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Last Online: July 28, 2013
Birthday: December 28, 1981
Country: United States
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About Me

SPOILER ALERT - I post pictures of my swaps on my flickr. Please don't look if you are my partner & want to be surprised!!

I've been swapping since May of 2007, and am pretty much addicted to it at this point.

My name is Heather & I am 28... Married with kitties. :)

I'm originally from PA, but have lived in several different states. My dream is to one day live out west, either in Northern California or Seattle.

I work as a "barista", and enjoy it for the most part. I think my favorite thing about my job is all of the free coffee I get. :)

I could happily spend all of my time in thrift stores or yard sales. I'm also a big fan of dumpster diving. You'd be amazed at what people throw away.

I have two Etsy sites, one for fun altered jewlery & the other is a vintage and supply shop. Check them out!

Favorite Crafts

I want to try everything! Right now I am very into making necklaces from game pieces, altering everything, decoupage, loteria ornaments, matchboxes, re-purposing stuff, bottlecaps, spray paint stenciling & sewing.

I also love to knit, though I'm kind of wishy-washy with it. The urge has to strike me, and for some reason it hasn't in quite some time. I do, however, always welcome wool & cotton yarns.

Love it!

  • Dia De Los Muertos
    • loteria cards & crafty loteria stuff
    • Frida Kahlo
    • vintage pin up girls
    • French Press themed items
    • Beach pottery & beach glass
    • Grimm's Fairy Tales
    • funky pendants, especially handmade
    • Virgin Mary & Mary Magdalene
    • art history
    • mythology
    • Venus of Willendorf
    • patchouli/sandalwood/nag champa
    • anything vintage
    • distressed inkpads
    • unusual rubberstamps
    • milagros
    • most kawaii (Sanrio, Q-Lia, San-x)
    • Bento boxes & accessories
    • Catholic/Buddhist/Hindu imagery
    • Fraggle Rock
    • monster stuffies
    • anthropomorphic food
    • pocky (I would love to try weirder flavors.)
    • chai & rooibos tea
    • unusual & novelty fabrics
    • Burt's Bee's or Body Shop items
    • any random weird thing
    • turtles/cats/hippos
    • colors: red, turquoise, orange, pink, olive green, black, silver
    • fish
    • mermaids
    • Japanese food erasers
    • Mind Wave Seals
    • fun deco tape (kawaii, or otherwise)
    • anatomical diagrams (especially of hearts)
    • random cool game pieces
    • Sailor Jerry
    • almost anything handmade

Hate it!

  • convert me to your religion items
    • patriotic items
    • dark chocolate
    • fake punky stuff (like from Hot Topic)
    • floral scents
    • "foamy" shapes
    • scrunchies & "hair claws" - yick!
    • cheap bath & body items
    • dollar store items
    • lemon scent or flavoring
    • green tea
    • cheap coffees
    • shabby chic
    • country style crafting
    • kawaii with real animals or babies
    • Disney & Nickelodeon cartoons
    • snowmen
    • holiday themed items (except Halloween)
    • food items containing MSG or artificial sweetener
    • bath items (love them, but only have shower)

Favorite Music

  • Against Me! (OK, this is my favorite band ever,) Joey Only, This Bike Is A Pipebomb, Johnny Cash, Radiant Darling, The Pogue's, Flobot's, Utah Phillips, Ani DiFranco, Outkast, Fugazi, Murder City Devils, Hot Water Music, The Yeah Yeah Yeah's, The Ditty Bops, Utah Phillips, The Puppini Sisters, Willie Nelson, Feist, Kanye West, Social Distortion, Regina Spektor, Gogol Bordello, Bad Religion, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Smashing Pumpkins, Cake, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphy's,Over The Rhine, Tilly & The Wall, Mischief Brew, Blitzen Trapper, Flobots, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons

Favorite Movies

The Royal Tennenbaum's. The Life Aquatic. Garden State. Amelie. Edward Scissorhands. V For Vendetta. Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Dazed & Confused. The Nightmare Before Christmas. The Corpse Bride. Beetlejuice. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (original.) American Splendor. Detroit Rock City. Dirty Dancing (original.)

Also a big fan of documentaries, especially political & cultural. Can't get enough of the BBC nature specials. I am in love with David Attenbourough. (Aggh - spelling!)

Favorite Television

I can watch nature shows, especially about the ocean, all day long.

Soprano's, Weed's, Colbert Report & The Daily Show.

Favorite Authors

Anne Lamott, David Sedaris, John Steinbeck, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling. J.D. Salinger. Howard Zinn. Noam Chomsky.

Any progressive magazines or literature. I would love your old copies of Bitch, Bust or Adbuster's Magazines.

You Should Know

I always welcome used items - be it rubberstamps, fabric scraps, etc... Use your own good judgment, but please don't think sending me something used would be offensive. :)

I reuse as much packaging as I possibly can & you should to.

I have 3 cats who have free reign over their house. I try very hard to keep them & their hair out of my packages, but occasionally one may find it's way to you... Sorry.

