Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 4:23 am


Date Joined: November 23, 2008
Last Online: August 12, 2021
Birthday: March 13
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE 8-12-21 Hi all. I have been extremely depressed. I have had a 2nd breakup in 12 months, and it's pretty much knocked me off my feet. I didn't log in for something like four months due to stress, anxiety, depression, and then this breakup. I was actually terrified that I'd log in and find a ton of bad ratings or mean messages, despite being FAIRLY SURE that I have left everything in good standing ... The depression and anxiety tend to make me fear the absolute worst.

Finally logged in today, as a first step towards getting back into the swapping. I really miss it. The connections I make with swapping really help with the sadness and loneliness.

If I DID forget something in a swap, tag, letter, etc. during my absence, PLEASE do let me know. I promise you that it was 100% forgetfulness based on my mental health, and I will make it up to you.

Once again, thank you for being good humans.

More coming ...

My Pandemic Story

Things Are Looking Up

Creative Goings On

Sundry Tidbits

Thins I Like

Favorite things to receive are high quality stickers, letter / stationery sets w/ matching envies, interesting tea flavors, crafty supplies, and cosmetics.

  • Amazon List (link above)
  • Animal cuteness
  • Blistex (berry or wintergreen, stick form) - I go through this like it's water.
  • Books - novels, poetry, writing related
  • Cats - anything
  • Crochet patterns - ami, toy, doll, mini
  • Dollhouse minis / tiny things
  • Dover Publications sticker books
  • Earrings - girly, cute, flowers, animals
  • Etsy List (link above)
  • Foxes - anything
  • Gnomes - stickers, plushies, figures
  • Mice - anything (but not Disney!)
  • Notebooks & Journals - always need more!
  • Old fashioned/romantic stickers
  • Stationery - letter sets (little use for pc & notes)
  • Stickers (cute, animals, flowers, vintage style, high quality, no reward / puffy)
  • Writing - books & magazines related to the craft
  • Yarn - any and all, but esp. DK/sport/ weight 3

Top Tier Wishes

Want to really make my month or year?! These things will make me squee! :D Great ideas for birthday, stocking stuffers, higher-spend swaps, etc.

Favorite Crafts

  • Crochet (especially amigurumi)
  • Felt sewing (not needle felt)
  • Miniature / dollhouse crafts
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Embroidery (simple & NOT cross-stitch)

Dislikes & Don't Sends

For the most part, I'm pretty easy to please. I have very specific tastes and dislikes, but I'm easygoing, and I'm not going to get mad at you if something doesn't suit me, as long as you follow the swap or tag rules. :) However, there are a few things I'd like to note.

Please Take Note

I am an agnostic / atheist. You don't have to be so to be my friend, but please don't send me any religious items, whether overt or implied.

Smoke Allergy

Please don't send me anything from a smoking home or that smells of cigarette smoke. I am allergic, and it will cause sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and / or asthma attack. Items that come from a smoker's home, even if they were not directly near the person who smokes, can still cause this, and I will more than likely have to throw away what you send, which I really hate to do. Please prepare your swaps in a smoke-free environment.


  • Animal cruelty
  • Bare minimum swaps & tags
  • Bugs
  • Camouflage
  • Chamomile tea
  • Christian items
  • Computer paper "stationery"
  • Cross stitch supplies
  • Dogs
  • Gore / violence
  • Green tea
  • Hunting
  • Knitting supplies
  • Little to no effort swaps & tags
  • Meat
  • Planner supplies
  • Printer paper "stationery"
  • Puffy stickers
  • Religious things
  • Reward stickers
  • Romance novels
  • Smoke
  • Vampires
  • Zombies

About My 3's

So, I'm sure you've noticed my four different 3 ratings. All but one of these, I take full responsibility for.

My most recent 3 rating is from 2016. This was received in a swap that I hosted, that I fulfilled according to my own rules, and that I mailed on time. Despite multiple messages to this person, I received not a single reply and was never given any explanation. As you can see, @mariasalas91 has not even been on Swap-Bot since 2016. Further, she last logged in on March 7, 2016, over a month after rating me a 3, so she had plenty of opportunity to let me know her reasons, and she refused to do so. (You can also see that she has eight 3's and a 1, herself.)

When I received this rating, it broke my heart. I had been away from Swap-Bot for several years, and had been working VERY HARD to raise my rating. After she rated me a 3, for no apparent reason at all, and she refused to contact me or explain, I was so upset that I stopped swapping altogether for FOUR YEARS. It was so incredibly heartbreaking to me that in one single moment, she could ruin all the progress I had made, and, to top it off, was too much of a coward to tell me why.

