Comment: I had so much fun looking through this envelope! Which was so beautifully collaged, btw! So many wonderful handmade little things. I love the way you stitched on some of the wrappers & turned them into art 💜💜
Comment: Wow what a fabulous package to receive! The paper clusters were really nicely done. I love the envelope you created and to include that extra booklet was just amazing. Thanks for putting so much effort and time into this swap.
Comment: THANK YOU!! Oh, what a beautiful, heartfelt swap! I don’t have the words to tell you how much I love it and how grateful I am! It’s just the happiest mail! The envelope is so fun and fabulous and then you’ve filled it with a sweet letter, postcards, cards, rubber stamps, tons of paper fun, a gorgeous crochet flower pin, little fabric hearts, bookmark, paper bin… I’ll be looking through it for days! Thank you for the inspiration - your words filled me with the loveliest thoughts of summer! I followed your Instagram page too! I’m going to send you some mail soon! Thank you for joining and I feel so lucky to have been your partner! It’s so nice hearing from you and you’ve spoiled me! XOXO Enjoy summer!!!!!
Comment: Oh my goodness Neeltje!!! This is the best swap I have received in awhile!! The envelope alone was sparking my interest. It's so cute!
And then...the INSIDE! That illustrated folder and the lovely ephemera included are my faves! Thank you!! I hope to swap again some day.
Comment: Neeltje, today your Jumbo Envelope was waiting for me when I came home. It's a first swap i received till date, in such a wonderful Envelope and amazing boiled paper and wooden pencil. I never saw such pencil before. Garbage bin, flower, handmade envies are lovely. Garbage bin is really wonderful. And Ton of thanks for the postcards with fish stamps. If permits I cud give you more and more and more Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: I felt like it was my birthday when I received your swap . Thank you so much for all the work you did on the envelope. I absolutely love it. What can I say about all the stuff that you added to the envelope.
Please know that I will put it to good use and have fun while I'm doing it. I am still trying to open the bins🐝
Response: Great, I am very happy you like it all so much. Did you manage to open the bins yet? Send me an email if you need any help.
Comment: Oh Neeltje, where do I start!
Your package arrived just as I was heading to work and I could not wait to get home to open it. The decorated envelope was a great clue that you had some good things in store for me…so now I am drinking a cup of tea you sent and I immediately hung the ceramic platypus from my art shelf…I am calling him Pete😊
To mention all of the lovely extras you sent would turn into a small book, but I want you to know I love them all and instantly got so many ideas. Also, thank you for the little desk top garbage bins and adding the instructions on how to make them. The fabric hearts are so cute, I don’t want to stick them on a card…so I am going to drop some essential oil on them and use them as little air fresheners!
Again, thank you and I hope we get to trade again sometime 🤗
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet words. It makes me so happy to read, especially about Pete. And such a clever idea about the hearts. Your comment makes this Happy Mail Swap one of the best. The Happy song will stay in my head for a long time 😊🎶
Comment: Neeltje, I am amazed by this very generous swap and beautifully decorated envelopes! I am sorry to hear about your sister. How nice that you have these cards to share her artwork with the world. She was very talented! I opened one of the gifts, the folded pocket with stickers, origami ornaments and the card making idea. Thank you so much! I love having these little surprises to open throughout December, so I will wait to open the rest of them. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: Did you get both the envelopes? That makes me very happy. I loved creating all the surprises and am very glad they will bring you some joy in the coming month. Have a wonderful Holiday Season too!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing envelope of goodies!! I love your scrappy postcard and all the papers and fabrics to use! I'll get to be a grandma in November! I've been sewing like crazy! Thank you for the lovely note as well!
Response: Great, it's good to know it is with you now. Isn't it fun how we can use every scrap to make happy mail? I love it!! Thanks for the rating the heart and the comment.
Comment: Well goodness gracious! Thank you so much! What a wonderful parcel. Even the packaging is lovely. I'm going to have a hard time throwing this one out. Yes, I have had Stroopwafels before (I have quite a number of Dutch friends) but goodness I am looking forward to having one of those later today.
But honestly, the two very favourite parts of the package are the pouch and the card. I had to call my daughter over to show her the pouch. I just love it so much!
And the card: You're probably not going to believe me but I actually started crying with the card. I absolutely LOVE that you honour both your sister and your father in a note to me. I am a very nostalgic woman and if I were to find a pen of my father's I would so desperately want to use it as well. Thanks again!
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet words. It feels so good to know how much a swap is appreciated. To feel such a connection with a “stranger” gives me a kick. It was so great swapping with you. Love to have another go.
Comment: Neeltje, thank you SO much for this beautiful swap! I love everything especially all the rose themed items you so thoughtfully chose for me. I enjoyed reading your nice note as well. I would love to have a big collection of old sewing machines some day! Thank you again and take care 🙂
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Always so happy when a swap arrives, this one took over 5 weeks! It was good fun to make you this, and it's even more fun to know it's with you now. Enjoy!
Comment: THE BEST EVER!!! I'm so sorry I'm late doing this, but I LOVED THIS POUCH!!! Thank you so much!!! XOXO
Response: Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure making you this swap, nothing but good vibes. I cannot be happier than with all my fabric scraps around, sewing small utensils. Thanks for hosting this swap.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful swap, I really love all the Anne geddes and Miffy stuff!!!
your envie packed nicely.
I can see a lot of hearts put in there.
Response: Your tea arrived and I am so happy with it. I love the taste of this tea, it reminds me of some candy we use to have as children. I liked them too, they had pastel colors, lovely. Thanks again for this great swap.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope and all the contents. It's clear that you really thought about what to include and I really look forward to using the various things in my happy mail.
Comment: Neeltje, I received your amazing swap today! It was SUCH A JOY going through all the lovely items you gathered and made, as well as just looking at the mailing envelope, which was incredible in and of itself. I absolutely LOVE the textile folder you made, including the wonderful quote on the cover (I will definitely not be removing it!). Thank you for also sharing a bit of your heart and family with me - all of those personal items make this swap so much more meaningful and special. Your sister's artwork on the card is completely stunning, and I will be keeping it and cherishing it. Thank you again, and I look forward to doing more swaps with you!
Comment: Got it today! This was such a Nice envelope!! I've never recieved anything like it. Thank you so much, i can tell that you've put a lot of work into it. I especially like The cat labelstickers. And all The japan brochures! :D
Comment: Hoi Neeltje, wat een geweldige swap heb je ervan gemaakt! Die mooie, dikke envelop maakte al meteen nieuwsgierig. Ik vind je genaaide mapje helemaal te gek! Die kleuren, dat gouddraad, supermooi! Ook bedankt voor alle andere leuke goodies zoals de uilenstempel! Superleuk!
Comment: Wow! Your package is amazing all around. I feel blessed for having received it ❤️. I absolutely love the fabric piece you sent. Now I want to try making some. And I agree that giving is so much more fun than receiving. I try and stuff as much as I can into the swaps for others. Thank you again 🙏
Response: Yes, do! Try some fabric scrap sewing, it's such fun. Tell me all about it if you have. Can't wait to see the result. Thanks for the lovely comment, rating and heart. Enjoy and create on.
Comment: WILL UPDATE WHEN THE REST ARRIVE 😘😊
This has truly been a fun adventure I must admit. From deciding to have a private swap to being slowed down due to COVID. Thank you so much for resending despite all the trouble. 💕Your series of mails have brightened my days. ☺️ Hence I felt my ratings should reflect the effort.
❤️ Your first package took me by surprise. Because I hadn't received anything in a long time as post had come to a standstill for me in 2020. I loved the handmade mask and the little tid bits of ephemera included. I look forward to using them in my journals.
❤️ After the 1st package, I began to anticipate the next one. And voila! This next package brought me beautiful ribbons and laces packed neatly with my most favourite vintage book pages 🥰💫🎉
❤️The 3rd pkg was a true surprise. I absolutely loved the sewn folder you made for me. It's become a loving storage folder for all stamped images. I keep taking time to admire it whenever I'm reaching for my ephemera and think of you.
❤️ Oh my God, how do I begin to thank you for this 4th package. I don't think words could express how grateful I am for this package and believe that maybe my actions would help express my heartfelt gratitude 😘💕
Response: Our adventure has surely been a joyful one for me too. The regret about the first package getting lost is entirely made up by the fun of re-sending multiple ones. I am so glad you are enjoying it as much as I do. Thank you for your friendship and your sweet comment. Keep an eye open on the mailbox, more is coming.
Comment: Neeltje, what a wonderful swap you sent. First of all, your envelope was a treat. So fun. I like doing such too. And I love the mask. I have several colors, but no red so happy to have that pretty fabric.
Love, love, love the pretty flowers. Did you make them? And that flower book mark.....so darn cute. Thanks for all the wonderful ephemera. Wish I could give you a dozen hearts. Blessings, you made my day.
Response: So good to know you like it all so much. Enjoy and have fun with it, it was great fun to make it.
Comment: Lovely decorated envelope to begin with! Thank you! It was almost too pretty to be opened. And what an amazing package it is... You really put thought and effort in this and it's highly appreciated! Thank you so so much. Take care and stay safe!
Response: Always having a good time making my swaps. Decorating the envelopes is such a fun thing to do.Glad it arrived and that I could make you happy. Enjoy!!
Comment: I cannot even begin to describe how wonderful this swap is. I was so surprised by the beautiful handmade envelope in my mailbox. Then I opened it and saw these adorable ornaments, a christmas mask, decorations, a ruler, a super cute pottery hedgehog. And all wrapped in cute paper. You truly spoiled me! This is by far the nicest swap I have ever received on swapbot. Thank you so much! You are very talented and you do beautiful work. You absolutely made my week and a thousand thanks to you!
Response: Thank you so much for this lovely comment. It was a real joy to make this package. And to learn how happy it made you makes my week too. Have a very Happy Holiday Season!
Comment: Oh my gosh, what a wonderful swap! Your envelope is so cool! The art you made for this swap is awesome, and if you're a beginner, I can't wait to see what else you make! And the mask is beautiful. So thoughtful of you to send that. I will enjoy wearing it! Extra hearts!
Comment: oh my goodness, thank you so much for everything ! I was so surprised when I saw the giant parcel in my mailbox ! I will make sure the entire packaging doesn't go to waste :)
(incorrectly rated Swap #2 first time!)
Comment: Dear Neeltje thank you so much for your mail! First of all the envelope... more vibrant than that is impossible, loved it! Then when I opened it... Speechless! How much effort have you put into it? Loved it, loved it, loved it! And as if it wasn't enough, a "little" extra surprise... What a happy mail! Thank you again! Have a wonderful autumn and a great week!
Response: So good to know you love my envelope and it's contents. It was a pleasure to make it all and work on this special theme. Thanks for your kind words and a wonderful autumn to you too!!
Comment: Finally here! Thank you so much for the lovely envelope, from outside and inside (: super generous of you and I absolutely LOVE every goody you sent and every little detail! The face-mask is perfect and I am going to use it for special occasions 💖
Response: Isn't it great it arrived after all this time? So good to know you like it so much and I would love to see you with the face-mask on a special occasion. Enjoy!!
Comment: I'm still in awe of the big, beautiful envelope I found at my door this evening and all the treasures inside! Thank you so much for everything! I love the Pippi envelope, all the beautiful children's book pages, the beautiful bookmark your sister painted, your lovely magnet, and everything else! Wow. I'm just staring at everything you included and feeling so blessed. Thank you so much! 🧡🧡🧡
Response: That's a fast arrival, genial! Very happy to learn you like it all so much. It was a real fun swap to put together. The Pippi newspaper article just came round at the right time. I love it when I can use what I just reserved for a future swap right away. Thank you for having this swap with me, enjoy the Orange goodies ❤❤❤❤
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies and how I wish I can decorate an envelope like you did! I love the little red pouch, the magnet, the cross stitch kit, the iron ons... everything! Thank you for your generosity and time for putting together such a great swap!
Response: Very happy it arrived safely. I loved to put this swap together for you. Thanks for having this swap with me.
Comment: Well, THAT package took an age to travel!
The outside envelope was so lovely I wasn't sure where or how to open it! I thoroughly enjoy every bit of it.
So sorry to hear about your sister. No words from me will help, and still I hope for the day when your thoughts of her will bring a smile and no tears.
Response: In fact, it didn't travel that long, compared to some swaps. Very glad it did arrive and that you like it. It was great fun to make it. Sorry you had trouble finding a way to open it. That way you had to take a very good look at it, LOL. Thank you for your sweet words regarding my sister. She was a radiant person and there is lots of joy and love in our hearts for her.
Enjoy and have fun with it all.
Comment: Thank you so so much for your tailored envelope full of goodies! So much interesting stuff. I love the envelope style. And you fooled the postal system with the US stamps. They got stamped! :) The painting of your sister is stunning!
Response: Can you believe this. Seems like the postal service wanted to make up for me being a day late, haha. Very happy it arrived so prompt. I put the US stamps on because of the theme, so funny the stamped them. Thanks for the rating and the heart, hope to swap with you again!
