Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 11:16 pm


Date Joined: August 2, 2009
Last Online: January 20, 2018
Birthday: October 20, 1980
Country: Norway
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About Me


I have published a book! Woooop! Go to http://www.catpasity.com for information on where to find it for sale, and lots of other info and pictures of the cats from the book =) This is part of the reason why I haven't swapped so much lately, writing a book takes a lot of time!



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  • Know that I suffer from Fibromyalgia + a spine injury and answer messages sporadically. I never know how much pain I'm going to be tomorrow or next week. You can read more about this further down in my profile, just know that I'm not ignoring anyone on purpose, me logging in to check on some things does not mean I'm up for answering messages =/

  • If I send mail late on Friday it's not postmarked until Monday. You would think that with our postage prices everything would go quickly, but it's just the opposite =( There is no mail delivery on Saturdays anymore.

  • Try to communicate with your partner before contacting me as the host.

  • I do not need to know about swaps that are being sent on time, but if you are going to send late I need to know up front.

  • If I haven't rated I haven't received. Asking about it won't help with that ;P

  • Read the site FAQ if you don't know how this site works. I'm not an admin, and I'm not a helpdesk. I will not, and can not, help you swap. You have to make an effort!

  • If you have a problem with how I host, please write it on a piece of paper, fold it nicely and shove it up your @$$.

If there is something else; contact me, please =)


My address is no secret:

Lexidh Solstad

Lotterudvegen 11a

2390 Moelv


My e-mail is: lexidh@gmail.com


Hi! I'm Lexidh. Yes, that is my real name. No, it's not my given name. Not every gift is worth keeping. I'm a fibromyalgia ridden, sci-fi loving, slow gaming, chocolate addict that is probably known in the neighborhood as the Crazy Cat Lady. As long as I'm married to a Crazy Cat Man, it's no biggie ;P We don't have any kids, and we don't want any either. But with 8 nieces and nephews (so far), we are covered, I'm quite sure we will find someone to inherit our junk ;P Our junk now includes not just one, but two homes. Because one just can't let ones "perfect forever home" get away just because of the minor detail that you just don't want to move there right away. Someone else really wanted to move there, so we are renting it out for now. Sounds like we are super rich, but no, we are just damn lucky. No other way to put it!

I have four cats ruling the household, two old ones and two young ones. Those who want to follow what they are up to has got the opportunity to follow them on Google+, I post photos of them every day over here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/c7IYX

I live in Norway, a weird country in northern Europe, where everything is expensive, everyone is a socialist and the winter is 6 months long. Moving from Norway is not an option, but I do need some nice, long vacations to warmer places.

I LOVE Christmas, although we celebrate Jul, which is kinda the same with gifts and food and lights and trees and all, but we open our gifts in the evening on the 24th and it has nothing to do with religion. I love advent calendars with gifts in them. I give out lots of them to friends and family, so I use a lot of time and effort on that during the year. Shopping for them is an all year event, I can't help myself! Thankfully I've met some just as crazy people here on swap-bot that likes to swap advent calendars with me =)


Defining my love of life: ** Sleeping cats ** Games where I have to build something ** Android ** Star Trek, Stargate and other long sci-fi series ** ASMR videos ** Norwegian (hot) chocolate ** Strawberries ** Animated movies (not Asian) ** Bathing in a tub of a bit too hot water ** Chewing ice cubes ** Dogs that does not know me, but loves me anyway ** Walking out of a plane that just landed in a place that is 30C warmer than where you departed from ** Fulfilling a week long craving ** Cold water on a hot scalp ** A cat purring so hard you can feel it in your whole body ** Fresh linens on a warm body ** The “5 more minutes” of sleep ** Opening a present ** The owl in The Sword in the Stone (Disney) ** The last stitch on a huge cross stitch project ** How predictable my cats are ** Big German cars ** Eeyore mugs ** Watching fish swim in an aquarium ** Traveling to London ** A finished Sumdoku board ** Capybaras ** New craft supplies ** Living in a place with no natural disasters ** Green and purple ** Spoiling others ** Reading in the bathtub * MAIL!



Norwegian book pages - Unlimited supply!

Postage stamps - I have loads and loads of Norwegian postage stamps, more than you can imagine, and I've also got a LOT of stamps to trade by theme; Olympic Games, Christmas and all kinds of animals.

Anything from my Etsy-like store, or my Etsy store (that has stuff in it from time to time) is up for swapping! http://lexidh.epla.no https://www.etsy.com/shop/Lexidh


Favorite Crafts

I do a lot of arts and crafts:

  • Scrapbooking (Cats in 12x12", vacations in both 12x12” and 8x8", recipe book in 8x8")
  • Card making (Christmas, birthday, confirmations and weddings mostly)
  • Photography (Not much anymore because of health issues)
  • Jewelry making (Anything!)
  • Candle and soap making (in molds)
  • Cross stitching (mostly Christmas and animals)
  • Sewing (stuffed animals, cat toys and other small projects, plus mending clothes)
  • Resin, embedding my photos on small items (only pill boxes so far)
  • All kinds of Christmas ornaments
  • ATC’s (if I have the time, I usually don’t...)
  • Loom knitting (mostly leg warmers, since I actually need and use them)

And a lot more! I make about 90% of all Christmas presents I give to friends and family, usually a big box with different items for decorating and using around the house for Christmas.

