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Date Joined: November 9, 2008
Last Online: April 8, 2009
Birthday: December 13
Country: United States
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I have gotten very far behind on swaps and have gotten some bad ratings but I am trying to make everything right. Please read, especially if you're my partner or have been recently.

If you haven't received something from me, let me know! I will not flake out on you. If you haven't received your package something has gone wrong and I will do my best to fix it by whatever means. Please read the above link!

25 year old student. Majoring in Biology. I've drawn since I could hold a pencil. Youngest of 3 girls. Feminist. Crazy cat lady - I have a herd of house cats. Currently going to college full time plus working as a cashier. In a relationship with a great guy for nearly 5 years now. I sell items on Etsy with my awesome big sister. I love mail art & used to be a big user of postcardx.net Harboring fantasies of a small farm with sheep and bees and super fast internet.

I like getting useful stuff best. My favorite color is probably green, followed by yellow, pink, red, & black in any order. Pre-Raphaelites, van Gogh, Edward Gorey, & Ursula Vernon are some favorite artists. I listen to most everything but hard rap & new country - I can listen to Loretta Lynn, Billy Joel, & Kanye West in the same day and be happy. I love wearing hats & whimsical knee socks. Reading 'Calvin & Hobbes' makes me happy. I don't care one way or the other about Hello Kitty but love My Melody & Tarepanda. Becoming more and more interested in green living & self sufficiency.

If you want to know anything more, feel free to message me. :)

Favorite Crafts

polymer clay figurines. knitting. drawing. aceos & atcs. mail art. spinning - I have a wheel, kickspindle, & drop spindles. needlefelting. embroidery. collage. painting. reusing & upcycling. anything really - especially involving fiber or paper. micron pens are an addiction, as are sketchbooks. I would love to learn how to sew properly.

Favorite Books

Fantasy & non-fiction. King Arthur legends & Elizabeth I. Terry Pratchett would have to be my favorite author if I chose only one. Romance novels are fine as long as they're good ones & not trashy bodice-rippers - historical is ok, stupid is not. Science and/or history related is great.

Books: The Color of Magic. Dealing with Dragons. The Ordinary Princess. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. The Giver. The Last Kingdom. The Secret Life of Bees. The Autobiography of Henry VIII. Pride and Prejudice. Dancing Naked in the Mind-Field. The Cyberiad. (I don't actually have a copy of either of the last two, so one of those would be cool to receive.)

Authors: Dr. Seuss. Nora Roberts. Stanislaw Lem. M.M.Kaye. Terry Pratchett. Douglas Adams. Neil Gaiman. Emilie Richards. Patricia Wrede. Bernard Cornwell. Jane Austen. Tom Robbins. Terry Brooks.

Score some hearts:

I usually try to throw in some extras just on general principle. If you want to throw in extra goodies specifically for hearts, here are some things (subject to change) that will most likely put you on my favorite people list:

  • Elephants, Sheep, & Owls
  • Roving of any kind
  • Anything Biology/Science related
  • Discworld related
  • Kakapos, Ducks, & Bluebirds
  • Souvenir spoons from anywhere
  • Totoro related
  • Anything hyacinth scented. I ADORE the smell of hyacinths.
  • Vintage/retro kitchen stuff - green/yellow, stuff that would go well with the Crazy Daisy/Spring Blossom vintage pattern, tea towels, that kind of thing

My 6 yr old nephew loves Transformers, superheroes (Batman, Spiderman, etc) & Lego so if you have things like that lying around & want to chuck it in for him, that'd be very cool. He's also into dinosaurs, helicopters, space, cars, & the like.


TREE NUTS. My boyfriend is allergic and while as far as I know I am not allergic to anything, I don't care for nuts other than the occasional pecan. So I'd prefer not to get stuff with nuts in it. That includes peanuts but not peanut butter. Thanks!

