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Date Joined: March 16, 2011
Last Online: June 7, 2016
Birthday: May 20, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 29 year old woman, 3rd child of 6 (3 sisters, 2 brothers), mother of my beautiful daughter, auntie to 5 boys, and girlfriend of 10 years to my delightful love, Ian.

I love having a large, loud family that also crafts along with me. I bought my own home in 2009 and have been slowly decorating it.

I am interested in crafting. I love to DYI and refashion clothing into something that I can rock.

I love all colors but my total favorite is Pink! I guess you can say I am a girlie girl. I love wearing skirts and dresses-- the more ruffles the better.

I volunteer with a local rabbit rescue group. I have 4 bunnies right now.

If you have not received my package yet, PLEASE SEND ME A PM BEFORE YOU RATE ME SO I CAN DO SOMETHING TO FIX THIS!!! I send everything out within a few days of getting swap partners so please let me know asap! I'm NOT a flaker and would really love the chance to fix the problem!

Favorite Television

Favorite Movies- I LOVE movies and TV shows!! I own a lot of DVDs and BluRays. Some of my favorite movies and shows of all time are listed below.

• Star Trek Original Series (Especially Spock!)

• Battlestar Galactica (What the frak, Starbuck?!)

• Labyrinth (Rawr! David Bowie and a great story)

• Ever After (Who doesn't love love?)

• 10 Things I Hate About You

• Funny Face (Fred Astaire. Wonderful!)

• Mad Men (sigh)

• Daddy Long Legs

• Kate and Leopold

• Thumbelina

• Beauty and the Beast - The TV series. Remember it? with Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Richard Partlow, Linda Hamilton... check it out @ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092319/

• Sabrina (Love the remake. Original is lovely too.)

• 500 Days of Summer

• High Fidelity

• How I Met Your Mother (Niel Patrick Harris rocks my bobby socks clear off)

• True Blood (Meow! Hello, Alexander Skarsgard!)

Favorite Crafts

Favorite Crafts I crochet, sew, paint, scrapbook, quilt…. and so on. I love crafty things. I love trying new crafts so don't worry if I didn't list something here that you think I should try!

I wish I knew about hand-carving stamps. They are so beautiful and fun-- I want to learn more on this next! Do you hand-carve? Any tips, tuts, or examples would be lovely. Where do you get your supplies at a reasonable cost?

I recently decided it was time i took control of my life. Last year, I went from a size 34 Women’s clothing to a size 12 so I am really focused on refashioning larger clothing to fit me again. If you have patterns to make dresses, tops, etc—I would LOVE them.

For Crafty Swaps I Like:

• BUTTONS. (Sewing kind) I have an unhealthy obsession with buttons

• Beaded Ribbon or Trim

• Yarn! I love playing with different textures and fibers. Hand spun is gorgeous. I love color and variety in my crafts so no worries there

• Cotton Fabrics. Mostly patterned. I am not a fan of "country" styles. I like contemporary and modern. I love paisley. I love graphic prints. I love tonal pieces too. I love jelly rolls, charm packs and layer cakes and would be happy to inherit your leftover strips/squares.

• Japanese Fabrics; Kawaii styles (fruits, animals, fairy tales, etc)

• Wool and Acrylic Felt Sheets/Yardage (all colors).

• DMC Cross Stitch threads in different colors

• Patterns—crochet, sewing… whatever

• Denim - i am working on making a quilt so some up cycled denim would be great

• Scrapbook supplies in Black/White/Pinks - I am working on a all black, white, pink project so embellishments for that would be awesome

Favorite Music

I have pretty eclectic tastes, and my favorites vary. I love to have fun and dance. I love all music-- country, rap, R&B, pop, swing, classical..... I love to sing so something I can sing to is always nice.

Favorites: Placebo, Incubus, Taylor Swift, Our Lady Peace, Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, She Wants Revenge, Garth Brooks, Ke$ha

I love musicals (Rent, Guys and Dolls, Wicked, Avenue Q, Chicago, Phantom... the list goes on)

Favorite Books

I like to read romance novels that deal with knights and scottish/irish clans. I love books that are like bubble gum-- fun and flavorful but with little to think about while reading. One of my favorite authors is Nora Roberts. I like stories with unicorns and faieries. I have read the Twilight series and enjoyed it. Right now I am reading Wicked. I like craft magazines, they give me so many ideas.

General Likes

• BUTTONS (you know... like the kind with holes or back shanks that you put on clothing; NOT the pin kind)

• Bunnies. I have 5 so you can't go wrong with a bunny something or other

• Crafting supplies (zippers, trim, lace, ribbon, chipboard, brads...)

