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Date Joined: March 24, 2009
Last Online: November 17, 2015
Birthday: April 16, 1969
Country: United States
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About Me

Always up for a Halloween swap though! Message me.--

Just so you know:

I always rate the day I receive. No exceptions. I always leave comments.

I am not a flaker.

I limit the number of swaps I join so I can make the best possible item I can.

Medieval, medieval, medieval.

I love anything medieval (knights, castles, swords, shields, etc.) and anything fantasy related (especially gothic/Pagan themes, wizards, etc.) I like magic(k) related themes (wizards, spells) not pull-a-rabbit-out-of-a-hat magic. Fairies are okay as long as they are fantastical and not "Tinkerbell"-ish. And funny enough I don't really care for dragons.

I enjoy drawing. My skills, however, are more attuned to simple rather than detailed. (Example: very good at SpongeBob but not so much at Mona Lisa, understand? lol)

I love making and collecting ATCs. I like altering things. Lately I've been experimenting with felt. Most of all, I prefer creating things for other people, rarely keeping anything I make.

I enjoy crocheting, felt crafting, knitting (although I'm quite the novice at it).

I live near a seaglass covered beach. I enjoy making things out of the glass I find.

I'm a perfectionist when it comes to anything I make. I'm my own worst critic.

I do not like bling. I'm a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl.

I'm a 25 year cancer survivor.

I'm married and have two kids: a 20 yr old son and a 18 yr old daughter. I have gray hairs as a result...and I'm cool with that.

I do web design as a hobby and for local non-profits. I enjoy giving, not taking.

I am utterly fascinated by magic(k), the metaphysical, meditation, Paganism.

Favorite Books

Jacqueline Carey - Kushiel series

Terry Goodkind - Sword of Truth series, George RR Martin - "Game of Thrones" series.

Anything about the Arthurian legend(s) or the Knights Templar or any fantasy genre series with a strong heroine.

Books on the subjects of magic(k), Reiki, the four elements, Paganism.

Other Favorites:


Journey...I'm their #1 fan :) or at least I would like to think so.


Luis Royo, Nene Thomas, Victoria Frances, John William Waterhouse


Doctor Who, SyFy channel, specifically Warehouse 13, Eureka (which is no longer on, sigh), Star Trek (TNG is my fave).

I like educational tv: History, TLC, Discovery

I'm completely addicted to the Antiques Roadshow, preferring the BBC version to the American show...primarily because the items featured are so much older and cooler...and sometimes I get lucky and see an item that's truly medieval (yay!).


SciFi, anything set in the medieval time period. I don't like what I call "dumb funny". My all-time favorite movies are "As Good As It Gets" and "City of Angels".

Likes & Dislikes


-Anything and everything Medieval, Renaissance, especially magic, sword fighters and knights, Celtic, Pagan.

-Anything relating to Paganism, Neo-paganism.

-Crystals (metaphysical).

-Runes, oghams, ancient alphabets.

-Anything with a fleur de lis on it.

-I like paisley patterns, especially on paper or fabric.

-I love chainmaille...especially jewelry, specifically bracelets.

-Vivid colors. Rich colors, especially darker earth tones. My favorite medieval color combo is black & red.

-I like steampunk and gothic styles. "Dark" is okay but not scary evil sort of dark. Know what I mean?

-I love the distressed, used, been around forever, could tell a thousand stories kinds of stuff. I like the muted, earth tone color palette of distressed/Victorian/shabby chic themes.

-I like nature themes (especially trees and leaves).

-As a cancer survivor I like to purchase items that support the Pink Ribbon campaign. Therefore, I suppose you could say I collect it.

-I love green tea.

-Any Zum product by Indigo Wild. I use only natural soaps and shampoo and their products are my favorites.


-I'm not all that picky honestly. I don't care for bling or glitter, overbearing Christianity, pastel colors, or most stickers (although I do like the thick cardstock type).

-No recipes please.

