Swap-bot Time: April 26, 2018 4:46 am


Date Joined: July 10, 2017
Last Online: April 25, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

A few of you have found your way over to my Etsy shop, so I thought I’d set up some coupons just for you! Here’s the first one:

Swap-bot 10% Discount any purchase

And another: Swap-bot 15% discount on $30 or more

I joined the Write-On Campaign (write 30 letters in 30 days during the month of April) - check out this group if you want to join and have some support!

Write-On Campaign swap group

More info: Official site

Lately I've gotten some fantastic mail with multiple different postage stamps on it - I love this! If you have random stamps that need a home, put them on my envelope!

Re: newbie swaps, yes we were all newbies once but I've recently been burned again, and apparently people aren't angeling much these days, so I won't be participating in newbie-friendly swaps or hosting any.

See info at the bottom of my profile for outgoing WISHLISTS and TAGS.

I am a well-traveled professional in international health and I love to knit. You will never catch me without at least an emergency sock knitting project in my purse, and usually a shawl in my computer bag. I am from the northeastern US and have lived in the west as well as the south. This swapping experiment is probably an excuse for me to further indulge my love of paper, stamps, stickers, postcards, and possibly to discover new loves (washi???).

Favorite Crafts

Knitting - I knit socks, scarves, shawls, and sweaters. I love most types of wool and most any colors, including un-dyed, and anything involving silk! I stay away from man-made fibers and usually don't knit with cotton, though occasionally with hemp. Knitting is my one true love! My favorite things to knit are one-skein shawls or socks from tonal solids, and I love lace and texture.

Collage - I am out of the habit, but I did collage with wild abandon in my younger days, and have been recently inspired by @bluehairedmary showing me some of her ATCs.

Sewing - My ambitions run bigger than my ability to complete projects, but I have many small patchwork projects in mind, and may be able to use that inspiration for ATCs as well. I also occasionally sew garments I can actually wear.

Since joining Swap-bot, I discovered that I like making mini flip books, and I make tons of handmade envies.

Favorite Television

I don't own a TV anymore but I watch mainly through Amazon, and have been enjoying British period drama and mystery shows lately. Whenever I am with TV-owning friends, we seem to watch a lot of home improvement, which is a nice break! I am generally a fan of any well-presented drama and tend to binge-watch.

Coffee and tea!

I prefer coffee to tea, but I participate in tea swaps now and again. I like black tea, herbal (mint, lavender, lemongrass), berry, citrus, and hibiscus, don't like green tea as much though I just found one with lemongrass that I like, and do not like Earl Grey. But I love Lady Grey!

Favorite Books

CURRENT: The Memory Keeper. My book tastes lately have run to readable non-fiction, and I especially like explorations of science, culture, or religion (e.g., Neil DeGrasse Tyson, or The Year of Living Biblically). I also like some historical fiction, some contemporary fiction, and some sci-fi/fantasy, though my exposure to those is not very broad, so I'd like to explore more! I have never read any Harry Potter book, but I plan to one day... Recent reads include Neil Gaiman, American Gods; Chang-Rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea; Erin Straub, The Vacationers; Annie Proulx: Barkskins. I unexpectedly enjoyed Outlander and subsequently read the entire series, and have watched a few of the TV episodes.

General Likes

Handmade envies


Washi with images (vs. geometrics or solid)



Fashion, sewing, patterns

Bright colors, jewel tones

Ocean themes

Travel themes

Camping and woods

Watercolor look

Pen and ink drawings

Vintage travel posters


Southwest (light on the kokopelli tho)

Art deco

Atomic era / mid-century

Woodblock / lino cut prints

African print and textiles


Farmers market and home ec (e.g., mason jars)

Yarn (natural fiber) - prefer tonal, kettle-dyed, or solid to variegated; self-striping and speckled OK

Animals: turtles, sharks, cats, dragons, birds

Japanese paper (origami, stationery, PCs)

Cool stamps, used or new

General Dislikes

At this point, I'm good on the small bits of scrap paper. I haven't been using them, and I generate them myself!

Teas with spices, vanilla, or caramel (except chai)

Religious messaging

Kids stuff (Kawaii OK; Disney, I'll pass on it thanks)

Teacher reward stickers


Brown / tan / beige / khaki / taupe

Platitudes and planner-related text

Pastels exclusively

Holiday imagery

Wish List

Lately I've joined a few Profile-Based swaps, so here are some ideas!

  • Knitting: sock weight yarn in as much % wool as possible, kettle-dyed or tonal (though I appreciate a good speckle, neon is fine!). I use this type of yarn for socks and shawls.

  • Kitchen: I love swedish dishcloths, and I've noticed on Amazon that some people comment that some are made in Sweden and others in China. I'm not sure I care, but FYI. I love nautical, mid century modern, and sheep / wool / knitting themes.

