Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2020 12:34 pm


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: September 28, 2020
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.

I'm only here for the...

I'm always up for private kawaii swaps!! AND I created a public forum kawaii tag for when you're between swaps and want some kawaii mail!

TL;dr favorite colors are purple and pink. I lust after kawaii ghosts, anything Alice in Wonderland, and kawaii food (especially with faces, ESPECIALLY with arms and legs!) I prefer stickers over memos. Stickers, stickers, stickers!!

I adore “coupons,” die cuts, and oddly shaped memos.

Things I dislike are: Children (in all forms), birds, hmm…. guess that’s it. Oh, and I don’t do letter sets. It's not that I dislike them, they're just too fussy to mail.

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, Halloween! 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.)

Favorite Desinations

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. 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!)

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.

BTW, Sailor Moon!!

We're big anime and manga fans in this house. The wife founded Yuricon and writes Okazu so there's always something new to discuss. Aside from SM, I'm a huge SAO fan, and we're looking forward to season two of My Next Life as a Villianess (Team Mary!!) Feel free to PM me if you wanna gush over your fav anime/manga. I'll be happy to gush back. ;-)

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries who feel the need to over-share and/or use their personal problems as excuses.

(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.)


asddsa28 rated for KSU: Kawaii Divination on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: I got your question. I'm working on the answers I will send it out on Monday.
Response: Awesome! Looking forward to it. =D
kizzlets rated for 25 flakes for 25 memos on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the variety of Kawaii memo sheets!! I can't wait to use them!
Response: A pleasure! Thanks for swapping with me. =D
lnguyen124 rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #18 on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the adorable memos and the sticker sheet! Love the ghosties 🥰🥰😍
Response: Ghosties are the BEST!!! =D
Leekoba rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #19 on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the kawaii goodies, happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome, and same to you. =D
Comment: Pattie! I got your swap yesterday and it really lifted my spirits as I was not feeling well. Thank you so much! The stickers (and extras) are ADORABLE! Much love. <3
Response: Hugs! I hope the uplifting continues well into next week. Thanks for swapping with me. =D
Ellen101 rated for ILK: 20/20/20 on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Your mail made me so happy! I am really enjoying all of the Sanrio memos and gorgeous stickers! Thank you a million times! Xxxooo
Response: Awwww. Hugs!
Ellen101 rated for KSU: I would like, please... on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: 5🌟's! Imagine a whole Envie full of Sanrio memos!! Thank you so so much.
Response: lol You're too cute. I'm thrilled you;re happy. =D
Comment: Thank you for all the memos. I love Koro Koro Life and the racoons! Be well
Response: So glad you love 'em! Be well, tooooooo. =D
snailmailkitten rated for KSU: 6 Mini Envelopes on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Pattie, please teach me your crafty ways! These were the most crisp and pristine handmade envelopes I could have ever imagined!!! When I tried using glue for mine it was a fiasco. Spill your secrets!!!
Response: A bone folder! Fun, right? =D Glad you liked 'em!
DeidreArt rated for Save the USPS - Kawaii Style on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! and for hosting this swap!
Response: And thank you for joining! =D Happy mail dance!
Comment: Thank you for all the cute flakes, most of them are completely new to me :D
Response: WAHHHH! I love that! Thanks for joining my swap!!! =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Another wonderful envelope! Another great haul! Thanks ever so much!
Response: Sweet talker!! XOXO
Ellen101 rated for KSU: Encouragement! on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Pattie, thank you so much for your thoughtful creativity! I love all of the little encouraging notes. So awesome! 💜
Response: Hugs! I hope they help. XOXO
Comment: Pattie, thank you for hosting such a wonderful swap! I adore all the mini memo sheets. Hope we can get the USPS back in working order again.
Response: Aww thanks! I'm also looking forward to things improving. XOXO
laurenaraya rated for AliExpress Stationery Swap on Sep 7, 2020
Comment: thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap!
Mimosagirl rated for KSU: Encouragement! on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome hugs? I’m excited for my first ever Pokémon kawaii memo sheets! Hugs back atacha 😃
Response: Awwww. HUGS!!!!!! And there are plenty more Pokemon goodies to be had, now that I know you like 'em. XOXOX
manders2280 rated for KSU: Bananas! on Sep 2, 2020
Comment: The devil is in the bananas! 🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌 Thanks for the ripe banana envelope too.
Response: Elite Banana was one of the first characters I was into. Those are some ancient bananas! LOL
Comment: Thanks for the sticker flakes - they are all eggs! - and your wonderful envelope. I can tell you're having fun decorating them. Where do you find all the kawaii washi tapes?
Response: lol Were they? Not by design! Too funny.
Comment: I remember when you didn't care for SC and I'm glad you do now. I think the designs are more interesting and have more variety now. Thank you for the wonderful envelope and SC memos of all sorts.
Response: That was a fun envelope. Gave me a chance to use that velvet paper. =D Glad you liked 'em.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Egyptian postcard! What I like most was how well you filled out the back of the postcard, thank you for the quote and the comment, I appreciate it a lot! I hope you’re having a lovely day! 😊
Response: I am now! =D Thanks!!

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manders2280 on Sep 26, 2020:

Oops! Here's a link to cute deli washi tape.

manders2280 on Sep 26, 2020:


paperpusher on Sep 23, 2020:

Dropping by for a quick hello!! <3

manders2280 on Sep 9, 2020:

I added a glue stick to my recent JetPens order because I'm always looking for a better one.

Kokuyo Gloo Glue Stick - Disappearing Blue

The tube is well designed, it goes on smoothly without globs, and it smells wonderful!

manders2280 on Sep 3, 2020:

All the Kwik Kawaii sticker flakes are eggs!!! Thank you.

Ozimir on Aug 19, 2020:

Heya! I just saw your comment on my profile- I loooved reading From Far Away. The cuteness, the character development and the chemistry between the characters was just great. I remember reading it many years ago but now I hear it's pretty hard to find it anywhere. Guess it's just a hidden gem!

strawberrymilkmade on Aug 19, 2020:

Alt textSCREAMINGGGGGGG PATTIE OMGGGGG I haven't even OPENED the tag yet & NYANKO CHARMS ARE FALLING OUT WHAT IS THISSS?!! (T^T) I was feeling bummy about (hi, The World I Can't See, Politics, Everything So Sad RN) & this was such a fantastic reminder that there are wonderful people out there. (I've been feeling pretty isolated & lonely!) Thank you for being such a cool ray of sunshine in the world.

manders2280 on Aug 16, 2020:

Have you seen the new trans postage stamp, with Bugs Bunny cross dressing?

HappyMailMel on Aug 10, 2020:

You are absolutely WONDERFUL! What a lovely surprise I got in the mail today from you. Things I can absolutely use! Thank you so so much! (((Hugs Hugs!)))

Ellen101 on Aug 1, 2020:

I really appreciate your thoughtfulness during my recovery. I love the Kawaii zine you made me! My first one!

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