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ninou

ninou
Date Joined: October 21, 2008
Last Online: March 22, 2014
Birthday: December 24, 1979
Country: France
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About Me

update May 15th, 2012

I'm a young mom of now two daughters (see sections below) and I live in the North-West of France (Brittany). I'm also a teacher and a freelance translator... I have two dogs, shar-peïs (females). I love knitting, reading and taking photographs...

I'm a reliable swapper and I will always put a lot of thoughts in anything I send out!!

I love the idea of Random Acts of Kindness. I'm the girl who smiles to strangers, talks to old ladies at bus stops, helps out and volunteers information any time I feel I can be helpful. I guess my mom set a great example for me!

Favorite Crafts

I'd love to be better at sewing so I'm taking a course as of next month! Any scrap piece of lovely fabric you may have will be welcome!

I used to knit a lot but now I can't seem to find the time or strength with my two little girls...

Being part of this community challenges me to practise new things and explore lots of interesting crafts! So far, I've enjoyed trying out Amigurumis, Dotee dolls, Inchies, Zentangles... It's really been a fantastic source of inspiration and challenge!

My likes and dislikes

I love polka dots, black lace, bright colors but also cute kawaï food /animal characters. I'm not into anything religious or kitch.

Things that make me happy - to look at, to smell, to wear, on fabric, on paper, etc...

  • Flowers : daysies, gerberas, red poppies, cherry blossoms, peonies and bright pink roses!

  • Fruits: strawberries, raspberries, cherries (but not as a flavor) and apples!

  • Shapes: HEARTS (I just love them) and stars!

  • Colors: Bright Pink, Orange, Lime Green, Red, Aqua, Black... but I'm not a big fan of Yellow though...

  • Celebrations: I love any occasion to celebrate and I'm a big fan of Halloween, Valentine's day, Christmas and birthdays!

Also, I'm a Chocolate Addict and I have a very sweet tooth!

Things I don't like:

I don't drink any coffee or tea!

I don't like cinnamon, licorice, mint, aniseed, figs, cola-flavored sweets, raisins or incence (or strong smells).

My whishlist

Craft material like:

  • cute deco tapes

  • clear stamps (love those) or rubber stamps

  • sharpies or cool gel pens with glitter!

  • chalk ink/ markers for the black board in my kitchen!

  • stickers for the girls, any kind would be great!

I'm also a big fan of nail polish, especially O.P.I and ESSIE which are quite expensive here in France! Any color would be just great, I love mixing them and have multicolored nails! ;o)

Other brands are fine as well, I like minis too!

Sewing and Knitting

I'm trying to slowly get back to crafting and I would really like to be able to make more things for the girls. Swap-bot is a great place for inspiration and to challenge myself into doing things!

I'm very curious about brands we don't easily get here in France so I would be grateful for any of the following sewing or knitting material :

  • Sewable fusible adhesive like Wonder Under, Heat n Bond or Steam-a-Seam

  • Novelty thread (glittery for example) for embroideries

  • Easy to follow sewing patterns or projects (copies from your favorite book for example)

  • Noro Silkgarden (I'm looking for warm colors and dark ones to make this beautiful striped scarf)

  • Any Japanese natural yarn really... (Ito, Habu, Olympus and Noro of course!)

  • Yarn from Lion Brand (Bonbons or Amazing in Ruby, Roses or Vineyard)

  • Beautiful hand-dyed soft natural yarn from local brands (merinos is my favorite).

Food

I'm always happy to receive typical food from the US:

  • Almond M&M's
  • Reese's PEANUT BUTTER pieces, whipps or fast break bars
  • Butterfinger
  • Baby ruth bars
  • Mac and cheese sauce
  • Chocolate Pop-tarts
  • Swiss Miss hot chocolate with mini marshmallows!

Anything chocolaty from any country like cookies, candy bars, etc.

But also:

  • Lemon flavored cookies

  • Toddler snacks

  • Baking supplies (especially cute sprinkles, cupcake liners or frosting!)

Nothing with licorice, aniseed, alcohol, figs, raisins, cola-flavor, cinnamon, or mint, please!

As I mentioned earlier I don't drink coffee or tea!

I do love all kinds of nuts especially pecan, almonds, hazelnuts, and even coconuts!!

Eloïse

My oldest baby girl, Eloïse, was born in March 2008. She has got quite a character but she's also very eager to laugh!

She has dark blonde hair, blue eyes and fair skin. She's a sweet little girl, very cute in bright colors especially red, green, pink and purple! But I also like darker colors like grey or even black on her! Hair clips suit her very well!

