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Date Joined: July 7, 2010
Last Online: February 9, 2011
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a sewing fanatic/quilter and I do a lot of small sewing and craft projects as well. I love to blog too! My web site is ohsewaddicted.com. You can take a peek at my projects there if you are interested and you can find out who I truly am there!

I am a working single mom.... mother of 4 grown children. I work 8 hours and then I go home to my second job, which is sewing and quilting. I love it!!!

Here is my blog link. Please post new comments there! http://www.ohsewaddicted.com/

Twitter link. Please follow me: http://twitter.com/ohsewaddicted

Facebook fan page. Please fan me!: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Oh-Sew-Addicted/138262436201816?ref=ts&__a=15&ajaxpipe=1

You can share the LINK LOVE on the Page under the discussions tab on Facebook after you become a fan!

Favorite Crafts

Sewing ~ all kinds of projects Aprons, Purses & Bags of all Sorts, Placemats, Pillows etc. I love all things hand made! I love making hexagons!

Embroidery ~ it's a wonderful way to unwind at night while watching TV!

Quilting ~ I love all kinds of quilting projects from mini quilts to queen size!

I have such a creative passion, there is nothing that I will not try at least once!

Things I would LOVE to receive

Wish List - Items I would love to receive: Fabric scraps (especially batiks) - cotton only but please no stretch fabrics or flannel. I can use strips larger than 1" wide for quilting.

Fabric squares larger than 2.5" - 100% cotton, muslin or felt only;

Fat quarters - cotton only;

Fabric Selvages - you know the part that you cut off from the sides of the fabric and throw away! I need the selvage with about 1/2" of the fabric attached to it for a project I am working on!

Cute ribbon, lace or eyelet. 6" or longer. I LOVE polka dot ribbon!

Sewing trims

Cute or unusual buttons; Love vintage and unique ones!

Shell buttons

Glass beads; Pearl beads - no plastic beads please;

Vintage embroidery patterns (no cross stitch please);

Spools of Sewing thread - any color;

Quilt Rulers;

Embroidery needles and embroidery floss. I especially love variegated floss and metallic floss;

Fusible interfacing;

Zippers - any size or color;

Blades for any size rotary cutter;

Jewelry Making findings and beads;

Reusable Grocery bags with designs on them;

Handmade items - I would love to see your creativity;

Vintage embroidered linens to recycle/reuse;

Pin Cushions - especially handmade;

Any neat unique sewing items;

Fabric pens;

Small scissors for clipping threads - new or vintage;

Scissor Fobs;

Old vintage keys or keys that have a "vintage" look;

Sewing, Heart or Coffee Charms;

I do love coffee and all of the cute things pictures, buttons, charms, fabric etc. having to do with coffee;

Light colored nail polish,

Items from Bath and Body Works,

Lip Balm;

Baby Food Jars or other small decorative jars with metal lids;

Old costume jewelry even if it is broken;

Matchbooks (any size);

Corsage Pins;

Brighton Tins and Jewelry;

Canning jars complete with seals;

Scrabble tiles;

Sewing patterns - for all types of things like purses, placemats, aprons, coin purses, cosmetic pags, backpacks, household items;

Quilt Patterns of all types;

Buttons that you pin onto the outside of a jacket or backpack- cool retro designs, Hard Rock Cafe or whatever!

Swap cards ot ATC's made especially for me with the name "Oh Sew Addicted" on them!!!! That would be oh sew cool!

Misc scrapbooking papers, gift tags, greeting cards to decorate; brads and embellishments... I am just getting into paper crafting! Right now I am looking especially for Halloween and Christmas stuff! I also need punches of any type and scrapbooking scissors.

Rubber stamps of any kind... new or gently used especially owls, butterflies, initials, skulls, birds, peace signs, Parisian, Victorian, vintage images, commercially made or handmade.

Designs I LOVE

Design wise I love frogs, Happy Bunny, little blue birds, peace signs, moon & stars, Halloween designs, Nightmare before Christmas, Betty Boop, butterflies, skulls, paisleys and batiks. I love Strawberry Shortcake, Tweety, Hello Kitty, Family Guy, Hard Rock Cafe, and Christmas designs too!

For scrapbooking papers.... I love black and white designs ... and red .... lots of red .... and the combination of the two can be amazing!

Colors I LOVE

Color Wise: I love color!! Some of my favorites include turquoise, all blues, pink especially hot pink, purple, jewel tones, dark chocolate brown and other earthy tones. Black and white prints are awesome. Especially when paired with red! Or any bright color paired with a rich brown. Anything paisley is wonderful to me - it does not matter what color! And I love polka dots too in bright colors!

QUILT BLOCKS: For those participating in Nine Patch swaps, I prefer the blocks of 4 to be white fabrics with a design or small floral pattern on them and the 5 blocks to be prints of blue, purple or pink.

For all other quilt blocks, I like the background color to be either black or white with colorful designs. I am really into bright colors these days... blues, pinks, purples, yellows and greens. I guess the only color I really have not clicked with is orange! LOL. Batik prints, swirl designs or small floral patterns would be great!

