Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2018 7:40 pm


Date Joined: July 25, 2010
Last Online: June 13, 2017
Birthday: September 8, 1984
Country: United States
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  • I spent two months making a dress and accessories for San Japan, only to get food poisoning thursday evening before the event. I was crazy busy with all the travel and costume details up until then, and am now trying to get over being depressed about the stupidity of missing something I'd been planning since February....so I have not replied to a few penpals yet. Nobody likes getting letters full of complaining, right! So, I'm back on track now, and will have some letters and notecards headed out asap.

  • I did not have the opportunity to wear my lolita dress yet, but as soon as there is a new meetup scheduled, I will put up some pics of the finished product. It has come quite a long way since the last pics on my photo blog!

The Basics and Necessary Information

  • In 2013, after deciding to take a long break from swap-bot, an ATC swap went missing, and I was not aware until I returned in 2015. I contacted my partner, and the rating of 1 was resolved to a 3.

  • I am a 30 year old housewife, with five wonderful animals whom I love dearly; three dogs- a lab named Bella, a husky named Holo, (from Holo/Horo in "Spice and Wolf"), a terrier mix named Hachi, and two fat tabby cats, Musashi and Katana. I spend most of my free time reading, sitting in the backyard garden sipping tea, at the dog park, or searching for new hiking trails.

  • I have days where I feel very feminine, and will don a lace baby doll dress and curl my hair, and the next day I may wear a cut-off tank and ripped jeans with harley boots. It's a very humorous sort of duality, and it goes very hand-in-hand with my love of cute and macabre.

  • I like to decorate things- notebooks, backpacks, my clothes, my desk...and I like to make accessories and various small trinkets, but I do not scrapbook- all my photos are digital, and I never really got into the whole "project life" thing.


  • ATCs

  • Bookmarks

  • Postcards

  • Magazine Clippings

  • Scrapbooking Supplies/Project Life .

  • FBs, Slams, Sticker Bags, Decos

  • Religious Items

  • Babies/Children

  • Disney/Pixar

  • School teacher type stuff, like apples, pencils, abc's, smiley faces...

  • Hannah montana, High School Musical, etc

  • Dinosaurs

  • Cars/trucks/bikes

  • Bugs

  • Lisa Frank

  • Owls Why do people keep sending me owls? Every envelope has an owl on or in it. Seriously- it's like they're taking over the world. If you have to pick an animal, send me wolves. I love wolves. :)

  • Photos

I Especially Love These Things:

  • Kawaii ~I like sentimental circus, mamegoma, natto-san, nyan-puku, sushi-cat, and non-character things like cupcakes, macarons, and noodle bowls, etc. No Hello Kitty

  • Steampunk

  • Food/Dish Miniatures ~Especially sushi, noodle bowls, tea cups, and cakes/sweets. Decoden, etsy clay pendants and trinkets for jewelry-making, 25 cent machine toys- any kind of miniature works here.

  • Coffee and Tea

Especially love florals (lavender, rose, jasmine, etc), earl grey, herbal blends, matcha, and latte or Milk Tea mix packets. No popular US brands like Lipton, Tazo, Stash, or Celestial Seasons, etc. In other words, if I can buy it at Walmart, please don't send it to me. I swap so I can try new things not available to me locally!

  • Things from Japan or South Korea

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Manga, or Manhwa written in Japanese or Korean, and Tea, Coffee, Sweets, or Cultural Souvenirs.

  • SPOOKY stuff

The more macabre the better. Think horror, hauntings, abandoned insane asylums, poltergeists, gore, zombies, possessed dolls, rusty medical instruments. If it scares you or creeps you out, great!

(I've had to remove the word "Halloween" from this section title, because it gets me a lot of "Trick or Treat", "Happy Halloween", pumpkins, candy die cuts, other children-oriented characters and quotes, big-nosed witches, pointy hats, and a whole lot of bright orange and purple. Not my cup of tea, folks. These things are usually passed right along in another swap.)

I love realistic skeletons, books on real hauntings, creepy or goth-ish stickers and small scrapbook embellishments. When in doubt, go for goth stuff. Creepy is good. ;) Cute and creepy is good, too.

  • Crochet or Embroidery Thread

I am an avid crocheter, and I frequently make my own lace, clothes, and amigurumi. The thinner, the better- I'm not a fan of bulky yarns. I especially love Aunt Lydia's size 10 bamboo crochet thread in Natural. :) It's so soft!