Comment: Oh my goodness. Once again the most amazing and beautifully packaged swap. A++ swapper here. Absolutely awesome. Thank you so much. I feel lucky again! The handmade zipper pouch was just over the top gorgeous.
Response: Ahh, that's great. It did not even take that long. I hope you can sense the joy I had in making this swap. I absolutely love to make the zipper pouches, please use it as much as you can, it was made for it ლ ✿(◕‿◕)✿ ✂
Comment: Finally got the envie today!!! Everything is so lovely, from the wonderfully decorated mailing envelope and amazing ephemera, to the Japanese kit and your BEAUTIFUL handiwork. I love love love the pouch you made (very creative how you handled the thickest part, as you mentioned!) and I simply adore the floral bookmark. You have such an incredible aesthetic and talent! Thank you for taking the time to put this fabulous swap together - I'll treasure everything :) And thanks to your grandson for contributing his lively artwork as well :D Hope you're well!
Response: Can you believe this, it took for ever to get to you. This ever makes me so nervous. But now it is with you and learning how happy you are, makes me even more happy and relieved.Thank you for your sweet words, it was a great pleasure to make you this swap.
Comment: It's here! Oh, Neeltje, what a wonderful gift you sent! I adore boxes and pouches of all kinds and I have different ideas how your uniquely crafted pocket will serve me. I especially love all the sparkling hints of gold! Boiled paper? I'm fascinated by this piece of paper which seems to hide a leaf inside! Thank you so much for the inspiration! And for your lovely words, of course! I came running down the stairs when I saw a huge colourful envelope standing on top of the letter boxes. It was too big to fit in the box and who doesn't like to receive such a colourful surprise?
Response: Very glad it arrived. I can see you running down the stairs to see what came to your door, haha. It was good fun to make you these items and it makes me even more happy it brought you some inspiration. Can't wait to hear what you gonna use the little pouch for. Enjoy!!
Comment: Wow! I don't even know where to begin:-)
The envelope is very impressive! The level of creativity and artistic talent you possess and displayed for this swap is remarkable!
Thank you very much for the beautiful die cuts. Nice quality paper and color variation. Love it! The cat pouch is so adorable! I really like the details. Thank you so much for putting in the time and sharing such beautiful package!
Response: Very happy it did arrive after all this time. Over 2 months! I don't quite remember what I sent to you exactly. I do remember the cat pouch. I love to make cute items like that. Very pleased you like it. Enjoy, stay safe and happy ლ໒(◕‿◕)७ლ
Comment: Your swap is probably the most beautiful, generous, thoughtful, and time-intensive one I've ever received since I've been swapping on Swap-bot since 2007. You are truly an amazing artist and one of the nicest people I've encountered (via mail) on here. The pouch is fabulous; I am going to have to think some on what to put in it. I love the other items you included too. Take care and I hope we can swap again sometime in the future... just let me know!
Response: So glad it arrived so fast. Can you believe it only took 8 days? I think you can sense the joy I have in making these special swaps. It is truly what I love doing most. I feel like a little girl, making beautiful things (in my opinion) and share them with others to share the joy. I am glad there are people like you to share it with. Thank you so much for your sweet words.
Comment: Oh my gosh Neeltje, this was so fun! You are amazing at making really cool envelopes and the stuff inside was absolutely "eccentric" I like that word better! Thank you so much. What a gift to receive!
Response: Can you believe this only took 5 days to arrive?? I think you can see how much fun I have in making these envelopes and gathering the items to send. Happy you like it so much. Enjoy!!
Comment: What a WONDERFUL package!!! Any one of the items would have been great. You went way beyond and above. I love the magazine, the teddy bear book/info, the bag of buttons and lace and the beautiful envelope of epherma. And your envelope was beautiful! I enjoyed just looking at it. Thanks again for everything. Wish I could give you 10+ hearts! 😊😊😊
Response: You are so very welcome. I have so much fun making these envelopes and putting in the items. I am difficult to stop. My biggest challenge would be a plain envelope with only one item ໒( •̀︵•́ )७ Sharing is my number one favorite thing. Enjoy!! ლ໒(◕‿◕)७ლ
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing BLUE package of goodies. You are so generous! I love the different papers and washi. The crocheted feathers are amazing. I also loved the collaged envelope. I wish I could give you a hundred hearts! <3
Response: Thanks for your comment, it was great fun to make this swap. Going through your stash in search of special items gives my creativity a boost. Always good to know a package safely arrived and is appreciated.The wishful hearts are warmly welcomed.
Comment: Oh what a wonderful gift you have... these masks are so professional!! I really appreciate the bright and cheery fabrics and Bob was thrilled to have plain masks with a spot for the filters!
Your thoughtfulness and kindness is very much appreciated! Thank you so very much! ☮️❤️☮️❤️☮️❤️☮️❤️☮️
Response: So very, very glad it finally got to you. I hope they are of any use to you and Bob. It was good fun to make them, and honestly, I had a hard time choosing the patterns. Or better, stop making more funny ones from my huge stash of nice fabric. Happy when you are happy Patty ☮️❤️☮️❤️☮️❤️☮️❤️☮️
Comment: Oh Neeltje! What a really fun package to get! Thank you so much. Such fun things in here, and I love the boiled paper. Really cool! Thank you!
Response: Great, I am happy you like it, and that it arrived in one piece to begin with. Always trying to find items that match my partners likes and happy when I succeed. Sharing things I like and get a positive response is the best comment to receive. Enjoy!!
Comment: I am so embarrassed by what I sent you. Your package is Amazing. Amazing! Thank you.
Response: Don't be. This stuff was waiting to be used, and I loved making and putting together. Size doesn't matter, it's about good intentions. I already used one of your items in another project ( the weird bronze wrinkled piece) Thanks for having this swap with me.
Comment: Hi!! Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing swap! So many goodies & collage / junk journal papers/ maps. I absolutely love the little bag/ purse you made me! You are an excellent artist & seamstress♥️. I can tell you put alot if effort & love into my package! ♥️🌷
Response: It was fun to make it and put this swap together for you. I think you can tell it was made with love. Now that it also loved by you, makes it even better. Enjoy!! ლ”(♥˘⌣˘♥)ຈ
Comment: <3 This was amazing!! Thank you so much for the thoughtful package. I absolutely loved everything! <3
Response: Very happy it made it. Loved making all of it, so good to know you like it. Enjoy and use it a lot. I like the idea of a small piece of my work being used in a whole different part of the world.ლ”(♥˘⌣˘♥)ຈ
Comment: Just got your newer collage piece, and as usual your work is absolutely beautiful! It is a stunning piece of work, thank you for all the effort, and the goodies you included. I love your artwork, you know you could definitely sell your work online like Etsy, I'd definitely pay you!! Hahah
Response: So glad it arrived. It was good fun to make it. Thank you for the nice comment. I am not so good at selling, just love making. SB is the perfect place for me.
Comment: I don't know what I did to be the lucky recipient of such an awesome package - what a bunch of gifts you've sent me! Thank you so much for your generosity, Neeltje! I love everything...the 70s fashion book is a stunner (Taschen books are the best). I'm going to have to appreciate it visually for some time before I cut it up. And the package and insert with all the unique stitching is greatly appreciated! I was just running out of the last bunch someone sent me. Thank you again! It's only Monday and you've already made my week. 💖💖💖
Response: So happy it finally arrived. It took so long I was giving up on it. It was great fun to make the envelope, using all these different colors and stitches. Don't you think the pictures in this Taschen book are hilarious? Are people laughing over how we look today in 50 years? Enjoy, stay safe and create on ლ ✿(◕‿◕)✿ ✂
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!!
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.
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 ✿(◕‿◕)✿ ✂
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!!
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. 💕💕💕
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.
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: 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!! ლ ✿(◕‿◕)✿ ✂
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 ideeën 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 creëren.
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.
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 ໒(◕՞⌣՞◕)७ lol. Enjoy and have fun with the book and bento bag.
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.
Comment: I was speechless when you swap arrived. Love the zipper case, the gnome pages, fabric pieces and little pig zipper case. I can't wait to try the teas. Thank you so much fro making this swap so special.
Response: So great it got to you real quick. Loved to make the envelope and the zipper pouch for you. Knowing you like it so much, makes the swap extra special. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for your amazing envelope and the goodies in it 😍 I really love it all ❤️❤️ It was really fun to do this swap with you 😊
Response: That's great. Finally it reached you. To bad it's after Christmas, early enough for the Holiday Season 2020 ໒( •̀‿ •́ )७ It was a real pleasure to make and collect all the items for this swap.Thanks for having this swap with me.✺•*¨*•✺•*¨*•✺•*¨*•
Comment: Heel erg bedankt voor de extra speciale swap. Ik heb nog nooit zo'n mooie enveloppe ontvangen. Je hebt me echt verwent met alles wat je me gestuurd hebt, ik ga er veel plezier mee hebben. Super leuk dat alles in het kerstthema is. Ik wou dat ik je nog meer hartjes kon geven!!
Response: Wat fijn dat het toch nog voor de kerst is aangekomen en dat je het leuk vindt.Bedankt voor je mooie woorden. Ik vond het heel leuk om te maken. Hele fijne Feestdagen gewenst 🎄 🎅 ☃ ❄☆🎶
Comment: Hi Neeltje! Thanks so much for the variety of decoration items. The envelope you made is absolutly gorgeous. I`m very delighted with this swap. Thanks for all! Hope to swap with you again.
Response: 🎄 🎅 ☃ ❄☆🎶 So good to know it arrived safely and makes you happy. I think this was one of the best swaps this year. I admire your skills.It is very inspirational. Lets swap again in 2020. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Comment: Thank you dearest friend for this wonderful swap!!! I was speechless when it arrived. I loooove the envelope you have sewn. This is such a fabulous idea!!! But not just that. I love your letter, to get to know you better and how much YOU know me already. I swooned through this Christmas gift over and over again. Because that is what it is: a wonderful gift. Every single item in this swap is thoughtful. Every single one. Thank you Neeltje, so much. I will cherish this envelope forever. Hugs, Kirsten.
Comment: Seeing your package in my letter box warmed my heart ❤️ soooo much !!!!! Even before opening it, the love and effort you took to create this envie really was over and beyond expectations!!!!! Thank You so much for always sending beautiful surprising packages like these :) My last few days was difficult emotionally so getting a heart ♥️ warming package like yours really brought tears to my eyes :) Christmas really came early. The theme of this swap is, “Little Gifts”. What you sent over are not Little Gifts at all. You were so generous with your gifts. These are truly more than just Little Gifts! Your handmade ceramic decorations are pretty and the folded stars!!!! Oh my, I’m still admiring all that you sent through :) Thank You soooo much for everything !!!! :) ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Response: My dear Zakka, it warms my heart to know I made you happy in a time you needed some joy to come your way. I think the gifts are little, or maybe I am confusing that with smal. Still, it's all about the thought behind the swapping that means the most. Making people happy, just a little, is the most important to me. Being able to do that in so many different places on the planet, means the world to me. Enjoy your gifts, It was a pleasure making them and now they are with you they even mean more to me.
Comment: Wow, what an amazing package you sent me. I just love the selection of pages you sent and the envelope is gorgeous and made my day. Thank you for the note you included. I would love to do a private swap with you. Please message me your ideas and we'll get one going! Thanks again!
Response: Great, I always hope I picked the right kind of pages for a swap like this. Making envelopes for my swaps is a great part of the fun for me. Your Insta looks fabulous, would love to do a PS.
Comment: Wow!!!!! This is the Biggest and Thickest Swap Packet I have ever received !!!! It really made my evening that day :) The envie is so well collaged!!!! Prettily colourful and vibrant to this theme on Botanics! The contents are also equally fascinating!!! From the floral Elle magazine to the floral patterned dishwasher scrungie to the many diversified floral patterns, Thank You soooooo much for putting together such a generous Happy Botanics Package :)
Response: It makes me so happy to read the package arrived and is liked so much. I am always nervous when it takes more time then average for a swap to arrive. I had so much fun making this package for you, I hope it shows. Sharing happieness is the best thing there is.
Comment: OMG SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love everything you sent, Neeltje! Thank you so much for such a fun package to open! I’m going to make your envelope into a TN insert I think, it’s so GREAT! Love it all! :) xoxoxo
Response: Birds are on my list of favorite things. They always make me happy. The way they look, the way they move, the way they sound. It was a great joy to make you this swap. Knowing you like it so much makes it even better. Not sure what a TN insert is, but lovely you gonna use the envelope.
Comment: Thank you Neeltje :) :) You made me so happy for days and even weeks!!! Thank you so much for a fun, thoughtful, inspiring, artful and even profilebased swap. I love your style, your artwork, your variety. Everything was so special and colourful, joyful and absoloutely fabulous!! The beebag is already in daily use :) Thank you! Bedankt! Dankeschön :)
Response: Finally all my packages arrived. It was a pleasure to make them and nervewrecking to send them. I know you appreciate it all and that makes me twice as happy.
