Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2021 6:18 am


Date Joined: January 9, 2012
Last Online: October 27, 2021
Birthday: June 3, 1977
Country: United States
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About Me

me & benny

I am mom to a sweet, special boy with Autism. He's my world and when I'm not busy with him, I love crafting and learning new things. I've been married for 21 years now to my sweet husband.


I love anything purple, hedgehog, tigers, pigs, pumpkins and zombies (interesting combo, huh?

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Purple is my favorite color, all kinds of purple, however, I also like pinks, brighter blues, kelly greens and black/white/red combos.

I dabble in a little of everything, including painting, sewing both machine and by hand, duct tape crafts, quilting, scrapbooking (digital) and more that I can't think of right now. I'm also always up for learning new crafts.

I love making and receiving handmade items, so chances are you'll receive at least one handmade item in a swap from me. If you prefer not handmade, please pm me ;)

If I don't send my swaps early, I will ALWAYS send on time. I rate for every swap that I receive and would ask that I be rated as well, please. It really sucks to send something that you've put time and effort into and get no response from whom you've sent to.

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what I pledged



Benny is 17 years old. He's my St. Patrick's Day boy, born in the middle of a snowstorm :) He has low-functioning, severe classic Autism and is, for the most part, non-verbal. He loves anything to do with the Wiggles (old Wiggles with Greg/Jeff/Anthony/Murray, not the new ones) and Elmo.

He really loves The Jungle Book and The Lion King.....we've been through about 20 books of each of them as he keeps ripping them apart, so if you have an extra your child no longer wants, he'd always love an extra copy to read/destroy ;)

giant slinky

Favorite Music

I'll listen to anything except polka, but my favorites are Bon Jovi, Adam Lambert, Jack Johnson, Bee Gees, Bruno Mars, Andy Grammer, Fun, Hozier, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, George Ezra, Leon Bridges....................

Favorite Books

Twilight series, Harry Potter, Sookie Stackhouse series, J.D. Robb series, harlequin romances, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Divergent Series, Fault in our Stars, The Dark Tower series

Favorite Movies

Twilight series, Despicable Me, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inside Out (especially Sadness), Pacific Rim, Big Hero 6, Frozen, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribean series, Shaun of the Dead, Rio, The Lorax, Harry Potter, anything Disney, love most horror movies too!

Groot dancing

We are Groot

Favorite Television

Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, South Park, Game of Thrones, This is Us, Bob's Burgers, The Mandalorian, American Idol, Code Black, Glee, Big Bang Theory, Wheel of Fortune - watch this with my son every night ;)

baby yoda


Anything purple is cool

A poppet! I love these dolls and would love to trade for one. I would trade anything I can make for a poppet!

I love handbags, especially handmade

"Teesha Moore" patches....I love these and would love to have others' artwork to make a bag from them (can find them on craftster.org and I have a few that I've made posted on my flickr, also have a board dedicated to them on my pinterest)

Pictures/drawings/stuffies/jewelry of hedgehogs, tigers or cute piggies

Grogu/Mandalorian anything - my newest and biggest OBSESSION!

Puzzle pieces and anything else to do with Autism.

And I am completely OBSESSED with the Minions (little yellow guys) from the movie Despicable Me. ;)



Banana, coconut, really strong scents, make-up, hello kitty, postcards, scrapbooking stuff (I have way too much and I only do digital now)

Seeds....I live in an apartment and can't grow anything anyways.

I can't wear earrings so please don't send any....I wouldn't be able to use them.

That's about it :)


VERY allergic to CATS/Dogs, (please let me know if you have any so I can watch for hair)

Cigarette smoke (I understand that I might have a partner who smokes and just ask that if you do smoke, could you just send me a heads up letting me know?)

I recently discovered I'm allergic to copper, just in case I join a jewelry swap no copper. Also a newly discovered allergy (oh joy)....I am SEVERELY allergic to FLAX so if sending fabrics, skip the linen please as it MAY contain flax fibers. I can't even touch it.


