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Mantia

Mantia
Date Joined: July 13, 2007
Last Online: June 25, 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

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.
KarenFife rated for Speedy Found Image #2 on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: Those are great images, Kelly! I enjoy looking for and finding them too. Nice accompanying quote as well. Thank you so much!!
EleniWalker rated for Let's Get Crafty-May on Apr 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything, I love it!!
draco rated for 100 TV Shows on Apr 17, 2019
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Comment: thank you. liked a lot of the same shows
technoruby rated for 100 Movies on Apr 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great list! We have many of the same movies on our lists and you listed some that I had completely forgotten about! Loved the bonus list and I totally agree! Such a gorgeous envelope! Thank you!
sharmison33 rated for 100 Books on Apr 6, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sending your list. I enjoyed reading it. Just last night I had added “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” to my reading list. I see it on your list. Can’t wait to read it.
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Comment: Kelly! What a cool package you sent - the envelope is so dang cute and smart to do. Love it. Also, thank you for the cute valentine & unicorn stickers!
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable card!
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Comment: I love the brightness of the valentine! and cute little unicorn stickers. My granddaughter loves these types of stickers so I shall save them for her. Thank you!
Drvr337 rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cool valentine and stickers. The envelope is beautiful and I love the dragon stamp.
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Comment: Thank you for everything! The envelope made my day!
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Comment: Great swap, BEAUTIFUL envelope!
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Comment: Thanks for the valentine and the extras ! I love the beautifully colored envelope. Will check out your website too !
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user2364 rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Jan 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
MSturgill87 rated for a hodgepodge compilation journal on Apr 20, 2018
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Comment: So far I've only scanned through this and read a few bits and pieces. I'll add a comment on your profile once I've gone in depth into this journal but I do want to say that this is a great journal! I did love your story of the bee in your kitchen. That's awesome!!
Response: I'm glad you're enjoying it! :)
gojenn rated for Adult Coloring PC #71 USA on Mar 27, 2018
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Comment: Love the vibrant colors! Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun Valentine and all the goodies!!!! <3 <3 <3
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Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love the card where you make your own Zebra and the stickers and all the darling little cross stitched hearts. So cute!!!! Hugs, Diane
Bridgette rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for he cool card-it was fun to decorate! Thank you for the extra bits too, did you stitch all the little hearts? They are cute! 💙
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked the goodies! Yes, I stitched the little hearts to use up leftovers from other cross stitch projects. :)

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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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