Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2019 5:02 am


Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: January 14, 2019
Birthday: September 18, 1983
Country: United States
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Most recent profile update: OCT 19, 2018

I'm a 35 year old college grad currently living in Central PA with my husband (Of 12 years on December 31, 2017!) and my retired-librarian Mother. My husband and I are Lifetime members of the Universal Gamers Guild - our motto: Play Games, Have Fun.

~ I have a 2 year old son! (Born in January 2016) His online handle is Squid. He loves reading, playing with toy cars and getting into everything.

~I worked at the circulation desk of the local public library. We moved, and now I'm a domestic engineer (AKA: a stay at home Mom). I loved providing Reader's Advisory - suggesting the next book someone should check out.

~I don't like cooking, but I do occasionally like baking. I do, however, like to read cookbooks.

~My Family does ALL the crafts. Our basement craft room looks like a craft store! The incomplete list of crafts includes paper crafting, knitting, crochet, spinning, tatting, painting, drawing, woodworking and chainmail (my husband), quilting (my mom)....

current events

We're prepping for a trip to Disney World in January 2019 for Squid's third birthday!

Our house theme for 2018 is "CREATE: Make stuff, Have fun!

I just purchased a mini Happy Planner to try out for the next year. I'd be happy for suggestions of great printables/things to use it for/ properly sized stickers...

My major hobby at the moment is the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup at Ravelry - tons of my time goes to crocheting, knitting and spinning! I have also recently taken up needle tatting.


~I collect ATC's and lapel pins.

~My favorite book genres are Romance, Fantasy and cookbooks (although I don't really like to cook, I just like to browse the recipes). I adore rewritten and fractured fairy tales (Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms series is wonderful!). I have a Kindle but still love physical books. I also love audiobooks.

~My favorite colors are black and jewel tones - especially blue and green.

~I love mythical beasties - particularly dragons. I used to work in a zoo and am rather fond of most all critters, actually.

~I love playing games - board games, card games, RPGS, video games - any kind of games! If you're curious, our game collection is here: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Kaypendragon

~I am a tea snob - I love tea, but am very particular about it. My favorite brands are Stash and Twinnings. I prefer the plainer black teas, like English Breakfast, and spiced teas. (Sadly, I've had to give up caffeine recently, so I'm learning to like decaf.) I also like herbal teas. I also love tea baked goods: scones, biscuits, buns and desserts - tea time is the only time I like to cook for.


There's not a lot that I don't like and most of the stuff I'm not fond of I can give to people around me who do like it (IE: I don't drink coffee but Hubby does).

But there are a couple of real dislikes: I don't do artificial sweeteners. No "sugar-free" anything. I can't even give it away.

In Teas, I don't like Lipton brand or Bigelow brand. I do not like roobios tea. Most anything else, I'll at least try. I'm not fond of most flavored black teas but if you think it's really good, I'll try it.

I'm highly allergic to cigarette smoke. So, if you are or live with a smoker, drop me a note ahead of time.

I'm non-religious. We do celebrate ALL the secular holidays, so things like Christmas cards and Easter eggs are still appreciated but please no overtly religious items.


I'm hunting for a decaf black teabag flavored with ginger.

I LOVE hand drawn Atc's. I don't make judgements on drawing skill so if you want to try out mini-sized drawing or painting, I'm the one to send it to!

Games - board games, card games, dice games.

We're big game players in our household. Cards or game pieces or dice or mini games would decidedly be welcome here.

We have a WiiU, a Switch and a PS2 which love hand crafted accessories or used games.

Tea icons - I'm particularly hunting for a tea cup or teapot stencil. Tea themed stamps are cool too.

Yarn! Mini skeins are lovely. Acrylic goes to making baby hats and blankets for a local hospital, so it's better if it's soft. Wool and bends become things for me. It's nice to know the fiber content, and the brand if it's commercial yarn.

I'm restarting my collection of felt food for my son's play kitchen. We'd love a handmade treat.

