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exousia

exousia
Date Joined: September 7, 2009
Last Online: July 16, 2013
Birthday: October 27, 1983
Country: Canada
My Etsy Store

About Me

I AM RUNNING VERY BEHIND ON PACKAGES! Please note that I have EVERY intention on getting them out but I do want to make sure that they aren't just junky packages and want them to be very special. I appreciate your patience with me. I'm feeling rather lousy because I just had my tonsils out. I won't be joining any other swaps until these packages go out safely! Michelle (exousia)

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I'm a 26 year old mother of 1 in Canada. I'm a stay at home mom who spends her time as a home maker, crafter and running my etsy shop. I love crafting of all sorts but specialize in a gigantic bead collection. I tend to hoard beads and bobbles of all sorts.

Due to extreme boredom while being a stay at home mom I've taken up a new hobby. Kite flying! I own two kites: A large rainbow kite. And a Chinese paper dragon kite. I hope to expand my kite collection in the future and want to learn how to fly a two handed kite.

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I live in a 2 bedroom apartment with my boyfriend Jason and my son Evan. We have a nice little patio and I tend the flower bed outside our windows.

I recently aquired a vintage view master and a few view-master reels. If you have ANY view master reels kicking around that you don't want I'd be tickled to receive them.

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My baby boy Evan who was born April 1st 2009 . He's now 15 months old and getting so big. I love having a toddler. He recently just started walking!

Favorite Crafts

Jewelry making/Beading Watercolours Scrapbooking Gardening Sticker Collecting Drawing

I am a MAJOR bead hoarder. Here is how I store a lot of my beads:

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Things I have made and decorated: beachy windchimes, Doll furniture, jewelry, shoes, clothing, bags. I'm getting excited about beginning to decorate match boxes, and making match box shrines.

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A watercolour picture I painted:

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Sugar Skulls done in crayon and black india ink

You can see all my images at http://www.flickr.com/formulaexo

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TV shows that I do watch Canada's Next top model, America's Next Top Model, Cop shows, Cold case files, Documentaries, Mall cops, any police shows, Glee, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Billy the Exterminator, LockUp, Restaurant Makeover, Kitchen Nightmares

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I enjoy photographing life in my spare time. I take pictures at my cabin at the lake of all the natural growth, wildflowers, gardens, creatures and my favorite of all MUSHROOMS.

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Dislikes

Please don't be scared off based on my dislikes! A lot of these things have nothing to do with swapping, they just kinda give you an idea of me.

unflavoured teas, green tea, parcels that smell like cigarettes, perfumes, floral patterns, cellphones, fake people, people who don't send out their end of the swaps, impatient people, blythe, bratz, main stream you must conform to everything culture, marble magnets, high school musical, new disney, the colour brown/beige, winnie the pooh, st. patricks day, knitting, crochet, cross stitch, scrapbooking PAPERS (have tons of these), clowns, felting, devils, pentragrams, vintage upholstery like fabric patterns, snakes, spiderman, dr. phil, mary kate and ashley olsen, mean people, poetry, american themed things, people who do not at minimum say thank you in feedback, getting deadbeated :(

Please DO NOT send me anything that stinks of cigarette smoke, perfume, or PEANUTS. I have a peanut free home due to my husband having allergies. Thanks!

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I really appreciate people who pick their swaps CAREFULLY and go to lengths to send QUALITY over quantity. Please don't send a pile of dollar store garbage. I appreciate items that have taken time or effort to create. My house is full of junk already so I really enjoy getting special pieces handmade or not.

Flamingoes, hot pink, neon, 80's, goth, halloween, rainbows, kitsch, kawaii, hello kitty, fruits, harajuku, charms, beads, trinkets, doll house miniatures, crows/ravens, crabs, sparrows/swallows, tattoo flash (sailor jerryish stuff), clipper ships, pin up girls, nintendo, being a mom, earrings, candy, barbie, fashion, glam, gardening, animals, kittens, stickers, sorority life on facebook, scrapbooking, collaging, painting, collecting everything, kewpie, rosaries, harajuku lovers, gwen stefani, the blue man group, hearts and stars, unicorns, swans, west highland white terriers, cupcakes, lollipops, bright coloured lampwork beads, photography, dress up, make up, bubble gum machines, pirates, cyber punk, egl, futurism, synthpop, industrial, steampunk, pop culture, gnomes, dolls, ice cream, teacups, mary janes, mushrooms, paris, the eiffel tower, chandaliers, origami, plush toys, bows, fancy feathers, glitter, sparkles, fairies, ribbons, mermaids, princesses, skulls, lobsters, crabs, pumpkins, mario, video games, corsets, interesting stockings, bright fishnets, pearls, animal print, lisa frank, naked written on postcards, octopi, seahorses, starfish, harry potter, twilight, kokeshi dolls, crayons, rhinestones, etch a sketch, tie dye, tim burton, cuckoo clocks, mcdonalds, cheese burgers, fast food, cooking, alice in wonderland, knee high socks, sandals, vampires, books, collecting collecting collecting, anthropology, halloween themed anything, martha stewart, recipes, roller skates, sequins, seahorses, starfish, getting hearts on swap-bot, receiving a star for being a good coordinator,

