Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2018 2:07 pm


Date Joined: June 10, 2007
Last Online: August 15, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

July 2018- Hello swappy-folk! I returned to swapbot after some needed time away.

I plan to update my profile when time permits as time has passed so have some of my likes and dislikes.

My work can be stressful at times and I've learned to self-medicate with crafting. I use to self-medicate at the waffle house but those days went the way of my weight. I lost 125lbs in the early 2000's and so far have successfully kept it off.

I am a midnight crafter. My choice of crafts are in textiles and soapmaking. I enjoy recycling things into crafted re-loveables.

I travel for work and tend to pack a simple tiny sewing machine which allows me to piece on the road.

Well, that's all for now. More updates to come including info on my in-the-works-podcast. Stay tuned.

April 19, 2013 1AM PST. My sweet little Bingo passed away in my arms. I've never experienced this kind if sadness. The only good part is that I know for sure he is now cancer and pain free. Will be working through his loss as best I can. Thank you for the well wishes and thoughts.

Hello there People of the Swap-Bot Land!

My name is Kaye and I'm a swap-a-holic!

I very much enjoy perusing profiles for my partners to see how I can make swaps of happiness for them. I swap to share and I swap to please by definitely meeting swap requirement and then upping the ante with a lil sumthin' sumthin'! That's just the way I roll :-)

For me crafting is like a Calgon bath without water and tub * I like to quilt * sew * embroider

Unless I sign up for an ATC swap please DO NOT send them as extras. do some ATC swaps because they are fun or interesting but that's about it.

I enjoy reading...real books...with pages that actually can be touched and turned :-) There are some books I have re-read several times. Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear series is one, Rita Mae Brown's Bingo is another. I enjoy reading old school books like Daddy Long Legs. I have a very old copy of The Night Before Christmas, beautifully illustrated, bound upside down and backwards. It has a special place in my heart. I like C.S. Lewis' work and was thrilled to attend a recent theater production of "The Screwtape Letters". I can't pass a book by Beverly Cleary without stopping to look through it. My favorite genre is mystery. I enjoy getting lost in the who why and wherefore. I tend to read mysteries that are central character based. Earlene Fowler is my favorite mystery writer. I like the coziness of her Benni Harper mystery series. I also like The Saddlemaker's wife books by her.

I am a coffee and tea holic a I like flavored brew coffee and teas. Some of my fave teas include Earl Grey and (very smoky tasting)Lapsang Suchoung. I am a non-flavored unsweetened latte lover and drink them daily. I have the starbucks and coffee bean apps on my cell at the ready.

Manufacture sealed tea bags and coffee are okay. Please DO NOT send me unwrapped single bags of tea from your favorite box. SERIOUSLY???!

Not a fan of sugar in my coffee or teas and find any sweetner chemically produced abhorrent.

I HAVE ONE INDOOR ONLY CAT! B-I-N-G-O and Bingo is his name O!

Sometimes he tries to help me package up things. Try as I might his SHD self ends up leaving traces under the packing tape.

This year Bingo had a case of kitty acne that went viral sort of. He is in the 5% of cats who have kitty acne run amok. It grew like wildfire on his chin. Here he is and no that is not his tongue. That's his chin! bingo

He had surgery a few months ago which basically ended up being a procedure similar to a human tummy tuck.


Jan 2013 Bingo endured his 2nd and last surgery to remove more spindle cell carcinoma. The vet discovered a large tumor growing deep in his chin attached at different areas of muscle tissue. It is inoperable. The vet gave me the grave news that my little fella probably has a few months before his rainbow bridge walk. I am trying alternative therapies in hopes to stop the tumor growth. If anyone has info on cryosurgery for pets please message me. For now I'm treating him with MSM and and by adding drops of peroxide to his dishes of distilled water. Other than the golf ball sized tumor growing into his throat he is healthy and full of life.


The last surgery left him with a tongue that's always visible often. He's an unintentional slobberer now poor thing. I'm ready to sleep in a shower cap rather than have him move from his favorite pillow spot above my head :-)

Stuff that makes me smile

I love traveling. I'm fortunate enough to get to do so regularly.

Cheetah Preserve in Djibouti Africa
our tour escorts all over the park

Favorite Crafts

I am a fabriHOLIC a Fabric-**HO! I have a bottomless stash of fabrics yet always on the lookout for that next fun loud strange kooky fat quarter! I like cotton fabric. I like weird, wacky strange fabrics. I have everything from muted mundane to penis fabric to African mud cloth.

I enjoy the tactile touch of textile crafting.

My first home computer, an E-machine is responsible for me becoming a soapmaker. Made my first batch in 1999 and my love of lather has grown. It's amazing the things we did not invent but more stumbled upon. . Coffee. Gotta thank Sheep and their herders for leading us to coffee and the animal sacrifice peeps on Mount Sapo for soap.

