Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 11:04 am


Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: September 18, 2019

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.

Taking a Holiday Break


Ashleyadeline rated for Put botanical on! on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap!! I was so overjoyed to receive it, and honesty, yours was the best swap I have received. All the best to you!
Kokoxo rated for BONUS Blind Envelope on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: WOW WOW WOW~! What a beautiful package and what amazing items! I'm speechless! Thank you SO much! I am SO pleased with everything you sent ~ and what an incredible package it all came in! Thank you again! I hope too see you in another swap soon ~ xoxo
Response: So good to know you are happy with my leftovers. It wasn't realy stuf I couldn't use, but a good way to destash. Glad it reached you in good order and I hope it inspires you to many creative projects.
Comment: I LOVED EVERYTHING in the beautifully packed package!! Thank you so much for the goodies. I am going to have so much fun crafting with them. And it reached India so quickly!! Thanks again. ☺️
Response: Yeej, it arrived quick and safe. Makes me happy you like it so much and I know you are gonna have a lot of fun using it. ❤ლ (✿◕‿◕)ᓄ✎✂
Comment: OH WOW!!! I mean...WOW! I cannot find the words to describe how wonderful this swap is!!!! Thank you, thank you so very much for your time and efforts you put into this amazing swap. I LOVE everything you sent and I can't get passed the awesome book, bookmarks, and vintage cross stitch flyer. Everything, everything is wonderful. I cannot thank you enough! You made my entire week!!
Response: Such a sweet comment, thank you. It was a pleasure to make you this swap. Always so great to hit the right button to make your partner happy. To meet someone who shares the same enthousiasm about the things you feel as gems in your life. A lot of people cannot see that. Some people do, and it's a thrill to connect with them. Thank you for that, my week is splendid too !!
vacths95 rated for MAIL ART - Colorful on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: WOW! I came home after a bad day and then there was your wonderful huge envie in my letterbox! I almost cried because it made me so happy. Thank you, thank you thank you! I wish I could give you a million hearts. I loved how you decorated it, it was one of the most beautiful things I ever had in my mailbox. Also the goodies - wow! Thank you so much for all these gems! You made me so happy!
Response: O, yes, this makes me very happy. Nothing better than making someones day. Creating the envelope was great fun and stuffing it with all the stickers I could find made me smile too. Thanks for all the hearts, even not visible, they feel wonderful.ლ”(♥˘⌣˘♥)ຈ💚💜💛💙❤
Cariboocarol rated for Ephemera Pocket Letter on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter--well done, I think you got it right! The envelope was also fascinating!
Response: It was great fun making both the envelope and the pocket letter. So glad it was - sort of - the right thing. When it comes to glue and ephemera, it's hard stopping me ❤ლ ✿(◕‿◕)✿ ✂
Avi rated for Private swap on Apr 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the textile art...love it! 💕
Response: Great, that didn't take a long time to reach you ლ໒(◕‿◕)७ლ Enjoy!!
kochijapan rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #11 ☆ on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: I received a cool and wonderful envelope today. The envelope gave me happiness and ideas! Thank you very much. Today is a very happy day. 今日かっこよくて素晴らしい封筒を受け取りました。封筒は私に幸せとアイディアを与えてくれました!本当にありがとう。今日はとても幸せな日です。 I was drunk and wrote in Japanese!LOL
Response: 優しい言葉をありがとう。 あなたが私の封筒が好きだと知ってうれしいです。
Avi rated for Mail Art + fun surprise on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Wow! I loved the zippered envelope you sent! It arrived in perfect condition and I can definitely reuse it! Though I will be using it to store my stuff and not sending it anywhere! Haha! Thank you for all the lovely lace and fabric too! 💕
Response: Thank you for your sweet comment, ♥(^◡^)♥ You are right to keep the envelope yourself. That's re-use too!! And that was my intention in the first place. Hope it will keep your stuff for a long time. Enjoy ❤ლ (✿◕‿◕)ᓄ✎✂
Ellivlove rated for Art Journal Fodder on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the dino themed stickers! I love the zipper envelope.
Response: Great, I was happy to have a partner who was into Dino things. The zipper envelope was fun to make, I hope it is still in good condition and that you have some use for it. 🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖
marliese rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2019 on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Ik had je berichtje gelezen maar het was weer even weggezakt - GELUKKIG was hij er vandaag dan! Met wat berichten van postnl erop, dat het niet voldeed aan de verzendingseisen ofzo. :D : D Maar zeker wel aan de swap eisen! Joepie! Dank je Neeltje!
Response: ლ (✿ ◕‿◕) ᓄ✂
Rainydancer rated for De stash swap #3 on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Wow! Everything is amazing! I'm so touched, this package was made for me. I love everything, especially the dance brochure, zippers and tiny post its--thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. It always makes me very happy to learn I picked things that find a welcome home. To me, that's part of the fun, to discover that the things you love are loved by your SB partner just as much. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
mag rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #10 ☆ on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the box of goodies! I was certainly surprised, in a good way (: And the haribo game is so unique (though I really did think that it was some new haribo sweet haha). Thanks a lot once again 💕
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy you are not minding the box s(✿☯‿☯✿)s And sorry about the Haribo, please don't eat it ໒(❤‿❤)७
Comment: Thank you!! I can't wait to open it!! I love your crafted goodies!! Thanks for swapping!
Response: You're welcome. Do you keep all your Stocking Stuffers unopened until Christmas? That's a real challenge!
Doon rated for Put happiness on it! on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Hi Neeltje, Wat een super leuke envelop en spulletjes heb ik vandaag ontvangen van jou! Ik ben er erg blij mee, het kleine etuitje zal ik in mijn werktas doen (en vullen met thee zakjes). Top! groet Doon
Response: Het was leuk om deze swap voor jou te maken. Super om te lezen hoe je het etuitje gaat gebruiken. Veel plezier met alles.
Kraftylady777 rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope! on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: ლ໒(◕‿◕)७ლ
trapster rated for De stash swap #2 on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: I can’t even convey to you how much I love everything you sent and the little bag you made? Touches my heart! I didn’t get too many things when I visited your country in the past and have always regretted it and now I can add your things to my journal. Thank you! My husband and I were so excited to see your beautiful happy mail in our postbox. Much love from Wisconsin💕💕💕💕
Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to make you this swap and it's so good to learn it made you happy. Isn't that what Swap Bot is all about? Love from Holland ლ (✿ ◕‿◕)✿✿✿✂
Comment: Dank je wel Meeltje, wat ben jij ontzettend creatief! Mooiste envelop die ik kreeg dit jaar!
Comment: Oh my gosh thank you for the gorgeous decorations and all the extras. Everything is so beautiful and I love the envelope. If I could give you extra hearts I would.
Response: Thank you, I am happy with one heart and your warm words ໒(❤‿❤)७
Mye rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: I was so surprised to receive the envelope from you! ❤❤❤ Thank you very much for the lovely covered envelope and for all the goodies you included 😊 I can't draw too 😅
Response: Thank you, happy you like it. Let's try to improve our drawing, a real challenge ლ (◕‿◕)ლ

