Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2022 10:06 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2009
Last Online: January 15, 2022
Birthday: December 27
Country: United States
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Welcome!! I thank you in advance for reading my profile and getting to know me. Peace and warm regards fellow Swap-Botters.


  • Back in Maine for the foreseeable future as of 11/10/2021. YAY!!

  • I only pick up mail once a week! I do rate when I open your swap! Please contact me for anything.

  • I am wheelchair reliant so I often send other--non-creative type--family members and friends to the post office to mail my swaps out for me. They may not be able to use pretty postage--know that I try to make up for it with the content of my swaps.

  • Profile Updated January 2021

About Me

My name is Erin and I am from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. My father was a commercial fisherman and I miss him dearly every single day. That is where I get my love for the sea and mermaids.

I am 42β€”when did that happen!! I live with my husband Miller, a handsome guy from the beautiful island of Jamaica. We have a beautiful miracle baby--Miss Zora, currently 4.5 years old who is the sun of our universe! My mom, Debby, also lives with us, an incredible person from who I inherited my love of crafts. She is a quilter who also loves to crochet.

I love to craft, recently I've been making a lot of boho ribbon tassles with different fibers and charms, memory wire bracelets and Upcycled Beaded Chandeliers from old Jello molds, glass beads and charms. And I'm trying to get some Smash Book/Junk Journaling time in. I love beading and paper crafts best of all, but will try anything and enjoy experimenting.

I love writing poetry, memoir and fiction. I majored in Creative Writing in college and writing has always been part of my daily life.

In my free time (which is not plentiful these days) I am often found hiding in my craft room, treasure hunting at local thrift stores, flea markets and antique barns. I enjoy shopping, reading, swimming and cozy quiet time with my family.

I consider myself to be a Bohemian, gypsy type of soul. Colorful things make me happy, as do layered bracelets, big earrings, and nature. I enjoy uplifting quotes and quotes and exercises that inspire creativity and the artistic spirit.

I am in love with all things vintage, junky, shabby, re-purposed, re-loved and recycled. I greatly desire anything handmade in this style or new things inspired by vintage images and prints.

Favorite Books

I LOVE to read. Alice Hoffman is my ultimate favorite author. I also admire wordsmiths: Natalie Goldberg, Jennifer Weiner, Jojo Moyes, Karen White, Sarah Pekkanen, Zora Neale Hurston (My Baby Girl's namesake), Alice Walker, Ann Hood, James Patterson (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas!). I loved Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert, Illumination Night, Blackbird House and Acts of Nature by Alice Hoffman. Somewhere off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood. I liked Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner. The Perfect Happiness by Santa Montefiore was very good.

Favorite Movies & Music

My favorite movies change but some of them include: Anne of Green Gables movies/miniseries with Megan Follows, Little Women with Winona Ryder, Tristan and Isolde, The Holiday, An Officer and a Gentlemen, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, The Family Stone, Steel Magnolias, Tyler Perry Movies, Circle of Friends, Bridget Jones' Diary, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Goonies, Les Miserables, Musicals in General...

I love all kinds of music, anything that inspires me and fuels my creativity. I love chick music, folk, country, soft rock, and some reggae. Some of my favorites are Regina Spektor, Christina Perri, Jewel, Natasha Bedingfield, Adele, Cat Stevens, Kenny Rogers, Simon and Garfunkel, Sanchez, Tanya Stephens, Rihanna, Sasha, Ingrid Michaelson...

Favorite Television

When my husband isn't watching soccer...I enjoy Poldark, Downton Abbey, This is Us, Being Mary Jane, Reign, The Originals, Any and all PBS & BBC miniseries, Junk Gypsies, Flea Market Flip, Storage Wars, American Pickers, House Hunters International.

Favorite Crafts

Another long list :o) Beading, Jewelry making, Upcycled Crafts, Smash Booking/Junk Journaling, Altered Books, Paper crafts in general. I enjoy sewing small things such as ornaments.


