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papercrowns
Date Joined: February 20, 2021
Last Online: June 14, 2021
Birthday: November 30
Country: Australia
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About Me

My name is Raynor, and I live in Australia, in a little house with my cat named Squish.

I enjoy crocheting, knitting, sewing, drawing, and reading. I love writing to my friends and collecting stamps, and I find it very hard to resist buying stationery. I would say that notebooks, letter sets, and fountain pens are a particular weakness, but I also love stickers and papers. Scented pencils are also a guilty pleasure.

I’m interested in history, languages, traditional crafts, illustration, and anything old (but not necessarily fancy antiques; I love the day-to-day ephemera that often gets overlooked).

I love Wizard of Oz, Mickey Mouse, the X-Men, going to the library, and cute animals, particularly cats, otters, puffins, and red pandas.

My favorite movie of all time is Return to Oz, and my favorite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, but a recent new favorite is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

Posting from Australia

I mark things as sent as soon as I've completed the item, and I will either post that day or the next.

Australia's postal service seems to be quite unpredictable at the best of times (I've posted cards to the same city on the same day in the same postbox, and they arrived weeks apart, another time a domestic letter took the same time as a postcard to Germany 🤷), plus it's very far away from most places, plus Covid.

I do apologize for long wait times in international swaps. I wish there were more I could do to expedite things, but unfortunately it's out of my control. Please feel free to message me if you have any concerns.

Favorite Music

Midlake, Frightened Rabbit, Sufjan Stevens, k. d. lang, Kate Bush, Paramore/Hayley Williams, Joseph, First Aid Kit, Slow Meadow, Boards of Canada, Dave Matthews Band, Enya, Alanis Morissette, Trixie Mattel, Mitski, Hop Along, Rob Zombie, Sigird, Max Richter, Perfume, Ingrid Michaelson, JoJo, Imogen Heap, Arcade Fire, m-flo, Utada Hikaru, Lianne La Havas and tons more

Favorite Movies

Return to Oz is the greatest movie of all time, in my humble opinion. I have an MP3 of the whole movie, but slowed down quite a bit that I listen to while I’m working to chill me out. I love Disney movies in general (but not really Pixar), especially the oldies like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Peter Pan etc, and the old live actions ones like Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Swiss Family Robinson, Moonspinners and the like. I used to be a huge movie fanatic, but I haven’t really watched movies very often lately, and so I can’t think of any at the moment. I might have more luck listing books or TV shows.

Favorite Books

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte The Oz books Song of Achilles, and Circe by Madeline Miller Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell (well, pretty much anything by her, really) Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders In Cold Blood by Truman Capote See What I have Done by Sarah Schmidt Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Cold Mountain by Charlie Frazier The Hours by Michael Cunningham House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende The Chronicles of Narnia, by CS Lewis In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Favorite Crafts

Crochet, knitting, sewing (general, English paper piecing, doll clothes), woodwork, drawing. I just generally like making things.

Ratings

pixiegirlanna rated for Letter Swap #13 on Jun 6, 2021
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LawLibrarian rated for Found Image Postcard #2 - USA on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: love it - thank you!!
Artteacherjen rated for ATC int #14 - Old times on Jun 1, 2021
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Comment: I love the portrait you painted for me! Thank you for the time and effort you put into this swap for me! I even love the Monet stationary you used!!
Response: I had so much fun putting it together; I'm so pleased you were happy with it! ☆Raynor
kssunlover1947 rated for Found Image Postcard - INTL on May 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty quilt PC and note.
suepier rated for Happy Place PC on May 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I enjoyed hearing about your memories.
LibraryMaker rated for Random PC Swap #3 on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cool postcard! I hope you are well!
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Comment: Thanks for the great story about your hometown library! I liked the cat stickers you included as well :)
Hugsie86 rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on May 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your message! I'm sorry your favorite childhood library was demolished. I have fond memories of the one I visited as a child too. They modernized it in the last couple of years. I saw pictures of it and it just doesn't have the same feel to it.
Response: Change is inevitable; I guess it means we're lucky to have the memories we do, and the opportunity to make new ones with other libraries!
addieixmarie rated for Found Image ATC #2 - Int'l on May 22, 2021
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Comment: Raynor, wow!! Thank you so much for this beautiful ATC! I adore it with my whole entire heart! I love the whole bird theme, that truly brought so much happiness into my life! The image for the ATC is just perfect and the extras you sent me are just wonderful as well. Thank you so much, I will cherish everything forever! I appreciate you and I am so grateful for everything. Thank you so much again! Sending hugs to you! Addie<3
silvermoonsnake rated for ATC int #14 - Old times on May 19, 2021
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Comment: thanks for the lovely ATC.
cynaemon rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on May 11, 2021
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Comment: It is sad to lose such a special place. They are supposedly going to remodel our library in the near future, but the main part will still be there.
colleenbUSA rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Great answer! Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Thank you! Will send mine shortly!
NRGordon rated for Found Image ATC - INTL on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lively ATC image and the nice card. We are pretty well here. I'm still recovering from Covid I contracted in January but am doing better all the time.
Response: Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that, but so pleased that you're recovering and doing better. Please take care, Neal!
captkristi rated for Positive Postcard Swap #1 (PPS1) on May 7, 2021
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Comment: What a cool PC! Thanks so much for sending something profile based. I love it.
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Comment: It finally made it here! Thank you!
draco rated for pinterest-washington (state) on May 3, 2021
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Comment: great boards
kammy rated for pinterest-washington (state) on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Cool pinterest board
smadronia rated for Stickers and a Sketch - April on May 2, 2021
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Comment: Wonderful! thank you! I loved the Sun/Moon sketch, it was really lovely, and the cat stickers are a great touch! thank you!
PrincessLeia rated for Learn Something New #1 on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: Hi Raynor, Thanks for the really cool note and picture of teatime hydrangeas! I really love what you did with the picture!

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Comments

Trevismom on Apr 3, 2021:

Hi Raynor! I'm Deanna.

I live in Mississippi, USA. I'm really new to swapping. This is my first one! I've always been crafty but I also like to meet new people.

I have two grown boys and two wonderful grandsons. I also have a pomeranian named Trevi. She is my "glued to my hip" dog and does about everything I do.

We have done a lot of traveling but never made it as far as Australia yet. Our son was there with the Navy though and he really liked it.

Hope I get to see you in other swaps!

❤ Deanna

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