Swap-bot Time: May 30, 2020 11:24 am


Date Joined: March 17, 2017
Last Online: May 29, 2020
Birthday: December 27
Country: United States
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About Me

Hiya! I'm Chrissy. I'm a fiber artist and I design and sell sewing and embroidery patterns.

I love permaculture, and I have a focus on perennial food bearing plants in my yard. Ask me about it, I can go on for hours. We spend a lot of time outside in the garden working and enjoying it.

I am a Pagan, with a focus on the goddess Holda, and Germanic Paganism.

I studied German in college and I am trying to teach my family German.

Besides working on my business art, my hobbies include painting, drawing and block printing. I love to work on miniature canvasses, ATCs or other small works of art.

I seriously love sending and receiving things in the mail. Stickers, notepads, ATCs, teeny tiny ephemera, washi tape, book pages esp in other languages, shaped paper clips.... lots and lots of options. Let's have fun!!

I love stripey socks.

I love milk chocolate.

I love all things handmade.

Art Stuff I Do

For ATCs, I mainly do mixed media painting, inking and collage with painted papers. Sometimes I just do painting, and a lot of the time I will zentangle or ink over painted papers. I also do some block printing, which is generally incorporated into my artwork.

I love to work in miniature, so many of my paintings and mixed media works are 4x6 or smaller.

I also love making zines! They're so much fun... if I can just think of subjects to write about!

Of course, I also do a lot of embroidery and sewing with wool and bamboo felt, which is my job (I sell the patterns). I'm a super DIYer, so I dye the felt myself before sewing. I also make dolls, and I hope to sell them someday, once I've perfected the pattern.

Important Favorites


My favorite book is The Time Traveller's Wife. I don't love the movie. I also love Diana Gabaldon's Highlander series, although I have some serious concerns with her grammar and writing. I love historical fiction and post-apocalyptic for the most part, but I'm super picky with my books because I don't have a lot of time to read. It really has to GRAB me right away or I'll never finish it.

Movies & Television:

My favorite movies are the Postman and Practical Magic. I absolutely love time travel movies also. It's my favorite motif in artistic media, though neither of my favorite movies are time travel movies! lol Doctor Who is my favorite television series.


I love Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Beach Boys, Billy Joel.... hmmm... there are others but I can never think of them.... I have very wide-ranging tastes and listen to indie rock on pandora most of the time.

Food & Drink:

I love tea- mostly herbal infusions, but flavored black or green teas are nice too. Darjeeling is also good. Chamomile & Peppermint are my favorites.

I drink a lot of Kombucha - well, I make it with green tea and honey, so it's called Jun. I'm happy to share how to make it, and I'd totally share SCOBYs if you know a good way to ship it. :)

My favorite foods are homemade comfort type foods - Clam Chowder, Brownies, Spätzle, Sushi, Gyros, Hummus, Pfeffernüsse

Likes / Dislikes


  • I love folk art style of designs and patterns - lots of details and patterns and contrasting colors.... zentangle-y, doodle-y type designs.....

  • I love bohemian, gypsy, artsy styles....

  • I love handmade pottery, handmade dolls and felt items. Hand embroidered designs.... I really love handmade things. A lot.

  • I am a minimalist and anti-consumerist. That does not mean that I don't love art supplies. And books.

  • I love celestial motifs, like sun and moon. Goddess designs, female empowerment motifs, female, feminine (not "girly"), also owls, foxes, hedgehogs, woodland creatures, gnomes,

  • I have two children who love to swap. They draw and paint ATCs often and are quite good. If you're interested in seeing their work or swapping- they would love that. Especially swapping with other kids.

  • I love getting pages from vintage books- english, other languages, dictionaries, stuff with lots of words. Also old letters, notebook paper that's kind of yellowing, old useless money, basically old paper items.

  • Tasteful nudity is OK in art, atcs, etc....

  • Stickers are great. If I won't use them, then the kids will. NO character stickers please.

