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Saba

Saba
Date Joined: August 28, 2014
Last Online: May 19, 2022
Birthday: July 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a middle-aged married mum of 2 (who loves alliteration.) I was once the regional buyer for a local bookstore and transitioned to the non-profit sector before I gave it all up to be at home with my littles. I am learning to enjoy being home but do miss interacting with different people every day. I am hoping swaps will be a way to embiggen my circle again. Pen pals and Letteran always welcome.

Crafty Habits

linocut, stamp carving, ink marbling, weaving, crochet, book binding, sewing, encaustic, needle tatting, embroidery, and a dozen others that grabbed my fancy for a bit. I have even tried my hand at blacksmithing and glass blowing.

I have become a bit obsessed with mail art and faux postage of late. Swap-bot may be very good for me or a quicker trip down the rabbit hole.

Bad Habits

always having 6 different notebooks started at once, keeping too many scraps of paper, thinking I can tolerate caffeine (it gets me every time), forgetting to charge my laptop and cell phone, thinking my handwriting is legible, automatically changing the font to something without serifs, not spending enough time checking my grammar (I am so sorry grammar police, it will only get worse from here)

Likes

anamorphic text, antiquated slang, art nouveau, Baba Yaga, beach glass, book recommendations, canning, clean lines, collective nouns, Joseph Cornell, cosplay, creative swearing, cuckoo clocks, curry, drift wood, Amelia Earhart, Earl Grey, embroidery, epistolary novels, faux postage, Janet Fish, forced perspective photography, Ganesh, handmade items, honey bees, InuYasha, Eddie Izzard, Japan, kokeshi dolls, lilacs, Micron pens, Tim Minchin, moths, mushrooms, the 9th Doctor, nuns, octopi, the color orange, flat pennies, pin hole cameras, poetry, polka dots, pumpkins, quirky signs, random people, ranunculus, small bits of nature, snails, Studio Ghibli, the Taj mahal, tarot, tattoos, TED Talks, Thai food, thrifting, tofu, trees, umbrellas, vultures, wasabi, x-rays, Hiroshi Yoshida & the letter Z

Favorite Authors

Jane Austen, Charles Baxter, Emma Bull, Douglas Coupland, Jim Crace, Neil Gaimen, Molly Gloss, Michael Koryta, Norton Juster, Alan Moore, Scott Morse, Mary Oliver, Mary Doria Russell, Jody Shields, Brad Watson, Martha Wells (These are really just a few. I read everything and anything except true crime. Why oh why does this exist? Don't we all look at our neighbors a little funny as it is? Do we really need this in our heads? Also I am not overly keen on YA as most of my memories of being a teen are frightful and full of awkwardness. I know there is some truly lovely stuff out there but it just doesn't really move to the top of the TBR list.)

Favorite Movies

The Big Lebowski, My Man Godfrey, Stranger than Fiction, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Fifth Element, The Lego Movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shaun of the Dead, Gosford Park, Howl's Moving Castle, Read or Die, Still Breathing, Triplets of Belleville, Groundhogs Day, My Fair Lady

Quirks

I don't let my kids wear heavily branded clothes and we don't have a tv. Throw in the fact that we are all vegetarian and I start to sound like a hippie but mostly we just like to spend our time wisely and appreciate nice things.

I will admit to disliking: clutter, makeup, glitter, The Beatles, disposability and people who do not hold doors open. I also do not like country kitsch, most floral patterns, Wal-Mart, Disney characters, people who hug too long and tweeny colors like teal and magenta. I like the things I own to last forever so I avoid anything too trendy. I am terrified of spiders (but that is only responsible), rip tides, and most large crowds.

The Dare

I dare you to PM me your five favorite books and why. I will send you a list of book recommendations.

If you like any of them, send me a quick thank you and maybe we can chat about books or crafts or swaps.

If you hate all my recommendations, I will craft you a bit of art mail with my abject apologies and post it to you.

Information for current swaps

  • I prefer labels to stickers. I have almost no use for project life cards or other scrapbooking items. I prefer postcards to notecards.

  • Iโ€™m currently quite keen for zines and would love to receive some in swaps

  • I love the color orange in all fashions: tape, markers, yarn, paper, ink. Any and all forms

  • I would prefer no foodstuffs in my swaps. No teas, candy or samples. Thank you!

  • Preferred themes: astronomy, libraries & books, stamps & air mail, snails & bees. I also love hand drawn art and doodles.

  • I relish the chance to focus on writing a fun letter and sending it in a fancy envelope. Let me know if you would like to exchange letters.

I am fond of meeting new people and would love to get to know you!

