Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2017 5:01 am


Date Joined: September 7, 2011
Last Online: December 10, 2017
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 30-something crafty gal who lives with her hubby and large housecat in a split-level that can never stay clean.

I love to create/craft things (mostly sewing, crocheting, and ATC-ing), read, write, play computer games (love the Sims) and surf/shop on the web, and spend time with my husband. We like to travel when we can, especially to beaches. I love the ocean and hope to live much closer to it one day.

I tend to put a lot into my swaps. I always check profiles, so I seldom put together swaps until partners are assigned - I like creating things especially for the people they are going to. I always send, and put in in the box on time, so if you are expecting something from me and it hasn't shown up please let me know. I don't exactly trust the postal service - they've tossed my mail into the snow more than once!

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different music. From Journey and Def Leppard, to Evanescence and Linkin Park, and Katy Perry and Lily Allen. I love Ludo and Enigma, and most people haven't even heard of them. I also enjoy Enya and Jim Brickman. Basically I don't like heavy metal, country, or rap, but I'll give most anything else a try.

Favorite Books

I LOVE the classics. Shakespeare, Dickens, the Bronte sisters, Sir Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and so on and so forth. I loved Grapes of Wrath, but hated Of Mice and Men. A Farewell to Arms is one of my favorites, but I can't stand The Old Man and the Sea.

When it comes to newer works, well... I love them, too. I'm quite fond of Stephen King, though I usually don't go for sci fi. My husband and I love The Lord of the Rings. The Book Thief is great, The Help is great, Fried Green Tomatoes is great, I could go on and on.

Favorite Movies

It may seem silly, but I love Casper. I'll never be too old for that friendly ghost. The Addams Family and The Others are of a similar theme. I also love Ever After, The Phantom of the Opera, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing, Robin Hood (with Kevin Costner, and also the animated Disney one)... And I love Patch Adams, Catch Me If You Can, and just about any other movie with Robin Williams or Leonardo Dicaprio. Robin was a comic genius (may he rest in peace) and Leo is so talented - not to mention adorable.

Favorite Television

I love comedies, such as Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, and Big Bang Theory. I also like Downton Abbey, Lost, Fringe, and of course Game of Thrones. My hubby and I enjoy perusing Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO way too much. If you come across a great series on one of these platforms, let me know!

Favorite Crafts

I love to sew and crochet, as well as other misc. crafts, and I do so whenever I can. I've worked in bridal before, and I do bridal alterations at home - everything from simple hems to total gown reconstruction. I usually sew clothing, but I make all sorts of things with crochet. I like to crochet while watching TV with my husband and I can take it with me when we go on trips.

I learned about ACTs through Swap-Bot and got hooked. Now I have a use for all the random items I hold onto. =0)

Stuff I Collect

I tend to collect in themes. I love the sky, the moon, stars, and rainbows. I love strawberries and wizards. And I love to collect snowflake ornaments. All snowflakes are unique, so therefore all my ornaments are different. I've also been collecting thimbles when we travel, but they can be hard to find. I'd love a thimble from your neck of the woods!

I've been collecting fabrics for a few quilts I want to eventually make (though I am terrible at them). So I'd love to do swaps for them. These fabrics are: - strawberries - snowflakes - moon/stars/night sky (especially sparkly fabrics)


In general I like cute and colorful, classic and feminine, or funny/sarcastic.

  • colors: blue, purple, green, light pink, silver, and sparkles
  • animals: moose, cats (all types)
  • holidays: Halloween and Christmas
  • seasons: fall and winter
  • yarn - particularly soft or unique yarn
  • fabric - the themes I'm collecting as well floral, polka dots... anything cute, really; or interesting fabrics; not too into fleece
  • sewing notions and supplies
  • all sorts of craft supplies and embellishments
  • decorative papers and cardstock
  • gluesticks and adhesives/tapes/washi
  • cute, fuzzy, or boot socks (not toe-socks)
  • scarves
  • frames
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • color pens
  • books - especially old or classic
  • cat-related items
  • moon/star/rainbow-related items
  • 80s cartoon-related items (Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, and Care Bears)
  • small lotions and chapsticks/lip glosses
  • jewelry - I prefer silver and rose gold (my ears are pierced)
  • nail wraps and embellishments
  • cross stitch kits
  • address labels (we've had such bad luck with color printers!)
  • stickers
  • stationary
  • cocoa
  • teas (I'm new to them but have been trying)
  • dark chocolate


I'm not too picky, not easily offended, and can always send things on to someone else, but these are some things I'm not a fan of:

  • bugs (except for butterflies)
  • sports
  • religious items
  • sour candy/food

Swapping Fun

I've got a some fun toys for cutting out images and embroidery if you'd like to do swaps or trades for cutouts or embroidered items. Maybe you need a name embroidered for something you're sewing or would like a custom vinyl sticker to place on your car's back window? If so hit me up and we'll do a private swap!