Comment: *W*O*W* ~ I was blown away by your generosity and the enormous package of wonderful things you sent me! I will have a blast using these pieces in my journals and mail art and who knows what else! Thank you so much! You made my day! >^-^<
Response: Great, have fun using the ephemera. I am happy to share my stash, it seems to grow overnight. And I am trying so hard to downsise the pile. There are simply too many beatiful "useless" items in the world. let's enjoy and share it.
Comment: WOW WOW WOW~! What a beautiful package and what amazing items! I'm speechless! Thank you SO much! I am SO pleased with everything you sent ~ and what an incredible package it all came in! Thank you again! I hope too see you in another swap soon ~ xoxo
Response: So good to know you are happy with my leftovers. It wasn't realy stuf I couldn't use, but a good way to destash. Glad it reached you in good order and I hope it inspires you to many creative projects.
Comment: OH WOW!!! I mean...WOW! I cannot find the words to describe how wonderful this swap is!!!! Thank you, thank you so very much for your time and efforts you put into this amazing swap. I LOVE everything you sent and I can't get passed the awesome book, bookmarks, and vintage cross stitch flyer. Everything, everything is wonderful. I cannot thank you enough! You made my entire week!!
Response: Such a sweet comment, thank you. It was a pleasure to make you this swap. Always so great to hit the right button to make your partner happy. To meet someone who shares the same enthousiasm about the things you feel as gems in your life. A lot of people cannot see that. Some people do, and it's a thrill to connect with them. Thank you for that, my week is splendid too !!
Comment: WOW! I came home after a bad day and then there was your wonderful huge envie in my letterbox! I almost cried because it made me so happy. Thank you, thank you thank you! I wish I could give you a million hearts. I loved how you decorated it, it was one of the most beautiful things I ever had in my mailbox. Also the goodies - wow! Thank you so much for all these gems! You made me so happy!
Response: O, yes, this makes me very happy. Nothing better than making someones day. Creating the envelope was great fun and stuffing it with all the stickers I could find made me smile too. Thanks for all the hearts, even not visible, they feel wonderful.ლ”(♥˘⌣˘♥)ຈ💚💜💛💙❤
Comment: I received a cool and wonderful envelope today. The envelope gave me happiness and ideas! Thank you very much. Today is a very happy day.
I was drunk and wrote in Japanese!LOL
Comment: Wow! I loved the zippered envelope you sent! It arrived in perfect condition and I can definitely reuse it! Though I will be using it to store my stuff and not sending it anywhere! Haha! Thank you for all the lovely lace and fabric too! 💕
Response: Thank you for your sweet comment, ♥(＾◡＾)♥ You are right to keep the envelope yourself. That's re-use too!! And that was my intention in the first place. Hope it will keep your stuff for a long time. Enjoy ❤ლ (✿◕‿◕)ᓄ✎✂
Comment: Ik had je berichtje gelezen maar het was weer even weggezakt - GELUKKIG was hij er vandaag dan! Met wat berichten van postnl erop, dat het niet voldeed aan de verzendingseisen ofzo. :D : D
Maar zeker wel aan de swap eisen! Joepie! Dank je Neeltje!
Comment: Wow! Everything is amazing! I'm so touched, this package was made for me. I love everything, especially the dance brochure, zippers and tiny post its--thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. It always makes me very happy to learn I picked things that find a welcome home. To me, that's part of the fun, to discover that the things you love are loved by your SB partner just as much. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the box of goodies! I was certainly surprised, in a good way (: And the haribo game is so unique (though I really did think that it was some new haribo sweet haha). Thanks a lot once again 💕
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy you are not minding the box s(✿☯‿☯✿)s And sorry about the Haribo, please don't eat it ໒(❤‿❤)७
Comment: Hi Neeltje,
Wat een super leuke envelop en spulletjes heb ik vandaag ontvangen van jou! Ik ben er erg blij mee, het kleine etuitje zal ik in mijn werktas doen (en vullen met thee zakjes). Top! groet Doon
Response: Het was leuk om deze swap voor jou te maken. Super om te lezen hoe je het etuitje gaat gebruiken. Veel plezier met alles.
Comment: I can’t even convey to you how much I love everything you sent and the little bag you made? Touches my heart! I didn’t get too many things when I visited your country in the past and have always regretted it and now I can add your things to my journal. Thank you! My husband and I were so excited to see your beautiful happy mail in our postbox. Much love from Wisconsin💕💕💕💕
Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to make you this swap and it's so good to learn it made you happy. Isn't that what Swap Bot is all about? Love from Holland ლ (✿ ◕‿◕)✿✿✿✂
Comment: Wow, wow, wow! I got home today to find your wonderful envelope. Firstly, the envelope is so beautiful and I love your idea of using ribbons. It's just so wonderful to look at - I took time in opening it up. I think I will use the envelope to store my decorations in after Christmas. <3 Now for the decorations. All of them really are fantastic. That icicle looks so complicated! It really is lovely and must have taken time to create. And the two ceramic decorations are so unusual. I love them. I love them all...Thank you so much for such a wonderful and lovingly created swap. Merry Christmas!
Response: You are so very welcome, I am so happy it reached you. It was fun to make the icicle, I wanted to know how it was done, and I love the shape. So, you are welcome to receive my "try out" projects and be part of my creative explorations. Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: wow Neeltje. I don't even know where to begin :) The envie is gorgeous and i feel spoiled with the most beautiful picket folder. My daughter was really happy with the little tote bag. Love the bird theme, im just so happy to receive this swap from you ♡♡♡
Response: Great, good to know it arrived and made you happy. It was real fun to swap with you.
Comment: Thank you sooooooooooo much for this fantastic package!! I loved the way you stacked the paper within the handmade folder!! You always give me great ideas!! Sending lots of love and hugs!!! Fantastic swap as always (the envelope is amazing and ready to be re-purposed!)
Response: Sooooooo glad it arrived. You know I always love to make special packages for you. Great to know I inspire you, as you always inspire me. Enjoy and stay safe !!
Comment: wow!! What a package Neeltje! All the eyes, and Chocolonely bag (!!) - well done! ...the cigar bands AND vintage family photos... Beautiful! (sending a separate email) Thank you for your generosity~
Response: As always, my pleasure. It's fun to know I can send you all my half baked projects and try outs.
Comment: Weer zo een leuke envelop in mijn brievenbus ontvangen. Echt een leuk idee om met stofjes en naaimachine aan de slag te gaan, echt een mooie kaart! Bedankt voor alle extra vogeltjes en pluimpjes. Ik hoop dat ik ook eens iets voor je kan maken in een andere swap. Nog veel swapplezier xxx
Response: Dit is een van mijn favorite swaps. Vogeltjes zijn zo leuk om te zien en mee te werken. Ik ben er echt dol op. Wie weet treffen we elkaar in een volgende swap, dat zou heel tof zijn.
Comment: Thanks you for this spectacular swap! I was overwhelmed when I opened it to find the clear pocket book, the Mon Ovurage issue, the beach animal pages, the wonderfully folded note and, of course the beautiful ATC and image covered oversized envelope! This swap deserves ten Stars and I am keeping it for inspiration! I love how you used zippers for the edges of your clear pocket book in my favorite colors! The pockets will be fun put other ATCs in! In fact, I will put all my flower ATC's in it! Thanks so very much! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: As I told you, it was a real challenge to keep away from the purple. Also, it made it a real interesting project and fun to work it out. So glad you like it all and I feel honored by the fact it is an inspiration for you too, and that you have a special use for the pocketbook. Enjoy!!
Comment: OH OH OH OH I just received the most incredible SWAP from YOU......wOw how many hearts can I give you...... the ATC ( your first????) is amazing and the journal and all the extras......just an AMAZING SWAP and I thank you so very very much!
Response: HaHa, yes, my very first ATC. But I did similar things, only bigger. I guess you can feel the fun I had making you this swap. Thank you for your sweet words, sharing the happiness is all that matters.
Comment: OMG! I have never received anything as great as your mail art! The envie is so cheery. And then there is the contents of that envie. The ephemera book that you made is amazing! I love all of the labels that you used and the stitching adds so much to it! If I could give you more hearts you would get 100! Thank you so much!
Response: Cannot believe how quick this swap got to you. So happy it makes you so happy. I hope you can feel the fun I had, putting it together. Your sweet comment adds even more happiness to it. Thank you!
Comment: Wat heb je me verwend met deze xxl omslag, vandaag heb ik hem opgehaald op het postkantoor want hij paste zelfs niet in mijn brievenbus ;-) Het bewaarmapje vind ik zoooo mooi... ik ga het zeker gebruiken. En al die mooie papiertjes en Mon Ouvrage, ik weet niet goed hoe ik je kan bedanken. Dit verdient meer dan 1 hartje. Lieve groetjes en een fijn weekend!
Response: Fijn dat je er zo blij mee bent. Het was nog spannend of het wel goed zou aankomen. Ik ga proberen wat minder groot te werken, maar op de een of andere manier worden mijn swaps altijd "hudge". Deze swap was natuurlijk erg geschikt om veel stash te delen. Veel plezier ermee en bedankt voor al je lieve woorden en hartje(s)
Comment: Thank you so much! I love this so much! I've never gotten a book like this and it's so full of things I love! I was so happy to see something I made included in something so beautiful. You deserve 1000 <3
Response: So happy it reached you so quickly after all. It was such fun to be able to put something you made into this book, I am thrilled you like it so much. Enjoy and stay happy !!
Comment: Oh my Goodness! I absolutely loved what you put together for me. You are crazy, that is way more than what was asked for in this swap, and I hope you won't be disapointed with what I sent you. Thank you so much for all of your efforts and your nice letter. I hope you had a great vacation. My favorite is how you made the tea pockets look so amazing. Thank you so much again! I wish i could give you a hundred hearts <3
Response: No dear, don't worry, I am never dissapointed with what my partners pick for me. It's just me, having so much fun things gathered I like to share. And I just love to work in my atelier, making special packages. Secretly I hope to destash on the go. And reading all these wonderful comments make my day.
Comment: Wow Neeltje, what an amazing swap. Your envelope was absolutely gorgeous and I was blown away by your creativity with the clear pocket book!!!! I think I’m going to keep it with me with some stationery inside for whenever the urge hits to write! Also thank you for the little hamster toys for my kids. I have hidden them around my house for my children to find as a surprise :) Thank you thank you thank you, this was such a great HAPPY MAIL surprise in my box today!!
Response: O, how I would love to see your kids finding those little hamsters. Such a fun idea to hide them around the house for them to find. Also great to know you are gonna use the CP book. Imagine, one of my projects now being carried around in Dansville, I love it. Thank you for being so happy with this Happy Mail.
Comment: Oh wat gaaf! Al die lintjes, de sigarenbandjes, die envelop met tony Chocolonely (mijn favoriet) en die tickets, mijn hemel wat bewaar je veel, maar hoe super om dat allemaal te gebruiken, dankjewel! 10 hartjes❤️ Oh en de truc met de glitters is de fusetool! Zie google!
Response: Leuk! Zo blij dat je ook van Tony houdt 😝 En hoe heerlijk is het om van je overvloed te delen! Ik heb de fusetool opgezocht en moet er nu meteen een hebben. Dė perfecte manier om mijn swap postcards te bewaren, bedankt voor de tip.
Comment: Wow! What an awesome package! Thank you for all the eyes, dachshunds, and art-related items. And YES I do think those are antique ear pieces for eye glasses! Adorable Mask tape and VW rubberstamp too!!
Response: Always fun to send you a swap and try to find the right items. Glad it al arrived safely and I keep on looking for the nose bridge, I know it must be somewhere in my house 😝😳🤓
Comment: Bedankt voor je gezellige envelop met al die net niet antieke ephemera ;-) en het nota papier maakt het heel persoonlijk. Ga er eens rustig voor zitten om het allemaal te bekijken en te lezen.
Response: Veel plezier ermee, het was leuk om het bij elkaar te zoeken.
Comment: Oh, Neeltje, I am so lucky to have you as my swap partner again. Your swaps are absolutely amazing. I adore everything from the envie to the handmade little bag and all the stickers. My kids also love when I get mail from you. Your caravan camping trip sounds magical. ❤️
Response: Always my pleasure to send you a fun envelope. Cannot help putting stuf for your kids in. I would love to see their faces when the envelope arrives. Sending you all my love.
Comment: Neeltje, you blessed my socks off! I need to step up my swap game! You sent so much more than the fun bandaids. I especially loved the hand written letter. I read it out loud to my husband and we both enjoyed it. May the remainder of your holiday be blessed and full of fun and rest!
Response: Thanks, it was my pleasure to make you this swap. It gets even beter knowing you enjoy it this much.