Swap-bot is the best! I have been so honored to swap with amazing ladies through the years, many of whom I consider friends. I believe that Swap-Bot should be a fun and drama free zone so don't worry, just do the best you can, enjoy and make good friends.

Please check out my Etsy and Pinterest Links Above to get Further Ideas and Inspiration about my Likes & Style. Thank you!!

I wish I may, I wish I might receive in no particular order...

  • Jewelry making supplies-- Glass, Crystal, Metal and wood beads, CHARMS, split rings, long eye pins or headpins, clasps, wire, in any color/tones, etc. (no plastic or kiddie beads, thank you!)

  • Washi, Deco or Craft tape. A true obsession! (Anything Goes!!)

  • Nautical (Mermaid, Anchors, etc.) Rubber Stamps, Papers, Ephemera, Stickers, Washi, Beads, or Charms...

  • Anything Postal Related, Air Mail, Snail Mail, Happy Mail, Ephemera, Rubber Stamps, Washi, Vintage...

  • Alex & Ani style bracelets in silver-tone!

  • Earrings (I'd love some handmade by you or store-bought. Prefer dangly earrings 2-3 inches long)

  • Sun Catchers & Crystals (Old or New)

  • Flow or Daphne's Diary Magazines or products Or Similar publications, magazines or books.

  • Travelers Notebooks-standard size. Covers and inserts.

  • Art by Marlene Cling Stamps, Stickers or Papers.

  • Anything Baby Girl or Little Girl for scrapbooking Baby Zora's journey-washi, papers, vintage ephemera, stickers, etc

  • Ribbon, lace, seam binding--vintage and new for making tassels.

  • Absolutely Anything from Cavallini Papers & Co or Paper Chase

  • If you're in the UK or Europe--Instant Smile = Any Stationery Items or Fun Tapes from Hema, Tiger or Paper Chase. :o)

  • If you're on the West Coast I'd love anything from Daiso. Fun packaging, note pads, washi tapes, etc.

  • Glassine Envelopes, Bags, Cello Bags, and other cute packaging!!

  • Something from my Etsy faves or Amazon Wishlist. Or something that you can make or have that is similar!! Gently used is always welcome. The link is located at the top of my profile.

  • STICKERS: All kinds welcome, except reward ones, please. I still have the sticker collection I began in 2nd grade. Love, love, love stickers!!


  • KAWAII!!! Everything Welcome: stationery, deco tape, memos, sticky notes, cellophane baggies, pens etc. (Some faves include Shinzi Katoh, Sugar Bear, Bear Cocoa, Laundry Raccoon, Chocopa, Mochi Panda, Rilakkuma, Fairy Tales, Circus Animals, Lucky Bear, Suama, Cute Food Ones...) But there are many I haven't seen so feel free to surprise me!!

  • I absolutely love handmade items! I love to see what other people are making and to be inspired and have inspiring things around me!

  • Vintage, Re-purposed items, crafts, jewelry, etc.

  • Paper Ephemera--The more vintage (or vintage looking) the better-old handwritten items, labels, cool stuff for collage, mixed media, altering and smash-booking.

  • Paper Doilies! Especially ones in pretty colors and designs!!!

  • A Prayer Flag or Garland.

  • Adhesive glue runners--all kinds. I go through these like crazy!

  • Unused US Postage Stamps of any value. Also, any used worldwide postage stamps for crafts and collecting.

  • Anything Jamaica.

  • Old Game Pieces, dice, etc. (especially wooden ones)

  • Old Keys, they don't have to be skeleton ones. I love the cool shapes and fancy writing on keys before and around the 70's. I love to use these in making wind chimes.

  • ANCHOR Items--earrings, charms, bracelets, purses, crafty stuff, fabric....anything with Anchors.

  • Anything Seashore, Beach or Cape Cod related, would love old playing cards, maps, stamps, paper, stickers, etc.

