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Date Joined: June 25, 2011
Last Online: January 27, 2014
Birthday: December 4, 1966
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Lisa, I am a 46 year old mother of 2 boys ages 10 and 6 years old. I live in Columbus, Ohio and I recently have become a nurse as a second career but have worked as a cosmetic chemist for the past 15 years, (well maybe third or fourth career).

Over the years I have dabbled in many different arts and crafts. I have made art glass windows, beaded jewelry, embellishment on boxes and furniture, Sewn clothing, costumes including historical Viking and Italian Renaissance and will be working on a Charles Dickens era dress and wild west outfits for the family. mini quilts, crafts and about anything else that I can stick under the presser foot.

I have a collection of old sewing machines Singer, White and Pfaff that are mostly treadle, but some electric. I also happen to own a Consew… although I have never used it.

I also have 2 kilns, and 4 knitting machines (that includes a Passap). I think this qualifies me as either a hoarder or well stocked crafter. But I do not have a lamp to make glass beads, floor loom, a spinning wheel, sheep or alpacas. I probably won’t have honey bees, but will talk Bill into keeping those. I love the honey and they wax would be great for lip balms. Although I would love to have goats, so I can make cheese.

I am a “soaper” and my forte is cold process all vegan soap. I also make lotion, lip balm and soy candles. On a rare occasion I will make other personal care products, perfumes, bath bombs, balms, scrubs and facial creams.

Thrift stores can be fun, although I am not a garage sale fan.... but I love going to auctions. I Especially like estate auctions. I have gotten some awesome sewing stuff at auctions. I also like tea cups, linens, all of the girly house stuff.

Favorite Television and Movies

We finally got a television last Christmas. I am more of an internet junkie. I like the instant gratification of Netflix. I also like being able to watch man episodes in an eveing. So my most recent favorites have been Fringe, Revolution, Orange is the New Black, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad.

I love Movies. I love movies so much more than television. I typically am drawn to science fiction or conspiracy theory movies. I like adventure and guns with explosions. I am not so much in to the chick flicks. I am probably the only woman who didn’t like pretty woman. I also like quirky dark comedies. A few of my favorites are Enemy of the State, The golden Compass, The Hunger games, and The House of Yes

Tea and Me

Black teas are my favorite. Second - herbal teas then green. Then everything else. The only flavor I do not care for is pomegranate.

Favorite Crafts

Things I do... ... stuff I make: I have made soap for the past 15 year, and on a whim I may make other personal care products or bath treats. I love to sew, some paper crafts, jewelery making with cultured pearls. My newest is book art bookbinding.

Themes I like: Animals: Squid, octopuses, camels, elephants, bees and birds

Colors: I love reds, robin’s egg blue, chocolate brown, and ballet pink. Natural or muted tones are typically a safe bet..

My favorite perfumes right now are ♥Bond No. 9 Chinatown and ♥Dior Addict: Fresh. Oriental scents.

Other odd and unusual stuff I like: ❤ Anything Yoga Related ❤Anything with sushi, ❤ Anatomical anatomy parts (like the old etchings from grey's anatomy – I am a nurse) ❤ Alice in Wonderland especially the original illustrations ❤ Edward Gorey, ❤ Coop ❤ Shag. ❤ Mexican Sugar skulls ❤ day of the dead and Frieda Kahlo. ❤ Chinese The Eight Immortals or anything with Dim Sum ❤ Birds ❤ Folk art ❤ Indian henna & bindi ❤ Scandinavian style function and form, ❤ Botanical illustrations (especially Besler). ❤ I am very drawn to red toile and red striped ticking that so very French country style ♥ depression though WWII (1929 - 1945) style.

Things I love to receive: ❤ Handmade things I don't make! ❤ Useful household items: ❤ embroidered flour sack towels ❤ potholders ❤ place mats ❤ potholders ❤ cloth napkins ❤ magnets ❤ handmade journals ❤ re-useable handmade shopping bags ❤ knit or crochet washcloths ❤ well pretty much anything knit, crochet, or woven ❤ funky cards ❤ one day sewing projects patterns ❤ Recipes that are nearly homemade ❤ Recipes that include a cake mix or crescent rolls as an ingredient ❤ decorated clothes pins ❤ Anything Yoga related ❤ Handmade, Handcrafted: homemade stuff

Beyond that I have no idea, I am pretty easy to please and

Not so much~ neon colors, purple, wedgewood blue, mauve, hunter green. Hello Kitty, primitive decor, Betty Boop, or really any cartoon stuff including the hot Japanese trend.

for a while I am sure I will be updating and adding more... last updated 07/06/2011 1404

Things I would like to Learn

❤ Learn to Spin and dye yarn ❤ Make Goat Cheese ❤ Blow Glass ❤ Make Lamp work Glass Beads ❤ Learn to Weave Baskets ❤ Learn Tattering ❤ Bobbin Lace Making ❤ Weave on the Large Floor Looms ❤ Tie-Dye T-Shirts like the Professionals ❤ Make a Yo-Yo quilt ❤ Rehab a little airstream camper ❤ Learn the Passap ❤ Make One Quilt that is adult sized ❤ Flavor Honey ❤ Pysanky Eggs ❤ Raise chickens for eggs and meat


I have no known allergies: Rx Food or environment.

