Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 7:42 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: March 20, 2018
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.

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.


sal410cat rated for KSU: Kawaii Divination on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Can't wait to give you your reading!
Response: =D Can't wait to get it!!
sal410cat rated for KSU: Traveling Kawaii Stickers R32 on Mar 15, 2018
Response: Return of the Silent Heart II
Comment: Thank you! It's so detailed!
Response: Really??? Cool! My first attempt! =D
Response: Ah...a silent heart. XOXO
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 35 Mixed Memo Sheets on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Pattie for an amazing swap. I enjoyed going through everything that you sent. Thanks again!
Response: I hope you found some new-to-you goodies. =D
Stuckinsideacloud rated for KSU: One MESSY swap! on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: This was the COOOOOLEST swap idea ever! How fun!! ^_^ Thank you so much for a super messy super cute letter! I'm sure my mailman had a blast seeing it too :D I borderline didn't want to open it because it's just the perfect little kawaii snowglobe....so I think I might just tape it back up!!!! lol! Hope you'll host this one again in the future ^_^
Response: Awww. What a nice compliment. =D Thanks for swapping with me.
tiggerkitn25 rated for KSU: ~50 pieces~ on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the stickers and memos! =)
Response: You're welcome. =D Thanks for joining my swap. XOXO
Comment: Oh my goodness, the rolling rock is now one of my favorites, too! I've never seen it and it's ADORABLE!!!!!!!! And the keroppi with the umbrellas, have never seen that one either and am having a serious case of kawaii lust right now. =D Thank you for everything, love it ALL! ♥♥♥
Response: The rolling rocks are O.L.D! And the keroppi is brandy dandy new. =D So happy you're happy. XOXO
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies, love them! :D
Response: Awesome!! Glad you love 'em. =D
paperpusher rated for KSU: Black flakes on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the cool flakes! I really liked this theme! =)
Response: Ooo cool! I'm so glad!! We'll do it again sometime. =D
Comment: LOL, it arrived in a body bag but it appears to all be here. =) Silly post office cut open the top of the envie somehow! Thanks for the cute envie, the mini clover letterset, and the stickers!
Response: PHEW! Glad it survived...ish. =D
paperpusher rated for KSU: 15 Winter/Holiday flakes on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Love the flakes and your decorated envelope! Thank you! The little notecard thingy you used is going to be somebody else's decoration soon because it's adorable!!!! Oh, yes, I'm having a ball getting all these swaps together. =) The level of fun is in direct proportion to the chaos created in my craft room so that space is a WRECK right now. LOL!!!
Response: LOL I share that "problem". Thanks for joining my swap. =D
Comment: Thanks for the cute cards and stickers!
Response: My pleasure. XOXO
Comment: Gudetama YASSSS! Thank you!!
Response: Right???
asddsa28 rated for 25/25/25 Kawaii Swap on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: thank you sooo soo much i love everything! I squeeked when I saw the Cinnamonroll pappers! I love love love all the min memos! I can never forget the sticker flakes, I will never get tired of stickers! The larg memos are so cute to! thank for everything! HUG
Response: I dug through EVERYTHING looking for Jewel Cat. With luck...next time. =D
paperpusher rated for KSU: Halloween in January!! on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!! I love it all, especially the sheets with the bright colored ghosts. I don't have that notepad and am a bit jelly of these. LOL!!!! Thanks for hosting!!!
Response: I'm pretty sure Paige gave me those. Aren't they too cute? I love the sleeping beauty one. lol
Comment: <3 Looks great, thanks!
Response: Fun, right? =D
Comment: Happy Kawaii Snowmen! I love them, thanks!
Response: =D Weren't they adorable?
Comment: Whaaat!?!? I love you!!! lol that little pouch is so cute, I love it so much! And soooo many band aids.....with glitter 😍 the key chain is so cute too! I love everything you sent! Thank you so so much! If I could I would give you a 10 wit ten thousand ❤️s
Response: =D You TOTALLY made my day. So glad they landed in a good home. XOXOX
Comment: Wow! What beautiful and unique sticker flakes! I’ve never seen any like these. They’re headed for the treasure box along with the AMAZING Kawaii goodies! You know you’re too sweet and spoiled me with such an awesome surprise. Thank you thank you thank you for all!!!
Response: We bought the My Melody star the first night! lol And the guy in the store and I had to figure out what the deal was as I had only grabbed one of the charms. Always fun to shop when you don't speak the language. Thrilled you liked it all, and thanks for joining my swap. XOXO

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Heirloom on Mar 17, 2018:

iamred on Mar 2, 2018:

yay! thank you for sending home the flake bag! its been traveling for a long long long time! ♥ this is only the 3rd bag ive ever gotten! hahah. its always a nice treat to see one complete!

turboneko on Feb 9, 2018:

Thank you for the Valentine's day card, you're a sweetie :)

manders2280 on Feb 8, 2018:

Butterfly taxidermy is a thing.

iamred on Feb 3, 2018:

thank you so much for the super super super cute sticker flakes from the KSU forum tag! i love all the fairytales! ♥

JazD on Feb 1, 2018:

Thank you for the card. It was a sweet surprise ❤

paperpusher on Feb 1, 2018:

Thanks for the adorable card! ♥♥♥

raniheartspaper on Jan 29, 2018:


Thank you so much for another sticker flake bag homer! You are the best!

manders2280 on Jan 28, 2018:

Greg, a couple of friends and my psychotherapist are all well entertained as well. Did I mention I watched taxidermy videos? It’s not all that hard to do if the animals aren’t too large.

tiggerkitn25 on Jan 22, 2018:

Thanks for the extra kawaii mini memo pad! =)

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