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Saba

Saba
Date Joined: August 28, 2014
Last Online: May 30, 2020
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), 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)

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, 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 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 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!

Ratings

Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 20, 2020
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Comment: I love your envie and paper goodies so much. It all went together with a color theme which I loved. Thank you. ❤️
Followyourart rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope of goodies! I loved everything you sent. The stickers are really cute;)
user2148 rated for Pandemic Postcard on May 15, 2020
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Comment: I love this card so much!! The beautiful carvings and the way you used the colors make it just pop!! I still can’t figure out smooth round dots - but you nailed it! The red trio and the sky writting - wow! ❤️❤️
dobiegirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you.
oneholypassion44 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 27, 2020
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Ellevee rated for Pen Pals in the Americas on Apr 22, 2020
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Comment: Everything was so lovely! I’ll be sending a reply shortly 💖
PennywisePap rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 19, 2020
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Elliepatterson rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 16, 2020
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Comment: Sssh don't tell anyone, but your envie of goodies is thee best happy mail I've had in a long time!!! my name stamped, how did your do that? I loved the Snail mail par escargot stamped card!!!! A PC of black/white cows, oooooow my be still my heart. A ghost hug, I don't like ghosts, but I do love my ghost hug. And the piece da resistance-oriental paper to use:-) I am smiling, smiling, smiling, Loved your swap! blessings
wanderluster rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 15, 2020
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Comment: Saba, 1st of all, beautiful envelope. And I REALLY want to know how you did the cute little paper where it says the swap, date, and your username. I just thought that was so cute! I especially love how much these items were profile-specific. This was a wonderful envie that brightened my day. Please lemme know if you wanna do a direct swap with me. Happy swapping and stay safe!
simplyjeannette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 15, 2020
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Comment: thank you - i love everything, especially the piece you wrote my name
resourcepit rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 15, 2020
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Comment: First I have to say I loved your envelope. I never occurred to me to collect mailing labels from other countries. It also looks like you used a typewriter and not just a computer font. Very unique. I especially like the red warning stickers and the little handmade envelope, but my favorite was the simple band around the washi tape card with my name hand lettered. Thank you for a great swap and for the ghost hug too!
Mandaloolee rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 15, 2020
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Comment: Oh. My. Goodness. I LOVE your stuffed envelope! The art and ephemera are so fun!
kgomez101 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the swap and the envelope!
LaughingLoon rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the extra care for personal touches. Love my ghost hug!
kathieross rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 14, 2020
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AnnaL rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much Saba for all the fun items you sent me which I did not have anything you sent me, yippee. So sweet of you to stamp my name on the wrap of the washi. Be well & stay safe. AnnaL.
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 13, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap
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Comment: Hello Saba! You managed to match the stamp EXACTLY! Really clever ;+) Thank you for your kind note (beautiful paper--did you stamp it?) and those lovely Happy Mail stickers. I look forward to using them!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and powerful message, I really appreciate it. Yuana

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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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