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madhatter76

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madhatter76
Date Joined: June 22, 2010
Last Online: July 22, 2015
Birthday: July 24
Country: United States

About Me

I'm in my 30's and have been an elementary school teacher for almost 15 years now. I love to travel and have been many places inside and out of USA. I am fascinated by all cultures and am drawn towards Eastern Philosophy. I was born, raised, and live in the desert-AZ. I absolutely love it...like the Joni Mitchell song-guess I'm a Lady of the Canyon! Arizona is a beautiful & magical place.

**********I'm gonna put this out there. I have bad ratings. There I said it. I am NOT perfect, however one thing I've never done is: not put heart and effort into a sent item. Another thing is I've NEVER not sent a swap. If you have not received from me, you need to tell me, so I can resend. I tend to go over and beyond. Its the OCD in me. The 1 point rating I received is 100% cursable. It's why I am nervous about Intntl Swaps. It was a pretty penny to send that precious swapper (cough cough) the package. Then to resend it...TWO more times. My 3s are legit if you prefer timeliness over quality & effort. If you read the ranting swapper's essay she wrote with the rating of a 3- notice she says she liked the items at the beginning, then contradicts herself at the end. ?? I've sincerely apologized to all unforgiving raters and am obviously paying a high price ....I leave it now in karma's hands.

My Style & Hobbies

I am pretty eclectic in my style. I can appreciate and see beauty whimsy & value in almost anything.

Themes I adore: Native Amer., southwest, modernist 80's (like Nagel art),pop art,mermaids, sailor, taxidermy, crystals, woodland, science, math, splatter art, Gothic stuff, supernatural, anything outside of what most would call "ordinary"

Hobbies: Friend dinners, road trips, thrifting, mixed media art, terrarium making, jewelry making

Favorite Books

I read a lot! I enjoy so many genres...books on botany, science, housekeeping advice (like 1960's Heloise books), vintage do it yourself books, vintage appliance manuals (I know-strange), Emily Dickinson, Carson McCullers, Shakespeare's MacBeth (my fave of Shakespeare), sci-fi like Stranger in a Strange Land, anything Heinlein, campy horror books- anything by William H. Johnstone... I like to read about different religions & saints (though I am NOT religious), old funky craft magazines like Macrame art..... and my all-time fave book is Alice in Wonderland. What a work of genius...turn to any page and I'm spellbound by the imagery.

Favorite Music

My favorite musician has always been and will always be the Sorceress of the Moon herself, Stevie Nicks. I have seen her umpteen times in concert and have met her 3x. She's my "Desert Angel," as we call the same place our "true home"- the desert.

Pet Peeves + Guilty Pleasures

Pet peeves: Ungrateful people, lack of common sense, lack of empathy, loud noises, assumptions, pettiness, people who don't swat their kids

Guilty Pleasures: ugly 80's early 90's pastel décor,John Waters' Movies, anything crass or offensive, cursing like a sailor,vintage junk I have no use for

Favorite Crafts

My Fave Crafts...are too many to count! I dabble in anything that fits my mood. I would say my number one favorite craft is ALTERING objects...such as creating unusual jewelry and magnets, boxes, collages....And as Pippi Longstocking would say..."I'm a thingfinder!" I love finding treasures that others may call "junk", and bringing them to life!

Random

***Note: I have been making jewelry for years, and have a side business selling southwest costume & fine vintage jewelry. If you ever wanna do a private vintage jewelry or junk jewelry swap, let me know.

Ratings

gooseberry rated for C+P Paper Hearts on Jul 21, 2019
3
rating
Comment: I can't erase this 3, but if you ever find your way back here and this is your only profile, I would be open in trying to help you move on and rebuild your reputation. Good luck to you and I hope things are better for you now.
Response: As you can see, this swapper loves to hear herself talk. The pettiness, made up stories & immaturity can cease now please.
Vorkat rated for ALL ABOUT YOU. - January on May 18, 2015
5
rating
 
