Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2023 11:39 pm


Date Joined: June 25, 2013
Last Online: November 14, 2022
Birthday: September 4
Country: Finland

About Me

**** UPDATE 10/20/2022 DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY MY SWAPS THAT I HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP TO (and the partners have already been assigned) WILL BE LATE. I HAVE CONTACTED MY PARTNERS **************************************************


A big, friendly grin from the capital of Finland! I have also lived in the USA (Missouri), England and India.

Pet household - I try my best to prevent an occasional cat hair traveling with my swaps, but those seem to have a life of their own so sometimes they just decide to travel and I apologize for that.

My obsession #1 is traveling. 43 countries so far :) My obsession #2 is fall (autumn), I love anything fall related :) My favorite holiday is Halloween, especially anything pumpkin related :) Other than that, I love anything nature-related: hiking, camping, picking berries and mushroom, fishing...

My favorite place in the whole world is New York, I travel there a few times a year. Boston is a close second :)

My favorite colors are bright yellow, mustard, lime, grass green, red, terra, orange, brown, teal, turquoise, rainbow (yeah, I know rainbow is not a color, but I love rainbows :)

I was flaked on in a private swap by @hmscm - so, I didn't get a host star :(

Things I like/ Wish list

I prefer things I can USE. I don't want to collect anything.

Asta's wishlist items and themes A-Z

A - Autumn; American magazines; American candy

B - boho

C - Cats; cinnamon flavor/scent; coffee (different flavors); cherry flavor; cute stuff; Catbus (Studio Ghibli); Cheshire Cat

D - Dishcloths (themed, handmade, cute...)

E -

F - Fall (autumn); Frida Kahlo; feminism

G - grape flavor anything

H - Halloween; hot chocolate with different flavors; hygge

I -

J - Japanese stuff

K - kawaii; Korean stuff

L - lighthouses; LGBT+

M - maple syrup anything

N - nature (and nature theme, especially with fall foliage colors); New York

O -

P - pumpkins :) Pumpkin lanterns, pumpkin spice anything, pumpkin decorations, pumpkin anything :) ,peanut butter; pumpkin spice anything

Q - Quirky twist in everyday objects (for instance, I have a dish brush that looks like a 70's disco dancer - think anything that looks like it would be sold in a Pylones store)

R - rainbows; retro

S - Starbucks; Sakura; Swiss Miss pumpkin spice flavor, socks (Very colorful, funky or cartoon socks: EUR size 34-36 / U.S. + Canada size women's 5 / Japan size women's 21 / Australia size 3,5 / Britain size women's 2,5... / yeah, children's size...NO TOE SOCKS); scented candles

T - trekking/hiking; tea (flavored); Tim Hortons' flavored coffee/tea; tote bags (fabric, with pictures of my favorite themes)

U -

V - vanilla scent; vinyl stickers

W - Wonka brand candy; watermelon flavor; Wonderwoman (Marvel)

X -

Y - Yankee Candle brand

Z -

Things I don't like

  • blackcurrant, hibiscus, aloe vera
  • plain black tea
  • Hershey's chocolate
  • romantic books / chick-lit
  • gothic, gore, pagan, wiccan
  • skeletons
  • Mustaches
  • fridge magnets
  • TOES!
  • I don't appreciate male beauty, so nothing with men on them.
  • phone cards
  • postage stamps
  • junk and badly/hastily made items
  • colors: black, gray, neon colors
  • any drug-associated things
  • religious, homophobic or racist ephemera / propaganda
  • Lalaloopsy, Diddl, Dora the Explorer, Donald Duck


Severe allergy !!!! KIWI FRUIT


Finnish mail...

...doesn't go anywhere during the weekends. If I mark my swaps sent on a Saturday or a Sunday, or after 5 p.m. on a Friday, I have mailed them but the stamps aren't franked/cancelled and the mail isn't sent forward from the post office until the following Monday. This, at it's most unfortunate, may cause a false impression that I haven't sent my swaps in time :-( However, I try to drop everything to the post office during the week days. Also, there are some bank holidays in Finland, and on bank holidays the mail doesn't travel either.

****NOTE: Finland uses the DD.MM.YYYY date format, so a postal stamp marked 12.9. means it was sent on September 12th****

Reuse, recycle

I am a mad recycler, so I will reuse package material and use cardboard boxes which originally held something else often, unless the swap requires something fancy or specific. I hope this is not a problem :)

If you don't receive from me..

...please send me a private message before getting mad. The reason is not that I have not sent my swap, the reason must be problems in the mail chain.

