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Name: calluna
Does your household accumulate lots of dryer lint and empty toilet paper rolls? If you'll turn them into fire-starters for me, (stuff lots of lint inside the roll, fold edges, maybe add some candle wax), I'll happily send you something nice.
Posts: 4598 (1.005 per day)
Position: Craftster God/Goddess
Date Registered: October 08, 2006 03:15:45 PM
Last Active: Today at 06:56:51 AM
Current Status: Offline Offline

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Website: Flickr Photostream (now with over 3000 less images)
Website: And here's the Pinterest.
Website: My ATCs
Website: Ravelry
Website: Blog (non-crafty and rarely updated)

Location: Maryland
Local Time: April 18, 2019 09:30:40 PM

Brief Bio, News in Your Life, etc:
- Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted. - SARK.
- I won't think less of you if you confuse knitting/crocheting, or felting/fulling, or can't remember how to spell "ephemera". Don't let anyone bring you down for it.
- The stuff I've made is really hit-and-miss. I have good ideas but the execution can falter. Regardless of the outcome, a lot of heart, consideration, and time go into every thing I create. I like to share what DIDN'T work for me, in hopes of saving other people some time/supplies/grief by avoiding the same mistakes I made.

Here are some mail art themes I actively fancy!
  • The majestic ____ (Depict something that is never considered "majestic" as being ultra-majestic, without making fun of it.)
  • Unimpressed ungulates
  • Same-sex people being affectionate - Can be platonic or romantic.
  • Mexico - Culture, places, history, nature, etc.
  • World religions
  • Well-dressed and dignified animals
  • An altered playing card - with number and suit left visible on the card - with female nudity created primarily by women--celebrating the female form in all its shapes/colors/sizes, as something more than a commodity for men's viewing pleasure, unlike traditional nudie playing cards. Explore your own issues re nudity and the body, and bring them into your art as much or as little as you want to.
  • A creative representation/interpretation of one of the 4 elements
  • A Creativity Muse, Art Spirit, or a Fairy Godmother of Art/Craft
  • Unorthodog (image of a dog not considered conventionally cute/beautiful, but still is in its own unique, homely way!)
  • Your self-portrait, created in the style of your favorite artist
  • Libraries, books, librarians, archives, etc.
  • Weather or geological/meteorological/tidal phenomena
  • Anything rainbow

My Favorite Crafts To Do: mixed media, handspinning, bookbinding, ATCs, needlework, crochet...it varies
Crafts I Want To Learn: weaving, fancier embroidery, better painting and drawing

My Favorite Projects Made by Me:
12 projects can be listed here
My Favorite Projects Made by Other People:
12 projects can be listed here

Current and/or All Time Favorite Bands: The world is loud, so I am enjoying quiet.
Current and/or All Time Favorite Books: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Prophet, Pronoia Is the Antidote to Paranoia, Gift from the Sea, The Alchemist, Charlotte's Web, The Beauty Myth, SARK's books, Brave New World, Women Who Run with the Wolves, Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City' series
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Personal Swap Availability:
Interested in Doing Personal Swaps: yes

What I Could Make For You:
I'm still developing basic skills in many things, and my interests are mercurial, so just ask

What I'd Like to Receive:
batts or roving for spinning, reusable/sustainable or upcycled goods, a tiny book, mail art, something magical or wondrous, something that means something
Likes And Dislikes For Potential Swap Partners Or Just For Fun:
Things I Love:
kindness, most animals, opalescent/iridescent/interference colors, styles of India and SE Asia and Morocco, playing the ukulele, unexpected wholesomeness, simple joys, solitude, clear turquoise waters, reused/repurposed/upcycled, silly randomness/absurdity, compassion, vintage toys/clothes/baubles/whimsies, holistic wellbeing, intentionality, viable alternatives to petroleum- and animal-derived products, bohemiana (hippy/gypsy style minus the psychedelia), travel and adventures, succulent wild women, magical and wonder-inspiring places/things, Frida, underdogs and ugly ducklings, getting out into nature, the four (five?) elements, Latin America, green living, chocolate, rainbows, librar*

Dislikes, Pet Peeves, Allergies, etc:
dishonesty, nationalist/patriotic stuff, caffeine, shiny silver-plated chain, Mid-century Modern, geometric patterns (with the exception of Islamic art), head/hair accessories that pinch/pull/squeeze, ennui, turtlenecks, puff-paint on clothing, berets, pickled foods, snobbery and elitism, zombie stuff, organized crime, drama-mongering, tobacco smell, cannabis, patronizing sarcasm, strong opinions w/o the knowledge to back them up, most noises from the human world, mold/mildew, morbid-cute, exploitation/taking advantage, horror/gore, camo print, clowns, the biker/bdsm/leather aesthetic, weaponry, dark arts or demonic-themed stuff, politics, most TV, hostility/aggression, 1980s aesthetics, humor that's mean-spirited or at someone else's expense, fragrances/perfumes, child-molester eyeglasses, tourists, my own ignorance
Organized Swaps Involvement:
number of successfully completed swaps = 117
number of swaps currently in progress = 0
number of unsuccessful swaps = 0