Not at all into: baking pretty things (food should taste good, doesn’t matter what it looks like to me), all things confetti (what a mess...), knitting with needles (I suck), hama and other beading.





  • Tapestry needles (blunt needles for cross stitching) size 26
  • DMC thread, any color (other brands are OK, but DMC is what I use the most)
  • Aida (fabric with holes for cross stitching), any color and size
  • Patterns and kits for cross stitching full size Christmas stockings
  • Towels of any size with a strip or patch of aida to cross stitch on


  • Glitter, especially chunky glitter, chips and mini beads and other things to put into shaker cards. Any and all colors, but especially white
  • Cat themed fabric. I want to make myself a cat quilt one day and I'm saving up different fabric
  • White 2mm wide ribbon. Bright white and offwhite, bright needed most
  • Waxed linen thread, 2 and 3 ply, all colors
  • Black Extra/Ultra Fine Sharpies. Seriously. Can't get them here!
  • Zippers, any color, length and size.
  • Black 6mm and 7mm jump rings for jewelry making
  • Glass beads in pink, red, black and white
  • Chains for jewelry making, any size and length
  • Lobster clasps from 11mm and larger, any color
  • Gold, silver, black and brass colored pins for fastening beads. Any length, width and tips
  • 2 and 4 hole buttons in all colors, especially white and purple
  • Seed beads that are big. 3-4mm in diameter, size 6/0


  • Dog scrapbooking supplies (female dog, alaska husky, so nothing for male dogs and nothing for the kind of dog you can stick in your handbag!)
  • Scotch 3M ATG tape gun acid free refill rolls (for the pink gun).
  • Card blanks with or without envelopes
  • Alphabets (stickers, thickers, chipboard, anything really)
  • Cat, cooking and travel themed scrapbooking embellishments
  • Paper in sizes 6x6, 8x8 and 12x12 inches.
  • Embossing folders
  • Glue dots, any size/brand (permanent, not repositionable)
  • Self adhesive half pearls in any color
  • Post extenders for post bound albums
  • 8x8 and 6x6 albums, and/or page protectors


  • Postage stamps from any and all countries (or fake places) in the themes I collect; Cats (any cat, wild or domestic), Olympics (and Paralympics and all other stamps with the Olympic rings on them) and Christmas (not religious, but Santa and snowmen and all the nice happy stuff).
  • Cat themed ATC
  • Capybara themed ATC
  • Norwegian postage stamps, even the ones you got on mail from me


  • Wide packing tape with any kind of pattern.
  • EOS Lip balm, Lemon or Tangerine (only those two!)
  • Tassimo tea discs in Orange Pekoe and Russian flavor
  • (Fun) tea infusers
  • Happy Hippo Kinder, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey's Take 5 Pretzel Milk Chocolate for my husband
  • Fun toilet paper rolls
  • Cat toys with catnip in them
  • Animal shaped cookie cutters


  • The Commitments Soundtrack on vinyl. Yes, old fashioned LP record. Used is fine. Both the original and Vol 2.
  • Leggings / tights (with or without the feet part) in size XL/L in all OTHER colors than yellow, orange, red and pink. Both with and without patterns are just fine, and any thickness/density.
  • Socks! Thick and thin, anything from calf to overknee, but not ankle socks (they just fall off). All OTHER colors than yellow, orange, red and pink.
  • Snail themed items (not Turbo movie merchandise)
  • Doctor Who, Stargate, Star Trek and Discworld items



When sending a package to Norway it's important to add a custom declaration sticker, and fill it out right. There you tell what is in the package, and it's value. If the value is to high (above 30 US dollars) I have to pay taxes if it's not marked properly as a gift. And if there is no custom declaration someone will open the package and sort trough it to see if I have to pay for it. As you can imagine; that takes a lot of time. If you can't get these stickers; let me know, I'll send you some =)

I also ALWAYS send out the packages, mostly as soon as I get my partner(s), or save up to send a huge batch at once, trying to save on postage in case I get the same partner for more than one swap (that happens very often!). So if you haven't received a swap from me; tell me! I will resend if it's a month since I sent it, no worries =) Unless I'm dead (or in a coma) you will get your package, one way or the other. I think I proved that in 2009 while I was badly burned and left homeless by a fire and still managed to get everything in order.

