Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2021 9:41 am


Date Joined: June 28, 2010
Last Online: December 4, 2018
Birthday: July 6, 1986
Country: Finland
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About Me

A library science student by day, a crime fighting tiger/girl superhero at night. Loves music, movies and literature, pop culture geekery and dark nights with candlelight. Oh, and if you're a tall, dark and handsome stranger, long walks on the beach are pretty okay too.

I live with a dog, Rocky, who likes treats and bones and things but breaks every toy I give him within half an hour.

I drink loads of tea and hot chocolate and am curiously and carefully dabbling in this arts-and-crafts thing. I've given up TV but still know how to procrastinate wholeheartedly. I like making people laugh, but my sense of humour is not necessarily for those faint of heart. I am not religious and not interested in any holidays, unless someone comes up with a memorial day for dead parrots.

I like to photograph, even though I'm not very good at it. Same applies to drawing and writing. I'm not interesting or extraordinary in any way.

If you do not receive something from me, I'd very much appreciate it if you sent me a message and let me know. I will definitely do my best to replace the lost item.

Favorite Music

Oh my. Some examples of artists and bands I like: Alicia Keys, Tegan & Sara, Stella, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Regina, Ingrid Michaelson, The Rescues, Metric, Róisín Murphy, Kelis, Lily Allen, Lupe Fiasco, The xx... and so on.

Favorite Movies

This could be a long list, but briefly: Amélie, In The Mood For Love, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Spirited Away, Secretary, Away We Go, American Beauty, Harold & Kumar movies, and just about everything by Kevin Smith

And a million others. I suck at picking favourites.


  • red, purple and pink especially, but all bright colours thrill me
  • stars and rainbows
  • cute and cuddly animals, especially dogs and tigers
  • superheroes (and villains too, I don't discriminate)
  • handmade things, especially knitted and crocheted stuff is nice
  • baking-related stuff
  • children's books in any language (and other books too, in English preferably)
  • sparkle, glitter & bling
  • kitchy religious art and jewellery
  • Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Frida Kahlo
  • small note cards, with or without envelopes
  • candy or other snacks only available in your country (I'm not picky, the only thing I really hate is non-xylitol chewing gum)
  • markers, especially Marvy LePlume in any colour (pigmented, not the II version) which are impossible to find here
  • stickers (not children's)
  • deco tape
  • pretty journals and notebooks
  • jewellery (the more colourful, plastic and kitch the better)
  • moustaches
  • memes


  • "country" and "old-timey" stuff
  • porcelain and clay figurines
  • most Disney related things and over the top kawaii stuff, like Hello Kitty
  • floral stuff
  • fantasy related things, like witches and wizards and such


Comment: thanks...loved the envelope unfortunately all the flags did not make it thru the postal system....<3
Comment: Hi Maija, Thanks for the cool envelope. I LOVE your style, very Kawaii which I totally LOVE. Thanks for the cool card inside, too. Take care! Kim :o)
PennyH rated for Vertical Postcard Swap - April 2011 on Apr 27, 2011
Comment: Hi Maiya Great card of Boston - perfect. Thank you so much Cheers Penny Hamilton
Comment: Love the paislies!! n thank you
Comment: Absolutely beautiful envelope! Thank you!
momohg rated for Vertical Postcard Swap - April 2011 on Apr 18, 2011
Comment: Thank you very much for that cute card and stamp! I like them both!=)
kymm9901 rated for Profile Postcards on Apr 13, 2011
Comment: Thank you so very much for the Stenvall pc!! I am such a huge fan. You are so lucky to live where you have easy access to his work.
Comment: She is so cute. Thanks for the wonderful pc
funkypeacenik rated for Profile Postcards on Apr 11, 2011
Comment: O.M.G. That is the hawtest PC EVER!
druideye rated for Postcard With A Picture You Want 3 on Apr 11, 2011
Comment: Thank you for an amazing postcard!
darzy30 rated for Postcard With A Picture You Want 3 on Apr 9, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the lovely art PC! I love the colors.
MissMillie rated for mail art envelopes int'l (no. 2) on Mar 28, 2011
Comment: What a BEAUTIFUL envelope...Thank you! You must have spent a lot of time on it...WOW! I Love it. 100 extra hearts for you.
Lexidh rated for Make A Wish - Europe on Mar 25, 2011
Comment: Thank you =)
knitchick308 rated for Peculiar Postcard Swap 2 on Mar 22, 2011
Comment: thaks for the great card
TheArtistChick rated for Pick A Theme ATC Swap on Mar 21, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lovely circus atc, i love it!
CraftyCat rated for Foreign Language ATC on Feb 26, 2011
Comment: Really nice ATC! I love the sentiments of Truth, Beauty & Love, and it was very pretty, too. Thank you.
gewalli rated for I❤ATC:Profile ATC on Feb 23, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the cool ATC! I especially like that it's a bit naughty ;)
morgainegeiser rated for Scavenger Hunt! on Feb 22, 2011
Comment: Great package. Really like the stamp and the lip gloss. Thanks for everything.
gony rated for QUICK profile swap #18 on Feb 21, 2011

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RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

kindledwhimsy on Sep 29, 2011:

Hi! I just wanted to check in with you about the "mail me some art envies #2" swap. I've been trying to clean our my "sent" file and noticed that this rating is missing. I sent you an email on Aug 24th with a picture of what the original swap looked like... Would you mind taking a look around for it? If you haven't received it, I will happily send another... Just say the word! :0)

Changeling on Feb 6, 2011:

Hi, did you receive the Workplace Promotional Freebies Swap? I sent it some time ago and hope it has arrived safely or will soon arrive. Thanks!

Nanamint on Nov 2, 2010:

Thank you for the amazing selection of Finnish snacks ! love from Paris <3

id0be1ieve on Oct 19, 2010:

You're most welcome..I'm glad you liked everything! :-)

racheljohnson on Oct 18, 2010:

I just featured your Art History ATC swap on the Swap-bot blog here. Great idea!

acescorcio on Oct 4, 2010:

Hi Maija, your parcel left my country in September 30, Hope to arrive in you address in 15 days. If you have any question about tracking let me know, ok? Thank you


acescorcio on Aug 25, 2010:

Thank you so much to join our Send me prompts Swap, happy Swapping! Andrea

lepapillonvert on Aug 16, 2010:

I am looking forward to receiving a poem of your choice by a poet you've recently discovered. I took this photo of a Red Admiral Butterfly while it sat one a daisy in my Lakeside garden.

Cheers, Le Papillon Vert

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