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Saba

Saba
Date Joined: August 28, 2014
Last Online: September 5, 2018
Birthday: July 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a middle-aged married mum of 2 (who loves alliteration.) I was once the regional buyer for a local bookstore and transitioned to the non-profit sector before I gave it all up to be at home with my littles. I am learning to enjoy being home but do miss interacting with different people every day. I am hoping swaps will be a way to embiggen my circle again. Pen pals and Letteran always welcome.

Crafty Habits

linocut, stamp carving, ink marbling, weaving, crochet, book binding, sewing, encaustic, needle tatting, embroidery, and a dozen others that grabbed my fancy for a bit. I have even tried my hand at blacksmithing and glass blowing.

I have become a bit obsessed with mail art and faux postage of late. Swap-bot may be very good for me or a quicker trip down the rabbit hole.

Bad Habits

always having 6 different notebooks started at once, keeping too many scraps of paper, thinking I can tolerate caffeine (it gets me every time), stash building (when do I think I will really use all this fabric), forgetting to charge my laptop and cell phone, thinking my handwriting is legible, automatically changing the font to something without serifs, not spending enough time checking my grammar (I am so sorry grammar police, it will only get worse from here)

Likes

anamorphic text, antiquated slang, art nouveau, Baba Yaga, beach glass, book recommendations, canning, clean lines, collective nouns, Joseph Cornell, cosplay, creative swearing, cuckoo clocks, curry, drift wood, Amelia Earhart, Earl Grey, elephants, embroidery, epistolary novels, faux postage, Janet Fish, forced perspective photography, Ganesh, handmade items, Charley Harper, high tea, honey bees, InuYasha, Eddie Izzard, Japan, kokeshi dolls, lilacs, Micron pens, Tim Minchin, modern furniture, moths, mushrooms, the 9th Doctor, nuns, octopi, the color orange, pancakes, flat pennies, pin hole cameras, poetry, polka dots, pumpkins, quirky signs, random people, ranunculus, small bits of nature, snails, Studio Ghibli, succulents, the Taj mahal, tarot, tattoos, TED Talks, Thai food, thrifting, tofu, trees, umbrellas, vultures, wasabi, x-rays, Hiroshi Yoshida & the letter Z

Favorite Authors

Jane Austen, Charles Baxter, Emma Bull, Douglas Coupland, Jim Crace, Neil Gaimen, Molly Gloss, Michael Koryta, Norton Juster, Alan Moore, Scott Morse, Mary Oliver, Mary Doria Russell, Jody Shields, Brad Watson (These are really just a few. I read everything and anything except true crime. Why oh why does this exist? Don’t we all look at our neighbors a little fun as it is? Do we really need this in our heads? Also I am not overly keen on YA as most of my memories of being a teen are frightful and full of awkwardness. I know there is some truly lovely stuff out there but it just doesn't really move to the top of the TBR list.)

Favorite Movies

The Big Lebowski, My Man Godfrey, Stranger than Fiction, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Fifth Element, The Lego Movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shaun of the Dead, Gosford Park, Howl’s Moving Castle, Read or Die, Still Breathing, Triplets of Belleville, Groundhogs Day, My Fair Lady

Quirks

I don’t let my kids wear heavily branded clothes and we don’t have a tv. Throw in the fact that we are all vegetarian and I start to sound like a hippie but mostly we just like to spend our time wisely and appreciate nice things.

I will admit to disliking: clutter, makeup, glitter, The Beatles, disposability and people who do not hold doors open. I also do not like country kitsch, most floral patterns, Wal-Mart, Disney characters, people who hug too long and tweeny colors like teal and magenta. I like the things I own to last forever so I avoid anything too trendy. I am terrified of spiders (but that is only responsible), rip tides, and most large crowds.

The Dare

I dare you to PM me your five favorite books and why. I will send you a list of book recommendations.

If you like any of them, send me a quick thank you and maybe we can chat about books or crafts or swaps.

If you hate all my recommendations, I will craft you a bit of art mail with my abject apologies and post it to you.

