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Date Joined: February 9, 2010
Last Online: November 3, 2021
Birthday: August 11
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

I like to knit scarves and simple things like hats and armwarmers.

I experiment with making lotions and lip balms. I'm a big believer in functional crafts. I'm trying to learn to make some of the basic things that most people just go buy at Wal Mart.

I make jewelry for fun and sometimes for money. I love to use beads and hemp. I like big chunky beads such as wood, tagua nuts, howlite skulls, and bone beads. I got my crafty start making friendship bracelets and I'm always game to try a new technique or pattern of them for a swap.

Favorite Television

Firefly Angel House M.D. Doctor Who (2000's version) How I Met Your Mother Orange Is the New Black Babylon 5 Lost Girl

Favorite Books

Usually, whatever I am reading right this second is overwhelming me and causing me to use expletives and superlatives. You are all my favorites!

For fiction, my heart is with the dreams of scifi, fantasy and supernatural fiction. My soul is with politically progressive stuff like Margaret Atwood or Stieg Larssen. And if I choose to exercise my intellect, well, then anything is fair game, isn't it?

Red Mars trilogy (Kim Stanley Robinson) Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood) The Omnivore's Dilemma ( Michael Pollan), Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell (Susanna Clarke), Sandman series (Neil Gaiman) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larssen), The Bonesetter's Daughter (Amy Tan) Once Upon A River (Bonnie Jo Campbell) Johannes Cabal Necromancer (Jonathan Howard) Luminarium (Alex Shakar) Generation X (Douglas Coupland) A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Dave Eggers) The Book of Daniel (E.L. Doctorow) I am reading this now! It's amazing! Galapagos (Kurt Vonnegut) Felix Castor series (Mike Carey)

Favorite Music

Normally, I accept total responsibility for weird things I do under the influence of music I like. But now suddenly the local radio stations are playing "Same Love" about 20 times a day... and it takes me to my happy place, so I don't know, I might be about to lead a love-in revolution or something.

pop/ rock: Of Montreal, the Flaming Lips, Beirut, Eleanor Friedberger (I have a total crush on her and her eighties haircut and gender inspecific vocal style), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Shins, The Decemberists, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, the National, Macklemore, Daft Punk, Janelle Monae

folk-inspired: The Chieftans, the Pogues, Van Morrison,Planxty, ballad-y type stuff like Steeleye Span and Pentangle

classic rock/ gen x: the Kinks, the Boomtown Rats, John Lennon, Janis Joplin

Favorite Movies

I like movies where people talk a lot. Always a fan of Richard Linklater's talk-driven films. Robert Redford fan. If I see something on the big screen, I almost nearly always love it because it's just easier to suspend disbelief than when I'm at home and I could be doing anything.

Zach and Miri Make a Porno, Whip It, Juno, Nausicaa, Spirited Away, Two Days In Paris, Before Sunset, Waking Life, Little Miss Sunshine, In Brughes, Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse, Cleo de 5 a 7, A Bout de Souffle, Amelie, Jules et Jim, The Company You Keep, The Kids Are All Right, Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Silver Linings Playbook

Wish List

Open to private swaps!

-- any basic functional stuff (soap, food, housewares and cleaners, etc.) made by you or maybe from a local independent artist/ crafter -- soap -- yarn -- your arts! -- your doodles and drawings! -- your writing! -- your unsent letters to that girl you don't talk to anymore?.... ok maybe that's too weird, but I'll take em! ---- your comics! --- books you've read! ---- cool things you knitted or crocheted --- your handmade jewelry! (no earrings though) --- any kind of book or zine or DVD or CD --- customers for my etsy?? --- knitting patterns --- d.i.y. upcycling patterns --- macrame patterns


