Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2018 8:03 pm


Date Joined: October 6, 2013
Last Online: September 24, 2018
Birthday: October 22
Country: United States
My Pintrest my art is in a folder there.

About Me

Here are some photos of things I've made.

Fused glass sugar skulls.

Feather Doll.

Altered Spoon.

Button Fairy

Gizmo the Clown second pic is Miss Gizmo his wife. Miss Gizmo is a doll I promised I would make for a friend of mine who did this circus act.

Circus Twins.

Day of the dead doll made for a friend in their favorite colors. I love her hat!

Various little houses..

Pretty much my 1st Dotee doll whimsy style.

A set of beaded medicine bags full size and mini. The large bag got second place at the fair my older brother got 1st place and grand champion.

A beaded wooden box, beaded bottle and large beaded crystal.

Naked wood nymph


Needle book for a swap

This is my addition to public art. Stonehenge is on my property by the road so everyone can see it.

Hello, My name is Andi and I joined swap-bot because my daughter is here @smadronia I know she enjoys it a lot and I love to send and receive mail so it sounded like a fun place to be apart of.

This is the only profile I have filled out anywhere online. I'm am old hacker but not big on social sites. I make a good hermit. I’m in my real late 50s ooops time to update this I cant make this claim anymore. I'm an old hippy and I live out in the country with my cats. Its not too far from the big city but we can get stuck at home by flooding at times. We also tend to lose power several times a year. I say this just in case I’m late mailing something which I hope will not be the case. I’m one of those people who still has not stopped smoking cigarettes (yes I know I’m bad) and if you’re a smoker or not I will make every effort to not send cat hair or items that smell like smoke. They might smell like fabreeze or dryer sheets however. It would depend on what was sent. Please don't condemn me because I smoke I know its a nasty evil habit. I’m working on it.

I come from a long line of artsy crafty folk and have had so many hobbies I’ve forgotten half of them. I love to make and create things and as I said at the start I love to send and get mail. As it says above my human child is already a member of swap-bot and lives in another state so sending me goodies for her is pointless.

Crafts, Hobbies & Likes

I love Stitch and toothless!

I do lots of different kinds of crafts and always loved handmade items. Store bought gifts are never as special as something a person made themselves. This fan belongs to @smadronia it was made by her uncle and beaded by me.

I’ll list the things I have been into most recently because if I put them all in here the list would be way too long.

Glass beads and beadwork of all kinds. I started doing Indian beadwork when I was young I have started beading again but with larger beds than once upon a time. I have a big collection of seed beads and beadwork from around the world. Please don't send me mixed seed beads I have kilos already.

Kiln formed glass. My daughter got me hooked on fusing glass.

Anything with The Great Wave on it by Hokusai. I have a huge poster of it above my bed.

Sewing and needlework.

Junk crafting making things with lost objects.

Things that have to do with the stars and planets.

In general any kind of stars are ok with me. I've had starhiker as an email addy for 20 some years stars have became my signature. Glow in the dark anything I’m old but I have stars painted on my bedroom ceiling.

Rainbows butterflies flowers. TyeDye.

Maps any kind of maps.

Circus and carnival things. Old gate tickets for any kind of event like this. Ride passes fair passes stubs from rodeos shows etc. ephemera of that nature.

I like all kinds of old things maybe because I'm getting old I don't know.

I love Stitch from Lilo & Stitch. I don't care about Lilo but have had Stitch as a traveling companion for a decade.He's got his own red spaceship and everything.

Other Stuff Dislikes

If you get a typed note from me don’t feel slighted be happy you can read it. If you get a hand written note from me I’m sorry my writing is crappy aren’t you glad I print?

I’m really not into pink, ruffles, cute, hello kitty, cutesy or kawaii. I’m more into elegant romantic antique and vintage things. I’m an old hippy so peace love and happiness work. Steampunk is cool off color is ok. I have my own entity to worship so please don’t send me anything about your god. I don’t want to do any FB’s with anyone. I already share more information about me here that what is prudent. I suck at social sites facebook doesn't have a video of what I’ve posted because I don’t post I mostly read.

