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Saba

Saba
Date Joined: August 28, 2014
Last Online: April 15, 2021
Birthday: July 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a middle-aged married mum of 2 (who loves alliteration.) I was once the regional buyer for a local bookstore and transitioned to the non-profit sector before I gave it all up to be at home with my littles. I am learning to enjoy being home but do miss interacting with different people every day. I am hoping swaps will be a way to embiggen my circle again. Pen pals and Letteran always welcome.

Crafty Habits

linocut, stamp carving, ink marbling, weaving, crochet, book binding, sewing, encaustic, needle tatting, embroidery, and a dozen others that grabbed my fancy for a bit. I have even tried my hand at blacksmithing and glass blowing.

I have become a bit obsessed with mail art and faux postage of late. Swap-bot may be very good for me or a quicker trip down the rabbit hole.

Bad Habits

always having 6 different notebooks started at once, keeping too many scraps of paper, thinking I can tolerate caffeine (it gets me every time), forgetting to charge my laptop and cell phone, thinking my handwriting is legible, automatically changing the font to something without serifs, not spending enough time checking my grammar (I am so sorry grammar police, it will only get worse from here)

Likes

anamorphic text, antiquated slang, art nouveau, Baba Yaga, beach glass, book recommendations, canning, clean lines, collective nouns, Joseph Cornell, cosplay, creative swearing, cuckoo clocks, curry, drift wood, Amelia Earhart, Earl Grey, embroidery, epistolary novels, faux postage, Janet Fish, forced perspective photography, Ganesh, handmade items, honey bees, InuYasha, Eddie Izzard, Japan, kokeshi dolls, lilacs, Micron pens, Tim Minchin, moths, mushrooms, the 9th Doctor, nuns, octopi, the color orange, flat pennies, pin hole cameras, poetry, polka dots, pumpkins, quirky signs, random people, ranunculus, small bits of nature, snails, Studio Ghibli, the Taj mahal, tarot, tattoos, TED Talks, Thai food, thrifting, tofu, trees, umbrellas, vultures, wasabi, x-rays, Hiroshi Yoshida & the letter Z

Favorite Authors

Jane Austen, Charles Baxter, Emma Bull, Douglas Coupland, Jim Crace, Neil Gaimen, Molly Gloss, Michael Koryta, Norton Juster, Alan Moore, Scott Morse, Mary Oliver, Mary Doria Russell, Jody Shields, Brad Watson, Martha Wells (These are really just a few. I read everything and anything except true crime. Why oh why does this exist? Don't we all look at our neighbors a little funny as it is? Do we really need this in our heads? Also I am not overly keen on YA as most of my memories of being a teen are frightful and full of awkwardness. I know there is some truly lovely stuff out there but it just doesn't really move to the top of the TBR list.)

Favorite Movies

The Big Lebowski, My Man Godfrey, Stranger than Fiction, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Fifth Element, The Lego Movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shaun of the Dead, Gosford Park, Howl's Moving Castle, Read or Die, Still Breathing, Triplets of Belleville, Groundhogs Day, My Fair Lady

Quirks

I don't let my kids wear heavily branded clothes and we don't have a tv. Throw in the fact that we are all vegetarian and I start to sound like a hippie but mostly we just like to spend our time wisely and appreciate nice things.

I will admit to disliking: clutter, makeup, glitter, The Beatles, disposability and people who do not hold doors open. I also do not like country kitsch, most floral patterns, Wal-Mart, Disney characters, people who hug too long and tweeny colors like teal and magenta. I like the things I own to last forever so I avoid anything too trendy. I am terrified of spiders (but that is only responsible), rip tides, and most large crowds.

The Dare

I dare you to PM me your five favorite books and why. I will send you a list of book recommendations.

If you like any of them, send me a quick thank you and maybe we can chat about books or crafts or swaps.

If you hate all my recommendations, I will craft you a bit of art mail with my abject apologies and post it to you.

Information for current swaps

  • I prefer labels to stickers. I have almost no use for project life cards or other scrapbooking items. I prefer postcards to notecards.

  • I’m currently making postage people collages and would appreciate cancelled stamps featuring women, any condition

  • I love the color orange in all fashions: tape, markers, yarn, paper, ink. Any and all forms

  • Preferred themes: astronomy, libraries & books, stamps & air mail, snails & bees. I also love hand drawn art and doodles.

  • I relish the chance to focus on writing a fun letter and sending it in a fancy envelope. Let me know if you would like to exchange letters.

