Here are some photos of things I've made.
Fused glass sugar skulls.
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.
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.
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.
Postcards old and new!
Old books I know I said I didn't read many but I have 1000’s of books.
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.
I ship and pack real nice.Years of selling online have taught me well. I’ll make sure letters and packages are sent promptly and arrive safely.
Most of the swaps I've sent are stamped envies without tracking. So should one become lost, contact me and I can send a replacement. The postal gods have favored me so far they have only lost 1 in every 1000 packages I've mailed. I could print all my postage online and have tracking on most everything if I wanted. However by mailing this way you get to collect pretty stamps. I do try to use pretty stamps when I can.
I mail from the mail box up the road so if something is marked as sent on the weekend it most likely will be picked up Monday by the mail carrier. This time of year our post office starts to get real busy so if I can avoid it I'm not waiting in line to mail a item.
I'll use priority mail as needed that depends on the swap. Internation packages will be sent priority because they require a customs form.
Now I've been here long enough to know what to say here. I only have a few dislikes. I’m not a girly girl. While I played with dolls as a child and still collect them, I was a grown up by the time I was about 10. Not to scare folk but I can go from the most elegant lady you’ve ever met to the toughest broad you’ve ever met. I have to be a tough person sometimes I’ve been a boss for 48 years. I don’t do it any more but I used to change the oil in my truck, I’ve changed my share of tires too, shoveled manure in the barn. When I work I work physically hard and my hands and body are starting to slow down. 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.
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.
Wish list & Thrift shop List
A million bucks (hey wishing is free ya know).
Fancy old tea cup & saucers,
Glass paperweights figurines or candlesticks.
Bags of sewing notions, ribbons or old craft kits. I use the parts in them so even half finished things are fine.
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.
If I'm in your group and I'm not active enough, go ahead and drop me.
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