Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2019 11:23 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2009
Last Online: January 18, 2019
Birthday: December 31
Country: United States
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Updates & Who I Am-

I took quite a bit of time off from swapping and published 5 children's books. If you are interested, you can find them on Amazon and if you want to help a new author out, you can go "like" my Facebook author page. (The link is above) :-) and Thank you!

I am wanting to swap on a limited basis...I'm still pretty busy writing but I miss the inspiration, the friendships and the happy mail!

My Flickr will contain spoilers so if you want to be surprised...don't look! ------

I am a VERY prompt and reliable swapper! If you have not received from me, it is a postal issue, please let me know and I will make it right!*

I also ALWAYS rate, usually as soon as I get something and I soooo appreciate others who rate promptly also as that keeps me from worrying that a swap may be lost.

I am.....a maker of things and teller of tales. I am an optimist, shameless day dreamer, friend to the fae, believer in fairy god-mothers, aliens, super heroes and far flung worlds.....always trying to look through the window between this world and that.

I live In Texas, I am a writer and illustrator. I work in water colors, acrylic, mixed media, fabric and digitally. For fun, I make ATC's, Zines, traveling art journals and general mail art.

I love quilting, applique, embroidery, drawing, painting and books. I have traded bookmarks, art journal pages, ATC,s, fabric postcards and mini quilts for years.

I have been quilting for over 20 years. I LOVE hexies (Also known as Grandmother's flower garden pattern) I only use 1 inch hexies and have several different ones going. I would love to trade 1 inch hexies.

I also have "in progress" a "Kitchen sink" quilt (A quilt that has everything except the kitchen sink in it) so if you have an orphan or wonky quilt block feel free to send them my way or message me and we can swap.

I like.....

As far as themes go, I love some vintage but not "grungy" I DON'T care for steampunk. I love anything having to do with nature, birds (especially Robins and Sparrows), BEES!, trees, ferns, gingham, love the French country colors of red/blue/yellow, love pink & green together, lacy, chickens, cute robots, science fiction, outer space (I love Mars), fairy tales, Alice in Wonderland, cute is good but not "Hello Kitty" cutesy (sorry HK fans!) I like Beatrix Potter, House Mouse, flowers, polka dots, Am ok with cute or vintage Halloween but not gory. I love old maps, dinosaurs (Dinotopia and James Gurney!) Dragons, gnomes, elves, mushrooms, fairies and other woodland creatures.

P.S. I am not a coffee drinker and I dislike coffee flavored anything. :-p

I collect "Tiny Mail" so if you want to swap some, let me know!

Please create freely

I heartily cheer on fellow imaginatives on their own artistic journey...I don't have to want to hang your art on my living room wall to support, encourage and appreciate it!

This is one of my favorite quotes: "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open." -Martha Graham


