Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2021 11:27 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: June 17, 2021
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mom first, to two beautiful girls. My oldest is 17 and going into her senior year.. My youngest is 15 and a sophmore. They are as different as night and day, My oldest is a sporty girl, a deep thinker, a reader, a writer and an old soul. My youngest is talkative, outgoing and gregarious. She loves to dance and perform, and be creative. I have been a single parenting parent for the last 11 years when my husband, my college sweetheart, suffered an accident that left him in coma, and he passed away this January. I volunteer in our community and belong to several philanthropic organizations, including a mother/daughter one. I have an online store where I sell fabulous supplies and luxury trims, boutique goods and whimsical jewelry. .

My Crafty Life

Paper Crafts, Cardmaking, Sewing, Jewelry Making ( I make jewelry from reclaimed vintage findings, and Vintage Buttons), Holiday Crafts, and Mixed Media. I love all things vintage. If it is paper arts, I probably have thrown some vintage sheet music or old wallpaper in the mix. If I am sewing I am probably trying to salvage the remains of some vintage textile I have drug home. Some things speak to me right away, and others stay with me for many years before they find their voice.

Things I Read

  • Books; I love to read! I read everything from Chic Lit and Biographies to Crime Novels. Harlan Coben, Lee Childs,Mary Kay Andrews, Janet Evanovich, or any other Murder, Mayhem and Mystery!

My Home/My Style

  • Farmhouse Chic, Antique, Distressed style, faded linens, chipped paint, vintage French style..

  • Favorite colors, all shades of grays, champagne, robins egg blue, pink, sage, aqua, periwinkle, red, silver, white, cream, bronze, mercury glass, pewter, black. stone, gray.

  • Favorite scents...I like "clean" fresh scents, lavender, clean linen, seashore, pine etc.

A Few of My Favorite Things


  • Vintage buttons

  • Vintage laces and trims

  • Millinery and Fabric flowers

  • Embellishments

  • Vintage ephemera

  • Broken(or not) rhinestone jewelry

  • Antique brass or antique silver finish jewelry findings or charms

  • Collage sheets

  • Vintage or vintage style Halloween and Christmas items

  • Vintage photo/people (realistic) rubber rubber stamps

  • French theme things

  • Anything Tim Holtz

  • Glass tiles for jewelry making

  • Old game pieces (especially with the letters L,H,E & C)

  • Old silver plated forks and spoons

  • Vintage hankies and linens (damaged or not)

  • French themed ephemera & embellishments

  • Washi tapes

  • Day of the Dead and sugar skulls

  • Frida

  • Altered Art Supplies

  • Sloths

  • Tea-I like fruity tea like lemon, peach etc. I have not liked tea for most of my life, but have recently started to like some teas.

  • Milk Chocolate(I don’t care for any Hershey’s chocolates, don’t care for fruit filled chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate or snickers) I love licorice(red and black),Caramel, Butterscotch, Runts and sweet tarts are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 17 her favorite colors are grays with pops of color. She loves quotes, fun school supplies, boho, FFA, and ski team for school. Her school colors are red and gold and her school mascot is a panther. She loves to read, crafts, Stranger Things, Friends, Beauty and the Beast, Riverdale, Harry Potter and decorating!

** Emerson ** is 15 her favorite colors are shades of yellow, blues, and corals. .She loves, crafting, Friends, Gilmore Girls, dancing, & llamas.

You can always send stuff for the girls in place of me or choose things from their likes instead of my personal likes :o)

No Thank You

  • Scarves, they are pretty but I don't wear them

*Stickers, unless they are vintage inspired (like Tim Holtz) I don't use them.

  • Little kid things, cutesy things.

*Cute Halloween items, we like it creepy and spooky over here ;o)

  • Marshmallows

  • Stuffed animals (we have way too many)

  • Gummy anything (kids love them though)

  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate or most hot beverages

  • Seed beads or plastic beads

  • Heart shaped things (for kids they are fine or for valentines day)

  • Dottee, Skinny, Inchies etc (It is not that I dislike them, just that I do not do them)

*Confetti, Punchies, or Sequins

*crochet dish towels or dish rags

*Dark or white chocolate, Hershey’s chocolates, fruit filled chocolate, snickers.

************** FLAKERS!!!!******************

** Hall of Shame: ** Flaked on by @BabyBee78 for 3 holiday tags

Halloween Whimsy Box Flaked on by @GOLDIE she offered to resend then never did or respond to my messages.

Holly Jolly Handmade Christmas Flaked on by @TSHAVER25 told swap coordinator that she had sent but never did or responded to my messages. She finally contacted me and offered to resend but never did.And contacted me again, but again did not resend.

