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makestuff

makestuff
Date Joined: July 23, 2010
Last Online: October 24, 2020
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 9/17/2020 I am interested in swapping hand-drawn art/ATCs, stuffies and dotee dolls. I don't do as many public swaps as I used to right now for lack of time. I stopped doing international swaps a while ago due to postage rates and timeliness.

Animal Crossing is an obsession of mine. I had 3 towns in New Leaf and am loving New Horizons. Let me know if you want to do a private swap for something AC.

I was invited to be a founder of the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting group a few months ago, and am posting swaps so we can always have some to choose from. I hope to get the group going again.

I work as a database programmer in the Phoenix area and I have a wonderful son and a granddaughter that is 11 years old. We have a pug named Toots, an African Grey parrot named Barkley and my son has a cat named Moco.

Favorite Crafts

I love nerdy crafts, sewing, hand/machine embroidery, quilting, making bags/purses, watercolors and ATCs. I've been taking art classes at the community college and learning more about drawing and color.

I started sewing when I was a teenager and made my own clothes - dresses and tops mostly. I stick to smaller projects now for the most part, like small quilts, dolls and purses.

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.

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Photography is 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.

I am into 3D printing and am having a blast printing and painting figures and miniatures. I am getting better with my airbrush, as well. Maybe I will be brave and do some airbrushing on tshirts or sneakers.

Likes/non-likes

  • A- Animal Crossing, african greys, art quilts, animals, ATCs, Alice in Wonderland

  • B- birds, boho, butterflies, bunnies

  • C- Charlie Chaplin (we share a cake day!), cosplay, comics, cartoons, creepy cute, chiibis, colorful, chickens

  • D- dragons, dotee dolls, dolls in general, Salvador Dali, Daria

  • E- Edna from The Incredibles, embroidery supplies

  • F- fairies, Ferris Bueller, felt (wool), fat quarters, family

  • G- Edward Gorey, gnomes, giraffes, Grover

  • H- Harry Potter, hand-drawn/hand-painted, hens

  • I- interesting facts, Instagram

  • J- journals, Janeane Garofalo

  • K- kawaii, kindness

  • L- love, letters, lattes

  • M- magic, muppets, mermaids, Maleficent, mashups

  • N- naps, naked postcards, notecards

  • O- owls, ocelots, odd things

  • P- Pusheen, Pompompurin (we share a cake day!), penpals, pugs, parrots, photography, pagan stuff, postcards

  • Q- quilting, quirky, Q from Star Trek, Quentin (Tarantino)

  • R- recycling/reuse, reading, roosters

  • S- Star Wars, snowmen, sewing, Sesame Street, sci-fi, stuffies, seed beads, Scooby Doo

  • T- turtles, tarot, Totoro, threads

  • U- ukuleles, understanding, urban art

  • V- velvet, vampires

  • W- watercolors, witches, Worf, wizards, woodland animals

  • X- exciting art

  • Y- yo-yos, yarn

  • Z- zines, zentangles

Not fond of religious items, politics or circus themes.

