Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2024 11:04 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: February 25, 2024
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. ;-)

Pokemon Trainer: 4987 7700 1795
PAD: 350 987 357

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! 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, 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.)


manders2280 rated for KSU: KWIK KAWAII/JN,MM on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Ohhhh - thank you for all the treats!
Response: Thanks for being patience!!
DeidreArt rated for KSU: Be my Valentine? on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Happy Valentine's day!
Response: Would you be mine? *__*
turboneko rated for KSU: Pick your poison: 25 Flakes on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: So, the envelope was previously addressed to someone else and the message inside was for another swap XD Still I loved everything and I would add another heart for the laugh ;)
Response: LOL SOOOOOOOOO dumb sometimes. I swear my head is on backwards. XOXO
Manonroberts rated for tPCC: Shadow Journal with me on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Thanks for being honest, I hope you'll find something more suitable for you soon! Wow it's so cool that you've visited my hometown, what a small world!
Response: Thank you for understanding. =D
tiggerkitn25 rated for 50/50/50 plus on Feb 1, 2024
Comment: Oh my! You went way overboard with this one, lol. SO. MANY. GOODIES!!! I haven't had time to go thru all the loose papers yet. But I love the large memo pad, the My Melody sticker sheet, the postcards, and the Sanrio Xmas card . The stamps are so cool! And the star eraser is so AWESOME! Thank you so much!
Response: WOOT!! Finally a chance to spoil you back!! So glad it all went to a good home. XOXO
tiggerkitn25 rated for KSU: You pick the theme on Feb 1, 2024
Comment: At first I thought the theme was Rilakkuma, then pink. But once I went through the sticker flakes I realized it was STRAWBERRIES!! Super cute, thank you so much!
Response: Well your theme came through loud and clear! lol Thanks so much for swapping with me. It's always a pleasure.
tiggerkitn25 rated for KSU: A little bit of BLACK on Jan 31, 2024
Comment: A wonderful swap, as usual. I really liked the Kuromi tiny plastic envie. Thanks!
Response: Well then I'm thrilled it went to a good home. =D
Comment: Love the cute postcard!! It's your year Wood Dragon!! I hope it's magical and full of joy, abundance, and love! Gong xi fa cai!Xin nian hao!Kung hei fat choi!🐉🐲 xxMuggleMom
Response: XOXO!! You're awesome. Thanks for hosting. =D
LeslieLovesMail82 rated for KSU: Everything Sanrio on Jan 27, 2024
Comment: So much Little Twin Stars cuteness, oh my! Thank you lots for the package of adorable Sanrio goodies, Pattie...they made my day :-)
Response: Awww, I'm so glad!!! Sanrio has that effect. =D
Comment: Thank you i love the postcard and the stickers!!!!
Response: lol Right?!! I had too much fun putting it together. SM FOREVER!!!
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful swap!
Response: Awww, you're welcome! Thanks for swapping with me. XOXO
Comment: thank you!
Response: Thank you, too!!! =D
mysmashbooklife rated for ILK: YOU pick the theme on Jan 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for all the ghost memo. I loved them, and thank you for the little stickers as well!
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for joining my swap. =D
Frodogaggins rated for ILK: Pick 5 **kawaii style** on Jan 22, 2024
Comment: thank you so much what a wonderful parcel <3 loved everything thank you so much
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for swapping with me. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: 50 flakes. Yes, 50! on Jan 22, 2024
Comment: Sooo much cuteness!! Thank you :)
Response: So fun to dig through!!
Comment: Yay! Thanks for the cute dragon postcard! The stickers are so cute, the fortune one is so cool- I'm glad i got a good one, lol. A wonderful year of the dragon to you!
Response: Super glad everything was so well received! Happy New Year. =D
Frodogaggins rated for ILK: 20/20/20 on Jan 11, 2024
Comment: thank you so much for the wonderful kawaii to add to my collection! I adore the sheets characters you choose to send! and all the extras thank you!
Response: Woot! Thrilled you liked it all!! =D
turboneko rated for 50 flakes baby!! on Jan 8, 2024
Comment: Wow, this was FAST! And everything is super cute! I feel like I didn't sent you enough... please let me know if I need to resend <3
Response: lol NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I'm already drowning!! When your swap arrives, I know I'll love it all. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: Ya basic on Jan 8, 2024
Comment: Love everything! The deco tape on the envelope is just adorable <3 Thank you for everything XOXO
Response: Happy Dance!! You're so very welcome for everything!!
USAFwife rated for tPCC: Seasonal card on Jan 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card! Happy new year
Response: Happy New year to you toooooooo!!!

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manders2280 on Jan 6, 2024:

I'm following your packing strategy and taking my old running shoes to Amsterdam - and leaving them behind. Room for wooden shoes? I think not but there are plenty of other goodies!

raniheartspaper on Jan 1, 2024:

Thank you for the RAK! Love seeing the goodies you picked up in Japan! Thanks for sharing!

manders2280 on Sep 3, 2023:

I haven't been to the fair. It's quite hot and I'm working on a website. I will keep your comment so I remember to send you more food.

manders2280 on Aug 27, 2023:

I have a suggestion on how to open my washi-covered envelopes only profile. Also a link to an album of photos of my envelopes.

ccmmsu on Jun 21, 2023:


Thank you so much for the 50 Pieces 2 Partners swap! Lots of new-to-me goodies in here!

enchantedgabi on May 22, 2023:

Thanks for the KSU random evie tag! eeep I love Kawaii happy mail <3 The Band-Aids are SO cute. I am putting them in my purse and never using them ((:

Bhindblueeyes on Apr 23, 2023:

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for such a wonderful envie full of such joyful items (KSU: Not a swap but a RAK). I love everything, but I am super pumped about that band aid. It's coming to work w/ me for my next ridiculous paper cut. I'm so sorry to read about your wifey!! I hope you are both taking care of yourselves as best you can. I'm here if you ever need to vent your frustrations - it's SO hard right now to get any help, it seems! Sending you hugs and love!

ccmmsu on Mar 24, 2023:


Thank you so much for the Not a Swap RAK! OMG, the die cut memos, the piyoko mame letter, the SG bandage! I could go on and on. This was like the All Star game of kawaii characters. :D Thank you, Pattie!

HausOfImps on Mar 23, 2023:

Thank you so much for all the cute Pokemon memos! I've never seen anything like these before. Where did you get them? I see you are not currently on this site in full capacity -- neither am I, but I will be harassing you with mail when that changes ;)

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