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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?
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.
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.
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.
Things made with nature,
Nicely made ATCs.
Tiny felted animals.
sewn coasters/mug rugs in these themes only: Wedding, Tea, Birthday, Mermaid, Unicorn, Cactus & Asian.
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:
Pretty Binders to hold my postcards,
Miniatures items for making shadow boxes,
Travel cup for hot tea,
a spool of black edging lace,
small silicone molds for resin & polymer,
One of those tools for sealing pocket letters.
Cystals & Gemstones.
Pretty Cloth/Lace Lavender Sachets.
Black Lace Washi Tape!
St. Patrick's Day washi tape.
Snap Settings for gems!!!
Foreign paper money.
Altar items (Pagan/Zen).
LUSH Toothy Tabs.
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.
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.
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:
long boho skirts,
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,
A gift card,
cute party plates,
outdoor staked solar lights,
Crazy Glue GEL (not the runny kind),
double sided tape,
Holiday Shrinky Dinks,
Small Disney figurines I could use in shadow boxes.
THRIFT SHOP ITEMS:
Beaded fabrics I could cut & use for crafting with,
Native American jewelry,
Rhinestone costume jewelry to use for crafting,
Sugared glass Candles,
Art Candles (shaped/twisted),
Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.
Alice In Wonderland Book,
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.
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.
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,
Cut out stickers or flakes,
FOOD & SKIN ALLERGIES
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.
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!
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.
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..
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