Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2021 7:52 am


Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: October 21, 2021
Birthday: September 18, 1983
Country: United States
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Most recent profile update: Dec 20 2020 I'm a 36 year old college grad currently living in Central PA with my husband (Of 15 years on December 31, 2020!) and my retired-librarian Mother. My husband and I are Lifetime members of the Universal Gamers Guild - our motto: Play Games, Have Fun.

~ I have a 4 year old son! (Born in January 2016) His online handle is Squid. He loves cars and trucks, gardening, cooking, listening to podcasts and building legos.

~I worked at the circulation desk of the local public library. We moved, and now I'm a domestic engineer (AKA: a stay at home Mom). I loved providing Reader's Advisory - suggesting the next book someone should check out.

~I don't like cooking, but I do occasionally like baking. I do, however, like to read cookbooks.

~My Family does ALL the crafts. Our basement craft room looks like a craft store! The incomplete list of crafts includes paper crafting, knitting, crochet, spinning, tatting, painting, drawing, woodworking and chainmail (my husband), quilting (my mom)....

current events

Our house theme for 2021 is "Comfort". I'm looking forward to comfy socks and soup and hat making this winter.

My major hobby at the moment is the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup at Ravelry - tons of my time goes to crocheting, knitting and spinning! I have also recently taken up needle tatting.

Squid is currently homeschooling with Blossom and Root's Kindergarten program. We're studying space, classical art, nature and children's literature. Squid reads on a kindergarten level and loves easy reader books.


~I collect ATC's and lapel pins.

~My favorite book genres are Romance, Fantasy and cookbooks (although I don't really like to cook, I just like to browse the recipes). I adore rewritten and fractured fairy tales (Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms series is wonderful!). I have a Kindle but still love physical books. I also love audiobooks.

~My favorite colors are black and jewel tones - especially blue and green.

~I love mythical beasties - particularly dragons. I used to work in a zoo and am rather fond of most all critters, actually.

~I love playing games - board games, card games, RPGS, video games - any kind of games! If you're curious, our game collection is here: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Kaypendragon

~I am a tea snob - I love tea, but am very particular about it. My favorite brands are Stash and Twinnings. I prefer the plainer black teas, like English Breakfast, and spiced teas. (Sadly, I've had to give up caffeine recently, so I'm learning to like decaf.) I also like herbal teas. I also love tea baked goods: scones, biscuits, buns and desserts - tea time is the only time I like to cook for. I prefer tea bags but do have the equipment to handle loose tea.

  • Pop-Culture/ Character loves: We're a Disney Family - I'm a fan of just about all Disney Characters, Marvel included. I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld. We watch StarTrek on a regular basis - DS9 is my fave, followed by TNG.


There's not a lot that I don't like and most of the stuff I'm not fond of I can give to people around me who do like it (IE: I don't drink coffee but Hubby does).

But there are a couple of real dislikes: I don't do artificial sweeteners. No "sugar-free" anything. I can't even give it away.

In Teas, I don't like Lipton brand or Bigelow brand. I do not like roobios tea. Most anything else, I'll at least try.

I'm highly allergic to cigarette smoke. So, if you are or live with a smoker, drop me a note ahead of time.

I'm non-religious. We do celebrate ALL the secular holidays, so things like Christmas cards and Easter eggs are still appreciated but please no overtly religious items.


I LOVE hand drawn Atc's. I don't make judgements on drawing skill so if you want to try out mini-sized drawing or painting, I'm the one to send it to!

Games - board games, card games, dice games. Also papercrafting items in game themes.

We have a WiiU, a Switch and a PS2 which love hand crafted accessories or used games. Squid LOVES MarioKart and Yoshi's Crafted World.

Tea icons - I'm particularly hunting for a tea cup or teapot stencil. Tea themed stamps and stickers are cool too.

Yarn! Mini skeins are lovely. Acrylic goes to making baby hats and blankets for a local hospital, so it's better if it's soft. Wool and bends become things for me. It's nice to know the fiber content, and the brand if it's commercial yarn.

Squid's Wishlist: * His major collection of choice is matchbox cars. * He loves legos. * Stickers are always popular - cardmaking is his craft of choice currently. * Easy reader books - used paperbacks are fine. * Favored pop-culture characters are Disney's Cars and Nintendo Mario characters. * Favorite themes: Construction vehicles, trains, animals, science/engineering/math, outer space, cooking.


