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Name: craftylittlemonkey
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Date Registered: June 03, 2006 08:56:58 AM
Last Active: April 25, 2019 08:31:37 PM
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Gender: Female
Location: Ontario, Canada
Local Time: April 26, 2019 06:45:07 AM

Brief Bio, News in Your Life, etc:
I am craftylittlemonkey, wielder of thread and glue, mom to 3 cuties. Our home is full of noisy kids, natural mess, chaos, creativity, big batch cooking, gardening, family dinners, and love. We live in a medium sized Canadian city that's fairly artsy and foody with good access to supplies, local produce, and culture. I try to stay active but I have some health issues that sometimes keep me home. Thankfully I have a dedicated crafting space and an amazing partner, my big red Viking, who makes sure I take time for myself in this life we share. I am a lucky gal, beautifully loved and extraordinarily happy.
I mostly craft from reclaimed/recycled/up-cycled/thrifted materials. I like to try new things, I'm always up for a crafting challenge though it can take me a while to tackle something unknown. Once I do I usually love it and add it to my repertoire for future gifts or swaps.
I do not sell my work. Some people are quite good at being both an artist and a business person and I genuinely admire that skill as one I don't and probably will never have. The fun for me is in the doing and sharing how to do.

Scrappy projects:
Fabric beads
Fabric made from scraps
Scrap fiber piano hinge bound fabric book
Decorated spool with fabric tassel
Journal cover pen holder
Tissue cosy with curvy opening

Recycled tshirts:
Baby bibs

Stuff made from old sweaters:
Quetzalcoatl, the draft devourer
Sweater monster how-to
Giant Sweaterpus

Teesha Moore style projects:
Teesha Moore pouch, quick version
Quicker version
2 hour start to finish pouch!

Freezer paper stencil
Felt ginger people
Stumpwork portrait with 3-D hearts
Winged key paper pieced pattern
Teeny weeny tiny felt mushrooms
Little felt mushroom forest
Reversible drawstring fabric gift bags
Little treat bags
Miniature plant

50 in 2017
50 in 2018
50 in 2019

"Always use the good beads, the good fabric and the good yarn. Life is too short to leave it waiting in stash." ~ Edel C

My Favorite Crafts To Do: I like to work with fabric, beads, embroidery floss, crochet, patchwork, clay, found objects, paint, mixed media etc to make things like creatures/dolls/dotees, wall art, patches, prayer flags, fabric beads, little purses and pouches, jewelry and brooches, minis, hand bound books, assemblages, and tiny little bits of le weird. I will try anything, really.
Crafts I Want To Learn: Pottery, ribbon embroidery, macrame, knitting, rug making, paint pouring, hot glass work, metal smithing.

My Favorite Projects Made by Me:
12 projects can be listed here
My Favorite Projects Made by Other People:
12 projects can be listed here

Current and/or All Time Favorite Bands: My little sister Genevieve Marentette
Current and/or All Time Favorite Books: Loving What Is by Byron Katie, The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith (excellent, possibly the best book ever written on the human diet)
Current and/or All Time Favorite Movies: I watch anything I find at the library.
Current and/or All Time Favorite TV Shows: We don't get TV or netflicks so I'm totally out of the loop. I did love that show Carnivle years ago, it was intensely beautiful.
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Personal Swap Availability:
Interested in Doing Personal Swaps: yes

What I Could Make For You:
Sewing, dolls and toys, weird little sculptures, small wall art, books, beading, jewelry, embroidery, crochet, ornaments, character sock monkeys, stenciled fabric (clothes, bags), anything stitched, little shrines, weirdness. I'm adventurous, make a suggestion!

