Swap-bot Time: April 5, 2020 1:06 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: April 5, 2020

Country: Netherlands
My Facebook
My Pinterest
My Etsy Store

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, macramรฉ 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

  • Die-cuts

  • 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. In 2019 the book that moved me most was A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.

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.



jennywren rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Extra hearts <3<3 The most beautiful package! I'm quarantining all my mail for 24 hours, but it was difficult to wait because the envelope was so lovely. I appreciate what you sent me and the time you took to present it beautifully, and the personal history behind the items. My husband is trying to steal the photo for his collection...we shall see ;) Thank you!!
Response: You're so welcome. It's so much fun to put swaps like this together. In times like this it's even more a refuge to me. Tell your husband not to steal the photo. I have another one for him if he likes it. Take care!!
Rainydancer rated for Use My Supplies Mail Art on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Wow that envelope! The outside was as amazing as the inside. Fantastic-your address just wasn't on there so I need it to send you the mail art portion of the swap!
Response: So happy it arrived. It was great fun to make the envelope and putting the stuff together. I actually wasn't thinking about the fact that something was going to be send back. Just stuffing that envelope, lol. Pm you.
1koolkrafter rated for Repurposed Paper Envelopes on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Hey there Neeltje...I absolutely love the envelope you mailed my swap in and the enclosed envelopes you made as well. Thanks also for the "super" extra goodies that you included as well. That shopping was really unique and made a fantastic envelope. I may chop it down and use in some other projects...I love it so much I don't know if I want to do that though...LOL.
Response: That's great. Making recycled envelopes is one of my favorite things. It's useful in many ways. The material of that shopping bag was perfect for this swap. I liked both material and design. Have fun with it, anyway you wanna use it โœฟ(โ—•โ€ฟโ—•)โœฟ โœ‚
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #2 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: thanks
mammaNilangi rated for Large European Swap on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: I'm so grateful for everything you did send me and I absolutely love it all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.. hope you're doing well. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’–
Response: Thank you. Take care in these strange times and try to stay healthy. Hope my package brings some good spirit to the world. Making them helps me stay healthy. แƒš โœฟ(โ—•โ€ฟโ—•)โœฟ โœ‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
yunasy rated for Put floral on! #2 on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is one of the most amazing packages I have ever received!!! I was completely blown away. I love everything - the little fabric bag (LOVE), the crocheted pouch and flowers, the stamps wrapped in that cute fabric, the buttons and beads, the file full of ephemera, paper, and stickers, and I absolutely LOVE the paper file/folder you made. It's so unique! Even my husband, who is generally uninterested in my swapping, was really curious and wanted to see. Oh, and loved the package it all came in!! Thank you sooooo much!!!!
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet words. Isn't this what's it all about. Sharing our love for the same objects. It's so funny to learn the package even made your husband curious, he makes my day. I feel happy because you are happy, enjoy!!
PaperProf rated for IPC: Junk Journal Inspiration Kit on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: I am in awe! This package (and everything in it) is such a thing of beauty. I am truly grateful for your generosity and the care that you put into this swap. It is so special. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Response: That's so great. It was a pleasure to make you this swap and collect the items. Knowing your stuff is going around the world and finds a place in someones artwork feels like magic. Thanks for your sweet words and the hearts.
gillman rated for Private Art Swap on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful hand-sewn art you made for me. I just love all the colors and textures! All the fabrics and fibers you used are GORGEOUS! The green batik silk and gold accent pieces are my absolute favorite! I wish I had the skill and patience to make something as special as this. You truly have a gift! Thank you for doing this private art swap with me, and I hope we can swap again in the future! :)
Comment: You send so much stuff my mail struggled so fit the envelope through my mail slot. i like how you got creative on what to send for this swap. I already showed my friends the giant metal leaf, I was so surprised to get that in a swap. You truly went above and beyond with this swap. There is so much I don't even know what to say anymore. Thank you so much :) I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Tampere. As a student myself it is a great city to live despite the never ending renovations going on for the railway.