Comment: Oh my friend, you spoil me so much! Everything is gorgeous! The swap punches, the book to store them in, the envelope you mailed them in, all the additional buttons, ribbon and pages - so overwhelmingly amazing!! The pages of the gnome book made me tear up - I had that book as a child, but in English!! It was one of my favorites!! My squeeling in delight made my husband come running! Lol 😂 Thank you so much for the wonderfully generous swap! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Making special swap packages is my joy. It is happilly received most of the time. Sometimes it happend to be more that the right stuff I pick for the swap. In that case the joy doubles. The thrill of dropping the envelope in the mailbox and hoping the receiver will feel the intention. That's what makes SwapBot so special to me. Love that you love it al so much. Say hi to your husband and sorry to worry him 😂
Comment: Thank you so much Neeltje for the beautiful package. I really loved everything. I'm so fond of the little handmade pouch! and the decoration of the envelope was really awesome. it made my day.
Hope to swap with you again soon. <3 <3 <3
Response: Thans good to know, always happy when my partner is happy. That's what HappyMail is ment for. Enjoy!
Comment: How awesome! You deserve more than just one heart ❤️❤️❤️ for all the cool stuff you sent! I love the clear-pocket cover you made and will use it to store favorite scraps and ephemera when working on a project. Thanks also for the letter and the beautiful envelope! Have a great summer 😉
Response: Great, happy you like it and happy it arrived safely. It was fun to put together. Enjoy and have agreat summer too,
Comment: I was a bit worried this had got lost but it arrived - hurray! Awesome envelope! It's all wonderful actually! i love the personal photo and that the envelope is of the town you grew up in! I love your work! It's amazing :) Sorry about your sister :( My mum and grandma had it too :(
Hope you are having a lovely start to your Summer and thanks again! :) xx
Response: O, my, irt's nerve wrecking how long it takes sometimes. So glad it finally arrived. Thanks for your kind words. I am enjoying summer to the max ( bit to hot some days) Happy you like my package. Thank you!
Comment: Hoi, ik had je pakketje al woensdag ontvangen, maar pas vandaag heb ik er tijd voor vrij kunnen maken. Hartstikke bedankt voor je mooie gelli plate pakketje met je leuke (ingepakte) kaart, het circus boek (ik kan ook nooit boeken laten liggen en heb geen ruimte haast meer om deze te bewaren) en je leuke gehaakte visje (ik heb van andere al verschillende gehaakte dingetjes gekregen en vind ze erg leuk, maar helaas kan ik niet haken). Je verdient voor deze swap meer dan een hart!
Response: Fijn dat je het allemaal leuk vindt. Ja, ons probleem is hetzelfde, we vinden te veel dingen leuk en mooi en zien mogelijkheden voor creative toepassingen. In de praktijk betekend dat een hoop 'zooi" dat ooit nog gebruikt gaat worden. Maar zonder zooi ben ik mezelf niet. Eenmaal opgeruimd groeit de verzameling spontaan weer aan. SB is een heerlijke manier om onze creatieve lusten te delen en mensen te ontmoeten die hetzelfde zijn. Een hele leuke ontdekking. Veel plezier toch met alles.
Comment: What a "gnomealicious" envelope! You have such a creative mind, and you a,ways send the most amazing things...I just do not have enough positive words to cover hiw much I love receiving mail from you! I ADORED the amazing envelope, and all its contents. Thank you so. So much, I can not wait to use some of these goodies!
Response: It is just so much fun to make and put these swaps together. Going through your stuff and finding nice things to sent. And making envelopes, I just can't get enough of it. The joy is mine too!!
Comment: Oh, I wish I could give you a thousand hearts for this incredible and generous swap! Thank you so much for telling me about King’s Day. It sounds really fun. And orange! 🙂 I absolutely love the book you sewed for this. And I can’t wait to use the stickers and stationery you’ve included. The kids love their gifts too. Thank you!!
Response: Just such a pleasure to sew the book and put the swap together. Always looking for fun stuff to send. Cannot stop making and collecting. SB is just perfect for me and my house to stay sane. And so good to meet people who understand our passions.
Comment: I like your boiled paper alright! They have" character". Congratulations to the newlyweds, & all the Best Wishes for the newborn! In a comment about the extras ........ (My jaw dropped to the floor!!!)
Response: Thank you for your reaction and all the sweet words in the comment section, it makes me feel so happy. For me the fun of swapping is in the creating and sharing. The joy doubles when a package arrives and finds a happy welcome. Enjoy it all. Love the extra heart you sent, it's so colorful 💙💜💛❤💚💕
Comment: thank you so much for the die cuts and all the extras! Did you make the album thingie yourself? Its really cool :)
Response: Great, you like it. Yes, I make little books all the time. Love to use all the pretty paper I cannot stop collecting. Sometimes I put clear pockets inside, sometimes note paper. One way or the other, I like to sew paper together and make something useful of it. Enjoy !!
Comment: You sent much more than a postcard and I loved it. Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks. I know I do sent a bit much, I cannot help it. Cannot stop putting extra's into these envelopes. There is so much I like to share, I get carried away most of the time. Hope you can put it to use. It was a pleasure to sent ❤(◕‿◕)❤
Comment: OMGosh, so much fun in one envelope!! Such a great idea to sew an ephemera folder, and with pockets :D! Love the “disability card” with Braille, and the brilliant calendar that can be used for ANY year. Thanks tons!
Response: Great, it is always fun to have you as my partner and a challenge to find special items for you. Happy you like it, enjoy!!
Comment: Neeltje ❤! You always overwhelm me with your creativity and generousity ❤. I wish I could give you a hundred hearts ❤❤❤. I'm thinking about what to send you next my lovely friend ❤.
Response: So happy it all arrived safely. Always hope you can use everything I sent you. Somehow I cannot stop putting things in my swaps I think my partner might like. I love tho share my treasures, especially with you 💙💜💛❤💚💕
Comment: Oh my goodness how on earth do you make something like that??? It's incredible!!! Totally love it, thank you so much - would give you a lot more than one heart! Also the pineapple teatolwel is brilliant - love that too, however my son's girlfriend is massively into pineapples so I'm going to save it to give to her as she will go mad for it! ;-)
Response: Happy to find out you like what I sent. It was great fun to put this swap together. Searching around my workroom for items. It's like a voyage of discovery every time. Great you can surprise your son's girlfriend with the towel. The more happy people the merrier 💙💜💛❤💚💕
Comment: Wow, what a remarkable package! I do love the papers that you created, especially the pine and grass-like leaves, the rose petals and a paper whose vegetation I can't identify but involved purple flowers and rose petals as well :) The extras were over the top, including the decorated envelope, the adorable pouches, the dish towel, and my favorite -- the adventurous television host cuddling various animals. I was particularly taken with the way he adored the leech on his arm! The stickers that went with the cards are also beautiful. Thank you for a fun swap and a very unexpected package :)
Response: Hahaha, LOL you like the nature stickers with Freek. He is an over the top enthusiast, as you can see. Making the boiled paper is a real adventure and you never know how it turns out. I like that, just see what happens and go from there. Great that you like all the other things as well, I love to send as much as possible in my envelopes. Enjoy ໒(❤‿❤)७
Comment: Oh my goodness....what a fabulous swap package! You are so very generous, and I just love all that you sent, especially the book you sewed together! Thank you, thank you, thank you Neeltje! You are a wonderful swap partner!
Response: This swap was so much fun to do. I have so many things in my stash to send. Figuring out how to fit it in to this swap was great fun. And sewing the books is an obsession of me, there is no end to the possibilities. Have fun with it !!
Comment: How do I say thank you for such a wonderful package, completely blown away by it. You are such a generous person, thank you, thank you, thank you, I loved everything. I will use the fabric in my sewing crafts, the snowflakes will be decorating my tree next christmas, they are so much like the ones my mom used to make when I was a child. I learned to crochet just a few years ago, but don't do the fine stuff. I have knit since I was young, but as I said the crocheting has been a new thing to me. I wish I could read what it says on the book cover and the post cards, but I did not learn a second language, I spent my spare time in art class. the pictures are so nice, I love the scenes, old building are a special interest of mine. I love the old barns near to where I live now, with their slate roofs and moss and rusty old equipment that lays out in the fields rotting and rusting. Makes me want to grab my sketch pad . I will remember you and this swap for some time, thank you for looking at my profile and filling so much of my interests. Please keep in touch and if I can do something for you , please let me know, if I can fill and interest of yours I will try to recipicate. Marcia ladeebug
Response: It is so much fun to fill an envelope to the max. Your profile gave me much inspiration. Would love to see your drawing, that is something I am not skilled in. Would you care for a PS?
Comment: Wow, Wow, Wow! You get 100 hearts! Iâ€™m speechless. You really blew my mind on this. I love everything! I was excited just for the package you sent it in. Thank you is not enough for this. Thank you!
Response: Happy to learn it made you happy. Always my pleasure to sent happy mail.
Comment: WOW!! Thank you so much for the extremely generous package! I absolutely LOVE the paper pads you sent, and the beautiful pouch that you made. You really didn't need to do all that. Thank you!!! :) You are wonderful.
Response: It is hard for me to stop putting things in envelopes ever I get started gathering things for a swap. It is just the way I am. You should see my workspace, I have to live 1000 years to give away all I have gathered. Happy to share and happy when you are. Enjoy!!
Comment: Oh my dear, THANK YOU for your thoughtfulness and generosity! You have brightened our household today and words can't express my appreciation!!!!
Response: Putting together a swap is part of the fun for me. Very happy it arrived and exited you like it so much. Imagining the surprise on your faces opening it gives me so much joy. It's all about sharing in happiness that matters !
Comment: Oh wow - what can I say? This was one of the best surprises I ever received in the mail :) Thank you SO much for all the lovely things you sent me, you really made my day and I wish I was able to give you more than just one heart. I love the tea (the Dutch grey is one of my favourites), the crochet pattern book (how great is that?), the little "bin" plus instructions on how to make one, oh and the coffee is really great as are the postcards. Thanks so much for reading my profile :) Have a great 2018 and lots of happy swap experiences!
Response: Great, it was so much fun to make this swap. Happy it arrived safely and you like it. Enjoy !!
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful package Neeltje!! I checked both envelopes and no idea why they returned you the original one, both addresses are exactly the same! But good thing is it has finally arrived and I LOVED IT!!! Beautiful paper quality (please tell me the weight)! Did you use roses? It seemed for me you did or something similar, some of the pages have a pretty flower design! Loved the botanical extra documents you included, they are AMAZING!! Thank you so much for a beautiful swap!!! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Can you believe this, it only took 12 days in the end to reach you. The paper I used is 120 grams drawing paper. The other paper I cannot tell, just some paper lying around with no reference. Yes, I used roses, love the leaves especially. The flowers are probably Alstroemeriaceae and I used lose leaves of the Chrysanthemum. I am ready for my next batch. Have some different eucalyptus leaves, they turn out red, did you know?âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿âœ¿
Comment: Wow! This was seriously an amazing piece of happy mail! The envelope is one of a kin and the collaging you did is super inspirational. I really love it! Strangely one side of the envelope was completed opened, but I think everything is intact. Thank you so much. I couldn't have imagined getting something so creative! :)
Response: OM, really hope nothing was missing. I included some glittery hearts and ribbon. I have to pay extra attention to the sides of my envelopes, thanks for letting me know.
Comment: Oh Neeltje,
My package arrived today and I am completely blown away by what you sent. Not only did you send extra napkins but you sent me so many lovely gifts I am so overwhelmed. I wish I could give you 1 million hearts. France is such an amazing place, I started exploring from the first day I arrived in Paris. I think my favorite place to go during each season was the Rodan Museum. If I were you, I'd totally go there as often as I could. Joyeux Noel and Bonne Annee.
Comment: I love your package my dear Neeltje!! Everything is full of love and specially meaning! Thank you for sharing your treasures with me. Tell your lovely daughter that I am framing her art work!!! â™¥â™¥
Response: One of my favorite things to do is stuffing envelopes for you ðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸ’›â¤ðŸ’šðŸ’•
Comment: I wish I could put down 1 million stars, your envelope made me cry which is a hard thing to do. Thank you for taking the time and effort to find me stuff from Holland, please know how very much I appreciate it. So where do I start with this package, I donâ€™t know everything is amazing but most of all you thought warms my heart. I absolutely love everything and I thank you. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: Thank you so much, it's really a very great pleasure to look for the right things for my partners. Knowing it is so much appreciated is the biggest compliment to get. Please don't cry , it was meant to make you smile. I know your tears are no sad ones. It warms my heart to spread a little joy around the world. Not such a hard thing to do and it comes back to me in plurality. Thank you !!
