Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 5:41 pm


Date Joined: November 5, 2007
Last Online: November 23, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

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 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 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 old and interesting marbles (please don't send any that are cracked, chipped or damaged), bamboo and handmade paint brushes, 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
  • 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

    Things I Use:

  • handmade paper

  • store-bought sketch books with unlined paper - I really have no use for anything but blank pages. My pencils and art pens don't work on black pages.

    • Asian bamboo paint brushes

    • animation and foreign films with English subtitles on 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

  • wood cigar boxes, any shape or size

  • sashiko thread (white, off-white, dark green)

  • strings!...for ukulele, guitar, dulcimer, banjo, violin

  • unused USA postage stamps

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.

IDEAS FOR MAGICK MAIL: quartz crystal ball (made of stone, not glass), ethnic worry dolls, old doll in any condition, magnesium bath salts, handmade essential oil soap, small hag stones (stones with a natural hole through them), small musical instrument, real amber beads, viable seeds to grow bamboo, wood or bodhi seed prayer beads, small wood or stone jizu statue, milagros, sweetgrass braid or bundle.

******** 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, postcards, writing paper, notepads, tote bags

  • 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, 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.

  • I love the auditory experience of music but not so much the visual, ie things with musical notes on them or quotes about music.

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


blueseabliss rated for Magick Mail #7 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Malia! This is amazing, beautiful, a true blessing! I am going to do the seashell healing spell for my auntie who has spinal meningitis and is fighting hard to beat it. Thank you for the lovely wreath. This box is full of care and I am grateful.
libertylithium rated for Profile Swap on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the package of goodies. I especially liked the tea wallet- what an interesting concept!
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the wonderful sticker covered envelope. I really love the assortment of stickers you used. I am having a hard time picking out my favorite.I think my favorite is the sugar skull or the big blue butterfly.
Comment: My 4 year old loved the journal but it wasn't for me. Thanks for the extras.
Comment: Thank you for the two great postcards! Those sound like great places to check out if I ever make it to Maui.
institches rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #72 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks, all are signed and ready to pass on. I can use the POG's as swag when we go Geocaching!
Sahnetoffee rated for New pen pal August Edition on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Hi Malia, thanks soooo much! I am glad to get your letter and I will replay!
LittleDonnaGirl rated for HUGE Craft De-Stash #4 USA on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Wow! This package was stuffed to the max! Thank you! I'm still looking through everything and getting some ideas for crafting. :)
institches rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #65 on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you, all are signed and ready to move. Thanks for the extras for Ethan and I too!
zurdoswifey rated for MEGA STICKER SWAP #04 USA on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks =)
Comment: What a wonderful package from HI! It was a delight to get one from here! Thanks for everything!
Comment: thanks for all the fun goodies, love the foreign kid book,and the kids skippo card!
Comment: thanks for all the paper stash. I'm going to share it with my granddaughters for their projects, too. ♥
NIKKI6669 rated for Magickal Mail on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I love everything you sent, especially the witches spice, it smells amazing :)
kfaye rated for Quick profile based pick me up on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the very thoughtful package! Definitely a good pick me up :D Aloha!
Fever rated for Private Swap pianoheart & Fever on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Oh, awesome! A day after I sent off my swap I already received yours! Thank you so much for the lovely goodies (especially the dice and Japanese sheet music are totally up my alley) and your fresh and interesting letter. I hope we can make this a recurring thing! :) Now I hope my end will make it to you quickly and safely.
getanzt rated for Flat Swap on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the adorable sticker sheets! I love them.
Comment: I received my package yesterday, April 3, 2017. Thanks,
craftyone rated for Destash in a bubble mailer on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a fun swap. I had fun going through everything. I especially liked all the scrapbook paper!
motherpie rated for Valentines Surprise Package #2 on Feb 11, 2017
Comment: i've been opening my packages slowly and w-o-w what a lovely bunch of items thus far, thank you so much for the eclectic mix of treasures, i'm enjoying them all! lots of love!

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marinda on Sep 18, 2017:

Thank you so much for the exercise dvd!! I can't wait to try it! :)

bjmonroe on Sep 15, 2017:

Received the exercise CD today. I think it will be perfect for me. Thank you so much for this generous gift

WaywardDreamer3 on Sep 12, 2017:

I recieved the 3 Marion Deuchers art postcards- via the PF Swap Tag- US only.. cute and awesome! Thank you!

Peachapatchi on Sep 9, 2017:

Random Flat Envie PIF tag

Thanks so much! I enjoyed looking through everything.

Toby2017 on Sep 5, 2017:

Thank you soooo much for the awesome postcards from the forum tag!!! They are so cool!!! And the vintage doily booklet....that topped it!!!

Sazza on Jul 17, 2017:

Also, LOVE that Neville Longbottom (?) Lego sticker on the envie! Very cool, thanks for decorating the envie. :D

Sazza on Jul 17, 2017:

Received the "Pick 3 - USA" Tag envie and appreciate you sendimg everything. I am unfamiliar with the story for the Beatrix Potter pages you sent and now I am curious and will find it for my children and I to read. :) Thanks!

Lonestarchild on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you for the lettersets for the PenPal Supplies -Pick 2. I've never seen any like this before! Fun! thank you!

hamolla22 on Jun 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Japanese pages ❤️❤️❤️

InUrDreamzz on Jun 6, 2017:

thank you for the used postage stamps tag!

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