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Date Joined: September 1, 2008
Last Online: September 28, 2016
Birthday: January 27
Country: Italy
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Hi everyone, my name is Federica, from Italy. I'm 36 and I live near Milan.

In the past I've worked in fashion as stylist and fashion writer, I'm now an Art consultant (Contemporary Art) My favorite hobby is jewlery making, I support my passion selling my pieces online and at crafsters' markets or comics fairs.

I have an amazing boyfriend, Davide. He's younger than me, he's a motion grapher and visual artist. We are togheter since 2006, we have no kids.

I consider myself very openminded and without prejudices except in confrontation of people of extreme right wing. I confess I can't stand their ideas and behaviours.

I like travelling, reading, crafting,clubbing,playing videogames, surfing the net and learn a new thing every day.

I try to do my best to preserve our planet, I really hate the fact that in the name of globalization we are losing the sense of local products, this really touches my heart, I can't undertsand why I can find cherries from Argentina in the winter and oranges from Israel during summer...this is just a way for waste money and penalize people, productions and territories!

I have an insane passion for Piranha Plants and all th Mario Bros' charachters. I also have a Piranaha Plant tattoed on my right arm and I wish to complete the arm with Mario Bros' inspired tattoos

I like anthorpology, I love to learn about religions and traditions from all over the world, I'm quite into alchemy, jewish magical culture, history of tarrots and pagan beliefs.

I love crafting, thanks to this website I discovered that I love making matchboxes and ATCs. My favorite craft is jewellery, I love to spend time looking for new materials to use in my crafts. I think my favorite things are charms, trinkets and miniatures.

I'm quite scared by dolls, but I'm obsessed by dolls' miniatures like Re-ment and Megahouse:)

I'm available for private swaps!

RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME AND MY LIFE:contemporary art, good food, nature and animals, club culture, macintosh computers, bull terriers,gumball charms, Sardinia' sea, to travel, to spin vinyl records, movies, geek culture, asian food, vintage videogames, polymer clay, books, nintendo Tattoos, Re-ment, fashion,moleskine, the Royal Family, south park, thinking green, respect the nature, Doctor Who and more.


  • I don't know exactly why, but if I drop my swaps in the mailbox, often they're postmarked at the Central Office at the airport(that is close to my hometown), so not in Cassano Magnago, but in Milan, please allow few days between the day I mark sent and the postmark date(the usual time mail needs to go from the mailbox to the nearest airport)

-I re-use packages and envelopes

-If you send me something that I can't use or something that I know somebody else will love more than me, I will probably swap it. THIS DOESN'T INCLUDE HANDMADE ITEMS, I'M VERY JEALOUS OF THEM.

If these things bother you, just let me know!

Of course you are free to use recycled packages and re-swap things I send to you

Favorite music,books, film

Music: I'm in love with electronic music, from Kraftwerk to all the new techno,minimal,house producers. I do love also some rock and pop music. My fav are David Bowie, Radiohead, the cure, Blur, Massive Attack, Bjork, Aphex Twin, Beatles, Queens of the Stoneage, the Strokes.

Reading is my first love!Random authors: Christopher Moore,Douglas Adams, Philp K. Dick, Johnatan Coe, Zadie Smith, Paul Auster, Aleandro Jodorowsky, Kurt Vonnegut, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Charles dickens, Michel houllebeq, James Frey, Hanif Kureishi, Nick Hornby,Bret Easton Ellis, Roald Dahl, Dave Eggers, Marguerite Youcenaur, J.K. Rowling , Sue Townsed, Scarlett Thomas,Jonatan S. Foer and more

Love movies!Random movies directors I like: Cohen bros., Woody Allen, Federico Fellini, Wes Anderson, Bernado Bertolucci, Paolo Virzi', Tim Burton, Michel Gondry, Quentin Tarantino and more...I like also Ben Stiller & C.

