Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2021 10:24 pm


Date Joined: August 10, 2010
Last Online: July 14, 2018
Birthday: November 7
Country: Canada

About me

I am a musical and crafty mother of a very busy and sweet preschooler and a crazy climbing toddler! I am also a full time student between Sept and June.

I like dark, odd, vintage, circus and steam punk themes, and deep, dark, bold, rich/opulent colours. My favourite colours are deep, dark, and solid red or purple and deep earthy colours like deep browns, greens, dark oranges and dark autumn leaf shades. I love black. I enjoy crafting with any colour, though I'm always drawn to my favourites.


My most enjoyed crafts these days are card, atc and any kind of paper crafting. I make art usually on found or "re-purposed" wood or recycled cardboard with paper, paint, and found items, like old metal things, gears and clock pieces, strange buttons and fabrics. I try to incorporate a lot of old images or bits of fancy paper and vintage, Victorian, and circus photography or images into both the paper crafting and art along with previously destroyed or worn book pages and images from these books.

I wish I could sew everyday though I rarely get the chance to these days. I have a million spare scraps, lovely fabrics and old clothes that need to be used or "up-cycled".

When I have a big chunk of time, I try to sew, crochet or screen print if I don't have a big paper craft on the go. If I join a handmade swap, you can most likely expect something I have sewn, crocheted or screen printed, along with a paper craft like a card, atc or bookmark.

I have recently gotten addicted to using stamps in my cards and atcs. My faves are vintage looking, or nature themed stamps and all kinds of large background making stamps. Of course anything steam punk goes.

I also love taking pictures, and I enjoy letters and keep in touch with many penfriends.

I recycle and reuse items as much as possible. You may get something (like a wrist cuff) that I have made out of a skirt I have worn out (and probably handmade to begin with), and I try to keep most things out of our landfills by "re-purposing" or "up-cycling" it somehow. I always re-use envelopes, wrapping paper and cards if I can.

Wish List/Profile swap ideas

ANYTHING YOU HAVE HANDMADE. Some ideas could be: wrist cuffs, tote bags, hair accessories/mini clip hats/feather clips, steam punk block art, crocheted/knitted cuffs, legwarmers, hats........this list could go on forever. I cherish things that are handmade.

Card making/scrap booking/atc supplies (excluding plain card or blank cards... i have plenty)

Anything in themes of circus, steampunk, Victorian/Edwardian, or bohemia/"gypsy"

Clock pieces- either actual pieces or images, stickers or rub-ons of any kind of time piece- or anything steam punk-ish really

rub-ons, stickers or craft/scrapbooking paper with the following themes: Victorian/Edwardian, circus, steam punk, "vintage", insects, forest creatures, stripes, polka dots, stars, skulls, mushrooms, transportation vehicles (especially trains), bugs/insects/things with wings (I love beetles), and sea creatures (like octopus, squid etc...).

Fabric scraps, nothing too feminine and no floral patterns please....same themes as I mentioned above.

fancy lace, odd ribbons, or scrap booking/card making/atc embellishments and brads of all kinds.

Huge buttons (the bigger the better!) for my crocheted wrist cuffs. I like coloured buttons of all sizes and different shapes.

fabric scraps/swatches - especially with "things with wings" or insects, transportation vehicles (especially trains) or odd images.... also any plain coloured fabric or leather ,long enough to wrap around a large wrist- for a fabric wrist cuff or so I can make a little scented pillow.

Fancy feathers or any kind of feather hair accessory or feathered jewelry - browns/reds

wrist cuffs! I love wrist cuffs! Especially if you made it! I will always be interested in a cuff swap. Please let me know if you see any or want to do a private cuff swap :)

Strange socks especially knee highs.

Broaches or weird jewelry you found in second hands (especially bugs, octopus or sea creatures and forest animals like foxes or owls)

Again, ANYTHING HANDMADE. I am very fond of handicrafts and handmade gifts.

My kids!

My daughter is FOUR (and a half)

She really enjoys crafting with me. Sending her something for a swap is encouraged. I'm still learning who she is, but so far this is what I've learned....

She likes - pandas, penguins, dalmatians, foxes, insects and bugs. She used to be really into Hello Kitty, Winnie the Pooh (especially piglet), anything Thomas the Tank Engine. scooby doo but has recently discovered Spiderman and she has become quite enamoured with all "rescue heroes" right now. She also just discovered My Little Pony, and Pokemon!

Stickers, "handy dandy notebooks" (she likes to write in her special books while I write letters), fun pens, animal writing paper, and old books. She just started collecting Pokemon cards. Do you have any old ones laying around? We would be over the moon to find some cards in a package!

PLEASE NO - Disney (other than pooh bear or scooby), Princess style plastic accessory stuff, anything scented or makeup product for kids. Thank you.

My son almost 18 months, and doesn't need any craft supplies.

Please do not send me

I am sorry this list is so long but it will hopefully save me from being dissapointed.

-Please don't send sweets or candies. We do not eat them in my home! Thank you.

-overly girly pink or princess items, no pastel colours and nothing pink. Please!!

-no flower paper or embellishments. I do not craft with flower images

-NO DISNEY or movie character anything. Especially stickers. PLEASE!

-NO POSTCARDS or store bought cards please unless they are previous to the 1940s, have a vintage picture I could use in my cards on the front or handmade by you.

-no used postage stamps.

-no toe socks, animal prints, pens or pencils.

-No holiday cards or holiday themes..especially Christmas.

-For paper swaps, please don't send magazine clippings, plain card, or bookmarks. They will just go into my recycling box and it's disappointing.