Ratings

Angie rated for HCSI unusual pet postcard on May 7, 2022
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Comment: Beautiful postcard and print! Love it!
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Comment: These are incredible!! I love them - the 17 words one is especially creative. I love getting mini zines from you as you really stretch your art and imagination on every one of them! And thank you for the lil mini minizine - too cute. I am always inspired by your work!!
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Comment: Thank you! Happy spring and happy swapping :) I love the extra goodies too
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Comment: What wonderful, whimsical zines. I Love the micro ones. I will be reaching out to you via PM soon to ask you some technique questions!
user3370 rated for HCSI: Water Postcard on Apr 7, 2022
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Comment: I love the postcard. The waterfall is a little abstract but perfectly readable as a waterfall! It's a wonderful piece of art - Thank you!
camelsamba rated for HCSI: Water Postcard on Apr 6, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your uncertainties! The print reminds me a bit of a waterfall we climbed around on in the Catskills area of NY.
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I have never made a relief block before. I came out very nice!
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Comment: Thank you for lovely minizines. I love them. The plants are simple, yet cute. And the collage is simply perfect.
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Comment: More fabulous zines from you - thank you!! I really like the Happiness of House Plants!! Inspired to try making one with similar design/layout!! So cute!
derakisu rated for CPG Mini zine : Food - Global on Mar 25, 2022
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Comment: "You are what you eat" is such a fun and creative idea ! I love the illustrations and how the ingredients are added with every page turn. FYI If you reprint it, my copy didn't have your contact info on the back. "How to enjoy a meteor shower" is full of interesting information. I never tried watching one but I remember seeing one when I was a kid, and it's a beautiful memory."Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my !" features adorable illustrations. And the facts ! Oh boy, I cringed at the fact you could once bring cats or dogs to feed the lions at the zoo. XD Thank you for your zines, all great as always !
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Comment: I'm blown away with your zines. The Lions Tigers and Bears zine is so well illustrated. Very interesting information, lots I did not know. I love how you put the main zine together, how you tie everything together. So creative and artistic. Beautiful. Thank you for your note that explained the process. The red chinese money envelope made me smile because I was looking at chinese envelopes in our local asian store but didn't buy it (the package was far more than I needed). Thanks for the beautiful Japanese paper and the cool stickers. I really lucked out in having you as my receive-from partner. Many hearts to you. ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ
Berlinerchic rated for flat mail in envelope swap on Mar 3, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for lovely swap!!
Poohtat rated for flat mail in envelope swap on Mar 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Happy Swapping
lorz88 rated for Stickers and a Sketch - February on Mar 1, 2022
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Comment: Saba, thank you so much for the lovely sketch I received today, i don't know which is more impressive the sketch or the postcard -both are gorgeous thanks so much. You're very talented
RedheadLady rated for flat mail in envelope swap on Feb 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great envelope.
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Comment: What a special happy mail - I love all 3 zines, especially the mini-mini zine! <3
pattiairel rated for flat mail in envelope swap on Feb 23, 2022
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Comment: thanks for a nice swapโ™ฅโ™ฅ
rkassman rated for CPG Mini zine : Language - Global on Feb 17, 2022
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Comment: What a wonderful trio of mini zines! I love them all - what a neat idea to use legal size paper to play with the dimensions.
papercraft70 rated for AMA: Hearted on Feb 16, 2022
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Comment: I received your PCโ€ฆ. You did good on the illustration and I love it. I can see the heart literally!! A nice piece of heART work!!โค๏ธ
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG 1 Sheet MiniZines #21 - US on Feb 15, 2022
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Comment: These are so creative - I love them!!! The counting fish one is brilliant and I have a weakness for coloring zines! Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 498 8 8
Completed Fives Threes Ones
312 543 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 135 173 0
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Comments

camelsamba on Oct 12, 2021:

I was admiring the "delivered by owl post" on your envelope - is that a stamp or did the envelopes come that way??

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

RyeRye on Jul 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

LLL

Loonstruck on Jul 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday Sweet Saba! I hope your day is filled with dustless destruction, compliant wilds, and all the very best food!

dawnielynn on May 24, 2016:

Thanks for the happy mail! Love all the labels you included for me - so generous! Hugs.

ladydy5 on Mar 6, 2016:

Welcome to our group Make An Envelope.

Vickyen on Feb 25, 2016:

Pen pals with a PC twist #1- Hi Saba! My pc traveled home just fine and it was great to have a visit from you! Hows the remodeling going? I would love to have the vision to do this! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

Loonstruck on Aug 27, 2015:

What a remarkable present to find in my mail box! Thank you for the amazing Loon stamp (and the much needed stamp pad), the fantastical dragonfly, and new book to read. Not to mention the wonderful packaging, wrapping, and bonus postcards! I'm so lucky to have made friends with you!

sherba31 on Jul 20, 2015:

Oops! Forgot to say that was for the AATW July Wishlist!

sherba31 on Jul 20, 2015:

Thanks for the very cool playing cards, stamps and the paper. It's so amazing! I've not seen anything like it so do let me know the source if you can. =)

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