My name is April (yes, I was born in April) and this is my second annual birth-month swap! I'm 26 (or as I call it, 4 years to 30) on April 3rd. I live in Wisconsin with my gun-loving husband, hilarious 8 month old daughter, 2 crazy dogs, and got a new baby coming in August.
I'm in my last year of college for Art Therapy, I love knitting, crocheting, quilting/sewing (though I'm not too skilled yet), watercolor, scrapbooking and up-cycling for the most part. And when I have the time mixed media, collages, jewelry making, found art/crafts.
A few themes I generally love:
(any kinds of crafts/supplies inspired by these would be cool!)
-"Vintage" video games (Mario, Princess Toadstool, Tetris, etc..)
-ABC inchies or ATCs! An inchie for every letter of the alphabet, with no actual words used, but can use pictures that start with that letter (this is for my daughter, so it would have to be mostly appropriate)
-Cloth pads (I have a snap press, so if you just want to make them winged, I can put snaps on myself)
-ANYTHING for the kiddo: baby leggings, embelished onesies (size 12 month), felt food, stuffies, etc. (Thank you Noobina for a Stuffie and something wisty!!
-Fabric inserts for my mei tei. I made this awesome mei tei
in black, and the panels can be made with a fat quarter (and 2 strips of the soft side of velcro)
-Pregnancy goods, soft cloth nursing pads, tee-shirt extenders (about size L, really quick and simple from this tutorial
any colors), etc.
-Long, tubular rice bag, with added lavender for scent
-Pin up girl hand towels (see wists for examples)
-Swiffer (Wetjet) covers! Cloth/knitted/crocheted, anything goes!
-Anything from my wists http://wists.com/apriljean
-"postage stamp" (2.5 inches by 2.5 inch) fabric pieces, as many as would be equal value
-Plastic pom-pom maker
-Any quilting instruction books/patterns, the more basic the better
-Poppet "skin" fabric, enough to make 1 Poppet
-Needle felting starter kit
-Circular knitting needles (I don't know what sizes I have, so any size, any length)
-There are a lot of ravelry patterns I would want, ones that cost, so if you add me there (username: aprilnight) my wished for patterns are in my "favorites" if you have any to share, or want to gift any pattern, that would be sweet
-Black scrapook paper/cardstock
-A yard of "monster fur" type fabric
-Army/Deployment/Baby Girl/Cheerleading/High school scrapbook materials
-Back issues of Knit.1 Magazine (anything after Summer 2007), Crochet Today (except Aug/Sept 2006), Bust or Mothering
-I never met a chocolate I didn't like
-Rice Krispy bars (even the generic brand!)
-Aero bars (I will love you forever!)
-Any Hello Kitty scraps of fabric or paper
-Nag Champa insence
Thank you and Happy Birthday everyone!!