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redsquirrel

redsquirrel
Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: September 9, 2020
Birthday: August 2
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

I love cats and I love spinning fibre. Funnily enough the dutch word for catpurring is the same as for spinning so there, I'm just following the hints the universe is giving me ;)

I feel especially close to the European pre-celtic fairytale figure Frau Holle. She's all about spinning and nature and working together to get results. Without being a sentimental sap.

Both cats and spinning are relaxing and hilariously funny at times. They help me healing from ME/CFS. I also like weird teacups (the wonky handmade kind) and little metal spoons.

I adore colour, especially bold ones. I like natural materials such as wool, silk, wood, mother of pearl etc.

Favorite Books

  • Pippi Longstocking,
  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog.
  • Tender Mosels
  • illustrated childrenbooks
  • the old fairy tales
  • books with ridiculously enlarged photo's of bacteria and cells and small thingies living in the sea. If only I could have an atomic microscope myself...

Favorite Crafts

spinning, knitting, felting, wool dyeing, sewing, embroidery, drawing.

Favorite Movies

  • Amelie
  • Trois Couleurs: Bleu
  • Iceage
  • Those real life backyard-safari-movies. You know, where ladybugs are as big as cars and we follow this one bug trying to get a lump of dung to its layer but it is stuck on a thorn in the ground and keeps spinning on it no matter how much he pushes it.

Favorite Colors

  • bold orange
  • saturated yellow
  • green
  • purple, all prpls!
  • No neons or pastels for me please, thanks.

Handmades

I like natural, renewable materials such as wool, wood, glass, seashell, bamboo, paper, silk. I am a fool for tiny handmade pincushions and tiny shiny handmade x-mas-tree ornaments. Actually anything tiny and shiny! Handmades are a way of spreading love in the world, I feel.

I really do my best to make you something special. Hope it shows :)

PLEASE Do NOT send me

  • plastic
  • perfumed items
  • food or drinkstuff (special diet)
  • when it comes to wool/fiber I do not work with acrylics, cotton or superwash.

More about me

I am 40 yo, married, live on a little homestead in the woods, eat a ketogenic diet and am healing from ME/CFS/Adrenal Fatigue/hormonal imbalance. I have a mastersdegree in science and was trained as an artist and for the life of me, I cannot choose what pleases me more: the delight of experiencing beauty or the accomplishment of understanding a principle. Spinning and cats meet both sides of this spectrum.

I like handspun artyarns! :) funny batts and funky yarns are very welcome in this little house! :D

my knittingadventures are on ravelry but you can see some pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/snorrepot/

Ratings

spinweaver rated for Take a Photo of your Garden Gnome on Oct 17, 2012
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Comment: I loved your very interesting letter, with its photo of your little cabin, gnome, and cat!
pennypuppy rated for Take a Photo of your Garden Gnome on Oct 16, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter about your garden and hobbies! It is so nice that you know what is growing on your property. I recognized some of the plants names that you mentioned, but not all of them. I am in the local garden club, so I do know quite a bit about gardening and plants. I love the story about the squirrel and the hazelnuts. Yes, I am sure the gnome had quite a laugh too :-) Thanks also for the pics and the postcard of the lamb!
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Comment: Thank you!!!
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Comment: Totally love the NaviSquirrel postcard! If only it had been available to poor Hansel & Gretel... ;) The Rumpelstiltskin letter (& wonderful hand-spun golden skein!) was also very much appreciated - see my separate PM to follow. :)
Onyx rated for HAW Mail Art Swap #2 on Nov 12, 2011
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Comment: Cool envelope and I really loved the PC too, thank you so much!
bren rated for What colour is your sheep? on Apr 19, 2010
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Comment: Thank you very much! The box should have arrived on Saturday, but the gal delivering didn't bother to bring it up to the house and left a notice in the mailbox, instead. The nerve! I love the green blends! The bag is perfect for my sock projects. And the toad is the best! Love it all!
spinweaver rated for Look what Santa brought! on Feb 11, 2010
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Comment: Anna, this is MORE than special, you should have 5 stars! I love that you included the photo of the herd, too- please tell me more about the humourous sheep! Send an email to [email protected] That way, I can forward it to my mother
SecretSheep rated for Christmas sheep ornament on Dec 16, 2009
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Comment: Oh, he's a sweetie, thankyou! I love his beady eyes and his very special tail!
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Comment: What a wonderful book! I started to read right away. :-) Thank you so much for your encouragement, your "mid-swap-surprise" and the book now - I really enjoyed swapping with you!
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Comment: Very cute! Thank you.,
SecretSheep rated for Prim Stitch Christmas on Oct 17, 2009
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Comment: Thankyou very much. Love the bunnies!
potatocraft rated for Make a sheep. on Oct 2, 2009
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Comment: The sheep is so cute and sweet. Thank you so much!
Holda rated for Sheep Swap on Sep 26, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful package! I love the angora fiber, the stickers are really cute! and the "yarn" will make perfect knitting markers.
groundhoggirl rated for handmade HANDBAG Swap #2 on Sep 23, 2009
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Comment: what can I say but lovely and thanks so much!...i love the critters on it!...and my hubby says thanks so much for the stamps, they were a nice surprise!
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Comment: Perfect! It's a little bundle of joy! From te tiny size, to the color, to the amazing snow glob with snowman detail.... PERFECT! And thank you so much for the Amsterdam transportation ticket! Thank you for the this little taste of Christmas!
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Comment: I LOVE love love my purple cremesicle ornament! In fact, I have it decorating my computer here at work (since I'm here more that I'm home) so I don't have to wait until Christmas to admire it. Thank you so much!
marliese rated for Fairy Tale DIY Swap on Sep 11, 2009
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Comment: Thank you, I especially love the card! Very sweet poem, made me feel really special, LOL. I already picked up a set of these chipboard stickers myself at Zeeman but I am sure my daughter likes them too...
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Comment: Thank you for such a sweet little biscornu. I love it and I'm sure it will look adorable on my tree. I'll ahve to make it some friends though <3
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Comment: I came home today to my wonderful ornament. I LOVE it!! How cool that you read my profile and did something to match. Thank you!
spaceanddeath rated for Teeny tiny stuffie swap #3 on Sep 8, 2009
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Comment: Thanks Anna, I love Amelia's Electra!

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Comments

tareami on Oct 25, 2011:

Hi! Just wanted to say that I like your idea for flat fairytale felties in the unce upon a time-group. I would join if you hosted. I really like your profile and hope we'll be swapping some day!

Melas on Oct 20, 2009:

Right now, you are my favorite person. THANK YOU!!! I love your surprise "mid-swap-encouragement", love the zine. :-) Thanks!!!

Fittzwm on Jul 6, 2009:

I love your sumi-e Grumpy Bunny - he's beautiful!

moosemama on May 28, 2009:

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Everything you sent was incredible. My son will love the coin, the fabric is awesome, the moose needlebook was so cute and I can't wait to try the sprinkles. Yum!! You lived on a fun street. Talyn

KnittingCateling on May 22, 2009:

Welcome to Swap-Bot! Since you are interested in the old days, you might like to read the novels of one of my favorite authors, Sandra Dallas. Alice's Tulips is a good choice.

marilavado on May 11, 2009:

Welcome to European Swappers!

biasbabe on May 9, 2009:

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To the Nuts For Sewing Group

Love2Teach on May 8, 2009:

Thanks for joining my handmade handbags swap! Happy Swapping!

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