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Date Joined: November 29, 2009
Last Online: January 6, 2017
Birthday: July 15
Country: United Kingdom
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News & Personal Updates

NEW! 1-5-2017: Hey all! I have successfully immigrated to the UK and am in a physically and financially stable environment at long last.

7-28-2016: Hey everyone. So, for the last two years, I've been living with my best friends in their bachelor apartment. Three women and a dog hasn't made for easy swapping. I've been living there part-time, living the rest of my time in England with my now-husband, so my location has been a tad unstable and I've had NO inspiration for crafting. I know I probably won't be trusted due to this hiatus, but I'd like to slowly return to swapping once I know if I'm coming or going (applying for a UK spouse visa next month, so we'll see if I get it or not).

8-7-2014: Hey guys! So, long story short, but as soon as I get scrappermama's mini-zine sent from June's Zine-Go-Round, I will be taking a hiatus from Swap-Bot. I'm moving on September 1st, and it's not a good situation and obviously I don't want to swap when I'm not in a stable environment! So swap happy, swap with kindness, and have a wonderful rest of your 2014. I hope to return as soon as I can!

About Me

Well hi there! Kettle's on; why don't you grab a cup of tea and sit with me a spell?

My name is Mary. I'm 32 years old, happily married to my soul mate, and I'm an American expat who has lived in Canada and now lives in the UK. My username comes from a fantasy saga I began writing in 2002, and it was about unicorns (YAY UNICORNS). I was born with glitter in my veins!

My mother is also on SwapBot - @Debmitch And so is one of my sisters! - @keebzler

Current Crafty Hobbies - Digital scrapbooking - Crocheting - Sculpting with polymer clay - Drawing - Painting - Writing - Cross stitch

Hobbies I Want to Try in 2017 - Making resin jewellery - Making my own bath products - Knitting - Sewing - Art journals - Beaded/sequined Christmas baubles

Swapping Info

A thread by Katica: In the interest of promoting understanding amongst swappers...

 There is a long delay between my join date and the date I first started Type 2 and 3 swaps, and I know that sometimes looks suspicious to experienced swappers and swap hosts. During my immigration process to Canada, I was back in my family home in Virginia for a while, where my mother was disabled and could no longer drive, I couldn't drive, and I had no income to speak of. So, obviously, I didn't do swaps other than Type 1! :) Since then, I took mini breaks whenever my financial situation takes a downward dip, and I stopped again when I left my ex in 2014. Hopefully that explains my lower heart-to-5 ratio, too. I love bringing a smile to my partners' faces!

 I almost always reuse packaging and envelopes. I ask that you do the same for me, if you like! Don't worry about using brand-new envelopes. Send something that's been scribbled on, taped up, whatever!

 Private swaps and trades are ALWAYS welcomed. Just pop me a message!

 I am very generous with hearts. I know that everyone is not. I really appreciate personalization and knowing that you, as my partner, took the time to read my profile, whether you send extras or not. Extras are not expected nor are they required for a heart. Just put your love into the swap :)

 I will give your package or envelope reasonable time to reach me before I contact you. I WILL ALWAYS CONTACT BEFORE I RATE. I also rate as soon as I receive your envie or package.

 If you do not receive your swap in a reasonable amount of time, please contact me before you rate. If I can't track it down for you, I WILL resend. Please bear in mind that stuff coming from the UK is going to take some time to get to you if you're outside the EU.

 I can't always afford to send extras with my swaps, but I definitely will if I have something that I know will strike your fancy. Normally I prefer sending well-done swaps and receiving the same! :)


  • Colours: Pink, purple of all shades, pastel blue.
  • Flower: Roses.
  • Christmas Colours: All pastels and silver.
  • Animals: Caribou and all other deer species.
  • Seasons: Spring and Autumn.
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Food: Burgers.
  • Treats: Green-tea or rose flavoured things.
  • Drinks: Bubble tea, coffee, tea, hot chocolate.
  • Tea: Pretty much anything!
  • Flavours: Rose, honey, taro, chocolate, lemon, banana, strawberry, green tea.
  • Geeky Stuff: I love Pokemon, various anime and manga, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.

Awesome Stuff

Here's a list of things I LOVE. It's here to possibly make swaps easier if you're having trouble!

