Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2017 8:23 pm


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
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Because It's All About Me

Hello! I'm Pattie. Welcome to my profile.

Before I say anything, thank you. A big thanks to everyone who has swapped with me. The quality of people I have had the pleasure of interacting with is amazing. Thank you and may all your swaps net you hearts. ^__^

Second thing! If the swap you send me is smoky I WILL throw it out.

Third thingie! Please please please DO combine swaps if you have more than one to send to me. While getting lots of mail is fun, saving money for more swaps is funner.

And finally, regarding postage due swaps. If I receive something postage due, I will refuse it. I ask you to please do the same, i.e. if you get a swap from me, with postage due, refuse it. I take 95% of my mail to the post office and if it's something I had weighed, and is now postage due, I wanna discuss it with the postmaster. Thank you, and I apologize should this actually happen.

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Very random things I like in no real order: the wife, anything with an ancient history feel, mythology, Surrealism, comparative religion, Victorian scrap, British and Japanese folklore, kitsune, old maps, pumpkins, bees, statuary, Peeps, stickers, images of raw meat, C9 Christmas lights, stationery, Betty Page, crabs, the Uffington White Horse, Takashi Murakami, conversation hearts, the Mahabharata, cheese, archaeology, pork, purple, honey, driving, cemeteries, Doctor Who, vacuuming, fonts, Liz Taylor, vintage Jell-O cookbooks, Cryptozoology, clouds, Sailor Moon, bellydancing, alchemy, holidays and observances (the older, the better), horses, Mansai Nomura,

I look forward to the day when people spell my name right. ^__^

About me as a hostess:

I think hosting is hugely important and I don't enter into the task lightly. I cull as I go, with a final sweep before assigning partners, so that you can see, at a glance, the people you will potentially be swapping with. I always angel my swaps should a flaker slip by, and I apologize in advance if that happens. I will do my do-diligence, keeping my standards absurdly high so the risk is as low as I can make it.

I do not host, or join, profile based swaps because, frankly, I suck at them. Senders' choice is how I roll. I will also, 99.9% of the time, have the sign up end on a Saturday so that I assign partners on Sunday giving swappers all day to get their swap together for a Monday mailing. =D

About me as a group owner:

Like hosting, I view owning a group as a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Which is not to say I'm not eager to have fun. I obsessively check my groups to approve any pending members because I know that I hate waiting.

Learning Japanese is my newest group. I really need to study more and am hoping for support and a not too gentle kick in the butt when needed.

Happy Kawaii Birthday is a non-swapping group dedicated to leaving profiles comments, wishing kawaii swappers the returns of the day.

Shinto Studies is another non-swapping group for the collection and discussion of information on the complex topic of Japanese kami.

Major Hobbies

The basics are: I love papercraft (been doing decos for about 10 years.) If there's paper involved, I'm totally there! And it's like an illness! lol@me I'll buy paper just to look at it. To possess it. It must be MINE! Bwahahahahahaaaa!

(Themes I can't pass on: Anything historic, mythic, color related, involving quotes, Asian, holiday, literary, postage stamps and food)

People have said for years I'm a good cook and frankly, I think anyone can be a good cook...you just have to pick good recipes, the rest is simply following directions.

(My comfort food is forever Indian. All my friends share this fate.)

I have combined these two loves in what is known in my immediate circles as the Magic Cookbook. Think, very usable scrapbook. There will be blood spilled for possession of this blibit when I die.

(This is where my love of stickers really shine! I tend toward food themes - obviously - Japanese and kawaii, holiday related, anime, and celestial. I avoid like the plague Disney and cats.) (And BTW, stickers, stickers, stickers! Sheets, cut from sheets, flake...I love 'em all.)

I write fiction, too. To fill in those times between meals. Writing is a byproduct of my love of research. Delving into a topic is delightful and writing about it helps it stick to the gray matter. How long it sticks, however, is subject to change without my notice.

Favorite Destinations

I love to travel, and my favorite destinations are England and Japan. I love Bronze, Iron and Roman Age Britain. All my pictures of England are rocks and grass. I can spot a tumulus a mile off in a moving car and snap a picture without swerving into oncoming traffic. I have mad driving skills over there.

In Tokyo it's ALL about the shopping. It's a paper-lovers dream. Flying halfway around the world to buy paper has come to feel natural at this point. We typically go for Winter Comiket and lemme tell you, there's nothing like Tokyo for New Year. I'm a big Inari fan and visiting shrines is tied with shopping.