Swap NameSwap Start DateParticipation StatusOrganizer CommentsSwap OrganizerSwap Co-Organizer
The Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap06/01/07POSITIVEPositive for August (4), in progress for September.Miss Violaceous 
Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap07/04/07POSITIVEThe July round was calluna's first swap. Great job!Miss Violaceous 
Rainbow Swap07/23/07POSITIVEGreat Swapper, sent lateCraftingPassion 
Postcard Swap Round 408/08/07POSITIVEGreat SwapperTwiztidBlood 
Historical Figures Swap08/13/07POSITIVEstepped in to organize upon absence of organizer. Absolute star!midnightcalluna
Paper/Ephemera Swap 708/31/07POSITIVEsuper swapper sent 2 swapsbalkandina 
secret santa big wish swap09/26/07POSITIVEsent 3 times. great communication.kitschkweengwenyvarr
Ongoing Wish Swap Round 2710/01/07POSITIVEawesome swapperkittykillGrieney
2008 Handmade Calendar Swap10/06/07POSITIVEawesome swapper, good communication, swap angelneverseenblue 
Buy Nothing Swap10/23/07POSITIVE sundayafternoonhousewifeiheartcapnhook
Ongoing Wish Swap Round 2811/01/07POSITIVEAwesome! Sent early.GrieneyDulcinea
Silly Santa White Elephant Swap11/15/07POSITIVEGreat swapper - used dc#s & sent quicklyYarn or Fabric 
Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap (Dec-Jan)12/28/07POSITIVEclaimed 9 times, angeled twice. I think I did well. (:calluna 
Fill a Box VI Supply Swap12/27/07POSITIVE oops creationsgwenyvarr
Make-A-Friend Swap01/01/08POSITIVESent 3 of 3 packages. Sent all packages on time. Great communication.RebelTrendsetterKyrie04
Ongoing Offer What You Have Feb 200801/30/08POSITIVESent 4 times, sent early, great swapper!MareMare 
Silly Swap North America01/15/08POSITIVEfantastic swapper!Yarn or Fabric 
Feminists are Awesome Swap!02/14/08POSITIVEGreat swapper and great communication!the jenya 
Ongoing Wish Swap Round 3203/01/08POSITIVEPositive for Round 32, 33 and 34TwiztidBloodAsphaltQueen
Ongoing Offer-What-You-Have Swap - May0805/03/08POSITIVEorganizercallunapurpleone
Make-A-Friend Swap Round 205/05/08POSITIVESent 3 of 3 packages. Great communication. RebelTrendsetterBugaboo1
Ongoing Offer-What-You-Have Swap - June05/30/08POSITIVEGreat Swapper as always!nofury 
Fill-a-Box 9 Supply Stash Buster Swap08/24/08POSITIVEGreat swapper, sent earlyShadeweaverQuiltersBlock
Shop the Swap09/30/07POSITIVEPositive 18,20,21 sent all claims on time, good communication, great swapper!alteredmommyxladyluckx
Childfree Swap09/25/08POSITIVEGreat swapper! AND an amazing angel!!jungrrlkittykill
DIY Kit Swap Round 1005/02/08POSITIVEThanks for being a swap angel!!!bluwave06Calsters
Paper Crafty Scavenger Hunt10/09/08POSITIVEgreat swapper! excellent communication & sent earlySpottedFrog 
2008 Secret Santa Swap11/23/08POSITIVEOrganizer, claimed 3 peoplecallunapinupmommy
Shop the Swap 2201/05/09POSITIVESent 4 claims on time, great communication, fabulous swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Fill-A-Box Round 1101/01/09POSITIVEGood swapper, sent on time :)ShadeweaverPupper
love/hate atc swap01/13/09POSITIVEgood communication, posted all pics. thanks!craftydame 
Shop the Swap 2301/31/09POSITIVEsent 7 claims on time, great communicationalteredmommyloves2experiment
Ongoing Offer What You Have Feb 200902/02/09POSITIVESent once! Great Swapper!Eliea 
Shop the Swap 2402/28/09POSITIVEsent one claim, great communication, fabulous swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
LGBT & Friends03/01/09POSITIVEGreat swapper!!!Destined To Fail 
Chunky Pages Swap Rd 203/09/09POSITIVEsent early, good swappersheepBlueTwiztidBlood
Shop the Swap 2503/29/09POSITIVEsent 3 claims on time, great communication, fabulous swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap May 0905/04/09POSITIVEterrific swapper, fantastic communication. thank you!lapoli 
Shop the Swap 2605/02/09POSITIVEsent 1 claim on time, great communication, swell Shop the Swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
July 2009 Birthday Swap07/01/09POSITIVEAbsolutely wonderful swapper!Yarn or Fabric 
44 Cents Swap Round 207/24/09POSITIVEAwesome Swapper!Seraphina_de_Sangreraeraethejetplane
