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Date Joined: November 4, 2009
Last Online: January 3, 2013
Birthday: February 25, 1981
Country: United States
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About Me

my name is mary-jean, i am 31 years old and i am an organic vegetable farmer, stained glass artisan, movie lover, slow food enthusiast, outdoorswoman, romantic, jill of all trades really.

i am a strong, hard working, hard-headed mama...whos not afraid to get dirty. i consider my self pretty awkward...slightly odd sence of humor. horrible public speaker.

i love anything earthy and natural. no cutesy stuff...

i love my partner, my dog, my animals, the woods, the water, movies, warm weather, goats, sheep, chickens, cows, ducks, owls, natural dyes, sewing, trees, flowers, cooking from scratch, making things from other things...

i am an avid reuser, reducer and up-cycler. i dont like to see anything wasted.

i love getting mail...and i like making others happy with thoughtful little gifts.

on my farm i have a mama and a papa berkshire hogs, 100 egg layers, 80 milking goats, 15 goat kids, 2 billy goat, 3 barn cats, 1 inside cat, and 1 dog!

i love warm sunny days the best...but i secretly wish for rain...so that i can stay inside and play in my studio.

i like swapping handmade items most of all.

Favorite Crafts

favorite crafts are...glass work, drawing, painting, finger weaving, crocheting, dying, clothing design, i love wearing clothes that i made myself, mosaics, sewing, applique, embroidery, beadwork, leatherwork, wood burning, framing, i love making windchimes with random things, macrame, flower arrangments.

i love mostly all colors...just not so much neon. dont really like plaids. pastels are ok...to make it easy on you...i will choose brown, green, blue and purple as my favorite colors...i like bold, dark, and beautiful...not really into glitter....and i like earthy and muted... and i dont mind sexual content...i actually love a nude human body. they make me smile.

DISLIKES FOR FABRIC: i really dont like christmas or holiday fabric...snowflakes are cool...solids bore me...neons scare me...and i dont like animated character prints. and yellow and white are my least favorite colors...

wish list: cool fibres, sewing notions, fabric, hand-made screenprinted items, beads ( no plastic), handmade jewelry (silver no gold), tiny simple silver or plated hoop earrings...i have about 10 holes in my ears...and i cant find little silver hoops to save my life...drawing pens, hemp, natural dyes....jeez...that was harder then a thought it was going to be...will add more as i think of things...

things i dont do so much are scrapbooking, stamping, knitting...unless its on the nifty knitter... i dont collect atcards, or matchboxes. even though i think they are terrific. i try not to collect things that sit and take up space...i have little space to start...along with some of you too...i like functional and reusable.

Favorite Music

you will find me listening to such bands as...the grateful dead, phish, midnite, bob marley, indigo girls, beta band, ani difranco, bob dylan, willie, xavier rudd, daivid gray, brett dennen, johnny cash...to name just a few.

dont like rap, or cursing, or yelling, or techno.

Favorite Books

i love anything written by michael pollen, edward abbey, joel salatin, gene stratton porter, wendell berry, barbara kingsolver

Current swaps

if anyone would like to do a private fabric swap just let me know...am always in need of different fabric.

I have finished the king size quilt top called light squares and dark squares...it has hundreds of little triangles. i told myself that this quilt would be the only one i would make...due to the years of handquilting that lay before me...but within 3 days of finishing i found myself starting to cut pieces for another one...hmmm...this next one is a log cabin style...i am using 2 1/5 inch strips...cause of all the awesome noodles i have been getting...so any thin scraps you have laying around in either lighter shades or darker shades...feel free to unload them on me...i would be happy to trade with you.

just a hint for when you are trying to distinguish between light and dark...if you squint your eyes while comparing you will see what i mean about light and dark...

if i can not use what i recieve in a swap i will pass it along to someone who i think can...i dont like waste.

Sad but true...flakers

@jolenegreen February Kindness swap. she was a newbie who didnt have enough swaps under her belt to join...i thought i would be nice and help her out and set up a private swap with her. after many weeks of saying she was going to send out ...i have still not recieved anything. NOTE: if you plan on swapping with a newbie...wait until you get your package first before sending to the newbie!

@4getmenot71 - fabulous fat eighths. flaked me on 6 fat eighths! ugh...who angels when its the coordinater who flakes? what has the world come to...(update)...fancygraphics thoughtfully angeled this swap for me...thankyou jane!

@twilightmom seed swap zone 5.
just disappeared

@bearslovers - seed swap zone 5 ...still never sent even after two emails.


