Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2021 11:19 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: August 3, 2021
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mom first, to two beautiful girls. My oldest is 17 and going into her senior year.. My youngest is 15 and a sophmore. They are as different as night and day, My oldest is a sporty girl, a deep thinker, a reader, a writer and an old soul. My youngest is talkative, outgoing, loves to dance, perform and be creative. I married my college sweetheart and was widowed young. I volunteer in our community and belong to several philanthropic organizations, including a mother/daughter one .

My Crafty Life

Paper Crafts, Cardmaking, Sewing, Jewelry Making ( I make jewelry from reclaimed vintage findings, and Vintage Buttons), Holiday Crafts, and Mixed Media. I love all things vintage. If it is paper arts, I probably have thrown some vintage sheet music or old wallpaper in the mix. If I am sewing I am probably trying to salvage the remains of some vintage textile I have drug home. Some things speak to me right away, and others stay with me for many years before they find their voice.

Things I Read

  • Books; I love to read! I read everything from Chic Lit and Biographies to Crime Novels. Harlan Coben, Lee Childs,Mary Kay Andrews, Janet Evanovich, or any other Murder, Mayhem and Mystery!

I also love podcasts! Armchair Expert, The Moth, My Favorite Murder, Crime Junkie, Don't ask Tig, Smartless, Literally, Dateline, and my daughter's podcast Talk2Me are some of my favorites! Let me know if you have one I should try!

My Home/My Style

  • Farmhouse Chic, Antique, distressed style, faded linens, Boho Chic and chipped paint are my jam.

  • Favorite colors, all shades of grays, orange, robins egg blue, pink, aqua, periwinkle, red, silver, white, teal, turquoise, and black.

  • Favorite scents...I like "clean" fresh scents, lavender, clean linen, seashore, pine etc.

A Few of My Favorite Things


  • Vintage buttons

  • Vintage laces and trims

  • Millinery and Fabric flowers

  • Embellishments

  • Vintage ephemera

  • Broken(or not) rhinestone jewelry

  • Antique brass or antique silver finish jewelry findings or charms

  • Collage sheets

  • Vintage or vintage style Halloween and Christmas items

  • Vintage photo/people (realistic) rubber rubber stamps

  • Anything Tim Holtz

  • Glass tiles for jewelry making

  • Old game pieces (especially with the letters L,H,E & C)

  • Old silver plated forks and spoons

  • French themed ephemera & embellishments

  • Washi tapes

  • Day of the Dead and sugar skulls

  • Frida

  • Altered Art Supplies

  • Sloths

  • Tea-I like fruity tea like lemon, peach etc.

  • Milk Chocolate I love licorice (red and black),Caramel, Butterscotch, Runts and sweet tarts are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 17 She loves quotes, boho, FFA, and ski team for school. She loves to read, crafts, and decorating!

** Emerson ** is 15 her favorite colors are shades of yellow, blues, and corals. .She loves, crafting, Friends, Gilmore Girls, dancing, & llamas.

Their school colors are red and gold and her school mascot is a panther

You can always send stuff for the girls in place of me or choose things from their likes instead of my personal likes :o)

No Thank You

  • Scarves, they are pretty but I don't wear them

*Stickers, unless they are vintage inspired (like Tim Holtz) I don't use them.

  • Little kid things, cutesy things.

*Cute Halloween items, we like it creepy and spooky over here ;o)

  • Stuffed animals (we have way too many)

  • Coffee, or Hot Chocolate

  • Seed beads or plastic beads

  • Dottee, Skinny, Inchies etc (It is not that I dislike them, just that I do not do them)

*Confetti, Punchies, or Sequins

*crochet dish towels or dish rags

*Dark or white chocolate, Hershey’s chocolates, fruit filled chocolate, snickers.