Shop the Swap 2907/30/09POSITIVEsent 4 claims on time, great communication, swell shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Ongoing Offer What You Have - August 0908/01/09POSITIVEterrific swapper!lapoli 
Random Swap Round 208/30/09POSITIVEWonderfully random swapper!sunspottedAsphaltQueen
44 cent swap round 309/09/09POSITIVEGreat swapper with two awesome envelopes. Honorable mention for meeting the swap guidelines;lovescluttertattooedcrafter
Ongoing Offer What You Have - September 0909/01/09POSITIVEgreat swapper! lapolioneredboot
Shop the Swap 3109/30/09POSITIVEsent 1 claim on time, great communication, swell shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Ongoing ATC Swap - October 0909/30/09POSITIVEgreat communication, sent 6 claims on time!corduroy cat 
Invite Your Partner Swap round 1410/09/09POSITIVEgreat swapper!! thanks!!superhooker 
Shop the Swap 3210/30/09POSITIVEsent 3 claims on time, good communication, swell shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Ongoing ATC Swap - November 0910/31/09POSITIVEgreat communication, sent 4 claims on time!corduroy cat 
2009 Secret Santa Wish List Swap11/19/09POSITIVESent 4x, rec\'d 2x, used dcs, great swapper :)Yarn or Fabriccalluna
Shop the Swap 3311/29/09POSITIVEsent 3 claims on time, great communication, spectacular shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Ongoing ATC Swap-Decemeber 0911/29/09POSITIVEmade 6 claims, good communication, sent great cards!Oyhana 
Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - January 201001/01/10POSITIVESent three times. Great swapper!gavagai 
Illustrate My Favorite Story01/15/10POSITIVEGreat swapper! Made 3 wonderful pages and sent early!kartiana 
IYP 15 - The Winter Waltz01/02/10POSITIVESend very early. Great swapper.pseudo_pixfreestyle
Art Journal Page01/23/10POSITIVESent Early- great swapper!RougeRaven 
Shop the Swap 3501/31/10POSITIVEsent 5 claims on time, great communication, swell swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Shop the Swap 3602/28/10POSITIVEsent 1 claim on time, great communication, fantabulous swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Ongoing ATC Swap-March 1002/28/10POSITIVEorganizer, 2 claimscalluna 
Shop the Swap 3703/31/10POSITIVEsent 2 claims, great communication, fantabulous shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Shop the Swap 3804/30/10POSITIVEsent 2 claims, great communication, super shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
One Tiny LGBTQ Thing Swap06/11/10POSITIVEGreat swapper! Very astute, and very positive.astrangeone 
July 2010 Birthday Swap07/01/10POSITIVEsent 3 gifts, awesome swapperTroubleT 
Shop the Swap 4006/30/10POSITIVEsent 8 claims, great communication, fabulous shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Shop the Swap 4108/01/10POSITIVEsent 1 claim, good communication, super shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
ATC Small Grab Bag Swap07/27/10POSITIVEgreat swappertinybits 
Shop the Swap 4208/31/10POSITIVEsent 2 claims, great communication, super shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
One Tiny Book Swap08/31/10POSITIVEGreat swapper!!!Noooprettyinpaisley
Ongoing ATC Swap-September 201009/01/10POSITIVEmade 2 claims, sent great cards, good communication!Oyhana 
STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 209/19/10POSITIVESuper STS Secret Santa! Thanks for spoiling your swap partner!!oneredbootloves2experiment
Shop the Swap 4309/30/10POSITIVEsent 2 claims, great communication, swell shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Journal for a month swap10/24/10POSITIVEco organized and was AMAZING help with this swap! Also sent a wonderful package to her partner and had fabulous communication!SwapMod 
Shop the Swap 4411/01/10POSITIVE alteredmommyloves2experiment
Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - Nov. 201010/31/10POSITIVESent five times! Great swapper and co-organizer!gavagaicalluna
Shop the Swap 4511/30/10POSITIVE alteredmommyloves2experiment
OTT Up Swap12/02/10POSITIVEAmazing crafter and swapper!lilbandadeSpitZ09
