Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2022 6:49 am


Date Joined: October 23, 2008
Last Online: May 12, 2022
Birthday: April 23, 1979
Country: Germany
My historical arts and crafts
My Etsy favorites
Instagram for my stuffed animals
My crafting Instagram

About Me

*** Due death in my family, I will not be much online till Mid-June 2022. If you message me, please be patient. I will answer as soon as I can but it might take days ***

LANGUAGES: Finnish, English, clear and simple (like typed etc) German + Swedish + Japanese (hiragana)

Finnish living in Germany, Pagan, goth, geek, re-enactor, snail-mail fanatic :)

New to YouTubing, I might be talking about it bit too much, haha.

RATS (I had 2), Snakes, Basset hounds, Spiders, wolfs, Dragons

tea, candles, swords, daggers, wooden battleships , books, postcards, letterpapers,

Wicca, Asatru, Shinto, Paganism

WoW, Munchkin, Carcassonne, Magic the gathering, WoD, Secret world, rolegames, Legends of Andor, Evolution

Yarn-o-holic, naalbinding, embroidering, costuming, medieval/viking crafts, silk embroidery floss,

Neil Gaiman, Harry Potter, Mercedes Lackey, Agatha Christie, Kate Mosse, Kate Morton, Maria Lang, Anne Rice, Sookie Stackhouse-saga, Ellis Peters, R.E.Feist, Ben Aaronovich etc

Random things I love about ATC

pearl/opal glitter, round corners, metal, glow-in-the-dark, 'smudged' edges, foreign writing (meaning not English/Finnish/Swedish/German), alchemy/mystic symbols, Japanese/ Korean/ Chinese/ Greek/ Arabian writing, Halloween/ Gothic images, History in any forms possible etc

Favorite Crafts

  • Naalbinding
  • embroidering
  • Cross-stitch
  • German brick stitch
  • historical costuming
  • cardmaking
  • Decos
  • ATCs
  • Soapmaking

I collect...

  • Inks for fountain pens
  • beads made from natural materials (glass, stone, clay etc)
  • Dice (esp. d6, D10 and D20)
  • Small decorated (palm sized) dip cups/side dishes/soy sauce dish
  • Pretty teacups+saucers and pots
  • Antique cutlery
  • Antique glass (ie. bottles, tumblers, inkwells, beads etc)

Fav postcards

  • Architectural details
  • carvings (in buildings+furnitures)
  • Nightscenes
  • plushanimals (but no teddies)
  • Food and drinks (without recipe)
  • Anime/cartoon
  • Fantasy
  • Vintage
  • items in museums
  • Vintage nudes
  • watercolor paintings
  • Anything non-touristic
  • art from your local, not that known artists


  • Decorated chopstitcks
  • Witchy things
  • Old black+white photographs (esp. portraits from 1840-1900) Sturdy and good quality, modern re-prints are cool too
  • Lace and ribbons (even 5cm pieces are useful for me)
  • Tea (green and white preferred, check out my allergies please)
  • (old) Sewing accessories (ie. Old thimbles, embroidery scissors, needle cases etc)
  • Alphabet/letter and words stickers/embellishments
  • Anything Viking/Middle Age/Victorian
  • wax melts (esp. berry, chocolate, mango and mint)
  • Japanese things like Totoro and Monokuro Boo, Samurais and Geishas (generally I don't like much Kawaii)
  • Geeky things, like items made from dice or chipboards or anything to do with World of Warcraft, Terraria, Guildwars, Elder Scrolls and Secret World etc
  • Vintage Nudes
  • Nightmare before Christmas + Jack Skellington
  • Old maps
  • silk and velvet
  • transparent/vellum stickers
  • White Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • ATC and craft stuff, esp the dark/Gothic


  • cute pictures of Babies
  • Normal Valentine's day stuff like pink hearts etc
  • Diddl
  • Most flowers (unless they are realistic/photos)
  • Puppies and kitties (unless it's Basset Hound or Wiener)
  • Cherries
  • Cruelty
  • Pushy believers (no matter which religion)
  • Leaky calligraphy pens x)
  • Yellow and orange and Pink
  • Coffee
  • 70's patterns/design
  • Most Anime characters (excluding Totoro, Soot spites, Les Bijoux, Fruits Basket and Paradise Kiss)


Unfortunately I am higly allergic to following things: incense, cherry, nuts, cellery, mustard, hairy animals (please, try to keep your pets away my swaps), fish, Coconut, cigarette smoke


