Swap-bot Time: June 7, 2023 8:34 am


Date Joined: August 1, 2009
Last Online: June 7, 2023
Birthday: October 16
Country: United States
Etsy Faves

About Me


I'm retired with two grown children and two grandsons. I also have an 8 year old granddaughter. I live in Arizona where it's very hot in the summer. I like fall best of all, especially when it finally starts to cool off.

I'm actually very easy to please - if you make it for me, I'm going to appreciate the effort. I'm thankful when people put time, thought and heart into what they make and send. Hand made items are wonderful, but finding vintage items at a thrift store or yard sale also takes time and energy, so I really appreciate what is required to complete a well done swap.

I won't flake and I will rate. If I should happen to forget to rate a swap, please let me know. I always try to send something my partner will like and I read all profiles, regardless if the swap says "sender's choice". Profiles are fun to read and they help me create a good swap package.

If you don't receive a swap or tag from me, please let me know right away. I have no problem re-sending or doing whatever it takes to fix a problem. I host swaps sometimes and if necessary I will angel any swap I host.

Favorite colors

I like ocean colors - different shades of blues and greens mixed together and sometimes a bit of purple is thrown in. I love that.

I like Halloween colors together - black and orange. I like fall colors, especially when they're natural.

I like all colors really. It's how they are combined and mixed and put together that is pleasing to my eyes.

About Me

I DO THESE CRAFTS: * Apparently I've become addicted to making gift tags! I have three shoe boxes full of tags I have made. I'd love to share with you - just ask and you shall receive!

  • I do VERY simple jewelry making, mostly just pendants on cords and chains and earrings. I would LOVE to learn some jewelry techniques like wire wrapping and beading. But for now, I do make some interesting jewelry with my limited skill set. =)

*altered objects - matchboxes, rusty old tins, altoid tins, boxes, dolls, lotsa stuff!

*mixed media - configurations, shadow boxes, dioramas

*cardmaking, tags

  • I like to alter dolls, especially for Halloween. I'll turn them into zombies, witches pumpkin heads, scary stuff. Sometimes they are cute too. And speaking of my Halloween dolls...I don't sew and I'm forever in need of witch hats. If you ever want to do a private swap and you will make me a witch hat for a doll, yay!!! I like to decorate them myself so I just need the basic hat, any size because I alter all sorts of dolls. Honestly, it's my favorite crafting activity.

** I LOVE to make ornaments for different holidays or occasions

I DO NOT sew, nor do I embroider, crochet, knit...but I admire the talents of those who do! Nothing better than receiving something hand crafted that I could never even begin to know how to do myself.


A...antiques, art, archeology, animals, abalone shell jewelry & charms, Arizona

B...bats, books (vintage), book covers to use as a canvas for projects, Buddha, butterflies, blues music, baskets, batik

C...chihuahuas, Celtic history, crafting, Christmas (kitschy, vintage), clouds, circus (vintage) including vintage clowns, cactus (especially saguaros),

D...dolls (old ones especially) that I can alter into Halloween decorations, art dolls, handmade dolls, doll parts, I LOVE DOLLS, desert, dinos, dioramas

E...earrings (especially bigger and boho style), elves, ephemera

F...Frida Kahlo, flowers (deep red roses, black roses, geraniums, sunflowers, azaleas), fairies, Flannery O'Connor

G...ghosts, goblins, ghouls, ghastly gnashers, goddesses, gothic stuff, geraniums

H...handmade everything, HALLOWEEN!!!, history, hippos, harpy, hats for my altered witch dolls!!! Any size or color or material. =)

I...Ireland, indigenous cultures

J...jack-o-lanterns, jewelry, junque

K...Krampus, kitsch, kitchen witches, kitchen towels, keys (vintage), Ken Kesey

L...lovely vintage lady images (fortune tellers, witches, Victorian, flappers, ethnic, fairies, mermaids, etc.), loteria images, laboradorite crystals

M...mermaids, Mexican arts and crafts, moon, miniatures for crafting, mountains, milagros, mammoth & mastadons, mushrooms

N...Nosferatu, Neanderthals, Native American art and history, new discoveries - I like to experience newness

O...ocean, orange (the color), old lace, October

P...pumpkins, plants, photos (vintage), prehistoric everything, photography - I love Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Vivian Maier, Diane Arbus, and I absolutely adore Claude Cahun

Q...questioning everything

R...robins, ravens, roses, Rolling Stones, random things - sometimes I don't even know I like something until I'm introduced to it

S...sandy beaches, stars, sunsets, sea, Stonehenge, succulents, saguaro cactus

T...toads, toadstools, thrift stores, tie dye, tomorrows

U...unusual anythings

V...vintage...vintage...vintage, Valentines, Viking history

W...witches, windmills, waterfalls, witchy craft supplies, cool washi tape

X...x-tra special surprises

Y...yummy sweets, yellow moons



rodents, especially rats. I have a bit of a phobia, I guess. Realistic rats and mice freak me out.

scrapbook supplies - I do some scrapbooking once in awhile but I already have a lot of supplies on hand, and I usually need something specific when I do scrapbooking projects. And please, no scrapbook paper scraps. My cup runneth over with paper scraps already.

