Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2017 6:34 am


Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: December 17, 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 πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’š

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, macramΓ© 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.

β€’ Colors

β€’ Small birds

β€’ Lime; color, taste & smell

β€’ Dancing

β€’ Old maps

β€’ Wild Flowers

β€’ Driftwood

β€’ Sea Shells

β€’ Looking at the sky

β€’ Fiber Art Magazines

β€’ Bare trees

β€’ Watercolor drawings

β€’ Baking

β€’ Handmade paper

β€’ Cut out cardboard packaging

β€’ Old Newspapers

β€’ Foreign texts, handwritten or printed

β€’ The smell of cinnamon

β€’ Song of a blackbird

β€’ Handmade Wooden Spoons

β€’ Feathers

β€’ Small tins with candy, herbs or spices

β€’ Fancy colored tie wraps & bread clips

β€’ (vintage) Botanical Drawings

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.

Happy Holidays


Comment: I wish I could put down 1 million stars, your envelope made me cry which is a hard thing to do. Thank you for taking the time and effort to find me stuff from Holland, please know how very much I appreciate it. So where do I start with this package, I don’t know everything is amazing but most of all you thought warms my heart. I absolutely love everything and I thank you. ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
Response: Thank you so much, it's really a very great pleasure to look for the right things for my partners. Knowing it is so much appreciated is the biggest compliment to get. Please don't cry , it was meant to make you smile. I know your tears are no sad ones. It warms my heart to spread a little joy around the world. Not such a hard thing to do and it comes back to me in plurality. Thank you !!
Comment: Thank you! This one of the coolest swaps I have ever gotten. You put so much thought into it and I really appreciate it! You asked about my using the term β€œliving children.” I have carried six children. I lost two early and my twin boys, Liam and Sebastian, were stillborn a little over six years ago. Today - Dec. 11 - is actually the day they were due that year. Thank you so much for all the goodies and your sweet notes πŸ’–πŸ’Œ
Response: My dear Rori, it was a great pleasure to make you this package. It is my quest to spread a little happiness. What happened to you must be the hardest thing to bear. Thank you for sharing this with me, my thought are with you and all your children. It makes me humble and thankful for the chance to bring you a little sparkle via this swap. I also think it is very brave of you to join SB and give people a chance to reach out. Have a very warm and dear Christmas Season πŸŽ„πŸŽ… β˜ƒβ„β˜†πŸŽΆπŸŽ„πŸŽ… β˜ƒβ„β˜†πŸŽΆπŸŽ„πŸŽ… β˜ƒβ„β˜†πŸŽΆπŸŽ„πŸŽ… β˜ƒβ„β˜†πŸŽΆ
wittmert rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art-Nov on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all of the extra goodies! Love the book!
Response: Great, it was a lot of fun to create it, enjoy!!
Comment: Thank you for the very nice swap! I really liked everything you sent! The teacup was so cute! I liked your postcard too! What a nice thing to do!
Response: My pleasure, always a lot of fun to make these swaps, enjoy!!
Comment: What a lovely envie and loaded with special goodies! The ribbon is very pretty and the fabric ornaments especially the little dollie are sweet. Thanks for a lovely swap.
Response: Love to make swaps like this, enjoy!!
Comment: Hi Neelthje, thank you for all the goodies. Really love them and I will definitely be using them :)
Response: Thank you. Would love to see the result, your work is so meticulous, I absolutely admire that.
Created46 rated for MA: Sender's Choice October 2017 on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Ohh my goodness this is amazing. Thank you for the wonderful surprise. And the lace.
Response: My pleasure, love to make surprises like this. Enjoy!!
Comment: What an awesome package love it!! Thank You so much!
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for the offer πŸ’™ I PM you.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Do you mean the September Mail finally arrived?? So happy if it did.
Comment: Thanks so much for putting such effort into making the notebook for me. I loved how you sewed the design and posted it. Thanks again for such a lovely swap :)
Response: Jeey, finally it got there. Next time I bring it personally ( our son is moving to Australia) Glad it made you happy, I was happy making it.
Comment: Oh my goodness, mail from you is so special! I love everything. The pillow cover is fantastic, I can definitely use the agenda and stamps and am looking forward to trying the product samples. Thank you so much - you made me smile. Happy Swapping!
Response: Great, thank you for this sweet comment. Always on the search to make the swap special. Happy when you are happy too. Making the things is the first joy, sending the second. And learning that it has arrived and is appreciated doubles the fun.
Comment: thank you so much, what a wonderful happy mail
Response: "Happy" in swaps like this means a happy receiver and a happy sender, I think. Mission succeeded αƒšΰ»’(β—•β€Ώβ—•)ΰ₯­αƒš
Comment: Bedankt voor de volle envelop! Het bloemencorso waar ik aan meewerk is dat van Valkenswaard. Dat in Zundert is altijd 1 week eerder.
Response: Nou ja, in ieder geval veel plezier met de swap items en veel plezier bij het creΓ«ren van de prachtige wagens.
Comment: What a wonderiful liltle package! thank you so much! I ADORE the little bees and have one attached to my MAC now! I love everything - you are so talented! :)
Response: Thank you. Yes, the bees are so cute, I kept them to be sent to the perfect match, haha. Like the idea of one of them sitting on your MAC αƒš (β—•β€Ώβ—•)αƒš
Comment: Hi! I'm in love with the envelope! You are soo creative :D thank you soo much for everything :D I'm so happy :D THANK YOU
Response: So good to know you like it all and that it finally arrived. It is great fun to make swaps like these, enjoy!!ΰ»’(β˜†β€Ώβ˜†)ΰ₯­
Comment: Wonderful happy making mail indeed! I wish I could give multiple hearts for the amazing envie and all its contents - what a great swap!
Response: So happy it finally got to you. It was a pleasure to make this swap. Very glad it made you happy too β™₯(οΌΎβ€ΏοΌΎ)β™₯
Comment: Thanbks for the die-cuts. What did you that to make the feather? Is it tapestry??
Response: It was fun to try out my Todo machine. I think I used wallpaper for the feather. I love that die-cut β™₯(οΌΎβ€ΏοΌΎ)β™₯
Comment: Neeltje!! You made my day, as always ❀❀❀! You are so generous and fun in your swaps! I loved the duck taped envelope, I think I have to get me some!!! Thank you so much for this AWESOME swap and for being my friend ❀😘 Edit: I did put a heart and checked it before I saved and still two of my partners didn't get them... Sorry, but I think it's a bug. You know I would give you a hundred hearts ❀❀❀
Response: Always very happy to have you as my partner. Now that I have 25 rolls of Duck Tape, I don't have to hold back on using it. ( did you forget the heart??β™₯(οΌΎβ€ΏοΌΎ)β™₯) edit: I know you are very generous with granting hearts so I guessed something went wrong. Thanks ❀️
Comment: Hoi, heel erg bedankt voor de mooie post, ik ben er heel blij mee!
Response: Mooi, leuk dat je er blij mee bent. Veel plezier ermee.
Comment: Thanks very much for all you sent, Neeltje! It was great to hear about the project you were in, too - loved it all and the origami bow was really fun!! (I rated this earlier but maybe didn’t save the rating? So sorry!!)
Response: No problem, glad it got to you in good order. And happy you like it.

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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!! β™₯β™₯

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, πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›.

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