Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2021 5:49 am


Date Joined: March 17, 2017
Last Online: May 13, 2021
Birthday: December 27
Country: United States
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About Me

Hiya! I'm Chrissy. I'm a fiber artist and I design and sell sewing and embroidery patterns.

I love permaculture, and I have a focus on perennial food bearing plants in my yard. Ask me about it, I can go on for hours. We spend a lot of time outside in the garden working and enjoying it.

I am a Pagan, with a focus on the goddess Holda, and Germanic Paganism.

I studied German in college and I am trying to teach my family German.

Besides working on my business art, my hobbies include painting, drawing and block printing. I love to work on miniature canvasses, ATCs or other small works of art.

I seriously love sending and receiving things in the mail. Stickers, notepads, ATCs, teeny tiny ephemera, washi tape, book pages esp in other languages, shaped paper clips.... lots and lots of options. Let's have fun!!

I love stripey socks.

I love milk chocolate.

I love all things handmade.

Art Stuff I Do

For ATCs, I mainly do mixed media painting, inking and collage with painted papers. Sometimes I just do painting, and a lot of the time I will zentangle or ink over painted papers. I also do some block printing, which is generally incorporated into my artwork.

I love to work in miniature, so many of my paintings and mixed media works are 4x6 or smaller.

I also love making zines! They're so much fun... if I can just think of subjects to write about!

Of course, I also do a lot of embroidery and sewing with wool and bamboo felt, which is my job (I sell the patterns). I'm a super DIYer, so I dye the felt myself before sewing. I also make dolls, and I hope to sell them someday, once I've perfected the pattern.

Important Favorites


My favorite book is The Time Traveller's Wife. I don't love the movie. I also love Diana Gabaldon's Highlander series, although I have some serious concerns with her grammar and writing. I love historical fiction and post-apocalyptic for the most part, but I'm super picky with my books because I don't have a lot of time to read. It really has to GRAB me right away or I'll never finish it.

Movies & Television:

My favorite movies are the Postman and Practical Magic. I absolutely love time travel movies also. It's my favorite motif in artistic media, though neither of my favorite movies are time travel movies! lol Doctor Who is my favorite television series.


I love Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Beach Boys, Billy Joel.... hmmm... there are others but I can never think of them.... I have very wide-ranging tastes and listen to indie rock on pandora most of the time.

Food & Drink:

I love tea- mostly herbal infusions, but flavored black or green teas are nice too. Darjeeling is also good. Chamomile & Peppermint are my favorites.

I drink a lot of Kombucha - well, I make it with green tea and honey, so it's called Jun. I'm happy to share how to make it, and I'd totally share SCOBYs if you know a good way to ship it. :)

My favorite foods are homemade comfort type foods - Clam Chowder, Brownies, Spätzle, Sushi, Gyros, Hummus, Pfeffernüsse

Likes / Dislikes


  • I love folk art style of designs and patterns - lots of details and patterns and contrasting colors.... zentangle-y, doodle-y type designs.....

  • I love bohemian, gypsy, artsy styles....

  • I love handmade pottery, handmade dolls and felt items. Hand embroidered designs.... I really love handmade things. A lot.

  • I am a minimalist and anti-consumerist. That does not mean that I don't love art supplies. And books.

  • I love celestial motifs, like sun and moon. Goddess designs, female empowerment motifs, female, feminine (not "girly"), also owls, foxes, hedgehogs, woodland creatures, gnomes,

  • I have two children who love to swap. They draw and paint ATCs often and are quite good. If you're interested in seeing their work or swapping- they would love that. Especially swapping with other kids.

  • I love getting pages from vintage books- english, other languages, dictionaries, stuff with lots of words. Also old letters, notebook paper that's kind of yellowing, old useless money, basically old paper items.

  • Tasteful nudity is OK in art, atcs, etc....

  • Stickers are great. If I won't use them, then the kids will. NO character stickers please.

  • Handmade postcards welcome, decorative, shaped postcards welcome. Please no tourist-y type postcards. LOVE blank postcards.


