Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 4:27 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: December 15, 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


Comment: Thank you!
ScrappyCEW rated for Weird note card and envelope on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Fun card and goodies - thanks!
bigmamabird rated for TheDen: Ornament Me on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the curious wee ornament...it *is* right up my alley! Best wishes for the season!
MyRetroSoul rated for Handmade WEIRD IMAGE PC USA on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: I love it! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a sweet ornie! I love the little shaker :o)
CurlyTea rated for CUCrew: October Collage Kit on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome assortment. Sorry, I am so late rating.
georgiafae rated for Halloween Art Journal on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Oh my scary goodness! This is a wonderful journal. Thank you so much for all the different bits of information and textures. Absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity with me!
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Pink Christmas Tree ATC on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Hi Leah - Thanks so much for the beautiful Pink Christmas Tree ATC. When I was a little girl I always had a fantasy about having one when I grew up. I still haven't done one as an adult but I can still dream, lol, Your's came out really beautiful. Thank you for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Love the Black and white animation thank you
MyRetroSoul rated for Police Log Newspaper clipping on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: The card you made is so awesome! I need to step up my card making game immediately. You went above and beyond and i really appreciate that. I love the police logs you sent. The carjacking one is absolutely hilarious. I also got your postcard. It’s so funky! I love it. Thank you so much.
Comment: thanks!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Hall0weEn Postcard on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the moon and kitty postcard!
Comment: This is my favorite Vintage postcard I've ever gotten!! Thank you so much!!
Ace330660 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R38 on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the book ! Sorry for the delay in rating ! Loved your page. Will gladly pass along.
Comment: Loved the match box!!! Loved the bitty bitty spider inside. :) Thank you.
craftymimi rated for Halloween Washi Tape Garland on Oct 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the garland & all the goodies!
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

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CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

KSENiA on Oct 29, 2018:

Vintage inspired Halloween profile decoration:

Happy Halloween Boo! Ksenia

nancylee on Oct 28, 2018:

Thank you for joining Vintage inspired Halloween profile decoration Happy Halloween!

loveretro on Oct 28, 2018:

Vintage inspired Halloween profile decoration swap




Happy Halloween, Leah


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

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