Swap-bot Time: May 6, 2021 12:12 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: May 4, 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 16 and a junior this year.. My youngest is 14 and a freshman. 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 and gregarious. She loves to dance and perform, and be creative. I have been a single parenting parent for the last 11 years when my husband, my college sweetheart, suffered an accident that left him in coma, and he passed away this January. I volunteer in our community and belong to several philanthropic organizations, including a mother/daughter one. I have an online store where I sell fabulous supplies and luxury trims, boutique goods and whimsical jewelry. .

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!

My Home/My Style

  • Farmhouse Chic, Antique, Distressed style, faded linens, chipped paint, vintage French style..

  • Favorite colors, all shades of grays, champagne, robins egg blue, pink, sage, aqua, periwinkle, red, silver, white, cream, bronze, mercury glass, pewter, black. stone, gray.

  • 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

  • French theme things

  • 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

  • Vintage hankies and linens (damaged or not)

  • 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. I have not liked tea for most of my life, but have recently started to like some teas.

  • Milk Chocolate(I don’t care for any Hershey’s chocolates, don’t care for fruit filled chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate or snickers) I love licorice(red and black),Caramel, Butterscotch, Runts and sweet tarts are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 16 her favorite colors are grays with pops of color. She loves quotes, fun school supplies, boho, FFA, and ski team for school. Her school colors are red and gold and her school mascot is a panther. She loves to read, crafts, Stranger Things, Friends, Beauty and the Beast, Riverdale, Harry Potter and decorating!

** Emerson ** is 14 her favorite colors are shades of yellow, blues, and corals. .She loves, crafting, Friends, mermaids, Gilmore Girls,dancing,baking,unicorns, llamas.

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)

  • Marshmallows

  • Stuffed animals (we have way too many)

  • Gummy anything (kids love them though)

  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate or most hot beverages

  • Seed beads or plastic beads

  • Heart shaped things (for kids they are fine or for valentines day)

  • 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: ** Flaked on by @BabyBee78 for 3 holiday tags

Halloween Whimsy Box Flaked on by @GOLDIE she offered to resend then never did or respond to my messages.

Holly Jolly Handmade Christmas Flaked on by @TSHAVER25 told swap coordinator that she had sent but never did or responded to my messages. She finally contacted me and offered to resend but never did.And contacted me again, but again did not resend.

PKC Triple Treat Tag: Flaked on by @SAVVYGAL

Stamping Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Profile Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Flaked on by: @LILMISSPOLKADOT profile Lp


thriftymermaid rated for SOHC - Asymmetrical Earrings on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Oh, Lesley, thank you SO much!! The earrings you made are beautiful! And the mermaid bead treasure is bringing me so much joy!! You really brightened my day! I hope you and yours are well and safe. Many, many hearts to you!! 💜🧜‍♀️💜🧜‍♀️💜
Response: I am so glad!
ChrisD rated for Christmas Golden Book Decor on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Wow! Just beautiful. You should sell them on Etsy. i love it.
Arabella rated for Cool Crap for Junk Journaling on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the bag of cool stuff! Lots of things to use in my journals and crafts! I may have to try the soup recipe - would be better to get my husband to make it!! Take care!
Comment: Thanks so much for the resin hair sticks! This is something I would never have purchased for myself so it was great to receive! I have always been fond of hair sticks and I never knew about the handmade type. Beside to join the next swap. Have a great day!
Comment: Oh my, what a wonderful swap! Such a great assortment of fun bits for making ATCs! I absolutely love everything! Thank you for being so generous!
Ajijic rated for Cool Crap for Junk Journaling on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Wow! What a fun enve of goodies! Thank you so much for the awesome assortment of steampunk bits. Graphic45 is one of my favorites and the mold pieces are so cool. Lots of creative time a head with all this. Thank you for a grate swap. Be well.
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas clothespin on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Lesley for the adorable pin clip!! You always are so wonderful at fulfilling your swaps. Thank you for the time and effort you place in your swaps. Be safe and happy Spring.
Shoreart rated for Mixed-Media Tag on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: OMG! what a beautiful tag!! Thanks also for all the extras.
Response: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. Such a lovely swap.
Comment: Thanks for the suckers, stickers, and great postcards. And thanks for the kind note. Love to you and your girls.
Response: xoxo
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! I love the items you sent my way (and the Moroccan/Indian item was beautiful)! I truly appreciate having you as a part of this lovely group of swappers!
Response: I am so glad you liked it, I found the little folio a while ago and was attracted to the beautiful design, when I read your profile, I hoped you would enjoy it!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute swap.
BeckyG56 rated for CR: Recycle Me -Playing Cards USA on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: So many hearts to you! What a delightful surprise when I opened up the jewelry box,and there was that awesome necklace. I love it,and so creative! Thanks so much!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it!
PaulaF rated for ATC Ephemera Destash on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: Wow wow wow, Lesley! Your stuffed-full packet just arrived filled with the most marvelous and varied ephemera! There's so much wonderful stuff in here that I can't wait to use! Even though as you mentioned these are bigger, I'm particularly glad about the vintage papers and textured papers...all of which are beautiful and will be put to good use. Thanks for such a generous and cool selection...it's amazing!! <3
Response: I am so glad you can use it! I have a huge ephemera selection and love to share :o)
chimerix rated for Fabric Heart Christmas Ornament on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful heart ornament. I just love the aged velour background and the hand stitching is so lovely. And thank you for the wonderful Alice in Wonderland charms, I am going to make them into a bracelet this afternoon! Aloha!
Response: I love vintage crazy quilts so much, and I had saved that little snippet of embroidery work for some time, I hoped you would enjoy the rich jewel tones, and the 1800's embroidery ;o)
Comment: WOW this is amazing the tags are now on display !!
bluerose3 rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you. A nice selection of goodies:)
Comment: Wow! This was wonderful! Loved the heart box and all the fun goodies! Thanks for being part of the swap!
Response: Thank you for hosting! It was much fun!
Comment: OH! This looks interesting and love the festive wrapping. And a bonus envie of stuff too? How fun is that. Saving for Christmas -- it's my first one. Thanks for fun in the mailbox today!

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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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