Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 10:24 pm


Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: October 24, 2021
Birthday: September 28
Country: United States
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Favorite Music

Almost everything: punk, metal, blues, jazz, classical, R&B, not a huge fan of country, though I like some old school artists... I'm not sure how to really fill this out more without randomly listing artists. There truly are many & a list will exclude a lot of things that I like. So, here, in random order & covering decades (if not centuries) an incomplete list: Otep, Silversun Pickups, The Clash, The Ramones, Rob Zombie, Nirvana, Mozart, Sonic Youth, Primus, The Gorillaz, The Deftones, 80's music, 90's music...

Favorite Books

Anything that has something to say, humor, sci fi, history, biographies, some science, modern lit...

Randomly: Christopher Moore, Haruki Murakami, Chuck Pahulniak, biographies, history, art books, photo books, Kafka...

Favorite Crafts

Almost everything: photography, jewelry making, crochet, sewing, embroidery...

I generally use natural materials, unless I am recycling something vintage or found or if I really like the texture/color

I might be fun to try felting (I tried some awhile back & it is fun)

I can't knit :(

love photography, art & music. I have been to many places & would love to visit more. I love graphic design. I take vintage, new & found objects & give them a new purpose, life & story to tell. I love to write when I can. I have a blog & have had articles published on several online craft sites.

Other things I like: gardening & growing things animals journals, notebooks, mail art & zines :)

Favorite Movies

So many, I love movies

Another random list: Moonlight Kingdom, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Casino Royale, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Sean of the Dead, Juan of the Dead, The Big Lebowski, Pan's Labryrinth, Repo Man...

Favorite Television

True Detective, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (the new ones), old British comedies, The Daily Show, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, The Tudors, Heros was great, at least in the beginning, Firefly...

Favorite things

My favorite colors- right now I like bright or chartreuse type greens & bright cherry red (so, not the traditional Christmas red or green), I like khaki green, most greens, pink, oranges, blues (especially turquoise) & sometimes black, but I like other colors, too. There are very few colors I don't like Things I could use: I am currently looking for old math & science textbooks & sheet music or music books, vintage is great, if you can find them or have them lying about Button forms (I like making little embroidered buttons) Twill ribbon (I like using it to make hand embroidered labels) Natural fiber yarn Embroidery thread Vintage buttons, beads, bits & pieces of vintage jewelry Ribbon & fabric (preferably natural fibers/vintage) Vintage cookbooks, game books, math books, music & science books (even if they are in poor condition) Embroidery hoops (especially if they are vintage) & frames Findings & beads (preferably natural materials or vintage) Vintage photos & paper In general: The ocean Music The sky Movies Books Cameras Teapots & tea 'Fancy' coffee drinks Vintage things Geeky stuff


Things I don't really like:

Country music (although, every once in a while I like something old school, like Johnny Cash). Lapsang Souchong & chamomile tea coffee (unless it has lots of stuff in it or it's really concentrated, like Greek coffee) dried fish products knit fabrics, in general. I prefer natural fibers to man made. Children's stickers (I don't hate them, I just don't use them for anything) Plastic beads I don't do scrapbooking, but I do occasionally use some supplies for making other things Plastic Headbands or any hard headband, they hurt & give me headaches Clip-on earrings, I can't wear them (though, I might be able to use them for something else)

Swapping Stuff

Alright, so I don't really want to do this, but it seems that this needs to be said: I'll keep it short, since I really want Swap-Bot to be fun, for myself & for those I swap with. I really make an effort to make & send things that, based on my partners profile, I think they might like & am careful to follow the rules of each swap, as written. When rating, please rate based on the actual rules of the swap & not perceptions or expectations. When I select/make my item, I have only the rules to go by, anything else would be guess work. I will rate you a 5 if you have followed the rules or have made an effort to let me know that you have an issue (I'll give you a heart, if you've made an extra effort). I don't rate based on assumption, expectation (because you can't read my mind, either) or likes/dislikes. I also don't rate based on extras. It's great if you want to send extras, but don't feel like you have to, to get a good rating. I have enough extra stuff lying around to last a lifetime, just ask my husband, if you don't believe me...

While I'm on the subject, sending early is great & appreciated, but sending on the due date is not the same thing as sending late. A last day to send date, is just that, the last day to send. I'd love to send early, but I work & don't have lots of spare time. Just because I sent it on the due date doesn't mean I threw it together at the last moment. I take care in making everything I send. Period. Even if it's not your style.

Lastly, I find a lot of due dates end up being on a Sunday/a postal holiday. Sometimes it's that it's not Sunday/a holiday for the swap host & sometimes it's because of an oversight. In these cases, I may have to send on the next available day.

The postmark date can often be a later date than the ship day. If I drop something off at the post office on Saturday evening, after work, it may not be postmarked until Monday (or Tuesday, if it's a holiday on Monday). It doesn't mean I didn't ship on time.