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

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. - Albert Camus

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

pearlie rated for NFSC: Fall Mug Rug on Oct 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Oh wow. I want to wrap it back up just so I can open it again! Fantastic! It's been 100 degrees outside for awhile now so the cooler weather makes me feel like fall is really here. Thank you for such a wonderful swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
5
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Comment: Thanks Tere for the lovely batiks! I haven't seen any like these before, and love the colors, too so they'll definitely get used!
Response: Thank you!
samsstuff rated for NFSC: Dammit Doll on Oct 14, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the adorable doll! It will come in handy!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating!
tonat80 rated for NFSC: Drawstring Gift Bag on Oct 14, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I LOVE my bag! The fabric is beautiful and it is well made. Thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you!
perkl8r rated for QnT #3 Green Cut Fabric PLUS swap on Oct 14, 2020
5
rating
Comment: love it! Thank you for the fun extras too.
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
5
rating
Comment: Oh my!!! Love the magnet to color. Most awesome item. Thank you so much. You made my week! Have a great week.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks.
debtea2 rated for NFSC: Happy Notecard October on Oct 6, 2020
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the lovely card and washi, Your so right about the time flying by.. Happy Autumn, stay safe
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for joining my swap.
tonat80 rated for NFSC: Zipper Bag Fall Colors on Oct 2, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Such a cute bag! I would love to know if there is a pattern for it. I want to make some!! Also, where did that beautiful vinyl come from? I have never sewn with vinyl before.
Response: The pattern is free from Blue Calla Patterns called the Clematis. I got the vinyl on Etsy, I think. Many sellers on there. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating.
5
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Comment: I LOVED the ATC's you sent! Even though Boba Fett is one of my least favorite characters I loved that atc!!! And that bookmark is absolutely gorgeous!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. Sorry, I didn't know you weren't a BF fan!
Rabbitfreedom rated for NFSC: Halloween Dotee on Sep 29, 2020
5
rating
Comment: This is my very first dotee doll someone has made for me and I absolutely love her! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like her! She was fun to make.
amyduff rated for CQ-Autumn Hello -USA on Sep 28, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the notecard. Happy Autumn!
Response: Thank you!
bringitb rated for Personality Test and Letter - USA on Sep 25, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Yay! I knew it wasn’t *that* rare—hello fellow INTJ! I agree with the results, too, and often get that acronym whenever participating in these kinds of quizzes, etc. And I’m with you on the independence and not caring what people think of me; and having logic rule! What fun to receive your letter and feel a bit understood. =)
Response: Hey that's great! Another chick INTJ! Thank you so much for the heart and the rating.
Onaki rated for ATC - Kawaii Hell (HD/HP) (USA) on Sep 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Fabulous ATC! Thank you so much for the extras and the Ankha ACNH card! <3
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked the cards.
perkl8r rated for NFSC: Mug Rug Halloween on Sep 18, 2020
5
rating
Comment: oh my goodness.....I will never be able to do anything as nice as this on my old Singer....thank you Tere for the cutest mug rug.
Response: Aww you are so sweet. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
SunTradeToo rated for NFSC: Sewing Theme ATC on Sep 16, 2020
5
rating
Comment: OMG I adore everything! The card with the needle, the cat in the hat washi, and thank you for the stamps! You are awesome! Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
Response: i'm glad you liked it! Thank you!
junemoon rated for QnT #2 BLUE Cut Fabric PLUS swap on Sep 15, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Pretty prints, especially like the stripe. And an amazing bunch of vintage buttons. Thanks.
Response: I'm glad you liked everything. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
klover rated for Brighten My Week Note Card August #3 on Sep 9, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the notecard and your kind words re: my family. Thank you for the awesome train postcard. It has a steampunk vibe. I love it. Have a great day and happy swapping.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful newsy note! <3
Response: Thank you!
Maggie249 rated for NFSC: Dotee Doll Sender's Choice on Sep 5, 2020
5
rating
Comment: this was like a christmas package from santa luv the dolls and the extras cannot wait to use thanks so very much - am still creating your dotee hope u will like
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. Thank you for the kind words. I'm sure I will LOVE your dotee.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the pretty bike postcard and great Milton Berle quote!
Response: Thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 956 48 51
Completed Fives Threes Ones
850 1310 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 207 505 133
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Comments

chimerix on Sep 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely fabric from your RAK on Nuts for Sewing & Crafting. I already have a use for it and and am going to start using it today. Aloha!

Kirkdebb on Sep 29, 2020:

Thank you for the fabric giveaway! I love the fabric you sent me! So very pretty, I am excited to use it!!

gingerbee on Sep 5, 2020:

Thank you for the NFSC fabric giveaway!!! Those food prints are so fun - I’m going to have to find something creative to make with them!

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!

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