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ToujoursMoi

ToujoursMoi
Date Joined: September 20, 2007
Last Online: March 24, 2019
Birthday: October 17
Country: United States
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About Me

last update July-20-2018

We made it safe and sound to the USA and are settling in.

39 years old German scrapbooker, mailartist, wool and fabric addict who currently lives in the USA with my husband, two kids and the cats Miss Mimi and Mister Momo.

I am looking forward to have a lot of fun with a lot of interesting swaps and am looking forward to the one you will send to me. I do understand English, French and German.

I always, always, always send out my swaps. So in case you have not received anything please PM me. My swap might have get lost, might have taken longer than expected or might have lost its address label (I had that once or twice, fortunately the letter came back to me and I was able to resend it).

I pledge to rate. I have a list, tracking my received swaps carefully and the ratings I get, too. (I am German...I love lists...). So if I have not rated you I have not received your swap yet. 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 in English, 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)

I am a Crossfit athlete and love this sport. It gives me lots of energy and strength. So everything related with Crossfit is well appreciated here, too.

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.

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).

BOOOH: 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 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 seven and three years 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).

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

Television

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

Ratings

mermaidery rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap#5 on Mar 20, 2019
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Comment: Wow! Your letter arrived today with a postmark of Feb 1st. Talk about taking its time. I enjoyed reading your letter. Thank you for sending. 😊
m3i5 rated for IWTS: Washi & a Surprise on Mar 16, 2019
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Comment: Wow Nina, thank you so very much for the beautifully decorated swap envelope, the huge collection of washi tapes, postcards and cute stickers! Happy day! :D
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and facts!
abcdefgxyz12367985 rated for Mega Spring Card Swap on Mar 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and note. I'm definitely ready for spring to haha. Also thank you for the beautiful tape samples & note card I can't wait to use them
iamred rated for Mega Washi Swap on Mar 15, 2019
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Comment: thank you so much for the amazing washi samples and the extras too! =) i loved them all! ♥
Kraftylady777 rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! 😀 on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much
Atomictea rated for 2019 Letter a week #5 (Feb 3) on Mar 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. Your handwriting is extraordinary! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I would like to learn how to make a quilt so I can make one for my children and grandchildren.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the wonderful extras, I love everything so much!
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noeldtroll rated for 2019 Letter a week #3 (Jan 20 ) on Mar 8, 2019
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Comment: I like the "Mail Tag" questions. I'll be sending my answers back shortly
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! And what a beautiful handlettering!
shinyserra rated for Handmade Mixed Media Postcard x3 on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: This is a great PC! Thank you so much. I hope your cold is better!
young46356 rated for One Map PC (Blank or Naked) #9 on Mar 4, 2019
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Comment: Thanks, Nina! Rich
silvermoonsnake rated for German letter penpals on Mar 4, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter and sorry for delay in rating.
Trinket rated for QUICK Washi Sample swap #2 INTL on Mar 4, 2019
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Comment: I have never recieved any washi samples like the ones you sent me, that was such a lovely way to present them and have them delivered. Lovely tapes too, thank you so much for this swap.
DaiziDruke rated for WTL: Mega Washi Swap on Mar 3, 2019
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Comment: What a lovely selection of washi, I especially love the muted color washi...I am so excited to start using all these new (to me) washi in my journals! Happy spring and Happy Swapping. ❤️
karli rated for Mermaid PC Swap #4 on Mar 3, 2019
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Comment: That is a cool card, thanks!! Karli
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Comment: Danke für die Karte und die Frage! Und ja, ich würd gerne Briefe austauschen, würd mich mega freuen :)
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Comment: Lots of info...Gosh you print neatly!!! Thank you for all the Facts...!!! I love to bake just not clean up.. Smile !!!

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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

Katti on Feb 25, 2019:

Danke für deinen Brief! Er kam heute an. Ich werde mal einen 3 Wochen swap für uns erstellen. Ich emaile dir dann den Link und den Code. Mein erster Brief ist dann meine Antwort auf deinen Brief. Start ist erst im März. Ich mache auch bei einem InCoWriMo swap teil und hab noch viele Briefe zu schreiben. Ich bin etwas hinterher. Ich freu mich schon, dir den nächsten Brief zu schicken! 😊🏤✉️📯

Shannoneke on Apr 11, 2018:

oooh! Our cats have the same name kind of! Our cats name is Schmidt, nicknamed Moodles or Mister Mister and my daughter calls him Momo ( from moodles I guess). I thought that was kind of a fun coincidence since it is not a very common name..I think!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Xira on Mar 9, 2018:

Wow, two of your pretty envies today! Thanks so much!!! Have a great weekend❤️

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

abbyaguas on Nov 14, 2017:

Dear Tita Nina,

I would just like to thank you for the very adorable Heart Postcard that you sent! This was really nice! Oh, and you do have awesome handwriting :)

Like you, I also find cards from stores that sells secondhand clothing. That's something that we have in common :)

You could be a calligrapher by the way ~ Hihi!

Cheers!

Angelflores on Oct 25, 2017:

Thank you for you reply Nina i was nice to see your letter when i got time i will reply you 😃 cause im enjoing reading them

lou on Oct 20, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

CurlyTea on Oct 17, 2017:

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