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sebastian122

sebastian122
Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: November 17, 2019
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
Wanna see my decos?
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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.)

Postcards!

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.

Stamps

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? ;-)

Kawaii!!

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.

Ratings

Fairydollmilk rated for KSU Traveling Stickers R5 on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the stickers yay!
Response: You're welcome. =D
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on Nov 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you soo much I love them! so meany I dont have and all ones I love. thank you thank you!
Response: Welcome welcome!! So glad you love 'em! =D
5
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Comment: Received manders2280's envelope, getting ready to send Round 3!
Response: Awesome!!!! XOXOXO
Ellen101 rated for KSU: 30 pieces of Sumikko gurashi on Nov 1, 2019
5
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Comment: Where do I begin? I love the plastic folder...already have doc's in it! The memos are adorable. And I really like the memos that fold into a circle. I need to use those in a special project. Thank you very much for all of the wonderful kawaii!
Response: I hope your collection is coming along. Happy to add to it. XOXO
Ellen101 rated for KSU: 30 pieces of Rilakkuma on Nov 1, 2019
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Comment: Pattie, Thank you very much for the lovely Rilakkuma memos. They are so sweet...in the Easter basket!! Awww!
Response: Thrilled you liked 'em! =D
turboneko rated for KSU: Music! on Oct 27, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap, I love everything <3 <3
Response: Awwww, thanks! XOXO
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Comment: I'm in love with the aquatic stickers you sent. Some of the fish are hysterical! The Jinbesan bandaids are very cool too! Thank you for a great swap! 5⭐
Response: =D Thrilled you love them!!!
Fairydollmilk rated for KSU Traveling Stickers R4 on Oct 21, 2019
5
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Comment: Lovely cards. Thanks for the extras :)
Response: =D manders sent me the Egyptian one. Cool, right?
manders2280 rated for KSU Matryoshka 2019 :: Round One on Oct 18, 2019
5
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Comment: I received your super cute envelope today Pattie. I love those washi paper cats in food sticker flakes.
Response: Weirdest roll of washi ever as each sticker is attached to the next. WAY too much work, but I'm very glad they're being admired. =D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 50 LARGE memos on Oct 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Yay, thank you for all the wonderful goodies. I haven't bought San-x in such a long time so I loved seeing all the new designs.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for joining my swap. =D
ChibiStarChan rated for 50 flakes on Oct 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the kawaii flakes! There’s so much variety. And I love the mini envelope and adorable bandaids!! ❤️
Response: Thanks for swapping with me. =D Thrilled you liked everything.
tiggerkitn25 rated for KSU: 100 Flakes! OMG!! on Oct 13, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for hosting and for all the goodies!
Response: Thanks for joining. =D
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Comment: Thanks for the card and the cute Kawaii extras! Happy Halloween!
Response: And a very happy Halloween to you, too! =D
Fairydollmilk rated for KSU: I want... on Oct 11, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for all the little twin stars stickers! Like how you did the envelope too :)
Response: Thanks for joining my swap! =D Glad you liked it, and the envie.
Mimosagirl rated for ILK: 25/25/25 on Oct 11, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the awesome selection for this swap. I’m drooling 😆❤️❤️❤️
Response: You scored all the newbies, from the Tokyo trip! =D Enjoy!!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween card and Japanese papers (adorable characters even if I can’t read Japanese words😊)
Response: Yeah, reading Japanese is not a strong skill for me either. =D Glad you like them, though!
Mimosagirl rated for KSU: Halloween Card on Oct 7, 2019
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Comment: *Squealing* thank you VERY much for the cute zipper bag of Halloween flakes and card! I love it!
Response: =D My pleasure. Thanks so much for swapping with me!!
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 100 Flakes! OMG!! on Oct 7, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!!! The envie is so cute. I actually have a lot of mini envies but don't have the heart to use them. I really ought to. Thank you for sharing!
Response: Always a pleasure...but yeah, I really need to actually USE some of this stuff! lol
iamred rated for Halloween card swap on Oct 5, 2019
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Comment: i love the card pattie and the little letter set! =) thank you so much! happy halloweeeennn! ♥
Response: Same to youuuuuuuuuu!!!
manders2280 rated for KSU: 100 Flakes! OMG!! on Oct 4, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Thanks for hosting!
Response: You're welcome for the goodies!! =D

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Comments

Paige1900 on Nov 8, 2019:

🎃🎃🎃❤❤❤

VenusEnvyGrrl on Oct 31, 2019:

Thank you for the Halloween profile art. I need to figure out how to do that so I can pay it back. Happy Halloween!

Heirloom on Oct 30, 2019:

Mimosagirl on Oct 28, 2019:

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turboneko on Oct 20, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful surprise RAK, you're the best!!

Paige1900 on Oct 11, 2019:

Thank you for the most adorable Halloween Card!. I love it. You are fantastic! 🥰🎃

Paige1900 on Sep 30, 2019:

eurocat on Jun 16, 2019:

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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!!

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