Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2019 11:09 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: September 22, 2019
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
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Because It's All About Me

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Hello! I'm Pattie. Welcome to my profile.

Before I say anything, thank you. A big thanks to everyone who has swapped with me. The quality of people I have had the pleasure of interacting with is amazing. Thank you and may all your swaps net you hearts. ^__^

Second thing! If the swap you send me is smoky I WILL throw it out.

Third thingie! Please please please DO combine swaps if you have more than one to send to me. While getting lots of mail is fun, saving money for more swaps is funner.

And finally, regarding postage due swaps. If I receive something postage due, I will refuse it. I ask you to please do the same, i.e. if you get a swap from me, with postage due, refuse it. I take 95% of my mail to the post office and if it's something I had weighed, and is now postage due, I wanna discuss it with the postmaster. Thank you, and I apologize should this actually happen.

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Very random things I like in no real order: the wife, anything with an ancient history feel, mythology, Surrealism, comparative religion, Victorian scrap, British and Japanese folklore, kitsune, old maps, pumpkins, bees, statuary, Peeps, stickers, images of raw meat, C9 Christmas lights, stationery, Betty Page, crabs, the Uffington White Horse, Takashi Murakami, conversation hearts, the Mahabharata, cheese, archaeology, pork, purple, honey, driving, cemeteries, Doctor Who, vacuuming, fonts, Liz Taylor, vintage Jell-O cookbooks, Cryptozoology, clouds, Sailor Moon, bellydancing, alchemy, holidays and observances (the older, the better), horses, Mansai Nomura,

I look forward to the day when people spell my name right. ^__^

About me as a hostess:

I think hosting is hugely important and I don't enter into the task lightly. I cull as I go, with a final sweep before assigning partners, so that you can see, at a glance, the people you will potentially be swapping with. I always angel my swaps should a flaker slip by, and I apologize in advance if that happens. I will do my do-diligence, keeping my standards absurdly high so the risk is as low as I can make it.

I do not host, or join, profile based swaps because, frankly, I suck at them. Senders' choice is how I roll. I will also, 99.9% of the time, have the sign up end on a Saturday so that I assign partners on Sunday giving swappers all day to get their swap together for a Monday mailing. =D

About me as a group owner:

Like hosting, I view owning a group as a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Which is not to say I'm not eager to have fun. I obsessively check my groups to approve any pending members because I know that I hate waiting.

Major Hobbies

The basics are: I love papercraft (been doing decos for about 10 years.) If there's paper involved, I'm totally there! And it's like an illness! [email protected] I'll buy paper just to look at it. To possess it. It must be MINE! Bwahahahahahaaaa!

(Themes I can't pass on: Anything historic, mythic, color related, involving quotes, Asian, holiday, literary, postage stamps and food)

People have said for years I'm a good cook and frankly, I think anyone can be a good cook...you just have to pick good recipes, the rest is simply following directions.

(My comfort food is forever Indian. All my friends share this fate.)

I have combined these two loves in what is known in my immediate circles as the Magic Cookbook. Think, very usable scrapbook. There will be blood spilled for possession of this blibit when I die.

(This is where my love of stickers really shine! I tend toward food themes - obviously - Japanese and kawaii, holiday related, anime, and celestial. I avoid like the plague Disney and cats.) (And BTW, stickers, stickers, stickers! Sheets, cut from sheets, flake...I love 'em all.)

I write fiction, too. To fill in those times between meals. Writing is a byproduct of my love of research. Delving into a topic is delightful and writing about it helps it stick to the gray matter. How long it sticks, however, is subject to change without my notice.

Favorite Destinations

I love to travel, and my favorite destinations are England and Japan. I love Bronze, Iron and Roman Age Britain. All my pictures of England are rocks and grass. I can spot a tumulus a mile off in a moving car and snap a picture without swerving into oncoming traffic. I have mad driving skills over there.

In Tokyo it's ALL about the shopping. It's a paper-lovers dream. Flying halfway around the world to buy paper has come to feel natural at this point. We typically go for Winter Comiket and lemme tell you, there's nothing like Tokyo for New Year. I'm a big Inari fan and visiting shrines is tied with shopping.

(I'm an anime and manga fan, as well as Q-lia and Crux products. I'm helpless before food with a face drawn on, but eschew Hello Kitty and most Sanrio items.)

