Swap Questions

1Are you crafty?
2Would you enjoy things like: Buttons, Ribbons and Embellishments?
Buttons yes – I have been experimenting with impressions in polymer clay.
Ribbons – yes the skinny kind, like I could use on cards (Sorry to be picky! I’d hate to get something and not use it!)
Embellishments – what is considered an embellishment? LOL
3Do you dye your own wool?
No, I don’t use wool for anything.
4Do you like to scrapbook or make homemade cards?
Yep – cards!
I tried scrap-booking, just couldn’t get into it.
I love to rubber stamp and a good friend turned me on to this craft. I made all of my Christmas cards last year - never mind that we were in the middle of a move and I never sent even ONE out!
Not to worry, I am going to use them up this year. I love making cards.
5What are your favorite scents?
Right now – food ones like strawberry, mango, peach, orange, cinnamon, etc.
I usually have a candle burning or an unscented tealight under a wax melter thing.
6Do you like stationary and cards?
Yes, I am addicted to stationary and cards. It’s probably a bad habit. LOL
7Do you like to sew or embroider items?
I do! I love to sew, right now I’m working on an apron for my Grandma. I haven’t embroidered for a while, but the last thing I did were a pair of pillow cases.
8Do you like beads?
I love beads.
I have seed beads, glass beads, plastic beads, big and small beads, weird shaped beads, silver beads, bone beads, etc. I have beaded since I was about 12 years old (WOW! I just realized that!) and my collection is actually rather small considering it’s been 15 years.
I am starting to use large, funky beads for a focal piece and then building around that. I’ve been looking around for a lamp worker so I can buy beads from them.
9What kind of candy do you like?
Peanut butter cups are my favorite. It started with being a craving when I was pregnant with my son - I never had a craving before that and once it was gone, that was it. But I still love peanut butter cups like nothing else. Weird I know.
10Do you like hand lotions or soaps?
Hand lotions, yes. Usually I get the small travel sized ones so I can throw it in my purse or leave one in the car. Even though it is humid here, I use lotion every day, I’ve heard that others don’t but that just isn’t me!
I also love lip balm - not gloss really, but just a balm. Particularly the Burt’s Bees lip balm, addicting I tell ya!
Soaps? I am picky about soaps so I usually say I don’t like them. LOL
11Do you like to wear costume jewelry?
Necklace, earrings, bracelets, etc. Yeah! I love finding cool and/or funky things to wear or even find something I can reuse into another project.
12Do you like to make/or use stitch markers?
Um, what are stitch markers? (That’s my answer.)
13Do you collect anything?
I do! Notepads, notebooks, journals, cards, stationary, baskets, beading and jewelery making supplies, materials and other crafting supplies.
I don’t think I have that much stuff, my “collections” are small, but my office (desk w/ computer and a little stand with the printer) is one of our bedrooms. It’s an office/craft room - oh I know, you can see it in my flickr badge, it’s the picture w/ the blue curtains in it.
14Do you have any allergies?
Smoke, food, fiber, pets, etc. Smoke is irritating to me, but I’m not sure I’m allergic to it? No to the others though.
15Do you have any hobbies?
Other than all the stuff I already talked about? LOL Yes, I love to read and write, I’m a regular at amazon.com, making my wish list, modifying my wish list, buying from my wish list, checking out new books, etc. I also love listening to podcasts, there are so many! I also journal, take walks and talk to my family. It’s tough being away from everyone I know, but that’s military life for you!
16Do you like scented or unscented candles?
It depends - scented if it is a votive or larger. For a tealight, either. I have a few large candle holders in my house - the holder itself is large but it uses tealight candles!
17Are you a fiber snob?
18Do you like to play cards or board games?
Yep, I love backgammon and card games. We have some other board games but haven’t played in months.
19Do you like neon colors, pastel, light or medium ranges in the color of the month?
For any color, I like pretty much any shade except neon. June is blue and I can say that I like just about any shade of blue.
20Do you like kitchen magnets or key rings?
Magnets can be awesome.
I found more questions at my swap partners blog so I grabbed a few of those too. I didn’t add all of them because they were mostly knitting questions, and I’m not a knitter.
1Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I have an Amazon one, I’ll get that link and update this post.
2What’s your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)
I don’t think I have one favorite scent, I love food smells for candles and even for bath products - I have an awesome body wash from Bath and Body Works that is I think vanilla?
I also love the smell of rain, fresh cut grass and a clean baby. LOL
3What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s?
Yes it can, I am a regular at ITunes, though I admit most of what I listen to there are podcasts. I have bought a few songs/cd’s from them but not that many.
What do I like - country and rock mainly, some mainstream but just some. I have been into what I figure is blues or a blues/rock mixture.
I am loving Marc Broussard these days, I’m going to see him in a few weeks here in town. I’m very excited about that!
4What’s your favorite color? Or - do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you can’t stand?
I used to have a few favorites - maroon, dark blue and a dark forest green. I had a great forest green carpet and maroon curtains in my bedroom a long time ago. Really, I think I am still attracted to those colors. They aren’t so dark they make the room feel dark, but rich in color.
But that’s for the home! As for wearing, I tend to stick to blues. LOL I just realized that! I do have a red or a pink shirt here or there, and I’m not afraid to try color, but I have yellow undertones so there are some colors that are just bad.
5What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am married and we have two kids - a girl 4 1/2 years old and a boy 2 1/2 years old. We also have a cat, we just got him a couple of months ago.
6Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
No, I haven’t for years! We lived in Washington for five years and it just never got cold enough. And now we are in South Carolina - ha, I WISH I would have a reason to wear scarves.
7Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
I do - if I have a use for it. And sometimes, I consider displaying, a use.
8When is your birthday?
(mm/dd) June 12. I turned 28 this year.
(Wow this is long!)