Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2018 11:26 am


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: January 18, 2018
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 - smmarrt@aol.com. 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.


Artstamper rated for IS: HAPPY Zine on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Loved your Happy Little Zine. Thanks so much.
jillybird rated for IS: HAPPY Zine on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the colorful zine! It made me happy!
Lady rated for FCMA: Monochrome pink PC on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: I got #2 of 2 yesterday, lovely. looking forward to the other, ... maybe today? (Glad to hear I am not the only one who keeps working to a theme!) I got #1 of 2, I like them both!
Leigh rated for IS: Inspiration Cards - November 2017 on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful set of cards! Hope we can trade again (and next time I will rate faster!) Happy New year!
Response: Thank you!
RockyBeach rated for IS: Put-a-bird-on-it INT on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun chicken envie! Also thanks for introducing me to art tiles, they are new to me. That Frida tile is great! Happy Holidays!
Comment: ♥ Thank you for all the fabulous stuff. Yes please send ideas. I love brainstorming with other creative people. Thanks for making it so international too.
Response: : )
DaisyNY rated for FCMA: Fish Mail on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: I didn't have to read anything to recognize which swap this was. Thank you for the fishy envelope and the fish prints. Have you ever printed a real fish? I wouldn't have known these were rubber if you hadn't said.
Response: Yes, I have used real fish with preschoolers but rubber is so much easier and no smell!
EllenWilGraagPost rated for FCMA: WITCH MAIL on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for the wonderful card, Susan!
Comment: Thanks for re-sending. I never received the first one. It must be stuck somewhere. Thanks for this page, it is lovely.
SuZignomeMoM rated for JDP: Send 6 SPOOKY Things on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: ♥ Thank you for all the wonderful "Spooky" things. I had so much fun looking through them all and envisioning them in use.
turtles27 rated for FCMA: MONSTER Mail on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: I love the envie and am so happy you sent me some monsters to play with!!
MamaMangrove rated for FCMA: Bat Mail on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful bat mail, Susan .I love the glittery copper background with the subtle spider webs. Thanks for hosting this fun & timely swap.
dally rated for IS: Artist's Trading Brushes - #2 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Oh Susan, this brush is absolutely gorgeous! This was my first ATB swap, so I didn't really know what to expect beyond that one video I watched. This is SO stunning!! The bright colours, the texture, the layers! Thank you SO much! <3
Comment: Thanks for the great page!
kclicquot rated for FCMA: Handmade PC - International on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: This postcard is beautiful! Would you share with me how you made it? It's so smooth!
CurlyTea rated for FCMA: Handmade PC - USA on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard. I love the colors that you chose.
Comment: Love the package!
Comment: I love the eyeball stamp you used and the weird results.. Thanks Susan!
skinny52 rated for FCMA: Shark Mail Art on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: Great shark envelope, I really like the collage background. The movie must have been wonderful with a live musical score!
Comment: ♥ Thank you for all the lovely things especially the Hell money envelopes. I have a collection of them but none quite like the ones you sent. Love the hedgehogs.

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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!

judgedbyabookscover on Feb 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for the assortment of fabrics!! Your gift totally made my day. I have outlined a sewing plan so I hope that i'll accomplish as much as I intend to this year : )

Sherry71 on Jul 23, 2016:

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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!

ImnotDorothy on Mar 29, 2016:

Thank you for the angle on the Send 10 Circles swap. I got it today, and I am so excited by everything. ❤️

Jess12 on Feb 22, 2016:

I received the package of coffee sleeves today! Thank you so much :). They are exactly what I was looking for and will work great for my project. And they are all from places we don't have here. The little journal is really neat and something I've never seen before. Thanks again! If there is something you'd like me to send to you just let me know!

Sallyo on Jan 28, 2016:

Received your 2nd PC for Rubber Stamped swap- I love it- THX

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