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girlpirate

girlpirate
Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: September 2, 2018
Birthday: February 27
Country: United States
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About Me

IMPORTANT NOTE!:

I AM USING AN DROID TETHER TO ACCESS THE INTERNET.

This does NOT WORK well for Swap-Bot. My connection CRAWLS so slowly, and pages barely load. This issue is between my phone and SB. I am fortunately to be on right now. :)

PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL!

If you have a question about a swap, please e-mail me! I know I messed up a few, and I had some crap stolen. It has been a hellish year for me. I can direct you to a blog post with all the info, but first and foremost, I want anyone who is missing anything, to get their stuff! I can re-send anything missing IMMEDIATELY. I also have some swap resends all ready to ship - I just need to chat with you!

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I hope to hear from you soon!

Your patience, understanding and kindness is SO APPRECIATED! I have been fairly devastated by a handful of "in real life" issues. Please know I am not a flaker and will have everything fixed IMMEDIATELY.

I cannot access Swap-bot regularly until October 1st.

And for my own organization, would prefer all missing swap information be sent to my [email protected] address.

Thank you!

✿ Profile last updated: 09-22-2010. ✿

A few notes:

  • I very much appreciate quality over quantity, and would be thrilled with just a couple/few nice, well thought out items vs. a big box of dollar store/bin (or cheap, discount store) items thrown together in haste. I hope that doesn't sound harsh/stuck up, but I have been receiving a lot of boxes stuffed with random dollar store goods and poor quality stuff for package swaps (stuff that is cheap and unusable, or that barely fits my interests), and it is sooo disappointing to receive. Most recently I received a swap like this for a high value profile-based swap that I signed up for in honor of my birthday. It was so disappointing that I cried upon opening it. Please give me the consideration that I would, without a doubt, give you. It will be truly appreciated and my gratitude would be immense. :)

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  • (I do realize that some nice items can be found in dollar stores and am not completely opposed to receiving something that came from one. All I ask is that if you choose something(s) for me there, choose something that really suits my interests and is of decent quality... and don't send a whole $15 swap of DS items. :))

Please spell my name correctly. :(

I have been receiving a lot of swaps, notes, etc, with my name spelled wrong. It is K i r s t i or even just Kiki will do. :)

If you have not received...

If something hasn't arrived and you are concerned, please message me before rating! I always send! If you're worried about a swap, please contact me. I want to make sure you receive and are happy and will make right any mail-related snafus. I can also track some of my US sends, so I can check up on slow things.

I am a slow rater, because I like to take time and write nice, grateful and well thought out ratings. Feel free to give me a nudge if you're worried, but I will rate once I have a chance to sit down and dedicate the time to give you the appreciation and recognition you deserve.

Cigarette smoke allergy alert:

Smoke smell and residue is bad news for me and my delicate, asthmatic lungs. Please do your best to keep the odor out of swaps sent to me. It will save me lots of discomfort and breathing problems. Thanks!

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My name is Kirsti, but my friends call me Kiki. :)

I'm autistic (Aspergers).

I am a 29.

By day I create custom cakes for a small bakery in Seattle. By night I am a jewelry maker/designer (and compulsive bead hoarder). I run my own business (an Etsy store) where I am selling my jewelry pieces. I love to accumulate things and create things. I also do freelance photography/portraits part time. And climb trees. I hope to eventually do something with my passion for writing and get published. I am constantly working on a novel or two, as well as short stories.

I am newly married to this awesome guy, and we just bought a house!

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I have two cats. I am a cat lady and I love them dearly. Oliver is an orange tabby and Lilo is a big ol' round tortie.

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Favorite Crafts

Cake & frosting!

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Beads! I make a lot of jewelry - earrings, necklaces, big funky rings, bracelets, headbands and hair clips. I love making items in sweet, vintage styles or bold Harajuku style. I have been playing with beads since I was old enough to not eat on them or choke on them. ;)

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I love paper crafts like card making, sewing (super newbie), painting (watercolors), drawing (my style is kind of comic-book-esque), making ATCs, matchboxes.

I love to write and always have a novel or two in the works. Fiction, mostly.

I am an avid photographer and have several cameras. I do freelance shoots mostly with rock bands or children. My camera are: a Canon 40D and a Canon Powershot S90. I love them both and would highly recommend them to anyone looking.

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Stuff I Love!

