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mulkey

mulkey
Date Joined: March 6, 2016
Last Online: September 17, 2020
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a writer and researcher who lives in the Pacific Northwest.

I love sending little packages, cards and fun things to friends and strangers alike. I've always been a fan of getting things in the mail and I love the idea that someone else gets to have that surprise too.

Please do send a note if you don't receive a swap from me. I'm happy to resend if something goes wrong.

I try to encourage kindness in swaps and in life. We're going through a lot as a planet right now and the mail seems a really good place to share some care and compassion when we can't physically be with one another. Join me!

Favorite Books

I'm a huge reader, lots of different types of books from novels to poetry to nonfiction. There's pretty much nothing I won't pick up.

These days I'm reading S.A. Chakraborty's Daevabad Trilogy (OH my gosh it's so good), Robin LaFever's His Fair Assassin Series, Rowanhorse's Trail of Lightning and Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate Series.

I'm in love with the poets David Whyte, Mark Nepo and Mary Oliver. Some favorite novels: A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Eight, Ender's Game. Favorite Authors: Octavia Butler, Jacqueline Carey, Sarah Waters, Brene Brown, Jessie Burton, N.K Jemisin, Tayari Jones and Nnedi Okorafor

Favorite Movies

Little Miss Sunshine, Stranger than Fiction, A Fish Called Wanda, Dr. Strangelove. I have a love of bad dance movies like Center Stage or Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights - I'm talking bad acting, bad plot, fantastic dancing! It makes me happy!

Favorite Crafts

I'm a knitter, sewer and generally an all around crafty type. I've always got various projects lying around that I'm working on (no there are NOT too many of them! :). I've started spinning yarn and I play around with quilting.

With paper, I really love watercolor and I like to play around with colors and doodles. I've been recently inspired by the Lynda Barry Book "Making Comics" if you want to swap bad drawings!

I'm getting back into stickers and washi tape. I like all kinds of stickers but tend towards more modern designs and patterns.

I love being inspired by creative people, if you have something artistic that you're trying out (drawing/doodling, artistic writing/calligraphy, small paintings/ATCs, whatever!), I'd be excited to see it!

Favorite Television

These days I want to watch things that are feel good like Community, Parks and Recreation, The Great British Bakeoff, Zumbo's Just Desserts and more.

I really likes scifi too and will sometimes watchStar Trek, Firefly, Dr. Who or Sherlock.

Favorite Tea

Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

You pretty much can't go wrong with sending me teas. I'm trying my to try a few more in the herbal/non-caffeinated variety, but I do love a good rich black tea, spicy chais and grassy green teas.

Favorite Colors

I love most things purple, blue and green or teal. I also like cool muted colors like grey, black and olive. Every once in a while I play with splashes of magenta and reds

But then again, rainbows and sparkles are fun too aren't they?

Things I like

I love walking through the woods, having tea with friends and generally enjoying life. For fun, I swim, walk and do aerials (yay circus!).

Ferns, trees, mountains, anything related to the ocean, herbs/gardens, botanical prints, line drawings, drawings, mandalas (particularly those in nature), swirls, dogs/puppies (allergic to cats sadly), ducks, striped things, geometric designs, black and white photos, pages from books turned into art, stamps, handmade or artistic paper, marbled paper, Japanese design principles, minimalism, modern designs, spirals and patterns.

I adore vintage post cards, old school science fiction, pretty patterns and random postcards from places I've never been.

I'm a big fan of quotes and interesting questions and ideas. I love poetry, so if you love a poem and want to include it any package you can be assured I will enjoy reading it.

If you doodle, zentangle or can do fun fonts/calligraphy, I'd love to see it! I really appreciate art, even beginner art.

I really enjoy hearing about you and what you're thinking about if you write. I appreciate any of the following in a note or card: * A description of something you saw or did today. * Something you would do in your perfect day. * Your comfort food and what makes it so wonderful * What your favorite book or movie and why. * Things that make you laugh. * Bits of trivia.

I'm rarely offended and hard to disappoint. I welcome things that are darker or weird too e.g. skulls/blood/skeletons/witchy/runes etc

Fiber/Fabric/Yarn!

I've started spinning yarn and am getting OBSESSED. If you have any handspun and want to swap, let me know and we can do a private swap! If you have roving to offload, I'd love that too.

I do some quilting, often hexies or 3" squares. I like cottons in modern patterns. I deeper/jewel toned colors better than pastels and tend towards cooler colors (blues, purples, greens, magenta)

In yarn I like most natural fibers like wool, cotton, linen. I'm not a huge fan of acrylic unless it's chenille or mixed with something. Extra points for the lux stuff like silk/alpaca/merino. Totally not required.

Gauge is open, though I tend to like worsted/sport/chunky. That said I also enjoy a good ball of sock yarn. Especially those ones which shift colors. So fun to knit with! If you happen to have ravelry patterns you love, I'd be interested in hearing!

Ratings

xSparkChildx rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the Goodies. I love the little envies!!
ddoherty6138 rated for Happy Mail #3 on Sep 16, 2020
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Comment: Beth - Thank you for the lovely ATC and extras. I will be making good use of the supplies. Take care, Denise
CroLaneyL rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Sep 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies. I love everything!
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Sep 2, 2020
5
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Comment: What a fun envie of goodies! Thanks.
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
Michelleparker rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! 😊❤️
Response: You're so welcome!
Debrajackson rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the special items, so many unique things in there.
Response: Glad you enjoyed!
LeaTheShark rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved all the goodies and the neon stickers and the mini postcard are rad! And the princess paper is so cute, there isn't a daiso near me at all so it was super exciting <3
Response: Wonderful! So glad you liked it!!!
kromo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. That pc is super cute and the library envie will definitely go in a journal.
Response: Awesome! I'm glad you enjoyed!
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Comment: Thanks for the swap!!
Response: You're welcome!
megan1230 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Everything was so cute!
Response: I'm so glad!
taledo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
5
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Comment: thank you for the goodies that you sent
Response: You're welcome!
Peaches12 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Response: Glad they got to you!
blueackerson rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
5
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crochetjunkie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome!
middleearthtraveller rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great items! I hope you are taking care!
Response: Same to you! Glad you enjoyed!
MissRich rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: I love everything you sent!!!! 🆃🅷🅰🅽🅺 🆈🅾🆄
Response: Great to hear!
Kristipye rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks bunches!
Response: You're so welcome!
craftyone rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the envelope of goodies. The postcards were funny!
Response: Glad you enjoyed!
debbee2014 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Aug 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Love the teas, and the pc. Thank you for the card of inspiration... it came just as i was needing it.... having to do my job a different way and having to learn the new way for the first day of school on tuesday.
Response: Good luck on Tuesday!

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Comments

gingerbee on Aug 12, 2020:

Thank you so much for filling in for my flaker partner on I <3 Plants - the envelope was full of fun, but I have to say I'm in love with your Par l'escargot stickers!! So adorable!

YooperHill on Jul 7, 2020:

Thank you for Angelina the weird stuff swap. I like your weirdness! Ha ha ha!

mulkey on Feb 15, 2018:

I'm so glad @margothecat I just did a new one called Luck o' the Ephemera! Join us!

Margothecat on Feb 5, 2018:

Thanks for hosting the I Love Ephemera swap - My partner sent me a great package! Hope you do this one again!

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