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Date Joined: June 29, 2011
Last Online: March 9, 2015
Birthday: January 24, 1984
Country: Netherlands

About me

Hello there!

I'm getting back to this lovely hobby after two years of swapping silence.

I'm a 30-year-old woman who loves swapping, jewellery-making, polymer clay, drawing, scrapbooking, paper crafts and arts and crafts in general. I'm an expat, literature nerd, and a workaholic. :)

I'm originally Finnish & Swedish and have been living in both of the countries as well. After completing my MA, majoring in comparative literature and minoring in Japanese culture and art, I relocated to the Netherlands for work.

I love: books and poetry, arts, science, travelling, cooking, hand-crafting things, film festivals, medieval faires, black metal, folk music, singing, writing letters, writing fiction, jewellery-making, tattoos, MTG, playing video games, RPG's, Studio Ghibli, scrapbooking, martial arts, Japanese sword fighting, scifi, stamping, fairytales, folklore, Japanese myths and tales, the Vikings, Ireland, the Celts, the space, imaginary space crafts, fireworks, ancient China, ancient times, Earth, and all things dark and mysterious - to mention just a few interests.

I am inspired by Autumn, poetry, Midsummer's Eve, flowers, anything eerie, forests, trees, herbs, candles, oceans and sailing, islands, interesting craft blogs, old times, vintage, steampunk and art in general.

I am interested in making my swaps eco-friendly, which means I usually reuse packages. I hope this is not offending to anyone.

About Crafting

I make a lot of jewellery and small accessories using beads, polymer clay, lace, wire wrapping, chain maille weaving, felt work, fabric - you name it. I love to make huge brooches and hair accessories, big necklaces and dangly earrings. If I wouldn't have to go to work I would probably just sit in front of my desk and make jewellery all day long, sipping tea and listening to music.

I love to receive:

Old keys and old photographs.

Anything vintage.

Cute badges and pretty brooches.

Fabric and buttons.

Anything mori or decora. I´m a mori girl by heart and was one even before I knew the name for it.

Anything with foxes!

Brambly Hedge.

Beads and findings unless plastic and especially lampwork.

Jump rings for chain maille.

Felt in any colour (bright and pastel colours preferred).

Cookie cutters.

Polymer clay and any equipment or supplies related to it.

Anything steampunky.

Anything Studio Ghibli.

Rubber stamps and ink pads.

Anything shamrock.

Old book pages, especially with pictures, any kind of sheet music.

Any craft magazines and/or books, used are fine!

Anything medieval: music, pictures, stories, equipment.

Anything with mythic creatures and animals on it - dragons, elves, goblins, dwarves, faeries, sprites...

Jewellery-making materials.

Kawaii items. My favourites are Milk, Rilakkuma and food with faces. Anything SanX. Sentimental Circus.

Anything art nouveau.

Anything witchy or mythology related.

Tea. My favourites are fruity teas, cinnamon, dessert teas and green teas.



Brads. Vellum.

Used postal stamps.

Japanese items, especially related to art, food and sake. I am always up for a Japanese item swap.

Candles and scented items, incense sticks, herbal and aromatic oils.

Anything with cute animals, especially foxes and anything kawaii type.

Origami papers.

Anything that tastes of ginger!

Drink mixes.

Cotton fabric.

Anything fairy-tale related. My favourite stories are Pied Piper of Hamelin, Mossycoat, Tamlin, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Scandinavian folk tales, fables with fox-characters or bears, Ugly Duckling.

Anything ancient Egypt, Vikings or Celts.

Oh, and please do not feel restricted to these items/things. This list is here so that you'll have an idea of what kind of things I like. :)

Favourite colours

Yellow. I am absolutely nuts about this colour - all the shades of it.

Green and blue colours that remind of forests, oceans and lakes. Especially marine blue, rich turqoise and all greens.

Earthy colours like olive green and rich brown.

Pastel colours.

Please don´t send

Dollar-store cosmetics. I´m quite picky about make-up and beauty products. And goes without saying that I´d rather not receive products that have already been opened and used, unless it's books and magazines.

Holiday themed items. Unless it´s Midsummer!

