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bluesky

bluesky
Date Joined: February 25, 2016
Last Online: April 19, 2018
Birthday: March 23, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

ABOUT ME Originally from Germany, recent new US citizen (yay) after living here for almost 5 years now. Married, SAHM, 41 year old first time mother of my little miracle, two spoiled rescue cats, crafting, urban homesteading, gardening, writing – love writing letters and journaling (for my daughter), cooking, baking and preserving, needle working , recycling, herbs, home made things, reading, listening to music, other countries and cultures, languages, volunteering, natural parenting is what interests me. Currently trying to re-learn an instrument, trying new crafts with fabric, felting… happy to be on Swap Bot for almost 2 years now (time is flying..!) love swapping, sending and receiving mail.

GENERAL SWAP RELATED THINGS - I always rate and usually right away. No rating then means not received. My first two names are my (one) first name and I love to be addressed as such ;-)) Please always use my address exactly as written including extended ZIP code. Do not forget my last name! We don’t have a very good mail service at times. Everything that helps the mail to arrive is good. Please always add your return address clearly on the envelope since mail that could otherwise lost would then get returned to you. That also includes name of your country in it’s English name version. Washi/Stickers and the likes on envelope – avoid or has to be taped over, especially the thick stickers. Yes I have gotten ripped/half/scrap letters before and on more than one occasion :-/ Missing swap from my side, please contact, I will always re-send.

STOCKING STUFFER SWAPS / KID’S STOCKING STUFFER

GENERALLY – yes we don’t do celebrate Christmas, but have a gift giving on our December holiday (Hanukka) too. No worries about the kind of wrapping paper or the shape of the item (does not need to fit into stocking ;-) but please nothing related to Christmas as we have no use for it. Thank you. Rating when received and re-rate in December.

KIDS - my daughter will be around 18 months in Dec. 2018 – some wishes/interests are: organic vegetable, herb, flower seeds suited for a children garden (examples in etsy favorites), children gardening tools, tools/toys for the sandbox, simple (peg) puzzles with around 10 pieces, anything etsy&amazon favorites inspired, anything nature related for her nature table, homemade things welcome, (gently) used or Thrift store more than welcome, if you are from Germany or in general – love the Haba board games and blocks – “Sendung mit der Maus” Series –“Loewenzahn” Series – Pixi Books - Ravensburger board games and board books – especially the “Wieso, Weshalb,Warum Junior” Books Series – again used more than welcome! :) - especially for the books series: we have several of them, so I would appreciate that you ask first, in order to avoid doubles. Astrid Lindgren (used) picture books in German language- example Lotta, Madita. Still searching for"Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt" (there are smaller editions, easier to).Cute baby earrings, we just had her ears pierced. We don’t have a TV at home. Clothing (home made) for her Waldorf dolls.Board books in English language for little kids that explain, how things work (ex. Themes like “the forest” “the weather” “the seasons” ”at home” etc) Things made from wood. Sheets of felt or needle felting supplies. Fabric/fat quarters/vintage fabric. Big Alphabet letters made from wood or felt. Cute (homemade welcome) socks or hats or gloves or scarf for her age. Natural dyed wool rovings. Wooden/felt play food for play kitchen. Face paint. Acessoiries for dressing up/pretend plays (scarves, hats etc etc). your homemade Granny Square! :) it would be wonderful to put together a "worldwide" blanket for her. "Pen pal letter" that shows/explains something special of your hometown/are/country - I started a box/book for her to learn about different places. We don’t have much of a family or better said, almost no family, so holidays easily can be a bit lonely at times - so anything for her “stocking stuffer” will be greatly appreciated and add up a lot to our holiday joy!

IDEAS FOR MY STOCKINGS- etsy&amazon (inspired) favorites, stationery (only lettersets and notecards currently, washi only from etsy favorites, I have way too much washi and pens and sticky notes etc), personalized address labels with a favorite motiv (ex. cats), organic seeds (currently loooking especially for perennial flower seeds, herbs), craftsy items – scrapbook-felting-weaving-cross stitch…,return sddress labels snacks for the cats, catnip stuffed toys, stickers (flower, butterflies etc, kiddi/reward ok, no Christmas stickers please!) unused commemorative letterstamps, fabric/fat quarters, scrapbook supplies, Recipe Cards, weaving-needlefelting supplies, natural dyed wool, touristy fridge magnets (strongly preferred real pictures of your native landscape-flora-fauna-interesting non religious buildings etc). I do not collect other touristy things like keychains. Food/Beverages – I love chocolate, peanut butter candies, hot cocoa, certain snacks, food I miss from Germany, Trader Joe’s - but not necessary to send unless swap has to include food/beverages. Please check “Kosher Food” especially for international swaps. Preferably choose something else to send instead.

