Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2019 6:55 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: January 21, 2019
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mom first, to two beautiful girls. My oldest is 14 and a freshman this year...I am still not sure how that happened so fast! My youngest is 12 and in the 7th grade. They are as different as night and day, My oldest is a sporty girl, a deep thinker, a reader, a writer and an old soul. My youngest is talkative, outgoing and gregarious. She loves to dance and perform, and be creative. I have been a single parenting parent for the last 9 years when my husband, my college sweetheart, suffered an accident that has left him in coma since then. I volunteer in our community and belong to several philanthropic organizations, including a mother/daughter one. I have an online store where I sell fabulous supplies and luxury trims, boutique goods and whimsical jewelry. .

My Crafty Life

Paper Crafts, Cardmaking, Sewing, Jewelry Making ( I make jewelry from reclaimed vintage findings, Swarovski Crystal, and Vintage Buttons), Holiday Crafts, and Mixed Media. I love all things vintage, and if I have a common theme in the things that I make it is that they all either contain something vintage or are vintage inspired. If it is paper arts, I probably have thrown some vintage sheet music or old wallpaper in the mix. If I am sewing I am probably trying to salvage the remains of some vintage textile I have drug home. Some things speak to me right away, and others stay with me for many years before they find their voice.

Favorite Music

  • My Eclectic Music Taste; I love oldies, classic rock and country. Bon Jovi, Faith Hill, CCR, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Trisha Yearwood, Tracy Chapman, Big and Rich, Toby Keith, Black eyed Peas,Alicia Keyes, Patti Smith, Tim McGraw, Huey Lewis, Meatloaf, The Big Bopper, Elvis, Darius Rucker, Gaga, Bruno Mars, Adele,...

Things I Watch and Read

  • Silver Screen; Rom/Com, Comedies, Adventures, Mysteries, Thrillers.. The Bourne series, Secondhand Lions, Big Fish, Lawless, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts. Oceans 11. A good adventure without too many car chases or shooting .

  • The Small Screen; NCIS, Law and Order, Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Chopped,Hawaii 5-0, Modern Family, Food Network Challenge, This is Us.

  • Books; I love to read! I read everything from Chic Lit and Biographies to Crime Novels. Harlan Coben, Lee Childs,Mary Kay Andrews, Janet Evanovich, or any other Murder, Mayhem and Mystery!

My Home/My Style

  • Shabby Chic, Antique, Distressed style (not the tole painted cabbage rose shabby chic, but the faded linens, chipped paint, vintage french style).

  • Grays and aqua, white cabinets, brushed granite, and stainless in the kitchen.

  • White, chippy paint and silver sage in the dining room.

  • Warm leather and reclaimed wood in the living room.

  • Aqua and burlap in the studio/craft room.

  • Beachy blues and white in the master and bath.

  • Favorite colors, all shades of grays, champagne, robins egg blue, pink, sage, aqua, periwinkle, red, silver, white, cream, bronze, mercury glass, pewter, black. stone, gray.

  • Favorite scents fresh scents, lavender, clean linen, seashore. But I prefer not to receive scented things unless it is individually wrapped as when they travel in a package, they can become overwhelming, and make me sneeze :o)

A Few of My Favorite Things


  • Vintage buttons

  • Vintage laces and trims

  • Millinery and Fabric flowers

  • Embellishments

  • "Keep Calm and Carry On" is the mantra of my life, I love stuff with this saying on it!

