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Date Joined: January 27, 2010
Last Online: October 24, 2018
Birthday: November 20, 1980
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

update April 2012: on April 4th my little boy was born!

Mother to the cutest girl in the world since February 11th 2010. Married to the best husband in the world since May 9th 2009. I'm a primary school teacher, but can often be found up in my crafty room (aka our attic) making stuff and I find a lot of inspiration on the internet and blogs. I love fabrics and (re-)organising all the stuff in my attic.

Favorite Crafts

I craft mainly with felt, fabric, yarn and recently wood (yay, I have a scrollsaw now!). I love sewing, quilting (a little bit), I am also giving crochet and knitting a try. I love making items for our nature table too ( I love the patterns by Atletier Pippilotta). I'm trying out needle felting and wet felting. I try to use woolfelt only.

Favorite books/movies/tv

  • Mathilda (Roald Dahl)
  • Richard Scarry
  • Harry Potter
  • Eric Carle
  • Annie MG Schmidt
  • Charlie and the chocolate factory (the original with Gene Wilder, I'm looking for the DVD for months now! Update: I found it!)
  • Annie
  • Romeo&Juliet
  • Chocolat
  • Lord of the Rings
  • LOST
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Homeland
  • Game of Thrones I love fairy tales, especially Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel & Gretel. I love gnomes too!

At home

Our interior is a mix of Cath Kidston, Greengate, PIP Studio with thriftshop finds and things I make. I love going to brocante shops, fleamarkets and charity/thriftshops to find things I can use in our home or garden. We have a nature table that I try to change every month.

I like...

  • Polkadots! (for fabric: especially other colours than white on a colour, I have enough of those for now!).
  • Natural materials like wood, felt, wool, linen and paper
  • Red, pink, white, duck egg blue
  • Christmas / owl / mushroom / apple / heart / gnome / rainbow fabric!
  • I spy fabrics
  • Heather Ross, Alexander Henry, Amy Butler, Michael Miller fabrics
  • Whimsical / woodland things
  • Gnomes!
  • Little Red Riding Hood / Hansel & Gretel (I love the images of gingerbread houses...)
  • Buttons (red are my favourite)
  • Wooden spools, I also collect mushroom knitting spools
  • vintage sewing /knitting related images
  • vintage blue bird images
  • Japanese fabrics
  • Cath Kidston, Greengate, Pip studio
  • cute decotape / ribbon / trim
  • Cupcakes (cupcake toppers)
  • Cookie cutters (still looking for woodland shapes like mushroom, owl, leaf, gnome)
  • Martha Stewart craft items
  • miniature kitchen or sewing/craft things (for a dollhouse size 1:12)
  • Magazines: Martha Stewart Living
  • simple patterns for baby clothes
  • wool felt, love the marbled felt (sprookjesvilt)
  • patterns to make felt waldorf items (like flower children) to put on a nature table
  • I collect Ostheimer wooden figures


Colors: orange, purple, black, brown (unless in a natural object), neon colors (for fabric: no solids please). The smell of smoke. Fabric/things with Disney figures on it or specific for a country/state/football team etc.). I'm allergic to dogs. No toiletries/perfume/jewelry please (allergies again...) Nothing religious please (any religion). I have tried ATC's and scrapbooking, but they are not really my thing.


