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sewcrafty

sewcrafty
Date Joined: March 17, 2009
Last Online: June 15, 2014
Birthday: May 17, 1966
Country: Canada
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New year, another try

Here's hoping 2010 is a good one for everybody.  

Favorite Crafts

Hi, I'm the wacky mom of a busy 9 year old girl. I love to create and cook, things with a history or story are interesting to me and I have an awful weakness for soft, sweet, creamy things that make me feel guilty after I've eaten them.... but not for long. I do confess to being a pretty fabric and paper junkie. never enough. i do prefer to make a lot of what i send out but don't always have the time. i shoot for a 50/50 ratio, some swaps will get more handmade, others store bought but i wanted to say so upfront. let me know if you prefer something else.

I love to sew all kinds of things so I have a weakness for fabrics. I'm in a retro phase right now, like the colors and patterns of the '60's- '70's prints, I also have a major weakness for the flour sack fabrics of the 40's. I knit, crochet and paint and work in paper crafts. I have an assortment of beads and jewelry making supplies. well, I guess I dabble in all kinds of crafts.

My daughter, Emery, is 9 and the love of my life. She is typical in that she has likes and dislikes but these change often. Currently she is collecting matchbox/ hot wheels cars, marbles, has always had a weakness for office supplies (post its, markers, pencils, every kind of notebook, folders, you name it), she likes purples, grass green, hot pink, she loves Lisa Frank anything, has some of her notebooks and stickers. Emery is very much into fairies too, not the froo froo girlie ones but the real fairies, flower fairies, water fairies, etc. although tinkerbell is an exception She has a collection of purses and winter gloves, never has enough. She likes small pouches, coin purses, that kind of thing. She has very bad allergies to many things including apple, grape, pear and cherry, egg, gelatin, milk and chocolate. Candy should be not gummy or marshmallow types. She likes gums of all kinds, fruity candies like life savers, butterscotch, nerds, airheads, peppermint, tic tacs, the old time candy sticks, that kind of thing.

Favorites

fabric has to be cotton but i like wool and felt too, fabrics are one of the things i can't have enough of

color range is pastel to vibrant right now, lime green, lavender, light blues, pinks and red, whites and creams are always good too

i also like the sage greens, dark browns, pumpkin orange, sepia prints that remind me of primitives

i love whimsy. adore those handmade or store bought items that are a little off the straight and narrow. not so much cutesy, more wonky , cottage and shabby are always a winner

into the retro movement, love the old patterns and colors of the 30's and 40's fabric, flour sack fabrics, also the 60's and 70's, the novelty prints are cool. plaid wools in natural colors and trims galore, love them

kawaii is cute

love nature, the smell of cut grass, the green of spring and the colors of summer and fall

i applaud recycling, reusing materials in crafts and in life, bravo to all who are green!

handmade rocks!

i am not a snow bunny, i like to be warm, in canada winter is long so anything that would help me stay toasty would be nice

all kinds of paper, patterned and solid, from tissue paper to card stock. i recycle office filing folders in all kinds of ways

trims, all kinds, ribbons, buttons, etc.

circle patterns on anything

anything crafty, anything, i enjoy seeing what comes from other peoples' hands

smelly pretty things, citrus like lemon, orange and grapefruit, vanilla or spicy smells like cinnamon and clove, also chocolate and coffee smells and the smells of cut grass, clean smells

love coffee, gotta have the daily joe! flavored preferably vanilla, hazlenut, irish cream, yummm.

love mexican, spicy goodness, and cheese, how can you pass that up?

love to cook, bake, favorite recipes are a great swap

jewelry is silver, definitely, and not too chunky and again circles, i wear all jewelry but earrings should be classy/ simple and clip- ons, i need to re-pierce my ears here someday, doh!

i'm a dark chocolate girl but i like fruity candy too, citrus flavors are always good, and caramel and nuts, how can you say no? coconut is a weakness!

magazines of all kinds

i like ugly dolls and am caving in to the food with faces craze, they're so cute!

i do like things with a history. old, antique, vintage things, things that make you think, tramp art, old trims and sewing notions, odd little pieces of old junk, vintage clip art, all that kind of stuff.

love cats, i miss having a kitty around. i like their attitudes.

love the sun

love to laugh

Non Smoker/ Pet

Rest assured everything I send to my partners will come from a smoke free and pet free home. Not that I don't love pets, I can't have them here. :(

ratings/ flakers

my partner for the spring swap, loveofkids, was fully suspended after i sent out her package so i assume i won't get a rating for that swap. ugh.

i was also paired with youngmomatheart for the love of bracelet swap, she too was fully suspended.

an angel came forward for this one. thank you so much Shelley, you angel.

