Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 10:08 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: July 19, 2018

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

  • Colorful Band-Aid

  • Small tins with candy, herbs or spices

  • Fancy colored tie wraps & bread clips

  • (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.

A lot of wind today


SwissChallet rated for EJ: Weeks worth of ephemera on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: How awesome! You deserve more than just one heart ❤️❤️❤️ for all the cool stuff you sent! I love the clear-pocket cover you made and will use it to store favorite scraps and ephemera when working on a project. Thanks also for the letter and the beautiful envelope! Have a great summer 😉
Comment: Thank you! Looking forward to opening this later this year!!
Response: Glad it arrived on time ( before christmas :)) The actual stockingstuffer is inside the box. But it is up to you to decide when to open it.
Ikran3 rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-Intl on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: I was a bit worried this had got lost but it arrived - hurray! Awesome envelope! It's all wonderful actually! i love the personal photo and that the envelope is of the town you grew up in! I love your work! It's amazing :) Sorry about your sister :( My mum and grandma had it too :( Hope you are having a lovely start to your Summer and thanks again! :) xx
Response: O, my, irt's nerve wrecking how long it takes sometimes. So glad it finally arrived. Thanks for your kind words. I am enjoying summer to the max ( bit to hot some days) Happy you like my package. Thank you!
lemooon rated for Blind Envelope - International #20 on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for a gorgeous blind envelope package! I love them. Enjoy summer!
Response: It reached you so soon! Happy you like it, it was fun to make. Enjoy.
Comment: Thank you so much for this nice swap!
Response: Have fun with it.
PurpleEars rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-Intl on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! This is a fabulous package!
Response: Happy it's there and happy you like it.
MadeByRori rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-Intl on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for another generous and fun swap! I love it all so much. Thank you!! 😍💖
Response: You know it's my pleasure, enjoy!!
MiekeC rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2018 on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Hoi, ik had je pakketje al woensdag ontvangen, maar pas vandaag heb ik er tijd voor vrij kunnen maken. Hartstikke bedankt voor je mooie gelli plate pakketje met je leuke (ingepakte) kaart, het circus boek (ik kan ook nooit boeken laten liggen en heb geen ruimte haast meer om deze te bewaren) en je leuke gehaakte visje (ik heb van andere al verschillende gehaakte dingetjes gekregen en vind ze erg leuk, maar helaas kan ik niet haken). Je verdient voor deze swap meer dan een hart!
Response: Fijn dat je het allemaal leuk vindt. Ja, ons probleem is hetzelfde, we vinden te veel dingen leuk en mooi en zien mogelijkheden voor creative toepassingen. In de praktijk betekend dat een hoop 'zooi" dat ooit nog gebruikt gaat worden. Maar zonder zooi ben ik mezelf niet. Eenmaal opgeruimd groeit de verzameling spontaan weer aan. SB is een heerlijke manier om onze creatieve lusten te delen en mensen te ontmoeten die hetzelfde zijn. Een hele leuke ontdekking. Veel plezier toch met alles.
AromaAlchemist rated for WIYM: ABC Happy Mail - B on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful B packaged filled with vintage bounty. :) I loved.it!
Response: It was great fun to find all the B things, enjoy !!
Popsicle rated for surprises for everyone 2 on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package. :)
Response: You're welcome, enjoy !!
Comment: That was such a lovely swap! Everything looks just amazing and beautiful. You are so creative :) Thank you! I am also very glad that address stickers (with robin) from me are useful :)
Response: Your address stickers are perfect, I love them. So funny they arrived just in time to sent you one back. Enjoy and have fun !!
romyisa78 rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-Intl on May 31, 2018
Comment: thank you so much for that beautiful huge package. i love the yellow theme. you really really made my day..
Response: Glad you like it, it was fun to put it together. Happy to have made your day.
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-Intl on May 29, 2018
Comment: What a "gnomealicious" envelope! You have such a creative mind, and you a,ways send the most amazing things...I just do not have enough positive words to cover hiw much I love receiving mail from you! I ADORED the amazing envelope, and all its contents. Thank you so. So much, I can not wait to use some of these goodies!
Response: It is just so much fun to make and put these swaps together. Going through your stuff and finding nice things to sent. And making envelopes, I just can't get enough of it. The joy is mine too!!
Comment: Oh, I wish I could give you a thousand hearts for this incredible and generous swap! Thank you so much for telling me about King’s Day. It sounds really fun. And orange! 🙂 I absolutely love the book you sewed for this. And I can’t wait to use the stickers and stationery you’ve included. The kids love their gifts too. Thank you!!
Response: Just such a pleasure to sew the book and put the swap together. Always looking for fun stuff to send. Cannot stop making and collecting. SB is just perfect for me and my house to stay sane. And so good to meet people who understand our passions.
Johkup rated for Decorated tote swap on May 4, 2018
Comment: I received your tote today :) Thanks for the lovely extras!! I love it
Response: Are you getting along with the decorating? I have such great ideas and so little time. The tote is the first thing on my "want to do" list.
RooBaRoo rated for Boiled paper #2 - Your theme - on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: I like your boiled paper alright! They have" character". Congratulations to the newlyweds, & all the Best Wishes for the newborn! In a comment about the extras ........ (My jaw dropped to the floor!!!)
Response: Thank you for your reaction and all the sweet words in the comment section, it makes me feel so happy. For me the fun of swapping is in the creating and sharing. The joy doubles when a package arrives and finds a happy welcome. Enjoy it all. Love the extra heart you sent, it's so colorful 💙💜💛❤💚💕
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package!!!!! Loved it!!!!!!!
Response: Happy you like it. Always great to learn a package has arrived safely. Enjoy using the die-cuts!
Comment: thank you so much for the die cuts and all the extras! Did you make the album thingie yourself? Its really cool :)
Response: Great, you like it. Yes, I make little books all the time. Love to use all the pretty paper I cannot stop collecting. Sometimes I put clear pockets inside, sometimes note paper. One way or the other, I like to sew paper together and make something useful of it. Enjoy !!
toni rated for CC: Sender's Choice Feb 2018 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: You sent much more than a postcard and I loved it. Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks. I know I do sent a bit much, I cannot help it. Cannot stop putting extra's into these envelopes. There is so much I like to share, I get carried away most of the time. Hope you can put it to use. It was a pleasure to sent ❤(◕‿◕)❤
Comment: OMGosh, so much fun in one envelope!! Such a great idea to sew an ephemera folder, and with pockets :D! Love the “disability card” with Braille, and the brilliant calendar that can be used for ANY year. Thanks tons!
Response: Great, it is always fun to have you as my partner and a challenge to find special items for you. Happy you like it, enjoy!!

