Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 12:29 pm


Date Joined: August 1, 2007
Last Online: June 29, 2011
Birthday: January 20, 1981
Country: Philippines

About Me

I am a ranchgirl that loves to work in pajamas and rubber boots. When I am not running around the farm, I am in a corner making things, doodling things and imagining things that are bright and fluffy (sometimes till the crack of dawn).
I am married to a wonderful farmer and we have a little boy. I love summerdays and the smell of grass after it's been touched by rain.
I love fabric that have cute little prints on them.
I love old books and old patterns.
I am quite obsessed with thread and yarn. This obsession makes me bring around a huge bag filled with knitting needles, lace-making needles, crochet hooks, tatting needles and bright, bright threads.
I am intigued by patterns, in life and in art.
I love a well-designed product/packaging.
I love skillfully crafted furniture.
I love graphic design. And the internet.
I love my family, my friends and my province.
I love post-offices and libraries.
I love adventures and knowing other places so different from my own.

Favorite Music

indie-pop, folk, country, reggae, 60's

Favorite Books

Everything written by Rex Stout, Anne of Green Gables Collection,The Classics and any kind of How-to book

Favorite Crafts

embroidery, tatting, knitting, weaving, sewing, crocheting, print-making, book-making, stamp-carving


stuff that can be found here:
♥deco tape
♥crochet thread in all shades and colors
♥Japanese craft magazines
♥kawaii items

On Swaps

I rate the day I receive your package and I am usually pretty generous with my hearts :-) I live in a rural area and sometimes my swaps take longer to get to their destination than most :-( when this happens, I am always willing to send a new one if my package goes AWOL. I take great care in making my swap items, as most of them are hand-made, and I would appreciate an acknowledgement (message or rating) when you get it. I DO NOT RATE UNFAIRLY, I will send you a message if your package has not arrived after a fair amount of time (1-2 months).


Hello. It has been so long since I have been back on swap-bot, mainly due to my packages not arriving. I had resent the items and decided not to swap till I could find a more reliable postal service. I know find out years later thru the ratings that some of the resends never arrived :-( This saddens me.

I have moved and for the past year have tried the postal system and can say that this one is reliable. I will do one more re-send to check before I will try swapping again. :-(

I wished I had not logged out for years so I could have found out sooner :-( I am really saddened.


lisajhoney rated for National Artist on Aug 19, 2009
Comment: What a shame i was looking forward to this one. You offered to resend but i've not received anything :(
mickeymoosies rated for >> Make Me LaUgH ~ ! << Dotee on Jul 10, 2009
Comment: thank you for the very sweet dottee. My daughter is called turtle so this is so great. thank you for sending.. Also thank you for the cell phone holder. I love it
Response: thank you.
MINImalist rated for Itty Bitty Dotee Swap on Jul 6, 2009
Comment: Oh my gosh, thank you so much! It was really sweet of you to resend. The dotee is adorable and the yarn is great. I'm looking forward to using it. I haven't taken the dotee out of the package yet (she looks so good in there!). Thanks again!
Response: i am glad it is with you and that you appreciate it :-) thank you for the heart
Ceinwyn rated for Handmade Jewelry Swap! on Jun 30, 2009
Comment: I'm sorry to leave this rating but this swap's deadline was March 30 and although you promised to resend when I contacted you mid May, nothing has arrived yet and you haven't logged into swap-bot for the last three weeks neither. I'd gladly change this rating should I receive your parcel.
Comment: I'm sorry to rate a 1 but it's been a long time. If and when the package arrives, I will gladly change this rating.
Response: thank you. i hope it gets there soon too. :-(
fortcrafts rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Feb 9, 2009
elizabeth13 rated for "Where Are You From?" Bookmark on Jan 13, 2009
Comment: Hello, again!! I know we have been swap partners before, although I do not recall which swap. I received your lovely bookmarks, the fantastic map and the so gracious letter from you today. Thank you so very much!!!! I wish I could say that I could visit your country some day, but, since I rarely get more than 50 miles from home..... My hubby is going to take your letter and all with him when he visits his dad next week. His dad spent quite some time in your country during WWII and really loved it. He is a bit of a writer and has done some short stories about the islands and the people. He says, some of the most beautiful people in the world. We know he will get alot of joy from seeing what you sent. Again, thanks!!!
Response: I am so happy that you appreciated the things I sent elizabeth! And thank you for sharing your story!
hippofairy rated for "Where Are You From?" Bookmark on Jan 8, 2009
Comment: thank you for the beautiful bookmarks!
Response: you are most welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package it is amazing :) i will treasure the ornament forever and also thank you so much for the kinderposht stamper i love it thanks again
Response: you are most welcome! I am happy it got to you safe and sound and that you were happy to receive it :-).
Comment: Thank you for the things you sent :)
Response: you are welcome :-)
carladallas rated for Needlebook Swap #10 on May 8, 2008
Comment: Hi Lia, I got my needlebook today! It is charming, beautifully made and so creative! Thank you so much!
Response: thank you also carla for appreciating!!
Comment: Thank you so much, everything is great :) I love the little bag!
Response: You are welcome and Thank you for the heart! I am glad the package finally got to you. :-)
heartfelt rated for Dotee Doll Kit Swap on Mar 17, 2008
Comment: Thank you for a lovely parcel. It arrived safe and sound and it caused a lot of squeels from myself and my two daughters.I will have fun making the dotee! I love making hand carved stamps so thanks for adding to my collection
Response: You are very welcome, and I am happy you liked it :-) I cannot wait to see your dottee!
Jox rated for Matchbox Full of Buttons - International on Mar 17, 2008
Comment: Hi Lia, thank you so much for the lovely little package. I love all the buttons! I am off work sick so this has cheered me up and I'm going to be stamping everything now with my little 'Jox' stamp!
Response: You are very welcome! :-)

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carladallas on Apr 1, 2010:

Lia, we hate to lose you as a swapper, have you sorted out your postage situation?

marilavado on Apr 26, 2009:

Swap the Planet has a new swap up.

Come and join us in THREE from ME from HERE we are sure to have fun!

carladallas on Apr 8, 2009:

Swap the Planet now has a flickr group page to get to know each other better and post pics of where we're from and when we travel. Join in!

weeatcrayons on Mar 30, 2009:

We have some more new swaps up at Rainbows & Rainclouds. You should come check out what we have up here! Come check out the forums and make your own suggestions for swaps, we have a contest going on!

carladallas on Mar 22, 2009:

NEW Postcard Pay it Forward TAG in Swap the Planet! Come and play!

marilavado on Mar 18, 2009:

The new Swap the Planet swap is ready for you to join!

Come and See, Hear and Taste my country

We hope to see you there!

weeatcrayons on Mar 17, 2009:

Come see all the new swaps we have up at Rainbows & Rainclouds!! There's some edible yummies, beads, paper scraps and stationery swaps going on!! Come join us in the fun!!

carladallas on Mar 10, 2009:

Looking for your input on the April swap for Swap the Planet! Make a comment on that thread and you are entered for a prize!

mariatralha on Jan 26, 2009:

please let me know your fav colors... im your parner in a swap... bye mila

carladallas on Jul 7, 2008:

Hi Lia, Just to let you know, I use my needlebook at least once a week, and just treasure it so much! I hope you are doing well.


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