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papercrowns
Date Joined: February 20, 2021
Last Online: July 30, 2021
Birthday: November 30
Country: Australia
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About Me

My name is Raynor, and I live in Australia, in a little house with my cat named Squish.

I enjoy crocheting, knitting, sewing, drawing, and reading. I’m interested in history, languages, traditional crafts, illustration, and anything old (day-to-day ephemera that often gets overlooked, not necessarily fancy antiques).

I love writing to my friends and collecting stamps, and I find it very hard to resist buying stationery. I would say that notebooks, letter sets, and fountain pens are a particular weakness, but I also love stickers and papers. Scented pencils are also a guilty pleasure.

I love Wizard of Oz, Mickey Mouse, the X-Men, going to the library, and cute animals, particularly cats, otters, puffins, and red pandas.

My favorite movie of all time is Return to Oz, and my favorite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, but a recent new favorite is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

Posting

I mark things as sent as soon as I've completed the item, and I will either post that day or the next.

Crafts

Crochet, knitting, sewing (general, English paper piecing, doll clothes), woodwork, drawing. I just generally like making things.

Movies

Return to Oz is the greatest movie of all time, in my humble opinion. I love Disney movies in general (but not really Pixar), and Marvel movies. I used to be a huge movie fanatic, but I haven’t really watched movies very often lately, and so I can’t think of any at the moment.

Music

Midlake, Frightened Rabbit, Sufjan Stevens, k. d. lang, Kate Bush, Paramore/Hayley Williams, Joseph, First Aid Kit, Slow Meadow, Boards of Canada, Dave Matthews Band, Enya, Alanis Morissette, Trixie Mattel, Mitski, Hop Along, Rob Zombie, Sigird, Max Richter, Perfume, Ingrid Michaelson, JoJo, Imogen Heap, Arcade Fire, m-flo, Utada Hikaru, mxmtoon, Lianne La Havas and tons more

Books - a mix of favorites and recent reads

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Oz books
  • Song of Achilles, and Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell (well, pretty much anything by her, really)
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • See What I have Done by Sarah Schmidt
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Cold Mountain by Charlie Frazier
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, by CS Lewis
  • In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and congrats on winning the Happy Planner! That's such a cool surprise! Also your handwriting is beautiful ❤
CavalierCommunications rated for Send A Postcard #3 on Jul 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful dog post card. It's very cute and very unique. I like receiving cards with designs that I have never seen before.
junemoon rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for quick resend. Just recieved it. Didn't receive it before, I'd remember the strong covers of the books. Thanks for following up.
Response: I'm so please we were able to get it sorted out in the end! ☆Raynor
RealRhinoMan rated for Found Image ATC #3 - Int'l on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: This is so cool!! Thank you so much for my ATC, I love it 😊
Response: I'm so happy to hear that it arrived safely and that you liked it! Have an ace day! ☆Raynor
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Comment: Thank you for the recommenations. I have added them to my "to read" list. BTW I LOVE your handwriting.
Response: Aww, thanks, Jane! If you do read either of those books, let me know if you liked them! ☆Raynor
Brandahlena rated for Stickers And A Card #4 on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: OMG.... I love your quote . Thank you so much for the card and Lisa frank stickers totally worth the wait.
Response: I'm so stoked you enjoyed them!! Have a wonderful week, Brandy! ☆Raynor
ImnotDorothy rated for Found Image Postcard #3 - Int'l on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: X-Men! This is going straight in my journal. I think you are the first person to notice I put my favorite comics on my profile. Thank you for this great PC!
Response: My pleasure, Denise! I'm so happy that you liked it. It was so much fun making the card, and I was stoked to find another X-men fan. Have a wonderful day! ☆Raynor
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Comment: Thanks so much for your amazing postcard. I would love to exchange postcards with you!
Response: How fun! I've just replied to your message. ☆Raynor
ninaperay rated for Quick Handmade PC! #9 on Jul 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you a lot for the really cute postcard. I love the cute birds and the stamps that are new to my collection 🤩
Response: I'm so happy you liked the card and the stamps! ☆Raynor
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Comment: I absolutely love the card you sent! And if you’d like to pm me your address, I would love to send you some of BC’s beauty until you’re able to return in person
Response: That would be wonderful; I'll message you shortly! I'm so pleased that you liked the card; I thought the artwork was beautiful and was excited to find the right person to send it to. ☆Raynor
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Comment: Your letter arrived! Your lettering is a dream. Thanks also for the extras and I know which book and author I will check out next. All the best.
Response: I'm so pleased it reached you safely, and that you got a good recommendation from it! If you do read/listen to it, let me know what you thought! ☆Raynor
mejulia rated for Ghosts! pt 2 on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your story about your ghosts. Glad you were my partner.
Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! I really enjoyed this swap; I'm glad you were my partner too. ☆Raynor
pixiegirlanna rated for Send A Postcard #1 on Jul 5, 2021
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glassnowdrop rated for AS: Currently I'm... on Jun 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap - your handwriting is so nice!!! I envy your lettering lol I had the same thoughts to you about The Boys, i I wanted to like it, and i may still get through it one day, but it was a bit much for me. It's not often i don't watch something with Karl Urban in it either, he's great. And don't worry your letter wasn't too long!
Response: He is great! I think that's what was so weird about it for me! Everyone was doing a good job, like all of the pieces were doing what they were supposed to, but it just didn't click with me. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the letter and it wasn't too chunky! haha Have a wonderful week! ☆Raynor
Apelser rated for Positive Postcard Swap #1 (PPS1) on Jun 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love the quote.
TeeB rated for Recommend a Book #2: Beach Read on Jun 24, 2021
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Comment: The book you recommended is actually on my to read list already so I'm glad to have a reason to move it up the list. Thank you. For the book plates too.
Mersh22 rated for ATC Swap #2 on Jun 19, 2021
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Comment: I love it! You are very talented.
Manaatti rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jun 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your reading list! I read shadow & bone myself too but didnt like it. I watched the series first and didnt like that either so had to read the book out of interest.
Braej25 rated for Looking Forward on Jun 17, 2021
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Comment: What a stunning postcard you sent... I love the picture on the front and your hand writing is amazing! Thank you very much and I hope your camping trip is fantastic :)
RealRhinoMan rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jun 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your reads. I've ordered the trilogy for my son and have added Sarah Vowell to my audible wishlist. Great recommendations for me!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Trevismom on Apr 3, 2021:

Hi Raynor! I'm Deanna.

I live in Mississippi, USA. I'm really new to swapping. This is my first one! I've always been crafty but I also like to meet new people.

I have two grown boys and two wonderful grandsons. I also have a pomeranian named Trevi. She is my "glued to my hip" dog and does about everything I do.

We have done a lot of traveling but never made it as far as Australia yet. Our son was there with the Navy though and he really liked it.

Hope I get to see you in other swaps!

❤ Deanna

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