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StephL

StephL
Date Joined: November 27, 2009
Last Online: September 16, 2015

Country: Canada

About Me

I'm 33, happily married, and spend my days with my two girls (6 and 4). Our son arrived on Dec. 17/11, so I'm taking a short break from swapping. I'm coming back though!!

I love to learn about other parts of the world and visit places for long enough that I can absorb some of the culture and get to know the people. But until we win the lottery, swapping will have to do ;) I also organize some occasional kids programs so I'm often combing the internet for ideas.

Favorite Crafts

I've tried lots of different crafts, once at least... I'm excited to have found Swap-bot because it's given me a push to finish projects and stretch my creativity. My favorites at the moment are in the mail art and fiber art end of things -- art quilts, fabric postcards, fabric ATCs. I've also done quilting and scrapbooking, painting, drawing, origami, sewing, dollmaking. I like to crochet because it's portable and I can sculpt the design as I go. I like to give myself creative challenges. I don't have a lot of time, perseverance or space when it comes to doing large, repetitive projects like full-sized bed quilts (one of these days I'll sew the stack of squares I've accumulated together!) but I love smaller things I can take in the car with me. My husband jokes that I'll try to make anything as small as possible. Some day, I'd like to try spinning. I took a lampwork bead course last year and loved it, but it's hard to fit into my life right now. Mostly, I just feed my collection of supplies...

likes

embellishments! beads, buttons, ribbon, etc.;

outdoors, the natural world;

butterflies, birds, monkeys, peacocks;

ocean, sea creatures, tropical fish;

color, especially jewel-toned ocean colors, bright and clear colors, greens, purples, blues, with clear oranges and yellows, but don't limit yourself to these -- I'm happy to be surprised too;

fiber arts;

handmade or other interesting papers;

yarns and fabrics;

natural fibers;

texture;

organic;

handmade things;

just about anything miniature;

I'd really like to see what you enjoy creating as well.

dislikes

My least favorite color is black, but I don't mind it as an accent color. I'm not big on the 70s combination of olive green/rust/mustard.

My kids love to help open mail, so I'd prefer not to receive anything with scary or disturbing imagery, no dismembered doll parts and no skulls or skeletons. Thanks!

Also: goddesses, pagan, halloween, gothic, voodoo dolls, other 'dark' things, cigarette smoke.

wishlist

beads, buttons, ribbon, lace, small charms for embellishing, bindings, cording, fibers, fat quarters (100% cotton quilting fabric, especially batiks, flowers and Asian motifs), fabric scraps (at least 2"), silk fabric, scrapbooking paper scraps (at least 2"), scrapbooking materials, variegated thread, embroidery floss, drawing pens, gel ink pens, stamps (including hand-carved), postcard with a note about where you live, handmade miniatures, handmade anything, handmade postcards, knitted/crocheted dishcloth, fabric postcards or ATCs, tote bags, tiny cookie cutters, teas (any kind!) chocolate (especially dark)

Swapping

I try my best to send my swaps on time and rate as soon as I receive. Please let me know before rating if there's a problem with one of my swaps. Thanks!

Waiting for...

Round Robin Journal Swap #2 from @BookWormGurl A time- and $-intensive one for her to run off with...

Rating from @fireemtgirl for Miniature Quilt #14 (June '11)

Rating from @egilkey for SEPT: Seven Things in Seven Days + Zine II (Nov. '10)

Rating from @vanessalouise for Miniature Quilt #9 (Aug. '10)

Quality Craft Swappers tag from @PurpleTX 2 fat quarters, $5 profile surprise, 2 crocheted dishcloths, random craft item (March 4/10)

Ribbons & Buttons Swap -- Rainbow Colors #1 Blue from @yriako (deadline Jan. 13/10); Angeled by @leahsimone - thanks!