  • Vintage Themed Fabric

I make dresses out of handkerchiefs, and I like to make drawstring bags and tea wallet type things, too.

  • Classic Cartoon Fabric

The cheap, thin stuff is fine for this) My little pony, The little mermaid, Care bears, Sailor moon, Strawberry shortcake- those kinds of things.

  • Lace

Venetian, Cluny, Eyelet, or Embroidery. Please no stretchy nylon or scratchy raschel.

  • Themed Stationary

I love vintage, horror, tea and cake, and postage type themes. Please, no Japanese envelopes with a vertical address style, my post office frequently loses them or returns them to me.

Other Stuff I Like

  • I love most vintage things, antique and/or distressed look, shabby-chic, things that have "weathered", etc.

  • Victorian-inspired, Classic Lolita (Mary Magdalene, Victorian Maiden, Innocent World, etc), Tea Towels, Tea Cups, Marie Antoinette, Rococo, Peignoirs.

  • The macabre, unusual, dark, or scary. Ghosts, Cemeteries, Horror, Vampires, Zombies.

Favorite Characters and Themes

  • Steampunk keys, gears, clocks, tim holtz, embossed stamps, distressed colors.

  • Silent Hill metal grates, gore, creepy nurse, pyramid head, hell hounds

  • Geisha/Maiko kanzashi, kimono, traditional makeup, geta.

  • Dracula/Vampires Dark, romantic, or scary- no high-necked halloween capes and receding hairlines, twilight characters, or count chocula :p

  • Tank Girl Movie or comic themes~ offensive material is expected here. :)

  • Hatsune Miku Classic blue, snow miku, or sakura miku with the pink hair.

Comics and Geekery


  • Dawn
  • Vampirella
  • Purgatori
  • Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
  • Lady Mechanika
  • Tank Girl


  • Harry Potter
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Hunger Games
  • Serenity
  • Evil Dead


  • Firefly
  • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
  • The Walking Dead
  • Kindred: The Embraced
  • Dollhouse
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The L-Word

Video Games

  • Final Fantasy 7, 8, 10, and 10-2
  • Xenosaga
  • Fatal Frame
  • Silent Hill

NOT a Fan of:

  • Dr. Who
  • Star Wars
  • The Hobbit Movies
  • Minecraft
  • WoW
  • The Dark Knight

Barrons Books and Baubles

Basically I read anything with vampires, werewolves, or fae...mostly paranormal romance novels (Authors Listed) and manga (Titles Listed).

  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Karen Marie Moning
  • J.R. Ward
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Anne Rice
  • Kim Harrison
  • Vampire Knight
  • Fruits Basket
  • Fake
  • Chibi Vampire Karin
  • Chobits
  • Junjou Romantica
  • Strawberry Panic

I like a lot of Music

  • Bullet for my Valentine
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Hamasaki Ayumi
  • Tommy Heavenly 6
  • Wakeshima Kanon
  • Ailee
  • IU
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Atreyu
  • Flyleaf
  • Taylor Swift
  • Pink
  • Sara Bareilles
  • Paramore
  • F(X)
  • Girls Generation
  • Younha
  • Abe Mao
  • Jolin Tsai
  • Evans Blue
  • Lady Gaga
  • Letters to Cleo
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Reggie and the Full Effect
  • Metallica
  • Mindless Self indulgence
  • Jack off Jill
  • Shiina Ringo
  • Hikaru Utada
  • NIN
  • The Cure
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Fiona Apple
  • Depeche Mode
  • The Used
  • Linkin Park
  • Within Temptation
  • In this Moment
  • Avril Lavigne

I like a lot of Movies, too

  • The Fifth Element
  • Resident Evil
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Underworld
  • Milo and Otis
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Izo
  • Killer Clowns from Outer Space
  • Saving Face
  • Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
  • Death Note
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Vampire Journals
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • Return of the Night of the Living Dead 3
  • Fido
  • The Secretary
  • Dracula 2000
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • Hudson Hawk
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Deathproof
  • Planet Terror
  • Silent Hill
  • Spaceballs
  • The Lost Boys
  • Bulletproof Monk
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Honey and Clover
  • Braveheart
  • Les Miserables
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • REPO: The Genetic Opera
  • Rent
  • Chicago

