I'm a whole lot of eclectic, very alternative and I love living my life, my way.
I'm a yoga teacher & a belly dancer too so anything with those inspirations make me happy!
There are VERY few crafts I don't like...I art journal (EVERY day), Love note cards & stationary & stickers of all kinds, make ATC's on occasion. I'll use any medium I can get my hands on! I paint, draw, scrap book, sew & glue (It's cheaper than therapy!)
Right now I'm in the process of making lots of altered art tags. I'm so in love with them I'm having a hard time letting them go!
I love rainbow colors, deep rich vibrant colors and anything to do with Yoga or belly dancing.
I also remake & reuse LOTS of things...Card backs become tiny envelopes or protective cover for ATC's..stickers become tabs on sheets. I love reimagining what something can be used for so if you send me something with that in mind, i am most grateful!
I Swap A LOT! If something didn't get to you, PLEASE contact me before giving me a low rating. If it's gotten lost, I'll be happy to resend it. If I haven't rated you, drop me a direct message! I'm usually very good about getting swaps out before they are due and rating as soon as I receive something but there is always room for human error. I'd rather be given (and give!) the benefit of the doubt.
I have two kids. A 20 yr old daughter who boomerangs back and forth between living at home & living on her own and a 16 yr old gender non-conforming child who spends most of his time working with animal rescues.
I have two partners, one of 10+ years and one of 7+ years who are both outside the Gender Binary. One is an OTR truck driver and the other lives (by choice) about 2 hours away. We have a house on my family farm that we all come together on in a loud boisterous mess.
I like any kind of music except disco, religious and yodeling. I'm pretty open minded but my favorite genres are 80's music & Country. (yeah. yeah..I know...!)
I am a fan of books but I don't read as much as I used to. TOO BUSY! The only things I do not read are rip-her-bodice-off-trash, westerns, and sci-fi. My favorites are the Kushiel series.
There isn't much I won't like. Seriously. Favorite tea? I'll try it. Got a bunch of stickers that are too small? Send them on. I'm not a picky person and I'll either find a way to use it or send it on to the next person I think will like it. I love gifting things to my co-workers small children or making things for my yoga buddies, dance sisters and occasionally my family (who is somewhat tired of it all at this point!)
WANTS & LIKES: ANYTHING that I can use in my Art/Junk journal Pigs with wings- Stickers, punches,print out, knick knacks...it's the only thing I actually collect. I love them & the "When pigs fly..." statement Rocks/Stones Crystals/Gems Essential Oils (Mint's, Bergamot, Eucalyptus are favorites) Hand drawn things Quotes Pretty or interesting photos Mixed Media things (charms, flowers, punches, etc) INTERESTING Fabrics (Small samples are fine) Simple bead Necklaces or bracelets (think 1-2 focal beads, longer is better) ATC's-Anything Queer based, Yoga or belly dance, hand drawn, mixed media, vintage. I've gotten out of making them so I'm getting rid of my "swap stash" but if you think I'd like them, feel free. Inchies, twinchies Washi tape samples Ladies Hankies Mala beads and bracelets Interesting/Pretty note pads/sticky notes/to do lists (I make A LOT of lists!) Jewel/rainbow colors Anything quirky or odd Recipes (I'm a gastric patient so High protein/Low carb is great!) Dark/Horror/Halloween/Bloody images or items Book pages or prints Office supplies (It's a thing!) Hole punches or punches in general you may be tired of Recycled or re-used items
Please DON'T send me: Anything anti-LGBTQI+. Seriously..it will piss me off faster than anything.
Christian Items. I've been a recovery Southern Baptist for 26+ years. I don't have anything against YOU practicing, but I'd prefer not to have it.
Quotes with a religious bent, friendship oriented or family bent. (It's not that I don't like them, it's just a GOOD possibility I already have them)
Pastel colors or Baby items. My baby's are all grown!
Generic glass beads or seed beads...I have TONS! (Want some? I'll send them if you message me!)
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I am a Jill of all trades and master of none...I sew, I bead, occasionally I draw and paint. I've been know to embroider, make candles, paper crafts, chainmaille, jewelry making, scrapbooking and other assorted items. I love trying new crafts but tend to flip back and forth on them. I do a lot of mixed media work in all kinds of ways. LOL Eclectic! The one I keep up is an art/smash journal...its a diary with pictures. quotes etc that Ive kept every day since I was in highschool. Now they're called Junk journals, or mixed media journals...so anything like tags, pictures quotes (I LOVE QUOTES!) you have, send them along.
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