Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2018 7:59 pm


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

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: These are so adorable! Thank you so much for the extra papers! ^_^
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for swapping with me. =D
asddsa28 rated for Kwik Kawaii: 20 mini memos on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: thank you so much there so cute!
Response: I'm thrilled you like them! Thanks for joining my swap. =D
PokerHontaz rated for Kwik Kawaii: 20 flakes on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Aww, thank you so much for the cute selection! The glitter ones were ultra cute :) hehe And the memos were adorable as well :D <3 Lovely swap!
Response: You're very welcome. =D Nice to swap with you again.
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Traveling Kawaii Stickers R38 on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you soo much!! i did them and i will get them moving. I loved the extras you put in thank you!
Response: Woot! I love it when peeps love things. =D
grave rated for KSU: 20 pieces, you pick the theme! on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: thank you for all the great sentimental circus stationery. back when it first came out i wasn’t much into it but these days i LOVE it! <3
Response: I wanted to ease you into more modern characters. ;-) Glad I picked a good one.
thegypsie rated for KSU: 30/30/30 on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: I love all the goodies you sent. <3
Response: YIPPEE!!! XOXO
thegypsie rated for KSU: Black flakes on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Lovely black goodies. :D
Response: It's a fun swap, isn't it? =D
iamred rated for KSU: One Ounce of Kawaii on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: love everything! thank you so much! ♥ its nice to get a swap from you! hope your summer has been going well as well.
Response: Awww, I'm so happy you love it! It's nice to send a swap to you. =D XOXO
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Join now, mail on Monday on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you sooo much OMG I love them!!!!! Where o where did you get the sailor moon memos I love them!!!!!!!!
Response: The land of all things too cool, Tokyo. =D So glad you love 'em!
Comment: Thank you for your Steven Universe comment! I completely know what you mean about Blue Diamond. I've never been able to hate her!!
Response: And I've been singing 'what's the point of feeling blue' all morning. lol Yupper. Ear worm. =D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Where's Waldo? on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: This was so fun, both to make and to play. :) Thank you so much!!
Response: Awesome!! Thanks for joining in the fun. =D
paperpusher rated for KSU: 15 Pieces of Jinbesan on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: SO adorable! I LOVE this cute character so much!!! And I love what you sent me! Jinbesan BANDAIDS! Yay!!!!!! You're the best, thank you! =D
Response: I only wish I had sent more... your swap is AWESOME!!! XOXO
Comment: Holy cannoli, Batman!!!!! What an amazing package of treasures!!!! You made my day, made me smile and shriek a little bit (maybe more than a little bit.) Everything is just so much FUN. Thank you, truly, for such a wonderful and special envelope of goodies!!!!! There needs to be a great big smiling heart when regular ones just aren’t enough!! =)
Response: Yippee!! So glad you liked it!! XOXOXO
Comment: SC is one of my very favorite themes/ characters! And you sent me a whopping bunch of it!! Wow! I love it all! And bandaids- sooo cool! Thank you much much much!!!!
Response: I think I messed up and did 50ish SC and 25ish SG? It's a crap shoot. ;-) Glad it's there and you like it. XOXO
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Traveling Kawaii Stickers R37 on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: I love these post cards so cute! thank you for the extra sticker flaks!! and band-adds!
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for swapping!
Comment: You always send such fun stuff! That Gudetama person is just weird. And I love weird. lol I'm going to have so much fun decorating my world with all of these. :) Thank you, Pattie!!
Response: My pleasure! The Gudetama person is on the back of my passport as a reminder of just how weird the world can be. Annnnd this way I know it's my passport and not the wife's!! LOL
thegypsie rated for KSU: "Other" Kawaii on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Absolutely love all the goodies you sent. And pencils just in time for the new semester!
Response: WOOT! My work is done here!!!
thegypsie rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the selection, especially Keroppi.
Response: I was happy to send him along. =D
Comment: >_< The sumo stickers stole my heart!
Response: lol Soooo glad they went to a good home!
paperpusher rated for KSU: 50 pieces of Rilakkuma on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness!!!! Everything- I do mean, EVERYTHING!!!!- about this is awesome! Wow! The memo sheets and flakes, even their envelopes (so many of all!) are super cute. I'm happy to get to add the pencil to my collection of never-to-be-used-but-always-treasured pencil and pen collection. The little coin purse is absolutely darling! You're SO SWEET! I love, love, love it all! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Zillions of hearts to you!
Response: Awesome! Starting the weekend off with a happy Beth was my goal. XOXO

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raniheartspaper on Sep 20, 2018:


Pattie, thank you for adding to my Kawaii sticker flake bag. I appreciate it!

raniheartspaper on Sep 20, 2018:

Pattie, thank you for contributing to a Kawaii sticker flake bag for me and sending it home to me. I appreciate it and absolutely love it!


raniheartspaper on Sep 20, 2018:

Pattie, thank you for contributing to a Kawaii sticker flake bag made for me. You're awesome!


sal410cat on Sep 9, 2018:

I haven't forgotten about you! Things just got packed up and now I have to refind my kawaii box! Ack! Moving is the worst!!

asddsa28 on Sep 8, 2018:

thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag!!!

turboneko on Sep 5, 2018:

Thank you for adding to both the sticker flake bags I got today, you're the best!

manders2280 on Aug 31, 2018:

Thanks for all the sticker flake bags. I'll send the homers home.

Basicallyhades on Aug 29, 2018:

I hope I figured out how to do this right!! I've never posted an image before (thanks for the motivation, I'm about to revamp my profile!!)

My favourite Steven Universe character is Sapphire! It's really close between her and Ruby, but I just love Sapphire's design. Oh and her wedding scene... they're such a cute couple!! When they're in an episode it instantly puts a smile on my face. How their love creates Garnet is so magical to me!!


tiggerkitn25 on Aug 29, 2018:

I got your Round 1 Nesting Envelopes Swap. Such a cute way to package sticker flakes! Lots of envies for me to use too! Thanks so much!

oflifeandlists on Aug 28, 2018:

Loved the R2 of nesting envelopes you sent - thank you so much!

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