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smallhawk

smallhawk
Date Joined: February 6, 2010
Last Online: April 16, 2014
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! I'm Kestrel. Yes that's my true birth name and I have lived in the Midwest US my entire life, save for a brief couple of years in TN. I love the mountains and the ocean, I feel at home there and hope to move back at some point in my life.

I graduated from college a few years ago, took a call center job to pay the bills, got married to my lovely wife, adopted 3 fantastic bunnies and am currently looking into continuing my education in order to get a degree in Elementary Education. I hope to work with students in about grades 3/4 - 8 at some point in my life.

My hobbies include knitting, basic sewing, letter writing, mail art and reading. I will knit just about anything BUT scarves. I love things in miniature and cutesy things. I am a HUGE fan of vintage stationery as well as odd stationery, Kawaii papers and aerograms. I also adore Koren diary/planners and all the sticker, stamps, ect to use along with them. I have several pen pals currently, but am happy to accept more if you think we would get along and enjoy corresponding and becoming friends.

My favorite books are the Harry Potter Series, the Hunger Games Trilogy, the Looking Glass Wars Trilogy, The Thief of Always and Alice In Wonderland. I love things that come in threes. I will try reading just about anything. I also love biographies, social commentaries and of course knitting books.

Currently, I am trying to get through a lot of the extra clutter in my space and craft room and get back to the basics a bit more. Preparing for a possible move and also just trying to keep myself limited so there is still workspace left after everything has been crammed into my craft space. :) So, I won't be upset if something doesn't include a lot of extras.

Things that Make Me Smile

Anything My Melody or Hello Kitty related. Sticker Flakes. Koren Planner/Diaries and the stickers, stamps, ect that go along with them. Awesome pens. Colored pencil art work. Rabbits! Mail Art. Stationery and Handmade Envelopes. Mail Art. Harry Potter themed goodies. Knitting Project Bags. Interesting and fun purses/bags. Handmade goodies. Interesting earrings and necklaces. Reducing, reusing, and recycling. Make believe and creativity.

Things I Would Not Like

Anything having to do with snakes. Seriously irrational fear and I have nightmares. Soaps, lotions, ect. We're a bit sensitive to that stuff around here and really, it's just better to request you don't include it. Confetti or small bits of things that fall out of a package when opened. The furry babies like to try to eat just about anything that hits the floor and these things can potentially hurt them which makes the world sad.