Don't like overly patriotic stuff (meaning shmaltzy rah-rah crap - Declaration of Independence postcard = awesome, big eagle with God Bless America = not so much). Can't stand Thomas Kincade. I like royal purple & wine shades but otherwise feel kind of meh towards purple. Though I really like purple and yellow together in all shades.

I really don't like coconut or super dark chocolate. Or white chocolate. In fact, I prefer Hershey's to Godiva. (So uncouth, I know.) Prefer silver & brass to gold too, I'm a rebel. Don't like Earl Grey or cinnamon but love pretty much all other teas. Loose or bagged, doesn't matter.

Don't like stuff that contains a lot of weird chemicals.

Other Info & Misc...

  • Please include the swap name somewhere on your envelope or your username somewhere on the inside, otherwise I might not be able to rate you. I think I'm still a bit behind on ratings right now but I promise to rate you asap.

  • Please feel free to recycle/reuse packaging when sending stuff to me! I'd actually prefer you to do so. I reuse packaging.

  • Thrifted stuff is almost always fine with me. Just about everything in my house is from thrift stores and the like. Money and time is tight for me and I know it's the same for a lot of others. Handmade stuff is more than welcome and don't sweat it if you have to mail a day or so late for some reason. I'd rather have something you made & get it late than get some thoughtless store bought item early, any day.

Random list of some more stuff I like:

robots. turquoise. honey. fetish bears. embroidery. ravens. fairy tales. the desert. the woods. wool. bees. pretty old bottles. daffodils. strawberries. mushrooms. tiny acorns. little red riding hood. candy canes. cadbury creme eggs. chipmunks. myrna loy. vikings. national geographic. jane goodall. burt's bees products. dumbo. homemade bread recipes. weebles. chickadees. katharine hepburn. postcards. nintendo. twinings tea. felt. whimsy. ladybugs. spinning wheels. snails. rubber stamps. clover. rocks. sleeping beauty. queen anne's lace. vintage. brown kraft paper.

I don't like rudeness, materialistic tendencies, or drama queenism. I pledge to be nice.

Favorite TV and Movies:

TV: Pretty much anything British: QI, Mock the Week, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, As Time Goes By, Coupling, Kingdom, Waiting for God, Top Gear, Kitchen Nightmares, and many many more.

The Big Bang Theory is an absolute favorite. I have a slight crush on the character of Sheldon Cooper. Dirty Jobs, Sports Night, Friends, The X-Files, The Office, Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, anything science or history related...

Don't really watch much on the main networks other than The Office and Big Bang Theory. Craig Ferguson cracks me up though. Mad Men keeps pulling me in, it's all Jon Hamm's fault. That and the wardrobe.

Movies: In no particular order: The Thin Man. The Princess Bride. Dumbo. SLC Punk. Sleeping Beauty. The 5th Element. Hot Fuzz. Pride & Prejudice (BBC Miniseries with Colin Firth). About a Boy. Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Catch Me If You Can. Rocky. Just Friends. 40 Year Old Virgin. My Neighbor Totoro. Doctor Doolittle (the original!). Charade. The Philadelphia Story.


