Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2019 10:06 am


Date Joined: February 20, 2019
Last Online: September 20, 2019
Birthday: May 20
Country: United States

Who Am I?

My name is Abby and I'm a bored artist watching my twenties fade away working a desk job. Please spice up my life with some happy mail!

I'm an avid reader, anywhere from 60-100 books a year. I love to curl up with my fluffy Maine Coon cat named Chowder and read until we both pass out. I also have a bratty black cat named Jafar who can turn you to stone with his glare.

I love collecting washi tape. I have a ginormous collection (over 1000 tapes!) of rare and weird washi tapes & I love to share! If you have a special interest I can find a washi in my collection for it! Open to private swaps- message me!

I'm getting really into typewriters lately! I have a Royal Touch Control model from the 1930's and I love writing letters on it, it's very satisfying.

Send me these!

Goodies- Art prints, postcards (I love illustrated, art or vintage postcards, don't like photo/view/tourist cards), letter sets, writing paper, patterned paper, postal stamps, ephemera, string/ yarn samples (I love Avril yarn!) stamped images, handmade envelopes, enamel pins.

Themes/ Aesthetic- All shades of green, bright colors, watercolors, abstract patterns, nature/botanical, creepy, Halloween, skeletons, plague doctors, bizarre/surreal, sweary or crass, butts/nudes, 420, cityscapes, graffiti, grunge, illustrated landscapes, rainy day, daily life/monotony, outer space (especially Saturn- my swapbot namesake!)

Animals- Cats, alpacas, insects, raccoons, skunks, pandas, birds (crows, ravens, owls, seagulls, parrots) field guide illustrations.

Rare animals like Tapirs! Okapis! Axolotls! Capybaras! Sloths! Walruses! Quokkas! Lemurs! Pufferfish! Blobfish!

Characters/ Fandoms- Gudetama, BT21 especially TATA, Studio Ghibli, One Punch Man, Mob Psycho, My Hero Academia.

Tea- Jasmine Green and Earl Gray are my faves.

My Creative Interests

Papercraft (flipbooks, zines, creative happy mail)

Art journaling, collage, mixed media.

Block printing/ printmaking/ hand carving stamps (would love to trade & swap with anyone who is interested!)

Typewriting letters

Watercolor, paint pens, gouache.

Fave Movies/ TV

The Lives of Others (German movie- please message me if you've also seen this!)

Studio Ghibli films- Howl's Moving Castle

Alice in Wonderland

horror movies (paranormal horror, not slashers)

Your Name, Patema Inverted, A Silent Voice (anime movies)

Stranger Things

Good Omens

American Horror Story

House on Haunted Hill

Rick & Morty

Classic Spongebob (Seasons 1-3)

Favorite Books

Stormlight Archive Series by Brandon Sanderson

The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

M/M romance fiction

Poetry (Plath, Dickenson, modern)

Harrow County graphic novels- omg the watercolor illustrations!

Saga graphic novels

Favorite Music

Lo-fi hiphop, K-pop, Khalid, Billie Eilish, Billie Holiday, Alt-J, Neutral Milk Hotel, Queen, Rufus Wainwright, The Roches, Simon & Garfunkel.

I am a proud BTS Army! I am surprised to be so into a boy band at my age, but they make me so happy- I love those boys! Yoongi is my bias

Favorite Youtube Channels

Snail Mail/ Stationery/ Journaling- Skylar Hand--MyLifeMits--The Paper Letter Blog--Wendy's Journal Adventure--Johanna Clough--Brittany McCowan--Job's Journal--rainbowholicTV

Art Channels- furrylittlepeach--MercurialMilk--Kasey Golden--Seaweed Kisses--creationsceecee

Recommendations welcome!

Favorite Podcasts

My Brother, My Brother and Me--The Adventure Zone--S-Town--Welcome to Nightvale--Ologies--The Black Tapes--The Moth--RadioLab--This American Life--2 Dope Queens--The Bechdel Cast--Bear Brook--Sleep With Me

Recommendations welcome!