  • Vintage ephemera

  • Broken(or not) rhinestone jewelry

  • Crystal beads

  • Antique brass or antique silver finish jewelry findings or charms

  • Collage sheets

  • Vintage or vintage style Halloween and Christmas items

  • Fun stuff for the girls

  • Sizzix stuff for my bigshot

  • Rubber stamps, (I like stamps that are more realistic ie:Tim Holtz style rather than whimsical ie:Debbie Mum)

  • Vintage photo/people (realistic) rubber rubber stamps

  • French themed rubber stamps

  • Anything Tim Holtz

  • Glass tiles for jewelry making

  • Old game pieces (especially with the letters L,H,E & C)

  • Silver colored solder and solder supplies

  • Old silver plated forks and spoons

  • Vintage hankies and linens (damaged or not)

  • French themed ephemera & embellishments

  • Washi tapes

  • Day of the Dead and sugar skulls

  • Frida

  • Altered Art Supplies

  • Polka dots

  • Sloths

  • Tea-I like fruity tea like lemon, peach etc. I have not liked tea for most of my life, but have recently started to like some teas.

  • Milk Chocolate, Licorice(red and black), Bottle Caps, Caramel, Butterscotch are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 14 and she is a freshman in high school! Her favorite colors are grays with pops of color. She loves quotes, fun school supplies, boho, and playing field hockey and ski team for school. Her school colors are red and gold and her school mascot is a panther. She loves to read, crafts, Stranger Things, Friends, Beauty and the Beast, Riverdale, Harry Potter and decorating!

** Emerson ** is 12 and in 7th grade, her favorite colors are shades of aquas, blues, and corals. .She loves tiny things, crafting, friends, mermaids, gilmore girls,dancing,baking,unicorns, llamas, blingy things and fun school supplies.

Additionally they both enjoy snow skiing, mermaids, making videos, sparkly things, decorating for holidays,movies, and fun bath stuff. You can always send stuff for the girls in place of me or choose things from their likes instead of my personal likes :o)

No Thank You

  • Marshmallows

  • Stuffed animals (we have way too many)

  • Gummy anything (kids love them though)

  • Coffe, Hot Chocolate or most hot beverages

  • Seed beads or plastic beads

  • Heart shaped things (for kids they are fine or for valentines day)

  • ATC, Dottee, Skinny, Inchies etc (It is not that I dislike them, just that I do not do them)

*Confetti or Punchies *crochet dish towels or dish rags

************** FLAKERS!!!!******************

** Hall of Shame: **

Halloween Whimsy Box Flaked on by @GOLDIE she offered to resend then never did or respond to my messages.

Holly Jolly Handmade Christmas Flaked on by @TSHAVER25 told swap coordinator that she had sent but never did or responded to my messages. She finally contacted me and offered to resend but never did.And contacted me again, but again did not resend.

PKC Triple Treat Tag: Flaked on by @SAVVYGAL

Stamping Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Profile Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Flaked on by: @LILMISSPOLKADOT profile Lp


