you made for me! The eye earrings are beyond creepy and wonderful! And the Halloween candy cane is so cool, I am going to hang it in my office all year round. Thank you for such a wonderful swap! Aloha!
Response: Oh, you're so kind. =) You're very welcome and I'm really glad you liked them. I LOVE Halloween and this was a fun swap for sure!
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Comment: Can't wait to open! This was a fun swap. And love the tag with the scrap of planner page on it. such a good idea I have a couple of old planners laying around.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the rating!
Jsereg001 rated for WED: Wacky sticker exchange #2 on Aug 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for all of the awesome and weird stickers! 🀣
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: oh this was wonderful!! thank you so much! the earrings are lovely and so thoughtful. I have a friend in AZ and he sent me some hot sauce which my husband adored! lol So now I have to buy AZ Gunslinger hot sauce online! lmao. The tiny tarot is perfect! thank you so, so much!
Response: You are very welcome!! Thank you for the rating. =)
GypsieJ rated for MM&L- Creature Art Doll on Aug 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the doll, I had to immediately put him on my art shelf! Great idea and well done!
Response: Thank you! Glad you like him.
tatntole rated for MM&L: Quick Bibliomancy PC on Jul 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the quote from "Alice in Wonderland".
Response: You're very welcome!
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Comment: Wow! I love how you interpreted this song into an object. I love it! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating, Angie. I really enjoyed reading the lyrics and listening to the song.What a talent!!
Chantica rated for Vitamin Sea INT on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: I opened the envelope and immediately said Yokai!!?? I haven't seen a new Yokai swap how did I miss it? Then I looked further and it all became clear the tag you made is beautiful the aqua and the moon and you found such a happy Yokai they are few and far between most are vengeful and monstrous. Thank you for a great swap.
Response: Thank you for the rating and I'm glad you like what I sent. Matter of fact, I have something else to send you! I ordered it and it didn't arrive in time to send with the swap. I'll send you a message.
Poeprincess rated for Fairies Aplenty! on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you, Robin, for a stellar fairy themed paper swap. I have just started a fairy collection & can’t wait to use these items in the future!
Response: Thank you for the rating and you are very welcome! Enjoy creating!!
georgiafae rated for Five Handmade Gift Tags on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: These Tags are wonderful-such variety and wonderfulness! Like the sutle little additions to tags-like the diamond ring charm on Marilyn's tag. And the tissue paper around each one it beautiful! Thanks also for the extra tag-you're a great partner! Thanks for sharing your talents! Take care!
Response: Thank you so much! I really enjoy making tags. Maybe it's because they are something that can be used, but for whatever reason, I found it kind of addictive. =) I'm so glad you like them! =)
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable sticker and necklace! 😍 SO cute!
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the rating!
feverfawn rated for WED: Add-A-Creature Altered PC on May 9, 2022
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Comment: I love the add-a-creature postcard you made! The postcard itself is wonderful and the creature you added fits right in! Thank you for the great swap!
Response: You're very welcome! It was fun to go through all my weird stickers and find the "perfect" one.=)
kittyhahahotbot rated for Earth Day: Sav-A-Lope on May 1, 2022
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Comment: Freggin' awesome envie! You make mine look like..........we wont go there. LOL Awesome sticker to go onto my vintage luggage and fun little people to go into a project too! tHANK you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: You're very welcome! I tried to make my envelope deep and meaningful in an Earth Day sort of way, hence the house on fire. ha ha. Thanks for the rating!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 528 71 73
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Comments

chimerix on Sep 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great Halloween tags and the cool little tin album. What a wonderful package to open! A big Aloha!

SOHC tag

thriftymermaid on Apr 23, 2022:

Thank you for the wonderful Easter swap!! xoxo

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 8, 2022:

I'd like to thank everyone who made this oscar elephant doll possible. Thank you again Robin!

thriftymermaid on Dec 25, 2021:

Wishing you and yours all the best at Christmas and in the coming New Year!! πŸ’šπŸŽ„πŸ’šπŸŽ…πŸ’šπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ’š

watercolorgirl on Nov 22, 2021:

Robin, Thank you so much for making the ribbon roll ornament swap so special for me.

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 8, 2021:

chimerix on Jun 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for the great earrings for The Sisters of the Holy Crap TAG. I love them so much. Aloha

ThrivingWell on Jun 14, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely sCrappy package I received on Saturday, from The Sisters of Holy Crap Tag!!! It’s a nice variety. I especially love that musical paper with artwork, that you used as a pocket envelope and the various playing cards. I’ve never seen the couples / love related ones before. β€οΈπŸ˜‡β€οΈ

wolfeagle on Jun 9, 2021:

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Thank you so much for the mermaid tears.

DreamCloud on Jun 5, 2021:

Robin, thank you so much for the fabulous selection of ephemera and journaling supplies! I can't wait to have fun designing with all of it ❀️

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