Profanity & nudity in art/music are not offensive to me, so please don't feel the need to censor yourself.

If a swap is late, please contact to me. I am rarely late, and will absolutely contact you beforehand if I am going to be. Please PM before rating, I will extend you the same courtesy.


Comment: Hasn't marked sent. I sent her a PM, but no answer, she hasn't been online since Aug 23. I'll re-rate if i receive something.
Comment: I haven't received anything...would be glad to change the rating if it arrives.
Comment: Unfortunately the shrine never arrived which is so very disappointing as I was really looking forward to displaying it. However, going by your pics of it on flickr you did a wonderful job and it would have been perfect for me. I especially love the anatomical skull background and the angel ornaments and you used my favourite colour combo. If you could make another shrine for me that's as identical as possible please let me know as I would love to swap again.
smmarrty rated for Altered Domino Pendant on Sep 15, 2010
Comment: Will change rating if I receive anything.
DancingNancy rated for Frida Kahlo Package on Aug 31, 2010
Comment: Perhaps this got lost in the mail???
Comment: Thank you for the earring. They are just right Love the colors
Comment: The earrings were cute but they were broken so that was a bummer.
sushidays rated for Under The Sea Matchbox Fill on Aug 24, 2010
Comment: Fabulous matchbox! Very nicely done! Everything inside made me happy. :]
Comment: Lovely selections, thank you!
kimmer rated for Mermaid Bookmark on Aug 19, 2010
Comment: You are a darling and I love everything!! YAY!!! Hugs and a dozen hearts for you my dear!! Thank you so much, you made my day!
RyeRye rated for Mermaid Bookmark on Aug 19, 2010
Comment: Receive the awesome bookmark today. Your work is amazing and really appreciated. Holding back the deserved star for the tardiness.
Response: I hope you like the bookmark. I had a lot of fun making it. Thanks.
WingedStrategos rated for Craft Leftovers July Swap on Aug 19, 2010
Comment: I love all the goodies you sent and I think I'll be able to put most of them to good use.
Mom2Alex2008 rated for CR Supply Swap on Jul 24, 2010
Comment: I loved it all thanks!!!
yesh rated for Mermaid Matchbox Shrine on Jul 19, 2010
Comment: I love the shrine! You put so much care , effort and beauty in your art. I love your style and hope to swap again with you in the future. THANK YOU!
Comment: Amazing work,WOW !You have fantastic ideas and so much talent.The postal system was rough but I will fix it.Thank you so much for this special shrine! You deserve tons of hearts.
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I am really really bummed that it fell apart though. I am surprised, because I've always used Gorilla Glue Superglue, which I always thought contained the magic of the Gods. :( Next time I will be way more conscious of packaging. Again - I am so sorry.
liljesmax rated for Mermaid Pendant Swap on Jul 12, 2010
Comment: Thank you! I love it! I love that you used sea glass with it! and thank you for all the extras! I will use it all! :D
DeidreArt rated for Etsy Sellers Swap Samples on Jul 9, 2010
Comment: Great pendants and necklace choices. Enough for me to mix and match!
ChinaCat rated for Decorated Seashell - edited on Jul 8, 2010
Comment: What a fabulous altered seashell! It's just amazing and I LOVE it! And thank you for the little stash of goodies from Lake Erie too - so awesome. You are very cool! =)
Response: Thanks! I had a lot of fun making it. :)
BusyB rated for Matchbox Mafia - Red & Aqua on Jun 22, 2010
Comment: Thank you for everything! I love what you sent. <3
Comment: thank you for the matchbox and the little extras. I love everything :)

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SacredYoli on Sep 9, 2010:

Hey Chica, how are ya? I finally joined some swaps. Hope all is well with you.


Jex on Sep 7, 2010:


I´m hosting a swap in the Alice in Wonderland Group - Disney Cheshire Cat ATC

Please join us, it´s going to be fun!

OnceInABlueMoon on Jul 29, 2010:

Received today:
- OoO trades ... tags... pick 2 ... for a rummikub tile pendant w/ daisies & a butterfly on it and a few poker chips, suitable for altering - thank you very much - very lovely necklace, and I'll have fun altering those poker chips!

yesiyesi on Jun 26, 2010:

Welcome to the True Blood Fans group!

katehawk on Mar 23, 2010:

Hi! I see that you like matchboxes so I wanted to invite you to join my new group matchbox & more. It's mostly about matchboxes of various kinds but there are some other kinds of swaps (such as whimsy jars & lucky parcels). I hope you'll come be a part of the fun! Thanks!

Drachenfrau on Feb 15, 2010:

Heya Heather, what's up with our private swap? Did you cancel it by accident? Did message you, but no answer. I have all the Labellos here waiting for you.



tangledthreads on Feb 13, 2010:


mrsD on Jan 9, 2010:

your note made me smile like this 8)

Magpieandluna on Dec 31, 2008:

KerrWriter on Nov 3, 2008:

Thank you thank you for my YGM! I especially love the Capricorn magnet.

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