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driftclosely

driftclosely
Date Joined: January 22, 2009
Last Online: November 1, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

It's been years since I used Swapbot, but the love of creating and making things + sharing them always brings me back.

I adore thoughtfully handmade items.

I put a lot of thought and care into my packages and crafts as well as what my partner likes. I send out things that I personally would like to receive. No one likes to get junk or leftovers!

I send ALL of my packages with Delivery Confirmation (US) or with a Certificate of Mailing (international). Delivery Confirmation shows when the package was delivered, and a Certificate of Mailing is a certificate that indicates a parcel has been mailed and validated by the post office. I keep in good contact, and you will hear from me when your stuff is mailed!

I reuse packaging supplies. I would love it if you would do the same, too!

Favorite Books

  • Vonnegut: Mother Night, Breakfast of Champions
  • McCann: Let the Great World Spin (favorite in the sense that this book had such a deep profound effect on me after I read it)

I also enjoy reading cookbooks and magazines, crafting books and magazines, Japanese craft books, fantasy, uncanny, or darker fiction by authors such as Kurt Vonnegut and Roald Dahl.

I'm sorry, but I am not into Harry Potter, Twilight, Da Vinci Code, the Hunger Games, or romance novels.

Favorite Music

  • Lumineers
  • Of Monsters and Men
  • Portishead
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela

And I absolutely, positively adore Ella Fitzgerald!

Favorite Crafts

Here are crafts that I enjoy making:

  • Sewing (plushies, useful things, toys, doll clothing)
  • Embroidery
  • ATCs

On Swapbot, I primarily join ATC swaps. I used to join the sewing ones, but I have grown to love (and favor) ATCs. Who doesn't like portable, miniature works of art? ;)

And while this isn't a craft, I like writing handwritten letters to friends.

Likes

I really love handmade! If it's made by you, and you put lots of heart into it, I will adore it! I also love useful handmade things/accessories, so I can show it off. :D

Here are some themes that I like!

  • Halloween! All day every day!
  • Tarot cards
  • Jellyfish
  • Swallows and sparrows/birds
  • Mushrooms
  • Forest themes
  • Vintage illustrations
  • Fair-trade handmade items
  • Handmade papers
  • Calligraphy & illuminated manuscripts
  • Watercolor
  • Things that can be used/are useful. :D

I am HUGE fan of Blythe, a doll that was first made by Kenner in the 70s. I love sewing for Blythe and also enjoy rerooting. I also have ball-jointed dolls and am currently working on making alpaca wigs.

Dislikes

  • Cartoon-ish, clip-art looking stuff
  • Diddl
  • Dated looking things
  • Quilty-looking fabrics; also, low quality fabrics
  • Tacky fonts like Comic Sans and Papyrus
  • Disney
  • Country
  • Candles
  • Dotee dolls
  • Anime
  • Bath and Body Works and other overly perfumey type of body care
  • Religious iconography such as crosses
  • Inchies

I kindly ask that you do not send me extras unless they are relevant to the swap (trying to destash and reduce clutter). I rate on the swap item made, not on extras.

Thank you!

Wishlist

Just a simple little wishlist here! I have a lot of crafty stuff in my possession, especially stuff that can be purchased from chain craft stores, but these are a few items I have a difficult time acquiring or would love to receive. :D

  • Japanese linens and cottons
  • Japanese fabric trims/elastic
  • Small sequins (smaller than 8mm)
  • Well-made ATCs
  • Washi tape
  • Animal fiber (I can process wool or alpaca by hand!)

Again, this is just a wishlist, no demands or anything! :) As previously mentioned, I love handmade and tend to participate in those swaps. If you put the time, effort, and thought into your swap, I know that I'll love it. :D

Swaplifting/Flakers

@Paralistocrat - For the mushroom stuffie swap. After apologizing and promising to send, a month went by with nothing. The host was very sweet and angeled for me.

@bubbleburd21 - For the vegan recipe swap. She told me she would resend but received nothing. bubbleburd also swaplifted the host.

Private Swaps & Other Swapping

I love doing private swaps! If you're interested in doing a private swap, please contact me. If I have not swapped with you before, I would kindly ask that you send first.

Also, I am pretty understanding if there is a delay when it comes to mailing out a swap. I keep in good contact with my swaps, and I really do expect the courtesy to be returned. To me, communication is the most important aspect in swapping, especially if there is a long delay.

I just ask that you please be mindful of swapping!