  • no character things, including stickers - characters are people or animals or superheroes from TV shows, movies, books or otherwise.

  • no religious stuff, especially no christian stuff.

  • no sports themed stuff please

  • NO tourist-y type postcards.


suuslk rated for Watercolor Anything #1 on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
draco rated for Zines #1 (USA) on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: thank you for the 2 great zines and the stickers
MexiMidge rated for I <3 Plants! on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: It arrived (yesterday morning)! Thank you so much for all the lovely items. I needed this wonderful pick me up—my anxiety has been thru the roof—and this really cheered me!!
MrsAlderman rated for Zines #1 (USA) on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the 2 zines! I love doing random acts of kindness and have been collecting heart shaped rocks since I was little, I always give them to my mom~
lauraincanada rated for Anything Goes PLUS ONE on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the amazing happy mail Chrissy! What a lovely surprise to open -- you are so creative and talented! Can't wait to use the stationery and goodies in my happy mail :)
thecolorofinfinity rated for Zines #1 (USA) on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely zines + stickers!
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs and minizine!
LinSoles rated for Quote Zine on Jul 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely zine you made. Your art matches the quotes quite nicely.
9O96O rated for Make a Pocket Zine on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: OMG MotM you sent me a very generous package. I admired the happy mail sticker on the back envelope, opened the envelope to find 2 of the stickers inside! And 2 pocket zines! A snail mail postcard to boot. :) Very happy mail indeed. I noticed your instagram account on the back of the zine so I had a look. Really nice feed. Thanks so much for swapping with me.
Mandaloolee rated for Mini Pennant Banner on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the pennant!! It is so cute, I am in LOVE!
catlingmex rated for Frida Kahlo ATC on Jun 20, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful, beautiful ATC! Thank you so much. I also love the artful stickers. This was a fabulous envelope to open. <3
Comment: I love the zine and the stickers! Thanks so much!
ChristineMartinez rated for ATC Cleanout #40 (USA) on Jun 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Great ATCs AND goodies. It was one of those true happy mail experiences. Thank you!!
Comment: Thanks for everything, but please include the swap it is for next time, it was a little hard to pin down
CassandraP rated for Sacred Heart ATC Swap on Jun 2, 2020
Comment: Lovely! Thank you :)
Snaileditcrafts rated for Kids ATC Swap U.S. only on May 18, 2020
Comment: This was such a fun swap! Let your cute kiddos know that they did a fabulous job! The stickers were adorable as well. Thank you!
Burger1girl rated for Box of Happiness on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the happiness in the box you sent! everything is beautiful and useful.You really brought me a load of happiness! The little journal you made is heartfelt to me as I need to write down my feelings and insecurities during these times, and I shall pop some joy in there!!LOL The charms are already dangling on my anklets, everyone can hear me "ringing" hehe Thanks so much Chrissy I needed this.
sjbult rated for Kids ATC Swap (HD/HP) on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC’s, your kids are very talented. I wish I could draw like that. This was a fun swap. The mail is taking longer than expected (we live overseas) so thank you for your patience.
lefroggy rated for booklet sample swap on May 7, 2020
Comment: I got it today! thank you i enjoyed flipping through it :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I just learned how to sew, so IO may come back later for patterns!

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9O96O on Apr 16, 2020:

Hi museinthemorning. This is for Poetry Zine Swap - Send by Email. As you know, I messed up. I forgot to change "3" to "6" partners before assigning people. I changed it to "6" after assigning, but that didn't work. . So we can only rate 3. If I could, I would rate you a 5 heart. Your Emily Dickinson heart zine. They pair well together. The hearts are a delight, softening the impact of the poem. It is indeed healing. Thank you for creating your lovely zine and sharing it.

DeAnnaVarela on Apr 15, 2020:

I just followed you on IG. Love your work!

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Dec 27, 2017:

rngstgstll on Jun 1, 2017:


Welcome to ZMACS!

biasbabe on Apr 23, 2017:


To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting

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