Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 6:10 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: September 24, 2023
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
Stamps for the Wounded

Because It's All About Me

My wife's book is now available, and we're over the moon. If you're a fan of yuri anime, get yourself a copy!

By Your Side

And now, back to me. ;-)

Pokemon Trainer: 4987 7700 1795
PAD: 350 987 357

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, Halloween, British and Japanese folklore, the Goetia, Star Trek, 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, Tarot, 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.

Current obsession... Melon Cream Soda! (Not to drink, it's yucky, but to look at.)

I'm only here for the...

I'm always up for private kawaii swaps!! AND I created a public forum kawaii tag for when you're between swaps and want some kawaii mail!

TL;dr favorite colors are purple and pink. I lust after kawaii ghosts, anything Alice in Wonderland, and kawaii food (especially with faces, ESPECIALLY with arms and legs!) I prefer stickers over memos. Stickers, stickers, stickers!!

I adore “coupons,” die cuts, and oddly shaped memos.

Things I dislike are: Children (in all forms), birds, pandas, hmm…. guess that’s it. Oh, and I don’t do letter sets. It's not that I dislike them, they're just too fussy to mail.

Major Hobbies

The basics are: I love papercraft. 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, Halloween! 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.)

Favorite Desinations

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. 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!)

Been there... France, Prague, Austria, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Central and South America, with the usual coterie of states thrown in.

BTW, Sailor Moon!!

We're big anime and manga fans in this house. The wife founded Yuricon and writes Okazu so there's always something new to discuss. Aside from SM, I'm a huge SAO fan, and we're looking forward to season two of My Next Life as a Villianess (Team Mary!!) Feel free to PM me if you wanna gush over your fav anime/manga. I'll be happy to gush back. ;-)

PERFECT is the enemy of GOOD.

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries who feel the need to over-share and/or use their personal problems as excuses.

(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.)


