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sebastian122

sebastian122
Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: November 17, 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.)

Postcards!

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.

Stamps

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? ;-)

Kawaii!!

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.

Ratings

asddsa28 rated for KSU: Traveling Kawaii Stickers R29! on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: thank you!!! what a cute post card. Thank you so so much for all the goodys, I love the Rilakkuma memos with envelope and the Pompompurin note so cute and it pops up I ever seen that in kawaii before. I squeeked when I saw the sticker flakes you out in to. Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you so much Pattie! So much to go through. Love it all!
Response: =D My pleasure. I'm thrilled you love it. XOXO
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Comment: Thanks so much! Where did you get these pony stickers?
Response: Where else? ;-) I'll see if I can find you some next week. XOXO
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Comment: Thank you, thank you! You send such awesome and thoughtful swaps. So many of my favorites, especially Zassou!! It made me smile just to see him on the envelope, and I super love him in the bouquet paper. :)
Response: I'm so happy he landed in the right home. XOXOX
ccmmsu rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #11 on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your awesome and generous sticker swap and the bandages. Oh, the bandages!!! I was like a 4-year-old being handed a lollipop when I pulled those out of the envelope! lol Thank you!
Response: lol You're too cute. I'm just thrilled you liked 'em. =D
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Comment: I am SO SORRY for the late rating. I think I got this Saturday maybe? Thanks so much for the PCs and stickers! You're the best! =)
Response: No, YOU'RE the best! XOXOX
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Comment: It's here and I won't peek
Response: WOOT!
oflifeandlists rated for KSU: Brand New Sticker Sack on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! =D
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Comment: Thank you 😊🐰
Response: You're welcome. =D
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Comment: Hooray for more kawaii stickers!!!! I love the hearts, personally I think those are my favorites! You chose a wonderful selection, I really appreciate it! And I can't get over these Gudetama stickies >_< Too cute!!!!!
Response: Right? Not everyone's taste, that's for sure, but he qualifies as food with a face in my book. =D
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely sticker selection you've sent! I always love these nifty little challenges, it's hard to find circles though for sure! At least for me ^_^
Response: lol 15 by the skin of my teeth!
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Comment: What a fantastic piece of Halloween goodness!! Thank you so very much, I love the teeny tiny stickers on the card too!! ^_^
Response: That was one of those USE THE DAMN STICKERS kinda envelope. =D
ginny19590 rated for KSU: Quick Flake swap on Sep 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank You!!!
Response: You're Welcome!!!! =D
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Comment: Hoooray!!! Thank you so very much for the lovely mini memos!! I really love the selection you chose ^_^ Especially the pastel girl ones!!! _<
Response: They were recently sent to me, I don't own the pad, but I thought they were right up your alley. XOXO
JazD rated for KSU: New Kawaii Sticker Sheet! on Sep 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome sticker sheet
Response: You're very welcome. =D
tiggerkitn25 rated for KSU: 25 Pieces My Melody on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: An awesome package, thanks so much! =)
Response: Awww, thanks! It was a blast to put together. XOXO
turboneko rated for KSU: 25 Large Kawaii Memo Sheets on Sep 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the cuteness!! <3
Response: My pleasure!!
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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
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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
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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

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Comments

paperpusher on Nov 12, 2017:

Thinking of you and sending you a big big hug ((♥))

asddsa28 on Oct 31, 2017:

thank you so much for making a sticker flak bag for me I got it home today and Im so excited!

paperpusher on Oct 9, 2017:

Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes!! ♥♥♥

paperpusher on Sep 22, 2017:

What a sweet surprise in my mailbox!!!!! I love it all and even the postage stamps on the envie are awesome! You're the best!! Thank you!!

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!

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