Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2018 11:42 am


Date Joined: July 2, 2007
Last Online: February 24, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

New Yorker. My life revolves around plants, crafts, creativity.

Currently working on building my ATC collection, in an attempt to use the MILLIONS of odds n' ends leftover from projects over the year. I'm drowning in embellishments.

I've been really into stitching black and white vintage photos. So if you have some embroidery thread (or black and white photos) laying around, I'd love to swap.

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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.


tattoos - foxes - bats - painting - watercolors - thrift shops - turquoise - black - metallics - leopard print - alice in wonderland - black and white - stripes - wood grain - coffee - traveling - skeletons - skulls - 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 - whiskey - plaid - handmade envelopes - handmade postcards

I also...

  • Collect art postcards, especially black and white
  • Frequently shop at flea markets
  • Love farmer's markets
  • Create something pretty much everyday
  • Loooooove plants! always looking for new seeds and planters to decorate.
  • Make most of my own toiletries and beauty products, or buy handmade ones from Etsy
  • Basically only wear black, gray, white, blues
  • Recycle as much as possible
  • 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)
  • Love health food stores. I'm definitely that girl with oat bran, spirulina, and jackfruit in my pantry.
  • Miss living in Northern California
  • Was born in July. I'm the most typical Cancer!


Less preferred, but I'm open and flexible!

  • gum/candy (herbal candy = exception)
  • chocolate
  • kawaii items
  • cutesy stickers
  • hello kitty
  • nuts.... I'M ALLERGIC!
  • I'm also allergic to peaches, plums, apricots (all stonefruits, basically)
  • neons, bright colors, crazy multi-colored patterns


  • tea, all kinds ***
  • favorite tea: earl grey, lavender, rose, hibiscus
  • embroidery thread ***
  • beeswax/natural lip balm
  • soy/natural wax melts
  • beeswax candles
  • trial-sized toiletries
  • metallic sharpies/markers
  • hand sewing needles
  • vintage black and white photos ***
  • skeleton keys ***
  • instant coffee ***
  • empty twinning's tea tins ***
  • stone beads/pendants
  • candle wicks (all kinds/sizes)
  • tea candles
  • apothecary bottles
  • tiny planters and pots
  • seeds (flowers, veggies, herbs) ***
  • anything related to plants ***
  • ATC plastic sleeves and envelopes
  • ATC backgrounds ***
  • anything Halloween related ***

    *** current obsessions

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

... I don't think there's a tea I don't like.

Favorite Crafts

scrapbooking, 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

Favorite Music

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

Favorite Books

Non-fiction books about creativity, art, and food. Memoirs, music/punk literature, philosophy. Feminism. Fiction with a touch of science or fantasy, especially love fiction books with a female as the lead.

Not big into "chick flick" type books.

Recent Projects

To better represent my interests, here's a list of things I've made recently:

  • Black matte plant pots embellished with quartz stones
  • Currently propagating succulent babies!
  • Cinnamon vanilla skull-shaped wax melts
  • Calendula-infused witch hazel
  • Rose-infused honey
  • Cactus ATC
  • Skeleton and Halloween ATC's
  • Matcha pancakes

My Time On Swap-Bot

I've been a Swap-Bot member for 11 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.


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!
BeeMGee rated for VC: Vintage Goldfish Bowl ATC on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you Kirsten. Lovely
gojenn rated for Haunted House ATC on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the spooky haunted house ATC!
turtles27 rated for ATC:Day of Dead on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC and goodies!
museofthemorning rated for Zentangle Design ATC on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! <3
sillylily41 rated for Monstera Leaf ATC Swap on Oct 9, 2017
rjdolphin rated for Cauldron ATC on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: great card. thanks
CurlyTea rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #1-USA on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: I love the dapper skeleton! Thank you.
Response: He's pretty darn cool, isn't he. I had to make one for myself, too! Enjoy x
CraftyCathy31 rated for Witch ATC on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: Nicely designed!
Response: Enjoy! and thanks for the heart x
naturenerd3 rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #1-USA on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: Enjoy!
luckycharms rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #1-USA on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the graveyard ATC and extras, I love it and how the blood drips down just makes it!... Happy Halloween!
Response: It was fun to make ! Enjoy and Happy Halloween x
Anette62 rated for Sugar Skull ATC - Blue on Sep 22, 2017
Papergirl46 rated for Pig ATC (USA) on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute ATC
Response: Glad you loved it x
bbsporty rated for MA: Book Page ATC on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love the layering!
Response: It was fun to make, enjoy it x
stiffneck78 rated for ATC 2017# 37: Flower -USA- on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC and extras.
Response: Glad you liked the ATC x
sillylily41 rated for Realstic Skull ATC Swap on Sep 16, 2017
Response: Thanks for the heart x
Jenicat rated for Retro Halloween ATC Swap on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC and extras. Thanks for hosting too 💜
Response: Enjoy it, and you're welcome - thank you for joining x
Toby2017 rated for Black Cat ATC on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous ATC and thank you so much for the extra background papers!!!
Response: Happy to hear that you liked it. The card was fun to make!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 188 44 46
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daydreamer47 on Nov 20, 2017:

Hey girl, thank you for the fantastic photos and the generous extras xoxo

lovetherain on Oct 30, 2017:

Hi Kirsten, thank you so much for the Flat Rate box of goodies RAK! I was so excited to see the chime candles. Now I have extras to use for Samhain! I'm excited to try the wax melts too. I've never used them before. Hope you have a happy Halloween and blessed Samhain tomorrow!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


LacieLove on Sep 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for the De Stash RAK. I could use everything. Thank you again.

pianoheart on Sep 9, 2017:

Thank you for the nice bird rubber stamp and embroidery floss extras for Swap Tag US :)

craftyone on Sep 8, 2017:

Hi, thanks so much for the yellow and black list pad from the Swap Tag! A pretty color combination!

hamolla22 on Sep 7, 2017:

Thank you so much for the generous RAK!! Many items I can use and some will pass further ❤️ I am so happy for stamp and papers! Many many thanks again xx

daydreamer47 on Aug 29, 2017:

Thank you tons for the journal stickers and loads of vintage photos!! An extra thank you for the cool sticky notes, you're so sweet 💖

pianoheart on Aug 21, 2017:

Aloha and thank you for the plant tweezers and all the extra goodies for Swap Tag US :)

Paige1900 on Aug 15, 2017:

for the fantastic tag for the CPG - Pick 2 Tag Game. They are excellent!

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