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mle

mle
Date Joined: May 15, 2011
Last Online: June 23, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

I am interested in swaps, especially in charm swaps and ATC swaps. Lately I've been in more postcard swaps - they are simple and fast. I've worked in all sorts of mediums but mostly in paper and jewelry. I like to explore new techniques and mediums and look to have my creativity challenged.

I like making charms, cards, and art from found objects, and upcycled materials.

I've made several altered books and enjoy the rebirthing process of turning an unwanted book into a treasure.

I'm an RN and have a side job/apprenticeship at a book bindery that restores and preserves old books and occasionally makes new ones.

Favorite Books

I like books about food such as Food in History; and Pickled, Potted, and Canned.

I like pretty much everything by Dorothy Gilman.

I like classics by authors such as Shakespeare, Dumas, Austen, Twain, Doyle, and Rand.

One of my top favorite books (I really can't pick just one) is Possession by A. S. Byatt. And I like that she is also a critic - means she writes quality stuff.

I like sci-fi/fantasy/romance by Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Douglas Adams, Roald Dahl, Kurt Vonnegut, Diana Gabbaldon, and Isabel Allende.

I love old dictionaries with lots of pictures and truly aged pages.

Likes

I deeply appreciate handmade items... effort & risk taking is always admired!

I like swears, sassy everything, nudes and pinups. That inappropriate postcard you bought when you'd had one too many margaritas - I'm the girl you send it to.

Altered Books & Journals

Handmade books or restored books (bookbinding) - I like to reback and rebind old medical textbooks and medical books for home use.

The periods I like are the Renaissance, the Romantic period (Rosetti, Wm. Blake), and the "Arts & Crafts" movement (late 1800's to 1920's), the Silver Screen era.

I like Edward Gorey, Erte, Gustav Adolf Mosa, Aubrey Beardsley, William Morris, William Blake, Gabriel Dante Rosetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright, Salvadore Dali, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, Andrew Wyeth (especially the Helga pictures), N.C. Wyeth, and pre-1900 lithographs. I like modern lithography too, but I really like the old stuff.

Washi tape. It's really become an obsession.

Embossing folders and cutting dies and suggestions for creative ways to emboss.

Embossed or punched foil pieces

Steampunk

Street art/graffiti

Altoid tins

Anne Taintor & other sassy art/collage

ATCs

My favorite colors are blue and green. I love all the colors, but I don't wear yellow or orange.

Keys, old postage stamps, old dictionary pages and pictures, old sewing notions (I'm pretty well stocked on buttons at the moment, thanks to so many generous swap partners), old gears, springs, washers, and cogs.

Vintage anything - but not musty or moldy!

Glass, sparkly beads, gemstone, or metal beads (no plastic please)

Handmade charms

Glitter glue, glitter, confetti (in small amounts)

Old jewelery.

Interesting papers - especially handmade, marbled, pages with foreign (not English) languages, japanese paper, odd natural fiber paper, old maps (pre 1900)

Asian stationery sets

natural/ "handmade" wrapping paper

Day of the Dead anything - skeletons/calaveras, papel picado, milagros, prints by Jorge Guadaleupe Posada

Mexican folkart - lucha, loteria, saints, etc. Plus Mexican artists such as Frida Khalo and her dear husband.

Fairy tales, folk tales and mythology from all cultures. I especially like the illustrations from fairy tale books.

Patterns I like include paisley, vintage looking, travel inspired, Victorian and french flourishes. I like fleur de lis, peacock colors, butterflies, asian inspired, French or Latin American roosters (not the cute country ones), feminine - think Victorian, and the artists I listed above.

I love rabbit and butterfly images.

I like to travel and plan to see the world. Some of my favorite places are San Francisco, England, Austin TX, and the Sonoran desert.

Dislikes

Not a fan of plastic pony beads, polyester yarn, plastic mesh crafts, needlepoint-type stuff.

Not into "cutsey" stuff like Disney, kittens or puppies, babies or children, country or cowboy, sports, school stuff or super girly.

I don't like holiday themes, especially Christmas.

I don't like religious items meant to convert me, especially crosses.

rating

I promise I will always rate swaps. Even if it takes me a while.

