Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2017 4:38 am
www.swap-bot.com

Mello

Mello
Date Joined: January 31, 2008
Last Online: September 4, 2017
Birthday: February 17, 1974
Country: Germany
My Flickr Photos
My Amazon Wishlist
My Etsy Favorites
My DaWanda Favorites
International Amazon Wishlist

About Me

Hi there, I'm Mello!
I'm an Occupational Therapist, working mum of a 10 year old Boy and wife to a selfemployed Taxadvisor. We live in a 1890 built house we bought some Years ago and we are still renovating. As far as it is nothing risky like electricity or work on the roof, I try to do as much as possible on my own. My Husband is really a sweety, but he isn't really good with his hands :o) As OT I love everything I can get my fingers dirty with, so that fits!
I'm very open minded and a strong believer of equal rights for everyone. I don't like people telling me what is right or what I have to believe - I want to draw my own picture and decide for myself. I'm a protester and speak up when I face injustice. I burned my fingers more than once, but I feel that I have to show my little boy that it is necessary to take a stance.

Favorite Crafts

I love sewing and I'm knitting Socks (sometimes Hats or Gloves, but nothing bigger). I'm totally mad about Fabric and craft magazines, I'm so glad we have a big Attic I can store all that stuff! I love anything about Color: Pencil, Crayons, Watercolor, Brushes, no matter what. I like to doodle but I don't do scrapbooking or stuff like that, so I have no use for that kind of supplies.

I couldn't crochet if it meant my life! Whenever I try, it just turns out as brick - good enough as a rough potholder, but that's it. So nothing crocheting for me pretty please.....

Me likes....

SciFi - I love Star Trek, from the original Series to the newest Enterprise Movie. Firefly to bad it never made it to another season..... Star Wars here I'm more for the classic 70s Trilogy though. Hitchhikers guide through the galaxy, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood - man, this one really got me hooked within 10 minutes!
And Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant will always be my favorite Doctors!

Canada, esp. Toronto and anything Canadian

Snowflakes and Snowmen

Dandelions

Stars

Calvin & Hobbes

Krtek the mole

krtek

Pippi Langstrumpf

Pippi

Heather Ross

Tone Finanger

Kaffee Fassett

Andy Goldsworthy

Mailart

Pirates, Robots and Rockets

Chocolate - milk chocolate is my favourite.

Handmade/crafty things

anthroposophic Crafts

Fabric - from japanese kids design over retro to novelty, anythings for me, I prefer cotton and cottonjersey.

Scents: everything green and natural, like lemon, orange, green tea, fresh cut grass......

Flavours: chocolate, orange, mango, pineapple, lemon.....

I like warm, bright and earthy colors -my favourites are the range from dark red to warm yellow, moss green, olive, chocolate brown and really dark blues. When it comes to clothing I prefer the dark colors - greens, blues, browns, greys and black.

Craft Magazines

T-Shirts with cool prints - I bring at least one T-Shirt from every Trip. I prefer the ones with room to move - XL mens is fine - but not those tight girly-Shirts!

Did I mention the 80s? I like all stuff with Magnum P.I., The Fall Guy, A-Team, M°A°S°H°, Fraggle Rock, Muppets, Ghostbusters, Goonies, Gremlins, Indiana Jones, The dark Crystal, Star Trek, Star Wars, Back to the future,....

Jim Henson - simply everything he made!

Environment-friendly

Fair-Trade

Organic

handmade with love

Vintage is okay for me - just another form of recycling!

You might want to Follow me on Pinterest to get some more ideas.....

Not for me please....

Green Tea, Red Tea, Chai Tea, Yogi Tea

dark chocolate, Marzipan or Licorize

Marshmallows and Macaroons (I know I'm weird....)

I have no use for Scrapbookingsupplies like Brads, Scrapbook Stickers, etc.

Crocheting stuff

Cinnamon-, Cherry- and Grapeflavoured things. I love the real stuff, but not the fake flavour that's found in candy etc.

Butterscotch flavour - yuck!

Acrylic Fabric or Yarn, such as in those fuzzy Socks - I can't even touch this Material without shuddering.....profoundly!

Flowery heavy scents, patchouli, opium, vanilla, Lavender, etc. oh, and though I love anything chocolate, chocolate scented stuff mostly doesn't work for me.

Hot Spices - I'm really a sissy here.

Neon Colours and anything in the range of Pink/Purple/Turquoise

Any kind of Jewelry

sparkly/shiny/glittery things

Alcohol - I occasionally drink a Beer, but most time Alcohol free. I just don't like it.

Plasticbags

I'm not a girly girl so I don't have any taste for Make-Up, "Barbie" pink style, puppies, kittens, dolphins, bows and stuff like that.

