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Last Online: March 22, 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.

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!



Nurse101 rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Thank You!
Nurse101 rated for WIYM - Dollah Destash - USA on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
susieq40 rated for TF - Give me an M! on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love love be love all my 'M, items especially the spoons....great job Thanks
Comment: Thank you Lisa for all the wonderful paper pieces. Interestingly I sent out one of the same pieces. The cream piece of paper with brown leaves and flowers in it. I fine it interesting because it was from my mothers craft stash that she had at least 20 years ago! Wondered if you have been hanging on to it that long too? Thanks again
Response: I'm so glad you liked the papers! That paper was not one I've had for 20 years but several of the other ones were. I made the marbled papers in a class about 20 years ago!
ladydy5 rated for Thriftstore Flat Paper Find on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Glad I write a lot. Thank you
PeliKat rated for BL ~ Butterfly Happy Mail on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Wow! Lisa, you just blew me away with all the goodies you sent in that beautiful butterfly package!! Everything is so pretty and I can't wait to use them in projects! Most of my projects get sent out to others, and I'm sure they will love these accents, but some of them will be very hard to part with! Even the envelope you made to send them in is gorgeous!! Thanks for a great swap!
Response: You're welcome ~ I'm happy that you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Package looks like fun but I am holding back from opening it. Trying for a surprise. Who knows how long I can hold out? For now I am happy and thankful and enjoying occasionally looking at package! Thanks so much Lisapotterylady!
Jjean rated for CPG Green Random Envie - US Only on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: WOW - really do not know where to begin....You sent so many wonderful items...thank you so much for the green fabric....I will find a use for all the items you sent..... Many Hearts for you
kfaye rated for WIYM: SEND ME SOMETHING - FEB. 2018 on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: I love the heart coaster & tiny doilies! Thank you so much! :D
AlyssaYFTM rated for Craft Destash #4 on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the fun craft items! The yarn is so soft! I am looking forward to putting it all to use!
Comment: THANK YOU for the awesome envie of Goodies!!!!
kfaye rated for a Hallowtine gift for you! on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I had fun doing this swap! ....I assume you got the pocket letter also?
dartha rated for junk journal supplies - southwest on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you Lisa - so many cool goodies!!!, and the postage stamps even match the theme as well - you are spot on. Thank you, darla
Comment: Very pretty - thank you
marclively rated for Craft Destash #3 on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks - Great stuff mL
susieq40 rated for TF: Have a Heart on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Wow what a wonderful package of hearts, you really shops for them. I love everything..love the kisses stamp...had to make a card for a card swap and didn't have one.. You get lots of hearts. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
thegrantgirl rated for HUGE Craft De-Stash #5 USA on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stuffed package of goodies! :) ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
junemoon rated for TF - Something Made With Fabric on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your kind words and especially for the sock/slippers. I have one pair that I love and are in the laundry half the time. The snow if flying and the rain that came just before made an icy coating on the car (which is not in a garage), I've been half frozen twice today and will put my feet into those socks right after a hot bath.
tigerlilly327 rated for TSJ: For The Love Of Glass US on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the items you sent! The heart is going to hang in my car and the angel will look sweet on our tree next year. The gold beads are exactly what I need for the skirt portion of a metal art doll angel my SIL asked me to make for her! Thank you again and happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for all the blue lovelies! Can't wait to put them to use!

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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

wolfeagle on Feb 13, 2012:

Just wanted you to know that your lovely heart ornaments have inspired the next swap in the Year Round Christmas Ornaments group. Thanks again!

leecytx on Jan 29, 2012:

How've you been? I think about you every time I wear the heart pendant you made me for a swap! :).

Lauriez on Sep 15, 2010:

i'm sending off your Fall Leaves Magnet swap today! Just wanted to say hi from a fellow Washingtonian! I live in Everett-moved here just a little over 2 years ago from the midwest and i absolutely LOVE it here! We enjoy browsing the llittle shops in Issaquah, and I had an exhibit of my photos at Spirit Journeys for the artwalk last year! We also like Grimaldi's coffeehouse, and have hiked Cougar Mt. I enjoyed looking at your Flickr photos-your art & your place looks so lovely! Happy swapping! LaurieZ

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