Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2018 7:46 pm


Date Joined: February 11, 2013
Last Online: October 23, 2018

Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

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

About Me

I love baking, sewing, and family time with the kiddo! 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

Tea swaps: I only drink black teas. I am allergic to ginger, mango, and papaya. Earl Grey is my favorite. I love breakfast teas and Constant Comment. I like a variety of brands, especially Harney and Sons, Taylors of Harrogate, Bigelow, Twinings, and Yorkshire Gold.

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/


Comment: Thank you - such lovely cards (2!) and wonderful extras - love the pen!
samsstuff rated for Polka dot ATC! on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC & the lovely card!
Comment: Loved everything about this pocket letter great job and all the great goodies oh my loved thank you so much wished I could give you more hearts
lvpoohbr2 rated for YTPC: Slide and Stand card on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: This card was beautiful! Thank you so much and thank you for joining this swap! I had so much fun with it! Thank you for the “sweet” cupcake ribbon too! I love it!!! Ü
24Donna rated for AQ~ ? Mystery Fabric Swap! ? on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Such a nice zipper pouch and extras! So pretty! God bless you and yours
Erikaa rated for Tea Swap and Inspiration-August on Aug 27, 2018
Daneen rated for Tea Swap and Inspiration-August on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thank u very much for teas and quote and extras!! 😁
Arhel rated for HDoP Urban Sketching Challenge on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely drawings (and goodies)! I loved seeing these scenes from your life! :)
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you like them. :)
Comment: Tysm for the mini PL & goodies you sent.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Gaucha rated for Simple and Quick Tea Swap on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your (3!) teas and the lovely note ;-)
Response: You're welcome! :) Thanks for the rating and heart!
CraftyGnome rated for Bread Recipe on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great recipes!
Comment: Thank you for the variety of tea and if you can send us a map card we would def love and appreciate it!love the stickers to..thanks for being so thoughtful! have a good day!
Response: You're welcome! :) Thanks for the rating and heart! I will definitely look for a map postcard for you!
perkl8r rated for FF: Series MINI ART QUILT #2 USA on May 11, 2018
Comment: beautiful fabrics, beautiful design, and I love how you added the lavender rain...very pretty. Thankh you. I will be hanging it on my wall here at work.
Response: Great! I am so glad you like it. :)
institches rated for Bread Recipe on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you! They both sound delicious!
Response: Oh good! I hope you like them. :)
Comment: Very nice to hear from you :) Can't wait to try out your recipes, too. I think my husband especially will like the Lady Grey Cookies - Earl Grey tea is his favorite, so I think he'd like these more than most cookies. I hope you get to visit the Emily Dickinson Museum soon, it really is very interesting (though prepare yourself if you have dust allergies, like I do! The Evergreen house is original, and very dusty. But original and authentic, which makes it worth the extra time!) There's a pamphlet book called "Emily Dickinson Profile of the Poet as Cook" that has some of her recipes in it, you might want to check it out. It's interesting to see how historical folks would cook and eat! :)
Response: That pamphlet sounds wonderful! I do hope to visit there soon. Thanks for hosting this swap. Thank you, also, for the great comments and heart. :)
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Embellishment Clusters on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Wow! These are gorgeous - Thank you - can't wait to use them.
Response: I’m so glad you like them! Thanks for the heart and comment.
Comment: Thank you for your note and goodies. What a lovely poem. Did you make the card? It is very pretty.
Response: I did make the card! I’m glad you like everything. :)
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!
Response: Sorry for the delay replying to your feedback! I’m so glad you like what I sent!
HeideC rated for AQ ~ Valentine's Mug Rug on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine Mug Rug.
Response: You’re welcome!
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. :)

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ChrisAnne on Sep 10, 2018:

Welcome to Planner Partners! May your planner be a shiny spot in your day and your journey through life!

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From Cheap Postage Group!


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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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