The older 3 ratings are from 2009-2012. This was during one of the darkest periods of my life. Chronic depression, geographic isolation, an unhappy marriage, and physical health problems all led to a very forgetful and absentminded me. While I absolutely do take full responsibility for not sending these swaps by their deadlines, I am asking for your kindness and understanding. These swaps were from a long time ago, and my life is completely different now. I am in a much happier, healthier place, and I will, 100%, get your swap out on time.

To those who have been my friends and swap partners ever since, I appreciate you so much! You have taught me to love swapping again, and you constantly help me raise my overall rating. You rock. TYSM!


silvermoonsnake rated for Plushie mail #2 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Nöpö, Pöpö and Linnea wants to thank for the mail and stickers. They will ask me to reply soon, as I, Silvermoonsnake, will not let them near my leaky pens xD
Comment: Received your swap today and thank you so much making me a Mermaid doll & for your note as well. ! I love it very much and you did such a great job on it! I wish you luck & fun making mermaids for the festival. Thank you too, for the having joined my swap! I appreciate it. I would love to do another one of swaps. But I think I'll choose something else in Amigurumi next time.
Comment: Thanks, I’m tucking them away until Christmas.
Comment: Thank you so much for the email, Megan! I loved reading your responses, particularly for the bigger questions! I hope you're doing okay and staying safe! Apologies for the late rating!
Comment: Thanks for the card
Comment: Thank you for the darling Easter card, your nice message and hosting this fun swap. Spring is my favorite season with sunshine and less gray clouds and rain. The sun can be a great mood booster. :) Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. :) Happy Spring!
smadronia rated for LBoE - Craft a Rainbow! on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: AAHHHHHHHHHHHH! THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER! I just adore my tiny rainbow octopus buddy! He's going to go on top of my monitor to keep an eye on me!
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you like him. :) He was fun to make, and I've been busy making more already for my events!
chimerix rated for TF March 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the little stocking stuffers! I am putting them in my stocking for Xmas. Aloha!
Comment: Cute card. Thanks!
carrotkate rated for Good Luck Charm 🍀 on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: What an interesting charm - Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. :) Hope you like and enjoy it. <3
Comment: What a cute peep! One of my favorite candies. Very clever! Looks cute for spring!! Cheers
Comment: Aloha! Partners again!! Thank you for the Emily Dickinson notecard. I recently read a biography on her and it was truly fascinating - if you get the chance, check out "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" by Lyndall Gordon xxMuggleMom
Response: I have read this book! ♥️
Comment: Thank you for the birthday card
Comment: Brilliantly written! Thank you so much- it brought a much needed chuckle. I think "Lettuce" is my favourite. Hope you're well! <3 Al
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the make up and the bag! That face mask is right up my alley!
Response: You're very welcome. :)
Rubyfreckles rated for Intro Pen Pal letter swap on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: Hey! I got your letter today! Thank you for the extra little stickers, etc. I LOVED your letter and will write back soon!
laurenmarie323 rated for My Golden Birthday ⭐️ on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: :)
Comment: Thanks for using one of our precious Egyptian notecards . (I'll wrote quick PM in a minute) One does wonder what STarbucks is up to sometimes.
junemoon rated for Poetry Swap 2021 Round 3: Defects on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: I like this poem. You covered a lot of time. Also like the van Gogh notecard.

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Rbrstmpr on Dec 26, 2021:

I’ve just opened my March Stocking Stuffers and wanted to say a special thanks. The footies are adorable and the oven mitt and matching lemon dish towel are lovely and will be displayed in my kitchen beginning with the new year. Thank you!

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 10, 2021:

Opened your present to me from the CPG Feb 2021 Stocking Stuffer and I am in love with my tiny chicken figurine. Thank you so very much. I am hoping things are looking up for you and you may return to swap-bot soon.--- Michelle

Poohtat on Apr 9, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG March tea/coffee suggestions and the fairy stickers.

BusyB on Apr 7, 2021:

Hello! Thank you for CPG March wishes. I can always use colorful envies and fabric scraps. What a nice surprise. 😊

kiddomerriweather on Apr 7, 2021:

Thank you for the March CPG wishes! I love the fun stickers and kawaii papers you sent. It was a happy mail pick-me-up that was much needed and appreciated. =D

Poftoffel on Mar 29, 2021:

There is an email science fiction flash fictio. Swap up now!

user6937 on Mar 16, 2021:

What did you think of the tag I sent you? Please leave me a comment on my profile.

user6937 on Mar 15, 2021:

B-day card for L's b-day (March 5) arrived today (March 15). Did you open yours yet? You got the tag, too?

XFoxgloveX on Mar 13, 2021:

Happy Birthday!!!

phillaine on Mar 13, 2021:

Hoping that today is a good day for you. ♥

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