Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 11:11 am


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Last Online: December 17, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

My favorite swaps to do are handmade crafts and craft supplies. I love de-stash swaps! I really enjoy making things and sharing my craft stash with my partners. Its fun to read profiles and find things that my partners will like.

My home is in the state of Washington, east of Seattle, in the woods - out of town, on a hill. Its great to be up here when its flooding, but not when its icy and we have to drive down.

I was born in Arizona and grew up there. I have also lived in Southern California and Oregon before coming here.

I am mainly a ceramic artist but love doing all kinds of arts and crafts. I love craft materials - I'm a craft material addict. Also I like making recycled art and altered art out of all kinds of junk. I used to be a teacher and really loved doing all kinds of art projects with the children, using recycled materials.

After taking years of ceramic classes I decided to be a professional ceramic artist. It was a successful career until the economy tanked. This year things have been getting better though.

I recycle, reuse, reswap, and regift. I don't usually reswap handmade items unless they are supposed to be sent on, like a card. I consider anything handmade to be a treasure.

I'm not real picky about what I get as far as craft materials or other swap items, I can find a use for almost anything. I would prefer that you send recycled things or things from your stash rather than spending money buying new stuff. And if you don't have something on my list, feel free to send something else.



I am very allergic to cigarette smoke and the odor that lingers on things from smokers. When I open a package that reeks of smoke odor it makes me sick and I have to put it out in the garage for a week or two until the odor goes away. I don't throw the items in the trash but can't enjoy them as soon as they arrive.


The following is just a guideline. I won't hate you or give you a 3 for sending something I don't like, because I usually can find someplace to use it.

MY FAVORITE COLORS are blues, turquoise & aqua, any shade of blue-green, yellow, pinks, teal green, rust, burgundy, copper. I like anything that is a transparent color.

I don't like black, gray, beige, lime green or olive green. I do NOT like polka dots!


  • Craft supplies - beads, charms, ribbon, lace, buttons, fabric, iridescent and metallic stuff, unusual yarns, embellishments, glitter glue, metal or glass pieces, old rusty things, vintage stuff, all kinds of paper,

  • anything copper,

  • windchimes, bells, suncatchers, mobiles,

  • mountains & rocks,

  • ocean stuff,

  • trees, leaves (esp.maple leaf shapes, but not real leaves cuz I have too many of those already. Ha ha you should see my yard in the fall!),

  • fairies and angels,

  • spirals, swirls, waves, squiggles,

  • heart designs, flowers

  • furry animals, (I hate reptiles, frogs, insects, & spiders)

  • Southwestern designs - the American desert, Native American, or Mexican -
    (but NOT howling coyotes, lizards, snakes, cattle skulls, Kokopelli, Frida Kahlo, or Day of the Dead stuff)

  • I like birds, but not chickens, roosters, ducks, or geese. (I like the real ones but not the images for crafts or decor.)

  • For Halloween I like cute ghosts and pumpkins and cats. Nothing ugly or scary.

  • For Christmas, my favorite things are nativity scenes, angels, trees, bells, stockings,ornaments & snowflakes. I love glitter, not loose, but glued on cards and ornaments. .....Actually, I like Christmas things any time of the year! ..... I am a Christian so love religious themes for Christmas. However I am not offended by things from other religions. I enjoy studying and learning things about all religions.

  • My favorite characters are: Eeyore, Pooh, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, Garfield, Paddington Bear.

  • I'm not into Kawaii, but I don't mind getting Kawaii stuff. I like cute animals like pandas, kitties, puppies, squirrels, deer, and bunnies.

  • I do NOT like clowns, pirates, skulls, skeletons, monsters, scary stuff.

  • I'm allergic to lots of scents - but love anything with vanilla or citrus scent. Any fruit scent is okay. NO lavender please, that really sets off my allergies.

  • I don't wear makeup except for lip gloss.

  • Love tea and coffee, unsweetened. Candy is good, but NO gummy candy or gum. I love black licorice and dark chocolate!! And any candy with coconut or peanut butter.

  • I do not like artificial sweeteners.

  • My ears are pierced and I really enjoy getting earrings. I like both silver and gold, and of course, copper. I really like dangly earrings. My jewelry sizes are 26" necklace, 8" bracelet, .



WISHLIST: (But don't go out and buy anything, just send if it is in your stash and you don't need it anymore!)

Textured or chunky yarn - I prefer variegated colors over plain ones

Tulip themed items - stickers, fabric, ribbon, rubber stamp, paper, embellishments,

Miniature things,

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

Angelina Fiber,

Fantasy Film,

Sheer Heaven.

Adhesive ribbon - paper or fabric

Vintage lace, ribbon, or buttons

Washi tape with nature designs(leaves, trees, flowers, seashells), or hearts, or snowflakes

Washi tape in plain transparent colors,

Silk fabric or ribbon,

Paper lace ribbon,

Very small leaf stickers,

Stazon Re-inkers in forest green or brown,

Small pieces of transparent colored glass for mosaics (the glass can be broken or crushed, it doesn't have to be cut neatly),

Paper punches ~ maple leaves or 5 petal flower, 3/4" or 1". I have lots of tiny punches, don't need more of those. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Favorite Music

Acoustic Guitar. Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, Classic Rock, New Age Instrumental Smooth Jazz

Favorite Crafts

pottery (stoneware and terracotta, functional and decorative, sculpture),
beads, jewelry, fused glass,
papercrafts (collage, greeting cards, journal pages),
weaving, sewing, crocheting
assemblage and mixed media

Other stuff

To my recipients: I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS. If you don't get something within two weeks of the send date, send me a message. If something is damaged, missing, or didn't have enough postage, send me a message. If anything is wrong with a swap package, let me know so I can fix it. If you have a complaint, please send a pm instead of putting it in the rating comments.

