Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 4:15 am


Date Joined: July 2, 2007
Last Online: October 19, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

My life revolves around plants, crafts, creativity (embroidery, watercolor, sewing)

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If you haven't received a package from me, but are waiting for one, please let me know ASAP. I keep a log of all the swaps & tags I send out.

I also reuse packaging (shipping envelopes, cardboard boxes, tissue paper, bubble wrap) as much as possible. Please let me know if this is an issue.


tattoos - foxes - painting - watercolors - thrift shops - turquoise - black - metallics - leopard print - alice in wonderland - black and white - stripes - wood grain - coffee - traveling - mermaids - marine life - skeletons - skulls - animal bones - recipes, cooking, and baking - yoga - botanical prints - plants - succulents - cacti - ferns - herbs and teas - black and white vintage photos - embroidery - blues, purples, greens - Halloween - ravens and talons - herbalism - celestial icons and prints - plaid - handmade envelopes - dried flowers/petals

I also...

  • Am obsessed with skulls (realistic style)
  • Frequently shop at flea markets
  • Love farmer's markets
  • Create something pretty much everyday
  • Loooooove plants
  • Make most of my own toiletries and beauty products, or buy handmade ones from Etsy
  • Basically only wear black, neutrals, blues, olive green (and some jewel tones: maroon, eggplant purple, emerald green, dark turquoise)
  • Love re-usable items (example: beeswax cloth covers in place of foil)
  • Eat healthy (although I can never say no to the occasional burrito or pizza)
  • Live a low-waste lifestyle
  • Have a patio garden
  • Read often
  • Was born in July, I'm the most typical Cancer!
  • Love barre, spin, yoga, boxing, hiking, or even just light walking
  • Love anything with medieval/old english font (I even have tattoos in this font!)


Less preferred:

  • I don't really eat gum, candy, or chocolate (However, if we're doing a swap that includes treats, especially a Halloween swap, i'm OK with the following! -- gummy candies, Sour Patch watermelon, chocolate, mints, skittles, starburst. I'm just not a fan of hard candies or lollipops, or anything with nuts. See allergies below.)
  • I'm not a fan of the faux calligraphy/script font that's all over Pinterest lately.
  • foam stickers
  • leg warmers or wrist warmers
  • hello kitty
  • nightmare before christmas
  • disney (I like Disney's Alice in Wonderland, though)
  • nuts.... I'M ALLERGIC!
  • I'm also allergic to peaches, plums, apricots, cherries (all stonefruits, basically)
  • neons, bright colors, crazy multi-colored patterns
  • anything religious (I'm not religious)
  • Anything to do with tv or movies (I don't really watch either, I'm more of a reader)


  • tea, all kinds ***
  • favorite tea: earl grey, lavender, rose, hibiscus, peppermint
  • metallic markers/gel pens
  • metallic acrylic or watercolor paints
  • gouache paints
  • vintage black and white photos ***
  • skeleton keys ***
  • instant coffee ***
  • candle wicks (all kinds/sizes)
  • apothecary bottles***
  • anything related to plants ***
  • ATC backgrounds and sleeves ***
  • ATCs (especially related to Halloween, skulls, botanical, celestial, nautical, books)
  • anything Halloween related ***
  • embroidery thread ***
  • beeswax/natural lip balm
  • beeswax candles
  • trial-sized toiletries
  • anything skull related ***
  • anything relating to coffee
  • botanical prints
  • vintage-style stickers
  • sticky notes
  • paperclips (especially black, white, gold)
  • small binder clips
  • gluesticks/double-sided tape ***
  • bookish items (bookmarks, stickers, washi tape, etc! in general book themes)
  • washi tape samples (especially in black, white, cool colors, jewel tones, metallics)

    *** big needs!

Favorite Teas:

  • Black teas like earl grey
  • Green tea, especially matcha and fruit-infused
  • White tea, like jasmine
  • Fall teas, such as apple cinnamon, clove, etc.
  • Oolong tea

Favorite Crafts

atc's, altered art, sewing, altering clothes, painting (acrylics, watercolors), drawing/sketching (pencil, pen), jewelry making, home decor projects, recycling and repurposing, embroidery, anything botanical/related to plants, bullet journaling

Favorite Music

Hardcore, punk, metal, post-rock, indie.

