Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 8:02 pm


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: August 21, 2019
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.


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.


poppie07 rated for Art Collab #39 add postage on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: I like what you added Giving me some ideas for future collabs! πŸ˜‹Can’t wait to add my touch and send it on! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the nice photos !
tentmari rated for Art Collab #38 add postage on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: Great card. I look forward to working on it.πŸ™‚
scrappycats rated for JJJ: Send 10 Summer things on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: such a lot of interesting things thank you
Artstamper rated for JJJ: Send 10 Words and/or Quotes on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Hi Susan, thanks for the generous envelop of words, phrases, etc! The envelope is great too. Great swap!
veronicallama rated for JJJ: Scrap Monsters on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: I love the scrap monsters you made! Thanks, and thanks for hosting.
Ryleighsmom rated for MJS: Scrap Sampler on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the FABULOUS swap!! I LOVE it all!! And thank you for joining the swap! ❀️❀️ I can’t wait to use all these goodies!!
turtles27 rated for FCMA: Mail Art Challenge - SUMMER on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: What a fun envie!! Thank you so much!!
Artistic rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Lovely work. Thank you.
scrappycats rated for ABES: Scrap Sampler Booklet on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: thanks
JuneRosebud rated for Art Collab #37 add postage on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for not only one card but two=) Shall have fun working on these. Thank you for the book pages; will definitely come in handy!!
dvmac rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Beautiful card, Susan, well done. Thank you.
PeliKat rated for FCMA: Summer Fruit Postcard on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Susan, thank you for the beautiful summer fruit postcard! You had all of my favorites on there and it looked good enough to eat! Best wishes and happy swapping!
gothbarbie rated for Art Collab #36 add postage on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: This one looks familiar : )
LadyCyr rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Wow this is a cool card I wish I could see all 4 together
Response: I'll put it on Flickr - thanks for your comment.
Shawna rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: I loved your card. Thank you so much. I adore spirals and such lovely colors.
Comment: Oh, what beautiful tags! They are well done, and great quotes....thank you so much!
coleenfranks rated for ABES: Send 5 Tags ~USA on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the tags, Susan and especially that one you made. So cute.
Catida rated for Visit a Museum Postcard Swap on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your Magritte card. I don't think I've seen any of his work in flesh yet. Thanks for taking part in this swap :)
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #34 add postage on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: HI Susan, Thank you so very much. Loved receiving this swap! :) It made me do a happy dance. LOL thanks for the book pages Thanks for the great cards to work on and pass along!! I have already worked on 2 of them yesterday. I think they are going to turn out great.

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CurlyTea on May 28, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Steinway5 on Jan 18, 2019:

Thanks again for the great package of ribbons!! You are clearly an amazingly nice person. :) Best wishes to you and your future endeavors! May your kindness be passed back to you tenfold! πŸ’›

Kathy821 on Dec 3, 2018:

Thank you very much for working on my "Enjoying Every Moment" postcard in art collab. It turned out beautiful! I love it!

Bhindblueeyes on Jun 12, 2018:

Thank you so much for all of the great shaped paper clips! I appreciate your help in making someone's day who's been struggling as of late - he is going to be thrilled! I showed the clips to his wife (my friend), and she said that he is just going to love it so much! Thanks again!!!

choke on Feb 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending me so many raffle tickets as a very generous RAK! They aren't exactly what I was looking for but they are definitely nicer than the ones I found and I can surely use them, it's always nice to have a good selection. I really appreciate your kindness and wish you a beautiful day!

VivaLaDiane on Jan 12, 2018:

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anrtist on Oct 21, 2017:

THANK you for the assorted JJ PAGES RAK!
Blessings, cc

wolfeagle on May 31, 2017:


Thank you so much for the magazines!

LizzyJo on Jul 6, 2016:

Your random act of decluttering provided me with Christmas in July today! It was well worth waiting for. Your package was bottomless---I kept pulling out more and more goodies. Thank you so very much for your generosity.

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

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