However, remember that once a package goes into the PO, I no longer have control over it! Also mail from my town goes to a regional center for sorting and postmarking, so the postmark date may not be the same day that I put it in the mail.

If you get a swap from me please let me know that you received it! I don't care about the ratings, I just want to know that you got the swap.

I often send extra stuff because I have it or because I want to ~ its not for getting a heart.

To my sending partners: You do not have to spend extra money for Priority shipping just to get it to me faster. If you send it by the "send by" date that's good enough for me. I can wait for regular mailing. If you keep the package below 13 ounces you can send it First Class and it will be much less expensive.

If you send to me and don't get rated by me, or hear from me, that means that I didn't get the package. I ALWAYS RATE WHENEVER I RECEIVE A SWAP PACKAGE. I have a post office box and do not go there every day so sometimes a package might be there for several days before I pick it up.

I'm pretty generous about giving hearts but they are not given for "extras", but for a swap that is "extra special". Which most of them have turned out to be!



Christopherpines rated for HOLIDAY BAZAAR BOX USA on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you :o)
skinny52 rated for Christmas Thrifting on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: I got your package yesterday and I'm absolutely saving it for Christmas morning! Thanks already for everything!
dakotadee rated for CSG ~ Surprises for Christmas on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: thank you for all the goodies. I am saving them for Christmas. :) Merry Christmas
snickerdoodle21 rated for Scrap Fabric Exchange #4 on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks Lisa, a fun addition to my scrap stash. Love the Pooh fabric!
luckycharms rated for Trash to Treasure #11 on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: What fun I received today! Thank you, for my Christmas Green and Red can, with the candle. It will help brighten my Christmas!! and thank you for the Christmas bag filled with lots of great goodies!!!!
Airam rated for WIYM: Autumn Scavenger Hunt - INTL on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love everything!
Response: I'm so glad you received it ~ thanks for the heart!
snickerdoodle21 rated for HE-Halloween stash swap_USA on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful package! A ton of Halloween goodies in there. Thanks so much!
Comment: WOW! Everything is absolutely fabulous! I really enjoyed this swap!
michelemb12 rated for Magnificent Trees on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for coordinating this swap and for all the cool tree extras.
Comment: Youre destashing? Hay, who am I to complain. lol When life hands you a great package you dont ask questions. lol All I got to say is youve already made my zines for next fall. lololol Thank you so much!!!!!!! Lucky me! P.s pretty pumpkin envie pouch too!
Comment: Thank you for a fun and useful assortment of embellies! Love the way you sent them too!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful fabric strips! Hugs, Diane
ariestess rated for 10 Merry Little Gifts Of Yule 2018 on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: UPDATE (12-04-180: Opened these for my birthday and am so utterly and completely in love with everything! Thank you so much for all of the lovely little gifts! The ornaments are gorgeous and will go on my little tree. The writer ornament will go by my desk as a muse thing. The beads and copper will get some lovely use. Are those stone beads jasper? The bracelet looks like a snake spine! The cards are gorgeous. And I totally fell in love with the little turtle! He's going on my desk! ~~ (11-16-18) Thank you so much! I'm so excited to open these! I may just have to cheat and open them early on my birthday in early December. We'll see... LOL
Comment: Hi! Thank you for my awesome gifts.🙁
Comment: thanks
midteacher rated for WIYM: Christmas Napkin Swap - US on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: You sent a wonderful variety of napkins! I already have ideas for 2 of them. Thank you so much for participating in this swap.
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the great parcel of Christmas goodies. I love everything, you were most generous :D I think my favorite are the paint chips, they will make perfect tags.
jinxspinx rated for WIYM: n0 m0nster MonsteR m@il on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the very much full envelope of awesome things! So much of my profile likes- i can really tell you put this together with time and care. Everything was so nice and neat and organized. I love it all and cant wait to continue going through it all. Thank you!!
Response: I really enjoyed putting this swap together! My favorite part of Swap-bot is reading profiles and digging through my stash to find things that my partner likes. Thanks for the heart!
JudalineZ rated for HUGE Craft De-Stash #7 USA on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for making up.
Response: I'm so happy that the package made it to you this time with no interference!....Thanks for the heart!

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CurlyTea on Dec 3, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


ladydy5 on Aug 8, 2018:

So glad you are joining my third group Artistically Inclined!

CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

allthingsregency on Feb 10, 2016:

ladydy5 on Jan 17, 2015:

Nicely done informative profile. I welcome you to our Thriftstore Group. Enjoy!

bjmonroe on Dec 26, 2014:

Thanks for my stocking stuffer refrigerator magnet. I love it and have added a heart to your 5 rating.

JenniferWatsonMcDonald on Dec 30, 2013:

on 1,000 5's !! <3

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