Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2020 4:37 am


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Last Online: February 21, 2020

Country: Canada
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About Me

Wife, mom, sister, daughter, auntie, friend, Canadian, Christian, teacher.

I have a husband. He's cute and kind of geeky. I have a little boy and 2 little girls... though they aren't quite as little anymore. They're rather awesome. I like to listen to CBC and Radio 2. I like to read.

I love poetry and quotes and have interests in languages and linguistics and etymology.

I'm a letter writer, when I take the time.

I like maps and traveling, which I wish I could do more often.

I like hiking, camping and being near water and trees. I like food and growing my own veggies and baking. Sweets will be my downfall one day; I will accept any and all, seriously.

I drink coffee and try to drink more tea. It's good for you, right?.

I knit a lot and love to share it.

Listening, Watching & Reading

Lately: Josh Garrells, Aidan Knight, Dan Mangan, Kathleen Edwards, Stars, Sufijan Steven, A Northern Chorus, Simon & Garfunkle, Mamas and Papas, The Proclaimers, Waterdeep, U2, Barenaked Ladies, Jonathan Inc., North Atlantic Explorers.

Current TV: Corner Gas, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Daily Show, The Mercer Report, NCIS, Elementary.

Books - Recent and Old Time Favourites include: The Power of One - The Little Prince - Anything by Madeline L'Engle - What's So Amazing About Grace - The Remains of the Day - LOTR - Harry Potter - Pippi Longstocking - Fugitive Pieces - the poetry of Sue Sinclair.

Favorite Crafts

Collage & Art Journals & Smash Book-like Projects - These days it's been smash-like journals, bullet journals and my plain ol' day planner that tend to get the attention. With that in mind, I appreciate all sorts of papers, ephemera, stickers, images, brads, charms, etc. are great. Black & white items are coveted, but I take it all as there are so many gems out there I didn't know I loved until they arrived.

Knitting - I knit at home, in front of the TV, at the kids' lessons, in church. I use all types of wool and cottons and am working on some stash-busting projects so scrappy bits are useful. Felting is also something I've slowly started to get in to.

Mail Art & Homemade Envelopes. - Envelopes as a canvas.

Yes, Please!

Ephemera: this is a big one these days. With all the cool stuff out there, you can't go wrong. I'm especially fond of black and white pages of print or images, but gems are found where I least expect it!

Paper & Stationery:

  • Journals/Notebooks: homemade or store bought

  • Postcards: Especially local artists, churches, winter scenes, windows, doors, wilderness.

  • Postage stamps (new Canadian & used)

  • Homemade envelopes

  • Writing paper and memo sheets

  • Maps - new or old, partial or complete.

  • Poetry

  • Fine tipped pens and markers

  • Stickers - I'll take anything since whatever I won't use, my kids will.

Knitting stuff:

TOP WISH: any amount of sock (fingering) weight yarn. Preference for superwash wool and/or wool blends. I'm working on a scrappy blanket, and I'm serious about any amount - just one meter will do even!

  • Yarn of all sorts, including remnants. Wool and wool blends are particular friends.

  • Wool roving.

-Stitch markers. Lots and lots of stitch markers.

  • Darning needles.

Eating & Drinking

  • Coffee (instant packets, though I'll happily take some good roasted beans!), herbal teas, hot chocolate packets

  • Sweets: from dark chocolate to gummies, (Haribo is awesome!) excepting only liqueur flavours.

  • Recipes -particularly with whole ingredients

Everything else

  • Organic or enviro-friendly things. Up-cycled / re-cycled stuff. Making do!

  • Small things. Miniature things.

  • Drawstring or zippered pouches/cases, cloth bags

  • Colours - esp. jeweled and earthy tones

  • Amber, jade, opals and moonstones

  • Pendants

  • Things made from wood

  • Glass jars/bottles; shiny things.

  • Moomin, The Little Prince, Belle and Sebastian.

Super wish: Postcards from Madeira. Artist postcards from Maud Lewis, Mary Pratt, Group of Seven.

  • Finally: That thing you're really good at making? I'd be honoured to receive that sort of thing.

No, but thanks.

These are things that I'm not keen on or in any need of: - Kitty Hair - mild allergies. - Green tea bags. - Mary Englbreit and related styles. - Halloween-related items. - Friendship Books, slams, etc.

Styles and Themes

I tend to enjoy items featuring...

  • Botanical / Garden / Veggie growing

  • Woodland - flora and fauna

  • Birds (including penguins)

  • Celtic (knots, crosses, etc.)

  • Stars

About Sending and Receiving

I've been amazed, impressed, humbled and inspired with the generousity of fellow swappers and mean to continue sharing the love!

So... I don't flake. I send things out on time and if I don't (by extenuating circumstances) I will ALWAYS let you know. Given that, I'm quite understanding when the tables are turned; just keep me posted.

Sometimes Canada Post is snappy, other times, not so much. Please allow some extra time for travel.

PLEASE let me know if something goes AWOL before rating and I'll do my best to fix the situation.

