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saellys

saellys
Date Joined: April 24, 2010
Last Online: April 2, 2020
Birthday: January 28, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

Hey swap coordinators: I am always willing to angel swaps I'm in!

I'm a feminist. I dig everything Keri Smith does. If I see a feather or an interesting piece of paper on the ground, I have no qualms about picking it up, and it will probably end up in a collage or piece of mailart. I have an eight-year-old who loves to draw.

I tend to avoid swaps that involve buying things, as swaps can get expensive just with postage. I also find it intensely difficult to shop for other people (and even for myself--I often have a clear picture of what I want in mind and I usually can't find it in a store), so I prefer to make things instead.

I rate a five if your swap meets the requirements and isn't excessively late without communication. I give a heart if I really really loved what you sent--and if I don't, please don't be offended.

I rate everything I receive within 24 hours, and I go to the post office twice a week and I don't mark my swap sent until it's been dropped off there. If you don't receive something from me, send me a message and I'll resend it ASAP.

Crafts I Enjoy

I have tried and will try just about anything. Perennial favorites include bibliopegy, watercolor, art journaling, mailart, weaving, hand-carved stamps, zinemaking, felting, embroidery, recycled material collages in the form of postcards and ATCs, custom envelopes, leave-behinds for guerilla art, and small assemblages.

Faves

MUSIC

Radiohead, Brandi Carlile, Hozier, Laura Marling, Leonard Cohen, the Hamilton soundtrack.

MOVIES

Pacific Rim, Gattaca, The Empire Strikes Back, Mad Max: Fury Road.

TV

The Mandalorian, Arthdal Chronicles, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse.

BOOKS

The Little Prince, The Wander Society, The Mapmaker's War.

GAMES

Dragon Age II, Gone Home, Kentucky Route Zero, Monument Valley.

Want

COLORS

In pairs: teal and orange, brown and powder blue, vermillion and robin's egg. Alone: purple, grey, chartreuse, mustard. I'm not a fan of pink.

THEMES / SUBJECTS

Vintage, abstract, mail and postage, archery, fantasy.

ANIMALS

Foxes, ferrets, ravens, dogs, peacocks, elephants. I prefer realistic or boldly stylized renditions rather than cartoony "cute" animals.

ITEMS I COLLECT

  • Polaroids and vintage photos
  • objects from nature (small feathers, seashells, pretty rocks, etc.--nothing that will mold or disintegrate in transit, please!)
  • pages from old books
  • ATCs
  • small antique items whose functions are not readily apparent
  • linen bookbinding thread
  • wool embroidery thread
  • tarot cards
  • abstract pattern coloring pages
  • interesting non-plastic buttons
  • washi tape (solid color or abstract)
  • letters and mail art
  • vintage date stamps
  • old skeleton keys
  • rosaries with wooden or glass beads

Do NOT Want

I won't give you a bad rating for including any of this; it's just stuff I'm not into and/or have sensory issues about.

  • scented items
  • glossy clear Scotch/packing tape
  • stickers
  • tea (I drink it but I'm super particular and always buy the same type)
  • glitter/sparkly stuff
  • kawaii or conventionally "cute" items
  • holiday-themed items
  • cosmetics, moisturizer, lip balm, soap, and the like
  • store-bought postcards (it's more fun to make your own!)
  • edibles

Angel Hall of Fame

catnipitis went above and beyond when she angeled the Destash My Craft Stash swap! People like her make Swap-bot a fantastic community.

