Swap-bot Time: December 13, 2018 2:16 pm


Date Joined: May 13, 2013
Last Online: November 27, 2018
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
My Sewing Portfolio
Etsy Favs

updated May 2017


My name is Jacki and happy to swap with you! A few things about me:

  • live in Michigan
  • work in education
  • lifelong learner
  • love autumn and Thanksgiving – favorite time of year
  • introvert – need time in silence every day for my sanity
  • value diversity, tolerance, equality, and justice for all
  • love animals and those who love them

Founder of Healthy Journaling - a group for inspiration and encouragement to keep track of healthy habits in creative ways. Our sister group is Health & Fitness Foray for lots of health-focused swaps and discussions.


I enjoy making decorated envies and putting together little packages and RAKs. I’m not super crafty, but will try paper crafts now and then.

My hobby of choice is sewing. I make pillowcases, place mats, table runners, quilts, bags - no clothing. Message me if interested in a private swap for handmade items.


  • Leafy things - leaf theme or made from leaves, all colors not just autumn. Do not care for realistic images/photos of leaves.

  • Cute bicycle themed items, bikes with flowers, that I can use in my health journals. These are the ones I am using: bike notebooks

  • A sample of your handmade art/craft -- anything knit, crochet, embroidery, tatting, sewing, quilting, paint, watercolor, drawing, zentangle, felt, pottery, clay, beaded, wood, glass, etc.

  • Tea (sealed). Black, green, matcha, or spiced. Do not care for herbal, fruity, or rooibos. My current fav is Numi English Breakfast Blend. Would love you forever if you sent me Qualitea Earl Grey (Sri Lanka) or Keisarin Morsian (Finland).

  • Envelopes (that I can use) - especially if made of paper with interesting texture like vellum, translucent, crinkly, or onion skin paper

  • Letter from you with no obligation to write back - write about anything, no topic off-limits (even politics/religion). Challenge - send in a decorated envelope with different textures!

  • Any little unique item that supports independent or local shops

  • Bookmarks

  • Bags in all shapes and sizes - tote bags, small bags, pouches, etc. Not a fan of those with store names/logos on them. Love handmade!

  • Lidded boxes and containers in all sizes or materials except plastic

  • Soft ankle socks or fuzzy no-slip socks - I wear them every day in the house

  • Crocheted dishcloths

  • Die cuts (I have no device to make them myself)

  • Sewing notions that you use and recommend, sewing machine needles (Schmetz size 90/14)

  • Fat quarters of premium quilt-shop quality cotton fabric (no Joanne Fabrics, Walmart, or other discount fabrics - although Hobby Lobby is ok). See my Etsy fabric list for ideas of my style.

  • Non-touristy items from anywhere outside of US - things with writing in language other than English - things from middle eastern countries especially welcome. No plastic souvenirs.

  • Candles or wax melts (fav scents: jasmine, lilac, cinnamon, sandlewood, earthy, clean, lemon)

  • Your recipes for tried-and-true organic, natural, homemade cleaning products or beauty products - stuff you know works

  • Surprises

Dislikes include items that are childish, Disney, fantasy, mythical, celebrities, fandom, fashion, sports.

I do not care for memo sheets, dollar store items, touristy items, cheap beauty products, random scraps of paper, jewelry.

I do not collect post cards, ATCs, used postage.

Please do not send traveling items like friendship books, slams.

No religious goodies -- things with Bible verses, Christmas, Easter, angels, goddesses, pagan, astrology, tarot cards. I am religion-friendly, but have no interest in religious goodies and will typically just toss them.


Most swappers are good people and here for the right reasons. I will not look for reasons to down-rate you and I can be very understanding when things do not go as planned. I presume positive intent and give the benefit of doubt whenever possible. If you mess up on a swap, message me - chances are it will be fine. If I mess up, I’ll do everything I can to fix it to your satisfaction.