Please no loose sheets of memo, notebook, or plain paper. They quickly become cat toys or fire starters. If you wish to send a pad of paper, pretty printed heavy card stock, vintage or fancy paper that's fine.

Stickers, I really don't use them to speak of anymore I send boring envies so folks don't steal em,.

Nothing religous or Christian related please, I'm agnostic. Peace and love are fine but please keep whatever higher power you have to yourself.

I really like cats better than dogs. I like old things glass beads, books, paper scrap. I'm indian so I'm not adverse to using animal hide, feathers and fur in my crafts. They make good cat toys too.

I guess I'm a snob in that I don't use plastic much in crafting. I like natural stone and glass beads if I'm going to make something beaded. I use mostly tiny tiny seed beads for beadwork and I use larger beads to add to my fused glass and leatherwork. I have kilos of seed beads please don't send me any I have enough.


When I host a swap I will angel (which is a misnomer when applied to me I’m not a sweet old lady, I’m a plain spoken old lady) the person who didn’t receive their item. You have to go thru the standard steps of rating the flaker a 1 and so forth first. There is no point in putting that info into each swap, it should be a given if a person host a swap. I have to say I think swap bot should have higher standards for swap hosts than swappers.

I would think it’s bad karma as a host to send late or not sign on and assign partners until the send date of a swap but now I’ve seen that happen. I assign partners the next day on swaps.

My envies tend to be plain so they don’t get caught up in the sorting machinery. If one of the swaps I send gets lost let me know I’ll send another one. As far as I know everything has I have sent has arrived. update 2/19/14 I think 1 was eaten by the postal gods on its way to Holland we'll see. Oh dear the postal gods are up to 2 swaps eaten now. As of 10/16 no other swaps have been lost in the mail.

The photo above is my favorite carousel its in Oaks Park Portland Oregon.

In 1947 my grandpa ran away and joined a carnival to sell food, although we no longer travel with a show we still sell food at the same fairs and events he did. I worked in an amusement park as a teenager and have many circus friends so all three of these themes tie together for me. I’m not a carny because I don’t travel with a show but I am a showman.

  • Intaminatis Fulget Honoribus

One of my ancestors founded a college this is the family motto. This translates to Untarnished, She Shines With Honor. Pretty good motto to live by I think.

Thrift shop things

Wish list & Thrift shop List

A million bucks (hey wishing is free ya know).

Fancy old tea cup & saucers,

Glass paperweights figurines or candlesticks.

Old postcards of circuses or amusement parks.

Anything about Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch).

Odd shaped glass bottles to melt in my kiln. Tiny old perfume bottles or decanters, things like that. Mobiles. thats what I make with the tiny bottles.

Big glass beads of any size but they have to be glass. I don't use plastic. Necklaces with large glass beads melt nicely in my kiln. Please no seed beads I already have more than I can use in a lifetime.

pearl, shell or glass buttons. wooden nickel's smashed pennies.

anything from any Worlds fair. silk scarves. I use old scarves to dress dolls.

Key chains magnets souvenir spoons

Cat toys for my kids.

I doubt anyone will find this but a little 3 cup corningware teapot. Mine got broke and its easy to find larger ones but the 3 cup size is what I want. I have the larger size already.

world peace.