PREFER NOT TO - things that smell, I have a problem with certain smells. Same for certain Bath and Body Products, so rather not receive these or scented candles or scented whatever (EXCEPTION whatever on my etsy favorites/unscented natural products "burts bee style" lipbalm/soap...) I love cooking/baking but please no cookbooks, it usually doesn’t work for me. No jewelry. Washi/Pens currently not, I am flooded, unless swap requires washi samples or etsy favorite, but even then rather receive something else currently. I am covered in regards to sticky notes, journals and bookmarks (unless it’s homemade art). Not interested in Hello Kitty or Kawaii. Not really into planners or calendars. No bookmarks anymore, I have too many now! I collect coins/stamps, but don't need a book to hold them. I am good with all the garden gloves I have right now. I am into touristy fridge magnets but not keychains (also not shotglasses, pens etc) I am into cats, not dogs (sorry, apologies to the dogs. but I'm a catlady). Even with cats (or in general), I am not into items that "humanize" them example wearing a skirt or sunglasses or... I like to do cross-stitch or other stitch techniques, but it seems I prefer a certain style plus I'm good with cross-stitch kits/projects for a while to come \ anyway, so I prefer not to receive :) Not into Kitchen towels or oven mittens. Thanks to swapbot I have more than enough recipecards for now.

PLEASE NO Christmas-Easter-Halloween-Valentine’s-St Patrick ‘s Day-religious related things. (but no worries about wrapping for stocking stuffer swaps)

STATIONERY – currently please only lettersets, notecards, stickers, postcards. I am flooded with pens, washi, sticky notes,note pads… so please no more, unless swap has to include washi samples or if it’s a washi etsy favorite. Home made envelopes and stationery are great! also welcome ink or ink samples for my fountain pen.

LIKES/GENERAL THEMES - Touristy Fridge Magnets (strongly preferred with real picture/photography of native landscape-flora-fauna-non religious buildings-lighthouses etc - also to see and learn about other places, NO magnets please that just show stripes of green and blue for ocean and grass and could be everywhere :-) ), touristy Postcards (same themes as fridge magnets) and used stamps (again same themes), used or unused US vintage stamps, FDC,maxicards,mini-sheets, coins/currency (I have a lot the following countries, so prefer not to receive: EU Zone, Israel, Russia, India, Malaysia, Canada, from US only State Quarters that I don’t have yet, America the beautiful series that I don’t have yet) tulips, sunflowers, flowers, organic seeds, cats, butterflies, horses, dolphins, water, ocean, spring, summer, autumn/autumn colors, winter and snow, Pooh-Diddl-Care Bears-Tatty Teddy), your homemade art, recycle craft, vintage fabrics (feedsacks, cloth napkins, bedsheets, table cloth, fabric scraps/paper scraps/felt or needle felt scraps, thin fabric used for natural dyeing, wool rovings, cross stitch floss, anything from nature for my daughter’s nature table (shells and stones from your beach or landscape, acorns, chestnuts, walnut halves, dried leaves, wood, scraps of wool, fabric, felt, feathers, driftwood, roots and whatever you can think of, especially other countries would make nice to learn about other places in addition) return address labels, ,face paint, wood or felt play food, accessoiries for dressing up/pretend play (think scarves, hats, vintage things), cats, teddy bears,lighthousers happy mail for my MIL (sick and often in hospital), stickers/notecards/happy mail supplies for my volunteering on sick children/senior citizens, tried- and true recipes/world cuisine/the recipe your grandmother used to make.

PRIVATE SWAPS - I’m always open for a private swap through the official swap system (not totally new members though sorry…please have a few positive ratings first) especially about: birthday surprise, kid’s birthday surprise, Jewish Holidays, sweets and snacks from Germany, board games/board books from Germany, stationery (paper) from Germany, your/mine home grown organic seeds or plants (seasonal can offer strawberry runners, banana plants), your/mine home made art, fridge magnets, coins/currency, stamps/postage (FDC etc). Your pen pal letter – I love writing letters and am open to new pen pals!

