Profile last updated: November 24, 2014
Hello, my name is Patti! I'm 28 years old and I'm a mechanical engineer who likes to create pretty and useful things during my spare time. I have a wonderful husband, Chris, who's a gamer geek and two fun pups, Kujo and Phidan.
I enjoy talking and laughing, exploring new cities, hanging out with my family, walking around, inline skating, watching shows on Hulu Plus, buying/hoarding craft supplies and fabrics, and making new friends. Nice to meet you!
Lately I've been busy with life and other crafty endeavors outside of Swap-bot. I'm not leaving entirely, but I'm exploring other things at the moment. Other than the occasional swaps here and there, I'll be around.
I will NOT be hosting the Scrappy Granny Round Robin swaps anymore since the last round was poorly attended. If you participated in the past, please send the grannies home to their owners. Thanks for your participation, it's been fun. If you want to take it over, you can though there are similar swaps on Swap-bot running at the same time already.
Spoiler alert - don't look at my website, Instagram, or Flickr if you like to be surprised. I post pictures of outgoing swaps on a regular basis.
I appreciate all handmade art and crafts items. What you choose to make me is a reflection of yourself and how you view the world - that, I think is quite interesting. Thanks for taking the time!
We live in a smoke-free home, but we have two dogs. Please let me know if you have allergies.
If you haven't received your package or postcard from me, send me a message before rating. I send on time and I give ratings and comments within a day or two of receiving a package or postcard. I would appreciate it if you can do the same.
Please remember to rate my swaps so I know you received them - I will remind you within a week of when I think you would have received my swap via snail mail, earlier if it's an electronic swap and you've been on SB and haven't rated since I sent the swap. If I haven't given you a rating yet, it means I haven't received your swap - feel free to check-in with me.
My rating criteria (based on Swap-bot's FAQ):
5 - I got my stuff and it met posted swap requirement.
Thanks for being on time and following instructions. Hearts are given out by me if you actually read my profile and my likes/dislikes.
3 - I got my stuff, but it didn't meet the posted swap requirements.
I will contact you before I give this rating if it was marked/sent on time. I will also give this rating if it was marked/sent late and you didn't message me within a week of the deadline to tell me you'll be late. I can tell when you sent it out based on the postal service date stamp on your postcard/package. Sending out on time is part of the swap requirement.
1 - I never got anything.
I will contact you before I give this rating. If you decide to send, I will rate you a three. If you resend, I will rate you a 5 or 3, depending if you meet the swap requirements or not.
I like learning new crafts. I like to think of myself as a Jane of all trades, master of none. I'm proficient in most of my crafts. It's all due to practice! I come from a crafty family and we all like to do different things. I do overlap crafts with my mom and sister, but for the most part, we each have our own preferred crafts.
You can view my projects on my website. See the link at the top. :)
I enjoy reading romance novels as a way to unwind and get lost in a story. I love a good romantic comedy like those written by Julia Quinn and Eloisa James.
Know any good shows on Hulu I should be watching? I'm running out of episodes!
Last year I spent 3 months straight watching Korean dramas. They are so addicting, but I couldn't do anything else while watching them because I had to read the subtitles! I recently found dramafever.com (you can still watch them on the DramaFever channel on Hulu).
Heirs - OMG. Seriously?! Who wouldn't want to see both Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye together in a drama? Perfection. I'm loving it so far. They add the two episodes from the week every Friday/Saturday on Hulu. Go watch now!
Watched So Far
I like romantic comedies, action, most Disney, and anime movies.
Both Movies and TV shows
What I'm listening to on Pandora and YouTube:
Hopefully Taylor Swift in 2015...
Colors: purple, green (especially jade and emerald), teal, and pink
Animals: dogs, especially terriers, hamsters, squirrels, pandas, platypus, monkeys, elephants, kangaroos, koalas, tigers
Nature & Architecture: Cherry Blossom trees, flowers (cherry blossoms, orchids, roses, and jasmine) pretty landscape views (mountains, sunsets, beaches), city skylines, quaint country cottages and homes, castles
Fruits: strawberries, mangos, lychee, jackfruit and other exotic fruits from Asia
Desserts: strawberry cheesecake, Reese's peanut butter cup, anything chocolate, and apple pie
Ice cream: Hood or Baskin Robbins chocolate chip ice cream
Genre: Thai, Indian, Greek, Italian, and Japanese food
Teas: breakfast and black teas (I don't drink coffee)
General: rubber/cling stamps (snail mail themed), Micron pens, washi tape, fun buttons (metal and glass), floral, kawaii, or modern stationary (envelopes, notepad, papers)
Memory keeping: alpha stickers, Project Life, Smash book, Amy Tangerine, Studio Calico, Kelly Purkey
Knit/Crochet: soft yarns, WEBS, Valley Yarns, Berroco, Madelinetosh, stitch markers
Tatting: Lisbeth threads, Clover shuttles
Sewing: novelty fabric, Japanese fabric, small floral designs, modern colors, glass head pins, YKK zippers (I only buy from Zipit on Etsy)
Others likes: Kawaii, Disney princesses and characters from my favorite movies, soy candles - white tea & jasmine scented, cameras, vintage type writers, craft books, embroidery or cross stitch patterns from abroad
If you have any questions, let me know!
These are the users who did not send me anything, whom I contacted and who read the message but did not rate me or reply to my messages. Also included are users who haven't logged on in a week or more.
These are all the users who did not rate me, whom I contacted and who read the message but did not rate me or reply to my messages. Also included are users who haven't logged on in a week or more.
If I'm rated for these swaps, the name will be removed from the list.