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smmarrty

smmarrty
Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: September 30, 2020
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States
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About Me

RATINGS: I rate each package that arrives. I usually rate the day it arrives. Please do me the courtesy of rating also. It's not so much that I want the rating - it's that I want to know that something I sent has arrived. Thanks.

I am a teacher, sometime grad student, and crafter. I make quilts, cards, envelopes, paper stuff, ATC's, dotees, creepy dolls and other stuffed things. I also love shrink plastic charms and charm bracelets/necklaces. I try to use things I already have and I try to use old stuff in a new way. I have lots of stuff to trade - mint tins, fabric, japanese newspapers and craft/quilt magazines. Email me if you are interested - [email protected] Happy Swapping!

ABOUT FRIENDSHIP BOOKS: I am no longer participating in FB swaps. I'd love to receive any of the ones that I started or were started for me. When I get one, I might rejoin the FB madness.

Favorite Books

I read...alot. I always have 1 or 2 books going at the same time. Right now I read mostly British crime and police procedurals - Stephen Booth, Mark Billingham and Elizabeth George (yes, I know she's American.) I also like Cara Black, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell.

Currently, I am taking a break from graduate school for a Masters in Education. I bought a Kindle and I am alternating between e-books and real books. So far, I still carry a real book with me at all times. Too chicken to carry my Kindle around with me in the big, bad city.

Favorite Music

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, all 70's music - good and bad. Current artists the Killers, the Shins, the Raconteurs, Duffy and K.T. Tunstall. And The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley, Ray LaMontagne, and more.

Favorite Crafts

I start quilts (I don't always finish them!), paper stuff - envelopes, ATC's, greeting cards and other stuff. I sew dolls (badly, mostly) but I love making dotees. I just started making charms and learning a little beading. I'll try just about anything...I love my Gocco machine but I've only used it twice.

You should know...

I'm a good friend, daughter, sister, auntie and employee - just celebrated my 20th anniversary at the preschool I work in - teacher and assistant director. Whew!

Wish List

Vintage fabric, Vintage linens - tablecloths in particular, Sewing tools and supplies, Striped tee shirts (that can be cut/sewn into stuffies), Buttons, buttons, buttons, Wood beads,"S" things, Nancy Drew books (yellow spine - 1960's version), Birds and bird things, game pieces, wood dominoes, playing cards, small paper mache boxes for decorating, Cigar boxes, Chocolate - the darker the better! Love, love, love Somerset magazine - most of the editions, foreign language newpapers or magazines, and craft magazines from anywhere. As for colors, I prefer bold, bright colors - think Fiestaware. I do not like pink, peach or salmon. No neon things or cutesy things. I LOVE YOUR HANDMADE ANYTHING.

P.S. If you're sending chocolate - I CANNOT eat most nuts. So plain is good - thanks.

As for themes - I love birds, insects, trees but nothing too cutesy. I prefer 50's, 60's and 70's type of style.

Themes I like/love

Birds, nests and eggs; Reading, books and literature; Food - esp. chocolate and sushi; Sewing, crafts and buttons; Vintage sewing, crafts and buttons; Color - especially bold and bright, think Fiesta Ware; Not fond of pink, peach or salmon; How-to's and instructions for almost anything crafty; Travel, maps and tickets; Craft and sewing magazines and books; For fabric - I love batiks, dots and stripes, birds, leaves/trees, bugs, and any graphic patterns; Humorous - but no kitties hanging from tree limbs; Nothing too cute, no kitties

For junk journaling/ATCs/altered puzzle pieces/all paper crafts - I love vintage paper - ads, greeting cards, postcards and photos. I like yellow pages - especially odd stuff like taxidermy ads or pet photographers. Also love transportation tickets, raffle tickets, origami paper, and newspaper in languages other than English.

Dolls and Animals

For doll swaps - I like JunkerJane, scrappy, raggedy, slightly grungy (but not decrepit), whimsical - things not normally found in nature.

I generally prefer bold and bright colors but tea-stained/coffee dyed is okay too. Black and white is always acceptable and a mix is fantastic.

