Happy New Year everyone!
I rate every swap as it comes in. If you think I should have received from you and I haven't rated, please let me know. If I chose not to rate for some reason, I will contact you about the reason.
I usually send quite early. If you haven't received from me, please, please let me know. I'll do everything in my power to make it right.
I love to eat and love to craft!
I am totally not a girly-girl! I live in Jeans and T-shirts.
I live in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. I am in my mid 40s and work in costuming in the theatre.
I recycle or "up-cycle" EVERYTHING! I see new uses and projects in so-called trash. Including packaging! I can't throw away a bubble envie that has only been used once!
I do mostly fabric crafts and collage. Sometimes I use all fabric so that I don't loose the hand of the fabric for ATC.
I can't draw unless you want stick figures; I can do a mean stick figure. :)
I love handmade. I would always love a handmade item even if the swap calls for purchased!!
Post Cards - I have been making a lot of PCs lately and I always prefer to receive handmade ones for swaps. So, if you want to send a handmade PC even in a "purchased PC" swap, please do!
I also prefer any pc in a plastic sleeve. The machines are so hard on pcs now that most of the commercial ones I get have big worn white blobs in the center.
I love Halloween crafting all year round. I constantly add to my spooky crafting supplies whenever I find them.
I love Teesha Moore inspired padded patches!! I have been making and trading, so let me know if you'd like to do a swap.
I love batik fabrics, fabrics with small prints other than flowers, fun colored rick-rack, interesting buttons, unusual ribbons and lace
I do a lot of ATCs, Tags, and junk journals.
I love dragons, dragons, dragons, gargoyles, fairies, mermaids, octopi, Celtic art, Mythological creatures, old school "oops" style pinup girls, Alice in Wonderland, The Emerald City (from Wizard of Oz) and did I mention dragons. :)
I love unusual or NON-Disney fairy tale images (think Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, etc).
I love Highland Cows! Images or art using realistic photos of them are always appreciated.
I love Edward Gorey!
I collect artist made earrings and necklaces. I love original works that I can wear around.
I love dark colors (black, purple, maroon, blue, etc).
I also love jewel tones. I'm not a big fan of pink/pastels or muddy greens.
I collect interesting necklaces and earrings, 1976 drummer boy Quarters (Bicentennial), space postage stamps, Matryoshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls)
I always love to get interesting die cuts (especially lacy ones or ones that have a lot of cut out space), Halloween paper crafting supplies, beautiful/interesting papers, interesting colored paper doilies
I use a lot of tape runners, Elmer's Craft Bond glue sticks, little tubes of E6000, double sided craft tape
Not so fond of:
Please no alcohol related items. I'm sober for over 5 years and going strong.
Please nothing political from any party.
I don't like scented things (like soap, lotion, potpouri, etc). Nor do I wear makeup.
I am not the biggest fan of things overly "cutesie" (big eye dolls and kids, etc). Disney is not my favorite, but I'm easy going.
I don't have a use for kid related, wedding, scrapbooking or decorative items, altered match boxes or mini zines.
I don't use any modern ephemera (like current movie tickets or random flyers); I just don't have a use for it.
I don't really have a use for bookmarks unless they are something that is an image from one of my likes that I can use in my junk journals. I'm a kindle girl :)
I don't drink much tea; I'm a coffee gal.
Please don't send anything that can melt in the tropical heat. ie. chocolate, lip balm, candy, etc
And as much as I like snacks, please don't send things like granola bars and nutragrain bars. They usually arrive mangled and I can get them at the local grocery.
Action pics, Comedies, James Bond, Hellboy, Serenity, A Christmas Story
Psych, Dirty Jobs, How It's Made, Firefly, Eureka, Scooby Doo, Bones, Futurama, Warehouse 13, Supernatural, Murder She Wrote, historical dramas
I really enjoy making ATCs, PCs, junk journal elements, altered index cards, note cards, etc.
I do a lot of sewing, general crafts, found object sculpture, Doll recons
I make a lot of jewelry.
I cook a lot. But I do not bake much - can't have the stuff around the house!
Anything by Tom Robbins, The Three Musketeers series, Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, Cozy Mysteries
Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Classical, Scissor Sisters, Nina Simone, Jazz
Right now I am looking for the following things for projects I have brewing.
Please message if you'd like to set up a private swap!
Any Halloween things for papercrafts. I am always collecting images, papers and embellishments because I do a TON of Halloween crafting.
Bicentennial Quarters (USA 1976 quarters) - with the drummer boy on the back side,
I also collect non-cutsie dragons. I have a love of all mythical creatures.
I love fun earrings (pierced). Especially handmade.
I have a collection of vintage jewelry with light blue rhinestones and always love to add to it.
I collect cloisonne jewelry.
I am collecting Teesha Moore inspired padded patches.
I collect space postage stamps from any country. Canceled or not canceled.
Right now I am also collecting specific ATCs and ATCoins in the following themes:
Right now I am working on several Junk Journals if you are interested in sending pieces to go in them specifically...I am especially interested in non-cutsie and non-Disney items.
I am always up for private swaps.
I crochet, sew, make paper crafts. I make a lot of jewelry.
I will be traveling in Japan during June. If you want a postcard while I am on vacation, touch base with me and I'll try to make it happen.