Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2021 7:26 am


Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: April 21, 2021

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.

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

  • Handmade

  • 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

  • Patterned tissue paper

  • Die-cuts

  • 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 send fabric. My stash is so big, I could cover my whole country and still have scraps left. The only fabric I am looking for right now is cat fabric. Not the fabric your cat has been lying on, but fabric with cats on it. If you are looking for fabric, I am more than happy to send you some.

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. In 2019 the book that moved me most was A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. 2020 so far: The eight life (for Brilka): Nino Haratischvili and, finally, Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada.

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.

Is it Easter yet?


isandie rated for RSS: Easy Scrappy Pencil Pouch on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: THE BEST EVER!!! I'm so sorry I'm late doing this, but I LOVED THIS POUCH!!! Thank you so much!!! XOXO
Response: Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure making you this swap, nothing but good vibes. I cannot be happier than with all my fabric scraps around, sewing small utensils. Thanks for hosting this swap.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful swap, I really love all the Anne geddes and Miffy stuff!!! your envie packed nicely. I can see a lot of hearts put in there.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope and all the contents. It's clear that you really thought about what to include and I really look forward to using the various things in my happy mail.
kizzlets rated for HappyMail Envelope -INTERNATIONAL on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! Much appreciated!
thatsmemyk rated for meeltje57 and thatsmemyk #2 on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Neeltje, I received your amazing swap today! It was SUCH A JOY going through all the lovely items you gathered and made, as well as just looking at the mailing envelope, which was incredible in and of itself. I absolutely LOVE the textile folder you made, including the wonderful quote on the cover (I will definitely not be removing it!). Thank you for also sharing a bit of your heart and family with me - all of those personal items make this swap so much more meaningful and special. Your sister's artwork on the card is completely stunning, and I will be keeping it and cherishing it. Thank you again, and I look forward to doing more swaps with you!
bexkex rated for HappyMail Envelope -INTERNATIONAL on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Got it today! This was such a Nice envelope!! I've never recieved anything like it. Thank you so much, i can tell that you've put a lot of work into it. I especially like The cat labelstickers. And all The japan brochures! :D
mlandman rated for Put flowers on #march2021 on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: Hoi Neeltje, wat een geweldige swap heb je ervan gemaakt! Die mooie, dikke envelop maakte al meteen nieuwsgierig. Ik vind je genaaide mapje helemaal te gek! Die kleuren, dat gouddraad, supermooi! Ook bedankt voor alle andere leuke goodies zoals de uilenstempel! Superleuk!
Tara rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Feb. on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Wow! Your package is amazing all around. I feel blessed for having received it ❤️. I absolutely love the fabric piece you sent. Now I want to try making some. And I agree that giving is so much more fun than receiving. I try and stuff as much as I can into the swaps for others. Thank you again 🙏
Response: Yes, do! Try some fabric scrap sewing, it's such fun. Tell me all about it if you have. Can't wait to see the result. Thanks for the lovely comment, rating and heart. Enjoy and create on.
Phenyx rated for Profile Based Happy Mail on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: WILL UPDATE WHEN THE REST ARRIVE 😘😊 This has truly been a fun adventure I must admit. From deciding to have a private swap to being slowed down due to COVID. Thank you so much for resending despite all the trouble. 💕Your series of mails have brightened my days. ☺️ Hence I felt my ratings should reflect the effort. ❤️ Your first package took me by surprise. Because I hadn't received anything in a long time as post had come to a standstill for me in 2020. I loved the handmade mask and the little tid bits of ephemera included. I look forward to using them in my journals. ❤️ After the 1st package, I began to anticipate the next one. And voila! This next package brought me beautiful ribbons and laces packed neatly with my most favourite vintage book pages 🥰💫🎉 ❤️ Oh my God, how do I begin to thank you for this 4th package. I don't think words could express how grateful I am for this package and believe that maybe my actions would help express my heartfelt gratitude 😘💕
Response: Our adventure has surely been a joyful one for me too. The regret about the first package getting lost is entirely made up by the fun of re-sending multiple ones. I am so glad you are enjoying it as much as I do. Thank you for your friendship and your sweet comment. Keep an eye open on the mailbox, more is coming.
Chocopan rated for Floral/Nature Themed Swap #5 on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing happy mail! I loved the envelope, it was so pretty, and there're so many beautiful goodies included :)
Response: It was a pleasure to make this swap. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.
coleenfranks rated for Floral/Nature Themed Swap #5 on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Neeltje, what a wonderful swap you sent. First of all, your envelope was a treat. So fun. I like doing such too. And I love the mask. I have several colors, but no red so happy to have that pretty fabric. Love, love, love the pretty flowers. Did you make them? And that flower book mark.....so darn cute. Thanks for all the wonderful ephemera. Wish I could give you a dozen hearts. Blessings, you made my day.
Response: So good to know you like it all so much. Enjoy and have fun with it, it was great fun to make it.
Risna rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #33 ☆ on Jan 24, 2021
Comment: Lovely decorated envelope to begin with! Thank you! It was almost too pretty to be opened. And what an amazing package it is... You really put thought and effort in this and it's highly appreciated! Thank you so so much. Take care and stay safe!
Response: Always having a good time making my swaps. Decorating the envelopes is such a fun thing to do.Glad it arrived and that I could make you happy. Enjoy!!
Comment: I was extremely excited when it arrived in the mail! Thank you for the goodies!
Response: Great! Thanks for the rating and the heart.
JediLibrarian rated for N&T: Christmas Cookie Exchange on Nov 26, 2020
Comment: I cannot even begin to describe how wonderful this swap is. I was so surprised by the beautiful handmade envelope in my mailbox. Then I opened it and saw these adorable ornaments, a christmas mask, decorations, a ruler, a super cute pottery hedgehog. And all wrapped in cute paper. You truly spoiled me! This is by far the nicest swap I have ever received on swapbot. Thank you so much! You are very talented and you do beautiful work. You absolutely made my week and a thousand thanks to you!
Response: Thank you so much for this lovely comment. It was a real joy to make this package. And to learn how happy it made you makes my week too. Have a very Happy Holiday Season!
catspen rated for Floral/Nature Mail Swap #2 on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Sending love and well wishes from California. Thank you so much for your second package ! I loved it as much as the first :)
Response: Very happy it arrived and glad you like it. It was fun to make it, have fun using it !!
ManitoulinGirl rated for RSS: Holiday Decorations on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful handmade decorations! I absolutely love them. I also love the ribbon embellished envelope! I feel very blessed.
Comment: Oh my gosh, what a wonderful swap! Your envelope is so cool! The art you made for this swap is awesome, and if you're a beginner, I can't wait to see what else you make! And the mask is beautiful. So thoughtful of you to send that. I will enjoy wearing it! Extra hearts!
catspen rated for Floral/Nature Mail Swap #1 on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: oh my goodness, thank you so much for everything ! I was so surprised when I saw the giant parcel in my mailbox ! I will make sure the entire packaging doesn't go to waste :) (incorrectly rated Swap #2 first time!)
Comment: Dear Neeltje thank you so much for your mail! First of all the envelope... more vibrant than that is impossible, loved it! Then when I opened it... Speechless! How much effort have you put into it? Loved it, loved it, loved it! And as if it wasn't enough, a "little" extra surprise... What a happy mail! Thank you again! Have a wonderful autumn and a great week!
Response: So good to know you love my envelope and it's contents. It was a pleasure to make it all and work on this special theme. Thanks for your kind words and a wonderful autumn to you too!!
karints rated for LSRU: Junk Journal Supplies on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Finally here! Thank you so much for the lovely envelope, from outside and inside (: super generous of you and I absolutely LOVE every goody you sent and every little detail! The face-mask is perfect and I am going to use it for special occasions 💖
Response: Isn't it great it arrived after all this time? So good to know you like it so much and I would love to see you with the face-mask on a special occasion. Enjoy!!

