Swap-bot Time: July 13, 2024 4:17 pm


Date Joined: February 11, 2013
Last Online: December 28, 2023

Country: United States
My Website
My Etsy Store

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery, Printmaking, Photography, Watercolour painting

About Me

I ALWAYS ship and have never missed a swap! If you don’t receive something, just let me know and I’ll resend! I love baking, sewing, and family time with the kiddo! I believe a handmade life is a happier life. I also have a love for all things British, Sherlock Holmes, and Doctor Who. :) I'm Episcopalian. I love being a mom.

Note: I am allergic to wool, so please don't send me anything made from wool or something that contains lanolin. Thanks!

Assorted favorites

Tea swaps: I only drink black teas. I am allergic to ginger, mango, and papaya. Earl Grey is my favorite. I love breakfast teas and Constant Comment. I like a variety of brands, especially Harney and Sons, Taylors of Harrogate, Bigelow, Twinings, and Yorkshire Gold.

I really love all things English Paper Piecing (some people don't know what this type of hand sewing is, so I'll give a couple examples of what would fit it: acrylic templates for fussy cutting shapes, needles, good thread, fabric, little scissors, little zipper pouch, etc). Thanks!

colors: grey, blue, butter yellow, or whatever strikes my mood!

books: mysteries, British detective fiction (like Inspector Morse and the spin-off Inspector Lewis series), sci-fi/fantasy, art/craft/design/sewing, baking cookbooks

tv: BBC dramas, cooking shows, detective shows (but not gruesome ones), sci-fi

I love hand embroidery! Favorite embroidery designers are Aneela Hoey, September House, Sarah Jane Studios, and Charlotte Lyons. I don't like cartoony or "country" style for anything.

I love sewing, by hand and machine. I like to make table linens, bags, coasters, bookmarks, original stuffed animals, the list goes on! I also adore sewing things out of felt (eco-fi felt).

I love Waldorf and Montessori style toys for my little one.

I love birds! Owls, crows, sparrows, etc.

I love hot chocolate, particularly mint hot chocolate (but fancy flavors of any sort are always fun! Just no marshmallows). I LOVE tea but am picky about what I like. A sure bet is Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast.I do not drink green tea or herbals. I like black tea and flavored black teas (but I'm allergic to ginger, so please no teas that contain ginger.)

I love paper and stationery products! And I looove fabric! Particularly linen and 100% cotton (organic is awesome!). Fabric designers I like include anything Cotton and Steel creates, Heather Ross, Aneela Hoey, Creative Thursday, Lizzy House, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey (and others by her), Ellen Luckett Baker, and Anna Maria Horner.

Motifs I love are teapot/teacup imagery, rain & clouds, birds; sewing related (I love my Singer sewing machine; also spools of thread, sewing needles, etc imagery), and art related (like camera or palette or brush imagery).

I love printmaking and studied it as an undergrad. In particular, I like relief printing and carving blocks. I love handprinting on fabric, too.

I make original stuffies for fun and for sale. I find myself making cats, foxes, and birds, in particular. But I love all kinds of animals and stuffies/plushies, just not creepy or morbid ones.

Favorite Music

Classical (love the cello and piano, in particular), plus amazing classical choral music.

I also love music like Mumford & Sons, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, 1940s Big Band, Cat Stevens, to name a few.

And... I love Christmas music. I may possibly have been known to listen to Christmas music in August.

Don't like/Allergies/Etc

I don't like creepy/morbid things or horror. I don't like cartoony things or "country-cute" things. I don't like lovey-dovey cute things.

I also don't care for "adult" x-rated items and nudity.

Allergic to wool/lanolin, mango, papaya. Severe allergy to ginger.

I am vegetarian and don't eat any meat or meat based products. This means I also don't eat anything with marshmallows in it.

I don't drink coffee. My favorite tea is Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast. I DISLIKE spearmint or chamomile tea.

I am allergic to many metals, so jewelry (unless it is made from fabric or wood) is not a good idea.


Examples of things I like

Liberty of London Fabric!! LOVE :)

Happiness is Homemade print (love everything about this: the drawing style, the message, the colors): https://www.etsy.com/listing/72878564/art-print-happiness-is-homemade

Teacups (love the clean lines of these teacups and that they are decorative without being fussy): https://www.etsy.com/listing/71752375/english-transferware-teacups

British map style tea towels (love British things, love the clean design of this towel, plus I love beautiful maps: https://www.etsy.com/listing/69248412/linen-screen-printed-cirencester-tea?

