Swap-bot Time: August 24, 2019 6:27 pm


Date Joined: November 19, 2008
Last Online: August 24, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

June 2019 Update:

Supplies I can always put to use:

blanks--ATC blanks, postcard blanks, note card blanks...

Sleeves: to protect my little ATCs in the mail

Letter writing paper that's fun or unusual.

I love handmade stuff and anything that can surprise me.

Illustrations of my favorite animals--See below.

vintage or vintage-ish pages and illustrations that I can cup up for my mixed media and blackout poetry.

Non-English, unusual, pretty, etc, non-English ads, junk, etc for mixed media art.

May 22, 2019

Work is improved now, so I'm going to try to get more swapping in! :)

I like to write, read, create, craft, and I rescue animals. I make way too many crafts and they take up space, so swapping would be fun.

I recently created my first few zines and am excited to make more. I have done swaps in the past, but not on swap-bot.

I like to make jewelry, dolls, buttons, and small decorations too.

I am a long-time vegan and would not want to get anything not-vegan in a swap, that means no candy, candles, bath and body, etc that contains animal ingredients. No leather or jewelry with bone, pearls, horn, or real animal parts. If in doubt, it's better to leave it out.

I like handmade things and art supplies, paper supplies, and so on.

My favorite cartoon character is Scoobie Doo, but other characters don't appeal that much. I like things that are unusual and surprising.

I tried to update my ETSY Lists here https://www.etsy.com/people/neva?tab=lists

At the very least it might give you some ideas of things I like, I guess.

Favorite Music

I'm obsessed with The National. I love Leonard Cohen, Damien Rice, Valerie June, Julien Baker, The Decemberists.

things I really like

Nearly any animal, but extra hearts for: * Crows
* Deer
* Butterflies
* Frogs
* Toads
* Koi Fish
* Snails

I like to use bits and pieces of tissue paper and magazine paper in collage.

Favorite Television

I end up watching TV most nights, not so much because I love TV, but because all of my dogs get on the couch with me and my husband and cuddle.

That said, here are some of the tv shows I like/liked:

Killing Eve
The Expanse
Breaking Bad
Veronica Mars
12 Monkeys

I like Old Broken Things

Lately I have been gathering beach glass and pottery as well as digging up old jars and broken plates in my yard. I am fascinated by this little fragments of history. I like making jewerly, decorations and mobiles out of these things. I have found lots of very small old medicine bottles in my yard, so if anyone else likes these things, let me know.

I'd far rather have old, re-used things than something new from a dollar store. I like things that look handmade and more primitive, rough around the edges, than highly polished and mass-produced.

Plant Obsession

Lately I have been creating terrariums with plants in them. They would not mail well, but swapping little decorations for them would work.


OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Succulents ATC - US only on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: I absolutely adore your work - thank you for gorgeous atcs and thanks especially for the handmade card - it will be hard to part with!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Monochromatic Blue PC on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: I love my "Blue Garden" PC! I always think things look more dramatic on a black background. It is so sad to be without all the animals we usually watch. I hope they eventually will file back in. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
stiffneck78 rated for AMA:Sender's Choice-July on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: Ohhhh, these are so COOL!!!! I love your style and I freakin love these cards and I probably will display and hoard them for a very long time! Thank you so much.
Response: So glad you liked them!
breezyp rated for Dicks in Disguise II on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Loved it so much!!!πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
Response: Thank you!
silverstar501 rated for amaZINE #12 - magic on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the zine with a very detailed elaboration on the theme. And the tree looks magical :)
Response: thank you!
darkpeppermint rated for amaZINE #12 - magic on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful zine!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!
mjhaertling rated for Monochromatic Pink PostCard on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Love the creativity you showed in making this card.
Response: thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great envies!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them!
Comment: Wow!!! This swap deserves all the extra hearts and stars and kudos! It's so beautiful. The envelope arrived in perfect condition, no worries. In fact, I am going to frame it, I love it so much! Thank you for sending me such a beautiful envelope and ATC!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! And relieved it go there in one piece!
jenmcjen rated for amaZINE #12 - magic on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: I love your magic zine! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!
elinor rated for amaZINE #11 - craft on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun zine, there's always too many crafts to do everything! Just be aware that the paint detailing you used in the zine stuck to the opposite pages a bit :)
Response: Oh no, I'm sorry! It was such a small touch of paint I didn't realize. I will be more careful in the future! Thank you for understanding.
sweetgypsy rated for Altered Text/Poetry Mail Art on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the black out poetry :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcards, almost to nice to use.
Response: Glad you liked them!
MamaMangrove rated for Monochromatic Yellow Postcard on May 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your joyful "Bright Yellow Sun" card, Neva. It was thoughtful of you to send it in an envie, though it's really just store-bought postcard exchanges that I prefer that way. What a lot of intricate cutting you did - with beautiful results!
thequilterslink rated for ATC - Flowers (USA) on May 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC!
CheyanneB rated for amaZINE #11 - craft on May 29, 2019
Comment: I love how you told your history with crafting! So interesting :) I love hearing how other people grew up crafting and have evolved into different interests over the years. I hope things slow down a bit for you so you can fit more time in for your hobbies!
PeliKat rated for amaZINE #11 - craft on May 24, 2019
Comment: Neva, your minizine is delightful! I love the stories in it about your childhood craft projects, and the drawings that you put with them. What nice memories to have! It looks like you have a lot of different interests too; I bet your Christmas trees were beautiful on your tree! I remember taking those flat wooden 'spoons' that they used to give with ice cream cups and turning them into Christmas ornaments when I was young. Dad drilled a hole for the paper clip hanger, and I dipped them into Elmer's glue and then into a dish of sparkly glitter. I would sit for on the sofa and watch them sparkle on the tree as the colored lights hit them. Thanks for bringing back that nice memory for me. Your Camp Kittens sound so cute! We have a lot of interests in common and I hope we get to swap again soon! Thanks for the zine and the bird notecard! Best wishes!
Response: Thank you so much!
tampagirl rated for SMHQ ~ Ephemera Envies! on May 22, 2019
Comment: Yeah! Thank you. You did a great job. So perfectly aligned and straight. The one with the ocean front is my favorite!!
helo rated for Mermaid Mail ARt on May 22, 2019
Comment: Cute Mermaid card - thank you.
iLoveMail rated for SMHQ ~ Ephemera Envies! on May 21, 2019

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Mimosagirl on Aug 22, 2019:

Thank you very much for the beautiful cards and stickers you sent! August WW granted ❀️

Cgscdy on Aug 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for my ocean themed envie. I loved all your art!

caf1988 on Aug 18, 2019:

Thank you for the fantastic orange happy mail from Wonderful Wishes August. I love the cards and ATC you made!! And the gnome cards are adorable.

grammypammy on Aug 15, 2019:

Thank you for granting my wish for an ATC made by you! Love the Butterfly ATC and the adorable card you made!

vacths95 on Aug 8, 2019:

Thank you for the fun dicks in disguise zine! You're so creative!

kiddomerriweather on Aug 2, 2019:

Thank you so very much for the July WW wishes! The handmade PC's and NC's are so incredibly beautiful. I always love getting your artwork. You make the prettiest stationery!

LilysMama on Aug 1, 2019:

Thank you so much for sending a birthday card for Holly, your kindness is appreciated :)

bluehairedmary on Jul 30, 2019:

Thanks for the handmade flower card! It will be fun to send in a swap! ~WW group

susieq11 on Jul 30, 2019:

Thank you tons for thinking of me this month in Wonderful Wishes! The envelopes are really fun but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the zine!!!!! It’s amazing!!! We love our animals like you do, they are family members!!!!!! I love everything you wrote and the drawings are adorable. Sounds like you have a house full of love!!!!! : )

makestuff on Jul 13, 2019:

Hi Neva, thank you so much for sending me a copy of your zine! I love the story about all the dicks in disguise! It made me laugh. Thank you!

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