TV SERIES: I'm addicted to tv series, I love Doctor Who,Torchwood, Game of thrones Desperate Housewives, CHUCK, Community, Modern Family, GLEE, Spartacus, The Dead Zone, Bored to death, X-files, Gossip girls, the Sopranos, Six feet under, Weeds, Little Britains and SOUTH PARK


I love videogames, my boyfriend is a hardcore gamer, I like to play and some games are addictive to me also, but I can control my self:) My boyfriend and I have Xbox360, Nintendo Wii, Game Cube, and PSP, we are looking forward to buy the new Nintendo 3DS. My favourite games are Mario Bros ' games. I love Viva Pinata! and Viva Pinata Trouble in paradise. I waste a lot of time playing Pac-man on the Xbox and Puzzle Bubble. I like to play Lips, Rock Band and Guitar Hero with friends. I collect anything related to Mario Bros, friends and enemies. Giant insects invading the world, fliying zombies, bleeding chain saw, cruel aliens, spaceships are my boyfriend's favourites in videogames.

New Super Mario Wii is my current addicition

I started playing videogames when I was very young. My favourite game was BIG TOP of 1983. If anyone has a copy of the game for the computer or is able to find it for less that 40 € (the price to import a copy asked by the expensive games shop of Italy) I'll be happy to trade it with anything I can send you.

My new mania are games for I-pod touch, android and Nokia N8


I'm a food lover! I love cooking, I prefer fish instead of meat (I don't eat meat), I like natural, healty, good quality food. I prefer to buy organic and natural ingredients, but of course I have my weak spots: my worst addictions are Marmite, balsamic vinegar chips, Oreo, Kinder Country, dill pickles, Italian gelato, edamame, sweet and sour candies. I love Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai food and of course, Italian!

I like


my favourite colours are..rainbow! I love GREEN, neon colors and pink. My fav combo are turquoise and brown, green and pink, pastel yellow and pink.

I love gloow -in-the-dark items, Kawaii is one of my biggest passions. My fav. characters are:Peanuts, Barbapapa, MARIO BROS(and friends and enemies), My Melody, Little Twin Stars and Sanrio charachters, South Park, Stich, Monsters&co., Nemo, Carebears, My Little Pony, Barbie, Poochie, RILAKKUMA, Monokuro Boo, Mamegoma.

I love tea, chocolate(except tablet with whole hazelnuts), recipes, religious items, MATCHBOXES, lighters, fabrics, ribbons, craft materials, stickers, erasers, beads, hama beads, buttons,dolls miniatures, bento-boxes and accessories, stationery.

I don't like

I'm quite easy to please and I won't complain if I will receive something from this list, but if this doesn't bother you, please don't send me:

Disney classic




figures of fairy and gnomes(but I love images!)

Marvel comics

warner Bros (I hate Bugs Bunny)

Make up(but I love lip-balms)

thongs and strings(I never wear them)



dried flowers

ethnic things(unless I sign up for a specific swap)


Please don't send me cheap incense sticks as I like their smell and I can't resist to them, but the smoke makes my eyes burn and I can't stop crying. natural incense made with essential oils are fine!

wish list


====PixOs beads====



bento boxes and accessories


vintage clothes and bags



stickers (always welcome!)


funny and unusual things from your country

beads (I've never enought of them!)

craft materials

anything Nintendo o Mario related

a job at the Buy More :D

Favorite Crafts

• Polymer Clay • jewellery making • sewing • Shrinky Dink • Crosss stich •Card making and matchobxes