(I'm an anime and manga fan, as well as Q-lia and Crux products. I'm helpless before food with a face drawn on, but eschew Hello Kitty and most Sanrio items.)

Been there... Paris, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Mexico and Venezuela, with the usual coterie of states thrown in.

What I listen to

The wonderful (defunct) group Amici Forever/or until the money runs out introduced me to the interesting world of opera and I haven't looked back. This was a major change for me as heavy metal was my music of choice. These days I listen to both with plenty of Medieval reconstruction thrown in.

(Lots of belly dance music, very early church music, metal, opera, anime themes and a smattering of J-Pop.)

I have come to understand something about myself: I dislike silence. Even when we're with friends talking, I want music on in the background. Funny how life is. ;-)

Like to read

I'm a big Lewis Carroll fan, as well as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Erica Friedman, and Ayumi Yui. At breakfast I reach for a manga, but in the evening it's usually non-fiction...when football isn't on.

Here's a little something about me and books.

(While I love both Alice books, I think it's a HUGE shame that Carroll's other books, specifically, Sylve and Bruno, are practically unknown. I'll marathon A Christmas Carol, Northanger Abbey and P&P when I need downtime. When I want a manga, it's Blue Exorcist, Angel's Doubt or Go~ Go~ Heaven on the top of the pile.)

I've been reading TONS of antique/historic cookbooks, both 18th and 19th century. I just love them!

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries. Boundaries include but are not limited to: religion, politics, children, cats, chronic illness and sexual preference. Yes, I don't care if your diabetic Muslim-Republican-8 year old's cat is gay, so spare me.

(More specifically I don't like Diddl, Disney, Peanuts, Winnie the Pooh (what is a pooh anyway?), celebrities, alcohol, smoking, Suzie's Zoo, Precious Moments, Snow Babies, zombies, clowns, and 99% of the shows on TV.)

(I'm also learning to dislike people who don't send their swaps out...) (Or perhaps I should say I hate people who send out their swaps on the last day. I know, I know, that's what a deadline is for, yaddi yaddi, there's no need to preach to me, but I seriously think that if you've joined a swap --with no craft element involved-- there is NO reason to not send it out within days of the swap date. Feel free to think I'm a sanctimonious bitch. I'm good with that.)


I collect vintage holiday postcards. (This was in direct retaliation for being dragged to every antique show in a 150 mile radius of my parent's house.) I prefer them bright and colorful and don't care if they're written on. When I go to a show I always check for pin holes and to see what condition the stamp is in, but if I like the image enough, these 2 points can be overlooked.

(In order of interest: Halloween, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter and Halloween.)

I also like vintage postcards of food; "This is a picture of the dinner I have just had..." variety.

STICKERS!! And more Stickers!!

Love 'em. Want 'em. ALL of 'em. Hand 'em over and no one will get hurt. Stickers, stickers, stickers. Pattie's happy place.

I adore Stickeroni (the actual sticker of Stickeroni. I collect 'em. ;-) flake stickers (especially of food!!) cut from sheets, whole sheets...okay I do draw the line at reward stickers, but it's an easily erased line, truth be told.

Oh, and did I mention I love stickers? I do. A lot.


Something else I adore, postage stamps...as modern as possible, as colorful as possible, as large as possible. I think Finland tops the charts for the best stamps, followed not too far behind by England. Sadly, I think the stamps from America are ass. What can ya do? ;-)


I shy away from Sanrio, but will melt before food with a face!!! >_< I love it with all my love. I also love anything ghostly (obakemono/yokai). And not-quite-kawaii, tokidoki is uber cool, IMO.