Favorite Books

In general, I prefer non-fiction. But I've slowly become more open to some genres of fiction.

  • Non-fiction books about creativity, art, writing, food, linguistics, psychology, biology, racial issues
  • Memoirs
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Magical realism
  • Some YA fantasy

Not usually a fan of historical fiction or science fiction, but I'm open to trying things out!


  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow
  • From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi


These are books I'd like to get in the near future, or are on the hunt for.

  • Any books by Roxane Gay
  • One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
  • Botanical reference books (flowers, fruits, vegetables)
  • Any versions of Alice in Wonderland
  • Books about food science and nutrition (NOT DIETING)
  • Books about tattoos/history of tattoos
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Quakery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang
  • Gulp by Mary Roach
  • The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Visit my Goodreads to see what I'm currently reading, what I like, and my TBR!

Current and Recent Projects

To better represent my interests, here's what I'm currently working on:

  • Halloween "potion" bottles made from old pill bottles
  • Halloween diorama (forest scene)
  • garden journal (gouache)
  • recipe bullet journal (watercolors)
  • book bullet journal (ink)
  • fabric face masks with Halloween fabrics
  • reusable grocery bags

Recently completed projects:

  • Black matte plant pots embellished with quartz stones
  • Calendula-infused witch hazel
  • Rose-infused honey
  • Cactus ATC
  • Skeleton and Halloween ATC's
  • Matcha pancakes
  • Homemade everything bagel spice
  • Cranberry orange candles

My Time On Swap-Bot

I've been a Swap-Bot member for 13 years. How crazy! I took year-long hiatuses, mostly because of college, graduate school, and moving cross country a bunch. Now that I'm trying to downsize my craft stash and use leftovers, I"m back and ready to swap - especially ATC's. I love finding a purpose for leftover supplies.