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spinweaver on Jun 24, 2018:

Hello, I just received the decorated swap you sent to Kansas City. I am so very happy with the pages of Gnomes from a book and the little plastic book you made for me- thank you one million times! Also, I really love the textile embellishment you made on Holly's tote, it's beautiful. Won't our totes be a treasure, when we finally get them back?

hollycm6 on May 11, 2018:

(As soon as I read your profile I thought “Hey, I have that stuff!” :-)

hollycm6 on May 11, 2018:

Thank you for letting me know it was received (that arrived rather quickly!) and I’m so happy you liked the little items I added! :-)

RooBaRoo on Apr 9, 2018:

Oh my God, Neeltje!! Such generous extras!! I looked at the envelope & wondered if an RAK was due?

Thanks for the full set of Sticky notes, the book, the lovely stickers for my daughter, & the coin purse of your own brand :) But what I love the most is the folder that you have sewn, by incorporating the botanically dyed paper - it's "neat" in every sense, & it's just delightful! I'm going to store the handmade PCs & the Art journal pages that i receive, in it.

I'm overwhelmed!!! (My daughter thanks you too!)

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

mgallardo68 on Feb 21, 2018:

mgallardo68 on Jan 10, 2018:

Neeltje, if you fancy, today is the last day to sign up for Boiled paper #2 - Your theme -!! Hugs

Onyx on Dec 26, 2017:

Absolutely LOVE the Happy Holidays art you made out my envelope - you are so creative, and it looks great! Wishing you a wonderful, mail-filled new year.

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

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