  • Gordon Fraser or Schmid vintage items, especially his bear and Scottie dog images. These were my favorite stickers as a kid. Reproduced is fine.

  • Woodland Creatures (foxes, owls, raccoons, bears, and penguins too). Cutesy and whimsical is wonderful.

  • Anything that says "Selfie"

  • Unicorns.

  • E6000 glue, crystal glue, or lacquer.

  • Rubber Stamps with Snail Mail, Nautical, Vintage, Woodland Creatures, Nature, Distressed, Labels, Postage, Creativity, Planner Stamps, Dress Forms, etc.

  • Vintage Type Writers--Items inspired by them too.

  • Anything Frida Kahlo Inspired, Love images of her and quotes by her.

  • Anything with artists John William Waterhouse's or Alphonse Mucha's art print images.

  • Artwork, prints, postcards by artist Carl Larsson.

  • Bohemian, Gypsy Items, themes, colors.

  • Art Deco and Art Nouveau

  • Collage sheets--any pics I could use for card making, journal covers, or in jewelry. Prefer: Mermaids, Vintage, Bathing beauties, Diva gals, etc.

  • A handmade Junk Journal or Smash Book!!

  • Junk Journal and Smash Book Supplies.

  • Inspirational quotes, Quotes on Creativity.

  • A Whimsy Jar.

  • A great new pen.

  • Vintage buttons. (Especially ones with Anchors on them.)

  • Address labels or Swap Cards.

  • Interesting Blank Labels or anything that can be used to address a handmade envelope.

  • Matryoshka Dolls


  • I am a girly girl so I love anything with a little Bling!!

  • Jewelry, handmade, or store-bought. I like longer necklaces 24 inches or longer. 8-inch bracelets. 10 to 12 inches in anklets. I love dangly earrings!!

  • Curly Girl Designs Stuff.

  • Flavia Weedn Items.

  • Papyrus Stationery, etc.

  • Punch Studio Cards, Stationery, Etc.

  • Susan Branch Items.

  • Pip Studios Cards, Journals...

  • 1980's version of Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, She-Ra, Get A Long Gang, Snorkels, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Smurfs.(I would be delighted with images, stickers, old game pieces, journal covers, coloring books, journal covers, folders, school supplies, pencil boxes or lunch boxes.)

  • Vintage Children's Book Illustrations.

  • STATIONERY & STICKERS--Anything & Everything Goes! Disney is fine, Kawaii and Cutesy too in this category. (No reward stickers please.)

  • Postcards with a theme of Mermaids, Bathing Beauties, Vintage ads, Christmas, Valentines Day or Cape Cod, Massachusetts, particularly Provincetown. Vintage ones would be adored.

  • Teddy Bear stationery, stickers, and deco tape. Not stuffed ones.

  • For Valentine Swaps: Vintage (or Vintage Inspired) Valentines and cute new (not vintage) Valentine paper goods and crafting items. Washi, papers, stickers, etc...

  • Gift cards in any denomination for Amazon (Love my Kindle Fire), T.J, Maxx, Michael's, JoAnn's Fabrics, Barnes and Noble, Staples, or Hobby Lobby.

  • Beauty Related Stuff: (If called for in a swap) I like black for eyeliner and mascara. I like the plastic tube eyeliners best. I adore eye shadow cream sticks, the fat ones are best, in pinks, purples, browns, and gold tones. Lip stain, tinted lip balm, lipstick, and gloss in berries, mauves, deep pinks, and on occasion reds. I love items from Bath and Body Works or similar, especially shower gel and body sprays. I can always use a small purse size nice smelling antibacterial gel or lotion. I tend to like fruity or musky scents, not florals. I don't use nail polish too much but if I do my own nails I like clear or light tints, maybe something for strengthening nails. Hair accessories and earrings are wonderful.

