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sweettems

sweettems
Date Joined: September 7, 2011
Last Online: June 28, 2017
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 30-something crafty gal who lives with her hubby and large housecat in a split-level that can never stay clean.

I love to create/craft things (mostly sewing, crocheting, and ATC-ing), read, write, play computer games (love the Sims) and surf/shop on the web, and spend time with my husband. We like to travel when we can, especially to beaches. I love the ocean and hope to live much closer to it one day.

I tend to put a lot into my swaps. I always check profiles, so I seldom put together swaps until partners are assigned - I like creating things especially for the people they are going to. I always send, and put in in the box on time, so if you are expecting something from me and it hasn't shown up please let me know. I don't exactly trust the postal service - they've tossed my mail into the snow more than once!

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different music. From Journey and Def Leppard, to Evanescence and Linkin Park, and Katy Perry and Lily Allen. I love Ludo and Enigma, and most people haven't even heard of them. I also enjoy Enya and Jim Brickman. Basically I don't like heavy metal, country, or rap, but I'll give most anything else a try.

Favorite Books

I LOVE the classics. Shakespeare, Dickens, the Bronte sisters, Sir Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and so on and so forth. I loved Grapes of Wrath, but hated Of Mice and Men. A Farewell to Arms is one of my favorites, but I can't stand The Old Man and the Sea.

When it comes to newer works, well... I love them, too. I'm quite fond of Stephen King, though I usually don't go for sci fi. My husband and I love The Lord of the Rings. The Book Thief is great, The Help is great, Fried Green Tomatoes is great, I could go on and on.

Favorite Movies

It may seem silly, but I love Casper. I'll never be too old for that friendly ghost. The Addams Family and The Others are of a similar theme. I also love Ever After, The Phantom of the Opera, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing, Robin Hood (with Kevin Costner, and also the animated Disney one)... And I love Patch Adams, Catch Me If You Can, and just about any other movie with Robin Williams or Leonardo Dicaprio. Robin was a comic genius (may he rest in peace) and Leo is so talented - not to mention adorable.

Favorite Television

I love comedies, such as Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, and Big Bang Theory. I also like Downton Abbey, Lost, Fringe, and of course Game of Thrones. My hubby and I enjoy perusing Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO way too much. If you come across a great series on one of these platforms, let me know!

Favorite Crafts

I love to sew and crochet, as well as other misc. crafts, and I do so whenever I can. I've worked in bridal before, and I do bridal alterations at home - everything from simple hems to total gown reconstructtion. I usually sew clothing, but I make all sorts of things with crochet. I like to crochet while watching TV with my husband and I can take it with me when we go on trips.

I learned about ACTs through Swap-Bot and got hooked. Now I have a use for all the random items I hold onto. =0)

Stuff I Collect

I tend to collect in themes. I love the sky, the moon, stars, and rainbows. I love strawberries and wizards. And I love to collect snowflake ornaments. All snowflakes are unique, so therefore all my ornaments are different. I've also been collecting thimbles when we travel, but they can be hard to find. I'd love a thimble from your neck of the woods!

I've been collecting fabrics for a few quilts I want to eventually make (though I am terrible at them). So I'd love to do swaps for them. These fabrics are: - strawberries - snowflakes - moon/stars/night sky (especially sparkly fabrics)

Likes

In general I like cute and colorful, or classic and feminine.

  • colors: blue, purple, green, light pink, silver, and sparkles
  • animals: moose, cats (all types), bears (all)
  • yarn - particularly soft or unique yarn
  • fabric - the themes I'm collecting as well floral, polka dots... anything cute, really; or interesting fabrics; not too into fleece
  • sewing notions and supplies
  • all sorts of craft supplies and embellishments
  • decorative papers and cardstock
  • gluesticks and adhesives/tapes/washi
  • cute, fuzzy, or boot socks (not toe-socks)
  • scarves
  • frames
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • color pens
  • books - especially old or classic
  • cat-related items
  • moon/star/rainbow-related items
  • 80s cartoon-related items (Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, and Care Bears)
  • small lotions and chapsticks/lip glosses
  • jewelry - I prefer silver and rose gold (my ears are pierced)
  • nail wraps and embellishments
  • cross stitch kits
  • address labels (we've had such bad luck with color printers!)
  • stickers
  • stationary
  • cocoa
  • teas (I'm new to them but have been trying)
  • dark chocolate

Dislikes

I'm not too picky, and can always send things on to someone else, but these are some things I'm not a fan of:

  • bugs (except for butterflies)
  • sports
  • religious items
  • sour candy/food

Swapping Fun

I've got a some fun toys for cutting out images and embroidery if you'd like to do swaps or trades for cutouts or embroidered items. Maybe you need a name embroidered for something you're sewing or would like a custom vinyl sticker to place on your car's back window? If so hit me up and we'll do a private swap!

