Swap-bot Time: June 20, 2018 12:23 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: June 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 (seen here smirking and winking)

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, and Star vs the Forces of Evil)
  • 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.


Comment: Those old lady poodles are hillarious!
littlemissme84 rated for WEIRD LAWS on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Some funny laws there!
Comment: Thanks for weirding up my profile! :)
GummiBear rated for 6 minute Atc- Mermaid Boobies on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you! It's so cute.
Anettethhjertnes rated for Shakespearean Insult Zine on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: I am so insulted, LOL, fun to see how you did it. I did not take a copy, I was not sure if I was supose to or not And thank you for the lovely extras
lycheeSpoons rated for WEIRD LAWS on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing! ♥
draco rated for WEIRD LAWS on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: thank you for the interesting laws you shared
BettyVirago rated for WEIRD LAWS on Jun 8, 2018
draco rated for Weird Profile Deco on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: thank you for the laughs you posted on my profile
LavaLampAlex rated for Clay Pendant #2 on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: This pendant from Clay Pendant #2 is perfect! You were right, you can never fail with a Star Trek themed anything! Also, you did a great job with it. ConnectiCon grade.
Bhindblueeyes rated for Weird Profile Deco on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Phenomenal!!! THANK YOU!!
Comment: WARRIOR UNICORN, YES! I love my ATC, thank you :) and thanks for the article about them dying the horns. I'd heard of it, but I hadn't read an article, so this saves me digging one up :)
JennLostAndFound rated for HD/HP Coral Reef ATC: USA on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you! What a lovely ATC. Take Care!
PurpleEars rated for Mer-May: Mermaid Mini Zine on May 30, 2018
Comment: This is awesome! Thank you! I'd love to do a private swap! What did you have in mind?
Response: I’m so glad you like it! I just PMed you...
Comment: Thank you for the, yes, odd postcard <3 And, yes, creepy! :) :)
ZuzieCullen rated for Paris themed ATC and mail art on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the re-sending, I’m truly sorry that the first one got lost! Wonderful atc, wonderful extras! Hugs from Hungary.
Response: Oh I’m so glad you got it okay! I was just thinking about your envie this morning. Thank you for the heart!
lynnerfb rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R35 on May 17, 2018
Comment: lovely new book hope you like what I add
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I can’t wait to see your page! :)
stephiedee rated for Private Schwap! on May 14, 2018
Comment: Leah, this was an epic fuckin' swap! I knew it when I saw the envelope, which you collaged awesomely. I love everything you sent. All the washis and stickers, the thrift store finds, your art - I have to get a frame for your philosophy so it can go on my wall. Thank you, thank you! Also, I'd like to go to Santa Fe as well. I'm sure the other places are swell (and I've been to Disney a dozen times) but yeah, New Mexico just sounds like a magical artist utopia. OK. Thank you for giving me something to gush about. You've made my week and it's just Monday. 💖
Response: I am soooooo glad you like it! It was so much fun making/finding stuff for you that I totally want to do it again soon. Also, thanks for your blog post on glueing! I was intending to ask what you use and how you get it to stay so perfect, and then I saw your post. Boomyeah- I’m off to get a glue stick and go HAM on some card stock :D
Comment: Thank a bunch!

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CurlyTea on Jun 17, 2018:

Hoosfoos on Jun 17, 2018:

Another weirdie, the Star Nosed Mole....eek

Hoosfoos on Jun 17, 2018:

Hi here is a Sea Pig for the Weird Profile Deco Animalia #2. I just can't get over how bizarre they look!

Hoosfoos on Jun 17, 2018:
CurlyTea on Jun 16, 2018:

Weird Profile Deco #2 - Animalia

stephiedee on Jun 5, 2018:

Yay, face bits! And diverse face bits at that! Thank you so much for hooking me up. I totally have what I need to make weird Franken faces now. Hey, maybe on one of your starter backgrounds - which are great, too. I'm pretty sure I wrote almost the same thing in the note with mine (I never know when enough is enough with background starters).

Paige1900 on Jun 5, 2018:

Hello, I received my weird envie of randomness! Thanks! Love it! And I am the house of Slytherin!

CajunLady on Jun 4, 2018:

Weird Profile Deco swap from Weirder Every Day! Enjoy the weirdness!!

fluffyjunk on Jun 4, 2018:

Here is a cute kitty I found for you for our Weird-Profile-Deco-Swap:

And this one is just a little extra that I found - and can`t stop watching! :D

DeAnnaVarela on May 23, 2018:

That's a creepy ass bear you put on my profile! Lol.

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