PurpleTX rated for No-Buy Handmade Bookmarks on Nov 6, 2009
Comment: This arrived during the swap deadline, I was not able to rate due to lack of internet access. I apologize for the late rating, but I wanted to let you know the item DID arrive as it was supposed to.
lauraann rated for Favorite book ATC on Jun 16, 2009
Comment: i never got a thing and there was no communication to boot!!!
Comment: angeled by host, [mindy](http://www.swap-bot.com/user:mindy)
jeanland rated for 2009 Reading Log #1 on May 6, 2009
Comment: Never received anything.
KimberlyPye rated for No-Buy Handmade Bookmarks on May 4, 2009
Comment: 2 months after send date, I still haven't received anything. Will change rating if bookmark shows up!
alleycat rated for Hand Drawn/Painted Sea Creature ATC on Apr 21, 2009
Comment: I've been waiting for a long time for this, and I will hapily change the rating if I recieve the atc
msthammond rated for Wreck This Journal #2 **EDITED** on Apr 20, 2009
mypoohbear60 rated for Grey, White, and Yellow ATC on Apr 20, 2009
Comment: No response to my messages either.
Saulute rated for ostara/easter filled egg swap on Apr 14, 2009
Comment: What a fun package. So many fun, beautiful, nice smelling and delicious things.
Nimue rated for March's Birth Flower on Apr 9, 2009
Comment: The send date was February 28. You said you would resend....Nothing has arrived yet. I've sent you some pm and had no response though you've been on. I will change if it ever arrives. :(
Loralyn rated for Owl stuffie! on Apr 7, 2009
Comment: I will change rating if I receive this swap.
SkippyMom rated for February Watercolor/Ink ATCs on Apr 3, 2009
Comment: Will gladly change if I receive anything.
kokino rated for ♥What a Hoot!!! Owls ATC Swap #3 on Apr 3, 2009
Comment: Will change rating when cards are received! :)
freespirit66 rated for Flower of the Month: March on Apr 3, 2009
Comment: Have not received anything even though you marked "sent." Emailed you and put a note on your profile and you haven't responded to either one. Am very disappointed. Will re-rate if I ever receive anything.
Response: I never got the email or at least not that I recall? Anyway, I posted an explanation here: http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/31048 I will definitely get something to you.
foovay rated for Wild Animal Tamer Circus ATC on Apr 2, 2009
crazyda79 rated for Flower of the Month: February on Apr 1, 2009
Comment: I don't want to do this but it has been several weeks now and have been told twice that it was sent. Will be more than happy to change when I receive this swap!
mmilesesq rated for Let's Share Our Crafts! on Apr 1, 2009
Comment: I'm sorry to give you this rating, but you have not answered a number of messages now. I will change it if I hear from you and receive items. Good luck.
SpinKnitUp rated for No-Buy Handmade Bookmarks on Mar 30, 2009
Comment: Never received items or explanation email. I don't mind late items, but do expected to be messaged about it. She should contact me, not the other way around. Will change rating to 3 if items ever arrive.
Response: Sorry, I've been having a hard time keeping up with who I messaged and who I didn't, I thought I'd messaged you. http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/31048

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bizzles on Apr 24, 2010:

How do you get 23 ones and not be at least partially suspended, or completely kicked off of swap-bot?! Wierd!

LINDA50 on May 11, 2009:

This person is a liar and thief do not believe her.

BeautifulMess on Apr 15, 2009:

Did you receive my email for PEEK OUT MY WINDOW E-SWAP? If not please contact me so i can resend, thank you

freespirit66 on Mar 29, 2009:

Hi, you marked that you sent the Flower of the Month: March swap on March 20th (the send-by date). It is now 8 days later and the swap hasn't shown up. Just checking to see if the package was returned to you...or you can update me about why it hasn't arrived. Thanks for letting me know. Ann

NaughtyElf on Mar 27, 2009:

Hey hang in there! Things will get better. I am letting you know that I am trimming Keepers of Avalon back to a more intimate swap group, for the moment you may be dropped, but as soon as you are caught up and back on, please request to join again. I would love to have you back! If you need any help at all please pm me!

marilavado on Mar 23, 2009:

Come and join the second Foundation 42 ATC swap:

Foundation 45 ATC series - Lord of the Rings

hayatiggs on Mar 21, 2009:

Come join the Whimsical Woodland Wonderland group $5 Etsy Profile Surprise Swap!

marilavado on Mar 9, 2009:

Please check the new Foundation 42 swap, the first in our new series!

Foundation 42 ATC series - Star Wars

StarliteStarbright on Feb 19, 2009:

Hi i just wanted you to know the "lets share our crafts" swap is on its way, you should be receiving it very shortly:0)

Jillzwhimzy on Feb 15, 2009:

thanks for stopping by my blog (gain exposure to my blog swap)- yes family can be a blessing :)

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