I am fond of meeting new people and would love to get to know you!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for all the fun washi tape samples!!
Hyshu rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
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Comment: Hi Saba, I appreciate the beautiful bee envelopes you sent me, it is very pretty. I don't think I'm going to use it. I also appreciate the sticker labels too!
Petaltea rated for CPG Animal PC - Global on Mar 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful postcard! I will check out Ben Giles. I hope you have a lovely weekend!
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Comment: Thanks for the mail. I enjoyed reading your letter! It amazing that you made the stationary yourself. It's so neat! I will defenitely use your homemade stickers. It's too bad you live at the other side of the word, I would love to try your homebrewed beer!
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Comment: Nice gel-printed envelopes. Thanks for the extras. Take care.
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Comment: How lovely to read your letter! It’s been raining here so it really gave me a much needed lift. Thank you for the postcard and stickers. I will be writing back!
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Comment: Gorgeous!! Wow! I am always inspired by seeing what you can carve! I’ve got a lot to learn!! Truly a work of art!! ❤️❤️❤️
CraftyTara rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #1 - US only on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: What a great mix of stuff! Loved the green rabbit PC and the happy mail stickers the best!!
krspellman rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #2 USA on Mar 7, 2021
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Comment: wow! what a cool postcard, thank you so much! I love how you did this whole thing, its so awesome! I will write you back a postcard to respond, stay safe :-)
matt319 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Mar 6, 2021
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Poohtat rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #1 - US only on Mar 6, 2021
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Comment: What a great swap. Thank you!
Amyncognito rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #2 USA on Mar 6, 2021
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Comment: I have picked up a quarantine hobby - painting! I LOVE the postcard you sent!
lovesmail rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #1 - US only on Mar 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun swap! I love your envelope! :)))
TeaNi rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #1 - US only on Mar 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty, unique, and fun items you sent! And the envelope was so pretty, I almost hated to rip it to open it! A delightful piece of mail to find in my box! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! The rabbit print was stunning and I really enjoyed all the other gifties <3
christy102194 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Mar 4, 2021
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Comment: What cool stuff! :) Thank you :)
Karen07 rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #2 USA on Mar 2, 2021
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Comment: Hey Saba! I love the awesome card you sent! Thank you and stay safe yourself!
sleepingrover2010 rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #2 USA on Mar 2, 2021
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Comment: Hi Saba, I want to start out by saying how glad I am that you and your family survived those horrible 7 days. I really like the idea of camping. I am with you , hot showers and even hot food. The stamp you created this past summer and used for this swap was beautiful. I am talking about the flower stamp. I am assuming you did the stamps for the front of the card. WOW! I moved to Colorado Springs last February 2020. I moved into a 55+ apartment complex in mid February and 2 weeks after the move-in, COVID-19 hit and we were asked to stay in our apartments for about the next 30 days. I had moved here to be closer to family and I lost much of that connection except by phone. it has been long for me and my health isn't the best and so I've had to be extra careful. I have been by myself a lot. I have used Swap-bot as another form of connection. I have written lots of letters to family and friends. I use the phone a lot. I hope we get to swap on many more occasions. I have enjoyed our swapping experiences a lot. Happy Swapping! Barb B. sleepingrover2010
aligurl75 rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #2 USA on Mar 1, 2021
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Comment: I love your postcard sooooo much. I really really love the stamp you carved! My quarantine hobby has been mosaic crochet. I've made more blankets in the last year then I have my whole life!

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Comments

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

RyeRye on Jul 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

LLL

Loonstruck on Jul 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday Sweet Saba! I hope your day is filled with dustless destruction, compliant wilds, and all the very best food!

dawnielynn on May 24, 2016:

Thanks for the happy mail! Love all the labels you included for me - so generous! Hugs.

ladydy5 on Mar 6, 2016:

Welcome to our group Make An Envelope.

Vickyen on Feb 25, 2016:

Pen pals with a PC twist #1- Hi Saba! My pc traveled home just fine and it was great to have a visit from you! Hows the remodeling going? I would love to have the vision to do this! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

Loonstruck on Aug 27, 2015:

What a remarkable present to find in my mail box! Thank you for the amazing Loon stamp (and the much needed stamp pad), the fantastical dragonfly, and new book to read. Not to mention the wonderful packaging, wrapping, and bonus postcards! I'm so lucky to have made friends with you!

sherba31 on Jul 20, 2015:

Oops! Forgot to say that was for the AATW July Wishlist!

sherba31 on Jul 20, 2015:

Thanks for the very cool playing cards, stamps and the paper. It's so amazing! I've not seen anything like it so do let me know the source if you can. =)

kiddomerriweather on Jun 4, 2015:

Thank you so much for the generous birthday gift! I'm thrilled to have so many of these little books! Thank you also for the beautiful envelopes and awesome fabric rope. I've tried to make my own fabric scrap rope before, but didn't have the patience and gave up. Now I finally have some to craft with! Yay! You are the greatest!

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