susieq11 rated for FS: Valentine's Day Mail on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: THANK YOU soooo much for this amazing swap!!! You made my week!!!! I love your card and thank you for your letter and all the NASA goodies, omg!!!!!! Small world that your daughter lived here too!!! I’m going to write you a note back! Thank you for making this so special. Hope you have a really nice day!!! XOXO
Response: You're so welcome, I enjoyed putting it together for you and I would love a note back. :-)
Bhindblueeyes rated for FS: Valentine's Day Mail on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: I don't even have the words!!!!!! I am blown away!! This was such an amazing swap! Thank you so much for not only the lovely homemade card, but all of the goodies, and the zine! The zine!! I've never seen one, and now I have one, and I am thrilled. It's all so perfect and lovely! Thank you ever so kindly!!!!
Response: What!? Never seen a Zine? If I had known that I would have sent you a better one! :-) You are so welcome!
jannieb rated for USATC: Artist Trading Coin w/a Sun on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: Wow!! What a gorgeous coin you made. I love it!!! Thank you for the cute little extra one too. You really made me smile. Take care :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely coins. I enjoy making them too! Happy Holidays to you and yours. :)
Response: You're so welcome!
luv2kraft rated for EASU: Christmas Themed ATC Swap on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful ATC and coin.I appreciate your well made artistic creations.
Response: You're welcome and Merry Christmas!
RAINDARGON rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap Dec. on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful atc and the dragon charm.
Response: Glad you lliked it.
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap. You are always a wonderful partner. Happy Holidays!
Response: Always a pleasure J, thank you!
slewis234 rated for A.Q. Christmas/Holiday MUG Rug on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Sweet Ky, it's been a very long while since we've gotten to swap. I'm enjoying being back after a break and seeing a lot of my sweet friends are still here. Thank you so much honey for the absolute fabulous reindeer mug rug! He's so dog gone cute and I'm going to enjoy having it for my tea glass. You did such a beautiful job sewing and piecing. It's awesome! And, thanks as well for the cute watch pieces that I know will be going right into some upcoming new jewelry! You're a sweetheart and I hope we can do a private swap after the first if the tear sometime. May you and your family enjoy the Christmas Season remembering our Lords birth and find your new year filled with many blessings both large and small. Thanks so much.
Response: You're so sweet Shelley! I was happy to get you for a partner again and I'm so glad you like the mug rug. I picked up that pattern at the Houston International Quilt show in early November. Merry Christmas to you and yours too!
MiRdLHWY43 rated for Another Xmas Card Swap - US Only on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and cheerful message. Decorating with your grandchildren sounds like a lot of fun! Have a Happy holiday season!
Response: Thank you! Happy Holidays to you too!
Comment: Thank you for the snowman card! I love it and the scripture on it!! May your holiday season be amazing and filled with many hidden blessings.
Response: Thank you and Happy Holidays to you too!
Comment: There is no box for quadruple extra special, but that's the rating. Ky thank you for the charm squares, and extra squares and the journal to help me write my children's books. You are so generous! A million thanks!
Response: You're so welcome, it was my pleasure!
PolkaDotty rated for Private Orphan Block Swap on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: awesome blocks and the zines are amazing. I want to find out all about how you made them since the look so polished!
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you liked them.
CrystalZ rated for Instagram Junkie on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the follow! I actually created my Instagram to share pictures of the swaps with my family :) I keep forgetting to take pictures of my outgoing mail though!
Response: Thank you too!
MissA rated for Instagram Junkie on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the IG love!!
Response: You're so welcome!
annim rated for Instagram Junkie on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed my Instagram!
Response: You're welcome and thank you!
Comment: Very cool Ky! Were those half inch hexes? I've never gone below one inch. The extras were wonderful too. Love the little dragon charm and your ATC is on my display wall. Glad your house survived Henry.
Response: Thanks, and yes they are half inch hexies. I usually work in one inch too though. I'm glad you liked the swap and thank you for being such a quick rater! :-)
StichinGrammie rated for Chunky Row Houses-March on Mar 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much i really loved Little Miss Muffett! Jennifer
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And thank you for being such a quick rater!
GeeLuv rated for Traveling Journal - Round 2 on Feb 26, 2016
Comment: Got it and LoVed the happy mail envelope!
Response: Good to know, thanks!
Comment: I was so excited when I found the beautiful envelope on the doormat! What a lovely piece of mail art! And inside was such a nice letter, and bookmark and two cool zines (I laughed at the ending of the story) AND the great Inspiration Cards! It was like a week of mail all in one envelope :D Thank you so much! <3
Response: That was a pretty quick trip. I''m glad you liked it! I think I need to make a third volume to those Zines. ;-) Thanks for rating so quickly too!
breathingoxygen rated for BMAG: Layered Embellishments on Feb 16, 2016
Comment: Ky, you have sent a truly beautiful collection of embellishments. I am inspired! I love both the flat and the layered embellishments - they both are so textured and unique. I also really appreciate the dollar store folder for mailing - great idea. My favorite, hands down, is the apple with the pages. It's so unique and beautiful. Thank you! <3
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Welcome, welcome! :-)

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LahDeeDah on Aug 8, 2018:

biasbabe on Nov 5, 2017:

Glad too see you back on. Congrats on the books.

LahDeeDah on Sep 28, 2017:

Time for an update! What's happening in your world?

Manurnakey on Dec 23, 2016:

Merry Christmas

Meowry Christmas!

LahDeeDah on Dec 22, 2016:

LahDeeDah on Nov 5, 2016:

Wow, Ky! You are cruising on those books! Good for you!!! You go girl!

LahDeeDah on Jul 29, 2016:

Manurnakey on May 1, 2016:

Star Wars Day

Happy Star Wars Day!!!

GeeLuv on Apr 19, 2016:

Thank you for adding the Troll/Fairy/Woodland creature to my travel art journal! She looks quite at home on the page. "Surprised, eye glimmered seeming to laugh. Cannot venture there. -Troll King"

dobie256 on Apr 18, 2016:

Thinking of you and hoping you are surviving the crazy weather!

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