wunderland rated for "E" is for ... Geeky ATC on Jan 9, 2012
Comment: I don't enjoy rating you a 1 Federica but I haven't received an ATC and you haven't logged into the Bot in sooo long :( I'll absolutely re-rate if I receive something in the future
Shadowspun rated for "D" is for ... Geeky ATC on Oct 31, 2011
Comment: This was awesome. I love Daleks and you did an amazing job.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and lovely comment, I'm very happy you finally got the card and you like it!
mizvicky rated for Senders Choice 32 count matchbox on Sep 30, 2011
Comment: Thank you so very much for the sweet swap you sent me!!! I love the bling matchbox, stickers, phone charm and Italian candies. You Rock!!!
Response: :D thanks a lot for the rating!!I'm glad the package arrived safe and you like it! Thanks for hosting this funny swap!
Tinker60 rated for Spectrum Series--Purple! on Sep 9, 2011
Comment: What a pretty purple MB. . . one of my favorite colors! And the little bag is so pretty : ) I'm sure I'll use all the little goodies on future swaps. . . and the sugar skull is my first!!! Thank you so much ~~
Response: I'm glad you like the swap, thanks a lot for the rating and the kind words!
joytotheblog rated for Woman with a Hat ATC Swap on Sep 7, 2011
Comment: Very cool set, thanks for sharing!
Comment: That is creepy, but I really like it! Thanks for sending.
Comment: very nice set!
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Nice set! Love the creepy aspect ;)
Comment: Nice Polyvore!
Comment: Cute! Thanks for sharing and Happy Halloween! Message me soon about our private swap! <3
LilyLestrange rated for Follow that Art Blog on Oct 2, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the comment! And in reply, yes, the rings are shrink plastic, I'm glad you like them :)
Response: you're welcome, I really enjoy your blog :)
purple24 rated for Follow that Art Blog on Sep 29, 2010
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog. And thanks for following me. :)
Response: thaks for the rating and heart!!
Peacewytch rated for Follow that Art Blog on Sep 29, 2010
Comment: Thank you for stopping by! I visited your blog and had to follow as well, your jewelry pieces are beautiful! :OD
Response: thank you so much!!!
ksj1717 rated for Follow that Art Blog on Sep 28, 2010
Comment: Thanks for following my blog. I hope it keeps you entertained.
Response: :) thanks a lot for the rating, I'm happy to follow your bog!
Comment: What a lovely matchbox :) and a great package - thank you sooo much for everything :)
Response: :) thatnks for the rating and heart, I had nice vacation by the way, I hope you too! and happy swapping!!
circa45 rated for SG ♥ Skinny 'Fruit'♥ on Jul 13, 2010
Comment: What a great skinny. I've always loved Frida and the fruit slices are really original and creative (and very small). The post cards and your note are also terrific. Thank you very much, a great swap!
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and heart, it has been a pleasure to make the skinny for you, I'm glad you like the swap!
Comment: Thanks so much for the very wonderful matchbox, and filled with great items. Unfortunately your other item is broken, but I can see it was a charming something! :) Ciao
Response: :( I'm so sorry!!!! Probably someting went wrong while baking it..my oven doesn't work properly lately, by the way thanks a lot for the rating and heart!

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Wickett6029 on Oct 5, 2010:

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby, Anita. May you have strength and comfort to see you through this tough time.....she'll be waiting at The Rainbow Bridge for you.

big hugs, teresa

madaboutpink on Sep 23, 2010:

Ciao, ecco un'altra milanese.... pensavo di essere sola. Tra l'altro non sapevo fossi tu su miss hobby. fai cose carinissime... dovremmo organizzarci con mercatini vari a presto

provadia on Jul 28, 2010:

Yeah, sure doll! Swap-bot has been acting funny for me too=/

katehawk on Mar 23, 2010:

Hi! I see that you like matchboxes so I wanted to invite you to join my new group matchbox & more. It's mostly about matchboxes of various kinds but there are some other kinds of swaps (such as whimsy jars & lucky parcels). I hope you'll come be a part of the fun! Thanks!

provadia on Feb 26, 2010:

No way! You should let me know when you're here! I'd love to meet up!<3

Zaqurus on Jan 25, 2010:

So sad about the geeky video game swap! But no worries, I'm sure we'll have other fun ones!

provadia on Jan 3, 2010:

OMG!!!! I just saw your photo with Apparat!!!! He has been one of my favourite musicians for some time now! So awesome! :)

DosLittleMonkeys on Dec 17, 2009:

She's baaaack! link

pthalostars on Nov 16, 2009:

OMG, i got yr matchbox today - thank you SO much!! it is adorable, i can't even begin to describe how much i love it. i will cherish this one, it's so great. <3 <3 <3

AnnMarie on Nov 14, 2009:

I'm so glad you liked your matchbox! Thank you for the happy birthday wish too


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