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Saba

Saba
Date Joined: August 28, 2014
Last Online: November 29, 2021
Birthday: July 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a middle-aged married mum of 2 (who loves alliteration.) I was once the regional buyer for a local bookstore and transitioned to the non-profit sector before I gave it all up to be at home with my littles. I am learning to enjoy being home but do miss interacting with different people every day. I am hoping swaps will be a way to embiggen my circle again. Pen pals and Letteran always welcome.

Crafty Habits

linocut, stamp carving, ink marbling, weaving, crochet, book binding, sewing, encaustic, needle tatting, embroidery, and a dozen others that grabbed my fancy for a bit. I have even tried my hand at blacksmithing and glass blowing.

I have become a bit obsessed with mail art and faux postage of late. Swap-bot may be very good for me or a quicker trip down the rabbit hole.

Bad Habits

always having 6 different notebooks started at once, keeping too many scraps of paper, thinking I can tolerate caffeine (it gets me every time), forgetting to charge my laptop and cell phone, thinking my handwriting is legible, automatically changing the font to something without serifs, not spending enough time checking my grammar (I am so sorry grammar police, it will only get worse from here)

Likes

anamorphic text, antiquated slang, art nouveau, Baba Yaga, beach glass, book recommendations, canning, clean lines, collective nouns, Joseph Cornell, cosplay, creative swearing, cuckoo clocks, curry, drift wood, Amelia Earhart, Earl Grey, embroidery, epistolary novels, faux postage, Janet Fish, forced perspective photography, Ganesh, handmade items, honey bees, InuYasha, Eddie Izzard, Japan, kokeshi dolls, lilacs, Micron pens, Tim Minchin, moths, mushrooms, the 9th Doctor, nuns, octopi, the color orange, flat pennies, pin hole cameras, poetry, polka dots, pumpkins, quirky signs, random people, ranunculus, small bits of nature, snails, Studio Ghibli, the Taj mahal, tarot, tattoos, TED Talks, Thai food, thrifting, tofu, trees, umbrellas, vultures, wasabi, x-rays, Hiroshi Yoshida & the letter Z

Favorite Authors

Jane Austen, Charles Baxter, Emma Bull, Douglas Coupland, Jim Crace, Neil Gaimen, Molly Gloss, Michael Koryta, Norton Juster, Alan Moore, Scott Morse, Mary Oliver, Mary Doria Russell, Jody Shields, Brad Watson, Martha Wells (These are really just a few. I read everything and anything except true crime. Why oh why does this exist? Don't we all look at our neighbors a little funny as it is? Do we really need this in our heads? Also I am not overly keen on YA as most of my memories of being a teen are frightful and full of awkwardness. I know there is some truly lovely stuff out there but it just doesn't really move to the top of the TBR list.)

Favorite Movies

The Big Lebowski, My Man Godfrey, Stranger than Fiction, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Fifth Element, The Lego Movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shaun of the Dead, Gosford Park, Howl's Moving Castle, Read or Die, Still Breathing, Triplets of Belleville, Groundhogs Day, My Fair Lady

Quirks

I don't let my kids wear heavily branded clothes and we don't have a tv. Throw in the fact that we are all vegetarian and I start to sound like a hippie but mostly we just like to spend our time wisely and appreciate nice things.

I will admit to disliking: clutter, makeup, glitter, The Beatles, disposability and people who do not hold doors open. I also do not like country kitsch, most floral patterns, Wal-Mart, Disney characters, people who hug too long and tweeny colors like teal and magenta. I like the things I own to last forever so I avoid anything too trendy. I am terrified of spiders (but that is only responsible), rip tides, and most large crowds.

The Dare

I dare you to PM me your five favorite books and why. I will send you a list of book recommendations.

If you like any of them, send me a quick thank you and maybe we can chat about books or crafts or swaps.

If you hate all my recommendations, I will craft you a bit of art mail with my abject apologies and post it to you.

Information for current swaps

  • I prefer labels to stickers. I have almost no use for project life cards or other scrapbooking items. I prefer postcards to notecards.

  • Iā€™m currently quite keen for zines and would love to receive some in swaps

  • I love the color orange in all fashions: tape, markers, yarn, paper, ink. Any and all forms

  • I would prefer no foodstuffs in my swaps. No teas, candy or samples. Thank you!

