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CraftyCrow

CraftyCrow
Date Joined: December 9, 2018
Last Online: July 16, 2024
Birthday: October 11
Country: United States
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About Me

I am newly retired and working on downsizing big time.

I love writing. I have been writing pen pals for 53 years.


Concerning Ratings: My "1" rating is from 2019 during a family emergency. I've contacted the recipient but she's not been on SB since 2019 so I don't have a lot of hope of being able to make up for it.

Each 5 rated swap adds 3 points towards repairing the damage. It will take many many many swaps to build up to the 4.99 many swaps are at. As of today I have 114 rated 5 and to get back to a 5.0000, which is most likely unattainable due to the one "1" rating, will take an additional 115 five rated swaps.

Current Interests

I splurged on an Instax camera and have fun using it.

I have a garden that keeps me busy and fed.

I have a booth in an antique/craft store to help get rid of things and give me a little cash.

I am attempting my hand at zines again.

I started a secret YouTube channel since retiring.

I would like penpals, be it one off or a friendship that lasts years.

I like to work on my glue book which I find very relaxing. I use composition notebooks and have several in the works.

Favorite Swaps

I am not collecting much these days. I do enjoy the tacky, absurd and bizarre. Items with a Catholic bent alway catch my eye. I also enjoy anything Jewish, yiddish or kosher.

I have a overwhelming amount of letter writing stationery that I've collected over the years. There are enough books in my home to never have to buy another again. I need to merge my fantasy self into my reality self. Now that I have time I can start.

I am mainly interested in letter writing, journaling or postcard swaps. My favorites are journal swaps of all kinds be it a week or month. I also enjoy question a day or listing types. If you have these and want to swap or even do private swaps let me know!! I prefer real letters and journals, not email. Call me old fashioned.

I also have a large collection of art supplies. I could open a store in my own home.

Bye

Ratings

SammSews rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #401 on Jul 15, 2024
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Comment: You certainly keep yourself busy! Loved hearing about your weekend. I can imagine spending time at the antique shop is a lot of fun, I love pursuing those kinds of shops! Not so fun about the heat - its been a crazy heat wave here for what feels like the whole summer - and I'm 7 months pregnant so I'm not enjoying it haha. Thank you for the lovely stickers you tucked in!!
Lobo816 rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - July 2024 on Jul 12, 2024
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Comment: Nothing wrong with drinking a non alcoholic beer every once in a while!!! Thanks for the Chunk!!!
Ang rated for Improve a Postcard on Jul 11, 2024
5
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Comment: Loved the improvement to this PC! Ah, someone who also understands the rural route delivery... :)
Karinasilva rated for Bird or Butterfly PC Swap #2 on Jul 10, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful illustration of the little spotted kiwi! I also think birds are so adorable and the noises they make are so precious and sweet! They do make funny noises, but I think that's the unique part about them! Thank you so much! Have a good day! Happy summer!
Aalicia rated for Rating's postcard -vintage on Jul 9, 2024
5
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Comment: Thanks For the postcard!
Cindymt rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #400 on Jul 6, 2024
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
katcon rated for CPG-N: List Lovers Swap #18 - US on Jul 3, 2024
5
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Comment: Thanks for another great swap! Your area sounds like a fun place to visit. I'm especially curious about the Ice Age Trail!
Response: It traverses across the whole state following the path where the glaciers stopped in the state. There is a good website about it. I have always lived near a section of it.
lhmccar rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #399 on Jul 2, 2024
5
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Comment: Congrats on your retirement! I enjoyed reading your letter
katcon rated for PC - Holiday Memories #2 on Jul 1, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the handmade postcard! Your trip to Poland sounds really fun - I really enjoy going a bit off the beaten path, even if it means having a harder time communicating. I think that interactions with strangers are some of the best parts of travel.
nanapal rated for My Favorite Catholic Saint(s) on Jun 30, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for the card and the zine and the info about St. Christina the Astonishing! I hadn't heard about her before! Also, I'm so sad to hear of the passing of our Dr. John McDougall (June 22 in his sleep). R.I.P. He leaves a lasting legacy! ๐Ÿ’–
Response: Oh, I didn't hear about Dr. John!!! Thanks for telling me. He was definitely a big influence! He will be missed!
ArtfulFig rated for Summer Collage on Jun 27, 2024
5
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Comment: I was honored to receive your summer collage. It truly is beautiful! I put on the bookshelf in my living room so I can see it every day. Thank you for creating this collage. You are so talented. I appreciate you sharing your talents with me.
Response: Thank you. It was a trying swap and I am so out of practice. I appreciate the kind words. It makes me happy to know you like it.
cst8411 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #398 on Jun 25, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!
laurarc rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #397 on Jun 25, 2024
5
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Comment: Your weekend sounds great. I used to love the community garden when I lived in Sydney, Australia. Youโ€™re so lucky to have one nearby!
5
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Comment: thanks!
Response: Thanks for the rating!
monsbrick rated for Weirdo Letter Swap on Jun 10, 2024
5
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Comment: HI Chris, thank you for resending and explaining what happened. Good to meet you!
Response: I look forward to hearing back from you!
5
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Comment: Thank u for the interesting postcard! :D
Response: You are very welcome!
rainydayangie rated for Pillbox Swap #2 on Jun 5, 2024
5
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Comment: CraftyCrow reached out after...5 years!...and re-sent the swap which had been unsent due to a family emergency. Changing rating to a 5, as if that's not dedication I don't know what is! :) Cute little pillbox swap with fun goodies included. Thank you!
Response: I'm glad it arrived and you like it. I had to go get another pillbox and they are all so HUGE. I thought the round was was cute. Thanks for the 5 rating!
Larina rated for RAK - Destash on Jun 5, 2024
5
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Comment: I wasn't picked, but that's okay. You're a smarty everyday!
Response: Thanks for the rating. It was fun just hoping wasn't it?
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2019 on Jun 1, 2024
5
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Comment: Thanks for the communication. I've been through all that... a couple times, so I certainly understand.
Response: I truly appreciate you taking the time to kindly change my rating.
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Response: Thanks!

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