ATCs ~ Please, don't send me an ATC!! I actually do like making ATCs and I used to make and swap tons of them, but I stopped collecting them years ago.

Kid's stickers..

I know that bookmarks are very popular, but I really don't need any. I do most of my reading online. I do enjoy making bookmarks though.

I'm not fond of random dollar store items. Some of the crafting items are cool though.

I don't do stamping so I really have no need for stamps or ink pads. I will gladly pass them on if I receive them though.


weird, funky clay faces - especially painted ones

small Halloween or otherwise spooky things that I can use for Halloween shadowboxes - I like them kind of creepy! Did I mention witch hats for my altered dolls? Sorry, I'm a broken record.

old keys

old photos, especially of people...the older the photo, the better!

vintage needlework - small doilies, crochet, embroidery, etc.

THRIFT STORE FINDS - small items I can use for shadowbox and assembly pieces, especially items for Halloween, Day of the Dead shrines and retro or kitchy Christmas projects

cool vintage stuff

handmade items that you LOVE to make!

nautical, ocean, seashell, MERMAID items

Old discarded small doll clothes - Barbie sized or smaller. I don't sew, but I do re-fashion doll clothes for some of my art dolls/altered dolls.

I'm in love with retro Christmas items - kitchy 1950-1960s elves, Lefton china figurines, retro stickers, wrapping paper, cards, etc. These items don't have to be in "like new" condition because they are VINTAGE! I can hide all sorts of flaws and cracks with paint, glue and glitter...=).


I like candy, especially chocolate. I dislike gummy candy. I don't drink herbal teas, but do drink black tea. Spices from other places interest me. I started drinking coffee a few years ago. I like regular (unflavored). That way I can add flavored creamers.=)

I like to try unusual (regional) things.

I am a pescaterian and have been for 35 years. (I do eat fish, eggs and cheese.)


