Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 7:30 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: November 27, 2022
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
Stamps for the Wounded

Because It's All About Me

My wife's book is now available, and we're over the moon. If you're a fan of yuri anime, get yourself a copy!

By Your Side

And now, back to me. ;-)

Pokemon Trainer: 4987 7700 1795
PAD: 350 987 357

Hello! I'm Pattie. Welcome to my profile.

Before I say anything, thank you. A big thanks to everyone who has swapped with me. The quality of people I have had the pleasure of interacting with is amazing. Thank you and may all your swaps net you hearts. ^__^

Second thing! If the swap you send me is smoky I WILL throw it out.

Third thingie! Please please please DO combine swaps if you have more than one to send to me. While getting lots of mail is fun, saving money for more swaps is funner.

And finally, regarding postage due swaps. If I receive something postage due, I will refuse it. I ask you to please do the same, i.e. if you get a swap from me, with postage due, refuse it. I take 95% of my mail to the post office and if it's something I had weighed, and is now postage due, I wanna discuss it with the postmaster. Thank you, and I apologize should this actually happen.

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Very random things I like in no real order: the wife, anything with an ancient history feel, mythology, Surrealism, comparative religion, Halloween, British and Japanese folklore, the Goetia, Star Trek, kitsune, old maps, pumpkins, bees, statuary, Peeps, stickers, images of raw meat, C9 Christmas lights, stationery, Betty Page, crabs, the Uffington White Horse, Takashi Murakami, conversation hearts, the Mahabharata, cheese, archaeology, pork, purple, Tarot, honey, driving, cemeteries, Doctor Who, vacuuming, fonts, Liz Taylor, vintage Jell-O cookbooks, Cryptozoology, clouds, Sailor Moon, bellydancing, alchemy, holidays and observances (the older, the better), horses, Mansai Nomura...

I look forward to the day when people spell my name right. ^__^

About me as a hostess:

I think hosting is hugely important and I don't enter into the task lightly. I cull as I go, with a final sweep before assigning partners, so that you can see, at a glance, the people you will potentially be swapping with. I always angel my swaps should a flaker slip by, and I apologize in advance if that happens. I will do my do-diligence, keeping my standards absurdly high so the risk is as low as I can make it.

I do not host, or join, profile based swaps because, frankly, I suck at them. Senders' choice is how I roll. I will also, 99.9% of the time, have the sign up end on a Saturday so that I assign partners on Sunday giving swappers all day to get their swap together for a Monday mailing. =D

About me as a group owner:

Like hosting, I view owning a group as a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Which is not to say I'm not eager to have fun. I obsessively check my groups to approve any pending members because I know that I hate waiting.

Current obsession... Melon Cream Soda! (Not to drink, it's yucky, but to look at.)

I'm only here for the...

I'm always up for private kawaii swaps!! AND I created a public forum kawaii tag for when you're between swaps and want some kawaii mail!

TL;dr favorite colors are purple and pink. I lust after kawaii ghosts, anything Alice in Wonderland, and kawaii food (especially with faces, ESPECIALLY with arms and legs!) I prefer stickers over memos. Stickers, stickers, stickers!!

I adore “coupons,” die cuts, and oddly shaped memos.

Things I dislike are: Children (in all forms), birds, pandas, hmm…. guess that’s it. Oh, and I don’t do letter sets. It's not that I dislike them, they're just too fussy to mail.

Major Hobbies

The basics are: I love papercraft. If there's paper involved, I'm totally there! And it's like an illness! [email protected] I'll buy paper just to look at it. To possess it. It must be MINE! Bwahahahahahaaaa!

(Themes I can't pass on: Anything historic, mythic, Halloween! color related, involving quotes, Asian, holiday, literary, postage stamps and food)

People have said for years I'm a good cook and frankly, I think anyone can be a good cook...you just have to pick good recipes, the rest is simply following directions.

(My comfort food is forever Indian. All my friends share this fate.)

I have combined these two loves in what is known in my immediate circles as the Magic Cookbook. Think, very usable scrapbook. There will be blood spilled for possession of this blibit when I die.