Ratings

PaulandLeezy rated for Vintage ATC - With Gold! on Jun 19, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! :)
Amuterasu rated for Altered Text ATC Swap #5---Yellow on Jun 6, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I love the ATC :]
Response: Thank you for rating; I'm glad you love the ATC - I really enjoyed making it for you. :)
ixykix rated for Altered Text ATC Swap #7----RED on Jun 6, 2012
5
rating
Comment: hi Judith - thanks so much for a lovely ATC! I very much liked the style of the washed red - it really suits the text. I'm loving this series so much! Thank you too for the lovely extras - just the kind of things I like!! :-) I'm still learning with my veganism! I've been veggie for 6 years, but only went vegan a month ago - makes life interesting!
Response: Hey, Fran, thank you so much for commenting, rating, and the heart. Means quite a bit coming from you as I truly do cherish the ATC you sent me (as well as those beautiful extras!). I loved creating for the red card in this series, and I'm quite glad that you like it so! Good luck with the veganism - I enjoyed it the year I went vegan. Hope our paths cross again, soon! :D
Wingy rated for Altered Text ATC Swap #7----RED on Jun 1, 2012
5
rating
Comment: thank you for sharing your art with me..i <3 it
Response: Thank you for the comment, rating, and heart, Wingy! I loved making the red series: explored new techniques in my card creation, and I'm so glad it found a home with you. :D
JemStone rated for Altered Text ATC Swap #5---Yellow on May 7, 2012
5
rating
Comment: I just love the ATC! How cool! The phrase you made is just wow!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart, JemStone! I'm thrilled that you like the phrase - I guess dull Sumerian mythology books have a time and place, huh? ;)
aploenes rated for ATC: It's all about me! on Apr 14, 2012
5
rating
Comment: so pretty and I loved the card that doubles as a post card!
Response: Apologies for the late response, but thank you so much for the rating and heart! I'm quite happy that you liked my constellation card - brings back a lot of good memories of the past. Glad you liked the card/postcard, too!
5
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Comment: I love the ATC!!! And the postcard! Thank you
Response: Sorry it took so long for me to respond, but thank you, kurtina! I'm glad that you love the ATC - that was was, indeed, hard to let go. :) Hope you can find use for the postcard!
5
rating
Comment: The ATC is beautiful! Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. You did good :)
Response: So very sorry for the late response, but thank you, grammag, for the rating and the heart! I loved making this for you. :D
Marsha907 rated for Profile Based ATC on Mar 31, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card you made just for me. Very nice, capturing some of my interests.Perhaps I'll get to Norway someday. That was a cool note card you sent too.
Response: Thank you for the rating, Marsha907! Maybe I'll see you in Norway someday - I added that place onto my list of "to visits." ;)
KraftyKaren rated for Egg Shaped ATC on Mar 28, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thanks. Your atc is gorgeous and vintage looking. I like the card you sent it in. :)
Response: Thanks for the rating, Karen! I'm glad you like the notecard as well as the ATC. It was hard to let go, but it has a great home with you. ;)
5
rating
Comment: Thank for everything.. the wallet is very well made - just put all my stuff in it.. and the star is adorable.. and the peeps well.. that goes without saying!! Thanks a bunch!!
5
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Comment: Judith - WOW! Thank you so much for the 3 brilliant ATCs!!! They are so unique and different, and have had so much effort put into them – something that I really appreciate =D I particularly love the "My Favorite Color" ATC - so beautiful! Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap – it is swappers like you that make swap-bot such a great experience! Margarita xxx
lavendarcat rated for blue bird of happiness on Apr 16, 2011
5
rating
Comment: This is a beautiful card. Thank you.
Response: Thank you, lavendarcat! I'm glad you like the card, and thanks for the rating and heart!
jennifersheremetta rated for blue bird of happiness on Apr 8, 2011
5
rating
Comment: This was the very first ATC Ive ever had! Its absolutely amazing! I can tell alot of time and thought went into this! Thank you so very much! Its beautiful!! :)
Response: *squee* I'm super flattered that my card is the first ATC that you've ever received. They're addicting, aren't they? I'm so happy that you liked it, and thank you so much for the great comment, rating, and heart! :D
krimsonlake rated for Free Theme ATC #28 on Mar 30, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful ATC. I also really enjoyed reading about how you made it.
Response: Yay, I'm so glad that you like it! Thank you for the comment, rating, and heart! :)
n03mi63 rated for Free Theme ATC #28 on Mar 25, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. Have a great weekend!
Response: Thank you, Noemi! I hope you have a wonderful end of the weekend. ;) Also, thank you so much for the rating and heart!
Luv2stamp rated for Free Theme ATC #28 on Mar 21, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the free theme ATC. Love it!
Response: It makes me happy to hear that you love my ATC: thank you so much for the rating and heart! :D
lcjustme rated for Free Theme ATC #28 on Mar 20, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the note explaining how it was made. It is so different from my style. It will make a nice addition to my collection!
Response: I'm glad you liked my card. :) I actually divvied up my cards based on profile, and I was a bit nervous if you would like it. ;) Thank you for the rating and heart!
Polymath rated for Altered Text ATC Series: Black on Mar 2, 2011
5
rating
Comment: I am so sorry for not rating sooner! Time just went wild and life got busy for me. The card was fantastic...thank you so much!!
Response: I have to apologize myself for the late response, but I'm stoked you liked the card; thank you so much for the rating and heart! :D
nobelli rated for Re-use/Recycle/Re-purpose ATC on Feb 28, 2011
5
rating
 

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Comments

JenDiggityDirt on Apr 24, 2009:

Click here to join!

nifwlseirff on Apr 18, 2009:

Thank you ever so much for your comments and rating for the recent Blog swap! You've made me much more motivated to update things more often and work a little more in my rather frustrating garden - thank you!! Good luck getting FTP running again. :-)

weeatcrayons on Mar 17, 2009:

Come see all the new swaps we have up at Rainbows & Rainclouds!! There's some edible yummies, beads, paper scraps and stationery swaps going on!! Come join us in the fun!!

lilacamy931 on Mar 17, 2009:

Check out the Fake Food Group for upcoming ideas for swaps (input needed!!) and also some fun and games, prizes to be won!

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pianoheart on Mar 3, 2009:

Judith, thank you for the so cute dorayaki!

LavenderLizard on Feb 26, 2009:

Thanks so much for trading books with me! Lovely package received!

krambear on Jan 31, 2009:

I'm your first comment, yay :D

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