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LawLibrarian

LawLibrarian
Date Joined: April 2, 2021
Last Online: July 29, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

I live in Oakland, CA, although I have lived and worked in other states in the past. I work as a law librarian and have worked in libraries for most of my life. I love using old books to upcycle into other things. In my office at work I have a picture frame, a clock, and a succulent holder, all made from books that were headed to the trash.

I really like making cards and envelopes, so I tend to veer toward handmade swaps.

I rate as soon as I get your piece so that there's no chance of me forgetting. If I didn't rate, I didn't get it yet.

If there is a problem with a swap between, us, please feel free to DM me. More likely than not it is just a misunderstanding, but lets try and clear it up so we don't both walk away frustrated. This is supposed to be fun. It's the only reason I do it.

I really like making envelopes, so even if I send just a postcard, I will likely put it into an envelope made of ephemera. I tend to skip "stuff" swaps, or swaps that specify postcards "naked and not in an envelope" and/or "not handmade."

Many of my swaps go out at night - remember if a card goes into the collection box once the post office is closed, the postmark will be the next day. That does not mean the item was sent "late".

Treat others the way you want to be treated. A little kindness and understanding goes a long way.

I think I've overwhelmed most of my friends with MailArt lately, so I need new victims.[insert ominous laughter]

Favorite Crafts

I love thrifting, sewing, and dumpster diving. I spend a lot of time making #MailArt that I send to all my friends. I also enjoy sewing for myself and my tiny dog.

I was into DIY before it was cool - My mother called it "We can make that from things we have at home!"

Favorite Television

Law and Order (any of them!), Real Housewives of Atlanta, Hot Bench, People's Court, You, Bob's Burgers, Sifl & Olly, Superstore, Wicked Attraction, Women Behind Bars,

Favorite Movies

Talented Mr. Ripley, Behind the Candelabra, Bad Seed, Get Out, Whatever happened to Baby Jane, Rocketman, Pootie Tang, Friday, Black Panther, Sorry to bother you, The Wiz, Grey Gardens

Likes

I like vintage photographs, tiny dogs, library paraphernalia (book carts,stamps, check out cards etc), birds, science fiction, robots, drag queens, drag kings, trains, books, collage, weird interior design, and sewing machines.

Civil rights themes are great - I support the equal justice initiative, including gay rights and trans rights.

Other than that, send anything that you like, so I can get to know you. I like seeing what technique. s other people use, and I like seeing what they are into. Tell me something about you, about your day, about your city. Even a few lines can go a long way.

I am open to continued mail swapping once our swap is over because my brain just wants to keep creating.

Dislikes

Any depictions of violence. . Not so much into religious stuff.

Nothing pro military or pro police.

Prefer no glitter or confetti, but if you must use it, please label your envelope with a content warning, so I can open it outside

Ratings

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Kbrewste09 rated for Pride Month Postcard Swap on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: Thanks Octavia!!
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Comment: :) Thank you !!!
AlisonKingWriter rated for ATC Swap #2 on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Thanks! -Al
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
Arhel rated for Quick Handmade PC! #9 on Jul 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! :) Hope you get the opportunity to travel again soon!
myancey rated for Food packaging cardboard swap#4 on Jul 5, 2021
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Comment: Never rcvd physically but was scanned by informed delivery. No need to resend. Have a good day Today is 7/6 and the original physical showed up!!!!!! Yay and thanks never seen this brand before
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Comment: Thank you! Very cute :)
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Comment: What a sweet pc~ sending lots of love to you and your angel baby ❤️
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Comment: Thanks for all the extra envelopes! Are you really named after Octavia Butler? If so, how cool! Still a great nom de plume if that's what it is.
Cynfully rated for Happpiness in an envelope #103 on Jun 29, 2021
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Comment: thank you for all the goodies I got this second one still havent seen the first but if it appears i will sure let you know
Response: If the first one ever shows, it's a bonus!
kssunlover1947 rated for Cardboard Y swap on Jun 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for resending. I like the Yoo-hoo Chocolate drink card.
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Comment: For some reason, your postcards are arriving barely holding together, and then fall apart... I think you might need to use super glue. :-)
Response: Weird. Maybe I'll start putting them in envelopes.
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard!
Response: Happy Mailing!
JurassicParkerPage rated for What’s your sign? on Jun 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable card!
Response: happy swapping!!
samsstuff rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2021 on Jun 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, I enjoy these recycled box swaps, also!
squince rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #31 on Jun 25, 2021
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ladylouie rated for Quote PC Swap #28 on Jun 24, 2021
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Comment: I love the Tiana PC. Thank you.
rkassman rated for Retro Woman ATC on Jun 24, 2021
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Comment: What a great take on the theme! Thank you for the ATC :)
Response: As if!! Lol, You're welcome. Happy swapping!!
nanadiana rated for Quote PC Swap #28 on Jun 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and quote.
Response: Happy Swapping!!

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Comments

camelsamba on Jun 21, 2021:

Hummingbird encounters: we were sleeping in a tent on a deck once, and a hummingbird came in to feed right near our tent. It was quite startling! So I can only imagine how startling it might be to have one check out your hair...

wombatlady on May 17, 2021:

Thank you for the piece of map/happy mail!

CWUmom on Apr 10, 2021:

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