Waiting for swaps and ratings

I am still waiting a swap from @stephania27 (deadline December 1, 2018)

I am still waiting to be rated by @Sunnylightmode @rimbar


dmwcheng rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #13 on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the teas. =)
coriee rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #14 on Dec 28, 2022
Comment: Ahoj Hi! :) Greeting from Czechia. Thank you very much for absolutely great package :) I love Moomins so you made my day :) I wish you all the best :) Lucie
Imaginistaa rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #14 on Nov 27, 2022
Comment: Hello Asta, Thank you so much for the tea bags. Nordqvist is one of my fav tea brands... Can't wait to try them...
Savannahrandons rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #14 on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: I finally received your envelope. It came damaged, but only 1 tea was affected. I can't wait to try the others.
lilmissthrifty rated for WIYM: Hygge Note, Int’l on Nov 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much! Best of luck with getting cozy this season. I work in the field of psychiatry not crime but nonetheless always something going on. Crime podcasts have been a new fave of mine. Peace!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I actually have a MsC in Criminal Psychology too 😀
Comment: thank you so much for the moomin teas they made me so happy! the blueberry muffin one is one of my fav teas of all time. i was very happy to have more of it :)
Response: Oh I'm happy I managed to make you happy! Thank you for the heart!
Chickaree rated for Halloween Gift Swap on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: Asta, thank you so much! I absolutely love the jack o'lantern flag with the black Kitty and the candy corns on it! Candy corn are my favorite Halloween treat! Have a wonderful day!
Response: Awwww! I am beyond happy the results of my new skill reached you! And, most importantly, that you liked it! Thank you for your patience, your kindness and the heart!❤️
TheRebelSelkie rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #13 on Nov 3, 2022
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the bookmark & the teas :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Disneydezi rated for Witchy Mail Art & Letter! on Oct 15, 2022
Comment: What a wonderful letter! I was laughing the whole time I read it. Thank you SO much and that postcard is everything I adore! <3
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I had so much fun with writing the letter!
Millia rated for ☀️ End of Summer Swap! ☀️ on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: Kiitos kirjeestä ja paperitavaroista! Hyvää syksyn jatkoa sinulle 🍂🥀🍁
Response: Kiitos ja kiitos sydämestä!
TeresaBee rated for Blind, quick tea swap 23 on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you SO SO MUCH for all the lovely tea! I love Moomins!!!
Response: I'm so glad I managed to bring you some joy! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Response: You're most welcome!
explore rated for Virgo Season Birthday swap! on Sep 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Asta! Thank you so much for your letter, card and Harry Potter stickers and cutout. I like the simple card you created as it clearly shows that you made good effort. I have never picked mushrooms and it sounds so fun! I don't believe in horoscopes either and I am a perfectionist in some way too. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me!
Response: I'm glad you liked the swap! Thank you for the heart!
KrisNied rated for 🎃 13 Days of Halloween - Day 3 on Sep 19, 2022
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for this great swap!
Response: I am glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart ❤️
miccachan rated for Tea swap for tealovers nr.10 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: thank you very much for a variety of teas!! I will enjoy them all!
Response: Hi! I am glad if you will! Thank you for the heart!
dorcii rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you soo much for the teas! :) I tried the teas already that you sent to me, but I adore Finnish teas, especially the Moomin teas <3 It's such a coincidence that you love Hungary - I love Finland actually!! :)
Response: Thank you for the <3 ! I'm glad you enjoyed the teas!
Momskii rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! 😀 on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: thanks so much for the flowers
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
MayorJose rated for Letter of Lists on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my first swap! Your letter was awesome.
Response: I'm glad your first swap didn't disappoint you :D

Rating Overview

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5.0000 197 16 17
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167 218 0 0
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earthnk on Feb 24, 2019:

WOW! What a letter! I got it on my birthday, yesterday. Just finished reading it @ 0442hours and it was so enjoyable. Best swapbot letter EVAH! Will most def be writing you back! Thanks so much😊☕

OGIMAQTpie on Dec 13, 2017:

Awwww thank you @bstrong It's the essence of swapping, bring smiles on fellow swappers' faces <3

bstrong on Dec 9, 2017:

Thank you very much for the angel swap. I seriously can’t emphasize enough how much I loved everything, especially your letter. You put a big smile on my face.

VivaLaDiane on Nov 2, 2017:

SimoneLettrd on Apr 3, 2017:

I am so happy you liked everything! Yes, isn't that Lehman's catalog just the coolest? So many cool things that aren't sold in stores anymore :-D Glad you enjoyed everything! -Simone

miablancs on Feb 23, 2016:

From the group Trinket Pen Pals

OGIMAQTpie on Aug 30, 2014:

@luna82 It was the most fun letter I've ever written!!! I loved how my thoughts were just flying with my pencil! I've always found her a very interesting person - and loved her art <3 I am very happy I managed to entertain you, but I bet it was even more fun for me! 😃 By the way, I visited Helsinki two days ago - and I just HAD to visit Karl Fazer's patisserie! I found it so exciting that I was sitting in the very same café as her -more than a hundred years apart!

Luna82 on Aug 30, 2014:

Yay for that! I could tell you were completely into the time. I looked up the painter and I love her! She was totally cute as well! ;)

cinandrews04 on Aug 4, 2014:

i am so glad you liked it! i was getting worried that it had not arrived. :)

OGIMAQTpie on Aug 4, 2014:

@ cinandrews04 Cindy- your package arrived today! You are the best swapper ever!!! (no offense to all of you awesome swappers, but you really should have seen this package!!!) I absolutely adore everything!!! <3 THANK YOU!!!

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