Response: Oeps, sorry, I got carried away. I found so many items to send to you. I am glad you like it and hope you find use for ( some) of it. It was great fun to make you this swap!!
Comment: OMG I AM DYING OVER THIS!!! Thank you so much!!! This little bee pouch is AMAZING!!! I need this pattern!!! I love it sooooomuch!!! Thank you SOOOOOO MUCH!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Response: You are so very welcome. These pouches are so much fun to make, and really very easy.Please use it a lot, you will love it even more.
StagKing rated for NT: Fabric Postcard on Feb 21, 2020
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for the gorgeous post card. I love all the little touches and bird theme, I can't wait to hang it up near my craft space!
Response: That's great to know. It was a pleasure to make it, enjoy!
heyjoanahey rated for All the washi on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you! such a beautiful envelope, so original! ๐Ÿ’Œ
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I love to make decorated envelopes. Glad you like it.
mistowls rated for Green Themed Happymail on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness - I just received this swap and I am absolutely blown away. The amount of time and care put into it is so clear and my entire family, who really wanted to watch me open it as well, was so impressed by how much you did. Every item you included was so so thoughtful and I really thank you for the time and kindness you put into this package for me. Please take care!
Response: With this swap I reached 400. I am very happy this one is received so warmly. Making envelopes like this is an absolute joy. Finding all the things to put in, going through all my treasures, deciding what to send, all good fun. Thank you for your sweet words, enjoy!! แƒš โœฟ(โ—•โ€ฟโ—•)โœฟ โœ‚
cloudjun rated for WIYM: Show off your washi tape on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Hi there thank you so much for such a fun-filled packed envelope! And also for the fun wash samples too c:
Response: Great. It was such fun to use all the washi in my collection and share some with you.
Comment: Ohhh Meeltje. Gisteren was je envelop er al, maar was te perplex om te raten. Wat een inspiratie geeft mij dat......super. Die van mij duurt nog even, moet eerst nog even wat andere swaps versturen. Pfff...hoop dat ik iets vergelijkwaardigs voor je kan samenstellen.....er ligt wel al een tijdje wat voor je klaar....
Response: Jeuhh, wat fijn dat het zo snel is aangekomen en dat je het leuk vindt. Pakketjes, zoals dit, maken,vind ik het leukste om te doen. Een mooie manier voor mij om nieuwe ideeรซn uit te proberen en te testen hoe ze het in het postvervoer volbrengen. Maak je geen zorgen over jouw swap, ik vind het juist leuk om iets totaal anders te ontvangen. Inzet en aandacht zijn belangrijker dan hoeveelheid of perfectie.Ik ben erg benieuwd naar jouw manier van creรซren.
Comment: Thank you so much for this fabulous zipped pouch you sent. What a great piece it is all by itself. I love the mixture of fabrics! Just amazing!! The stars...WOW! They are beautiful. Did it take long to learn the folds? I adore the bat which is my favorite. He is now on my art room shelf with my other favorite Halloween items. There are just so many wonderful items here to enjoy. Your brooch is very cool and I have the perfect thing to put it on. What a great swap and thank you again Neeltje. I look forward to swapping again. I will send you a message soon. Hugs, Mona
Response: When a swap reaches its destination is such a happy moment. Like you are holding your breath the whole time to see the surprise on your partners face. Now I can breath again and join in your happiness. It was all made with lots of pleasure and I love it to know it's in such a good place. Thanks for having this swap with me.
samsstuff rated for NT: Hand Made Bento Bag on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely bag & all the extras. I love the fabrics you chose. The envelope made it here undamaged. It took me a minute to figure out how to open it, but it wasn't too hard, what a great idea & the book will be very useful. One of my favorite swaps. Thank you!
Response: Great, very happy it got to you in one piece. It was fun to do a fabric swap, my all time favorite material to work with. I know it takes some research to figure out how to open. This way you examine the envelope thoroughly and have a good look at it เป’(โ—•ีžโŒฃีžโ—•)เฅญ lol. Enjoy and have fun with the book and bento bag.
ubx rated for Adopt My Stickers #1 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the things you send me !!
Response: Great, enjoy!
fortannam rated for Private sewing destash on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness! If I could give a million hearts I would! From the amazing envelope to all the amazing things inside! Wow!! Thank you so much!
Response: You have no idea how happy I am my package arrived. It always makes me so nervous. From the time I drop my swap in the mailbox until I get a message it has arrived I keep wondering if it wil ever arrive at all. Knowing it is at it's place of destination and safe, gives me so much relief. Learning that you like it all so much makes me ever so happy. I was also a bit worried it wouldn't match up to your wonderful box of sewing equipment. Thank you so much for having this swap with me.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 406 28 31
Completed Fives Threes Ones
363 413 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 72 291 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


