Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 6:36 pm


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: December 10, 2019
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States
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About Me

RATINGS: I rate each package that arrives. I usually rate the day it arrives. Please do me the courtesy of rating also. It's not so much that I want the rating - it's that I want to know that something I sent has arrived. Thanks.

I am a teacher, sometime grad student, and crafter. I make quilts, cards, envelopes, paper stuff, ATC's, dotees, creepy dolls and other stuffed things. I also love shrink plastic charms and charm bracelets/necklaces. I try to use things I already have and I try to use old stuff in a new way. I have lots of stuff to trade - mint tins, fabric, japanese newspapers and craft/quilt magazines. Email me if you are interested - [email protected] Happy Swapping!

ABOUT FRIENDSHIP BOOKS: I am no longer participating in FB swaps. I'd love to receive any of the ones that I started or were started for me. When I get one, I might rejoin the FB madness.

Favorite Books

I read...alot. I always have 1 or 2 books going at the same time. Right now I read mostly British crime and police procedurals - Stephen Booth, Mark Billingham and Elizabeth George (yes, I know she's American.) I also like Cara Black, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell.

Currently, I am taking a break from graduate school for a Masters in Education. I bought a Kindle and I am alternating between e-books and real books. So far, I still carry a real book with me at all times. Too chicken to carry my Kindle around with me in the big, bad city.

Favorite Music

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, all 70's music - good and bad. Current artists the Killers, the Shins, the Raconteurs, Duffy and K.T. Tunstall. And The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley, Ray LaMontagne, and more.

Favorite Crafts

I start quilts (I don't always finish them!), paper stuff - envelopes, ATC's, greeting cards and other stuff. I sew dolls (badly, mostly) but I love making dotees. I just started making charms and learning a little beading. I'll try just about anything...I love my Gocco machine but I've only used it twice.

You should know...

I'm a good friend, daughter, sister, auntie and employee - just celebrated my 20th anniversary at the preschool I work in - teacher and assistant director. Whew!

Wish List

Vintage fabric, Vintage linens - tablecloths in particular, Sewing tools and supplies, Striped tee shirts (that can be cut/sewn into stuffies), Buttons, buttons, buttons, Wood beads,"S" things, Nancy Drew books (yellow spine - 1960's version), Birds and bird things, game pieces, wood dominoes, playing cards, small paper mache boxes for decorating, Cigar boxes, Chocolate - the darker the better! Love, love, love Somerset magazine - most of the editions, foreign language newpapers or magazines, and craft magazines from anywhere. As for colors, I prefer bold, bright colors - think Fiestaware. I do not like pink, peach or salmon. No neon things or cutesy things. I LOVE YOUR HANDMADE ANYTHING.

P.S. If you're sending chocolate - I CANNOT eat most nuts. So plain is good - thanks.

As for themes - I love birds, insects, trees but nothing too cutesy. I prefer 50's, 60's and 70's type of style.

Themes I like/love

Birds, nests and eggs; Reading, books and literature; Food - esp. chocolate and sushi; Sewing, crafts and buttons; Vintage sewing, crafts and buttons; Color - especially bold and bright, think Fiesta Ware; Not fond of pink, peach or salmon; How-to's and instructions for almost anything crafty; Travel, maps and tickets; Craft and sewing magazines and books; For fabric - I love batiks, dots and stripes, birds, leaves/trees, bugs, and any graphic patterns; Humorous - but no kitties hanging from tree limbs; Nothing too cute, no kitties

For junk journaling/ATCs/altered puzzle pieces/all paper crafts - I love vintage paper - ads, greeting cards, postcards and photos. I like yellow pages - especially odd stuff like taxidermy ads or pet photographers. Also love transportation tickets, raffle tickets, origami paper, and newspaper in languages other than English.

Dolls and Animals

For doll swaps - I like JunkerJane, scrappy, raggedy, slightly grungy (but not decrepit), whimsical - things not normally found in nature.

I generally prefer bold and bright colors but tea-stained/coffee dyed is okay too. Black and white is always acceptable and a mix is fantastic.

Animals - giraffes, zebras, badgers, platypus, honey badger, anteater, dogs over cats, elephants, birds, birds, birds, or hybrid animal-humans or bird-humans. Aliens and robots okay, too. Anything wearing glasses is great.


