Last updated on March, 5th
37 years old, vegan (strict vegetarian), teacher, sunshine lover, married, sharing a home with two cats who both came from a rescue (Please adopt, too!), crafter and seamstress on a good day, addicted to happy mail, wannabe world traveler.
I love reading my partners' profiles and and always try very hard to find the perfect items for them. Putting a package together and believing that they will enjoy what they receive from me is just as much fun as getting a swap package in the mail for myself.
I think it's rather easy to meet my taste. I'm sure you'll pick out something perfect for me and I can't wait to find out what it will be! Just receiving something from you and knowing that you took the time to read my profile and to choose something especially for me will make my day!
♥ good mail days! (Any personal mail will make my day a good mail day! I'm all new to mail art but I love the idea of making your own mail a bit more special and I think I tried that on some of my outgoing mail even before I ever heard of mail art.)
♥ QUALITY over quantity!
(I can't stress this one too much. I would much rather receive just one tiny thing of good quality than an enevolpe full of things which are either useless or will only last for a day.)
♥ all kinds of animals (but especially hedgehogs, squirrels, deer, foxes, owls or birds in general)
♥ baker's twine (It's hard to find around here - especially any other colors than red and white!)
♥ beads (I'm not making jewelery! I just like to add them to some paper or sewing projects, so cute single beads are wonderful for me!)
♥ anything bento box related
♥ blind box toys! (ALL OF THEM but esp. Peskimo's BambooZoo from kidrobot)
♥ unique cookie cutters
♥ colors (Soft, bright or powdery... I like them all (except for neons and very dark+dull) and I especially love color themed swaps!)
♥ cupcakes (things with a cupcake theme as well as stuff to make them!)
♥ earrings (My new love!)
♥ ETSY! (All of my favourites are up to date! Even when they are listed as sold I would still love to receive them and most of the time the sellers have listed them again. I just can't keep up with the speed!)
♥ fabric, ribbon and trim (See favorite crafts section for more infos!)
♥ gift wrapping supplies (ribbon, tissue paper, mini boxes,...)
♥ Gocco supplies (screens, bulbs, ink)
♥ labels (blank or address ones)
♥ hand lettering / calligraphy
♥ Japanese colored masking tape or deco tape (any colors or designs)
♥ any other mail art supplies you can think of that I haven't already listed
♥ just about anything from Martha Stewart Crafts or Paper Source
♥ momiji dolls
♥ organic stuff
♥ cute patterned paper/cardboard
♥ paper punches (especially squares, circles and stars in various sizes)
♥ polka dots, stripes, plaid, strawberries, cherries, apples, snowflakes, mushrooms
♥ rubber stamps (I have some acrylic blocks so the kind you mount on that are perfect too!)
♥ scrapbooking supplies (especially brads, eyelets, curling tags and gromlets)
♥ Shinzi Katoh
♥ nice stickers
♥ tags (esp. kraft tags)
♥ things with matryoshkas on them
♥ cute tins (They can be vintage!)
♥ something typical from your country (Not so much the touristic stuff but more something you would miss if you weren't at home. Does that make sense?)
♥ zakka style
Anything that's not vegan, figurines, neon colored stuff,...
I'm not much of a fairy/princess/mermaid fan and I'm not into Disney, Barbie or Diddl stuff at all.
Though I do love (vegan) candy and chocolate, it's probably best not to send me any food, because I try to eat really healthy these days!
I like to knit during the winter and I also like counted cross stitch but my most favorite activity is sewing . It's hard to describe what kind of fabrics I like since that would be so many. Really almost anything will go. I love Amy Butler, Heather Bailey and Lotta Jansdotter or anything that will go in that direction. I'm a big fan of most Moda or Lecien fabrics and love zakka style. I also like very traditionally designed fabrics or linen in pretty solid colors. Anything like that will be awesome!
I'm not so fond of fabrics with comic/cartoon characters or realistc drawings/photos on it and too cutesy/dreamy is not my kind of thing either. But of course there are exceptions to that - so you just go ahead and pick something. I'm sure I'll like it and will find good use for it!
I love buttons, ribbon, trim or linen tape. I think you can make the simplest items very special by adding a cute button or a pretty piece of trim.
I also like to stamp on fabric or make stencils and therefore I love ink pads or freezer paper for doing so (which are both kind of hard to get around here). I'm always open to trying something new and can get very excited just about any new sewing supplies!
I'm trying to cut down on my kawaii addiction.
I prefer useful things over decorative items that just sit on my shelf (with the exception of blind box toys!!!) and I'd rather not receive Hello Kitty items as this is the only kawaii character I could easily buy for myself here in Germany.
These are just some of the characters I like:
I'm not too fond of (manga style) people, Shinkansen, Banana Man, Cinnamoroll, Ruu & Suu, Kuromi, Monokuro Boo, Pom Pom Purin, Wanroom and realistic animals (like e.g. Waku Waku).
Loose memo sheets or single letter sets tend to get lost here. I'm simply not that organized... since I'm not a collector.
Although I think plushies are super cute I prefer not to get them - simply because I don't know what to do with them.
I love to bake and to cook! Unusual or cute kitchen supplies will always make me happy. Whenever we are on a vacation I'll buy some salt/baking powder/baking soda... because I love to have those foreign packings in my kitchen that remind me of far away (or not so far away) places. It's like a little vacation in a box/tin! I can imagine that this might sound a little strange to some of you but I swear I can get really excited about these things, so please don't hesitate to choose something like that for me!
There are a few things I would really like to get but they are not available in Germany. If you have access to any of these and would be interested in a swap, please let me know! In return I would be more than happy to get you any items that are available here in Germany and/or that you see on my flickr.
♥ things made by Yankee Candle (An illuma lid in a simple and timless design would be super cool since all the ones that are available here are either extremely kitchy or seasonal ones. Tarts from limited editions would also make my day!)
♥ Martha Stewart Glitter in any color
♥ Valentine's candy (like conversation hearts!) for my kids (and me) at school.
♥ Geninne Zlatkis' Book of Stickers (Aviary Friends) from Galison
♥ Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Water-Resistant Artists Ink in WHITE
♥ a General's Pen Holder and Speedball Pen Points
♥ a hand book journal (Watercolor Journal Travel Set)
♥ Martha Stewart magazines (old issues, too!)
♥ Sakura Pigma Micron pens (any color!)
♥ Sakura gel pens
♥ Dandies (vegan air-puffed marshmallows available at Whole Foods)
Some of these items or shipping of some of these items may be expensive, so if instead of a swap you would rather receive a refund via paypal, I would be totally up for that, too!
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