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Kettu

Kettu
Date Joined: August 25, 2015
Last Online: November 3, 2018
Birthday: January 14
Country: Finland
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About Me

I'm new to swapping. I like writing letters, sewing, baking & cooking (vegan!), reading, drawing. I'm into cute things and gender non-conformity. When dressing up I like to present as androgynous (i.e. combining elements seen as female and male) but some of the time I look pretty much like an average guy, albeit on the goth/punk/alt side. I don't like hot weather but luckily one doesn't get that much here. Finnish is my native language, English my second. I'd like to learn others, like Spanish and Arabic. I know some Swedish and even less French (I can buy a baguette and ask if you'd like to sleep with me but that's about it). I'm very visually orientated but think mostly in words. I have some Asperger traits that make social situations awkward and tiring for me.

I study healthcare and will be a Prosthetist-Orthotist in a couple of years. I work part time as a journalist for a feminist magazine. More often I transcribe medical reports (and I like it!). I'm also a dressmaker and a DIY hairdresser for my friends. I'm a parent of one child, and a caretaker of two rescued bunnies and a rescue dog. My kid is 9 years old at the moment and likes reading, drawing and playing with her friends. The bunnies like eating and relaxing -- the dog likes what dogs usually like.

I like giving and making gifts & other stuff to people--it's often somehow more motivating than making things for myself. This is mainly the reason I joined in the first place.

I do different crafts and am probably most at home with sewing and knitting. I like freehand embroidery and jewelry making and prefer second hand materials. I have studied a bit of carpentry but don't have the tools to make much. I'd like to do more painting, but it takes time that I rarely seem to have.

I collect: postcards with foxes, tea (all kinds as long as it doesn't have milk or other animal ingredients--black, green, herbal, flavoured, spicy, all fine!) and tea pots, cute & pretty letter paper, books of fairytales, stuff I could make other stuff out of--for example I've got lots of broken bike tubes. And buttons. You never know when you need one, right?

My favourite fiction genres are fantasy and magical realism (writers: Angela Carter, Ursula le Guin, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Terry Pratchett, Philip Ridley...) especially with a gothic touch. That's where my aesthetic senses lean to, as well. I'm into pretty much anything related to witches, be it the storybook kind or neo-pagan.

I don't own a tv but I do watch Netflix & HBO: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Penny Dreadful, Carnivale etc.

I'm a pagan though I don't follow any spesific tradition (and am a bit sceptical about how traditional and old they actually are). Halloween/Samhain (Kekri in Finland) is my favourite sabbat, Yule the next, and I've been really lazy celebrating anything else during these past years. Now I've moved closer to trees and woods, so maybe I will see a bit better how the Wheel turns.

Likes & dislikes

Please don't send anything made with animal ingredients! I'm vegan and won't have any use for them. No milk, egg, gelatin etc. No leather, wool (nor angora, alpaca, silk) or feathers either (found/second hand is ok). Thank you.

I haven't got much use for makeup or other cosmetics. I seldom wear earrings and I'm extremely picky about them, so it might be a safer bet to send them for someone else.

I DO like pretty much anything with pictures of foxes on them (especially postcards!). My loved ones like items with bunny rabbits, so they won't go to waste either 😊 I also like bears, real-looking and kawaii ones, but not Winnie the Pooh or other traditional teddy bears.

My favorite kawaii characters are Sumikko gurashi, Rilakkuma, Molang and Sentimental Circus characters.

I collect cute letter paper, animals and plants are my favourites but abstract ones (especially with polka dots and/or stripes) and one with human figures are nice too. I also collect stickers and deco tapes, mostly with cute animals but I'm looking for minimalistic trees/leaves/plants too! Especially autumn-themed (it's my favourite time of the year).

Circus related things and round paper lanterns are pretty much always aesthetically pleasing to my eyes. I wear jewelry but am quite particular about it. You can send me beads etc. though because I also make jewelry.

I sew and knit, so yarn, fabric and other craft stuff are welcome 😊 Black or autumnal colours (moss green, greyish blue, fox red...) are my favourites. Just no wool.

