Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2019 3:29 am


Date Joined: March 13, 2009
Last Online: January 20, 2019
Birthday: November 1, 1978
Country: Belgium
My Website

About Me

Hi, I am Marijke, 40 years old, mom of 3 children (°2004,°2006,°2008). I work as a application manager in an insurance company and have my own company of handmade goods. I mostly sew clothes for my children, but I sew almost everything. I try to do some swaps on a belgian site, to do other creative things than only sewing and I love swapping! My native language is dutch and can speak english, french and german. I recently started studying spanish, so I'm fond of anything with this language.

I always send out swaps and tags. If there is a problem, please contact me and we try to find a solution before you give me a bad rating.

Favorite Crafts

I love to sew clothes, make greeting cards (with clear stamps and color it in with copic markers), do crossstitch, embroidery, knitting and love to try new crafts. I love making jewelry (necklaces & earrings). I don't like quilting.

Favorite Music

I love all kind of pop-music, mostly from the 90's. I love spanish songs like Despacito, Sofia, Chantaje,...

My likes

I like to be creative, like to play with my children. Love to travel, watch a movie from time to time and cooking. I also like surfing the web to interesting stories, blogs, things where I can learn from. I'm fond of italian and thai food.I am a summer type, so please send me colors in my color chart (purple, blue, green.. all muted colors).I like purple, turquoise. I don't like fluo or neon. I like flowers. I like fabric Bizzkids- and Stenzo-look-a-likes, Amy Butler, Japanese fabric. I like Forever Friends, Care Bears.

I can't get that here: Moda fabric, Amy butler fabric & patterns, sewing books

My dislikes

I really don't like people who use others to get what they want. I also don't like people who find themselves the most important person in the world. Just be a nice and gently person :-)...

  • I don't drink coffee
  • I don't like animals (as I am afraid of them), nor animal-prints.
  • I don't like candy or mars-bars or something like that. Don't send me food.
  • Don't like Diddl or disney characters.
  • I don't use make-up.
  • Don't send me stuff in golden colors, I prefer silver
  • Please don't send me ribbon, I have plenty of them
  • Don't send me cheap thread. Please only from Gütermann or this quality
  • No handmade beads
  • I don't like these tea favors: strawberry (or any berry at all), maroccan mint
  • Don't send me a package you won't like either


  • happy pieces of fabric !!! (cotton or rib knits). I use them for nice clothes for my kids, so please no fabric for curtains or look-a-likes. I also like Amy Butler, Michael Miller, Moda, Stenzo, PIP, Tilda
  • sewing pattern or sewing magazine to sew clothes for my children, my husband or myself !! (in any language, when I don't understand, I use google translate)
  • anything sewing related! I love sewing!!
  • biais tape
  • handmade stuff (no crap please)
  • something from my etsy favorites
  • wool (good quality), min 50 g
  • beads and stuff to make necklaces in blue, purple, green or dark red (no flashy)
  • jewelry: ring size USA 5,5 which is hard to find here.. (I have small hands), or a necklace
  • craft magazine


This is to remind me in which tags I'm in..




If someone wants to angel, please let me know!


THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THESE PEOPLE FOR ANGELING: - 5$ surprise from @Sharila - angeled by @veltheimia - - Craft Magazine swap by @Nekeavorai http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/36714 -> angeled by minnie thank you!!

A-Z likes

  • A
  • B Buttons, Butterfly, Bakery stuff
  • C Crafty magazine, Care bears, clothes size EU 38
  • D Ducks, Dark chocolate (min 70%),
  • E earrings
  • F Fabric!, FQ, Fairies, fantasy, Forever Friends
  • G
  • H Handmade, hipster size S/38, handbags
  • I
  • J Japanese fabrics
  • K kit (any crafty kit), Kawaii
  • L lime, lingerie size 38/S, letterset
  • M (filled) matchbox, magazine (craft), Michael Miller-fabrics, My little pony
  • N
  • O (bath) oil, outdoor clothes, outdoor toys, oriental
  • P patterns (sewing)
  • Q
  • R ring size 50/usa 5,5, roses, Rituals (any smell, any item)
  • S Sewing pattern, sewing magazine, stationary,Strawberry shortcake, socks (size EU 39), Smurfs
  • T Turquoise
  • U
  • V
  • W whimsey jar, wool (handpainted preferably)
  • X
  • Y yellow, yard (fabric)
  • Z