Comment: Thank you! This one of the coolest swaps I have ever gotten. You put so much thought into it and I really appreciate it! You asked about my using the term â€œliving children.â€ I have carried six children. I lost two early and my twin boys, Liam and Sebastian, were stillborn a little over six years ago. Today - Dec. 11 - is actually the day they were due that year. Thank you so much for all the goodies and your sweet notes ðŸ’–ðŸ’Œ
Response: My dear Rori, it was a great pleasure to make you this package. It is my quest to spread a little happiness. What happened to you must be the hardest thing to bear. Thank you for sharing this with me, my thought are with you and all your children. It makes me humble and thankful for the chance to bring you a little sparkle via this swap. I also think it is very brave of you to join SB and give people a chance to reach out. Have a very warm and dear Christmas Season ðŸŽ„ðŸŽ… â˜ƒâ„â˜†ðŸŽ¶ðŸŽ„ðŸŽ… â˜ƒâ„â˜†ðŸŽ¶ðŸŽ„ðŸŽ… â˜ƒâ„â˜†ðŸŽ¶ðŸŽ„ðŸŽ… â˜ƒâ„â˜†ðŸŽ¶
Comment: Oh my goodness, mail from you is so special! I love everything. The pillow cover is fantastic, I can definitely use the agenda and stamps and am looking forward to trying the product samples. Thank you so much - you made me smile. Happy Swapping!
Response: Great, thank you for this sweet comment. Always on the search to make the swap special. Happy when you are happy too. Making the things is the first joy, sending the second. And learning that it has arrived and is appreciated doubles the fun.
Comment: Neeltje!! You made my day, as always â¤â¤â¤! You are so generous and fun in your swaps! I loved the duck taped envelope, I think I have to get me some!!! Thank you so much for this AWESOME swap and for being my friend â¤ðŸ˜˜
Edit: I did put a heart and checked it before I saved and still two of my partners didn't get them... Sorry, but I think it's a bug. You know I would give you a hundred hearts â¤â¤â¤
Response: Always very happy to have you as my partner. Now that I have 25 rolls of Duck Tape, I don't have to hold back on using it. ( did you forget the heart??â™¥(ï¼¾â€¿ï¼¾)â™¥) edit: I know you are very generous with granting hearts so I guessed something went wrong. Thanks â¤ï¸
Comment: Thanks very much for all you sent, Neeltje! It was great to hear about the project you were in, too - loved it all and the origami bow was really fun!! (I rated this earlier but maybe didnâ€™t save the rating? So sorry!!)
Response: No problem, glad it got to you in good order. And happy you like it.
Comment: Ooooooh Neeltje, wat een geweldige post heb ik van jou mogen ontvangen! Ik ben er echt super blij mee!! Eigenlijk ben ik er gewoon een beetje stil van ... Ik zal het koesteren, vooral natuurlijk het 'boekje'. Echt SUPER!!!! Wat jammer dat we zo ver uit elkaar wonen :-( Ik stuur je handenvol hartjes! XO - Ellen
Response: Haha, leuk dat je zo blij bent. Ik was ook blij dat ik jou eens lekker veel kon sturen. Beter laat dan nooit hÃ¨. Geniet ervan!
Comment: Each time I open my mailbox to find a treasure from you is such a celebration. You have truly outdone yourself with this amazing notebook with pockets! I am going to use it to store my weather stickers, a few postcards and sheets of stationary and some stamps, for a little "mail on the go" kit! Thank you so much for this beautiful and special gift!
Response: That's the fun of Swap Bot. So great to know you are gonna use the pocket book this way, I think that's a perfect idea. I am gonna make myself one too â¤áƒš (âœ¿â—•â€¿â—•)á“„âœŽâœ‚
Comment: Hoi Neeltje, ik wil je graag enorm bedanken voor de geweldige swap. Super hoe je dat boekje gemaakt heb. Ben ook enorm onder de indruk van je 365 project!!! Heb je het een heel jaar volgehouden? Nogmaals ontzettend bedankt!!! Misschien tot een volgende keer!!!! Angelique
Response: Yeeej, lekker dat het zo snel is aangekomen. Fijn dat je het boekje leuk vindt. Ik heb wel iets langer over het project gedaan omdat het in de vakanties stil lag. Ik mocht geen naaimachine meenemen à»’( â€¢Ì€ï¸µâ€¢Ì )à¥
Comment: Nou, ondanks de sterretjes ;-) (lastige dingetjes he, ik heb er maar een art journal pagina van gemaakt) vind ik het wel een succes. Geen probleem met de envelop gehad. Ik ben op zoek gegaan naar de sterretjes, want was benieuwd waar ze gebleven waren maar vind het heel leuk gedaan.
Heel veel sterkte met je dochter, allemaal heel heftig. Zo'n start wens ik niemand toe.
Oja, en nog bedankt voor alle extra's.
Response: Oh, fijn dat het goed is aangekomen à»’(â˜†â€¿â˜†)à¥ Op foto staat mijn Tante Neel, ik ben naar haar vernoemd. Ze wordt hier 40 denk ik. Ik heb haar alleen gekend als hele oude dame.
Comment: Neeltje â¤! Once again you have outdone yourself! I simply love it!!! I will treasure it â¤â¤â¤
Response: So much fun to make these notebooks.Cannot stop myself making them. Always great to have you as my partner. Did you notice the little bird and feather stamps you sent me? They are my favorite, they stamp so beautiful and are lovely á••( á› )á•—
Comment: neeltje, thank you so much. i love your sewn notebook. even my husband noticed it as he brought the mail . he said, wow you got a beautiful letter. is it sewn? how did she do that?
Response: O, thats so'nice to hear. I love your husband à»’(â¤â€¿â¤)à¥ I told mine and he responded:""show me one, I want to know what you sent, I want to be amazed too". Now I love him even more. Enjoy and have fun ðŸ’œðŸ’–
Comment: WOW!!! The envie you made is amazing!!! And once I figured out how to get into it the goodies inside were awesome!! I love them all!! Thank you so much!
Response: Sorry for making these envelopes so hard to open. I don't think about that while creating. Just get carried away in the proces áƒšà»’(â¤â€¿â¤)à¥âœ‚ On the other hand, I like some mysteria hanging around a swap and thinking about what would be inside and how to open it with minimal damage. It's part of the fun. Enjoy, thanks!!
Comment: How can I give you a thousand hearts! Your envelope was amazing and Brussels all over it / love it! We were in Brussels and lived it, beautiful Grand Place! The smile got bigger when I opened the envi and seen all the personal and thoughtful things you added and that showed the interest you took to get to know me by my profile. Thank you, you made my day! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: Thank you for all the hearts, I just received them by airmail áƒšà»’(â¤â€¿â¤)à¥áƒš It was great fun finding you these special items, being Dutch it was not so hard. But I always enjoy trying to find special items and making these envelopes is pure joy also. Always great to know it is so much appreciated. Many ðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸ’›â¤ðŸ’šðŸ’•to you too!
Comment: Neeltje â¤, I wish I could fill this whole page with hearts. Thank you so much for everything you sent me. Like always it's such bliss to receive mail from you. I'm sending you a big hug from Sweden â¤. You are a very special friend â¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œðŸ’•â¤
Response: So glad you got it, so glad you like it. I always want to send you extra special swaps because you are extra special to me. à»’(â¤â€¿â¤)à¥
Comment: Amazing mail art!!! I love the envelope!!! I like sewing too but I only do mini projects like kids clothes and other little projects. But recently my sewing machine broke down...anyways I hope to get it fix soon I still have pending projects..
Response: Thank you for the rating, heart and the comment. I sure hope your sewingmachine gets fixed, I could not live a day without my machine, it's like breathing to me. Lots of succes with your projects.
Comment: Thank you so much for the mail, the envelope was sooo beautiful I didn't want to open it!! All the goodies are greatly appreciated, thank you, I wish I could give more hearts :) â¤ x
Response: So sorry to bother you with these unopenable envelopes. I am having such a great time making them, I get carried away in the process. Yes, I wonder many times how the receiver is going to open it. But on the other hand, we are all creative people, they figure out a way , and so you did ! Thanks for the extra hearts, I store them in my imaginary box for lovely people à»’(â¤â€¿â¤)à¥
Comment: Injust love your great creations and this one was no exception. Such a great idea and what a pretty result. Thank you so much. It arrived in perfectly condition. So the strip around it works perfectly. Thank you and I wish I could rate more than just one heart â¤ï¸
Response: That's great to know. It was my pleasure to make this for you. It's always fun to create something special for someone who appreciates it like you do. I can feel the extra hearts à»’(â¤â€¿â¤)à¥
Comment: What a magnificent envelope! Always wonderful to see you! And what a awesome puzzle business card! Woot! The Sword fish Animal postcard? I dont think I have that one. Thank you for that postcard. And little Kitty? I havent seen those either. Such a treat! THANK YOU!!!
Response: Thank you for your happy comment. Glad you like the stuff I found for you, always on the lookout for suitable things. You are not so difficult to please, we have a lot in common. My workspace looks like a copy of yours â¤áƒš (âœ¿â—•â€¿â—•)á“„âœŽâœ‚
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap! The envelope is amazing, I love that you used sewing for it! :) Also everything you sent made me happy. Thank you for replacing the tea with ATC too! You really made this swap great!
Response: Thank you, sewing is my passion. Always happy when my partner is happy. Making is the first moment of joy, sending the second, and learning that it has arrived and warmly welcomed, the best. Enjoy!
Comment: Omg this has been my favorite item I ever received! I loooooove the envelope you made! Your postcard pic is beautiful and I love the At! Thank you for the magnet for the fridge! And I will be drinking the tea today! I would love to see that museum I love nature art! Have a lovely day!
Response: Thank you, so glad it made you happy. This museum is my favorite and the botanical drawings are a dream. Enjoy !!
Comment: Hello Neeltje, Thank you very much for this swap, I was amazed by the envelope, it was like a puzzle, what I enjoyed the most was trying to find the opening...it got really happy went I got this mail.....you are very creative, job well done...keep it up...best wishes
Response: So glad the swap arrived, it didn't even took that long. I was exited to sent to Trinidad and Tobago, it sounds so exotic and far far away. Very happy you like my work and sorry for the hard to find opening áƒš (âœ¿ â—•â€¿â—•) á“„âœ‚
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for the gorgeous swap, I love the envie and will hang it where I can see it, to give inspiration when I am craftingðŸ˜ðŸ˜It really is brilliant! Thank you for the beautiful ribbons too, they are lovely. And your sweet note.. great swap!!!!!
Response: Thank you, it was great fun to make the envelope. And to learn you will hang it as an inspiration for your crafts is a big pleasure and compliment. Enjoy making new things with the ribbon, have fun with it.
Comment: What an awesome and gorgeous present...yes, present, this was! I am incredibly in love with your envelope and just keep turning it over and over examining all the wonders! And then all the interesting goodies inside...just an all around amazing swap. Thank you for making this such an incredible mail day!
Response: You make me blush. I loved to make this and am so happy you fell in love with it. So good to know I am not the only fool who can feel like this over stuff like this. Isn't Swap Bot a great place to meet ?! à»’(â¤â€¿â¤)à¥
Comment: This book is one of the most lovely pieces of ephemera art I've ever received! I love every part of it - just kept looking and looking last night! I've thought of doing more paper collage with my sewing machine, but I can't even get to it at the moment. :-) Thanks so much for making it for me! By the way, I did tear off your note (after much hemming and hawing!), but I put it in the clear pocket as one of my "treasures!"
Response: So good to read you like the book, it was great fun to make it. Big part of the fun is sending it and wait for the comment. Couldn't be better !! Enjoy !!
Comment: ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’—â¤ðŸ’›ðŸ’œðŸ’ðŸ’ŸðŸ’žðŸ’ŒHoly moon and meatballs what a bliss. I can not stop smiling. ðŸ˜†ðŸ˜†ðŸ˜†ðŸ˜†ðŸ˜†ðŸ˜†ðŸ˜†ðŸ˜†â¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’ŸðŸ’œðŸ’›
This made my day
I manage to pick up other things you wanted, will send it soon.
Thank you very, very much. Van gogh is really special for meâ¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œ
Response: Thank you so much. It makes me happy to see what Vincent does to you. Will be on the outlook for van Gogh ephemera for you á•¦(â–€Ì¿ Ù„Íœ â–€Ì¿)âœŽ Can't wait to see what you found for me
Comment: Thank you soooo much! So happy that I got another piece of your AHHH-MAAAAYYYY-ZZZIINGGGGG sewn Mail Art to hoard - oh and of course some awesome swap goodies, too. I always marvel at your talent!
Response: O my, so many compliments, you make me blush àºˆ(â™¥Ë˜âŒ£Ë˜â™¥)àºˆ It was a pleasure to make this swap for you. Enjoy!
Comment: THANK YOU for your creatively stitched envelope, Neeltje, plus all the thoughtfully chosen goodies inside. Sorry for the abrupt end to our last communication. The death of my computer & a couple of personal crises intervened. Always a delight to get mail from you, my talented friend.
Response: Thank you. Hope you are doing OK now. Always happy to get you as my partner.
Comment: LOVE this, i love sewing paper..making paper..sewing and paper..mm that's me. I will certainly put this to use. THANKS!!
Response: Great! It was so much fun to put it together and figure out how to make it work. Did I tel you the date on the plane tag ( april 5- 2017) is the birthday of our grandson? I probably did à»’(â¤â€¿â¤)à¥ Enjoy!!
