Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 9:45 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2018
Last Online: February 28, 2024
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me

Not sure what to write? What's your favorite Alan Rickman role that is NOT Snape.

Previously, I asked swappers to name which role comes to mind when I mention Tim Curry. The most common role mentioned is Frank-n-furter, followed by Clue. The most obscure response is the Monk episode he was on.


Entire profile updated on 02/05/2024

Be the swaps you want to see in the world! I've started hosting more swaps recently, and I would like to encourage anyone who might be hesitant to host. If you don't see a swap you wish was an option to join, make it! Host it! Make it reality! Jump in!

I've officially drained my savings and am appealing my SSI disability denial. I started this disability process over three and a half years ago, and haven't had income for that time. If you have an extra stamp or two to include in a swap, that's one more swap I get to participate in! I have tons of swap materials, but can't buy new stamps to send it all out. Update 2/5/24 my friend and I both received and returned a big packet of paperwork, and a couple days ago I had a medical exam. I was told to expect an appointment for imaging soon. Maybe I'm actually getting somewhere with disability.

I'm an INFJ, Pisces, disabled, queer paper crafter, recently moved back to SoCal from the Pacific NW, and I love to send and receive mail. ๐Ÿ’Œ

I'm quick to happy cry, proud cry, and aww cry. Water sign, indeed. ๐Ÿ’ฆ

I tend to get things out the same day partners are assigned, and rate immediately when things arrive. I mark items as sent when I put them in the mail slot in my front door for my carrier to pick up that day, or when I drop them at the post office. โœ”๏ธ

I welcome handmade items. Yes, even - or maybe especially - if you doubt your skill. I love to see what other people are making! Trying a new medium? Let me see! These are my favorite kinds of swap extras! ๐ŸŽจ

Do you make your own stamps, or have unique stamps that are your favorites? I'd love to receive stamped images from them! I've been making my own stickers using blank sticker seals and stamping them, maybe adding some paint or flat mixed media elements. If you make something like this I would love to see it! ๐Ÿค“

I enjoy Postcrossing, mixed media art/collage, iHanna handmade postcard swaps, daisy yellow index card a day, write_on, and other postal and paper crafts. โœ‚๏ธ

ยกAvid! postal swap participant. ๐Ÿ“ฌ

I have a herd of cats (5!) Three Siamese and two tabbies. Also feeding a cat my neighbors abandoned in November 2020. Update: I said goodbye to my sweet girl Lu (one of the tabbies) on Friday December 3rd, 2021. I feel like I've lost my shadow. Mouse, a 17 year old lilac point siamese, has stage 4 kidney disease. She was given 6-12 month life expectancy about two and a half years ago, so she's holding on! Over the past several weeks, Mouse has been losing a tenth of a pound a week. Mini Mouse. (July 2023) Her weight has stabilized for the past few weeks, but I'd prefer she were gaining some back for winter weight. (Oct 2023)

I started a ko-fi to help support Mouse's ongoing treatments for stage 4 kidney disease, at http://ko-fi.com/katkatbobat/tiers

Postal swaps bring me a lot of joy while I'm physically limited. I'm a #spoonie dealing with a lot of chronic pain - fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis and multiple other spinal and nerve problems, allergic response inflammatory arthritis, as well as a handful of other autoimmune issues including over 200 known allergies (meaning it is nearly impossible to manage my 200+ allergies and allergic response arthritis,or even anaphylaxis, if I'm out in the world). If you know me in person, you know where my epi pens are kept at all times! Unless you can relate to chronic illness and disability, I'm not terribly interested in talking about it, but wanted to acknowledge where I'm at. #spoonies

My artistic background is in super 8 and 16mm film production, photography, and paper crafting of all kinds.๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ท

I have a dark leaning-think goth and not horror, secular hearth witch. I like somewhat grim oddities, like conjoined twins (human or animal), but not gore. ๐Ÿ–ค Bearded ladies, early 20th century sideshow and/or cirque du soleil type weirdos. ๐Ÿ–ค Emily Strange, Tim Burton (Vincent, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Alice, Nightmare Before Christmas, etc.), the old Beetlejuice animated series, Edward Gorey, Nikki McClure, CROWS!, black+red+white together (orange is my least favorite color, but it is fine in a rainbow or Halloween or something you created context), ghosts, bats, CATS!, cats in glasses, coastal, nature. Alice in Wonderland, especially classic (pre-Disney) illustrations. BMO and Marceline. I also like lil Bub, grumpy cat, sea creatures like whales, narwhals, manatees, otters, seahorses, octopuses, peacock mantis shrimp, mantis and stick insects, BIOLUMINESCENT critters! Gnomes, mushrooms, botanical, ferns, redwoods, and woodland critters. I'm a big nerd for fractals in nature. ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฆฆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿชด๐Ÿ„