Please Don't Send Me

Anything glitter (sealed down ok), religious, planner/ scheduling, minions, kid stuff.

Not a big fan of princess, fairy, mermaid, unicorn, Disney, pink or "pretty" stuff, but everyone has different taste so I won't rate you down for sending such.

I don't use- A4 (8x11) size stationery journal cards puffy stickers


Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful variety of washi samples
shalvorsen rated for 20 washi samples on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: I love the samples you shared. You have some great washi- I donโ€™t have any of the ones you sent. Thank you so much!! โค๏ธ
ovenbernt rated for 20 washi samples on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: The first thing I noticed about the envelope was your return address stamp - I love it! Thank you for all of the green washi tape - The best combination of words!
Response: Thank you! I carve stamps myself and that return address stamp was a tough one because I had to carve the text backwards--there were a couple failed attempts at that one haha. Yess glad you love all the green washi as much as me!!
CarlyJo rated for Washi samples summer on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: I love that one side of the card was autumn in the other side summer. These pictures are gorgeous and I absolutely love the hot balloon one. Or maybe the polar bears on a beach? Either way I greatly appreciate the Washi you sent and how nicely it's wrapped thank you very much
Response: Yay so glad you liked them!!! I love sharing samples w/ fellow washi enthusiasts :) Thanks for hosting these!
CarlyJo rated for Washi samples autumn on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: How fantastic are these?! I've not previously had any of these Washi tapes before. They're absolutely beautiful and color and Design. I think my absolutely favorite swap just might be very top one which shows jewelry and skulls. Thank you!
Response: ^_^
Comment: Thankyou very much for the beautiful card :)
Response: You're very welcome!!
depress666d rated for 3 Postcards in an Envelope #1 on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I love witch city salem I'm so so glad you sent these they are beautiful!! I love them
Response: Yay! Glad you enjoyed ^_^
Comment: ๐Ÿ’› loved it ๐Ÿ’› thank you for taking the time to read my profile and sending me such adorable washi tapes!
Response: You're so welcome! Happy swapping ^_^
lemooon rated for Put botanical on! on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: What's a gorgeous decorated envelope! I really like it! I also want to make the rubber stamps! And, I love the all of botanical items! Thank you so so much! Have a wonderful day!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Happy swapping! -Saturn
Response: Thanks for the <3
Comment: Thank you! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
Response: You're welcome Neea!
Comment: Amy: Loved the postcard. Never heard of a magazine called Elephant though! Thanks we are having a lot of good golfing weather. Healing after operation and hoping to be back swinging the clubs at month end! LLL
Comment: Abby, thank you so so so much!!! I adore the extra mushroom stamp washi and the letter sets are just to my liking, love them!
Response: You're very welcome Zaneta! Always a pleasure to swap with you :)
Eulegirl rated for Wide Washi Swap! on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: Such beautiful choices in my favorite colors! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you like what I picked out for you!!!
marclively rated for 5 blank postcards on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart :)
Dinkyde rated for Fabulous Pen Pal Kit! USA on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Came with postage due, but liked the kit. Thanks for my goodies. Thank you for sending the envelope of stamps; that was sweet.
Response: Glad you liked the swap, sorry again about the postage due but I'm glad you got the stamps I sent ^_^
iheartushi rated for PH: Non Touristy PCs #2 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: Hello Abby! Thank you for the post cards. I love them.
Response: Awesome. You're very welcome :)
Comment: Hi Abby! Thank you for the cool postcard. I like the illustration, it's like a wide angle drawing. I've never been to Salem, but hearing you describe it now I want to go. Thanks again for the cool card!
Response: I liked that airplane sketch postcard too, there's something about people making art out of the mundane that I really love. Glad you liked it too :)
Comment: I love it thank you so muchhh!!!<3
Response: You're welcome ^_^
Comment: Thank you for the nice card!))
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad it got to you safely :)