If I'm in your group and I'm not active enough, go ahead and drop me.


chandlerguera rated for TSJ: Funny or Odd Cookbook US on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: You nailed the cookbook(s)! Twinkie cookbook - you knew?! Thanks so much. Fun swap. xo
Response: It was one of the book titles that turned up when I was looking for examples for the swap I thought that was fitting.
samsstuff rated for TSJ: A Book To Teach Yourself US on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun book!
Response: Your welcome I thought it was a fitting title for the group.
luleemik rated for TSJ: Cup Of Tea And ...? US on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: How sweet---I LOVE violets and have never seen such a cute saucer that has room for a cookie or two or three...lol! Thank you for sending such a great swap!
Response: They had 2 sets I just had to get the second set for myself LOL.
Comment: Ha! Got the very creative artwork. So fun! Thank you.
Response: I had fun playing with it before I sent LOL!
ChinaCat rated for TSJ: For The Love Of Glass US on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Love love love the vase and little dish you made to match!!! I'm really fond of unusual vases anyway, maybe because I have some rose bushes in my yard and I like to put them in vases sometimes. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with me! xo
Response: It was pure luck the glass matched as well as it did. It was a very nice piece of art glass. So happy to hear you like them.
Comment: Thanks for the nice surprise in the mail today (multiple hearts)! xo
Response: Why thank you, told ya everyone would get hearts!
fbresnah rated for Can't Wait Stocking Stuffers on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the coloring book and the lovely candy dish and ornament! Can't believe you make those!
Response: Happy to hear all was good, Merry Merry!
Comment: Oh My!!! I Love everything, especially they ornament you made. Thank you. A may your Christmas be Merry and Bright...
Response: Oh I'm so glad you like it Merry Merry Yule to you too.
quirkyish rated for Eight Nights of Hanukka on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope full of gifts. I’m waiting to open them until Hanukkah, but I am so excited to have something to look forward to. And I love the glass dish; I have just the spot for it in my bedroom. Have a happy holiday season!
Response: I'm happy to hear that you like the lil dish it was an experimental piece. Enjoy the season!
Comment: Thank you so much!! Precious went right to the bag - I guess she smelled catnip lol! I had to hide it from her lol! She already loves whatever is in there :)
Response: I tossed the cheap catnip and put primo nip in the package. Smart kitty!
Comment: Andi, thank you SO Much for the gift and ornament! I’m holding on to the gift until Christmas. I can’t wait to open it! And that beautiful lighthouse ornament, I was so excited when I saw it! It’s amazing and looks beautiful on my tree which I have already put up! Thank you for going above and beyond, you are so sweet! Thank you for the card and note inside, hope your power wasn’t out too long! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Response: Your lighthouse is one of a kind I just had to try and make one when I saw your profile.The power came back just as the sun came up life in the country is so exciting at times LOL. So happy to hear you like it thanks for rating so promptly!
Comment: thanks, saving!
Response: Okey dokey!
Comment: Wow! Wow! WOW!!! I'm so tempted to start tearing into these, but I am going to wait (at least until after Thanksgiving). Maybe I'll do a 12 days thing, one each day...we shall see. Thank you so much - they look lovely and festive. I'll thank you more properly after I open them. xo
Response: LOL I find it hard to restrain myself over pretty packages as well.
Whimsy1 rated for TSJ: Thriftstore Art à la Calder on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: You are BULLYING me and basically HARASSING me publicly. Accusing me of lying abput my moms passing???????, just because I didnt announce it privately or publicly before all your BULLYING? That is sick, that is BEYOND sick and you need help. Heres what I wrote about a swap having to do with my brother: Hi! Im ur partner for this and had to send this out tonight as opposed to yesterday when ut was due, in mail. I had to ask my bro for some help with details, so i kinda needed to work with his schedule. Hope u like it! Ill send track number asap.
Response: You have to sign on swap-bot to read PM's its been 2 weeks since you signed on last. You sent late to another in the same swap and didn't rate promptly they were both requirements of the swap. I asked about being rating before removing you from the group. Only 1 reminder to rate followed by a week and half later dropping you from group not 4 times as you say. EDIT 7/11/17 You need a dictionary you have not been bullied there was no pressure from me no personal attacks. Unlike your attacks.
smadronia rated for TSJ: Please Send Souvenirs! on Apr 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the magnets, Momma. I stuck them on the fridge next to the X rated word magnets =P
Response: Anytime babe, x-rated words lol I'm in!
wolfeagle rated for Forest Friends Art Doll on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Your welcome have a good spring! ; )
Comment: Oh my gosh! What a beautiful and fun piece of art you made!!! I LOVE it! Thank you so much. I've always enjoyed souvenir spoons and even collected them when I was a kid - wish I had kept them. I noticed the tiny roadrunner dangling from the Arizona spoon right away! Thank you for the sweet little glass box and the extra spoons too. A wonderful swap! =)
Response: I bought a bag full of spoons at the thrift store and thought those would make a nice wind chime. Thank goodness part of them had holes already drilled. Happy to hear you like it! ; )
happymama rated for TSJ: Curious Kitchen Contraption on Feb 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much...That roller cookie cutter is really neat! I think I might use it on pie dough for setting on top of a berry pie. :)Then the extra you sent can be used too!
Response: I hadn't thought of it that way but it works! Thanks so much for the nice rating.
Comment: Love love love what you sent...the glass heart is awesome!
Response: Thanks so much!
wolfeagle rated for White Art Doll on Jan 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. Love the glass sugar skull and feathered doll face.
Response: Its always fun to make you dolls!

