Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 11:04 am


Date Joined: September 20, 2007
Last Online: March 17, 2018
Birthday: October 17
Country: Germany
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last update March-5-2018

Lately I got several messages about my address. So the street's name is 'Zum Schuetzenwald'. The German letters with those funny dots over the vocals seems to disappear since the last swap-bot update. I am sorry for any inconvenience you had with that. I changed it today in the provided address and it should work out from now. If you have any problems please don't hesitate to contact me.

38 years old German scrapbook, mailartist, wool and fabric addict who lives in the North of Germany 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.


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) !!!


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.


My children are six and two 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) Their seizes are (US) 3T 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.

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


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.


Comment: Thank you for such a cool PC! The gold fish is awesome! Your handwriting is beautiful! All the best to you.
cindygroet rated for EUHS: 30 loose stickers on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely stickers. I just love the eclectic selection of all kind of stickers. Really funny!
mamalynn rated for Pass and Paste #45 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Great card! Looking forward to work on it! Thank you for the fabulous extras also <3
iridescentspark rated for Happy Notecard Feb#2 on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Nina... my goodness! I don’t know how to thank you! Your note and the amazing little goodies you sent me, I couldn’t love them any more!!! You are so sweet and generous! Thank you soooo much!!! Xoxo
Ancalime rated for Penpals across the world. on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for very nice letter! I am going to reply soon :)
Pjcrawford rated for Craft Destash! on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you sooooooo much!!! Omg you made my day!!! Wish i could give you 10 stars!! I love all of it!!! Thanks!!
HelenG6 rated for Washi Word Challenge: Baby Girl on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great tapes received.
FairyLady rated for Big Pen Pal swap - international on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Hi, I received your swap today. I really enjoyed reading your letter. The profile based gifts were great. I would love to write back, but it'll be 1,5 weeks to 2 weeks, as I want to want put some time in finishing up some swaps before their deadline first. Thank you for the great swap!
Comment: Thanks Nina for the great supplies there just perfect. I especially love the little magnet I've never seem one like that before. Thank you so much.
Xira rated for IWTS Theme Swap: Word Challenge on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Awww you are so sweet to pick my daughters names for this washi-challenge! I love them and your sweet note! Thanks so much!!!
Response: I am so glad you liked the idea I came up with. Although the unicorn one was a bit of cheating. ;) Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for the great samples!Love the collaged envelope and beautiful lettering!
Response: Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed everything.
Laural0uise rated for What Did I Do This Weekend on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Than you so much for your letter and the profile themed goodies ! I tried to translate what is on the napkin and I got, "reality is for people who are afraid of unicorns." do you recall if that's what it said? I hope everyone in your family is feeling much better so you can have some more fun adventures soon! PS : that's a great idea how you decorated the front of your envelope by covering the front with scrapbook paper, I think I gotta try that method!
Response: The translation on the napkin is correct. :). And the scrapbooking paper leftovers are so great for decorating all the envelopes, you should give it a trial. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
tejka76 rated for SIE: 7 postcards in an envelope on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcards. Very interesting choice. :) Have a nice weekend.
Response: I am glad that you think they are nice. I hope you had a great weekend, too. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter Nina. I will be responding back to you very soon!
Response: Oh. I am looking forward to it and thank you for the rating with the heart.
galadkria rated for European penpals on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much- sent you a response today ;)
Response: Thank you for the rating. I am looking forward to your mail.
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely envie full of goodies. I so enjoyed your letter and can see many things we have in common. I use and collect fountain pens which I use on a daily basis. There is no such thing as “nothing to do”. I wish I had more minutes in a day! I adore the gorgeous tags you added. It was a pleasure sitting down to your letter and envie. Hugs, Mona
Response: You're so welcome. Thank you so much for your lovely rating and the heart.
renate rated for Stationery lovers swap #3 on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice items that you have send me.
Response: You are welcome
capeygirl rated for Quilters fat quarter swap on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you Nina for the fat quarters there beautiful. I also love the band aids I can't get ones like that here, all I can find are children's band aids.
Response: If you like the band aids - they are from Lori Holt and the fat quarter shop should have them on stock. I am happy that you enjoyed the fabrics and hope you will enjoy them when you have made something out of them. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
SanVHM rated for Fan of Washi #3 on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome selection of washi!! I can't stop buying new one either, love you envelope, card and handlettering. Have a great day too!!
Response: Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed my envelope. Thank you for the rating and the heart, too.
Poohtat rated for SWL ~ Getting to Know You February on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for so many wonderful items. I love your note and how you explained everything. The little handmade labels are adorable! Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad you enjoyed this swap. Thanks for the rating with the heart

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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!


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:

Stargazer008 on Oct 9, 2017:

Vielen lieben Dank für die Bonus Karte. Das Wetter ist schon sehr herbstlich - perfekt um sich zu hause einzunisten und Briefe zu schreiben. Halte auschau auf deinen Briefkasten. Es ist ein Gruss aus dem weit entfernten Kapstadt unterwegs. Hab eine grandiose Woche. Joana

USAFwife on Oct 6, 2017:

Oh my, Nina, I LOVE the Garfield stationery you made for me! It's wonderful! No one has ever done that for me, it is so special. I can't stop smiling! Thank you! <3 <3 <3!!

Babsmomof5 on Oct 2, 2017:

Oh goodness, Thank you for the lovely extra postcard you sent to me from the PC roulette. I adore the cute kitten typing, and appreciate you translating it for me!

athousandyears on Sep 28, 2017:


Dear Nina, we received your letter on last Friday, it's been a crazy weekend and my wife's also sick so excuse me if this message is finding you only now. Just wanted to thank you, we're going to write you back as soon as possible. Have a great day!


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