Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2018 9:13 pm


Date Joined: October 31, 2009
Last Online: February 16, 2018
Birthday: January 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a singer/musician, and retired recycled-materials artist who enjoys the (sometimes, lol) benefits of being ADD, which means I "specialize" in whatever has most recently riveted my attention at the moment. I love to create.

Most especially, I love writing lyrics and creating music as half of the duo, Sparrow. I've included the link to our YouTube channel. I love visitors, so please come give us a listen!

In General

I love color! Also love old-timey things, not so much into country, adore cute kids, but not kiddy stuff. Funky/funny is great. Whimsical, Quirky, Intelligent. These make me smile.

I love to garden, sew, play, dance, sing, bake, create art, crochet, make jewelry. Most of all, I love singing, and creating music. I swear, it's like a drug high for me. (Not that I ever was into drug highs, lol.)

I love toe socks! You know, the ones that fit your feet like gloves. Here's the deal: I have big feet! (Size 9 1/2) Most socks that Say they fit, are just a little bit on the small side, and they tend to twist around on my feet, which drives me nuts. Toe socks can't do that, and it's just plain wonderful.

Favorite Music

I've been taking voice lessons for 4 years now. If you love to sing, I'd totally go for it--can't believe what a difference it's made for me. Learned on opera, now back to my first love--ballads, pop, songs that make you Feel.

Other than that....

Folk, especially British Isles, Country/Western, Show Tunes, Freak Folk, Oldies of every ilk, Alternative, Old Rock...

Actually, my tastes are so eclectic, it might be easier just to say I'm not a huge fan of Jazz, and don't care for Rap (or anything else I can't harmonize with), or hard Rock.

Favorite groups, singers: John Renbourne, Steeleye Span, Trio, Asleep at the Wheel, Dixie Chicks, Clearwater Revival, Eliza Gilkison, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor....there are so many more, but I'm drawing a blank here...will add as the names resurface.

Honestly, I've always had this fault: I notice the music, learn the lyrics by heart, and tend to not even notice who wrote or performed it, because the music is what's important to me. My (very) bad, and I'm trying to reform!

Favorite Books

Holographic Universe (quantum physics, but an excellent read), The Time Traveler's Wife, Guy Murchie's Seven Mysteries of Life, anything by Dorothy Sayers, mysteries of all sorts, Gore's Attack on Reason, The Stuff of Thought (can't think of the author right now), all of Mark Twain, everything I ever read by CS Lewis (and he wrote a LOT beyond The Chronicles of Narnia), anything by Victoria Holt, Regency romances, Science Fiction, Historical novels, romance novels of all sorts--yes, I admit it freely!

I read mostly fiction, but if I run across a well-written non-fiction book I will absolutely devour it.

I love audio books, and listen to mostly non-fiction there, especially lecture series on the English language.

Favorite Movies

I don't get to see many, even on TV, but I adore musicals, science fiction, chick flicks. I love Disney, especially the animated ones. Actually, I like animated movies, period. A particular favorite: Howl's Moving Castle. Oh, and I adored Monsters, Inc.

Favorite Television

Bletchley Circle, Father Brown, Dancing with the Stars, political news (I'm kind of a political news junkie), CSI, Antiques Roadshow.

Favorite Crafts

Recycled/reclaimed/repurposed crafts of all kinds. Photography. Playing with Photoshop. Paper crafts. Crochet. Collage, both flat and 3-D, gardening, reading, decorative envies.

I love baking cookies, and I collect metal cookie cutters. Don't know why I'm not attracted to the plastic ones, just amn't, I guess.

This isn't a craft, per se, but I love, love, love wordplay of all varieties.

Just miscellaneous stuff here:

I'm a coffee drinker of the grind my own beans ilk, always black. Tea is good, too. I like to try new ones, but I'm allergic to licorice, chicory, and mint. Anything else, though, is good.

Dislikes, Etc.

It's not like there's a lot I dislike, but intolerant or judgmental people do get to me. This is such a sweet website, full of sweet people. Why lie in wait for someone to slip up? You know that feeling you get when you're driving and a cop pulls in behind you? You know you aren't doing anything wrong, and don't intend to, but....More than once I've seen things like, "If you don't send by the cut-off date, even if you're just one day late, I'll wait until the 3 rating becomes available and give it to you!" That's mean-spirited, IMHO. What do you do? Check the postmark & and rate on that, instead of the lovelies inside? Lighten up, folks, and give people the benefit of the doubt. We're here for Fun; it isn't a job. Honestly, if you're one of those people, I'd rather not have you for a partner; I get all tense just worrying I might do something to upset you!