Raven Story (2021) is my favorite USPS postage stamp. ๐Ÿ“ซ

Tintypes and daguerreotypes make me swoon, and postcard prints of them. I'm a big fan of unusual vintage photos or odd groupings of people and/or things, including vintage photos painted over with, say, a cheesy Halloween style bedsheet ghost. ๐Ÿ“ท

I'd love to receive Halloween themed postcards any time of year. I'd also love to receive stamped images from your favorite (especially vintage) Halloween stamps. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

I like coffee and coffee themed items like stickers, washi, postcards, stamps, etc. โ˜•

My grandma led a team that made circuit boards for the Space Shuttles, and I'd love to receive anything related to the NASA Space Shuttle programs. I especially like images of astronauts inside spacecraft or in space, real photos or any kind of art. ๐Ÿš€

The Jetsons (Rosey!), mid mod futuristic space art, and mid century images of humans in space intrigue me. ๐Ÿ›ธ

I'd love to receive What We Do In The Shadows fan art. Guillermo and Nadja are my favorite characters, but Nandor in workout clothes is also up there! ๐Ÿฆ‡

One of my main aesthetics is something I call evidence of time passing. Rust, moss, smooth stone, collapsed barns, abandoned places, nature reclaiming spaces previously occupied by humans, tree roots or vines growing over buildings, side cuts of sediment layers, what time does to human skin (think images of an elderly person's hand holding a child's hand). Evidence of time passing. ๐Ÿƒ

My brother and sister in law are major fans of all things tiki, so if you have fun tiki stuff to pass along to make things for them I'd love to receive it. ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ—ฟ

For tea swaps, I am allergic to ๐Ÿšซ cardamom (chai, etc.), hibiscus, lavender, and nuts aside from almonds ๐Ÿšซ, but anything else is fine. Do you have a favorite roasted green tea?๐Ÿซ–๐Ÿต

I am not a girly girl. I'm comfortable in a dress, but i've never used cosmetics (allergic, was never an option, yes even the hypoallergenic stuff). I don't own a curling or flat iron. I am too low maintenance for that. Never liked pink things, copious frills or bling, hustle culture, or girl boss/girl power stuff. It's not my jam, not into this marketing of femininity. On that note, I'm not here for socks, keychains, jewelry, cosmetics, health & beauty items, or food, etc. I prefer silver to gold, and have metal allergies (so, sterling or stainless). I'm not interested in any sports.

๐Ÿšซ I don't have a use for items geared toward very young people, parenting, reward stickers, or planner and journaling stickers. A snip of ribbon or lace or twine is nice on occasion, but I won't use yarn or fabric scraps. I don't need sticky notes or tiny memo sheets unless they match my listed interests. I have many allergies (seriously, over 200 known allergies), so I'm not interested in receiving cosmetics, pressed flowers, strongly scented items. I'm atheist/transcendentalist after basically growing up in a cult. I'm not interested in receiving anything western religious/christian/deity themed. Honoring earth, others, and self is welcome. ๐Ÿšซ

Favorite Books

The Secret Garden was my first favorite book. I've read Jane Eyre several times. The Griffin and Sabine series, Marjane Satrapi and Michelle Tea graphic novels are keepers. More recently, The Night Circus and anything by Matt Haig. I read a bare minimum of at least 4 books a month and am very fond of libraries and library apps. My taste is all over the place, but I don't tend to like crime/mystery much. Memoirs often make me dislike the author, because they come across as very out of touch in most cases. Don't meet your heroes, right?

Enjoying Never Whistle at Night right now, an anthology of spooky indigenous stories. If you like Big and the Deer Lady on Rez Dogs, you'll like this collection of stories.

Favorite Movies

City of Lost Children, True Stories and Marie Antoinette are my top favorites.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillermo del Toro, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, and Sophia Coppola are my favorite modern directors.

