Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2020 10:11 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: December 4, 2020
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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Hi! My name is Leah (she/her) 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.

Please note: I’m trying to stay away from the post office, so all of my swaps for now will be U.S. only and use stamps. I’m trying my best to correctly guess postage costs. If I get it wrong and there’s postage due, please please contact me so I can make things right!

Also - I’m using tape and glue to seal envies. Could you please do the same to send to me? Remember, “please don’t lick, even if you’re not sick!”

August 2020: Well, it’s been a hot minute since I was here, eh? I’m glad to be back swapping, and I’m trying to get my group Weirder Every Day up and at ‘em again. Stay tuned!

I like paper crafts, polymer clay, jewelry-making, and shrink plastic. Sometimes I sew stuff, or make assemblages. I recraft new jewelry from vintage components. Sometimes I make zombie art dolls out of Barbies. Just a little bit of everything, I’m just a filthy casual.

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?)
  • kitschy and weird crap - bring it on! I LOVE weird stuff. :)
  • new, vintage, and repurposed jewelry
  • anti-racism and diversity themes. Black Lives Matter!
  • things with tiny cute faces (teeny coffee cups with beensy faces! Little smiling avocados! ahh!)
  • pin-ups and saucy ladies
  • Pagan/Wiccan images
  • thrifting and garage sales
  • LGBTQA themes - love is love!
  • kawaii (I like Chococat, Pusheen, cactus kitties or anything Tokidoki, Hello Kitty, Lisa Frank, and Gudetama. My daughter likes LOL dolls, Monster High, Mermicorno/Unicorno, Num Noms, and shopkins)
  • feminists and strong women
  • almost anything Halloween, especially if it’s retro or mystical
  • Christmas - especially retro designs from the 40s - 70s
  • mid-century modern design
  • Japanese style florals
  • Native American style (modern or historical)
  • I love animals -- especially cats, birds, stingrays, giraffes, seahorses, llamas, sloths, pangolins, chipmunks, capybaras, puffins, quails... (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. I also love dark red, orange, dark turquoise, neon pink, and black. Generally I love just about any color, neons are great, goth colors are great too, etc.

Top Wishes

Heres my favorite craft supplies to swap for:

  • hand painted or drawn backgrounds to use in ATCs and mixed media projects

  • odd little doodads, especially if they’re flat or flattish.

  • anything showing objects with little cute faces

  • fibers and lace for mixed media projects

  • costume jewelry parts - vintage, Southwestern, punk, sculptural, rhinestone animal pins, Christmas pins and earrings, etc...stained or broken is fine but please not crusty with dirt.

  • anything in vintage 60s/70s floral patterns. Give me your fugly florals!

  • altered art and art dolls

  • personalized address labels and swap tags

  • plaid, dark and moody florals, glittery

  • paper/stickers/whatever with Hello Kitty, Tokidoki, Monster High/Ever After High, LOL Surprise!

  • the sticky sheets you can use to mount stamps

  • scrapbook embellishments that are red and black or yellow/gold and blue for my school colors

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, it just drives my allergies bananas...
  • kiddie stuff, unless it hits on my themes above. Send it my way if it’s kitschy, kawaii, or unintentionally creepy!
  • most tea except mint or green tea. Otherwise you may want to save it for someone who can enjoy it properly!

Favorite Television

Watchmen, Stranger Things, Infinity Train, True Detective, The Boys, What We Do In The Shadows, Teen Titans Go!

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.


