I'm Lauren. Maker. Cat person. Snail mailer. Stamp & ephemera collector. Zakka enthusiast. I’ve been away from swap-bot for a long time, but I’m ready to dive back in and get swapping! I enjoy visiting museums, making art, curating my collections, thrift shopping, and spending time with nature.
My favorite crafts & hobbies include mixed media collage, sumi ink, and paper crafting. My collections include postcards, postage stamps, unique ephemera, kokeshi, and netsuke.
My list of favorite films and books are long, but my favorite directors are Spike Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, and Ang Lee.
I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan!
My favorite authors include Bell Hooks, Joyce Carol Oates, Poppy Z. Brite, Haruki Murakami, and Augusten Burroughs.
Animal friends (deer, owls, cats, bunnies, shiba inu dogs)
Ancient Egypt/Ancient near east
International Ephemera (especially take-out menus and cosmetic catalogs and ads from other countries)
Soft colors (pastel pink, periwinkle, baby blue, violet, mint, gold)
Stationery/ Notecards (especially thank you cards)
Decorated or Handmade Envelopes to mail swaps in
Deco and washi tape
Maneki neko (Japanese lucky cat)
Botanical and flora and fauna illustrations
Vellum/ Paper bags
Kawaii (especially My Melody, Rilakkuma, Miffy, cafe cafe, Molang, chococat, kutusita nyanko)
International Postage stamps (any condition)
Postcard themes I collect are: Fine Art, Zoos, Deer, Cats, cards from Middle Eastern and Asian countries, Kawaii, Kitsch, Museum cards, and Botanical Illustrations.
Glitter, sparkles, sequins
Paper scraps (I have so much junk already and am bad at organizing)
I didn’t want to have to post something like this on my profile, but not all of us use swapping as a fun hobby. Please do not write to me about or send me paraphernalia about your religious or political views. Swapping is an enjoyable hobby for me. I like getting and sending snail mail and making people smile. Please, keep things fun and relaxed!
I always send my swaps and always put effort into reading profiles and making each swap fun for my partner and sharing any profile goodies, if I have them. If I suspect there will be a delay in my sending a swap, I will always notify my partner in advance. If you do not receive a swap from me, please message me first before rating so we can figure out if it got lost in the mail or what have you. If you don’t receive a rating from me within good time please let me know. I try to not give out any 1 ratings without contacting the person first. I live with multiple people and we get lots of mail so it may have gotten lost around the house, please let me know so that I can be sure I received your swap.
Stationery from MIDORI, Muji, or Rifle Paper Co, Jetoy
[Postage Stamps (any condition)
Countries & Regions: Japan, China, Korea, Egypt, Jordan, East Asia, Middle East
US Series & Commemoratives: Lunar New Year, Black Heritage, Olympics, National Cherry Blossom Festival]
Etude House catalogs
Maneki-neko Japanese lucky cats
Ephemera from other countries (non-USA)
Address labels (I always need these)
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