Crafted things I always love to receive:

  • Journals and journal covers
  • Magnets… all shapes and sizes, and the stronger the better!
  • Belts… leather, fabric, whatever.
  • Big grocery totes… I have plenty of the plastic bag size, but I need some big ones to hold boxed foods (crackers, cake mixes, etc)
  • Aprons… I prefer full aprons, but I wear half aprons too
  • Pin cushions
  • Reusable Swiffer and Swiffer Wet Jet cloths
  • Stenciled shirts… usually I wear a medium or large and like all kinds of designs, especially trees and super funky designs
  • Crayon, marker, and colored pencil rolls or organizers… I really need one to hold my paint brushes and one to hold my dry erase markers too
  • Hats and Scarves… knitted, crocheted, fleece, patchwork, whatever.
  • Key fobs & key chains
  • Anything made with polymer clay
  • Handmade soaps, lotions, and scrubbies… I don’t like the smell of patchouli but pretty much all others are fine
  • Hair accessories… headbands, pony tail holders, barrettes, hair wraps, scrunchies, bobby pins, I like them all!
  • Mineral make-up
  • Cell phone charms
  • Sewing machine covers… I have 5 sewing machines and have only managed to make a cover for 3
  • Guitar straps… I’d love a pink & black one, but anything to replace my solid black one
  • Purses and tote bags… I really need something with lots of pockets big enough to hold Logan and my stuff when we go to the creek
  • Coasters, placemats, cloth napkins, and tablecloths… my table seats 8
  • Coffee cup cozies
  • Camera neck strap covers… I’m not real fond of the slip cover kind, but I do use them.

Random things about me:

  • I’m a Guitar Hero and Wii addict
  • Actually I play a lot of video games… we have a Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Playstation, PS2, Sega, and Wii
  • I’m a proud fire fighter’s wife & mommy (my oldest 3 kids are cadets)
  • I love new things made from old things
  • I have 5 kids… a 14 y/o girl, a 12 y/o boy, an 11 y/o girl, a 7 y/o boy, and a 3 year old boy
  • I wear glasses and have pierced ears
  • I love to get things I can use as gifts for other people
  • I wear my youngest in all sorts of baby carriers
  • We have many pets… dogs, fish, a guinea pig, turtles, a horse, chickens, and a cat
  • I love things to help me keep organized
  • I sew, scrapbook, stencil, and paint. I also make jewelry, cards, rubber stamps and candles.
  • I have the supplies to make hand-stamped jewelry and accessories, but am definitely a novice.
  • I’d love to try etching glass!!!
  • I love to play games with the kids… Sorry, Life, Monopoly, Operation, Chutes & Ladders, Go Fish, Perfection, Memory, etc.
  • My favorite colors are purple, lime green, pink, black, and orange
  • I especially like corduroy, hemp, linen, and organic fabrics
  • I like fabrics with BIG floral patterns, bold colors, camouflage, and geometric shapes.
  • I like things that are funky, retro, goth, hippie, vintage, girly girl, tom boy, etc, etc, etc… I’m really not hard to please!
  • I like black & white cows, faeries, butterflies, mushrooms, owls, woodland creatures, giraffes, and gnomes.
  • I don’t like pastel colors, or anything with zombies, Spongebob Squarepants, or clowns!

Crafting supplies I never have enough of:

  • Diamond Glaze or Crystal Lacquer
  • Paint and brushes
  • Buttons… all sizes, colors, shapes
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Origami paper
  • Stickers
  • Bottle caps
  • Scissors
  • Strong magnets
  • Beads… all kinds, plastic, glass, seed beads, whatever
  • Fabric
  • Cardstock
  • Silk flowers
  • Felt
  • Machine & hand sewing needles
  • Thread
  • Yarn
  • Beach glass
  • Shells
  • Clear glass marbles
  • Narrow ribbon
  • Stamps
  • Ink pads… especially the kid friendly washable kind
  • Wire… for making wire wrapped jewelry

About my kids:

  • Shelby is 14 and her favorite color is purple
    1. she’s a proud nerd and “tree hugger”
    2. she loves to read, write, and draw
    3. she beads and does origami
    4. she also makes friendship bracelets and does hand embroidery
    5. she wants to learn to crochet and knit
    6. she plays the clarinet
    7. she wears a size 5 pants and juniors medium or large shirts
    8. ideas for her: bookmarks, stuffies, jewelry, poppet, dress up items, lounge pants, arm warmers, journal, messenger bag
  • Wyatt is 12 and his favorite color is yellow
    1. he likes fishing, hunting, and riding his 4-wheeler
    2. he likes anything camouflage or Chuck Norris
    3. plays with a lot of trucks & cars
    4. his favorite books are Magic Tree House books
    5. he collects pillowcases & pheasant stuff
    6. he wears a boy’s 12 pants and children’s large shirt
    7. ideas for him: bookmarks, dress up items (chef, karate, king), bendy folk, stenciled t-shirts, hotwheel playmat
  • Cassie is 11 and her favorite color is pink
    1. she likes to play house, dress up, and school
    2. she loves to play board games
    3. she wants to be a princess or teacher when she grows up
    4. she likes writing and drawing
    5. she loves to watch iCarly and Wizards of Waverly Place
    6. she wears a size 12 slim pants and children’s medium shirt
    7. ideas for her: dress up items (princess, fairy, aprons), headbands, poppet, journal, bendy folk, arm warmers, belts, jewelry
  • Lucas is 7 and likes the color dark purple
    1. he likes firetrucks and all things firefighter
    2. he enjoys playing in the dirt with his hotwheels
    3. his wooden train comes a close second to hotwheels
    4. he loves to ride his bike
    5. he likes writing and drawing
    6. he wears a kid’s 6
    7. ideas for him: crayon roll, i-spy bag, sock monkey, pencil & notebook holder, lap quilt, super hero cape, card table “tent”,
  • Logan is 3 and likes the color red
    1. he likes to stack things up
    2. he likes balls and trucks, especially firetrucks and ambulances
    3. he likes Wonder Pets , Yo Gabba Gabba, Dora, Diego, and Wubbzy
    4. he loves his pets, Bailey (dog) and Dixie (cat) are his best friends and they love him as much as he does them
    5. he wears a kid’s 3T – 4T
    6. ideas for him: boyish doll clothes, stuffies, lounge pants, backpack

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