Things I'd like to swap for

stickers, postcards, matchbox/pocket shrines, quality handmade crafts, anything for my toddler who is 14 months old presently, magnets, beads, charms, letters, trinkets, recipes!, art, candy, scrapbooking supplies (not papers pls) (things that would be good for scrapbooking for a little boy), ribbons, fancy feathers, interesting stamps, coins or notes from other countries (not Canada or USA), stationary, bookmarks, craft supplies, photos, squashed collectible pennies, cute pens, ornaments, pins, anything kawaii, sticker flakes, friendship bracelets, barbie doll shoes, ATC's because I'm not very good at making them myself, ATC blanks so I can practice!, toddler toys, zines, drink mixes, little trinkets for my curio cabinets, handmade crayons, handmade tote bags, loose tea leaves (in some sort of sealed bag), bubblegum machine related anything, kewpie dolls, rings, pins, old large pretty coat buttons, sterling silver spoons, old nes nintendo controllers (working or not working), pretty shells, sea glass, jewelry making supplies, hand drawn magnets

I am also interested in doing private swaps. Please message me.

My Store

Alt text Shop my jewelry and crafts for sale here: http://www.exousia.etsy.com

I admit that sometimes it's easy to get behind on swaps because of daily life and things that pop up. If I'm late or there is a problem please do not hesitate to contact me. I really want to make sure my partners are happy! At the same time I'm usually leniant with my partners who are late too. If you're late sending me a package PLEASE email me. As long as my partners have a good and polite attitude which most people do - there aren't problems.

Swappers who have not fulfilled their end: I've been deadbeated so many times I can't even count.

Unfortunately coming soon...