A note about edibles: I have a few pesky health issues which require diligent maintenance. As much as I appreciate your thoughtfulness, I would prefer not to receive snacks because I probably couldn't eat them.

A special note to you:

If you've read this far, thank you for taking such a thorough interest in making something that you think I would like!

Swap-Bot Pride:

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Comment: How beautiful and how talented you are.Thank you so much for the 6x6 pages ,they are perfect.I loved the note you enclosed and all the goodies.You are so lucky to live by the ocean the sea glass is to die for.I have a small shell collection so they are much appreciated.
CynLeespring rated for Celtic Book Pages on Aug 28, 2014
Comment: I just opened my Celtic Pages from you and am breathless. They are SPECTACULAR!!! The runes, the Rune Reader, Stonehenge... Every page is just amazing. You certainly outdid yourself. I am so impressed with the runes you made. And the Goddess drawing... Gush, gush, gush. Are we going to have the most amazing books, or what?!?!
CynLeespring rated for Celtic book pages on Aug 9, 2014
Comment: Amazing! These pages are so wonderful and beautiful. I knew they would be, but, oh, how I love them. We are going to have such an incredible book! Your images, your details and all of the different techniques show just how much thought and effort went into your work. Thank you, thank you.
Comment: Got back from the P. O. with your package and have spent the last half hour saying, "Wow!" over and over. I just love this little book. It's so adorable. You used so many techniques I haven't seen. Every page is so different. And, where did you ever get some of the papers? Thanks, too, for the yummy extras. You knew I'd love those orange fibers. I'll pm you so we can talk more about this swap. Thanks so much!
Comment: Oh! Oh! Oh! OH!! Got my journal just now and absolutely love everything about it. It's amazing! It's incredible! I'm going to write you a personal email so I can gush about it at length. Thanks so much.
Comment: Lori, Your inchies are nothing short of amazing! I wish I could give you more hearts. I am touched that you read my profile and spent so much time on these inchies. Love the holder too. Happy Holidays and Many Thanks, Marjorie
Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. You were the only person who mentioned the holder! It's my own design. :)
Comment: Thank you for the super cool personalized inchies! I LOVE THEM!!!
Comment: I love these inchies! You won the heart for the corset one. :) ok and all the others too. These are my favorite inchies by far
Comment: Wow - what great inchies. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness.
Comment: These are wonderful. Thank you so much. I never noticed the castle face until I read your note. I'll have my teen take a look and see if she notices...maybe it's an age thing!
Rockabilly rated for Altered Book Envelope Swap #2 on Dec 14, 2013
Comment: It arrived today!!! Thank you so much, I love all of it! You deserve more than 1 heart.
Moominbrooke rated for KoA Membership ATC Swap on Nov 6, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the Halloween card as well as the Membership card- Lovely! I thought I had rated earlier. Sorry for the rating delay.
Comment: Lori, You did a beautiful job on this swap. I grow herbs, so the little book is way cool. The carving is quite good for a first endeavor. The purse itself is nicely constructed, you did a fabulous job on it. The other goodies were great and the story was wonderful. Thanks so much for an awesome swap.e
NaughtyElf rated for Sender's Choice Medieval ATC on Oct 3, 2013
Comment: I love the thought and detail that went into this ATC, it is just amazing. Thank you so much for this one, "Merlin's Hut" is a delight to add to my collection. So nice to be swapping with you again.
Moominbrooke rated for Go Medieval! ATC on Mar 4, 2013
Comment: Keen ATC! I loved your idea and the story and the card itself. :0)
NaughtyElf rated for Samhain/Halloween in Avalon on Oct 25, 2012
Comment: I cannot begin to find the words to describe just how I felt when I opened this swap. It was over-the-top amazing and was so well thought out and perfect for me and my family. From the fun decorations to the little crafts I get to do with my daughters, not to mention the cool art pen and eraser for Ben and the tats for Chris (which he thought was very sweet that he got something too). The bowl is gorgeous, the incense, zippered purse, the papers, I cannot list all the great items in this swap there are so many, but I really adore the tree you made and I am making a spot to hang it in this weekend. The TH masks made me light up, I adore them and I was thrilled with the clear embossing powder, I did not have any since Thea dumped mine over a year ago, so thank you! This is one of the best swaps I have ever received the candle holder and the tea lights too are being put to good use, I can't believe I was so lucky as to be your partner. Thanks again and again! A million hearts and heartfelt gratitude, Sher.
Comment: WOW! Love the canvas! And esp all the lil goodies! Thank you!
veltheimia rated for Avalon Themed Sender's Choice ATC on Sep 25, 2012
Comment: Thank you very much for the very beautiful hand drawn ATC. I am very happy with it!
oreon rated for Refresh Your Avalonian Spirit on Aug 17, 2012
Comment: WOWOWOWOWOW...you have refreshed my EVERYTHING spirit. I love the package you put together & that little keychain book is ingenious! The tray is so perfect & I have already found an amazing purpose for it. I really appreciate the obvious time you took in making a package I can use that is artistic and functional Thank you so very much! PS. I would love a hand drawn ATC from you!
AynE rated for The Lady Travels on Jul 30, 2012
Comment: What an amazing box of thoughtful, creative, beautiful and useful items. This is truly one of the most special packages that I have ever received. I love the handmade paper, the embroidery kit (I was looking at some silk ribbon the other day), the letter, I can't wait to get there, cousin. How did you know that traveling upsets my stomach a bit. Ivy, who is my little white cat has already claimed the beautifully crocheted lap warmer, which as a matter of fact does protect my clothing from her silky white cat hair. Ivy travels everywhere with me, at least from room to room. Thank you a thousand times over.