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sherba31 on Sep 9, 2019:

WOW! Thanks so much for the Business car RAK plus so many extras! You were so generous with all the fabric and lace, ephemera, and even the package was such a lovely piece of mail art. The envelope material is an interesting texture plus all your sewn details. Truly a happy mail day after a many hours waiting around at the courthouse for jury duty. I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks again!

simcoe54 on Sep 6, 2019:

Business cards RAK -- Love all the business cards you sent me and the extra postcard. Thank you so much!

agrimkitten on Aug 22, 2019:

I received your BFR RAK today! Thank you so much for the awesome package. I didn't expect all that. The package was amazing in itself. Have a fantabulous day. Thanks again for brightening up my day :)

susieq11 on Aug 21, 2019:

I’m so happy you liked the tag!! Hope you have a great night! : )

LilysMama on Aug 20, 2019:

Thank you for the BFR RAK! Such a great variety. Thank you for the extras as well, those frogs are my favorite ♥️

gooddog56 on Aug 1, 2019:

What a lovely bundle of fabrics, trims, buttons and other fiber goodness! It was such a pretty, clever package that I almost hated to cut it open... I am very grateful for your generosity! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

RooBaRoo on Jul 22, 2019:

Thanks so much for the beautiful RAK! I love the fabric, the felt stickers, the ribbon, I LOVE the sewn paper bag you sent it all in!!! Thanks for a very generous, fat package of inspiration!

yunasy on Jul 18, 2019:


Oh my goodness!!! You are such an angel!!!! Thank you so so very much for the RAK of fabric, buttons, and ribbon. It's so much more than I could have wished for! And the package you sent it in...amazing! I've never seen a fabric package, with fabric and ribbon bits sewn on. What a nice surprise!

jinxspinx on Jul 17, 2019:

Thank you so much for ribbons and material you sent me. I know in your note you mentioned that you hoped the travel emhemera has reached me- as of today it hasnt, but im totally happy with the package today!! It was so cool how you sewed it! Ive never saw anyone do that!!! TY so much!!!! i love it all!!!

rainbowfizz on Jul 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for my beautiful envelope of goodies for the "Who likes....tag". I love all the items inside and the envelope itself is a work of art! I love the fabric which is blue and white with the squares with different images....windmills, cows etc. It's so different from what I can get here. Thank you so much x

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