Swap-bot Time: October 31, 2020 2:48 am


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Last Online: October 28, 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. :)


dmwcheng rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #4 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the blind extra package. =) I especially like the notecard. Suits my personality. Have a safe and wonderful week.
Cariboocarol rated for 2020 Color Series - March on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Hi jess - thank you so very much for the green surprises in the map envelope! I loved the little knitted bag and wished I was as talented... everything was so nice and items that I will use!!💕
shelleym rated for De stash swap #8 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: OH. MY. WORD. I can’t remember the last time I received such a fun package of goodies that was so clearly personalized to everything I love. You have utterly spoiled me and I can only hope I partner up with you again soon so I can return the favour. Allllll the hearts, thanks Jess!!!
BluBerry rated for Super easy de-stash swap! on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap!
mb58ca rated for Pick 3 - February on Feb 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the awesome package! I love the envelopes and especially the contents ;) A big hug for the stamp!
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!!!
pegstamps rated for Junk Journal Pack! ✨Int✨ on Nov 1, 2019
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

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CrystalZ on Sep 8, 2020:

Thank you for the fun star pencil bag and sticker that you sent for my August wishlist!

TeaNi on Aug 6, 2020:

Thank you very much

for granting a July wish for me with the pretty postcards and handmade envie! :)

Swan on Jul 14, 2020:

Thank you for the handmade envelopes for my June Wishlist! They’re great!

TryshaH81 on Mar 4, 2020:

Thank you for granting my wish for envies!

rainbowfizz on Feb 22, 2020:

Thank you for the stickers you sent for my daughter from my January wishlist from wishlist group. She absolutely loves them. Thank you :-)

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

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