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NaughtyElf on Aug 19, 2013:

I am still here, taking a break this summer form swapping and crafting, getting ready to get back to it though for fall. Hope to see you around soon. I am reading once again for like the 5th time Kushiel's Avatar, in fact I am finishing up reading them all again. Still love them so! I wish I had time for Kushielverse, maybe someday!

tinnuwen on Nov 28, 2012:

Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooo much for the amazing parcel!!! I absolutely love everything: the shells and sea glass and mysterious stones, ceramics and the drift wood - all so amazing!!! :D And especially thank you for hunting down something native Indian for me - that means a lot to me. I can't wait to use the charms!

Not only have you made my day, you've made my WEEK :D

NaughtyElf on Oct 25, 2012:

You are truly an excellent swapper and person. I also wanted to say thank you for the Book of Shadows you made for me for the swap. I did not have one, but have always wanted one, it is very special to me. The pouch was just as wonderful and I loved the fact that you hand made it. It means so much more coming from you. Thank you!

spinweaver on Oct 2, 2012:

Hi there! Remember you were wondering about the deck of cards with the swords? They are on a website I love called SKYBLUEPINK. There are so many cool types of cards, plus other wonderful stuff. The sort of place you go to spend your birthday money....

RyeRye on Sep 25, 2012:

oreon on Sep 20, 2012:

I got your AMAZING ATC. THank you so much for sending to me. It is wonderful. Part of my hanging collection. A true work of art!

sostenson on Sep 19, 2012:

I got your package today from KoA. It's amazing! Thank you so much for EVERYTHING!!! My mom is eccentric but she's awesome :)

I can't wait to use everything you sent me!

NaughtyElf on Sep 15, 2012:

I am so thrilled that you loved your tag! I really wanted to do something really special for you. It's enough to know that I have inspired your creativity, may you have fun creating your new necklace and be sure to send pics when you are finished! Hugs, Sher.

RyeRye on Sep 8, 2012:

midsummermuse on May 17, 2012:

Sorry for the late rating, I have been reticent in my Swap-Botting recently, but I am so glad to have your two lovely pieces to add to my 13 House Collection <3

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