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papercrowns

papercrowns
Date Joined: February 20, 2021
Last Online: December 9, 2021

Country: Australia
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About Me

Nov 6: I'm taking a short break from swaps while I catch up on personal pen pal writing (and Christmas cards! Yikes!)

My name is Raynor, and I live in Australia, in a little house with my cat named Squish.

I enjoy crocheting, knitting, sewing, drawing, and reading. I’m interested in history, languages, traditional crafts, illustration, and anything old (day-to-day ephemera that often gets overlooked, not necessarily fancy antiques).

I love writing to my friends and collecting stamps, and I find it very hard to resist buying stationery. I would say that notebooks, letter sets, and fountain pens are a particular weakness, but I also love stickers and papers. Scented pencils are also a guilty pleasure.

I love Wizard of Oz, Mickey Mouse, the X-Men, going to the library, and cute animals, particularly cats, otters, puffins, and red pandas.

My favorite movie of all time is Return to Oz, and my favorite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, but a recent new favorite is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

Posting

I mark things as sent as soon as I've completed the item, and I will either post that day or the next.

Post in Australia has been very patchy lately, so I do apologize if postmarks don't match up or things take a long time. Looking at my PostCrossing stats, I see some cards are taking over 60 days when they used to take a couple weeks.

Crafts

Crochet, knitting, sewing (general, English paper piecing, doll clothes), woodwork, drawing. I just generally like making things.

Movies

Return to Oz is the greatest movie of all time, in my humble opinion. I love Disney movies in general (but not really Pixar), and Marvel movies. I used to be a huge movie fanatic, but I haven’t really watched movies very often lately, and so I can’t think of any at the moment.

Music

Midlake, Frightened Rabbit, Sufjan Stevens, k. d. lang, Kate Bush, Paramore/Hayley Williams, Joseph, First Aid Kit, Slow Meadow, Boards of Canada, Dave Matthews Band, Enya, Alanis Morissette, Trixie Mattel, Mitski, Hop Along, Rob Zombie, Sigird, Max Richter, Perfume, Ingrid Michaelson, JoJo, Imogen Heap, Arcade Fire, m-flo, Utada Hikaru, mxmtoon, Lianne La Havas and tons more

Books - a mix of favorites and recent reads

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Oz books
  • Song of Achilles, and Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell (well, pretty much anything by her, really)
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • See What I have Done by Sarah Schmidt
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Cold Mountain by Charlie Frazier
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, by CS Lewis
  • In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Ratings

sarahmaus33 rated for Found Image ATC #4 - INTL on Jan 18, 2022
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Comment: Hi, I got your swap today, Thank you so much for the ATC and the stickers!, I really love the image that came from a tissue box ❤️ I also like to keep boxes/packages of things if I like the design they have, so thank you for letting me have a piece of your box. You have a lovely handwriting btw :) Happy new year!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely pc! Sorry for the delay in rating. Hope you enjoy the holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I have read McQuiston's latest book, One Last Stop, and I did enjoy it but not quite as much as Red White and Royal Blue. One issue was that I liked the side characters more than the main characters. But it is worth a read! Take care :)
VaGrammy66 rated for LLU: current read PC #3 on Dec 2, 2021
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Comment: I’ve never read the book Dune but I did watch the movie and really liked the. Thank you!
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Comment: LOL! I sent this card several times because it's for sale at the stop on my way up to our cabin. Thanks so much for sending me a stamped version!!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I actually haven't seen Nausicaa Valley of the Wind yet, so I'll have to add it to my list now :)
Ettoad rated for G: Time Travel! on Nov 18, 2021
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Comment: I could not agree more about time travel being a benefit during moving!!!
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Comment: Hello!! Thank you for such a lovely letter and book rec, plus the wonderful Jane eyre postcard!! Made me so happy!! Sending you lots of love and thank you again! 💗🌷
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Comment: Thank you so so so much for such a wonderful letter and book rec!! Hope you're having a lovely week!! 💘
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Comment: What a wonderful job you did on this! I loved your presentation and content! Thank you so much!
CapitanSmirk rated for G: Movies for Halloween! on Nov 3, 2021
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Comment: Wow!! Well worth the wait, what a beautiful card, thank you!! I also loved Crimson Peak! And if you haven’t finished Fear Street yet I think you’ll love it! I thought they were all great! Hope you had a happy Halloween! ♥️
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Comment: That book sounds really interesting. Thank you for the book plates as well
Aseret25 rated for LLU: current read PC #2 on Oct 30, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the kangaroo postcard and for sharing your current reads with me. I’ll have to check them out!
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Comment: Wow, that's really strange! Thank you for the postcard :)
Response: My pleasure. I'm so pleased that there was the perfect swap to use that card! haha Have a wonderful day! ☆Raynor
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Comment: Your inbox card arrived today -- thank you! I love that you quilted it, what a great idea. I really like the movement that the striped fabric gives it. Thanks!
Response: I'm so stoked you liked it! I'd never made an inkbox card before, and I know there wasn't ink involved, but I just embraced the process haha. Have a wonderful day! ☆Raynor
pahasiga rated for Photo Postcard Global #317374 on Oct 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the bathing dog postcard you sent me!
Response: I wish it had made it to you in person, but I'm glad I had scanned it so you were able to still get a version of it. Thanks for being so understanding! Maybe one day it will still randomly turn up? Haha
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Comment: Thank you so much for your card and all the wonderful extras! I love the English paper piecing piece! I'm sorry your world was turned upside down by having to move but you sound you are on top of things. I pray that everything goes smoothly for you! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I'm so pleased that you liked it! I'd never sent something like that in a swap before, but when I saw that you loved quilting and crafts, I thought, why not! It might be fun! Thank you for your prayer; I'm in my new home and loving it. Still have some boxes to go, but I'm not in a rush. I want to make sure everything goes in just the right place. My apologies, I'm still catching up on responding to my all Swap ratings. Have a wonderful day! ☆Raynor
Carollee922 rated for LLU: The Sidekick 2️⃣ on Oct 4, 2021
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Comment: I love your handwriting, it's so pretty. I love the Cowardly Lion, what a great character
Response: Thank you so much, Carollee! I'm trying to improve it all the time. The Cowardly Lion is wonderful; I often get lion-themed gifts from friends because I love him so much.
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Comment: It's hard for me to DNF a book too
Response: It is! But if I'm not enjoying it, and I think about all the other books I want to read... well, sometimes I've just gotta quit the book!
NJBird rated for G: Haunted dolls on Oct 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing letter and all of the goodies!!! I agree with you about the movie version of Annabelle. The real version was much scarier because Raggedy Ann dolls are a symbol of childhood innocence. BTW, I recently watched (on YouTube) the trailer for the movie Conjured and found it quite terrifying.

Rating Overview

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Comments

Trevismom on Apr 3, 2021:

Hi Raynor! I'm Deanna.

I live in Mississippi, USA. I'm really new to swapping. This is my first one! I've always been crafty but I also like to meet new people.

I have two grown boys and two wonderful grandsons. I also have a pomeranian named Trevi. She is my "glued to my hip" dog and does about everything I do.

We have done a lot of traveling but never made it as far as Australia yet. Our son was there with the Navy though and he really liked it.

Hope I get to see you in other swaps!

❤ Deanna

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