Christmas Inchies from @Traderkat (deadline Dec. 18/09)

just keeping track of these

Round Robin Journal Swap #2 Worked on journals from: (me), @bibiana826 @dakini55 @BookWormGurl @FarStarr @manjigirl @aguasulis (sent Mar. 21), @marata (Apr. 27)

Round Robin Mailart Zine -- all sent

Ratings

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Comment: Love your art! Thanks for the recipe.
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for my monster, I was so excited when I opened the package, he is PERFECT for the dollhouse!!
Response: Good, I'm glad you like him!
user5311 rated for APRIL: Stuffed Mini Book on May 5, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the grat matchbox full of goodies! Love the envelope stamp!!!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Awesome matchbox! I love the little book! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked it :)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mini quilt!
Response: You're welcome. I had fun putting it together.
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Comment: Thanks for a look at your art. I hope you like what I did on my side! = )
Response: I do! Thanks!
FarStarr rated for Recycled Text Postcards on Mar 3, 2011
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Comment: Thanks Steph! The Stephen Wright quote is my favorite. We saw him in concert years ago..
Response: You're welcome. That's a funny connection!
bean rated for Recycled Text Postcards on Mar 3, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard, I love all the quotes! <3
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Nice work! I'm glad to have seen it. Will send it back your way soon. Thanks again.
Response: Thanks so much for the fun art you did on it.
Brooklyne rated for Recycle fabric to gift TAGS on Dec 10, 2010
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Comment: Very nice! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome - glad you liked them.
Patrice rated for Pumpkin Postcard on Nov 19, 2010
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Comment: I absolutely love the pumpkin. I like the way the fabric is pieced together and overlaid. Thanks so much. Pat
Response: Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. I keep trying to find different ways to use my scraps,
TC rated for Make Me a Mini Art Quilt on Nov 15, 2010
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Comment: I love the quiltie, and what a surprise that you've tasted the local fare in my little town! Just a small word of advice - it would probably benefit you to let your future partners know if you're sending late, even if it is just a day or two past the swap deadline.
Response: You're absolutely right -- my kids were sick and I should have let you know. Sorry! I usually do, but I don't know where my mind was this time. I'm glad you like the quiltie. Thanks for the rating.
Peony rated for NOV: Round Robin Mailart Zine on Nov 2, 2010
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Comment: Hi Stephanie- love your zine page and theme. I'm heading down to Puerto Rico on Friday so my page will be about Vieques. I've got *lots* of ideas swirling around my head!
Response: Awesome -- I'm looking forward to seeing it.
missxpistol rated for Mini-'zine swap #20 (September) on Oct 21, 2010
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Comment: Thanks! :)
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Comment: Wow! I am so impressed! I would love to make something like this!
Response: Thanks for the nice comment :)
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Comment: I love the blocks that you made for me! Thank you so much!!
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: I love my little angel, thank you very much
Response: You're welcome -- I'm glad you liked her.
Kimbeewa rated for Mini Zentangle Zine on Oct 12, 2010
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Comment: Wow! You are so talented...I LOVE this zine. Thank you so much for sharing it with me!!
Response: Thanks; I'm glad you like it :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on Sep 12, 2011:

whatsup

RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

wolfcreekartistry on Aug 17, 2011:

thank you for the beautiful post card for the ZMACS wta april, I love the fabric choices and the stitching to create such a beauty, thank you!

wolfeagle on Jul 11, 2011:

hi

craftgasm on May 18, 2011:

I love the fabric postcard you made me for the ZMACS March WTA! It's fabulous and totally worth waiting for. :) Thank you so much!

richara on May 3, 2011:

Welcome to the Page by Page group.

lepapillonvert on Apr 17, 2011:

A little bird told me that you love to swap

Fabric ATCs!

Sure hope that you'll continue to be a regular on the Monthly Fabric ATC Swap that I hostess.

Fabric ATC #12 is now posted on Crafting Queens. Please join the Crafting Queens group to participate.

Keep Creating & Happy Swapping!

MissPaula on Mar 30, 2011:

Glad you like my art! That was for you and your 2 little 'Tweeties'.........= )

PostMuse on Jan 24, 2011:

Thank you very, very much for the wonderful camel designs on the Right Back At Ya postcard swap. And I love that you have ridden a camel and have such a strong memory of that one particular ride. This card is sure to be a treasure. Thank you, again!

katiewoo on Oct 12, 2010:

Thanks for the splendid Mystery Coin Purse - it's fab!

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