Comment: Thank you for the magazine!
livvy rated for SIE: One Big Gift Swap on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: One heart is simply not enough! You made my dream come true - such a thoughtful, kind and generous gift. I am so so happy! Thank you dear Marijke!
SweetBizar rated for SIE ~ Ear rings on May 20, 2017
Comment: Hallo Marijke, tof om een Belg tegen te komen ja, komt niet vaak voor he :) Dankjewel voor de oorbellen, en een extra dankjewel voor de zelfgemaakte, heel mooi! Groetjes, Leen.
Comment: this swap was super, thank you.
LavenderSprinkles rated for Represent the country on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks fort the goodies from your country. I love the earrings. Happy swapping.
kacka rated for QUICK flat destash swap #116 on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: thank you for everything:)
indigorose rated for Autumn evening in a Pringles tube on Nov 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for the nice swap! :)
mariadastrouxas rated for Belgium & Portugal on Jun 14, 2013
Comment: Hello Van Daele Marijke. I got your package today!! Thank you so much for 4 paper tapes, black pouch, sea face mask, face cotton wool pads, belgian white chocolate with dark ganache, speculaas cookies and pepper bread. Happy swapping, maria das trouxas
bluebear rated for Profile surprise 15 on Apr 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you the chocolates are delicious xx
namabear rated for CQ~ Your best craft for mine! on Mar 5, 2013
Comment: Cool bread basket I luv it I think I will take it to my daughters for Easter dinner being all springy I luv it luv it luv it Thank you so much.
damilola rated for August: Magazin swap on Sep 6, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the mag with tons of lovely ideas as well as the great extras !!
ArtsOnFire rated for Show Off Your Skillz on May 23, 2012
Comment: Thank you for all the handmade goodies!!!
Wennie rated for Do-it-yourself on Apr 20, 2012
Comment: Dank je wel voor de tutorial! Het ziet er heel leuk uit, nu kiezen welke van de twee tasjes ik ga maken. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the belgian chocolates they look yummy x
Response: Yay!! I am so happy they arrived this time!!! Enjoy!! Thanks for the rating!
AussieSilver rated for QUICK 5 Somethings #32 on Mar 13, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package. I especially love the ribbon. So bright!
Comment: thanks for the cute earrings¡¡ nice bracelet and necklace, kisses ( sorry for not given you a heart but you send out of date). kisses
Response: I've posted it on 3/3 here in my place, but couldn't log on to swap-bot that day. Sad to see that logging on to swap-bot depends on giving a heart or not...
MichelleWillow rated for QUICK Happy mail #3 on Mar 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you sooo much! Love everything! And will be using it too! ;)
pahasiga rated for Pick a Holiday #3 - March on Feb 29, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the seeds! I don't think I can sow them on first day of spring (when in all probability here will still be thick coat of snow), but in a month or two I certainly will!
Comment: Thank you very much.
Comment: Thank you for lovely card and for PC too! :)

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MissSwapp on May 1, 2013:

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Wishing you a beautiful Spring Group: European Swap Diva's. Many Greetings

RyeRye on Nov 1, 2012:

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

biasbabe on Nov 2, 2011:


Sorry I missed your Birthday. I hope it was Sew Awesome.

bbsporty on Nov 1, 2011:

dmarie on Jul 12, 2011:

Please come check out this new swap

dmarie on Jul 2, 2011:

Please come check out my new bag swap here

dmarie on Mar 21, 2011:

please come check out my new poochie bag swap http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/86975

tex82 on Feb 18, 2011:

Just to let you know that I sent your letter today, from One of each country penpal swap.

brighid82 on Feb 3, 2011:

Hi Marijke!! Your Long Lettered Pen Pal's swap is on its way!!

<3 Shanell

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