Been there... France, Prague, Austria, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Central and South America, with the usual coterie of states thrown in.

What I listen to

The wonderful (defunct) group Amici Forever/or until the money runs out introduced me to the interesting world of opera and I haven't looked back. This was a major change for me as heavy metal was my music of choice. These days I listen to both with plenty of Medieval reconstruction thrown in.

(Lots of belly dance music, very early church music, metal, opera, anime themes and a smattering of J-Pop.)

I have come to understand something about myself: I dislike silence. Even when we're with friends talking, I want music on in the background. Funny how life is. ;-)

Like to read

I'm a big Lewis Carroll fan, as well as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Erica Friedman, and Ayumi Yui. At breakfast I reach for a manga, but in the evening it's usually non-fiction.

Here's a little something about me and books.

(While I love both Alice books, I think it's a HUGE shame that Carroll's other books, specifically, Sylve and Bruno, are practically unknown. I'll marathon A Christmas Carol, Northanger Abbey and P&P when I need downtime. When I want a manga, it's Blue Exorcist, Angel's Doubt or Go~ Go~ Heaven on the top of the pile.)

I've been reading TONS of antique/historic cookbooks, both 18th and 19th century. I just love them!

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries. Boundaries include but are not limited to: religion, politics, children, cats, chronic illness and sexual preference. Yes, I don't care if your diabetic Muslim-Republican-8 year old's cat is gay, so spare me.

(More specifically I don't like Diddl, Disney, Peanuts, Winnie the Pooh (what is a pooh anyway?), celebrities, alcohol, smoking, Suzie's Zoo, Precious Moments, Snow Babies, zombies, clowns, and 99% of the shows on TV.)

(I'm also learning to dislike people who don't send their swaps out...) (Or perhaps I should say I hate people who send out their swaps on the last day. I know, I know, that's what a deadline is for, yaddi yaddi, there's no need to preach to me, but I seriously think that if you've joined a swap --with no craft element involved-- there is NO reason to not send it out within days of the swap date. Feel free to think I'm a sanctimonious bitch. I'm good with that.)


I collect vintage holiday postcards. (This was in direct retaliation for being dragged to every antique show in a 150 mile radius of my parent's house.) I prefer them bright and colorful and don't care if they're written on. When I go to a show I always check for pin holes and to see what condition the stamp is in, but if I like the image enough, these 2 points can be overlooked.

(In order of interest: Halloween, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter and Halloween.)

I also like vintage postcards of food; "This is a picture of the dinner I have just had..." variety.

STICKERS!! And more Stickers!!

Love 'em. Want 'em. ALL of 'em. Hand 'em over and no one will get hurt. Stickers, stickers, stickers. Pattie's happy place.

I adore Stickeroni (the actual sticker of Stickeroni. I collect 'em. ;-) flake stickers (especially of food!!) cut from sheets, whole sheets...okay I do draw the line at reward stickers, but it's an easily erased line, truth be told.

Oh, and did I mention I love stickers? I do. A lot.


Something else I adore, postage stamps...as modern as possible, as colorful as possible, as large as possible. I think Finland tops the charts for the best stamps, followed not too far behind by England. Sadly, I think the stamps from America are ass. What can ya do? ;-)


I shy away from Sanrio, but will melt before food with a face!!! >_< I love it with all my love. I also love anything ghostly (obakemono/yokai). And not-quite-kawaii, tokidoki is uber cool, IMO.


