Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2017 6:50 pm


Date Joined: January 14, 2017
Last Online: November 17, 2017

Country: Canada

About Me


I mark as send when I drop off my mail at the big red boxes at the end of my street (usually on the weekends) and they get postmarked when they eventually make their way to the post office and the workers get around to it. A lot slips by though and I'm always getting mail with 0 postmarkings so I'm guessing it's the same with mail I send to others.

Hi, I'm a huge lover of kawaii things and I love crafting! I used to be really into making amigurumi and am trying to destash them in my etsy shop.

Lately I've been into the idea of creating a vintage/Victorian/steampunk junk journal. (Without spending any more money)

As an etsy seller I have a lot of shipping supplies in bulk so I thought swap-bot would be perfect for me! I know I'm a newbie with only a few swaps complete, but I've shipped hundreds of packets on Etsy so I know my way around Canada Post.

Right now my latest obsession is kawaii memo notepad papers!

Swaps you'll probably find me at are type 2, most likely tea swaps (I love to drink tea!) And flat surprise swaps due to the flexibility.

And in Canada there is a big price different in postage between under 2 cm (document) and thicker than that is parcel which costs $$$

I am an extreme cheapskate. I will reuse packaging and I am not offended if I receive clearly reused bubble mailers which have been taped over with deco tape and have mailing labels slapped on top of old mailing labels.

I don't go out and spend money for a swap, I just use what I have available. At the thrift store I stumbled upon a box of 20 notecards with envelopes for $1.99 so I'll be using those!

Also, I'm really big on giving extras, simply because I have a lot of stuff lying around that I don't like or use but are good quality and totally usable so I can't throw away XD. I always read my partner's profile a couple of times to match up something I have in my hoard that I think they'll like.

My swaps tend to be quantity over quality in that anything I have sent, I have had lying around that I wasn't using or planning to use so I can afford to give more than the minimum requirements. I've listed things I'm looking to get rid of below, and if you see anything that interests you feel free to send me a message.

Also, if the swap calls for a notecard, please give me a blank one and just slap a sticky note in it with your swap name and user ID.


I have no allergies.

In terms of tea, I'm good with anything as long as it doesn't have lemongrass. Right now I'm really into black teas and my favourite is darjeeling but I'm totally down to try new things!

In terms of kawaii these are my favourite characters:


-Little Fairy Tale


-Sentimenal Circus

-kamono hashikamo

-Any foods with faces

-Cat song

-Oji Panda


In terms of washi tape, I'm really looking for kawaii san-x character tape (I saw this sentimental circus one that said "for you" and I was dying)

And also vintage style/Victorian/steampunk/shabby/postmarked washi tapes!

POSTCARDS I like postcards of scenery, like cafes, bakeries, streets, snapshots etc... And pretty ones that look painted. I do not like pin-up girls, burlesque, or tacky postcards.


I'm looking for kawaii stuff in general

-Kawaii memo paper

-Kawaii stickers

-Kawaii washi or deco tape

-Would also really love empty rement boxes!

-Kawaii erasers

-Kawaii wooden pencils

-Kawaii badges/buttons/pins

-Kawaii resin pieces

-Clear takochu

-Unazukin doll

-Taiyaki charm

-Just starting to get into junk journelling, maybe some vintage ephemera

-Vintage looking paper (see images below)

-vintage/steampunk style fabric (scraps are okay)

-Metal Charms (leaves, feathers, gears, clocks, birdcages, dragonflies etc)

-Buttons in cute shapes (hearts, stars, flowers)

-Rubber/clear stamps with airmail themes or rustic, vintage kind of theme



PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME I have no use for these items! Please try to avoid these, but if I do get them it's no big deal because I'll just regift them as extras.

-Religious/advertisement swag





-Greeting cards


-Nail files

-Beauty products (eg hand cream, body lotion)

-Origami paper





In terms of stationary, I'm only interested in kawaii and these are what I dislike

-non kawaii stationery

-Stationery with photographs of real food/animals/people

-Tsum tsum

-Disney anything

-Orange story


ladyjbug rated for Christmas Postcards Canada on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
HelenG6 rated for Christmas Postcards Canada on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice Cavallini card of Paris. The washi tape used is nice.
NiniJae rated for It's Time to Recycle - 10 Int'l on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice swap. I can certainly use most of these "recycled" items. Good luck with school! :D
tees rated for Fill my socking- internationnal October on Oct 29, 2017
Comment: I really liked the gifts and the cute pen! Have you made the cute chicken egg pendant by yourself??
2bneat rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous 30 grams of goodies. I especially appreciate that you took the time to write a note. I hope you have a great adventure today and a happy mailbox.♥
frogginghappy rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap - I love the Alice in Wonderland stamps 😍 but all the items you chose we're great 😁. The book pages are really cool!
Comment: This was such a cute and fun swap. You have given me some ideas that I will use. You have made swap bot truely enjoyable. Thank you👍
FelinaSP rated for Crazy about TEA - Hurray! #5 on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the exquisite selection of tea you sent me, I adore the Bigelow teza... just like the cute stickers and the always wanted washi, I thank you with all my heart, greetings from Chile!
AnnastinaS rated for Make someones day! ♥ on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Wow! Irene, what all the wonderful things you sent to me! I liked all the stuffs :) Thank you!
dodie rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I love what you use to make your enveloppe: it seems to be an Ikea magazine. Thanks for the cut out, they are nice too
Comment: Definitely an extra special kawaii package. It was a delight to open! Thank you. ⭐️ I will reply as soon as I can. Cheers.
Comment: Hi there Irene, thank you so much for a great swap. I especially liked the vintage items and your note!
guinstar rated for 30 gram Envelope #4 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for everything!
mrsD rated for Letter Lover Swap on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: really terrific goodies, especially the stationery and stickers! thank you xo
Kvwanderlost rated for Handmade Envie with Items 2 on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the tea, stickers and notecard Irene :D
bstrong rated for WIYM: Show off your Tape! Int'l #2 on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Love the washi on your envelope, ones I've never seen before, nor have I seen the ones inside the envelope! Thank you so much., and will definitely use the other little goodies in there and the pretty card. You deafly put a smile on my face today. Have a great day. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
2bneat rated for Sept Happy Mail on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: This was definitely Happy Mail for me. Thank you for everything in the envelope. I enjoyed reading the cheerful letter from a women who lives life to the fullest!♥
Lablauri57 rated for Happy mail - International on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you what a host of goodies. So much to choose from. Will have to be sure to incorporate them into my swaps. Thanks
ToujoursMoi rated for WIYM: Show off your Tape! Int'l on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely envelope. You have written on a wrong ZIP Code and that is why it took much longer to arrive. But finally it is here and I loved the Content. Thank you!
Teddybear rated for It's Time to Recycle #8 on Sep 4, 2017
Comment: Hi Irene, thank you for all the goodies. I'm sure I will find a use for all of them. I especially like the smiley face. Sandy

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anicka22 on Apr 12, 2017:

Thank you for the internationale small suprise mail tag. Especially love the red riding hood tape

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