-I beg you! NO more foam! I don't mean to be rude, but everyone is sending me these strange foam shapes. I don't use these for my crafts and my daughter has more than any kid needs now. She doesn't really use them either! sorry and thanks.

-I don't need envelopes of any size. They are being used for filler in paper swaps. Not worth the swap to send off lots of nice papers and get a bunch of envelopes in return.

-Postal labels and airmail stickers? No thanks.

Sent Mail

I click sent after I have dropped your package in our pickup box out front. I am not actually aware of when the mail gets picked up from there and brought to the post office. (perhaps I should find out, but I keep forgetting!)


Comment: I'm sorry to do this, but I never got this swap
Response: Ohhh, this one I am surprised about. I am sure I sent it! I have just moved, but once I unpack my craft supplies, I will resend.
Veterok rated for Valkyrie Santa Swap on Dec 24, 2014
Comment: I haven't received anything yet + considering how it's now way past the deadline for the swap and your package has not marked sent yet, I'm rating one.
Response: Hi. I've had a messy few months, but you will get this. I haven't put it together yet, but I will. I'm really sorry to flake.
Lucine rated for Hallowe'en Card and Surpise on Dec 4, 2014
Comment: I have sent you a pm, but I see that you haven't been on swap-bot since November 18th. That is why I rate. If your package ever arrived, I will rerate.
Response: Ahhh Crap! I will find it. I've had a very messy few months. I'm so sorry. You will eventually get this.
pennywhistler rated for 20 Questions on Oct 15, 2014
Comment: Thanks for your answers - I enjoyed reading them.
Pidgy91 rated for 20 Questions on Oct 12, 2014
primrose rated for Little ATC Houses on Jul 26, 2014
Comment: Hi! I am just now rating you for this January swap because I just now received your card! The envelope looked a little beat up, and there was no visible postmark on it. Anyway, the card is very cute, and I love the vintage card you sent with it.
Response: Wow! I am glad it finally arrived, sorry it was all beat up.... it sounds like it got lost and then found!
sevofluran rated for Pick ANY 3 things Swap on Jul 20, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC, handmade card and other lovely things! =)
gmastubby rated for Handmade gift tags on Jul 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much the tags are very unusual I will be proud to use them.
Response: Thank you for the lovely compliment!
jkatz rated for Steam Punk creatures from the deep. on Jul 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend! These are my first steampunk cards, and I think you have made me a fan. Thank you for the generous extras, too. I am sure they will inspire some new work! A wonderful birthday gift to me, because it arrived exactly on my birthday.
Response: Very cool! I am glad they made it. Hope your birthday is/was awesome! Take care
kariberi rated for ATC supplies! on Jul 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you!
nniiccoollee rated for pink and brown atc swap on Jul 11, 2014
Comment: Sorry I've been such a late rater! Loved the card!
Scubaroo73 rated for Craft paper and paper "scraps" on Jun 21, 2014
Comment: Wow!! What an amazing package full of goodies. Thank you so much. So many goodies, I actually put some to use on some ATCs the day it arrived. sorry I took a few days to rate.
Comment: I love the handmade envelope you sent!!! Thank you!! I love everything inside too
HappyMom rated for The Proust Questionnaire on Jun 2, 2014
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers - Tickled to see that you named your daughter Elyse :) I have to agree - lovely! This was a fun swap!
jackiewyse rated for Mix swap #2 on May 27, 2014
Comment: I wish I could give you 10 hearts! This was an amazing package. I loved *everything* in it – especially the amazing felted mushroom! Thank you so much!
travelgirl rated for *** Time on your hands ATC *** on May 26, 2014
Comment: great job!
starrynight44 rated for *** Vintage Circus ATC *** on May 21, 2014
Comment: Awesome ATC's Love all 3. The one Circus one would have been fine. You are too kind, Thank you so much. Take care, Carol
Response: Paper crafting is my way of de-stressing, so I always have extras. Thank you!
pazmo rated for The Proust Questionnaire on May 16, 2014
kimmibui rated for The Proust Questionnaire on Apr 23, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the email :)
Comment: Love your card! You always spoil with your package! Thank you again

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ttragic on Jun 25, 2014:

oooh you're still swapping away, and now you're a swapping mama! i haven't been on this sight since prague i think! maybe i'll get back into it... love you!

Beckykat on Aug 23, 2012:

How could I resist. You coordinating, crafts and black. Perfect :D xxx

emilystrange123 on Jun 10, 2012:

Hey there! I got your letter last week and I apologize for not letting you know sooner! It was a nice surprise to get an unexpected letter and stickers in the mail :) Thanks!

Beckykat on Mar 30, 2012:

I just got your lovely letter and will write back again soon :) xx

lorootaku on Jun 26, 2011:

Hey! I recently sent to you for the Write a Letter Make a Friend #3 swap. I just wanted to let you know its on its way, even with the strike mess going on. Hopefully you will get it sooner rather than later.

Animatarian on May 24, 2011:

Paper Passion: Paper EnvieTag...... I received your lovely envie of paper and other "goodies" today! Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to using them in some projects I have planned.

mooncrab on Apr 5, 2011:

Posting your Paper Passion tag envie and your letter in the morning :D

toothteri on Feb 10, 2011:

Welcome to the Bot, fellow Canadian! Where do you live? [I have a friend, Bob, in Toronto- do you know him] Have you check out the Friends across the Border and Canadian Swappers with Hearts groups? I am watching one of your swaps and am willing to do a private swap if you are interested.

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