What I'd Like to Receive:
KNIT SOCKS! Doll house miniatures, stationary, hand carved stamps, note paper, cards and envelops, fabric scraps, adult merit badges (see my pinterest), prayer flags. I have an old printer's drawer with all sorts of odds and ends on it, Im always collecting strange and wonderfully inexplicable found objects and crafted items for that. The openings are quite small.
Likes And Dislikes For Potential Swap Partners Or Just For Fun:
Things I Love:
Canadian Pennies! Recycled, reclaimed, remade items are faves. I adore Bob Ross, Jacques Pepin, Mr Rogers, Mr Dressup, & PeeWee Herman. I like googly eyes, I like all sorts of eye things (not gross ones!). I love woodland creatures, gnomes, mushrooms, chickens, snails, fish, frogs, birds, fruits and veggies, books, sun moon and stars, nature, leaves, earth magic, mythical creatures, earth tones, jewel tones, bright rainbow, sock monkeys, clowns and vintage circus, vintage Sesame Street and the Electric Company, The Point by Harry Nilsson, Teesha Moore, Gustav Klimt, Picasso, Dali, deco and art and craft era of design, cute, creepy, creepy-cute, ethereal, colourful, mysterious, morose, kid stuff, lots of things!

Dislikes, Pet Peeves, Allergies, etc:
I am not a great big huge fan of anything commercial, current TV or popular media related, cartoon, gangstar, overly religious or political, too creepy or gory, hip, trendy, or super cutesy though I do like cute. I don't like those inspirational words/sayings things, the project is usually just great without the text. I dont have allergies but Im pretty sensitive to the smell of smoke and fragrances too though some mild essential oils are ok. I understand about the different spelling between the States and Canada but I do appreciate it when attention is paid to that detail ;).
Organized Swaps Involvement:
number of successfully completed swaps = 98
number of swaps currently in progress = 2
number of unsuccessful swaps = 0

