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makestuff

makestuff
Date Joined: July 23, 2010
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 6/20/2019

I am interested in having more pen pals so please let me know if you'd like to exchange letters. I'm also interested in swapping hand-drawn art/ATCs, stuffies and dotee dolls.

I work as a database programmer in the Phoenix area and I have a wonderful son and a granddaughter that is 10 years old. We have a pug named Toots, an african grey parrot named Barkley and my son has a cat named Moco.

My join date is in 2010 but I have ratings from before that - I joined as tere1998 back in 2008 or so, but I needed a break, so I deleted my account after all my swaps were completed. I had all "5" ratings. When I came back a couple of years later, I was not able to log in with my old name, so I chose a new one. I was able to get the 2 accounts combined.

Favorite Crafts

I love nerdy crafts, sewing, hand/machine embroidery, quilting, making bags/purses, watercolors and sometimes ATCs. I have made quilts, dresses and all kinds of clothes.

Dotee dolls are super fun, and I always look for new ideas to make them unique. I also love making stuffed dolls and animals, and mixed media art.

Photography is also something I started in 2018. I have a Nikon DSLR and a growing collection of lenses. Candid portraits are my favorite type of photos. I love capturing subtle expressions and great moments.

Likes/non-likes

Here are some things I love in no particular order:

  • Quilting cotton fat quarters
  • Creepy cute
  • Tarot cards
  • Harry Potter
  • Animal Crossing
  • Kawaii
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Pusheen
  • Muppets - esp Animal and Swedish Chef
  • Ravens
  • Edward Gorey
  • Ladybugs
  • All colors, but black is my fav
  • Mads Mikkelsen
  • Christian Bale is a close second :-)
  • Charlie Chaplin (my kindred spirit - we have the same birthday)
  • Tulips
  • Totoro
  • Maleficent
  • Belle is my fav Disney princess
  • Edna Mode from the Incredibles
  • Pugs
  • African greys
  • Fairies
  • Mermaids
  • Witches
  • Kawaii
  • Dragons
  • Dotee dolls
  • Embroidery
  • Art quilts
  • Hand-drawn/painted art
  • Snowpeople
  • Star Wars
  • Turtles
  • Pagan/Wicca stuff - I'm more of a "Sagan Pagan" in that I believe in the power/energy of the universe, not so much in supernatural beings.

:-)

Ok, so some things I don't like:

  • religious items (I would most likely cut them up and use them in a project)
  • zombies (I like cute ones, though!)
  • circus themed items
  • scented items

:-)

Sending/Rating

If you do not receive a rating from me, please let me know. I rate everything when I get it, unless I don't know which swap the package was for.

Also, if you do not receive a swap from me, please let me know so I can resend it. I'm not a flaker!

Favorite Quotes

The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me. Oscar Wilde, "De Profundis"

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. - Ray Bradbury

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. John Green, Looking for Alaska

Invictus
By William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

Postcards

I much prefer postcards sent "naked" and I love pretty much all kinds of postcards except religious ones. Don't worry about offending me, either! I love risque, dark, creepy, and strange cards! Touristy cards are fine, too. There aren't many postcards I don't like :)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful batik charms and the lace, trims and buttons! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you and I'm so glad you liked it. I appreciate the heart.
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Comment: Oh I love it! Thank you oh so, so, much for this free style stitched Adventure Time ATC! Not only do I adore Ice King, but I'm such a huge fan of very differently made ATCs and this one is very unique! Thank you!! :-D
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for the heart.
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Comment: thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: What a great job you did on this card! I love it! ❤️😀 Her hair looks so real!
Response: I'm glad you like it! thanks for the heart.
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Comment: You make the cutest, derpiest pug ever! I LOVE HIM! Thank you, thank you!! <3 <3
Response: LOL I'm glad you liked him! He looks like my derpie pug. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Great. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute dragon!!
Response: I'm glad you liked him and thanks for the heart. :)
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Comment: Oh my, I love this pretty little girl so much, she is absolutely adorable with her birdy headpiece. The colors go together so well and she just pops! Thank you for her and her little purple friend :)
Response: Thank you and I'm so glad you like her!
BennysMumma rated for LBoE - Paint with me :) on May 30, 2019
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Comment: Great job on the painting! I haven't tried this tutorial yet, but Cinnamon is my favorite art teacher. I will proudly hang your beautiful art on my wall :)
Response: Aww well thank you! This was a great swap and definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone. Thanks!
kiddomerriweather rated for LBoE - Hero Ninnis on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: OMGoodness! She's FABULOUS!!! I love her machine embroidered face and her cape/coat. She is beautiful! You did such a fantastic job that she will be separate from my other Ninni's in her own place of honor. Words cannot express how much I love her! Thank you so much. (Thank you for the extra fabric as well.)
Response: I'm so glad you like her! Thank you for the rating!
marymary914 rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: Great ATCoins and extras!! Thanks!!
tishttr1 rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC on Aug 1, 2018
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Comment: You're Welcome ... and Thank You for your rating and the Heart.😊
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Comment: Lovely work! These put a smile on my face today. Thank you! :)
Response: Thank you! I appreciate the heart.
LizzyJo rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ATCoin, extras, and for decorating the envie. It brightened up my mailbox.
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
Michelle0329 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Lemon on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC.. Can't wait to use the extra's Loved!!! the vampire!!! THANKS!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
kfaye rated for LBoE - Mythical Ninnis on Jun 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute unicorn. I almost made a unicorn too but I ended up going with a fairy.
Response: I'm glad you liked him! Thank you for the heart!
jukejan rated for Mixed Media Canvas - Small Art on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful art and sentiment. Your interpretation is lovely. Put it right in my living room.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the kind words and the heart. I'm honored that you put it in your living room :)
blueseabliss rated for "The Funnies" ATC on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Oh, thank you! I LOVE SNOOPY! I always appreciate hand drawn ATC's...you did a great job!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
hibiscus rated for Free Themed ATC #1 on Jun 1, 2018
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Comment: Cute card! Love the expression on his face! Thank you so much
Response: Thank you. I'm glad you liked the lil guy!
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Comment: I was watching TV with my husband while changing purses and thinking to myself "I sure could use a lighter weight zippered bad for a wallet" - so I open the first package from you and BINGO, there it is! The cutest little wallet I have ever seen. I am using it today. Then I open the other package from you and BAM a new note tablet case - I am using it today as well. Thank you so much for both beautiful gifts. Please get my name all the time! hehehe!
Response: That makes me happy! Thank you for the nice comments and the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 914 30 34
Completed Fives Threes Ones
807 1266 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 194 475 133
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Comments

jannieb on Jun 2, 2019:

Grayson was so excited to see the cute kitty decorated envelope in the mail box. The kitty letter you made with the jokes was so adorable. Grayson laughed & smiled when I read it to him. Of course he loved the $1 bill too. Thank you so much!!

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

BennysMumma on Feb 10, 2019:

Suzanne showed me the Mrs. Maisel ninni you made her and I had to say WOW! She came out amazing!

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:


Happy Halloween!

suzwa on Sep 22, 2018:

I have no words !! You are amazing !! Thank you so much for the box full of goodies! I don't even know where to begin !! You are truly an angel.

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:


Never hide your wings!

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Mar 16, 2018:


Thanks for the birthday wishes and the goodies that came with it. The waxed thread is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much! ❤

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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