Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2021 2:36 pm


Date Joined: June 20, 2008
Last Online: April 2, 2018
Birthday: December 1
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a vegetarian mom of three beautiful kids. I have crafting ADD and find myself jumping from one incomplete project to the next. I'm learning how to use a sewing machine and I have a love/hate relationship going on there. In the past, I have made felt food and stuffies. I have also dabbled into needlefelting and embroidery.

Currently, I like to trade Kawaii stationary. I don't have the time for more involved swaps right now. Also, I love my Blythe dolls and would like to have more time (and money) to spend on that hobby. I finally got a new camera and I'm trying to figure out how to use it to take cool pictures of my lovely girls.

Favorite Music

The Smiths, MORRISSEY, The Cure, The Decemberists, Jack White, Black Keys, Sinead, Astronautalis, Dessa, Tori Amos, Janes Addiction, Citizen Cope, They Might Be Giants, Radiohead, Ben Harper, The White Stripes, Jack Johnson and John Lennon☮.


My Favorites:

♡ San-x characters are my absolute favorite!

♡ Food related kawaii

♡ I really love the weird, lesser known memos

♡ Die-cut & "ticket-shaped" memos

My Unfavorites:

☢ Goth/Halloween kawaii

☢ Real animals

☢ Rilakkuma (I have way too much)

☢ Goringo (Yuck!)

My Favorite Everythings

BLYTHE, Poupee Girl, Kawaii, Whimsical art, Zakka sewing, Odd Handmade Things, BIRDS!!! (my children both have bird names), and contemporary JAPANESE EVERYTHING (especially fabric).

My UNfavorite Everythings

kawaii face

☢ Ummm, I can't say it strongly enough... I LOATHE YELLOW METALS! You know, gold and brass. Yucky! I really hate the color gold anything.

☢ Country-style is not my thing.

☢ Also, with all due respect, please don't send me religious items or art.

☢ NO DISNEY... pretty please.

☢ No blood and gore, and nothing truly scary. (I like my dark things sorta cute, usually with some loveable quality.)

☢ Please, NO BATH or BEAUTY products. I have severe chemical sensitivities. My children have skin allergies as well.

☢ NO CANDY. Yes, it's very sad, but I must watch what I eat and my children only have candy on holidays.

☢ NO STICKERS, unless they are kawaii sticker flakes or I have joined a sticker swap. My kids are no longer into stickers and I have more lying around than I will ever use.



♡ Anything related to Blythe

♡ Fabric scraps or fat quarters, I can use and will love any cotton fabric, especially Japanese fabric and fabric with small prints for dolly clothes.

♡ Bento accessories. I love to make my kids lunches exciting and fun!

♡ FARBENMIX ribbon ♥♥♥

♡ Emily the Strange and Ruby Gloom

♡ Decole (Mushrooms!!!)

♡ I will never have enough totes, pouches and cozies for my stuff!

♡ Zines (would LOVE to see yours or someone else's you think is cool)

cute blue mushroom cute orange mushroom cute purple mushroom cute pink mushroom cute green mushroom cute blue mushroom cute pink mushroom



Beware of those swappers below. Each one on my list has flaked on me in the past.

  • Mollyforker
  • BWVaentine
  • endiahna
  • OregonMeadow
  • Hammm
  • VintageGal
  • Marcy42
  • Whinendine
  • AGypsyDreaming
  • Handmadeoholic
  • Dihtri
  • coeurdartichaut
  • jgobandoe



Please treat these generous swappers below very well. Each one on my list has angeled a swap for me in the past. Thank you all again.











A Note About

badge I promise to rate all swaps sent to me. Also, I promise to rate based on the quality of the swap item(s) themselves and not based on "extras".

My opinion regarding "extras":

I don't always send extras. I don't expect them either.

I used to feel pressured to stick random bits into swaps because many people expect them and will not give out a heart if you do not include these "extras". I have since decided that I will except this rather than send useless things out with my swaps, especially ATC swaps where it is desirable to keep the postage low. It seems so wasteful to send stickers and "ephemera" that no one wants. And even worse, in my opinion, is the idea that the swap item can be of less quality if you send extra stuff.

Sometimes I do still send "extras". I send them because the swap inspires me to do so or the person I'm sending to has a profile that inspires me. Sometimes I put "extras" in because I'm sending to the host of the swap. Whatever the reason, if I send extra with a swap, it is something relevant to the swap and something of value. Also, I never send "extras" because the quality of the swap itself is poor. That just dosen't feel right to me.

