Date Joined: May 12, 2009
Last Online: November 4, 2015
Birthday: August 27
Country: United States
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Update: 10/10/2104-I have a job! I was also recently made president of a local chapter of the National Organization for Women, so my swapping will be scarce while I deal with a very hectic schedule.
I am really bad at talking about myself, so please enjoy this list of 10 words and phrases that describe me and know that it took forever for me to compile this:
My family consists of myself, my husband, four cats, and a uromastyx. I love them all very much.
I love to craft. I am into all types of crafting.
Needlefelting I love living dangerously and a barbed needle, poked quickly and repeatedly into 'fluff'(wool) is crafting on the edge. Seriously, it is a lot of fun and I love any and all colors of wool roving.
Paper I am a shameless paper addict. I love all types of paper...fancy scrap book paper, book pages, ephemera.
Inchies You just cannot understand how much I absolutely love inchies. I will never have enough. Did you get inchies in a swap that weren't your style? I bet I know someone who would happily take them off your hands. It's me! I would.
Matchboxes This cute little craft is surprisingly addictive. Plus, it allows me to use stuff from my paper stash little by little.
I like to glue stuff to stuff. Then paint it. Then glue some more.
I really like altered CDs and other things like that. I enjoy re-purposing things.
Embroidery This is my newest addiction. I really like it.
Other Crafts Sometimes I like to play with clay. I enjoy glass fusing. I love mixed media art works, too. I also like making jewelry, especially brooches.
Yes, please. I can't help it if I am a magpie.
When I create something, it is usually at a slower pace than most. I often see handmade swaps that are profile based and look interesting, but know I will have trouble completing the item(s) on time. I work slowly, deliberately, and messily.
I won't bore you with my health issues, but I do have some that keep me from creating as often as I would like. So, on days when I feel up to creating, you can bet my house is a mess because I take full advantage of the times I feel well. Luckily, I have the best husband in the world and he usually helps me straighten up the damage caused by excessive crafting.
Here are some things I find entertaining.
I love poetry books, especially haikus. If you write poetry, feel free to send some my way. I like all styles and subject matter, but I have to say that teenage angst doesn't look good on adults. So, please consider that before sending anything filled with adolescent rage my way.
I visit the library regularly to check out and inspect their craft book selection. I am lucky to live near an amazing library that has great books.
My husband is into historical fiction, though I am not the biggest fan.
I love scary movies! The cheesier, the better. I watch SyFy movies quite regularly and am able to enjoy them. I also like droll comedies. For example, The Visioneers is a movie I liked a lot. If you have seen it, all I have to say to you is-
Happy Jeffers Morning!
I also enjoy MST3K.
Too much television will rot your mind.
Here are a few of the ways I rot my mind:
Here are a few of my favorite things.
My husband can sometimes be a bit jealous of my swaps, so if you ever want to gear a swap towards his interests instead of mine, feel free.
I don't really collect anything and my apartment doesn't really have a sense of style, so I am really not incredibly picky. I just like seeing what you make and enjoy swapping.
Now that being said I am a practical person and if you can send me something I can actually use versus something I can just look at, I will really enjoy it. For instance, if I am in a kitchen swap, I would much prefer a pretty potholder over a kitchen plaque. This won't fit in all cases and that's just fine. I know that many times I host and swap things that exist solely for the sake of being beautiful.
Oh, and I totally love when my cats get stuff in the mail. For whatever reason, it makes my day and they are always happy about it, too.
I am not really picky and won't freak out if you send something that does not suit my style.
Me, speaking at a rally:
I love swapping.
Please do not feel obligated to send extras that are random and not related to the swap. If you can't resist, though, I understand and won't hold it against you.
Please communicate with me if you are running late. I am not heartless and am more likely to rate you at least a '5' if you have told me it is going to be late. Communication goes a long way.
Don't send me bad quality please. I know the difference between slapped together and a valid effort. I would rather your swap be a little late than rushed and last minute. Don't panic if it is your first try at something, just make sure to actually try. I would love to see your first attempts at stuff, actually.
I like reading stuff you write. So, if you are concerned that I don't like extras, maybe include a nice note talking about the swap or your inspiration? I enjoy things like that.
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