Swap NameSwap Start DateParticipation StatusOrganizer CommentsSwap OrganizerSwap Co-Organizer
Crafty Onesie/ Lap Tee Swap08/18/07POSITIVECompletely AWESOME swapper, even angeled for the swap!lasandrigreenapples
Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap R6 Halloween!09/23/07POSITIVE\\(^o^)/ Awesome Swapper! Great Communication. Thanks so much!novastarletIamSusie
Altoid Tin Theme Swap Round 910/15/07POSITIVEgood swapper!LuxieLou 
Xmas Ornament Round 310/16/07POSITIVEfabulous swapper!!!riario 
Mini Holiday Swap10/27/07POSITIVEFantastic swapper! Volunteered to be angel twice!!bruisedpeach 
Xmas Ornament in a Week Swap11/12/07POSITIVEAmazing, excellent, artistic, thoughtful swapper! She volunteered for 2 partners AND was an angel for this swap too! Thanks for everything!sundayafternoonhousewife 
Christmas Ornament Swap Thats Right Another One11/26/07POSITIVESent Early Great SwapperLovelyislacey 
Owl Swap Round 511/29/07POSITIVEExcellent partner very thoughful also an angel, which was wonderful. thanks for everything!sundayafternoonhousewifeiheartcapnhook
I LOVE MY POPPET SWAP01/14/08POSITIVEGreat swapper! co-organizerannamhudsonMonkeyThumb
OTT 1702/02/08POSITIVEGreat swapper, sent earlyHomerof2 
Gnome Swap Round 201/28/08POSITIVESent ontime. Extremely thoughtful swapper!iheartcapnhook 
OTT 1803/12/08POSITIVEGreat swapperHomerof2 
Craft for my Kid Swap!03/16/08POSITIVEgreat swapper! Sent an awesome package!superhookerslingmomma
ANOTHER Pin Cushion Swap Round 808/06/08POSITIVEgreat swapper!barbolot 
I Love Buttons Swap 208/28/08POSITIVEMarvellous swapper!Im Sew Sillytalyra
Dotee Doll Mini Art Doll Swap ROUND THREE09/20/08POSITIVESent three lovely Dotees, awesome communication.RazorBladeSmile 
Creepy mini art doll swap round 210/09/08POSITIVEExcellent Swapper - Pleasure to have in this swap - Cheers :)little green dragonflyOnthinice
Alice in Craftster-land 202/07/10POSITIVESent early - fantastic package! Great swapper!luckdragonohiodiygirl
Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap02/13/10POSITIVESent early, Great package and fantastic communication!bobbiemay 
I <3 Owls04/19/10POSITIVEGreat communication, early sendout, wonderful package!jennilocker 
Birds Birds Birds - Round 204/25/10POSITIVESent early, great swapper and great communication. Thx.Smmarrtsugaree
Monster Swap04/23/10POSITIVEGreat Swapper!whatthepuck 
One Tiny Sea Creature05/21/10POSITIVEgreat swapper!honeydtracethekat
OTET: One Tiny Embroidered Thing05/26/10POSITIVEGreat Swapper, sent early!goldfishpollywogBelladune
Potholder Swap05/19/10POSITIVEWonderful swapper; sent an awesome package!Mistress Jennie 
Woodland Creature Swap05/28/10POSITIVEWonderful package, great swap participant, completely spoiled me!!!aisy.:dollface:.
butterfly swap05/30/10POSITIVEsent early, great swapper, good communicationdarkangelwingz 
Yarnies Vs Sewists R207/10/10POSITIVEAwesome Swapper! Sent a Great package Early!PixieValklum78
One Tiny Polymer Clay thing07/03/10POSITIVEgreat communication, sent early!!sweetyetevil 
Teesha Moore Patch Swap01/03/12POSITIVEGreat swapper, 3 partners, sent early, thanksSilverMoonNilmerg
2012 Stash-Busting Resolution Dotees12/30/11POSITIVESent early, great swapper - thanks!Smmarrt 
4x6 Art Swap03/02/12POSITIVEsent late with comunicationBelladunealteredmommy
Yet Another TM Patch Swap- R602/26/16POSITIVEGreat swapper with great communication!craftADDchick 
One Tiny Unloved Creature Swap03/02/16POSITIVESent a brilliant package that made her partner super happy! Great swapper! grufflepuff 
Prayer Flag Swap Round 603/17/16POSITIVEBeautiful work!Wulf 
Topsy Turvy Doll Swap04/21/16POSITIVESent a beautiful doll, on time with great communication!Sarasmile 
Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 1006/16/16POSITIVEExcellent Swapper, sent on time. Made an awesome Monkey :)bobbiemay 
Stitched Mandala Swap07/05/16POSITIVEAwesome swapper!PromisedHeartbrk 
Craftster Card Swap07/15/16POSITIVEsent a beautiful card out on time, lovely swapperunderthemountainalteredmommy
Happy Mail Swap08/17/16POSITIVEGreat swapper! Thanks for playing!SonjaBoorackycoo
Slow cloth/Boro style patches09/18/16POSITIVEsent late with communication, two partners, great swapper and good communicationplayswithneedles 
Christmas Ornament Swap 201611/04/16POSITIVEsent early, great communication, had two partners, thanks for swapping!Onyxnox 
OTT 2401/03/17POSITIVEwonderful swapper. Sent on time. Good communication.gerbilgal 
Mixed Media Valentine Swap01/10/17POSITIVEAwesome swapper! Thanks for joining in!SonjaBoo 
Mini Quilt Swap01/09/17POSITIVESent a beautiful feather quiltHomerof2 
I Love Valentines Day12/31/16POSITIVESent a package full of love on time!lindyv321 
Dotee Swap Round 1401/27/17POSITIVEAwesome Swapper! Sent on time.whatthepuck 
One Tiny Snarky Thing01/28/17POSITIVEexcellent communication, sent early, catered so well to partnerblupaisan 
4x6 Art Swap February 201702/04/17POSITIVESent early and as always, a great swapper. Thanks!Smmarrt 