(This is where my love of stickers really shine! I tend toward food themes - obviously - Japanese and kawaii, holiday related, anime, and celestial. I avoid like the plague Disney and cats.) (And BTW, stickers, stickers, stickers! Sheets, cut from sheets, flake...I love 'em all.)

Favorite Desinations

I love to travel, and my favorite destinations are England and Japan. I love Bronze, Iron and Roman Age Britain. All my pictures of England are rocks and grass. I can spot a tumulus a mile off in a moving car and snap a picture without swerving into oncoming traffic. I have mad driving skills over there.

In Tokyo it's ALL about the shopping. It's a paper-lovers dream. Flying halfway around the world to buy paper has come to feel natural at this point. I'm a big Inari fan and visiting shrines is tied with shopping.

(I'm an anime and manga fan, as well as Q-lia and Crux products. I'm helpless before food with a face drawn on!)

Been there... France, Prague, Austria, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Central and South America, with the usual coterie of states thrown in.

BTW, Sailor Moon!!

We're big anime and manga fans in this house. The wife founded Yuricon and writes Okazu so there's always something new to discuss. Aside from SM, I'm a huge SAO fan, and we're looking forward to season two of My Next Life as a Villianess (Team Mary!!) Feel free to PM me if you wanna gush over your fav anime/manga. I'll be happy to gush back. ;-)

PERFECT is the enemy of GOOD.

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries who feel the need to over-share and/or use their personal problems as excuses.

(More specifically I don't like Diddl, Disney, Peanuts, Winnie the Pooh (what is a pooh anyway?), celebrities, alcohol, smoking, Suzie's Zoo, Precious Moments, Snow Babies, zombies, clowns, and 99% of the shows on TV.)

(I'm also learning to dislike people who don't send their swaps out...) (Or perhaps I should say I hate people who send out their swaps on the last day. I know, I know, that's what a deadline is for, yaddi yaddi, there's no need to preach to me, but I seriously think that if you've joined a swap --with no craft element involved-- there is NO reason to not send it out within days of the swap date. Feel free to think I'm a sanctimonious bitch. I'm good with that.)