Comment: I wish I could give you a dozen hearts. You truly outdid yourself! The envelope was so much fun I almost did not want to open it. Love all the sewing. I am still seeing all sorts of neat images. The items inside and the note was another delight. Mind you I do not think I have ever seen a nude gnome before though I have gone skinny dipping with a few trolls...That is another long story..
Response: Haha, it was so much fun making this swap, and it even got better when I found out I had a nude gnome for you. Would love to hear the skinny dipping troll story.
Comment: As always, your package was beautiful!!!! I loved everything. Most of the ephemera was new to me and so easy to reuse!!! Luca owns the Dyno now and has been writing "notes" to himself... Oh and took the Yellow washi as well. Everything else is GREAT. Thank you so much for a lovely swap!!!! HUGS my dearest friend!! ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜
Response: Yes! I was hoping Luca would like the Dyno. Have fun putting all the ephemera to art projects! can't wait to see the picsðŸ“·
Comment: Wonderful, wonderful swap. What a beautiful and whimsical chime you sent us!! We ALL love it. It is already hanging in the terrace and I will take a picture so you see it. I can wait for the windy season so we can hear it calling the spirits â™¥â™¥â™¥ Thank you as always!!
Response: Very glad the package arrived. Hope the windshime is fun , don't think it will make a lot of noise. Love to see a picture of it.
Comment: OMG. That was a super special envelope. I love how your experiment with the zippers and the epherma turned out. And I loved the epherma, too. It was so great to see that it was out of Missouri where I lived a couple of years ago. Thank you for this great, great swap. â¤ï¸ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œ
Response: It was so much fun to create this envelope and experiment with the paper and zippers. It's always a thrill to come up with some new ideas and try them out. No such thing as coincidence, my niece lives in St. Louis and visits Europe a couple of times a year. She brings me all her travel ephemera. Isn't that great.
Comment: Thanks for my lovely package, lots of pretty fabrics and the design on the envelope was very creative. Many thanks. Have a lovely Easter ðŸ’•
Response: It was great fun to create this swap for you. Love to use all the bits and pieces I kept for the day that I might use them for a swap like this. So lucky there are people out there who actually like my projects. Thank you!
Comment: Wow!!!! What a fantastoc envelope. It is so excellent. I have never received a fabric envelope.before. I love it and I am going to use it for a little pouch for swap bot treasures. Thank you for the animal stickers inside, too. I love it all, thank you SO SO much!!
Response: Thank you. It was great fun to make the envelope. And to know you are going to use it to keep your swap bot treasures makes it even better. Enjoy and thank you!
Comment: Thank you! Love the ribbons and especially the BEAUTIFUL gold sand from Vietnam!! 5â˜†!!!
Response: Great. It was fun to be able to sent you the sand which I dragged home with me from so far, and now even traveled further. Always good to know you are not the only person in the world who likes silly things. Thanks for the stars. à»’(â˜†â€¿â˜†)à¥
Comment: Wow, wat een prachtige kaart heb je voor me gemaakt. Ik ben er helemaal stil van, maar ook heel blij! Ik kan er maar naar blijven kijken en voelen, dat heb je met textiel mensen! Heel erg bedankt!
Response: Jeeeejjjj, blij dat ze goed is aangekomen. Het was leuk om te maken, ik hou erg van die golvende lijnen. Zie je me zitten genieten achter mijn naaimachine? Ik weet precies wat je bedoeld met dat kijken en voelen. Ik heb nog werkstukken van mijn oma en moeder en daar moet ik ook altijd even overheen strijken. Hun handen hebben al die steekjes gemaakt, het is iets magisch. Veel plezier ermee en bedankt voor deze swap.
Comment: Thank you so much for my gorgeous pop art envie! It made me so happy to find it in my mail box. And the goodies are fabulous. I love the lace and ribbon, and I was just telling my husband that I wanted a little coin purse! The autumn leaves are beautiful. Thank you so much for such a well thought out swap. I love everything!! xx
Response: It is always a thrill to make someone something from their favorites. I could not be happier to read you like it all so much. Enjoy,áƒš (âœ¿ â—•â€¿â—•) á“„âœ‚
Comment: Ik vind de postkaart en enveloppe erg leuk:) Leuk hoor dat je naailes geeft; ik wilde dit jaar nog naar naailes;) Bedankt!
Response: Goed om te lezen dat je de kaart leuk vindt. Het was een goeie uitdaging en ik vond het tof om te maken. Goed plan om op naailes te gaan. Het is zo leuk om zelf dingen te maken. Veel plezier alvast.
Comment: I feel extraordinarily lucky to have received your wonderful artwork! Your sewn envelope is beyond anything I could imagine - so many patterns with tulle overlays, and with crazy fantastic stitching with colorful metallic threads. The sewn-in postage stamp becomes part of the cloth! And you've included a colorful owl postcard and so many pieces of travel ephemera - I love it all! The cloth envelope is generously sized, and I'll proudly use it for postcards that I take to the cafe to write. Thank you so much for sharing your art.
Response: Thank you for this awesome comment. It's such a joyful thought to see you take my (yours now) envelope with you to the cafe. It's what you secretly hope for. Spreading little Pops of Color ( my brand name) around the world. Enjoy!
Comment: WOW!! I have never received such a beautiful, original, gorgeous, excellent made envie in my life. It is so pretty I didn't want to take out the orange ribbon! You are so talented and creative. And thank you for the post cards of lighthouses and the tree (love trees) and the lighthouse stickers. Thank you also for the paper on Den - I will have to put it in Google-translate! What a beautiful surprise. You have taken envies to a new level. I am so impressed! Wish I could give you lines of hearts!
Response: Oh my, what a very grand comment. I absolutely love to make things like this. So the pleasure is entirely mine. To find out the recipient is feeling the same about your work (or more than that) gives me joy and pride. This is what's it all about. Spreading joy and happiness, both sender and receiver. Thank you for all the hearts, I can feel them.
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully stitched PC! It is now hanging on my inspiration board. I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into making it just for me!
Response: It is always such a pleasure to make these cards. And when I read that it will have a special place I feel proud and thankful. My business name is Neeltje-Pops of Color, and that's what it is. I am spreading little pops of color around the world.
Comment: Hello Neeltje,
What a gorgeous piece of Art! I absolutely just love the fabrics and ribbons you used. I like how you put the stamp in the with the fabric. I also like how you put the postage stamp with the date. This will be kept by me forever and shown to others. Thank you for all your time.
P.S. Thank You for the ribbons and the die cuts you sent me as extras.
Response: Yay, glad you like it so much. It's what I like doing most and it feels so good when it's received so happily. Enjoy! and thank you for showing it to others.
Comment: Thank you - I received the resend of the Map postcard and the upcycled cardboard postcard last night. You accidentally omitted my street address, but luckily I am notorious at my local Post Office, so it came to me anyway!
Response: This time it was pretty quick. I think I have to omit your address to get it to you faster. Don't know what I did, but sure are glad it is with you now.
Comment: Neeltje, what a GORGEOUS piece of art, and so special since you crafted it based on my profile. I will probably frame it so I can hang it on my wall & enjoy it for a long time.The elephant is so artfully designed & stirs up memories of wild elephants in India & my friend Sita, an Asian elephant I loved when I was with the circus. Thank you, my friend, for sharing your impressive creativity. Loved the great envie too & the extra images. Fantastic swap!
Response: This makes me very proud, to know my work will be on your wall. It was real fun to make it for you and great to read it is so well appreciated.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome map postcard and the great extras. SOrry it took SOOOO long to get rated, I had a huge glob of mail arrive all in one hit, Auspost must have been hoarding it up!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing package ðŸ˜‹â¤ Everything was so perfect from the envelope and amazing beer stamp to the awesome pouch! It's so cool and my best friend will be so jealous. Have an amazing day, Nathan
Response: Cheers, great you like it. Always good to make your best friend jealous of things like this.
Comment: Wow, very cool postcard! I love fabric art! The background of this postcard is really fun to look at, I love the scrappiness of it. Thank you so much for sharing your art with me (and for the awesome fabric scrap!) :)
Response: It was my pleasure to make it, glad you like it. Enjoy!
Comment: Dear Neeltje, many â™¥s are not enough for me to rate this swap! Thank you so much for every single detail you added to this parcel, including the multiple December' stamps you covered the package with!!! All gifts were giving to my grand children, thank you for adding something for each one (that kitty is stunning!!!!!!). Everything was perfect but the card, it has been something I have admired so much, so it was a huge surprise when I opened the angeda and found it there. Your words made me smile and tears up at once! Thank you for so much for everything but specially for your friendship. I hope you enjoy my package as much as I have loved yours!!! â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: You know I am always happy when you are happy. It was a real challenge to put as many things as possible in the package. Enjoy, my friend and have a ðŸ’¥ðŸ¾ðŸŽŠðŸ••â€¢*Â¨*â€¢.Â¸Â¸â™ªãƒ¾ï½žðŸ’• wonderful start of 2017
Comment: I received your most incredible swap today...it just went on and on and on.... Luved I mean Luved all of what you sent...wonderfully incredible...luved the heart box, luved the towel...told my husband you embroidered it before I even read your note... It is amazing...and you fit so much in this box...there was a tink of space left. Thank you so much for everything ...and the hot pad...with the moose drawn on it...I bet you did that... I was blown away...with all. I can't thank you enough.... hundred of hearty you get.... thank you thank you thank you
Response: O,Pat, this makes me so happy and proud to be your friend. It was a pleasure to find you all these surprises and getting them to fit in the box. It was a challenge and I am very happy it reached you in good
order. Have a very merry Christmas and a splendid 2017 ðŸŽ„ ðŸŽ… â˜ƒâ„âï¸â™«
Comment: Oh wauw, wat fijn om zo verrast te worden. Wat ontzettend veel leuke en mooie spulletjes, ben er heel erg blij mee, dank je wel! De kantjes hebben al een mooi plekje gevonden bij mijn verzameling.
Response: Geniet er van, het was leuk om de envelop te vullen met mooie dingetjes. Fijne kerstdagen en een schitterend 2017 ðŸŽ„ ðŸŽ… â˜ƒ â„âï¸ðŸŽ¶
Comment: Thank you so much for the great things you sent me â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ Although I love snowflakes, I never had anything related to them! You're crocheted pieces sre my first â„ï¸ Thank you for taking the time to make them ðŸ’â¤ï¸
Many Greetings from Jordan
Response: It was great to bring the first snow to Jordan â„â„â„
Comment: I bet you could hear me squealing when I opened this wonderful envelope up! OMG, it is my dream maid, ESTHER! So darn cute! I have never seen a stitched postcard before and I am truly jealous! Thread and I do not get along at all. What FUN!!!!! Thank you!!!!
Response: O yes, I knew it was you squeeling à»’(â—•â€¿â—•)à¥ It was so much fun bringing Esther to live. I hope she will stay in a good mood and help you tons!! Enjoy.
Comment: My goodness, I don't know where to start...the incredible, adorable, huge envelope, the perfect gifts, the fun and yummy up-cycled postcard, the extra postcards...WOW! I cannot thank you enough and cannot give enough hearts...Truly an EXTRA SPECIAL package! ((hugs)) You out did yourseld and lifted my anxiety ridden mind! <3
Comment: Wow, Neeltje, what a stunning card and in such a dramatic envelope too! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with me. I do some stitching on cards sometimes, but my machine does only straight stitching and my efforts are primitive at best, nothing like your talented textile art. Thanks for the thoughtful extras as well -- good fodder for future collages.
Response: You're very welcome. Loved to make you this one. Enjoy!
Comment: What a fabulous surprise! I should have known it was you just from the fabulous envelope. Love the card! You did still stick to your sewing roots on it! It's very fun.
You are a mad woman unraveling a scrub sponge..I'm sitting here with a smile on my face just picturing that!
Take care, my friend and thanks again!!
Response: Yay, I was hoping the postman would discover the address on the envelope. So, he/she did!!
Unraveling is meditation for me, can't wait to get my hands on the christmasslights â™¥(ï¼¾â—¡ï¼¾)â™¥ ðŸŽ„ðŸŽ„ðŸŽ„
Comment: Wow! What a lovely card! I'm glad I got to see this one again. I think I'm going to call it done, but I'll hold onto it for a while to see if something occurs to me. Thanks for the extras--fabulous! I don't mind them when they're this well-done. I just don't want stickers or stuff like that. I send that on, but I'm keeping your little wallet and crocheted ornament! Thank you! You can send extras to me anytime!
Response: Ja, soms valt het niet mee om een envelop te openen, gewoon omdat ie zo mooi is. Heb ik ook regelmatig last van. Leuk dat je hem bewaard en fijn dat je blij bent met het kant. Veel plezier ermee.
Comment: Neeltje, just over the top...with surprises, and I luved it all... Woweee... so special, and many wonderful wonderful surprises... I luved it all... and the keychain you made..is now hanging inside of my truck from the mirror.... luv the books....both the journal, and the book of your town...fascinating... Thank you thank you thank you...and of course...the towel...about friendship... Woweee.....