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eshasketch on Mar 3, 2021:

Hello Neeltje! Oh my gosh, thank you so much for the amazing mail you sent for LSRUS Feb Wishlist! I love everything, from the envelope to the vintage papers and the lace samples! It truly made my day and I’m fawning over every little bit! Thank you!! 💕✨🥰

bostianh on Mar 1, 2021:

February wishlist for LSRU = WOW! Thank you so much, you sent so much love, creativity, and beauty with your package.💗

itsnobody on Jan 3, 2021:

Best wishes from Bulgaria


TryshaH81 on Dec 16, 2020:

WOW WOW WOW Thank you so much for the Send to the person above you tag in the forums!!! I've got to say that is the most amazing envelope I've ever received!!!! Thank you so much for everything you sent!!

RachelM on Dec 4, 2020:

Santa's coming!!❄️🎅⛄🤶❤️

RachelM on Nov 22, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful wishes🥰

LahDeeDah on Oct 31, 2020:


pkpeace on Oct 1, 2020:

Thank you so much or the awesome and very unexpected package of loveliness!!! I promise to write soon!! Hugs! xo

Caithness on Sep 23, 2020:

Neeltje, Thank you so much for that wonderful envelope that popped through my letterbox - fantastic art work. Everything inside was such a delight and I really loved the colours and tones used. The stamps - perfect. The small handmade bag is wonderful - thank you so much. It really was a truly super happy mail to receive. Just one thing there was no stamps on the envelope?

catlingmex on Sep 17, 2020:

Neeltje, your beautifully-decorated large envelope arrived yesterday. What a treasure! This is an empty envelope that I will keep for its own sake! Thank you so much for sharing your artistry with me. Also, many thanks for the precious items you included related tyour loved ones.These will be lovingly conserved/used, I assure you. You certainly winn the prize for the best snail mail received in a long, long time! <3

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