Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2019 5:38 am


Date Joined: November 5, 2007
Last Online: January 20, 2019

Country: United States
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I play piano, guitar and ukulele. I recently began studying the violin. When I'm not playing music, I'm usually listening to music. My favorite music to listen to is instrumental folk music. I lead group music therapy and would like to swap for any musical instruments you may want to share with my adult group members.

For visual arts, I like watercolor painting, Chinese brush painting and sketching in blank unlined journals. I'm interested in making soap, handmade paper, artistic bookbinding and making/restoring ukulele. I love working with plants - growing them and pressing them for artwork and study. I make jewelry using seeds, nuts and flowers from Hawaiian plants and trees. I like to make quilted/embroidered sashiko projects using natural fiber cloth, thread and yarn.

I welcome pen pals who want to share friendship. I love to travel and explore new places. I am always looking for interesting places to visit next. I would love to read about your own travel experiences rather than from a travel book. I am more interested in traveling and forming friendships than accumulating stuff. I would like to find some like-minded people.

I love to cook. I experiment with adapting recipes for use with local Hawaiian ingredients. I grow many kinds of tropical fruit and like to use them in recipes. I cook mostly vegetables, fruit and whole grains. I don't cook with dairy, eggs or meat. I have too many vegetarian cookbooks, so no need to send more to me.

My husband collects retired license plates from all over the world. They don't need to be old, just no longer on a vehicle. If you would like to add to his collection, please send me a message.

I collect amazon and etsy gift cards. These gift cards count as profile-related items in profile-based swaps..

Some favorites:

  • the color gray and the gray scale from black to white
  • nice quality below-the ankle socks
  • birds...real/realistic, not cute
  • exercise: yoga, walking, hiking
  • ethnic worry dolls
  • quartz crystal balls
  • handmade essential oil soap
  • sage, sweetgrass, lavender, orange
  • 100% silk, linen, hemp and organic cotton fabric, thread and yarn
  • magnesium bath salts
  • big tree forests
  • international pen pals
  • musical instruments
  • small, narrow backpacks

    Things I Use:

    • Asian bamboo paint brushes

    • animation and foreign films with English subtitles on region 1 DVD or VCD... no anime or manga

    • packets of viable (not outdated) seeds to grow cacti, bamboo and palm trees...I'm always looking for swapping pen pals in warm climates to exchange seeds.

    • Old religious saint medals and statues, non-plastic rosary beads, mala and other prayer beads, milagros...please no fairies or cute, non-specific angel-with-wings themed things.

  • art supplies: watercolor paint, very fine-line brushes, fine-line art pens, medium and fine grit sandpaper

    • sashiko thread (white, off-white, dark green)
  • strings!...for ukulele, guitar, dulcimer, banjo, violin

  • unused USA postage stamps

  • sew-on patches, especially those related to the environment

  • rubber beach flip-flops, like the kind at Old Navy for 2-3 dollars or ones from where you live, size women's US 8.

  • 100% cotton T-shirts from environmental agencies where you live, size women's small

I would rather receive one thoughtfully chosen inspiration of my profile or amazon/etsy wish lists than a whole box of dollar store plastic things.

I live in a non-smoking, pet-free home. My land is a sanctuary for birds and the trees that provide them with food and shelter. I love to watch them and listen to them. I don't feed birds because I want them to stay wild.

******** Things I Don't Need: *****************

  • glitter, stamped images, things cut from magazines, book pages, post-it notes, ephemera, feathers - I only like feathers if they are attached to a live bird :), blank recipe cards, synthetic fiber cloth, tags, used postage stamps

  • I don't make scrapbooks. I don't use scrap paper, cardboard or quotes written on paper.

  • earrings (I don't have anything pierced)

  • Please don't send food or drink (unless required for a swap), candles, wax, crayons...these tend to melt, get weird in the tropical heat or the gecko living in my mailbox gets to them first.

  • makeup and nail polish - I don't wear them.

  • Animals I can live without: dogs, cats, pigs, rodents, cattle, primates

  • I have more than enough tape - deco, washi and otherwise - If you would like to swap for some, please send me a message.

