Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2017 9:11 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: January 15, 2017
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
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Because It's All About Me

Me and the wife. =D She puts up with 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.


cnmn64 rated for KSU: That's my favorite... THEME!! on Jan 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute fruit themed items, my favorite :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I have fun putting it together. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: Faux postage ON an envelope on Jan 13, 2017
Comment: You have more kinds of pho than I have, even a Nippon HK stamp. Thank you.
Response: =D I live to impress!!
redwrapper rated for KSU: SEND ANYTHING!! on Jan 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome sticker flake sack! I love the design. So cute!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: =D My pleasure! Thanks for joining my swap.
burntbao rated for KSU: Quick 20/ 20 Swap! on Jan 10, 2017
Comment: Awesome as always Pattie! Thank you!
Response: =D Yippee!!! It's always my pleasure. xoxo
Comment: Thanks for all the best colors. Thanks for hosting the swap. There's a reason there is more than one right answer.
Response: =D But of course! xoxo
snailmailkitten rated for KSU: 25 mini memos!! on Dec 20, 2016
Response: Hope you liked 'em. =D
Comment: Thank you for the stickers!!
Response: You're welcome!! Enjoy. =D
Comment: Thank you for the cute envelope and sticker flakes!! :)
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for joining my swap. =D
Comment: Of course you'll have Star Trek stamps! I like your hand-drawn decorations on your envelope too. And the depressed pig. And the sticker flakes. Thank you.
Response: =D My pleasure. xoxo
Comment: Thanks for all the stickers! =)
Response: My pleasure. Thanks for joining my swap. =D
snailmailkitten rated for KSU: Flat is good on Dec 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you for all of the flakes, Pattie =^_^=
Response: I hope you love them. =D
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap, Pattie :)
Response: =D My pleasure!!
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Holiday Sticker Flakes! on Nov 27, 2016
Comment: Yay thank you Pattie! Love the holiday flakes!
Response: Aww, I'm so glad!! Happy dance!!
Comment: Yay :D I got the envie!! Thank you so much for the awesome goodies you included! All my favorites!! :D ❤️❤️❤️ And I love the stickie notes!!! The Alice ones are amazing! And I love the fox big memos. :D Those are getting pasted into my journal. :D Thanks again! :D
Response: Happy dance!!! I'm so happy you're happy!!
dartha rated for HS: Trick or Treat Candy Bags! on Nov 17, 2016
Comment: WOW thank you for all the cool trick or treat bags and stickers too. thanks so much, darla
Response: =D My pleasure! Thanks for joining my swap.
Comment: It is here! What is the HK on the back with the numbers on it? Was it like a advent note or something? Lol... I was staring at it trying to figure it out... lol
Response: It's from a character magazine for really young kids so they learn their numbers and the like. On the sticker sheet, they're scrambled. =D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 20/20/20 on Nov 12, 2016
Comment: Wow, some super awesome stuff, Pattie! Thank you so much!!! I absolutely adore everything.
Response: HAPPY!!! =]
Comment: Love the PCs! Almost a shame to cover them up though. I want to color it instead! =)
Response: I actually wanted to put a note on there to color it...so have at it!! =D
moonlightlaura rated for KSU: 100 flake stickers!! on Nov 5, 2016
Comment: Got this today and I love all the sticker flakes!!!! Thank you so much for an awesome swap!!!
Response: WOOT! We're 2 for 2!!
sal410cat rated for KSU: Instant gratification swap on Oct 29, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: My pleasure!! Thanks for joining my swap. =D

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JazD on Jan 1, 2017:

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LahDeeDah on Dec 31, 2016:

raniheartspaper on Dec 25, 2016:

Have a safe & warm holiday season! Lots of love, raniheartspaper

lovetherain on Dec 23, 2016:


kasini on Dec 22, 2016:

Happy Holidays!!!! 🎄🌟😁

paperpusher on Dec 20, 2016:

Paige1900 on Dec 14, 2016:

Heirloom on Dec 13, 2016:

Heirloom on Dec 9, 2016:

...for the (KSU) "Tag Me for a Surprise." Little Fairy Tale is a new mini memo pad for me. Thanks so much!

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