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Date Joined: February 14, 2012
Last Online: December 17, 2022
Birthday: September 9
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi, my name is Wendy and I am 33 years old. I just finished my PhD in philosophy.

Traveling, books, cooking and crocheting are what I like to do most in my freetime. Alice in Wonderland is my favorite story. China might be my favorite country to travel to.

I am really happy to have found a platform that facilitates the great joy of sending and receiving snail mail! I love preparing beautiful packages, I love the short walk to the letter box, I love the sound of a stuffed envelope on the door mat and I just love the way the front door won't open properly because of all the mail lying on the mat! To me, swapping is a truly cozy and comforting activity.

Me, my husband and 3 year old son live in a city center home in the Netherlands. My son is a very active kid, with a good dose of curiosity and very eager to learn. At this moment he is fascinated by everything that has to do with space. Apart from that, he likes cars and animals.

Traveling is what I like to do most, whenever I have the chance. I love meeting people from other cultures, hearing and telling stories, discovering foreign landscapes, foreign bio diversity and foreign lifestyles. Trying new foods is also one of the greatest things about traveling. Asia is my favorite continent for traveling, and China probably my favorite country. Also I really enjoyed traveling in Taiwan (Taiwanese food is the best!), Cambodia and Vietnam.

I love reading books and magazines. I collect Alice in Wonderland books since about fifteen years old. My collection grows bigger and bigger. Lewis Carroll was a fascinating man, I love the way he plays with language and logic. The nonsensical style in his work is funny and smart.

I like to read magazines about interior design and about food. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I just love food, all kinds of food and I love to explore new flavors and combinations. I am very interested in swapping food and recipes. Everything from other countries is more then welcome! For example local spices, cookies or candy and anything else that can reasonably be sent. I have no allergies whatsoever. Oh, and I love tea and chocolate, but who doesn't?

My other hobby is crocheting, if I had the time I'd do it every day! Therefore I am very interested in yarn of all kinds (natural fibers only). All colors are welcome. I am especially interested in traditional supplies from all over the world, like yarn from llama/alpaca/camel etc and ribbons with traditional patterns/designs.

Favorite Books

Alice in Wonderland has always been my favorite story, ever since I was very little. I read a lot of philosophical books for work. In my free time I like to read about history, language and biodiversity.

Favorite Crafts

Crocheting. I do it almost every day! I make amigurumi, scarfs, pillows, doilies, blankets and many other things. I work with all kinds of yarn, wool, cotton, acrylic, camel, llama, bamboo,.. from the thinnest of thread to the chunkiest t-shirt yarn.. well, everything I get my hands on.

I have been trying paper crafts but I don't do it a lot anymore. I have probably more supplies than I will ever use, so I have no use for more paper craft supplies.

My style

My interior is eclectic, quite a random combination of items that I like. I like warm and soft materials, like wool and wood. I do not like glass and metal.

I love Scandinavian design. Scandinavian food to. And Scandinavia itself, what beautiful countries! I once had the honor of driving all the way up to the North Cape. Wonderful experience!!


  • Tea. If you don’t know what to send, send tea.

  • Space related items for my son.

  • Chocolate

  • Quality over quantity

  • Maple syrup everything, especially the candy (I received it once in a swap and loved it)!!

  • Foods from your country. I like trying foods I have never tasted before.

  • Lush products

  • Washi tape

  • Tea (I already said that, didn’t I?) I like all kinds, apart from fruit tea, lemon is fine though. I prefer bags over loose tea.

  • Nuts and salty snacks

  • I'd love to receive your handmade items, and see the crafts you are especially good at. I consider it a great honor to receive handmade things that are made with love.

  • Mail art!! I love mail art!


Pastel colors like mint, peach, cream and mocha. Besides that mustard, teal and petrol.

And besides this wishlist, things that make me happy are:

Scandinavian design - Vintage - Yarn - Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - Traveling - China - Taiwan - Food - Cooking - Chocolate (in every flavor and shape) - Cookies - Candy - Handmade items - Hamsters - Moose - Owls - Reindeer, but most of all I love surprises, so please do not stick to this list!

Dislikes/ Don't need:

In general I don't wear any jewelry, so it's probably better to send jewelry to someone who loves it.

ATC's (I don't collect them)

Paper craft supplies. Really I have nonuse for them.

Small crafting items in general.

Souvenirs like keychains and magnets etc (unless I am in a souvenir swap, but even then I prefer local foods and local handicrafts over the standard souvenirs)

Religious items


Artificially flavored tea

Zentangled stuff

Sloppy swaps.

I have a small home, so quality over quantity is a basic rule of mine. Thanks!

About swapping

My goal is to make my swapping partners happy. I will send my swaps in time and will always rate what I receive. If anything goes wrong, please contact me, I will be happy to make things right.

I love private swaps (especially food swaps), contact me if you are interested.

