Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2017 6:13 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

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 2017 update: we've 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.

I'd love to do private swaps, just PM me!

Things I love

Here's the kinds of themes and things that I love to see!

  • sci-fi and fantasy themes
  • new, vintage, and repurposed jewelry
  • vintage or thrifted clothing
  • cable cars
  • art dolls
  • Pagan/Wiccan images
  • steampunk aesthetics
  • baking cookies and cupcakes
  • thrifting and garage sales
  • glitter
  • feminists and strong women
  • zombies
  • skulls
  • macabre/horror
  • anything Halloween or Day of the Dead
  • Christmas
  • flowers
  • mid-century modern design
  • karaoke
  • Japanese style
  • Native American style (modern or historical)
  • design and fashion
  • I love any kind of animals -- especially cats, birds, manta rays. sloths.... (except for sharks which scare the bejeezus out of me!).
  • pears and pear-flavored things
  • chocolate anything

My favorite colors are pale turquoise, orange, dark red, and black. Generally I love just about any color except for sage green and peach, don't ask me why!

Top Wishes

Here’s my favorite craft supplies to swap for:

  • matte glitter, any color

  • 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

  • washi with a grid pattern (like graph paper), or lace washi

  • the sticky sheets you can use to mount stamps (forgot what they are called...not the static cling sheets but the stuff that sticks to those sheets)

  • adhesives because mine always dry out (what am I doing wrong??)

But I don't really need

  • Christian-themed things (no offense meant! It's just that I'm not Christian)
  • anything that smells of tobacco or incense, sorry it just drives my allergies bananas...
  • 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, 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.


Comment: Your swap arrived today! thank you ❤︎❤︎❤︎
Response: You’re so welcome! Glad you like goodies.
peipeicl rated for 5 for 5 Halloween atc USA only on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable atc and extras! It is sad that a lot of my Halloween mails got lost, so I'm extremely happy to receive yours. It is really thoughtful of you to resend<3
Response: De nada! I know it’s such a bummer when your mail is stolen. You know, if you list the missing swaps on your profile and post an angel request in the help section of the forum, some swappers might angel the other swaps!
bramblefae rated for WOW: Pair me up - November on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything. :)
Response: You’re welcome, I’m so glad you like it!
liljennyfoofoo rated for Washi Rainbow! - BLUE Swap on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely washi samples :-) Can't wait to play with them!
Response: Excellent, I’m glad yo7 like them!
airpigeon rated for Creepy Dolls ATC Swap - USA on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: You are super stellar! LOVE the profile halloween goodies. I am going to make a charm out of the ghosty boy and hang him in my car. Sweet Doll ATC! Love the skull in her abdomen-gnarly! just the way i like em'. take care!
Response: I’m so glad you like her! I really like the car charm idea, send a pic if you have a chance! :j
ToujoursMoi rated for Washi Rainbow! - BLUE Swap on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this great collection of Washis and the extras. 💕
Comment: What a cute Christmas mini! I love it! Cute little deer and neat way to make the button embellishment ! This is a wonderful swap - thank you so much! And thank you for the vintage LRRH page! So nice of you to share your childhood book!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! It was fun to make. I liked how it turned out so much that I’m making one for myself now! Lol
jm3712 rated for Washi Tape Surprise on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the washi!
Martha rated for Junk Jewelry Destash Swap on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for all the jewelry and the bits and pieces !!!! Loved it all... I will make good use of it !!!
Comment: Thank you for the stamed images
Amylord rated for ATC#5 - Month of October on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Ooops sorry I must missed the regional information when registering. Thanks for the ATC. It's so cute. <3
craftymimi rated for 5 for 5 Halloween atc USA only on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC! And the extra goodies!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween Beaded Spider Swap on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: thanks so much for the cute spiders! Thanks also for hosting this swap!
TrishaLouise rated for 5 for 5 Halloween atc USA only on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC!
Marcie24 rated for Major Washi Swap on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great washi. So many that I haven't seen before.
Zander rated for Pick a theme washi swap #1 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank You so much for the washi! And also for the halloween goodies!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the journal! I loved that your daughter took part! lol Thats adorable! :)
Response: Fun for the whole family! Hopefully she’ll grow up to enjoy crafty things like this...
luleemik rated for Make Some Crappy Halloween Cards on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Great card and extras! Love the look on the cat's face on the card!
Response: That cat is probably my favorite stamp lol! I’m glad you liked it
annielou rated for Make Some Crappy Halloween Cards on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Oh Leah, thank you so much for the card and all the extras!
Response: You’re so welcome! :p
ChinaCat rated for Make Some Crappy Halloween Cards on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cool card and the ephem and bling! I love that scary cat stamp you used. The bits of vintage wrapping paper and the images are great. Time to do some Christmas crafting! xo
Response: Yes that cat is probably my favorite! I’m glad you liked it!

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mgallardo68 on Nov 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the washi you sent for theThemed Washi Tag Swap! I love it! ♥

libertylithium on Nov 15, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely profile surprise envie for the tag! It made my day! :D

tcornell on Nov 15, 2017:

Thank you for the Christmas themed washi samples for the Christmas tag!

Swan on Nov 14, 2017:

Thank you for the Advent gift that I'll keep for December. And for the list of things you're thankful for. I like Plants vs. Zombies, too, and have downloaded PvZ 2... (November CPG wishlist)

smadronia on Nov 9, 2017:

Thanks for the beautiful gold washi from the Tag!

LauraM540 on Nov 8, 2017:

Thanks for the wonderful random envelope from the Swap Tag US :)

tcornell on Nov 7, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely "Little Red" book pages (I love that it was your book when you were little!)... Thanks also for the stamped images. I Collect tag. Tracy :)

Dsweeny on Nov 6, 2017:

Received such fun Washi (love the sparkly!!) and stamped images from Tag Through the Alphabet from you today - GIRL YOU RAWK!!!! I am totally in love with it all, and will be THRILLED using it in my crafting. Thank you from the heart.

piratecaptainmo on Oct 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the awesome stamped images from the PF swap tag US! You have some really unique stampes!

CosmicDragon on Oct 26, 2017:

I am loving the goodies you've sent me so far in the 31 days of Halloween swap. OMG I'm so sad it's going to be over soon. :(

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