This page is for my swap partners over on Craftster or elsewhere on the Net. You know who you are!!! I love doing craft swaps but sometimes, I feel like I need extra info on my swap partner. I decided that I'd share info about myself so that others won't feel that way about me.
This is in no certain order. I just typed it up as it came.
I am seriously allergic to honey so please be careful about food items. I also have a strong dislike for smoke smell.
I'm a practical gal. I don't do knick knacks or anything that sits on a shelf. However, wall art is good, very good i.e. I have some bare walls in need of attention.
Personal Favorite colors: jewel tones (especially a deep eggplant purple and dark teal lately), gold and earth tones, I prefer cream or parchment over a pure white.
Bedroom colors - taupe, forest green and burgundy
Main bathroom - taupe with black and cream accents, Japanese themed
Kitchen - medium brown, cucumber green walls and black accents
Living Room - cream, greens (darker shades), rust and black accents
Daughter's room - cornflower yellow, pink and cream
Least favorite colors: neons, pastels (used as primary colors), yellow/pink/orange used as primary colors, I can tolerate those last three for very light highlight colors, but that's about it.
Favorite patterns - a repeating leaf pattern, wide stripes, plaid in my fav. colors, subtle patterns as opposed to bold "in your face" styles
Least favorite patterns - paisley, gingham, skull and/or crossbones, anything car, motorcycle, or John Deere related
Favorite themes: (All of these need to be family friendly. I have kids and a conservative husband.) Japanese and Middle Eastern cultures, nature (not cutesy forest animals though), Buddha, astronomy and constellations with Orion being my favorite, mythological creatures, classical Winnie the Pooh, Celtic knotwork,
Themes that I can't stand: punk, goth, emo, vampire/werewolf, cutesy/kawaii, anything Disney, zombies or anything normal that has been zombified (leave those poor gingerbread men alone!), girly/lacey/frilly,
~Wall art in your favorite medium
~Embroidery for my Hoopla Wall or my Daughter's mini hoopla wall
~Artwork or Hoopla for my class room - Lots of possibilities here!
~Stenciled t-shirts (adult large, prefer men's style shirt w/o a pocket, cap sleeves look horrible on me)
~an altered zip up hoodie
~earrings - I prefer small danglies, not super danglies, post or fish hook is fine.
~a hanging earring holder that matches my bedroom or bathroom
~heavy duty pot holders - we cook a LOT with cast iron so it needs to be well padded.
~handmade ceramic coffee mug
~snack bags for carrying mid morning munchies to work
~an oversized cowl, big enough that it can double as a loose hood would be WONDERFUL!
~crocheted/knitted socks or slippers (size US 7.5)
~headbands, barrettes or hair clips
~headwarmer like a panta
~a full kitchen apron w/ pockets for me - I'm a shorty so ask me for measurements!
~handmade Christmas ornaments - I love quirky, comical ornaments. Nothing religious please. There's no such thing as crafting too early for Christmas OR having too many ornaments. ;)
-ceramic or wooden trivets
Supplies that will always make me smile
embroidery floss - I prefer cotton or silk. That rayon stuff is the devil! I would love to try a skein or two of the glow in the dark DMC though.
Disappearing Fabric Markers - I go through these pens fast.
zippers in all colors and sizes - reclaimed is ok with me
sewing thread - I have plenty of reds and greens but any other color would be great, even black and white which I run out of the fastest.
pretty fabric bits (under 1/4 yd is fine) - I want to make some mini wall art quilts.
Sculpy clay! I've just started working with this and it is SO much fun! :D
Other cool non-crafted things I like:
herbal teas- My fave teas are mint, berry zinger and chai.
cool ink pens
fine point sharpies - I LOVE permanent markers! I'm also trying my doodling hand at zentangle!
cat nip toys for my furchild