Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 9:41 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: June 22, 2022
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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Hi! My name is Leah (she/her) and I'm a crafty gal from Maryland. I love to DIY and tinker with things and I'm generally a big ol' nerd. I love to read, craft, and spend time with my spouse, young daughter, and my punk-ass cat.

January 2022: I’m gradually returning to the world of crafting and swapping after a long hiatus…lots of family stuff and health stuff unfortunately, but all is well now. I’ll start hosting swaps and adding new members to Weirder Every Day soon!

I like paper crafts, polymer clay, jewelry-making, and shrink plastic. Sometimes I sew stuff, or make assemblages. I recraft new jewelry from vintage components. Sometimes I make zombie art dolls out of Barbies. Just a little bit of everything, I’m a filthy casual.

Id love to do private swaps, just PM me!

Things I love

Heres the kinds of themes and things that I love:

  • kitschy and weird crap - bring it on! I LOVE weird stuff.
  • handmade, vintage, and repurposed jewelry
  • anti-racism and diversity themes. Black Lives Matter!
  • pin-ups and saucy ladies
  • Pagan/Wiccan images
  • thrifting and garage sales
  • LGBTQA themes - love is love
  • kawaii (I like Chococat, Pusheen, cactus kitties or anything Tokidoki, Lisa Frank, and Gudetama. My daughter likes Pusheen, Toca Boca, Animal Crossing, Gudetama, LOL dolls, Monster High, and all Tokidoki)
  • feminists and strong women
  • almost anything Halloween, especially if it’s retro or mystical. I love to receive Halloween things any time of the year.
  • Christmas - especially retro designs from the 40s - 70s
  • mid-century modern design
  • Japanese style florals
  • things with tiny cute faces (teeny coffee cups with beensy faces!)
  • Native American style (modern or historical)
  • sci-fi and fantasy themes (Discworld, Watchmen...any Worm/Parahumans fans out there?)
  • I love animals -- especially cats, birds, stingrays, seahorses, pangolins, capybaras, puffins, quails... (if possible I’d prefer to avoid images of sharks, crickets, and roaches).
  • pears and pear-flavored things
  • chocolate anything, especially super-dark

My favorite color is pale turquoise/aqua. I also love dark red, orange, teal, neon pink, and black. But I’m good with pretty much any color.

Art: I like to dabble in different styles, and I try to tailor my swaps to the styles my swap partner likes. I usually read my partners’ profiles to get clues about what they might like, and then I go from there. To the best of my ability, imma pick up what you’re puttin’ down!

I’m usually drawn to colorful, grunge-y, messy art; but also art with some elements of fantasy or storytelling. Right now I like Tim Holtz, Mab Graves, Roxane Coble (bybun), Bonnie Bishoff, Shanna van Maurik (nogobed), Kat + Roger, e bond/ roughdrAftbooks.

I’m usually not so hot on the “live-laugh-love” type of messaging, but I do appreciate the good vibes behind it. I really appreciate anything that shows some effort and attention!

Top Wishes

Heres my favorite craft supplies I love to receive:

  • hand painted or drawn backgrounds to use in ATCs and mixed media project. Tiny interesting scraps are great too!

  • odd little flattish doodads

  • thin fibers and lace for mixed media projects

  • costume jewelry parts - vintage, Southwestern, punk, sculptural, rhinestone animal pins, Christmas pins and earrings, etc...stained or broken is fine

  • anything in vintage 60s/70s floral patterns. Give me your fugly florals!

  • altered art and art dolls

  • personalized address labels and swap tags

  • plaid, dark and moody florals, glittery

  • paper/stickers/whatever with Hello Kitty, Tokidoki, Monster High/Ever After High, LOL Surprise!

But I don't really need

  • Christian-themed things (no offense! It's just that Im not Christian)

  • scrapbook and planner things - I just don’t use any of that stuff. Special exception if it’s that washi tape that just says “I’m so busy I’m so busy” because that is ALWAYS hilarious

  • anything that smells of tobacco or incense

  • kiddie stuff - unless its kitschy, kawaii, or unintentionally creepy!

  • most tea except mint or green tea. Otherwise you may want to save it for someone who can enjoy it properly.

Favorite Television

Watchmen, Stranger Things, Infinity Train, The Boys, What We Do In The Shadows, Teen Titans Go! Semi-obsessed with K-zombie series like Kingdom and All Of Us Are Dead (hit me up if you want to fangirl with me!)

Favorite Books

My latest fave authors: John Scalzi, Diana Rowland, Mira Grant, Madeline Ashby, Jim Butcher, Terry Pratchett, Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, Walter Mosley, Wildbow. Im slowly but happily making my way through the Parahumans series.


