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Date Joined: March 5, 2010
Last Online: February 3, 2022
Birthday: August 23, 1972
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi, my name is Phoebe. I have moved to the Netherlands from the US. I am concentrating on learning Dutch, and enjoying the beautiful weather, gardens, and architecture.

I love old books, even ones that are falling apart because I repurpose the pages into collage or art books/ smash books.

I especially love computer books from the sixties, seventies, and eighties.

I love kids books and/or textbooks with illustrations.

I collect postage stamps. In Dutch they are called postzegels. I love the artwork, the history, the cultures, the textures and the colors.

Favorite Music

I love just about anything with a beat! My new favorite is BTS .

I love hearing music from all over the world, in all different styles.

I love Andrew Bird , Imogen Heap, Dido, Everything But the Girl, Black Eyed Peas, Regina Spektor, Dave Brubeck, Ddendyl, Sophia Urista, They Might Be Giants, and many many more.

Favorite Books

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende was my first "favorite" book. It is still one of my favorites. It's very complex, much more so than the movie, and it was the first book I ever got angry at; I threw it across the room when I was 12. The main character started to make bad choices, hurting his friends and falling into the hands of the antagonist... That book takes you up, down, and all over the place. It's a good fantasy book, and also a good soul-searching book.

I love anything by Patricia Mclaughlan , E.L. Konigsburg , Isaac Asimov , Douglas Adams , Ursula K. LeGuin , Patricia A. McKillip , Orson Scott Card , Madeleine L'Engle , Alice Walker , Greg Bear , Donna Jo Napoli , Terry Pratchett , and Nancy Farmer .

I also loved The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston and any book that envelops you in a culture not your own. This would be different for everyone, but that's what's great about sharing and reading: you get to experience a little bit about someone else's life.

I just finished reading Ancillary Justice , by Ann Leckie, and subsequently read every book she’s ever written because it was such an amazing sci-fi book.

I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, interesting biographies, juvenile fiction, and juvenile fiction from other countries.

I love any books about fermenting food, like sauerkraut, kimchi, etc. I really enjoyed Real Food Fermentation , by Alex Lewin, and Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz.

Favorite Crafts

I'm into digital fabric printing: Spoonflower FeeBeeDee . I love pattern and color, which also leads to a love of photography, and stained glass. I've just begun to explore digitally generated art, which creates itself after you give it a few guidelines.


Favorite Things

I have lots of favorite things; treasures from garage sales and thrift shops, art, music, and books that make you think, fabric, zines . I love zines .

LIght aqua is my favorite color. Light aqua, lime green, greeny teal, blue spruce, olive, and all that together works.

I love zines and writing, so send me a bit of something you wrote, either on a card, in a zine booklet, decorated with art and stickers, etc. Thoughts are good.


