Date Joined: April 22, 2011
Last Online: February 27, 2024
Country: United States
Updated 25 February 2024
To open my washi-covered envelopes, tamp the contents to one end of the envelope and, at the other end, snip off a bit of a corner, a little triangle. Insert a letter opener or scissors into the gap; and pull across the edge of the envelope, in the same direction as the washi tape. Here's an album of my washi-covered envelopes and some I received. Scroll slowly so your computer has time to resolve the details in each photo.
In January I went to Amsterdam for two weeks. I walked all around the city and took trams and trains, only once getting on the wrong tram. I had a refresher course in European history (it's been a while since 10th grade). I learned why Jews had freedom in Amsterdam in the 17th century, and why Brugge, where I spent a couple of days, is so Catholic. Anne Frank House and the Jewish museum added to what I know about Dutch Jews under Hitler. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum are all wonderful. I need to go back to see the sights I didn't have time to see. I had fresh stroopwafels and will forego cold ones from Trader Joe's. I found the Art Unlimited store and between that and museums, I have 13cm of postcards.
My kitchen is my craft room because I love cooking and baking. We are vegetarians, doing our bit for climate change. I make challah every Friday for Shabbat.
I'm a retired software engineer and web application architect. Here's a tip: test all the links aka URLs in your profile. More than a few profiles have links that don't go anywhere. Send me a message if you have a question about how to fix them.
I'm swapping naked postcards on Postcrossing and blank postcards on Swap-bot. It makes it easy to organize my incoming mail.
I send the blank postcards I receive to family and friends and people on Postcrossing. Please send colorful and cheerful postcards that you'd happily send your family and friends. I appreciate quality over quantity.
No, thank you. Sorry, no hearts.
Bent corners, a sure sign a postcard has been through more than a few swaps. Postcards to color, postcards for Christian holidays and legends. Print on demand postcards like Zazzle postcards. Those cheap sepia 32-pcs Vintage Travel Sights Landscape Retro Postcards. Not childish like Distributed by Michael's Inc. designs. Please, no junk.
My favorite kawaii has a face. I love food with faces and anchovies with legs and animals in an unlikely milieu like cat servers at faux Starbucks. I enjoy most characters, especially San-X.
About Japanese kawaii brands: See Pattie's exhaustive list on the KSU group page. Counterfeit sticker flakes are turning up everywhere, from Ali Express and some sellers on Etsy. If it's a Sanrio character and doesn't have a copyright date, it's fake. If it's San-X and largish with thick lines, it's not the real thing. If the price is great, it's probably counterfeit.
No, thanks. Poo and bottoms aren't kawaii to me. 3D stickers from sheets and sticker flakes, especially PVC and puffy. Real photos made cute aren't so cute to me. Unicorns are too sweet for me.