kiwivandal rated for Pandora's Box on Jan 27, 2015
rngstgstll rated for TBA: RPS on Apr 29, 2014
Comment: What lovely RPS! A mood ring!!! I have always wanted to play with one. My daughter was thrilled. A zombie tin! Now incorporated into toy train station. A scarab! A flowery wool skeleton! A bike pin! Trees from Sweden! A sincere bald guy in a uniform from Norway! All in a Tire Biter mailer!! The fun never ceases! Thanks for a great package!!
Response: Also, there is a butt on the mailer. That's what the dog is biting at. I'm not pointing that out to get attention, just sayin' so cause it's kinda hard to notice on there. Lol. Thanks for the super-fast rating and for hosting!
Comment: Thanks for the songs! I love the way you described them :)
Comment: What a wonderful story Emily! ^_^ The National is totally my style... I love that dark atmosphere... and I use to listen to the Boxer album too. I can perfectly understand your feelings although I usually look for something different of what I already have... silly girl ( or damn rutine!)! xD Thanks for your beautiful songs!
Unmutual rated for Halloween photos! on Nov 14, 2013
Comment: Thank you for sharing! The owl costume is especially cool. And your house looks really spooky, all dark and only light at the door. Oooh! Hope you had a grand Halloween x
TrishaLouise rated for Halloween photos! on Nov 11, 2013
Comment: Loved the Owl costume! Thank you for sharing :)
Comment: Awesome stickers! Especially liked the skeleton in a bikini one :D
Luvslife3 rated for Oct. 2013 - Happy Halloween on Nov 2, 2013
Comment: Awesome, Awesome package Emily!!! Love the socks and the Day of the Dead tattoos!! You made it really special!! Thank you very much!!
pammykn rated for I Heart Halloween Socks - Part 2 on Oct 24, 2013
Comment: Emily, thanks for everything! Enjoyed the edibles and look forward to wearing the socks soon & sending out pc's. Great swap! I am drawn to the dia de los muertos skeletons lately -- that would be my choice! I used to dress up but haven't in years, I know, boring!
Comment: Great stickers Emily! The one on the prioity mail label with the baby-skull is my favourite! =D Thank you!
ChelseaLake rated for Monster Mash Postcard Swap on Oct 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the ugly dolls PC! I love it so much! Beautiful stamp, also! Have a great day!
Response: I was really happy to hear that =)
Nightwolf899 rated for All Hallows Eve Postcard Swap on Oct 4, 2013
Comment: So sorry for the late rating!!! This postcard is so awesome, I just love everything about it. It's super creepy and has that old style horror element to it thanks so much for sending this it is totally one for my wall!! :) I just love the old Frankenstein and Dracula movies too. You deserve a million hearts!!! Hope your Halloween is amazing and spooky!!! :) xoxoxoxox
Response: It was a really fun swap for me, nightwolf. Thank you for hosting it!
marcellacharlotte rated for I Heart Halloween Socks on Oct 2, 2013
Comment: I got my Halloween skeleton socks super fast! I received them on October 2nd! Thank you for making my first swap on sap_bot memorable! I am looking forward to many more swaps in the near future! Thanks Emily! :)
Response: heehee. I'm glad your first swap was fun and that I had a part in it!
michellemelady rated for Prayer Card Swap on Oct 1, 2013
Discordia rated for Recycled Bracelet on Sep 15, 2013
Comment: What a cool idea for a bracelet, thank you!
obsequies rated for All Hallows Eve Postcard Swap on Sep 12, 2013
Comment: Haha, I just love the zombies in this romantic postcard. The zombie walks have indeed been pretty over-done, though being out in the boonies I haven't personally seen any myself. A spider invasion would definitely be a funny one to see! Thanks for the great postcard, have a great Halloween :)
rngstgstll rated for All Hallows Eve Postcard Swap on Sep 9, 2013
Comment: Awesome story and awesome card! I always love the explanation of Mr. Collins as a zombie -- makes so much sense :)
cyph0r rated for Blind Surprise Swap (August) on Aug 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you! I loved everything!! the chocolate was totally melted so I put it in the fridge, hopefully it will be as yummy as it sounds :)
Response: I'm happy that you liked the swap! I'm really sorry about the chocolate. I should have thought of that!
nyanSan rated for Random Postcard Swap on Aug 20, 2013
Comment: Truly beautiful postcard! I also absolutely love Bonzai trees so I was delighted to get those awesome stamps (you had no way of knowing it, but it was an awesome choice on your part haha!). Thank you so much for the postcard :).
Response: It' makes me happy that you like the card and stamps. I thought they were pretty, too.
marles rated for Tea Time Dara Seans #2 on Aug 19, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the nice note and the teas. Haven't seen these before and look forward to trying them.
Response: Glad to hear it! Hope that you like them.

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ZzMonstruozZ on Aug 27, 2013:


Hello Emily!

Just passing by to invite you to join the new swap in the Butterfly Anarchists group! Go ahead and join us!

What are you Reading now? Round 2

catestalkergc on Aug 12, 2013:

Thank you so much for the lively message on my profile :)

user2637 on Aug 4, 2013:

Hehe, I hadn't even looked up the cast for Much Ado! But those two getting together would be nice. :)

user2637 on Aug 2, 2013:

Spoilers! No, I didn't know it was in wide release yet. Closest to me is SF so either I missed it or it's not here yet. I'll keep looking for it, we get them late sometimes. Thanks for the reminder! :)

Atropos on Feb 21, 2012:

Woooohoooo! Thanks a lot for the recommendation! I´m afraid until I´ve only heard of the Fantômas movies with Louis de Funes, but the novels look great! (Wondering if my French is that good, though). It´s a bit tricky to get French books in Latvia, but I´ll give it a try and if I get them it would be wonderfull to encourage you (and be encouraged) while reading! ^^ I´d love to be your reading buddy. Just: What´s the first part of the series? Just "Fantômas", right?

eyeskater on Feb 7, 2012:

You're welcome. I'm so glad you like them:)

kiwivandal on Jan 23, 2012:

You know Montpelier is only about 45 minutes from my house! Next time you are planning a trip there send me a message, maybe we could meet up and have some lunch, talk about swaps!

mskadie on Jan 9, 2012:

Oh no, I missed the sign up! Thanks so much for letting me know, I would have absolutely loved to be part of that! Hope you get lots of cool stories :D

kiwivandal on Jan 9, 2012:

OMG! I just went to assign partners for the Today swap and noticed you went to schoolin Vermont! Yay!

Halogen on Jan 2, 2012:

WOOOWWWW!!!!!!!! I just got the jellyfish arm warmer mitts you made me and I absolutely ADORE them! They are quite honestly my favourite thing I've ever gotten off swapbot. I'm going to wear them everywhere. I find it hard to believe you haven't done two-colour patterns before, they look so pro. I only just started to learn how to knit so I find this kind of thing unbelievable. This was the most lovely thing to have waiting for me when I came back from holidays; I had to run out and show my roommate as soon as I saw them. To get this as an angel is way more than I could have hoped, you're amazing!!!

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