Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2019 5:01 am


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: March 24, 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 #28 Add postage on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Super-fun starter! I look forward to working on it.
Comment: Thanks as always. Love the ruler tapes!
gothbarbie rated for ART Collab #27 on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: LOVE IT! Your mixed media postcard looks awesome already! Excited to add to it. Thanks so much for the lovely papers you included, they're perfect for my projects! THANK YOU!
JJcrafty rated for Supplies - junk journal on Mar 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the generous supplies. I will definitely use them all and have already played with the tags. I especially liked the tickets with words and cut outs, but their is so much and I love it all.
Response: You're welcome - have fun!
MrsKytes rated for Van Gogh Postcard on Mar 8, 2019
Comment: I love this postcard! Thank you so much for sending. I'll have to add the Van Gogh Museum to my list of places to visit one day. :)
Comment: Oh my goodness thanks for the stickers! Especially the Harry Potter ones!!!! They were at the end of the pile so I was super excited. Also loved the owl ones! Thanks so much!
Fabriqueen rated for FCMA: Polka-Dotted Mail on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Dotty envelope and extra papers! Hugs, Diane
Kathy821 rated for Art Collab #26 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much. I'll get right to work on it. I love the book pages. Love the foreign languages. Thank you very much.
Kraftylady777 rated for ABES: Send 6 of YOUR FAVORITES on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I appreciate the extra goodies as well
Karmi53 rated for A2Z: FISHY on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: I love your funny fish Rolo and the extras and the Fortune teller is so cool thanks for everything take care
scrappycats rated for ABES: Send 6 HEARTS on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you
user6937 rated for A-Z Rolo - a bird and a word on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: Very pretty, but I forget what you told me that bird is (I figure it must be a noisy one). Thanks for the non-English book pages, too!
Response: It is an Australian Chat. Thanks.
HannahsMommy07 rated for FCMA: Napkin Decoupage on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: always such AMAZING work!!!!
Cariboocarol rated for MJS: Grow My Magpie Stash on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: A very extra special package! Thank you so much for all the great items! I think you sent enough for a complete journal! I will definitely be using these items.♥️
MissPaula rated for Art Collab #25 on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: LOVE the hand painted envie and bright PC. I will add something cool and pass her on! Thanks for the foreign book pages! = )
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!

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anrtist on Mar 20, 2019:

HAPPY SPRING!!!! yay YAY yay SPRING is finally here! LOL ;-)

Blessings, cc

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! 💛

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 : )

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