Date Joined: September 15, 2015
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Country: United States
My Flickr Swap photos are here...
I love garage sales, estate sales and antique markets. Almost every lunch hour I'm in a vintage marketplace looking for more stuff!
I should be called the obsessive compulsive disordered crafter, when I put a swap together I tend to go overboard sometimes, well, a lot of times, or not at all. I just never know.. I get obsessed with things, ummm...it’s hard to explain. 😐 Plus, I'm a pay it forward type of person.
I’m in a love-hate relationship with Swap-bot. I really care about the swaps that I'm in and I read profiles and I put some time & thought into packages I send, and it's not fun when I run into someone that doesn't. As you can see, I've been here since 2015 and I've only participated in 54 swaps. I don't do a lot of swapping here but I'm always on the look out for an interesting swap (always).
I absolutely love weird & odd swaps, I'm always looking for ghost, dark themes and mysterious ones. I grew up in a haunted house and have been connected to the paranormal world ever since. I don't ghost hunt any longer, but I do miss it. UPDATE (12/1/17): Just when I said I wouldn't, I did more ghost hunting...I just returned from doing some paranormal research in Savannah GA, and Charleston SC. Savannah was just beautiful & I got a great ghost photo at the Tybee Island Lighthouse. I love Savannah GA, I'll be there again for the Vampire Ball in October 2018.
I take a photo of almost everything I've ever sent out here at Swap-bot. If you're my swap partner and you want to see what I'm sending you take a look at my Flickr link. I post a photo pic right after I've gone to the post office & marked my swap as sent.
P.s...I find a lot of iconic religious imagery very interesting and sometimes will use these images in my art work, especially the sacred heart images. I went to a catholic boarding school and had planned on becoming a nun (things took a different turn)! I'm not trying to convert, I just find these images beautiful and sometimes tragically so.
My workplace buddy...
Altering objects: Matchboxes, altoid tins, tags, spoons, wine corks, book covers, keys, etc. l love fiber arts as well...lots of projects get put under my sewing machine needle (I don't sew much, I just use it for crafting)...Prayer Flags are fun in the spring & summer. I make jewelry and charms out of bits & bobs of found objects, old jewelry pieces, antique finds, yadda, yadda, and soldering things together is so much fun. I used to make voodoo dolls (the real ones) for people, not sure why I stopped.
Paper: I like to make Twinchies, Moos, mini flipbooks, pocket books, sometimes ATC cards (I got burnt-out on them), only if I love the theme or challenge will I join an ATC swap.
Likes... Vintage, Antique stores & items, vintage Victorian gothic, vampires, marzipan, vintage religious rosaries & medals, shabby chic, 💎 bling (rhinestones, swarovski crystals), sparkle, velvet, - German glass glitter & dresden, teal blue, blues, burnt orange, vintage pink & gold, silver, opal, moonstone, oddities, beads, interesting and artsy buttons, unique feathers, Sari & Hanna silk ribbon, birds, 😸cats, crows/ravens/magpie, owls, foxes (I love animals, sometimes more than people), French themes, Paris 1920's-early 30's (Henry Miller-Anaïs Nin), England, Jack the Ripper, Scotland, Celtic, Vikings, Steampunk, vintage Russian or French Ballerina images - Vintage or creepy sad clowns (I'm so tempted to send clown imagery to someone that's afraid of them), ghosts, 🌙🌙Moon & Stars ⭐️⭐️, gypsy /fortune telling - Alice in Wonderland, Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo - spray inks - stencils - washi tape - gothic cemetery images - vintage catholic images/prayer cards - ✨St. Michael everything ✨
I like to rate 💌 If I haven't rated you, I haven't received anything from you. I rate the day I get my swap, if I can't that day then it's always the day after. ---->That's carved in stone.
I collect vintage matchboxes - small boxes - small tins, metal number 3s (basically anything with a 3 on it.), small cigar boxes and odd trinkets & charms. I also have a nice collection of old doll heads (my little friends).
I always try to pop some extras in my package to my partners if there is room. I love passing things on that you might be able to use in your next swap or that you might like. I love getting little surprises in the mail🎁 But yes, please rate me for the swap I sent you not for the extras. And if your profile says no extras, I won't send any.
Dislike... Themes I'm not crazy about: Valentine's day, beach & summer. Dislike: animals in cages or zoos, adult coloring books/pages, zentangle, plastic beads, tea bags (I drink loose-leaf tea only). Hate: anything satanic.
The moon is hidden behind a cloud... On the leaves is a sound of falling rain... No other sounds than these I hear; The hour of midnight must be near... So many ghosts, and forms of fright, have started from their graves to-night, They have driven sleep from mine eyes away; I will go down to the chapel and pray.
--HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
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