BennysMumma rated for LBoE - Craft Me a ????? on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness, this little bag is just adorable! I couldn't stop giggling when I opened it :) Thank you for it and the great fingerless gloves. I used them this morning to do groceries (it was COOOOOOLD). Thank you so much!
Comment: The ATC's you sent were awesome! Thank you!! I loved them both but the henna tattoo one might be my favorite. SO cute!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for AMMM: Christmas card Cheer on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Such a beautiful Card!! Thank you so much!!! Love the washi too!! xx Happy New year! xx Gabi
Comment: Thank you so much for 2 ATCs! I love the use of the Alice in Wonderland quote on the one and, of course, love the dragon and castle on the other. Much Aloha. Mele Kalikalikimaka
Comment: Great card, love your style! And my flat treats are so very me! I adore the postcard and the little knitted (crochet?) lantern!! Thanks for everything! Stay healthy, Best wishes, and Merry Christmas, Mar/skinny52
Response: Crochet. I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you ~ what a pretty lantern! Happy Holidays to you!
USAFwife rated for NOT a Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 9, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness, I LOVE the card you used! Do you make your own cards? It's so pretty, thank you for sharing it with me! :) And, of course your 4 year old would be curious about the Nativity this year! haha! :) Children are good at things like that. :) I hope you have a nice holiday season. :)
Response: I do make my own cards! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for your zine. They're so fun to make and you did great for not having a lot of catalog to choose from!
ccmmsu rated for CPG: Catalog Collision Zine EDITED on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: This was a fun project! I like how you followed a theme of winter fun. :) Thank you!
ncsue rated for CPG: Catalog Collision Zine EDITED on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs - so cool that you spin, I don't see many on swap bot who do :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute gnome card!
LMeowkin rated for CQ-Giving Thanks Card swap-USA on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you!
9O96O rated for HCSI: Holiday Season ATC on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Halloween theme kpd/LC. I love the sugar skull--both the carving and the colours.
Poeprincess rated for Woodland Series #9 - TREES ATC on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the forest in the backyard ATC. I wish I could be out there now, but the wind's blowing at about 30mph & it's 40 degrees. Big chill factor! Great swap.
9O96O rated for Snowman on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: What a sweet snowman note card and ATC. We just had a significant amount of snow last night and there's still a bit on the deck this afternoon. Your card inspired me to go make a tiny snowman and send a photo of it to my sister. First snowman of the season. :)
willowh rated for HD/HP ATC Swap - USA Only on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: What a treat! Thank you so much for the awesome card and ATCs! Made my Halloween!
Comment: Than you for the Colored fruit ATC. And I also love the notecard you sent it in.
Comment: I loved your card! Thank you! i love the addams family and im glad to hear they have a new fan in your son. Happy Halloween!

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Poohtat on Oct 22, 2021:

Thank you for the WW nautical ATCs. I love them and the card you sent them in. Very nice.

lindseyjae on Oct 20, 2021:

Thanks so much for the cute postcard! I love it! (WW October)

kiddomerriweather on Oct 19, 2021:

Thank you for the adorable handmade card and awesome ATC's! It was so very thoughtful of you. (October WW)

orneryswife on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you for the fungi for March AWG

ChrisAnne on Mar 20, 2021:

Thank you for the sweet home made happy mail card from A Wish Granted. I love your snail mail stamp is awesome!

BusyB on Mar 8, 2021:

Aww my โค๏ธ is melted! I received Squid's handmade thank you card and I LOVE it! He is quite the talented little dude! I'm so glad he and his Daddy enjoyed the stickers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

BusyB on Feb 18, 2021:

A beautiful Valentine wish arrived! Thank for the handmade Valentine and crocheted heart bookmark! I love receiving happy mail from you! I hope Pendragon House had a Happy Valentines Day! โค๏ธ AWG Feb wishlist

hollycm6 on Feb 17, 2021:

Such a fun (red!) valentine!! Thank you!! I love it! I don't do any yarn work myself and love receiving it!!

Poohtat on Feb 17, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG adorable birthday card and the yummy tea.

Autist on Feb 12, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely Valentine! Please thank Flynn too! Crafting is a great thing to love about yourself. Have a wonderful Valentine day! AWG! Cheers, Evan

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