Comment: OH MY GOD, I got the mermaid ornament today and I LOVE IT!!! The colors are so cool, and it's hilarious that it's on a Coors can, lolol! It's classy in the front, party on the back. It's so funny, not only have I been to the city where the artist lives, BUT I also went to NC recently and along the way bought a bunch of recycled aluminum can magnets at a roadside market. They were butterflies and dragonflies made from LaCroix and Monster cans. I love upcycling. This is going to look so bitching on my pink Christmas tree, too. THANK YOU dear friend. HUGGGS
Comment: Thank you for a such an elegant creepy cool art journal page - can't wait to have enough of these to put a book together!
Response: Oh I’m so glad you like it! I’m excited to get them all into a journal as well!
evielution rated for Tiny Foods With Cute Faces! on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: I gasped out loud when I opened your swap! So many fun kawaii things! And thank you so much for the Sailor Moon sticker!
Comment: You had some neat ideas I liked it! I'm going to so use these in my journal :)
bethe rated for Retro Ads on Nov 28, 2020
Comment: I was so excited to see you were my partner for this swap. Thank you so much for the altered retro ad, it is just my style and I agree, the colors really work well together! I love how you backed it with your work surface, what a nice unique touch :) :) Thank you also for the 80's comics and tiny ads. I really dig all of your swaps and looking forward to swapping in the future. Stay weird!
Comment: Beautiful tag! Love the phases of the moon! PS: no special perks except the fancy label. Lol
Response: No special perks?! I feel like immunity from prosecution should at least be on the table lol I’m glad you like the tag, cheers!
Aeon rated for Comics ATC on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: OMG Thank you so much for all of these fabulous goodies! I loved everything from the comic washi taped envelope and card, to the extra comics you sent, and especially the ATC you made. 😍😍. And YES, I would love to do a private shrink plastic swap after the craziness of holiday season is over. Let’s talk!
Response: Excellent! I’m looking forward to it :)
Comment: Thank you for this envie! I will open it soon! Can't believe it is soon December!
OfficeDarling rated for Postage People ATC USA on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Gorgeous ATC Postage Person! I feel like there are those who make me seek out new techniques because I want to pull up to their level! You are definitely one of them! Thank you so much! And the Washi:)
Response: Aww you are so kind! I’m really glad you liked it, it was fun to make! :)
LeaTheShark rated for Weird Ransom Note #2 on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: No, not the shark!! Hahaha, thank you for such a fun swap!!!
blanketfort rated for Mad Libs! on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: This was hilarious, thank you 😂 great swap!:)
banjobraids rated for Add-A-Costume! on Nov 8, 2020
Comment: LEAHHHHH!!!! I apologize for the delay in rating. I wanted to be sure I had the time to give this the attention it deserved. Any ONE of these items would have made my day. All together it was SUCh a special gift. You are SO COOL!! This photo of your gruncle is just the BEST!!!! It's going to be framed. If I had seen this at a store, I would have bought it. It just gives me such a smile. Hey he's just a luchador getting the mail, nothing to see here. I love all the COOL ass cards and the sacred beetle armour. And Batman and Robin kissing YESSSS <3 <3 EVERYONE knows theyre in love. And catwoman picking her teeth. And dancing with wolfman. I AM SO BLESSED!!!! I'm excited about these sticker flakes, too. I loved what you did with the other 50s heads you sent me (which are now on my desk display). I need to do some of this altered art and get some experienced under my belt. I'm going to write you a letter now instead of writing on here. But I appreciate you SO MUCH! Thanks for hosting this awesome swap! :):):)
Response: Ooh I’m sorry I missed this comment before, and I’m so glad you liked everything. I think we like so many of the same things, it’s fun to put your swap together! I’m excited for a letter from you (whenever you have time ofc, no worries either way!)
caf1988 rated for CPG: Sticker Bags Across America #4 on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you! And thank you for the label stickers! They're really cool!
Comment: Thank you Leah, for the Great Halloween Art in an envie.,, loved them all especially the vintage tag... thank you so much for such a great swap experience .., have a great day!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you! Very cute envelope and I'm sure I'll like what's inside!
Comment: Thank you!!!
sleepykitty rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks! ;) I love the card you sent with the yoga cat. It was really sweet of you! <3
Drea3nvy rated for Halloween Mini Banner on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the super cute banner and goodies my friend!!!

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2020:

HEHEHE:) Thank you for the envie of stamped images for my Dec wishlist at CPG (I'm counting them as that!!) Love them, can't wait to use them!!

bluerose3 on Nov 28, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas theme envie from the CPG November Wishlist. Our tree is up and will be decorated this weekend along with filling out family Christmas cards. Crafting fun will probably follow.

Gnoe on Nov 21, 2020:

THANK YOU for the lovely embroidery floss (CPG tag) and peacock coloured CPG November wish, Leah! I'm definitely interested in swapping some more, but committed to too many wishes and tags and thank-yous right now, so I'll need to get back to you about that later :-)

Take care & stay safe!

BusyB on Nov 17, 2020:

Omg! I laughed so hard when I saw the Lemmy stamp on your note! My hubby walked in (he always catches me!) and asked what was so funny! We both got a great laugh from him. Heehee THANK YOU so much for the postal and 'Mom mystery' ephemera. ohh some new books to check out too. Not as in from the library. Lol You always send the coolest stuff. CPG wishes ❤️

OrigamiGrace on Nov 13, 2020:

Thank you for the awesome addy labels and postal ephemera for my CPG November wishlist! And I LOVE the rubber stamp - happy to swap you for some stamped images of Lenny:) LOLZ!! Happy 270 too - phew!

TeaNi on Nov 9, 2020:

thank you so much

for granting me a wish with the fun envie of Christmas-y goodness! :)

TeaNi on Nov 9, 2020:

thank you so much

for granting me a wish with the fun envie of Christmas-y goodness! :)

DeAnnaVarela on Nov 4, 2020:

Thank you for the cute "jumping into a pile of leaves" homer and the new candy jam set! Hugs, D

pkpeace on Nov 1, 2020:

Hope you had a Happy Halloween! xo Patty

kiddomerriweather on Nov 1, 2020:

Happy Halloween!


Sorry I'm a little late.

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