Swap-bot Time: October 26, 2020 11:32 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: October 26, 2020
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.

Please note: I’m trying to stay away from the post office, so all of my swaps for now will be U.S. only and use stamps. I’m trying my best to correctly guess postage costs. If I get it wrong and there’s postage due, please please contact me so I can make things right!

Also - I’m using tape and glue to seal envies. Could you please do the same to send to me? Remember, “please don’t lick, even if you’re not sick!”

August 2020: Well, it’s been a hot minute since I was here, eh? I’m glad to be back swapping, and I’m trying to get my group Weirder Every Day up and at ‘em again. Stay tuned!

I like paper crafts, polymer clay, jewelry-making, and shrink plastic. Sometimes I sew stuff, or make assemblages. I recraft new jewelry from vintage components. Sometimes I make zombie art dolls out of Barbies. Just a little bit of everything, I’m just a filthy casual.

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?)
  • kitschy and weird crap - bring it on! I LOVE weird stuff. :)
  • new, vintage, and repurposed jewelry
  • anti-racism and diversity themes. Black Lives Matter!
  • things with tiny cute faces (teeny coffee cups with beensy faces! Little smiling avocados! ahh!)
  • pin-ups and saucy ladies
  • Pagan/Wiccan images
  • thrifting and garage sales
  • LGBTQA themes - love is love!
  • kawaii (I like Chococat, Pusheen, cactus kitties or anything Tokidoki, Hello Kitty, Lisa Frank, and Gudetama. My daughter likes LOL dolls, Monster High, Mermicorno/Unicorno, Num Noms, and shopkins)
  • feminists and strong women
  • almost anything Halloween, especially if it’s retro or mystical
  • Christmas - especially retro designs from the 40s - 70s
  • mid-century modern design
  • Japanese style florals
  • Native American style (modern or historical)
  • I love animals -- especially cats, birds, stingrays, giraffes, seahorses, llamas, sloths, pangolins, chipmunks, capybaras ... (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. I also love dark red, orange, dark turquoise, neon pink, and black. Generally I love just about any color, neons are great, goth colors are great too, etc.

Top Wishes

Heres my favorite craft supplies to swap for:

  • hand painted or drawn backgrounds to use in ATCs and mixed media projects

  • odd little doodads, especially if they’re flat or flattish.

  • anything showing objects with little cute faces

  • fibers and lace for mixed media projects

  • costume jewelry parts - vintage, Southwestern, punk, sculptural, rhinestone animal pins, Christmas pins and earrings, etc...stained or broken is fine but please not crusty with dirt.

  • anything in vintage 60s/70s floral patterns. Give me your fugly florals!

  • altered art and art dolls

  • personalized address labels and swap tags

  • plaid, dark and moody florals, glittery

  • paper/stickers/whatever with Hello Kitty, Tokidoki, Monster High/Ever After High, LOL Surprise!

  • the sticky sheets you can use to mount stamps

  • scrapbook embellishments that are red and black or yellow/gold and blue for my school colors

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, it just drives my allergies bananas...
  • kiddie stuff, unless it hits on my themes above. Send it my way if it’s kitschy, kawaii, or unintentionally creepy!
  • most tea except mint or green tea. Otherwise you may want to save it for someone who can enjoy it properly!

Favorite Television

Watchmen, Stranger Things, Infinity Train, True Detective, The Boys, What We Do In The Shadows, Teen Titans Go!