Her hair is finally long enough to have fun, so cute elastic bands or hair accessories would be great!

She's a pre-schooler, so anything about school would be cool!

She also loves disney characters, especially Jesse, Woody and Buzz from Toy Story, Rapunzel from Tangled and she's also a big fan of Hello Kitty!

It would also be nice to get anything for her new room! For example nice ATCs, postcards, illustrations or drawings! :o)

As far as food is concerned, she absolutely adores the Graduates yogurt melts (any flavor) or the Beech Nut Let's Grow yogurt nibbles (which I'm very partial to also!). In fact, we don't have specific toddler snacks in France and any healthy snack for her would be great!! :o)

Adeline

Adeline was born last summer (August 2010), and she's a sweetie! She has a lot of hair, very dark hair, and her eyes seem to become quite dark as well...

She's growing very fast and is already wearing size 2T.

For now, I think the colors that suit her best are white, grey, beige, pink and purple.

Hair clips for babies would be nice or anything with her name on it! :o)

Ever since she was born, I keep picturing her as a sweet little red riding hood so I'd love to receive anything related to this fairy tale to decorate her room even if not in red - for example a purple version would be awesome!

My home

My kitchen is mostly deep red and I've started incorporating some aqua blue accents just for fun! ;o)

My living room is still very undefined. It's mostly white on white with some beige thrown in!

My bathroom is orange and blue with some grey. I would love to add more yellow into the mix to make it a happy place!

Our master bedroom is all green and blue with lots of maps and globes !

The girls share a room which is very colorful but soft greens, oranges and pinks are the main colors!

As for my craft room, it's also very colorful with maybe a bit more purple and red!

Ratings

vintervila rated for Edibles: Valentine Scavenger Hunt on Feb 16, 2013
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Comment: Wonderful! Merci beaucoup, comme d'hab tes swaps sont merveilleux. Qu'est ce que j'adore la boite à thé!!! MERCI <3
melimar rated for Suggest me Something! on Jan 6, 2013
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Comment: thank you so much for the links! They really are my style and bookmarked them! :D
Tatsu rated for Edibles: Breakfast Delivery #5 on Nov 18, 2012
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Comment: JUst..wow. This wonderful swap made my month. I wish there was a million heart option. I still haven't tried anything - I want to take a photo first! Edit: Okee, I lied, I already had a cup of tea and the cup of Maxwell (love the aroma) coffee.
Tatsu rated for Trick or Treat? on Oct 24, 2012
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Comment: Oh! Yum! I loved the stash of Carambars and got to share the larger bag of gummies too. the little purse was adorable too.
wreckthisgirl rated for SENG - Double HAPPY-ness on Oct 9, 2012
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Comment: Hello Myriam, thank you very much for the lovely package you created for me. I really love everything you've sent me, and the inspirational part couldn't be better! Thanks again, Fab <3
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Comment: Thanks for the cute house and the yarn, and you are right,as a crafter you can never have to much yarn, fabric, ribbon, ect.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card. I'm so happy you got your daughter involved. One day she will be very proud of you and herself for making the butterflies. We do plan on going to the Museum. Thanks again!
JenniferVD rated for Spring scavenger hunt on Jun 10, 2012
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Comment: Thank you! Amazing swap! I love it! :)
Response: Glad you liked it, I had so much fun with this one! :o) Thanks for the compliment and the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the yummy lollipops!
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Comment: Thank you for all the Lollis. I really liked the Barnier orange one =)
recadosdri rated for Birthday Party in a Box #4 on May 29, 2012
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Comment: OMG Myriam, Thank you so much for your wonderful package :) I couldn't believe my eyes when I open the box! LOVE everything! Milka and Kinder are my favorite chocolates and we can't find here in Japan! The candle is so cute that I don't want open it ;) Thank you for the postcard and teas! This package really made my day
Response: I'm so glad it did! I really wanted to bring a smile to your face and I'm glad I did! Enjoy all the chocolates! ;o) Thanks for your nice comment and heart !
vintervila rated for Belated New Year's Party Popper on May 15, 2012
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Comment: Cute, fun and filled with so many delightful items. Thank you and...Happy New Year! :D
Response: Happy New Year to you too! ;o)
vintervila rated for Vintervila + Ninou Food Swap on May 15, 2012
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Comment: One of the BEST swaps I've ever recieved...! Je suis tellement heureuse! Et il est arrivé pile pour la petit déj ce matin! :) You really spoiled me! THANK YOU MERCI GRAZIE! j'espère que le mien va arriver bientot...et qu'il te plaira autant (mais moi, j'y ai pas mis dedans des marguerites...oh mon dieu que c'est mignon!! :))
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything, I had a lot of fun putting it together for you and going to Carrefour with my little list for you! Bon appétit miss ! :o)
Amyzgarden rated for Do-it-yourself on May 10, 2012
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Comment: Lovely beads, great design, and you gave me the addy for the bead store in case I am ever there. Couldn't ask for more. Thanks!
Response: So happy the beads me it to you OK, I was worried they could be damaged even if they didn't travel far! I have the same beads at home and plan to do the same necklace, I hope you will like yours! :o)
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Comment: Wow, your home is very stylish :) You sure are creative! I like the red furniture in your kitchen too. Looking forward to getting a bigger place, so that I can be creative in the ways you are.
Response: Thanks for the compliment! I'm sure you can find ways to be creative in any space! Have fun! :o)
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your home ...
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating and for the heart!
morwesong rated for Edibles: Breakfast Delivery #4 on Apr 3, 2012
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Comment: Wow!! This swap was well worth the wait. I am absolutely delighted with all of the wonderful goodies you sent along. Thank you so much for everything! I am looking forward to enjoying a crêpe for breakfast tomorrow! :-) Thanks again for the wonderful breakfast parcel!
Response: So glad you liked everything! I hope you enjoyed the crêpes! ;o)
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maisonlula rated for Private - maisonlula et ninou on Mar 28, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I love everything in this package!! I hope you like yours, I've resent it recently because the package came back bad! I hope to hear from you again and maybe we can swap again in the future :), enjoy my handmade items!!!
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and that you liked everything! I never drink tea but I love everything that has to do with tea! I hope you like the one I chose for you! :o)
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Comment: I love my sweet little cottage! You did a great job using fabric to create the door and window. And I love the fabric you enclosed as an extra bonus. I took a class last fall on sewing with knit fabrics. This will inspire me to experiment with what I learned. Thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! It was quite a challenge for me as a new sewer! I'm glad you like the fabric, be sure to show me what you do with it, I would love to see what you came up with! :o)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 127 12 16
Completed Fives Threes Ones
97 151 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
8 3 41 45
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Comments

