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MachineGunSally

MachineGunSally
Date Joined: June 17, 2010
Last Online: May 21, 2013
Birthday: December 28
Country: Canada
My Crafty Blog!

About Me

Hi all! I am a 28 year old geologist who loves to make things in her spare time. I spend a large part of my summers exploring for diamonds in the Canadian Arctic. The rest of the year I spend on the West coast of Canada living with my boyfriend and my chubby tabby cat. I have a 1-bedroom apartment that is far too small for all the crafting supplies I keep in it!

I have joined swap-bot in hopes of meeting like-minded folks. I want to meet people interested in crafting and sharing their creations. I want to make things for people who will truly appreciate them. My crafting primarily includes sewing, knitting, and crochet. I love to read, and I love plants. I love beautiful photography, though I'm not much of a photographer myself. I love art, though am not much of an artist. I love anything that's a deep red colour, and alternative designs, somewhat on the punk (including polka dots, stripes, plaid) or retro (20's or 50's style especially) side, but I keep a very open mind.

Favorite Books

I mostly read fiction novels. I love anything out of the ordinary. Mostly, I read fantasy, science fiction or historical fiction, but that's not exclusive. I love learning about the past through enthralling stories. Some of my favourite books are: John Barnes - One for the Morning Glory; Manda Scott - Boudica Series; Ken Follett - The Pillars of the Earth; and many, many more. I don't read as much as I would like, but I devour just about anything that comes across my path

Likes

I am really into clothing arts such as sewing, knitting and crochet (in that order), and love supplies for these. I especially love yarn made of cotton or other natural fibers. I used to love wool, but I seem to be developing an allergy to it. I still love plant fibers (bamboo, etc), and I love silk. I can take up to 50% animal fibers like wool, alpaca, or mohair, blended with plant fibers or synthetic.

My favourite colours are rich jewel-tones (especially reds, pinks and purples, but also turquoise, emerald green, sapphire blue, rich browns). Natural and upcycled craft supplies are always a treat - beads, buttons, yarns, fabrics and sewing notions. I love books of just about any kind, be they novels, instructive, or mostly imagery. I love photography, though I have much to learn.

Some of my favourite imagery includes orchids, cellos, pants (yes, pants), minerals, fish, nature, japanese media, jolly rogers, video games (especially retro games).

Wishlist: I figure I'll throw in a small one!

*fibers for spinning yarn (I just learned how, and it's addictive!) *top whorl drop spindle *bias tape *cute buttons (especially any made from natural materials) *anything to help organize my craft supplies... *gluten-free baking recipes (I eat flour, I just especially like gluten-free cookies)

This list is just a guideline. Just because something isn't in my list of likes (or is in my dislikes), doesn't mean I won't appreciate the beauty in a wonderfully handcrafted item.

Dislikes

General dislikes include: hip hop (music and style), synthetic fabrics or yarns (I can over look the fiber if it's REALLY nice), cartoon imagery (other than japanese animation), anything related to Twilight, chai tea (or anything chai flavoured), pastels, ruffles. Please do not send items with religious or political tones. I appreciate that we all have our personal beliefs, but I think that there are more important aspects of our personalities to share.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, sewing, crochet, mostly clothing for myself. I have tried a little jewelry making. I also like to cook, but am no gourmet. I'll try just about anything once, but I'm not really into paper craft (though quilling is kind of cool). I would kill for a laser cutter - the things you could do with it!

The Fine Print...

Like most of us, I ALWAYS send my swaps - if, for some reason, I can't send you a package on time, I will message you to let you know. Sometimes I send swaps from very remote communities, so they will take a while to ship. If you haven't received a swap on time, send me a message - I'll let you know if I think it should take longer, or I will re-send if necessary.

Also, because I'm away from home so often, I sometimes won't receive swaps until I get back home several weeks later. If I'm late rating, it's probably because I just can't check what has arrived while I'm gone. Message me if this is an issue - I can always get my boyfriend to open packages for me, but it's less fun that way!

Ratings

snailgirl rated for Patchwork Blanket/throw Makeup on Jan 18, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty block, I am excited to start putting this throw together.... I am sorry for the delayed rating...
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Comment: Thanks for the great square, our blankets will look awesome!
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Comment: Thanks for the square.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful green square
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Comment: love the colors
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suepier rated for Vacation Destination - Quick PC Swap on Apr 19, 2011
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Comment: I love the card with the camels. I would love to ride one sometime. Thank you for sending it.
Response: Glad you liked it and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice square.
Response: Thanks, and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: WOW, that truly is a unique vacation spot. Take lots of pictures & have fun. Thanks for the UAE postcard. The mosque is quite majestic. take care ;)
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Comment: Thanks for the super soft & pretty square! :D
funkypeacenik rated for Super Simple Tea Swap #2 on Feb 17, 2011
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: I love all the envelopes! They are so bright and fun...and the cute matching tags are extra exciting. Thanks so much!
Response: I'm glad you like them! And thanks for the heart!
cbpoole rated for CQ: Handmade Envelopes - INT'L on Feb 15, 2011
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Comment: Sonya, thanks for the lovely handmade envelopes you sent! I love the flower ones with the tag inside - very cute idea! Thanks for joining my swap and happy swapping!
Response: Thanks for the fun swap and the heart!
canapoet rated for Found Object Supply Swap #3 on Feb 14, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much! I was not expecting so much and so many things I absolutely love. Especially the pendants.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! And thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty square. It will look great in my blanket!
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
dutchangel rated for Super Simple Tea Swap #2 on Feb 10, 2011
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely teas, and I'm afraid the warning about swapping being addictive came a little bit too late ;-)
Response: Tell me about it. There was, shall we say, an incident and I have had to officially limit the number of swaps on my dashboard since then...
macvirken rated for Make Me a Scarf! on Jan 6, 2011
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Comment: Sonya Thank-you for the beautiful scarf. I love it and wear it every chance I get.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I'm glad you liked the scarf - it was fun figuring out the reversible cables :)
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Comment: Love the TP Tube goodies you sent me. Thanks so much. Merry Christmas. CJ
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Comment: Thanks for the earl grey and the hot chocolate, first time I've seen it on a stick. Was delicious.
Gofeen rated for December Birthday Cards 2010 on Dec 10, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card you sent. I'm keeping it hidden for now so I can open it on my birthday. I am sure it will be lovely.
Response: Well, I hope you like it when you do! Happy Birthday!

Rating Overview

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Comments

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

miahalf on Jan 28, 2011:

Hey lady! Next time you're at my house we should go through my button collection :) I have some nice ones made of shell and glass!

Gofeen on Dec 31, 2010:

Happy Belated December Birthday and Happy New Year! ;>)

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2010:

CLICK HERE

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from The 'Crafting Queens' group~

quiltluver on Dec 14, 2010:

Thank you so very much for the wonderful birthday card.... I so appreciate it... Wishing you a Happy Birthday, also/debbie

RyeRye on Dec 5, 2010:

HAPPY DECEMBER BIRTHDAY~

The Crafting Queens Group.

RyeRye on Dec 2, 2010:

Happy December Birthday!

RyeRye on Dec 2, 2010:

HAPPY DECEMBER BIRTHDAY!

The Crafting Queens Group~

RyeRye on Dec 2, 2010:

click HERE for your birthday song~

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