Kawaii! I absolutely love it! I am not super picky about kawaii...if it is cute, I love it. I love Korean kawaii. I love stickers, flakes, memos, pens, etc. I am just starting to collect cabochons, beads, charms, decotape, lettersets, pens, pencils, etc. I'd be thrilled to receive any of those items. :)

My favorite kawaii themes: food (not real) with faces, cute poo, kitties, hearts, stars, candies, cupcakes, octopuses, penguins, rainbows, clouds, weather, toast, fruits, veggies, cupcakes and tofu. I'm a huge fan of Jetoy cats and can't find that stuff here and have trouble finding it on-line. I'll gladly swap for it!

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Favorite media/movies & TV: MAS*H, House, True Bloom, Star Wars... I love items related to these things. :)

Candy: I like plain milk chocolate, or chocolate with caramel. I don't like dark chocolate, and am allergic to coconut and nuts. I love fruit candies like Skittles, Starbursts, gummies, anything Wonka, etc. Non-US candies are very exciting for me and would be a joy to receive!

Colors & combos: bright colors, jewel tones, purple... pink and green, pink and brown and any unique, quirky color combo that one wouldn't normally put together (green/orange, for example). I am not into drab colors unless they are accented with something bold or unless I sign up for a swap specifically with that theme.

Items from others countries: I love receiving little unique things that I can't get in the US. It is as close as I can get to traveling for now, and receiving any of the following would make me absolutely giddy. :) --- Chocolates, fruity candies, your pocket change (or your really old pocket change/collectible coins), newspaper clippings, law enforcement patches, magazines, postcards, unused stamps, souvenir pens, keychains, trinkets and magnets.

Maneki neko/lucky cats: I love these. I love anything with a lucky kitty on it. Art, stickers, paper, figurines, jewelry, absolutely anything. I am collecting the figurines.

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I collect, and would be thrilled to receive: tourist keychains (quality, metal, shiny ones), tourist magnets (3d/quality ones, not flat photo magnets), postcards from where you live (written on). 3" action figures (especially Star Wars** and I am always looking to expand my clone trooper stash), maneki neko/lucky cat *anything, pens (funky, unique, regular or tourist pens... I love them all!), kawaii (see above for details), stickers, matchboxes and nicely made ACTs.

Make-up: I love make-up! I am trying to collect pigments currently. I love girly, brightly colored make-up. ★ Nail polish, eyeliner, eye shadow and lip glosses are my favorites. ★ I love nice make-up (MAC, Eyeko, etc).

★ Please do not send me dollar store make-up. I know there are many great "cheap" brands, and use them often (I love me some Wet & Wild!), but my luck with dollar store brands has been bad. The lipglosses are clumpy and the NYX shadow give some hives. I won't have a use for it so please don't send it.

Craft stuff: I love pretty much any crafty or artistic tidbits! The shinier, the better. Here is a listing of stuff I enjoy:

Art pens, pencils, lace, trim, craft punches, patterned paper pieces (any size, even super small bits), Prisma Color Markers, watercolors (tubes, pencils, cakes), glitter (quality, not cheap/kid type... super fine or shapes are my favorite), sequins, shaped confetti, rhinestones, beads (glass, metal, stone, pearl, crystal, quality lucite - no pony beads/cheap stuff), vintage/broken jewelry tidbits in good condition, charms, stickers, buttons, ribbons, brads, eyelets, embellishments, paper/fabric flowers, ATC blanks, gears and old watch parts, watch keys, origami paper ephemera (especially vintage!), fabric, buttons, ink pads, clear stamps and glitter paint/glue.

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Other things I love: Japanese things, cute girl-cut t-shirts or tanktops (size small or medium), soft and fuzzy socks, weird socks, unique socks, candles, incense, music/mp3 CDs, hair accessories, funky necklaces, magazine articles/clippings, foreign magazines, ATCs, matchboxes, whimsy jars, memo pads, stationary, blank notecards, anything with my name "Kiki" on it, postcards, post-it notepads, list pads (I use these for most of my swap notes!), old skeleton keys, phone straps, lucky cat figurines (especially the super tiny ones), lilacs (the flowers or the scent!), Toki Doki.

I love little knickknacks and oddities, especially the kind of stuff that you can hang up.I have a little strip with hooks for my funky trinkets, straps and key chains.

Themes/styles I love:

Stars!, polka dots, plaids, kitschy, bright colors, stripes, unique color combinations, weather (rain, clouds, rainbows, sun, etc), anything cupcake, Japanese items/style, cherry blossoms, weird/unique things, girly things, Harajuku style, Lady Gaga style, hibiscus, palm trees, anything tropical, dinosaurs, pirates, Egyptian things, flowers, kitties, swirly/floral patterns, bunnies, science fiction.

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Wishlist!

I see this on a lot of profiles, so I thought I would add one too.

