Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2019 12:48 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2015
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: February 17, 1979
Country: United States
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January 2019 - Jumping back into swapping. It's been a while, so going to keep it simple-ish to see how it fits into the ol' schedule. Looking forward to doing some creative things, as it's kinda been a while.

If anyone is interested in a private swap for a handmade mug rug or a Dotee doll, lemme know!

Things that are happening right now:

  • Finishing a yellow knitted blanket
  • Learning Spanish
  • Trying out Bullet Journaling
  • #30screenlessnights
  • 1 second every day
  • Simplifying
  • Contemplating this and that

If ever something I send doesn't get to you, please let me know so I have a chance to correct it. As much as we rely on the postal service, they too make mistakes and lose things. I get it.(where are my keys again?)


About Me

My word for 2019: MOVE

Things I like to make sometimes:

Collage Postcards
Dotee dolls
Mug Rugs
Knit hats, scarves, socks, and sweaters
Crochet amigurumi toys
Messes Decisions Me Time

Stuff About Me

  • I will turn 40 in February! Whaaaaaat?!?
  • Married for 16 years to Dave (engineer and private pilot)
  • Totally a cat person. These days I spend my cat time with four "formerly feral" kitties, who sleep in our garage at night and play outside during the day (except when they visit me in the studio ;)
  • I got certified to teach POP Pilates in August 2017, but I'm not teaching anywhere at the moment.

On November 17, 2017 I had to say goodbye to my sweet Pippin. I miss this little face every day.


As Far as Swaps...

I find myself joining less swaps these days. Mostly because I don't need "stuff". So I'm being a little more selective.

Here are some things I'm into at the moment:

  • Deer are kinda my life mascot right now
  • fun or pretty footie socks
  • handmade items
  • mug rugs
  • a good writing pen
  • your zine
  • something new to try!
  • Images/cutouts I could use for collage or ATC's

Colors: I like purples, greens and blues, earth tones. There aren't many colors that bother me, except maybe that Safety Green...

Animals: Cats, deer, foxes, an elephant here and there...

Postcards: Preferences are art or animals, especially trees, cats, foxes, the moon, or anything off my alphabetty list below :)

I like my postcards stamped and written or drawn on. If you don't know what to write, send me a good quote, a short poem, or an interesting fact, or a verse that means something to you :)

That Alphabet Thing

  • A - Autumn
  • B - bullet journaling?
  • C - cats, Celtic designs
  • D - deer, Dove chocolate
  • E - elves, elephants
  • F - foxes
  • I - Irish culture and language
  • L - ladybugs, lip gloss
  • M - Monet's paintings, mail art, mini zines, muffin recipes, moon
  • P - Punch Studio cards, pens, POP Pilates
  • Q - quotes
  • S - snails, socks, Squishmallows, Spanish
  • Z - zines


Here are Joey & Silver (with the white spot on his forehead)...our 2 little half adopted feral kittens. No relation to Pippin ;)


My beautiful Carolina sky...


Things I Don't Prefer

  • vanilla scent
  • crudeness, rudeness and nudeness
  • Only known allergy is cucumber (I know, right?)
  • cheese crackers
  • raspberry...the fruit, the flavor and the scent
  • TEA

My Personal Counter

Currently I have made 167 paper cranes!