Yet Another TM Patch Swap R802/15/17POSITIVEGreat swapper! Sent early! Great communication!craftADDchick 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- March 201703/01/17POSITIVESent 8 great cards!rockingbearranch 
Assemblage Art Swap 202/24/17POSITIVESent super early and sent a great package!geekgirl1000100 
Mini Art Quilt Swap 802/28/17POSITIVEGreat Swapper, good communication! MareMare 
Felt Twinchie Swap03/16/17POSITIVEAwesome swapper! Sent fantastic stuff super early! Thanks!roler 
One Tiny Easter/Spring Thing03/16/17POSITIVE gala_apples 
Craftster Trading Card Swap #204/02/17POSITIVESent early and great cheerleader for the swapSmmarrt 
Curiosity Cabinet Swap Round 212/29/16POSITIVESent a wonderful angel package. Thank you for angeling!artsycandice 
I Love Monsters04/11/17POSITIVEAwesome swapper! Thanks for playing! kittykill 
Felt Twinchie Swap Round 205/24/17POSITIVEThanks so much for swapping!!roler 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- June 201706/01/17POSITIVESent 4 cute cards!rockingbearranch 
Yet Another TM Patch Swap R905/30/17POSITIVEGreat swapper with great communication!craftADDchick 
Adult Merit Badge Swap08/11/17POSITIVEAs always, it was a pleasure. clm is one of my favorite swappers!fatewineroses 
Felt Twinchie Swap Round 308/17/17POSITIVEGreat swapper. Thanks for swappingbec99 
OTT October Holidays 201709/10/17POSITIVESent early, great communication, great swapper!irid3sc3nt 
Weekend Trick or Treat Swap 201710/11/17POSITIVEThanks for the tricks and treats!kittykill 
Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap Round 810/03/17POSITIVEawesome swapper and angel!GatorWrangler 
Harry Potter Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Swap11/01/17POSITIVESent early, Harry Holidays!Mistress Jennie 
Holiday Altered + Mystery Matchboxes 201710/29/17POSITIVESent early! Awesome swapper :o)loves2experiment 
Secret Santa Wishlist and Charity Swap11/07/17POSITIVESuper Santa! Sent a unique gift package to EVERY swap participant before the due date.callunaSmeddley
Kid Christmas Swap11/09/17POSITIVEHad two partners, awesome swapperTheArtsyRaven 
Positive Affirmations01/15/18POSITIVEOrganizercraftylittlemonkey 
Hookers Only Swap - Round 201/07/18POSITIVEFantastic swapper; great comm; THANK YOU!Mistress Jennie 
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - January 201801/19/18POSITIVEGreat Swapper! Sent on time :)PerfectlyBohemian 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- March 201803/01/18POSITIVESent 6 sensational cards!rockingbearranch 
color in a box 201803/28/18POSITIVEThanks for playing! Awesome swapper! kittykill 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- April 201804/01/18POSITIVESent 3 fun cards!rockingbearranch 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- May 201805/01/18POSITIVESent 9 fantastic cards!rockingbearranch 
LGBT+ swap05/02/18POSITIVE gala_apples 
USE THE GOOD BEADS, fabric, yarn, etc.05/21/18POSITIVEorganizercraftylittlemonkey 
Halloween in June 201805/24/18POSITIVESent a great package on time! Thanks!kittykill 
Secret Santa-in-July Wishlist Swap06/15/18POSITIVESuper Secret Santa! Sent a gift to, oh, EVERYONE. Again!callunaSmeddley
Life is Berry Sweet - Strawberry Swap08/25/18POSITIVELovely swapper, sent early, crafted thoughtful package.Mistress Jennie 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- September 201809/01/18POSITIVE rockingbearranch 
Invite Your Partner Fall 201809/17/18POSITIVE kittykill 
OTT October Holidays Edition 201809/08/18POSITIVEExcellent Swapper. Sent Early. Great Communication. A++gerbilgal 
Weekend Trick or Treat Swap 201809/25/18POSITIVE kittykill 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- October 201810/01/18POSITIVE rockingbearranch 
Slow Cloth / Boro Patches10/18/18POSITIVEGreat swapper! Thanks for creating!JoyfulClover 
Twisted Christmas Swap10/22/18POSITIVEGreat swapper! Thanks for creating!JoyfulClover 
One Tiny Stuffie Round 1110/28/18POSITIVEExcellent Swapper. A++gerbilgal 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- November 201811/01/18POSITIVE rockingbearranchswap mod
Mini Prayer Flags09/22/18POSITIVE Smmarrt 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- January 201912/31/18POSITIVEorganizercraftylittlemonkey 
Little Good Things Swap11/24/18POSITIVEgreat swapper! :)thanatecalluna
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- February 2019 02/01/19POSITIVEorganizercraftylittlemonkey 
Dotee Swap 201901/31/19POSITIVESent a wonderful dotee late with excellent communicationThe Raging Sloth 
Positive Affirmations R202/20/19POSITIVEorganizercraftylittlemonkey 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- March 201903/01/19POSITIVEorganizercraftylittlemonkeycuriousfae
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- APRIL 201903/30/19IN PROGRESSorganizercraftylittlemonkeycuriousfae
Use The Good Beads, Fabric, Yarn, etc. ROUND 204/24/19IN PROGRESSorganizercraftylittlemonkey 

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