Comment: Hi Pattie! Thank you for the awesome memos! It's really fun to see what people have lurking in their stash. :) Several were of characters I have, but not the same memos, so it's awesome to add to my little collection of them.
Response: Wonderful! Adding to your hoard makes my day. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: Where's Waldo on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Found 'em. The Ashmolean! Now I want to know what's under all those stickers!
Response: It's from a book of postcards of Japanese ghosts. ;-) Glad you got 'em all.
manders2280 rated for KSU: Pick 3 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you! All those wonderful goodies from Paper Treats?
Response: Yupper!!! I couldn't resist. =D And thanks for waiting. XOXO
Comment: Thank you! Slouchy sleepy Shappo in the armchair is my favorite.
Response: SOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the flakes! I have been in desperate need of them!! And also for the mini memos :)
Response: Suppppper happy they went to a good home. =D
Comment: Thank you for the card! I hope you had a fun Halloween! Do you know the video game Ib? My kid went as Mary, and I made their costume. They're wearing it to the anime convention in Detroit this weekend, too. Now I want to make a bunch more cosplay stuff for them. :)
Response: I didn't know... but I do now. =D Always a good day to learn something. Thank you, my Halloween was fine, but clearly yours was better! XOXO
DeidreArt rated for KSU: Instant gratification swap on Oct 29, 2022
Comment: Yay for more kawaii!
Response: Right?!! It makes the day sunnier.
Doreas13 rated for AliExpress Stationery Swap #11 on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: Oh my God your envelope was jam pack full of goodies that I never seen before. Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies. I can't wait to play with them.
Response: Awwww, I'm so glad they landed in a good home. Enjoy, and thanks for joining my swap. =D
Comment: Loved the postcard, and the favorites! My favorite is amethyst, and a close friend keeps finding large cloudy white rocks that appear to be crystals, but now I'm wondering if they're actually calcite! She hasn't been sure, but thinks they're quartz, and so that's been her favorite.
Response: Lucky her! The rocks around here are solidly rocks. Nothing fun going on here, for sure. lol
Byn0604 rated for Favorite Dictionnaire Infernal Demon on Sep 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Buer is one of my favorites too.
Response: Great minds and all that. =D Thanks for joining my swap.
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome "A" goodies! You really can't have too much Alice. :D I love these kinds of swaps because they make me look closer at my kawaii and see things I may have glanced over before. Like, why is there a tiny bear in an avocado costume in the corner of this school themed memo? lol
Response: LOL Agreed (see what I did there?)
Comment: This pc is so cute! I totally have to display it somehow. Thank you <3
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for swapping with me. =D
turboneko rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Sep 2, 2022
Comment: Love the selection! XOXO
Response: Awwww, thanks. =D It was fun, putting it all together.
turboneko rated for KSU: I want... on Sep 2, 2022
Comment: LOL, sorry I took all your cats, next time I'll choose my second best (maybe :p)
Response: lol Don't! I enjoy a challenge. =D
RoxiiKawaii rated for 25 flakes for 25 flakes on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for being my first swap partner! I loved everything and appreciated all the panda love. If you ever need to unload any more panda stickers from your stash, I will gladly trade you for them!!
Response: lol Happy To unload! =D Thanks for swapping with me.
manders2280 rated for KSU: One Ounce of Kawaii on Aug 28, 2022
Comment: Lots of heavy stuff to make it to an ounce - me too. San-x large memos add up fast. Sticker flakes don't! Thanks for the swap and for hosting.
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for swapping with me... as always. XOXO
DeidreArt rated for KSU: KWIK Kawaii: 20 mini memos on Aug 17, 2022
Comment: Yay for more memos, can never get enough!
Response: Right?!!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: 20 or 20 or 20 round 15 on Aug 15, 2022
Comment: So many awesome flakes -- I can't even pick a favorite. :D Thank you so much, Pattie!!
Response: Always a pleasure! =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: 25 Flakes! on Aug 14, 2022
Comment: "Deliciousness is in full bloom." They must have farmers markets in Japan too.
Response: LOL Sounds like!
Comment: Pattie, thank you so much for all the sticker flakes and the memo sheets as well. I'm doing good, how are you?
Response: E and I are awesome, thanks. =D Got my nails done today, and stuff. Really liking this whole not working thing. LOL

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TC on Oct 15, 2022:

I'm just catching up... How's the knee?

lunatenchi on Sep 1, 2022:

I absolutely love everything you sent me for the random envie tag, oimigsh, thank you so so much <333 it may not be in english but it doesnt have to be bc it is all so adorable :'D Thank you!!!

Lonestarchild on Jul 24, 2022:

Thanks so much for the Random Envie Tag -- these fancy papers are perfect for sewing envies! Woot!

VioletLove on Jul 1, 2022:

Thank you so much for the PIF tag! The envie was stuffed with goodness and I love every single sheet of adorableness!!!

ccmmsu on Apr 11, 2022:


Thank you so much for the sticker flake RAK! I'm really digging the sushi ones right now. And thanks for letting me join in with the Cool Kids! :D

MailArtbyJac on Feb 22, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK! Got it today!

USAFwife on Jan 9, 2022:

I, too, have asked myself what a 'pooh' is (in reference to Winnie the). However, thanks my my daughter's OBSESSION with said bear as a small person, I can now answer that question. If you ever want to know, just ask. In exchange, you can try to explain Pokemon to me - my kids never got into it, and though I can identify one or two characters, I do not really understand any of it. :/

Have a happy day. ;) Cindi

manders2280 on Dec 29, 2021:

Thank you for the sticker sack thank you gift! And thank you in the lesson in counterfeit spotting! Stay warm!

raniheartspaper on Dec 28, 2021:

Omg Pattie! I was so confused as I literally rated Meredith seconds before I opened yours. I had to go back to check to ensure that I rated the correct person. Thank you so much for the Kawaii surprise! You're always so good to me!

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