Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2022 8:29 am


Date Joined: January 21, 2010
Last Online: May 31, 2014
Birthday: June 3
Country: Canada
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About Me

I am a 30-something year old child at heart. I am a bit of a packrat, but I have recently decided that I need to curb that impulse a little, and cut down on the clutter and keep myself a little more organized... could be that Hoarders marathon watched over the weekend....

I'm a crafter, and I love making things out polymer clay, beads, paper, and repurposed/recycled things. I've recently been trying to sew, with mixed results. I also love knitting with knitting looms.

In my spare time, I teach Zumba fitness classes! Best workout ever.

Favorite Television

My favourite shows are Spaced, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Flight of the Conchords, The Office (UK and US), Extras, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Kids in the Hall, Lost, Castle, Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, Firefly, Party Down, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Newsradio, The Twilight Zone, and The Muppet Show.

I also love old cartoons. I have a ton of classic animation on dvd, and I spend a lot of time watching Teletoon Retro. My favourites are from the Fleischer Studios (Popeye, Betty Boop) Tex Avery cartoons (Droopy, Red, Wolf), Looney Tunes (particularly Bugs Bunny, Pepe Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck), Woody Woodpecker, and the Van Bueren Studio.

Favorite Music

I listen to a lot of indie singer songwriter types, as well as folk, blues, older rock and soul, and some new top 40. I love going to folk festivals.

My current favourites are Sarah Slean, Danny Michel, Dan Mangan, Serena Ryder, Little Miss Higgins, The Tragically Hip, The Mountain Goats, Fats Waller, and anything Motown.

I became a Zumba instuctor in January 2013, and lately I've found myself listening to zumba music more than anything else! If there are any ZIN members out there with recommendations for me, I'd love to hear from you!

Favorite Movies

Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, O Brother Where Art Thou, Jurassic Park, The Muppet Movie, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Night of the Living Dead, The Goonies, Rushmore, Office Space, A Mighty Wind

Favorite Books

Anything by Margaret Atwood, but particularly The Handmaid's Tale; Anything by John Wyndham, particularly Chrysalids, and The Day of the Triffids; Anything by Kurt Vonnegut; Fall on Your Knees; Harry Potter series; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; Their Eyes were watching God


I love postcards, especially ones with pictures of tacky tourist things and roadside attractions. Or ones with movie posters, vintage pictures, cartoon characters, muppets or pictures from favorite bands, movies or tv. But really, I'm happy with any and all postcards that arrive in my mailbox!

Craft supplies are always welcomed, particularly polymer clay, yarn (particularly chunky or funky yarn), interesting jewelry findings, and fabric scraps. No more paper scraps please... I have way too many as it is!

Anything Muppet related. Or Fraggle related. :)

I love little handmade plush or amigurumi toys. Especially monsters, robots, or characters from my favorite tv shows.

Rubber duckies! I recently redid my bathroom in a rubber duck theme, and I'm always on the lookout for cool duckies of all sizes. I also love the novelty ones.

I've discovered the joys of knitting looms. If you have a spare knitting loom, or knitting loom patterns, hanging around that you'd like to get rid of, message me for a private swap!

Tea! I love green tea, herbal teas. Fruity, mint, or ginger tend to be my favourites. I'm not as into black tea.


I'm pretty trusting, and I tend to assume things have been lost in the mail rather than that someone has flaked on me.

That being said, if I haven't received your item, and I don't get a response when I try to contact you, I can be reasonably sure that you are flaking, and I will rate you at a 1. I don't like having to do that, but I also don't like putting my heart into a swap and getting nothing in return.

A few notes about cartoons

I've been asked about my cartoon preferences for several swaps recently, so I've decided to add a new section.

I love items with my favorite cartoon characters, with a few exceptions. I don't like the recent trend of feminizing Tweety bird, and I am not a fan of classic cartoon characters decked out in "modern" clothing - ie hip hop, sports, rasta, etc.

Classic cartoons, dating back to when they played in movie theatres before the feature, are my favorites. Tex Avery and Chuck Jones stand up against the greatest directors of any film genre. I can watch Looney Tunes, and MGM cartoons all day.

I love black and white cartoons from pretty much any studio- Disney, Fleischer, Van Bueren, Warner Bros.

As for newer cartoons, I definitely prefer ones that skewer towards an adult audience, or at least write with adults in mind. I'm a fan of earlier Simpsons, The Critic, Futurama, Moral Orel, and South Park.

My favorite feature length cartoons are the Toy Story trilogy, The Incredibles, Iron Giant, The Lion King, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Triplets of Belleville, Persepolis.


