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nigatsubebe

nigatsubebe
Date Joined: April 13, 2010
Last Online: February 4, 2023

Country: United States
Ko-Fi Handmade
Bebe Taian - Japanese Kimono and Culture
Instagram Vintage + Handmade

About Me

Hi everyone! I've gotten 1-2 messages about either lost or returned mail. I'm wondering if being on the 'auxiliary route' at my apartment is the culprit, or if my middle name is. As such, I've changed the address name.

I always get swaps out as soon as I can, but admittedly, I'm sometimes bad at sending tracking numbers or remembering the 'second step' of clicking "sent items" if I can't send them the same day I pack them. If you don't get your items 3-4 weeks from the end date, send me a message!

Current Projects!

I'm unloading quite a bit of my things! Some have to be sold but others, I'm happy trading out.

STUFF I LOVE GETTING:

Feel free to send any of these instead of the written swap. Just message me so I know what to expect. Stuff doesn't have to be new. I often prefer secondhand or vintage items.

  • Books! I'll try to post an Amazon wishlist, but really, get it from wherever, Most swaps + thrift store books are $5 or less. If they cost more, they'll probably wait or I'll find a download via library.

  • Any Japanese snacks or stuff for a teenage girl. My sister LOVES yukata, hair pins, lots of anime.

  • I love trading out washi + stickers. I have lots of them! I like 'academia,' 'dark forest,' animals, all kinds of things that aren't the cute, cartoony kind.


I'm destashing a TONNE of stuff! I don't know how my partner didn't divorce me. While I'm getting much better about it, I own WAY too much stuff. I'd like to have fewer physical items, or own physical items I really enjoy vs. piles of Stuff that I'll 'definitely get around to.' (Narrator voice: Dani did not ever 'get around to' it.)

Feel free to message me if you want to send any of this stuff instead of the swap items asked for. It isn't a problem!

Supplies I Use

I love natural materials for any supplies, with minimal plastic-based items. I tend to 'upcycle' thrifted clothes and dabble in all sorts of crafting types, so I even use scrap fabrics. In fact, I prefer clean fabrics that would otherwise be waste, if they're larger than 2x3."

Please no dog hair, cigarette smells, or strong perfumes. I tend to get migraines and don't have a washing machine, so it could take 2 weeks to hot wash something properly.

Favorite Crafts

  • Weaving (I have a 16" rigid heddle loom right now, but I formerly rigged various objects for frame looming or 'nature looming'.) Sometimes damaged or thinning shirts get cut + stretched for yarn. I need to practice weaving when fabric stretches and shrinks irregularly. Balls of t-shirt yarn or jersey knit strips are always welcome!

  • Sewing basic items. I have a mannequin now, so I hope to learn draping like I wanted to uh, 20 years ago. I also use cast-off scraps for quilted or patchwork things, like washable tote bag facings. I take apart damaged clothing when possible and see what I can do with it.

  • Archiving vintage + antique Japanese postcards of the karyukai (geisha, maiko, tayuu, oiran,) I also like vintage books about Japan that aren't just tourist guides.

  • Papercrafts like art journalling, scrapbooking, and some bullet journal/art journal hybrid work for daily use.

Other Things

Off-site I tend to sell and trade for very different things. I have a rather large stash of kimono, fabrics, books, and even foodstuffs.

I don't celebrate Xmas and tbh am pretty bad at performing Jewish hols. I try to do something proper for Shabbos/Sabbath, but the challenge is Putting Down Responsibilities for just 24 hours.

My house is interfaith/atheist, though, so if someone enjoys lights? Go for it! You want a pine tree? Okay, just don't let the cats get hurt. I miss living in the woods with the change of season air scents, so yeah, get a tree. Other relatives are Baptist or Evangelical, mostly, so I keep a stash of Xmas-specific cards + papers.

Whatever you believe has/should have 0 effect on my ability to control my own life. We all have that in common, I hope.

Ratings

riviwriter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Feb 4, 2023
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Comment: Thank you! Happy swapping :) I love these STM swaps! You did a GORGEOUS job with this swap and absolutely went ABOVE and BEYOND :) I love the note you included! Happy Tu B'Shvat! I hope you experience much growth and positive change in the coming season <3
DefineCurly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Feb 3, 2023
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Comment: Loved this ! THANK YOU <3
InstaTangle rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Feb 2, 2023
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Comment: you are so sweet, I love all the Halloween items! it was fun getting Halloween things in Feb. Thank you.
RaspberryRobot rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Feb 1, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for all if the space goodies!
Sami8 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Feb 1, 2023
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Tr3n1ty rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Jan 31, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I haven't made rice without a fuzzy logic rice maker in years ๐Ÿ˜ it's good to have a recipe to make it right!
j3ss1ca rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Jan 31, 2023
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patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Jan 30, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap, and thank you for the extras
bpl76 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Jan 30, 2023
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Comment: Thank you
theoriginalbrooke rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Jan 30, 2023
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Comment: Loved it! Thanks so much!
Chickenmama rated for Stuff the Mailbox #40 on Jan 30, 2023
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: really enjoying your lil pieces of art. very interesting, thank you.
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Comment: Thanks for the swap!
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Comment: Thanks for the email! It was a nice read and I appreciated your detailed explanation. I like Smashing Pumpkins too and recently went on a 90s alternative binge with quite a few SP songs in my rotation so it was fun to see you chose this one. Somehow I hadn't heard this one before. Thank you for sharing!
Inesrv rated for LSRUS: Junk Journaling with Gabi # 15 on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you Dani for these goodies, I'll use them in my crafts :) Happy swaps!
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Comment: Thanks for the stuff!!
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Comment: LOVE pink and I love everything you sent!
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sgjolinar rated for Craft Supply/Scrap Destash #2 on Jan 8, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for this lovely package!! You really got my number. Haha. โค๏ธ

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Comments

Swan on Nov 28, 2022:

Thank you for the variety of Christmas cards for the LSRUs November wishlist, theyโ€™re great! (I had to figure out what wish swap might mean, especially since Iโ€™m doing more than one wishlist, but found you pretty fast)

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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Shanoya212 on Nov 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the angel swap for the Two Things in an Envelope. I love all the pieces and I can't wait to make something great with them

simcoe54 on Oct 22, 2022:

September LSRUS Wishlist -- Thanks so much for the package of goodies. The postcards and stamps are perfect for my collection; my grand-daughter will love the stickers and mmmm...kool aid.

Poohtat on Oct 12, 2022:

Thank you for the Sept LSRUS wishes. I enjoyed the note and I wrote back to your email. The envie of goodies is awesome. I love it all!

Jillemina on Oct 7, 2022:

Thank you so much for the wonderful letter. I will write back soon! Jill

Begokschaf on Sep 15, 2022:

I received the angeled swap from you for the Orange swap. Thank you for the cute orange goodies. ๐Ÿ˜Š

DawnNunn on Feb 16, 2022:
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