manders2280 rated for KSU: Kwik Kawaii on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sticker flakes and thank you for hosting the swap
Response: Always my pleasure. =D
asddsa28 rated for KSU: One Ounce of Kawaii on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: I love it thank you!!!
Response: I'm so glad. =D Thanks for swapping with me.
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 30/30/30 on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Pattie, thank you for all the goodies! Always love swapping with you!
Response: Awww, thanks! So glad you joined. XOXO
Ellen101 rated for ILK: August 8-8-8 Swap on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: I love all of the Kawaii memos and stickers that you sent! And a lot are new to my collection!! Thank you, Pattie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Response: My pleasure! Happy to add to the collection!! =D
manders2280 rated for KSU Traveling Stickers R2 on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Such a great idea sending outside our little circle! Thanks for joining the swap.
Response: Out of our little circle, and into my even littler one! ;-) Thanks for hosting!!
Fairydollmilk rated for KSU: Kawaii Coloring R2 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Yeahhhhh I have low energy in general too and the hot Florida summer really doesn’t help! Cute pages though. So Jelly you get to go to Japan! I NEED to go by next spring to see the cherry blossoms and before the Olympics attendees flock in.
Response: It's going to be the surface of the sun hot... woot. [sigh]
manders2280 rated for KSU: 50 flakes! on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the kuties! Thank you for recycling!
Response: Always a pleasure! =D
Comment: thank you!! some memos I have never seen, love the stickers and i will get the postcard moving.
Response: Woot! Love new-to-you goodies!!
manders2280 rated for KSU Traveling Stickers R1 on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: We were at the edges of the hottest weather -- feels like only 102Β°F -- and then a thunderstorm cooled us off a bit. Your swap is so thoughtful - I'm happy to keep the postcards moving along. And your postage stamp and envelope are such a perfect match!
Response: Still waitin' for the thunder storm here.... and thanks for noticing my matching skills. =D
Fairydollmilk rated for KSU: Send a Kawaii Postcard on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: I like the stickers you used! Yeah I think swap bot was worth it but I’m careful not to overwhelm myself with too many swaps anymore and I’m tending to stay mostly within the group swaps or letter swaps more now. I just don’t have the energy for added stress of swapping with too many people I hardly know right now...
Response: =D Well, I'm glad you decided it was worthwhile. I'll be happy to swap more in future. XOXO
Comment: thank you for everything!!! love them
Response: =D My pleasure!!
eurocat rated for KSU: Food! on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the cute memos. The cat drink memos and cat ice cream memos are so cute. β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘
Response: I'm so glad they went to a good home. =D
eurocat rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the nice memos and extra!!! The kimono memo looks very cute and unique. Thank you for checking my profile and send the stuff I like. β™‘β™‘β™‘
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for joining my swap. =D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Those leftover envelopes!! on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all the kawaii goodness, Pattie!
Response: Thank you for swapping with me. =D
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Those leftover envelopes!! on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: thank you for everything!!! yay more stickers love them I can never say no to them.
Response: lol SAME!!!
Ellen101 rated for 20 memos for 20 flakes on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Pattie! Thank you a million times for our kawaii swap! I am over the moon with all that you sent to me. Thank you for giving me a wonderful jump start on my collection! You're awesome!
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for swapping with me, and I'll be looking for you in more public swaps. =]
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Pick a theme mini memos on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: THANK YOU!!!! all my favorites thank you so much!!! love the extra stickers HUG
Response: I'm so glad!!! XOXOXO
Comment: Thanks again! :3
Response: My great pleasure!
Mimosagirl rated for KSU: Cute cello bags on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing such cute bags! That kimono note is so kawaii πŸ˜ƒAll the extras are much appreciated ❀️
Response: It's my great pleasure to share. I'm so happy you liked them. =D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 20 mini memos on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Pattie, I got this swap but I haven't opened it yet. I wanted to leave a rating and will come back after work to update with comments. Yay, I'm back. Wow, it was truly a happy mail. Thank you for all the extras and lovely items, I will definitely make use of them. Thank you again!
Response: Awww, sweetie, I'm never in a rush. Put your feet up and don't worry about me. XOXO

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eurocat on Jun 16, 2019:


Heirloom on Jun 10, 2019:

Hey girl!

paperpusher on Jun 3, 2019:

Your happy mail made my heart smile xoxox Thank you for thinking of me!!

earthnk on May 30, 2019:

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚asshat is one of my favorite words along with douche canoe and dicktard! Thanks for the smile.

ccmmsu on May 6, 2019:


Thank you for the awesome Random Flat Envie tag!

Paige1900 on Apr 21, 2019:

manders2280 on Apr 20, 2019:

Thank you for the sticker flake tag

manders2280 on Mar 31, 2019:

I'm not having much luck in finding anything for this swap because I don't have ghosts. I could send Pattie all the Gudetama stickers I've received from her. I could count small animal balls as gum, because they are pictured with a gum ball machine. Then there's stretching it with Sumikko Gurashi. Or Mamegoma?

paperpusher on Mar 26, 2019:

manders2280 on Mar 17, 2019:

Thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag


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