Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2018 1:02 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2015
Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: July 17
Country: United States

About Me

Hello Folks! I am finally, albeit slowly getting back on board swapping now that most of my crafting materials have finally arrived! I hope to get back into the swing of things so I don't get too much cabin fever this winter!

Hello hello Everyone!

My name is Megan and I live in the lovely & historic Cambridge, MA. I just moved here to work as a research fellow at Harvard and I am very excited to explore my new city! I grew up, went to school, and had lived my entire life in Minnesota up until now, so I still hold MN dearly in my heart!

I identify as non-binary (and SUPER gay), and I use they/their/theirs pronouns, thank you!

I am a full-time Research Fellow at Harvard University and work with functional apparel design and soft robotics.

I tend to keep pretty busy between work, sewing & art projects, exploring my surroundings, and cooking & baking. I always look forward to mail in my mailbox, it gives me a little extra "pep" after a long day!

Favorite Music

My musical tastes are pretty eclectic, but I really enjoy the following genres

Folk, Alternative Folk, Rock n' Roll, Metal, Bluegrass, some Country, some Pop/Top 40, Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soundtracks.

Current favorite bands/artists include:

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Bastille - Panic! at the Disco - O.C.M.S - Andrew Bird - Saint Motel - Beach Boys - Gregory Alan Isakov - Metallica - Hans Zimmer - Alexandre Desplat - Johnny Cash - David Bowie - Johnny Cash - The Clancy Brothers -The Avalanches - Miike Snow

I'm also going to include some Podcasts in here! I've just started really getting into them more and more since i've started college fo my commute! I enjoy the following podcasts:

Stuff You Should Know - Stuff You Missed in History Class - Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Sawbones - My Brother, My Borhter, and Me - Wonderful! - Judge John Hodgman - The Stuff of Life - The Memory Palace - RISK! - Welcome to Nightvale

Favorite Books

I don't read as much as I should, but I hope to remedy this with my somewhat expanded "free" time.

Books/series I have enjoyed however include:

Faceless Killers (Wallander Series) - The Redbreast (Harry Hole Series) - The Martian - The Bourne Trilogy - Hawkeye (2012 Comics) - Secret Avengers (Comics) - Edgar Allan Poe (Poetry/Short Stories) - Aesop Fables - Grimm Fairytales - those old Star Trek (TOS) books - Harry Potter - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - The Great Gatsby

Favorite Movies

I'm a sucker for practically anything with Leonardo Dicaprio or Matt Damon, I just can't help myself. I also really dig psychological thrillers, war films (especially WWI/II), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (pre-Age of Ultron).

Favorite movies/series include:

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Submarine - Star Trek (TOS & Reboots) - The Martian - Moonrise Kingdom - Star Wars (4-6, TFA) - Valiant - Saving Private Ryan - Jacob's Ladder - The Ninth Configuration - Atlantis: The Lost Empire - The Road to El Dorado - Reservoir Dogs - Inglourious Basterds - Marvel Cinematic Universe (Pre-Age of Ultron) - Batman (1960's to Present I love them all) - The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Top Gun - Fight Club

Favorite Television

Personally I believe I probably watch too much television, but mostly because it provides me with some background noise while i'm working on projects.

Favorite TV shows include:

Person of Interest - The X-Files - Twin Peaks - True Detective (s1) - Archer - Marvel's Daredevil - House MD - Star Trek (TOS) - Futurama - Drunk History - News Radio - Emergency! - WKRP Cincinnati - Sirens - The Regular Show - BoJack Horseman - The Office (US) - Bob's Burgers - Psych - Parks & Recreation - Mad Men - Portlandia - The Venture Bros. - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Avatar: The Last Airbender - Arrested Development - The Great British Bake Off - Last Week Tonight

Favorite Crafts

I dabble in a lot of crafts and love to challenge myself with new mediums. As a designer and lifelong crafter I am always looking for something new to try out and incorporate into mixed media and art wear garments. I'm a member of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota and am the proud owner of a small rigid headle loom!

Favorite mediums/methods include:

sewing - embroidery - needle art - weaving - fiber art - drawing - jewelry making - origami - mixed media - sculpting - doll making - painting - print making - (rubber) stamp making - diy screen printing - etc.

