Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2018 4:31 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: April 19, 2018
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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Hi! My name is Leah and I'm a crafty gal from Maryland. I love to DIY and tinker with things and I'm generally a big ol' nerd. I love to read, craft, and spend time with my spouse, young daughter, and my punk-ass cat.

January 2018 update: Ive decided one of my resolutions is to do private swaps every month this year. Ping me if youd like to do a swap!

December 2017 update: I just received a packet of Christmas papers and washi with no note or username included. Return address has no name but is from Oregon. If this is from you - hey thanks! Please PM me with identifying details so I can give credit where it is due.

August 2017 update: weve relocated to the East coast after years of living in the Bay Area. I'm getting back into swapping after things were packed up for too long. I'm looking forward to more swaps with you!

I like sewing, polymer clay, jewelry-making, and I dabble a bit in collage and shrink plastic. Mostly I recraft new jewelry from vintage components. But I'm a huge craft dabbler, so I love that these swaps let me experiment with different kinds of crafts -- paper-based, collage and assemblage, embroidery, etc. etc. I've recently started making zombie art dolls out of Barbies.

Id love to do private swaps, just PM me!

Things I love

Heres the kinds of themes and things that I love to see!

  • sci-fi and fantasy themes (GOT, Westworld...any Worm/Parahumans fans out there?)
  • new, vintage, and repurposed jewelry
  • vintage or thrifted clothing
  • cable cars (aka trollies or street cars)
  • art dolls
  • Pagan/Wiccan images
  • steampunk aesthetics
  • kitschy and weird crap - bring it on! I LOVE weird stuff. :)
  • thrifting and garage sales
  • kawaii (I like Chococat, Pusheen, cactus kitties or anything Tokidoki, Hello Kitty, Lisa Frank, and cute foods with little faces. My daughter likes Monster High, Mermicorno/Unicorno, Num Noms, My Little Pony)
  • feminists and strong women
  • anti-racism and diversity themes
  • almost anything Halloween or Day of the Dead (but please no kiddie stuff) - zombies, skulls, and other ominous stuff are welcome!
  • Christmas - especially retro designs
  • flowers
  • mid-century modern design
  • karaoke
  • Japanese style florals
  • Native American style (modern or historical)
  • design and fashion
  • I love any kind of animals -- especially cats, birds, manta rays, giraffes, seahorses, llamas, sloths.... (except for sharks which scare the bejeezus out of me!).
  • pears and pear-flavored things
  • chocolate anything, especially super-dark

My favorite color is pale turquoise/aqua, and I also love dark red, orange, dark turquoise, and black. Generally I love just about any color, neons are great, gothic colors are great too, etc.

Top Wishes

Heres my favorite craft supplies to swap for:

  • mini vellum or glassine envelopes, mini handmade envelopes

  • jewelry - vintage jewelry, Southwestern, punk, sculptural, rhinestone animal pins, Christmas pins and earrings, etc...

  • Ink pads (gently used is fine), any color but black

  • vintage fabric especially 60s/70s, or Japanese

  • altered art and art dolls

  • personalized address labels and swap tags

  • hole punches

  • jewelry supplies, especially chains and beads

  • lace washi, mermaid or unicorn washi, washi with my favorite animals

  • the sticky sheets you can use to mount stamps

But I don't really need

  • Christian-themed things (no offense meant! It's just that Im not Christian)
  • anything that smells of tobacco or incense, sorry it just drives my allergies bananas...
  • Halloween kids things, like kids stickers (I already have a bunch)
  • most tea except mint or green tea. Otherwise you may want to save it for someone who can enjoy it properly!

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones, Westworld, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Ash vs The Evil Dead, Jessica Jones, early Battlestar Galactica...

Favorite Books

My latest fave authors: John Scalzi, Diana Rowland, Mira Grant, Madeline Ashby, Jim Butcher, Terry Pratchett, Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, Walter Mosley, Wildbow. Im slowly but happily making my way through the Parahumans series.


