Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2020 10:37 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: April 28, 2019
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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Hi! My name is Leah and I'm a crafty gal from Maryland. I love to DIY and tinker with things and I'm generally a big ol' nerd. I love to read, craft, and spend time with my spouse, young daughter, and my punk-ass cat.

February 2019: I have pneumonia and I’m behind on my swaps and ratings. I’m sorry to everyone waiting for me! I will mail/update and rate ASAP. :(

August 2018: so I’m a little behind on ratings, sorry! Things got a little hectic.... I’m getting caught up over the next few days and will have new swaps posted soon!

January 2018 update: Ive decided one of my resolutions is to do private swaps every month this year. Ping me if youd like to do a swap!

December 2017 update: I just received a packet of Christmas papers and washi with no note or username included. Return address has no name but is from Oregon. If this is from you - hey thanks! Please PM me with identifying details so I can give credit where it is due.

August 2017 update: weve relocated to the East coast after years of living in the Bay Area. I'm getting back into swapping after things were packed up for too long. I'm looking forward to more swaps with you!

I like sewing, polymer clay, jewelry-making, and I dabble a bit in collage and shrink plastic. Mostly I recraft new jewelry from vintage components. But I'm a huge craft dabbler, so I love that these swaps let me experiment with different kinds of crafts -- paper-based, collage and assemblage, embroidery, etc. etc. I've recently started making zombie art dolls out of Barbies.

Id love to do private swaps, just PM me!

Things I love

Heres the kinds of themes and things that I love to see!

  • sci-fi and fantasy themes (GOT, Westworld...any Worm/Parahumans fans out there?)
  • new, vintage, and repurposed jewelry
  • vintage or thrifted clothing
  • cable cars (aka trollies or street cars)
  • art dolls
  • Pagan/Wiccan images
  • steampunk aesthetics
  • kitschy and weird crap - bring it on! I LOVE weird stuff. :)
  • thrifting and garage sales
  • kawaii (I like Chococat, Pusheen, cactus kitties or anything Tokidoki, Hello Kitty, Lisa Frank, and cute foods with little faces. My daughter likes Monster High, Mermicorno/Unicorno, Num Noms, and Star vs the Forces of Evil)
  • feminists and strong women
  • anti-racism and diversity themes
  • almost anything Halloween or Day of the Dead (but please no kiddie stuff) - zombies, skulls, and other ominous stuff are welcome!
  • Christmas - especially retro designs
  • flowers
  • mid-century modern design
  • karaoke
  • Japanese style florals
  • Native American style (modern or historical)
  • design and fashion
  • I love any kind of animals -- especially cats, birds, manta rays, giraffes, seahorses, llamas, sloths.... (except for sharks which scare the bejeezus out of me!).
  • pears and pear-flavored things
  • chocolate anything, especially super-dark

My favorite color is pale turquoise/aqua, and I also love dark red, orange, dark turquoise, and black. Generally I love just about any color, neons are great, gothic colors are great too, etc.

Top Wishes

Heres my favorite craft supplies to swap for:

  • mini vellum or glassine envelopes, mini handmade envelopes

  • jewelry - vintage jewelry, Southwestern, punk, sculptural, rhinestone animal pins, Christmas pins and earrings, etc...

  • Ink pads (gently used is fine), any color but black

  • vintage fabric especially 60s/70s, or Japanese

  • altered art and art dolls

  • personalized address labels and swap tags

  • hole punches

  • jewelry supplies, especially chains and beads

  • lace washi, mermaid or unicorn washi, washi with my favorite animals

  • the sticky sheets you can use to mount stamps

But I don't really need

  • Christian-themed things (no offense meant! It's just that Im not Christian)
  • anything that smells of tobacco or incense, sorry it just drives my allergies bananas...
  • Halloween kids things, like kids stickers (I already have a bunch)
  • most tea except mint or green tea. Otherwise you may want to save it for someone who can enjoy it properly!

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones, Westworld, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Ash vs The Evil Dead, Jessica Jones, early Battlestar Galactica...

Favorite Books

My latest fave authors: John Scalzi, Diana Rowland, Mira Grant, Madeline Ashby, Jim Butcher, Terry Pratchett, Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, Walter Mosley, Wildbow. Im slowly but happily making my way through the Parahumans series.

Flaky flakers who flake...