Disclaimer: You can read on if you wish. I have left these things up as they were important at some point, but please remember that this occurred in 2013 or before. That has been quite some time to keep holding on to the past. For those that need to know, here's my side of the story: 8/7/13 I've decided to leave Swap Bot, for the most part. I'll finish the swaps I've got going & I might join something here & there, but right now, I'm not sure that I'll ever want to do this again. While I've met many friendly & fun people & received some amazing things, I've also met others who have made this a very unpleasant experience, whatever their motivations might be. I don't want to stick around & become part of some smear campaign, be bashed in the forums or elsewhere on the site, in public or in private. I will resend, if you need me to. I take care & put thought into every swap. I send things that, based on your profile, I think you would like, but this is costing me too much time, money, effort & lastly, distress for me to continue. I refuse to be bullied & I refuse to become a bully. Thank you to all those who have been friendly & sent such amazing things!

Anyway, enough negative stuff, Swap-Bot should be fun. For me, the fun is in the surprise & the challenge of the swap. I really want this to be a fun experience, for everyone. Let the swapping begin :)

About Me

*** 8/14/21 MAIL THIEVES! *** We had mail stolen out of our mailbox, again! I have a bunch of torn envelopes, with nothing in them, that my neighbors found. Some, I've identified & contacted the senders, but others, I can't tell what was in them or where they're from. There may be Swap items among the missing items & there may have been things which were not found by neighbors or that did not have addresses on them. Just in case you've sent something recently and haven't been rated yet


samjowers rated for Zine Go round #6 October 2021 on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Love the fabric squares!!
Comment: I love the mixed media square! It's so unique!! Thanks so much <3
wincejl rated for FTLOC#1-Use your paper scraps #2 -US on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: These are great! Thank you!!
tampatha rated for SHOW US YOUR rubber STAMPS! (9) on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the great ATC. I love the little hand stitching!
Comment: Gotta love your kittens and coffee !
Comment: Oh, I love watching kittens, too! They are so adorable.
Comment: Mmmmm drinking coffee. Mmmmm.
sarahmaus33 rated for Stickers and a Sketch - August on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the drawing you made, it is so amazing!! and I also love the coffee themed stickers โ˜•๏ธโœจ
Comment: Thanks for the replacement journal ! I hope you enjoy yours !
Reading100 rated for Traveling Book Card Round 37 on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for passing on the card and the extras.
Comment: I love how it turned out! Thanks so much!
MellowOda rated for Art Collab #90 add postage on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a great card! Looking forward to updating it and passing it on in the next round!
Comment: OMG....I LOVE THIS GRANNIE!!!! IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! I have never seen a square quite like this with a decorative fabric embroidered on it. THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!
boriquaz rated for AAA: Circles on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card. I wish i had some sewing ability or patience lol. Happy Swapping!
mcorbus rated for ART collab #89 add postage on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Good list and great howling wolf card, thanks.
Comment: Shelley, what a lovely "scrap" package arrived for me! Everything you made is fabulous! Love the bookmark, great papers in the matchbook, and the envelopes are fun!! I always find it amazing when such beautiful things are made from scratch. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I think you and I are on opposite weather patterns! We have had 4 days of almost no rain. A very short sprinkle yesterday. I've had to water the yard twice, 90 degree weather dries the sandy soil quickly. However, supposed to rain on and off today. It's 2:30, and I have yet to see any! Time to go clean the bird cage. Thanks for all the wonderful scrap items - I love them! ๐Ÿ˜
Response: Thank you, I'm so glad you liked everything!
Comment: Shelley! Again, so beautiful! You have such a talent. Thank you so much for remaking this to the correct size. How do you make a stamp?? Really cool. ๐Ÿ™‚
wyrdfae rated for Zine Go round #5 Sept 2021 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: I love this zine and your contribution to it
juliedro rated for Stickers and a Sketch - September on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it! And everything else

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grammypammy on Sep 28, 2021:


Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Pam

chimerix on Sep 3, 2021:

Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful butterfly buttons! I have to find a special project for those and for the others you sent. Aloha!

RAKs only - August

MissPaula on Aug 6, 2021:

Thanks so much for your addition to my surprise collab pc! I love a hand carved stamp and some stitching!

toni on Jul 29, 2021:

Love the postcard prints you sent so much. Many many thanks!

JuneRosebud on Jun 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the DIY strawberry key chain kit RAK on RAKS ONLY USA. Very cute!!

hamsterfarm on Apr 17, 2021:


Welcome to Yarn addicts!

MissCocoa on Apr 4, 2021:

Hello Happy Easter

Kirkdebb on Feb 14, 2021:

Thank you for the hand painted/drawn ATC RAK! I loved looking through all of them. My favorites are the church and the plants. Very nice artwork. Thanks for sharing!

purple24 on Nov 15, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful and unique yarn. I love it. ๐Ÿฅฐ RAKS ONLY USA

thisismeAXiD on Sep 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

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