I'll watch anything with Salma Hayek, Tilda Swinton, Toni Collette, Mia Wasikowska, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Charlyne Yi, Lea Seydoux, Franka Potente, Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, John Goodman, Crispin Glover, Joaquin Phoenix, Gael Garcia Bernal, or Vincent Price!

I studied German expressionist film, film production, photography, journalism/women in media, and literature. Double major, double minor. BA(IS)


Lobo816 rated for CR: snip, stick, send PC (USA ) #9 on Feb 28, 2024
Comment: Hi Kat-Nice to receive a swap from you again!! Such a beautiful coastline! Iโ€™ve never been to Ireland but it is on our list!! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and learn that I love to travel and sending such a beautiful photo!! That certainly deserved a heart!!
Ace330660 rated for stamped images-2 on Feb 28, 2024
Comment: Thanks for all of the stamped images. I love the Snoopy stamp!
armadillogal rated for PH: You Pick Your Theme #3 on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the most excellent swap! I really needed a pick me up today!
Comment: thank you. I love the black envelope.
PinkPengin rated for National California Day PC swap on Feb 25, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the amazing map postcard (and penguin stickers decorating it!)
Comment: I think my favorite part was the envelope LOL I didnt wanna ope it even <3 The postcards were a total plus!
Comment: Nice sticker sheets and all new to me. The jewel-toned crescent moons are the stars of the batch. So unique!!
Comment: Oh, these envelopes are SO cool! I really like the orangey one with stars (are we surprised? haha), but I also love the neon invitation sized envelopes. They're so versatile, you know? ๐Ÿ’œ Everything about this sticker packet is adorable, too. I love the way you sealed it up, I love the sparkly stickers and the dog stickers (the frenchie in a sweater!), and i LOVE the sunfish sticker! โ™“ It always makes me happy to see your swaps in my mailbox!
Comment: Thank you for the post cards. Very cute. I can see why it's one of your favorites. I appreciate you sending them blank in an envelope.
Comment: Ty much
carol rated for CR: snip, stick, send PC (USA ) #8 on Feb 24, 2024
Comment: Love the cool mural PC! Phoenix has quite a few cool ones, especially in the Arts District--Roosevelt Row.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and well wishes
Comment: thanks for the swap and the extra!
Inesrv rated for AMA: Altered Postcard -Feb on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you Kat for the postcard. I would prefer if you add some thing else rather than stickers... Have a great weekend!
Response: I did, track 1 sign tag with rubber stamping, pet tape, and an epoxy sticker bird.
Comment: You have inspired me to be brave in my next batch of postcards!. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Saba rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art Feb on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
stephiedee rated for CPE Little Images on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the images! I agree - hunting and gathering is just as fun.
debbee2014 rated for CPG Ugly/Weird/Unloved PC #6 - US on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Yes I agree - why is this a postcard... So many beautiful things out there and they picked that, Humm I don't know. But thanks I received and ugly, weird and unloved pc. Thank you for decorating the back to be pretty!
anicka22 rated for Send 3 From the List #23 on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful mail
Comment: I love this happy kitten. So cute!

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wolfeagle on Feb 21, 2024:


Thank you so much for the cute bag with goodies for the AMA: USA Mystery Supply Swap.

wolfeagle on Feb 21, 2024:


Thank you so much for your lovely envelope for the AMA: Intl Mystery Supply Swap. I think it's great.

Gnoe on Feb 14, 2024:

...for your lovely mail-goat RAK with รผbercute animal washi samples! You are so sweet! Loving the envelope paper (and stamps) as well so they're going to be used in crafty sessions :-D I hope you're doing okay?!

Gnoe on Nov 30, 2023:

Awww Kat you are the sweetest for making & sending me that รผbercute donkey Yuletide postcard. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!!!

crimsonrivulet on Nov 13, 2023:

I received my postcard back today! Thank you! I love the stickers that matched perfectly!!! โค

crimsonrivulet on Oct 26, 2023:

I received my postcard back today! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š I love โค how you decorated it! Awesome! Best wishes to you!

BlueberryLady on Sep 30, 2023:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group ! 9/30/2023

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

PinkPengin on Sep 7, 2023:

I am SO sorry for being late saying so, but I just want to thank you huge for the Nature is Queer penguin stickers and the card you sent me. I ended up getting sick right after you sent those and am just now catching up on mail, but I want you to know how amazed I was that you thought of me with those and how "thank you" doesn't even come close!!

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