Ratings

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Jenny712 rated for Monster Postcard Swap #2 on Dec 19, 2012
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Comment: I will re-rate if I receive it.
Cesaria rated for I <3 Stationery - Letter paper #1 on Nov 13, 2012
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Comment: Thank you very much for the very nice selection of letter paper!
eileendoe rated for Typewriter Letter - November 2011 on Aug 1, 2012
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Comment: Yay, I received your nice letter and extra stuff! Sorry to see that your typewriter ribbon died (and don't worry, it's happened to me, too). I appreciate everything and yes, we do have a lot in common! I'd love to swap letters sometime...
Response: Contacted and send packet on it's way. :)
kayler00 rated for Home Sweet Home #2 on Jul 28, 2012
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Comment: so sorry for the late rating kestrel! thanks for sharing!! by the way i got your letter a few weeks ago and i will be replying soon =)
Newfie rated for Aerogramme writing on Jul 11, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely note on the sweet Aerogramme! It's my pleasure to write back. Expect a reply soon.
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Comment: Thank you ;0)
jgazin13 rated for Home Sweet Home #2 on Jun 30, 2012
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Comment: I love the photos! Thanks for sharing! :)
inkandpaper rated for Home Sweet Home #2 on Jun 26, 2012
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Comment: I envy your craft room. Thanks for sharing!
showniez rated for ♥Kawaii Lucky Parcel♥ on Jun 21, 2012
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Comment: Everybody deserved a second change and this time round I would like to say THANK YOU A MILLION for your package. This is wonderful!!! Thank u a million. I love the owl, very pretty and you made it by urself!!! I can say that you have talent for it :) Thank you darling :) Appreciate it
Response: Good! I'm so glad that you received it and enjoyed it! :)
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Comment: Thank you for all the beautifull paper! i like it.
HPLoveCrash rated for Tarot Deck Swap 2 on Apr 17, 2012
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Comment: Thank you!!!! So so rad. I loved my package.
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Comment: :) Thanks so very much for the really wonderful journal you put together for this swap!! I've read a few pages already and really like what you had done with it so far!! You've given me lots of new ideas to do with future journals. :) Thanks again and happy swapping!
Pikaboo rated for Notebook/Journaling "Penpal" Swap on Mar 2, 2012
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Comment: Love the notebook you chose and thanks for the extra one too! I'll be writing back soon!!
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Comment: Horrible partner. Didn't mark it sent until Jan. 15 (send date was Jan. 7). I contacted her previously and she said she just didn't have time to mark it as sent. That one got lost in transit I guess (though I have my doubts it was even sent...), so she resent and I got it to find the baggie was about 1/5 full with items, some bent up, some not even kawaii. I was confused as to what actions I should take as this was the first time something like this has happened, so I got advice over a few days about it before contacting her. I messaged her saying that the swap I got did not meet requirements and she replied saying she didn't have much kawaii, so no resend (why join kawaii swaps, then?)... I suggested she resend it later when she has more kawaii or send a profile-based baggie instead (as suggested when asking for advice). She got offended and fed up with it, saying it was out of line for me to ask for a profile-based baggie, as well as angry at me for taking too long to tell her I received the resend. She told me that swap-bot is about filling mailboxes and having fun, but NOT meeting the requirements is barely filling my mailbox and not fun in the least. EDIT: Swap says "Fill up a sandwich size Ziplock bag with kawaii goodies! No Disney, Morning Glory, Diddl, My Little Pony, Betty Boop, etc." Pictures of what I received can be found on my flickr photostream, showing that the bag is in fact no where NEAR full (Links: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaylinbrit/6853931853/in/photostream, http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaylinbrit/6853931571/in/photostream). Link to information on swap/this person: http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/89089
Response: I am not going to rant and rave here. If anyone wants to see the harassing messages I got leading up to this rating or hear my side of the story, I will certainly share. Swap partners like this are the reason I stay away from public swaps. You just can't please some people.
karli rated for Just Because - Etsy Gift (#1) on Feb 11, 2012
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Comment: Lovely, lovely! Thank you for the bunny printables and the gorgeous foxy journal! What a great swap! Karolina
Response: I'm so glad that you loved it! I have to admit, I was a bit jealous of both items. :)
Popsicle rated for writing supplies swap on Jan 16, 2012
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Comment: Thank you! :)
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Comment: TY :)
Sinop rated for 5 of letter sets swap #2 on Dec 24, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much! I really love the paper goods and the beautiful envelope! So wonderful:)
Response: Awesome! So glad that you enjoyed it. :)

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Comments

shortmommy23 on Feb 12, 2012:

Thank you so much for the mix of stationary for my January wish from my wishlist in the Wishlist Group. I love it all and can never have enough of stationary.

RainyC on Feb 1, 2012:

Thank you for my wonderful "handmade envies" and granting my January Wish !

pennyblack on Jan 31, 2012:

Thank you so much for all the adorable memo sheets, I love them! (January wishlist) - what a wonderful surprise in the mail this morning (o:

Mayje on Dec 2, 2011:

Hi! Thank you so much for the envie of cute papers for my November wishes. :)

renate on Nov 22, 2011:

thanks a lot for the cute envies for nov wishlist.

Margothecat on Nov 18, 2011:

Thank ou so much for the cute handmade envelopes for my November Wish List! That was a fun envelope to open :)

jannieb on Nov 18, 2011:

Thanks for the Nov. Wishlist group wish!

Vblarney on Nov 7, 2011:

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Marryth on Nov 2, 2011:

Thank you so very much for the gorgeous dolly sweater and dress/underskirt towards my October Wishlist - I LOVE them both! :) Thank you so much for thinking of me, and for all the love you obviously put into making them! ♥

ladyaries7 on Oct 22, 2011:

thank you so much for the owl themed stationery for my wish for the wishlist group! its so cute..i love it!

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