Some of my recycled/upcycled crafts include Juice pouch vest

Altered Cigar Box
Inside Altered Cigar Box did not have to be filled but I chose to do so anyway.

Extras- I don't need. While they can be nice, I would prefer a nice and proper swap. For post card swaps I prefer a written note about you, your weekend etc., over a quote, please and thanks. I"m finally forming a PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO ME list~~~ paper crafting bits and bobs. dark/satanic anything card board-luggage tag looking thingies tiny zip bags full of paper stuff ugly doll/art/etc. No thank you unwrapped single tea bags

Swappin' & Stuff

Some of the swappers I've RAK'd!

Boatbird-pal letter&pf surprise sent 10/5

Anam-tins+surprise-sent 10/5

Nicole Introvert-RAK-sent 10/5

Poofsizzle Angel'd Tea swap sent 10/3

Hello Kitty Bento Box & goodies Angel'd for ladyb's daughter. Sent 10/07

Wishlist pkg sent to Ollieotson 12/07

Wishlist McD's GC $10.00 to E4510 2/08

Wishlist surprise sent to Anam 3/08

Wishlist surprise sent to Shakira 3/08

Wishlist surprise sent to TTFN41460 3/08

Wishlist CPG wish sent to MissU 11/09

Chocolate Group tag sent to Libbybear 10/09

Chocolate Group tag sent to Morgaine 11/09

TAGS OWED TO ME as of Jan 30, 2009

Artsyinsomniac-duct tape wallet 09/15/08

Kerrlouise-chunky book page Aug 08

I'm interested in private swaps. Just ask. Especially Int'l swappers and new swappers.

Happy Swapping!