phtbtmgrl rated for Snowflake Zendoodle ATC on Mar 11, 2011
Comment: Love it! Thanks!
dizzysgram rated for 'Up-cycled' ATC on Oct 17, 2010
Comment: Love the "quilted" ATC's. Very cute. Thanks.
kpatricialee rated for Hamsa Hand Zentangle on Oct 15, 2010
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! I love the magnet idea. I have it hanging on the post of my metal bed :)
Response: yes! so glad you like it! thanks so much for the great rating!
Comment: Awesome colors! Thank you! Isabelle has it in her room.
Response: thanks for the heart. iz can change the picutre if she wants...maybe a picture of her and her friends or something. i used a quilting magazine...so the color were nice and bright!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful notecards! I loved them all-especially the one with the flowers and cherries! Thanks again!!
Response: so glad you like them. they are some of my favorites. thanks so much for the great rating and the heart.
phtbtmgrl rated for phtbtmgrl+beenieb333+dizzysgram on Sep 29, 2010
Comment: Love it! Thanks.
Response: thanks sis! thanks for the heart.
phtbtmgrl rated for Papercutting ATC on Sep 25, 2010
Comment: I love it! The flowers are so pretty. Love the colors.
Response: so glad you finally got it!
collectedmess rated for Wannabe Foodie on Sep 17, 2010
Comment: lovely photos! thanks!
dizzysgram rated for 'Up-Cycled' Paper Envelopes on Sep 14, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the envies. You were right, cheesy crafts. Although, you can get some good jumpstarts from them. Or.... just use the paper for recycled envies! LOL Thanks!
Response: tons more envies to come...cant tell you how many cheesy craft books i have from past years. thanks for the great rating!
phtbtmgrl rated for 'Up-Cycled' Paper Envelopes on Sep 13, 2010
Comment: Love the paper! Thank you.
Response: thanks. theyre pretty interesting if you really look at them...theyre from earthfirst mag...the one with the pteridactyls eating the eggs is a little weird. haha.
phtbtmgrl rated for ZenDoOdle Notecard on Sep 13, 2010
Comment: Love it! Of course I'm never gonna use it cause it's so cool. =)
Response: will you remember to take a picture of it for me to post on flikr? finally got my new camera today..wooohooo! thanks for the heart!!
dizzysgram rated for phtbtmgrl+beenieb333+dizzysgram on Sep 11, 2010
Comment: Loved the ATC! Very pretty. Thanks for the autograph and the mag article! Could be worth some money some day!!!! LOL. Love you!
Response: my second attempt at papercutting...i just dont think its for me...i'll keep trying...but...i dont know. thanks for the heart!
perkl8r rated for Fabric Fat Quarter Request Line R2 on Sep 3, 2010
Response: thanks for the heart!
phtbtmgrl rated for Sun and Moon ATC on Aug 27, 2010
Comment: Love the ATC! I really like the drawing style. Thank you.
Response: i thought you would. looks like something you would do. thanks
phtbtmgrl rated for Fall Themed Notecards on Aug 27, 2010
Comment: Love them! Thank you.
Response: love mine too.... thankyou!!! and thanks for the heart!
jensquil rated for Zentangle mandalas on Aug 18, 2010
Comment: Wow!! It is beautiful!!! So perfect!!! Thanks for laminating it, I think I will put a magnet on the back and hang it in my classroom. : ) I have my students do zentangles and they love them. I would have loved to see your wool, but I would not have been able to use it, so I would not want to waste your wool. : ( Maybe you could send pics. What have you made with it? Where is Cresco? are you close to me? Anyway, thanks again, I love it!! : )
Response: thanks so much for the lovely feedback! that was exact idea i had once i finished it...MAGNETS!!! making smaller ones and attching magnets...awesome! i think i have some pics of my hand spun wool on my flikr...check out my profile...havent made anything with it yet other than hand spinning it into yarn...next step is dying it...with natural dyes that i find on the farm. :) super excited for that! i think i live like 45 minutes away from you...if youre ever up this way you should check out some of our farmers markets.
LeosMom4Life rated for Zentangle mandalas on Aug 16, 2010
Comment: Great Mandala !! Love it ! I also have a lamanator ! I love it ! Also thank you for the Zentangle ATC ! Great work !
Response: thanks for the wonderful compliments!!! and thanks for the great rating!
phtbtmgrl rated for Round Twinchies...Twroundchies? on Aug 6, 2010
Comment: Love them! Thank you!
Response: thanks for the heart sis!
Kimbeewa rated for Your Style ATC on Aug 3, 2010
Comment: I loved your zentangle ATC, it's so awesome!
Response: so glad to hear!!! thanks for the lovely compliment and the great rating!!!
enid rated for Charmed on Jul 25, 2010
Comment: Bonus! Two swaps in one! A great idea! I can handle this very well. Thank you and I really like all the charms that you chose. Hearts to you. Thank you again. Liked your card, too.
Response: thanks for the wonderful comments and hearts!

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RyeRye on Dec 22, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Crafting Queens group~

Tynkerbelle on Dec 22, 2010:

Happy Holidays from The Sharp Shooters Group


"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!" 
--Eskimo proverb

angkb on Nov 18, 2010:

Thank you so much for the box of goodies for the WTA #3! I love it all! A little bit of everything is right :) You went all out! WOW!

PS - I love that you have your own bees!

hippofairy on Sep 12, 2010:

thank you so much for the wonderful goodies for the A Little Bit of Everything group WTA #2! i love it all! i'm wearing the pretty bracelets right now! and the variegated floss is perfect! the buttons and beads will be fun to use, and the d-fuzz-it will come in handy this fall! the fabric flower brooch is cute and just my color! and thank you for sharing the bees wax candles you hand-dipped! :) i love that you have you're own hives! how fun! THANK YOU again for all the goodies!

BettyTurbo on Aug 17, 2010:

talk about a little bit of everything! thank you for the WTA goodies! they are all great little treasures and things i will put to good use, and my dog was THRILLED there was mail for him too, that was so sweet of you!

phtbtmgrl on Jul 22, 2010:

Thanks for the wool. There's a ton in that bag. Now I just need to figure out how to dye it. I'm very excited to start wool felting.

phtbtmgrl on Jun 15, 2010:

LOL! I was thinking the same thing about the journal. It was so cute, but I didn't want to fill up the pages. Hope you can find something cool to put in it. =)

phtbtmgrl on May 29, 2010:

Happy you like the stamps! I have made myself 12 stamps, LOL. So fun to make!

hollycm6 on May 5, 2010:

I apologize HUGELY for not thanking you for the stamps the day they arrived!!! :) How very rude, but honestly, it was unintentionally so. It was a lovely thing for you to do!!!

sewfun4u on Apr 30, 2010:

Thank you for the extra noodles! You so didn't need to do that but you did and that just makes you a really great swap partner :)

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