Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2018 3:04 pm


Date Joined: February 11, 2013
Last Online: February 20, 2018

Country: United States
My Website
My Etsy Store

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery, Printmaking, Photography, Watercolour painting

About Me

I love baking, sewing, and family time with the kiddos! I believe a handmade life is a happier life. I also have a love for all things British, Sherlock Holmes, and Doctor Who. :) I'm Episcopalian. I love being a mom.

Note: I am allergic to wool, so please don't send me anything made from wool or something that contains lanolin. Thanks!

Assorted favorites

I really love all things English Paper Piecing (some people don't know what this type of hand sewing is, so I'll give a couple examples of what would fit it: acrylic templates for fussy cutting shapes, needles, good thread, fabric, little scissors, little zipper pouch, etc). Thanks!

colors: grey, blue, butter yellow, or whatever strikes my mood!

books: mysteries, British detective fiction (like Inspector Morse and the spin-off Inspector Lewis series), sci-fi/fantasy, art/craft/design/sewing, baking cookbooks

tv: BBC dramas, cooking shows, detective shows (but not gruesome ones), sci-fi

I love hand embroidery! Favorite embroidery designers are Aneela Hoey, September House, Sarah Jane Studios, and Charlotte Lyons. I don't like cartoony or "country" style for anything.

I love sewing, by hand and machine. I like to make table linens, bags, coasters, bookmarks, original stuffed animals, the list goes on! I also adore sewing things out of felt (eco-fi felt).

I love Waldorf and Montessori style toys for my little one.

I love birds! Owls, crows, sparrows, etc.

I love hot chocolate, particularly mint hot chocolate (but fancy flavors of any sort are always fun! Just no marshmallows). I LOVE tea but am picky about what I like. A sure bet is Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast.I do not drink green tea or herbals. I like black tea and flavored black teas (but I'm allergic to ginger, so please no teas that contain ginger.)

I love paper and stationery products! And I looove fabric! Particularly linen and 100% cotton (organic is awesome!). Fabric designers I like include anything Cotton and Steel creates, Heather Ross, Aneela Hoey, Creative Thursday, Lizzy House, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey (and others by her), Ellen Luckett Baker, and Anna Maria Horner.

Motifs I love are teapot/teacup imagery, rain & clouds, birds; sewing related (I love my Singer sewing machine; also spools of thread, sewing needles, etc imagery), and art related (like camera or palette or brush imagery).

I love printmaking and studied it as an undergrad. In particular, I like relief printing and carving blocks. I love handprinting on fabric, too.

I make original stuffies for fun and for sale. I find myself making cats, foxes, and birds, in particular. But I love all kinds of animals and stuffies/plushies, just not creepy or morbid ones.

Favorite Music

Classical (love the cello and piano, in particular), plus amazing classical choral music.

I also love music like Mumford & Sons, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, 1940s Big Band, Cat Stevens, to name a few.

And... I love Christmas music. I may possibly have been known to listen to Christmas music in August.

Don't like/Allergies/Etc

I don't like creepy/morbid things or horror. I don't like cartoony things or "country-cute" things. I don't like lovey-dovey cute things.

I also don't care for "adult" x-rated items and nudity.

Allergic to wool/lanolin, mango, papaya. Severe allergy to ginger.

I am vegetarian and don't eat any meat or meat based products. This means I also don't eat anything with marshmallows in it.

I don't drink coffee. My favorite tea is Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast. I DISLIKE spearmint or chamomile tea.

I am allergic to many metals, so jewelry (unless it is made from fabric or wood) is not a good idea.


Examples of things I like

Liberty of London Fabric!! LOVE :)

Happiness is Homemade print (love everything about this: the drawing style, the message, the colors): https://www.etsy.com/listing/72878564/art-print-happiness-is-homemade

Teacups (love the clean lines of these teacups and that they are decorative without being fussy): https://www.etsy.com/listing/71752375/english-transferware-teacups

British map style tea towels (love British things, love the clean design of this towel, plus I love beautiful maps: https://www.etsy.com/listing/69248412/linen-screen-printed-cirencester-tea?

