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Date Joined: January 31, 2009
Last Online: December 6, 2015
Birthday: January 27, 1988
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

I'm 23 years old and I live in Helmond in the Netherlands, together with my boyfriend and two ginea pigs and two cats :). My boyfriend and I are together for eight years now. I work as a religious education teacher at a secondary school. I also study history, because I'd like to teach this subject as well. I like (art) journaling, watching DVD's (mostly series like Friends and That 70's Show!), crocheting amigurumi, reading and exchanging mail!

Favorite Crafts

I love crocheting! I started over a year ago and after a lot of failure and practice I can finally say I think I'm good at it. I crochet amigurumi every now and then. Currently I'm working on a huge granny square blanket :).

I'm a beginner at knitting, but love it already :)

I like paper craft and arts, but I've never tried a lot. So tips and tricks are always welcome! I like making cards, bookmarks, ATC etc. I draw and paint a little, but I'm not very good at it. I like to make collages and I also started an art journal. I'm having a lot of fun doing that.

I've also done a little bit of cross stitching.

I'm a beginner using a sewing machine. I've made some stuffies, a quilted blanket, pillow cases and am currently working on a birthday quirland.

I like making dotee dolls.


Well, I like:

  • Guinea pigs. I have two of them (a sheltie and a rex) and I adore them. Any stuff with guinea pigs on them would be GREAT.

  • I also like other animals, especially bears and penguins. I LOVE going to the zoo, I visit a few every year!

  • Religious stuff (like icons and idols or rosaries, symbols). This may be things of ANY religion, christianity, hinduism, buddhism, new age, etc. I like the colourful world of religion and find a lot of things interesting. So if you have anything with Jesus or Mary on it, or maybe some arabic writings or hindu gods... Please use it for the swaps you send to me!

  • Anything that can be used for crocheting and decoration amigurumi, like yarn, safety eyes, beads and buttons, ribbons...

  • Beads, stickers, stuffies (don't know why, probably nostalgia)

  • Reading and books in general.

  • Classic novels and costume films (like Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, North & South, Cranford...)

  • Anything 'old' is great. I love things looking retro, vintage, victorian or medieval.

  • Cute things with polka dots, checkers or flower patterns.

  • Sending and receiving cards and letters, keeping journals. I'm also addicted to notebooks.

  • I like swapping tea. I love all kinds of tea! Black tea's, green tea's, herbal tea's, fruit tea's... The only one kind of tea I really hate is liqourice! Yuck!

  • I also like indie and punk music, like Arctic Monkeys, the Wombats, Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Lostprophets, Flogging Molly, Florence + the Machine etc. I love going to festivals, although I don't do this every year because it's so expensive :(.

If you need some inspiration for extra's... I really like to receive tea bags! Also embellishments like buttons, beads, pretty papers, glitters, ribbons etc. are great.

Happy swapping!

I love swapping and I like thoughtful swaps, things which are made/picked with care. I like receiving swaps with a kind little note. If you can't send a swap in time, please message me. I will understand!

I also try to do all these things myself. So if you haven't received any swap by me, nor a message, please contact me!


YinkaNut rated for Mini Zines for Beginners on Jan 1, 2012
Comment: Have not received anything and still marked as unsent on the swap page. I will change the rating if I receive it.
snout rated for Mini Zines for Beginners on Dec 19, 2011
Comment: It has been nearly a month and I have not received anything. You are still displayed as unsent on the swap page.
fluffyporscha rated for 2x2 Handmade Bookmarks #2 on Dec 18, 2011
Comment: Thank you love them
blackiebirdie rated for Mini Zines for Beginners on Dec 9, 2011
Promandis rated for 2x2 Handmade Bookmarks #2 on Dec 8, 2011
Comment: Never got anything.
shortmommy23 rated for handwritten letter on Nov 20, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the long letter, I enjoyed reading it alot and will be writing you back soon! I also love the stationary and the sticker flakes, thanks so much.
nativegan rated for Doodle-a-Monster Postcard Swap on Nov 9, 2011
Comment: Thanks!!
DerpyShy rated for Make some new friends on Oct 17, 2011
LyndensMommy rated for QUICK 5 Somethings #18 on Oct 11, 2011
Comment: thank you soooo much i love it happy swapping!!!! i love the little envie where can i get ones like that they are sooo cute!!!!
Mremptypants rated for No Introduction Needed on Oct 10, 2011
Comment: I'll be writing back soon
Comment: Hi, Ester! I received the 7th and final postcard on Wednesday. Thank you so much for completing the swap though it did drag through an entire month instead of a week. Ha ha! I still enjoyed doing it with you, and hope we can swap again when you're ready for Swap-bot again. :-)
Comment: 6 weeks after the deadline still nothing!
Response: 6 oct '11 - I'm working on this swap, will be sent soon.
midnightsun458 rated for Love bookmarks on Nov 11, 2009
Comment: This was a long time ago but I don't think I ever rated you for this! I really enjoyed your bookmark. It was wonderful...a fantastic and special addition to my collection. : )
impeus rated for A Week In My Life on Nov 3, 2009
Comment: What a great book you created for me, thank you so much for the insight into your life! It is clear you put a lot of effort into this, I love it so much!!
metatron rated for PC - World Neighbors on Oct 26, 2009
Comment: Your card is nice ! Thanks for the insight of the city. I'd thought Maastricht would be more big or I don't know since there is such an important treaty was signed in !!
blacklovelythang rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Oct 21, 2009
Comment: I love Tulips of all kinds!
Lavender72004 rated for the unusual envelope swap on Oct 9, 2009
Comment: I will change this if I ever recevie the swap.
Response: Fair enough :).
ericae rated for Quotecard Postcard #27 on Oct 8, 2009
julief rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 30, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard!
TeePeeMaiden rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 24, 2009
Comment: Thank-you so much,I love the picture of the Dutch tulips.It did brighten my day.

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taoiionam on Dec 12, 2011:

Hey there ~ I'd appreciate a rating for my MinZine for Beginners if you received it ^.^ Take care!

KarlaKC on Oct 22, 2010:

Just got Postcard #4 in our private swap! Love the reddish orange fur on the monkeys. And yes, I have pets though they're more appropriately called my children's pets. I have 4 children to care for without adding their pets to my daily chores! LOL! We have 3 indoor cats and an outdoor dog. :-) If I could have my OWN pet, I think I'd like a long haired bunny (so I could spin its fur into yarn) or a small dog like a yorkie. A white yorkie! :-) but my own pet might be awhile coming.

shfacey on Apr 22, 2009:

Thank you for joining my Religious ATC swap!

qbee on Apr 20, 2009:

Ester, HEARTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS for you ,thank you for ANGELING the tourist matchbox. you did a AWESOME job on it. And thanks for all the extras. Debbie

anrtist on Mar 12, 2009:

hiI WELCOME to swapbot! i know you will really enjoy this and learn so much! It can change your life! I want to invite you to join my angel or dragonfly or any one of my swaps! SSSOOO... HAPPY SWAPPING!!!cc

ButterflyPrincess on Feb 27, 2009:


alteredtome on Feb 23, 2009:

I know I will like whatever you send. Hint, since you like to paint and draw anything handmade would be wonderful. But don't worry this is just for fun.

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