I'm not really fond of Dotee Dolls or sewed ATC's.

Blythe Dolls are creepy.....

It's not really that I don't like them, but after just a few swaps I have a biiiig stash of Stickers, so no more Stickers for me please....

Favorites....

My tastes are all over the place, just about everything except Horror.

BOOKS
- J.R.R. Tolkien - Douglas Adams - Robert Asprin - Dieter Kreutzkamp - Ellis Peters - Maurice Sendak - Eric Malpass - Oliver Sacks - Henry David Thoreau - A. A. Milne - John Seymour - Leo Hickman - Diana Gabaldon - J.K. Rowling :o) - Astrid Lindgren - Sven Nordqvist - Janosch

And of course anything Crafty....

MOVIES
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns - The Dark Crystal - Major League - The 70's Star Wars Trilogy - Brother of Sleep - Blues Brothers - Star Trek - Dances with wolves - Threesome - Le Dernier Trappeur - Seven Years in Tibet - Pollock - Avengers-Series

TV
Torchwood - Doctor Who - Cadfael - Firefly - Queer as Folk - Enterprise - Stargate Atlantis -

Art
Hundertwasser - van Gogh - Monet - Gaudi - Larsson - Goldsworthy - Magrite - Klimt - Rizzi

Web
Check, Please by Ngozi - AO3 Fanfiction

My little cutie.....

In case you want to send something for my little son, here is what he likes at the time:

  • Muppets Show

  • Mice

  • anything The Hobbit I read him the book twice, he has the Audiobook on loop and we took him to see the first film on the big cinemascreen. (I know it is rated for twelve and up, but we went to see it first without him and then decided that he can handle it - and since he knew the story well he had no problems at all, unlike some teenagers sitting next to us....)

  • John Wayne and anything Cowboy

  • Comicbook Heroes - he loves Thor, Ironman, Spiderman, Batman, Hulk, Captain America, Silver Surfer.....

  • Star Trek anything TOS, esp. Spok or Kirk, or anything Klingon or Borg from TNG on - why yes, I raise my own little geek! :o)

  • Indiana Jones it startet with a Lego-Set.....

  • Harry Potter I read him the first book, as it isn't as scary as the follow-up books.

  • Doctor Who Character Building Micro Figures - we've been to Scotland and he bought himself a package. He hoped it would be a Dalek, but it turned out to be Cyberman (wich I think is pretty cool, too!)......

  • Star Wars

  • Lego as for themes: Ninjago, Chima, Hobbit, Avengers, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Cars and Pirates, but any Lego is cool really! We even like the Legos your kid has grown out of :o)

  • Geocaching

  • Imagination Movers -we have nothing about those fab guys here in Germany.....

  • Astronauts, Rockets, Spaceshuttles and Space

  • Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service

  • anything his Mum sews for him in boyish fabrics, such as with Monsters, Aliens, Rockets and so on.

  • T-Shirts with one of the above-mentioned. He is skinny and short for his age, in German Sizes it's 134 by the time, probably 7/8 would work out well.

He doesn't like Sponge Bob - he refers of him as "The weird guy"....

The other cute guy...*g*

My husband Johannes loves Baseball (Toronto Blue Jays & Mainz Athletics). Here in Germany Baseball is quite an exotic sport, so anything related to it (Magazines etc.) will be highly appreciated! Also he likes anything native american/canadian. Canada is his favorite destination - likes anything Toronto and Algonquin Park esp.. He's quite a history geek (esp. WW I and II) and is passionate about genealogy. He is a TV Addict, can stay up all night to watch - has all the DVD Boxes of CSI (Grissom is his fave) , CSI Miami, NCIS, ER, Without a trace.....he likes SciFi as well, but anything Fantasy scares the crap out of him. (Nearly broke my hand while watching Harry Potter :o) He collects Baseballcaps and is loosing them constantly - so there can never be enough of them.

Oh, just to mention: he's a vegetarian! He is more for the salty/spicy side of food and he loves to cook. Soups are his favorite dish to make and he gets quite fancy with them. He loves Indian/Asian Cuisine as well as TexMex. He loves exotic and hot spices and is always the first to handle the Barbecue. He loves to cook over open fire - one of his faves is Pizza Calzone on the grid. He gets excited about new gadgets for his cooking - he even goes to a Mens-Cooking-Club and assembled himself a Hardware Toolbox with all his Gadgets to take with him. He cooks the field-kitchen of our local red cross section and always looks for new inspiration there. (last time he "cooked" Cake in Glassjars in the fieldkitchen, ha!) He has huge piles of cookbooks and -magazines.

