Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 4:22 pm


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: February 5, 2023
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
Stamps for the Wounded

Because It's All About Me

My wife's book is now available, and we're over the moon. If you're a fan of yuri anime, get yourself a copy!

By Your Side

And now, back to 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, Halloween, British and Japanese folklore, the Goetia, Star Trek, 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, Tarot, 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.

Current obsession... Melon Cream Soda! (Not to drink, it's yucky, but to look at.)

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, pandas, 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. 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. ;-)

PERFECT is the enemy of GOOD.

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.)


DeidreArt rated for KSU: 20/20/20 on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks for hosting and for all the goodies!
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for joining. =D
Comment: Thank you for the fun mix! I love how cute the memos and packaging were! I am so envious of the sailor moon washi I noticed that you used! Thank you!
Response: Any excuse to use SM tape. =D
Comment: Thank you so much!!
Response: You're very welcome!! =D
Comment: Hello Pattie <3! Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of sticker flakes and I loved the Rilakkuma bandaid!!
Response: I'm so glad you're happy, and that they arrived!! =D
RoxiiKawaii rated for Kawaii Memo Sheets Swap USA #50 on Dec 23, 2022
Comment: So cute! I loved everything you included. Thank you so much and happy holidays!!
Response: I'm thrilled you loved them! Woot! Always a wonderful feeling. =D
shellbee8 rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #41 on Dec 22, 2022
Comment: I can not be more excited about this swap! You sent some of my all time favorite styles! I can’t wait to use and add to my collection! I didn’t know there was a Rilakkuma Cinderella style! Thank you so much!
Response: I saw your fairy tales obsession and thought AH HA! lol Glad you're excited. =D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome kawaii goodies, including the new to me Tarepanda, Shirasutai, and Alice sheets! I'm giddy! :D
Response: Awww, I'm so happy. Thanks for joining my swap. =D
shellbee8 rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #39 on Dec 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for so many fun goodies! I love all the sentimental circus! I also love the Sanrio I can never have enough! Thank you for sharing!!
Response: It's my great pleasure. So glad they went to a good home. =D
Comment: Yay, thank you for the memo sheets and extras. I've started trying to collect memo sheets again and these were some that I didn't bother to save a set for myself before so excited to receive them. Thank you!
Response: Always a pleasure. Thanks for hosting. =D
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome sticker flakes. A lot of flakes I haven't seen before, so exciting!
Response: Woot! I love the new-to-you goodies.
Comment: Thank you so much Pattie! Absolutely thrilled to receive a swap from you. Hope you're doing well.
Response: Thank you for hosting! Always nice to be one of the populace. ;-)
Comment: Thanks so much! I loved them!
Response: Awww, I'm so glad!
Comment: Hi Pattie! Thank you for the awesome memos! It's really fun to see what people have lurking in their stash. :) Several were of characters I have, but not the same memos, so it's awesome to add to my little collection of them.
Response: Wonderful! Adding to your hoard makes my day. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: Where's Waldo on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Found 'em. The Ashmolean! Now I want to know what's under all those stickers!
Response: It's from a book of postcards of Japanese ghosts. ;-) Glad you got 'em all.
manders2280 rated for KSU: Pick 3 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you! All those wonderful goodies from Paper Treats?
Response: Yupper!!! I couldn't resist. =D And thanks for waiting. XOXO
Comment: Thank you! Slouchy sleepy Shappo in the armchair is my favorite.
Response: SOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the flakes! I have been in desperate need of them!! And also for the mini memos :)
Response: Suppppper happy they went to a good home. =D
Comment: Thank you for the card! I hope you had a fun Halloween! Do you know the video game Ib? My kid went as Mary, and I made their costume. They're wearing it to the anime convention in Detroit this weekend, too. Now I want to make a bunch more cosplay stuff for them. :)
Response: I didn't know... but I do now. =D Always a good day to learn something. Thank you, my Halloween was fine, but clearly yours was better! XOXO
DeidreArt rated for KSU: Instant gratification swap on Oct 29, 2022
Comment: Yay for more kawaii!
Response: Right?!! It makes the day sunnier.
Doreas13 rated for AliExpress Stationery Swap #11 on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: Oh my God your envelope was jam pack full of goodies that I never seen before. Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies. I can't wait to play with them.
Response: Awwww, I'm so glad they landed in a good home. Enjoy, and thanks for joining my swap. =D

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turboneko on Feb 5, 2023:

Thank you so much for the Kawaii Instant Gratification surprise!! You're the best! ;)

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

Bhindblueeyes on Dec 28, 2022:

Thank you so so much for your lovely happy mail!! So sorry for the delay in my thanks; December has been absolutely mad! Your envie brought me much happiness!!! If you ever need a new pipe cleaner, I'm your gal - I'm swimming in them now :D

TC on Dec 19, 2022:

I love cottage cheese, preferably with a few peach slices on top. That's often my evening meal. GREAT MINDS and all that.....

TC on Dec 9, 2022:

Doggone it. Pirate’s Booty was much less exciting than I was hoping. ;)

TC on Oct 15, 2022:

I'm just catching up... How's the knee?

lunatenchi on Sep 1, 2022:

I absolutely love everything you sent me for the random envie tag, oimigsh, thank you so so much <333 it may not be in english but it doesnt have to be bc it is all so adorable :'D Thank you!!!

Lonestarchild on Jul 24, 2022:

Thanks so much for the Random Envie Tag -- these fancy papers are perfect for sewing envies! Woot!

VioletLove on Jul 1, 2022:

Thank you so much for the PIF tag! The envie was stuffed with goodness and I love every single sheet of adorableness!!!

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