Comment: Who doesn't love a theme!! Thanks!
Response: Funzies!!
Comment: Who doesn't love a theme!! Thanks!
Response: lol That particular theme is ma fav.
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 20 pieces of My Melody on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the cute My Melody items. I ended up with so much My Melody stuff every time I buy from Japan so it was nice to share and also received.
Response: It was SUCH a panic for me. I *really* need to get things together before putting up swaps! LOL
Comment: Thank you for the skeleton and pumpkin postcard and joke
Response: My pleasure! Happy Halloween. =D
Comment: Kawaii queen! Yes!!!
Response: lol totally!!
manders2280 rated for KSU: Pick your poison: 25 Flakes on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: I'm going back east - no international travel plans at the moment. I'm jealous of your plans to go to Tokyo. Thanks for the flakes.
Response: We're very happy about it. It's been 4 years, can you believe? Feels like last year to me.
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Meet me... at the Zoo on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: So many new cuties for my collection. I'm especially excited for the Kapibarasan memos. Thank you, Pattie!
Response: My pleasure! Super happy you're excited. =D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: It's all... BEARS!! on Sep 11, 2023
Comment: Sooo cute! I love the Rilakkuma Swan theme. Thank you, Pattie!
Response: Yeah!! Something to love is wonderful! =D
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy kawaiimail!!! i loved everything!
Response: Awww, I'm so happy you're happy. =D
JtttK rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #61 on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the cute items!
Response: My pleasure. I hope you found goodies to love. =D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 20/20/20 on Sep 2, 2023
Comment: Always a pleasure to have you as my partner! Love all the items you sent! Thanks again!
Response: Awww, sweet talker! Thanks for swapping with me. It's too much fun. XOXO
Comment: ooh so much kawaiiness! I love everything :DI have not heard of this panchan magic character before. Thank you for hosting and for introducing new characters to me!
Response: My pleasure!! Thanks for swapping with me. =D
Comment: Oh Wow, your PC on Mirhras is so mysterious and cool! Thank you!!!
Response: Thank you! I commissioned that piece 2 years ago. I adore it. Thanks for joining my swap. =D
Mimosagirl rated for KSU: I would like, please... on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the delicious memos and stickers. Most these are new to me. I hope you have been doing well.
Response: Doing excellently well, thank you. And suppppper happy there was new to you in there! Thanks for swapping with me. =D
PrairieKittin rated for tPCC: A Tarot cafe swap, Aug on Aug 17, 2023
Comment: Oh my gosh. I am so sorry for rating so late! Thank you so much. You gave me a lot to think about!
Response: I hope this is the worst thing to happen to you for the rest of your life. =D Glad it's there, and worthy of further thought.
manders2280 rated for KSU: Decorate an Envelope on Aug 12, 2023
Comment: You pulled out all the stops for me! Thanks for the wild envelope and all the cuties. Have a great vacation.
Response: Thank you!! For everything. =D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: KWIK Kawaii: 30 flakes! on Aug 6, 2023
Comment: Ooooh, lavender was a good choice! Though I'm certain there were no bad choices coming from you. :) Thank you for all the awesome kawaii flakes! Lots of new cuties for my binder.
Response: Woot! Cuties all around!!
Manonroberts rated for Pinkish envie swap #1 on Aug 4, 2023
Comment: thank you for the lovely pink items
Response: Dang that got there fast!! I hope you enjoyed the pinkness of it all. =D
Bhindblueeyes rated for MF: Bumps In The Road on Jul 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your decorated letter. Apologies for my delay in rating - I am 1000% struggling with the loss of my Radin. I thought I had a couple more happy, albeit it slower, years with him, but... I do not. I am so happy to read that wifey is getting better. I'm sure that has been an extremely frustrating and difficult process for each of you. Your efforts are paying off, and I'm so glad to see your happiness with your results!! Keep doing what you're doing! :)
Response: Back'at'cha, and hugs. Lots and lots of hugs.
Comment: I love that you had Within Temptation on your list. Sharon has such a beautiful voice!
Response: OMG! We were in the Netherlands for a manga/anime event and Within played the venue *the night before* and I DIDN'T KNOW!!!! I carried on for... well, I'm STILL salty about it!! ARGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

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manders2280 on Sep 3, 2023:

I haven't been to the fair. It's quite hot and I'm working on a website. I will keep your comment so I remember to send you more food.

manders2280 on Aug 27, 2023:

I have a suggestion on how to open my washi-covered envelopes only profile. Also a link to an album of photos of my envelopes.

ccmmsu on Jul 1, 2023:


So glad to have you with us!

ccmmsu on Jun 21, 2023:


Thank you so much for the 50 Pieces 2 Partners swap! Lots of new-to-me goodies in here!

enchantedgabi on May 22, 2023:

Thanks for the KSU random evie tag! eeep I love Kawaii happy mail <3 The Band-Aids are SO cute. I am putting them in my purse and never using them ((:

Bhindblueeyes on Apr 23, 2023:

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for such a wonderful envie full of such joyful items (KSU: Not a swap but a RAK). I love everything, but I am super pumped about that band aid. It's coming to work w/ me for my next ridiculous paper cut. I'm so sorry to read about your wifey!! I hope you are both taking care of yourselves as best you can. I'm here if you ever need to vent your frustrations - it's SO hard right now to get any help, it seems! Sending you hugs and love!

ccmmsu on Mar 24, 2023:


Thank you so much for the Not a Swap RAK! OMG, the die cut memos, the piyoko mame letter, the SG bandage! I could go on and on. This was like the All Star game of kawaii characters. :D Thank you, Pattie!

HausOfImps on Mar 23, 2023:

Thank you so much for all the cute Pokemon memos! I've never seen anything like these before. Where did you get them? I see you are not currently on this site in full capacity -- neither am I, but I will be harassing you with mail when that changes ;)

enchantedgabi on Mar 20, 2023:

Thank you so much for the Kawaii "not a swap" RAK! Such a sweet surprise. This is definitely happy mail... You are so lovely! ^^

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