rhore3 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #4~ Swap #11 on Jan 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you. I loved the cards.
Response: Wonderful!
dorcii rated for November 2021: What Did You Read? on Dec 16, 2021
Comment: I heard so many times about Asimov, but personally I never found the description of the books that interesting! Maybe I shouldn't care about it and I should just start reading one of his books! Thanks a lot for your review :)
Response: Wonderful! Yes, you should just dive in; a library book or one of those free kindle borrows would work fine. 💕
Pei04 rated for November 2021: What Did You Read? on Dec 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list of books. Seems like you enjoy that author :) Have you read all of them? Anyway, you did a good job during November. Thanks once again.
Response: Yeah, I do love Isaac Asimov. I think I’ve read all of his sci-di books, but he wrote a lot of non fiction, science books, as well, and I haven’t read those. :)
starmccoy rated for Turn To Page 57 on Dec 9, 2021
Comment: I Loved the cover and contents of this little book! I think you did a great job. What a great idea for a swap! I love challenges, so this was perfect for me. I've joined this swap, January 2022 Journal Swap. I'm so excited! I'm also going to have to search out the books. We're always on the lookout for good stories to encourage reading in our grandchildren. Don't worry, she'll find it, or if she doesn't she'll remember you reading <3 Thanks 100 percent!
Response: Thank-you so much!!!!!💕
Comment: So, if you are going to pay all that postage, make it worth your while. LOL I love all the cards, the cute little ones, baseball cards and of course the cards for my frankendeck. Very generous. I do knit, but prefer crocheting. The last Tunisian I ever did was an afghan.Thanks so much. *I didn't realize the backs of the cards were all your artwork. I looked at your flickr pics and found them. WOW!
Response: Thank-you so much!
Comment: I wish I could give you five stars!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was SUCH a wonderful treat. The sticker sheets were so cute, but that was just the beginning!! Thank you so much for a nice letter, a beautiful booklet and the fun money. The paper in the book was gorgeous. I cannot thank you enough!!!
Response: Wonderful! I’m so glad you enjoyed everything!
Comment: Dearest Phoebe, thank you for creating such wonderful mail for me. It is really thoughtful of you and one of the best ones that I have received. I loved reading your letter as well. More on that through messages.
Response: Thank-you so much!💕
basykes rated for Ugly PC Swap #39 on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Dutch language lesson! I liked your stamp design too.
Response: Awesome! Thanks!
weatherwax rated for MJS: Mapgie Penpals Round #1 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: W-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l !!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful letter!!! Your artwork is so special, too. It may take a while, but I will write you back! Thank you Phoebe :)
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Have a great weekend!
Comment: I loved your art! It was creative and I was able to open the envelope, thanks to your heads up, without damaging the painting inside too much. The stickers and extras were so nice, too. Thank you!
Response: Wonderful! I’m so glad you like them. 💕
amyduff rated for MJS: Mapgie Penpals Round #1 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Phoebe so great to meet you and learn about you living abroad! How fun! I really enjoyed reading about your desire to create more and offer to assist with GIMP. I also want to thank you so very much for the fun papers and Washi! That blue dyed paper is gorgeous! Wow! Thank you and will be in touch! Sending you lots of love, light, and peace!
Response: Thank-you! May your love, light, and peace increase!
KathyB rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #18 on Jan 6, 2021
Marcie rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #15 on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: I love my package! where did you get those giant cards, love em my kids were like whoa! My daughter who is 18 wants them. You really sent an extra special package and I love it o much, spoiling me! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas! I’m glad you liked them! I think I got the cards at Hema, or maybe Flying Tiger, which are Dutch chain stores.
thequilterslink rated for MJS: Mini-Magpie Journal on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun journal and extras. Love it!
Response: Wonderful! It got there faster than I thought it would!
Comment: Absolutely adore this journal! It's so well made and every page has something interesting to look at and read. And I just love the mini book! A heart isn't enough for this one! Thank you!
Response: This warms my heart. Thank-you!
tam2016 rated for MJS: A Page a Day Magpie Journal on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the page-a-day journal. You did an excellent job on it and I enjoyed reading it!
Response: You’re welcome! I really enjoyed that one!
tam2016 rated for MJS: This Is Me Magpie Journal on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the journal. It was really interesting and you did a great job on it!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked it!
Comment: I wish I could go e multiple hearts! Such a beautiful journal. Love the binding, love the little comments on the pages. A true work of art - thank you so much!
Response: Thank-you so much! I really loved making it for you!
Sugardragon rated for Favorite Moment a Day: April on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: It finally arrived today!! thank you so much for the beautiful book, I have skimmed it so far and its amazing, I hope to sit down and read it all soon. Well worth waiting for!
Response: Wow! I finally sent a re-make of it last week! But I’m glad you got it!
Comment: Ohmigoodness - what a beautiful treasure you sent! I've always wanted to make my own books but never really figured it all out. I just love all the pages and how you've tucked little goodies in it. And I just adore the cover! Reminds me of the books I used to read to my children when they were little! Thanks so much - I find something new every time I pick the book up!
Response: Wonderful! Take a look at Sealemon’s coptic stitch tutorial on youtube. I have to look it up every time I make a book, but I think she explains it pretty well. She’s got a lot of other book making tutorials, too!

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fishsteak on Dec 24, 2016:

I've heard a lot about Firefly and have been thinking of watching it sometime. Thanks for the recommendations!

moosemama on Nov 30, 2016:

I'm so envious that your moving to Netherlands. I would have a problem with all of my books too. Take care and have fun

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 17, 2011:

Just popped onto your profile to say hello. :) I was randomly profile snooping and saw those amazing Scientific Americans on your Flickr--those are very cool!

ChinaCat on Nov 16, 2010:

Thank you so much for the very pretty little quilt you made for me! It's just so sweet, I love it! (This was for the Hundred Acre Wood, I wish for tag...) Happy Swaps! ~ Robin

thehappyhoneybee on Oct 17, 2010:

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood! Please do stop by the forum and introduce yourself in the "Hello" thread when you have a chance. :)


PaintMyselfPretty on Jun 28, 2010:

Hey Feebs!

Thank you again for the great swap...

I love your profile...so glad to have met you here on The Bot :) Spoonflower is amazing...I may have to give that a go...thanks for the introduction... ..And your little girl....adorable!

Until we meet again, Cameron

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