Any questions for quilt block swaps, please send me a PM. Glad to help! Just remember that I am not a perfect seamstress... and I don't expect you to be either!

Other Things I LOVE

Other things I love: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, all of the Rat Pack really! Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Gone with the Wind. The Thornbirds, Wizard of Oz, Nightmare before Christmas! I love Twilight and Vampires. Do you have any fabric with any of these designs? Or buttons? Or ????

I also LOVE Christmas and the celebration of the holiday! However, I am not religious.

Any questions, please ask!


I love coffee and tea! Starbucks is my FAVORITE! I love to drink their instant Via! It is so convenient to make just one cup!


There is not much that I will not eat (LOL!) except I do not like cashews. No allergies!

As a side note, It tends to be hot in the summers in Southern California, so you probably should not send chocolate, unless you put it in a ziploc bag. It will probably melt!

Things I Dislike

Stretchy fabrics, large hawaiian prints (small hawaiian prints are ok), plastic beads, things that smell like cigarette smoke or cigars (yuck!); mean or rude people (super yuck!). I love embroidery, but I do not like anything having to do with cross stitch or needlepoint! It is too hard on my eyes!

All of my kids are grown up, so please do not send me any baby items! I am still too young to be a granny! LOL. Also, no religious items please.


I believe the only dumb question is the one you don't ask! So send me a message if you are curious about anything! I don't bite!

Fellow Swappers: I am current on all swaps and I take pride in my ratings. So please... if you don't receive a package from me, the post office has screwed up and I will re-send.

Also if you do not like your package, please contact me.... we can arrange something to make it right! I am a nice person and I want you to be happy and totally satisfied!!!!


tezzcan rated for Flora/Fauna REDWORK R#2 on Jan 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you, I love it! and the patterns are just wonderful.
Comment: Thanks for my blocks and strings!!
Comment: Very nice blocks and strings. Thanks!
Response: Glad you like the blocks! Enjoy!
ozduchess rated for Fabricmom's BQB Swap #12 on Dec 27, 2010
Comment: I love the fabrics you used in this block. Thank you so much, I've really enjoyed this swap:)
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Artistic rated for Journal Quilt Swap - October on Dec 19, 2010
Comment: Nicely done. I know they'll cherish the gift from you.
Response: Thanks very much. Hope you have a nice holiday!
ozduchess rated for SEWvenire Quilt Block R#2 on Dec 18, 2010
Comment: I sooo love your block! Thank you so much, you've given me an idea for my very late block:)
Response: Thanks so much! I always like it when I can inspire others :) Happy holidays!
TC rated for Heart String Quilt Block Swap #4 Nov 2010 on Dec 11, 2010
Comment: Wonderful blocks, as always! Thanks for being a good partner. :)
Response: Thanks very much! I enjoyed making the hearts for you! Happy holidays!
Comment: Sew cute! Thanks!
Response: Thanks very much! I enjoyed making the blocks for you! Have a great holiday!
freespirit66 rated for Journal Quilt Swap - November on Dec 7, 2010
Comment: That's such a lovely quilt, Carla. I like the combination of embroidery and quilting. Your intention of focusing on something positive rather than the challenges that presented themselves during the month is reflected well in your beautiful quilt!
Response: 2010 was a tough year. The only way I got through was to focus on the good... and the bad.... I just let that take care of itself! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day!
perkl8r rated for QnT Quilt Block De-Stash on Dec 6, 2010
Comment: pretty blue snowflake block....I'd love to make a Christmas/winter pillow with it! Thank you!
Response: I think it would make a beautiful pillow too! And I love the blue color!
perkl8r rated for YOYO VARIETY Quilt Blocks R1 on Dec 6, 2010
Comment: heart, heart, heart.....ashamed of myself because the one I sent you was no where near as beautiful...heart, heart to you! Carla, I loved this block, and I keep picturing a whole quilt from these blocks. Thank you so much, you did wonderful work and I'd love to swap yoyo blocks with you again sometime if you are not too disappointed with the one I sent you! If you need me to resend, just let me know and I'll see what I can come up with. Any time you want to do a private swap let me know!
Response: Dottie.... I liked the block you sent. And me too.... I see a quilt from yo yo blocks. I would like to do more of these in the future. I need to work on my applique and design skills. I made a pattern if you want me to send it to you. I am moving right after Christmas but would love to do another YO YO quilt block swap after I move! Thanks for your kind words! Will you put the YoYo in the center ... or leave it out? Just curious!!!
junemoon rated for Journal Quilt Swap - November on Dec 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the xerox and note and for doing this swap at a difficult time. I wonder if you want to send the quilt to your BF? Good luck for the two of you.
Response: Hi June. I am not sure what I am going to do with the block. I was thinking of making it into a pillow and sending to him. I think it would make a beautiful pillow, although the pink may be a bit too manly. Thanks!
sharonelaine rated for Flora/Fauna REDWORK R#1 on Dec 1, 2010
Comment: Beautiful work! Thank you. :)
Response: Glad you liked it!!! Thanks for the heart!
cardml rated for Thriftstore Find - #9 USA on Nov 15, 2010
Comment: Carla, thank you for the lovely bracelets - they are definitely my idea of 'bold and fun.' I am wearing one right now!
Response: I am glad you liked them. It is always hard to find something that someone will love! But I always try real hard! Have fun with them!
Comment: Hi! I am not at home but DH advised your swap arrived today. I will come back and add further comments when I actually open it. Thx! Terry **Updated Dec. 17**: I know my sample was not an easy one to match - I LOVE the red and brown leaves fabric - thx so much dear! Hugs, Terry
ozduchess rated for Journal Quilt Swap - October on Nov 9, 2010
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me. I love the mini quilt idea, I'm sure DD & her DH do too.
Response: They loved it! Thanks for your rating and the heart :)
violin21 rated for Fabric ATC #6 on Nov 8, 2010
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely ATC that I received today, hugs Kristina
Response: You are welcome. Have a great day!
snailgirl rated for 12 Months of Nine-Patches R11 on Nov 7, 2010
Comment: Thank you... I especially love the white & purple one... Your handmade tag really made the package feel special....
Response: Glad you liked the purple block! I love purple! Enjoy!!! Thanks for the heart :)
loricritt rated for Let's Get Crafting! Tutorial Swap on Nov 7, 2010
Comment: Thanks for so many great links!
Response: Thanks!
owl rated for Fabric ATC #6 on Nov 6, 2010
Comment: Cute Haloween ATC. I'm putting in with my Halloween decoration for next year. Well display in on an easle. Thank you
Response: Glad you like it! Sorry I did not get it there before Halloween this year! Thanks for the heart :)

