Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2017 2:49 pm


Date Joined: March 17, 2017
Last Online: May 24, 2017
Birthday: December 27
Country: United States
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About Me

Hiya! I'm Chrissy. I'm a fiber artist and I design and sell sewing and embroidery patterns. I'm a Pagan Homeschooling mom of two kids and we are an urban homesteading family.

I'm married to my best friend of almost 20 years. We all love hiking and impromptu weekend adventures- like camping - and exploring our amazing state (Oregon).

I am a Pagan, with a focus on the goddess Holda, and Germanic Paganism. I studied German in college and I am trying to teach my family German.

Besides working on my business art, my hobbies include watercolor painting (and sometimes acrylic), drawing and block printing. I love to work on miniature canvasses, ATCs or other small works of art.

I seriously love sending and receiving things in the mail. Stickers, notepads, ATCs, teeny tiny ephemera, washi tape, book pages esp in other languages, shaped paper clips.... lots and lots of options. Let's have fun!!

I love stripey socks.

I love milk chocolate.

I love all things handmade.

Mail and Me:

  • I am only able to check my post office box twice a week. I usually try to immediately mark off as received and give ratings right away. But because of when I can get to the PO, it might take a little longer than expected.
  • I try really hard to send packages and envelopes with the correct amount of postage. If you ever get something from me with postage due, let me know asap and I will paypal or snail mail you the money with my sincere apologies.

Art Mediums I Do


Hand Sewing, Sewing with Felt


Machine Sewing

Hand Embroidery

Creating ATCs

Block Printing, Stamp Carving

Painting and Inking

Important Favorites


My favorite book is The Time Traveller's Wife. I don't love the movie. I also love Diana Gabaldon's Highlander series, although I have some serious concerns with her grammar and writing.

Movies & Television:

My favorite movies are the Postman and Practical Magic. I absolutely love time travel movies also. It's my favorite motif in artistic media, though neither of my favorite movies are time travel movies! lol Doctor Who is my favorite television series.


I love Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Beach Boys, Billy Joel.... hmmm... there are others but I can never think of them.... I have very wide-ranging tastes and listen to indie rock on pandora most of the time.

Food & Drink:

I love tea- mostly herbal infusions, but flavored black or green teas are nice too. Darjeeling is also good. Chamomile & Peppermint are my favorites.

I drink a lot of Kombucha - well, I make it with green tea and honey, so it's called Jun. I'm happy to share how to make it, and I'd totally share SCOBYs if you know a good way to ship it. :)

My favorite foods are homemade comfort type foods - Clam Chowder, Brownies, SpΓ€tzle, Sushi, Gyros, Hummus, PfeffernΓΌsse

Likes / Dislikes

  • My favorite color is blue. Pretty much any blue except royal. And even though blue is what I always choose, I love all colors really. Bright, muted, so many colors!!

  • I love folk art style of designs and patterns - lots of details and patterns and contrasting colors.... zentangle-y, doodle-y type designs.....

  • I love bohemian, gypsy, artsy styles....

  • I love handmade pottery, handmade dolls and felt items. Hand embroidered designs.... I really love handmade things. A lot.

  • I am a minimalist and anti-consumerist. That does not mean that I don't love art supplies. And books.

  • I love owls, foxes, hedgehogs, woodland creatures, gnomes, celestial motifs, like sun and moon. Goddess designs, female empowerment motifs, female, feminine (not "girly")

  • I have two children who love to swap. They draw and paint ATCs often and are quite good. If you're interested in seeing their work or swapping- they would love that. Especially swapping with other kids.

  • I love getting pages from antique books, especially in languages other than English, but all are pretty nice!

  • I do not like things with characters on them. I do not love frilly, pink, doily type stuff.

  • Tasteful nudity ok in art, atcs, etc....

  • Stickers are great. If I won't use them, then the kids will. No character stickers please.

  • Handmade postcards welcome, decorative, shaped postcards welcome. Please no tourist-y type postcards. LOVE blank postcards.


bluecrayons rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 25, 2017
Comment: great space
thebragal rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a peek into your space.
lefroggy rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 24, 2017
Comment: thank you for the email, i enjoyed reading it and liked the pictures.
Comment: That "F" reminds me of the heat on a hot August day!!! Thanks for the goodies too!
kweandee rated for May Senders Choice atc swap on May 23, 2017
Comment: Love the D atc hun...Thank you! :)
imaisha rated for newbie welcome March on May 21, 2017
Comment: WOW! Thank you SO much for the big envelope with happy goodies! 😍 Your handmade postcards are impressive! πŸ’– Not the kind that I used to get from lazy people that just send their kindergarten students' creation or something like that :P You are very talented and I will treasure your artwork for sure ✨ The paint set is cool too 🎨, the teas smell delicious and all the other goodies look fun as well ;) I enjoy reading your long interesting letter and hope you manage to grow some plants in your greenhouse. You deserve many hearts! πŸ’“ πŸ’— πŸ’˜ πŸ’ ❀️ πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ P/s: Sorry for rating so late. I got overwhelmed with work and other stuffs, but I wanted to thank you properly which took longer time than needed >.<
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you liked everything!
camilleaf rated for In The Briny Deep.... ATC Swap on May 21, 2017
Comment: Wow, thank you for the really cool card, the nice paper and of course your amazing ATC. Love the mix of textures and colors!
kbaver rated for Mega sticker swap #3 USA on May 20, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous zentangle! :)
aplusquilting rated for ATC Bag #38 -- USA Only on May 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Great ATCs and I lone the extras for me too.
metammi123 rated for Kids Can too Washi ATC on May 19, 2017
Comment: We seem to swap a lot my girls think that they are now atc penpals with your family...
Response: Oh that's so sweet! My kids are happy to swap more!! :)
Comment: Thank you for everything!
GmaKim rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing Chrissy! I love to upcycle too and I love the color of your craft room!
craftymimi rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap (USA only) on May 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! I love your ATC! XOXO Dawn
lyzz rated for 5for 5 ATC swap. (USA) on May 15, 2017
Comment: OK! Your fox ATC is darn cute! I love how you made it! It is similar how i make mine! I love the washi tape is so fun!
Response: You got a lot of cards from me all in a row! lol! Thanks for the rating. I hope you like them all!
lyzz rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap. USA only on May 15, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness your little turtle is so darn cute. I love the cards with the people on them they are so neat! THank you so much!
lyzz rated for Mermaid ATCs! on May 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mermaid! Looks like it took you forever to make! The paper is kool too thank you!
Comment: What pretty colors on my ATC!!! And thanks so much for the extras!!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and extras! I'm enjoying this series as well.
aplusquilting rated for ATC Swap : Tweens and Teens #1 on May 14, 2017
Comment: My daughter loved the collage wave and all the goodies. Please make sure that your daughter knows that she is very thankful.
Response: I will! This was a fun challenge for her! Thank you!

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biasbabe on Apr 23, 2017:


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