• Fabric

• Bags- all shapes and sizes though large are my favorite

• Long necklaces and dandling earrings

• Pink glittery things!!

• Princess things- crowns and tiaras

• Store and Handmade Kawaii - amigurumis, plushies

• Fairy Tales

• Ice Hockey (Philadelphia Flyers and/or generic)

• Irish-pride things

• fleur-de-lis

• Hearts, stars, polka-dots

• Peanut butter!! White chocolate, milk and dark chocolate too. You can't go wrong with Peanut Butter, though.

• "Animals" I love: Small yappy dogs, penguins, turtles, horses, bunnies, monkeys, dragons, unicorns, unusual animals like duck-billed platypus, etc

• Ruffles!

• Nerd gear. Video games, math, sciencey stuff, internet mems, robots, LOLs, sci-fi movies/television

• Colors - I LOVE Pink, but I also can get down with most colors. I love fun color combinations like red, orange, and teal. I love that contrast. I can't think of a color that I do dislike-- I can make it work. I love colors that are bright, muted, or pastels. I love yellow, orange, purple, blue, green, red, black, brown, grey, cream.... I am very easy to please :)

• I collect alcohol corks! Wine, beer, campaign. You are practically guaranteed a heart if you send me some :)

• I love sarcasm and subversive themes make me smile. (see: http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/ for more info on what I mean)

• I love vintage pinup girls.

General Dislikes

• Dirty / Broken Things

• Rats, gross bugs

• Coffee/Tea - Love the smell but don't really drink it ever

• Religious Stuff - I respect religion. I love a happy buddah and spiritual items but I try to stay away from religious items as a general rule.

• Teacher/Reward Stickers...Smiley Face Stickers

• Loose glitter (Soooo messy so if you send it, sent it contained in something? Otherwise I am a big glitter fan!)

• Anything sports related (with the exception of ice hockey)

• Bracelets. I don't hate them, i just rarely wear them!

I think I am super easy to please. Just PM me with any questions!


Artistic rated for Bookmark Swap on Apr 22, 2012
Comment: thank you.
knitmom7 rated for FPC : Baby Girl Sandals on Feb 11, 2012
Comment: She has mailed twice and I still don't have any sandals!
Comment: Hi! Sorry about the lateness of this rating. I've been very depressed the last few weeks but I'm back now. Thank you so much for the great assortment of fibers. I really like the feathery ones! This is my 2nd one- you'll love it! thanks! jen
Comment: I ♥-ed the choices you sent! Awesome awesome awesome- can't wait to create! Thank u!
Response: I can't wait either. Waiting for all the packages is a little like torture. I want to wear my scarf! Glad you liked what I sent!
Comment: lovely fibers thank you very much! i am very excited to make my scarf!!
Comment: the kitties love your pkg but I managed to get the feathery bits away from them in time. (note to self-- dont leave pkgs on the countertop)
Response: Awww kitties! For the record, my bunnies tried to attack the trailing bits of yarn too. Hope your scarf survives their play time!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of yarns and fibers. I am so excited about assembling my scarf and seeing the finished product! <3
Comment: Thanks for the great variety and I loved that a lot of it is my favorite color blue. Like you I can't wait to make my first rapunzel scarf =)
dkay rated for Winter Rapunzel Scarf - International on Dec 13, 2011
Comment: Terrific package! Thank you so much!
Comment: Oh man--what gorgeous novelty yarns! Thank you!
Comment: GREAT fibers, etc.! thanks for extras!
Azhuresjewels rated for To Do: DIY on Oct 4, 2011
pandorasxbox rated for To Do: DIY on Sep 26, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the great links! I especially love the mini top hat- I want to have one for Comic Con, so now I can try to make my own!
Azed rated for To Do: DIY on Sep 21, 2011
Comment: Love them! Thanks Shanny! Sorry about rating so late.
angel925 rated for To Do: DIY on Sep 20, 2011
wintergarten rated for To Do: DIY on Sep 20, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ideas! :)
Lima rated for To Do: DIY on Sep 20, 2011
Comment: The sock dog how to was terribly cute! Thank you for your links!
AdorablyDead rated for To Do: DIY on Sep 19, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the linkage! I've been wanting to learn how to sew and I'm still new at it, so now I have projects and motivation. :p

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TC on Nov 2, 2011:

Sad that you cancelled the bapron swap. :( I had mine all ready to send out.

RyeRye on Sep 15, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

racheljohnson on Jul 11, 2011:

I just featured your Fun with Mug Rugs swap on the Swap-bot blog here. Thanks for hosting a great swap!

wolfeagle on Mar 23, 2011:

OMGosh...those peppermint patties look delicious!

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