Be joyful embroidery pattern (love the typography, message, and vintage feel, plus I love to embroider and would love to stitch this one): https://www.etsy.com/listing/122324592/be-joyful-embroidery-pattern-pdf

I love this button brooch (the mixture of something antique made new, the use of buttons, the use of writing on the ribbon, its elegance): https://www.etsy.com/listing/97882108/antique-button-brooch-with-soldered

Great quote and great design: https://www.etsy.com/listing/92493002/oscar-wilde-be-yourself-inspirational

I love quotes and quote based art! (And I love everything this artist makes): https://www.etsy.com/listing/107077114/illustration-f-scott-fitzgerald-quote

Printmaking & Stamp Carving

I love making hand carved blocks for printing, particularly printing on fabric. Here are some examples of blocks/stamps I have carved: http://featheredneststudio.com/2013/04/04/handcarved-eraser-stamps/ http://featheredneststudio.com/2013/03/16/handprinted-fabric/ http://featheredneststudio.com/2012/06/15/more-handprinted-fabric/ http://featheredneststudio.com/2012/06/09/handprinted-fabric-bird-asterisk/ http://featheredneststudio.com/fine-art/


Comment: Thank you for resending, I received! Thank you for the card and flat goodies you tucked in! Enjoy your day!
Comment: Thank you for my first Christmas card of the year. I love White Christmas too.
Pandagirl805 rated for Plentiful Poems on Jul 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the poems, I will have to look up the books! I loved how The Last Wolf paints such a good picture, I felt like it was the beginning to a long story.
Comment: Such cute fabrics! My favorites are the snowglobes and the holiday glasses. It will be fun to see what designs will come out of these swaps.
Sagebrushs rated for NFSC: Mug Rug Halloween on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice mug rug.
debtea2 rated for Christmas Mug Rug on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you .cat is cute
chuckjen8 rated for Tea & Cookie Recipes #7 on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the tea and recipe :) I can’t wait to try it!! I also love the little extra tea cards you included❀️❀️
StarburstOwl rated for Tea & Cookie Recipes #5 on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Loved the card and am so excited to try the tea and cookie recipe.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful lace tabs and the cute card! I will definetly use all of them.
earthnk rated for NFSC: Mug Rug Black and White on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute B&W mugrug. The paper pieced pear 🍐 design is adorable and with the music motif fabric, now whenever I hear the words musical chair, I’ll think of this darling musical pear 🍐 quiltie. Thank you also for sending teas I actually like and will drink, like ASAP, like right after I hit the send button on your rating. I drink both these brands and flavors. Yum city. Great swapπŸ™
SerenaAzureth rated for CPG Birds ATCs - US Only on May 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for these 2 birdie lovelies! :-D All the little extras were so appreciated as they were right up my alley!
Journeyoften rated for Postcard with a Quote - Rnd 8 on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the quote and book recommendation! I enjoyed it! Thanks!
dobie256 rated for TPS: Presto! on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the two cool prints. Like them both! But I especially like the bird. You just can't beat a little black bird. :) <3<3<3
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Presto! on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Your prints are absolutely wonderful! The bird is my favorite because I adore birds :) Iove that you printed on a book page -- I am going to try that when I make my prints :) Thank you also for the postcard -- what a gorgeous quilt that must be in person. Thank you again for an awesome swap!!
LahDeeDah rated for TPS: Presto! on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Oh, wow! I love what you made X 2! Thanks so much for participating :-)
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and teas. We are practically neighbors. .. about a 90 minute drive for me. Happy spring.
pahasiga rated for HDP 3 Daffodil(s) on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Wiseowl9 rated for Note of Inspiration and Tea - March on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card, nice quotes and good tea! Good thing you labeled the washi because I almost thought it was a postcard! I appreciate the effort and thought you put into it.
blueseabliss rated for HDP 3 Daffodil(s) on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: BEAUTIFUL! Thank you!

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CurlyTea on Jan 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

A little "Happy Fall" from Cross Stitch Lovers group!!

ChrisAnne on Sep 10, 2018:

Welcome to Planner Partners! May your planner be a shiny spot in your day and your journey through life!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Candyn29 on May 5, 2014:


biasbabe on Jun 1, 2013:


To the Nuts for Sewing Group

artsymimi on Mar 19, 2013:

Thank You for joining my swap( stuff me an envie #2) . Welcome to swap-bot. its a fun place to be .


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