Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2023 6:24 am


Date Joined: May 17, 2010
Last Online: November 9, 2014
Birthday: April 3
Country: Canada
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Coming back to swapbot after a bit of a break. I have missed swapping with you lovely people but life got a bit hectic for a while. Still a bit hectic but I have a lot more time on my hands now!

About Me

I'm in my early 30s and married to my best friend, Will. We live on the edge of a forest near a river, and love to feed the ducks and geese that call the river home.

I am constantly drinking tea, I'm never not cross stitching, knitting or writing a letter of some sort. I love long letters, and getting mail. I'm a little obsessed with birds. I'm tattooed and pierced but not in excess, and believe that people should be who they are, no matter who that is.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile!


I really love receiving mail in all forms, especially mail art and letters!

I love upcycled stationery and handmade little notebooks to write letters in. I love maps that can be used in crafting (for envelopes, decoration, etc). I have a thing for Post-It notes and fountain pens and inks.

SPECIFIC things that I would like/WISHLIST (only for swaps that require one):

  • a list of things that make you happy
  • artwork!!!
  • fine tipped black drawing pens
  • letter pads (please note religious, or cutsie, except kawaii is ok)
  • letter sets (kawaii or just pretty, same as above)
  • recipes (though we don't eat much meat in my household)
  • interesting zines
  • mail art!
  • something you've drawn (whether you're an artist or not!)
  • tea, I love all kinds of tea!
  • interesting/vintage-y ephemera for papercrafts
  • washi tape. I love it and use it all the time!
  • anything from my etsy favourites (link in links list)

I DO NOT swap:

  • fbs/decos/slams
  • religious items
  • Disney items
  • floral-themed things (except maybe pretty floral stationery)
  • scented items. I get migraines from strong perfume-y scents

Please do not send me anything with loose glitter on it. Glitter is the bane of my existence, it sticks to everything!


I am allergic to:

  • latex (PLEASE do not send me balloons as an item in a pacakge, or latex gloves. I will break out!)
  • avacados
  • cats (mostly if I am around them, so if you have a cat and send to me, it won't bug me unless theres a ton of fur on fabric or something!)
  • smoke (I know some say they are "allergic" because they don't want items that smell like smoke, but really... I'm terribly allergic to smoke as I have asthma).


I WILL ALWAYS send something that I commit to. If for some reason something is lost in the mail, or doesn't show up, or shows up damaged, PLEASE let me know, and I will replace it asap! I am serious about swapping, and would hate for someone to rate me based on someone else's (postal system) error. Thank you :)

Favorite Crafts

mail art, letter writing, cross-stitching, knitting, dyeing yarn, spinning, drawing, painting, bookbinding and carving rubber stamps


