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ToujoursMoi

ToujoursMoi
Date Joined: September 20, 2007
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: October 17
Country: Germany
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About Me

last update July-25-2017

37 years old german scrapbooking, wool and fabric addict, living in the middle of Germany with my husband, two kids and my cats Mimi and Momo. ❤️😺❤️💁🏻❤️👱🏻❤️👦🏻❤️👶🏼❤️😺❤️

I am looking forward to have a lot of fun with several interesting swaps. I do understand English, French and German. But please show understanding for my mistakes.

I always, always, always send my swaps. So in case you haven't received anything PM me please. It might have get lost or has lost its address label (I had this once or twice, fortunately the letter came back to me and I was able to resend).

I pledge to rate. I have a list, tracking my received swaps carefully and I am tracking my received ratings, too. So if I have not rated you I have not received your swap. I will try to communicate with you. Always!

Favorite Crafts

I really have a lot of fun with everything fabric related. Especially 1930's repro and contemporary fabrics. I love polka dots, stars and stripes but tiny flowers are cute, too. I enjoy colors like red, green and light blue, light brown and yellow. Aqua and red is a great colour combo, too. I am a huge fan of Moda fabrics. But no batiks, please and please choose 100% cotton. No acrylics or acrylic blends. You can send scraps, too. But please at least 3"x3" in size.

I love scrapbooking, photography and art, too. Scrapbooking-wise I enjoy dies, stickers, labels and buttons. Project Life is great, too. Think tiny here. I love vintage Epherma (old playing cards, childbook pages, library tags etc.). But there is a difference in between junk and vintage. 😉

I collect fountain pens like Lamy AL-Stars and other brands. So I love inks for those as well as Stationery to put them into use. I love lettersets in bright colors and with fancy art. But please do not send single sheets without envelopes.

For postcard-swaps: I love vintage-style cards, postcards with picture book illustrations or with funky, colorful art on it. I do love maps on cards and cards with encouraging quotes, too. If a swap asks for blank tourist postcards I would be more than happy if you could substitute them with non-touristy ones. It just don't make any sense to me to have cards from places I have never been to. Only exception: Map Cards.

For Washi Swaps: I love vintage themes, orange is the color I have not a lot of, feathers, extra wide, flowers, stars, stripes, mail related (i. e. Stamps, airmail, pens...), ABCs, animals (especially foxes and birds), cities. Alain Gree.

I do knit (organic fibers, no acrylics or acrylic blends) and do embroidery (love Cosmo, DCM etc)

Waldorf is my thing. Everything natural related is great. I am always looking for new additions to our nature table. (In case you choose something nature related and are out of the EU think of all the custom regulations, please)

Purple and neon-colours are awful! I really don't like Kawaii, scary things or horror.

I cannot stand the smell of smoke. And please don't send any magazine clippings or napkins. I have no use for them, sorry. Whole magazine pages with lovely, eye-catching graphics are fine though.

Favorite Television

I don't miss any episode of the german telenovela "Rote Rosen" (red roses) and have a lot of fun watching TV series (I.e. SOA, homeland, Mad Men, House of cards...)

Yummie and Bäääääh (Food

YUMMIE: I really love chocolate, biscuits and jellybabies. Coffee and juice is great. No tea please. I think curry is an extraordinary spice. Cherry-taste is really great as well as liquorice. Coconut and vanilla is nice to smell. Everything sour is well appreciated here, sweets-wise. I love indish and italian-food. No MSG here (see below).

BÄÄÄÄÄH: How horrible is banana...urgs...I don't like to smell and to taste it gettinggossebumps Aniseed mints are horrible as well. Green tea isn't mine as well as fruit-tea combinations like plum-date-taste. I don't like strawberry. Coke and Sodas are terrible.

!!!:I am allergic to grapefruit and to monosodium glutamate (MSG) / Mononatriumglutamat (flavour enhancer) !!!

Clothes

I wear black and white, red, blue and dark green. I only wear socks with stripes. I wear an US 8.5 and an EU 38 size -sockwise and a size M to L in clothes.

I love headbands with stripes, flowers, stars and polka dots. But not those hard ones - I like those cloth-ones. I lovelovelove ouchless hairbands.

Because I have really sensitive skin I prefere not to swap bath and beauty products. Neither for me nor for the family.

Kids

My children are five and a 1 year old. They are both boys.