Ongoing ATC Swap December 201012/01/10POSITIVEMade 3 claims. :) Great swapper!wideeyedlifepixieval
IYP17 Happy New Year01/01/11POSITIVE gatheredthreadssweety28303
Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - January 201101/02/11POSITIVESent once. Great swapper! Also did a fantastic job co-organizing!gavagaicalluna
Shop the Swap 4802/28/11POSITIVE alteredmommyloves2experiment
4.95 Swap AKA Fill a Small Flat Rate Box R302/18/11POSITIVESent Early, good communication!TheSapphireMoonlindyv321
Wicked Circus Altered Tin Swap03/03/11POSITIVESent an incredibly wicked tin before the deadline with good communication.cacklerackycoo
Shop the Swap 4903/31/11POSITIVE alteredmommyloves2experiment
Shop the Swap 5005/01/11POSITIVEsent 2 claims, great communication, fantabulous shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
May 2011 Birthday Swap05/01/11POSITIVEFabulous non-bday swapper! Thank you!kaz814 
Shop the Swap 5106/01/11POSITIVEsent 2 claims, great communication, fabulous shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
June 2011 Birthday Swap06/01/11POSITIVEsent 1 birthday package, great birthday swapper!TroubleT 
July 2011 Birthday Swap07/01/11POSITIVEGreat swapper. Sent 4x, rec\'d 3x. Sent on time! Great comm.kaz814 
Wizard of Oz OTT Swap07/12/11POSITIVESent on timeJillhogan 
IYP 20 Winter Chillin Cotillion02/11/12POSITIVE luckdragonDesignVigilante
March 2012 Birthday Swap03/01/12POSITIVEsent 1 birthday package, great birthday swapper!TroubleT 
Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - May 201205/01/12POSITIVEsent 4 times, awesome swapper!corduroy catgavagai
Ongoing ATC Swap June 201205/31/12POSITIVEMade 4 claims, great communication, sent amazing ATCs!jillybeansgozer
July 2012 Birthday Swap07/01/12POSITIVEsent 2 birthday claims, awesome swapper!TroubleT 
Prayer Flag Swap07/06/12POSITIVESent a wonderful prayer flag on time, good communication, great swapper!Leslieshappyheartsusanab
Ongoing ATC swap for JULY 201207/01/12POSITIVE redstar13 
STS Winter Market 201209/16/12POSITIVEsent 5 claims, great winter market shop!alteredmommyloves2experiment
STS Winter Market 201409/26/14POSITIVEsent 4 claims, fantastic shop the swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
ONGOING ATC SWAP - JANUARY 2015 01/01/15POSITIVESent 2 lovely cards with great communication!kosmicgirl 
Yet Another TM Patch Swap R401/11/15POSITIVEGreat swapper! Sent early! Great communication!craftADDchick 
Yet Another TM Patch Swap Round 504/30/15POSITIVESent early, wonderful swapper!!Watsonc7 
Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap Round 107/29/15POSITIVEGreat swapper! Sent 2 claims.craftADDchickWatsonc7
July, August, September 2015 Birthday Swap!07/23/15POSITIVEBirthday swapper. Thanks for joining!BriannaB03 
Ongoing ATC Swap January 201612/31/15POSITIVESent 3 wonderful ATCs with great communication!jillybeans 
STS Spring Market 201704/02/17POSITIVEsent 6 claims, fantastic Shop the Swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Craftster Trading Card Swap #204/02/17POSITIVEAwesome swap and swapper - sent earlySmmarrt 
ONGOING ATC SWAP -- May 201705/01/17POSITIVESent a cool card. Thank you for playing!rockingbearranch 
Abandoned Art Swap Rd 207/26/17POSITIVEawesome swapper! sent beautiful messages to be put out in the worldsheepBlue 
STS Winter Market 201709/10/17POSITIVESent 8 claims, awesome Shop the Swapper!alteredmommyloves2experiment
Secret Santa Wishlist and Charity Swap11/07/17POSITIVEOrganizer, sent 3 packagescallunaSmeddley
Secret Santa-in-July Wishlist Swap06/15/18POSITIVEOrganizer, didn\'t officially participate otherwise.callunaSmeddley
Invite Your Partner Fall 201809/17/18POSITIVE kittykill 
Winter Book Swap 11/09/18POSITIVE kittykill 
Little Good Things Swap11/24/18POSITIVEco-organized & sent a lovely packagethanatecalluna

(Note that this system was started on April 26, 2005 so it doesn't contain complete data for prior to April 26, 2005. Every attempt has been made, however, to enter all the Negative Feedback for prior to April 26, 2005 based on old records that were kept.)

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