Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 8:12 pm


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: October 21, 2020
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
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Because It's All About Me

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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.

I'm only here for the...

I'm always up for private kawaii swaps!! AND I created a public forum kawaii tag for when you're between swaps and want some kawaii mail!

TL;dr favorite colors are purple and pink. I lust after kawaii ghosts, anything Alice in Wonderland, and kawaii food (especially with faces, ESPECIALLY with arms and legs!) I prefer stickers over memos. Stickers, stickers, stickers!!

I adore “coupons,” die cuts, and oddly shaped memos.

Things I dislike are: Children (in all forms), birds, hmm…. guess that’s it. Oh, and I don’t do letter sets. It's not that I dislike them, they're just too fussy to mail.

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! [email protected] 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, Halloween! 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.)

Favorite Desinations

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. 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!)

Been there... France, Prague, Austria, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Central and South America, with the usual coterie of states thrown in.

BTW, Sailor Moon!!

We're big anime and manga fans in this house. The wife founded Yuricon and writes Okazu so there's always something new to discuss. Aside from SM, I'm a huge SAO fan, and we're looking forward to season two of My Next Life as a Villianess (Team Mary!!) Feel free to PM me if you wanna gush over your fav anime/manga. I'll be happy to gush back. ;-)

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries who feel the need to over-share and/or use their personal problems as excuses.

(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.)


turboneko rated for KSU: 50 Flake Stickers! on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the cute stickers, found some new ones for my collection :D
Response: Ooo I'm so glad! Thanks for joining my swap. =D
Response: =D Happy Halloween!!
manders2280 rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the large memos! Thanks for hosting to swap!
Response: =D Always a pleasure. Thanks for joining. I totally can't do this alone. ;-)
manders2280 rated for KSU: A Bouquet of Flowers on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for spring and summer -- we had snow yesterday though not enough to stick
Response: NOOOOOOOOO! So not ready for snow, let alone autumn!
LadyAbigail rated for I LOVE k-pop! New Group! on Oct 17, 2020
Response: =D Thanks for joining my swap!!
HappyMailMel rated for Bullet Journal Supply Swap on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Yet ANOTHER great swap from you! I love everything you sent, Thank you so much, Pattie. You always brighten my day. :o)
Response: You are just the sweetest! SO glad you liked it!! Looking forward to our next swap. =D
fbresnah rated for ILKpop: Love in a letter on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter I really enjoyed reading it! Your comment about the bread made me laugh because I remember I had a bread maker once and tried to make bread in it and it turned out horrible. I ended up giving the breadmaker away LOL.
Response: It came out tough as nails! The wife has been praising it to the heavens... no doubt hoping I'll be encouraged. Such a sweetie. lol
Shion rated for I LOVE k-pop! New Group! on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: I love the songs you sent me I was super happy to see ACE in your list. most of my friends that like kpop don't know about them, so I was really nice to see them on your list!!!
Response: It's all @turboneko 's fault! She sent me some links and I think they're awesome! =D
Comment: I love the card! It's so cute, decorated and bright. Thank you so much for the card and stickers, have a Happy Halloween!
Response: Happy Halloween to you, too!! =D
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the kawaii goodies!
Response: You're very welcome! =D
sugabb rated for I LOVE k-pop! New Group! on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the recs! I'm so honored you said you started listing to BTS becasue of my videos! I haven't checked out that much cosmic girls yet so I will have to look at them more!
Response: It's all your fault. ;-)
laurenaraya rated for KSU: These are my FAV!!! on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH!! the sailor moon memos made me so so happy!
Response: Cool! Now I'll know to send more! lol
Comment: Another fun swap to go through! Thank you so much. The envelope was very cute too!
Response: Woot! Happy dance!!
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Pattie, thank you! It was a lot of fun going through the swap and seeing what you sent. Enjoyed everything as usual!
Response: Awww, I'm so glad! Thanks for swapping with me! =D
Comment: Omg I had to go back and read your note. For some reason, I thought the memos were for the this for that tag. I was confused. Thank you so much for all the memo sheets!
Response: lol Whoops! Sorry I wasn't clear enough!
LadyAbigail rated for I LOVE k-pop! New Group! on Oct 4, 2020
Response: Thanks for joining my swap!! =D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 20 LARGE memos on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Pattie, thank you so much for the all the wonderful memo sheets! So much to look at and go through!
Response: Yippee!! I love a good pile to dig through! Have fun. =D
kizzlets rated for 25 flakes for 25 memos on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the cute variety sticker flakes! Love them all. Thanks again!
Response: My great pleasure! It was a treat to swap with you. =D
LunarSynth rated for 20/20 on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Just got your swap! Thank you so much for the sticker flakes and mini memos, they're all super cute!
Response: Thanks for swapping with me. =D I'm thrilled you liked everything.
kikakreativa rated for ILK: September 9-2020 Swap on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: thank you,all beautiful¡¡
Response: =D You're welcome!!

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manders2280 on Oct 4, 2020:

I enjoy spoiling you. It's a way of saying thank you for all you do for KSU!

raniheartspaper on Oct 2, 2020:

Pattie, I received the "This for that" tag! Oh my, all the obake memo sheets!!!! Thank you so much. A lot of ones I've never seen before.

manders2280 on Sep 26, 2020:

Oops! Here's a link to cute deli washi tape.

paperpusher on Sep 23, 2020:

Dropping by for a quick hello!! <3

manders2280 on Sep 9, 2020:

I added a glue stick to my recent JetPens order because I'm always looking for a better one.

Kokuyo Gloo Glue Stick - Disappearing Blue

The tube is well designed, it goes on smoothly without globs, and it smells wonderful!

manders2280 on Sep 3, 2020:

All the Kwik Kawaii sticker flakes are eggs!!! Thank you.

Ozimir on Aug 19, 2020:

Heya! I just saw your comment on my profile- I loooved reading From Far Away. The cuteness, the character development and the chemistry between the characters was just great. I remember reading it many years ago but now I hear it's pretty hard to find it anywhere. Guess it's just a hidden gem!

strawberrymilkmade on Aug 19, 2020:

Alt textSCREAMINGGGGGGG PATTIE OMGGGGG I haven't even OPENED the tag yet & NYANKO CHARMS ARE FALLING OUT WHAT IS THISSS?!! (T^T) I was feeling bummy about (hi, The World I Can't See, Politics, Everything So Sad RN) & this was such a fantastic reminder that there are wonderful people out there. (I've been feeling pretty isolated & lonely!) Thank you for being such a cool ray of sunshine in the world.

manders2280 on Aug 16, 2020:

Have you seen the new trans postage stamp, with Bugs Bunny cross dressing?

HappyMailMel on Aug 10, 2020:

You are absolutely WONDERFUL! What a lovely surprise I got in the mail today from you. Things I can absolutely use! Thank you so so much! (((Hugs Hugs!)))

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