KateKintail rated for Muppets in a Mini Bag on Apr 10, 2014
Comment: Thank you! I put the magnets on my bookcase at work. I especially love how you found items for so many of my favorite characters! Pens and stickers and Pez, oh my! Thanks for putting a smile on my face today :-)
VaGrammy66 rated for Pixar in a Bag on Mar 7, 2014
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! My grandchildren will love them! The clock is so cool! Thanks again!!
allofmyheart rated for Your Favorite Fandoms in a Bag on Feb 26, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the great bag of stuff which has got here at last! It's all fun but my favourite thing is the 'Bazinga!' stocking :D
Response: I'm so glad it finally arrived safely! I really liked that stocking too. It was a little hard to give away!
Bluepony14 rated for P Stamp: Naked Christmas Card on Jan 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you. Sorry late. Trouble with getting mail. Christmas and i moved
texasjenn rated for P Stamp: Naked Christmas Card on Dec 13, 2013
Comment: love it
Kayenderes rated for P Stamp: Naked Christmas Card on Dec 12, 2013
Comment: TKU for P Stamp Naked Card and you have happy Holidays also Happy New Year 2014 Take good special care
Comment: Thanks so much! The Doctor and the Dalek have both made their way onto the "Tardis Tree" -- my daughter insisted that we create one this year when I had the idea :) We love them both, for different reasons, of course. Nothing as cuddly as a Dalek for Christmas cuddling! And this one is so beautifully detailed!! Thank you.
pandessa rated for Spooky Christmas on Dec 11, 2013
Comment: Thanks
LittleRed rated for Holiday Cheer on Dec 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the card and teas!!
Toupti rated for Holiday Cheer on Dec 7, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the teas. I just LOVE the Christmas card with the cat and the "nagging" Christmas tree, it's so funny!
ccgigglebox rated for The Walking Dead in a Mini Bag on Nov 12, 2013
Comment: Liked the ears! love the lanyard! cant wait to grow my zombie.
Kayenderes rated for Autumn Tea Swap on Nov 5, 2013
Comment: Thank U Heather for the great chocolate teas. Always my fav.......hope we do this again. Hugs
morwesong rated for LOST in a Mini Bag on Oct 7, 2013
Comment: I always get tickled when I find people in the same fandoms as me - and even more so when I get the same partner for two swaps in two completely different yet awesome fandoms. :-D You obviously have a great talent with polymer clay - I loved the DW figures and the polar bear in the LOST bag is absolutely adorable! Everything in the bag was so much fun to go through. I love the handmade goodies, and I very much look forward to reading the book (then passing it on) and eating the chocolate. Going through this bag helped to remind me how much I love the show and how I am due for a rewatch. Thanks so much!!
morwesong rated for Doctor Who Polymer Clay Figures on Oct 7, 2013
Comment: Ooooh, I LOVE the clay figures you made!! The Dalek is fabulous, and I might have worked really hard to not blink when I unwrapped the Weeping Angel. You did such a fantastic job! Thanks so much. :-D
couponlover rated for Cold and Flu Survival Package on Oct 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for your cold and flu survival package! It came at the most perfect time for my family!! We've been down and out with colds. I handed off the package to my husband who has the cold right now. :)
gdawson rated for BBC Sherlock in a Bag on Sep 12, 2013
Comment: All so awesome, thank you. We're just starting tea season down here. And the season for staying inside with a good book.
darzy30 rated for I Can't Believe It's an Ad Card #2 on Jun 12, 2013
Comment: What a fabulous card! I love it. It doesn't look like an ad card at all, and the design is awesome. Thanks so much!
Karenmomofthree rated for May Tea with 4 Authors Swap on Jun 10, 2013
Comment: Heather this was such a wonderful card to read. I loved your choices
firefly72 rated for Doctor Who Bookmarks on Jun 8, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the bookmark, though I think the TARDIS might have to find a new home, because I'm a little too hard on my books. : )
doulakk rated for Doctor Who Bookmarks on Jun 4, 2013
Comment: OOH, love the bookmark! Thanks sooo much! CUTE DALEK bead! SWEETNESS

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KateKintail on Mar 2, 2014:


Muppets Mini Bag Profile Check! It's time to play the music...

KateKintail on Feb 1, 2014:


"The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art."

Pixar in a bag profile check. Happy swapping!

KateKintail on Nov 30, 2013:


Fandom in a Bag profile check. Happy swapping!

KateKintail on Sep 1, 2013:


LOST Fandom in a Bag swap. Happy button-pushing and swapping!

KateKintail on Aug 1, 2013:


BBC Sherlock in a Bag profile check. Happy swapping!

KateKintail on May 1, 2013:

Doctor Who

Timey-wimey Doctor Who in a Bag profile check!

KateKintail on May 1, 2013:

Doctor Who

Timey-wimey Doctor Who in a Bag profile check!

KateKintail on Mar 31, 2013:

Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory profile check in the name of science and accuracy!

KateKintail on Feb 28, 2013:


Firefly in a bag profile check! Shiny swapping!

RyeRye on Aug 28, 2012:

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