************** FLAKERS!!!!******************

** Hall of Shame: **

Holly Jolly Handmade Christmas Flaked on by @TSHAVER25

PKC Triple Treat Tag: Flaked on by @SAVVYGAL


Lisapotterylady rated for Altoid Christmas diorama on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Another great swap from you! I really love the cute box, especially the dear little deer! And also thanks for the folded pocket and goodies inside. I hope you are okay there with those fires nearby.
BusyB rated for NFSC Slow Stitching Kit Choose a Color on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Hi Lesley, Love love love the pink slow stitching goodies and it all goes together very well! I'm excited to create with this kit and especially like the vintage textiles and the pretty needle book. LOVE! Thank you for an amazing swap and for joining in the fun!
tampatha rated for WIYM: Die Cut Exchange Swap on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Wow! I love the die cuts you sent and the book pages, but the actual die was above and beyond. Thanks so much!
sunshinesuperman rated for Mega Halloween Happy Mail on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Always love receiving from you. Thankyou for all the perfect goodies for a weekend of crafting. I love your Poe card most of all! Spooks & Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything:)
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful items! All the playing cards are great additions to my collection. The toothpick flag is fun since I lived in Sweden as a teenager. Thanks again for everything. Take care!
Comment: It's so sparkly! Thanks for the lovely spoon, and the doily, and the washi tape.
Rabbitfreedom rated for Mega Halloween Happy Mail on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the awesome Halloween goodies!
Moxieroe rated for Mega Halloween Happy Mail on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety of Halloween goodies! There's so many great things and a nice mix. I really appreciate it. I can't wait for those cooler temperatures either!
Comment: Wow, the trims and ribbons are so beautiful and unique. I love them all, thanks so much Lesley!
Comment: Thank you for for the all the lovely tassles!
Comment: Hello there, Cool tags I like your vintage style 😁 Thank you!
fxmldr1 rated for LSRUS-use your paper scraps-US on Jun 26, 2021
Comment: Beautiful items. I love the asortment of sizes. You are very talented. ♥️♥️ Love it all.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing mail! 💕
coleenfranks rated for Laces and ribbons swap on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Lesley. I really love that tape measure ribbon.
Zomac rated for TAG SWAP 2 for 2: THINGS WITH WINGS on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous tags!!!! Thank you for goodies and all!
Comment: Lesley, We swap again...yay! What a great swap you sent. Thank you for all the goodies. Love those pretty flower rubber stamps.
Response: I thought they were so lovely too! Since not ephemera, they were just an extra treat! I thought they would be so lovely stamped on old book pages and then colored in, glad you enjoyed the packet!
toni rated for CH - Game Cards on Jun 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great variety!
Wended rated for FTLOC#1-Juck Journal 1oz Supplies on Jun 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection. I especially like your swap card.
rainydayangie rated for FTLOC#1: Inspire Me Kit - June on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: WOW - this was such an amazing kit you put together! It is is beautifully packaged and I love all the elements you included. Thank you so much!

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kiddomerriweather on Aug 10, 2019:

Oooh! I really like the name Boojangles! His name is no longer Jack.

user6937 on Mar 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stars ATC that @slewis234 never sent. The card is so very nice (front AND back), and your kindness is appreciated!

sassafrass on Feb 21, 2019:

I'm loving the wonderful creative swaps you always seem to have going in Shabby Chateau! I'm looking forward to when life is more caught up and I can join in! Love your creativity!

wolfeagle on Aug 28, 2018:


Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

I think of you often, hope you're doing well!

jukejan on Jan 3, 2013:

Loved my carefully selected gifts. You nailed it!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

wickedred on Nov 9, 2012:

Leslie your such a sweet thing thank you for the lovely inspire me tag every piece will find a home on one of my creations

katiewoo on Nov 9, 2012:

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Well, you must have sneaked over and dropped that splendid little tag off without me spotting you climbing the steps to my house!!! Of course, you know me so well - there isn't even one bead, button, trim or fabric that I cant use! Those coin purse fabrics are spiffing! k x

Bluelily on Oct 31, 2012:

Thank you @christopherpines for the wonderful Inspire Me Tag! I love the ribbon. I love everything.

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