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Date Joined: November 16, 2014
Last Online: June 17, 2021
Birthday: December 14
Country: United Kingdom


Hello, I'm Kyme & 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, podcasts, cooking, true crime & unsolved mysteries.

I've been sending mail art & snail mail for over 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 read/write beginners French & German. I'm currently trying to learn Welsh.


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
  • pin badges
  • 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


  • american gothic
  • american horror story
  • arrested development
  • daria
  • fargo
  • forensic files
  • gilmore girls
  • good witch
  • hilda
  • northern exposure
  • my so called life
  • six feet under
  • twin peaks
  • x-files


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


  • folk
  • grunge
  • murder ballads
  • riot grrrl
  • 80s goth
  • chamber pop
  • 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

My little people love unicorns, fairies, dinosaurs, & space.

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!


  • 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


Comment: Unfortunately, I never received anything. Kyme hasn’t responded to or even read my messages either. I hope everything is okay and I will re-rate if I ever receive something.
mzkfiend rated for 🏰 History ATC #9: 1970s 🏰 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Kyme, thank you so much! <3 The recipe sounds wonderful and i love the creativity of the tea dyes!! Your packaging was beautiful, and i will definitely be using all the cute little stickers! :-)
Comment: Those are lovely vibrant colors.
Rosa1 rated for Fill My Grimoire on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: thank you so much - blessings!
Comment: Thank you!
Bjorketre rated for CottageCore/CottageGoth Pen Pals on May 27, 2021
PrincessLeia rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: FAIRIES on May 26, 2021
Comment: Hello Kyme, thankyou for the lovely fairy ATCs. That swirling silver magic is very cool!
Comment: Thank you! Sorry, didn't realize both were together at first (pregnancy brain), I do that too to save on postage!
Comment: Thank you for your letter! I’ll be writing back in the next couple of days- just been panicking with making sure everything is ready for the baby- I’ve got a month left, if that!
papercrowns rated for PINTEREST SWAP- Fairy Themed on May 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Pinterest board! ☆Raynor
Comment: Thank you! I’ll write back ASAP!
Drea3nvy rated for 🍄MUSHROOMS🍄 #4 on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much
faeriemail rated for Fairy Lovers Pen Friends on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such a nice letter and the included goodies. I do think I'll be writing back to you. I hope you'll have a wonderful day.
Comment: I love the colored paper the recipe is on.. and I can't wait to try the muffins!! Thank you so much!!!
faeriemail rated for CottageCore/CottageGoth Pen Pals on May 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your sweet letter and the extras you included. I especially loved how descriptive your letter was, your writing corner sounds wonderfully cosy.
Nevermore rated for Woodland swap🌲🐿 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, I loved all of these woodland things!
Comment: thank you for the card
LaughingLoon rated for Whimsical swap #1✨ on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Mary Engelbriet card. She is one of my favorite artists. I brewed a cup of the tea and drank it while I read your wonderful letter, which added to the whimsical nature of the swap. It was like a small vacation. I even kept the drawing on the envelope. I should decorate the outside of my packages more often and you have certainly been an inspiration. Thank you for a lovely swap.
echeveriaLilacina rated for SWAS: The Elements ~ Water on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Kyme, thank you for your pretty Water themed ATC and the goodies! :)

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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 :)


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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