I'd love some self adhesive return address labels. I'm always running out.

I recently got a Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine! Dies would be awesome, if you're destashing. Also, tips and tricks for using it!


Ky rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap Dec. on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful card! Also, I love that your family got involved in the ATC making! Thanks for great happy mail!
Comment: Thanks for the swap! The washi and die cuts will go to good use!!
Comment: Thank you for the swap! Card was beautiful and I loved the crocheted snowflake!
kfaye rated for LBoE - Lucky Parcels on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: I love this package! It's perfect for keeping me cozy this winter :D Thank you!!
Comment: Thanks for the amazing star! Did you make it? Its going right up on my wall. Looking forward to opening this!
Response: I did! Glad you like it!
Comment: Can't wait to open!!! And the snowflakes is BEAUTIFUL!! thank you!! LOVE the taste and bookmark!!! Thank you!! And Merry Christmas!!
ladeebug rated for 25 Handmade Days of Christmas on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you. PAckage arrived.very pretty package. I will rate after Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season Marcia
scrappycats rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 24, 2018
kfaye rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: I love all these, they are gorgeous! Even my husband was amazed by the orange tatted doily! It looks like so much work! Thank you! :D
blueseabliss rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! These are great! Thanks again for joining in my swaps! My very best to you!
Comment: I LOVE the delicate little tatting...so beautiful and detailed! They are also the perfect fall color...thank you!!
Comment: Extra heart...Thank you for an absolutely fantastic gift of goodies. Merry Christmas!
tristitia rated for USATC: August Free Theme ATC Swap on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the two ATCs - I love the hand-drawn one especially!
CurioussCass rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Lemon on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Lemonade was such a cute idea
dawnielynn rated for AMMM: Good Vibes postcard~USA on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Enjoy the rest of your summer :)
Ganjaprincess rated for Itty Bitty Teensy Craft Swap on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: I COULD CRY!!! this is by far the most precious adorable thing I have ever gotten In my whole life. I love it so much thank you so much. The precious little Turtle will be treasured for the rest of my life!!! Thank you so much. Saying I love it is an understatement. It melted my heart! Thank you
Response: I'm so glad you like it! It was fun.
Kgoeldner92 rated for Tea pocket letter on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: I hope you have an amazing Disney Vacation!! :)
Comment: Thanks for the great mini PL! I loved your note on how to make that medium, I am really excited to try it myself. It looks awesome! Will definitely be getting use out of the goodies, too. :)
rjdolphin rated for Quilt ATC on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: very nice

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hollycm6 on Dec 12, 2018:

Thank you for the AWG handmade surprises. How pretty!!! (I don't do any yarn work right now but I'd like to one day!)

kfaye on Dec 5, 2018:

I love all the things you knitted/crocheted for me!! Thank you SO much :D

IsadoraWing on Dec 1, 2018:

Thank you for the AATW non-caffeinated teas! They will be gone by mid-week. :D

stephiedee on Nov 29, 2018:

Thank you for the ATCs for AATW November.

kiddomerriweather on Nov 7, 2018:

Thank you for the November AATW wish. I love the Hershey's pressed penny. Thank you for the sweet note as well. It really means a lot.

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

zurdoswifey on Oct 2, 2018:

Thanks so much for the Sept AWG wishes...everything was great and I even peeled the gorgeous stickers off the notecard and placed them on my inspiration board haha

phillaine on Sep 29, 2018:

Thanks for thinking of me and sending some tea (love ginger!) and little paper treats for my AWG wishlist. β™₯ I hope your birthday was a happy one.

clutterfree on Sep 21, 2018:

from AWG...Laura...trust you had a great birthday! Thank you for the beautiful hand made card and washi samples you sent to make my day special! Hugs, Charlene

fishsteak on Sep 20, 2018:

Thanks so much for the early birthday card for my September AATW wishlist! Did you make the flower yourself? It's amazing!

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