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Date Joined: May 21, 2012
Last Online: May 20, 2024
Birthday: February 16
Country: Netherlands

About Me

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I'm a language teacher and speak French, English, Dutch, German, Spanish, a little Italian, Japanese and currently learning Greek. I have a micro sourdough bakery at home and teach people to bake bread. I can talk hours about bread ;-)

I'm looking specificly to swap for letters and postcards as I have a huge passion for snail mail. I love to discover new things, crafts and other cultures. Through this site I also discovered the world of mini zines and think they're brilliant.

We homeschool our two children, which is not very common in the Netherlands. I'd be very interested in having a penpal who's also homeschooling or has been homeschooled herself!

I'm vegetarian and I'm always interested in exchanging recipes or ideas. I bake my own bread, love that! As a nature lover green is my favorite colour. I love to recycle and re-use.

I'm interested in arts and crafts and these are part of my pagan/witchy way of life.

Things I love:

Mushrooms- plants - my veggie garden - love baking bread - nature - travelling - books - modern art - Middle Ages - feathers- crochet - socks - herbal tea - green tea - Japan - India - France - language learning - knitting - botanical gardens - plants - mushrooms - witchcraft/pagan - stoicism - bags - 100% natural soaps - fruit - chocolate - summer - black - green - books - Dr. Who - The Prisoner - Sherlock Holmes - Classic horror movies - Vincent Price - Edgar Allen Poe - Hammer movies - Carlos Castaneda - hippie stuff - retro things- cats - wood/trees - anarchism - self sufficient living - science - sushi - French literature - Bernard Werber - pen pals - fountain pens - and....swapping!

Favorite tea:

All green and herbal teas. No black tea please. I love loose tea! I don't mind at all if you send me a sample in a (handmade) paper bag.

Things I really would love to receive:

  • stamp carving material (I especially like the "pink stuff", I can't find it in the shops here)
  • Washi tape
  • stationary, envelopes
  • tea (no black tea please)
  • stickers
  • anything witchcraft themed
  • vegetable/herb seeds! (that can be grown indoors)
  • mini zines
  • As I've got dreadlocks, I like anything to decorate them (beads, thread, etc)
  • samples of Japanese fabrics (for sashiko)
  • friendship bracelets
  • greeting cards/postcards
  • paper craft supplies
  • sewing/crochet/knitting supplies
  • pens, fabric markers
  • kids crafting material
  • cooking and crafting magazines
  • your favorite vegetarian/fish recipe.
  • Something small for my kids

Dislikes :

  • Artificial fragrances (so, please no scented paper)
  • pink
  • too girly things (floral print, ruffles, glitter)
  • No religious items or texts please.
  • No sweets or chocolate please.

My children

My son is 14 years old and loves cats, animé, kawaii, anything Japanese, cute little things for his treasure cabinet, anything from other cultures/languages. My daughter is 9 years old and loves horses, animals, monsters, halloween, stickers and creative things.

I'm a craftster myself and always appreciate home made items!


