Last Online: January 28, 2011
due to circumstances beyond my control my swapping is on hold indefinately, i will not close my account but i have closed all groups i was the founder of, other group founders...please remove me from your groups,
please contace me if you havent gotten your swap, a few of the last on the list went missing, i have recovered a few and some were recieved afterall....i will not leave anyone dry....please trust in the over 200 swaps.i will make good as time permits:)
thanks everyone for your swapping with me,
perhaps someday i will return.
xx leaving my profile up as i am leaving a piece of me here s-b got me thru some difficult times and i have met some amazing people, truly!!! your little swapped treasures adorn my home! what tiny blesings!!! so onto happy swapping info about me:)
felting,crochet,knitting ( my skills here in knitting leave something to be desired in all honesty), atcs & embroidery, things you can make with paper & cutout images, collage, altered art, dotee's / stuffies /icicle dolls with an interesting theme... i am a novice sewer with only fly by night experience:) soap and candle making, natural crafts & things i can do with my children.
shrines rock! a girl can never have too many shrines around the house! i am so not kidding!
I ADORE HALLOWEEN and CHRISTMAS & VALENTINES crafts , especially vintage...
i first joined s-b in october 2006 and i swapped everything under the sun! now i stick mainly to handmade (with 1 partner) and a few swaps with themes i find interesting.
i am drawn to crafts with a darker, macabre theme (i.e. dia de los muertos, tim burton style...dark victorian, gothic, vampyre..etc....) as well as those with a shabby chic,( think amy butler) romantic , or thrift store "smells like my grandmas attic" theme. i adore the cultrual crafts of almost every country! (espically those of india and mexico)
i just joined suziblu's "underground art school" oh what fun, look for her ning network....i am now creating the whimsical girl art i have always dreamed of & i am SO into MIXED MEDIA!!!!!
Visit Suzi Blu's Les Petit Academy
i like matchboxes for all that ther are worth and i do a wee bit of simple beading,
*a note about my crafting
i must admit when i open my mail, every day i am amazed and inspired by so many crafters out there!! i am in some heavy company! my skills are fair and i craft everything from the heart((((*)))) i send only things i would be happy to get myself! however, many if not most of my craftss are made from recycled, upcycled and gifted materials. when i can afford it i do buy some things but know that i can find my crafty supplies anywhere. newspapers,packaging, closeout sales, second hand, you get the idea. (of course a girl is only as good as her trusty printer and internet connection!) so that being said, i do hope you enjoy my little creations!!
oh i also reuse packing materials-boxes and envies! you should too:)
very recently i have stumbled upon "extream primitive folk art dolls" and i am just SO taken by them!
thats me below if i were a doll!!!LOL
i love walking in the forest, we do it almost evey day, wildflowers, hooping, american tribal/folkloric bellydance, campy vampy burlesque, poi spinning,the color purple, the smell of roses, jasmine, vetivert and sandalwood, reading, the sound of my childrens laughter,eating/cooking ( in that order) listening to the sound of rain falling on the rooftop, silent films and their decadent stars, red wine,chocolates made with chili powder & curry brownies, music of all kinds...usually i can be found listening to indian devotional bhajans or world music, a HOT cuppa chai, i am back on COFFEE! saffron and cardamon, gay pride, pagan pride, our dog! she rocks...not the brightest candle on the cake but all to sweet,all things steampunk & noir, witchy, the goddess in all her forms, eco feminism, communing with nature thru ritual....you can use your imagination on that one.......living holistically is important to me, ayurveda is the framework for that in my life, ecstatic/trance dance is my movement meditation, that & my children! ......among other things.
i love crafting, its my sanity, i love etsy and i love opening the mailbox when i have the time for swapping:)
PLEASE no ....kawaii, overly "cutise" type things..or disney type items,nothing heavy with fragrance (just check with me first if it is for a swap that requires something with fragrance), no food items or tea, i will regift them to the neighbors...so please save on postage:) (unless its swap specific) thanks
BUT i DO still LOVE my melody, little twin stars and hello kitty! what can i say i was born in the 70*s!
buttons, i collect them:)
magnets from your home town, or anywhere,about anything my for fridge collection
kitchy things for building shrines, the more sparkle or cheezy the better!
anything witchy or wiccan/pagan - this could even be halloween style witchy!
ok ANYTHING HALLOWEEN come to think of it
any krylon leafing pen, even used is GREAT!
plastic & paper religious icons/medals of all faiths,
ziplock bags to store craft supplies in, we dont have many of them here in sweden, especially the tiny ones for crafting supplies/beads etc.
cool beads of all sizes (wood,clay,glass crystal...i really dig natural looking ones)
fabric scraps, for making dottee dolls and icicle dolls,
yarn or embroidery thread in lucious colors! anything handspun...even half a meter is apprecitated:)
empty tins to alter, in any size...i.e altoids
random tarot & loteria cards,
anything "dark" or "macabre",
rubber stamps or stickers you might not use anymore or odd stickers( here is where "cutise" does not matter as my little kids LOVE stamping and stickers! ),
maybe paperback childrens picture stories-books in english ( we are a half american family living in sweden and the children speak both swedish and english but of course their picture book experience in english is limited!) i am willing to do a private swap for these type things...
handmade or fancy paper... even one nice piece,
anything "ethnic" or cultrual,
funky socks! (knee and ankle socks) especially holidays socks, again i really cant get them over here in sweden at all:(
i love gem stones/crystals, etc...raw or polished...doesnt matter
vampire themed things, an image, a page from an old vampire book to use in altered art...anything really,from ...cutsie vampire to seriously spooky
i am now into mixed media art so naything you think would be interesting.....
deco paper napkins, even 1:) i like florals but its all good!
i adore recipes that are from YOUR culture....or family....nothing like home cooked food:) we eat mostly vegetarian.....
and on a witchy note, i love learning about YOUR tradition.anything from your magickal practices/spells/history/ rituals are interesting to me:)
AND FOR ONE LAST NOTE sadly.... recent swaps where my partners totally flaked out on me
1 Goddess matchbox shrine LIBBY HITCHCOCK (Trashpunk)this one was ANGELED for me* thanks drachenfrau!'
2 something indian JULIE WONG (juliewong96) removed from s-b
3 frida valentine SHERRY SCOTT (shebadger)i guess since her account is deleted she will not be sending ...ANGELED for me by "quirky dame" fantastic! thanks a bunch!
4 burlesque kittens-(WOLLEY DUCK) she HAS sent me love notes saying she is late/sorry, but still nothing
5 LEZ girls swap (LAUREL22)
6.hobo witch kit- Shawna Ruttan (SEREYNA)
okok i know its harsh, but JUST DONT DO IT!!! & if you did, ( to error is human) fix it! its NEVER TO LATE!
& i forgive you, if you flaked for fun, why???? if you faked because if lifes unforseen circumstances, i wish you healing and blessings .........
Tage I owe:
"yoni womens circle" to mindy vintage buttons STATUS: not sent, but not forgotten
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