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MallowCat

MallowCat
Date Joined: November 2, 2019
Last Online: May 30, 2020
Birthday: December 23
Country: Canada

About Me

I am a married woman in my early 30s who's passions include sewing, resin crafting, computers and computer history, space/astronomy, animals, and DIY projects. I moved to Victoria, BC from rural Ohio in 2008 when I was 19, met my husband in 2014, and married him on April 1st, 2018. We don't have children yet, to be honest we are struggling with infertility so I started sewing baby clothes for other people's children as a way to deal with that until we can afford to see a fertility clinic and hopefully get some answers. I do have two lovely sweet cats that I rescued as kittens, Sigma and Phi, who are named after the main characters in the video game I was playing at the time because I thought their personalities matched the characters so well (and to this day, I can't say i was wrong!) We also have an elderly rat, Barbara (She got her name because she has a marking on her chest that very much resembles the bat symbol) We're honestly just a couple of nerds trying to get by in life and taking things one step at a time.

If sending food/recipes

There are no known food allergies in the house, we'll eat almost anything other than eggplant or squash. We're not vegan or vegetarian but we are interested in trying vegan and vegetarian recipes. I'm a certified spice nut, my husband not so much but he can stand a little spice. We LOVE tea and trying new teas, and we drink a LOT of coffee.

I've recently been diagnosed with diabetes, so while we will try out regular dessert/cookie recipes (I often make regular recipes and freeze most of them so I'm not tempted to overindulge) recipes that have an option to use stevia instead will always get a heart because it shows you cared enough to check my profile and find out what I can eat. That kind of extra effort is super appreciated!

Things that I LOVE to receive

I LOVE handmade items. It can be anything from a keychain you made, to an ATC, to a print of some art you made, or even a picture your kid drew! I just love seeing people's creativity! I also love decorated and hand made envelopes.

I will treasure photos of your pets if you choose to send them. I love all furbabies, featherbabies, and scale babies. I started working on my fear of snakes JUST so I could get to know my friend's pet ball python (I am not at the point where I can hold her yet, but I have been able to get comfortable petting her while someone else holds her! The snake, not the friend LOL!)

I recently discovered washi tape. I will love and use any and all washi tape samples. I also love buttons, and will put any unique buttons to good use.

Speaking of buttons - I also love pins, both button-type pins and enamel pins. I know these can be expensive, but if button making is a hobby of yours or if you have duplicates, I'm making a pin board for my collection and I'm sure I will have space. (I'm making a pin board because I ran out of room on my hat and my backpack!)

Magnets will always find a good home with me.

I keep every card and letter I receive, and obviously I keep every art piece with the letter it arrived with (I am looking into getting an album for ATCs, I am new to that particular hobby.)

Please do not send

I would really prefer not to receive anything overtly prayerful or worshipful - from any religion. I'm a very private person when it comes to my spiritual beliefs and while I'm happy to talk about these things with very close friends, it honestly makes me a little bit uncomfortable to receive super religious cards and such from people I don't know very well. Classic mythology and fairy tales or fantastical creatures are fine, as long as they are not intrinsically religious in nature (folk tales and local legends that have religious elements are also OK most of the time, please use your best judgement)

Ratings

ToujoursMoi rated for Wishy Washi Friends on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the great washi and your letter. Loved it
Vveronika rated for Wishy Washi Friends on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
megan1230 rated for Cat Postcard INTL #4 on Apr 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I hope you guys are safe and happy!
Response: <3 I hope you stay safe and happy, too!
dmwcheng rated for Stickers and Silver Linings on Apr 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, Michelle, for your package. I love the postcard designs, especially Emily Carr! =) May you be healthy and sane too.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and that it got there so quickly! <3 Stay safe!
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Comment: I got your pc. Thank you. 😊👍🏻
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great Jetoy cat card! I hope your cats aren't too hard on you for moving!
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Comment: Thank you very much for your superbeautiful postcard and that you resent it! I am glad to receive it!
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Comment: I got it!! Thanks for the resend, sorry it's been such a hassle (ps- I LOVE the card!!!) -Al
Response: No problem! I'm sorry it took so much time to get it. I don't know what crawled up the local post office's bum that made them lose so many postcards. At least this batch seems to be arriving! I'm so glad you liked it :D
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matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #36 on Jan 30, 2020
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Turtlelady rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #36 on Jan 28, 2020
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Response: Hi, if a postcard from me didn't arrive you can always message me and I will resend. I'm already resending others that seemed to have got lost this week, I'll make sure a new one gets out to you as well. :) Update, April 10: I resent the postcard twice, with no update to the rating or communication from this user. I have to assume that at least one of the three cards I sent arrived, and this user simply forgot to update or contact me.
dawni79 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #36 on Jan 21, 2020
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Superdkate rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #36 on Jan 16, 2020
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Comment: I love comics as well so this postcard was perfect thank you :)
lilmermaid rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #36 on Jan 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much
Jamnj rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #36 on Jan 5, 2020
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Comment: I hope your wrist is better in the new year! I feel for you. I burnt my left wrist today. I’m left handed. It’s amazing how much you use your wrist! Thank you for the very cool postcard. I love comics.
Noskamus rated for November Cat postcard on Dec 30, 2019
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Comment: Don't worry, there doesn't have to be anything super meaningful written on these cards. I struggle to come up with suitable lines too. Anyways the card you sent me is so cute 💕 And silly. Love the cat's expression. Thank you! 🐈
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Comment: Thanks!
Suncloud rated for Women ATC on Dec 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and informative ATC and lovely letter. I enjoyed learning about Rachel Ignotofsky. I would give you more than one heart if I could.
xthemasonsx rated for Altered playing card on Dec 14, 2019
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Comment: Wow.this was such a cool ATC.did you use resin? And thanks for the PC with birthday wishes for my hubby.💓
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Comment: Such a fun envelope - I loved everything, especially the kitty planet magnets! Thanks so much for swapping with me! :)

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Comments

dmwcheng on May 7, 2020:

On hard days, it's OK to let yourself be as you are. <33333333 Take heart and keep your chin up. Everything you're feeling is valid.

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