Swap Tags



starrycat rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 17, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the samples, Tarrah!
JossieAyame rated for PenPal Surprise (Private) on Sep 12, 2015
Comment: Oops I totally forgot to rate you for the swap! Thank you so much for the beautiful choker you made for me! I wear it often and get lots of compliments. And thanks for the awesome labels! I need to go buy a mason jar to put them on =) I sent my reply to your letter this week. I hope it reaches you soon.
Comment: Thanks for the tapes and goodies!
CarolWestcamp rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for reading my profile and trying to send washi that I'd like. Honestly, for washi, I like any, though the brights are my favorite. I'm a washi addict. Haha! Love the yellow envelope with kitty designs on it too.
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 9, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great tapes & nicely taped colorful envie! No worries on the circus stamp; mostly that was so people wouldn't send me note cards, etc. in that theme. I'm happy you send me some of the cool owl tape (with the backing); I've seen it but haven't ever bought any.
ShyAnn64 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you SO much for the extra Washi Samples along with the dragon postcard! I love everything! <3 I love the way that that you decorated your envelope ((so pretty!))
MookyLee rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much! I love all of the Halloween stuff that you added, it really made my day n_n
TallieH rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 8, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the washi tape. :)
Stacey2422 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 6, 2015
Comment: Love the selection. Thanks so much for the extras!!
DowneastArtisan rated for Hand Crafted Necklace Swap on Sep 3, 2015
Comment: Absolutely LOVED this Necklace! TYSM for all the effort you put into it, its beautiful!
MisplacedfromPA rated for For the love of Goodwill! on Sep 2, 2015
Comment: What a wonderful box! I love it :-) And to find tea on the inside....will definitely pack it in my suitcase for my travels. Small world that you lived in this town of mine. Do you ever come back for a visit? You take care and sending a big hug for a wonderful swap.
charophyta rated for For the love of Goodwill! on Aug 31, 2015
Comment: OMG WHAT!! This is a great find! Perfect swap! This is exactly the sort of oddity I would not be able to resist taking home with me, whenever I come across weird things like this in a thrift store. I have definitely never seen a turtle/gnome like this! Perfect for my "collection" of weird crap XD Thank you!
Comment: Hi Tarrah! Thanks for the letter & chevron tape. I'll write back soon. :)
Comment: What a lovely letter! This was a lot of fun, can't wait to continue exchanging mail!!
darkxangel84 rated for Tea Time with a Twist on Jul 6, 2015
Comment: Wow amazing!!! I love them Thank you very much!!!
Tinne rated for Geeks and Freaks Notecard Penpals on Jun 18, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much for the card and little extras!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome notecard and stamps! I'll be writing you back soon =*)
EmilyT rated for APDG ~ Shabby Chic Gardens! on Jun 16, 2015
Comment: Relaxing, thank you!
jennylee60 rated for APDG ~ Shabby Chic Gardens! on Jun 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the picture. I love this style!
swamplover rated for APDG ~ Shabby Chic Gardens! on Jun 14, 2015

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slamophile on Jan 1, 2016:

Happy New Year to you . ty

JossieAyame on Oct 11, 2015:

Yay thanks for letting me know! Can't wait to hear from you =)

Hollycarole92 on Sep 19, 2015:

I received my Halloween ephemera today! Thank you SO much! I'm going to have so much fun using it to decorate my snailmail envies! :)

allthingsregency on Sep 9, 2015:

Great! Thanks for letting me know you received the washi tapes and I'm so glad you like them. If you can believe it, I found the stationery at Walmart! It was in the office supply section where the sticky notes are.

JossieAyame on Aug 24, 2015:

Just wanted to let you know that I received your letter. The parcel hasn't arrived yet, it's probably still going through customs (that sometimes takes 2-3 weeks longer). I'll let you know when I receive it!

JossieAyame on Jul 21, 2015:

Hehe no problem. Take your time. Thanks for letting me know =)

biasbabe on Jun 17, 2015:


To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting group

piratecaptainmo on Jun 16, 2015:

Thank you for the awesome post cards from the PF tag you're it thread! They are so amazing!

nancylee on Jun 15, 2015:

APDG ~ Shabby Chic Gardens!

Well if you have a bed and you have a shed, I guess you have just about all you need except the kitchen sink!

wait if you have a sink you know there will be dishes too!


fishsteak on Jun 15, 2015:

I'd have to say mine are SHINee and U-Kiss. I basically had all of the members as my bias at some point, haha. I don't listen to k-pop much anymore, though.

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