Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2020 3:03 am


Date Joined: July 27, 2008
Last Online: July 4, 2013
Birthday: November 30
Country: United States

About Me

I am a first grade teacher from Pennsylvania. I live in my childhood home with my cat, my brother, and his boa. In my previous career I worked in the textile industry, hence my fabric obsession. I have always loved jewelry and started making my own back in college.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music. But mostly I listen to alternative, world, folk, and indie rock. I also love classical, jazz, blues, and bluegrass.

Favorite Books

Summer is when I do most of my reading, being a teacher. But I read all the time. My book club usually reads best sellers. I read a lot of science fiction/fantasy but also just really good books. Some of my favorite authors are Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, and Octavia Butler.

Favorite Movies

My favorite all time movie is The Dark Crystal, but I watch all kinds of movies from Action/Adventure to Chick Flicks.

Favorite Television

I watch way too much television. Mostly I watch dramas like Law & Order. Also now addicted to Trueblood, having read the books! Though I don't consider myself a fan of "Reality TV," I do enjoy watching HGTV's design star & Project Runway (go figure)!

Favorite Crafts

I guess my favorite craft is jewelry because you can make something so beautiful so quickly - like instant gratification. I love making something perfect to go with my favorite clothes. I also sew, make cards, and now ATCs. I write my own poems for my cards.

All Time Faves

Chocolate... Periwinkle Blue... retro fabric... realistic looking stickers All things in Nature (esp tree of life images) All animals, too, but not cartoon/childlike images (get plenty of this as a teacher) Favorite animals: monkeys, insects, ancient animals (fossils),bats, sloths, platypuses, woodland animals.

Personal Style

I like all kinds of different ethnic styles, mostly african, asian, latin (esp Frida & day of the dead), & celtic (esp knots, trees, & beasties).

For fabric, I'm not really into primary colors or pastels, but sometimes pastels look great w/other colors.

I love prints - not so much conventional, but retro or unusual. I also stay away from anything too cartoony. My favorite prints are organic - trees, leaves, fruit, vegetables.

Favorite colors & color combinations: periwinkle blue, aqua, teal, oranges, earthtones...chocolate brown with blue, green, pink. orange, teal...just about anything w/brown.

That being said, I'm open to other ideas & look forward to being surprised.

swap stuff

Apron Swap Info - I'll leave it up to my partners to decide full or half, but I am a plus sized girl, so please keep this in mind - thanks! I prefer extra long ties. I also like different styles of aprons. Retro ones are really cool.

Halloween Swap Info - The creepy side of the holiday is really my favorite - vamps, weres, & zombies, but I also like retro images. I love the folk-art type crafty stuff, too. I guess the only stuff I'm not into is really commercial or kid stuff.

Paper craft - paper is always welcome. Also interesting brads or buttons are cool. I really like self adhesive ribbon!

Fabric - fq's or really cool swatches are good, wool felt is always welcome! Just got some cute stuffie books for my b-day, so...good buttons for eyes, etc.

Jewelry - interesting beads are great, too. I also like tiny pewter and silver charms. I like natural looking gemstones - my favorite is carnelian.

I really like getting handmade stuff from other people, especially something knit (since I don't know how to do that). It's just so cool to see how other people's ideas come to fruition.


