Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2019 3:02 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2007
Last Online: December 5, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

If possible, please kindly don't decorate packages/envelopes when sending to me. It's a long story [feel free to ask!] but thank you in advance!

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.


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 anything with skulls
  • Frequently shop at flea markets
  • Love farmer's markets
  • Love anything orange-flavored
  • 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, 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.
  • 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, peppermint
  • embroidery thread ***
  • beeswax/natural lip balm
  • beeswax candles
  • trial-sized toiletries
  • metallic markers/gel pens
  • Stabilo point 88 pens (fine 04) [I buy these individually from Michaels, but always looking to grow my collection]
  • hand sewing needles
  • vintage black and white photos ***
  • skeleton keys ***
  • instant coffee ***
  • candle wicks (all kinds/sizes)
  • apothecary bottles*
  • anything related to plants ***
  • ATC backgrounds ***
  • anything Halloween related ***
  • anything skull related ***
  • anything relating to coffee
  • botanical prints
  • sticky notes
  • large paperclips
  • small binder clips

    *** 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

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

Non-fiction books about creativity, art, writing, food, linguistics, and science. Memoirs, music/punk literature, philosophy.

When I do read fiction, it usually involves a badass female as the main character (like White Oleander)

Not big into "chick flick" type books.

Currently Reading: Real Artists Don't Starve

Recently Purchased: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Lab Girl, Big Magic,

Recent Projects

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

  • Black matte plant pots embellished with quartz stones
  • Currently propagating succulent babies!
  • Calendula-infused witch hazel
  • Rose-infused honey
  • Cactus ATC
  • Skeleton and Halloween ATC's
  • Matcha pancakes
  • Everything bagel spice
  • Cranberry orange candles

My Time On Swap-Bot

I've been a Swap-Bot member for 12 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.


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!
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

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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.

Cgscdy on Apr 6, 2018:

Tysvm for the absolutely awesome RAK. Loved it all.So much stuff I'm still going thru it all!

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