Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 12:46 pm


Date Joined: February 11, 2013
Last Online: December 16, 2018

Country: United States
My Website
My Etsy Store

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery, Printmaking, Photography, Watercolour painting

About Me

I ALWAYS ship and have never missed a swap! If you don’t receive something, just let me know and I’ll resend! I love baking, sewing, and family time with the kiddo! I believe a handmade life is a happier life. I also have a love for all things British, Sherlock Holmes, and Doctor Who. :) I'm Episcopalian. I love being a mom.

Note: I am allergic to wool, so please don't send me anything made from wool or something that contains lanolin. Thanks!

Assorted favorites

Tea swaps: I only drink black teas. I am allergic to ginger, mango, and papaya. Earl Grey is my favorite. I love breakfast teas and Constant Comment. I like a variety of brands, especially Harney and Sons, Taylors of Harrogate, Bigelow, Twinings, and Yorkshire Gold.

I really love all things English Paper Piecing (some people don't know what this type of hand sewing is, so I'll give a couple examples of what would fit it: acrylic templates for fussy cutting shapes, needles, good thread, fabric, little scissors, little zipper pouch, etc). Thanks!

colors: grey, blue, butter yellow, or whatever strikes my mood!

books: mysteries, British detective fiction (like Inspector Morse and the spin-off Inspector Lewis series), sci-fi/fantasy, art/craft/design/sewing, baking cookbooks

tv: BBC dramas, cooking shows, detective shows (but not gruesome ones), sci-fi

I love hand embroidery! Favorite embroidery designers are Aneela Hoey, September House, Sarah Jane Studios, and Charlotte Lyons. I don't like cartoony or "country" style for anything.

I love sewing, by hand and machine. I like to make table linens, bags, coasters, bookmarks, original stuffed animals, the list goes on! I also adore sewing things out of felt (eco-fi felt).

I love Waldorf and Montessori style toys for my little one.

I love birds! Owls, crows, sparrows, etc.

I love hot chocolate, particularly mint hot chocolate (but fancy flavors of any sort are always fun! Just no marshmallows). I LOVE tea but am picky about what I like. A sure bet is Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast.I do not drink green tea or herbals. I like black tea and flavored black teas (but I'm allergic to ginger, so please no teas that contain ginger.)

I love paper and stationery products! And I looove fabric! Particularly linen and 100% cotton (organic is awesome!). Fabric designers I like include anything Cotton and Steel creates, Heather Ross, Aneela Hoey, Creative Thursday, Lizzy House, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey (and others by her), Ellen Luckett Baker, and Anna Maria Horner.

Motifs I love are teapot/teacup imagery, rain & clouds, birds; sewing related (I love my Singer sewing machine; also spools of thread, sewing needles, etc imagery), and art related (like camera or palette or brush imagery).

I love printmaking and studied it as an undergrad. In particular, I like relief printing and carving blocks. I love handprinting on fabric, too.

I make original stuffies for fun and for sale. I find myself making cats, foxes, and birds, in particular. But I love all kinds of animals and stuffies/plushies, just not creepy or morbid ones.

Favorite Music

Classical (love the cello and piano, in particular), plus amazing classical choral music.

I also love music like Mumford & Sons, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, 1940s Big Band, Cat Stevens, to name a few.

And... I love Christmas music. I may possibly have been known to listen to Christmas music in August.

Don't like/Allergies/Etc

I don't like creepy/morbid things or horror. I don't like cartoony things or "country-cute" things. I don't like lovey-dovey cute things.

I also don't care for "adult" x-rated items and nudity.

Allergic to wool/lanolin, mango, papaya. Severe allergy to ginger.

I am vegetarian and don't eat any meat or meat based products. This means I also don't eat anything with marshmallows in it.

I don't drink coffee. My favorite tea is Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast. I DISLIKE spearmint or chamomile tea.

I am allergic to many metals, so jewelry (unless it is made from fabric or wood) is not a good idea.


