Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2019 5:00 pm


Date Joined: March 13, 2009
Last Online: April 21, 2019
Birthday: November 1, 1978
Country: Belgium

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'm 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, embroidery, knitting, baking 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. 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 and bath ducks!! I'm fond of dark chocolates. (pralines like Leonidas). 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, 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 Guttermann or this quality
  • No handmade beads
  • I don't like these tea favors: strawberry (or any berry at all), maroccan mint
  • I don't like milk chocolate
  • 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 (aged 10 yrs+), my husband or myself !! (in any language, when I don't understand, I use google translate)
  • anything sewing related! I love sewing!! ofcourse always of good quality
  • biais tape
  • handmade stuff (no crap please)
  • something from my etsy favorites
  • jewelry: ring size USA 5,5 which is hard to find here.. (I have small hands), or a necklace
  • craft magazine
  • anything in spanish language


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
  • D Ducks, Dark chocolate (min 70%),
  • E earrings
  • F Fabric!, FQ, Fairies, fantasy, Forever Friends
  • G
  • H Handmade, handbags
  • I
  • J Japanese fabrics
  • K kit (any crafty kit), Kawaii
  • L lime, letterset
  • M (filled) matchbox, magazine (craft), Michael Miller-fabrics, My little pony
  • N
  • O (bath) oil, 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, Spanish
  • T Turquoise, totebag
  • U
  • V
  • W whimsey jar, washi tape (no samples)
  • X
  • Y yellow, yard (fabric)
  • Z


lorz88 rated for ES: Favourite Colour Swap on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: WOW This was such an amazing swap to receive! You were so generous!! Thank you so much! I can't believe how lucky I am to receive a swap like this Thank you SO much!!!
Hope84 rated for PICK 7 SWAP - EUROPE on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice Items!!! Have a nice Spring :-) !!!
Hope84 rated for Hair accessories on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Hello, I received your Swap this morning :-) Thank you very much for the Hair Accessories. Many Greetings from Italy!!! Have a nice Day :-) !
MeHeartsQuilting rated for Penpals (Europe only) on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! Happy to swap with you :)
Writercat rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Just got the bookmarks today, Marijke. I love them! They are so beautiful! Thank you so much. Reading will be even more enjoyable with these lovely bookmarks! Thanks for the lovely note, too! Cathy/Writercat
Cha13 rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmarks you sent me. The laminated one went straight into one of my cookery books, it's perfect as it can be wiped clean. The lacy one is so pretty, it's lovely. Thank you very much xxx
jenmcjen rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Oh, my! These are both super beautiful bookmarks, thank you so much! I love the painted one, definitely, but the embroidered one simply takes my breath away!! Do you do that by hand or machine? It's so beautiful! Since I generally listen to audiobooks, I don't use bookmarks for their intended purpose, but this is going up on my "wall of beautiful things I receive" cuz wow. And the tree one will get used on one of my rare physical books! Again, thanks so much!
Response: The embroidered one is made by my machine. I always love to make them .. you start with only thread and end up with such a beautiful piece :-). Thanks for the rating.
JossieAyame rated for Suprise Swap #11 on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I've already made myself a cup of tea :)
Response: Thank you for the rating! Have a nice time in Belgium :-)
flmom rated for ISS: 25 Questions on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: Enjoyed getting to know you!
sassafrass rated for ISS: 25 Questions on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: I loved reading your answers and could absolutely relate to some of them. Thanks so much for sharing and swapping!
DRMOM rated for ISS: 25 Questions on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Hello fellow tea person. I also don't get reality TV. I have enough reality all by myself. Thanks for the interesting read. Have a super week and happy swapping.
Comment: I LOVE what you sent me <3 It's so thoughtful!!!! Thank you SO much!!
Comment: What a great package! Thanks a lot for everything!
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! :)

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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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