Handmade:

  • pretty matchboxes
  • kawaii matchboxes
  • pretty whimsy jar
  • kawaii whimsy jar
  • kawaii plushies/stuffies in any of my favorite kawaii themes (poo, kitties, octopus, rainbows/clouds, octopuses, cupcake)
  • an amigurumi (I would love an octopus, cupcake, bunny or anything else super cute)
  • profile-based ATCs

Non-handmade:

  • stamp carving blocks
  • cute push pins
  • MAC pigments
  • Eye make-up
  • souvenir/kawaii pens
  • Hannari Tofu anything!
  • lace and trim, any lengths
  • wide decotape
  • old gears/watch parts (for jewelry making, art)
  • old coins from countries other than the US (pre 1940s) in any condition. I just get a kick out of old stuff.
  • old skeleton keys
  • Toki Doki stationary
  • cute cupcake liners
  • milk chocolate bar from country other than US/Canada
  • gift cards: Target, Michael's, JoAnn's
  • New or used blind box toy (I have never had one)
  • 3" Star Wars clone trooper action figures, new or used... I am building an army.
  • cabochons of any type... vintage, glass, kawaii, colorful, glass, plastic, etc.
  • metal or plastic flower stacking components
  • liquid eyeliner: yellow, orange, pink, lime green, kelly green, gold, silver, dark blue, copper, any color with glitter...
  • anything from or inspired by my Etsy favorites. :)

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Matthew

My husband, Matthew, is awesome! He is a law enforcement officer and hot air balloon pilot. He even owns his own balloon, which is currently parked in our garage. :) He is very jealous of my many swap packages, and is always excited when someone thinks of him and throws in a treat.

He loves: old coins, police patches, candy, chocolate, hot air balloons, dragons, Xbox 360, postcards, incense, but mostly candy.

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Flakers :(

I hate having to add this section, but...

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Thank you so much to the kind and wonderful people who have angeled for me! You guys are amazing. :)

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Dislikes

  • nuts (allergies)
  • coconut (allergies)
  • dark chocolate or chocolate with fruit (I like plain milk chocolate or with caramel or mint... I am pretty simplistic with me chocolate).
  • shiny gold (antique brass is ok)
  • wool makes me die (allergies)
  • religious stuff/angels/crosses
  • dark, drab or gothy-themed things
  • dollar store make-up
  • dollar store/bin knickknacks unless it really suits me or my style/interests and is of decent quality (ie; does not look like it came from a dollar store). I am getting really tired of receiving boxes full of stuff I won't use from dollar stores.
  • shoddy handmade items
  • Disney, Diddl, most non-kawaii cartoons, etc
  • cheap plush toys ...unless it is kawaii or an octopus (items I collect and would love!) I have no use/place for stuffed animals.
  • pearler bead crafts
  • dottee dolls
  • Spiral-bound notebooks/notepads (I don't "dislike" these so much as I don't use them often and currently have received more than enough to suit my needs for years :)).

  • Cigarette smoke (asthma/severe allergy)

If you're a smoker, please try to avoid the odor on things you send me.

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Private Trades

I love doing private trades! I would love to trade with established members.

I can offer:

  • Handmade, quality jewelry in vintage styles, Harajuku styles as well as kawaii necklaces and earrings. See my Etsy store for items I have available now, or the "SOLD" section for more ideas of what I can make. I would love to make you something custom for trade!

  • Custom bead mixes using your favorite themes and colors. I can make them as small or as big as you like! Examples on my Flickr.

  • American candies!

I will also soon have a Flickr set of items I have up for trade. Check back shortly. :)

I like to trade items for profile surprises, gift cards or quality art/crafts/jewelry supplies that pertain to my interests.

I will occasionally trade for handmade, but I can be really picky about trading for art or handmade, as I would only want items I can/would display in my home in some way. Having a Flickr or an Etsy I can look at would be ideal.

Newbies, I would be happy to swap small items such as letters and postcards with you to help you get your ratings up. Drop me a PM!