He is a selfemployed Tax consultant, but also volunteers as Paramedic and collects Patches and T-Shirts (he is a 2XL) from Emergency Medical Services around the world! We can set up a private Swap on that any time!

By the way, my little brother is a police-officer and a volunteer firefighter, he loves patches and T-Shirts (L), too. :o)

International Wishlist

From the UK/Ireland:

  • Cadbury Fudge Chocolate Bars

  • Seeds of change organic chocolate (I had dark with orange and figs - delicious!)

  • Anything Torchwood - I have the DVD Box, but anything about it, like Magazines or else, will be highly appreciated! I'm a Jack/Ianto shipper - don't like Gwen.....

  • Anything Doctor Who

  • Doctor Who Character Building Micro Figures

  • McVities Hobnobs

  • Handmade Living Magazines

From France:

  • Marie Claire Idees Magazines

From the Netherlands:

  • Chocolate Covered Kruidnoten

  • Tony's Chocolonely Chocolate

  • Chocolate Letters "J" & "M"

  • FLOW Magazine

From the US or Canada:

  • Purity Peppermint nobs

  • Hersheys Cookies'n Cream Bars

  • Celestial Seasoning Tea: Country Peach Passion, Lemon Zinger, Sleepytime, Canadian Vanilla Maple Decaf

  • York Peppermint Patties

  • Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Flavour

  • Wonka Candy - Kazoozles!

  • Twizzlers - plain red ones, the rainbow version, Sourz or the filled ones - any of them! Twizzlers Twerps! oh my!

  • Nasa T-Shirts - I had a dark blue one wich I bought Years ago in Houston, Johnson Space Centre, but it is totally worn out now....:o(

  • Clover Flower Head Pins

  • Nexcare Comfort Pals or Tatoo Band-Aids with Star Wars Clonewars, Winnie the Pooh or any "boyish" Characters (no Spongebob though!)

  • Living Crafts Magazines

  • Uppercase Magazine

  • Cloth Paper Scissors Magazines

  • Cloth Paper Scissors STUDIOS Magazines

  • Martha Stewart Kids Magazines

  • I have a Martha Stewart Magazine subscription, gifted to me by my awesome husband, so I don't need the regular Magazines, but would always appreciate the Holiday Issues!

  • ReadyMade Magazines

  • Stitch Magazines

  • Sesame Street Deco Tape

  • Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Morsels (Milk-chocolate, semisweet, white and of course chunks!)

  • brown sugar, firmly packed (you can't get it here in Germany, just like them Morsels..)

From Asia:

  • Bento supplies

  • Cotton Time Magazine

  • Any of the Paumes Books, esp. the "Family Style" Editions!

  • Japanese Kids Fabric (something like the ones on superbuzzy.com :o)

  • Pocky (we only have the plain chocolate ones)

I can always and easily get anything Diddl, german candy, german gummibears, Kindereggs, Kinder Happy Hippos, german or swiss chocolate (e.g. Milka, Lindt, Toblerone, Ritter Sport), any german souvenir, german Diddl and Hello Kitty magazines,...... So, if you're interested in a private Swap, just send me a mail!

Just to mention....

  • I recycle envelopes and boxes to protect the environment. You can do this too when you send to me. :-)

  • I also don't wrap the swaps I send in nice papers. It may look nice, but I think, it is not necessary. Another way to protect the environment. That doesn't mean, that I don't wrap them up carefully if necessary!

  • I collect used stamps for Charity. They are payed per Kilo, so I would really appreciate it, if you put loooots of real stamps on the envies and boxes you send to me! Thanx!

Got flaked by.....

BeccaBecca - Forums Tag: Profile Surprise and BentoBox Senddate February 2008- @Weeatcrayons angeled this one, as it was for my son! Thanx again!

lunagodesswithin - Suns, Moons and Stars Swap II

fii - ♥♥♥♥My Big Fat European Stuffed Envelope

ElizabethRollins - Boys Christmas Present swap @vidalia68 angeled this one - Thank you so much!

hjshort72 - Amazon Wishlist or Etsy Favorites + a postcard #7

Pinkfootballs - Something for a rainy day @kittenred angeled this one and added wonderful stuff for my little boy - Thank you so much!