Comment: Thanks very much for the cute mini house! I love how you used a stamp for the window. Very fun to make and receive♥️
Opalsoul13 rated for The Washi R.A.I.N.B.O.W on Jun 1, 2022
MelissaLB rated for The Washi R.A.I.N.B.O.W on May 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the interesting washi. The tarot washi is amazing! I also love the extra tarot card.
Angie rated for WED: Unusual Pet Postcard on May 27, 2022
Comment: If we could, we would, right? (have dinosaurs as pets). Hee hee. Thank you for the very lovely postcard. The saddle does look like a chicken - but that just makes me want to ride that dino. LOL. Thanks for exchanging with me!
ChinaCat rated for WED: Add-A-Creature Altered PC on May 19, 2022
Comment: I LOVE my post card! And I checked out CalamityWare.com too. Thank you for giving me another place to spend too much money. ha ha! Etsy is already killing me. =)
Comment: Thanks fot the great card! Even though Arya isn't one of my favorite characters I like the card a lot. (It's still a bummer the world wasn't able to read ALL books first.) Take care!
Comment: Thank you for these - sorry I am rating so late, not sure how this escaped the "to rate" pile!
Piccolo rated for CPG Filled Easy Origami Pocket - US on May 6, 2022
Comment: Thanks Leah! I love your cute pockets and Kiki washi! Oh my!!!❤️ Thanks so much!
BlueberryLady rated for RAKS ~ April on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: I got 2 envies so far, love the Twine and your note and Love the basket Stickers and Thank you too for the Vintage type buttons, charms and Stamps ! I use old oak picnic baskets to store stuff in...I think I have 3 ( somewhere ).Envie #3 arrived 4/22/2022. Love the Hanky, Wide Washi Tape and all the Rest of the Neat Little items to use in Crafting. Hugs from Rainy Ohio this morning.
Bobbie rated for WED: Sticker Swap - US on Apr 20, 2022
Comment: Love everything! such a happy day in the mail. I can't thank you enough for such cool stickers and the Blythe Postcard just perfect. Thank you thank you thank you. I'd give you 10 hearts and stars if I could!
CraftyShana76 rated for WTL: Sample de-stash Q2-2022 on Apr 15, 2022
Comment: TYSVM! Love the washi you sent along with the little extras!!
Spritsy rated for WED: Handmade Postcard (Intl.) on Apr 10, 2022
Comment: I LOVE this postcard!! You are a very talented collage artist, and the artwork on this card really fits my "aesthetic" :D Thanks so much <3
lefisher9227 rated for De-stash swap #16 on Apr 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you :)
Mlhadder rated for WED: Yay We Frens Now on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Oh my goodness! You outdid yourself! Thank you so much for the pretties. I usually will buy my stickers either off amazon or through Etsy. Sometimes I'll get lucky and find some at goodwill of all places :D I also set about writing this an hour ago, but one of my cats, Marshmallow decided since I've been at work all day, it was hold the Prince time :D He finally let me get to my duties today.
MuggleMom rated for MMPC - 3 Layer - Any type of art on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: The Eye of the Tiger starting playing in my head when I got your HMPC. Breaking out my leg warmers later today, lol! Thank you for the happy mail! Loved that you used the Tiger stamp too xxMuggleMom
HeidiJean rated for CPG QUICKIE: 5 Washi Samples - US on Apr 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I love the arrow washi- my family is big into archery!
crochetjunkie rated for Washi Destash Q1 2022 on Apr 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: Leah, I LOVE the two ink box cards you sent -- both the kitschy one & the one full of wavy, fiber-y, rabbit-y goodness. Thank you so much for the great note, too; I loved reading about your inspiration and construction. And you were correct: I *really* like the house sticker sheet extra you sent; it's totally me. I appreciate you sooo much! ♥
djcamp04 rated for CPG: EASY Paper bag clutch on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: I’m so sorry for late rate! Must have got sidetracked. I loved how your clutch turned out! The colors are so pretty. You did a great job on it. ❤️
January rated for on Mar 26, 2022
Comment: What an absolute pleasure and treasure! (Actually, like a treasure hunt, to discover all the little pockets and goodies throughout!) I'm glad I waited to open it so that I could take my time and appreciate the time and work that you put into making this swap so wonderful for this lucky partner :) I'm going to have lots of fun using all these pieces. Thank you!

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bbsporty on Jun 20, 2022:

Thank you for you very generous May RAK #1 washi destash!

bbsporty on Jun 20, 2022:

Thank you for the wonderful May RAK #1 of a washi destash!!

lyssathemermaid on Jun 17, 2022:

Thank you for all of the washi from the RAKS ONLY USA May giant washi destash! I love them all and the mermaid one is beautiful! The nautical sailing one made me smile, too, as my father is a boat builder in Newport 🥰

tatntole on Jun 16, 2022:

Thank you for the wonderful paper doilies granting one of my RAK wishes. The ones in Halloween colors will definitely get used around Halloween.

simcoe54 on Jun 12, 2022:

Cat and sticker RAK -- Thanks so much for the package of cat items and stickers. Also for the lovely postcards.

kiddomerriweather on Jun 5, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG RAK of cat goodies and unusual playing cards for my collection! I am so thrilled! It was so incredibly sweet of you to think of me. =D

BusyB on Jun 4, 2022:

Thank you Leah for the envie of cat goodies CPG Rak! Happy mail inside and out! I will use it all and can't wait to play. <3

BusyB on May 29, 2022:

Thank you for the profile bling birthday wish! :)

circularlogic on May 23, 2022:

Thank you for the woodland items! They are so wonderful and helpful in my creating! Have a great day! {RAKS only wish}

LadyJo on May 20, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome RAKS ONLY USA wishes you sent my way! The ABC stickers will be great, but love to have the stencil on hand for when I don't have stickers! Great Idea! Also like the Flag and Nautical items. The postcards are awesome! Thanks so much!

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