I'm a vegetarian mom of three beautiful kids. I have crafting ADD and find myself jumping from one incomplete project to the next. I'm learning how to use a sewing machine and I have a love/hate relationship going on there. In the past, I have made felt food and stuffies. I have also dabbled into needlefelting and embroidery.
Currently, I like to trade Kawaii stationary. I don't have the time for more involved swaps right now. Also, I love my Blythe dolls and would like to have more time (and money) to spend on that hobby. I finally got a new camera and I'm trying to figure out how to use it to take cool pictures of my lovely girls.
The Smiths, MORRISSEY, The Cure, The Decemberists, Jack White, Black Keys, Sinead, Astronautalis, Dessa, Tori Amos, Janes Addiction, Citizen Cope, They Might Be Giants, Radiohead, Ben Harper, The White Stripes, Jack Johnson and John Lennonâ˜®.
â™¡ San-x characters are my absolute favorite!
â™¡ Food related kawaii
â™¡ I really love the weird, lesser known memos
â™¡ Die-cut & "ticket-shaped" memos
â˜¢ Goth/Halloween kawaii
â˜¢ Real animals
â˜¢ Rilakkuma (I have way too much)
â˜¢ Goringo (Yuck!)
BLYTHE, Poupee Girl, Kawaii, Whimsical art, Zakka sewing, Odd Handmade Things, BIRDS!!! (my children both have bird names), and contemporary JAPANESE EVERYTHING (especially fabric).
â˜¢ Ummm, I can't say it strongly enough... I LOATHE YELLOW METALS! You know, gold and brass. Yucky! I really hate the color gold anything.
â˜¢ Country-style is not my thing.
â˜¢ Also, with all due respect, please don't send me religious items or art.
â˜¢ NO DISNEY... pretty please.
â˜¢ No blood and gore, and nothing truly scary. (I like my dark things sorta cute, usually with some loveable quality.)
â˜¢ Please, NO BATH or BEAUTY products. I have severe chemical sensitivities. My children have skin allergies as well.
â˜¢ NO CANDY. Yes, it's very sad, but I must watch what I eat and my children only have candy on holidays.
â˜¢ NO STICKERS, unless they are kawaii sticker flakes or I have joined a sticker swap. My kids are no longer into stickers and I have more lying around than I will ever use.
â™¡ I LOVE TOTORO!
â™¡ Anything related to Blythe
â™¡ Fabric scraps or fat quarters, I can use and will love any cotton fabric, especially Japanese fabric and fabric with small prints for dolly clothes.
â™¡ Bento accessories. I love to make my kids lunches exciting and fun!
â™¡ FARBENMIX ribbon â™¥â™¥â™¥
â™¡ Emily the Strange and Ruby Gloom
â™¡ Decole (Mushrooms!!!)
â™¡ I will never have enough totes, pouches and cozies for my stuff!
â™¡ Zines (would LOVE to see yours or someone else's you think is cool)
Beware of those swappers below. Each one on my list has flaked on me in the past.
Please treat these generous swappers below very well. Each one on my list has angeled a swap for me in the past. Thank you all again.
I promise to rate all swaps sent to me. Also, I promise to rate based on the quality of the swap item(s) themselves and not based on "extras".
My opinion regarding "extras":
I don't always send extras. I don't expect them either.
I used to feel pressured to stick random bits into swaps because many people expect them and will not give out a heart if you do not include these "extras". I have since decided that I will except this rather than send useless things out with my swaps, especially ATC swaps where it is desirable to keep the postage low. It seems so wasteful to send stickers and "ephemera" that no one wants. And even worse, in my opinion, is the idea that the swap item can be of less quality if you send extra stuff.
Sometimes I do still send "extras". I send them because the swap inspires me to do so or the person I'm sending to has a profile that inspires me. Sometimes I put "extras" in because I'm sending to the host of the swap. Whatever the reason, if I send extra with a swap, it is something relevant to the swap and something of value. Also, I never send "extras" because the quality of the swap itself is poor. That just dosen't feel right to me.
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