sorry to say, shelley disappeared on me too.

i was flaked on in the sewing color hunt swap by graceyy

and also in the i love bracelet swap by slaminissa.

geez. is it the economy?

being the host

hosting a swap is like hosting a party. you want everybody to enjoy themselves and leave happy. when someone spoils the fun for others, it's your job as host to step in and straighten out the idiots.

i take my responsibilities as swap host very seriously. i understand that we responsible swappers are concerned with being flaked on and i want anyone in my swaps to be assured, i will not let anyone go home from my party feeling miserable.

i don't always advertise the fact that i will angel swaps as sometimes people take advantage of this but i think it is my job as the host to step in and correct things when another guest gets abusive. no one will leave empty handed and abused. i promise.

i have no qualms about reporting flakers and making their lives as miserable as i can. it is stealing and completely unfair. i have no tolerance.

any time anyone in my swaps has a question or a problem, i'm always a message away and i'll do my best to answer you or correct a problem.

Ratings

kiwivandal rated for Novelty Pen Swap on Mar 5, 2010
5
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Comment: Autumn loved it all thanks so much! what a great package :)
Response: oh good. so glad it made her happy. enjoy autumn!! :)
redsockz rated for A Kitty Christmas INTERNATIONAL on Dec 12, 2009
5
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Comment: You really went about and beyond with this swap. My kitties were ALL OVER the toys. Luckily there was no fighting between them, they each liked different items. They say thanks for the noms too! I am very happy to have these postcards to add to my collection. Thank you so much, if I could give you more hearts...I sure would!
Response: i'm so glad your kitties were happy with their prizes. i hope the holidays were good for all of you. happy 2010
CanineGirl rated for U Pick 2 Lucky Parcel on Dec 12, 2009
5
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Comment: Thanks for the resent parcel.
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Comment: Thankyou so much for such a great swap. 1 Heart is definately not enough, you deserve lots more :-) Olivia was thrilled receiving her package in the mail and to find lots of individualy wrapped presents. We've put them all under the Christmas Tree to open on Christmas Eve. Thankyou so much we really appreciate all the effort you and Emery went to for Olivia.
Response: this package was fun for emery to put together for olivia. i hope the both of you enjoy the holidays. thank you for your kind words, i appreciate them. :) happy holidays
padel134 rated for Colouring Book Swap #1 on Nov 30, 2009
5
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Comment: Oh my goodness! Wow! I wish I could give to a hundred hearts! My children all say "THANK YOU" as do I! You are so generous and you have so made our day! Everyone, including me, is thrilled with what you sent! You obviously put a great deal of thought into that package!
Response: oh yay! so glad everybody is happy. it was fun to get everyone a little something. enjoy your holidays and new year! :)
ghostlysun rated for Blue Scavenger Hunt on Nov 21, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great package! I loved everything you sent.
glendas rated for Prim Angel Swap on Nov 19, 2009
5
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Comment: lovely thank you
karli rated for I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas on Nov 18, 2009
5
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Comment: I got your package, thanks so much! I love the items you sent, but I will save the wrapped items till Christmas. The other items are so cute, I'm giving you a heart either way. Karolina
Response: glad you liked them hun. you're good to wait. i hope you like it and have a wonderful holiday!! :)
missxpistol rated for Handmade Holiday Ornament Swap on Nov 17, 2009
5
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Comment: super cute skullies!! the whistle candy was super cool too!!
Response: i thought your daughter would get a kick out of the candy, mine does. glad you like the skulls, they seemed appropriate. enjoy your holidays. :)
tammyr rated for Yellow and Orange Goodies on Nov 16, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies.
HelenJoy rated for Holiday House Ornament on Nov 12, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely house ornament. Sorry for the delayed rating, i did rate you before now, don't know whats happening here!!
5
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Comment: Jennifer, I just LOVE it all!!! Thank you so very much!
Response: oh good, so glad it made you happy. enjoy your goodies and happy holidays! :)
bluewhale rated for Handmade Christmas Cards on Oct 27, 2009
5
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Comment: Hi, sorry for my late rating! I am out for travel trip last 2 weeks~ maybe it arrived when i am on the first step out of the door~ anyway! thanks!
Response: it's ok, just glad they got there safely. hope you enjoy them. :)
5
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Comment: argh!! I KNOW I rated for this when it came in two weeks ago!!! Anyway, I Love it!! sIt's so cute!
Response: thank you for figuring out the problem and rating again hun. so glad you got it and enjoyed it. yay!! :)
LittleRed rated for A Small Scare Package on Oct 19, 2009
5
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Comment: Thanks so very much for such a fun package and so much of it too!......Ike is enjoying all of it very much:)
Response: so happy it reached you in time and that he's enjoying the goodies. happy trick- or- treating!
grandmaroro rated for 12 Days of Christmas on Oct 14, 2009
5
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Comment: A super swapper. Excellent communication and so much fun to get to know. Jennifer, turns out we do a lot of the same things at Christmas. Thanks for being a part of our Holidays. UPDATE-Just had to let you know that my son is loving his gifts. The magnet got this reaction: "this was put together by a woman, wasn't it?" He and his Dad got a big chuckle out of it. Thanks so very much.
Response: joan, you are a dear. it was fun to round things up for your son, i sure hope it makes his holiday brighter. it makes me smile just to think of him opening one a day and what his response will be. please enjoy your holidays and it was a pleasure being your partner. :)
MadeinMonty rated for HOOT! 'cause they're cute on Oct 1, 2009
5
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Comment: Thanks you Jennifer for two very cute and useful owls...I love them both and I will give them a good home. Cheers Leah
Response: OH YAY!!!! so glad they got to you hun. i sure hope you enjoy them. sorry if the post was slow but so happy they are with you now. :)
dorsetdumpling rated for Red and Green Swap on Sep 30, 2009
5
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Comment: I LOVED my red and green parcel - thank you so much - it was bursting with good things. I have it all sitting on my desk beside me and will enjoy using (and eating) everything.
Response: oh, i'm so glad it arrived safely and you like what i chose for you. i hope they come in handy and yes, enjoy the goodies. :)
Goldie rated for Trick or Treat Bag on Sep 30, 2009
5
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Comment: thank you so much I love the bag:)):) my kids sends you biggg hugs and kisses!!!!
Response: oh yay!!!! so glad you got it and they love it!!!! tell them to have a great time on halloween !!! :)
Kicki rated for Soothing Cup of Tea on Sep 21, 2009
5
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Comment: Supercute teawallet, a special thanks for the choice of fabrics :) also thanks for the soap, hope to swap with you again!
Response: hi hun - i'm really glad you're happy with the primitive look. it was fun to put together. hope you enjoy the teas, 'tis the season for colds and flu, yuck. i hope to swap with you again too, you're a sweetheart. :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 84 22 23
Completed Fives Threes Ones
79 85 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 4 43 31
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Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

