Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2019 5:47 am


Date Joined: September 20, 2007
Last Online: January 16, 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.

38 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.


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.


manachai rated for ISS: 3-2-1 Swap on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: I just received your resend and omg I forgot just how much I loved your handwriting. Anyway, I haven't opened it yet because it's too beautiful but I can see the amount of work you've put into this package and I'm so in love with it. Thank you again!
stephanyhocc rated for MEGA Fan of Washi #2 on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: thank you so much Nina:) your washi samples are beautiful!<3
ArtyBeth3 rated for MEGA Fan of Washi #2 on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic collection of washi tape samples & extra sticker strips!! :)
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Hall0wEen Postcard on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute vintage Halloween postcard, I love it! :)
tmarlo rated for 2 Blank Map PCs #2 on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: I got its today. I'm very happy, she said can resend it when I told you and It arrived well. High quality of all you choose to do resend me. Thank you very much. ^^
jendoggie rated for Snail Mail Rules! #2 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great letter. I’ll write back after you move. Have a great day, and good luck with your move.
GrumpyBear rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on Jun 10, 2018
Marybean rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: What cute mouse paper, I loooooove it.
BooksTeaAndMe rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your letter! Best of luck on your move ^^
Thatlushdudejoe rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on May 30, 2018
Comment: Nina! Thanks so much!!! I will def be writing back I’ll wait until you move in July and I’ll explain in the letter. Super good luck with the big move! Hugs!
Itsagoldsky rated for Snail Mail Rules! #2 on May 30, 2018
Comment: Nina! Thank you for the letter! I Will try to write you back this week and try to post iT in Germany! Loved your letter and the stickers. Just one question: do you want your letter in English or German?
rmrascal rated for Where You Live (PC) - May 2018 on May 29, 2018
Comment: love your card.!
bstrong rated for Where You Live (PC) - May 2018 on May 23, 2018
Comment: Received your PC today looks like a beautiful place and I love the information you gave about it. To let you know I'm still around and thinking of you. I have had my knee replacement surgery and I am still trying to recuperate from it. I started a letter for you just after Christmas and before I went in for surgery, but between Physio, Dr. appointments and just trying to heal I have not been able to finish it. Hope all is going well with you and your family and that you're having a great summer so far.
Wildchild rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on May 23, 2018
capeygirl rated for 5 questions letter #1 on May 22, 2018
Comment: Got your letter today Nina this is the second swap that you had me for a partner. There is a letter somewhere in the mail headed your way.Thank you for answering the questions.Happy Swapping.
thesenselessbeauty rated for Blind Envelope - Europe on May 22, 2018
Comment: Hello Nina, I finally got your envelope and it's stunning, both the content and the evenelope itself. The vintage goodies are wonderful, thank you so so much!!
Innytoes rated for It'll Be Okay #4 on May 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the amazing envelope, the cute card, the lovely message (and shiny extras!). Also, your handwriting and handlettering is beautiful!
Comment: Thanks for the really generous happy mail. I live the stickers and rainbow candy/ iron match. Your handwriting is so cool. You deserve an extra heart!!
Senga89 rated for You've Got Mail! on May 11, 2018
Comment: Wow. If I could give two hearts I would do it! It's the most beautiful envelop I ever received! Really beautiful. Also thank you for this long long letter ❤️ and for postcards! Have a lovely day!
Comment: What a lovely envelope! I love what you did to decorate it! And thank you for the nice note and tuck ins 😊

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CurlyTea on Oct 22, 2018:

Happy Belated Birthday!

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!


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

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