29666000p rated for Zine a Gnome on Jun 3, 2024
Comment: I’m sorry but I did not receive the zine. If it comes hopefully I can change the rate if for this.
Eclectonote rated for Create a Collage on Envie #03 on May 29, 2024
Comment: What a wonderful swap - I love everything you've sent! The collaged envelope is terrific, and are those UFO's flying over the mountains? Such a variety of paper goodness, too, I'll use it all, from the elegant note card to the washi and space stickers, to the fun note paper and beautifully illustrated little envelope. Thanks so much for a Great Mail Day!
uuvuttaa rated for EU Send Your Favourites #2 on May 14, 2024
Comment: thank you - I am excited to try the tea and I love the paper you used for the envelope!
Gretchenwu rated for Create a Collage on Envie #03 on May 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you for making me this beautiful mail. The items you picked are so unique. I like them a lots.
benny rated for Plants Please! on May 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you Christina for the lovely letter and the folder with all that goodies :). I've been in Holland, but just in Amsterdam. So beautiful!
laurarc rated for Witchy Flip Book and Goodies Swap on May 2, 2022
Comment: Super beautiful embroidery. Thank you so much. I think I’ll add it to one of my dresses.
LeslieLovesMail82 rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #1 on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Christina! Thank you so much for the awesome package of teas! I can't wait to try them :-) Something about teas from another country really excites me!
AmethystButterfly rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #1 on Apr 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful teas. I loved the card you sent me and I loved the origami tea holder you made xxx
HausOfImps rated for Yōkai ATC (Folklore ATC #2) on Apr 8, 2022
Comment: !!! I was so delighted to receive this beautiful ATC today! You did a great job and she felt very true to Yōkai style. I'm excited to add her to my collection! Plus the postcard was very nice. Thanks again and thanks for participating in my swap!
Comment: Love this! The door is so great. Thank you for sending!
Ahdridri rated for Mail art with a surprise on Mar 21, 2022
Comment: What a gorgeous bundle you've made, thank you so much!! Everything from the stickers and washi and cutouts to the folder and envelope holding them were absolutely perfect. 15/10, thank you again!
Comment: this was insanely amazing, thank you!!!
Comment: Dear Christina, this swap is precious to me. Thank you for connecting with me over here. The swap was loaded to the brim. Thank you for the beautiful assortment of botanical ephemera. I love everything in it. Already planned the tea time with your tea this evening. I hope you get to travel again and visit India. Thank you once again. It's beautiful. Happy swapping and crafting.
saguaroandsage rated for flat mail in envelope swap on Mar 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much, what a wonderful assortment of items! I am excited to start using them! I absolutely love the pocket you made- Do you know of a tutorial for it?
Response: Hi, I've put the link to the tutorial in the description of the paper pocket swap I'm organizing. If you like to make one you could join!
patricia8288 rated for flat mail in envelope swap on Mar 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap
kristenlyns rated for flat mail in envelope swap on Mar 3, 2022
Comment: I am so in love with everything you sent. London is one of my favorite cities so all the themed items are incredible! Can you send me the YouTube link for the folder you enclosed? I want to make one - so pretty!
Response: Thank you, I'm sending you the link in a pm.
young46356 rated for flat mail in envelope swap on Mar 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you, thanks for joining my swap. By the way if we are ever partnered again I am not fussy about swaps. I like nice things of course but this is my hobby and I want to enjoy it not fuss over trivial things. Enjoy your day. Rich
Response: Thank you! Loved doing this swap, thanks for organizing.
Comment: Hi Christina thank you for the variety of scrap fabrics. , they are really pretty esp. the fabric panel of the woman. I liked the map envelope also. Happy Spring swapping be safe be loved be healthy
Itti rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on May 6, 2020
Comment: Hugs

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miablancs on Feb 23, 2016:

From the group Trinket Pen Pals

SchrödingersCat on Feb 16, 2016:

What a nice coincidence :-) Happy Birthday!

I'm looking forward to hearing from you again :-)

biasbabe on Jan 7, 2016:


To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

LokiAngel on Jan 19, 2015:

Hi! Nice to meet you! :)

Bee1981 on May 3, 2014:

Hello, hello :-) I loved your fat snail mail swap and would looooove it, when you would host another one ;-) Have a great Weekend! Rebecca

Sulieen on Apr 13, 2014:

Hello, I homeschool too! (4 kiddos) :) Also, I just started carving stamps again...it's so addicting! :) Just dropped in to say hello!...HELLO

renate on Aug 29, 2013:

thankyou gimmiemail

Katti on May 9, 2013:

Hallo! Jetzt endlich ist ein Brief unterwegs zu dir. Entschuldige, dass es so lange gedauert hat. Liebe Grüße, Katti!

anandatashie on May 6, 2013:

April was a slow-poke month for me, but you now have a couple of postcards headed your way. :) xo

SabrinaDeeBerry on May 6, 2013:

Hello Christina! I received your letter and your wonderful postcard from Paris! Thank you so much. Mail on it's way to you soon!

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