Swap-bot Time: July 13, 2020 11:51 pm


Date Joined: May 5, 2020
Last Online: July 12, 2020
Birthday: September 14
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello. I stumbled upon Swap-bot when looking for quilting swaps this past weekend, and am intrigued! There are several swaps going on that look right up my alley.

I am a sewist - I love both vintage and modern fabric and notions. I've made many quilts, doll items, bags, home décor, but am just starting dressmaking. I like many styles, but would say "traditional" is probably not for me. I am drawn to things that are unique, edgy, bold, artistic, highly styled - things that make a statement. This can also be things that are sweet, romantic, or natural. I'm most drawn to color and/or pattern, but have widely varied tastes. I like both things that are dark/mysterious and things that are joyful or sweet, both simple/plain and complex, both solids in a particularly beautiful hue or patterns. I guess in other words, I'm pretty easy to please.

I'm also a gardener - I love outdoor plants of all kinds (not houseplants) and for the past few years have had a large garden dedicated just for cutting so I can have fresh flowers in vases all summer long.

I have scrapbooked in the past, but am not currently working on any. I do love paper crafts though and sometimes do other types of this - also other textile crafts other than sewing.

The easiest way to see what sorts of things I like is probably just to peruse my Pinterest boards, linked above.

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing
  • Paper crafts
  • Embroidery
  • Crochet
  • Rug braiding
  • Pom poms
  • Gift wrapping

Favorite Television

I don't watch a ton of television, but here are a few series I've enjoyed over the last few years: True Detective, Orphan Black, Dead to Me, Game of Thrones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Killing Eve, Glow, Sherlock, West World, The Great British Baking Show, The Great Interior Design Show


My very favorite postcards are art postcards. These are the ones I will keep and hang on my wall. If I ever tire of them, they will be repurposed into birthday cards or gift tags or something like that, rather than tossed. All other kinds of postcards are also just fine - really anything - as the most fun part is reading your message on the back. I love to get them. These types I usually keep in my wall-hanging card holder for 1-2 months and then they get recycled as new cards move in.

Things I would love to receive

  • Fat quarters, fat eighths, or even scraps (at least 3 inches square) of cotton fabric, especially vintage, Japanese, or designer fabric. (I am currently collecting pinks and reds for a Valentine's-inspired quilt).
  • Scraps of decorative trim (such as pompom, fringe, band, beaded, eyelet, velvet, ... lace is not my favorite), preferably at last 12 inches
  • I love fancy or unusual sewing pins (anything from a "big box" fabric store I already have)
  • I collect pincushions
  • Podcast recommendations (I have so far listened to S Town, Serial, In the Dark, and The Dream)
  • Foreign film recommendations
  • Cemetery recommendations (these are what I like to visit when I travel, so I keep a list of ones to visit around the world)
  • Face masks (the skin care kind, not the medical kind)
  • Vintage/old silk scarves (such as you might find at a garage or estate sale for just $1 or so); does not need to be in perfect condition as I repurpose them for something else
  • Fun pens
  • Embroidered patches (love vintage ones)


HeyNaddy rated for Origami Paper Swap on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Hi Jennifer! The papers are lovely - I had fun looking at them <3 Thank you for the extra goodies too! That's so generous of you :)
Response: So glad you like them. Enjoy!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome swap and great museum recommendation! All your pictures look so yummy. The one i liked the most was the lime water, sounds so fresh <3
Response: You bet!
Comment: Thank you so much. What a very festive postcard. Love all the colors you used😊
Response: You're welcome! Have a wonderful weekend.
CrankDatDesigns rated for Mini Pennant Banner on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: OMG I loved loved loved the banner... I can't sew so it was so nice to get something sewn!!!! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked it. I definitely had fun making it :)
MallowCat rated for FABRIC LACE AND BUTTONS-MAY on Jun 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I received the package two days ago, and I love it :) The little magnets you included are very cute, I put them on my refrigerator as soon as I unwrapped them.
Response: You're so welcome! When we remodeled our kitchen a few years ago, we got a new refrigerator that is not magnetic, so I have nowhere to put my magnets anymore. I've been slowly giving them away. The nested Russian dolls were one of my favorites :)

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