  • Preferred themes: astronomy, libraries & books, stamps & air mail, snails & bees. I also love hand drawn art and doodles.

  • I relish the chance to focus on writing a fun letter and sending it in a fancy envelope. Let me know if you would like to exchange letters.

I am fond of meeting new people and would love to get to know you!

Ratings

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Comment: thank you! Waiting to open in December~
kelseyn3478 rated for Happy Mail #10 on Nov 17, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies. I'm especially excited to use the penpal question roulette!
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous envelope and I especially cherish the haiku zine! It is a beautiful use of black on colored paper. Thank for the notecard as well and thank you for joining my swap. ā™„ ā™„ ā™„
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Comment: Thank you so much
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Comment: thank you for the great card and oh my be still my heart with those sunflower stickers...I'm still drooling
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can not wait to open it!
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Comment: Beautiful hand drawn leaves on the envelope. Very nice thank you for the card
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap. I enjoyed your wonderful envelope of goodies. The stickers are awesome & I love the narwhal PC. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Comment: Once again, a great envie. Simply adore the ornament mailing label!! Thanks.
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Comment: Woo Hoo! Love the envelope with the trees, all the stars, and of course all the #14ā€™s!!!!! Sending oodles of hearts ā™„ļø Your way!!
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Comment: Tysm šŸŽ„
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Comment: i love your hand painted trees! thank you!!
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Comment: Fun envie -- saving for Christmas!
Karen07 rated for CPG Halloween Card 2021 - US on Nov 10, 2021
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Comment: Your Halloween mail is fantastic! Love it all! Thanks! I hope that you had a very spooky holiday!
derakisu rated for ZMACS: Hand Carved Zine on Nov 10, 2021
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Comment: How fun that we meet again in this group ! The 6 season year is amazing : I love how you decided to represent each two-month period. It's quite impressive to see your carving skills too. The dearest zine is lovely. I love that little ghost poem too. Thank you so much for everything !
derakisu rated for CPG Two Mini Zines #14 - Global on Nov 10, 2021
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Comment: I am so lucky two more of your zines, I really love your work. The pumpkins one is filled with so many facts I didn't know. Love the way you collaged everything together too. I am curious about the Counting your netted catch, is it something you made up...? I love the way you draw fishes ! I never tried a mini 16-page micro zine and boy, can I relate to the woes of folding zines. Thank you for all the extras !
MaryCheng rated for AMA: Mail Art Sticker Art on Nov 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Saba for your beautiful PC. I miss using my Blackcat cutting machine. Ever since the laptop stopped working with its software, I have not used it. The colours are gorgeous and love your pattern. A fan of gelli printing, I have been following Robyn McClendon on her gelli prints, just adore her work.
samsstuff rated for ZMACS: Hand Carved Zine on Nov 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely zines! I enjoyed both of them!

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Comments

camelsamba on Oct 12, 2021:

I was admiring the "delivered by owl post" on your envelope - is that a stamp or did the envelopes come that way??

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

RyeRye on Jul 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

LLL

Loonstruck on Jul 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday Sweet Saba! I hope your day is filled with dustless destruction, compliant wilds, and all the very best food!

dawnielynn on May 24, 2016:

Thanks for the happy mail! Love all the labels you included for me - so generous! Hugs.

ladydy5 on Mar 6, 2016:

Welcome to our group Make An Envelope.

Vickyen on Feb 25, 2016:

Pen pals with a PC twist #1- Hi Saba! My pc traveled home just fine and it was great to have a visit from you! Hows the remodeling going? I would love to have the vision to do this! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

Loonstruck on Aug 27, 2015:

What a remarkable present to find in my mail box! Thank you for the amazing Loon stamp (and the much needed stamp pad), the fantastical dragonfly, and new book to read. Not to mention the wonderful packaging, wrapping, and bonus postcards! I'm so lucky to have made friends with you!

sherba31 on Jul 20, 2015:

Oops! Forgot to say that was for the AATW July Wishlist!

sherba31 on Jul 20, 2015:

Thanks for the very cool playing cards, stamps and the paper. It's so amazing! I've not seen anything like it so do let me know the source if you can. =)

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