Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2021 11:19 pm


Date Joined: August 1, 2009
Last Online: June 17, 2021
Birthday: October 16
Country: United States
Etsy Faves

About Me


I'm retired with two grown children and two grandsons. I also have a six year old granddaughter. I live in Arizona where it's very hot in the summer. I like fall best of all, especially when it finally starts to cool off.

I'm actually very easy to please - if you make it for me, I'm going to appreciate the effort. I'm thankful when people put time, thought and heart into what they make and send. Hand made items are wonderful, but finding vintage items at a thrift store or yard sale also takes time and energy, so I really appreciate what is required to complete a well done swap.

I won't flake and I will rate. If I should happen to forget to rate a swap, please let me know. I always try to send something my partner will like and I read all profiles, regardless if the swap says "sender's choice". Profiles are fun to read and they help me create a good swap package.

If you don't receive a swap or tag from me, please let me know right away. I have no problem re-sending or doing whatever it takes to fix a problem. I host swaps sometimes and I will angel any swap I host if necessary.

Favorite colors

I like ocean colors - different shades of blues and greens mixed together and sometimes a bit of purple is thrown in. I love that.

I like Halloween colors together - black and orange.

I like all colors really. It's how they are combined and mixed and put together that is pleasing to my eyes.

About Me


*altered objects - matchboxes, rusty old tins, altoid tins, boxes, dolls, lotsa stuff!

*mixed media - configurations, shadow boxes, dioramas

*cardmaking, tags

  • I like to alter dolls, especially for Halloween. I'll turn them into zombies, witches pumpkin heads, scary stuff. Sometimes they are cute too.

** I LOVE to make ornaments for different holidays or occasions

I DO NOT sew, nor do I embroider, crochet, knit...but I admire the talents of those who do! Nothing better than receiving something hand crafted that I could never even begin to know how to do myself.


A...antiques, art, archeology, animals

B...bats, books (vintage), book covers to use as a canvas for projects, Buddha, butterflies

C...chihuahuas, Celtic history, crafting, Christmas (kitschy, vintage), clouds, circus (vintage) including old fashioned clowns, cactus (especially saguaros)

D...dolls (old ones especially) that I can alter into Halloween decorations, art dolls, handmade dolls, doll parts, I LOVE DOLLS, desert

E...earrings (especially bigger and boho style), elves, ephemera

F...Frida Kahlo, flowers (deep red roses, black roses, geraniums, sunflowers, azaleas), fairies

G...ghosts, goblins, ghouls, ghastly gnashers, goddesses, gothic stuff

H...handmade everything, HALLOWEEN!!!, history


J...jack-o-lanterns, jewelry, junque

K...Krampus, kitsch, kitchen witches, kitchen towels, spoons, etc. (vintage), keys (vintage)

L...lovely vintage lady images (gypsies, witches, Victorian, flappers, ethnic, fairies, mermaids, etc.), loteria images

M...MERMAIDS!!!, Mexican arts and crafts, moon, miniatures for crafting, mountains, milagros

N...Nosferatu, Neanderthals, Native American art and history

O...ocean, orange (the color), old lace

P...pumpkins, plants, photos (vintage), prehistoric everything

Q...questioning everything

R...robins, ravens, roses, Rolling Stones

S...sandy beaches, stars, sunsets, sea, Stonehenge

T...toads, toadstools, thrift stores, tomorrows

U...unusual anythings

V...vintage...vintage...vintage, Valentines, Viking history

W...witches, windmills, waterfalls

X...x-tra special surprises

Y...yummy sweets, yellow moons



rodents, especially rats. I have a bit of a phobia, I guess. Realistic rats and mice freak me out.

scrapbook supplies - I do some scrapbooking once in awhile but I already have a lot of supplies on hand, and I usually need something specific when I do scrapbooking projects. And please, no scrapbook paper scraps. My cup runneth over with paper scraps already.

ATCs ~ Please, don't send me an ATC!! I actually do like making ATCs and I used to make and swap tons of them, but I stopped collecting them years ago.

Stickers that children would use. I do use stickers on occasion, but not really the flat ones that look obviously like a sticker.