On the other hand, I am not on swap bot to collect ratings. I like the creative outlet it provides me. I'm not going to post flakers or send out reminders to rate me. I figure if you didn't get my swap or it wasn't what you expected, you will let me know. I send out things I'd like to receive and am pleased when I get the same in return. This site is for fun and that's it. If it isn't fun, there's no point.

Food & recipes

For food and recipe swaps:

I love food. I and my family have no allergies to food and love trying new things. Any and all recipes welcome. I do have one vegetarian in the house and we tend to eat pretty healthy in general (whole food, low carb, less meat). I also have one in the house who thinks no meal is complete without meat. And one who thinks sugar is a legit food group.

Ratings

aprilivy rated for Altered Item Bookmark Swap on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much! You blew my mind with the book spine bookmark. I love it!
Twonubsanafork rated for Washi Happy Mail #2 - USA on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much!! I love the stickers!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard!!
crochetjunkie rated for Washi Happy Mail #2 - USA on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great washi. The tiny e tea bits made me laugh. Thank you!
AnnaL rated for Austin Women! on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Emily for all the wonderful embellishments & goodies. It was nice meeting up with you. AnnaL.
Response: Likewise! I'll see you in two weeks!
lisaglass rated for Quotes on a postcard #24 on Jun 16, 2019
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bluehairedmary rated for Quotes on a postcard #24 on Jun 15, 2019
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Comment: Great postcard and quote! Thanks so much!
Zefaniya rated for Quotes on a postcard #24 on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
Wykyd rated for Austin Women! on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: You are AWESOME! Thank you SO much! 2 weeks!!! (Although I'm thinking ACR next time unless Anna gets there beforehand!)
Response: I agree!
paperlovely rated for Spring Mini Pocket Letter on Jun 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!!
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Comment: Mmmmmmm, cornflakes...
PrettyAlice rated for Homemade Envelope Swap on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much!
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Comment: What a cute little (big) pc.
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Comment: Hi Emily thank you for the lovely postcard. Lovely detail ...are those monkeys on the back of that runaway zebra? hmmm... Happy June swapping peace love light
Response: yes! Monkeys! And the one on the back is reading a book.
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Comment: bwahaha! It has been a WHILE since I got a Naughty Little People card! too funny!
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Comment: OMG I almost spit out my coffee! LOVE LOVE LOVE! And same zip!!! Woot! Will PM you! :)
rainydayangie rated for Whimsical Genital ATCs on May 29, 2019
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Comment: I LOVE this. You're right, if I had a galaxy and stars to hide somewhere, that's where it would be!
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Comment: Thank you! It was so nice to read the notecard! I hope you have a great day ^_^
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Comment: Thank you I love the Jellyfish and the rabbit scandinavian print washi. I totally think the giraffe print counts!!
Ilovemybabies7 rated for WIYM: Bookmark Swap #3 on May 14, 2019
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Comments

Hell0Z0mbie on Oct 9, 2017:

LOL I'm only brave on IG because I have my "art" one that's separate from my normal/linked to Facebook one that's associated with my actual name. IRL people don't see my account linked here which is for the best! :P

debtea2 on Jun 8, 2017:

awesome finish on the dragonfly jam thank you and hope to jam with you soon

judgedbyabookscover on Jun 8, 2017:

Thanks for the homer, and the set to work on. They are awesome! I ill keep them moving : )

hibiscus on Feb 26, 2017:

Love those finished jams! So creative!

Candyn29 on Jun 3, 2014:

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cmdunderground on Jan 20, 2014:

Hello, can you please rate for ATC bizarre, wacky,& unique holidays JAN. I sent it to you on Dec. 11th..

Meepy on Jul 3, 2013:

Just want to say that it's time to send your surprise packet out!!! ;-) Many greetings

Itti on Nov 15, 2011:

Have you received my banknote swap yet? I haven't heard from you and I posted it a while back.

memtree on Jul 28, 2011:

oh wow emily! that is so nice! i wish we could do that more often as so much food does go to waste!

keep up your RAKs :)

Elayne on Jun 10, 2011:

Emily, recieved my swap pkg, thank you for the stickers, charms and the rubber stamps. As soon as I figure out how to rate , you'll have another 5 heart rating!

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