Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2019 5:21 am


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: January 16, 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 - smmarrt@aol.com. 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.


Allegrae rated for Art Collab #24 on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Beautiful postcard! I look forward to working on it.
Comment: Lovely journal! So jealous of your travels, but loved being able to live vicariously. 😊
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #23 Please add Postage on Dec 31, 2018
Comment: Hi Susan, Thanks for the great card to work on and send on its way. Thanks for the great tickets and the book pages. Happy New Year!!
nnair rated for JJJ: Send 6 Holiday Things on Dec 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
TC rated for JJJ: Send 6 Glittery or Sparkly Things on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun, glittery parcel, Susan!
whytewillow rated for FCMA: Image plus Found Poetry on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Hi Susan, thank yoy for a nicely done swap...talk soon...🌲
Coss rated for FCMA: Washi Tape COVERED on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a fun envelope and for the stamped images. Loved all of your tapes- other than the pink polka dots, I had never seen any of the others. Always fun.
Kathy821 rated for Art Collab #19 Add Postage on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: Great card. Thanks so much.
Comment: This got here super fast! Was here Monday night but didn't see it until yesterday. Love it! So bright. I have a problem with trying to add more and more layers until everything looks muddy. Thanks for all the extras!
RockyBeach rated for FCMA: Franken - Envelope on Oct 20, 2018
Comment: I'm just right back from vacation and ready to rate! :) Thanks for your colourful envie, it arrived save and sound. Your sewing machine can make some neat stitches (like on the back of the envie) I only can dream of when it comes to my machine. :)
Comment: Dear Susan, many thanks for such a special bundle of paper. I'm looking forward to use them in my projects. Also lots of thanks for all those extra goodies you sent! Best wishes...
Comment: Oh wow, was I ever happy to see this bright and happy envie in my mailbox! And thanks so much for the extra book pages, they’re gorgeous - I love the non English of them!
Rosa1 rated for Collage Art Journal Swap on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: Wow! Thank you sooo much - I just love this journal :) So bright and full of color, thank you just doesn't seem to do it!
Response: Thanks - I had fun making it. There are many blank pages for you to add your stuff in. Enjoy!
tam2016 rated for MJS: 5x7 Magpie Journal - US on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!!! The magpie book is absolutely beautiful and i love it. You are very talented.
PeliKat rated for ABES: Decorative Napkins #2 on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Susan, I loved receiving your package in my mailbox! What a wonderful assortment of napkins you sent; I can't wait to use them in some projects, especially the bird and the butterfly! And all the extras you sent were so fantastic! I never see tissue papers like that in our area, so those are super great! And I'm just getting into tags, and will have a great time with the tags you sent! Even your packaging was creative! I love what you did with it!!! Was it spray paint and stencil? Whatever it was, I love it!! Thanks so much for a wonderful swap!!!
Response: I think it was gel printed. Have fun and thanks for the rating.
Allegrae rated for ART Collab #18 Add postage on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Cute card! Looking forward to working on it and sending it home.
Comment: Holy crap, that's a lotta stickers and I LOVE THEM ALL!!!! The Paddington one, especially!! THANK YOUUUUUU SOOOOO MUCH!!!! I actually didn't realize this was a swap when I opened it! I thought it was a pack of postcards I've been waiting on! πŸ˜‚ It was an awesome surprise when I opened it.
Comment: This is amazing! She will be on display. Thank you for all the great foreign pages too!!

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ChrisAnne on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing Christmas fabric RAK. I love them. I'm already plotting projects for it!

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!

judgedbyabookscover on Feb 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for the assortment of fabrics!! Your gift totally made my day. I have outlined a sewing plan so I hope that i'll accomplish as much as I intend to this year : )

Sherry71 on Jul 23, 2016:

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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.

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