We do not use plastic toys but love everything Waldorf and Montessori related.

We do like jigsaw-puzzle and love to craft (think of colour books, drawing etc), listen to music and make music by ourself.

Please choose nothing Disney related. Except for Cars and Star Wars (the bigger one is a huge fan)

The kids wear organic fabrics, cotton, real wool (no acrylic or acrylic blends), only. We prefer green over blue and love red and orange (the older one) and grey (the little one) Their seizes are (US) 24mths and 7T.

Shipping to Germany

Please note on anything larger then a letter from outside the European Union will need out a filled out customs form. Please mark as a gift, as swaps are a gift and not a purchase. If you are shipping from within the US and you print your postage online you can save 20% off in shop pricing, customs form is included in the printout (yeah!)

The following items cannot be shipped to Germany:

-Anything containing meat in any form, fresh dairy products such as cheese items

-fresh plant products or mushroom

-consumable dietary supplements

-any medications

-copyrighted materials (like burned cds or dvds, originals are fine though)

-Adult content like alcohol, cigarettes, weapons, drugs, anything illegal or endangered. Please do not send.

Finished food items containing dairy are fine, as are commercial spices for cooking, body care, essential oils, cosmetics, etc.

Swapping with Me

I always try to turn your swap items into something extra lovely. Therefore I read your profile closely and try to match all the items I send out with your likes. I always put a little extra in my swaps. Just because it makes me happy and hopefully you will love that, too.

Are you interested in a private swap? Awesome. 😍 Shot me a DM and we can figure out if we can find something we both are happy to swap.

A wishlist? Here you are:

I love fabrics (100% cotton) in all colours. But please think tiny when it comes to the pattern on it. No batics, please.

Scrapbooking/planner/PL items but please no eyelets. And patternwise think tiny, too

Sticker (preferable for PL or scrapbooking, but cute ones are great, too). I love stamp shaped ones!!! Small ones to fit on a postcard. Flakes. Vintage, animal, flower, stars and heart themed are amazing. I love gold, too.

Wool (no acrylics or acrylic blends)

Wooden toys for the boys or something for the bath tub or for the sandbox.

Rubber and clear stamps and inks (well wrapped, please). Used but cleaned is absolutely fine.

Epherma and vintage items (stamps, playing cards, book pages with illustrations, children book pages). Labels. Tickets. Library Cards. Book pages out of children's books.

Sweets (especially the sour ones) and bubble gum, LittleL loves milk chocolate.

Washi (see my wishlist above)

Jigsaws with 100 up to 200 pieces (boyish motives, no Disney except for Cars)

Foxes are my favourite animals

Double pointed knitting needles (wood, bambus, size 2.5mm)

Coloring books and crayons/felttips for my kids

Ouchless hairties

Craftmagazines (knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, cards)

Striped socks, size US 8.5

Star Wars related items (for my 5yo) like Stickers, coloring books or postcards/ trading cards.

Stationery and letter sets with cool graphics. (For ideas see above).

Cute measuring tapes (inch or cm) (I collect them)

Address Label sticker (always good to have them on hand), but please not plain white ones

Postcards (see above for interests), blank only.

Everything Abraham Lincoln related (postcards, vintage envelope seals, maps etc.)