Comment: Thank you so much for such a great swap!! So much fun to open and see what you found!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it :)
Comment: Thanks for the horror Krampus patch (EEK!) and also the cutie Stitch one with your signature purple accents. =)
Response: Gotta get that purple in somewhere ;)
kizzlets rated for LBoE - Lucky Parcel on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: The seahorse plushie made me so happy, unfortunately my daughter took it away from me :'). What makes her happy, makes me happy. Thank you for brightening both of our day. That plushie was a cutie. Of course, loved the other under the sea goodies you sent, thank you very much!
chimerix rated for CaT - Geeking out! on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun patch. I don't know Animal Crossing - I guess I'll have to go look it up. Aloha
Comment: Thanks for the fun patches. I'll have to find Idocracy ad watch it. And I love The Jungle Book. Aloha
Christopherpines rated for LBoE - Christmas in August on Aug 17, 2021
Comment: Naomi! How absolutely adorable is this tea cup!! I just love the Alice theme! You did such a great job! Even the wrapping was so creative!
Response: I'm so glad you like it, I was hoping it made it there ok because of it being so fragile :)
pooky11 rated for Dino Bucket on Aug 9, 2021
Comment: I would give you 5 stars if I could. This is truly what I've been missing from swapping. You did awesome. I'm absolutely in love with everything!!!
chimerix rated for LBoE - Plushie makers! on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Love, love, love the dragon you made for me. It is so super cute and cuddly. Thank you so much! Aloha
Comment: Thank you for the two adorable patches. Baby Groot is so cute and you know I’m going to have to keep the HP patch away from my mom. Lol! These will definitely have to go on my next bag.
Comment: Thank you for creating such a lovely swap! I had as much fun making as receiving! Love the details like her dress, the layered water, and the yellow flowers xoxox
Comment: Thank you for the awesome "ET" and "Finding Dory" patches. I especially love how you painted Elliot and ET flying past the moon. Thanks for participating in this series!
Comment: I love it - it's so cute - it's taken place of honor on my bookshelf - high enough that none of my cats can decide it's a new play pretty they can chew an ear off of! Thank you
chimerix rated for CaT - "Use What You've Got" Patch on May 6, 2021
Comment: I absolutely love the patch you made! It is so full of Aloha. Thank you so much. Aloha
chimerix rated for CaT - Crayon Tinting Patch on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: What can I say but -- PERFECT!!! I absolutely love the Christmas Story patch. It is so well done and it perfectly represents "the glow of electric sex in the window". My husband has asked if I can frame it an put it in his home office! A big Aloha!
kfaye rated for LBoE - Craft a Rainbow! on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: This Beatles quilt work is so cool! It's such a unique take on Abbey Road. I really love this and my whole family (all beatles fans) will too, when they see it on Easter. This will stay up on a wall to be enjoyed. Thank you ❤️🐝
Comment: The patches you made are wonderful!! I absolutely adore them. Captain Marvel is so cool and Deadpool is so perfect. My DH said, "that is spot on" Thank you so much for creating such wonderful patches for me. Aloha
Comment: Thank you for an amazing patch! I love the image that you embroidered. It would've been great with or without crayon tinting. I love it without.
Comment: Thanks for the cool patches. I'm not familiar with the A movie, but did see the Birdcage which was funny. I've never tried the direct paint on fabric but I love the strawberry!
starhiker rated for LBoE - Craft Me a ????? on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: I love it its so colorful. Great job reminds me i need to finish mine. Thanks so much!
traceyj rated for Painting in the New Year - US on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful painting! And for coordinating this swap. Happy lunar new year wishes to you and your family 🌻🌿🦔❤️

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wanderluster on May 22, 2020:

Hi friend! It’s been a long time no talk, so just wanted to send you a shout! How about a totally random destash-stuffed-envie private swap? Lemme know— happy swapping!! 😝🙂 —harley

kiddomerriweather on Mar 23, 2020:

I think it's a ferret, but it's still cute. Thanks!

StagKing on Jul 19, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes! It is much appreciated! :)

kiddomerriweather on Jun 10, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

CurlyTea on Jun 3, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 30, 2019:

kiddomerriweather on Apr 21, 2019:

makestuff on Feb 12, 2019:

Thank you again for the wonderful Freddie doll. I love him! And thanks for the kind words about my Mrs. Maisel. Let me know if you want to do a private swap sometime!

jinxspinx on Nov 27, 2018:

Hello! I received the secret santa gift over the weekend and wanted to tell you that i cannot wait to open it on christmas! Thank you again! <3

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