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witchelm

witchelm
Date Joined: November 16, 2014
Last Online: February 8, 2020
Birthday: December 14
Country: United Kingdom
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Me

I'm Kyme from the UK, I'm here because sending & receiving lovely mail always makes my day & I like to hopefully brighten others days with what I send too.

I'm an ex-librarian & currently a stay at home mum to twins which keeps me pretty busy.

My free time is mostly filled with arts, crafts, books, letter writing, true crime podcasts, cooking & unsolved mysteries.

I've been sending mail art & snail mail for almost 20 years now.

I appreciate the dark side of life so enjoy anything a bit strange, macabre & melancholy.

I almost always prefer handmade to store bought & I like my postcards naked.

My native language is English. I can also read/write beginners French & German (currently trying to learn more German)

Crafting

art journalling * atcs * collage * copy art * mail art * mark making * mixed media * photography * print making * stamp carving * zine making

I usually prefer to use images & patterns cut from magazines, catalogues, packaging, junk mail etc rather than craft papers.

Interests & Fascinations

  • abandoned buildings
  • ankle socks
  • arctic animals
  • autoharps
  • autumn
  • bats
  • being barefoot
  • bones
  • brass bands
  • cabinet of curiosities
  • castles
  • celestial imagery
  • cemeteries
  • chai
  • charnel houses
  • cherries
  • chocolate cake
  • constellation maps
  • craftivism
  • crows
  • darkness
  • daydreams
  • dead roses
  • decadence
  • dr martens
  • eastern europe
  • ephemera
  • faded splendour
  • feminism
  • field recordings
  • film photography
  • fishing villages
  • floral tea
  • folklore
  • forests
  • frosty mornings
  • germany
  • gothic
  • gramophones
  • hansel and gretel
  • history
  • home haircuts
  • hot chocolate
  • indian food
  • insence
  • jane & john does
  • japan
  • kitsch
  • lace
  • launderettes
  • lavender
  • letter writing
  • lighthouses
  • lo-fi
  • lomo
  • magical realism
  • making lists
  • melancholy
  • memento mori
  • moomins
  • the moon
  • mori girl
  • morris dancers
  • mythology
  • night time
  • obituaries
  • old photobooths
  • ossuaries
  • paganism
  • pumpkins
  • record players
  • religious iconography
  • road trips
  • runes
  • scandinavia
  • serial killers
  • shrines
  • silver shoes
  • southern gothic
  • stars
  • steam trains
  • suitcase organs
  • tarot
  • taxidermy
  • the temperance movement
  • toy cameras
  • thrifting
  • true crime
  • twinkling lights
  • typography
  • union banners
  • unsolved mysteries
  • vampires
  • victoriana
  • vintage cameras
  • violets
  • winter
  • witchcraft
  • woodland animals
  • wunderkammer
  • zines

Movies & TV

I don't have a tv so tend to binge watch documentaries, movies & box sets in the evening while I'm creating.

TV

  • american gothic
  • american horror story
  • arrested development
  • daria
  • fargo
  • gilmore girls
  • my so called life
  • six feet under
  • x-files

Movies

  • american splendor
  • blood on satans claw
  • folk horror
  • ghost world
  • goodbye lenin
  • grey gardens
  • hammer horror
  • harold & maude
  • studio ghibli (especially kiki's delivery service & princess mononoke)
  • wes anderson
  • wicker man

Music

  • 80s goth
  • chamber pop
  • folk
  • grunge
  • murder ballads
  • riot grrrl
  • sea shanties
  • teenage death songs

Books, Writers & Poets

  • angela carter
  • anne sexton
  • banana yoshimoto
  • brothers grimm
  • fairy tales
  • ghost stories
  • haruki murakami
  • holly black
  • poppy z brite
  • ryu murakami
  • sylvia plath

Art & Artists

  • diane arbus
  • edward gorey
  • folk art
  • frida kahlo
  • grayson perry
  • outsider art
  • sally mann
  • socialist realism

Things I'd Especially Enjoy

  • I'd love to hear about the any mysteries, fairy tales, folklore, old wives tales & urban legends from your area.
  • Interesting clippings from newspapers & magazines
  • Anything about true crime
  • Zines
  • Things with a witchy, pagan, celestial, magical kind of feel
  • Hard to find camera film (127, 110, polaroid) new or expired
  • Anything related to my interests above
  • I prefer dark colours & jewel tones
  • Anything a bit weird, grotesque, creepy etc

