In this Snail Mail Ideas interview I am interviewing Kylie from Australia! (aka @paper_sweetpea & @Kyliefloss on Instagram!) Kylie makes the most amazing and creative snail mail and makes very creative pictures. Who is behind this creative mail?
Hi Kylie! Thank you for this interview! Let start with the beginning of your own Snail Mail adventure! When did you start with writing letters? I started exactly 2 years ago this New Years!
How did your mail looked like back then? When did you started to decorating your letters? I think my mail is continually evolving.My style was a little different when I first started but I think that’s part of the process and half the fun of growing your creativity.
When you start with a letter for a penpal what is the first thing you start with? Do you have a ritual? I always create the ‘body’ of the snailmail I create first. Whether it be a pocket letter, flip book etc. I build the theme and always write the actual letter last.
If you needed to go to an island in the middle of the ocean, and you could only bring 3 craft/Snail Mail items, what would you really bring with you? 1-My Erin Condren planner.
2-As many project life cards as I could
3- Washi tape
When i am scrolling through your instagram accounts I also see she a cute little dog! What is his name? and what is the most funniest moment you had with him? Ahhhh my puppy! His name is Maximus (Max for short) He is a Jack Russell x Chihuahua. Funniest moment was seeing him run flat out with a long stick in his mouth to his doggy door only to crash into it as it didn’t fit. He wasn’t injured by the way.
You make very cute and creative pictures of everything, how do come up ideas when you want to share another picture? I often question myself how I come up with things. I’ve always had a creative brain.That combined with the inspiration around you helps!
Here’s my fave five (although hard to choose just five) I decided to choose five combined from both my accounts-
1.hellotodaycreate – I love seeing Karen’s layouts of each week. Really inspiring.
2. lauravorlicek – One of the most talented and inspiring people you could follow. Laura has the most beautiful craft space and is a total sweetheart.I have so much appreciation for this gal. #gushing
3. adjackson330 – Angelica’s mail is stunning and so fun. I adore checking out her craft space and she inspires me soooo much. Love her work.
4. runnerkimhall – Kim’s creativity makes my soul sing! Her photos and imagination are incredible plus her puppy is totes cute.Superstar of IG!
5. jodianne_ – I adore flowers and Jodi has one of the prettiest accounts. A wonderful eye for detail.
**I want to add this question was really hard to answer as I have so many wonderful people I love following.
What are your favorite shops to buy your craft stuff? and which store you wish you could shop but is not inyour country? I love KikkiK,Typo, Spotlight to name a few. I’d love to shop with Ban.Do but shipping is so pricey internationally…..(I should mention not just this site I mean in general) I also wish our Target had the stationery stock the same as the USA stores!
You probably getting a lot of requests from people that want to be your penpal! How many do you have? and is there a special person you really want to be penpals with? I do get asked a lot. I don’t actually have that many! Only around 18-20 as I like to be able to keep up with my letters coming in.I’m actually a little shy when it comes to asking or accepting requests. I prefer to build a friendship/ acquaintance first rather than ask a random stranger.I prefer to have long lasting communication rather than mail swaps. I do have one or two I would like to write to at the moment but will keep that a secret!
Lets talk about some not mail related stuff! For which food can somebody wake you up ? I love Crumpets and honey or Bacon!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Happy in life and making the most of every situation.
…. and do you think you still will be writing letters? I hope so!
Which quote suits you? and why?
-‘Why try to be someone else when you’re just as incredible!’
– I always self doubt myself.
and the last question, what is one silly thing people should know about you? I have a big sense of humor when you get to know me! I love people who make me laugh.