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Ratings

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Comment: Unfortunately, I'm adding a one here as well. I have attempted to contact you here, and have emailed you a few times at the given email. With no response. I have been patient, though I feel that both my patience and the patience of other swappers has been abused. I will re-rate if this swap is received.
TheJuiceBox rated for Sticker Swap! #2 on Dec 13, 2010
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Comment: Like others, I hate to do this, but the send date for this swap was back in June and based on communication, I felt that something would have arrived by now (first parcel was lost), but nothing has shown up and the last few e-mails I sent haven't been responded too. I will change if/when something arrives.
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Comment: Like others, I hate to do this, but the send date for this swap was back in April and based on communication, I felt that something would have arrived by now (first parcel was lost), but nothing has shown up and the last few e-mails I sent haven't been responded too. I will change if/when something arrives.
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Comment: Sorry I have to do this, I hope that you are ok and I still hope to receive my package soon, but it's been now more almost six months! I will happily change this rating if I ever receive something!
RoseTinted rated for Maneki Neko Swap! =^.^= on Oct 27, 2010
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Comment: I'm not sure what's happened to this swap, I thought you were resending but I haven't heard from you in a while. I've emailed you and msgd you on facebook but haven't heard back. I will completly re-rate when I receive, I hate to do this, just thought I ought to rate you as May is a really long time ago now.
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Comment: Thanks Kirsti. :)
Rhinoa rated for Sticker Swap! on Aug 10, 2010
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Comment: I just realised that the stickers with the ATC were the ones for this swap. Shame it took 2 go's to get to me but thanks for sending again.
Response: I am really disappointed that you would rate me down. I have been in touch with you via email, not PM as it is hard to get online. It is a pile of stickers there is just no reason I would not have sent it. The other one arrived. But whatever.
Rhinoa rated for Kawaii ATC - Weather Theme! on Jul 29, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for resending and the extra sticker flakes. I will let you know when the other swap arrives.
nobelli rated for Sticker Swap! on Jun 16, 2010
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paillettes rated for Spring Card Swap on Jun 16, 2010
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Comment: thanks for the cute card :)
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Comment: I am soooo glad this isnt lost because its the most amazing collections of beads and goodies ever! I cant wait to bead when I get home from work tonight. I LOVE YA!
Response: WHAT! Omg I can't believe it arrived. I saw the ratings notification and thought you had given me a 1 and was about to cry. lol YAY!
VetTechMommy rated for Spring Card Swap on Jun 7, 2010
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Comment: It finally arrived today..yay! Very cute..thank-you!
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Comment: I absolutely love the card that you made for me, it's just fantastic! Thank you thank you thank you so much!!! <3
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Comment: thank you! love all the little bits and pieces, especially the cat bead!
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Comment: Yeah!! It arrived today. Well worth the wait. Thank you for a great package. The post date is 4/13/10. Hopefully your P.O. will pick up its speed soon.lol. Thanks again, Connie
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies. Its nice to be spoiled :)
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: OMG thank you so much for this HUGE bag of gummy bunnies, I can't wait to eat them all! And I also love the rainbow Twizzlers, they look almost too cute to eat, haha! Thanks for angeling the pick 2 tag, I really love your kawaii hairpins, they are adorable! And the memo ist so sweet! You are awesome, girl, thanks a lot! :D
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Comment: thanks so much for the seeds.Good luck with your new yard ! Peace and Happy swapping !
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Comment: thanks! can't wait to plant the seeds :)

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Comments

whatsherface on Sep 21, 2010:

Attention Partners of @girlpirate

Kiki is still having internet woes so she cant read her swap-bot messages. If you email her at: [email protected] she can get back to you about your swaps. She is working very hard on fixing them all one at a time. Please email Kiki with the swap and your address, and tell her how much swap-bot misses her and that we hope she will be back and peachy soon!

thehappyhoneybee on Sep 18, 2010:

Hi Kiki! AS a fellow baker and paper crafter, I thought you might like to check out our new swap Halloween Cupcake Toppers!

Hope you will join if you can. Cheers,

Mimi

whatsherface on Aug 31, 2010:

ATTENTION KIKIS PARTNERS Kiki has limited availability of internet, but she still has her android phone. She cant check swapbot as easily as she can her flickr or facebook, but she will rate everyone as soon as she can and misses Swapbot very very much! And we miss her too!

nadithings on Aug 3, 2010:

hi kiki!

i hope u are getting better.. ;D

anyway, just wondering if u have received my harajuku handmade necklace yet? oh i really hope its not lost.. let me know.. and if u want to see the necklace i made, u can have a look at my flickr!

take care! NADI

RyeRye on Jul 28, 2010:

staceyb on Jul 1, 2010:

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provadia on Jun 24, 2010:

Yay! I'm so happy you like the Tofu stuffie doll! I received the HG WTA that you ordered from sweet surprises today! Thanks so much!! Sorry about that confusion! ♥

missstamper on Jun 17, 2010:

Thank you. I will be watching my mailbox! :)

exousia on Jun 10, 2010:

Hello Kirsti! Just wanted to drop you a line and see how your week is going.

<3 Michelle exo

missstamper on Jun 9, 2010:

Just letting you know that I tagged you in the Octopus' Garden for a $5 profile tag. I sent you a PM with my address, but I just read on your profile that you may not be checking messages. Smiles!

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