Information for current swaps

  • I prefer labels to stickers

  • I love the color orange in all fashions: tape, markers, yarn, paper, ink. Any and all forms

  • Preferred themes: astronomy, libraries & books, stamps & air mail, snails & mushrooms. I also love hand drawn art and doodles.

  • I am currently remodeling our broken beauty of an old home which means half our bits are still in boxes and my construction free time in limited. I still relish the chance to focus on writing a fun letter and sending it in a fancy envelope but any extras are going to be handmade and from my limited art kit.

I am fond of meeting new people and would love to get to know you!

Ratings

dancingDog rated for SWL ~ Summer Reading PC #1 on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful recommendations - they both sound like books I would love! Adding them to my wishlist. Sorry about the actual postcard .... sigh. :)
Mamabemus rated for Pressed Coins of the World #6 on Jun 12, 2018
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Comment: love the pennies thanks
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Comment: These are awesome. Thanks so much
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Comment: Thanks for my goodies from the dollar store! The patches look retro and rad. :) Also, I LIVE by my planner. Without it, I'm lost, so the planner stickers are perfect! Thanks, again! Happy swapping!
Loonstruck rated for SWL ~ Getting to Know You May on May 20, 2018
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Comment: It always makes my heart happy to see your art in my mailbox. Thank you for sharing just a little bit more of yourself with me.
mylove4craft rated for You've Got Mail! on Apr 20, 2018
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Comment: I hope you found the noodles you like!
bebbes63 rated for You've Got Mail! on Apr 19, 2018
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Padoom rated for Blind Envelope - International #17 on Apr 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
Ryleighsmom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Mar 2, 2018
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Comment: Drooling over the envelope! Thank you!
Mimiadpi rated for Pressed Coins of the World #6 on Feb 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the swap! I appreciate the extra penny so much!! Thank you I love it!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the books! They are both really interesting sounding and I can’t wait to get them started!!! Thanks so much, I love them!!! ❤️❤️
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Comment: thanks, really can tell you put a lot of work into the envelope and all the rest
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
emeraldawn rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cool items
LowRain rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 3, 2018
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Comment: thank you thank you!!
liljennyfoofoo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 31, 2018
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Comment: Wow thank you so much for the awesome goodies you've sent! You put so much thought into everything! I love that your friends have all signed the library card for me, that is so clever! Thanks again ❤️
thenderson756 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 30, 2018
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Comment: I loved all the personal touches! Thank you!!
aprilivy rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much :) It made my day,
TonyaAshe rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 30, 2018
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Comments

RyeRye on Jul 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

LLL

Loonstruck on Jul 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday Sweet Saba! I hope your day is filled with dustless destruction, compliant wilds, and all the very best food!

dawnielynn on May 24, 2016:

Thanks for the happy mail! Love all the labels you included for me - so generous! Hugs.

ladydy5 on Mar 6, 2016:

Welcome to our group Make An Envelope.

Vickyen on Feb 25, 2016:

Pen pals with a PC twist #1- Hi Saba! My pc traveled home just fine and it was great to have a visit from you! Hows the remodeling going? I would love to have the vision to do this! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

Loonstruck on Aug 27, 2015:

What a remarkable present to find in my mail box! Thank you for the amazing Loon stamp (and the much needed stamp pad), the fantastical dragonfly, and new book to read. Not to mention the wonderful packaging, wrapping, and bonus postcards! I'm so lucky to have made friends with you!

sherba31 on Jul 20, 2015:

Oops! Forgot to say that was for the AATW July Wishlist!

sherba31 on Jul 20, 2015:

Thanks for the very cool playing cards, stamps and the paper. It's so amazing! I've not seen anything like it so do let me know the source if you can. =)

kiddomerriweather on Jun 4, 2015:

Thank you so much for the generous birthday gift! I'm thrilled to have so many of these little books! Thank you also for the beautiful envelopes and awesome fabric rope. I've tried to make my own fabric scrap rope before, but didn't have the patience and gave up. Now I finally have some to craft with! Yay! You are the greatest!

StarryNights on May 22, 2015:

Thank you for the goodies from my May wish list in All About The Wishes! :)

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