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Cobweb

Cobweb
Date Joined: December 19, 2018
Last Online: August 21, 2019
Birthday: July 20, 1969
Country: United States

About Me

Crafty Vintage collector from Texas. I prefer the unusual and unique. As an 80's girl I have a tendency to rescue the toys and pop culture references of my youth. A lifelong obsession is my collection of Moon Landing memorabilia - fueled by the fact that I was born as Armstrong took his first steps. I love vintage horror, bad B movies, Adams Family, Munsters, and oddities. I still frequent comic book shops as well as the ancient literature section of our local library. We even throw together the odd D&D game with the old crew from time to time. I love little things and getting mail is always fun. I will not be disappointed in anything you send. Feel free to share your favorite things with me.

Favorite Books

True Crime, Vintage Horror, Lovecraft, biographies, '50's Sci Fi and historical nonfiction. I just realized I left out craft books....I rescue forlorn vintage craft books. The hardcover kind from the 70's that give you all the info you need to be hippie fabulous and old craft magazines like vintage leatherworking magazines etc. Lots of lost processes out there.

Movies/TV/Music

I just love movies. My degree is in radio/tv/film so I come to movies with a different eye than most.

Dark Sci-Fi, dystopian fantasy and animated cartoons. Serious bibliophile and BBCA watcher. I have a love for bad b-movies - the worse the better.

I lean toward the 'oldies' station - which is heavy on 70's metal and 80's grunge in our area. But my own itunes account is an eclectic mix of Willie Nelson (the old stuff I grew up on), The Cure and Type O....Viking Death Metal...SKA...I am really all over the map. At work we keep it customer friendly, so that is where I get my pop fix. When the husband and I go out to dance we end up at 80's night at the goth club or the Roller Rink. Sure beats the gym for exercise.

Favorite Crafts

My dining room is actually my craft room....

leatherwork metal work costuming knitting Viking knitting felting creature creation upcycling pottery assemblage and anything else that strikes my fancy at the moment...

Going Postal

Update on our Blue Boxes - We now have new 'tamper proof' Blue Boxes at the Salado Post Office! Woo Hoo. So big mystery around town is why the blue postal boxes outside our post office were wrapped in plastic and marked closed for the last week. Seems Salado (as well as many other towns up and down the highway) has had a rash of box thefts. The culprits pick the locks, remove the mail, go through it for checks, credit card info and anything of value and then return the mail to the boxes and no one has been the wiser for months! Seems the post master only became aware when a truck parked across the street caught the thieves on their security camera. The license plate was visible and the family (yes family) has been arrested. They have also been identified as the folks stealing amazon packages from front porches in this and three other counties. Looks like our post office is going to need to reinstall the indoor mail drop that was removed a few years ago. So for now if you can't get into the post office before it closes at 3 pm, there is no where to leave mail. (aside from your own personal box at your home of course) I will be sending swaps from random post offices for a while so you never know where the postmark will be from! lol (and if you want a cool photo of the boxes all wrapped up send me your email address - I think it would make a great postcard and I am considering having some printed!)

I live in the boonies in rural Texas. Mail is a rural route and we only receive mail from the sorting facility every other day. If you don't get something - drop me a message and let me know. I don't want the snail pace of our mail to effect the fun!

Update: Had a chance to chat with our new postmaster about delivery etc. Mail is not sorted at our local facility, only bagged for the truck from Austin to pick up. Pickup is daily, but the bags then go to the postal sorting station in Austin - just under 50 miles away. Rural mail is sorted on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday then delivered to our post office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The day I put it in the mailbox is NOT the day that will be reflected on the postmark! So many rural delivery routes are going to this method that I thought it important to pass this information on. This is nothing that the public has control over, in fact the schedule is 'flexible' as per the Post Master - This means that even if I compensate for a specific send date, they still have the right to hold the unsorted mail for up to a week before processing.

Collections

Everyone has those little things they rescue/save/love, these are mine: - Viewmaster reels - Red dice (only the red ones, I have a jar I keep them in that sits in my bathroom window) - Playing cards...but only the queen of hearts. If you have a broken deck I would be happy to adopt it. I keep the queen and upcycle the other cards into display tags for jewelry. - lego figures and or tiny lego things the figures can hold - Pens/pencils with figures on top - cool stickers - I use them in my planner and for letter writing - Vintage Halloween - I was married Oct. 31 so that should give you an idea. Love the 70s stuff. - Anything relating to Apollo 11 or the first Moon Landing. There were so many things and they are only just now showing up at garage sales so I am always on the look out

ABC's of Me

This seemed like an easy way to communicate likes. It is a work in progress... A - Animals, Animal (the Muppet) B - Bauhaus. Bats, Bela Lugosi, Black Cats C - Cemeteries, Candy. Copperwash Banks and Bookends, Chupacabra D - Dark Chocolate, Dracula, E - Eagles, Elephants, Edgar Allen Poe, F - Fruit, Fantasy creatures from all cultures G - German Tea, H - Happy Planner, Hot Chocolate, Harold Ramis, I - Inkwells, Ice Cream, J - Jet Jewelry, Jelly Bellys K - Kitch from the 40's, Kangaroo, Kite Festivales L - Llamas, Little Black Rain Clouds, Lima Beans M - Moon, Moon Landing, Misty Comics, Magical Creatures, More Cowbell, Marbles, Midnight N - Night Creatures, Naan, Nigel Hawthorne, NASA of the 60's O - Old School Illustrations, Ouija Boards and Advertisements, Old Halloween Images P - Pottery, Pin-ups, PomPoms (handmade), Ponytail Holders (my hair is really long and I wear braids) Q - Queen of Hearts Cards, Queen, R - Roy Rogers, Ray Guns, S - Siouxsie Sioux, Stephanie Stickers, Styx, Sci-Fi, Serenity, Stars, Red, T - Tea, Turquoise, Tacos, U - Unusual V - Vintage, Victorian, Vampires, W - Windmills, Weird Tales, Willie Nelson, Wahoo Werewolves X - X-Men (80's animated) Y - Yeasty breads Z - Zippers, Zydeco, Zebu Horns, Zinc

