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loey

loey
Date Joined: March 14, 2020
Last Online: January 14, 2021
Birthday: September 6
Country: United States

About Me

Why - after so many years of creating them - are profiles so hard?

If we were living in the Regency period of English history, I would be considered a spinster. It's just me in a studio apartment in Vermont, living a cozy life I love. I work at an Ivy League library (my literal dream job) where I supervise students, wander the stacks looking for gems and fill my notebooks with inspiration for all the YA novels I hope to write. Someday.

I come from a large family and spending time with them is tied with my love of all things papercrafting. My five-year-old niece is my favorite person in the world and making things for her to hang on her bedroom walls is my current favorite way to pass the time.

My foray into the world of papercrafting began in my mid twenties when I discovered scrapbook paper. I made terrible cards back then. I completed two 12x12 scrapbooks - one for my brother and sister each - of a cruise we took together and then decided making full scrapbooks wasn't for me. Then I discovered mini albums and there was no looking back. I love following Youtube tutorials for different types of mini albums. I love to alter things from the Dollar Tree. I'm still making cards but the perfectionist in me is easily discouraged.

My family is super supportive of the things I make however I have been wanting to find a pen pal or ten to send mail and other goodies to.

If you'd like to do a personal swap - (flipbook, pocket letter, etc) please get in touch as I would LOVE that.

Favorite Crafts

Aside from papercrafting, I recently stuck my toe into the very deep waters of art journaling and mixed media. It's terrifying for someone who can't let go of her mistakes.

I love to make tassels and charms for the mini albums I make, so I would say jewelry making is a hobby.

I taught myself to crochet a few winters ago. I'm addicted to buying yarn, however so far all I can make are coasters, hats and hearts.

I would love to learn to watercolor and hand letter.

Favorites:

TV: I have zero patience for TV. I tend to rewatch the same three shows - Psych, Phineas and Ferb, Milo Murphy's Law - on repeat because it doesn't require attention and serves as a familiar companion while I write or craft.

The exception to the rule is my love of the Roswell reboot - Roswell, New Mexico - and 911 Lonestar. Give me a good LGBTQ romance and I'm hooked.

Other shows I have loved include Elementary (BEST Sherlock adaptation imo), Supernatural (I was a diehard for the first three seasons), Felicity, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Friends.

Books: I devour Regency Romance novels. My favorite authors are the standards: Julia Quinn, Mary Balogh, Lorraine Heath, Sarah Maclean and my all-time favorite, Lisa Kleypas. I also love LGBTQ YA.

Other books I've loved include the Raven Cycle, Harry Potter (of course), Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and mysteries by Jonathan Kellerman and Don Winslow.

The best two books I read in 2019 were the Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.

Movies: I grew up watching MGM musicals. Hit the Deck, White Christmas, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Daddy Long Legs, Summer Stock, the Harvey Girls, Two Girls and a Sailor, On the Town. They are still some of my favorite movies.

I also love most Disney, especially Tangled and Moana, I enjoy a good ridiculous action movie such as the Losers and the A-Team and nothing will ever make me as happy as 90s/early 2000s romances like Practical Magic, Return to Me, Runaway Bride, Two Weeks Notice.

Music: I love country and singer songwriters. Kacey Musgraves, Katie Pruitt, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett. My exception is my love of 5 Seconds of Summer. Also, I saw One Direction in concert 6 times.

Likes:

  • stars have an emotional/sentimental meaning to me, so anything having to do with stars and space or the moon is extra special

  • I've recently begun learning about the practice of magic, so witchy things are always fun

  • Hello Kitty and Sanrio, fairies, unicorns, kawaii

  • All things French and/or Parisian

  • Stamped images

  • Any and all washi samples

  • Postcards of any kind

  • Memo sheets are so much fun to receive

  • I will love and appreciate anything you send me.

Dislikes:

So far I haven't received anything I haven't wanted or been able to pass on.

Note:

I have a memory like a sieve and am absolutely terrible about remembering to rate. If you think I should have received your swap and haven't yet rated, please send me a friendly reminder.

Occasionally I'm late with a swap. I really try to do my best to let the recipient know if it's going to be late, but sometimes I just simply forget. Please be patient with me - oftentimes a friendly reminder is all I need.

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Comment: New year greetings, Thank you for this wonderful swap. Very clever idea in the packaging of it.. Happy New Year!
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Comment: Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the wonderful goodies you sent! The Yeti stickers are soooo cute!!
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Comment: Hi Lori Thank you for the goodies Spicemom
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Comment: Thank you for the cute pocket you made with Christmas goodies!
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Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
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Comment: Love the way you packaged the fun stuff!
Karen07 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Inspired on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks! This is awesome! Happy New Year!
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Comment: Thank you for the great variety of stickers. I really liked them all. It would have had a heart except for a couple of items. First you did not put your swap-bot ID anywhere on or in the envelope, it did have the swap name on the envelope so I could tell what swap it was for. Then second I could not tell when it was sent as you marked sent 7 days after the swap was due. The postmark was not readable so I gave you the benefit of the doubt as the mail has been running crazy lately.
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Comment: Thank you so much! Happy New Year!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I really loved all the pens, markers, pencils and stencils! Happy holidays!
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Comment: Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Thanks so much. I waited until Christmas morning and it was so fun to open. I love everything.
Dsweeny rated for MMHWH ~ Blind envie #1 ~ WASHI - USA on Dec 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the washi you sent - it's beautiful! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a blessed New year. Thank you for joining in the fun!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun pocket letter! I enjoyed looking in one pocket a day.
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Comment: Thank you for this lovely fairy folder, papers and postcard. It was a joy to open!!!
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Comment: This was a wonderful surprise to get in the mail on this wet and gloomy day! I just love all the Christmas goodies ~ it was so much fun to open this and go through it all. Thank you, and have a happy Christmas!

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Comments

debbiespoms on Dec 26, 2020:

I wanted to let you know, I opened your gift from Secret Santa "Santa's Helper" group on Christmas. OMG, Thank you so very much, for the Crochet book on Unicorns, Dragons, and more Fantasy Amigurumi 2 ! I love it so very much ! And, I love the handmade Christmas card you made for me too, with your wonderful kind Christmas greetings words! It is so dang cute! Thank you also so much for joining the Secret Santa swap! I hope you had a lot of fun doing it. And, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones & made many special memories! Happy New Year 2021 ! If interested in swapping crochet items with me, please PM me. Thank you!

debbiespoms on Dec 10, 2020:

Hi Loey! Thank you ever so much for the Secret Santa gift in Santa's Helper's group. And, thank you so much for participating. I appreciate it so much! I am going to wait until Christmas Eve to open your gift. It will be a hard wait. But I can do it, I hope, ha!

FindingFunInLife on Nov 18, 2020:

My memory is for crap too LOL!!! So I'm sitting her putting a swap together for you right now.

Snaileditcrafts on Oct 19, 2020:

Yay! I’m so excited to be swapping with you for the Pastel-O-Ween project! Have fun with this! 😄 Thanks for joining!

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