Food & Drink Swaps

If a swap calls for food or drink items here are a few of my preferences

  • Tea - I prefer spicy, herbal & floral flavoured teas please don't send anything fruity
  • Chocolate - I love dark chocolate but milk & white is fine too. My absolute favourites are coffee, violet, lavender & rose cremes.
  • My favourite flavours are hazelnut, coffee, cherry, pumpkin spice, peanut butter, florals (rose, violet etc), cinnamon & peppermint.
  • I prefer not to receive hard candy, gum & lollipops - jellies, chews etc are good though!

Dislikes

  • If a swap requires beauty or make up products - I rarely use anything on my face as I have eczema & sensitive skin so I'm very fussy about the few products I do use. Lip balm or hand cream are ok though.
  • I don't really like Disney apart from The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • No metal necklaces, earings, bracelets etc as I have a nickel allergy - small pendents/charms are usually fine though.
  • I'm not a fan of anything too twee & cutesy

Ratings

ariestess rated for SotM: Divination #1 on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: My sincerest apologies for the late rating. I thought I'd already done it. I've always been fascinated by tasseography and the reading you did gives me much to think about. Thank you so much!
Tverne05 rated for Intl: Face Time-January on Feb 23, 2020
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Comment: I love the design you created. Pretty clever! I might have to try something similar. Thanks a bunch!
bluecrayons rated for Pinterest Boards #2 - Quotes on Feb 20, 2020
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ryvrn rated for Tarot card hand made postcard series on Feb 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! It's beautiful!
nancylee rated for Mythical Creatures-Dragon on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you go the lovely artistic dragon. I am a fan and it is being displayed with my statues. Have a great day!
efjellro rated for TLE: My Favourite Tea - January on Jan 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much :)
EmmaLouLoves rated for Tiny European Swap on Jan 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, I like that you have sent me paper that is in my colour aesthetic. Foxes are always cute. he he. (did you receive your 2 teas and a note swap yet?) Em. :o)
mamameshach rated for Pinterest Boards #2 - Quotes on Jan 25, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful card - thank you!
DreamCloud rated for January 2020 Kitchen Witchery on Jan 23, 2020
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Comment: The squash soup recipe sounds fabulous! I happen to have all of the ingredients in my kitchen right now. And the butterfly notecard made of handmade paper is just pure loveliness. Thank you!
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your letter. What kind of needlecraft do you do? Thank you very much for all of the extras--I love the fox, the stationery, and the tea!
draco rated for Pinterest Lovers!! - Winter Fun!! on Jan 21, 2020
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Comment: liked the pictures
sweetsugartree rated for Pinterest Boards #2 - Quotes on Jan 20, 2020
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Comment: I enjoyed your pins. Thank you for sharing, Kyme!
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Comment: I love how colorful yours is! Will definitely be repinning some!
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Comment: Thank you <3 Wish you all the best!
tigerlily2110 rated for Pinterest - The Pagan Year on Jan 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thanks! I love the satsuma picture. I just had a neighbor give me a bag full & they were sooo yum!
Jewelss2 rated for Pinterest - The Pagan Year on Jan 15, 2020
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Comment: What a wonderful board! Beautiful pins, lots I will explore more.
WoodlandBanshee rated for Monochromatic Gold PC on Jan 14, 2020
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Comment: Ohhh I love it! So much gold, so pretty!
Stargazer008 rated for WIYM ~ Cover My envelope! on Jan 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope! And all the goodies inside. :) And now have a nice evening.

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Comments

HappyMom on Dec 14, 2019:

Hi there - I just clicked to see who'd be sending the New Years Letter Prompt swap to me, and see it's your birthday! Hope you have a lovely day and I'll be looking forward to your letter :)

hbd

CurlyTea on Dec 18, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Dec 14, 2017:

njstauter on Jan 28, 2017:

Glad you like the Cardinal. I have delicious memories of seeing & hearing them when I was in MN. I have taught my Grandchildren to be on the lookout for them.

njstauter on Jan 4, 2017:

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