Ratings

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Comment: I'm very sorry to give you a 1, but I never received anything from you. I'm a bit disappointed for all the nice things you wrote after I contacted you regarding this swap, I was really looking forward to receive it! I know a lot of things happen in life, so I'll be very happy to change this rating if I will receive the swap.
Response: I promise it will come eventually. I have it nearly finished - no excuses I know. Life just got crazy.
talsh rated for Quality over Quantity Profile Swap #1 on Sep 2, 2010
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Comment: I'm very sorry to give you a 1, but I never received anything from you. I'm very disappointed... I know a lot of things happen in life, so I'll be very happy to change this rating if I will receive the swap.
Response: Thanks! I promise it will eventually come. I've just been swamped.
Bandeau rated for Fill 'er up, Canada! on Aug 18, 2010
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Comment: I will gladly change if/when the swap comes :)
Response: I know! Sorry about this delay. I promise I wil lget it out to you shortly.
kataish rated for Fill 'er up, Canada! on Aug 18, 2010
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Comment: Never received anything. Contacted several times, and always got "I'm working on it next week/tomorrow/etc", but nothing ever arrived. Can see on swap page that she is behind on swaps, and says she isn't joining new ones, but she is currently in a few. Will gladly change rating if/when something is received.
Response: No problem. I've got no excuse on this point. Just that I'm swamped. I will rectify this as soon as I possibly can though and I hope at that point you'll rerate. Thanks for your undersatnding.
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Response: I'm sorry about the extreme lateness, and I haven't forgotten you. I promise to send out very very soon. And will make sure it's an awesome package. Thanks for your patience with me. <3 exousia
catherine rated for Fill 'er up, Canada! on Aug 10, 2010
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Comment: I will gladly change this if anything arrives...
Response: Hi Catherine! I'm sorry about the insane delay. I am scrambling to get my parcels out this week. Am working on them tonight and will get my rear to the post office tommorow. Thanks for being patient with me.
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Comment: **REPOST**Thanks a bunch for all of the cute stickers!! :) Hugs ~ Michelle
zurdoswifey rated for Girls Hair Accessories on Jul 13, 2010
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Comment: I loved the hair stuff... so unique and fun...
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you liked :) Hopefully you can use them all. <3 Michelle
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Comment: hi, I hope it is your swap as both partner were from Canada, and according to content of envie it should be this swap. There is no message and on the address is not name:). anyway the selection of stickers is great. thank you.
Response: Sorry about that! It was from me. I guess I was REALLY having an off day.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful package!
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Comment: Thanks, I love it!
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Comment: Beautiful skull. Sorry I was drama.
Response: Holy ungrateful. The stickers WERE EXTRAS. They had NOTHING to do with the swap. Throw them out if you don't like them. I can't believe you left this awful feedback for me and on Christmas. The ornament was handmade and gorgeous. Day of the dead with swarovski crystals and sequins. Handpainted by myself. Really quite ungrateful. As per swap bot this should have received a 5. She received the item and it met the swap rules. Just rated me a 3 because she didn't like the sticker freebies? Now that is what I think is lame. That I bothered to send you anything extra. What a way to end a swap bot friendship.
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Comment: I just received the stickers today. There were so many WONDERFUL stickers, I love all the sanrio <3 It says it was mailed out Dec. 8th, but I am still rating a 5 because I completely understand how crazy life can get. Thank you for a fun swap!
Josietai rated for Coins of the world Quick Swap on Dec 7, 2009
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Comment: Wonderful coins!! They are great for my collections :) Thank you so much for the extras Michelle =) Most of all, thanks for resending. Hugs, Josie
kazaguruma rated for 25 REASONS YOU ARE AWESOME on Dec 2, 2009
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Comment: Omg! thanks for all the care and good thought in the swap ^^ it was so lovely reading your swap (its hard to not to be shallow and snob writing these xD but you got it!) i loved all the extras its so adorable1 thank you so much ^^ if i could i'll give you THOUSANDS OF HEARTS! x3 for everybody know! thanks you again!
Sereyna rated for Baby sweet Baby Swap on Nov 28, 2009
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Comment: Sorry this took so long, I wanted to get my sister's reaction first. She loved it! We all got a kick out of teasing her about the baby's new candy-covered onesie, which will make her even more eatable! Taylor will be arriving on Dec. 9th, and I'll be sure to get a picture of her in the outfit. All the other items were great, too, and we look forward to reading her the book! Thank you so much!
Response: Has baby arrived yet? Would love to see photos :) Love Michelle
krismakes rated for 25 REASONS YOU ARE AWESOME on Nov 23, 2009
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Comment: Reason 26 - you sent me amazing extras and brightened my day!!! Thank you :o)
loreley rated for Coins of the world Quick Swap on Nov 22, 2009
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Comment: Thx so much for the coins and the stickers:) I love canadian motives of animals, especially the beaver:) Love them:)
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Comment: Thankyou so much for the Canadian coins, I had only seen the 25cent one before, thankyou also for the stickers, happy swapping and I'm sure we'll swap again sometime with swap-bot, with best wishes, Barbara
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Comment: As always, you are absolutely amazing. :)

Rating Overview

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4.6000 45 14 14
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Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

talsh on Nov 20, 2010:

Hi there, I still haven't got my swap Quality over Quantity Profile Swap #1 that YOU hosted....!!! What's up with it....? That's NOT OK that you r hosting a swap and not sandind it your self...!!! Please make something and sand it bcouse it's not cool....!!!

vitaminD on Jun 28, 2010:

Greetings. How do you do? = )

-Dee

Jacqui on Oct 31, 2009:

I wore the silver earrings last night to a party, actually. I got a lot of good comments on them! :0)

robotlove on Oct 27, 2009:

⌠♥ happy birthday!! ♥⌡

I hope you have a fantastic day!! ☺

Mesha on Oct 27, 2009:

Happy birthday !!
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lala on Oct 24, 2009:

i just checked out your etsy store... you make awesome stuff!!!!!

tjohnson0806 on Oct 14, 2009:

Hello, I would like to let you know that I sent your stickers out today via First Class Air Mail. I do hope you enjoy them. Take Care. Theresa

Masterbard on Oct 1, 2009:

Greetings from the avatar on the left of you in the Swap Queens group! I enjoyed reading your profile (I see we like a lot of the same things) but was even more intrigued by your username (power, right, entitlement, often used in the Biblical sense). My username also reflects who I am as a bard (singer, poet, psalmist, writer, newsgatherer) though it's only one facet. Nice to meet you, albeit virtually!

LadyStephanie on Sep 18, 2009:

Hello! Hope you don't mind me piping up on your Goth Christmas Ornament swap. Once the ideas start coming, I have to say something or I'll pop!

My prediction: At least 9 swappers on this one, but secretly wishing for more! Happy Swapping!

Stephanie

cleopatra on Sep 14, 2009:

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