Hi! My name is Leah (she/her) and I'm a crafty gal from Maryland. I love to DIY and tinker with things and I'm generally a big ol' nerd. I love to read, craft, and spend time with my spouse, young daughter, and my punk-ass cat.
January 2022: I’m gradually returning to the world of crafting and swapping after a long hiatus…lots of family stuff and health stuff unfortunately, but all is well now. I’ll start hosting swaps and adding new members to Weirder Every Day soon!
I like paper crafts, polymer clay, jewelry-making, and shrink plastic. Sometimes I sew stuff, or make assemblages. I recraft new jewelry from vintage components. Sometimes I make zombie art dolls out of Barbies. Just a little bit of everything, I’m a filthy casual.
Id love to do private swaps, just PM me!
Heres the kinds of themes and things that I love:
My favorite color is pale turquoise/aqua. I also love dark red, orange, teal, neon pink, and black. But I’m good with pretty much any color.
Art: I like to dabble in different styles, and I try to tailor my swaps to the styles my swap partner likes. I usually read my partners’ profiles to get clues about what they might like, and then I go from there. To the best of my ability, imma pick up what you’re puttin’ down!
I’m usually drawn to colorful, grunge-y, messy art; but also art with some elements of fantasy or storytelling. Right now I like Tim Holtz, Mab Graves, Roxane Coble (bybun), Bonnie Bishoff, Shanna van Maurik (nogobed), Kat + Roger, e bond/ roughdrAftbooks.
I’m usually not so hot on the “live-laugh-love” type of messaging, but I do appreciate the good vibes behind it. I really appreciate anything that shows some effort and attention!
Heres my favorite craft supplies I love to receive:
hand painted or drawn backgrounds to use in ATCs and mixed media project. Tiny interesting scraps are great too!
odd little flattish doodads
thin fibers and lace for mixed media projects
costume jewelry parts - vintage, Southwestern, punk, sculptural, rhinestone animal pins, Christmas pins and earrings, etc...stained or broken is fine
anything in vintage 60s/70s floral patterns. Give me your fugly florals!
altered art and art dolls
personalized address labels and swap tags
plaid, dark and moody florals, glittery
paper/stickers/whatever with Hello Kitty, Tokidoki, Monster High/Ever After High, LOL Surprise!
Christian-themed things (no offense! It's just that Im not Christian)
scrapbook and planner things - I just don’t use any of that stuff. Special exception if it’s that washi tape that just says “I’m so busy I’m so busy” because that is ALWAYS hilarious
anything that smells of tobacco or incense
kiddie stuff - unless its kitschy, kawaii, or unintentionally creepy!
most tea except mint or green tea. Otherwise you may want to save it for someone who can enjoy it properly.
Watchmen, Stranger Things, Infinity Train, The Boys, What We Do In The Shadows, Teen Titans Go! Semi-obsessed with K-zombie series like Kingdom and All Of Us Are Dead (hit me up if you want to fangirl with me!)
My latest fave authors: John Scalzi, Diana Rowland, Mira Grant, Madeline Ashby, Jim Butcher, Terry Pratchett, Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, Walter Mosley, Wildbow. Im slowly but happily making my way through the Parahumans series.
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