As for likes, how about a list of things I love receiving? Chocolate Ephemera Stickers, except kiddy ATC's Decorated tags Unusual images, especially funny ones Neat art papers Beads and jewelry findings Magnet sheets Buttons Bits o' this n' that Vintage anything Handwritten notes Ribbon & lace Socks with toes (What can I say?)

And just one last thing: My name is Anitra, not Anita. It's a little thing to be picky about, I know, but it's my name.

If you're sending to me:

If you're sending to me, here's a list of option, things I like: A: Antiques, Adorable anything B: Books, Buttons, Baby animals, Butterflies, Birds C: Collage, Christmas, Cheese, Crochet D: Daffodils, Daisies, Dumbo, Dreams E: Ephemera, Earrings (pierced or clip) F: Fairies, Feathers, Fingerless gloves, Flowers G: Girly things, Glam, Glitz H: Handkerchiefs, Handmade envies, Halloween I: Iris, Incense J: Jewelry, Jewels (fake ones, too!) K: Kaleidoscopes, Kittens L: Lace, Letters, Leaves M: Music, Mermaids, Masks O: Opals, Oddball stuff, Oaks, Original artwork P: Pinterest, Paper, Poetry, Poppies, Pocket Letters Q: Quick crafts, Quotes, Quotations, Quirky stuff R: Rainbows, Recipes (low carb), Recycled crafts S: Stickers without borders, Scrapbooking materials, Scotty dogs, Skunks T: Tea, Templates, Tags U: Uhhh... V: Vibrant colors, Vintage W: Washi, Waterlilies, Word stickers, Word games X: ? Y: Yellow, Yarn Z: Zentangles, Ziplock bags any size


