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Mantia

Mantia
Date Joined: July 13, 2007
Last Online: September 16, 2019
Birthday: January 18, 1971
Country: United States
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About Me

I've passed the big 4-0 and am married to a wonderful fella. No kids or pets, we have our hands full just taking care of ourselves. I'm a civil engineer by trade, but lately have only been working part time in that. I also sell a few crafts and do a little work doing diagrams for a craft publisher. I'm generally a shy, soft-spoken sort that prefers to sit back out of the way and just watch whatever madness is afoot. I do have a very wacked sense of humour and generally see things in a different light than the average person.

Favorite Music

I have a wide range of tastes in music... just a few favorites: The Cure, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Tori Amos, Simon and Garfunkle, Bach, Sin Theory A, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rich Mullins, Gordon Lightfoot, Dawes, Vangelis, Elbow, and the list goes on... :)

Favorite Books

The Black Company series by Glen Cook, Jane Eyre by Bronte, The Redwall series by Jacques, anything by James Hogan (I highly recommend Kicking the Sacred Cow), City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke, and the list goes on... :)

Favorite Movies

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, South Pacific, The Fifth Element, just about anything sci-fi, just about anything in black and white (especially musicals), just about anything with Judi Dench, and the list goes on... :)

Favorite Television

My favorite show is Supernatural, I'm addicted! Yuri on Ice is my a/v antidepressant, it's amazing and so SO positive! I also love British comedy (Waiting for God, Last of the Summer Wine, Fawlty Towers, etc.) and most sci-fi things (Fringe, Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Stargate, etc).

Favorite Crafts

So many favorites, so little time! I crochet, tat, cross-stitch, embroider, bead, sew, needlepoint, macrame, glue things together, color things in, and draw (poorly). :)

Likes

Things I Love: Anything handmade! I have always felt that the work and love that goes into handmade items make them far more valuable than the most expensive thing you can buy off the shelf. You will definitely make me happy if you send anything you've made yourself!!

Colors: I don't really have one favorite color. I generally prefer deep colors (forest green, burgandy, etc) to pastels and I also like earth tones. Most of my home is "decorated" with a mix of a little of this, a little of that.

Animals: Elephants, cute inchworms (especially with apples!), birds (especially peacocks), pretty much ALL mammals. I also think T-Bone from the Clifford cartoons is adorable!

Flowers: Daffodils are my absolute favorite, but I like all flowers.

Sweets: I love the sugary/sour candy like sweet tarts, spree, smarties, pixie sticks, etc.

Collect: I collect ATCs, handmade postcards, and other flat handmade items (drawings, embroidery, etc). I don't have a lot of room and I love how I can have tons to look thru in just one small binder!

Krispy Kreme: If your youngster has a fund raiser selling the dozen original glazed certificates, send me a pm. I'm often looking to buy some!

Dislikes

There is very little that I actively dislike, but there are a couple things that I can't really use... strongly scented items irritate hubby's allergies so I can only use lightly scented things and I don't have any holes in my ears so any pierced earrings I receive are likely to be regifted or used in unexpected ways.

OK TO SEND... I'm not easily offended, so it is perfectly fine to send any of these things to me:

  • religious items or texts
  • erotic pictures or texts
  • "tasteless" jokes or items
  • things from a smoking home (we don't smoke, but I grew up around it and don't have a problem with it)

Wish List

Thing that will always make me smile!

  • Anything handmade!
  • Anything with elephants!
  • Anything with apples!

General Wishlist:

  • ATC's!!!
  • Postcards (preferably handmade)
  • A learn to quill kit (used is fine)
  • A learn to bobbin lace kit (used is fine)

Private Trades

I'm always open to private trades, and I'm not very picky at all! Any of the items in my store link above are fair game (actually, the "store" is more of a convenient place to leave photos and descriptions of things I want to trade than anything!) I'm also willing to crochet or tat something just for you.

In return, I'd love any and all yarn, embroidery floss, needlework kits (even partially completed ones), any of the likes and wish list stuff in my profile, or DVDs for my niece and her son (any children's shows/movies, early learning, or Christian movies.)

Ratings

saturatedinink rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the care and joy you stuffed into one super cute package. I really appreciate you and hope you have a fantastic week!
CariahCreates rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the fun envie
sweetnlo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 18, 2019
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Comment: Everything was super cute and unusual!! Loved swapping with you!!
lilmermaid rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 18, 2019
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Comment: thank you so very much. I love these swaps
CroLaneyL rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!! I love my goodies :)
liljennyfoofoo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome goodies and I love the envie you made :)
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Autist rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Stitcheddreams rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great items!!!
iamdjs rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet butterfly card
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 11, 2019
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Comment: Hi Kelly Thank you for the goodies Spicemom
Shannon338170 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 10, 2019
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Comment: loved it! thank you so much
pinklilly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail!
erinmcdowell rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies :)
shinyserra rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! That stitched notecard is so cute.
boandsully rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Love the notecard and stickers. I will put both to good use!
Nnd482 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #20 on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Winklet rated for Handwritten Bible Verses #3 on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: So thoughtful and fun to receive!! I can’t wait to slowly open them and I loved the cross- so beautiful! Thank you so very much!!!
Doodlefingers101 rated for Speedy Found Image #3 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Good images I find these swaps are so nice.

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Comments

pinklilly on May 21, 2019:

Just received the RAK Silly Mail, thank you so much, I love white bears!!!

ChrisAnne on May 14, 2019:

Thank you for the run RAK. I love the stitched card you included. Thanks for brightening my day!

NaitomeaMinx on Apr 30, 2018:

Oh my goodness!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I open my mailbox and found such a lovely happy mail! I always wanted to see the Derby for myself one day, I mean we have the Belmont Stakes--but it is nowhere NEAR the grand epic level EVENT (one day though, me and some fantastic rainbow crown of a hat will be there cheering live--it's on the "someday" bucket list haha!). Today thanks to your sweet thoughtful gift I have the chance now to get a glimpse of all the fun! Truly a million times thank you!

Dorkydactyl on Sep 14, 2017:

Just got your Castiel And swap ATCs!! I love them both!! I love the stitch and fabric style you have, and I would LOVE to swap more ATCs with you in the future! Thank you so much!!

mrsD on Sep 14, 2017:

omg. the Cas ATC is so cute. thank you so much, I'll send you a goodie in return :) cheers !

ladybugluvsstuff on Jul 5, 2017:

craft destash trade received. thank you so much for the fun trims and ribbon, I will send an envie your way in a day or two.

pianoheart on Jul 3, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful fabric! I'm sending some happy mail your way :)

lovetherain on Mar 11, 2016:

Thank you so much for the Treasure Box RAK! There were lots of fun little surprises. The tiny crochet butterfly charm is adorable!

jamicam on Mar 9, 2016:

Received the sweetest little box of treasures today! So nice of you!! I'll keep the RAK going!!

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Sherry71 on Jan 29, 2016:

I received a beautiful Yellow scarf in the mail today. You are amazing! Don't let anyone tell you different. and then you surprised me with an added RAK is side with the beautiful scarf, Doctor Who Trading cards (unopened) You are my sweet sweet friend. I am gonna look for something that you can not find but would love to have so I can reply you for you talent. PM me a list a log list so i have better luck to find it. I love scavenger hunts for other people. Thank you again,

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