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kfaye

kfaye
Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: November 15, 2018
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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About Me

THE FIRES IN CALIFORNIA ARE NOT NEAR MY HOME OR WORK (MY SHIPPING ADDRESS) SO YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT MY PACKAGES. THANK YOU

Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am a Leo. I have been happily married to my awesome husband since 1988. I'm also a mom to 2 grown up kids who are moved out but not far away :) I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, in the high desert at an elevation of 4,500' in Southern California. It's very peaceful up here and I love it! I am using my work address in San Fernando to receive swaps because my post office at home is actually in the next town and they don't deliver packages to my home or mailbox that is located a mile away from my house, unless she can fold it and shove it inside the box! I love to travel and have been to many countries. It's so cool to see the world and experience new things! I love visiting museums, monuments, castles, cathedrals & graveyards. I also love taking road trips, camping, beachcombing and light hiking. I enjoy going to art galleries, botanical gardens and tea houses with my friends. On the weekends I sometimes stay on my boat with my husband in the Marina and soak up the moisture and breath in the salty air...it's a nice change from the desert! When I am home I am mostly doing crafts or looking out the window watching birds or playing with my cat. I have an organic vegetable garden and a greenhouse for flowers.I have a rescued Tortoiseshell cat named Mia. She is super playful, loving and definitely has that tortitude you hear about. I also have a Boston Terrier named Abbey who is 10, but still as active as a puppy. You will find her running the property chasing rabbits and other critters. I have a koi pond and they just had babies! Toads will often lay eggs in there too! I also have beehive that I tend to and the friendliest pet chickens I raised since they were 2 days old! I love all my pets, healthy food, nature, art and beautiful things. I am an active Post Crossing member and love my collection of postcards from around the world!

Countries I have traveled to: England (including Scotland), France, Ireland, Italy (including the Vatican), Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Morocco, Holland, Belgium, India, Mexico, Canada & Bahamas.

States I have been to: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Texas and of course, California.

Places I want to see: Montana, Colorado, Maine & the New England area in Autumn for that Fall color! Any other places I should see?

Favorite Crafts

I love to spend time in my craft studio altering things, making things with nature, doing holiday/seasonal crafts, paper crafts and making jewelry with gemstones, glass, crystal beads and polymer clay. I also make day of the dead shadow boxes. I have been painting on canvas with acrylic paints for several years now. I would like to try oils & watercolor someday. I "write" Pysanky eggs, which is a Ukrainian batik method using hot beeswax in a kistka writing tool and dye on a hollowed out egg.I just started doing resin crafts, pouring it in molds and adding things like flowers, glitter or beads that I wont use in jewelry . I also made my first scrapbook memory journal to give to my daughter as a wedding gift of all the planning along the way. I would like to make more art scrapbooks, but need to learn how to bind them. I also make soap, scrubs and body butters with my daughter (we have an Etsy shop) using mostly organic ingredients. I am open to swapping these, just check out the shop and see if there is anything you want to swap for. I have a sewing machine that I have never used...scared of it. Need lessons.

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland, Fairies, Gypsies, Mermaids, Goddess, Cats, Victorian, Bohemian, Frida Kahlo, forest, ocean/beach, India, Egyptian, Irish, British Royal Family, Tea, shabby-chic/romantic, Dia de Los Muertos. Retro 50's, cactus.

I like Light & Happiness & Love & Healing...I like witches but not dark. I like odd & creepy things, but not evil things.

IF YOU ARE SENDING DECORATIONS TO ME:

Holiday Decorating. I decorate in a vintage/retro style.

Everyday Decorating: retro 50's & Bohemian.

I don't like country, hunting, animal print or Tuscan themes.

Things I enjoy receiving

HANDMADE THINGS I LIKE:

I love receiving Handmade items where I can tell love and pride were put into them:

Something you specialize in making or something your country is known for making.

Spirit Dolls,

Crystal wands,

Things made with nature,

Handmade paper.

Nicely made ATCs.

Gelli prints.

Paper embellishments.

Shadow boxes.

Tiny felted animals.

sewn coasters/mug rugs in these themes only: Wedding, Tea, Birthday, Mermaid, Unicorn, Cactus & Asian.

Beaded Embroidery.

Altered items...tins, matchboxes, bottles etc.

Items in these themes: Mermaids, Fairies, Vintage Campers, Gnomes, Elves.

A knitted throw blanky.

STORE BOUGHT ITEMS I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE:

Polymer clay,

Postcard sleeves,

Pretty Binders to hold my postcards,

Miniatures items for making shadow boxes,

Travel cup for hot tea,

Cute Mousepad,

a spool of black edging lace,

small silicone molds for resin & polymer,

Heat Tool,

One of those tools for sealing pocket letters.

Pysanky dyes,

Cystals & Gemstones.

Fossils.

Pretty Cloth/Lace Lavender Sachets.

Black Lace Washi Tape!

St. Patrick's Day washi tape.