Ratings

5
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard and encouraging words!
Babsiepoo rated for International Letter Swap #2 on Mar 22, 2020
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Comment: Hello there! thank you for the letter. The enveloppe looks so cool! we'll keep in touch :) I am gonna send you a letter back :)
SunflowerRose rated for 1 Page Letter #6 on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: thanks for the goodies. ill try to write back soon
MarHelene rated for 1 Page Letter #5 on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: I love how you considered my wish for no cursive and typed your letter! I am traveling in 2 weeks and hope to get some letters out.
Readergirl rated for Handmade POSTCARD Challenge #6 on Mar 3, 2020
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Comment: Such excellent. Art eork! This eagle is perfect. Thank you!
thelocalman rated for My life in three photos on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the photos Hannah! The whole presentation is beautiful and I really liked it, I was impressed! Also, I completely understand your distraought with the current world. I would love to write you back and for us to be penpals ^^ Expect a letter soon.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely photo!
Eclectonote rated for Instax Photo - Your City <3 on Jun 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks Instaxing your city - I like the artwork and love the skyline!
foreverdog rated for Collage Postcard on Jun 21, 2018
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Comment: Hi Hannah, I really like the collage postcard. Thank you so much! San Diego is great!.I've lived here for almost 20 yrs. I live in North Park.Thanks again. What fun this is! Rose
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Comment: Hannah, I really appreciate that you took the time to paint something related to my interests. Thanks you for sharing your lovely illustration (and the story behind it!) with me! I'll write back to you this month :)
Hikue rated for House ATC - Newbie Friendly (June) on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: I love the tiny weaving you. That must have been so hard to do on such a teeny scale. Thank you so much!
SamiE rated for ATC - Free Themed #102 (USA) on May 31, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. I like the theme.
mle rated for Make Your Own Envelope on Apr 11, 2016
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Comment: Wish I could give more hearts! You are a master of the instax! And the zine is perfection! A briliant idea that i have to imitate but will certainly not execute as well. Thanks so much!
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Comment: I received your tiny weaving today and it is beautiful! Thank you so much! And thank you for the origami crane, too. I really enjoyed swapping with you!!
angeliclizard rated for Tiny Weavings - USA on Feb 24, 2016
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Comment: It's so tiny and green I love it! I am going to put it in one of the doll dioramas I am making! I thought about trying to weave with embroidery floss since I have a bunch but I thought it might be too hard for my first time. Thank you so much!
Response: Woohoo, I'm so glad you like it! Embroidery floss was how I started, but it was super slippery and too easy to get the needle stuck between individual strands. I love using wool!
Kimblee rated for National Handwriting Day on Feb 3, 2013
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Comment: Really loved your zine. I couldn't pronounce half of them but I loved it anyway. I'm definitely a small word person.
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Comment: Loved the mini zine, misanthropy threw me for a minute until I saw how to read it :)
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Comment: Hannah, I really love the wordy zine. The background is great!!! I like your style. I had so much fun creating this zine. I would love to swap more zines with you in the future.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9836 99 12 12
Completed Fives Threes Ones
84 121 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 43 41 0
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Comments

mockinglybird on Feb 9, 2013:

Hi! I just came across your "Open Theme Minizine - Newbies Welcome!" swap from January. It looks so awesome and I'd love to do one similar to it. Are you interested in hosting another one soon? :) :) :)

carmen on Jan 5, 2013:

You made me look up a word, at first glance I thought "bibliopegy" meant "eating books" and I love Gogol Bordello, too. Good times, good times.

Justene on Jan 9, 2012:

Hi @saellys Welcome to the "I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - January" swap.....I'm so happy you joined my swap! Looking forward to 'meeting you in the mail'! Have a wonderful day! :)

catnipitis on Sep 15, 2011:

You are quite welcome for all the goodies from my Destash! I'm so glad you like! :)

catnipitis on Sep 15, 2011:

You are quite welcome for all the goodies from my Destash! I'm so glad you like! :)

samjowers on Feb 15, 2011:

Thanks for introducing me to Keri Smith!

snarkystitches on Feb 3, 2011:

Your "1" from that scammer is so unfair!

snarkystitches on Jan 17, 2011:

Hello -- I just got around to reading the little mini zine you sent in my pencil case and just wanted to let you know that you totally converted me. I. Must. Have. A. Bento. Box. ---- I am so excited to try to make onigiri! Thanks for sending it! --- Snarky

LavenderLizard on Jan 4, 2011:

You made such lovely use of my guerilla art! I was so excited to see the pictures...

racheljohnson on Jan 3, 2011:

I just featured your Banners, Pennants, and Garlands swap on the Swap-bot blog here. THanks for hosting such a great swap. I love garland!!

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