I am a Christian, happily married and have 2 great young adult kids who are in their early 20's...I am very blessed.
I work full time but am one of those who loves domestic things....cooking, baking, decorating. I enjoy creating things. I enjoy good margaritas and make a mean blueberry/blackberry one.
We have 2 corgis named Osa and Nigel and a bunch of happy go lucky African cichlids.
Good places to learn more about me: My swap blog is still current as I host a few swaps each year. The regular blog isn't current but it has a ton of my old creations on it.....I'm hoping to get back to it one day.
Please contact me if you haven't received a package.
I used to host a lot here but then switched to hosting on my blogs. I started swapping/hosting here again last summer. I don't host a lot of "flat stuff" swaps. My swaps are for creative people and meant to be outlets for that creative energy. Please don't join my swaps if you aren't willing to try.
I will be checking for filled out profiles and for no recent or unexplained low ratings. I do not have time to angel now because I work full time and feel that my swaps have plenty of time between signing up and mailing out.
I think it is reasonable to expect people to send nice items, not junk. I've recently given out 2 high ratings because I felt pressured to give a 5.
That being said, if someone sends you something that doesn't meet swap requirements or looks like crap (sorry) and you can tell they didn't try, then I will block them from further swaps. If any of you know of a swapper that flakes that you see has joined, please let me know privately and I will make adjustments.
I tend to host USA only during the school year and add international over the summer.
Starbucks Salted Caramel hot Chocolate Crochet Snowflakes
Colors: I like most colors. To wear...I am fair with reddish hair (going grey) and jade green eyes.
I lean toward warm fruit and veggie colors so check out the grocery store for inspiration....warm reds, all greens including lime green, soft yellow-oranges, golden, purples, browns. I love warm autumn tones and like metallic colors like bronze, copper and gold. I don't wear a lot of blue but DO LOVE TEAL...
I love Burt's Bees ORIGINAL chapstick but please only send it for cold weather swaps from about Nov-Mar or it will melt.
I love BUTTONS.....all kinds. Vintage are extra special. I have a thing for all garden critters along with mushrooms, turtles, tortoises, octopus, hedgehogs, snails, ladybugs, hummingbirds, song birds, owls, gnomes I love handmade aprons and tote bags polka dots, pretty fabric, buttons, bookmarks garden stakes for the yard, beads, ribbon, LSU and SAINTS Football Fascinators twinkle lights fluffy socks because my feet are always cold herb and flower seeds, cute cupcake liners (regular size) I love Mad Hatter Tea Party stuff. Fun HANDMADE pin cushions.
Yarn: I LOVE THIS YARN and YARN-BEE and Vanna White are good yarns, easy to find. I also like the new "cake" yarns with variegated colors in the skein! (please no wool b/c I'm allergic...I can do merino superwash)
For apron swaps:
I'm 5'2" and wear a small. Hips are 35" I'm short waisted so prefer flat front bistro style aprons with long sashes to wrap and tie in front. Pockets are cute.
I wear half aprons because full aprons NEVER fit. The bib is always too long and then I have to alter it
Reasons you would get a low rating: the swap was broken or dirty, if you flaked or didn't meet swap requirements.
As of 1/18/20, I will not change ratings if a swap does not meet requirements unless a new swap package is received.
I will always try to make contact before giving any low ratings or contacting the hostess.
PLEASE NO CANDY/FOODS AT ALL...I LIVE IN THE DEEP SOUTH AND IT MELTS.
I don't like things that smell like smoke or fruity/floral smells as I'm allergic.
baby colors like baby pastels or soft grey as it looks horrible with my coloring.
dirty/broken stuff/yellowing items/torn items. perfume. makeup. filigree or thread crochet (UNLESS IT IS A SNOWFLAKE) promotional bookmarks with advertising on them
I LOVE CHRISTMAS and HALLOWEEN and decorate a lot for both. I genuinely love handmade items if they are made well.
I collect snow globes and love anything related to Christmas...Santas, snowmen, Nativity scenes, nutcrackers, paper houses like Putz to display, birds, toadstools, pinecones and acorns. (I have 2 trees...one traditional and one woodland.) I also have lots of little trees decorated with only handmade ornaments. If you send me Christmas music, I prefer the old traditionals....Love me some Dean Martin and Bing.
I love vintage/vintage look Halloween decorations, fun Halloween signs and sayings, PUMPKINS, jack o lanterns, cats, black, orange, purple, silver, lime green..... I'm ok with cute witchy poo stuff but not creepy witches.
I love me some cute zombies, mummy dolls and Frankie!
Please note: Not into sugar skulls, I like the traditional stuff I grew up with...and I'm not into spell books because years ago I got one that seemed real and it creeped me out.
large bold modern prints,
Japanese import fabrics,
"pin up girls'
Garden gnomes by 'Heather Ross Blue',
50's sock hop/diner's type fabrics, polka dots, vintage kitchen or retro kitchen,
big 'in your face' type prints, kitschy, paisley in bright colors,
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