geekgirl1001000 rated for Altered Book Page #2 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Love the page and the sentiment! And what awesome cat washi on the envelope. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for your Paris-themed ATC and lovely note. I missed getting to the flea markets when I was in Paris and hope to someday go JUST for the flea markets! I loved your use of washi on your ATC. I plan to try it using the non-sparkle washi you sent as an extra (thank you!). The sparkle washi is always and only for my journals. Sparkle = keep for me :-)
Response: I’m glad you liked it! Btw, the “sparkle = keep for me” totally made me laugh. I have my private stash too!
Comment: I love love love both the matchbox and the chunky house! !you did a beautiful job on them! Thanks for all the extras as well. I like the round postcards! Very unique! Thanks for the trade!
Response: Oh I’m so glad you liked everything! You know, I ended up using the matchbox liner template that you sent me for the starfish lining. That was sooo handy - thanks again! Let’s do it again soon :)
Ganell rated for Playing Card ATC on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome atc and the extras! I loooooove it!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! :D
MyRetroSoul rated for Halloween Shrink charms on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for these awesome charms and for the 2 additional crappy medals. I love them all. It’s so nice to recieve fun Shrinky dinks art. I make and gift little shrinky dink items regularly but never find anyone who also enjoys making them. And you are so good at it! Thank you!!!
Response: Aww thank you! I’m on a big shrink plastic kick right now, I love making these little charms!
stephiedee rated for MMPC - Mail Art with Stars on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Leah, this envelope is awesome! Love your constellation font and all the details popping out against the blue. Thank you for all the cool goodies, too! I was stoked to see some of that hand washi tape included...and those moon and star napkins (?) are gorgeous. 😍💖⭐
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! I’ve been digging on those napkins and the hand washi too, especially the hand with the little #$*! On it (but why tho? It makes no sense!)
Comment: Great job on the coral, they look great! I live all the colours. When I studied art at college, one thing they drilled into us was mark making. Literally, just getting the sketchbook and experimenting with the medium without an end goal (drawing). It really helps to know what your tools are capable of before committing to a drawing 😊
Response: Yes that is such a good idea! I was thinking that my next step is to experiment with the pens and try to get more control of the colors and shapes. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the cute jar of goodies!!
mjhaertling rated for VJP: Creative Vintage Collage #4 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks much for the sewing themed card. Did you write the poem? It is beautiiful. Thanks for the washi tape and quilt card. I appreciate that you read my profile. I am so so sorry for this late rate.
Response: No worries at all and I’m so glad you like it! I’ve been experimenting with kind of adding poetry or stream of consciousness writing - I was a little worried about taking up too much space on the back so I’m relieved that you liked it! :D
Comment: Thank you! Very nice :) The little button stamp is so cute!
Response: You’re so welcome! The little button is one of my favorites too :)
TrishaLouise rated for Taco ATC on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Loved the Taco "Al Pastor" ATC. Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Making those ATCs made me sooo hungry for tacos lol!
Froggy2974 rated for WOW: Washi Sample Bags on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the extra washi, happy to pass this beautiful bag along.
redfin2 rated for Yayoi Kusama Inspired ATC on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: The card was beautiful!
Comment: These badges are so fun. Thanks!
cerealgirl rated for Shrinky dink charm! on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful charms! You did a great job! :)
Bridgette rated for Taco ATC on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome taco ATC- so very creative, I love it!
Comment: Oh my goodness this medal is amazing! I love Brink’s dink art and this is so well made. And the TAROT Washi is so beautiful! Thank you so much!
Response: Sorry for the late response but I’m SO glad you liked it! I have another one to send you too, I’ll add it to an upcoming package :p
Comment: I love your coral drawings
Conni59 rated for Yayoi Kusama Inspired ATC on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: I love your very clever interpretation of this art inspired atc! So cool! Thanks for the polka dot washi as well ❤️

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simcoe54 on Apr 17, 2018:

CPG: Washi sample RAK - Thanks for the washi samples and postage stamps. Can't wait to use the samples and the stamps will go in my collection.

Steinway5 on Apr 15, 2018:

Thank you for the AWESOME watercolor landscapes washi! I LOVE them, especially the wide ones!! So great!!! I put them in my journal already and the pages look soo pretty now. :) Where do you get such fun washi?

LadyRisa on Apr 13, 2018:

Thanks for the washi samples!

papertreasures17 on Apr 6, 2018:

Your mini zine is on its way! Had so much fun making it!

sassafrass on Apr 2, 2018:

Thank you so much for the get well wishes!

papertreasures17 on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi! I am your partner in the Minizine Lists. Working on it now. Hope you will like it!

Whippet on Mar 23, 2018:

Thank you Leah for my CPG Wish granted! I'm happy to have more used postage showing a face & faces to create ATCs. It fun to create these ATCs. Hope we meet up in a swap. - Kathy

heatherknits on Mar 20, 2018:

Thanks for the fun washi and stamps for the CPG March Wishlist! That wide nature one is so cool.

MissTullie on Feb 25, 2018:

Hello Leah ... Thanks so much for the CPG February wishes you sent me. I love the beautiful note card, "spring" theme stickers and baker's twine! Thank you for thinking of me.

Marryth on Feb 21, 2018:

Thank you for the punchies & baker's twine towards my February CPG wishes! I'll definitely be using both in the near future. :)

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