Be warned: I re-use packaging. :)


Comment: I enjoyed reading about your 2019. Congrats on your and your family members' achievements!
Comment: I love it - all the bits and pieces - I'm an ephemera hoarder - this is perfect!
papercraftkath rated for Send 3 on Nov 24, 2019
Comment: I love this so much - thank you! The book page envies are also my favourite. I am always repurposing old books for my crafty projects.
Response: Thanks for the rating - and the heart! You're my 300th rating!!!
Comment: Jessica- I totally loved the packed of Junk Journal Supplies. You sent some awesome stuff I have not seen before and will gladly use it! Hugs-Peg
Comment: Thanks for the magpie journal ! I always love to see what everyone adds to theirs.
lostinavalon rated for BONUS Blind Envelope on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for all the neat things you sent. I really enjoyed your zine---it's the first that I'd seen! Blessings!
Response: So glad you liked it - and thanks for the heart. (For the record - that I wasn't "my" zine in that, I didn't make it, but one of those I've received over the years. Just making sure the credit doesn't land in the wrong place!)
tampatha rated for Going Green - August on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: LOTS of great green goodies in this envelope. Thanks so much. Can't wait to use them!
papercraftkath rated for Pick 3 - July on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Oh wow! What a fabulous package. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I can't wait to play with my new bits of crafty fun!
Comment: Hi Jessica! Thank you SO MUCH for your beautiful happy mail! I loved every single bit and really appreciate that you took the time to read my profile! Danke and greetings from Germany, Jen
Johannag11 rated for Full Envelope - Canada on May 7, 2019
Comment: I love the stuff you sent me. OMG the stuff is amazing. Did you make the little journal? And the scrabble pieces. I’ve never even seen this stuff.
Comment: Apologies for the late rate - but such a lovely journal! Love your magpied bits and pieces, and you've clearly put time and effort into collating them all. I loved reading it and will revisit many times I suspect! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I do like to do them, it's true and I admit it's gratifying to see that it is noticed. :) Enjoy!
mb58ca rated for Stash Attack on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Love the sheet with embossed script and the notecard and the bookmark and... well, everything!
cloou rated for Washi swap on Mar 16, 2019
Avi rated for Ephemera swap...winter on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you
skinny52 rated for MJS: Grow My Magpie Stash on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Oooh...you did a great job with your pitching on this one!!! You sent so many wonderful things but I'll confess that the postage stamps have me drooling! Including the Canada stamps on the envelope!! And I have a sudden yearning to visit the blue whale in Oklahoma😁😁 Thanks for everything and best wishes to you
meeltje57 rated for De stash swap #2 on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Your envelope arrived and all the goodies inside are wonderful. I love swaps like this, so many great things to make your imagination flow and think of projects that can be made with them. So good to share and know someone is having fun with the things you've sent. I like the dog stamps on the envie a lot too! Thank you so much for this great swap.
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely - and in pretty good time, too! And even more - that you like them. I'm with you - I LOVE the variety from these types of swaps as people send things I may not have considered. It's like seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Happy New Year!
Comment: Hi! Thanks for the great assortment! I, too, did not think I would have a partner from our own country but I am quite happy with what you sent!
sweetgypsy rated for junk journal supplies - purple on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the terrific purple ephemera! :)
emiiy8 rated for junk journal supplies - blue on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your mail! I really liked your self made envelope and the postcard you included. Sorry for rating so late, I have not been at home for a long time

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OrigamiGrace on Feb 14, 2020:

THank you for an awesome magazine for clippings for my February wishlist at the Wishlist group! So many goodies!!

TeaNi on Dec 31, 2019:

Thank you so much

for granting a wish for me with the friendly letter! :) I love the Christmas memory you shared- that's wonderful. That was a surprise ending- I'm glad the candle didn't cause much damage! Dec. 29 was actually the 5 year anniversary of the fire that destroyed our home, but I am not sensitive (in a negative way anyway) to stories of fires or talking and reminiscing on that time. On the contrary, I appreciate the reminder of how fortunate we are that our family all escaped unharmed- including our pets! While we did lose 90% of our home's structure and contents, we are all aware that posessions- regardless of value sentimentally or intrinsically- are nothing compared to our safety and lives! So it's a time of celebration for us for sure! Hope you are enjoying your holidays. Can't believe we are entering 2020! Sounds so futuristic ;)

Sandy1969 on Dec 17, 2019:

THANK YOU very much! for sending me Christmas card and beautiful Washi tape.

Queensmiley2530 on Dec 15, 2019:

Thank you for my wish of Handmade envie from wish list group

rainbowfizz on Oct 14, 2019:

Thank you for my zine and washi samples. It put a big smile on my face to receive it today. It's a grey and wet day here and it brightened my day x

Queensmiley2530 on Sep 18, 2019:

Thank you for my Aug wishes. I just received it and could not post it in Wishlist. I love it all.

phillaine on Sep 15, 2019:

Thanks for making me some very cool envelopes. I liked hearing the story behind the papers/pages you used. Also, it reminded me that I really ought to go looking for some library book sales. :) (August Wish List)

OrigamiGrace on Sep 4, 2019:

Thank you very much for the nice selection of diecuts and punchies for my August wishlist at the Wishlist group!! Can't wait to craft with them!!

CrystalZ on Jul 27, 2019:

Thank you for the cool handmade envelopes you sent me towards my June Wishlist! They are very sturday and should get through the mail very well :)

TryshaH81 on Jul 1, 2019:

I can't thank you enough for the adorable little booties!!! So amazing !! Thank you!!

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