I've also got an Amazon Prime account so I love to do swaps with other members through Amazon and save us both some shipping costs.

Ratings

tcornell rated for ATC 2017 #24: Book Page -USA- on Jun 27, 2017
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Comment: I love your beautiful ATC. It would have been great with raffia, though its lovely with ribbon as well! Thank you!
mariewilliams810 rated for One Deco Book - June on Jun 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the cute deco! I'm sorta getting into Wonder Woman just as of late because I see her as such a strong female icon/role model. Your costume sounds great.
museofthemorning rated for Pick 6, send 3 on Jun 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you! Lovely package! I love the little animals! <3
Lucia rated for Ribbon Swap on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ribbons, Anna. Just my sort of thing.....and I love the ingenious way you packed them. :)
user3654 rated for Ribbon Swap on Jun 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all of the ribbon. The Hello Kitty and the glitter ones were my favorite, but I really appreciated the vintage rose ribbon, too. The way you sent them worked out perfectly.
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Comment: Anna, I got the postcards and will send them off on the next round. Thank you for the scraps of fabric, I am sure I will put them to good use. Shirley
aswope rated for ATC Found Image Swap #2 on Jun 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I love the images on these ATC's!
michelejeanne rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #78 (USA) on Jun 7, 2017
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Comment: Anna, thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile and make an atc accordingly! I just love this Minnie atc and you did a fantastic job! Outstanding!! Thanks bunches!
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Kvwanderlost rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #3 on Jun 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for everything Anna! :D
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Your Wonder Woman cosplay looks great!
urocyonfox rated for Oct = Apples ATC swap on Nov 8, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the atc and the stamps
greeneyes rated for Calling All Crafters! Craft Swap on Oct 5, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!!! The heart looked like it took a lot of work, and it's so cool!! And thank you for the extras you included! I loved the letter you wrote, too! You really made my day.
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and stickers (:
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Comment: This postcard arrived safely!
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Comment: Thanks for the extras.
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Comment: Got it!
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Comment: Thank you for pimping my profile valentines style but more so for the kind pm you sent. It meant so much to my aching heart. He is hanging in there now with a holistic caregiver of pets. Kaye
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Comment: Thank you!Happy Vday!
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Comment: Cute..thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 148 4 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
135 197 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
19 37 79 0
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Comments

rachelcdoyle on Sep 11, 2013:

rachelcdoyle on Jun 29, 2013:

rachelcdoyle on Feb 21, 2013:

rguldy on Feb 12, 2013:

Pimp my profile Valentine Edition

sissy on Nov 12, 2011:

Hi Anna, I will be sending you the vintage Christmas card swap., I hope you like what I send you. I don't know the sickness you are suffering from but I pray you improve and can get on with living life to the full again. from sissy.

aqmaine on Sep 11, 2011:

sweettems - I tried that link I gave you. It worked for me. I'm not sure what went wrong. I copied and pasted it from the message I sent you. Try this one. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/photogalleries/snowflakes/photo2.html

Paige1900 on Sep 11, 2011:

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for joining the N/N Colors of Halloween Swap!

LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I can't seem to get photos to post using image HTML tags. There must be something I'm not picking up on.

Anyhow, we'll try this again, for the Quickie Swap!

http://vandsunete.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/enya_2.jpg

LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I notice you're a fan of Enya, who I also quite like, not just for her music and performance style, but general sense of artistry and love of beauty. Here's one of my favourite Enya-related photographs, from "Only Time".

GinaMarie on Sep 10, 2011:

(Profile Comments- Quickie)

I thought that since you have two cats you might appreciate this! I have cats myself and I thought it was so funny to go through and know exactly what all these were about!

http://pics.livejournal.com/lucylou/pic/00117ts0

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