Communication and trust is very important here at swap-bot. I know that many are afraid of the drama and hostility that is involved with rating down to a 3 when the swap has been sent too late according to the send by date, but there shouldn't be any drama involved at all. If a swap isn't sent on time it didn't meet the swap requirements, and that's the end of it. It doesn't matter if you have a reason for sending late or not, your partner might give you a break, but don't expect it, especially if your partner has no idea that the swap is late before he or she see the postmark on the envelope/package. Rate fairly! It is the most important tool we have here at swap-bot.

If I get an item in a swap I don't feel the need to keep, either because it's not my style, I don't have space for it, I have too much of the same thing and so on, I will send it to someone else. I am not a hoarder of things I see no use for in my future, that is why I'm swapping! I expect others to do the same, and I will not get mad if I get something back I've sent out before. I try not sending something back to where I got it from, but I can't guarantee it not happening.

I also reuse packaging, not so much because of the earth needing saving (the planet is fine, it's the people that are f*cked), but it saves money. EVERYTHING in Norway is expensive.

If you get a swap from me you are not happy with what you got: please contact me. But remember: Norway is one of the most expensive countries on the planet. You can hardly get anything worth sending for 5$ here. It's very hard to know what someone expects to get for $5 when you haven't even been to the US. Example: One big glass bead for jewelry making will cost more than $5 here. I'm not trying to rip someone off, I just need some guidance from time to time!


Loving it!

Just wanted to use this space to thank @notme78 , @TC , @patumma , @tootheri , the active members in FOPS and all the hosts over at the QUICK swaps group for making this such a great place for me =)



suntattoo rated for QUICK 50 sticker swap #52 on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Love the zebra sticker, thanks so much as always for hosting :)
ihni rated for Christmas gift on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: I couldn't wait until Christmas! I had to open it now... and I'm glad I did, because that chocolate was divine! :D Also, thank you for everything else. The bird was cute and the pin is on my bag now. Have a merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you very much for the Christmas card, with the excellent model inside!!! and all the wonderful goodies, esp. the felting needles!!! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you again and I hope you and your love ones will have a wonderful Christmas!!!
nolagirl rated for Disney Christmas Cards on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and extras! Your cat is so cute!
Germanbaby77 rated for QUICK craft paper swap #97 on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: thank you for the beautiful papers! I love them!
kristel1974 rated for Cat Christmas Cards on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: A double heart for your own cute cat ;-) God Jul for you and your family!!
manders2280 rated for QUICK Christmas card #86 on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute Xmas postcard and your nice note. I like the wood frame building on the postage stamp - is it an outhouse?
NatACT rated for 5 Christmas cards #22 on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: I loved the vintage feel postcard. Thank you so much for sending it to me :D May your holiday season be filled with happiness, All the best, Natalie
Comment: Thank you for the cross stitch patterns, it will be fun to do them when I am ready for a big pattern.
tatntole rated for My Christmas Kitchen on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Kitchen Items. I love the oven mitts.
nicolekaay90 rated for Disney Christmas Cards on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the snow white card! I love it so much <3 Happy Holidays!
Poohtat rated for QUICK ATC swap #251 on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: First, I love the way you decorated the envelope. Second what a great ATC! Third I love your swap card. Thanks!
ashanti2106 rated for QUICK Christmas card #86 on Dec 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card. Merry Christmas!
ashanti2106 rated for Cat Christmas Cards on Dec 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute cards. Rufus is really beautiful :)!
djb rated for Disney Christmas Cards on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card!
Sharune rated for Cat Christmas Cards on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: I love it xx
ainaignies rated for QUICK Christmas card #85 on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: thank you
Created46 rated for Christmas paper crafting package on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely paper crafting goodies. I am so very exited to use them.
DebR rated for Christmas Scavenger Hunt on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you Lexidh. As these are wrapped I have hidden them and will open them at advent. Not long to wait now

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ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

manders2280 on Dec 6, 2017:

I wondered whether the building on your postage stamp is a two-story outhouse because we have one here in Minnesota. Notice the skyway from the house. We have miles of second story skyways connecting office buildings in downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul so office workers need not go outside in bad weather.

marclively on Mar 12, 2017:

stamps for swap - on or off paper? Thanks Marc Lively

Paige1900 on Dec 16, 2016:

kweandee on Nov 1, 2016:

Hey hun,

Just a reminder, your recipe has been sent to your email address hooked up to here, you may check your spam folder...Salisbury Steak Tried and Tested Recipe #50 Swapbot :)

Please confirm and rate and once I rec yours I will give you your 5 rating w/hearts as well ;)

Thanks, Des

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:

Happy Autumn! ♥

Lexidh on Jul 16, 2016:

That is a very weird comment to leave on a profile of an agnostic... Just sayin' ;P

cynaemon on Jul 15, 2016:

You must be some Christian too, to judge people without knowing them!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:


sebastian122 on Jan 1, 2016:

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