Sad that this has to be added, but a big thank you to all you sweet angels out there!

Stamped Images for paper crafting: flaked on by @MooreNature Angeled by the swap host @woodlandbanshee

Swap cards swap: flaked on by @jojojo47


Winegeek rated for MMPC - Resin Charm Swap on May 15, 2019
Comment: Love these, very creative and well done. Thanks for a fantastic swap.
Comment: Thank you :) such a cute postcard.
Artstamper rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse, Part 1 on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Fun start! Thank you so much. You sent some fun extras too. I thing my favorite is the girl with the ladder.
Comment: The card is so colorful and pretty! Thank you so much. When I get tired of snow I can look at it, LOL!
Comment: I love the idea of swapping a kitchen sink. You can send a doll sized kitchen sink or a picture of a kitchen sink or a paper piecing
Comment: I’m (TRYING TO BE) saving this for Christmas. I don’t know if I can!! But... I can for now :-) Thank you for such a special package :-) update: The heart pins are lovely, no wonder you made yourself one, too! I wore one Christmas day and love them!!! So many goodies... the heart charm on ribbons, the xoxo pencil, and the scarf with the cardiac design with hearts... so appropriate because the day I opened it I had just returned from a six day stay in the hospital for my heart! I was feeling so lucky to be home by Christmas and the ekg (of which I had several) really seemed like a good sign to me! And the fact that you'd mailed it so long before... you may not even remember it but it meant a lot to me! Thank you for a lovely thoughtful gift!
shinyserra rated for White on Black Letter on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed your letter. Your kitty sounds so cute and I love her claim to fame! Haha.
tigermousecat rated for AMOPWB: Celebrate the Post on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: I have heard stories about those parts... Hope your "knees up" was not too educational! Happy to hear your trip was so enjoyable!
Lady rated for AMOPWB: Celebrate the Post on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: I'd love to go to a "knees-up" with you! Great postcard.
kathiann rated for CPG Wild for Washi - Global on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: Great tag! I like the key charm and the fibers you used on it - thank you!
MyRetroSoul rated for Oddities Un-Christmas Ornament on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it! It’s so beautiful and perfectly me. I love all the little charms and the button you made is amazing. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you!
ScrappyCEW rated for Weird note card and envelope on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Fun card and goodies - thanks!
bigmamabird rated for TheDen: Ornament Me on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the curious wee ornament...it *is* right up my alley! Best wishes for the season!
MyRetroSoul rated for Handmade WEIRD IMAGE PC USA on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: I love it! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a sweet ornie! I love the little shaker :o)
CurlyTea rated for CUCrew: October Collage Kit on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome assortment. Sorry, I am so late rating.
georgiafae rated for Halloween Art Journal on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Oh my scary goodness! This is a wonderful journal. Thank you so much for all the different bits of information and textures. Absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity with me!

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Artstamper on Aug 5, 2019:

Hi Leah, Just received my finished Handmade Art Journal today. You worked on the prompt "Home" And I really liked what you did with it, thanks so much.

mgallardo68 on Apr 21, 2019:

Sending hugs! I hope you're doing great! Happy Easter ♥

CurlyTea on Jan 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

KSENiA on Oct 29, 2018:

Vintage inspired Halloween profile decoration:

Happy Halloween Boo! Ksenia

nancylee on Oct 28, 2018:

Thank you for joining Vintage inspired Halloween profile decoration Happy Halloween!

loveretro on Oct 28, 2018:

Vintage inspired Halloween profile decoration swap




Happy Halloween, Leah


stephiedee on Oct 3, 2018:

Waitin' on Halloween like...

Aladyjackson on Sep 18, 2018:

Hey there! Thanks for letting me know you got your washi bag, I’m sorry I had no other chance of sending it around again! It was a fun idea though! Hopefully there will be another swap like that soon so you can send the rest around, I just didn’t feel comfortable holding on to it for so long. Hugs!

BelfryBat on Sep 8, 2018:

Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art

I went with sculptures:

Erika Sanada

Erika Sanada - I love her stuff; it's cute and creepy at the same time.

Beth Cavener Stichter

Beth Cavener Stichter - another great artist who does weird fabulous things.

Cameron Stalheim

Cameron Stalheim - his most famous piece is a merman, but it doesn't lend itself to the 300x300 format.

Xooang Choi

Xooang Choi - Does some weird shit.


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