Animals - giraffes, zebras, badgers, platypus, honey badger, anteater, dogs over cats, elephants, birds, birds, birds, or hybrid animal-humans or bird-humans. Aliens and robots okay, too. Anything wearing glasses is great.

IMPORTANT INFO

Please do not send any perfume samples or scented anything. I am allergic to lots of random stuff and I want to enjoy your lovely handmade something but I cannot enjoy it if I am sniffing, sneezing, and wiping away tears.

Thanks for understanding.

Ratings

chimerix rated for CPG Bird ATC Coin - GLOBAL on Sep 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely ATCoins. It was so kind of you to send me 2! And I absolutely love the sewing pattern note card! Aloha
samsstuff rated for Art Collab #69 add postage on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I'm never sure what to do with the sports related cards, either.
Kc055042 rated for Save the United States Post Office on Sep 11, 2020
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Vickyen rated for Art Collab #68 on Sep 10, 2020
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Comment: Hi Susan! Love what you did to the pc I will be forwarding to Shelley and your background is awesome! Also love the card you included - these swaps are so much fun! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you for the kid words. You also.
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Comment: LOVED the PC!!! TYSVM!!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards and extras!
MissPaula rated for Art Collab #67 add postage on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the foreign language papers! I'll add some texture to this one and send it on. = )
Allegrae rated for Art Collab #66 add postage on Aug 24, 2020
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Comment: Gorgeous starter! And thanks for the cool extras!
MamaMangrove rated for FCMA: Scrappy Postcard on Aug 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the clever pieced paper PC, Susan. So reminiscent of a quilt with stitching lines and all!
StwbyQT rated for Save the United States Post Office on Aug 22, 2020
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Comment: What an ABSOLUTELY gorgeous postcard and I LOVE your handwriting. So pretty. =) We had a gorgeous thunderstorm early this morning that brought down a tree. I was loving it... fur baby NOT so much. hehe! Take care! #SavetheUSPS
PeliKat rated for FCMA: Every Color of XXX Postcard on Aug 19, 2020
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Comment: Sue, I love your oh-so-colorful postcard! What a fun swap to receive! And what a great selection of paints you must have! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you neighbor, for the awesome card! I LOVE it!
luluvision rated for FCMA: Weird Holiday PC on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your pc! I have just an older brother so have no idea about being a middle child! Unless you count watching The Brady Bunch and the famous "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" as said by Jan! :-)
Response: Lol - I am Jan!
neecie rated for Save the United States Post Office on Aug 16, 2020
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Comment: adore your card > it gets the message across exceptionally ... let's hope we get a hand up to fix up our country's ills! {staying cool inside this Sunday - i love grey skies here, too}
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Comment: The "hand"-made card is awesome! Thank you! #SaveTheUSPS!
becait rated for Save the United States Post Office on Aug 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you joining my swap! #SavetheUSPS
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard! I love it!
Vickimac rated for Save the United States Post Office on Aug 13, 2020
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Comment: Such a cool handmade card ! Thank you !
Klymntine rated for Save the United States Post Office on Aug 12, 2020
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Comment: Susan, What a cool postcard! And I agree - I'd take foggy & grey to sweltering & humid any day!!
Selewis91 rated for Save the United States Post Office on Aug 11, 2020
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Comments

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 24, 2020:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the index cards! These are wonderful and add so much to the box! I am so thrilled with how it is coming together!!! Thank you for being a part of this project!!! :)

Vickyen on Sep 17, 2020:

Hi Susan! Thanks so much for the art collaboration for a friend! You were so sweet to start a postcard for me! Got it in the mail today and everyone did an awesome job adding to it! Totally made my day! Wishing you all the best and sending big hugs!! 😉

beachchicken on Jul 7, 2020:

Thank you so much for the RAK Fabric for Mask Makers! Wow, that was such a nice surprise and huge box. There is so much I will give some to my other sewing mask making friends to make some too.

chelle523 on Nov 27, 2019:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous handmade card! I love it! Hope your holidays are amazing! <3

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