Hi I'm Liz, and I have too many hobbies :)
Right now, we rent a small house in an old neighborhood, but one day I'd like to live on a couple acres with some chickens and goats and a HUGE garden.
I have a BA in history and english literature, and an MS in library and information science. I have been working as a Reference librarian in a large public library for almost 5 years and I love it!
I am an avid vegetable gardener, and just became a certified Master Gardener this past year.
I try hard to be Earth "conscious" -- I eat locally and organic when possible (although not strictly), and recycle everything I possibly can. I hate throwing away packing supplies so I try to reuse them if I can. If you are offended getting used envelopes, please let me know and I will send you a new one, but know it pains me deeply :p
Other hobbies include: beading/jewelry making, scrapbooking, SMASHbooking, and sewing. I love vintage craft supplies, modern fabrics, bright colors.
Oh, and I adore pink flamingos and dark chocolate :)
I joined swap-bot in October 2012 and have quickly become addicted to swapping :) I love sending and receiving happy mail. Unfortunately due to USPS increases and budget, I will have to limit my swapping to swaps that only take 1-2 stamps to mail :( I might be able to slip in a higher shipping cost swap here and there, but it will mostly be USA only flat swaps.
If for some reason you don't receive a swap from me, please send me a message! I will gladly resend :)
I will ALWAYS rate, and expect others to do the same. It may take me a few days after receiving, but I generally don't open packages until I have time to sit down and rate.
Beading: I've been beading for probably close to 20 years. I mostly like working with seed beads and in bright colors. I also like to make hair accessories, so clips, bobby pins and metallic colored wires get used often.
Scrapbooking/papercrafts: I enjoy scrapbooking and paper crafting and ATCs. I just bought a Smash Book and am looking forward to filling it up with all of the little bits of my life I have been saving :) I really like vintage ephemera embellishments and themed papers, bright colored double sided papers (like K&company Jubilee collection), Washi/decorative tape, alphabet/number stamps and stickers, and adhesive borders.
Sewing: I just started to teach myself how to quilt. I love fresh, modern fabrics (like Denyse Schmidt, Pat Bravo, etc.). I can also use pretty much any notions since I just am getting started.
Gardening: I live in zone 6c and would love to swap seeds/plants with people. I mostly do vegetable gardening but I also like to use perennials and herbs around the flower beds. I'm also up to swapping gardening advice anytime!
Nature: I love nature, and animals. I'd love pictures of scenery or animals in your area.
Cooking: recipes are definitely welcomed :)
Gaming: I still consider myself a "gamer" even though I don't do it nearly as much as I used to -- like I said, too many hobbies! My biggest game time waster is World of Warcraft. I've been playing since 2006 with periodic hiatuses. I play console games, mostly Nintendo franchise stuff, I especially love anything old school NES (especially Yoshi, Kirby, and Zelda). I play the Sims 2 and the Sims 3 occasionally.
double sided paper
seeds/empty seed packets
landscape and nature photography
pumpkin flavored things
seed beads and rhinestones
children's themed items
cartoon themed items
loose glitter (the stuff gets everywhere!)
excessive nudity (classy vintage pin-ups are fine)
Please don't send:
tea/coffee with caffeine
the YELLOW up&up brand printed paper tape from Target I've found all the other colors at various stores, but I can't find the yellow (it's in the stationary section)
.24 or .26 gauge colored wire
scrapbook embellishments (see likes/dislikes)
6x6 scrapbook paper pads, or the 4x6 We are memory keepers Albums made easy pads
anything Tim Holtz
I'm working on some scrappy quilts, so I'd love 2.5", 3.5" or 5" fabric charms -- or fabric scraps that are at least 2.5" that I can cut into squares :)
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