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Date Joined: October 25, 2008
Last Online: November 26, 2020
Birthday: June 9
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an educator and fiber/mixed media artist.

Fall of 2019 finds me wandering back to swap-bot with an empty nest. The offspring are both in college. Son is starting a bachelor's in theatre and daughter has begun a master's in global public health. I'm a proud mama.

Favorite Crafts and Supplies

As a fiber artist, I'm into crochet, beading, dying( tie dye, batik, dye painting), and embroidery. And art quilting and needle felting, needle punch work and locker hooking. I also like collage, drawing with Prismacolor colored pencils and ultra fine line permanent markers. And, I make ATCs.

My Favorite Craft Materials

Vintage Fabrics,

Natural fiber fabrics and yarns,

Needle felting tools and supplies

Old buttons

wool felt

recycled and upcycled materials

My Wishlist and Collections


Felt Circles- 2" diameter and smaller

Distress Ink pads

Pigma Micron Pens- Black

uni-posca paint markers

Things I Collect:

Maneki Neko ( Japanese Lucky Cats)

evil eye beads

Tarot decks, especially those with no images of people

vintage silk scarves

female super heroes

heart rocks


Lenticular Postcards

Picture books about witches

Favorite colors

For clothing, I favor black, grey, russets, burgundy, dark green, purple and teal.

To look at, I like bright happy colors; jewel tones; deep oranges, fuchsia, purples, dark green, teal,etc., in addition to the colors I prefer for clothing. I'm not much into pink. I also like woodland colors with mauve/soft purple.

random favorite things

colored glass

Celtic Knotwork



oak trees and acorns

Fair Trade dark chocolate










No Disney, please.

"Dream of the sun dreaming its worlds. Sing till the song throws out root, trunk, branches, birds, stars. Sing until the dream engenders the spring at which you may drink and recognize yourself and recover."

-Octavio Paz

Favorite Reads

Picture books with witches, elves and fairies


Neil Gaiman

Mysteries by women authors.

Fantasy by women authors..

Fiber arts books.

Field guides

musical tastes

psychedelic rock, jam bands, bluegrass, folk, jazz, indie, old timey country

Things I am NOT fond of



Heterosexual themed items.

Dollar Stores. ( they make me feel sad about wasted resources, exploited workers and toxic waste)

Disney.(unless you have a all expense paid trip to Disneyland to swap)

Pastel colors.

Scented items.

Crafting foam.

Please Consider This...

Give the gift of life!

Please consider becoming a bone marrow donor/ stem cell donor by joining the National Marrow Donor Program.

Donor Site for those in Europe

You could "Be the Match" and have the unique opportunity of saving someone's life.In case you're wondering, marrow and stem cell donation is done while you're alive. It's much simpler than giving someone a kidney.

This is an issue that is very close to home for me. My daughter received a peripheral stem cell transplant from a donor in the registry in July 2010. Her donor is in Germany!

Also, please consider being a blood and platelet donor at your local blood bank.


Does anyone remember dotee dolls? I've had a hankering to make one/some. PM me if you want to swap dotees.


peipeicl rated for Woodland Series #4 - OWL ATC on Jun 2, 2020
Comment: thank you for the cool owl atc! and I love the stamped ATC info backings! With everything that is going on, I can't say my mental health is great, but at least we are okay physically. best regards to you and yours as well <3
mdrogge rated for CPG 🌈 Rainbow ATC - Global on Apr 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully made ATC and extra goodies!
chimerix rated for YOGI TEA TAG ATC on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty ATC. I also love that you taped over the tag so that I had to pull it from the sleeve to read it, very cleaver. Aloha
JuneRosebud rated for Woodland Series #2 - FOX ATC on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Cute fox ATC & thank you for the ATC backgrounds, too. Like you, I like to re-purpose things.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
chimerix rated for Mail ATC on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Mail ATC. It is really lovely. And thank you for the die cuts to craft with. Aloha
Response: I was very pleased with that one. happy you like it. :)
kiddomerriweather rated for CPG Pop Art ATC - US only on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: I love your ATC, but was shocked when I saw it. The ATC I made for this swap was in the four square style and it's subject matter was ice cream cones as well! I guess great minds think alike! I like yours a lot better, how you used a paper cutting technique to make your squares and ice cream cones (I used Distress Inks and stamps). Thank you for such a wonderful swap. Also, thank you for the extra ATC blanks. Those will come in handy.
Response: You're welcome! I think I got the idea from a pop art project I did with kids a few years ago.
fortannam rated for CPG Handmade Envies - US Only on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great envelopes! And stickers! I’ve had more swaps from Oregon folks recently! So fun to see the craftiness here!
Response: Happy you like them!
Comment: Thanks for another fun filled envie!!
Response: you're welcome! :)
Jamnj rated for Woodland Series #1 - MOOSE ATC on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: I love the moose ATC that you sent me! The drama of the dark shapes against the forest is awesome. Thanks so much.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the compliment. :)
Comment: THank you for all the fun goodies!
Response: you're welcome.
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful swap! Cute idea using hearts on the Stegosaurus....♥
Response: I found a scrap of the dino paper at my local reuse store. I had to have it. Didn't know why. An then, I knew it was for a valentine. Glad you like it!
LizzyJo rated for CPG Mail Art Random Envie - US only on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the generous variety of random goodies. The item I absolutely love is the stamped/embossed egret bookmark. (It reminds me of my dad.)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Sorry this is so late. Made a stack during the holidays and then couldn't find it til now! Thank you!
Sylvia4647 rated for CPG Red/Pink Envie - US Only on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the multitude of red and pink!
Response: You're welcome!
renmagpie rated for Holiday Recycled ATC - 3rd Annual on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely ATC. I really, really love the sentiment in the quote. xoxo
Response: thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card. Wishing you a successful and simplified 2020! ❤️
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Short and to the point. Hoping you have success with your resolutions!
Response: thank you. You too!
Comment: Thank You & Happy Holidays :D
Loonstruck rated for CPG 2019 Flat Ornament - Global on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: So beautiful! Thank you!
Comment: Loved the card with the dog looking out the barn down, thank you for the postcards too. Marina

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OrigamiGrace on Jun 15, 2020:

Thank you for a fun envie of randomness from tag at Cheap Postage Group!!

Swan on Mar 18, 2020:

Thank you for the grasshopper notecard for my CPG March wishlist! It’s great!

mariamichelle on Mar 13, 2020:

Thanks again for my CPG March wish. The little crocheted flowers and flip flops are adorable!

DeAnnaVarela on Mar 4, 2020:

I love that you've quoted Octavio Paz in your profile.

simcoe54 on Feb 11, 2020:

CPG: February Wishes -- Thanks for the great postcards. They are perfect for my collection.

DragonflyDreamer on Feb 10, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful ladybug card and ATC papers!!! I love it all. Thank you for making my day a little brighter!

tcornell on Dec 1, 2019:

Thank you for the great foldables for the CPG Pick 2 US tag! I really love them!

CurlyTea on Jun 10, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Christopherpines on Sep 13, 2018:

Thank you for the eye glasses lens tag from SHC! I can't wait to incorporate them into my mixed media!

ittybittykitty on Sep 1, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

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