Snap Settings for gems!!!

Foreign coins.

Foreign paper money.

Altar items (Pagan/Zen).

Spell Kits.

LUSH Toothy Tabs.

Face Sponges.

Jewelry from countries outside the USA that represent it's style... example, a claddagh from Ireland, woven bracelet from Guatemala...

Teas with caffeine. Please, sealed in individual sleeves...I keep them in my Tea Journal.

Hummingbird nectar.

Coffee Bean gift cards.

Hobby Lobby Gift cards.

Michael's gift cards.

Odd paper mache items...shadow boxes... Dia de Los Muertos (sugar skulls) items.

Bethany Lowe decorations,

Handmade decorations for my house from your travels around the world.

Items from World Market/Cost Plus.

Items in these themes: Mermaids, Fairies, Vintage Campers, Gnomes, Elves.

Warm Pajamas.

Fishing Gear: Lures, Hooks, Bait...

NON-GMO Organic Vegetable Seeds.

Unique Guitar Picks.

My favorite colors are Greens, tropical color combinations & earthy forest color combination. I usually don't care for purple unless it's paired with blues & greens. I don't care for the color combo of red & blue.

My favorite number is 3.

I am a petite small & I love:

leggings,

cute sweats,

tunics,

yoga pants,

long boho skirts,

pajamas,

cute undies size small,

size 5 1/5-6 flip-flops & moccasins.

For jewelry I like shorter necklaces & my ring size is 5 1/2 - 6

FROM $DOLLAR STORES:

cute paper straws,

cute disposable cups,

Mod Podge,

school glue,

Cotton Balls,

A gift card,

cute party plates,

outdoor staked solar lights,

Crazy Glue GEL (not the runny kind),

Tape,

double sided tape,

Holiday Shrinky Dinks,

Small Disney figurines I could use in shadow boxes.

Sponges.

THRIFT SHOP ITEMS:

Beaded fabrics I could cut & use for crafting with,

Native American jewelry,

Swarovski miniatures,

Rhinestone costume jewelry to use for crafting,

Sugared glass Candles,

Art Candles (shaped/twisted),

Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.

Beer Steins.

Alice In Wonderland Book,

Reader's Digest,

Limoges anything,

demitasse cup & saucer,

Anything royal themed,

Belleek or other Irish items,

THINGS YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE:

Foreign coins or paper Money.

Unique items from your travels.

Anything from my "Thrift Shop" list.

For Stocking Stuffers I use a trunk instead of a stocking, so size does not matter!

I do not mind receiving used things that are clean and in good condition.

Things I won't use

DISLIKES/PLEASE NO:

NO FOOD

NO COSMETICS (INCLUDING LIP BALM) OR TOILETRIES (SOAP, LOTION ETC.)

NO EARRINGS UNLESS NICKEL FREE HYPOALLERGENIC, .925 SILVER OR 10K OR 14K GOLD.

I don't keep a planner journal (project Life etc.) or use page tags,

I do not sew, knit, crochet or bake.

NO KID STUFF: Pencils, erasers, sharpeners, glow sticks, Toys.

Magnets.

Old purses or totes bags from thrift shops.

Recipes & recipe cards.

THINGS I DO NOT CARE FOR:

country decor, camouflage, animal print or wine themes.

Loose note paper sheets,

Bits of paper scraps,

Loose Napkins,

Cut out stickers or flakes,

makeup bags.

sleep masks.

Thank you!!!

ALLERGIES

FOOD & SKIN ALLERGIES

Quotes Movie Music Books

My favorite quote is:

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then".

from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Shows I am watching: Outlander, Better Call Sal, Preacher, Stranger Things

I listen to easy Rock & Indie, 80s new wave, Beatles Channel, Music from around the world and nature sounds to sleep.

Books I am reading right now are: Queen Of The Road & The Rules Of Magic.

USPS & SWAP ISSUES

I do my best and would never intentionally hurt someone. If you have an issue with a swap I have sent, please message me about it. Some of these crafts are new to me and I am learning new ideas from others. I send my swaps off with well wishes and the intent to spread happiness.

Thank you for reading my profile and for all your swaps, they really brighten my days :) Big hugs!

KIDS STOCKING STUFFERS

Graicen is my 17 year old niece. This will be her last Stocking Stuffer Swap because she is about to turn 18! She collects polished rocks. She likes all the little trinkets at Francesca's. She likes all the gold-toned jewelry that's out right now with triangles, arrows, cactus and stuff like that. She likes stuff for acne prone skin...pore cleansers, toners. She likes things with lamas, cats and unicorns on them. She likes all that Target bin stuff to decorate her room with. She likes Dr.Who stuff and Tim Burton and other kinda creepy things like that. She likes Starbucks. She is allowed to have candles without overbearing scents. She is a size medium. She is vegan, so please make sure candy has no animal product in it. Please don't send her perfume, she is not allowed to wear it. Any make up needs to be clear or sheer colored lipgloss, she is not allowed to wear bright makeup. no tattoos please. She likes: Gel pens, hanging purse decorations, little kits for card making, Disney, SpongeBob, Kawaii.

