Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2019 5:39 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: August 17, 2019
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
My Etsy Store
Studio Instagram
My Pinterest
My facebook
Shop Instagram

About Me

I am a mom first, to two beautiful girls. My oldest is 14 and a freshman this year...I am still not sure how that happened so fast! My youngest is 12 and in the 7th grade. They are as different as night and day, My oldest is a sporty girl, a deep thinker, a reader, a writer and an old soul. My youngest is talkative, outgoing and gregarious. She loves to dance and perform, and be creative. I have been a single parenting parent for the last 9 years when my husband, my college sweetheart, suffered an accident that has left him in coma since then. I volunteer in our community and belong to several philanthropic organizations, including a mother/daughter one. I have an online store where I sell fabulous supplies and luxury trims, boutique goods and whimsical jewelry. .

My Crafty Life

Paper Crafts, Cardmaking, Sewing, Jewelry Making ( I make jewelry from reclaimed vintage findings, Swarovski Crystal, and Vintage Buttons), Holiday Crafts, and Mixed Media. I love all things vintage, and if I have a common theme in the things that I make it is that they all either contain something vintage or are vintage inspired. If it is paper arts, I probably have thrown some vintage sheet music or old wallpaper in the mix. If I am sewing I am probably trying to salvage the remains of some vintage textile I have drug home. Some things speak to me right away, and others stay with me for many years before they find their voice.

Favorite Music

  • My Eclectic Music Taste; I love oldies, classic rock and country. Bon Jovi, Faith Hill, CCR, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Trisha Yearwood, Tracy Chapman, Big and Rich, Toby Keith, Black eyed Peas,Alicia Keyes, Patti Smith, Tim McGraw, Huey Lewis, Meatloaf, The Big Bopper, Elvis, Darius Rucker, Gaga, Bruno Mars, Adele,...

Things I Watch and Read

  • Silver Screen; Rom/Com, Comedies, Adventures, Mysteries, Thrillers.. The Bourne series, Secondhand Lions, Big Fish, Lawless, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts. Oceans 11. A good adventure without too many car chases or shooting .

  • The Small Screen; NCIS, Law and Order, Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Chopped,Hawaii 5-0, Modern Family, Food Network Challenge, This is Us.

  • Books; I love to read! I read everything from Chic Lit and Biographies to Crime Novels. Harlan Coben, Lee Childs,Mary Kay Andrews, Janet Evanovich, or any other Murder, Mayhem and Mystery!

My Home/My Style

  • Shabby Chic, Antique, Distressed style (not the tole painted cabbage rose shabby chic, but the faded linens, chipped paint, vintage french style).

  • Grays and aqua, white cabinets, brushed granite, and stainless in the kitchen.

  • White, chippy paint and silver sage in the dining room.

  • Warm leather and reclaimed wood in the living room.

  • Aqua and burlap in the studio/craft room.

  • Beachy blues and white in the master and bath.

  • Favorite colors, all shades of grays, champagne, robins egg blue, pink, sage, aqua, periwinkle, red, silver, white, cream, bronze, mercury glass, pewter, black. stone, gray.

  • Favorite scents fresh scents, lavender, clean linen, seashore. But I prefer not to receive scented things unless it is individually wrapped as when they travel in a package, they can become overwhelming, and make me sneeze :o)

A Few of My Favorite Things


  • Vintage buttons

  • Vintage laces and trims

  • Millinery and Fabric flowers

  • Embellishments

  • "Keep Calm and Carry On" is the mantra of my life, I love stuff with this saying on it!

  • Vintage ephemera

  • Broken(or not) rhinestone jewelry

  • Crystal beads

  • Antique brass or antique silver finish jewelry findings or charms

  • Collage sheets

  • Vintage or vintage style Halloween and Christmas items

  • Fun stuff for the girls

  • Sizzix stuff for my bigshot

  • Rubber stamps, (I like stamps that are more realistic ie:Tim Holtz style rather than whimsical ie:Debbie Mum)

  • Vintage photo/people (realistic) rubber rubber stamps

  • French themed rubber stamps

  • Anything Tim Holtz

  • Glass tiles for jewelry making

  • Old game pieces (especially with the letters L,H,E & C)

  • Silver colored solder and solder supplies

  • Old silver plated forks and spoons

  • Vintage hankies and linens (damaged or not)

  • French themed ephemera & embellishments

  • Washi tapes

  • Day of the Dead and sugar skulls

  • Frida

  • Altered Art Supplies

  • Polka dots

  • Sloths

  • Tea-I like fruity tea like lemon, peach etc. I have not liked tea for most of my life, but have recently started to like some teas.

  • Milk Chocolate(I don’t care for any Hershey’s chocolates, don’t care for fruit filled chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate or snickers) I love licorice(red and black),Caramel, Butterscotch, Runts and sweet tarts are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 15 and she is a freshman in high school! Her favorite colors are grays with pops of color. She loves quotes, fun school supplies, boho, and playing field hockey, FFA, and ski team for school. Her school colors are red and gold and her school mascot is a panther. She loves to read, crafts, Stranger Things, Friends, Beauty and the Beast, Riverdale, Harry Potter and decorating!

** Emerson ** is 12 and in 7th grade, her favorite colors are shades of yellow, blues, and corals. .She loves tiny things, crafting, Friends, mermaids, gilmore girls,dancing,baking,unicorns, llamas, blingy things and fun school supplies.

