Swap-bot Time: March 26, 2017 5:37 pm


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: March 26, 2017
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.


babsohio rated for Pretty Napkin Swap (USA) on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Great napkins! Loved them all!
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the incredible selection of bird and butterfly supplies!
brianfuchs rated for The Ides of Trump on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: I'm from a family of educators. Everyone has been appalled. I recently sent my aunt a postcard of a bear and told her I was glad she had retired so she didn't need to buy a gun to fight back all those bears. If I don't laugh about some of it, I'll definitely cry about it. I hope this disaster wakes up the under-engaged and we can start toward some real progress. To see the US slipping in areas of education and human rights... it's just completely unacceptable. Great card by the way. I wanted to get some of the ones from the website, but I didn't get around to it.
Response: Yay! Teachers make the best family members - my mom was and my two sisters are also. I just celebrated my 22nd year at the preschool and even my father taught a class here and there. I also can't believe the news each day - but his presidency has certainly sparked my activism. Take care and thanks.
shinyserra rated for Pass the Art Journal Rd #7 on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Babsmomof5 rated for Serendipity Envelope on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness! This was just absolutely over the top awesomeness! I'm so jealous that you are I the astronauts club! I can't wait to incorporate some of these wonderful goodies into my art!
AZmom875 rated for JJJ: Magazine/Catalog Scraps on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: I really really really like some of the images you picked for me, and will be using them very soon, as the themes were needed ie music items. Thanks these are super fun
Artstamper rated for JJJ: Magazine/Catalog Scraps on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Nice thoughtful and interesting images. Thank you for sending some extra ones.
Artstamper rated for Pass the Art Journal Round #6 on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Like what you did in this journal.
KarenLaneWV rated for Send me your signature on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you. Now I can put them all together in a book.
ImnotDorothy rated for JJJ: Send 10 words on Feb 18, 2017
Comment: Yay! And thank you for the extras. Everything is so great.
AZmom875 rated for JJJ: Send 10 words on Feb 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the envelope full of fun.
Comment: I love the stencils and the colors you used on this page! Thank you :))
Comment: Thank you for the great journal page! I love the quote on the front ...
mgallardo68 rated for ABES: Painted Index Cards on Feb 13, 2017
Comment: Love, love, love your cards... This is my first time doing this swap and I will do more of these with decorations. Yours are great!!!! Thank you so much for teaching me something new!
Babsmomof5 rated for FCMA: Envelope with Fortunes on Feb 13, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful envelope! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful swap. I really enjoyed all the extras you included too!
qbee rated for FCMA: Mail Art with DIE CUTS on Feb 11, 2017
Comment: thank you, Debbie
Taliesyn rated for FCMA Layers and layers on Feb 4, 2017
Comment: I love your work! Thank you There was a strong odor I don't know if it was smoke or maybe the ink? I had one swapper add about an 1/8th of a dryer sheet to her envelope and I didn't even know what it was, but she said the reason she put it was neutralize the smoke smell. It worked really well! I thought it was some specialty paper I wasn't familiar with! lol
Response: Sorry about the smell - I received the inks second hand and I find them smelly, too. I thought the smell would dissipate when dry. Apologies!
fabricfriend rated for Send me your signature on Feb 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the signature.
Comment: lovely tags thank you very much :0)

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doulakk on Mar 20, 2017:

Welcome to our group!
Please join one or two swaps!

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EmilyT on Feb 25, 2017:

Sending a completed pass&paste PC ho me to you today!

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 : )

BennysMumma on Dec 7, 2016:

I hope you don't mind I grab a lot of inspiration from your swaps on craftster. I love the ones they do there, but like the system on here much better. Way easier :) I'm so glad you've joined in the animal JJ doll.

bjmonroe on Nov 6, 2016:

Have a happy day

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.

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

ImnotDorothy on Mar 29, 2016:

Thank you for the angle on the Send 10 Circles swap. I got it today, and I am so excited by everything. ❤️

Jess12 on Feb 22, 2016:

I received the package of coffee sleeves today! Thank you so much :). They are exactly what I was looking for and will work great for my project. And they are all from places we don't have here. The little journal is really neat and something I've never seen before. Thanks again! If there is something you'd like me to send to you just let me know!

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