My rating is not perfect, Some people aren't satisfied, no matter what you do. I once had a late swap & another one lost in the mail. Unfortunately the person that rated me the 1 no longer is an active member on swap-bot. I have no way to fix it with her.
Some of my characters that I have carved and stamped:
I love living simply and try to send out swaps that are beautiful and also functional. I really like receiving the same. I adore receiving a swap that is creative and unique, but also useful. No knick knacks for me!
I am also a sock junkie! I admit it. Especially from Sock Dreams
I prefer crew length or under -the -knee socks, in vibrant colors, or amazing designs. But, I love receiving any type of socks, b/c if I don't like them, my girls will happily take them from me!
I crochet, cross-stitch, sew, and love making altered items. I've been really into mail art and my Groups lately. Especially: Crafty Witches
Here is a Chunky Book Page I made. It is Clio, the Muse of History
My favorite thing about swap-bot is making something for someone else that they will love and use. If we are in a swap together & you have a favorite color, a wishlist item that I can make, or a favorite animal/theme/God(dess), etc. please let me know. There is nothing like receiving something that you truly will use or love!
I wear XL shirts
When it comes to receiving things, anything in primary colors is definitely appreciated.
I really,really don't like pink. But if you must send something in pink, please send something in green as well because I have twin daughters (they are 15 years old) and their fav colors are pink and green. That way if I give to one I can give to the other. :-)
100% cotton spools of thread...I need ANY color
Bandanas with primary colors or interesting characters
Halloween stuff: Vampire ,Pirates, zombie, voodoo, B-Grade horror
Felt, in any colors
Sharpies - any color, any point...but especially fine point
Sculpey - any color
Stamp pads...any color, especially the raised type.
Fancy, designed card stock
Unique paper & paper packs of all sorts
I geocache & would be thrilled to receive small trinkets...like small toy machine items or foreign coins
My nickname is Owl & I would love to receive anything in an owl theme
I love receiving really funky/crazy stickers. Nothing "normal" - but if it is strange or unusual, I would love it!
I DON'T LIKE DOGS! I am not a dog person, so please don't send me any stickers, post-its, stationary, ANYTHING WITH DOGS. If you like dogs, great. I just don't collect or enjoy receiving items covered in doggies, puppies, etc.
I'm also not super-keen on kitty cats. Cute kitties in pink are so NOT MY STYLE! I like black cats or dark, interesting cat-people. But, that's about it. Unless it's a unique animal or an interesting portrayal, it's not my bag, baby.
If you just MUST send me something animal-themed, the only animals that I enjoy are owls or snakes (specifically asps). Otherwise not so much. And of course, I won't be joining the pink puppy swap. :-)
This is to help my partners that are in a Pagan/Witch themed swap w/ me.
I am looking for patterned fabric for a Wheel of the Year Quilt---I really need greens & yellows. I have ALL the red & blue I need.
Please,Please no patchouli scented items or essential oils
Anything with Papa Legba imagery or the Marasa
Anything to do with keys or crossroads
Items with owls or serpents
I am becoming a fabri-holic! So, I may be in a fabric swap/tag with you.
Here are some wants:
primary stripes (wide or thin)
Horror based/Halloween fabric anytime of year, not just Halloween!
Bright, colorful pieces
But, I appreciate anything that is sent! These are just a guideline...I can use anything.
I love bath and body products, if they are natural, organic, fair trade and/or packaged in recycled/reused packaging. I DO NOT use Dollar store type items. I especially love: Jason, Kiss my Face, Burt's Bees or ETSY products that fulfill the above.
Please DO NOT send me items that could have been tested on animals or that use excessive chemicals or dyes. Thank you.
I love earrings. But, only if they are the hook style. I can't wear any others. And surgical steel, if at all possible.
I have an eclectic taste in earrings. Please check out my etsy favorites for inspiration. I trully love hand crafted, steam punk & Goddess earrings.
I am a voracious reader and LOVE children's classics, including but, not limited to the following. This list is for the Hundred Acre Wood Group, but if you'd like to send something to me in one of these themes, I'd be delighted!
Little House on the Prairie
Maurice sendak - Especially "Where the Wild Things Are" & "In the Night Kitchen"
Secret Garden - Love a swap in that theme!
Anne of Green Gables
Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
Mrs. Grigsby & the Rats of Nihm
The Last Unicorn
The Wind in the Willows
Marushka & the Seasons
Oz books, not limited to the Wizard, but more on the Ozma
Peter Pan series
I also like "modern classics" like:
Madeleine L'Engle's series "Wrinkle in Time"
His Dark Materials
C.S. Lewis - I never "saw" the Chrisitan propaganda, always thought is was just a delightful story
I finished the Olympian series (Percy Jackson) and think it's wonderful
Hunger Games series,loved books 1 & 2...3 not so much
The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon)
Spiderwick -Finished the series & it was great. Fantastic imagery!
These are just the ones off the top of my head, I'm sure there are more I just haven't remembered. I read 3 books @ 1 time & always listen to an audio book, too. My tastes run from intellectual to straight smut....It depends on my mood.:-)
I am an ATC purist. I believe that each ATC should be a mini work of art. "Artistic" trading card....get it. =D I generally hand draw and/or paint my ATC's. I find the collage type ATC's beautiful. If they're done correctly. I'm not trying to be a bitch, but if you print out or cut out of a magazine a picture, glue it onto a card & then add some stickers and gems....well, I feel it's not an ATC. It's a collage card. A completely different type of art work and thusly, a different swap category. I have a shoebox of ATC's. Most of them are the aforementioned collage cards and b/c of that I quit joining Swap-bot ATC swaps. I kept my ATC's within my local art community or on specific ATC sites. Recently I have started joining ATC swaps here again....if it's from a specific Group or with people I know who make "real" ATC's. This rant is for those people that are in non-ATC swaps with me and send a collage card as a component in a non-ATC swap. If your ATC is actually a collage card, I will probably not give you a heart.....unless you have added to an existing piece with your own art work. Just letting you know. I felt I should put this on my profile after some discussion about everyones opinion on ATC's. =D Just elaborating on my personal opinion. And I want to state that I am a collage artist and respect and enjoy collaging. My issue is with the influx of "art" that is being touted as an ATC or collage art and it's a printed picture glued onto a card & a little glitter and a sticker is added on. Collage artists are amazing. Check out this link for some amazing artists. ;-) I'm off the soapbox now.
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