Swap-bot Time: October 3, 2022 9:17 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: October 3, 2022
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mom first, to two beautiful teen girls. I married my college sweetheart and was unexpectedly widowed young, so I have raised them as a single mom. I volunteer in our community and belong to several philanthropic organizations. I also own an online business specializing in mostly ribbons and trim. In the pandemic, I decided to go back to school, and am halfway to my degree in medical social work! .

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 and have a little lending library. I also have a huge "to read" pile that is waiting for me! No bookmarks please, I never use them :o)

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

  • 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

The girls

Their school colors are red and gold .

They love fun school supplies, candy and snacks, pierced earrings, especially dangly, lip balm, note cards, key chains, stickers, TV show Friends, Marvel, and Gilmore Girls.

No Thank You

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

*cross stitch or embroidery kits, I don't do them

*Planner items, I don't do planners

*Address labels. I ship all of my mail metered which included the return address.

  • 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


nomadmama rated for Yes! It's BOO BOX! on Oct 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cool Boo Box! I really enjoyed opening all little packages. I will be wearing those hairpins ans bracelet a lot. Thank you so much! Happy Halloween 🎃
Lisapotterylady rated for Spell out CHRISTMAS on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for another great swap! I want to open all the packages now but don't want to wreck the beautiful packaging. I'm glad you used book pages and music sheets to wrap them. I need some of those for swaps since I used up the ones I had. Well, I will write more when I get everything opened......
Arabella rated for WIYM: Die Cut Exchange Swap on Sep 23, 2022
Comment: Oh my goodness!!!! You have amazing dies!! And I love all the die cuts you made me!! My favorites are the Halloween ones, of course! Love the skull, ghost, and Jack-o-Lantern!! Thank you!!! And two die cutters, too!! I didn't have either of them!! This is a great swap!!
Begokschaf rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA 2022 on Sep 23, 2022
Comment: I am so excited to open everything but I’m going to behave and wait to open. Thank you so much.
Comment: Beautiful tags. I love the way you used different elements and little pops of color. Thank you.
Barbara rated for FTLOC#1-Alice in wonderland-USA on Sep 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you Leslie for the sweet treacle dish. I love all the details you included from the book. I may feature it on the front of my Alice journal! Treats were a fun addition and the packaging was such that it came in perfect condition. I didn't know Alice was still so popular. I have read some of Lewis Carroll's very interesting letters. Hope to see you again in swaps and thank you for taking time to create such a special swap.
Comment: Lesley, thank you so much. What a wonderful swap you sent, I love the sewn book page pocket you made, it's beautiful! The stamped images are just perfect, I appreciate the variety, and your generosity. So glad to be able to swap with you again, hopefully I'll be sending to you sometime soon.
MisplacedfromPA rated for June Stocking Stuffer Swap on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: Someone hit the lottery! Thanks for sharing kindness. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Such a sweet Little Golden Book!! You did a lovely job on the deco!! Congrats to the graduate and blessings for a new journey!!
Crafty rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: RED on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: Received your lovely red tags today! Especially love the one with the "nubby" paper ... was that a special technique you used? Thank you so much for the great tags & the wonderful paper goodies -- so much fun in one envelope! Hugs!
SharMarie513 rated for May Stocking Stuffer on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: Hi Lesley! Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer, I put it in my stocking. That’s so cool that you were at the World’s Fair also! Yes I remember that giant Ferris wheel! Yeah it’s not easy to find stuff from that. I’m sure my mom got souvenirs but then most likely tossed them knowing her lol. Thanks again ❤️
BennysMumma rated for LBoE - Whimsey Jar on May 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful jar and all the goodies inside!
bpl76 rated for FTLOC#1-Alice in wonderland-USA on May 23, 2022
Comment: Love the bracelet !!!!
armadillogal rated for TF May '22 Stocking Stuffer on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice earrings!
bpl76 rated for CQ-Use your paper scraps-Int on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you !!
Comment: Tucking in my stocking until December. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap. I love that you decorate in August. I feel like after July 4th starts Halloween season. LOL. I love all the little goodies in the envelope! I will have fun using them to make spooky art. I received a 2nd mailer from you. Thank you for the awesome variety of Halloween goodies. I don't have any of them ,so I am very excited to use them. I appreciate this super generous swap.
Comment: Oh such a beautiful swap! Wonderful presentation! I love the bag, the soap smells great and I just adore the book marks! Thank you so much, I love everything!!
Response: I thought the bookmark was so lovely, when I saw that you liked them I hoped it would be a perfect fit!
Comment: Oh wow! This is wonderful! What an incredibly generous swap! Thank you so much!
bringitb rated for HEUSA: Trick or Treat in Spring on Apr 6, 2022
Comment: Such a great bundle of goodies! Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderfully spooky things with me. I love every single thing. Thank you!

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Lishmo on Aug 23, 2022:

What a pleasant surprise to see you in a swap I'm in - I had my fingers crossed to be able to send to you, but I see you're sending to me instead. I think about you, glad to bump into you in a swap. I hope y'all are doing well.

user7949 on Feb 9, 2022:

WOW and super WOW I have never received a TN and a Foxy Fix to boot in a swap. I'm loving all the bits too. Of course, I instantly filled and decorated the TN. Super Excited Thank You so much!!!

chimerix on Dec 25, 2021:

Thank you so much for the beautiful lt. blue rhinestone earring and the great fairy stamps! I just opened the TF: April SS. So fun. Mele Kalikimaka!

bostianh on Dec 3, 2021:

You did it again, I am shocked and amazed with the many beautiful things you sent me for Share Some Winter Goodies. Thank you again for being an awesome swap partner.

bostianh on Dec 2, 2021:

Oh my goodness thank you so much for the beautiful swap you sent for FTLOC#1 - Move my excess quick - US. I am still in aw with how many beautiful things you sent.💖

OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


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!

Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

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

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