  • Handmade postcards welcome, decorative, shaped postcards welcome. Please no tourist-y type postcards. LOVE blank postcards.


  • no character things, including stickers - characters are people or animals or superheroes from TV shows, movies, books or otherwise.

  • no religious stuff, especially no christian stuff.

  • no sports themed stuff please

  • NO tourist-y type postcards.


Snaileditcrafts rated for Kids ATC Swap U.S. only on May 18, 2020
Comment: This was such a fun swap! Let your cute kiddos know that they did a fabulous job! The stickers were adorable as well. Thank you!
Burger1girl rated for Box of Happiness on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the happiness in the box you sent! everything is beautiful and useful.You really brought me a load of happiness! The little journal you made is heartfelt to me as I need to write down my feelings and insecurities during these times, and I shall pop some joy in there!!LOL The charms are already dangling on my anklets, everyone can hear me "ringing" hehe Thanks so much Chrissy I needed this.
sjbult rated for Kids ATC Swap (HD/HP) on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC’s, your kids are very talented. I wish I could draw like that. This was a fun swap. The mail is taking longer than expected (we live overseas) so thank you for your patience.
lefroggy rated for booklet sample swap on May 7, 2020
Comment: I got it today! thank you i enjoyed flipping through it :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I just learned how to sew, so IO may come back later for patterns!
Bohochick rated for Lets Share Our Etsy Shop! #2 on May 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your shop with me!
January rated for Lets Share Our Etsy Shop! #2 on May 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your shop! Great zines and embroidery items!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your Etsy shops with me!
lovetherain rated for Lets Share Our Etsy Shop! #2 on May 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Both shops were very cool and creative. Loved the little dollies and leaf patterns.
AFK rated for Poetry Zine Swap - Send by Email on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: I love the way you used heart tags so I of course had to give you a heart. Thank you.
Itti rated for Quote Zine on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: Lovely art and quotes - great zine! Thank you!
elinor rated for Poetry Zine Swap - Send by Email on Apr 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely zine, can't wait to print it out and see it as it's meant to be :)
Comment: I really enjoyed the encyclopedic format. It looks great in black and white. It is so informative. I had no idea how very remarkable Hedy Lamarr was. I'm going to watch the new movie on Netflix about Sarah Breedlove now that you included her in your zine. Thanks so much for creating and sharing this zine muse. :)
Comment: Loved it, thanks!
Tverne05 rated for Poetry Zine Swap - Send by Email on Apr 16, 2020
Comment: Nice poetry zine. I like the tag background.
Comment: Thanks for sending your zine Chrissy! The story was really cute and I enjoyed the pictures and quotes along with it. Stay safe and be well!
Comment: What a great theme and personal story for your little heart zine. The heart in the pepperoni gave me a laugh. Thanks so much for joining the swap and sharing your work. I took a photo of all the printed zines and added it to the discussion section of the swap page: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/295548
Comment: Thanks for the electronic Zine and the inspiring quotes. Be safe!
Comment: I love that you look for hearts everywhere because I do too. 💕
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful zine! I love the theme, the story, the heart shaped things you find and how you put everything together. I love it! ♥

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9O96O on Apr 16, 2020:

Hi museinthemorning. This is for Poetry Zine Swap - Send by Email. As you know, I messed up. I forgot to change "3" to "6" partners before assigning people. I changed it to "6" after assigning, but that didn't work. . So we can only rate 3. If I could, I would rate you a 5 heart. Your Emily Dickinson heart zine. They pair well together. The hearts are a delight, softening the impact of the poem. It is indeed healing. Thank you for creating your lovely zine and sharing it.

DeAnnaVarela on Apr 15, 2020:

I just followed you on IG. Love your work!

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Dec 27, 2017:

rngstgstll on Jun 1, 2017:


Welcome to ZMACS!

biasbabe on Apr 23, 2017:


To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting

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