  • Something for my lovely Mum Her name is Debby. She likes 100% cotton fabrics, fat quarters, old wooden thread spools, cotton yarn, quilting books, and magazines, Gees Bend Alabama quilting items or history, Jude Hill stitching, Sashiko, Indigo/Indigo dying, 2022 Calendar: quilt, farm, moon, or country-themed, goddess items, chakras, crystals, sun-catchers, tarot, snowmen, organic and fair trade items, organic individually wrapped teas, dark chocolate, cotton socks. She likes inspirational items, astrology, rainbows, moons, Charlie Brown, a good mystery book, and Magnum PI.

  • The Newest and Biggest Love of My Life, Little Miss Zora, is 4.5 years old. She loves mermaids, unicorns, bears, mini dolls, and animals for her dollhouse, dollhouse furniture, Barbie and Chelsea dolls and accessories, Polly Pockets, Calico Critters, or similar type figures and accessories. She loves small figures or dolls--like the kind you get in surprise packs. dinosaurs, especially T-Rex, foxes, kitties, fish, and other animals. She wears a girl's size 7 (Tall Gal). She loves music, coloring, painting (mostly watercolors and tempera), stickers and sticker books, and board books. As far as characters go she loves Barbie, Chelsea, Paw Patrol, Minnie & Mickey Mouse, Peppa Pig, Dino Dana, and Creative Galaxy. Zora's Amazon Wishlist is Here


I LOVE everything about Christmas: The anticipation, putting up the tree, advent calendars, Christmas stockings, decorating the tree, ornaments, memories, food, presents, Christmas carols (Yes, even in July!). My dad loved Christmas and he passed that love down to us. He is my Christmas Angel now. My Nana Olivia, his Mom, passed away in May of 2019, she is another of my Christmas angels now--thank you to everyone who sent things for her in past Christmas swaps--she always got a big kick out of it! ((Hugs))

Christmas swaps are my favorite of all the wonderful swaps on Swap-Bot! Thank you to the lovely ladies who host these swaps, the gals who do private Christmas swaps with me, and the swappers who help make Christmas morning so special.

Christmas Wishlist:

  • Profile Surprises!! - I would love anything sent to me based on my profile wishlist above.

  • Flow or Daphne’s Diary type magazines or books

  • I'm really loving all of the Santa and Christmas Gnomes!

  • Hygge or Scandanavian style Christmas items.

  • I love anything vintage Christmas (or Vintage inspired)--wrapping paper, labels, cards, etc.

  • Christmas Teddy Bear Rubber Stamps, Figurines, Ornaments, Stockings, Stickers, Cards, Etc.

  • I am doing a December Daily Junk Journal. I would love anything to put in it, vintage Christmas ephemera, Holiday Washi Tape, A Base for a Cover, Christmas Rubber Stamps, Stickers, ideas, inspiration, please!!

  • Your handmade creations!

  • Nautical and Woodland Creatures (foxes, owls, raccoons, bears, and penguins too). Cutesy and whimsical is fine.

  • Christmas items from your country or region that mean something to you or you think I might like. I love doing international swaps!

  • Pine or Christmas tree scented candles.

  • Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy (Peanuts) Christmas items.

  • For Christmas swaps feel free to include something for my Mom in exchange for one or more of my items. Just mark it: to Mom or Debby and I will gladly add it to her stocking or put it under the tree. (Her likes are listed above)


There are a few things I'd rather not receive, if possible, thank you!

Please don't send:

  • Food items (I have some allergies + restrictions) Unless it's called for in a swap.

  • Bar Soaps (I've got too many-can't use them all)

  • Stuffed animals + Creepy/Horror items

Thank you!!


This section was inspired by @LittleDonnaGirl I love the idea of celebrating the Swappers who make our lives brighter.