MichelleWillow on Sep 20, 2012:

Very cool. :) When I was in high school, I wanted to study English and become a teacher. Sadly, at that time, it was only possible to study combination of English and German, and since I never learned German, it wasn't really an option for me. Not likely possible to learn German well enough in couple months to get admitted to faculty! :( Well, I do use English daily in my life, some through work, some through here and other online communities where I'm active, so guess it was not all for nothing. ;) We share another thing in common! I also have 2 girls! My older was born in August 2007 and little one in October 2011. They are my daily source of inspiration and joy as I'm sure yours are to you! :) And, I love your story about RAKs. :) Yeah, I agree that your mommy raised you well! ♥ (for Part 1 of the SENG - Double HAPPY-ness swap)

vintervila on Apr 8, 2012:

Joyeuses Paques! :)

cony

SoupLike on Mar 11, 2012:

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos for Scavenger Hunt Photo Swap #1 with me as well. It's such a pity I cannot rate you 5 and give you a heart for that - I'm not officially your partner - but I still wanted to let you know all the pics are amazing. Sure, the "Lines" photo looks most professional, but the others make me envy, too. I mean, how delicious those cake pops should have been?! :D .... Thanks once more for your photographs. Have a great day there in France! :)

kizmet on Mar 3, 2012:

Merci beaucoup pour tout ce que tu m'as enviee pour le WTA # 44! Il etait tout tres bon et le petit paquet de biscuits est vraiment tres jolie =)

Merci =D

sanna on Feb 12, 2012:

Hi! I thought that you may be interested of my new swap This is where I live e-mail swap #3 as you joined one earlier. :)

Tatsu on Feb 4, 2012:

Thank you for the tasty carambars! <3 They were all excellent! And so were the kinder bonbons.

SweetClementine on Feb 2, 2012:

Fixed the link...I think:
Our first fabric house ornament swap has been posted in the NFS group here. ADORABLE! I hope you'll join us. Thanks for the GREAT idea! :-)

SweetClementine on Feb 2, 2012:

Our first fabric house ornament swap has been posted in the NFS group here. ADORABLE! I hope you'll join us. Thanks for the GREAT idea! :-)

maisonlula on Feb 1, 2012:

hi!! whats the price range for our private swap?? I just bought you some things..

spinweaver on Jan 1, 2012:

Ninou- take a look at my post on the French Food Game thread, and tell me what you think of my post!

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