A127 rated for Sticker Swap #2 on Mar 6, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Nice stickers! Thanks!
SanVHM rated for Sticker Swap #2 on Mar 5, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, I couldn'r rate earlier because you did'nt put your name on the note.
tlemon4 rated for Hello Kitty Matchbox Swap on Feb 12, 2015
5
rating
 
aprilivy rated for Necklace swap!! on Jan 31, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. :)
MsKuky rated for Merry Christmas Mail Art on Jan 15, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Becky my dear, thank you so very much for such a wonderful package full of goodies! Loved the cameo & the scarf. I've been wearing the baby pin, loved the little outfit in it. The buttons are very nice, and the miniature tea set its so cute...Everything in your mail art envie comes in handy. The dragonfly paper was awesome! Thank you for making this resend such an especial & surprising gift. Best of the New Year and blessings from above to you & everyone in your family.
Carravant rated for Merry Christmas Mail Art on Jan 15, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Everything is wonderful. I would give you more than one heart if I could.
Response: Dear Carrie! Happy New Year. I’ve put together this profile based package for you, as well as included another “mail art” swap. I am so sorry the 1st one did not arrive. I hope it’s just lost and makes it to you, eventually. The items in it were not holiday themed, so they’d still be “in season” and I did put effort into a cute 1st package. Thanks so much for patience. Sincerely, Becky or madhatter76 USPS tracking # 9400109699939562132416
my3babes rated for Holiday Sticker Swap on Jan 15, 2015
3
rating
Comment: Sent two messages that went unread even after you logged in. Swap arrived with ruined stickers, and not what the swap said to send. No reply as of 1/15/15. Will re-rate if I receive a reply/resend.
Response: EEk sorry! Thought all new messages were group messages. I will def resend. Can I do Valentines day for holiday themed...or did you still want Christmas. I have no idea how they arrived damage, and I tried to follow swap to the t. Will resend.
midnightsurf rated for Paper Scraps Scavenger Hunt on Dec 30, 2014
5
rating
Comment: I really enjoyed the papers. Thanks so much!
MrsAlderman rated for Send me a Gem on Dec 29, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Amethyst! I really love your packaging too and the great warm energy that came with~
citty rated for Notecards, Notecards, Notecards on Dec 26, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards! Hope you had a good holiday.
parttimewriter rated for Christmas Brooch Swap on Dec 17, 2014
5
rating
Comment: What lovely brooches! I particularly love Father Christmas i wear him to work. Thank you. Merry Christmas x
Sammyraawwrr rated for Sticker fun #2 on Dec 2, 2014
5
rating
 
Mystic974 rated for Sticker fun #2 on Dec 2, 2014
5
rating
Comment: I loved the assortment of stickers and the cute lil envelope. Thanks! :-)
3
rating
Comment: Thank you for the package. Sorry but I must rate you a 3, since you sent this package out a week after the swap deadline with no communication.
Response: So sorry, I thought I had shot you quick note. Hope you enjoyed the stuff I chose, its the core part of swapping, that it brightened your day. Happy Holidays!
5
rating
Comment: The care package was adorable!
sarahbeck rated for ♡ Stamped Images! ♡ on Nov 2, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Whoa! Thank you!!! Thank you for re-sending and thank you for the ink! I'm totally jealous of your stamp collection! Luckily for me I'll be using the stamped images you sent! :)
pobuffy rated for Thriftstore Find - October on Oct 29, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for the very unique puzzle that you sent me, Becky. Happy Swapping. Rebecca/pobuffy
5
rating
Comment: Thank you.. just got all the goodies.

Rating Overview

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4.9793 398 7 7
Completed Fives Threes Ones
421 478 3 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

TC on Feb 16, 2016:

aka @tunneltothesea

pammykn on Oct 28, 2014:

Hi, I haven't received a rating from you on the October Thriftstore swap, would appreciate you taking a minute to respond. Thanks!

ladydy5 on Jul 17, 2014:

I have noticed on a lot of international swaps the swapper never gets the swap from USA. Now how is that? I can understand why so many are just doing USA swaps. I noticed you got a one, did it ever get resolved?

midwestkiwi on Feb 10, 2014:

OMG! Won't that resize? I'm BAAAACK!

midwestkiwi on Feb 10, 2014:

ladydy5 on Jan 16, 2014:

Glad to have you a member of my Thriftstore Find group. Enjoy.

rachelcdoyle on Sep 11, 2013:

Fever on Jun 14, 2013:

Hello there, I just went through my old swaps and noticed I haven't received a rating from you for the Indie/Folk Inspiration swap #3 from you. So, did my parcel ever make it to you? Please let me know when you've got a minute. :) Best wishes from Germany and an extraordinarily awesome weekend to you! ;)

dalbright on Nov 7, 2012:

You’re invited! Come join: Desk De-clutter #7!

RyeRye on Apr 20, 2012:

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