debtea2 rated for SC-Romantic Tags-USA on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: WOW this tags are beautiful thank you so much, and the vintage hankie too pretty.. wish i could give you lots of hearts
Response: Thank you!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Yankee Gift Swap on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the much needed beanie hat (it is finally winter here) and the bath salts. Did you make the christmas card? Hope your 2019 started great.
Response: You are welcome! I did make the card ;o)
slewis234 rated for HOLIDAY BAZAAR BOX USA on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: FIrst, I want to apologize for the .lateness of my. Rating. My oldest son died on dec 21st and my life has been turned upside down every since. I feel as though i’m walking around in a fog. But, I love the beautiful decorated box you sent. And from the minute you open it, this lovely scent comes wafting out! I just love the ornament made from the little jello mold. It will fit right in with the other handmade ornaments I have on my tree. The handmade beaded necklace is gorgeous! OMG, it’s stunning and I love th longer length. THank you so much. The sugar scrub and soap will be so pampering to use. And i love the leather earrings. They are so soft and light weight and I know I’m gong to enjoy wearing them. THank you so much, and again I do want you to know I’m sorry for being late with this. Maybe you could send out to the universe some kind thoughts for peace for me and my family. My heart is broken.
Response: I am so devastated for you and your family. Having lost my husband, I understand imense grief...but the loss of a child is unfathomable to me. My heart goes out to you. December 21st. is my birthday. I will always think of you and and your son on that day. I hope that your family can hold onto each other and find some comfort and peace together. I am so sorry.
fluffyjunk rated for CPG 2018 Flat Ornament - Global on Dec 28, 2018
Comment: Woooooooow....! What a gorgeous ornament you made for me! Thank you so much!!! I displayed it in our living room window - it is so beautiful... I had to post a picture on instagram. I hope you don`t mind that... :) And thank you for all the extras! I love to look through some tiny, random pieces! :D I hope your holidays were fantastic!
Dragonflyfaerie rated for Is this thing cursed? on Dec 27, 2018
Comment: What’s even creepier is that Ive been watching a lot of haunted doll videos, not knowing youd send me one! I love it! Thank you ^__^
Comment: Ho ho ho, in my sock it goes till tomorrow night. Thanks, and Merry Christmas.
ShabbyJules rated for I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Pink pink pink and soo christmassy its darling i love it all esp the little pink tree. Its a bundle of blush vintage goodness thank you so much ps im glad the fires are finally put and the long recovery begins
luckycharms rated for Christmas Present LP on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for my goodies in the super sweet Santa stocking!!!, I can hardly wait for Christmas morning to open it up!!! I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!!
Comment: Lesley, these stockings are so wonderful. The one you made from a quilt and lace is perfect. I can’t tell you how much i love it. I dont plan on packing it away for the year. I’m going to hang it in my craft room year round. The little vintage stockings are so sweet and I am going to hang them for my cats and put some little toys inside for them this year. I love that you wrapped this in pattern tissue paper. The whole thing was put together so thoughtfully. I really appreciate that. Merry Christmas!
AnnaL rated for CPG Quickie - 3 holiday tags - US only on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks Lesley for all my LOVELY tags, very creative crafter you are!!!! Really put a smile on my face today, many thanks. Wishing you a great day today and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. AnnaL.
ShabbyJules rated for SC Paris in the Fall on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: Fabulous swap french vintage and all things i cherish thankyou so very much i.love it all !
wolfeagle rated for Intl: Flat Christmas Ornament on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you, and Happy Holidays.
Comment: I love the wrapping paper you used, never thought about that....thanks, it won't be long until reveal time.. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
kfaye rated for Crappy Holiday Ornament on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: This is way too pretty to be called a "crappy holiday ornament" :) Thank you!!
Cosychaos rated for Hand Made Christmas Decoration (2) on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute decorations and extras washi tape, Lesley. Your handmade Christmas present card was a clever format, I really liked it. :)
Comment: What a sweet ornament! Thank you so much!! I love that you wrapped it in a pattern piece. That's crazy-clever! And the Happiness Card makes me really happy too!
debtea2 rated for HE-Halloween stash swap_USA on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Awesome I am overwhelmed I spent hours just going thru it all ..so very generous thank you very much and thanks for joining in this swap..hope you had fun too. hugs
Comment: Love the fabric tape! No, I didn't wait. I can never wait! Lol!
Comment: Thank you for this! I look forward to opening it on Christmas.

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CurlyTea on Dec 21, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Moni on Oct 7, 2018:

Received this lovely tag from you, thanks so much!

wolfeagle on Aug 28, 2018:


Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

I think of you often, hope you're doing well!

cbpoole on May 16, 2013:

Hey dear! I mailed our your swap on May 6 for the "Spring 2013 Kindness Swap - USA only" swap and was wondering if you had received it? I have the tracking information, but it's at home so I won't be able to check it until tonight. :P Hope you are doing well!

SabrinaDeeBerry on Apr 29, 2013:

Wishing you a happy spring ♡

jukejan on Jan 3, 2013:

Loved my carefully selected gifts. You nailed it!

patumma on Dec 30, 2012:

Did you figure out who your SS was? I hope you liked all your gifts! Big hugs! Pat

SabrinaDeeBerry on Dec 11, 2012:

Wishing you happy holidays and a fantastic new year!!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

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