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MarthaLouise

MarthaLouise
Date Joined: December 26, 2011
Last Online: January 12, 2015

Country: United States
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About Me

I am a stay at home mother of four, two girls and two boys. So our home is loud, busy, and usually a bit messy as I almost always involved in somesort of craft project that I find more interesting and worth while than laundry and dishes! Thankfully my husband doesn't mind!

To me crafting is something you do out of love. I know I put a great deal of thought, love, and passion in to my projects. I can not wait to send out boxes of love!

Favorite Crafts

I am a quilter! I love everything about it! Mostly though I love that it is 100% you.....I do not follow the rules. I make it up as I go along. I usually go to the store and shop for fabrics and then design a quilt around what I picked rather than going with a pre-planned design. It makes for a lot of excess fabric but who is that a problem for? :) Three of my four children are visually impaired so I tend to linger on bright prints, things that they can sometimes see on a good day. What to the rest of the world looks dayglo orange, to my daughter is beautiful pale yellow! So I sometimes end up with quilts that are a bit rediculous but filled with love and something they will cherish.
Along with being blind one of my sons has many other medical problems that often take us to the hospital for extended stays. I wanted something that I could take along with me that didnt require and iron and sewing machine.....So I recently took up knitting! It's wonderful....It is so much easier to relax your mind and emotions when your hands are busy. So now I've had quite a lot of fun shopping for new needles and yarns!

Favorite Books

I'm apparently 12 because I am in love with the Harry Potter books! My friend and I are great big nerds who read the books and have themed movie watching nights where we make Hogwarts appropriate food and butter beer and watch! Yes it's lame, but it's also awesome and we love it! I'm also currently reading the Girl with the dragon tattoo and the hunger games. Couldn't decide which I wanted to read first so I'm reading them at the same time. I also really enjoy Dean Koontz work. And I LOVE Edward Gorey.....he's an artist, google him if you don't know who he is, but I would love to find a book of his works. Since there are also chidren in this house who are supposed to read or be read to everynight I am currently working my way through the collected works of Judy Blume.

I like to read.

Favorite Movies

We are a movie family and I tend to like almost everything. But my absolute favorite is Goodfellas and the Band of Brothers series.

Things that'll make me swoon..

I am generally happy with everything, however, I would love.....

Knitting needles.....any type and size.

Yarn....any kind any color......I'm currently working on the beekeepers quilt that call for about a thousand hexipuffs of random colors.

Bits and Bobs for quilting.....new needles, thread( I'm currently in love with colored quilting thread), buttons, rick rack lace and ribbon, hoops of all sizes, fabric scraps.

Beads...I love to add them into blankets for extra texture for my littles. I recently made a "space quilt" for my son James that is a map of our solar system....I used tiny white beads to label the planets with braille characters. Took forever but he loves it!

I love the art of Edward Gorey and anything illustrated by him would be sooooo awesome!

My life when I'm not at home..

I am a firm believer that the best mommies have something to divert their attention every once in a while becuase a rested and refreshed mommy is a happy, healty, and more loving mommy.
My main diversion from laundry, cooking, wiping noses, and of course crafting is Roller Derby. I am a member of the Lilac City Roller Girls....my name is Martha McFly....#1.21! If you don't know why thats funny I suggest you host yourself a 80s movie night cause how can you live without Back to the Future?! While it's not the most "relaxing" or "restful" hobby; it is incredibaly good exercise.....you burn 1500 calories an hour!! and you wouldn't think it but my derby sisters are the most genuine, caring, compassionate, and loyal group of ladies I've ever had the privilege to call my friends.
And there's something awesome about going to the rink and getting knocked around. It's also pretty funny when you tell someone you're in derby and watching the "wait what??" look come across their face.
So I am all about making crazy patches and jewelry and such to dress up my derby gear and give my sisters.

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I would love to receive an inchie and an ATC just to see what they are all about!

Ratings

Steepandsleep rated for Altered Altoid Tin on Dec 17, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful tea and tin! I can't wait to stash my special tea in there. I have never seen or tried this brand of tea, so I am super excited to brew up a cup! Thanks for doing such an amazing job and making this swap so special!!
pajaronegro rated for Private Whimsey Box Swap on Aug 21, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the cute box. Like the stamp
NMPM48 rated for Whimsey box on Jun 11, 2012
5
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Comment: What a clever use for the box...love it! Thanks!
rmrascal rated for Mini Whimsey Jar! ~ USA on Apr 30, 2012
5
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Comment: I really love the jar with the beads,buttons. pea in a pod .I also like hot tea. we have a lot in common. I hope we swap again in th future.
Manda724 rated for Harry Potter mystery box on Apr 26, 2012
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Comment: Omg... I loved everything :) Thank You Thank You :) I can't wait to use my new Quill. and i am going to make the butter beer real soon :)
Response: My friend and I are great big nerds and make big pitures of butterbeer and have HP marathons. It's pretty tasty. Did the snack box hold up in transport? I was a bit worried about that one.
MelonFarmingBabe rated for Profile Surprise on Mar 27, 2012
5
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Comment: I can't wait to try the recipe!
Response: It is the #1 most requested dinner in this house! :)
5
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Comment: thank you so much! lovely! i am especially excited to make the popcorn!
zibbity rated for Scavenger Hunt Themed Whimsey Jar on Mar 4, 2012
5
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Comment: This was a great jar! Thanks for all the fun items. They'll be great for our crafts & projects. The treats were good too & I love that our whole family can enjoy them!
evieroz rated for OWL see you through this [QUICK] on Mar 3, 2012
5
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Comment: Why you could have bowled me over with the OWL case and OWL earrings that you sent to me. Love, love, love them.
Response: I'm so glad! I have the owl pouch too! I love it.
acrout rated for Anything You Want to Send Swap (USA) on Mar 2, 2012
5
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Comment: Thank you so so much!!! I LOVE IT ALL!!!! :) :) :) And I love the green gel and the little cards! I love EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!
Response: I am so glad you finally got it! Thanks again for being so patient!
biancagirl14 rated for After Christmas treat box on Feb 4, 2012
5
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Comment: thank you for the nice box. i like it verry much.
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Comment: thank you Martha for the lovely package. It was obvious you put a lot of thought into your choices!
Response: Thank you for my very first 5! Happy crafting!

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Comments

perkl8r on Apr 11, 2012:

Wow, a perfect swap-bot score! You go girl! I look forward to you having the required number of swaps to your credit so you can join the Quilts-n-Things group.

Best regards to you!

knclodge on Feb 24, 2012:

Hello my Secret Sister!!! Thank you for the wonderful package. I love the butterfly theme, and even the garden card was very special. My husband will love the tea maker. Thanks for everything...Hugs Candace

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