  • SPARKLE! Glitter! Shine!
  • Light pink and light blue together. So pretty!
  • Onigiri and amigurumi.
  • Handmade things of all kinds.
  • Matryoshka dolls and kokeshi dolls.
  • Mini rag, dotee, waldorf, or crocheted dolls.
  • Zebra print.
  • Fantasy creatures, especially unicorns and dragons.
  • Little artsy items: zines, Altoid and matchbox shrines, inchies, ATCs, junk journals, and mini smash books! So cool :)
  • Vintage everything, especially from the 1920s-1950s.
  • Pagan and Wiccan items, especially ones that involve nature.
  • I love tiny cute things! This includes erasers, figures, tiny toys, and more.


I don't like flakers! Seriously!! I have no problem if the swap is sent a little late (ONLY IF THERE IS COMMUNICATION, mind you!), but just bloody send it.

More specifically, Diddl, Pooh, Peanuts, Betty Boop, Suzie's Zoo, zombies, and clowns.


MissMillie rated for JUNE: Zine-go-round 13 on Jul 1, 2014
Comment: Got it! Thanks. Have a great day, friend.
Elliepatterson rated for June: Why I Love/Hate Summer on Jun 30, 2014
Comment: Thanx for the absolutely wonderful summer zine!! You are very talented in your illustrations and detail. I really enjoyed your artwork! Happy 4th of July!!!
Angenita rated for June: Why I Love/Hate Summer on Jun 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the zine. I like your layout and your drawings.
ARTG33K74 rated for APR: Zine-go-round 11 on May 15, 2014
Comment: Thank you for playing this round!
snout rated for JAN: Zine Playground on Mar 13, 2014
Comment: It arrived! Love your butterflies around your thumb smudges and all of the color. :)
joyceann888 rated for JAN: Zine-go-round 8 on Mar 5, 2014
Comment: Your replacement zine arrived today. Thanks!
JaguarSnail rated for JAN: Zine Playground on Mar 3, 2014
Comment: Thanks for resending! I especially liked your fun party hats :D
MarlainaZ rated for Holiday Cheer on Dec 9, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the teas. I can't wait to try the buckeye bars. Yummmm thanks for the great postcards. Have a great Christmas.
craftyfairy rated for Holiday Cheer on Dec 6, 2013
Comment: grreat thank you!
lloydp rated for Smarties Box Surprise #6- Christmas on Nov 25, 2013
Comment: Hi Mary I received your parcel today and I love how you decorated the box. I cannot believe how much you were able to put in it. Did you make the earrings - they are adorable. I love erasers and have quite a collection. I also like the little buttons and the icicle. Did you make the icicle? Thanks again and I hope we swap again sometime. Pat
Response: I'm so glad you like it!! Yep, I made the icicle and the earrings! :D
ZzMonstruozZ rated for OCT: Zine-go-round 6 on Oct 15, 2013
Comment: Hey Mary! The Lost minizine has been found safe in my mailbox! (so it's not lost at all... is it? O_o)
sugaraddict rated for Mini-Zine Swap #36 - July on Sep 24, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the brilliant zine! You're an amazing artist! :D
sojourner rated for Mini-Zine Swap #36 - July on Sep 1, 2013
Comment: Thank you for a great artsy zine. Love the sweet unicorn.Ò—‒Ò€¿Ò—‒
Response: Aww, thank you!! I'm so glad you like it :D
mechashiva rated for Mini-Zine Swap #36 - July on Aug 31, 2013
Response: Thanks so much!! I'm really glad you logged back on. <3
Moominbrooke rated for AUG: Zine-go-round 5 on Aug 27, 2013
Comment: Thanks! I too will do my best with it and roll it along... :0)
Response: Woohoo! :D I love the zine-go-round!
mpatry rated for Mini-Zine Swap #36 - July on Aug 26, 2013
Comment: THank you so much for your beautiful art zine! <3
rngstgstll rated for JULY: Zine-go-round 4 on Jul 31, 2013
Comment: Wow, thanks for contributing to not one, but TWO zines! What beautiful artwork!
Moominbrooke rated for JUNE: Zine-go-round 3 on Jul 1, 2013
Comment: OK, I have it! Now to record my late night thoughts when they occur... :0)
Karmi53 rated for Canada Day - E-cards on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card.

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Debmitch on Jan 28, 2017:

Debmitch on Jan 8, 2017:

Hope this brings a smile!!! Have a great day Γ’β„’Β₯

Debmitch on Jan 7, 2017:

Debmitch on Dec 31, 2016:

Debmitch on Dec 25, 2016:

Merry Christmas Γ’β„’Β₯



Debmitch on Sep 4, 2016:

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Debmitch on Jul 30, 2016:

Debmitch on Jul 28, 2016:

Hi there!! It's good to see you logged back on. Love you!!!!

Debmitch on Jan 31, 2016:

I will be so glad when you are settled and get back on swapbot. I miss you here <3

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