Please do not send any perfume samples or scented anything. I am allergic to lots of random stuff and I want to enjoy your lovely handmade something but I cannot enjoy it if I am sniffing, sneezing, and wiping away tears.

Thanks for understanding.


GirlMomToTwo rated for Art Collab #47 add postage on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: What an awesome envie you sent everything in! And thanks for the extras, and the art collab you started is really awesome! Im excited to add to it!
fairypretty7 rated for FCMA: Fall Envelope on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Beautiful envelope, never thought to glue those leaves down, I can feel a page coming on, also this will take pride and place in my planner. Thanks for the napkins too.
camelsamba rated for ABES: JUNK Mail Words on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun collection of words! (coincidence: i also sent some from a Lands End catalog :^) And I might even cut up the envelope to use some of those yummy-looking paper
samsstuff rated for Art Collab #46 add postage on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you, I love the background you added!
sherba31 rated for CPG Mail Art Random Envie - US only on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the amazing envelope! So much color, paint, and washi, not to mention the neat collage figures! You were very generous with all the extras and I look forward to craft time in the busy season ahead. Thanks again for such a great swap.
stiffneck78 rated for CPG Collage PC #3 - Global on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great collaged postcard!! I love the colors you used.
Comment: Good gracious! Thank you! And I will find homes for all the ones I can't use. I'll tell you this, my Kid Chaos is going to be all about the Harry Potter stickers.
christywebb rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great napkins!
Ace330660 rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all of the napkins ! I especially love the fox with the scarf !
Response: That set was at Pier One. Have fun creating!
ashchu rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you - I love it - so creative - and I love library book sales.
luluvision rated for FCMA: Halloween Post Card on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your fun Halloween PC! Orange is great, of course! :-)
papercraftkath rated for ABES: Send 6 BLACK/WHITE on Oct 27, 2019
Comment: Love these too! I will also be adding them to my black, white and red journal! Such fun!
papercraftkath rated for ABES: Send 6 RED on Oct 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun red item! I have been collecting bits and pieces for a black, white and red journal so I can't wait to use them.
turtles27 rated for FCMA: Halloween Envelope on Oct 26, 2019
Comment: Love the envie! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you for the cute flower envies! And I really love map envelopes!
JuneRosebud rated for Art Collab #45 add postage on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Hope this is the right Art Collab. It wasn't documented on the Post Card. Will send these on...
Response: It is and I thought I included a card or note. Thanks.
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Napkin swap on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness what pretty napkins you have sent! I love the little extras to. Thank you!!
me2az50 rated for Napkin swap on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely napkins. I am a tea drinker ans I love vintage china, so the napkin with the blue cups is my favorite. Thank you again.
AmyMarie rated for Napkin swap on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun napkins and papers.

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chelle523 on Nov 27, 2019:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous handmade card! I love it! Hope your holidays are amazing! <3

Steinway5 on Jan 18, 2019:

Thanks again for the great package of ribbons!! You are clearly an amazingly nice person. :) Best wishes to you and your future endeavors! May your kindness be passed back to you tenfold! ๐Ÿ’›

Kathy821 on Dec 3, 2018:

Thank you very much for working on my "Enjoying Every Moment" postcard in art collab. It turned out beautiful! I love it!

Bhindblueeyes on Jun 12, 2018:

Thank you so much for all of the great shaped paper clips! I appreciate your help in making someone's day who's been struggling as of late - he is going to be thrilled! I showed the clips to his wife (my friend), and she said that he is just going to love it so much! Thanks again!!!

choke on Feb 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending me so many raffle tickets as a very generous RAK! They aren't exactly what I was looking for but they are definitely nicer than the ones I found and I can surely use them, it's always nice to have a good selection. I really appreciate your kindness and wish you a beautiful day!

VivaLaDiane on Jan 12, 2018:

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anrtist on Oct 21, 2017:

THANK you for the assorted JJ PAGES RAK!
Blessings, cc

wolfeagle on May 31, 2017:


Thank you so much for the magazines!

LizzyJo on Jul 6, 2016:

Your random act of decluttering provided me with Christmas in July today! It was well worth waiting for. Your package was bottomless---I kept pulling out more and more goodies. Thank you so very much for your generosity.

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

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