Some of the wonderful ladies who've given me inspiration, super special packages or doses of incredible kindness are:

@waldenpond2 @LittleDonnaGirl @luluvision @ChinaCat @Artistic @adancingflower @lou @skybridgestudios @lexidh @paperfarm @MissWhimsy @samjowers @zoev1975 @livvy @shannonlinde @anicka22 @VioletLove @luckycharms @Laficelle @Created46 @rainydayangie @CookieMomster78 @Christopherpines



Comment: Another wonderful assortment of fabulousness from @thriftymermaid! Thank you so much, Erin. This package meant a lot to me, especially this year, and I want you to know how much I appreciate the thoughtfulness, generosity and the beautiful wrapping as well. xo
Comment: I am absolutely blown away!!! Thank you thank you thank you.
Comment: Such great stickers!
luckycharms rated for No Coal for Christmas 2021 on Dec 20, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful surprise I got when I was leaving for work today!!! I put them under the Christmas tree πŸŽ„. Now I will have happy thoughts through out the day!...I always look forward to our Christmas swaps, it makes Christmas day that much merrier!!! I will come back and Thank you properly after I opened the gifts. I hope you and the family have a very Merry Christmas!!!
Response: Hey Girl!! Right back at you!! I just went through the bevy of packages my hubby picked up at the PO and I saw a big, beautiful box from you!! It's going under the tree as is!! We're not putting out presents til Christmas Eve as Miss Zora is at a sneaky age and thinks all the presents are for her and should be opened straight away!! It has taught me that we need more hidden storage spots in the house!! Going over to rate you now and hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas. xo πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ’šπŸŽ…πŸŽ„
Comment: I love the stickers, the card and the way you decorated the envelope. Merry Christmas Erin!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, thanks for joining in and the rating. I hope you have a super Merry Christmas!!
Comment: thanks πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈβ„οΈMerry ChristmasπŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈβ„οΈ
Response: Thanks for the rating!! Merry Christmas!! πŸ’šπŸŽ„πŸ’š
Comment: I can't wait to open this! So pretty! Thank you and Merry CHristmas!
Response: So glad it arrived safe and sound! Hope you like it. Thanks for the rating and Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸ’šπŸŽ„
Comment: OmG! Thank you Erin for sending such a wonderful package! I am floored by your generosity! Thank you for creating a package for my DH - I'm so excited! And thank you for the chocolates and marshmallows! You really made my week!! Mele Kalikimaka!
Response: Hi Hannah!! I hope he likes everything!! I found a couple of things afterwards that didn't make it into the box--so I'll send those along next swap! I'm sure we'll get paired up again in something. I hope you both have a very Merry Christmas!! Thanks for joining and for the rating!! πŸ’šπŸŽ„πŸ’š
Comment: Happy Christmas Erin! Received your swap today. Thanks so very much, for the very pretty Christmas card with your so nice words, the 3 sticker sheets for the swap & the 3 extra sheets! I so love everything that you sent me! I hope you're doing alright now, after your 2 surgeries. In January, I will have my 4th back surgery done. I had 2 done last year December. The 4th one they will go in & find out why I keep getting infections, from the spinal fusion. Wanted wait till January, because I don't be in horrible pain for the holidays, again. Anyway, I hope things are better for you soon. I hope too, you get to enjoy your holidays. Merry Christmas to you & your family!
Response: Thank you so much for joining, Deb, and thank you for the thoughtful message. Wishing you a Christmas free from pain and a rapid recovery in the New Year. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š
Comment: Oh my goodness Erin, I was so excited to get your package today! I’m saving the stocking and gifts until a little closer to Christmas if that’s ok! Thank you so much! The stocking is SO pretty, I love it! Thanks for the beautiful card, stickers, and postcards. I’ll come back and add to this once I open it all! Merry Christmas!
Response: Yay!! I’m so glad you got it quickly and that you like it so far! Of course, it’s okay to wait. Open anytime you’d like to. I save all of my swaps for Christmas. Thank you for joining the swap. I hope you enjoy what’s inside. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸ’š
Panj rated for Splendid Stocking Stuffer Series #3 on Dec 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you!! Waiting to open!
Response: Glad you got it. Thanks for the rating! Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸ’š
Comment: Thank you so much for making my Christmas more merry! I πŸ’™ the πŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈ cards and stickers you tucked into the Christmas card!
Response: Yay!! Glad you got your swap, I was so happy to be sending to you! Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸ’šπŸ§œπŸ»β€β™€οΈ
lrm1980 rated for Splendid Stocking Stuffer Series #2 on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the gifts! I love how they are wrapped, and I can’t wait to open them!
Response: I'm so glad you got them safe and sound!! Have a wonderful Christmas!! Thanks for the rating!! πŸŽ…πŸ’š
Comment: Thanks for the awesome mermaid Valentine's Day card and all the extras!
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer! I've tucked it away! Thank you also for the lovely note and the little extras!
Response: Always a pleasure to send your way!! I hope you're well and enjoying your summer so far. Thanks for the rating! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Comment: If I could make a cartoon of how I feel about your swap it would beSnoopy dancing with his arms flung wide and his nose in the air. Many hearts and a warm puppy for this β€œhappiness is β€˜ ...
Response: Awwww, I'm so glad you liked it!! Keep dancing!! Hope you and yours have a great summer!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful envelope full of wonderful goodies you sent to me. I love all of it and I was very happy to find it in my letterbox this afternoon. Thanks again. If you would like a new Australian pen pal please let me know. I would be happy to write first. If you don't, that is cool too :)
Response: Hello--this comment made me so happy!! Thank you for the wonderful rating!! I'd love to be pen pals!! PM me if you still want to write/need my current address. That would be wonderful!! All the best!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
samsstuff rated for SOHC - Asymmetrical Earrings on May 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely earrings & the little extras!
Response: Thank you for the rating! Happy summer!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
lou rated for Private: Easter Parade on May 12, 2021
Comment: Many thanks for the Easter Parade swap, you definitely brought me some much needed sunshine this year and it's great to know I can always count on you!
Response: πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
Comment: I LOVE the earrings! Thanks for all of the other presents, too. So sweet. I am so looking forward to having places to go so I can wear my new earrings!
Response: YAY!!! Thanks for the rating, my friend--look forward to swapping with you again soon, Hope you're having a happy start to summer!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