"Be kinder than necessary." JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan


FairyThyme rated for Use It Up! on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: I love the envelopes and extras :) Thanks so much :)
Response: You're welcome!
Response: It finally arrived! Yay!
Comment: ♥ Thank you for the very cute and functional note pad. I really love the dotted paper. Thanks for the extras too.
Response: You're so welcome! Fun swap!
Shellyr rated for 1 + 1 July on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: Your envelope is gorgeous. Love it so much! Thanks for all the goodies inside too. You are very generous.
Response: So glad you enjoyed!
zurdoswifey rated for The BIG One -USA- on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: What a lovely package... so thoughful... Thank you for everything ... and omg the card is adorable
Response: Yay! You're welcome!
Comment: WOW! Just wow!
Response: Yay!
Wildchild rated for Let's Get Organized! Email swap on Jul 9, 2017
Comment: Great Job!
Response: Thanks!
MissLynne rated for Let's Get Organized! Email swap on Jul 9, 2017
Comment: Good morning Jacki, thank you for sharing your project. I need to do the same thing with my paper supplies. :)
Response: So nice to have one job done!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome note and extra note cards. I hope the flower show was fun. Yes, we do miss our furry son!
Response: You're so welcome!
AZmom875 rated for Healthy Recipe for the Journal on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Your recipe card was perfect for a journal. I love all veges. Thanks for sending.
Response: You're welcome!
Bhindblueeyes rated for HFF: RAK Attack_May on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: Also MY fav RAK!! For the same reasons :) Thank you SO much for all the lovely goodies!! I look forward to putting them to use!
Response: You're welcome!
njstauter rated for Inspirational Journal Page on May 23, 2017
Comment: What a real treat! I LOVE what you made & have already put it in my journal. Thanks also for the extras.
Response: Yay! So glad you like it - really fun to make! Happy journaling!
tcornell rated for 5 Person Happy Mail on May 16, 2017
Comment: Jacki, so sorry for the late rating! I really appreciate both the stamps (planet ones- I've never owned any before!) and the stickers too!!!
Response: No problem Tracy! I knew you received it because of your comment, and that's all I need to know :)
slckad rated for WIYM: Spring has Sprung! on May 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful spring happy mail! I loved everything very much! Hope you're getting to enjoy lots of walks in warmer spring weather!
Response: Oh you are welcome!
AnitaMac rated for Reading Challenge 2017-April on May 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the book you chose. I haven't read it myself, but I imagine that I would struggle, too. Like you, I find it hard to read about violence and abuse. But I suppose it is a good book and I should make an effort to read it, too.
Response: Thanks for rating :)
LavenderSprinkles rated for Great Muslims of history on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: This was just lovely. Thanks so much for your letter. I truly enjoyed this swap from you. Would love to private swap sometime. Happy swapping.
Response: So glad it arrived and that you enjoyed it!! :)
Bhindblueeyes rated for 5 Person Happy Mail on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you kindly!!! I think the theme and die cuts are adorable!
Response: You're so welcome!
HelenG6 rated for 5 Person Happy Mail on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and cut outs. My daughter might enjoy them.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! Love the envie
Response: You're welcome!

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pkpeace on Feb 7, 2018:

Belated but sincere! Hope it was great!!

Love, Patty xoxo

CurlyTea on Jan 19, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

AZmom875 on Dec 12, 2017:

I did not get an UNBIRTHDAY gift from you for the AMMM group. My unbirthday was NOV. I have pmed you but you have not replied. Please contact me.

tcornell on Sep 22, 2017:


Solstice3 on Jul 24, 2017:

Thank you for the 3 hot drinks with a twist tag, it was very generous! I love everything and can't wait to try out the tea :D

luluvision on Jul 21, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful washi tape from my Etsy wishlist for the AMMM unbirthday club!!

tcornell on Jul 7, 2017:


MiRdLHWY43 on Jun 20, 2017:

Thank you so much for the giant package of kawaii goodies! I love all of the cute hello kitty stationery and everything else also! XO Laura

ladybugluvsstuff on Jun 19, 2017:

destash mixed bag forum rak received. And it was a charming package you put together! so many lovely items really made my day🤗 all the washi samples, colored pens, little vellum tablet, love the round tag ith stamped key and silver crochet, and so much more! thank you so much.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 5, 2017:

Jacki - thank you for the fun prize package for the Healthy Journaling/HFF membership mashup! I'm loving the color theme here, and I'm keeping it all right handy to use on my next few projects, and in my journal too! Thank you so much! 😊

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