Like, Dislikes, and Wish List

I love sending out and receiving things here on Swap-Bot, but I believe it shouldn't be super stressful to those swapping with me. Below is a list of items I like/dislike so you can get a good feel of me & my interests.


I love getting fun postcards, and while I don't mind touristy ones I really love receiving the following:

  • Fine Art & Museum prints (Esp. Gustav Klimt, Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya & Van Gogh)
  • Art Deco, Retro Futurism, Art Nouveau (Esp. Mucha)
  • Fashion Prints, especially: Alexander McQueen, Paul Poiret, Charles James, Erte (Romain de Tirtoff), Issey Miyake
  • The art of M. C. Escher, Alphonse Mucha, & Renaissance art/sculpture
  • Historical Places & Events

I prefer postcards to be sent naked unless specified in the swap guidelines!


For tea I prefer: - Fruity teas (raspberry, pomegranate, and black currant are my favorites) - Herbal teas (chamomile in blends only please!) - Flavored black & green teas - Floral teas - "Woodsy"/"Smokey" teas (especially spruce/evergreen teas) - Surprise me, I love trying new things!

Please no decaffeinated teas!

Hot Chocolate:

Please no mint-chocolate flavors, thank you!


My favorite colors include: Blues - Greens - Reds - Purples I typically enjoy bright "happy" looking colors, but I have a major soft spot for neutrals (Tans, Browns, Blacks, Whites, Grays).

As for "themes" I love practically anything regarding birds, deer, space, plants, and nature. I also really enjoy vintage, art deco, art nouveau, retro, industrial, minimalist, and "spooky", Gothic, and macabre themes.


For quilting swaps: 100% cotton textiles please

Prints and colors such as:

  • birds, deer, nature - not super "childish" prints though
  • Mushrooms, succulents, plants
  • contemporary/tasteful florals (think Marimekko)
  • triangles & geometric designs
  • hexagons/honeycomb
  • solids in bright, neutral, jewel tone colors

I am also always looking for interesting prints and textures for swatches to keep for my design journal and inspiration so if you find something odd or interesting I would love to add it to my collection! Other than that the same prints from above apply to silks, "fashion fabrics", wool (especially wool felt), and assorted mixed fiber textiles.


  • cryptoquip puzzles! from newspapers or online, I love a good cryptoquip!
  • Crossword puzzles! from newspapers or online, crosswords are my favorite puzzle!
  • Comic books! I really want to start collecting the many iterations of X-Files comics from Topps, Windstorm, IDW, etc (publishers). and other misc. comics to read, craft with, and collect

  • unique sewing/crafting supplies

  • embroidery/needle art supplies
  • wool roving & "chunky" wool yarn
  • interesting patches: vintage, scouting, space, etc.
  • deer related materials (pictures, drawings, physical items, antlers/pieces, etc)
  • bird related materials (pictures, drawings, physical items, please NO bird "parts" unless they are ethically & legally obtained (skulls/bones, feathers, claws/talons, etc.))
  • Fashion magazine cutouts
  • vintage sewing patterns
  • vintage fashion/illustrations
  • recipes & recipe cards
  • Marvel related items (especially Captain America (pre-Nick Spencer, he is GROSS) & Hawkeye related)
  • Movie posters/postcards
  • Vintage propaganda posters, postcards, prints
  • foreign coins and currency
  • catholic Saint/Patron medals, amulets, coins
  • tarot cards, astrology, pagan, and witchcraft related items **Please make sure none of these items perpetuate cultural appropriation or are related to a closed culture/religion.

  • anything related to my favorites listed above!


Although I genuinely love whatever I get sent in the mail, I do have a few things i'm not a fan of personally. So, to avoid hurt feelings on either end please avoid sending the following:

  • Mint-Chocolate flavored foods
  • White Chocolate
  • Foods containing tomatoes
  • Plain green or black tea
  • No "holiday" mascot related items (ex. Santa, snowmen, Easter Bunny, etc.) I don't have use for any of these items since I am secular and have a bit of an aversion to snowmen & Santa (I can't explain it, I just am for some reason??). I do however appreciate things with a more general seasonal theme such as mistletoe & holly, flowers & leaves, etc.


Here I will keep ratings & ratings explanations that will be updated on a case-by-case basis.