I know that bookmarks are very popular, but I really don't need any. I do most of my reading online. I do enjoy making bookmarks though.

I'm not fond of random dollar store items. Some of the holiday craft items are cool though.

I don't do stamping so I really have no need for stamps or ink pads. I will gladly pass them on if I receive them though.


weird, funky clay faces - especially painted ones

small Halloween or otherwise spooky things that I can use for Halloween shadowboxes - I like them kind of creepy!

old keys

old photos, especially of people...the older the photo, the better!

vintage needlework - small doilies, crochet, embroidery, etc.

THRIFT STORE FINDS - small items I can use for shadowbox and assembly pieces, especially items for Halloween, Day of the Dead shrines and retro or kitchy Christmas projects

cool vintage stuff

handmade items that you LOVE to make!

nautical, ocean, seashell, MERMAID items

Old discarded small doll clothes - Barbie sized or smaller. I don't sew, but I do re-fashion doll clothes for some of my art dolls/altered dolls.

I'm in love with retro Christmas items - kitchy 1950-1960s elves, Lefton china figurines, retro stickers, wrapping paper, cards, etc. These items don't have to be in "like new" condition because they are VINTAGE! I can hide all sorts of flaws and cracks with glue and glitter...=).


I like candy, especially chocolate. I dislike gummy candy. I don't drink herbal teas, but do drink black tea. Spices from other places interest me.

I like to try unusual (regional) things.

I am a pescaterian and have been for over 30 years. (I do eat fish, eggs and cheese.)