Additionally they both enjoy snow skiing, mermaids, making videos, sparkly things, decorating for holidays,movies, and fun bath stuff. You can always send stuff for the girls in place of me or choose things from their likes instead of my personal likes :o)

No Thank You

  • Marshmallows

  • Stuffed animals (we have way too many)

  • Gummy anything (kids love them though)

  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate or most hot beverages

  • Seed beads or plastic beads

  • Heart shaped things (for kids they are fine or for valentines day)

  • Dottee, Skinny, Inchies etc (It is not that I dislike them, just that I do not do them)

*Confetti or Punchies

*crochet dish towels or dish rags

*Dark or white chocolate, Hershey’s chocolates, fruit filled chocolate, snickers.

************** FLAKERS!!!!******************

** Hall of Shame: ** Flaked on by @BabyBee78 for 3 holiday tags

Halloween Whimsy Box Flaked on by @GOLDIE she offered to resend then never did or respond to my messages.

Holly Jolly Handmade Christmas Flaked on by @TSHAVER25 told swap coordinator that she had sent but never did or responded to my messages. She finally contacted me and offered to resend but never did.And contacted me again, but again did not resend.

PKC Triple Treat Tag: Flaked on by @SAVVYGAL

Stamping Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Profile Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Flaked on by: @LILMISSPOLKADOT profile Lp


stamparose rated for Mixed Media Challenge #8 on Aug 15, 2019
wolfeagle rated for Recycled Board Game Craft on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. I love it and look forward to wearing it soon.
Comment: Great cards!
Mye rated for National Berry Month on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the assortment of berry goodies!!! Can't wait to try them and I think I would love them 🤩🤩🤩
Comment: Thank you for such an awesome paper doll! I already have him hanging up and unoriginally, his name is "Jack." I love all the different media you used for him. Thank you for the baggie of goodies, too. I can't wait to create with them!
Response: Thank you! I initially was stumped on what to do and then it fell into place....and I really liked him! I called him Boojangles!
Comment: What a great package I received today! Thank you so much for everything! They are all amazing! I wish I could give you more hearts ❤️❤️❤️
donetta rated for MFF: 2 Embellished Bird Tags on Aug 4, 2019
Comment: Lesley, both tags are beautiful (as I knew they would be, once I knew you were my partner!)...so lovely and feminine. You are just the best swap partner! And the bag of fantabulous extras...wow! Almost too many sweet little items to count (and why would anyone want to count them, anyway?)...your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Arabella rated for VTHS: Winged TH Paper Doll Tag on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Love your winged paper dolls! They are so cute! Thank you so much! And thanks for the extra bits - will be very useful!
Comment: Such a lovely decorated swap! I love the stitched music sheets! I have the swap safely stashed away until Christmas. Thank you for the stickers as well, so fun!The horse sticker reminds me of “Little Sebastian” from Parks and Rec (not sure if you’ve seen the show?) Thanks again!!
Response: We love parks and rec! I hope you enjoy :o)
luleemik rated for Trash to Treasure #20 on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: It's just like Christmas when I receive a swap from you---you never disappoint!! Thank you so much for the lovely tags:)
ChinaCat rated for Christmas in July Stocking Stuffer on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet little bird nest ornament. I decided it was too cute to put away until Christmas, so it's hanging on the door knob of the pie safe in my kitchen. And all the lovely vintage extras you included are great also! A very nice swap indeed!! xo
tlemon4 rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 7 on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swqp. I really loved all the surprises you sent & the cards were beautiful.
Frickenjazzed rated for Halloween Whimsy Pocket on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: I love the pockets! Your combination of embellishments and paper are wonderful. And I love the tuck ins! Thank you so much for everything!
Comment: Oh wow gal! You really wen above and beyond. They are so pretty! The itty bitty matchbox is so cute! I am loving all so much. Wish I could give you much more than one heart! Thanks so much for a most excellent swap!
starmccoy rated for Trash to Treasure #19 on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: You did a great job! Thank you. I loved everything about this!
dvmac rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you Lesley. That post card was so sweet.
Rabbitfreedom rated for Private destash swap on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: I loved this package of Halloween awesomeness! I can't wait to take the time and go through everything! Thanks so much for doing this swap with me!
kittyhahahotbot rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection!!!!!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Lots of fun bits for my Journals here!!! Have a fabulous Summer! Gabi
fairyduster53 rated for Halloween Spool on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Exceptionally spooky!! Thanks so much!!smiles!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 413 44 45
Completed Fives Threes Ones
403 435 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 15 360 26
View all


kiddomerriweather on Aug 10, 2019:

Oooh! I really like the name Boojangles! His name is no longer Jack.

luleemik on Apr 26, 2019:

Hi Lesley, hope you are well! Just wondering if you received the Halloween garland that I mailed to you on Apr. 5. Let me know please:)

user6937 on Mar 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stars ATC that @slewis234 never sent. The card is so very nice (front AND back), and your kindness is appreciated!

sassafrass on Feb 21, 2019:

I'm loving the wonderful creative swaps you always seem to have going in Shabby Chateau! I'm looking forward to when life is more caught up and I can join in! Love your creativity!

CurlyTea on Dec 21, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Moni on Oct 7, 2018:

Received this lovely tag from you, thanks so much!

wolfeagle on Aug 28, 2018:


Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

I think of you often, hope you're doing well!

cbpoole on May 16, 2013:

Hey dear! I mailed our your swap on May 6 for the "Spring 2013 Kindness Swap - USA only" swap and was wondering if you had received it? I have the tracking information, but it's at home so I won't be able to check it until tonight. :P Hope you are doing well!

jukejan on Jan 3, 2013:

Loved my carefully selected gifts. You nailed it!

Login to leave a comment now!