NEW! 1-5-2017: Hey all! I have successfully immigrated to the UK and am in a physically and financially stable environment at long last.
7-28-2016: Hey everyone. So, for the last two years, I've been living with my best friends in their bachelor apartment. Three women and a dog hasn't made for easy swapping. I've been living there part-time, living the rest of my time in England with my now-husband, so my location has been a tad unstable and I've had NO inspiration for crafting. I know I probably won't be trusted due to this hiatus, but I'd like to slowly return to swapping once I know if I'm coming or going (applying for a UK spouse visa next month, so we'll see if I get it or not).
8-7-2014: Hey guys! So, long story short, but as soon as I get scrappermama's mini-zine sent from June's Zine-Go-Round, I will be taking a hiatus from Swap-Bot. I'm moving on September 1st, and it's not a good situation and obviously I don't want to swap when I'm not in a stable environment! So swap happy, swap with kindness, and have a wonderful rest of your 2014. I hope to return as soon as I can!
Well hi there! Kettle's on; why don't you grab a cup of tea and sit with me a spell?
My name is Mary. I'm 32 years old, happily married to my soul mate, and I'm an American expat who has lived in Canada and now lives in the UK. My username comes from a fantasy saga I began writing in 2002, and it was about unicorns (YAY UNICORNS). I was born with glitter in my veins!
Current Crafty Hobbies - Digital scrapbooking - Crocheting - Sculpting with polymer clay - Drawing - Painting - Writing - Cross stitch
Hobbies I Want to Try in 2017 - Making resin jewellery - Making my own bath products - Knitting - Sewing - Art journals - Beaded/sequined Christmas baubles
There is a long delay between my join date and the date I first started Type 2 and 3 swaps, and I know that sometimes looks suspicious to experienced swappers and swap hosts. During my immigration process to Canada, I was back in my family home in Virginia for a while, where my mother was disabled and could no longer drive, I couldn't drive, and I had no income to speak of. So, obviously, I didn't do swaps other than Type 1! :) Since then, I took mini breaks whenever my financial situation takes a downward dip, and I stopped again when I left my ex in 2014. Hopefully that explains my lower heart-to-5 ratio, too. I love bringing a smile to my partners' faces!
I almost always reuse packaging and envelopes. I ask that you do the same for me, if you like! Don't worry about using brand-new envelopes. Send something that's been scribbled on, taped up, whatever!
Private swaps and trades are ALWAYS welcomed. Just pop me a message!
I am very generous with hearts. I know that everyone is not. I really appreciate personalization and knowing that you, as my partner, took the time to read my profile, whether you send extras or not. Extras are not expected nor are they required for a heart. Just put your love into the swap :)
I will give your package or envelope reasonable time to reach me before I contact you. I WILL ALWAYS CONTACT BEFORE I RATE. I also rate as soon as I receive your envie or package.
If you do not receive your swap in a reasonable amount of time, please contact me before you rate. If I can't track it down for you, I WILL resend. Please bear in mind that stuff coming from the UK is going to take some time to get to you if you're outside the EU.
I can't always afford to send extras with my swaps, but I definitely will if I have something that I know will strike your fancy. Normally I prefer sending well-done swaps and receiving the same! :)
Here's a list of things I LOVE. It's here to possibly make swaps easier if you're having trouble!
I don't like flakers! Seriously!! I have no problem if the swap is sent a little late (ONLY IF THERE IS COMMUNICATION, mind you!), but just bloody send it.
More specifically, Diddl, Pooh, Peanuts, Betty Boop, Suzie's Zoo, zombies, and clowns.