Tags, Labelsticker, Library Cards, vintage labels

Ratings

joaj rated for Send 10 Things #2 - Newbie Friendly on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for a great envelop packed full of goodies. Everything is fabulous, but I especially love the russian cookbook postcard and bookmark :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty PC. And I love all the stamps, especially the one of the hen laying an Easter egg!
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Comment: Thank you! I love the stickers and the PCs you sent. This was a lovely bit of happy mail 💖💌
bunsofaluminum rated for one liners- a thought a day on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Nina, ich liebe dieses susse Buchlein die du gemacht. Kleine Denken jeder Tag sind perfekt fur diesen swap! Ich habe ein Bild aus deine Familie Leben. I hope my German isn't too bad. :) but I really did love your happy mail to me. I think it is my favorite swap I've ever received. thank you so much!
ccgigglebox rated for Ephemera Pack July: VINTAGE on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Great ephemera! I can't wait to use them
TakenByChance rated for WIYM: Nature Washi on Aug 15, 2017
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Comment: Wow! I absolutely admire your penmanship!! I also enjoy each of the washi samples you've sent too! I'm super excited about the beaver and snail one 😁 I had a swap in the past that had decorated the envelope with a small piece of that one, and I loved it then, so I'm thrilled to have some I can use now!! Thank-you 💕
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Comment: Hi Nina, thank you for your lovely letter. It was really interesting and I'm especially grateful for the sparkly frog stickers!
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Comment: I love everything!! Thank you so much!! :)
sakura15 rated for Desk Declutter on Aug 14, 2017
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Comment: I would give you 10 hearts if I could. Thank you so much for carefully wrapping these awesome goodies!!! I feel very lucky to have had you as a partner!!
squince rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (August 2017) on Aug 14, 2017
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Comment: Adorable card!!!
rocsina207 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #17 on Aug 14, 2017
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Comment: Hallo Nina ! Thanks so much for the beautiful items you sent me in this swap . You made my day ! Or the whole week or month ! I love everything ! Ps.This is our second swap together so ...see you next time ! ;)
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Comment: Liebe Nina, hab tausend Dank für den tollen Swap! Bin ganz begeistert und werde deinen Brief auf alle Fälle beantworten. :)
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Comment: I absolutely love the samples you sent me and that you sent way more then requested!! Also the envelope was amazing and love your penmanship!
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Comment: What a wonderful envelope! I'm crazy for your Hollywood/hearts & roses envelope--such a wonderful design--and all the things you sent are just perfect for me! The swan bookmark is gorgeous (and already in use), and I love the German book pages and the postcards! I appreciate that you looked at my profile an sent things you know I would really love. Thank you for everything!!
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #65 on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: Your sweet letter brought back memories of when my "babies" started school...They are now 24 and 26 years old :) I hope the school year is wonderful for all! Thanks for the stickers and postcard too - I appreciate it!
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Comment: Wow this package was so generous and lovely !! I cant wait to try everything 😊 thanks so much.
Bargnoffle rated for WIYM: Nature Washi on Aug 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL washi samples! I really love them 😊
ArtyBeth3 rated for WIYM: Show off your Tape! Int'l on Aug 11, 2017
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Comment: What great tapes you showed me and gave me too, & extras as well! :) A very happy washi mail day! Thank you!!
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Comment: Thanks for the great mix of cards!! I love the Owl and the Elephants!! Have a nice day! Shelley
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Comment: Nina, your lovely Art Journal has arrived! I' try to add something nice, beautiful in it :-D Thanks for the nice little extra's!

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Comments

Evelynswap on Aug 8, 2017:

Hi! Today I send you the Envie Stickers & handmade Envelope Swap. Here is a sneekpeak to get you curious :)

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mimi1004 on Aug 7, 2017:

Hello Nina, thank you for card in PC Roulette Swap August round :-) M.

MelodicPenguin on Aug 5, 2017:

Vielen lieben Dank für deine wundervolle Extrakarte für das Postkartenroulette im August! Ich habe mich sehr über die Alice im Wunderland Karte und die Sticker darauf gefreut :D Noch ein schönes Wochenende~ Yvonne

TexyDeb on Jul 19, 2017:

Thank you very much! I received my roulette postcard.

katiepumpkin on Jul 15, 2017:

Thank you so much for the postcard for Postcard Roulette July, beautiful postcard and lovely washi!

myancey on Jul 3, 2017:

thank u for the unassigned pc u sent for postcard roulette #4. i love the lighthouse and the fact u can marry at top. what cool facts! thanks for sharing. all the best

Stargazer008 on Jun 18, 2017:

WHHOOOP - ich hab im Roulette gewonnen!!! WHOOOP! Mit anderen Worten vielen lieben Dank für deine grandiose Extra-Karte!! Perfektes Timing - kann gerade eine Prise Motivation auf der Arbeit gute gebrauchen, um mich gegen all die Herren in der Geschäftsführung durchzusetzen. Hab einen schicken Sonntag. Sonnige Grüße, Joana

Soph on Jun 13, 2017:

Vielen lieben Dank für Deine wunderschöne und ausgesprochen nett geschriebene Extrakarte im WIYM: Postcard roulette swap intl #4. Ich habe mich riesig gefreut!

indigo68 on May 31, 2017:

I love the postcard of the heath and sheep you sent me as an unassigned partner in the Postcard Roulette swap! Thank you so much! :) Sue (indigo68)

TC on May 27, 2017:

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