Miles walked since Aug 1 2016: 532


ch23 rated for QUICK Animal Postcard #1 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful card of a male lion! Thank you.
Comment: Hi Rachael ! Thank you thank you thank you, for the beautiful mug rug and for the yummy tea! I love them!
Manurnakey rated for QUICK Animal Postcard #1 on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: The Tiger postcard is magnificent! And thank you for reading my profile and sharing about your kitties :) I also love Mark Twain's 'cat-isms."
CurlyTea rated for Winter Dotee Doll on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Cute snowman! You do amazing work. He goes perfectly with the other two.Thanks for another fabulous swap. I really appreciate our friendship and enjoy every swap with you.
Response: Aww! So glad you like it! They're so much fun to make and it is a pleasure having someone to trade with! :)
ttbishop rated for CUCrew: Surreal Silhouette on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you SOOO much!! Love the PC and the kitties. :-D
HannahsMommy07 rated for Senders Choice Squares on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: love my squares!
AZmom875 rated for Senders Choice Circles on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: I am glad to be the recipient of your newest toy for Christmas. I loved the stamped images, esp the cats. Well done!
Response: So glad you like the images I chose! The cats are some of my favorites too :)
keahirada rated for Jigsaw Puzzle Letter on Jan 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun puzzle. Thanks for trying to find a peacock or butterfly. I know thats hard though. How cool that our birthdays are so close! Going to send you a pm in response!
luckylynnl rated for QUICK Rubber Stamp swap #1 USA on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Rachael: Great stamp. Sure I will get a lot of use out of it. ♥
earthnk rated for Let’s Swap Wintry Mugrugs on Dec 20, 2018
Comment: What a sweet wintry mugrug. I could see myself sledding through this scene. Thank you for the tea and adorable deer note card. I enjoyed swapping with you and hope to swap more textile challenges in the future. 🤗
PaperPassion rated for Latest Craze-ATC Coin on Aug 26, 2018
Comment: thank you for the great coin.I love the border you made and one of my favorite subject matters.Nice addition to my growing collection.
Comment: I love this nature themed pc! I cannot wait for autumn either. I love the weather and holidays!
Comment: I love the ATC coin - the words about the traveler are so clever! The background is lovely too. Thank you!
esew123 rated for SUSA - Pineapple ATC on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for my Pineapple ATC. It's cool when you can use a stamp you just bought. So many stamps to choose from...but you got the best one! :-)
Comment: Happy heart sentiment and love your colors! Thanks
Comment: I love the saying on this one! Thank you!
Poftoffel rated for Spring Haiku + Free Haiku on May 16, 2018
Comment: Beautiful haiku! I especially like the second one, because isn't that feeling the best? :D Thank you for sharing!
shinyserra rated for SS: Handmade PC with Stamping #2 on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for a pretty scenic view PC! I love how you created the view with different stamps.
HOLDENV84 rated for PCEW18 Round 2 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Love that you themed my postcard. Thank you so much!
kdeorne1 rated for PCEW18 Round 2 on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.

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CurlyTea on Feb 20, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Lonestarchild on Feb 15, 2019:

Oh what a fun-filled envie of AWG Feb wishes! And such a clever Nancy address label -- totally made my day when I saw it sticking out of the mailbox! Thank you so much!!

tcornell on Feb 11, 2019:

Rachael, Thank you so much for the mermaid stickers from Etsy, they really are to stinkin' cute! The sound I made when I opened the package: "Squeeee!". AWG February

tcornell on Feb 8, 2019:


Its almost your birthday, and happy birthday to you (because I will likely forget on the actual day to tell you!). Wishing you a wonderful day though, as you deserve it. I hope its better than mine was (Jan 27th)- my driver's license is now expired because I went on Jan. 20th to renew/get a TX license and they wanted my marriage license (which I can't find). Now, that its expired, the state of Texas is making me take the written and driving tests all over again- UGH I already took the written one and a 6 hr online drivers ed course, but can't take the driving test till I get the document from the Ohio probate court... Sigh- Happy birthday to me haha. xo Tracy

Butterfly1974 on Feb 5, 2019:

Thank you so much for the lovely card and yummy teas for AWG. It was very nice to see your name at the top of the card. I immediately remembered you :) Thank you!!

bluehairedmary on Jan 4, 2019:

Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas cards, vintage stamps, and the neat postcard! It was happy mail for me, coming home from my first day back at work. ~AWG January Wishlist~

goinjenny on Dec 27, 2018:

Thank you for the AWG December

hollycm6 on Dec 25, 2018:

Thank you for the lip balms, and the teas and honey sticks. I'm especially looking forward to trying that honey, mmmmm! :)

earthnk on Dec 15, 2018:

You're welcome. I'm glad you liked the sparkly deer card. It wanted very much to go to your home. Glad you wished for deer in AWG. The mulling spice bags were a new find and I'm enjoying them and enjoying sharing them.

Happy Holidays 🎄


tcornell on Nov 16, 2018:


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