Swap-bot Time: December 12, 2018 10:55 pm


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: December 11, 2018
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! lol@me 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... Paris, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Mexico and Venezuela, 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...when football isn't on.

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.


Fairydollmilk rated for KSU: Blue...lots of blue on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the blue :3
Response: You're welcome for all the blue. Thanks for all the yellow. ;-)
turboneko rated for KSU: Yellow... lots of yellow on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: Yay! Love all the yellow goodies, thanks :D
Response: It was a surprisingly easy swap this time. =D Thanks for swapping with me, thrilled you love 'em. XOXO
Senpiaash rated for SM for labels on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you 🙏🏽 😊☺️💕💖✨❄️ So much for the amazing swap! I loved everything! Such a lovely swap, the washintape was aboustly beautiful!!!!! Thank you again for swapping with me ☺️
Response: I'm so glad you love it. Thanks for swapping with me!!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Clear envelope swap! on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Things have been so crazy I didn't even get to open this until today. So much cuteness! I love the clear envie idea. I have a feeling I'll be sending a lot of future swaps this way. :) Thank you, Pattie! You ROCK!
Response: lol You're too cute... and yeah, I could see doing this more as a matter of course. Nice idea. =D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Pencils on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Jinbesan! Sumikko Gurashi! And my newest love, Robow@n! I love, love, love my new pencils. Thank you, Pattie!!!
Response: YIPPEE!! A triple love rating!!
turboneko rated for KSU: Valentine's Day in November on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Got your lovely swap! Happy early Valentine's day to you too! <3 ;)
Response: Be mine? =D
turboneko rated for KSU: Food: Fish/sushi on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: A sushi feast!! Thank you :D
Response: Deeeeelish!
sokakkedisi rated for Belly Dancers of the World! on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice song!
Response: Totally my fav. =D And all your links...too wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing with me. XOXO
burntbao rated for KSU: Halloween card on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: I always love the things you send! Sorry for the late rating! Trying to catch up! Xoxo
Response: =D No worries! Thrilled you loved it. XOXO
Fairydollmilk rated for a bunch o' kawaii on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Everything is lovely thanks so much for the swap. You’re packaging is also way neater than mine, I’m a bit embarrassed. Hope you like everything just as well.
Response: I'm sure I will. =D Thanks for swapping with me. ETA: Your swap arrived today and couldn't have been better. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: Cover an envelope with SC on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: I've never see SC sheep themed (at least I think the ones in the envelope are dressed as sheep?) so cute!
Response: I cut those out of Ne~ Ne~ but I have no idea how long ago that series ran. I'm just seeing less and less of SC. ETA, got some today in another swap, they'll be coming to you with Valentine wishes. ;-)
turboneko rated for KSU: Little Red Riding Hood on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: This was a little more challenging than I thought :p Thank you for all the goodies :D
Response: I had been planning that one for a while, so had a pile...which is unusual for me!! lol
turboneko rated for KSU: Food: Cake! on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the yummy goodies ^_^
Response: lol You're too generous. Thanks for swapping with me. XOXO
turboneko rated for KSU: 25 pieces Kutsushita Nyanko on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Nyanko everywhere!! I love everything including the envelope you made :D
Response: Woot! Decorated envelopes for the win!!
turboneko rated for KSU: Green... lots of green on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the green goodies, love them :D (some of the ones I sent you are blueish green as well :P)
Response: Phew! Glad it wasn't just me! =D
Senpiaash rated for 50 pieces of Kawaii on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I just your swap Today! And I love it 🕸😋💀💖🎃🕷
Response: I'm so glad! Thanks for swapping with me. =D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Mini Envelopes on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Awesome minis! Thank you so much! Maybe I'll get to fill some up with goodies to send back to you in a swap. Except for Banana Cat. Banana Cat lives with me always now. :D
Response: lol I really love that particular banana cat. ;-)
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: thank you!! so meany goody's.
Response: My pleasure!! I'm glad you liked the goodies. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: Blast from the past...flakes on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the flakes and extra stickers :D
Response: My pleasure. Thanks for swapping with me again. XOXO
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Kawaii mail art on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: thank you!! so cute and all the rilakkuma!
Response: Awww thanks! It was fun...and we should do it more often. ;-)

Rating Overview

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Paige1900 on Dec 10, 2018:

Paige1900 on Nov 16, 2018:

nadithings on Nov 1, 2018:

I got the angel pack for the kwik sticker flake swap! I love them! thank u soo much! youre an awesome host! xoxo Nadi

tiggerkitn25 on Oct 31, 2018:

Thanks for the kawaii goodies you sent my way! =)

PokerHontaz on Oct 16, 2018:

Just leaving some holiday luv on your page! :D

Paige1900 on Oct 15, 2018:

Thank you for the cute Halloween Card...I love it!

asddsa28 on Oct 12, 2018:

Thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag!!!

Paige1900 on Oct 2, 2018:

Just stopping by to say hello! Hello!

raniheartspaper on Oct 1, 2018:


Pattie, thank you so much for contributing to another of my sticker flake bags. I received it home now.

raniheartspaper on Oct 1, 2018:


Pattie, thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag and sending it home to me! You're the best!

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