Hello everybody :)
My name is Leen and I'm from Belgium.
My motto is 'live laugh love' :)
I missed the feeling of a full mailbox as I was had lots of penpals when I was younger, 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, we have a 3-year-old daughter. We have a cat (street cat called Nitro) and some chicken. I have a big family so spending much time with them.
I'm on a swap-bot break but don't want to shut down my profile yet :) Doing some private swaps now and then.
âœ¿ note pads cuz I love to make lists (any style)
âœ¿ stickers (any kind, my 3 year old daughter loves stickers)
âœ¿ deco / washi tape (any style, just love tape)
âœ¿ woodland animals
âœ¿ instant drinks (all sorts of cappuccino, hot chocolate, late machiatto, ... )
â™¥ (small) pieces of fabric with nice prints
â™¥ easy sewing patterns
â™¥ handmade items [anything made with love]
â™¥ Paris [prints, cards, paper, patterns ... anything with Paris on is fun to get. Why? Because we'll always have Paris!]
â™¥ planners [weekplanner, menuplanner, planner per day, I love planning esp. when it's on colourfull paper, haha]
â™¥ lip balm [I like them 'with a fruity taste' in a stick form, just lip balm, not lip stick or lip gloss]
â™¥ scarves [long loops, light scarves, bright colours (even black with bright accents), nice or funny prints]
â™¥ ear rings [long dangling colourfull but not too heavy please, handmade or storebought, original]
â™¥ cotton tote bags [not the small ones, they must be 'practical', can be handmade, with prints & colours, free ones with advertising ...]
â˜… anything 'kitchen' -- colourfull tea towels, dishclothes, coasters, egg cups ...
â˜… anything 'bath' -- anything eco and with not too many additions: bombs, salt, masks, ...
â˜… anything 'crafting' -- new ideas, articles from magazines, as long as there are pictures or examples included
â˜… 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
â˜… 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.
â–¼ Colours: pink, turquoise, lime
â–¼ Movies: 12 years a slave, The best of me, The vow, I am Sam
â–¼ Smells: vanilla, berries, chocolate, cookies
â–¼ Books: Dangerous Minds, From Bagdad with love
â–¼ Chocolate: only milk no fondant, with mint, caramel, nuts ..
â–¼ Authors: Clive Cussler, Santa Montefiore, John Grisham
â–¼ Cities I've ever visited: Berlin, Haifa, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Carvasonne, Lisboa
âœ‚ Sewing. Easy patterns, decoration, I love to 'pimp' old clothes. I try to make easy clothes for our girl.
âœ‚ Wood crafts, love to make new item out of old pallets or old pieces of wood.
âœ‚ Decoupage: anything not good looking you can turn into a nice piece when you cover it!
âœ‚ 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, ...
âœ‚ Gardering: I loooove to grow my own vegetables, I like herbs and fruit plants, don't care so much for flowers
âœ‚ Reading: I read almost one book a week, no sience fiction.
I work as 'boss' tutor in a daycentre for adults with mental retardation, I work 4 days a week, not on Wednesday because in Belgium the kids can only go to school for half a day and I want some quality time with my daugher. I love my job but sometimes wish there were more posibilities (read: money) to find colleagues, time, qualtiy and peace in my job.
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 is very fond of books, stickers, paining, Duplo and Lego. She likes all animals especially elephants and woodland animals. If it comes to popular cartoons she likes Nemo and Dory, Thomas The Train, Maisy, Jungle Book and Maya.
The cat likes all small treats and small toys that tinkle.
âœ‡ 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)
âœ‡ necklaces (I don't wear them often so they're gonna be not used and that's a shame)
âœ‡ rings (cannot wear them at work)
âœ‡ brand marks (why should something be better if there's a well known name on it?)
âœ‡ the smell of lavender and coconut (bad memories, nothing against the plants or fruit)
âœ‡ the colours grey, blue and orange (they are simply not made for me)
Always in for, contact me!
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