geekgirl1001000 rated for SOHC: Collage on May 14, 2023
Comment: "Bessie" is great! awesome collage. thank you
Response: Thank you! She was a lot of fun. Hope you're having a great weekend ~ CC
Comment: Thank you for the pretty, yellow postcard! Hey, Dory swam upside down! LOL
Response: Sadly, I didn't realize she was upside down until the sticker was good and stuck. Thank you for the rating and extra thanks for hosting!!! Happy spring!
Comment: What cool card, thanks!
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the rating!
Comment: LOVE!!! Thank you for the fun and weird postcard. I love it! Thank you for using an octopus for me. Aloha
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the rating!
Comment: This card is so freaking funny and unexpected, of course I LOVE it! All the wack in one place, lol My ancestors will be going through my crap and say wow she really was a weird old broad, wasn't she? Thank you for this treasure and all the awesome fun stickers and the elephant poop magnet which is seriously cool. ❤️
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you like it! What a fun swap. I almost didn't send the poop magnet because...poop magnet! =) But then I thought , "How freaking cool and weird. She'll probably love it." ha ha Thank you for the rating. xo
Comment: Love the clusters and the tags, too! Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome and thank you for the rating! Happy Spring!
Comment: Hello Robin, Well I got a big, happy surprise when I opened up your lovely box. I hope I wasn’t suppose to wait until Easter😳 Oh my, let me tell you, I was stunned by your generosity and thoughtfulness! I believe I cried a few happy tears as I read your note and opened the carefully chosen Easter items. You even sent an Easter basket! I love the Delft Blue “wooden” shoes and trinket box. Gorgeous! That brings me to the Scandinavian playing cards! Love these and they won’t be traded😊. All of the surprises in the eggs, all of the splendid materials I can craft with, (like all those pretty napkins,lace, jewelry findings) Wow! The fuzzy chick that covers an egg😍 and you even thought about Bob’s Burgers! I am just in shock over your kindness! Thank you x 100 💕
Response: Thanks much for the rating and nice words. I wanted to make it special for you and I had fun putting it all together so I guess this swap was a win-win. Have a nice Easter and a spring filled with flowers! xo
Comment: I really, REALLY love the Dryad and Cerridwen cards! I already have 3 of hers and I was so happy to add to my collection! I didn't have either of these! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You're very welcome! I love her work too.
Comment: I wish there were more hearts to give! Thank you for the package of sweetly wrapped tassels and charms! I am taken aback by how wonderful each piece is. I feel so very spoiled by you. Aloha!
Response: You are more than welcome! And thank you for the nice rating. I guess you can tell that I like to use sari ribbon. =)
Comment: This is awesome! I love it!! Thanks so much!
Response: You're very welcome! It was a fun swap. Thank you for the rating!
Rateliff rated for OO: Dream Journal Postcards #1 on Feb 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the super cool and dreamy Bowie postcard! I would love to visit his antique shop! What a nice dream during what I could only imagine being a crazy time.
Response: Thank you for the rating! Did I mention in the postcard that DB was wearing overalls and no shirt? =) I think I laughed out loud in my sleep! =)
Comment: This is a really cool and awesome heart! I love all the decorations and the way you put it together. And I love the extra silver heart too. I hope your heart is doing well and that you are having a happy Valentines Day!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating! xo
luleemik rated for Private Easter Putz Swap on Feb 13, 2023
Comment: Robin, what a sweet little putz house! I love the color combos and those little vintage farm animals are the cutest ever! Thanks so much for the bookmark w/ vintage button on it:) I appreciate you reaching out to me and suggesting the swap!
Response: You are very welcome! It was a lot of fun and I hope you'll want to do some more swaps with me. I'm up for anything. =)
rachelgogan rated for MM&L: Postcard with a Prophecy on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the card! I love space themed stories so your was extra fun!
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: Oh my goodness! I love the Rosie so much!! I was so confused by this elaborate package until I read your note! Thank you! 💙
Response: Well, when I saw that you love Rosie, and I just happen to have a Rosie doll...I had to send her off! =) Thanks so much for the rating!
lyssathemermaid rated for Galentines Day Swap on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely AMAZING surprises! 🥰 you outdid yourself! Everything picked out for me so perfectly made me feel so special <3 much love to you!
Response: Oh yay! I'm so glad you liked it. Some profiles really tend to inspire me and yours is like that. =) Have a Happy Gal/Valentine's Day!!! xo
Myself333 rated for Strange Valentines Day Card on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun Valentine's card and the super cool plethora of stickers! I love it all! Happy Valentine's
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating!
vigdisblom rated for SOHC ~ My Trash...Your Treasure on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: My daughter saw those spoons and grabbed them for tea parties. I kept the hook and put it up in the kitchen to hang photos. Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad they will be put to use. Tea parties are the best, aren't they? Such an old fashioned tradition that never feels dated. Thank you for the rating!
rainydayangie rated for Christmas/Winter Gift Tags on Dec 27, 2022
Comment: Such lovely tags! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I love making tags and I've accumulate three shoe boxes full of them. Crazy. Let me know if you ever want any more. I have Halloween, Christmas/Winter and Everyday.
Comment: I have a wonderful box and envie o' Christmas from you--that I know is wonderful--and I can hardly wait to dig in. I hope your holiday is awesome. More soon!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm always relieved to know that it arrived safely. That box was kind of wonky! ha ha ~ Have fun on Christmas! xo

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thriftymermaid on Feb 8, 2023:

Thank you so, so much my sweet friend for the beautiful journal you sent me for the tag in the SOHC group. I LOVE it!! You're the best. xo

Byn0604 on Nov 24, 2022:


kittyhahahotbot on Nov 9, 2022:

The message is ....LOL.....thanks for being such a fun sport!

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 19, 2022:

Yours was much cuter. LOL

thriftymermaid on Oct 5, 2022:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! 🎂🎂🎂💌🎂🎂🎂

chimerix on Sep 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great Halloween tags and the cool little tin album. What a wonderful package to open! A big Aloha!

SOHC tag

thriftymermaid on Apr 23, 2022:

Thank you for the wonderful Easter swap!! xoxo

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 8, 2022:

I'd like to thank everyone who made this oscar elephant doll possible. Thank you again Robin!

thriftymermaid on Dec 25, 2021:

Wishing you and yours all the best at Christmas and in the coming New Year!! 💚🎄💚🎅💚🧜‍♀️💚

watercolorgirl on Nov 22, 2021:

Robin, Thank you so much for making the ribbon roll ornament swap so special for me.

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