Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2017 1:52 pm


Date Joined: September 7, 2011
Last Online: October 23, 2017
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 30-something crafty gal who lives with her hubby and large housecat in a split-level that can never stay clean.

I love to create/craft things (mostly sewing, crocheting, and ATC-ing), read, write, play computer games (love the Sims) and surf/shop on the web, and spend time with my husband. We like to travel when we can, especially to beaches. I love the ocean and hope to live much closer to it one day.

I tend to put a lot into my swaps. I always check profiles, so I seldom put together swaps until partners are assigned - I like creating things especially for the people they are going to. I always send, and put in in the box on time, so if you are expecting something from me and it hasn't shown up please let me know. I don't exactly trust the postal service - they've tossed my mail into the snow more than once!

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different music. From Journey and Def Leppard, to Evanescence and Linkin Park, and Katy Perry and Lily Allen. I love Ludo and Enigma, and most people haven't even heard of them. I also enjoy Enya and Jim Brickman. Basically I don't like heavy metal, country, or rap, but I'll give most anything else a try.

Favorite Books

I LOVE the classics. Shakespeare, Dickens, the Bronte sisters, Sir Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and so on and so forth. I loved Grapes of Wrath, but hated Of Mice and Men. A Farewell to Arms is one of my favorites, but I can't stand The Old Man and the Sea.

When it comes to newer works, well... I love them, too. I'm quite fond of Stephen King, though I usually don't go for sci fi. My husband and I love The Lord of the Rings. The Book Thief is great, The Help is great, Fried Green Tomatoes is great, I could go on and on.

Favorite Movies

It may seem silly, but I love Casper. I'll never be too old for that friendly ghost. The Addams Family and The Others are of a similar theme. I also love Ever After, The Phantom of the Opera, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing, Robin Hood (with Kevin Costner, and also the animated Disney one)... And I love Patch Adams, Catch Me If You Can, and just about any other movie with Robin Williams or Leonardo Dicaprio. Robin was a comic genius (may he rest in peace) and Leo is so talented - not to mention adorable.

Favorite Television

I love comedies, such as Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, and Big Bang Theory. I also like Downton Abbey, Lost, Fringe, and of course Game of Thrones. My hubby and I enjoy perusing Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO way too much. If you come across a great series on one of these platforms, let me know!

Favorite Crafts

I love to sew and crochet, as well as other misc. crafts, and I do so whenever I can. I've worked in bridal before, and I do bridal alterations at home - everything from simple hems to total gown reconstruction. I usually sew clothing, but I make all sorts of things with crochet. I like to crochet while watching TV with my husband and I can take it with me when we go on trips.

I learned about ACTs through Swap-Bot and got hooked. Now I have a use for all the random items I hold onto. =0)

Stuff I Collect

I tend to collect in themes. I love the sky, the moon, stars, and rainbows. I love strawberries and wizards. And I love to collect snowflake ornaments. All snowflakes are unique, so therefore all my ornaments are different. I've also been collecting thimbles when we travel, but they can be hard to find. I'd love a thimble from your neck of the woods!

I've been collecting fabrics for a few quilts I want to eventually make (though I am terrible at them). So I'd love to do swaps for them. These fabrics are: - strawberries - snowflakes - moon/stars/night sky (especially sparkly fabrics)


In general I like cute and colorful, classic and feminine, or funny/sarcastic.

  • colors: blue, purple, green, light pink, silver, and sparkles
  • animals: moose, cats (all types)
  • holidays: Halloween and Christmas
  • seasons: fall and winter
  • yarn - particularly soft or unique yarn
  • fabric - the themes I'm collecting as well floral, polka dots... anything cute, really; or interesting fabrics; not too into fleece
  • sewing notions and supplies
  • all sorts of craft supplies and embellishments
  • decorative papers and cardstock
  • gluesticks and adhesives/tapes/washi
  • cute, fuzzy, or boot socks (not toe-socks)
  • scarves
  • frames
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • color pens
  • books - especially old or classic
  • cat-related items
  • moon/star/rainbow-related items
  • 80s cartoon-related items (Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, and Care Bears)
  • small lotions and chapsticks/lip glosses
  • jewelry - I prefer silver and rose gold (my ears are pierced)
  • nail wraps and embellishments
  • cross stitch kits
  • address labels (we've had such bad luck with color printers!)
  • stickers
  • stationary
  • cocoa
  • teas (I'm new to them but have been trying)
  • dark chocolate


I'm not too picky, not easily offended, and can always send things on to someone else, but these are some things I'm not a fan of:

  • bugs (except for butterflies)
  • sports
  • religious items
  • sour candy/food

Swapping Fun

I've got a some fun toys for cutting out images and embroidery if you'd like to do swaps or trades for cutouts or embroidered items. Maybe you need a name embroidered for something you're sewing or would like a custom vinyl sticker to place on your car's back window? If so hit me up and we'll do a private swap!