PRIVATE SWAPS

I HAVE TO TRADE: handmade soap, body butters, scrub, organic face cream & soy wax tarts from our etsy shop (see all the pics for an idea of what we make).

I also have a bunch of loose cut gemstones that I inherited..

https://www.etsy.com/shop/honeybutterbathco

Ratings

kiddomerriweather rated for LBoE Tiny packages on Nov 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the resend. It’s a shame the first package went missing. You fit so many profile related goodies into such a small box! I love the bracelet and the earrings. This may sound silly, but the item I got most excited about was the pressed penny! Oh and the enamel pin. Those are my two favorite collections. Thank you for being so thoughtful and for sending such an awesome swap.
Response: I saw that you collect the pennies and I live right by the Route 66 machine and figured that’d be a good one for your collection! The first package actually came back to me! ...maybe they will get re-sent to you in a future swap, haha! Thank you for the rating and your patience :)
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Comment: Got it! Opening at Christmas!
naturenerd3 rated for Vintage Halloween Pocket Letter on Nov 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pl. I hope you had a fun Halloween
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Comment: WOW!! Thanks so much for the incredible Marie Antoinette ATCs. Each one is created so beautifully and I am very excited to add them to my collection. I hope you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for joining. Take Care -Vanne
Response: I'm so glad you like them! It was a great swap! Thank you for hosting it <3
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Comment: Thank you for the gift and extras
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Comment: Hi Kimberly Thank you IL open it on Christmas day Spicemom
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Comment: I let Josiah open the stocking stuffer as soon as it arrived. He was super excited and said “my favorite!” . He always wants me to buy him those types of things. He loved it! But I wish I would have waited. Because it didn’t work even after we changed the batteries. He cried, but I distracted him with a flash light which also didn’t work after a different type of battery change. They just don’t make stuff like they used to!! Thank you for the extras!
Response: I tested it before I sent it to make sure it worked. I even grabbed the one from the back because I know kids wear them out in the store. try giving it a helpful manual spin and maybe that will get it going.
Ukucaitie rated for Alice in Wonderland PC Swap #5 on Nov 9, 2018
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Comment: Love this playing card style card! Thanks so much!
CariahCreates rated for HOLIDAY BAZAAR BOX USA on Nov 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the package of goodies
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Comment: Oh my gosh, I love my pumpkin doll! She's adorable and I love all the adventure's she's had! Did you make her? Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap!
Response: She came from a local boutique. I was kind of sad to say goodbye to her because we had so much fun together, haha! But I know she will have lots of fun with you now :D
bjansen rated for 10 Merry Little Gifts Of Yule 2018 on Nov 7, 2018
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Comment: Under the tree it goes :)
jukejan rated for November Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Nov 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sending a package worth waiting for! This has been a fun series.
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: Halloween Tag Book on Nov 6, 2018
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Comment: Hi Kimberly! Thank you for the absolutely lovely tag book! I actually put it on display on an end table for Halloween! Loved your choice of papers and embellishments. You mentioned this was your first tag book--one would never know--it's just great!
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ChinaCat rated for TheDen: Ornament Me on Nov 3, 2018
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Comment: The ornament is beautiful!! Thank you so much - I immediately hung it up among some of my mermaids and shells. It looks so pretty there. =)
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Comment: Thanks a bunch!!
ARTG33K74 rated for SUSA - Buddha ATC on Oct 31, 2018
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Comment: Lovely painting ATC, thank you so much! <3
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the pc
soccer8s rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #6 on Oct 29, 2018
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soccer8s rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 29, 2018
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Comments

shinyserra on Oct 27, 2018:

You are too sweet! Thank you so much for mailing extra stuffers! I will dip into them if I find a double :) Happy fall!

Moominbrooke on Oct 24, 2018:

Thank you for angeling! Good Samhain to you :0)

CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ScrappyCEW on Jul 10, 2018:

Cotton Breeze Body Butter from Honey Butter Bath Co. - awesome!!!!! Loving it!

ladydy5 on May 23, 2018:

Those eggs you make are beautiful as I had a friend who did them. If bought they are quite expensive too. Glad to see someone is doing that kind of craft.

njstauter on Apr 7, 2018:

Thank you so much for the birthday card, seeds and tea. It was such a joy. I am glad you can see the Tehachapi's from your home.

Jmitchell8814 on Apr 5, 2018:

So happy you liked your Easter Basket! Thank you so much fo all the awesome goodies you sent me. I loved everything. I can’t wait to use the cotton candy lipgloss! Happy swapping :)

luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

blueseabliss on Mar 23, 2018:

Miss you.....

ChinaCat on Mar 3, 2018:

Hey, girl! You expanded your profile page didn't you? I love it! I always read my partner's profile and the longer the better, I say - it really helps me. xo

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