  • Kawaii: I put a bunch of stationery and washi ideas in my Etsy favorites, listed above.

  • Postalettes / fold-and-mail letters: I love vintage, boygirlparty (or similar), retro/mod, kawaii.

Tracking wishlists and tags


CPG April (pending)

A Wish Granted USA April (pending)


@PurpleEars Take Ten Tag (pending)

@RooBaRoo Draw me a ... tag (pending)

@QueenSmiley2530 CPG Who likes... Tag (sent)

@HaoHaoHao Themed washi tag (sent)

@OrigamiGrace Swap Tag US - Rated Swappers Only! (sent)

@PurpleEars Tag Through The Alphabet (sent)

@Mye Tag me...... but i send to you! (sent)


Comment: Thank you !
Comment: Thank you for the envies with panel cards, They are very nicely made and I like the colors.
suepier rated for Country/State Map Swap on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great map postcard of Vermont. It's one state I was missing.
Comment: Great letter, Heather, thank you so much!
dodie rated for WIYM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the washi. very good quality and I love what you choose for me. Love the mermaids one
Leekoba rated for Letter Set Letter USA #10 on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your letter! It's cool that you have a friend who owns an art studio! Happy Swapping!
heavenboundlj rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
USAFwife rated for Write On: Letter swap #3 Int'l on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Hey there! I think we are officially pals now. :) ha ha! Thanks for another letter!
Thatlushdudejoe rated for Kawaii Letter Swap #27 USA on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Hi heather! Thanks for the cute Gudetama letter! Thanks for sharing that personal stuff with me. I’ve known a few pests like that. Yes get on Netflix and you’ll have a blast with the variety.❤️
aligurl75 rated for Monthly Dishcloth Swap - April on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: I really love the dishcloth you sent! The stained glass pattern is awesome.
Comment: Beautiful envies! Thank you so much!
matt319 rated for Country/State Map Swap on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: I agree. The prompts are quite helpful. Thanks for sharing with me. Good luck with your challenge!
m3i5 rated for WIYM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Hi Heather, Thank you for the cats, dogs and words washi's in a cute circus animals envelope :)
PeggyO rated for A.I. Create a Tag on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a nice set of tags, Heather. I like that you did so much layering. Hope SPRING is actually arriving where you are. My brothers in S Dakota and upper tip of Wisconsin and my son in southern Wisconsin are getting snow!
Response: I’m sending you your “favorite color” mini flip book soon, which has been really fun to work on!
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Postalette/Fold n Seal #10 on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Hi Heather! Thank you for the share and the pretty postalette! Isn't it amazing how much we write and maybe do not realize it? I am glad you received some postalettes from your wishlist so you could join the swaps! I sometimes get lucky and find them at thrifts stores or yard sales, I do the happy dance when that happens! LOL! Hugs an dHappy Swapping ;)
Comment: Hi thanks for the wonderful notecard. It was very cute. I hope you get some relaxation in your cray schedule
USAFwife rated for WIYM: Postalette/Fold n Seal #10 on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: We just get paired up everywhere don't we? :) good to hear from you again!
wm rated for Official First Day Cover (FDC) Swap #2 on Apr 14, 2018
femamerica13 rated for Write On: Letter swap #1 Int'l on Apr 13, 2018

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Marryth on Apr 25, 2018:

Thank you so much for the pretty papers and fantastic galaxy washi tapes towards my CPG April wishes! I'm looking forward to getting a chance to use the papers, and I almost don't want to use the washi tape - I love it! ♥

adrianaclara on Apr 25, 2018:

Adorable envie and contents for my March wishes at CPG! Thank you so much! <3 <3

bluehairedmary on Apr 23, 2018:

Thanks so much for the vintage fabric pieces and vintage postage! I love the decorated envie too! Very happy mail!

ittybittykitty on Apr 23, 2018:

Thank you for the super-cute memo sheets and sticky notes for the CPG April wishlist!!

MSturgill87 on Apr 23, 2018:

Thank you for the wonderful washi! I love the designs. Can't wait to use it!

shinyserra on Apr 22, 2018:

Thanks so much for the amazing mermaid smash inspiration kit. This will make some awesome pages! (smash inspiration kit tag intl.)

GrumpyBear on Apr 21, 2018:

Thank you for the ~Menagerie Tag ~Smash inspiration tag USA~Penpal supplies pick 2 USA Tag~ penpal supplies pick 2 international tag~ Tag me but I send to you (profile suprize) tag

All came in today thanks so much for your generosity

Cgscdy on Apr 18, 2018:

Tysm for my AWG bday card and stamped images. Love them!

craftyone on Apr 17, 2018:

Thanks so much for my April wishes! The playing card.with the big cat (jaguar?) is a prized addition to my collection. Happy April!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Apr 16, 2018:

Thanks for the cute assortment of gift bags for AWG April :)

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