Swap-bot Time: July 16, 2018 11:32 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: July 15, 2018
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
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Because It's All About Me

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.


Comment: Thanks for the PCs and stickers! =)
Response: You're welcome. XOXO
foxyfoxy rated for Kawaii Sunshine #1 on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you! As alway, everything is amazing.
Response: You're welcome. =D
mycatlikestuna rated for Lucky 13! on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all of the extras, ignore my note.
Response: lol No. I will not. ;-P I sent you a PM and I'm serious!!!
Dragongrrl rated for Kawaii Sunshine #1 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the kawaii, and the Jinbesan memo sheets! So excited! And the sumikkogurashi is cream is so cute, I haven't seen them before! Thank you!
Response: =D Always happy to share... especially love to hear about new-to-you goodies!
tiggerkitn25 rated for KSU: 5 LARGE sticker flakes on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the stickers! Nice pen! =)
Response: You're jealous, right? ;-P
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 100 Large memos on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Wow, Pattie! You spoiled me! Thank you for such an amazing selection of memo sheets and all the extras as well. Love everything!
Response: Always a pleasure. XOXO
ITSkiaful rated for 1 oz of Kawaii Happy Mail INT #4 on Jun 3, 2018
Response: I have resent this swap. I hope to not disappoint this time. =D
foxyfoxy rated for KSU: Ice Cream!! on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Adorable as always! Thanks!
Response: LOL At this point you practically have half the pads! Thanks for swapping with me. I hope you're having fun. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: Envelopes on May 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the cute envelopes :D
Response: My pleasure. So happy you liked them. =D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: 50 mini memos!! on May 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful mini memos! Love them all.
Response: I'm so glad. I was just getting your 100 large memos together. I hope you love them, too. =D Meet ya at the mailbox!!
ginny19590 rated for KSU: 100 flakes on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the hamster ones. They are one of my favorites......=)
Response: I set them aside special for ya. =D
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Welcome!! =D
Comment: What a cute sticker sack! I hadn't seen this one before either. =)
Response: Happy Dance!
foxyfoxy rated for KSU: What's new, pussy cat? on May 24, 2018
Comment: Everything is amazing as always!
Response: Yo mean again! lol Thanks for swapping with me. =D
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Join today, mail on Monday on May 20, 2018
Comment: wow this is a lot.Ii love it thank you soo much such cute stuff!
Response: =D My pleasure! Thanks for joining!!
foxyfoxy rated for 20 for 20 on May 11, 2018
Comment: Kawaii bandages!!! I geeked a bit when I saw those! Thank you!
Response: lol They always make a good impression. =D
Comment: Thank you!! I'm really enjoying these swaps so I hope you keep doing them.
Response: Awww, sweetie. Thanks. XOXO
manders2280 rated for KSU: Strawberries!! on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the cute strawberries. I've not seen Kutusita Nayanko strawberries before. The sign is either very old or quite new!
Response: Old. =D
Comment: Thanks for the PCs and stickers! =)
Response: Thanks for hosting! XOX
starrycat rated for KSU: 25/25/25 Kawaii Food on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Oh my, I love all the yummy goodies in the swap you sent! So kawaii. Much love. (too bad I can't put the doge meme in here... lol)
Response: I'll see it in my head. ;-)

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moonlightlaura on Jul 2, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending my sticker flake bag homer back to me!!! I love it!!!

asddsa28 on Jul 1, 2018:

thank you so soo much for sending home my full sticker bag!!

turboneko on Jun 1, 2018:

It's raining flakes!! Thank you so much :D

Paige1900 on May 29, 2018:

foxyfoxy on May 27, 2018:

Well it looks like we have been getting each other for quite a few swaps recently! Hope you enjoy what you receive!

tiggerkitn25 on May 24, 2018:

Thanks so much for the large Sentimental Circus memo pad for the KSU May WTA! It's super cute! =)

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 13, 2018:

asddsa28 on May 5, 2018:

thank you soo much for contributing to my kawaii sticker postcard I love it! so meany stickers!

asddsa28 on Apr 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for contributing stickers on my kawaii postcard! I love it!

manders2280 on Apr 15, 2018:

I never use sticker sheets - they are each a whole kawaii story - and sometimes I swap them... Thanks for hosting the swap.

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