Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2017 10:08 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: August 18, 2017

Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hallo, My name is Neeltje. I am an Arts&Crafts teacher. I love to make textile art. My biggest pleasure is to create things and spreading them around the world. Love to get inspired by other creative people.

23-10-2016 Being a member of Swap Bot for a year now I have to make a statement. A lot of the wonderful swaps demand sending naked postcards. Although I love cancelled stamps on my postcards, too many times your beautiful artwork was damaged by the postal companies machinery. That hurts. Therefore I beg you to send all your swaps to me in an envelope, even if the swap rule says you have to send naked. I use most of the envelopes in my journal/scrapbook, so nothing gets spilled. I will give you an extra heart for it 💙💜💛❤💚

Favorite Crafts

As an Arts&Crafts teacher I like all kinds of Crafts. My favourite however is making textile art on my sewingmachine. I sort of developed my own style and it has no name. Some people refer to it as crazy quilting and it has some resemblance with that. However, for quilting I don't have enough patience. I just like to put colorful fabric to a background and let it happen.

So, I like to sew, knit, crochet, collage, origami, macramé and zentangle.

Favorite Colors

All the colors of the world are wonderful. I love them all. It's thrilling to go out into nature and discover the most excuisite combinations. If you look closely you can see so many wonderful things, even in a raindrop. I am a big admirer of design-seeds.com

Things I Love

Here are some things I love, amongst many other things, in no particular order. If I come up with something I'll add it to the list.

• Colors

• Small birds

• Lime; color, taste & smell

• Dancing

• Old maps

• Wild Flowers

• Driftwood

• Sea Shells

• Looking at the sky

• Fiber Art Magazines

• Bare trees

• Watercolor drawings

• Baking

• Handmade paper

• Cut out cardboard packaging

• Old Newspapers

• Foreign texts, handwritten or printed

• The smell of cinnamon

• Song of a blackbird

• Handmade Wooden Spoons

• Feathers

• Small tins with candy, herbs or spices

• Fancy colored tie wraps & bread clips

• (vintage) Botanical Drawings


If possible, please use real stamps to send your mail. They are little worlds of wonder and give me a little insight in your country.

Please Do Not

Please don't sent blank, undecorated envelopes. Only an address and a stamp is so boring. It's a waste of space. Just draw, write, glue, stick, scratch, scribble, clutter or mess ANYTHING on to it to make it personal. I will cherish it for ever.

Favorite Books

There are many books I like. Historic novels, modern literature, thrillers. I enjoyed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson but also Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Isabel Allende and Paul Theroux, and many many others.6-1-2017 Just read I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, couldn't stop reading.

Favorite Music

My taste in music is very divers. It goes from Pop to Opera. Whenever I hear something interesting I try to find out more and put it on my favorites on Spotify. If my hart makes a little jump when I hear the song again, it stays on my list.