ChrisD rated for SOHC: Decorated Meditation Stone on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: What a fabulous stone, perfect! I love the packaging. Such a kind and thoughtful swap. A million thanks!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for the rating and for joining the swap.
Winegeek rated for SOHC - Asymmetrical Earrings on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Yowza, I LOVE these earrings. They are fantastic. Thank you for an amazing swap!
Response: Thank YOU for the rating and for being a part of this swap!
Comment: I just got home from my trip and found a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful goodies! The box is also so amazing!!! ......and between you and me...I don't mind if you substitute homemade items anytime !
Response: Thank you, sweetie! I hope you enjoyed your trip. I was very excited to be your partner because I have shopped at your Etsy store in the past and I feel like I sort of know your taste. But at any rate, thank you for the rating and I enjoyed this swap very much.
Rabbitfreedom rated for Private Halloween Destash on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for these wonderful tarot cards - I love the tiny ones! Thanks again for doing a private swap with me!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating! xo
FLWAVE rated for MLU: Sardine/Tuna Can Diorama USA on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Robin, thank you for the undersea diorama. The mermaid has gathered a nice collection of shells to enjoy with her dolphin friend. I appreciate the wonderful work you put together.
Response: Thank you for the rating! I hope it arrived intact. I was worried that something would break. Happy Swapping!! xo
Comment: Hello, my sweet friend! I got your box today. I've tucked it away to open on Easter!! I can't wait!! Thank you!! I hope you and your fam have a wonderful Easter!! xoxo πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ’œ
Response: Thanks, Erin! You and yours have a lovely Easter as well. I can just picture that little one all dressed up with her basket, hunting for eggs!! xo
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mermaid gift!!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart! xo
Comment: Oh Robin!! Getting a package from you is PURE JOY!! πŸ’— I love everything you do and how you do it--you are a perfect Christmas Girl!! I LOVE the Santa key ornament--perfect timing--finally getting the tree decorated tomorrow and we're having take out and birthday cake! I love the bookworm. I always love your Christmas tags! So happy to be able to put these under the tree! Thank you for always making Christmas more special!! Thank you for the wrapping goodies too!! more after I dig deeper and unwrap!! Lots of love to you for a Merry Christmas despite the crazy of our time! xoxo πŸŽ„
Response: Yay! I'm so glad it arrived! I really kind of crammed everything in there so hopefully it's not too squished. Enjoy your tree and all the holiday merriment! xoxo
ittybittykitty rated for Retro Ads on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Haha I love it, thanks! I’m digging the little snippet on the back, too. This is going up on my bulletin board
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. I have a few old magazines that really come in handy for swaps sometimes. Happy T-Day tomorrow!
SilverD rated for Altered CD on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: What a lovely surprise. Thanks so much for the rooster altered cd. The tassel is very cool, love the colors and fabrics.
Response: Thank you for the rating and you are very welcome. I enjoyed making it!
geekgirl1001000 rated for Found object swap on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: This is great! How fun you came across abandoned art. I love your touches. ESP the tint you got on the sticks.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I really enjoyed this swap! Happy Fall! xo
Comment: This was definitely a weird Post Card, and I loved it!! Thanks!!
Response: It was FUN!! And I sent the sticker too so yay! Thank you so much for being cool about the lateness.
dartha rated for Ribbon Roll Ornament on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks you Robin - He's so creepy :) Love the ornament and what a cool idea - thank you so much for hosting this. Now I have a cool ornament from 2020 to add to all the cool previous halloween swap ornaments I have. Thanks so much, darla
Response: You are very welcome! I like a little bit creepy ~ makes it more fun! Thank you for the rating and for joining the swap.
luluvision rated for Add-A-Costume! on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Eek! That baby is pretty damn creepy! LOL It is Halloween after all! Thank you for the clown baby! Happy Halloween!
Response: Thank YOU for the rating! That clown baby went through a lot during her makeover. At first I wanted her to be cute, but then the paint on her face started to run, so I had to change directions and ended up with a hot mess baby clown! =)
sofiafenntatum rated for Day Of The Dead Swap (US) on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for such a thoughtful, generous, beautiful and creative swap! I love absolutely everything, and I feel at a loss for words to tell you how much I appreciate everything you chose for me, and I can see how much time you invested in creating this. I am very grateful, and will cherish it all. Thank you for the time you spent, the lovely gifts, the note, the print outs from the Tucson paper, I love it all! Thank you again!
Response: You are very welcome! It put me in a definite fallish frame of mind. It was really special to share my love of Dia de los Muertos with someone who has lived in Tucson and experienced our cherished All Saints Day Parade. Thank you for the rating and the special message you left. x0
Eulegirl rated for Profile Swappy Swap on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the glorious weird gifts!! Aspect thanks you very much, too, even though she did a cat crime to obtain hers. I opened the box late at night and left it on my kitchen table, because I wanted to watch her enjoy the new toy (and do the rating before I enjoyed the contents). In the night, she jumped up and played her bat. I found bat in the hall this morning. The rest of the box contents scattered (all is safe).
Response: You're very welcome and I'm glad Aspect had fun! =)
ChrisD rated for BOO BOX!!! on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: WOW! What an incredible box of bootiful things. Thanks you so much! Youd did an amazing job putting this together. THANK YOU!!!
Response: Thank YOU, Chris! I enjoyed putting it together for you. Happy Halloween!
Drea3nvy rated for Ugly Sweater Halloween Ornament on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun swap and the extra goodies!!! I appreciate it so much
Response: You're very welcome! It was a fun swap. =)
watercolorgirl rated for Easter Egg Swap on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful egg. I shall treasure it and also add it to my collection. Stay well.
Response: I'm glad you like it! xo
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet art doll!
Response: You're welcome!! xo

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ThrivingWell on Jun 14, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely sCrappy package I received on Saturday, from The Sisters of Holy Crap Tag!!! It’s a nice variety. I especially love that musical paper with artwork, that you used as a pocket envelope and the various playing cards. I’ve never seen the couples / love related ones before. β€οΈπŸ˜‡β€οΈ

wolfeagle on Jun 9, 2021:


Thank you so much for the mermaid tears.

DreamCloud on Jun 5, 2021:

Robin, thank you so much for the fabulous selection of ephemera and journaling supplies! I can't wait to have fun designing with all of it ❀️

thriftymermaid on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! πŸ’—πŸ’ŒπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

thriftymermaid on Jan 1, 2021:

thriftymermaid on Dec 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas gifts!! It's always a joy to open a package from you! πŸ’œ I love everything!! Wishing you a Happy New Year!! xoxo

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


thriftymermaid on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸ’—

thriftymermaid on Dec 5, 2020:

Thanks Again, Robin. I can feel the special of your Christmas package! It does make me feel like a kid!! xoxo

thriftymermaid on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for you!! <3

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