Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2018 4:31 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: January 20, 2018
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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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.

January 2018 update: I’ve decided one of my resolutions is to do private swaps every month this year. Ping me if you’d 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: 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
  • 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, giraffes, seahorses, 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, 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

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

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

  • 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)

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.


sakameg rated for WIYM: January Birthday Greetings on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Hi Leah! Thanks for the lovely card and the birthday treats. I love the stamps and the washi samples, and you sent my favorite tea! I hope you have a happy birthday too!
jessiebean22 rated for Tarot ATC (Newbie friendly) on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: I absolutely love the tarot ATC that you made. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve pulled this card at a certain period of my life and even till this day. I highly identify with this card and some days strive to be more like the personality it represents. Thank you so much I hope we have more taro ATC swaps so that maybe I can collect the entire 78
Anettethhjertnes rated for Bad Habit ATC on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Yes, some have the bad habit of running late, I sometimes wish I was 10 min late cause I allways show up 15-20 min to early. My x was allways last min, it drowe me crazy and maked me stressed out. The atc was realy nice, love the colors
BusyB rated for 25 Handmade Days of Christmas on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed the stocking. Happy New Year!
Vickyen rated for January Birthday Swap on Jan 14, 2018
Comment: Hi Leah! Thank you for the beautiful Birthday card and the goodies! Love everything! Happy Birthday to you as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the washi there are so meany I cant pick one. and yeah it has been way to cold!!! thanks for swapping with me!
widelo123 rated for January Birthday Swap on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: Leah, thank you for the very unique birthday card and all the extras. Hope you had/have a wonderful birthday. I can't imagine it. I am going to be 75 on January 29th. It seems I was just in my 50's. As, the old saying goes, time flies by when you are having fun. Fun or not, it flew by. Shirley
redyellownow rated for WOW: • Washi Sample Bags • on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: I love the way you made this bag so that the samples don't bunch up! Happy New Year 😀
Aynora rated for Deco your friends profile Snow on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: Loved the deer ornament! It was so pretty and sparkly!
Comment: Fun choice!
Comment: Thank you and happy new year!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas book and all the wonderful goodies inside! We had choc. chip, peanut butter, and sugar cookies this year, too, but I've never had poppy seed cookies. How do you make those? They sound delicious!! Happy New Year!
Response: Ohh let me find the recipe and I’ll PM you! Happy new year!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely wall hanging!
Response: I’m glad you like it! Happy new year!
lockerelf rated for Winter Wanderer Mini Zine Swap on Dec 20, 2017
Comment: Beautiful zine! All of the extra goodies were so thoughtful! Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for your patience and for the great swap. Happy holidays!
sassafrass rated for VTHS: ATC - Fall Color on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful colorful ATC, and for swapping!
Response: My pleasure and thank you for the awesome swap!
Comment: Awesome! I love the separate icing!
Response: Oh good! May our little ones get hours of entertainment from them! (Ok, 4 year olds = minutes of entertainment)
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Christmas. Tags on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Leah, I absolutely adored the tags!! They are so special and thoughtful. Thank you so much. I will treasure them.
Response: Oh good I’m so glad you like them! :D
Rabbitfreedom rated for Beaded Spider Ornament on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous spiders! They are hanging out on my tree now!
user2148 rated for NH: handmade holiday card - US on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Sorry this is so late- the card was gorgeous!! Thank you so much! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: No worries, I’m glad you like it! Happy holidays!

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GeeLuv on Jan 11, 2018:

Thanks a bunch for the envie of Very strange images for Tag Through the Alphabet. My fave is the skeleton mermaid. :-)

fluffyjunk on Jan 5, 2018:

Thank you for the comment on my profile! :) The swap-bot-sticker I made with one of the swap-bot-graphics:

angelbowen on Jan 3, 2018:



Swap: Deco your friends profile Snow

Hope you are having a warm and Happy new year :)

OrigamiGrace on Dec 31, 2017:

Happy 2018!



ChrisAnne on Dec 30, 2017:

CPG ~ Profile Bling

I know the swap only needed one, but I couldn't choose! Have a blessed 2018!

mgallardo68 on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you for a wonderful surprise, It is a Christmas present!! I loved the stickers (Flontz is one of my favorite seller on Etsy! Happy New Year!! Hugs ♥

kaypendragon on Dec 25, 2017:

TY for the envie advent calendar! It was wonderful! We particularly loved the hand drawn ATCs!

Ryleighsmom on Dec 16, 2017:

Thank you so much for the stickers and stamps from Dec. wishlist CPTG!

mgallardo68 on Dec 15, 2017:

@ittybittykitty just received my awesome 'words and text' washi at Themed Washi Tag Swap. I am in love with all the goodies you added based on my Etsy list, it was such a lovely surprise! I love everything!! (Please tell me if the tiny circle with golden is washi or embellishment or something like that. I never had one of those before) ♥

OrigamiGrace on Dec 14, 2017:

Thank you so for the fun Dec wish! PS Loved my Witness Protection Plan name:)

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