Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2017 4:30 am


Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: October 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


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.


Comment: I got your lovely swap on the mail today! Thank you for a fun envie and fantastic happymail inside!
Comment: Each time I open my mailbox to find a treasure from you is such a celebration. You have truly outdone yourself with this amazing notebook with pockets! I am going to use it to store my weather stickers, a few postcards and sheets of stationary and some stamps, for a little "mail on the go" kit! Thank you so much for this beautiful and special gift!
aloes85 rated for Mooi! on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Hoi Neeltje, ik wil je graag enorm bedanken voor de geweldige swap. Super hoe je dat boekje gemaakt heb. Ben ook enorm onder de indruk van je 365 project!!! Heb je het een heel jaar volgehouden? Nogmaals ontzettend bedankt!!! Misschien tot een volgende keer!!!! Angelique
Response: Yeeej, lekker dat het zo snel is aangekomen. Fijn dat je het boekje leuk vindt. Ik heb wel iets langer over het project gedaan omdat het in de vakanties stil lag. Ik mocht geen naaimachine meenemen ΰ»’( ‒̀︡‒́ )ΰ₯­
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you so much - I love the notebook, what a fabulous way to use up scraps - It's wonderful! Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you, it was real fun to make it. I love to use up scraps, but they seem to grow whenever I make an attempt to reduce them ΰ»’( ‒̀︡‒́ )ΰ₯­ I love them anyway ΰ»’(❀‿❀)ΰ₯­
Comment: Thanks
MiekeC rated for TPD: Mystery Supply Swap #10 on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Nou, ondanks de sterretjes ;-) (lastige dingetjes he, ik heb er maar een art journal pagina van gemaakt) vind ik het wel een succes. Geen probleem met de envelop gehad. Ik ben op zoek gegaan naar de sterretjes, want was benieuwd waar ze gebleven waren maar vind het heel leuk gedaan. Heel veel sterkte met je dochter, allemaal heel heftig. Zo'n start wens ik niemand toe. Oja, en nog bedankt voor alle extra's.
Response: Oh, fijn dat het goed is aangekomen ΰ»’(β˜†β€Ώβ˜†)ΰ₯­ Op foto staat mijn Tante Neel, ik ben naar haar vernoemd. Ze wordt hier 40 denk ik. Ik heb haar alleen gekend als hele oude dame.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cards they're beautiful and I've never seen such tiny ones. Very much appreciated. πŸ˜€β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ
Response: You're welcome. It's always fun to pick flowers for a partner αƒš (✿ β—•β€Ώβ—•)βœΏβœΏβœΏβœ‚
Comment: Neeltje ❀! Once again you have outdone yourself! I simply love it!!! I will treasure it ❀❀❀
Response: So much fun to make these notebooks.Cannot stop myself making them. Always great to have you as my partner. Did you notice the little bird and feather stamps you sent me? They are my favorite, they stamp so beautiful and are lovely α••( ᐛ )α•—
Comment: I love what you maid for me. It bright my day for sure!!!! My mom is a dressmaker; I've learn to sew at the same time I've learn to read! I'm very impressed!!
Response: Sewing is my first love too. Cannot live without my machine and material. Always looking for ways to create things. Have fun with it !
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely zipper bag - I can't wait to use it! The stickers will come in handy for scrapbooking too. Thanks for putting a smile on my face today. Happy Swapping!
Response: It's such a pleasure to make these little pouches, cannot stop. Keep on smiling, it looks good on you ΰ»’(❀‿❀)ΰ₯­
Comment: neeltje, thank you so much. i love your sewn notebook. even my husband noticed it as he brought the mail . he said, wow you got a beautiful letter. is it sewn? how did she do that?
Response: O, thats so'nice to hear. I love your husband ΰ»’(❀‿❀)ΰ₯­ I told mine and he responded:""show me one, I want to know what you sent, I want to be amazed too". Now I love him even more. Enjoy and have fun πŸ’œπŸ’–
Comment: The envelope is amazing, love the postcards and thank you for the stickers!
Response: It was all my pleasure, thanks for the 5 and the πŸ’–
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!
Response: That's great. I love to make swaps like this. Enjoy πŸ’œπŸ’–
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!
Response: Happy when you are happy. Have fun with it πŸ’œπŸ’–
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!!! β™₯β™₯β™₯
Response: Things that travel a long time have interesting stories within them. I hope you and your family are well and safe after the hurricane β€πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’–
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 αƒšΰ»’(❀‿❀)ΰ₯­βœ‚ 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!!

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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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