Response: Haha, I was just busy, rating you, dear friend. Isn't it wonderful, I cannot believe how this friendship started and grows. It's magical. áƒš (âœ¿ â—•â€¿â—•) á“„âœ‚ & s(âœ¿â˜¯â€¿â˜¯âœ¿)s
Comment: Thank you, my friend, for the thoughtful & clever mail art swap. The envelope itself was a treat & then your artsy collage postcard and the specially chosen eye & hands images made for a a great mail day. Even your calendar page was sweet. Only one thing was strange - there was not a single postage stamp on the envelope! Did they get lost in transit or do you know some magic for free mail delivery?? Many â™¥â™¥â™¥ to you.
Response: Amazing, some of the envelopes fly so quickly. I sure did put a stamp on it, some hand must have removed it à»’(â—•â€¿â—•)à¥ It wasn't me. Glad you like it all.
Comment: @Neeltje, what a wonderful package you sent me!!! I just hope mine makes you as happy as yours made my day!! Loved, loved everything! Those stamps are magnificent and each little detail you added was stunning! THANK YOU so much... Looking forward for a new swap with you! Hugs!
Response: So happy to know the package reached you. Couldn't be happier to know you like it so much. Enjoy, and yes, another swap would be great.
Comment: Oh my goodness, I LOVE this swap! From the creative envelope, to the note, to the goodies -- all of it was so much fun. Your little zipper pouch is perfect and I will treasure it - I love your little name tag on it, too. Thank you SOOOO much!
Response: So good to know you like it all. Thanks for the rating and the heart, I think I succeeded in my mission.
Comment: Neeltje, you outdid yourself...and treated me in the process. Lovely envelope, gorgeous stamps, and botanical beauties made my day. The museum booklet is fantastic...the register pages fascinating. Can't read a word of Dutch, but beautiful all the same.â˜º Many thanks! Hearts and hugs...â¤â¤ jinanne
Response: O yes, I loved that exhibition. I didn't buy the catalogue, but I am going to . Such beautiful artwork. Glad you like it all. âœ¿â¤âœ¿â¤âœ¿â¤
Comment: AMAZING postcard! I love it. The textures and the colors and the kitties - very nice :) And thank you for all the little extras - including the kitty fabric. I don't have that pattern! Thank you for being so generous!
Comment: Thanks for the great card and package Neeltje! Love the coffee pot you picked out for the card. I first used one when I was living in Italy many years back.That is also when I first started drinking coffee. The extra papers you sent along are great too! Love the coffee recipe and the magazine page from your country. I love receiving foreign language pages! The whole package smelled amazing from the coffee packs you included. I'm trying them out tomorrow (Monday morning). Thanks for being my partner!
Response: Always so good to know a package has reached its destination safe and well. Enjoy it while sipping your coffee â™¥(ï¼¾â—¡ï¼¾)â™¥
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your talent! I love your card and appreciate effort that you put in each piece. this is the most unique card and composition I have. Also admire your passion and skills and I am sure your students are so lucky to have you!! thanks again
Response: Thank you for your kind words. It makes me happy to know you enjoy my work.
Comment: HI Neeltje. I really like the 3D aspect of this card, the 'pop' out forms bring back childhood memories to me too. I also really love the paisley napkin in the background...what a great collage.Thank you for the great fabric...I think I will use it as a book cover...and for the horsehair dangle, it went right on my bag! I checked out your popsofcolor site...who knew you can get passport covers?! Delightful. Thanks for everything.
Response: It was my pleasure and it makes me happy to know you like it all so much. Enjoy!!
Comment: Hello Neeltje! I'm simply thrilled with the package you put together for me! It took me a full hour to go through everything--it was such fun. You fulfilled all the categories so perfectly and you sent so many extra goodies! You really made this such a special swap to open. I will treasure that little squirrel bag FOREVER. . . it's just so sweet. I'll have so much fun using the beautiful pink ribbon and little puffy hearts and I adore the little saints/crosses charms. The vintage paper is just wonderful. This is one of the most special swaps I've ever received. Thank you so much!
Response: It makes me so happy to know you like it all so much. It was my pleasure to make you this package and the pleasure doubled now you have received it. Enjoy!!
Comment: Received, and loved even the box.... Wow... the Toaster cover, I do not have one until now, its awesome, and the potholders are awesome, and your thoughtfulness on this swap is over the top, and how sweet and grateful I am to have you to swap with. The purple pendant is beautiful...I luv everything, and was so excited to receive it. Thank you so so very much... I mailed yours out just three days ago... Its on the way. Thank you Thank you
Response: Happy to know you're happy. So much fun and joy, these swaps!!
Comment: Jeetje Neeltje, 1 hartje is echt niet genoeg! Wat een FANTASTISCHE swap heb je voor me gemaakt! De beste van dit jaar, dat is zeker. Zo mooi op mij afgestemd, helemaal perfect, en wat veel van alles. Ik ben hem nog verder aan het ontdekken maar wilde graag meteen reageren. Ik weet niet goed hoe ik je moet bedanken, want er zijn eigenlijk geen woorden voor!
Response: Jeeh, blij dat het zo goed in de smaak valt. Het was gewoon boffen dat ik een Nederlandse partner trof. Kon ik eens lekker uitpakken. Veel plezier ermee.
Comment: Hi Neeltje, I received your postcard. It will be fun to add to the fun background. The bottom of the envelope arrived completely sliced open. Just wanted to let you know. The heavier substrate may have rubbed the envelope open when in transit - at least that's what it looks like to me. Happy mailart!
Response: Thank you for letting me know. I'll have to be more careful with my envies, I think this one was to tight.
Comment: I wish I knew how to add the little heart icons here because I would fill this whole box with hearts! I love this package and the little mouse nibbles make it extra special! I don't even know where to start with all the things I adore here.
(I'm heading out of town again today, but and email and your package will follow directly when I get back)
Comment: Wat een heerlijke verrassing in de bus om weer een prachtige envelop en super mooie kaart van je te mogen ontvangen! En wat geweldig dat je zelf een gelliplate hebt weten te maken!! Wees gewaarschuwd; het is zeeeer verslavend :) Fijne vakantie ;)
Comment: AmAZING this is a work of art... I would have excepted it anyway!! you do amazing work and I wish I had the talent you do at textile OMG I love it and thank YOU SO MUCH I am planing on framing it actually... Hope you dont mind.. !!
Response: Thank you for this sweet comment. It's my joy making and sending my cards. Knowing you appreciate it so much makes me blush. I don't mind you framing it, I love the idea of one of my cards hanging in your house, it's an honor.
Comment: Thank you for this precious and beautiful swap!!! I opened the wonderful envie and just said WOW! This one is being framed and put on my inspiration wall! Thank you too for the embroidery silks and doily. I had a friend who crocheted an entire bedspread for her daughter out of crochet cotton. It was amazing. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So good to hear you like it so much. Always looking for swaps to sent my textile cards into the world. I love making them and the joy multiples when they are received so warmly. Enjoy and be sure I feel honored knowing you will hang it on your inspiration wall.
Comment: I enjoyed receiving your lovely swap. Starting with the envie and stamp, then the deer note card. The deer postcards are beautiful. The promo stickers are great! Thank you for the great swap! All the best to you!
Response: Thanks, it was fun to put it together, enjoy.
Comment: Well, I can see why you hate this postcard! Yes, I can relate to the equipment, but since my husband is a stickler on treating photographic equipment with respect (he just bought a NEW turntable!) this pic disturbs me as well! I would agree with your assessment and I don't see the humor, either! But thanks for sending the card; I've never seen anything like it! Wow! Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the comment and the hart. It's hard to see such ugly postcards and even harder to sent them. I am glad Sevendevils came up with these swaps. Written on and stamped they are not so bad, and you can concentrate on the backside à»’( â€¢Ì€â€¿ â€¢Ì )à¥
Comment: Coincidence? Synchronicity? Whatever you call it, I'm delighted to be the recipient of your wonderfully creative card. I love the delicate imagery & the way you pulled it all together with the gelli plate printing. Thank you, Neeltje. May we swap again soon!
Response: â¤áƒš (âœ¿â—•â€¿â—•)á“„âœŽâœ‚ This card was composed of parts to good to end up in the trash over some weeks. Isn't it amazing how things can turn out? t's a surprise to me also, most of the time ( all of the time actually) I am happy I could sent it to you.
Comment: Very Cool PC. I loved the way you put the PC together.
Response: Thank you. I had a fun time making the masterboard. It was a surprise to me how it would turn out, only using things lying around. Luckily I have a lot of things lying around most of the time. â¤áƒš (âœ¿â—•â€¿â—•)á“„âœŽâœ‚
Comment: Luv it Luv it Luv it..... received your towels today...and all the wonderful special surprised included.... The towel is blue as so is my kitchen... but a bit on the ginham side the lower half....
But it is a perfect match... but so aren't all the rest of the tea towels.. I have two hanging in my kitchen now...Thank you so much for the NL landyard, and the little clothespin with the two tags... just luv these... and the magnets... Your awesome...and I truly enjoy swapping with you....
Response: So happy and relieved the package is with you now. Isn't it great to know our towels are hanging in each others kitchen, so far away from each other. I think of you every time I pick them up, and I do a lot! Love these swaps and every extra piece you sent me, 5 more to go. (Sure hope nr 6 is going to turn up)
Comment: Thank you so much for your creative postcard. I love the look of the fabric and thread! Especially want to thank you for the extras, the charms will be something I will enjoy using and I appreciate the zine. I am hooked on zines and always enjoy receiving them. Wish I could give you more than one heart.
Response: You're welcome. It was great fun making the card and figuring out how to put the pink in. Since I am a "fabric"girl it had to be something textile-ish. Loved to put in the extra's, it was my joy. áƒš (âœ¿ â—•â€¿â—•) á“„âœ‚
Comment: Hoi Neeltje, ik heb het pakketje vandaag ontvangen en het is zo leuk! Het gaat nu inderdaad een doos in maar des te leuker om het over een tijdje weer uit te pakken en te gaan gebruiken :) Ben er blij mee, bedankt!
Response: Top, ben blij dat het goed is aangekomen. Wil tzt natuurlijk wel zien wat voor leuks je er mee hebt gemaakt.
Comment: Thank you. Another great postcard. I love the ducks and making masterboards also .
Response: This is so much fun, I am making a 20x27 inch one now. Should I call it a monsterboard? Can cut it into so many postcards, áƒš (âœ¿ â—•â€¿â—•) á“„âœ‚âœ‚âœ‚âœ‚can't wait for the swaps to be hosted
Comment: Hallo! Dank je wel!
If I could give you more hearts I would! Thank you for all the teas and everything else - I absolutely love how you kept them neatly in the envelope, so clever!
Thank you again :)
(And dutch is a little tricky for me but I love the language, having a lot of fun learning it!)
Response: Enjoy the teas and have fun with the extra's. Veel plezier ermee.
Comment: Great PC and NL postage stamp! Love the textured pieces too! I'm glad you had fun trying the masterboard / cutting down into PCs :D. And it arrived today, 23/6/2016, just like your daughter! :D :D. THanks for participating in the swap â¤ï¸
Response: Ain't this special, both my card and my daughter arriving on the same day in SF. Thanks for the comment and organizing the swap. Now I am hooked for life. Made a start with a 19x27 inch yesterday s(âœ¿â˜¯â€¿â˜¯âœ¿)s
Comment: Hoi Neeltje,
Jouw kaart is iets heel bijzonders, maar ik hoop dat je dat al weet. Dankjewel. Al die laagjes en naaden makeneen oppervlakte omte strelen. Ik ben heel verheugd! Dankjewel ook voor de postzegels, in het bijzonder "regen" en "zon". Ik ben geroerd, dat je ze speciaal voor mij hebt uitgezoekt. Vrolijke swappen, Sonia (SuMay)
Response: Wat leuk dat de aardbei zo snel is aangekomen. Dank je wel voor je lieve woorden. Je kunt de kaart zien op mijn Facebook pagina, samen met alle andere kaarten die ik heb gemaakt. áƒšà»’(â—•â€¿â—•)à¥áƒš
Comment: Yes I have seen this photograph, I don't care much for it either but you are right, art is defined by many things. Thanks!
Response: Sorry you don't care for it either. Pass it on if you like. There must be a place for this card in the world. But I must admit I am glad I am not the only one who thinks this way about the card&art.
Comment: I thoroughly enjoyed my PC and thought it was very clever how you sent the extras. Loved the whole thing and my daughter who is 7 fell in love with the puppy stickers and basically took them. Brilliantly done. Thanks so much.
Response: Thank you for your response. I am so glad it went wel and you liked it all. Now I know for sure I can use this methode for my naked swaps more often.
Comment: Hi Neeltje, Thanks for a wonderful swap!! I love your postcard and will have great fun creating on it for you and then sending it on its travels. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ribbons!! Have a great day!!
Response: Great, these collaboration swaps are the best. Can't wait to see what you'll make. Have fun creating.