RyeRye on Feb 11, 2010:

malora on Jan 28, 2010:

Hosting my first swap at #1 swap botters! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/53547

provadia on Dec 24, 2009:

ミ☆ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Jenn!

♡Rossi

Ckaroline on Dec 23, 2009:

Thank you so much for stepping in and angeling the pink Christmas swap... You're package was sooooo cute.. And I adore the little North Pole mail box you sent me ;) It's so freaking cute!!

Will drink some hot chocolate tomorrow before Christmas Eve and think of a sweet angel like you ;)

Merry Christmas

ButterflyDreams on Dec 21, 2009:

HI :-) Do you have an angel lined up for the Children's Christmas Gift $5 limit swap? If not Olivia & I would love to angel this swap for Emery after you were flaked on by SMichalek.

I won't be able to post it until after our post office reopens on Jan 4th but would be really happy to send this out to Emery.

grimmlynn on Dec 8, 2009:

Happy Holidays!

Crafting Queens

ButterflyDreams on Dec 3, 2009:

Thankyou so much for our package today. Olivia was thrilled with all the presents that were in there. We've put them all under the tree and will open them on Christmas Eve together :-) Thankyou so much for your generousity.

I love your profile stance. I am doing a similar thing myself at the moment :-( I got burnt 4 times in 2 weeks and had my name dragged through the public forums because I dared to not rate a heart to one of the "In Crowd". Your right in saying that it's just not fun anymore swapping with some people. I even copped it this week because a group of swappers wants my kids group taken off Swap-Bot because it's supposed to be for over 18's so they decided to complain in the PF about swappers including their kids and say how much they hate reading profiles with info about swappers children. I mean seriously do some people not have a life outside of Swap-Bot that they need to stress & complain about what someone else they don't even know has on their profile? It's becoming a little ridiculous. I just wanted to let you know that your not alone in your experiences on Swap-Bot :-)

RyeRye on Nov 8, 2009:

Great cat toy swap you're hosting in the Crafting Queens!
Thank you!

RyeRye on Oct 12, 2009:

Crafting Queens!

Ellama1 on Aug 26, 2009:

Soooo I saw your fleece piggy on your blog. I so need one. Got any left to trade or for purchase in your shop? (oh please, oh please!?). Small. Child. Loves. Pigs. Like. A. Mad. Dog. Oh! I hope mad dogs don't love piggies: Tragedy. :O/

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