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lorettadog on Apr 9, 2018:

Howdy! :oD You know what? I'm really tired of eating so much chicken - I need some beef! Just thought I'd share that. ;oP

Hugs, Sandy & Scratt

TereDiane1954 on Apr 7, 2018:

Yes, I do make yummy chocolate things. You want some brownies for your birthday?

lorettadog on Mar 16, 2018:

Hey, thanks for the visit! I'm still alive, just been obsessing over my stamp collecting and gathering pictures to make some glue books. It seems the older I get, the worse my 'issues' get. ;oP I have absolutely no interest in swapping anymore, though I do miss the interaction with my s-b friends. I've had intentions of keeping in touch with you and a couple others, but I've gotten really bad at that too. Are you still at the same address? Things sure have changed here! Scratt sends his love. :o) PS - Did I tell you that I had to put Buffy down last July (she was 19)? I miss her so much! :o( I'll be in touch. :o) Hope you've been well!

lorettadog on Oct 25, 2017:

Howdy! :o)

smadronia on Oct 22, 2017:

Happy Birthday!

starhiker on Jul 7, 2017:

Whimsy1 I was the host of the swap and yes I noticed you sent late it is my business as host. For a week and a half there was a comment asking to be rated.You need to sign on swap-bot more than twice a month. Sending on time and rating promptly are 2 of the requirements of my swap.If you don't like swap requirements don't join. You told your partner you would be late because of your brothers schedule or something of that nature. Its it your mother or your brother slowing you down?

Whimsy1 on Jul 6, 2017:

Thanks for publicly SHAMING me on my page. First off Ive only done 3 swaps for TSJ. I have completed on time, and rated all! Second of all if Ive been late on other swaps that atent even any of your business, Ivr notified partners. And lastly, my mother just passed so THANKS SO MUCH for your constant MEAN SPIRITED posts on my page. NEVER DID U ONCE, MESSAGE ME PRIVATELY. What a cold heart to judge me, and kick me out of group when I broke no rules. Hope you feel AWESOME!

lorettadog on Jun 9, 2017:

Hi Andi! :o)

Just stopped in for a few minutes to see what's changed, etc. I hope to catch up with you soon (truthfully, I can't depend on myself for too much these days, it's so sad and infuriating). Every time I talk to Scratt, he tells me to stay on track - such a nagger, but I love him to pieces!

I haven't sent a postcard since I can't remember when, because I've become obsessed (once again) with beads, stones/cabs, and most recently decorating rocks.

Hope you've been well,

Sandy & Scratt :o)

TereDiane1954 on May 28, 2017:

Andi, you are a sweetie-pie! Thank you for the hug♥ It was so good, I'll use it more that once!

ChinaCat on Jan 6, 2017:

I love your art dolls with the clay faces!

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