Jacoline rated for Kerstornament 2013 #3 on Nov 14, 2013
Comment: Geweldig. Dank je wel!
Guusje rated for Kerstornament 2013 #2 on Oct 7, 2013
Comment: Wat zijn ze leuke allebei, dank je wel! Mooie aanwinsten voor onze boom :)
Response: Fijn, gelukkig vind je ze leuk!! Bedankt voor het raten!
Romana rated for Het Ideale Kookboek on May 12, 2011
Comment: Super leuk pakket met overheerlijke recepten... ik ga de tiramisu zeker snel uitproberen!
Response: Fijn dat het goed is aangekomen! Succes met uitproberen!
Csquaredcreations rated for Woodland theme in a baggie on Apr 22, 2011
Comment: Wow! I was super excited when I opened the baggie you sent! You went above and beyond...thank you so very much :)
Response: So happy you liked it!!
Comment: Sadly, the bunnies and eggs arrived broken. The ends of the box had ripped open so other than the toothpick Dutch flag and a felt flower, anything that wasn't in the ziplock had fallen out. It looked like one end had been sealed with scotch tape? However, Zev LOVED the leather pouch with coins. He had made a similar one last summer and wondered how you had gotten his :); I loved the fairy postcard. You have inspired me to a) learn how to make a felt mat-Zev loved it, and b) buy a tag punch. We have an abundance of watercolored paper from school, of course, and while I have hand cut tags, the punch really does look wonderful. Thank you. Happy Spring!
Response: I'm so sorry it arrived broken and opened :-( Someone at our or your postoffice must be very nosy. I had taped it extra to prevent this from happening... I'm glad the main things arrived at least and you and Zev like it!
wenot rated for prive swap kimmakesstuff en wenot on Mar 15, 2011
Comment: Bedankt Kim, voor de leuke stofjes!!
Response: Graag gedaan, hopelijk heb je er wat aan voor je quilts!
zomooizohip rated for tuniek voor koekjes on Mar 2, 2011
Comment: Wow, wat een superleuk jurkje! Leuke stofjes. Ik heb hem Niene nog niet gepast, maar even voorgehouden en lijkt prima. Leuk het patroontje erbij (ooit zelf ook eens gehad, maar kwijt) Ik heb gelijk stof geknipt dus ga me er aan wagen!
Response: Fijn dat je 'm ook leuk vindt! Het is ook zo'n simpel patroontje, dat je er zo een paar hebt gemaakt!
saffiertje rated for Vossenjacht februari on Mar 1, 2011
Comment: kom ik terug van vakantie en ligt er een leuk pakketje....bedankt voor het leuke pakketje!!! heb het tasje al meteen in gebruik! Dat zeepje is ook erg leuk! zonde om te gebruiken...
Response: Kijk, dat is leuk terugkomen van vakantie! Gewoon gebruiken hoor, dat zeepje!
TheArtfulDogger rated for profile swap on Feb 18, 2011
Comment: Hi Kim! I just received your package. I LOVE everything! Thank you especially for sending the magazine articles. I like seeing what people are creating in other countries and how the DIY movement is affecting their culture. And, what pretty wedding invitations! Letterpress is such a beautiful technique and is perfect for special occasions! Thank you again for everything and stay in touch. :)
Response: I'm glad it all arrived save and that you like it!
Comment: love love everything thanks so much cindi
Response: Pleased to hear that! Thanks for rating!
Comment: What a great package of gnomey loveliness. Welcome addition to my stash.
Response: Ah great! It was fun putting together!
decogirl rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #12 on Feb 4, 2011
Comment: I dont like this stamps, but thanks!
Response: That's a pity, thanks for rating.
annebeth rated for Vossenjacht januari on Feb 1, 2011
Comment: Ik heb je pakje ontvangen en ben er erg blij mee. Leuk dat je er poppenhuisspulletjes bij hebt gedaan, had ik totaal niet verwacht, leuke verrassing dus. Als je eens iets nodig hebt van meubels ofzo van hout, wil ik dat best voor je maken. Bij ons op school heerst ook vreselijke heftige buikgriep, maar ik heb hem nog niet gehad. Hoop dat zo te houden natuurlijk. Groetjes Annebeth
Response: Fijn dat je het leuk vindt! Ik hou je zeker in gedachten voor de poppenhuis dingen, bedankt voor het aanbod alvast en het raten!
mmilesesq rated for Post-Holiday Paper Goodies on Jan 27, 2011
Comment: I loved everything, particularly the hand drawn Riding Hood (s) - how wonderful!
Response: Glad you liked it! Enjoy!
Comment: Dankjewel weer :-)) Ze zijn leuk, waar haal je die mooie en toepasselijke stofjes toch vandaan?! Fijne feestdagen!
Response: haha, ja dat is sparen/verzamelen en vooral veel te vaak denken: oh dat is een leuk stofje, komt vast wel eens van pas! Fijn 2011!
evelyn rated for Big Fat Envelope December on Dec 23, 2010
Comment: wat voor leuke dinge , hartslijk bedankt
Response: Graag gedaan, veel plezier met alles!
zurdoswifey rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #9 on Dec 15, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the great assortment!
Response: I'm glad you like them, happy stamping!
merlainne rated for Waldorf inspired winter swap on Dec 12, 2010
Comment: What a magical package. I feel like a bit of the holiday arrived with the package. Your handwork is so beautiful, and the treats you included make me feel a part of the celebration. Thank you, thank you. I love everything. What a special swap this has been.
Response: Thank you! I had so much fun making and finding items! Looking forward to your package too ;-) I'm glad the Sinterklaas feeling came across!
DOCKA rated for Creatieve kalender 2011 / deel 5 on Dec 3, 2010
Comment: Dankje voor de leuke kalendermaanden. We zijn bijna gelijk jarig (ik op 26/11)! ;-)
Response: Wat leuk! Nog gefeliciteerd dan ;-)
WF2010 rated for Vossenjacht november on Dec 1, 2010
Comment: Dank je wel! Vooral de Boeddha ketting vind ik erg mooi =)
Response: Ah gelukkig....ik wist natuurlijk niet helemaal zeker of het je smaak zou zijn ...!

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IlonaH on Jul 5, 2011:

Ontzettend bedankt voor je leuke cadeautje voor WTA #1 bij DS! Die kaartjes worden zeker gebruikt :)

lightdl on Apr 18, 2011:

Kim what an awsome mystery bag. thank you so very much. i am still looking at everything. I would give you 10 hearts if I could. such beautiful paper and such whimsy.

Thanks again Donna Light

dmarie on Mar 21, 2011:

please come check out my new poochie bag swap http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/86975

molliebrown54 on Mar 7, 2011:

Kim, I just received the WTA January pkg...thank you so much. I love gnomes. Thanks for being so generous as well.

heritagedecouleurs on Feb 23, 2011:

hoi Kim, je pakje net op de post , is vanuit belgie verstuurd , dus zal misschien iets langer onderweg zijn...veel plezier ermee !

staceyb on Jan 22, 2011:

Thank you so so much for the two beautiful FQs for the NFS WTA! I love love the vintage sheet stripes, the colors are so springy! I will have to find the perfect project for them, thanks! :)

TerryF on Jan 11, 2011:


katiewoo on Dec 9, 2010:

Thanks so much for the fat quarter fabulous-ness on the WTA #40, you are a star!! xxx

pippelotje on Nov 15, 2010:

gefeliciteerd Kim! je won de november WTA van de Gnome Loers groep!

hollycm6 on Oct 29, 2010:

Thank you for the Selfish Giant WTA... did you make that paper for the cards? They are very pretty... and where do you find those plastic sleeves??

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