Ratings

MrsCrafty rated for Here's TWO you #2 on Aug 21, 2019
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Comment: If I could rate higher than a 5 or give more than 1 <3 I would!!! Your envelopes made my day! I received them both at the same time and am overwhelmed by your kindness! Postcards, postage stamps, stationary, bookmarks, a hippo for my collection and a turtle for my husband. You were so generous and I can tell you read my profile!! You put a lot of thought and materials into this swap and it is so so appreciated. By far one of the best swaps I've received in a long time! Thank you so much!!!
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Comment: I love the 1910 skyscraper. I love seeing the world past. Thank you.
Luvslife3 rated for EP Ephemera Swap - Clarified on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Wow!! What an awesome selection of ephemera Stephanie!! The vintage rose birthday card is just beautiful, and a postcard from the 20's!!! The popcorn bag..I am a popcorn fanatic..pop it on the stovetop only and use real butter and the fine popcorn salt only!! I've never thought of using a bag in one of my junk journals...thank you for the ideas now running in my head!! That photo with the baby is LBJ, isn't it?? Thank you for everything!! Love it all!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I love the graphics on the popcorn bag. So fun. I too am a pop it on the stove just like my grandma used to kind of girl. I pop mine in good olive oil and like to add some pepper when I salt it. As much as I love butter, I also love the olive oil flavor. YES! That is LBJ with his first grandbaby from an old Life magazine article. I live in Salado where LBJ's grandfather lived. The Johnson's were regular visitors. Lady Bird's secretary was also a Salado girl. Liz Carpenter was quite the character.
Margothecat rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice envelopes!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC! I agree - vacation time!!
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Comment: Thank you very much!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard! I visted there last year and it was a neat area!
candigirl rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #4 on Aug 14, 2019
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Mark63 rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-JULY on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting PC & notes. :-)
fortannam rated for SF~Naked Blind PC Swap - USA on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
PracticalPorche rated for SF~Naked Blind PC Swap - USA on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ thatโ€™s a morbid fact.
Burger1girl rated for SF ~ Homemade Dragonfly Postcard on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful dragonfly! I love how it sparkles. When you see a dragon fly it means self-realization. And I love that!!
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Comment: Isn't it funny what we like as kids? And what sticks with us? I was into things like Anna Sewell's 'Black Beauty' and the 'What Katy Did' series! Thanks for sharing! Tracy
Response: I LOVED Black Beauty...and Flicka and all those old school 50's animal books. My grandmother had a whole shelf full of them that had originally belonged to my Dad and Aunt. Even now I pick them up when I see them at estate sales. I don't remember the What Katy did books will have to check those out.
indigo68 rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -JULY on Aug 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection. :)
lilmermaid rated for SF ~ Just Saying Hello #2 on Aug 9, 2019
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Comment: thank you so very much sorry it took me a bit to rate you life is getting major busy
supersquirrel rated for EP BEACH Scavenger Hunt! on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the envie of great BEACH treasures. I appreciate that everything was so personalized!! (ps: did the envie of queen of hearts ever make it to you?)
Response: YES! It was amazing. You are such a luv for sending them my way.
ubx rated for Everything but the Letter #6 on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodis
mle rated for Senders Choice ATC - Newbie Friendly on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful!
Fabriqueen rated for Christmas in July: Card Swap on Aug 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your sweet card and wishes! Hugs, Diane

Rating Overview

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Comments

Meisje on Aug 2, 2019:

Profile from all over #9!

Hello

I want to share on of my favorites qoutes today.

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best โ€• Marilyn Monroe

sfcorrespondence on Aug 1, 2019:

Profile From All over #9!

Hello there and greetings from San Francisco! While it may be foggy and a little chilly some days during the summer, on the weekends you can find me at a vineyard or yummy restaurant somewhere around the Bay Area :) hope you have a wonderful day.

summer

agrimkitten on Aug 1, 2019:

I love love love that you know Jhonen Vasquez. My first introduction to him was through a Johnny the Homicidal Maniac comic book my friend shoved in my face. From then on I was obsessed. I love the detail he puts in his work. Like the words and images around the borders. It was just a new experience altogether for me with comics. I'm both excited and dreading the movie. I'm hoping they keep it to the roots and not try to be over theatrical to make the mass happy rather than the real fans.

I have heard of Roman Dirge and Lenore. I actually really liked the artwork of that. I haven't heard of the other two so I'm definitely going to look into them. Especially considering you have great taste. I'm actually excited. It's been awhile since I've read a new comic. My copy of JTHM is looking pretty ratty lol. Might have to look into buying another copy eventually.

I really appreciate the suggestions. Also, my moms really good at research so if I can't find it she will. ^.^ Have an amazing day. You totally brightened up mine!!

Christine1982 on Aug 1, 2019:

Profile from all over #9! Thank you so much for joining my swap!! I love having my own swaps! Making my own rules! Or have almost no rules works for me too ha ha!! This week and 2 more weeks I am super busy in college! And it will slow down a little after that!!! I hope you have a wonderful week!!! ๐Ÿ’—โค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ

Phenyx on Jul 25, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Nature Walk washi swap and for the adorable extras you included. โค๏ธ

bstrong on Jul 17, 2019:

Thank you for so much for sending my postage stamp big back to me. I appreciate the extra effort you went into adding some extras. Have a great day.

PrairieKittin on Jun 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the RAK postcard! I love Baba Yaga!!

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