Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2018 3:56 am


Date Joined: October 7, 2011
Last Online: December 6, 2011
Birthday: June 16
Country: United States

About Me

About Me NOTE: If you do not receive a swap from me, please message before rating. I will always resend if need be :)


Hello! I'm James (yes, a girl with a boy’s name), 33, and I hail from Los Angeles California. I’m a Production Coordinator in Hollywood. I work for a company that designs Movie Posters. It’s an amazing job, but can get really, really stressful. So, I make things to relieve the stress. I have a background as a professional costume designer for film and stage. I sew, embroider, crochet and knit. I also love to make collages, and sometimes combine my amateur efforts at drawing or painting with collage. I’m a Burner. I go to Burningman, and am active in the Los Angeles Burningman Community year-round. This year was my 11th year.


Favorite Things

I love things that are beautifully, skillfully handcrafted. I tend to prefer natural materials- cotton, wool, silk, steel, wood, stone. My favorite color is a teal similar to the ‘Tiffany’ Blue, but two shades darker.   My latest, greatest love is blue items with white or silver stars.  I have a somewhat macabre artistic sensibility.  I collect Taxidermy (I currently have a small White Tail Deer shoulder mount, Mouflin Ram shoulder mount, full body Chipmunk, Silver Rooster, African Kangaroo Rat and a set of antlers.)  My boyfriend Eric, who used to be a vegetarian, is very sweet to me in letting me decorate our house with these.


I love costumes and historically accurate reproduction clothing.  My favorite period is the Second Bustle Period (1870–1890), though I also enjoy Elizabethan and have lately branched out into Rococo and Early 20th Century.  I also collect corsetry.


My Favorite Animals are Foxes, Badgers, Weasels, Insects (particularly beetles) Octopi and Squids.


I also love items featuring mushrooms.  Specifically, Aminita Muscaria (the classic ‘Smurfish’ red mushrooms with white spots).



I really enjoy tea swaps. Some preferences of mine are chai and teas with ‘vanilla’ or ‘red fruit’ flavors. But I also love teas flavored with Bergamot.

Loose tea: Yes, if factory packaged. But I like trying anything :)

And also, I love coffee/coffee flavored anything. Hot chocolate of any kind is always welcome! I also love lemonades, limeades, anything flavored with cherry, strawberry, pear or peach.

Please, nothing flavored with banana or licorice.



I love vintage and hand crafted postcards. I’m not into anything ‘touristy’.



Banana, Licorice

Other: I am not religious so please don't send religious items.


Wish List

  • Blue things with Whites Stars





-Unusual foods from other countries




-Unusual jewelry from your country or area

-Miniature Hats

-Embroidery Supplies (Crewel, Ribbon & Stumpwork)


-Handcrafted items



I have two cats named Jack and Boone, and one small dog that we call Houdini (because he is an Escape Artist).



freyacz rated for 6tea bags 2 partners on Feb 27, 2012
Comment: Never recieve this swap :(
beijltje rated for ★ December Teapot ★ on Jan 19, 2012
Comment: Hate to do this, but it's january 19th now, I never got anything and on emails I got no response..
Ogre22 rated for Jewlery Swap New or Used on Jan 5, 2012
Comment: I absolutely love the bracelets. Thank you ever so much. And thank you for all the extra little goodies. One heart just does not seem enough! :)
Comment: great flavours - i love the sweet apple!
flowerchild rated for ★ December Teapot ★ on Jan 1, 2012
Comment: will be happy to change if I ever get anything
Japansae rated for Soap Swap on Dec 31, 2011
Comment: Thank you very much for this swap ^^ i love your chocolates and lush soap. Unfortunately i have to give you a 3, even if i love your swap: You sent it on 22 december, and you said it was on 6 december on swap bot.. You had to send before december... Moreover i sent you a message but i received any response and the coordinator too..
Comment: Thanks for everything received package today..
Comment: I hate to give one, but the deadline to send was Dec 5th and I see you last logged in on Dec 6th so you're aware this swap was due. I tried contacting you via PM (and I know the host did too, and we never got any response). I will gladly re-rate as soon as I receive something.
Comment: This is the most thoughtful swap gift I've ever received! I honestly love everything. The tea towel you embroidered is my favorite. Thank you so much for all your thoughtfulness!
birdiemum rated for QUICK - Fill a Flat Rate Box on Dec 3, 2011
kiwi2140nz rated for Cadbury Candy Chocolate Swap!! on Dec 1, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the great chocolate package that arrived and all the extra bars. Wonderful.
Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to try Red Velvet Cake lip balm!!! Thanks also for the extra goodies =)
rodwickl rated for Granola Bar Swap on Nov 28, 2011
Comment: thanks your for all the goodies i love those little chocolate gems! and the peanut butter ones are soo tasty i already ate the chewy one while i was typing this:)
kevsbabe rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? USA on Nov 26, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies. I can not wait to make the cards. I've never had white hot cocoa i'm excited to try it. I am sick now so have to wait until I can have milky chocalty stuff. My son stole the candy from me. He ha.
sgheartswaps rated for ~Beverage Swap 5~ on Nov 24, 2011
Comment: Thank u for your package. I am writing on behalf of sgheartswaps as she was badly hurt in an accident last week and still bedridden. I am sure she will like what you sent her.
QtPie rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? USA on Nov 23, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much
HeidiJean rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? USA on Nov 22, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much!
Jo22 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? USA on Nov 21, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the nice package!
pinkbixi rated for Chocolate + candy Swap #1 on Nov 21, 2011
Comment: thank you soooo very much for the sooo wonderful package with all the special sweets in.... we love it all... and I never tasted anything like this....... we only know the jelly beans but no wonka products... I did not know that there is any wonko chocolate available.... my kids an I love everything very, very much... a thousand hearts...:)

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charophyta on Jan 4, 2012:

Hi there! I sent you a big package of snacks for my Easy Snack Swap! It was sent over a month ago. I really hope you got it. Haven't gotten a rating yet... please let me know if you ever received it. Thanks :)

freyamaclean on Dec 14, 2011:

Thanks so much for the lovely swap gift! Best package ever!! If you're ever in the mood for a private swap, I'd love to arrange one. I think we have similar taste :) Thanks again! Freya

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