Date Joined: December 10, 2010
Last Online: August 3, 2020
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
I run a small mobile art business for children and I also design and sell doll clothes. Have two fur babies and one lovely DH and one lovely DD. I have attended 13 different universities and colleges and hold a few different degrees. I was a mental health counselor for years. But I really enjoy working for myself, so running a small business suits me. I still do some private contract mental health counseling for the elderly. I live where it is cold and gloomy in the winter, so that is when I enjoy swapping the most, as it gives me an outlet for my free time besides playing WOW. I am sorta of a Geek, as I love all things gadgety and love the newest electronics. I personally can't get into twitter, but I really do like hanging out on Facebook. I am sorta of the quiet type, so I sometimes "lurk" more than I post. While I attend church frequently I am a very open person to other people's beliefs. I feel strongly that every person has the right to believe what they feel is the best in their mind. I do not like people who judge me or who force their beliefs on me.
2016 - I am new grandma, my DD had a son named Alistair on 2/4. Of course he is a cutie - I might be a tad prejudice though!
Cardmaking, pottery, scrapbooking and rubber stamping
I love to make and swap cards. I have been swapping for over three years and find it so fun!
I am a potter and use to make pottery for several large theme parks and worked at a production pottery for awhile. Now I just do pottery for fun and I teach young people the art. Still have a wheel and two kilns and plenty of clay, guess I still enjoy it!
I am a bling type person!
I suffer from IBS and am lactose intolerant and I am allergic to some soap products. I am fine with products from Bath & Body Works, Avon, Mary Kay, even products from the drug store or Target are usually fine. I have some problems with Dollar Store products mainly. I watch my diet very carefully and seldom eat candy and junk food. I do have a passion for pistachios and low fat popcorn (not microwave popcorn, but the kind that comes in snack bags.)If you want to send me something I can have - send me tea, as at the present it is a big part of my diet.
Love mysteries - Lee Childs, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, Elmore Leonard, to name just a few. But I probably have read every book they have out.
But the following are mystery authors I would like to try and yet to read one of their books: Megan Abbott, Jennifer Harlow, R. Barri Flowers, Raymond Benson, David DeLee, Vicki Hinze & Lawrence Block. Or any new mystery author that is recently published.
I belong to two book clubs and I am a quick reader. I love books in all formats, both the paper type and the type I read on my IPad - I use the Kindle app.
I have allergies and used books are prime breeding grounds for mildew if stored in damp locations, I would prefer not to receive a book with any signs of mildew, also not overly fond of books that have been hanging out in a house with smokers. Thanks
I love earth tones. My favorite color is purple, but seldom use it in crafting. Double it with green and I think it is a lovely combo. I love bling on my cards. I tend to fluctuate between a very modern style and retro with an occasional vintage one thrown in. While I tend to make cards mostly, I love altered items and do scrapbook some. I use lots of sympathy and thinking of you cards for my church. I also like holiday cards - any holiday, as I send cards for all major holidays and some minor holidays. I prefer handmade cards over store bought cards. I am perfectly fine with you leaving the inside of a handmade card blank, as a matter fact I like it better, as I can personalize it myself.
I sew for a living. I am an experienced tailor and was trained as a tailor. I now design and sew doll clothes. I love fabric of all types. However, I am only in need of small print fabric for the dolls - don't want to overpower them with a big prints. I use pink, purple and red the most, as little girls love these colors. My speciality is superhero type costumes. I was recently featured in the CHA Portfolio magazine. I love to sew and sew for others.
Hot tea is my favorite beverage. I like oolong tea, white tea, coconut or tropical green tea, flavored black teas. My favorite brand of tea is Harney & Sons or David's tea. Favorite snack is peppermint bark candy or gummies, Swedish Fish - yum!
Things I like and would love anyone to send me:
Sewing Needs: * Thread - white and black * White single fold bias tape * Velcro - white, black, red, blue, pink * Lace - off white or white (small size), please no lace wider than 5/8 inch wide, I have no use for wider lace. Also, I do not use eyelet lace at all, so please save it for someone who can use it. I also do not use vintage lace, while it is pretty it does not fit well with the fabric I use. Also I do not use flat lace only use gathered lace. * Stick on bling - hearts, flowers, seasonal - doll size * 3/8 inch elastic - white or black
Rubberstamping and scrapbooking: * Clear or cushion mounted stamps that are atypical (no $ stamps, I literally have over a 100 sets of the $ stamps from Joann's and Mike's) * Ribbon - especially plain colors - nothing too thin - 5/8 inch is my favorite * Dimensionals, pop dots * glue dots
Fun items: * Collect penquins, one person teapots and salt and pepper shakers * Good brands of tea - bagged
Other likes: One of my degrees is in history and I have a passion for the time period of King Arthur. I have studied that era and did my masters thesis on that time period. But I especially love the fictional books about King Arthur and Morgan le Fey. I love the beauty and artistry. My DD's name is Morgaine and my swapbot name is morgainegeiser, all for my love of Avalon.
For my Daughter: Antique hats
Dislikes: * Stickers * Cheap tea like Lipton * Wall Art (One more framed inspiration verse and I going to scream - lol!) * Altered notepads (I must have a 100 or so of these) * Giant paperclips * $ stamps
I have recently moved and while moving I noticed I must have over 20 to-do-lists (the type in the $ bins at Michaels), a ton of blank notecards. So for the time being if you can skip sending me these items it would be greatly appreciated. Have to add to the list - please don't send stained lace, rick rack, seam binding, etc. I sew for part of my income and I have to use items that look new if not new, these items are fine if they are in good shape. Not really into the vintage look.
I can always use basic sewing items like: white & black thread, colored sew on velcro (no white I have tons and order it in bulk), single fold bias tape in pink, red, black or royal blue. Felt flowers (smaller, but not tiny), glue dots (medium size), ATG tape - 1/4 inch for my scrapbook tape roller. I love the travel size Bath & Body Works shower gel - any current scent or vanilla based ones. The plug ins from B & B - I go through tons of them. Wrigley's Doublemint gum.
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