Examples of things I like

Liberty of London Fabric!! LOVE :)

Happiness is Homemade print (love everything about this: the drawing style, the message, the colors): https://www.etsy.com/listing/72878564/art-print-happiness-is-homemade

Teacups (love the clean lines of these teacups and that they are decorative without being fussy): https://www.etsy.com/listing/71752375/english-transferware-teacups

British map style tea towels (love British things, love the clean design of this towel, plus I love beautiful maps: https://www.etsy.com/listing/69248412/linen-screen-printed-cirencester-tea?

Be joyful embroidery pattern (love the typography, message, and vintage feel, plus I love to embroider and would love to stitch this one): https://www.etsy.com/listing/122324592/be-joyful-embroidery-pattern-pdf

I love this button brooch (the mixture of something antique made new, the use of buttons, the use of writing on the ribbon, its elegance): https://www.etsy.com/listing/97882108/antique-button-brooch-with-soldered

Great quote and great design: https://www.etsy.com/listing/92493002/oscar-wilde-be-yourself-inspirational

I love quotes and quote based art! (And I love everything this artist makes): https://www.etsy.com/listing/107077114/illustration-f-scott-fitzgerald-quote

Printmaking & Stamp Carving

I love making hand carved blocks for printing, particularly printing on fabric. Here are some examples of blocks/stamps I have carved: http://featheredneststudio.com/2013/04/04/handcarved-eraser-stamps/ http://featheredneststudio.com/2013/03/16/handprinted-fabric/ http://featheredneststudio.com/2012/06/15/more-handprinted-fabric/ http://featheredneststudio.com/2012/06/09/handprinted-fabric-bird-asterisk/ http://featheredneststudio.com/fine-art/


vlhafer54 rated for A.Q. Christmas/Holiday MUG Rug on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute mug rug. And the lovely Christmas pudding ornament. Merry Christmas!
Rosa1 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: love the packaging and thanks for the tea ornament also!!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful mini pocket letter! I loved it! I also love Christmas and also had a lot of fun making mine for this swap!
Amcdole rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration- October on Nov 28, 2018
krisvog2000 rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-November on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Just delightful! Thank you so very much.
Comment: Thank you very much for the tea and pretty card!
blueseabliss rated for Mail Art and ATC on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: SWEET! Thank you!
Cgscdy rated for Mail Art and ATC on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Ty for the ATC and goodies. Really liked the envie(very different) and card (awesome quote).
Comment: Thank you love it. In the binder she goes and card hanging up in craft room
redchuckstress rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and lovely ornament. I love it. The teas are wrapped so pretty as well. So excited to open them thank you.
Comment: Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you - such lovely cards (2!) and wonderful extras - love the pen!
samsstuff rated for Polka dot ATC! on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC & the lovely card!
Comment: Loved everything about this pocket letter great job and all the great goodies oh my loved thank you so much wished I could give you more hearts
lvpoohbr2 rated for YTPC: Slide and Stand card on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: This card was beautiful! Thank you so much and thank you for joining this swap! I had so much fun with it! Thank you for the “sweet” cupcake ribbon too! I love it!!! Ü
24Donna rated for AQ~ ? Mystery Fabric Swap! ? on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Such a nice zipper pouch and extras! So pretty! God bless you and yours
Erikaa rated for Tea Swap and Inspiration-August on Aug 27, 2018
Daneen rated for Tea Swap and Inspiration-August on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thank u very much for teas and quote and extras!! 😁
Arhel rated for HDoP Urban Sketching Challenge on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely drawings (and goodies)! I loved seeing these scenes from your life! :)
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you like them. :)
Comment: Tysm for the mini PL & goodies you sent.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart!

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CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

A little "Happy Fall" from Cross Stitch Lovers group!!

ChrisAnne on Sep 10, 2018:

Welcome to Planner Partners! May your planner be a shiny spot in your day and your journey through life!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Candyn29 on May 5, 2014:


biasbabe on Jun 1, 2013:


To the Nuts for Sewing Group

artsymimi on Mar 19, 2013:

Thank You for joining my swap( stuff me an envie #2) . Welcome to swap-bot. its a fun place to be .


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