Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2020 9:59 am


Date Joined: August 28, 2014
Last Online: February 23, 2020
Birthday: July 23
Country: United States

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), stash building (when do I think I will really use all this fabric), 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)


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, elephants, embroidery, epistolary novels, faux postage, Janet Fish, forced perspective photography, Ganesh, handmade items, Charley Harper, high tea, honey bees, InuYasha, Eddie Izzard, Japan, kokeshi dolls, lilacs, Micron pens, Tim Minchin, modern furniture, moths, mushrooms, the 9th Doctor, nuns, octopi, the color orange, pancakes, flat pennies, pin hole cameras, poetry, polka dots, pumpkins, quirky signs, random people, ranunculus, small bits of nature, snails, Studio Ghibli, succulents, 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 (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 fun 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


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 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 & mushrooms. I also love hand drawn art and doodles.

  • I am currently remodeling our broken beauty of an old home which means half our bits are still in boxes and my construction free time in limited. I still relish the chance to focus on writing a fun letter and sending it in a fancy envelope but any extras are going to be handmade and from my limited art kit.

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


suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
HersheyJr rated for Book List Postcard Swap on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! I’ll write back to you!
ToujoursMoi rated for Book List Postcard Swap on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your great postcard and the amazing books you have recommended. I will look them out. The one from Celeste Ng Is one that is already on my list.
junemoon rated for InCoWriMo Vintage social media :) on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your letter and congrats on the progress of the hugh project of the renovation of the house. How great it must be to have the kitchen done! What a move from East Coast to West Coast.
christy102194 rated for Book List Postcard Swap on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: "Get a Life, Chloe Brown" was SO GOOD! I am onto "The Bookish Life of Nina Hill" soon - rented it from the library!
jules4534 rated for Book List Postcard Swap on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great list!
Sagebrushs rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you, I love the little envelopes. They are so cute! Didn’t know trader joe sold cards? I will have to look.
WoodlandBanshee rated for WIYM: Need Happy Mail on Jan 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
SeleneW rated for Postcards: Cats - USA Only on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this Little Red Riding Hood Jetoy PC! I love Jetoy kitty cats!
savannahsmiles4u rated for Postcards: Cats - USA Only on Jan 26, 2020
Comment: What a purrfect postcard for me! Thank you for reading my profile and sending something you knew I would enjoy!
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great pc. I love how you decorated it. ❤️
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Jetoy card!
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the black and white pc
smadronia rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Jetoy! Thank you
CookieMomster78 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing this black & white photo postcard of London’s Crystal Palace.
karli rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Very cool card, thanks! K
theevidenceisme rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pantone postcard!!!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Great Camel PC! Happy New Year! xx Gabi

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smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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


RyeRye on Jul 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday!


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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