manachai rated for Fan of Washi #2 on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi samples. My favorite is the potted plants <3
MrsAlderman rated for 100 Homemade Stickers #1 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!! these stickers are epic! and your machine sounds like a complete dream! everything is so nicely kiss cut <3 <3 <3
Response: EPIC? I'm smiling so big I may break my face! Thanks for a great start to my day--so glad you liked them!
pattiairel rated for Craft Destash #3 on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: thanks for a cute swap!!♥♥♥♥ Yes I can use it all!
stephanieM rated for Valentine Stickers 1-1-18 USA on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Loved the stickers
Comment: I couldn't imagine what this big box was...thanks for the cool pcs and I am going to open the gifties a few at a time...oh my goodness...look at the washi tape! The cats will love the toys and the bag is gorgeous. You have really gone overboard and I am not done yet!
Response: What a lovely note to go to bed on! I'm smiling, and hope you like everything in that big box!!
KathleenHope rated for 9PL: Recipe Pocket Letter - USA on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: I love the pocket letter, thanks for all the terrific recipes and post cards!!! Merry Christmas to you!
Response: I'm so glad! Merry Christmas to you, too, and a Very happy New Year after that!
Comment: Anitra, you went above and beyond on this swap! I loved everything! The PL is lovely! The Mary Engelbreit touches were fabulous! Love, love, love the Coffee Pot People PCs! The extra goodies were a wonderful treat...you were way too generous. Hope you are feeling better and will stay on Swap-Bot...your creativity and generosity will be missed if you do not hang around. 😊 ❤️
Response: I'm SO glad you liked everything! Absolutely made my day--I swear, if my ears weren't in the way my smile would go all the way around my head, lol. And I Am feeling better. The problem was with a supplement my Dr. had me on. Got rid of that, and presto! all better. YAY! for getting to stay on Swap-bot!
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty and festive pocket letter! CoffeePotPeople is an interesting concept :) I love to garden as well, I hope you're feeling better! Thanks for the goodies as well, and happy swapping!
Lablauri57 rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! End Oct. on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Nice stuff thank you
Onaki rated for Envelope of Stickers #6 (USA) on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Lovely variety of stickers, used stamps, and your business card is adorable! You should really get back into making your creations they're super cute and creative. <3
coleenfranks rated for MAE - Happy Mail Envelopes on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Anitra, Thanks for the lovely envelopes and the extra goodies. Great post card and the envies you sent in....wow. Wish I could give you another heart.
Response: You just did! Give me another heart, I mean. You also just made my day. Totally. Thanks for a lovely rating. <3
asddsa28 rated for 4 sticker sheets 10-8 on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: ok I can not describe how happy oping this made me. I love then envelope I'm keeping it! thank you so much for the labels I will use them! you gave me so meany stickers! I have never seen cloth sticker before that is amazing. the butterfly's I squeaked at when I saw them. some goes for the spring stickers. I love the art on the paper bards. And I can not thank you enough for the sticker book pages I dont have that sticker book so Im so happy for these! everything is amazing thank you thank you!! *HUG*
Response: I'm so happy reading this that I'm practically giggling and doing a happy dance! Thanks for a lovely rating, and for the Heart!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Autumn Pocket Letter on Oct 29, 2017
Comment: Hello Anitra, Thank you so much for your lovely letter. Your handwriting is beautiful and you can keep a straight line. If I had to write on that paper my handwriting would be OK, but my sentences would be flowing all down the page. In New Mexico , we have 4 distinct seasons. Right now we are in the season of Fall. I have a Pintrest account and I collect books, quotes, inspirational, and then some craft ideas. I can't remember all the boards I have but those are some of them. I really appreciate your Pocket Letter on Fall considering you don't like the season. I like how all the paper on front is connected and how you included a quote. I also appreciate all the goodies that you enclosed in each pocket for me. You did a good job on this Pocket Letter. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! And I meant what I said: doing this PL has changed my attitude toward Fall. It;s lovely to me now. Seriously. Most of the time, lol. Now, a confession: I found a font that looked like my handwriting and used it. I typed that letter, or my handwriting would go all over the page, too, lol!
christywebb rated for Send 10 Things #4 on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: What an awesome package of goodies! Thank you!
MyRetroSoul rated for Send 10 Things #4 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing envelope full of goodies. I love everything! The post cards are so perfectly quirky and I really appreciat you making my address labels!
Response: Yay!! You see should the smile on my face, reading your rating! Thanks for the Heart, too!
Comment: WOW!! Thnak you so much for all the wonderful Halloween goodies. Especially like the witches hats. Happy Halloween.
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked what I sent!! Thanks for the Heart! :o)
Comment: Thanks for the nice quality envies.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful pocketletter, I loved it. Also the letter you included on the amazingly thin paper! It really made my day!!! Hope to meet you again in a swap
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! (The amazingly thin paper was a separator sheet for another paper, perfect for folding flat. I'll probably use all the separators long before I get around to using the "real" paper, lol.)
kfaye rated for WIYM: Halloween Pocket Letter on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: I love the pocket letter you made, all the goodies & thoroughly enjoyed reading your letter & thinking back to those trick-or-treating days I remember so well <3 We would fill our pillow cases! Enjoy your party! I am having a Halloween crafting party :D
Response: Ooh. A Halloween crafting party sounds like fun, too! Oh. Of course it does: I'm leaving for 5 DAYS of crafting next week, lol! We do it every year, my mom, aunt, niece, and I. So glad you liked the P.L. Thanks for the lovely rating and the heart!

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CurlyTea on Jan 15, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

armadillogal on Dec 10, 2017:

Still opening the yule gifts. The cat earrings are gorgeous!!!

asddsa28 on Oct 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the sticker bag you made for me!

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 21, 2017:

We got ripped off. It was as though someone dimmed the lights. But we did have a unusual cool breeze. I like to think the Eclipse moved through me

GuchamusGirl on Aug 6, 2017:

Mermaid Pocket Letter from Merry Mail group: Tracking #: 9400 1118 9956 4008 9976 97

Should be there August 10th!

katjl on Jun 29, 2017:




-CPG July 4 Profile Bling-US Only

CajunLady on Jun 29, 2017:

Happy 4th of July!!!

CPG July 4 Profile Bling - US Only

LauraM540 on Jun 8, 2017:

oh my! Thanks for the very generous ephemera for the theme in a Ziploc tag!! I loved going through it all and will have fun putting the items to good use!! xoxo

jaimierandolph on Oct 25, 2016:

Profile Check for Dollar Store/ Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffer (USA) #1! Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy it! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

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