Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2022 8:51 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2021
Last Online: September 10, 2021
Birthday: July 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I live near the Salish Sea in Washington State, USA. My town, Poulsbo, is known as Little Norway and is sister cities with Oslo.

I love all things artsy, whimsical and creative. I tend to hobby jump, according to the weather, season and my mood.

I have two sons, a kitten, a husband, 6 hens, 1 rooster and lots of wildflowers and garden greens.

Quality I aim to send what I'd love to recieve and I hope you feel the same way. Its so fun to get happy mail.

Tea Swaps I would really appreciate herbal tea or green tea as I don't drink other caffeinated teas. Thank you! :)

Ephemera, Journaling swaps I love nature images, stickers, stamps. I love antique lace and ribbon more than new stuff. I love older book pages - especially with bw illustrations. I love old cursive and books/notes in foreign languages. Old sheet music, Vintage looking scrapbook paper or anything watercolor themed.

Favorite Music

  • Jenny Lewis,
  • Sigor Ros,
  • Elbow,
  • The Smiths,
  • Aretha Franklin,
  • Astrud Gilberto,
  • Ben Folds,
  • David Bowie,
  • Elliot Smith,
  • London Grammar,
  • Lemolo
  • Soundtracks for musicals
  • Celtic music
  • Josh Groban

Favorite Books

I like a lot of books. My all time favorite authors are:

  • Neil Gaiman ("The Graveyard Book" and "Neverwhere" and "The Ocean at the End of the Lane"

  • Naomi Novick ("Spinning Silver" and "Uprooted")

  • Juliette Marillier (Shadowfell series, etc..)

  • Brandon Sanderson (Mistoborn Series, etc..)

  • L.M. Montgomery ("Emily of New Moon" series and "The Blue Castle")

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy:

  • Art Journaling (I'm a little obsessed with gathering different ephemera for collaging) I like vintage lace, vintage book pages, vintage illustrations, scrapbook paper swatches, classy stickers, vintage postage stamps with pictures of nature or women.

  • Card making (I love to work with pressed flowers, fabric scraps, scrapbook paper, water colors, etc.)

  • Putting Washi tape on everything. (I'm trying to build up my collection of wider washi tape)

  • Nature Mandala's

  • Drawing, painting, coloring

  • Learning digital art (I am learning to use Autdesk Sketchbook with a Wacom Tablet, also Procreate on my ipad)

  • Mail art stuff (Love those vintage postage stamps and beautiful or whimsical postcards.)

Sewing: English Paper Piecing, quilting (currently working on a bookshelf quilt).

  • Flower picking and arranging : I love flowers! We grow a lot of dahlias, lilies, daisies and more. My favorites are Lilacs, Icelandic poppies, and purple lupine.

Favorite Movies

  • Amelie

  • About a Boy

  • Emma

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

  • Stardust

  • Howl's Moving Castle

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

  • Disney's Brave

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

  • The Sound of Music

Favorite Television

  • Derry Girls

  • New Girl

  • Community

  • Kdramas


Comment: Thank you!!! :)
Comment: Hi Melissa, Thanks for the very cute starwars PC! Im not very big on reading. I like to watch films - im even finding im reading less craft books and watching more “how to” on you tube! “This is the way”!
MarHelene rated for WIYM: AERIAL VIEW on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
photovivie rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #16 on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Australian bookstore card! I miss going in bookstores and spent there hours.. kirsten larsdatter Sounds interesting! My favourite history novels are The Pillars of the Earth (Follet) and fortunes Wheel (Gable). Take care!
jessnewson98 rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Cellolady rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #3 on May 30, 2021
Comment: I was sooo excited to read your letter in the notecard!! When I'm finished planting my garden, I'll send a short letter in return. My sister and her family live in Idaho Falls. Thanks for the great swap!!
andee73 rated for Color a Postcard and Send It!! #4 on May 25, 2021
papercrowns rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your email, Melissa! I think your answer is fantastic one; it would certainly be a fascinating place to visit; easily spend endless hours having a browse. Hope you're having a wonderful day! ☆ Raynor
colleenbUSA rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on May 22, 2021
Comment: Great choice!
ericabella rated for A Note For You # 99 on May 18, 2021
Comment: Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for all the lovely goodies. Happy swapping!
Response: Erica! Your thank you note made my day! I really appreciate that.
Pei04 rated for April 2021: What Did You Read? on May 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list of books. I will definitely check out some of the ones you read. Love getting new recommendations on what to read :)
moonswings rated for Used Postage Stamp #5 on May 11, 2021
Comment: What a fantastic selection - thank you so much!
AceInBeautyland rated for Washi Sample Swap #4 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty washi and the cute stickers!
debbiespoms rated for What's for dinner? #1 on May 5, 2021
Comment: Received your swap today and thank you very much for explaining where you got your recipes for the Mini Applesauce muffins and Shauna's easy bread sticks. I like the sound of the muffins. I always make my grandkids Applesauce cookies or Applesauce cake with Confectioner's sugar frosting. They are applesauce lovers! Thank you again.
Response: I'm so glad the minii applesauce muffins seem like a good fit!
MissNyx rated for Fun Friend Message #4 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Welcome! I love the name of your cat! So cute!
Braej25 rated for April 2021: What Did You Read? on May 3, 2021
Comment: Loved all of your books - and can't wait to try some out. Thanks so much for sharing :)
nomadmama rated for Postcards Please #2 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: I am reading Emily of New Moon right now too. Funny. I haven't seen Kiki's Delivery Service. I will have to check it out. Thank you for the pcs.
Response: Are you really?! That is so funny - what are the odds. I hope you get a chance to check out Kiki's Delivery Service. It's pretty cute.

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 26, 2021:

Please have your profiles merged. @mswheels

cynaemon on Apr 25, 2021:

Hi, Melissa, How are you today? My name is Cynaemon, well, that is my nickname anyway. My hobbies are doing artwork and reading. I especially love J.R.R. Tolkien, and anything about Middle Earth. I have eight cats. They are really fun. My favorite thing about swapbot is meeting new people. And BTW, welcome. I see you just joined. I hope you will have a great time here.

Hobbies, Pets, and your favorite thingynaemon,

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