Treksek - Big Fat Envie:Winter Wonderland Intl The wonderful @suessstoff angeled this one. Thank you so much!

giramondo - Cakes addict #2 @vidalia68 angeled this one, too! Thank you so much!

lilpuddin - Private Space themed Swap for our kids @Batmamma and @Morwesong angeled for my little boy - Thank you so much!

blacklamb - Happy Mail #8

SewSouthern - Special Delivery: Seeing Stars

Ratings

5
rating
Comment: I received your ATC and the one your young son made, too! I love them both! I don't have enough experience yet with the ninth Doctor - need more! I've also been recently watching some of the earliest Doctor Who shows (the first, second and third Doctor), and I'm finding that I love them as much as the more modern Doctors. Each has their own quirks and appeals! I'm glad, too, that your son is another new fan! Thanks for sending!
5
rating
Comment: Tell Jakob I also like Eccleston quite a bit. I mean, Smith is basically me as the Doctor so he's my favorite, but Eccleston makes me smile every single time I see his episodes. Thanks so much!
5
rating
 
Angie rated for Star Trek Fanart Swap! on Dec 6, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Wow! Wow! Wow! That is an amazing bit of fanart there! Thank you so much for sending the ST journal. Very creative and you're so talented. Thank you again for the very special piece!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Your stamps and envelope look lovely and I like that you especially included the fox! It's the prettiest mail I've had in a while! I've never heard the story of the Little Prince but I want to now :)
Response: Ah, good to hear I woke your interest for the story - Saint Exupéry is a classic!
Ky rated for Special Delivery: ★ Seeing Stars! ★ on Aug 20, 2014
5
rating
Comment: **10 STAR SWAP****** What a terrific package!!! From the outside of the box and the hilarious label and cute tape to the awesome contents, this was a really remarkable swap!! I ADORE these handmade stamps, you did an awesome job!! I love these little tins and everything in them. Big thank you to your son, tell him he did a great job on the pin! I love the cupcake stars and the garland too. The journal is perfect and will most certainly be used! You were extremely generous and this is a delightful package, one of the best swaps I have ever received, really!! Thank you, thank you!!
Response: Awww - thank you so much for your kind words! So glad everything was well received! Jakob is very proud of your praise but he is not happy that you like the stamps - he hoped you hate them and send them back, haha! Guess I have to make a second batch....
BennysMumma rated for Torchwood in a Mini Bag on May 22, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so very much for everything in the bag, it was so much fun opening it up! I loved the "specimens" especially the "fairy eggs" They must've been duds because they opened on their way overseas and didn't hatch, so that's a good thing. Everything was great, I'd give you more hearts if I could! :)
Jadebear rated for Middle Earth in a Bag on Dec 10, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! My entire family had fun today, going through everything you put together for me :)
Response: This is how I like Swapparcels best, when I can share them with my family. So glad we made you have fun! I hope you can adapt the Hobbit Recipes to match your diet.
5
rating
Comment: The improvised envelope is considered mailart (so much nicer than a plain, white envelope)! So that was a great bonus besides an extra zine made by your son. I hope you had a pleasant vacation!
5
rating
Comment: Wow! I got TWO Zines! The one that your son Jakob made is darling! Thanks for the translation! Now I can make a stamp bunting! Tell him Thanks so much! I love the idea of a combination craft and PO! I wonder if my PO would go for that? And the free mail art machine! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Arielah rated for Inexspensive Etsy swap September on Sep 30, 2013
5
rating
 