Comment: I am so sorry not to rate you sooner - so here I go - INCREDIBLE - Wish I could give you 25 hearts just for the notepad with Jack Skelton on the front! LOVE IT! The whole package incredible! Thanks so much! for this is one Spoiled Swapper Receiver!!!!
Comment: Loved it . . . loved it all!!!!
Comment: Holy molie girl. You went way above & beyond. Love it all!!! Thanks so so much!
Kicki rated for A 70s Fabric Notebook on Aug 11, 2010
Comment: Very cool notebook and lovely fabrics, thanks!
Kimminita rated for A 70s Fabric Notebook on Aug 1, 2010
Comment: love LOve LOVE the note book, the extra fabric and the handmade card. Thanks for spoiling me so much.
Comment: Oh my! Thank you soo much for this wonderful package! The extras was super and I love that the bags are reversible, You are a true talent and deserve heaps of stars!
coleenfranks rated for Covered ALtOid INT on Jul 11, 2010
Comment: Pat, you did a lovely job on the tin. Thank you so much and for the goodies. They'll be fun to use since I can't buy such here. What a blessing.
LMM rated for Frida Kahlo Art Paper doll on May 31, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable miniature Frida paper doll. Her carrying case/shrine was well above & beyond the swap requirements! NOTE: sent late with communication
onelovelygurl05 rated for CQ Mini Pinata Free Style on Apr 22, 2010
Comment: I LOVED everything!!!
Response: Thank you for your ratiing & heart. I really enjoyed making the pinata & filling it up - great swap :)
princessotako rated for Monster-osity on Mar 31, 2010
Comment: you are super fantastic! i was secretly wishing for a robot and am so happy. he is darling and if this is your first effort, keep making them - the little details certainly give character. i really do appreciate the effort of making something i'd like and then to find a book as well! there are not enough hearts to give you. i hope you receive something equally as brilliant. ΓƒΕ“
Response: Thank you for your generous rating. I am so pleased you like him! I got a super swap, too :)
LavenderLizard rated for Pendulum Swap on Mar 30, 2010
Comment: I just love the pendulum that you sent me for this swap! And the extra book is going to find its way into a lot of art. Thank you so much for a great package!
Response: I thought the pendulum was very pretty, too. I'm glad you like it (and the book). Enjoy :)
Comment: ooo i love this apron thank you so much the owl is just so cute!! and that for the cute cook book ten stars for you
Response: I'm so pleased you like it! This was a great swap. Thanks for your generous rating :)
Zaqurus rated for Unleash Your Imagination on Feb 28, 2010
Comment: The story was great! I loved the idea of how unsure he was and building the relationship with Godric that you see in the series. For your first story it was a winner! Good job!
Comment: I love love love my ugly frog!!!!! He is awesome!! Thank you sooo much! He is going to school with me and sitting on my desk to keep me company.
Response: I'm so glad you like him! I had a lot fun with this swap. Enjoy :)
Comment: Dearest Pat, What can I say...everything was so adorable. I really love it all. But that wall hanging takes the cake! Super Cute and such alot of work and effort! Everything arrived in perfect order because of the great care you put into packaging. Don't worry about the hedgie being a christmas ornament. I happen to adore ornaments and he will fit so nicely on my tree next year! I saw a tutorial on something similar to the acorn art and really wanted to try it myself but couldn't find any real acorn tops in my area. Anyways, I couldn't be happier with all the wonderful items you sent me! What a great way to start a Saturday! I really hope your partner treated you as well as you treated me! Happy Swapping, Shayla
Response: I'm so pleased you liked it all. This was a really fun swap and I enjoyed making everything :)
laurebel rated for Micro Fiction # 5 on Jan 18, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the story! My son loves his book. Sorry I rated so late.
boopgirly rated for Animal Alphabet ATCs - Z on Dec 20, 2009
Comment: Thank you Pat for the nauseating little zorillas from Zanzibar also for the christmas papers.
pippaandpom rated for Animal Alphabet ATCs - Z on Dec 16, 2009
Comment: Thank you for my Zorillas in Zanzibar!
Nimue rated for Favorite Cryptid ATC on Dec 6, 2009
Comment: Thanks for sending the Chupacabra atc,.....yikes! :) Thanks again, and thanks for joining my swap! :)
YooperHill rated for Micro Fiction swap #6 F on Dec 2, 2009
Comment: Loved the story and the presentation! Thank you.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 131 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
102 146 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 7 39 53
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


renate on Aug 29, 2013:

thankyou gimmiemail

RyeRye on Sep 6, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

Dmitterhofer on Jan 28, 2010:

OWL LOVERS ARE A HOOT! has a new Swap :)

Handmade Owl Postcard

Wanna Join?? :)

stacirose on Jan 8, 2010:

Come join the new swaps at the Professional Artists!

Destash Swap: I Got What You Need! Supplies De-Stash Swap


Beautiful Baubles - Handmade Jewelry Swap


Nimue on Nov 15, 2009:

Thank you for joining my Favorite Cryptid ATC swap. Possibly in December I will put this up again, but this time as a general swap for everyone, maybe that way there might be more response. Thanks again! :)

SpookySweets1 on Oct 19, 2009:

Just wanted to invite you to come join my "Nerdcore!!! 250 Ct. Matchbox" Swap!!! Check it out at http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/47573 Thanks.

diamonddew on Aug 22, 2009:

Hi! Welcome to my new group, Zombies, Aliens, Vampires, Monsters and Robots! And any other creepy cuteness you can think of :) Take a look at our first swap (sign-up deadline 26 Aug) and get stuck in! x

cats on Jul 17, 2009:

Thank you for great package for "Something old becomes something new" swap, and it's special for meΓ’β„’Β₯ You are the best!

niecedenise on Jun 4, 2009:

Thankyou for your part in the Literary Apron swap. Its wonderful and I cant wait for the next chapter!

CraftySenorita on Apr 28, 2009:

You are invited to join my "Fruity Whimsy Jar" . It's going to be fun!



here ---> http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/35502

Login to leave a comment now!