Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2018 7:14 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: August 16, 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


Fenix825 rated for ATC making a face on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun face!
Pandd rated for Spirit Dolls on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Very sweet. Love the doll. She will have a prominent place in the studio. Thank you for all of your work. Pat💕💕
Germanbaby77 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R37 on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: thank you for the Art Journal! good job!
nikkihc rated for Modern Curses Zine on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: This was such an AWESOME swap! I started smiling when I saw the washi and stickers on the envelope. The smile stayed there until I was done going through the swap! I really love the zine. Such cute illustrations and funny curses (that I hope never happen haha). The likes dislikes one really cracked me up.😂 Thank you also for the sweet note and the extras! Really appreciate it! Please have SO MANY HEARTS ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
cindygroet rated for Declutter with me - Clothes on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Wow, you have gotten rid of a lot of clothes. Enjoy the new space in your closet! Thanks for sharing.
Artstamper rated for CUCrew: Original Mini Zine on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Interesting and well done zine, thank you!
splendorpursuit rated for Swap Card Swap on Aug 5, 2018
luleemik rated for Be a Doll (altered doll part) on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: OMGosh---I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this swap! The tattooed arm charms are AMAZING. I can't imagine how you managed to tattoo those tiny arms!! Thank you for sharing your art with me.
priony rated for Swap Card Swap on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! These are so wonderful! I love how you printed my ID on them!!
khronicole rated for Never Have I Ever #2 on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: First of all, thank you for hosting this swap! I was going to stay away from new swaps, but I just couldn't resist joining this one. To me it is by far the most interesting swap I've seen here. Guess I'll wait a little longer to let my remaining swaps settle :) I had fun reading your answers and looking at all those cool goodies you've sent! Have a nice day :)
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Blue Flat Envie - US only on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: LOLOL love everything! Thank you so much!!
stephiedee rated for CUCrew: July Collage Kit on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Well, this was another awesome bit o' mail from you, so I feel like one lucky bitch, thanks kindly. The first thing I saw when I opened the envelope (which is fab) was the "salty ass bitch" sticker and I laughed so loud and hard I scared Husband. 🤣 I love all the bits - the pattern papers, the images, the stickers - and they're definitely going in my Cut+Paste book because I'm not getting rid of them. Thank yoooouu! 💖
MiRdLHWY43 rated for WTF Mail Art on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: You nailed it because I can't figure out WTF the puzzle says. Lol. I love how you made this though and I'm still going to work on it a bit longer before admitting total defeat.
Meba rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R36 on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Oops! I forgot to do this!
jukejan rated for Cardboard Bestiary on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: OMG Clem is the funniest little gut. His jeans, his eyes and the way he stands up is a hoot. Great paint job, so clever are you!
Comment: These are some of the cutest charms I have ever seen! Thank you!
stephiedee rated for PVT: Collabitty! on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Collab received! A couple of corners of Lumpy Space Princess (that's who she is, right? If not, she is now) were popped up, but the card is otherwise A-OK! Love your additions - especially all the NEON lines. 🌈
Comment: Teeheehee, that is a cute card, totally subtle and classy! Thanks!
Manifest rated for Kiddo stuff swap! on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: My girl loved everything but she especially liked the graphic novel. We are placing the beautiful name sign on her door. Thanks for this swap!
Comment: Omg I love this envelope! You are super creative! Thank you for the pc, washi(LOVED), and this adorable mini envelope! The stickers as well. You put a lot into this send, I dig every bit of it. My Fave.

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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:
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!!

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