Comment: Wat grappig hoe snel ons wegen weer crossen. Dank je wel voor heel goed gekozen "surprises" en vooral voor het tasje, van jezelf gemaakt. Heel erg mooi en zo goed gedaan hoor! Dat is geweldig en ik voel me echt "honored"â™¡â™¡â™¡
Comment: Neeltje, your Green Mail is wonderful ..packed with creativity and personally tailored. Thanks for making this a special swap...especially like the dark green curvy cut-outs. And including your grandmother's green thread...I'm very honored! Hugs and all good wishes for happy swaps...jinanne â¤
Comment: Thank you so much for all the amazing postcards! I love them all so much! My favorite one is the cathedral one, I agree that it is very impressive! I agree with you it would cost insane amounts of money to build like this now, mostly because of the time it would take, even back then it would take 10-20 years or more to build!!!! Thank you again so much! I am so happy we did this swap together! (ãƒŽ*ã‚œâ–½ã‚œ*)â˜†
Response: Great! I am very glad they all reached you. Thank you for this fabulous swap.
Comment: Wow.....It took my breath away when I saw. Of course I recognize my sparrow :) How did you sew it so exactly the same? Beautiful work. Thinking how to frame it and where to place at home.
And envelope very nice, particularly when i look from the side and see different blue areas.
Thank you for making my day <3
Response: It was a pleasure to make your sparrow. I feel honored by your words and the fact you want to put it in your home. á••( á› )á•—â™«
Comment: The swap finally arrived today! I'm suspecting it had a hard time coming through customs since there wasn't a customs declaration on it. I am absolutely thrilled with my goodies! The pouch is so adorable. I love the little polar bears, the shape of the pouch, and the water resistant inside. The little bunny pin is so cute, as is the butterfly fabric. I love the pumpkin card and the stamps you sent. I don't understand how you fit so many things in such a flat envelope. Truly amazing! Thank you so much for an awesome swap.
Response: It's a miracle, and I am SO glad it reached you after all these tribulations. Now you're in for a surprise shortly I suspect. Keep me posted.
Comment: Awesome...Awesome... Awsome... I just received late yesterday afternoon, and it is just wonderful how you manage to tuck all these wonderfully surprising things in and around this awesome towel. I luv it all... and I luved the little pendent you made for the special celebration for the king. I am pinning it on the lanyard...and I luv it all. This is so exciting to swap with you, and all these execellant treasure from your country. I can not thank you enough.... Luv it, Luv it, and luv it some more. I am so thrilled to be swapping these tea towels with you. Thank you ever so much.
Response: O Yes, these swaps make me happy too for sure. Not only the receiving, but searching for extra's to put in to surprise you. It's double fun. And today is the firts of May! We can start # 6 !!
Your envelope made me so happy! Your postcard was fabulous! I loved that you explained everything. It made me love it sooo much more! I also want to thank you so much for the stamps! They were ALL stamps I didn't have so I was really excited. Thank you for making me love being a part of this site.
Response: It's so funny to know my husbands shoppinglist is now with you. á•¦(â–€Ì¿ Ù„Íœ â–€Ì¿)á•¤âœŽ Glad you didn't have any of the stamps.
Comment: If I could give more stars, I totally would. I love the selection of things that you sent. The fabric is really interesting with the plastic, I have so many things in mind to make. If your ever in the market for more duct tapes just let me know. I came across a couple boxes of various styles!
Response: Would like to see what you're gonna make with the fabric âœ‚ Have fun creating !
Comment: I love this card! Loved it when you posted it on FB! The feather is awesome - the whole package is, in fact! You're going to have to tell me how you did that wrap around the base of the feather.
Thank you so much!
I've owed you an email for forever so I'll stop gushing here and send you the long overdue email right now!
Response: Fifi is now to admirer on FB. I'll show you how the feather was done. Don't know what you can do with it but it sure looks nice.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap package, and I really appreciate the empty tea envelopes for my collection ^_^ When I was back at school (many years ago) the first thing we ever sewed was paper, we were not allowed fabric until we had the hang of using the machines :D
Response: How about that, sewing paper to get the hang of it. I hope you didn't had to wear any of that â™¥(ï¼¾â—¡ï¼¾)â™¥. Enjoy the tea and be creative with the envelopes. Have fun!
Comment: From the envelope, I figured something wonderful was inside, and I was right! I love that you made the envelope from wallpaper and the mix of fiber and image on the card was sublime.
I went to your website...... WONDERFUL. Thanks for a lovely swap :)
Response: Thank you. Some times things turn out so surprisingly. Reading a profile, choosing a background and finding an immage that fits in. It's like it was already there, it just needen to be reveiled.
Comment: Hi Neeltje. It was such a pleasure to receive your gift in the mail. I love the card and your calendar pages. Yes, it was a good thing you did not send it naked or she probably would have arrived naked! Thanks again.
Comment: Ohmigoodness what an amazing package! I love absolutely everything you sent - it takes me back to Paris! I hope that you like yours as well. <3
Response: Magnifique, very happy all reached you and you like it. It was "pas simple" to choose from all I have. There is more, different stuff, so, we can do another PS if you like. Looking out for your envie to arrive. I am curious!
Comment: WOW! What a lovely sewn postcard thanks so much. And I love your ingenious way of posting it although I reckon the card would make it through totally naked, I've sent ones like that ok before.
Response: Thank you for letting me know it worked. I guess I could send those cards naked, but I have the (bad) habbit of wanting to send more within the limitations of the swap and the postal system.Trying to be smart and exited when things turn out right. áƒšà»’(â—•â€¿â—•)à¥áƒš
Comment: Oh My! Oh My! This an absolute work of art! I love the way you have woven the ribbons and them finished it off with a decorative stitch pattern from your sewing machine! I am honored to be your partner in this swap! And the peace signs are just wonderful-I've collected o alot of embellishments of the sign but the ones you sent are new to me! THANKS! And Thanks also for the other paper things you included! I like that you have used wallpaper samples for your envelopes! Thanks for sharing everything and the nice note! Yikes-just looked out the window and its snowing! Won't last long this time of year-Spring?
Response: Thanks for your sweet comment. It was new to me to make a card like this. A great way to explore more possibilities.
Comment: Leuke kaart! Stiekum ben ik wel blij dat je op de achterkant gedoodeld hebt :-) De voorkant is supercool zo van zichzelf! Lief slangetje heb je gemaakt voor me. De vlekjes lijken een beetje op de boa constrictor die we vroeger hadden. Dank je wel dat je deze swap bijzonder hebt gemaakt!
Response: Dank je wel . Ik ben ook blij dat ik de voorkant zo heb gelaten. Het was zo bijzonder van zichzelf en helemaal 'not-a-postcard'. Bedankt voor het "hosten" van deze swap.
Comment: You definitely made the right choice - the envelope is absolutely perfect!!! I'm so envious that you live that close to France. I definitely want to explore more of the country (also Paris again). Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of stamps and the beautiful envelope! Happy Spring! :)
Comment: I cannot believe that you got me again so quickly in such a large swap! It must have been hard to find things but you did an amazing job - I love all of my green things - especially your homemade envelope, it is gorgeous! Thank you so much for taking time to pick out things you knew I would like so much ;)
Response: It was not easy to fill another envelope, but it sure was fun to try and find some new items for you. Thanks for the rating and the ðŸ’™Enjoy áƒš (âœ¿ â—•â€¿â—•) á“„âœ‚
Comment: Oh my goodness just wonderful I luv the pillow cases, and yes...I luv purple...and the total is just fantastic... I luv the concept of the hands..its all just awesome...and amazing... thank you so so very much.. Woweee.... Jackpot!
Comment: Hoi Neeltje, dankjewel voor je pakketje. Was verrast door de post uit BelgiÃ«, maar wel heel slim. Leuk basis voor de kaart. Heb al een ideetje voor mijn bijdrage. En wat een schattig tasje. Heel mooi gemaakt! Dankjewel voor deze swap. ðŸ’•ðŸ’Œ
Response: Fijn, leuk, bedankt, succes met de kaart.
Comment: WOW !!! Can I give you 10 hearts? This is amazing! I absolutely ADORE the crocheted cats- they are perfect! Thank you so much for making everything cat related- even the envelope (((: and for all the extra. It was one of the envelopes filled with love & care I ever got â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤
Comment: There just aren't words adequate to cover how amazing this swap was! You are a true gem, and such an asset to the swap-bot community! Thank you so, so much for the love you put into what you sent me!
Response: áƒšâ€(â™¥Ë˜âŒ£Ë˜â™¥)àºˆâœºâ€¢*Â¨*â€¢ What can I say. I am SO relieved it finally made it to you. It took so long I feared for the worst. Now I can enjoy your enthousiasm and be happy for us both.
Comment: Thank you for this lovely and generous swap, I don't mind at all putting the things in the bag myself :) I really like the earrings and the cute paperclip. Oh, and I thought the envelope was great as well, I have never a sawn one before!
Comment: I love your postcard and it arrived in tact and protected. Your method works great. I love improvisational piecing so your card is perfect to me. Thanks for the lovely mermaid charm. Will add her to my mermaid book. This is a fabulous swap. Thank you so much. Please let me know more about the towel swap.
Response: What a relief this postcard finally made it. Glad to hear the cover worked well. Thanks for the rating and the â¤
Comment: Awesome Swap..... thank you so so much...very happy with the lanyard.. and extras, wonderful... Lov the towel... how awesome. thank you thank you Luv it all! Ready for the next one! March is coming..
Comment: OMG!!!! Neeltje, what an amazing package!! I absolutely love everything you did. Your postcard is so neat - I love all of the stitches and sewing. I cannot sew at all, so really appreciate the skill in others. I also love the creative way you packaged it - everything made it here in one piece!! I love the ticket you sent me from museum - I collect things just like this and am delighted. The stickers and charms are also adorable. And of course, how can I not love the HOCKEY STAMP!!! :-) Thank you so much for such a thoughtful swap. You put a huge smile on my face today. I wish I could give you multiple hearts! I can't believe that you and your family have been to both of my home towns! What a small world. I was in Holland and Belgium 2 years ago and fell in love with the countries. you are so lucky to live in and near such beautiful places. I have been trying to de-clutter my craft room for years - glad to hear you're having better luck than me. :-)
Response: Thank you for this â¤warming comment. So good to hear everything got to you in one piece. You made me smile when I put this together for you. This is why Swap Bot is so good for your healt. Enjoy!
Comment: If I could give more than one heart I would! Thanks so much for the goodies! The envelope was so pretty I hated to open it, but there was even more goodness inside!! I love it!
Response: It's so much fun to put a swap together. The thought of the spark in the eye, when a package arrives, is making me smile every time. So good to learn you hated to open it, I keep all my envelopes in a scrapbook, so I know the feeling. Holding your breath while opening it. For the unknown surprise that lies inside, and also for the sake of not ruining the envelope. Enjoy áƒšà»’(â—•â€¿â—•)à¥áƒš
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun decorated yellow envelope of goodies and letter! I do love tripels :h) the cosmetic bag is sweet and that is creative using a piece of zipper for the finger holder. I am excited to use it :) thanks also for the ribbons and yellow button, measuring tape and clips, especially the cow! Now it is 35 days until spring!
Response: Pfiew, I was a bit nervous about this not getting to you. I am very happy you like it all. Use it with pleasure. Thanks for the ðŸ’™
Comment: Too funny! Sometimes I have a run where I go back and forth with the same person.
This is a beautiful card! I have done a lot of zentangling over the years - it's so relaxing.
Looking forward to swapping with you again soon!
Comment: Wonderful Wonderful... I luv the tea towel..so awesome. My Kitchen is more blue than any other color...and it will go great... Super little package...you sent, and I hope we can do this again soon.. Luv it, Luv it, Luv it! Thank you
Response: That's great. Your towel is hanging around in my kitchen as if it was born there. We do perfect matches! Let's have another round.
Comment: What a gorgeous card and fun goodies! I especially enjoyed your chatty note. How fun that trip to Vietnam must have been! I am still picking up "trash" for my own entertainment too.
I'm putting your card next to my sewing machine as playing with textiles on postcards is on my list for 2016. You are going to be my textile muse.
Good luck with your new clock and a very Happy New Year to you too!
Thanks again for the smiles!
Response: Happy to be a bit of inspiration to you. Keep up the picking up "trash". We know where real value is found.
Comment: Today a big golden box arrived and if I could I would've given you a thousand stars! âââ I was so touched by the things you'd made for my children â¤. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you've put in making this amazing package!!
Response: So glad this one made it. I hope your kids like the presents, it was my pleasure to make it.
Comment: I lloved loved loved the Tea Towel, and can only hope you are as impressed what is on the way to you as I was with yours... So beautiful... thank you so so much. I am ready for our next swap. Thank you and I am so happy you are here.
Comment: Hello!! I received your package today! Even though it wasn't exactly what was expected I just had to give you both a 5 and a heart...it was the most BEAUTIFUL mail I've ever received!! You're one talented girl! Thank you SO much for all the time and effort you put into sending this to me.