I've also got an Amazon Prime account so I love to do swaps with other members through Amazon and save us both some shipping costs.


RetroChik rated for USA-Holiday Card and an ATC on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! XOXO-Dawn
Comment: Thankyou! I can't wait to pass the cards on and I love the stickers you included, they will definitely get used 😄
AnnaL rated for ATC #6: Month of November (USA only) on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Anna for making me the ATC card, I love it. Also, thanks for the extra goodies, so nice of you, Happy Thanksgiving. AnnaL.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade angel ornament! She is definitely going front and center on this year's tree! We have a tradition of a new ornament for each of us every year. I try to have them relate to something each person was into during the year or just something that they really like. This year we get to add one because we have a new son-in-law! Thank you again!
Comment: Hi Anna, Thank you, thank you, thank you. I so appreciated you resending. Have a beautiful weekend, Kathleen
Response: So glad you got this one! =0)
Astahl rated for One Deco Book - November on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: thank u
ahnlynn rated for USA🍁ATC--Autumn Cat on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: It's so cute I love it!
owl rated for ATC - Stars (INTL) on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Awesome ATC. I too love to star gaze at night. Thank you
Comment: I love all the cute kitty items you sent - especially your note on the "scratch pad". Thank you so much!
Comment: Dear Anna Thank you very much for my lovely ATC and all the goodies! Smurf sticker went down very well! :-)
Germanbaby77 rated for ATC#5 - Month of October on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: thank you for the wonderful ATC! I Love it!
Comment: Thank you for the extras, and I loved the envelope with a kitten on it. I know what you mean about pcs going missing. I think I've got about 5 on the go, but have never seen them!
Kraftylady777 rated for Retro Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: I just received your beautiful ATC! Thank you so much!
Comment: I was so excited to receive my little ghost tonight! She's adorable and I love her castle. Thank you. 👻
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards!!
Cgscdy rated for Cauldron ATC on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Awesome Atc never received a shaped one before. Thank you!
Megamaam rated for ATC - Cactus (INTL) on Oct 10, 2017

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Evelynswap on Aug 10, 2017:

Hi! Today I am making the Flamingo ATC swap for you :)

Here is a little sneekpeak of what I am making:


Evelynswap on Aug 10, 2017:

Hi! Today I am making the Flamingo ATC swap for you :)

Here is a little sneekpeak of what I am making:


rguldy on Feb 12, 2013:

Pimp my profile Valentine Edition

sissy on Nov 12, 2011:

Hi Anna, I will be sending you the vintage Christmas card swap., I hope you like what I send you. I don't know the sickness you are suffering from but I pray you improve and can get on with living life to the full again. from sissy.

aqmaine on Sep 11, 2011:

sweettems - I tried that link I gave you. It worked for me. I'm not sure what went wrong. I copied and pasted it from the message I sent you. Try this one. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/photogalleries/snowflakes/photo2.html

Paige1900 on Sep 11, 2011:

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for joining the N/N Colors of Halloween Swap!

LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I can't seem to get photos to post using image HTML tags. There must be something I'm not picking up on.

Anyhow, we'll try this again, for the Quickie Swap!


LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I notice you're a fan of Enya, who I also quite like, not just for her music and performance style, but general sense of artistry and love of beauty. Here's one of my favourite Enya-related photographs, from "Only Time".

GinaMarie on Sep 10, 2011:

(Profile Comments- Quickie)

I thought that since you have two cats you might appreciate this! I have cats myself and I thought it was so funny to go through and know exactly what all these were about!


aqmaine on Sep 10, 2011:

For the Quickie Swap....... This is a cool site of snowflake pictures, 8 of them!


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