5
rating
Comment: WOW! I love your colorful zine and the gorgeous stamps and the beautiful mini-postcards! My girls and I even loved the little "special handling" note on the front of the envelope. (And of course, I loved the Tennant label!) Thank you so much for a wonderful, thoughtful swap!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun zine, and the beautiful & thoughtful fairy tale postcard/sticker set. :)
tastelikeapples rated for Stargate in a Mini Bag on Sep 20, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so, so much for such an amazing swap. Really, you went above and beyond. I am hard pressed to say what was my favorite - it was like opening up a treasure trove of fond memories from both shows. Sheppard's wrist bands! The package just to tease McKay! My very own Stargate! (That is absolutely going in a place of honor once I get it set up.) I love the t-shirt and my beautiful Athosian mug and the stargate confessions - I had no idea Finn from Glee was one of the Genii. I had to go rewatch the Storm! Thank you so much for everything. You are amazing and deserve all the hearts ever!
Response: Haha, we sure had the same reaction when reading about Finn (Corey) being the Genii torturing McKay: I sat down and watched the episode again. And I had to smirk through every scene :o) Very inappropriate! Glad you like your Swap-Package, have fun with it!
Zuzu rated for MAY/JUNE: Kid/Tween/Teen Zine on Aug 26, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Yay! This arrived a few days ago! Your boy did a great job on his zine - the girls and I were very impressed with his Hong Kong Phooey! ;D The extras were completely unnecessary but very much appreciated. The girls especially love the sparkly winged stickers. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad it finally arrived! And for the sparkly stickers - Jakob raided our stash until he found some reeeeeally girlish ones :o)
Ambryel rated for Harry Potter in a Bag on Aug 26, 2013
5
rating
Comment: I got your package the other day and I was stunned. Really, you went above and beyond! I loved all of the small touches you added and I'm wearing the earrings right now. Seriously, my jaw dropped. :) Also, I'm really glad your son helped you. It made the package so much more special. Please tell him thank you for me! I love the wand he made and love that he sent me one of his legos!! Thank you for the bag, and here are some extra hearts since they will only let me give you one officially! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: I translated your rating to my little boy and he is so proud - thanx for your nice words! Also he exclaimed: "Look, she sent us mice!" when he saw your extra-hearts *g* He loves mice, so that's another win, haha. I'm glad you enjoyed what we sent and seeing you make jewellry it's so nice that you speak kindly of my amateurish first attempts on beading :o) Again, thanx!
snout rated for DIY Zinemakers Kit on Aug 7, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Wow, this was absolutely fantastic! I feel extremely honored to have been your swap partner! This cool, new thing happened to me. There was a key in my PO Box with a locker number. When I opened that door I got your package. It was this wonderful event that completely made my day. Seriously, thank you!
Response: Wow, that sounds so Harry-Potterish (is this a word?) I have this picture in my head of a tiny winged key fluttering through your postbox - wish our Postalservice would do this, I only imagine the antsy feeling you have when you open the locker and get your surprise package! So cool!
bean rated for DIY Zinemakers Kit on Jul 28, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Wow!! Thank you so much for the lovely kit, I love everything in it and there is no way I could give it up! The kids will have to settle with a few different kits from me instead ;)
Response: Glad you like it so much! It was fun putting together - I really like the idea that you donate for a Youth Art Group!
soyprincesa2 rated for Inexpensive Etsy swap July on Jul 15, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Oh my Gosh!!!! WOW!!!! I am completely thrilled and happy with your choice for this swap!!!! I wanted this zine so bad!!!! I have thought about buying it so many times, but just didn't. Thanks very much for purchasing this for me!!!! I love it and will spend hours reading through it!!! You're the best partner. I would give you 5 hearts if I could!!!!
rngstgstll rated for MAY/JUNE: Kid/Tween/Teen Zine on Jul 1, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Wow, what a colorful and timely minizine! The official reviewer (my daughter) said, "It is colorful and very interesting," and I agree. My favorite pages are the sauna, the cover picture, Oceanman, and the tent in the backyard. I have to say that bad guys slipping in slime sounds like fun, too. We are going to have to check out the playlist music :) My daughter is working on her non-glued minizine, but I can't tell you what she is writing, or it wouldn't be a surprise!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 293 10 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
268 303 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
8 8 181 71
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

SweetClementine on Jan 14, 2015:

Thank you for the generous Christmas surprise package! It arrived just in time for Christmas. :-) The awesome towel is my favorite thing and is already being put to good use in my kitchen! The kids are quite happy with the sweet goodies. I am working on a package to send your way. Let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like from here? Hugs from Texas! :-)

Rainsembellishments on Nov 27, 2014:

Ky on Sep 24, 2014:

You are so welcome for the Nasa goodies! I loved you star swap package so much, I wanted to treat you. That little rocket stamp will forever be my favorite stamp! :-)

sunnyblueskies on Sep 10, 2014:

Thank you so very much for the lovely postcard from Bavaria! Your vacation sounds magical, even with the rain!

SweetClementine on Sep 10, 2014:

Thank you SO much for the surprise fruit soup (LOVE it!) and the postcard from your vacation (beautiful!). I recently bought something fall-ish I'm planning to send your way soon. Take care! :-)

sunnyblueskies on Aug 12, 2014:

So glad to hear that the postcard made it to you safely! I was hoping the old address I had for you was still current :)

SweetClementine on Apr 24, 2014:

Thank you so much for the great package again!!! It's all so exciting! I love the German cloth bags you sent, and they will always remind me of you when I'm shopping. The kids and I are in heaven with all the gummies and other treats. Thank you!

KateKintail on Mar 31, 2014:

Torchwood

Torchwood in a Bag Profile Check. Be careful of the rift!

SweetClementine on Feb 13, 2014:

Package 1 has arrived. Thank you for the calendar and gummy mix. The kids and I are finding it difficult to resist! My parents will love looking through the calendar. Germany is beautiful! Hope you don't have to wait much longer for my package to arrive. :-)

KateKintail on Nov 1, 2013:

http://static.swap-bot.com/images/swaps/161114/swap.jpg

Middle Earth in a Bag profile check! Begin your journey...

Login to leave a comment now!