Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2018 4:02 pm


Date Joined: March 5, 2010
Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: August 23, 1972
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi, my name is Phoebe. I just 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 really, really love computer books from the sixties, seventies, and eighties.

I love kids books and/or textbooks with illustrations.

Postage stamps! I love the artwork, the history, the cultures, the textures and colors. I really enjoy spending hours arranging and categorizing them.

I love naked postcards! (Postcards sent through the post, not inside an envelope)

Please visit my Flickr site as almost all of my photos have an attribution creative commons license so you can use them in your own work and projects.

Favorite Music

I love just about anything with a beat! I studied music theory in college and it's amazing what goes behind the sound.

I love hearing music from all over the world, in all different styles. I just got an account at emusic this past year and I love the ease of downloading music. On the flip side, one of my friends had to close his music store after 17 years of good business, because not enough people shop in a physical store any more. So that's sad.

Currently listening to:

Andrew Bird

Paris Combo

Imogen Heap

Women of the Calabashi

The Wailin Jennys

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. You see, 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 , 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 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) and collage applique, 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. Here are some good sites:


Generative Art Flickr

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.

I also love to learn new skills. So if you know something, and think you can teach it to me, please do! I will happily reciprocate!

Natural body care things are good. I like lavender, eucalyptus (wow, I'm amazed that I spelled that right), patchouli, ginger, and rosemary. I like musky scents far more than fruity ones. No food scents please!

I do love candles, in the musky scents.


samsstuff rated for Travelling Sketch Book on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you, I can't wait to add to your journal!
Response: Awesome! I just received the zines I ordered from your Etsy shop. They're beautiful!!!
smartin85 rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill! PC INT on Feb 7, 2018
ToujoursMoi rated for Ephemera pack swap: vintage on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so so much for this amazing and generous swap. I loved everything and am still swooning over all those bits and pieces. Thank you. 😍😍
Response: You're welcome! :o)
Leekoba rated for Beginner Mail Art on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Colorful envelope! Thank you for the stamps and extras, I love garfield! And I hope you're enjoying life in the Netherlands, Happy Swapping!!
Response: You're welcome!
Wingy rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Supplies on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Just arrived omg omg omg omg Love the harry potter cards WOW... Great package... thank you for sharing this treasure
Response: I do love to share. It gets kind of lonely, just hoarding it all. :o)
Tryph rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Supplies on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: It arrived! Just needed a few more days, it turned out. :) Thanks so much - a great selection here and I really look forward to using them.
Response: Great! I hope you don't mind, there's another packet on it's way, as well. :o)
liljennyfoofoo rated for Playing Cards Anyone? on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Phoebe thank you so much for the lovely assortment of playing cards and extras! What a small world it is that you are from Seattle! I thoroughly enjoyed reading the note you sent and thank its awesome that you are now living abroad! I would love to be pen pals with you if you're interested? I have plenty of cool things to share, please message me if you'd like to do this 😊
Response: Sure, I'd love to!
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #23 on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Phoebe - awesome letter!!!, and love the artistic envelope too. Thank you so much for all the cool extras for my journals - I hope to swap with you again - I will keep your likes list handy. thank you, darla
Response: Awesome! I more sent the list as things you could check out if you wanted to, to share what I like with you, sort of thing. But I woukd love to swap with you, also :o)
DaiziDruke rated for Playing Cards Anyone? on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: What a fun selection of playing cards and little extras! Those giant playing cards are awesome and the book page extras will be great in some of my crafts. Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter. Jouw nederlands is goed hoor!!
Response: Dank je!
Comment: Thanks so much Phoebe!
Response: You are very welcome!
Comment: Wow! I am so grateful for the magpie journal you made for me. It is a beautiful handiwork that I can turn around and use as a junk journal. It really blessed me because there were so many pieces to it that spoke to my heart. Thank you!!!
Response: And I loved making every bit of it for you!
Saphire07 rated for ⭐Easy Postcard Swap Intl #6⭐ on Feb 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card^^
TexyDeb rated for Random (PC) - December on Jan 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. The recipe is interesting. I had forgotten about "deviled ham". WOW! It reminds of something from the 70's. lol I haven't seen "deviled ham" since I can remember. So coool! Thank you for making me remember.
heatherkm rated for Send Anything #27 on Jan 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I loved all the goodies:)
eel rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT on Jan 6, 2017
Comment: Good to meet you too. Love the card. I do not think I could ever cut up a book. eel
lovesmail rated for Send Anything #27 on Jan 5, 2017
Comment: What an awesome collection of goodies, and so smart to use a cereal box for an envelope!!! Thank you so much; I will have great fun putting these items to use. :)))
Jamnj rated for Random (PC) - December on Dec 18, 2016
Comment: What a great card. What a lovely Old Maid card! I think it makes a great pc! Thank you for sending it to me. I am honored to have Teacher Tessie!😀❤️
Response: Awesome! I'm glad you like it!
moosemama rated for ⭐Easy Postcard Swap US #6⭐ on Dec 3, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the 'Dutchy' PC
Arhel rated for handmade bookmark - newbie friendly on Jun 15, 2016
Comment: Lovely bookmark and book, thank you! :D I enjoyed this a lot!
Response: I'm really glad you liked them!

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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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