chimerix on Feb 26, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the great die cuts! I can't wait to craft with some of this over the coming weekend. I appreciate you tagging me in the Forum's Quick I need... Tag. Much Aloha being sent your way.

isandie on Feb 21, 2020:

I love my bee pouch!! ๐Ÿ โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

threelittlebirds411 on Feb 19, 2020:

Oh my goodness, thank you SO much for the little horse pouch you made me for the 'Send to the Person Above You' tag!! It truly made my day and it is so well made! You have an amazing talent. ^_^ I can't thank you enough. :)

LoveThis on Feb 14, 2020:

thankyou very very much for sending my card back :)

trapster on Feb 10, 2020:

Dearest Neeltje,

You are so incredibly sweet, if you were here, I would hug you! What an incredibly beautiful package you sent me! You didnโ€™t have to do that but, I love it so much๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

The postcards, your fantastic envelope and that book is absolutely gorgeous! So many beautiful illustrations. Iโ€™m beyond thankful! My husband is paging through it right now๐Ÿค— Animals, especially dogs are my joy. I look at the books constantly and am surprised how difficult it is to find illustrations. Divine!

Iโ€™m a creating addict too! I can never get enough. My room always has something going on. Iโ€™m over the moon to have met you and would love to share more with you in future. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Liefsโค๏ธ Tammie

trapster on Jan 18, 2020:

Oh Neetlje, I am so happy it got to you! You are such a kind, generous soul and Iโ€™m so grateful to have met up with you again. Enjoy ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

Gnoe on Dec 22, 2019:

weatherwax on Nov 22, 2019:

I am speechless!!! Dearest Neeltje, your swap arrived and I am speechless for an hour now. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!! The zippered envelope is mindblowing, I love this so much, I will keep it forever. I will explore your gift tomorrow again and rate then. Now I just continue to enjoy this delight.

Gnoe on Nov 19, 2019:

Oh. My. Gawd. Manlief kwam boven met heerlijke post van je, ik ben er helemaal stil van. Wat een prachtige project bag!!!!! En dat je die speciaal voor mij gemaskt hebt!!!! Daar kan ik gewoon niet bij - wat ONTZETTEND LIEFF!!! <3 Ik ben diep onder de indruk. Laat ik nou net onder begeleiding van een collega leten een ezel te gaan haken... :-D Maar eerst een proeflapje want het is zo'n 40 jaar geleden dat ik heb leten haken haha. Dankjewel voor dit supermooie en -fijne kado!!! (Ik lag weer de hele dag met migraine en dan is het zoooo'n opkikker om zoiets liefs te ontvangen - dat jij zomaar asn mij hebt gedacht... Ik kan er niet over uit.)

kiddomerriweather on Nov 3, 2019:

Thank you for the RAK of encyclopedia pages of spiders, beetles, and ants! They are wonderful! The images are great and I can't wait to use them in my art. You are the greatest!

Login to leave a comment now!