2018: I am currently up to date in my archive here on SB. Please contact me if you haven't received a rating from me on a swap.

I know this sounds like a "duh" thing to do, but I am taking it upon myself to rate as soon as I get a swap in the mail. I have been a bit slow in the past which makes life disorganized, so this is my pledge to my fellow swappers to hold myself more accountable!

Please contact me about any ratings you have a question about via the swap-bot messenger system.


bluecrayons rated for My Playlist in January 2018 on Feb 14, 2018
duda rated for My Playlist in January 2018 on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Love the songs, so many icons! I love ABBA so much, it was super nice seeing their song first :) the podcast suggestions were also very nice, thank you!
likeWHOAAemmy rated for My Playlist in January 2018 on Feb 8, 2018
SassyGreen rated for My Playlist in December 2017 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for introducing me to so many new songs, most of which I had never heard of!
JadeChoi rated for My Playlist in December 2017 on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much i will enjoy listening to these :)
emeraldawn rated for My Playlist in December 2017 on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: Feeling Good is one of my favs and I own MANY copies of it. Michael Buble version just missed my top 20count
ariestess rated for My Playlist in December 2017 on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Definitely some new stuff to check out in Spotify! Happy 2018!
melsanchez rated for My Playlist in December 2017 on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your list! I'll admit I don't know many of the songs you put in there. Got some listening to do!
Tina78 rated for Show Me Your City (Town/Village...)! on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much!
Comment: Well worth waiting for! LOVE what you sent. Thank you for it all. Hope your move goes smoothly.
Comment: Your unicorn is beautiful and will fit into my collection very well. thank you for being in the swap.
Comment: Thank you so much! Best unicorn ATC I've ever gotten! I love Princess Bubblegum so much!!! You really put in a lot of effort!
bluecrayons rated for My Playlist in September 2017 on Oct 13, 2017
clorinspats rated for Doodle Me a Minizine - UPDATED on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic minizine! I have a plant horde here, too--they're fantastic for inspiration!
hufflepuffle rated for My Playlist in September 2017 on Oct 5, 2017
Cincopau rated for Doodle Me a Minizine - UPDATED on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: i love the minizine! Especially the quote on the last page. Truly inspirational
Comment: Thanks for your playlist! A lot of the songs that you shared are new to me and I have enjoyed listening to them!! I think my husband may have played the Cuphead game, I will have to check with him to see how well he liked it.
Response: I'm glad you have been enjoying the playlist! I love exploring new genres, and this swap is the perfect excuse. I'm jealous of your husband, Cuphead looks like so much fun!
advvxo rated for My Playlist in September 2017 on Oct 2, 2017
breethefrog rated for Doodle Me a Minizine - UPDATED on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: I really love the centerfold doodle. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you enjoy the zine. The centerfold is what determined the theme of my zine and is my favorite doodle of the bunch. I based all the plants off plants that I have in my own home! :)
bluecrayons rated for ENVIES…Handmade!!! Late Sept on Oct 1, 2017

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jukejan on Feb 15, 2018:

Hello I live on the Cape and just wanted to stop by. I am new to ALW group. Perusing Etsy, I saw cool patches, since there is a reference here.

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

njstauter on Dec 3, 2017:

Your Recipes/Spells came. Thank you for the stories and for the sleeves for recipe cards. I have not seen those before and loved the extra touch.

May the move be blessed, carefree and advantageous to your life.

PrairieKittin on Oct 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the WTA gifts!! I can't wait to try that chocolate! That tiger eye is beautiful! That's always been one of my favorites.
Thank you!!!!

VivaLaDiane on Jul 31, 2017:

I happened on your profile while vetting my List swaps and have read it twice now. Do you have an Instagram?

anrtist on Jul 11, 2017:

THANK YOU so much for the
TEA & Washi Samples :-)
June RAK! :-)

Blessings, cc

ladybugluvsstuff on Jul 5, 2017:

thank you so much for the rak, great teas and flower embellishments.

Typicalfemale on May 1, 2017:

good luck with school. anytime you have spare time and want to do a quick swap here just send me a message. I alway have lots of teas and postcards

Moominbrooke on Aug 8, 2016:

Thank you for the cancerian items. I am also a boar!

BTim on Aug 2, 2016:

Watched this yet?


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