PKC Triple Treat Tag: Flaked on by @SAVVYGAL

Stamping Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Profile Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Flaked on by: @LILMISSPOLKADOT profile Lp


Comment: Lesley, We swap again...yay! What a great swap you sent. Thank you for all the goodies. Love those pretty flower rubber stamps.
Response: I thought they were so lovely too! Since not ephemera, they were just an extra treat! I thought they would be so lovely stamped on old book pages and then colored in, glad you enjoyed the packet!
toni rated for CH - Game Cards on Jun 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great variety!
Wended rated for FTLOC#1-Juck Journal 1oz Supplies on Jun 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection. I especially like your swap card.
rainydayangie rated for FTLOC#1: Inspire Me Kit - June on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: WOW - this was such an amazing kit you put together! It is is beautifully packaged and I love all the elements you included. Thank you so much!
lrm1980 rated for MMPC: Send 7 on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the fantastic items! I really loved opening this great package, and I love everything inside. I already have some ideas on how I'd like to use a few of them.
Comment: Thank you so much for the package of awesome! I love all of it and cant wait to play with everything! Your swap card is really cool too!
Response: Thank you! I am so glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a fun and fabulously themed kit!!! It was like getting Halloween delivered in a little plastic bag. Yay! And you do a great job on the tags. I'll have fun using all of it. Thank you!!! 8)
orneryswife rated for MMA: A bit of Fiber on Jun 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas matchbox ornament on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Oh what a beauty!! Love the glitter too! Thank you so very much!!
AliCrafter rated for CH - Tin full of Tinies! on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the fun mini goodies! I favorite little thing is the miniature frame and the little rocking horse bead. I'll have a lot of fun using some in my projects!
debbiespoms rated for TF May 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much ! I have put it away in my big stocking.
BusyB rated for CH: Inspire Me Kit - June on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you Lesley! LOVE my "Julie's Girls" kit! I can never have enough dolls or vintage. Lol The handmade goodies are so pretty! I will have fun creating and adding to other projects with this kit for sure! I ❤️ my dolls! And vintage! Oh my!
Response: Yay! I am so glad! I know that it was pretty specific, but when I saw that you liked Julie's girls also, I hoped you would enjoy the variety the wood ones and bling necklaces are not as common to find :o)
Comment: Fun, fun, fun! Thanks so much! I can't wait to use these for my magpie journal :D
Comment: Thank you for such an awesome stash of goodies! Really loved the S&H stamps!
BusyB rated for CH - A Bunch of Black on Jun 6, 2021
Comment: Arrived in my mailbox yesterday. What a gorgeous swap! Thank you for your generosity, lots of beautiful black goodies to play with. Great for Halloween and dressing up some paper dolls. 😊 Hope you enjoy your summertime!
Comment: Wow Lesley, this is the coolest captured fairy I've received! I love the birdcage you made for her, very creative! And the backstory was fantastic. Thank you so much for doing this swap with me! :)
LadyTbird rated for TAGS 2 for 2: BEES on May 26, 2021
Comment: I absolutely love your bee tags--they're beautiful! Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you so much! I enjoyed making them :o)
bizzles rated for CH: Vintage-Style Ephemera Swap #1 on May 22, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thank you for all of the great vintage goodies that you sent! I enjoyed perusing through the little ledger book. I looked it up and the equivalent would be around 68k these days! Then I wondered what the large withdrawal was for. It was probably enough to buy a really nice car or small house around that time frame. It was fun thinking of all the possibilities. Thank you for sending such an amazing swap. I love everything that you sent!
Response: When I saw that you liked old ledger paper, I thought you would enjoy that little book, so much fun...I love old handwriting and imagining the life that was connected to the handwriting
LauraM540 rated for CH -10 Non photo book pages on May 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the awesome variety of book pages! Love the packaging too! Have an awesome weekend!
chimerix rated for TF April 2021 Stocking Stuffer on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the stocking stuffer. It's going into my Christmas tote bag. Aloha

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kiddomerriweather on Aug 10, 2019:

Oooh! I really like the name Boojangles! His name is no longer Jack.

user6937 on Mar 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stars ATC that @slewis234 never sent. The card is so very nice (front AND back), and your kindness is appreciated!

sassafrass on Feb 21, 2019:

I'm loving the wonderful creative swaps you always seem to have going in Shabby Chateau! I'm looking forward to when life is more caught up and I can join in! Love your creativity!

wolfeagle on Aug 28, 2018:


Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

I think of you often, hope you're doing well!

jukejan on Jan 3, 2013:

Loved my carefully selected gifts. You nailed it!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

wickedred on Nov 9, 2012:

Leslie your such a sweet thing thank you for the lovely inspire me tag every piece will find a home on one of my creations

katiewoo on Nov 9, 2012:

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Well, you must have sneaked over and dropped that splendid little tag off without me spotting you climbing the steps to my house!!! Of course, you know me so well - there isn't even one bead, button, trim or fabric that I cant use! Those coin purse fabrics are spiffing! k x

Bluelily on Oct 31, 2012:

Thank you @christopherpines for the wonderful Inspire Me Tag! I love the ribbon. I love everything.

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