Be joyful embroidery pattern (love the typography, message, and vintage feel, plus I love to embroider and would love to stitch this one): https://www.etsy.com/listing/122324592/be-joyful-embroidery-pattern-pdf

I love this button brooch (the mixture of something antique made new, the use of buttons, the use of writing on the ribbon, its elegance): https://www.etsy.com/listing/97882108/antique-button-brooch-with-soldered

Great quote and great design: https://www.etsy.com/listing/92493002/oscar-wilde-be-yourself-inspirational

I love quotes and quote based art! (And I love everything this artist makes): https://www.etsy.com/listing/107077114/illustration-f-scott-fitzgerald-quote

Printmaking & Stamp Carving

I love making hand carved blocks for printing, particularly printing on fabric. Here are some examples of blocks/stamps I have carved: http://featheredneststudio.com/2013/04/04/handcarved-eraser-stamps/ http://featheredneststudio.com/2013/03/16/handprinted-fabric/ http://featheredneststudio.com/2012/06/15/more-handprinted-fabric/ http://featheredneststudio.com/2012/06/09/handprinted-fabric-bird-asterisk/ http://featheredneststudio.com/fine-art/


SwissChallet rated for Inspirational Poem on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: What a coincidence! I chose another poem by Hughes about dreams for this swap 😀 Many thanks for this and the extras!
HeideC rated for AQ ~ Valentine's Mug Rug on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine Mug Rug.
charophyta rated for Tea Swap on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Great swap! Love the 4 different teas you picked based on my likes (only 2 were required), the colorful bright card and bright envelope it came in, with cute stamps, and your teacup doodles in the card. All very thoughtful!
Response: You’re very welcome! I’m glad you like everything. :)
tatntole rated for BCS: Supersize it - bookmark on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Loved it! Thank you and Happy New Year
Response: Yay! I’m glad! Thank you for rating. :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the pudding!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable reindeer ornament, I love it! I look forward to trying the new tea. ; ) Merry Christmas!
NiniJae rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank You for all the nicely wrapped teas, card and the sticky note extra (I love pears!). Have a lovely holiday!
NiniJae rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nicely wrapped tea and the card. I look forward to opening them and seeing what delights you sent. Have a lovely holiday! :D
krspellman rated for Tea Advent Calendar #2 on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, and for the mermaid goodies too :-) Merry Christmas 🎄
Comment: I couldn't wait! I LOVE the quilt! I loved ALL of it, so perfect, thank you so very much!
Response: Oh, I am SO glad!! I had such fun putting it together for you. :)
Platform934 rated for Bookish Quote 3 on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: I got both of your postcards. So nice to send another one incase the first one doesn't make it :) Love the JK Rowling quotes!
Response: Yay! Glad they arrived!
CraftyCathy31 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fancy wrapped tea bags. I Liked the lace, too.
nycphotog rated for Tea time on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: thanks for the tea! i'm pretty much excited about all of these :)
XFoxgloveX rated for Tea time on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: thank you so much
smmarrty rated for IS: Artist's Trading Brushes - #2 on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the brush and extra goodies. See you in the next round!
thisismeAXiD rated for FF: Sew me a mug rug (US only) on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness. Harry Potter mug rug?!?!?!!? Thank you so much! Even my husband was impressed and he doesn't know anything about HP! <3
e2java rated for A.Q. Summery Mug Rug! on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Jennet, for the lovely mug rug. It's so summery and was a joy to open. I brought your package to work to open and now it's sitting on my desk. Very cheery!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful bag! I will use the bag many times in the days to come.... I love how you made the tag too :-)) Thanks for the extras - you are quite generous....wish I could give you more hearts!
Response: I am so glad you like everything! I loved making the bag for you. :) It was such a fun swap! Thank you for the lovely message and rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the poem ❤
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the nice poem and the cool owl card!
Response: You're welcome! :) Thanks for the rating and heart.

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Candyn29 on May 5, 2014:


biasbabe on Jun 1, 2013:


To the Nuts for Sewing Group

artsymimi on Mar 19, 2013:

Thank You for joining my swap( stuff me an envie #2) . Welcome to swap-bot. its a fun place to be .


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