Mossery rated for 20 Questions on Sep 20, 2014
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your answers to the 20 questions and the lovely extra goodies. Also you have the best handwriting ever!! Very beautiful script!
jodediva rated for Canadian Penpals on Sep 12, 2014
Comment: hi, thanks i got your letter i will write soon.
dardarbinx rated for 20 Questions on Sep 8, 2014
Comment: Love your letter and your answers! Well done, and great penmanship too!
Response: Yay, thank you!
letterlove rated for I Love Lists! on Aug 26, 2014
Comment: Thank you for making this one extra special for me! I would give 2 hearts if I could ♥♥ you made me laugh and I love your calligraphy. Yes, you were very ambitious (crazy lady) but I'm glad, because it was a pleasure to read through!!
Response: I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
doortotheriver rated for i LOVE quotes!! on Nov 7, 2010
Comment: Thankyou for some great quotes! :) xx
Mandy22 rated for Getting to Know you - October on Oct 28, 2010
Comment: Aw, I hope you're much better now. Thank you for the tea...it's always a good gesture.
missxkay rated for Getting to Know you - October on Oct 18, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the note - I always love hearing about international love stories. ^_^ (insert heart icon here)
samosa rated for Self Portrait Swap! on Oct 16, 2010
Comment: i got the pleasure of having the coordinator be my partner! what a wonderful treat!i love who i am and i be whoi love! thank you for making my name look so preety!!!!
tyggereye rated for Mail Artsy Fartsy on Oct 7, 2010
Comment: I loved the envelope. It was totally gorgeous@! It was the best received thing I've gotten from swapbot exchanges so far!
GoingTwinsane rated for Not Quite Normal Penpals on Sep 29, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the letter. I enjoyed what you wrote! I just moved into a new house and am unpacking. I will answer as soon as I can. I REALLY appreciate your honesty and candidness! I hope we can be pals for a very long time! =D
Peony rated for kataish and peony's mail art swap on Sep 28, 2010
Comment: Kata! Thank you so much- I LOVE your art style! Wow- this is so beautiful, and wonderful ephemera too (adore the escargot labels). Super super awesome! Yes- anytime I'd be up for another swap with you!
Comment: :D <3 I LOVED everything in *that* swap *.* thank you sososososooo much, my favorite was the tofu :3 thats way too cute
Response: OH YAY IT CAME TODAY! I am so happy it finally arrived. Thanks so much for the heart! I really enjoyed sewing up the little tofu guy for you, and hope you loved loved loved the kawaii pens (and that they stayed intact).
Newfie rated for A Note About ... Something on Sep 10, 2010
Comment: Just found your card in the mailbox...you are one CRAZY lady! Loved it! I laughed many times while reading it. Cool "Knit Speak" Hee Hee Thanks for brightening my day...again! :0) Dee
Response: hee, yay! I'm paired up with you so often, it made me laugh!
heather76 rated for Getting to Know you - September on Sep 10, 2010
Response: Thank you for the 5 & heart!
Newfie rated for Getting to Know you - September on Sep 8, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card, Kata! Loved how you fit so much info into it.
Response: I tried! Thanks for the 5 & heart, darling!
Comment: Thank you so much. Enjoyed your answers and loved the recyled envie!
Response: Thank you!
JavaJunkie rated for Quick pen pal swap! :) on Sep 1, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the letter. I loved the kawaii coffee stationery too. Be watching your mailbox for my letter back to you!!
Response: yay, I can't wait! Thanks!
Zefaniya rated for Getting To Know You - August on Aug 31, 2010
Comment: That sounds like a nice date :)
choke rated for Getting To Know You - August on Aug 29, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great card, nice personal touches too :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Awww Thank you for everything, The stitch markers are darling.
Response: I'm so glad you like them! I had fun making them... always glad to see another knitter!

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MissThundercat on Jul 30, 2014:

YAY!! Good to see you here Kata :)

50DaysOfSummer on Oct 2, 2010:

my favorite swap is up again! :)


I sent you a letter last week, I hope it reaches you soon <3

50DaysOfSummer on Aug 27, 2010:

I am pretty sure I will get you for the not normal pen pal swap ;)

50DaysOfSummer on Aug 8, 2010:

join, join, join ;)

oliviarrow on Aug 2, 2010:

Thank you for hosting such an awesome swap! I'm glad you liked the zine I made for your neighbor swap. It was so much fun, and I swear that since I did that, a lot of those characters have been talking to me more! How funny...one even flirted with me (the puppy peddler). Ha! Thanks for checking out my etsy shop!

Newfie on Jul 10, 2010:

Hi Kata, Glad you received my letter. Hope you find it as interesting as I did yours. Enjoy your camping trip!

:0) Dee

Vreyainlove on Jul 9, 2010:

Hi hi! Thank for the msg! If you don't mind, I think I may wait a few days to send out you're envie...I have a package coming from tinythingsarecute.com, and I'd like to put some stuff in it from there. That cool? :)

Vreyainlove on Jul 7, 2010:

...so I'm your sender for the intl Big Fat Stuffed Envelope series... very excited about the "mustache humor" on your 'likes' list. :) Strange, because I recently made about ten ATCs that have to do this--for no apparent reason. They're more quirky than funny, but still. :) I'll be putting the package together in the next day or so. :)

50DaysOfSummer on Jul 2, 2010:


that so screaming your name! :D

midwestkiwi on Jun 28, 2010:

Thanks for hosting the wonderful swap Mature Long Letters Penpals. Super neat idea!

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