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for swapping~
HannahF rated for Random Card Swap USA 2 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: I have seen a couple episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - it is pretty funny! Have a great day. :)
Response: 👍
peanutsmommy7 rated for Happy Little Notecards #81 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies :) MOPS stands for mothers of preschoolers. It is a mom's group that you can join for kids in the womb through kindergarten. I am on the special projects team so I help do things online and help with the events we plan. I stepped down from being a coach for a little while, but I will be a coach again in the future. I love it.
Response: Oh wow, that sounds like a fun organization. The little ones can be so fun at times. Thank you for sharing :-)
bjansen rated for Random Card Swap USA 2 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Cute pc
Response: 👍
shinyserra rated for Random Card Swap USA 2 on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the pc! A commercial...how exciting!!!
Response: You are welcome. Yeah...it's been a while. I'm a happy camper these days :-)
oceanmeetsthesky rated for Happy Little Notecards #81 on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Kaye, thank you so much for relating your summer to me and for the awesome MacArthur Park postcard! I miss that park a lot and have good memories of going to fun events there. It's so interesting to hear about your life as an actor, and I'm excited for your upcoming prospects. I'm also happy to hear your recovery is going quite well. P.S. I love Donna Summer, and I can definitely get the feeling of what you're talking about! She's great. Have a wonderful week :)
MsBellaDonna rated for Join 8/2, Send PC 8/3-US Only on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Hollywood card! Oh how I would love to see "hidden" Hollywood! I also want to comment on your profile and what a sweet little guy Bingo was! I still miss my Zoey every day but she's forever in my heart and Bingo is there for you too.
bward1028 rated for Random Card Swap USA 2 on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card! i really appreciate that you took time to write such a nice note. I work at the museum you mentioned, and I loved those Gees Bend quilts. so amazing.
Response: Oh wow! You work in a gorgeous place. I loved touring the museum. I hope to visit it again. Visiting Gees Bend Alabama is on my bucket list! I'm glad you liked the card. Thank you for rating and happy swapping :-)
Comment: Thanks for the card with the little cats--and the Route 66 postcard. I'm going to check out that video--sounds great. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: Hi Susan, I'm glad you got the swap. That video is a hoot! 12 million views and counting it has landed her guest spots on shows and a the book deal. I think she also hosts something I've seen clips of on facebook. She's driven, that is for sure. Thank you for rating and happy swapping ~
hibiscus rated for Picture This - Favorites on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Wonderful pictures ... loved the white and green beautiful barn picture.. great venue for a perfect wedding ..a doughnut wall? How clever... but that Moroccan photo was a work of art.. the colors and composition were perfection had a dreamy quality and cropped just right... thanks so much as well for the info ... and yes watch both of those shows especially doc Martin!
Response: Thank you for the kind compliments of my photos. I enjoy taking them and now armed with a wonderful little travel printer that also prints photos I"m having a blast printing photos to share. The pic of me with camels in the background taken in the Sahara desert of Morocco was so fun, I've put a re-visit on my bucket list. Thank you for swapping~
Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE the PC. It is very colorful! And seeing some of the sites with you would be amazing!
Response: Sounds good Paige. Let me know when you're on the West Coast. I can certainly show you some sites. Touristy and non-touristy! Happy swapping~
Paige1900 rated for CPG: Answer My Question (US Only) on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: I love driving along the Coastal Highway...Since it is typically for work I have been able to stop except once. But soon I will stop at one of your beautiful beaches...we have a lot in common. :)
Response: So many nice beaches here you will have choices aplenty. I highly suggest the Santa Monica Pier first, then Malibu if you're going west. South, Laguna Beach is a must see. Just remember to bring sunscreen!
Comment: What a cool mural! My favorite word was petrichor, which I already knew because I'm a rain nerd haha. Thanks for the card!
Response: I think petrichor is my new favorite word. I recognize the scent from the description and it is one I have always liked. Bring on that woodsy rain scent!
Comment: Thanks for the pc and loved hearing about the Quilt Run. I had to immediately google it. Something I'd love to do if I lived there... :)
Response: I think other states have quilt runs too. Perhaps check to see if they happen in your area. I did the run with 2 friends and one of them one a prize. Now we will do another run down to San Diego so she can collect her $50 gift card, um and probably spend it at the quilt shop there. Ha ha. Happy swapping ~
HexG rated for A List Swap - Favorite Things on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for telling about your favorites! it's so fascinating hearing what other's are into! Thank you for the lovely band aids too ~
Response: If/ when you use the sewing themed bandaids, you'll probably get a quilter or textile artist asking if you sew :-) Thanks for reading my list. It was a fun project. Happy Swapping~
anrtist rated for AQ~ Share your idea/ambition on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter, PC & fabric squares! The black & white went immediately in my RED, BLACK & WHITE Fabric stash for a quilt i am STILL planning! ;-) LOL... Blessings, cc
Response: I'm so glad you like what I put together for you. I pondered a bit over your profile :-) Please let me know how easy or not the fabric postcard kit I sent you is? I'm thinking about listing some in the future. Happy swapping~
24Donna rated for AQ~ Simple for the summer! on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Very pretty thank you Al’s for the side bowl! Hope your in the video and excited for you!
Response: You’re welcome Donna. Enjoy the bowl cozy. It is good not only from protecting your hands from hot/cold bowls but you can also use the cozy solo for snacks and other things. I’m still waiting to see if I’m still in the video as I prepare for a table read and rehearsal for a film I’m shooting later this month. Quite excited to play a Boy Scout Mom. 😛🤪🤩 Thanks for swapping.
debhous rated for AQ~ Share your idea/ambition on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: WOW, what a nice pkg! Can't wait to use the pc. Would love to sit and chat with you about some of your quilting. :-) keep me informed about your podcasts. Would love to watch,
Response: Hi Deb, Thank you. I can talk quilting forever. It’s such fun! Will keep you posted on my podcast launch. It will be audio in the beginning. Too much to learn to start a podcast with video, for me. I’m too old 😀
soccer8s rated for Join 7/23, Send PC 7/24~US ONLY on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Great water card
Response: 👍
Paige1900 rated for Private PC Swap on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Love your PC. The windmill is beautiful. Your life is so exciting and fun...I live in the country and barely have cell phone reception. LOL Maybe our paths will cross as I fly in to LAX for work several times a year. :)
Response: I'm glad you liked the postcard Paige. It was from my river boat trip down the Rhine River. We stopped at many sites and one place had a huge windmill. The card I sent you depicts some of the sites down the Rhine. Happy swapping~

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jukejan on Jul 7, 2018:

Well hi there! Holy moley surprised to see you on the OFAP! welcome back.

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

njstauter on Aug 10, 2016:

hope they love your quilt!

njstauter on Aug 7, 2016:

You nailed it about fear of...it surprises me to have so many 'fears' at this stage of my life because when I was younger, I had none and now, it seems that even thinking about doing the most simple thing has me second guessing my abilities. I used to make lye soap that was utilitarian and learned it from my maternal Grandmother. What you are doing is so beautiful and way beyond what that was. One thing that actually made me give it up was when I could not find good smelling patchouli. You can get the scent, but it is no where near what I want nor what I want to use. I have tried many sources for it and decided that people in this generation think of that scent as old, unwashed hippies. Well, what did they think we did NOT wash? Laughing. I appreciate your offer to help me learn how to make it, and just want to say that having made it often as a utility soap, I guess I am not in the stage of my life to step into it as an art or craft form again. I do appreciate that YOU are doing it and are making such beautiful pieces of it.

tortagialla on Aug 3, 2016:

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know I left a comment on your blog post for the Blog Hop - July round up swap - your soap looks amazing! :) take care linda

njstauter on Aug 3, 2016:

I am one of your partners for the BLOG HOP JULY ROUNDUP and was so impressed by the pipe soap making. What a wonderful look it has! I have always wanted to make soap but am also turned off by the lye factor. You made it exciting, and I do plan to forward the link of your blog to one of my friends who is highly creative and may do this too.

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

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