Everything you'll receive from me comes from a smoke and pet free home.

Happy swapping to all!


Comment: :)
Tina78 rated for Profile based swap #6 on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you !
hispanka77 rated for week of tea nr.31 on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: I give you a heart for the Mate tea, thank you!
NatACT rated for Itty Bitty Teensy Craft on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: So pretty... Thank you :D
Fiqa rated for Chocolate! (March) on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Received your chocolate. Its yummy! Thank you
Comment: Thank you for this awesome swap! The spoons are very cute. A lot of the glass beads fell off; so I'll glue them back on but that dosen't distract from there cuteness. Hopefully the wood beads I painted stay glued on your piece, I am pretty worried about them. I used E-6000 to adhere to the box and a glue gun for the glass beads. Please let me know.
Response: It seems our packages arrived on the same day :-). Glad you like the spoons! Sorry to hear some of the beads fell of, they were so tiny. Hope glueing them back on works out well. Yours stayed on very well. Thanks for the ❤️
Kgoeldner92 rated for let´s get warm - quick swap on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the amazing parcel of goodies, I absolutely love the anise milk and I wish I could get it here in Australia 🇦🇺 :)
Response: Thanks for the sweet comment! Glad you like the anise milk. Happy to do a private swap if you like :-)
renate rated for Tea lovers swap on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor je thee, ben benieuwd hoe ze smaken.
Ciska76 rated for En nu: de winter de deur uit! on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Dankjewel voor een pakketje gezelligheid. Ben benieuwd naar de theetjes en wat een leuke zakjes en enveloppen. Hier kom ik de koude dagen zeker mee door. 💕
HappyDiana rated for Chocolate! (February) on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the delicious chocolate and the little cards. I'm looking forward to enjoy it.😀
Response: Thanks! It has been a few years since my last swap. It’s nice to be back in the game!
anntabor rated for Edibles: Spice of Life #4 on Jun 25, 2014
Comment: Oh my goodness, I am so excited about trying the cookies! I might wait until December to make them - I love Christmas and it will be fun to have a new tradition! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap - I just love swaps like this where I get to learn and try something new. Let me know if you would be interested in doing a local food/crafts swap sometime :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the lovely comments! Just let me know when you want to do a swap. I have a bit of a busy time ahead, with summer holidays and a baby due in six weeks :-) but I definitely like private food swaps!
viza rated for Comfort Tea Swap on Mar 25, 2014
Comment: Hi Wendy! Thank you very much for nice selection of teas, snack and many profile surprises and nice words! And especially many thanks for the Alice postcard - it's real treasure for my collection:)
Tatsu rated for Rainbow Swap on Jun 18, 2013
Comment: The fudge was really yummy with my afternoon tea. I still have to find a recipe for the curcuma. :D
mara76 rated for Profile Surprie 16 on May 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much!!
Tatsu rated for Edibles: Go Local on May 8, 2013
Comment: I had the coffee candies and loved them. I might try to do the speculass recipe friday for when my nephews come over. :D The lollies look finger-licking good - too, I can't wait to try them.
Response: Yay! So glad you like the goodies. Hope you will enjoy them and thanks for the heart!
mirrymir rated for Edibles: My Favorite Candy on Apr 25, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of candy :) xxx
PenguinParade rated for Show me your kitchen on Apr 17, 2013
Comment: Sooooo jealous of your kitchen! i loved the pictures and seeing how you did everything up. Awesome!
Response: Thanks for the compliments, Ginny! Glad you like the pics!
OverMoon rated for Show me your kitchen on Apr 16, 2013
Comment: Wow Wendy! Your kitchen is lovely, so bright and open! I love your collection of tins and I have to say those coffee mugs rock! ps. I sending some pictures of my kitchen right away as I'm sending to my swap partners anyway :)
Response: Thanks for your nice comment! The mugs are cute aren't they? They are called Mugtails, I believe they are from a japanese brand. The sizes are all different, corresponding to the animal that it shows. Thank you also for sending the photo's of your kitchen!
Comment: I love, love, love the nice little presents! I wish i could give you more hearts. The gifts are just my taste. You are a gem! <3
Response: Wow! Thanks for your sweet words! It was a pleasure putting together this swap for you. Best wishes from Holland!

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polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

sugaraddict on May 31, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

SweetClementine on Jun 11, 2012:

Congratulations! You are the door prize winner for the Edibles group's fourth birthday party! Thank you so much for being there! Please PM me with your address, and I'll send a yummy package in the mail to you. :-)

mirrymir on May 2, 2012:

Hi Wendy, thank you for the excellent mystery ziplock tag! Just received today :) xxx

pennyblack on Apr 28, 2012:

Hi Wendy, thank you so much for the lovely handmade envies for the SENG 'I collect' tag, they are fabulous!!

RyeRye on Apr 6, 2012:

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