joybells2426 rated for MA: Sender's Choice June 2017 on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: I got your fantastic sewn envelope in the mail today. It is so cool! I love it. And I love all the bits and pieces you sent in it. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for all the bits and pieces. I could use them for my journal. Sorry for rating late. Absolutely love your sew envelope. So creative!
Comment: I have not words to express my happiness with this amazing journal!!! Thank you sooooo much my dear friend for this stunning gift. Your art work is beautiful. I LOVE IT!!! ♥♥♥
Comment: Thank you so much for such gorgeous mail! I've never seen anything like the envelope you made. It is amazing.
Response: It is so much fun to make these envelopes. It gets even better when my partner is happy with it. Thanks for the rating and teh heart.
Fiqa rated for Blind Envelope - Interntional #8 on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much <3
Response: So glad it arrived, thanks.
Comment: WOW!!! The envie you made is amazing!!! And once I figured out how to get into it the goodies inside were awesome!! I love them all!! Thank you so much!
Response: Sorry for making these envelopes so hard to open. I don't think about that while creating. Just get carried away in the proces ლ໒(❤‿❤)७✂ On the other hand, I like some mysteria hanging around a swap and thinking about what would be inside and how to open it with minimal damage. It's part of the fun. Enjoy, thanks!!
Comment: How can I give you a thousand hearts! Your envelope was amazing and Brussels all over it / love it! We were in Brussels and lived it, beautiful Grand Place! The smile got bigger when I opened the envi and seen all the personal and thoughtful things you added and that showed the interest you took to get to know me by my profile. Thank you, you made my day! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thank you for all the hearts, I just received them by airmail ლ໒(❤‿❤)७ლ It was great fun finding you these special items, being Dutch it was not so hard. But I always enjoy trying to find special items and making these envelopes is pure joy also. Always great to know it is so much appreciated. Many 💙💜💛❤💚💕to you too!
katzenjammy rated for Foreign Papers Mail Art on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Where do I even start ? Fantastic, fabulous, beautiful sewn paper collage! Took its time getting here, but SO worth it!
Response: Pfieuw... always such a relief when a swap finally arrives. Very happy that you like it this much, it was a joy to make it.
Comment: Neeltje ❤, I wish I could fill this whole page with hearts. Thank you so much for everything you sent me. Like always it's such bliss to receive mail from you. I'm sending you a big hug from Sweden ❤. You are a very special friend ❤💙💚💛💜💕❤
Response: So glad you got it, so glad you like it. I always want to send you extra special swaps because you are extra special to me. ໒(❤‿❤)७
Comment: wooow, you are such an artist . i really really love the mail you ve sent to me.
Response: Great, thank you, it is so much fun to make and send. The journey there is a fun experience. Wishing you just as much fun as it gave me.
Comment: Amazing mail art!!! I love the envelope!!! I like sewing too but I only do mini projects like kids clothes and other little projects. But recently my sewing machine broke down...anyways I hope to get it fix soon I still have pending projects..
Response: Thank you for the rating, heart and the comment. I sure hope your sewingmachine gets fixed, I could not live a day without my machine, it's like breathing to me. Lots of succes with your projects.
Comment: Thank you so much for the mail, the envelope was sooo beautiful I didn't want to open it!! All the goodies are greatly appreciated, thank you, I wish I could give more hearts :) ❤ x
Response: So sorry to bother you with these unopenable envelopes. I am having such a great time making them, I get carried away in the process. Yes, I wonder many times how the receiver is going to open it. But on the other hand, we are all creative people, they figure out a way , and so you did ! Thanks for the extra hearts, I store them in my imaginary box for lovely people ໒(❤‿❤)७
SnailerAH rated for The BIG One - International- on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Vond het prachtig de envelop
Response: Top, hij was er snel. Snelle jongens, die Belgen s(✿☯‿☯✿)s
MissMillie rated for May AMA Sender's Choice on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: sorry to rate...late. Thank you!! I loved it.
Response: Better late then never. Glad it's with you now and not lost somewhere in nowhereland. Happy you like it.
Comment: Injust love your great creations and this one was no exception. Such a great idea and what a pretty result. Thank you so much. It arrived in perfectly condition. So the strip around it works perfectly. Thank you and I wish I could rate more than just one heart ❤️
Response: That's great to know. It was my pleasure to make this for you. It's always fun to create something special for someone who appreciates it like you do. I can feel the extra hearts ໒(❤‿❤)७
Comment: thanks for a nice swap from across the miles !!! ♥♥
Response: It was my pleasure, enjoy !!
Comment: Hallo Neeltje, wat een leuke envie heb je gemaakt met die rits. En dank voor de bits and pieces. Tot de volgende swap.
Response: Heej, fijn dat je het leuk vindt, bedankt voor 5 en hart.
Comment: What a magnificent envelope! Always wonderful to see you! And what a awesome puzzle business card! Woot! The Sword fish Animal postcard? I dont think I have that one. Thank you for that postcard. And little Kitty? I havent seen those either. Such a treat! THANK YOU!!!
Response: Thank you for your happy comment. Glad you like the stuff I found for you, always on the lookout for suitable things. You are not so difficult to please, we have a lot in common. My workspace looks like a copy of yours ❤ლ (✿◕‿◕)ᓄ✎✂
jkendall0023 rated for Let's Get Washi! 6 on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
camelsamba rated for Map It Mail Art on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: This was a very clever piece of mailart. I like the booklet, but even more fascinating was posting the letter on the OUTSIDE. By the way, it traveled just fine. Thanks!!
Response: Thanks, great to know this wrapping works.

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kittyhahahotbot on Feb 2, 2017:

Welcome to AMMM!

TexyDeb on Nov 28, 2016:

I am posting loving hugs for you and the things you sent for the swap! thank you

wolfeagle on Oct 31, 2016:


mgallardo68 on Oct 24, 2016:

Neeltje, sooooooo happy and delighted with your swap!!! Wonderful way to start the week!!! Everything was beautiful!! ♥♥

Thank you sooooo much

meeltje57 on Oct 1, 2016:

Another Collaboration Postcard came home.

Thank you Marissa, Becky and Carol

tingtinga2602 on Sep 8, 2016:

Thank you, I got your tag

meeltje57 on Aug 27, 2016:

Collaboration PC # 24 Thank you Kittin, Miss Paula & Becky. It's gorgeous.

topshelf43 on Aug 24, 2016:

I am SO glad you liked your ATCs! :) Enjoy!!

grandmaroro on Jul 30, 2016:

My daughter just left to take your Ephemera Scavenger Hunt envelope to the post office. I do apologize for waiting until the last day to mail. Best wishes.

meeltje57 on Jul 21, 2016:

Look what Donna, Beth and Yooper did to my Coll PC. Thank you so much ladies, 💙💜💛.

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