2D/3D crafting papers.


siouxx05 rated for MAILART FOR NEWBIE! on Mar 27, 2015
Comment: 1March: You said you would resend the following weekend. I have heard nothing from you since and nothing has arrived yet.
zoev1975 rated for M/L/FT-Pick One! on Feb 28, 2015
Comment: Never received anything and no reply to message. 17th March - updated to add, despite messages promising a resend, still nothing has arrived.
Response: Really sorry to see this rating. I am not usually online (as I don't have any swaps on my dashboard), so I did not immediately see your PM. I will be resending this swap, hopefully by next weekend. Very sorry that you have not received anything! :(
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful beads! I had a great time with this swap!! The beads were really fun and easy to make. :D
Comment: It arrived yesterday!! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful CUTE Kawaii goodies! The change purse is adorable! (and soft!) Thankyou so much!!♥
darkshines rated for Be My Valentine! on Feb 20, 2012
Comment: Thank you for my lovely card and the....cards! :D
melimar rated for Pick a Holiday! #2 - February on Feb 7, 2012
Comment: Hehe! they are here! my wedding day stuff! thank you and don't worry about packaging! I LOVED the earrings most! ;)
Comment: Thank you
Tanika rated for Bookmark and Book List #1 - Winter on Feb 1, 2012
Comment: Many thx for your nice letter and book reviews. Yes I read "the secret history" some years ago. It's also one of my all time favorites :-) I'll try some of your other recommendations. I love the bookmark Anton Pieck style.
Comment: You did such a great job for your first time ever. I really love it. And I really love the fairy picture too, it's lovely. Thank you so so much.
Response: I´m glad to hear you liked it, Ann! Have a great, witchy Spring :)
Fatherted rated for Children´s Book PC-swap on Jan 19, 2012
Comment: Thank your for the Alice in Wonderland postcard! I really like the picture.
Response: You´re welcome :) Thank you for rating!
Lexidh rated for Pick 5 Scrapbooking swap #1 on Jan 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for a super package! =)
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the good rating. :)
Madelon rated for Scrapbooking Surprises *Europe Only* on Jan 13, 2012
Comment: dankjwel voor je hele leuke swap
Response: Alstublief! :)
honeyblossom rated for Honeyblossom and Mossycoat on Jan 12, 2012
Comment: I received your package today. Everything is so nice. It made me smile. I am such a little girl at heart and love presents. Hope you like the journal as well. It should arrive soon if it hasn't already. Suzanne
Response: I am happy you liked it. I was a little bit worried over the jewellery because I do not know how you dress. So that´s why I decided to make it classy with black onyx and silver. I am awaiting for your package, I am sure it will be wonderful!
Comment: Thanks for resending! I love the card you made and all the extras you send me! Thanks a lot! <3
Response: I am so glad you have it! I was already sweating :D Happy New Year 2012.
Comment: Thank you for the mail art, the envelope was decorated beautifully and I love the postcard as well.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating. :)
kevsbabe rated for Ugly Postcards :) on Dec 28, 2011
Comment: Thank you. I do believe you were to send a post card not a greeting card half. Update. I received your resend. Thank you so very much.
Response: Hi! I left you a PM about this. I am sorry, I did not think of that. I will send you another card to make it up! ETA: You're welcome. I am happy that you let me make it up. :)
seouldier rated for Ugly Postcards :) on Dec 24, 2011
Comment: I see what you mean! :)
happyness rated for Japan! Japan! Japan! #2 on Dec 5, 2011
Comment: Thank you for your package and apologies for the late rating..I just got back from Japan! :D
Comment: I absolutly loved everything you sent! Thank you so much!!
Response: I am happy you liked it! Thank you for the good rating. :)
hollychihuahua rated for Private Ensō Zine Swap on Nov 15, 2011
Comment: What a great package. Your zine is amazing and I love the enso you put on the envelope and the Buddhist card. Thanks so much. This package was amazing.
Response: I am so happy to hear you liked it! :) Thank you for the good rating, Holly. Hugs, Katarina.

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zoev1975 on Apr 8, 2015:

She came back after 2 years of swapping silence - flaked on two people, then left again!!!!! Lousy behaviour

kraftykj on Mar 2, 2015:

Created new swap in long term blog pals

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 26, 2012:

Happy Fall from the I LOVE Kawaii group!

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Heyhey! I think this group could match with your interests in becoming a Sailor Scout! (:

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tiggerkitn25 on Mar 15, 2012:

Happy Spring from the I LOVE Kawaii group!

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