I've also got an Amazon Prime account so I love to do swaps with other members through Amazon and save us both some shipping costs.


Germanbaby77 rated for ATC#5 - Month of October on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: thank you for the wonderful ATC! I Love it!
Comment: Thank you for the extras, and I loved the envelope with a kitten on it. I know what you mean about pcs going missing. I think I've got about 5 on the go, but have never seen them!
Kraftylady777 rated for Retro Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: I just received your beautiful ATC! Thank you so much!
Comment: I was so excited to receive my little ghost tonight! She's adorable and I love her castle. Thank you. 👻
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards!!
Cgscdy rated for Cauldron ATC on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Awesome Atc never received a shaped one before. Thank you!
Megamaam rated for ATC - Cactus (INTL) on Oct 10, 2017
shellbede rated for Autumn Deco on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Such a cute deco - I look forward to doing your first page.
Comment: Hello Anna, ha ha, I wondered why the envelope was backwards! Thanks for the deco and for the leaves, I love them! :D
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Greetings from Illinois, Thank you for your envie full of goodies. I liked the calendar page envie of birds. Very nice. I appreciate the patriotic stickers too.my favorite was the coneflower PC and the sunflower bookmarker. Oh and all the stamped images will be put to good use. It was a fun swap. Thanx for being my partner. Blessings
USAFwife rated for Cooperatively Fictional #24 on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Hi - I hadn't heard of Lasagna cat, I'll have to look for it. :) Thanks for sending the story. In your note when you said "it's a train wreck" I thought you meant that it was chaotic in writing! haha! So I laughed to myself about it being an actual train wreck. :) Should be interested to continue! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC. Very nice tree, love it!
craftymommaliz rated for I ❤️ Unicorns - USA on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Omg. I love the unicorn decal and you can never have enough rainbow, glitter, and unicorn washi or stickers. Thanks again.
Larina rated for Crows and Pumpkins ATC on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: I love this ATC! You did an amazing job on the pumpkin and crow! I love the sunflowers! Thanks so much!
nibiru rated for Cooperatively Fictional #23 on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the interesting story :-) Also the nice stamps on the envelope :-)
nibiru rated for Cooperatively Fictional #22 on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the story. I will have to think about how to add to that one for a few days :-)
paraxparaxnoia rated for Flamingo ATC on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute and colorful ATC, I love it! Thank you also for the little extras :)
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Donut ATC on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: I love this ATC! You did a great job!

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Evelynswap on Aug 10, 2017:

Hi! Today I am making the Flamingo ATC swap for you :)

Here is a little sneekpeak of what I am making:


Evelynswap on Aug 10, 2017:

Hi! Today I am making the Flamingo ATC swap for you :)

Here is a little sneekpeak of what I am making:


rguldy on Feb 12, 2013:

Pimp my profile Valentine Edition

sissy on Nov 12, 2011:

Hi Anna, I will be sending you the vintage Christmas card swap., I hope you like what I send you. I don't know the sickness you are suffering from but I pray you improve and can get on with living life to the full again. from sissy.

aqmaine on Sep 11, 2011:

sweettems - I tried that link I gave you. It worked for me. I'm not sure what went wrong. I copied and pasted it from the message I sent you. Try this one. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/photogalleries/snowflakes/photo2.html

Paige1900 on Sep 11, 2011:

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for joining the N/N Colors of Halloween Swap!

LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I can't seem to get photos to post using image HTML tags. There must be something I'm not picking up on.

Anyhow, we'll try this again, for the Quickie Swap!


LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I notice you're a fan of Enya, who I also quite like, not just for her music and performance style, but general sense of artistry and love of beauty. Here's one of my favourite Enya-related photographs, from "Only Time".

GinaMarie on Sep 10, 2011:

(Profile Comments- Quickie)

I thought that since you have two cats you might appreciate this! I have cats myself and I thought it was so funny to go through and know exactly what all these were about!


aqmaine on Sep 10, 2011:

For the Quickie Swap....... This is a cool site of snowflake pictures, 8 of them!


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