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chimerix on Dec 27, 2021:

A special thank you for the stocking you sent for my husband. He had so much fun opening your gifts. You really made his holiday so much sweeter. Mahalo!

SharMarie513 on Dec 25, 2021:

Thank you for the super cute and pretty stocking filled with so many goodies, you went above and beyond for the stocking/tote bag swap. Everything was perfect and it was so much fun opening everything! You are so kind and generous! Merry Christmas! Sharon

Jjean on Dec 25, 2021:

Merry Christmas and Thank you so much for my Stocking stuffer (march)...Both books are so special......

anrtist on Dec 21, 2021:


MisplacedfromPA on Dec 17, 2021:

Oh my goodness. I just love the Chicken Crocheted hot pad. I open 1 gift a day during lent and this guy was inside your wrapped package for SH Small Stocking Stuffer #1. I am filled with happiness. I have never seen one like this and I will be happily displaying it on the table, front and center. Thank you so much.

rainydayangie on Jun 26, 2021:

It is my birthday and I opened my "un-birthday" gifts from back in March from you today. Thank you SO MUCH! They are all perfect! So fun and what a great treat to have such lovely gifts to open on my birthday.

1koolkrafter on May 25, 2021:

Hello Erin...this is well over a month late but I wanted to send this message of thanks to you none the less for the beautiful birthday card and goodies that you sent me back in April. I loved everything!

Curiouskitty on May 6, 2021:

A big "Thank you" to you for the beautiful birthday card you sent to me for WIYM Birthday RAK! The note card & tickets are cool too. I especially like the Happy mail stickers - so many kinds! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity.β™₯️

xninolax on May 5, 2021:

Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday RAK via WIYM. I love the mermaid & happy mail stickers and bits and pieces. So so thoughtful of you. Thank you SO much <3

chimerix on May 3, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful birthday RAK. What a surprise! I love the mermaid goodness. Aloha

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