Millia rated for ATC int #22 - I am dreaming of ... on May 17, 2022
Comment: Kiitos ATC:stä ja kauniista ekstroista! 🌸🦋 Toivottavasti sun haave toteutuu joku päivä ja saat nauttia rauhasta & lempeästä säästä 💫 Pidin tämän swapin ideasta kovasti, kiitos kun järjestit sen!
craftynut rated for Bit of History #12 on May 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous postcard.
VitaLynne rated for Bit of History #13 on May 14, 2022
Comment: 2022-05-13 - Hello Maiju. Your PC arrived in my mailbox yesterday and I thank you I wish I had a blank card exactly like it for my collection. I shall cherish it always. Vita Lynné
Burger1girl rated for STICKER SWAP - INTERNATIONAL on May 13, 2022
Comment: I love all the stickers, Nice variety! I will def use them in a journal I'm making. Thank you so mcu!
Foxtales rated for Plushie mail on May 4, 2022
Comment: I'm very sorry for the late rating, there were so many letters and postcards in my inbox. The letter is absolutely adorable! Handmade envie, puppy paperclip and such sweet words from Keksi-Korni and, did we read this right, Pipari? I love how their handwritings differ. Humphrey is very happy about his letter! He unfortunately doesn't get much attention nowadays. But you should see the smile on his. face. ^^ Thank you (all of you) for the wonderful letter! And I really hope you will host another round since this is so much fun.
CindyE rated for Alphabet ATC - C (round #2) on Apr 28, 2022
Artteacherjen rated for ATC int #21 - Spring on Apr 13, 2022
ddoherty6138 rated for ATC int #21 - Spring on Apr 11, 2022
Comment: Maiju - You created a lovely spring ATC, the bee is very cute. I really like how you added the variety of gems on top of the focal point. Thank you. D
SkaGirl rated for Bit of History #12 on Apr 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you! :)
Wambatty rated for Alphabet ATC - A (round #2) on Mar 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice "A" atc and extras.
Artteacherjen rated for Alphabet ATC - B (round #2) on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!
blubutterfly rated for Ugly PC Swap #48 on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Super ugly card! Totally LOVE it!! Thanks for brightening my day & my mailbox:) Hope you are well!
Comment: Thanks for this lovely "yummy" ATC... And the extras :)
Ramya rated for Food Lover Penpals on Mar 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you SO much for the beautiful letter and yummy looking/sounding recipes. I loved everything you wrote! You really shared your life with me- I’m grateful. I love Daphne’s Diary by the way! I’ve read it for years and finally moved into our home so now it’s delivered to me- I don’t have to buy it from the bookstore. Peace to you❤️
Comment: Thank you for your nice postcard !
Widellia rated for Wanna be PenPals? on Mar 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter 😊 I will working on a reply to you soon as possible 😊
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC! I love that cute n' clever paper fold too. Thank you!
Comment: Hi Maiju, thank you for your letter. Nice paper and it was interesting to learn something about the Women's Timber Corps (I googled Land Army's Lumber Division but couldn't find anything). The letter was pretty short though. For me it was one of the most inspiring swaps I participated in so far, so thank you for this wonderful swap idea.
sherylk3 rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Nov 19, 2021
springsunshine rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Nov 9, 2021
Comment: kiitos paljon ihanasta postikortista!

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thebragal on May 4, 2022:

So sorry about the death in your family.

chimerix on Jul 21, 2021:

Thank you so much for angeling the Alphabet P ATC swap for me. I am hoping to finally visit Paris next year. Aloha!

FranciscaKarsono77 on Nov 13, 2020:

Hellooo... Greetings from Australia, I'm a newbie at Swapbot!! I love papercrafts in general: from cardmaking, flatmail, flipbook, mini album, junk journal, loaded envelope, loaded bag, pocket letter, ATC, tags/bookmarks, mixed media / altered arts, memorydex, embellishments (charms, fridge magnets, rosettes/bows, pegs, pins, altered paperclips). Likes - soft & light pastel colours, blue colours, and muted colours; Vintage, rose & shabby chic, fantasy, whimsical, flowers, butterflies, birds, magical & mythical creatures, lace, ribbons & fairies. Spring is my fav time of the year. https://www.instagram.com/franciscakarsono/

yunasy on Mar 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for being my angel for the ATC International - Sender's Choice. It's very pretty! I like the little pearls on the corners

Spencerette on Jun 2, 2010:

Thanks for joining Harry Potter Fans Worldwide.

mountaingirl101 on May 19, 2010:

Welcome to the Blood Countess ATC Swap! Should be a good one!!!


lovetherain on Jul 3, 2009:

Hello, I mailed out your Fairytale postcard today.

Avalance on May 7, 2009:

<3<3<3 to you xox

NaughtyElf on Feb 7, 2009:

Thanks for joining the Character/Historical Journal swap!

NaughtyElf on Feb 4, 2009:

Thanks for joining Keepers of Avalon! Hope you have fun with us!

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