Swap-bot Time: November 16, 2018 7:34 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2009
Last Online: November 16, 2018
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


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! :-)
MissPaula rated for BMAG: Layered Embellishments on Feb 13, 2016
Comment: What a beautiful, generous swap! The envelope alone was a gift. I looked it over quite a bit before opening carefully to preserve it. Love the Alice images! It's funny, I didn't like my first few embellishments either and I made a bunch of extras as you did and I even used some of the same dies and my corrugating tool, lol! And, hearts! Thanks for a piece of Very Happy Mail, I needed it! You hit a Home Run, Host! = ) ♥♥♥♥
Response: Yay! love it when my swap partners are happy! :-)
Created46 rated for TPD: Words 2 on Feb 13, 2016
Comment: Ky, this book is the loveliest book. I love the trim and intend to attach it just as you thought you might it works so perfectly and the work that you have done to start altering is fantastic. I am so very much looking forward to finishing it. Thank you for the wonderful loveliness on this cold snowy day.
Response: You're so welcome. Thank you for hosting a great swap that I could "interpret" into an altered book. :-) I had a great time doing it.
Sherry71 rated for Chunky Row Houses-February on Feb 11, 2016
Comment: OMGoodness! So pretty then I Opened the Envie (Carefully) because my daughter wants to hang it in her room :) I love the Chunky Row House it's amazing. I will be framing it. I also love the journal cards and Octopus cards. Thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you for being such a prompt rater!! I'm so glad you like it, I had a great time making it for you!
Comment: Ky, your journal cover is beautiful, and the envelope you sent me was incredible! I had to be super careful when I opened it so I didn't damage your gorgeous drawings and design. I really appreciate the totally inappropriate postcards you sent - you were right to send them to me. I love them!! I also love the musical playbill and football tickets. So cool!! I was in the plays in HS too, so I can only imagine how much fun your daughter is having. Good for her! I can't wait to see what you do in my journal!! :-)
Response: Haha, I'm glad those postcards finally found a good home! I'm happy it made it to you ok and you liked it.
Comment: Dear Ky,I've been trying to find words to describe the awesomeness of your package... but I can't. I am in awe. It's just jaw dropping good! I love love the envelope, the pretty stuff you sent me and best of all the folder with the mail goodies. I was pretty satisfied with the stuff I sent you.... until I saw this. It's beyond my wildest expectations. If you ever need something from the Netherlands, let me know!! Thanks again for swapping with me, you rock! xxM ps: THANK YOU so much for the second woodland house! I love it!
Response: I'm so glad that you were pleased! Every once in a while a swap really inspires me and I go above and beyond just for the fun I get out of it, but that doesn't mean that I expect more than the swap requirements in return! You are a great swap partner so I am sure yours is just fine! :-)
marliese rated for Chunky Row Houses-January on Jan 26, 2016
Comment: Yay, it arrived last night!! I was already in bed, LOL. I opened it over morning tea, and I was blown away. What a lovely house! Very pretty! and thank you so much for the uber cute stamp and the stickers! I love the badgers best! Thank you! xxM
Response: YAY! I'm glad the customs people finally let it go! You're welcome, I had a good time making it! :-)
Comment: WOW!! Such great stuff... Thank you for all the goodies and extras... Marengo?? My inalws live in Mt Vernon... Such a small world.. Thank you for everything..
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for being such a prompt rater!! :-)
Farmgurl rated for AMA Sender's Choice-January on Jan 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you for such a greatly decorated envelope filled with such awesome things! I love the color story you went with for all of my items, they just so happen to be my favorite colors. The layering you did on the envelope is so creative and the little folder inside filled with surprises will come in handy with my crafting projects as well. Thank you again for everything, and for giving me some new ideas so expand my crafting vocab too :)
Response: I'm glad it made it and you like it, you're welcome!
dally rated for BMAG: Miniature PL Challenge on Jan 21, 2016
Comment: Okay, before I get to the awesome contents of this package, I need to give a shout out to this envie. This is the most gorgeous decorated envie I have ever received. The doodles, the colors, amazing. I would have been ecstatic if it was empty! lol But, of course it wasn't, it contained a stinkin' adorable winter themed mini-pocket letter, complete with lots off little trinkets. (It's okay that it's winter themed Ky, it's actually been a really mild winter here so far, unbelievably!) ;) And that fq!! It's such a buttery yellow, I am in love with it. Thank you so much Ky!
Response: You are so welcome and thanks for such sweet comments. It makes my day when my partners are happy!
cherrihurt rated for Mail Art Junk Journal #9 on Jan 2, 2016
Comment: Wow!! What an amazing piece of art!! I was excited with just the beautifully decorated envie but then when I opened it... It was like a lovely present wrapped so nice and the addition to my journal is perfect. Thank you so much for taking obvious time to make me something so lovely!!
Response: You're welcome! I hoped it would work in your journal!

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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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