Hello, welcome to my profile,
My name is Susan and I live on the countryside of a small village in the Netherlands together with my husband & our three kids (2 girls from 2002 & 2004 and a naughty boy from 2006) & of course our guinneau pigs (a lot) & chicken (also a lot).
I work at a big snackfood-manufacturer as Industrial Engineer & at night after 8pm when all the kids are sleeping I spend my time making all kinds of items for my 2 webshops!!!
I joined swap-bot as I think it is a clever time-friendly, social, international, ......way to be in "digital contact" with people around the world followed by hopefully very nice cards & packages send by mail.
Sewing & painting are my most favourite crafts, for which I each have a webshop. Sewing by hand or machine from large bedcovers to keychain-animals, anything colourfull fabric is used. Painting on canvas, but also furniture, ceramic, clocks, puzzles anything the paint will stick too....
Typical for everything I make are very bright colours and a lot of them, Just have a look at my websites to see what I like.
So for swapping fabric: 100% cotton please...no plain or solid fabric or big prints. I absolutely adore bright multicolour patterns, flowers, circles etc
all kind of small patterns
japanese prints, flowers, butterflies, stars, geometric
☺ crocheted or knitted items!!
☺ woolfelt, not synthetic
☺ I have a special board on pinterest with things I am looking for called "who can make me/who can supply me with...) Link on the top of my profile
☺ "stoer", zakka, vintage, indian, bohemian, mix&match style
☺ woven RIBBON with prints, animals, shapes but not plain!!!!
☺ handmade things
☺ bright warm colours, like purple, red, orange, fuchsia & when making something for my youngest: green, blue.
☺ very special clothes (colourfull & multiple prints, all in one piece)
☺ handmade bags & purses
☹ pastel colours, neon colours
☹ synthetic fabric or plain fabric
☹ very thin ribbon, plain ribbon or satin ribbon
☹ scrapping and handmade cards !!
☹ romantic or cute style
☹ Kawai, bears, hello kitty etc.
☹ cupcakes and cute stuff
☹ soap or other cosmetics (also not handmade)
☹ horror (-movies, -prints) violence
☹ big groups of people
☹ commercial stuff
☹ matroesjka, baboeshka etc if in cute version
☹ ATC's or inchies
☹ Items not carefully made, not square (when intended to be), in a hurry etc.
☞ metal buttons (25mm or 56mm, have buttonmachine for both sizes)
☞ all kind of handmade articles (see my websites to get an idea)
Music is not so much my thing, I like it to be really quite in our house. As we live on the countryside I will of course hear the birds and any other animals.
Gardening !!! lots of flowers, wild bushes, litte paths through the green, our huge farm-type garden is a favourite place to be in.
My most favourite books are stories of people in various cultures, their lives, their surrounding...in the far far past or very recent.