Hello everybody :)
My name is Leen and I'm from Belgium.
My motto is 'live laugh love' :)
I used to be a 'heavy' writer, as we used to call it, when I was younger. I had so many penpals, I just loved to open my mailbox. Missed that feeling so joined this website and still love it! Here I find the challenge to try new crafts or re-try old crafts and make nice handmade things. With a kid in the house it became a bit harder to find time to craft but I'm trying.
If you don't receive a swap, please let me know. I love to make people smile so always put an effort in sending swaps.
I live together with my man Frederick, since September.29.2014 we have a beautiful cute daughter called Rilke. We had a dog (black labrador called Bacho and he passed away last July, 12 years old), a cat (street cat called Nitro) and some chicken. I have a big family so spending much time with them. We renovated our house for the past 4 years, it's just the details now which is the fun part but still takes a lot of time.
Taking a summer break, may you all have a great time! xxx
✿ note pads cuz I love to make lists (any style)
✿ stickers (any kind, my 2 year old daughter loves stickers)
✿ deco / washi tape (any style, just love tape)
✿ notecards /postcards (non touristic, blanc, any language, in a PC swap I like them send naked and stamped)
✿ woodland animals
✿ instant drinks (all sorts of cappuccino, hot chocolate, late machiatto, ... )
♥ (small) pieces of fabric with nice prints
♥ easy sewing patterns
♥ handmade items [anything made with love]
♥ Paris [prints, cards, paper, patterns ... anything with Paris on is fun to get. Why? Because we'll always have Paris!]
♥ planners [weekplanner, menuplanner, planner per day, I love planning esp. when it's on colourfull paper, haha]
♥ lip balm [I like them 'with a fruity taste' in a stick form, just lip balm, not lip stick or lip gloss]
♥ funny small things [mini cherries, buttons formed like cupcakes, mini cards ...]
♥ scarves [long loops, light scarves, bright colours (even black with bright accents), nice or funny prints]
♥ ear rings [long dangling colourfull but not too heavy please, handmade or storebought, original]
♥ cotton tote bags [not the small ones, they must be 'practical', can be handmade, with prints & colours, free ones with advertising ...]
★ anything 'kitchen' -- colourfull tea towels, dishclothes, coasters, egg cups ...
★ anything 'bath' -- anything eco and with not too many additions: bombs, salt, masks, ...
★ anything 'crafting' -- new ideas, articles from magazines, as long as there are pictures or examples included
★ anything 'fair trade' -- I try to pay attention to this, if I were an honest farmer somewhere I would want a fair price as well, of course in this world it's hard to choose for the expensive product
★ anything 'eco' -- became aware of that since we almost lived in our garden, I had to loose all my washing water in the garden ... woops, changed to eco stuff cuz the rest is almost poison for your lawn.
▼ Colours: pink, purple, eggshel, lime
▼ Teas: fruit, special combinations
▼ Movies: 12 years a slave, The best of me, The vow, I am Sam
▼ Smells: vanilla, berries, chocolate, cookies
▼ Books: Dangerous Minds, From Bagdad with love
▼ Chocolate: milk, with mint, caramel, nuts ..
▼ Authors: Clive Cussler, Santa Montefiore, John Grisham
▼ Cities I've ever visited: Berlin, Haifa,London, Paris, Carvasonne, Lisboa
✂ Sewing. Easy patterns, decoration, I love to 'pimp' old clothes. I try to make easy clothes for our girl.
✂ Wood crafts, love to make new item out of old pallets or old pieces of wood.
✂ Decoupage: anything not good looking you can turn into a nice piece when you cover it!
✂ Recycling: I find this an art itself :) I love to paint old cabinets, I like to upgrade old bottels into nice vases, I re-use plastic bottles to grow my seeds in, ...
✂ Gardering: I loooove to grow my own vegetables, I like herbs and fruit plants, don't care so much for flowers
✂ Reading: I read almost one book a week, no sience fiction.
I work as a tutor in a daycentre for adults with mental retardation, I'm 'boss' of 12 co-workers nowadays, that means a bit more paperwork but still lots of activities to organise as well. I have to do workshops and my favourite one is 'the creative club' and I can always use some ideas or tools for it, my people love to work with wooden items to sand, paint or re-decorate. If you're interested in what we make and sell, please check http://www.pinterest.com/twinkelke2430 and please spread the word!
Frederick likes Lego, he collects the mini figures series you can buy in little sachets in toy shops. He also likes heavy metal and collects stickers, gadgets and stuff from bands.
Our daughter Rilke is very fond of books. She likes stickers, painting, playing with her kitchen tools and building stuff with Duplo. She likes to be outside and she adores all animals. Her favourites are elephants and woodland animals. If it comes to popular cartoons she likes Nemo, Maisy, Bumba, Tiny, Dribbel (Spot), Jungle Book and Nijntje.
The cat likes all small treats and small toys that tinkle.
✇ postcards, city - country related (I had to collect them for my uncle, I don't like to collect things and then give it away, that's why)
✇ necklaces (I don't wear them often so they're gonna be not used and that's a shame)
✇ rings (cannot wear them at work)
✇ brand marks (why should something be better if there's a well known name on it?)
✇ the smell of lavender and coconut (bad memories, nothing against the plants or fruit)
✇ the colours black, grey, blue and orange (they are simply not made for me)
Always in for, contact me!
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