Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2018 7:07 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: October 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.

August 2018: so I’m a little behind on ratings, sorry! Things got a little hectic.... I’m getting caught up over the next few days and will have new swaps posted soon!

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.

Flaky flakers who flake...

Sad that this has to be added, but a big thank you to all you sweet angels out there!

Stamped Images for paper crafting: flaked on by @MooreNature Angeled by the swap host @woodlandbanshee

Swap cards swap: flaked on by @jojojo47


Christopherpines rated for Create Halloween Earrings on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for such a great swap! (and the laugh!) I love them all...but I think the spiderwebs might be my favorite!!!
mindy rated for Get to Know a Weirdo - Round 2 on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: thank you for the sweet zine and extras. i love cheese, especially cheddar. like you, i don't care for stinky cheese. never had bacon on pizza, hmmm.... i love the kitty washis!
Moonchaser84 rated for Declutter with me - Kitchen on Sep 26, 2018
cindygroet rated for Declutter with me - Kitchen on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: That was indeed a little start in decluttering - small progress. A lot more work to do, but you have started! Good luck.
Rachaelcrochet rated for Declutter with me - Kitchen on Sep 25, 2018
bbsporty rated for CUCrew: September Collage Kit on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a great collage kit!
mandymo rated for Strange Adornments on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Yaaaaaaassssss! I am digging everything about this bizarre little swap! First of all, I freaking LOVE both sets of earrings. I have a thing for hands AND teeth. I keep all of the teeth my kids lost in an antique bottle marked wee chompers. Soooooo cool. I also love the button from Office Space. MORE FLAIR! The little silver person charm just might be my new favorite thing. It is so tiny and wonderful. Thank you so much for an awesome swap! <3<3<3<3<3
craftymimi rated for Random Journal Page Swap on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: OMG! I love the quilt page! I was so excited when I saw the envie! I have tons of quilts & that's all I use on my beds! Thank you!
graciepie49 rated for Adult Merit Badges - ATCoins on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Hi Leah :-) . . . Thanks for the cool badge. I plan to put a magnetic strip on the back and put it on my fridge. Thanks also for sending cut-outs and sticker.
PeliKat rated for Adult Merit Badges - ATCoins on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Leah, your ATCoin came today and I nearly snorted coffee out of my nose when I saw it!!!! Thanks for the extra goodies you included and thanks especially for giving me a good laugh!!! I LOVED IT!!!
Comment: You got rid of a lot! That is a difficult decision to let things go that belonged to your mother. Both my parents passed away (2012 and 2015), and letting go of things that belonged to them is challenging. Congratulations on a job well done!
Comment: Great job!
nadithings rated for Honestly, it's a bit odd. on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: love it! everything that is odd that i like!! and thanks for the little extra on the side! love the stickers too! happy swapping! xoxo Nadi
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me. This has been very motivating and I am anxious to do more. We are doing a big change over at work that won't be finished until the 18th, and I haven't had the time available but I plan to do still more. Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for Declutter with me - Clothes on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me! I still have so much decluttering to do in my home we could go on with these swaps from now 'til doomsday! Hugs, Diane
BelfryBat rated for Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: Wow, what fabulous neon colors! I love it.
fluffyjunk rated for Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Wooooow..... Those... pictures(?) / collages (?) / installations (?) look super yummy and satisfying! Thank you very much! Now I have to make a gingerbread house.... :D
stephiedee rated for CUCrew: Abstract Face on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: What a cool face, Leah! Especially dig that eye with all the frogs swimming out from it. 🤪 Thanks for the extry bits!
polyk rated for CUCrew: August Collage Kit on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Love everything’s! And those shiny papers! 😍😍 ty!

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stephiedee on Oct 3, 2018:

Waitin' on Halloween like...

Aladyjackson on Sep 18, 2018:

Hey there! Thanks for letting me know you got your washi bag, I’m sorry I had no other chance of sending it around again! It was a fun idea though! Hopefully there will be another swap like that soon so you can send the rest around, I just didn’t feel comfortable holding on to it for so long. Hugs!

BelfryBat on Sep 8, 2018:

Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art

I went with sculptures:

Erika Sanada

Erika Sanada - I love her stuff; it's cute and creepy at the same time.

Beth Cavener Stichter

Beth Cavener Stichter - another great artist who does weird fabulous things.

Cameron Stalheim

Cameron Stalheim - his most famous piece is a merman, but it doesn't lend itself to the 300x300 format.

Xooang Choi

Xooang Choi - Does some weird shit.


fluffyjunk on Sep 7, 2018:

For our T.I.T.S. swap "Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art" I found these gems:

This one actually makes me really mad because it is called art...

I have no idea who made this:

And this one is Vertumno from Giuseppe Arcimboldo (I like his portaits):

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

Aladyjackson on Jul 2, 2018:

There’s Some weird ass stuff on this profile...ijs lol

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:
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