I reuse packaging.


Mycutezombies rated for 25/25/25 - Summer break swap! on Aug 20, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much! Lots of memos I didn't have yet. :D
Comment: Thank you so much Christine! I loved all the cuteness you sent to me :D I was wondering if you have any extras of that food with faces sticker flakes you sent to me? I'd like to collect one of each design :) thank you again!
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of memos! =)
JemStone rated for I❤K: July Kawaii 4x6 Memos on Aug 2, 2012
Comment: Love the memos! So cute Thank you for the extras as well!
ErikaM rated for 20 Letter Sets Swap #1 on Jul 27, 2012
Comment: Hi, thanks a lot for the cute sets :)
CupcakeSprinkles rated for 25 Large Memo Swap #3 on Jul 25, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much Christine for all the cute memos you sent :D love the bookmark!
JemStone rated for 50 Mini Memos #9 on Jul 6, 2012
Comment: Love the mini memos and thank you for the sticker flakes as well!
Comment: Thank you SOOO much for your wonderful and generous package. I love everything!!
Finfolk rated for 25 Large Memo Swap #2 on Jun 23, 2012
Comment: Found it! This one also had one of those cute what I assume are bookmarks! Thankies. <3
Comment: I just LOVE everything! Thank you so much!
Finfolk rated for An Inexpensive Kawaii Loose Swap #9 on Jun 21, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much! I really like those laminated memos you send. They make really great and adorable bookmarks! I have some self laminating sheets here. I might make myself some and a couple for my mom. We read a lot. c: Everything was adorable! Thanks. ♥
Response: Glad you like the bookmark. We are serious readers in this house too and we love making memo bookmarks! :)
nasreen rated for swap for Nasreen ans Hidnomen on Oct 14, 2011
Comment: Thank you for my lovely ATC's. They are so pretty and are going to be the pride of my collection. I really appreciate it so much. What a pleasure to swap with you and I hope we get the chance again sometime.
Response: I'm glad everything worked out. I would be happy to trade with you again sometime.
nasreen rated for Blythe-esque on Oct 14, 2011
Comment: Thank you for my beautiful Blythe ATC, I absolutely love it. I really appreciate it.
Response: Thank you. I'm really happy you like it!
Comment: The re-send got here today!! : )) Thank you so much, I love all the cute memos, especially Centimental Circus (too cute!:o) And the extra sticker fklaes that you encluded, I *love* them! :o) Thank you for everything, Christne! Love from Silje
Response: I'm really glad the resend made it! I found the receipt for the first package, but the post office couldn't track it, so I sent this one differently. Anyway, I'm glad you liked the package. Your a great swapper and you deserve a nice package! :)
adoluxia rated for Kawaii Letterset Swap #3 on Aug 3, 2011
Comment: very cute♥ i liked the stickers too, thanks.
paperfarm rated for Kawaii Letterset Swap #3 on Aug 1, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the cute lettersets. I like all the ones you sent especially the Kutusitanyank! Even though it wasn't necessary thank you the cute extras. Big Hug!
Penguino rated for 25/25/25 Kawaii Swap #4 on Jul 19, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the adorable memos and stickers! So cute!
catsandbutterflys rated for Kawaii Mushroom ATC! on Jul 18, 2011
Comment: Very kawaii !!! thank u
CupcakeSprinkles rated for July Kawaii Letterset Swap on Jul 15, 2011
Comment: Oh Christine ^-^ thank you so much for the cute lettersets. Your envelope made me smile. It's so cute!!! I love the chocolate bears <3 Your package made my day better thanks
Comment: Hi Christine, Thanks for the cool memos. I LOVE the sushi ones, especially. Take care! Kim :o)

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tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

ColoradoKate on Apr 9, 2013:

kasini on Feb 25, 2013:

Ha ha I have crafting ADD too! A very bad one! Lol that made me laugh :)

biasbabe on Dec 1, 2012:


Hope it is SEW special

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 25, 2012:

Happy Fall from the I LOVE Kawaii group!

ColoradoKate on Jun 28, 2012:

tiggerkitn25 on Jan 11, 2012:

Thanks for being a member of the I LOVE Kawaii Group!

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 30, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the I LOVE Kawaii group!

Penguino on Jun 20, 2011:

Thank you so much for the sticker flakes for the "I LOVE Kawaii" group tag! ♥

adoluxia on Jan 31, 2011:

i'm hosting a swap i thought you might like ☆♥ let's poupee friends~! ヾ(^▽^)ノ♥☆ come join the fun :D

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