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wolfeagle on Jan 16, 2012:


Thanks for being a member of the Granting Wishes group.

lepapillonvert on Apr 17, 2011:

A little bird told me that you love to swap

Fabric ATCs!

Sure hope that you'll continue to be a regular on the Monthly Fabric ATC Swap that I hostess.

Fabric ATC #12 is now posted on Crafting Queens. Please join the Crafting Queens group to participate.

Keep Creating & Happy Swapping!

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from The 'Crafting Queens' group~

TerryF on Dec 17, 2010:

I finally updated the rating I gave you for NFS: Matchmaker! #2 - thx for your patience. (";)

darcilena on Oct 4, 2010:

Thank you "Sew" much for the lovely matchbox! It's too cute...I was so busy today so gonna take a minute to look at the goodies inside. You're a gem!

OnceInABlueMoon on Sep 21, 2010:

Thank you so much for the FAB wish! Or I should say wishES. The fabric is gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous - and it'll be great in crazy quilt squares! The girls are at school right now, but will love the lip gloss - can't wait to give it to them! Many thanks for a generous wish-granting! Oh, and your site is fabulous! I went to the link where your tutorial got posted & commented.

ladyrn on Sep 17, 2010:

Hi-You are one of my partners in "Read and comment on your partner's profile"swap. What a mouth full. I love love love your profile. You have pretty much said it all. I love that you love sewing. I have done a little sewing, and a little quilting. I love to do it but have difficulties with it sometimes. I really was never taught how to sew so I am self taught. I have made some cute thing but not perfect ones. I would image everything you make is wonderful and great. I do love vintage items. I have a few here and there and I know I will find somewhere to put them. I love crafty things and trying to come up with cute little things. I like to collect all sorts of things like you do. Then I usually find a spot for everything. I don't care if things are broken or not, sometimes that's the best thing to put in a little craft place.
I do hope we are able to meet up in another swap sometime.
Take care and happy sewing to you. :)

Madsmom99731 on Sep 17, 2010:

Wow I loved reading your profile:) I am happy to read about anyone that is a fellow coffee lover, especially Starbucks!!!!:):) I envy you the quilting, it is something I have tried but have never been able to master:( I hope you have an excellent weekend and get to do a craft you enjoy!!!

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AutumnRain on Sep 17, 2010:

Read and Comment on Your Partners Profile Swap" Hello fellow sewing lover. Love your user name. I am a sewing fanatic as well but sadly with working 13 hour days and RN school I don't have as much time to do it as I used to. I saw that someone posted a comment that they no longer make quilts due to no-one to give them to...sad, as I can think of so many people that could use them, homeless shelters, nursing homes, womens shelters, etc. I do however, find time to make soft-sculpture dolls. If you haven't tried it you need to. It is amazing how the little dolls start taking on a personality of their own as you make them. You start out with one thing in mind and they come out entirely different. If you're interested Patti Medaris Culea has some great books on making them. Hope you're staying cool there in California, it is hot here in Florida as well the heat index was 105 with the humidity this past Monday...ugh, makes me miss the mountains even more. Blessings, AutumnRain

reauk on Sep 16, 2010:

Read and Comment on your partner's profile ! hello hope your well your a very busy person im also single mum i notice youra craft person im not a arty person i have tryed but im just simply no good , you have a very nice profile big hugs rea uk.

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