  • If possible, please do not send things made of plastic, unless it is part of a musical instrument, gift card, art pen or disc (CD/DVD). It is difficult to remove plastic on an island. watch this to learn more


catnipitis rated for Magic Box Destash Swap January on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Hi! I could not wait and open my gift. Thank you so much for my healthiest way of cooking DVD. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
adkjek rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #16 on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: What a special treat in my mailbox. This swap sure made me happy! My person was fun, thoughtful, creative and resourceful. I LOVED IT! Thank you so much.
Comment: Omg I love this, I have been doing some light reading while busy with work. Hoping to try some of these new quilting ideas out soon. Hopefully at the beginning of the year :)
Comment: thank you, love especially the stationery and german books are always a treat! :)
Comment: Wowsa!! You are right...this is basically a profile package for me! I love everything! Thank you so much!!
Comment: Thank you so much! What I see so far is awesome!
Comment: Whoa, that envelope was STUFFED FULL! How fun! I DID open the dried mango and am looking forward to enjoying it! Thank you so much for all the lovely goodies... I am so excited about having something to look forward to! (Edited: I had so much fun opening all pf my lovely gifts!!! Thank you for everything. It brought a lot of smiles!!)
Zefaniya rated for Send Anything #59 on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies..you rock!!
Kvwanderlost rated for Send Anything #59 on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you Malia! What a wonderful mix of things, I love all the PCs. Many many hearts to you! :)
Love2ScrapNCraft rated for Send Anything #59 on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I received it today. Thanks fo the cute Disney postcards.
skier11 rated for 10 Partner Pick 4 Flat Items USA on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: My apologies for the late rating. Thank you for everything you sent! I loved the postalettes.
Whovian487 rated for 10 Items For My Partner - USA on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the nice goodies!😀
soccer8s rated for 10 Partner Pick 4 Flat Items USA on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the fun items Malia, I especially love the victrola notecard :D
Peaches12 rated for 10 Partner Pick 4 Flat Items USA on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
AlishaK rated for 10 Partner Pick 4 Flat Items USA on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Loved the Harry Potter Stickers.
Nurse101 rated for 10 Partner Pick 4 Flat Items USA on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome goodies!
Cupcake436 rated for 10 Partner Pick 4 Flat Items USA on Sep 24, 2018

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tcornell on Dec 27, 2018:

Thank you very much for the postcards and notecards for the Pick 2 Tag US and also for all the goodies you sent me for the Profile Surprise Envie PIB- I love it!

bluehairedmary on Dec 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for the vintage craft books! I love cross stitching bookmarks and the day afghans look very cool! Thanks!

lperry on Dec 23, 2018:

Wow! Those postage stamps made it there fast. Hope you like them.

Paige1900 on Dec 22, 2018:

@BabyBee78 angel request thread Here

bluesky on Dec 14, 2018:

yes sure but hanukka is long over lol it was so early this year so decided to keep if I need a pick me up or even birthday, usually very lonely day and I can need it.

shinyserra on Oct 16, 2018:

Thank you so much for all of the amazing items for the pick 3 tag! You made my day!

thelocalman on Oct 7, 2018:

Received the patch, stamps and flat goodies from 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Tag - International. Thank you so much! The patch is amazing, a unique item that I will treasure forever! Also, I loved the stamps ( I don't have any of them in my collection!!) and the flat goodies such as the coaster, stickers, postcard and calendar. Very generous of you, I can't being to tell you how you made my day :) Thanks a million ^^

mariewilliams810 on Sep 26, 2018:

I got your Destash tag a long time ago, but realized just now that I forgot to say thank you :( Sorry. I very much appreciated that you sent me a cool personalized destash! Thanks for a great tag.

Pei04 on Sep 20, 2018:

Received "Something... tag game". Thank you so much for the Hawaiian things you sent!

JuneRosebud on Sep 1, 2018:

Thanks for the raccoon post card in the Menagerie Tag game....

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