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: Thank you! Very cute envelope and I'm sure I'll like what's inside!
Comment: Thank you!!!
sleepykitty rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks! ;)
Drea3nvy rated for Halloween Mini Banner on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the super cute banner and goodies my friend!!!
Comment: I love the postcard! Thanks much and thanks for the message too!
Lisapotterylady rated for Handmade Halloween Earrings on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: I really like the earrings and the extra copper goodies ~ thank you so much! I just hope I get a chance to wear them someplace this year!
AmericanHeiress rated for Quarantine Halloween Party on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Leah, I received “the box” thanks so much I can hardly wait for the big day. As soon as we open I will rerate and comment again 🥰
bethe rated for Easy Quirky Mini Flipbook on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Holy shit thank you for all the weirdo little goodies you included in your neat lil flipbook! I love it all. Both of your letters have made me LOL. Loved the extra weird af ATC too. I totally get having your MIL in the house and how it can be stressful. Loved the creepy lil dictionary page that included cringe, creepy and crinkle and the stamps even hade a little bit of a creepy vibe. Ha! I am lucky to have had you as a partner 2 times. Really appreciate ya!
Response: YES I’m so glad! You have a great profile and seem really nice, it was a pleasure to put everything together for you! Thanks! 😺
Comment: Thank you for this lovely swap! I love those sweaters and mittens you drew. I look forward to opening it many moons from now.
banjobraids rated for Halloween Kitsch on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Totally. Blown. Away. WOWWW!!! This photo from Sesame Street on Ice with the Munsters is just....AMAZING. I'm also dying about the recipe card as these are the EXACT ones my mom had. The patch is incredible. I was looking at a set with a similar cat and had decided not to buy it, but now this is going right on my jacket! LOVE the 50s heads and the vintage Halloween clip art. That cat is definitely deeply disappointed. LOL! I love this card too with the black kitty. That's begging to become an ATC. Thanks for hosting a super cool swap and for all these awesome things! You really spoiled me :):) Hope we swap again soon :):):)
Response: Oh I’m so happy you liked it! I feel like we have a lot of interests in common, and I’m happy that I’m not the only one to go bananas over the Sesame Street on Ice photo. You get it! 😺 I’ve started putting together some more things for you - I’m happy that I’m your swap partner again for the add-a-costume thingy!
Hunbun rated for Invent-A-Word: 2020 Edition on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Cocksniff is my new favorite road rage word! I was so excited to see the washi samples; I love every single one of them, especially the one with words. Thank you!
Comment: can't wait until december
Comment: Thank you! I'm saving till December and yours will be the third one I open. I plan on opening them in the order I received them!!
bethe rated for Halloweird Mail Art on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Hi Leah, thank you so much for your art deco card, I love it (front AND back!) and for the washi! Your letter made me LOL...a candy chute?! Ha! That's a clever idea. I'm glad I found the Weirder Everyday group and looking forward to your next swap :) Thank you for hosting too!!
Response: Oh yes I’m so glad you liked it! Sometimes it’s hard to tell if I’m on the right track or not lol
Comment: Thanks. I'll be back on Dec. 2nd with more comments.
bpl76 rated for Interesting Washi Swap on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: WOW love the all
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas journal page #7 on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the sweet page!!
CHOWEFACE rated for CPG: Hotel PC - US Only on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: I have 2 friends who actually honeymooned at those bungalows in Fiji! I got so envious when I saw their photos!
Response: So jelly!
Bobbie rated for Weirder Happy Mail on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Dear Leah: What a wonderful envelope full of weird little goodies filled with all the things I love!! If I could give you 5 hearts I would!! Thank you so much. I hope we swap again soon! Your new friend in California, Bobbie
Response: Yay yes we frens now :)

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BusyB on Oct 23, 2020:

Thank you for the sewing bits for my journal! All will be used and I love the label. Lol Yes so true! Thanks again for thinking of me for CPG wishlist October.

shellimakes on Oct 21, 2020:

Thanks for sending my very first original ATC jam back home to me. You're so right -- it really IS too cute for words. :)

renmagpie on Oct 19, 2020:

Thank you so much for the angel flipbook! I loved it, and was so happy to receive something handcrafted by you. xoxo

chimerix on Oct 6, 2020:

Thank you so much for the great sequins for the CPG Tag You're It! They are fantastic. And thanks for the Halloween window stamps. Aloha!

TeaNi on Oct 1, 2020:

Thank you so much

for granting a Sept. CPG wish for me with the cute washi & stickers- I'm so excited to use them! :)

OrigamiGrace on Sep 29, 2020:

Thank you for the awesome envie of florals from Who Like tag at CPG!! Yay for pretty stash!!

kiddomerriweather on Sep 25, 2020:


Thank you so very much for the September CPG wishes! You couldn't have done a better job at picking awesome things out for me. Yes, those are the swap cards I was talking about and I love the ones you sent. The Halloween stickers are fabulous! The PC is too amazing to use and I love the kawaii goodies as well. No Blarbies or G.I. Johns in the mix. LOL! (That absolutely killed me!)

BusyB on Sep 24, 2020:

Every time I read your comment about the Halloween washi tape hoarding like hoarding TP I start laughing again!! 🤣 LOL Thank you for the laugh, I've needed that lately! btw JoAnns doesn't have any Halloween washi either! My local small box store had one 3 pack, not the cutest but love the name...The Boo Crew! Heehee, gotta love Halloween! Have a great weekend!

BusyB on Sep 24, 2020:

Aww you are so sweet to send my dear hubby a cool space exploration postcard for his 60th birthday month and also all the Autumn goodies for me! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness! 💛 CPG September wishes

OrigamiGrace on Sep 15, 2020:


SO MUCH for my Amazon wish for my birthday and CPG September wishlist!! SO nice of you! Can't wait to play with my new gelli plate:)

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