Stress Relief

In the past few years, my life has gone though a number of big changes. Including but exclusive going back to school to become a nurse. So I do a lot of yoga... Lots of vinayasa and ashtanga.


Nightenbelle rated for Make your own Jewellery! on Feb 24, 2014
Comment: The earrings were beautiful. Sorry for the delayed rating. Thank you.
Pouffia rated for Craft Journal Swap #1 on Feb 4, 2014
Comment: I'm sorry but I have to rate you a 1. I never received anything, and since this is a round robin swap I angeled a journal for you in swap #2 though on the condition that you'd do a token re-send. That was early January. In the meanwhile I've tried establishing some sort of conclusion or agreement, especially because you're going through some things, but in the absence of an answer I have no choice but to rate you a 1. It's been 2 months since the send deadline.
Comment: Thank you for the great teas!!!
pammykn rated for Calling all tea lovers in the USA!!! on Nov 19, 2013
Comment: I believe I hit the Jackpot w/ the Early Grey Tea variety! Thanks so much. I've never seen the McCartney one before. I will be enjoying quite a few cups of tea. Thanks!
ladeebug rated for Best of Craft on Oct 24, 2013
Comment: Lisa, if I could give you 2 hearts I would.! The book is beautiful, I love it. I love books you know.I don't know what coptic means, I tried to look it up in dictionary. Guess my dictionary is too old. But it looks like you made the paper with the leaves embedded in it. Lovely. I it very special and I will cherish it. Thank you fellow Ohioian. Marcia
Response: Marcia, Thank you. I read that you are a book person, so I am glad that you liked it. The paper is handmade(not by me) and yes those are real leaves in the paper. Coptic is the chain linked stitch that I used to sew the pages together. I like it since it is very durable but the book will also open flat. Much easier to write in. -Lisa
Pouffia rated for Recipe Journal Swap #1 on Oct 15, 2013
Comment: I got your journal! It is such an inviting book. I can't wait to stick a few recipes in. You asked for family recipes. I definitely have those! Happy swapping :)
Response: Thank you, Knowing that this swap was international, I hand bound a book that fit the criteria, With paper heavy enough to hold up to glue and being sent around the world. ♥ Lisa
Comment: Thank you for all the black teas. I was able to put them in my purse and take them to school and work. And I also have a new favorite! The prince one, so good!
Response: You are very welcome! :)
Iris rated for 100 RANDOM QUESTIONS on Apr 5, 2012
Comment: I'm so sorry it tooks this long to rate!
bythelakemom rated for Send 1 Postcard #3 on Dec 2, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the card. My son lives in Granville.
coffeegirl18 rated for 100 RANDOM QUESTIONS on Dec 1, 2011
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Ah, Nassau..last time I was there was a couple of days before the straw market burnt down back in 2001. It was also the first place I ever went snorkeling...loved it so I had the scene tattooed on my arm. Thanks for a walk down memory lane and thanks for the PC.
Comment: Thanks, Bahama Mamma -- er, Elizabeth! Got your card just fine. SO much nicer than bills in the mailbox, eh??
Comment: Love the PC :) Im so jealous you got to go to the Bahamas!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful PC... I also just got back from my vacation... and I went to Niagara falls and brought back PCS from there.... lololol Happy Swapping..Pat
City700 rated for Facebook CITYVILLE FRIENDS NEEDED... on Sep 29, 2011
Comment: =)
Chezzy rated for Facebook CITYVILLE FRIENDS NEEDED... on Sep 23, 2011

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summerhawk on Aug 16, 2011:

Wow, you make historical Viking clothes? Are you in SCA? :) Does your blog show some of your work - I'd love to see what you do.

TerryF on Jul 26, 2011:

…to the Nuts for Sewing Group!

HoneyBadger on Jul 10, 2011:

Good to meet you, and I hope we can swap together some time soon!

LINDA50 on Jul 9, 2011:

Welcome to swap-bot! I hope you love it here.

Carolinev237 on Jun 29, 2011:

Welcome to Newbie Niceties x

BotanicalBath on Jun 27, 2011:

Gypsy, it was great chatting with you this afternoon!


cobaltgypsy on Jun 27, 2011:

Hi! Nice chatting with you! blessings, Gypsy

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