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smmarrty

smmarrty
Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: June 25, 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.

Ratings

Johkup rated for FCMA: Altered Post Card Swap on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for this great card :)
Angie rated for JUNKIES: Sender's Choice ATC on Jun 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the very cool ATC! I love it. I love the card too. It reminds me of a Paul Klee painting and I hadn't seen this Kandinsky. I'm going to have to read and see if they were inspired by each other ... Klee's is called Senecio.
Babsmomof5 rated for FCMA: Add a Hat PC Swap on May 30, 2017
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Comment: I think the hat you added was absolutely perfect! It had a bit of of a Venice gondolier feel, lol! Thanks so much for the cool swap and PC, your art always brightens my day.
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Comment: What a fantastic book. I love the file folder book thing as well. Thank you so much for sending me new to me ideas that I didn't know I needed o know, and thanks for hosting such a cool swap! :)
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Comment: Wonderful! i really like them.
mahlermail rated for JUNKIES: Dotty on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Love my "dotty" ATC. Thanks so much - about the fabric - whatever you want to send, cotton/minky/flannel all great for these weighted blankets. Our ministry ends up using everything....small cuts or large. Much thanks for taking the time to do this. Will be happy to reimburse your shipping costs.
sweetgypsy rated for JUNKIES: Sassy Saying on May 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the sassy atc.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely napkins!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely napkins!!
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Comment: Thank you for the great arrangement. Love them all.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely page and all the other items.
Babsmomof5 rated for FCMA: Put a Bird On It PC on May 12, 2017
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Comment: I love it! So creative and fun!
aprilivy rated for Quotes of Peace Postcard Swap on May 5, 2017
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Comment: Love This! :)
Sandara333 rated for IS: Artist Trading Brushes - INT on May 3, 2017
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Comment: OMG! I absolutely love the paint brush, oh it's so pretty and I love the quote! Very well done, thank you. But I'm freaking out about that little scrap monster you sent to me!!!! LOVE, love, love it!!! That's the best thing ever!!!!Both items are currently hanging on my art room wall of inspiration. Thank you so much for such a great swap!! I would join another one in a flash! 🌟⭐️💗💖💌😁🌻🍸
Response: Look for scrap monsters on YouTube - lots of ways to do it. You're welcome - enjoy!
Created46 rated for ABES: Send 6 FLOWERS on Apr 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection. I know butterflies are not flowers but I really am glad you sent them along as well!
DLRodrigues rated for FCMA: Sticker-covered Envelope on Apr 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fun envelope and goodies!
lauriew rated for JDP: 5 x 7 Art Journal Page - BLUE on Apr 17, 2017
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Comment: Wonderful page. It is "fabulous". This is my first page swap so this will be the first page in my journal. Thank you very much!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the message. That is one I can definitely live by.
DaisyNY rated for IS: Glue/Salt Batik Mail Art on Apr 16, 2017
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Comment: You left the salt on - totally different effect, interesting. A hairdryer helps with the waiting time, otherwise the gel glue really does take forever.
samsstuff rated for IS: Glue/Salt Batik Mail Art on Apr 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing card!

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on May 31, 2017:

HB

wolfeagle on May 31, 2017:

TY

Thank you so much for the magazines!

CurlyTea on May 26, 2017:

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 : )

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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