Comment: Thank you Pattie! Lots of cute envelopes I can use and thanks for the extra mini memo sheets.
Response: My pleasure. =D
moonlightlaura rated for KSU: Pick a Theme Sept17 on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: I am going to guess that the theme was bears? I love everything!!! Thanks so much!!!
Response: I had it ALL planned out. Music! The pile of 15 is still at my elbow. Tea! That was a pile of 3. [sigh] Yeah, I went with bears. lol I'm very glad you love 'em, even if they're not random and obscure. =D
Comment: Thanks for the PCs and envie papers! I love the tiny letterset too! =)
Response: Awww, you're too sweet. So glad you liked 'em. XOXO
Fenix825 rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #10 on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of sticker flakes!
Response: I hope you loved 'em. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU Foodies on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Yum yum! Thank you for a lovely snack? Dinner? Lunch? And thanks for joining my swap.
Response: Always a pleasure. =D Thanks for hosting! XOXO
JazD rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #9 on Aug 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks Pattie!
Response: My pleasure! =D
redwrapper rated for KSU: Big Kawaii Swap! on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Sorry for taking a bit to rate! I've been a little sick :/ But thank you so much for the awesome package! I loved the memos you picked out! It's amazing how I have received and bought so many different memos, and I still receive/ find new ones. :D And in themes that I love!! Thank you so much! And the stickers are too adorable!
Response: I'm so glad you loved 'em and I hope you're feeling perfectly wonderful now. =D
paperpusher rated for KSU: Join now, Mail Monday! on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Some really cool stuff! Thank you and thanks for hosting so many fun swaps!! You rock! =)
Response: Excellent! And thanks to you for joining them all. =D
Rabbitfreedom rated for HE: Trick or Treat Candy Bags! on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful treat bags and goodies! I love the paper, vintage looking ones - they remind me of my childhood!
Response: They're getting harder to find, so I'm glad you loved 'em. =D
Comment: Ahhhh! I love it all! The band aids- sqeeeeeee!!!! Thank you, thank you!!!! ♥♥♥
Response: Welcome, welcome!!! XOXOXO
Comment: Let me guess, your favorite color is... purple!! Love the postcard, thank you :D
Response: =D What gave it away???
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment :D
paperpusher rated for KSU: Kawaii Fruit on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: So much fruity goodness! I love it all! And some I haven't seen before- cool! Thank you so much!
Response: Fruit fest!! Glad you got something new. =D
ladeebug rated for Happy Anniversary to VLD♥ on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful card, I loved it! Wish I had some yarn from those camels! Ha ha I have heard it is the softest yarn . I really appreciated the thoughts you put into this post card. You are a fun person. Best wishes. Marcia
Response: I'm tellin' ya, knitting camels will be all the rage one day. =D
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Traveling Kawaii Stickers R26! on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: thank you so much I will keep them moving! thank you so so much for the extra sticker flakes!!!!
Response: Exxxxcellent.
Comment: Wonderful sticker flake bags! I think your so-called attempt is a success.
Response: Yippee! Mission accomplished! I was so worried!!!
Comment: Thanks for all the adorable flakes in that cute little envelope and cool decorated outer envie!!! =)
Response: Thanks for joining my swap(s)!! =D
paperpusher rated for KSU: Halloween in July!! on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness!! This was my lucky day!! There's a party going on up in that envelope!!! =) A Halloween party! Wow, thank you so much for all the goodies! You made my day! And I got a laugh out of the headless ball on the outside of the envelope. You're too much! LOL! xoxo
Response: =D I had so much fun putting it together, I'm thrilled you liked it. XOXO
Comment: I am loving these sticker sheets. Thank you!
Response: Aww, I'm so glad. =D
iamred rated for KSU: Send a postcard on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: what a cute card! =) thank you so much Pattie! ♥
Response: My pleasure. I'm so glad you liked it. xoxo

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Heirloom on Aug 31, 2017:

Pattie, thanks so much for sending a kawaii sticker flake bag home to me! What a nice surprise to see that kawaii envelope in my mailbox. I miss swapping with you guys. XOX

Paige1900 on Aug 31, 2017:

Just dropping by to say "HELLO"

manders2280 on Aug 30, 2017:

I mailed you a surprise today. Our Annette says, Expect it in three days.

tiggerkitn25 on Aug 28, 2017:

Thanks for sending home my KSU kawaii sticker bag! I've got a homer for you too here on my desk. Just waiting to get you in a swap again to send it your way! =)

tiggerkitn25 on Aug 15, 2017:

Thanks for sending home my Traveling Kawaii PC! Cute! =)

Paige1900 on Aug 12, 2017:

Thank you so much for returning my sticker bag! ♥ ♥ You are the bestest of the best!

turboneko on Aug 3, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Panda goodies, you're the best!!

Paige1900 on Aug 3, 2017:

Oh WOW! Thank you so much for the Halloween Goody Bag! It totally brightened my day! ♥ ♥ ♥

Paige1900 on Jul 26, 2017:


asddsa28 on Jul 24, 2017:

thank you for the sticker flakes tag love them!!!

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