A note on sending ... Canada and Int'l swaps get mailed from Canada. There is no mail pick up on weekends/holidays, and also there is no local mail sorting, so it travels extra days to another city to be sorted. Please understand that this can cause the postmark to be very off from the date I click sent (the day I put it in the mailbox).
A note on rating ... All of my mail goes to a mailbox that I can't access after hours. I try to get there at least twice a week and rate as soon as I go through my mail. Thank you for your patience!
I do have a Canadian address. If you are sending to me from Canada or for an international swap and wish to send to my Cdn. address instead of U.S. please message me :)
Hard to believe I've been here over 10 years! Time flies :) I love swapping here, and most of my experience here has been amazing and wonderful. I've had the pleasure and joy of meeting a lot of great people from around the world, that I would have otherwise never known.
I design and create metalwork jewelry, and it's my passion and full time job. I am lucky enough to spend my days in my studio, creating pretty things to send to lovely people around the world.
In my spare time, I love to do crafts of all kinds (see below), spend time with my hubby and cats (we have 4 hoodlums!) and frequent thrift shops and vintage and antiques markets.
I love creating so many different things, and can't think of much I have not tried yet.
My current passions are jewelry making, paper crafts, scrapbooking, stamping, painting, mixed media art and collage, art journals, junk journals, ATC's, smash books, altered art, and digital art.
I have started to get back to some old crafts I haven't done in years ... crochet, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery and macrame (it's actually cool again lol).
I am on a health quest and (sadly!) candies/chocolate/sweets are off limits. I do occasionally host a candy/choc swap, so if you get me for a partner, feel free to send anything you like. My husband will enjoy :) I am a coffee fanatic and especially love pumpkin spiced or any spiced coffees, mocha, etc. Also a huge fan of iced coffees. I also drink a lot of tea and especially enjoy spiced teas, and fruity teas. Some of my faves are from Zhena's. I also love things with a tea motif/theme. Not a huge fan of chamomile or licorice or mint. Hot chocolate (any flavor) as well as cold drink sachets are always welcome too :)
I'm not fussy about smells like vanilla and coconut.
I appreciate and welcome everything I receive. The following are just not really my personal taste:
Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Monk, Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House MD, The Blacklist, The Closer, Major Crimes, True Detective, Criminal Minds, Dexter, Modern Family, CSI (all of them) FBI, Cardinal, The Good Place, crafting shows, cooking shows.
I love music and can't get through a day without it! Mostly an alternative/grunge gal, but I'm all over the map really! Some faves:
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Type O Negative, The White Stripes, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Thirteen Senses, Muse, The Verve, The Cult, Linkin Park, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Sisters of Mercy, Oasis, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, Broken Bells, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, HIM, The 69 Eyes, AFI, Neverending White Lights, Bjork, etc
Books I most enjoy are mysteries and crime dramas. Some of my favourites being from James Patterson (love the Alex Cross ones!). I also love Stephen King, Stieg Larsson, Kathy Reichs (Bones), Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli and Isles)
I also LOVE craft books and art magazines. Would cherish anything from Stampington/Somerset (even previously loved)
My fave movies are rom coms, comedy, some action movies, and thrillers. Love any and all James Bond movies!
I must admit I am in love with Robert Downey Jr. I know we are meant to be together, and as soon as he realizes this, it will all be good! ;o
Missing swap? If you have not received from me, chances are it's gone missing in the mail. I take swapping very seriously, and always send my swaps. If it hasn't arrived, please let me know before rating so that I can make it right. Sadly, it is the mail, and things do get lost occasionally. If something in life happens to cause me to be late with a swap, I will communicate with you before the swap deadline (barring extenuating circumstances), and I appreciate the same.
I do not expect or rate based on "extras", but rather on the actual swap. Most times I do include a few extras in my outgoing swaps if I have looked at my partner's profile and have something on hand that I feel they would enjoy.
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