LOW RATING – this was a newbie swapper, who (as a swap host) did not communicate and also seemed not to understand the purpose of swapbot-the rating system, as her swap was never even sent out and I then rated a “1”. Hers was a improper retaliation rating as “response”, even though I had sent my swap before the deadline. Yes, I have the receipt of my package that I have sent to her.I will be happy to re-rate whenever it will arrive here.

FOOD-BEVERAGES/KOSHER – Please don’t send, if it’s not clear and too confusing - rather choose something else to send from the many other suggestions on my prfoile, but always feel free to ask me about it (better ask than google, it can be confusing, and not all accurate at times). I’m usually not doing food swaps, but some things I love: M&M’s especially coffee, peanut butter and including the Christmas flavored ones – I’m always happy when they appear in the stores same for Hershey candy holiday mint candy cane etc, Peppermint Bark pieces (Ghirardelli) Hershey’s nuggets, Hershey’s cookie bites, Ghirardelli, sea salt and caramel flavor, peanut butter flavor or candies (ex Trader Joe), coffee flavor, granola, hot cocoa, herbal tea. PLAIN black or green tea with NO additional flavors is always kosher (though I prefer herbal teas!) From Germany – Kinderriegel, Kinderschokolade, Duplo, Hanuta, Giotto, Erdnuss Flips (!) and others – ask me about it :)

Ratings

Fabriqueen rated for Advent Calendar #5 USA on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! I'm already getting anxious for Christmas. I'm just a kid at heart. LOL! Hugs, Diane
Froggy2974 rated for WIYM Stocking Stuffer USA April on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the gift, saving it for Christmas.
NatACT rated for Advent Calendar #4 INTERNATIONAL on Apr 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, I will wait to open at Christmas time. :D
MadeByRori rated for CHWH: Spring envelope on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies and that beautiful handmade envie
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Comment: Thank you :D
EmilyT rated for AN What Makes You Smile? on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful sunset, they make me smile, too.
JennaZ rated for Fill My Stocking - April on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
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loveualatte rated for March Birthday Card on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely birthday card and the extras ❤!
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Comment: Thank you for the very springy happy mail! I'm guessing there's flower seeds in the plastic bag. But what kind? 🤔 Thank you ❤
Response: thanks for your rating and heart and i'll email you about the seeds .
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Wishlist Swap on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!! My cat was immediately interested in the package so I was wondering if there was something inside for him!! <3 Sooo nice! My girls will be thrilled with the flower seeds! They are eager to get their planters growing! I love the horse stickers! PERFECT for my crafting and planning! Thank you so much for such a nice surprise!! !xx Gabi
polyk rated for 3 Coins from your country on Apr 13, 2018
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Comment: Love them! Thanks so much! 🙃
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the post cards and washi, and the Soviet coin is so cool!
cllfdl rated for Advent Calendar #5 INTERNATIONAL on Apr 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! will hold off until I need a pick me up!
Kraftylady777 rated for Send Anything #36 on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much
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Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail & for bringing a smile to my face. I apologize for the late rating as well. Take care & happy swapping!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards and stamps!!
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Comment: OMGoodness what a treat to find a beautiful FDC in my happy mail from you! I truly appreciate the cancelled stamps, and will use rhe coffee rhe next time I make Tiramisu! Have a wonderful day, friend!
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Comment: thank you for your lovely envelope! Toll dass Du auf Deutsch geschrieben hast - danke! :)
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Comment: Thank you! Waiting is going to be the hard part!!

Rating Overview

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Comments

HappyMom on Apr 9, 2018:

Thanks for the profile wish from AWG for March! I love what you sent :)

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simcoe54 on Mar 23, 2018:

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

simcoe54 on Mar 19, 2018:

CPG: March Wishes - Thanks so much for the return address labels. I can never have enough of them for all the mail I have. Thanks for being so thoughtful.

TeaNi on Mar 15, 2018:

Thank you very much

for granting a March CPG wish for me with the adorable kitten address labels! And I was just about to run out of the labels I have, so your timing couldn't be more perfect! :)

PhoenixLM on Mar 15, 2018:

Your welcome

CurlyTea on Mar 15, 2018:


Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes and the the butterflies are beautiful. I have wanted a set for so long. Thanks!

mariamichelle on Mar 14, 2018:

Thanks for the address labels in "A Wish Granted USA"

goinjenny on Mar 13, 2018:

Thank you for the note cards, postcards and washi samples for AWG March!!

yvonne401 on Mar 13, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG March wish of a birthday surprise!

bjmonroe on Mar 12, 2018:

Thank you for granting my AWG wish for seeds

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