tcornell rated for CPG Halloween ATC - US only on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: I really love your ATC ♥ Thank you also for the goodies!
KaliOya rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet O USA on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. Really enjoying the octopus:) Thank you for taking the time to create this watercolor for me. Such a sweet gift to receive! Also enjoying the book pages:) Happy swapping.
Comment: I looooooOOOOoooOOOOve these ATCs omg! You are SO darn talented! Thank you SO much!!!
Comment: Loved the ATC she sent, it was so cute!!! Plus extras in the envelope were totally unexpected but very appreciated. Very fast shipping - I was surprised how fast I got my swap from her. Nothing but praise from me! Thank you so much! Beth - LilDragonCreations
Response: You're welcome! Enjoy! x
MissRich rated for OUIJA BOARD ATC on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: ᴋɪʀꜱᴛᴇɴ - ᴏᴍɢ ɪ ʜᴏɴᴇꜱᴛʟʏ ᴄᴀɴɴᴏᴛ ᴇxᴘʀᴇꜱꜱ ɪɴ ᴡᴏʀᴅꜱ ᴊᴜꜱᴛ ʜᴏᴡ ᴍᴜᴄʜ ɪ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴀᴛᴄ. ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ꜱᴏ ᴛᴀʟᴇɴᴛᴇᴅ! ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇxᴛʀᴀꜱ ᴀʀᴇ ᴘᴇʀꜰᴇᴄᴛ ꜰᴏʀ ᴍʏ ᴀʟɪᴄᴇ ɪɴ ᴡᴏɴᴅᴇʀʟᴀɴᴅ ᴀʀᴛ ᴊᴏᴜʀɴᴀʟ. ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜ!!!💗😍
Response: Ahhh this was so fun to make. You're welcome, enjoy! x
chimerix rated for USATC: Any Animal ATC Swap on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! I love the whale ATC. And thank you for the book pages and washi tape for crafting. Aloha
Response: Good to hear it arrived safely and that you liked it! Enjoy! x
captkristi rated for OATCs: True Blue on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Your ATC is beautiful! Thank you so much! And the thoughtful items that you added to the envelope will certainly find their way into my art. Till we meet again, happy swapping :)
Response: So happy you like it! Enjoy everything! x
Marshmallow rated for ATC - Break out the watercolors on Aug 23, 2020
Comment: Beautiful Sunflowers and thanks for the extra goodies! Loved it!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Had a great time making the ATC x
samsstuff rated for WIYM: Cactus/Succulant ATC on Feb 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC & the little extras!
monsbrick rated for AAA - Mermaid ATC on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Hi Kirsten, love your ATC and the extras are neat! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome -- enjoy!
Martha rated for Skull ATC (with a vintage theme) on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Love the Skull ATC....and the extras too !! Thanks !!
shellbee8 rated for Magic Box Destash Swap January on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: This is my first magic box destash and I loved it! Thank you so much I ended up loving more than half of the content!
Response: Woah, that got to you so quickly! But then again, you're in the next state over so it makes sense. So glad you enjoyed everything! <3
Nehalennia rated for ATC - "Human Body" on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely ATC and goodies <3
Martha rated for ATC - "Human Body" on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the ATC !!! Great job....and for all the extras !!!!
Comment: What an adorable ATC! Thanks so much. :)
hereintherain rated for Anatomical Heart ATC on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: I loved the ATC! It's wonderful. Thanks for the extra goodies too! It was a great surprise in my mail today!
RAINDARGON rated for Halloween ATC on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the atc and extras ,also I love the vintage mermaid postcard.
tangerine rated for Vintage Floral ATC on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: What a gorgeous ATC Kirsten! I love how the lace accentuates it. Thanks for the generous extras too!
Response: Glad you loved it! Enjoy x
WoodlandBanshee rated for Real vintage photo ATC on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you!

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chimerix on Sep 21, 2020:

Thank you so much for the glitter ATC backs and the earrings for the Pick 2 TAG (CPG). And a special thanks for adding extras of both and the book pages. Much Aloha!

supersquirrel on Jul 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Large destash box giveaway. This is packed with such fun items. I'm really going to love the Dymo LetraTag! Love the earrings. Love the Fabriano watercolor notebook. Those were just my top 3 - I could go on and on but I need to start my weekend... Thanks again for the wonderful RAK !!

hollycm6 on Jun 6, 2019:

Thank you for the huge rak box.... I can hardly wait to go through it!!!! So. much. stufffffff!!!!!!

shinyserra on Apr 18, 2019:

Thank you so much for the destash RAK! I had a lot of fun going through the box and there are so many things in here I can use!

Dsweeny on Jan 27, 2019:

(((SWEETY!!!!))) I received the STUNNING homemade necklace AND earrings AND ton 'o' ATC supplies from the Pick 2 TAG Usa. I'm beyond over the moon. You've got crazy awesome skills, and I am beyond overjoyed to be the lucky recipient of such gorgeous pieces. Thank you from the heart for your generosity! xo Dina DSweeny

rubyhousesliprs on Jan 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for the RAK destash package! My daughter and I had fun opening it together! Everything will be put to good use!

lindseyjae on Nov 30, 2018:

thank you very much for the RAK!!! I loved everything and was so happy with the various types of craft supplies!!! much appreciated

CurlyTea on Jul 17, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

foxyfoxy on Jun 21, 2018:

Just got my de-stash today! Thank you so much! I was so surprised by the abundance of everything! I love everything so much!

ChrisAnne on Jun 17, 2018:


Thank you for my something fabric from the forums. I adore the navy lace and think I may stencil with it.

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