As I mentioned above, I like to drink tea and collect different kinds. My current favourite is Rose Earl Grey.

Cooking and baking are nice to do and (vegan) recipes welcome! I'm not much into cupcakes though, I prefer my bakings with lots of juicy filling. If you have a recipe for a vegan lemon pie with no special ingredients, please share :) I like my candy sour too.

I generally like illustrated postcards more than ones with photographs. I love Frida Kahlo. John Bauer and Hugo Simberg are my favorites too, so that gives some idea of what I like. I have a large tattoo based on illustrations by Ivan Bilibin. I collect fairytale books and especially like illustrations of forests or witches. And foxes. I do like photos of trees and abandoned buildings where nature has taken over.

Ratings

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Comment: ❤❤❤ Expect a reply soon!!!
polyk rated for amaZINE #3 - kinky on Oct 22, 2018
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Comment: This was great! I really loved the teddy bear part - especially the drawing! Perfect 🙃 ty! 💜💜
SailorDebbie rated for amaZINE #3 - kinky on Sep 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely amaZINE #3 -kinky! I really like it.
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Comment: Loved the memos! Also your drawing was super cute haha
holosquishy rated for Washi, Tea & a PC! on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Such adorable things! my favorite characters! the postcards are so special!
Blackrosehoney rated for Vegan autumn swap on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies. I enjoyed trying everything that you sent me.
tcornell rated for Happy halloween - decorated envie on Oct 20, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for both the fantastic pug Halloween scene on the envie as well as the enclosed postcards. Though it was quite late, I appreciate you keeping me posted during the process, that was very considerate! I love the package :)
Karen07 rated for Halloween Postcard on Oct 11, 2016
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Comment: Love the card! Thanks so much! Happy Halloween!
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful package I love everything. Thanks again
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Comment: Thank you for the strange but beautiful illustration! It is not what I would expect in a children's book but it looks very traditional and fascinating! I must add, I find the swan-stamp gorgeous too :)
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Comment: Hello :) Thank you so much for the wonderful mail ^_^ I love the beautiful leaves and stickers! <3 The letter paper you wrote on is so beautiful! :) I am sending you my reply letter :) Have a beautiful day! Take care xoxo
noname13 rated for Color Call PINK Mail Exchange on Jun 23, 2016
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the pink mail ;-)
Jenicat rated for A Very Merry Unbirthday on Jun 14, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the Unbirthday card and presents. Happy Unbirthday to you today!
nancylee rated for A Very Merry Unbirthday on Jun 13, 2016
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Comment: That was awesome, love the art postcard and the little change purse you made-thank you, I am definitely celebrating with your goodies.
BlackCandyFloss rated for Gothic accessory swap on May 12, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap! I almost feel like I need to send additional item myself!
Midsummerlily rated for Rainbow~Inspired~Happy~Mail! on May 4, 2016
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Comment: Hey Lovely, I received my mail today and it is just wonderful! So much happiness inside, thank you for putting a great big smile on my face xoxoxo
Response: Thank you ^_^ 🌈🐻🍓
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Comment: Nino, thank you so much! I loved everything you sent! Just amazing ! <3 x 100
Response: Thank you! 🌸🐼
Cha13 rated for Significant other #3 on Mar 30, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package and letter. I love trees and was delighted to receive your gifts. Love and rainbows Declan
Response: Thank you! And sorry for the late reply. The trees are just about to leaf out up here 🌱
reshmoo rated for Pusheen the Cat Swap #2 on Feb 22, 2016
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Comment: I got your swap today! I love how everything was wrapped, and your crafts are so nice! Thank you ^^
Response: Thank you! I'm happy you liked it! 🐼🌈✉
waldfee rated for Vegan Wonders #1 on Feb 18, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for everything! You managed to send one of my favorite chocolate bars:)
Response: That's my favourite too! Among the Jokerz bar. I'm happy you liked the swap 🌈🐻🍫

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kajsab on Feb 15, 2016:

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Moi. thanks for joining my swap <3

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