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Date Joined: July 15, 2009
Last Online: April 9, 2012
Birthday: June 25, 1980
Country: Germany
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About Me

I live together with my boyfriend and 2 cats in Berlin, Germany, since a couple of months. I come from the Netherlands, but my boyfriend is from here and he really wanted to go back, so we are trying Germany for a while :) We used to live in Amsterdam, where I studied at the art academy, to be a fashion designer, and graduated in July 2010! It was a really crazy busy year, with a lot of stress and not enough sleep, and hardly any swap-bot :) And now I live in Berlin... it takes a little getting used to. The city is really nice, but my German is not great yet, and I still have to find my way a bit, but I'm pretty sure it will be ok. :) I have a lot of free time at the moment, so enough time for swap-bot!

Favorite Crafts

I really love all sorts of nice papers. I like to make small books of whatever material that comes by.

I like drawing, but am not as good at it as I would want to. My favorite illustrator is Julie Verhoeven.

I like a lot of 'textile' crafts, I like knitting and embroidery. I just bought a knitting machine (am super excited about it!), but haven't had time to really get in to that yet. I like working with textiles and different textile techniques, and always try to find interesting combinations.

I always have to buy nice yarns. But almost never use them, because I want to wait for the perfect moment. (trying to just get over that!) Same with nice papers, can't have enough, have boxes full. I even worked at a shop that sold mostly paper... :)

I learned of a whole bunch of new crafts after joining swap-bot, and I really like to give it all a try. So I have been making ATC's, inchies and Skinnies. I just made my first dotee doll. And am now working on an art journal!

oh! and since I studied to be a fashion designer I kinda like sewing to... :)

Favorite Music

I like (old) jazz and french 'pop' music the most. And I have to admit I really enjoy listening to top 40 music from the last 30 years or so and sing a long, haha...

Favorite Books

I like to read a lot and a lot of different sorts of books, just whatever comes by actually. So fantasy, fiction and non-fiction novels, and some chicklit every now and then. Of course I've read everything from Harry Potter! :) If you look at my book case it is just a big mix of everything, but I try to put the serious impressive books on eye level to make a good impression ;)

Favorite Movies

With movies it is a bit the same as with books... I like: 'Amelie', 'Science of sleep', '500 days of summer', 'Lost in translation', 'you, me and everyone we know' and pretty much everything from Tim Burton.


I like: pink, blues, red, purple, (off) white.

not a big fan of: neon colors

things I like

  • rubber stamps
  • papers
  • yarns
  • ribbons
  • old photo's and postcards
  • graphics
  • letters/ typography
  • illustrations
  • Moleskine
  • cats
  • nice postage stamps
  • fairy tales: I love fairytales! I like their mystical, magical world where everything is possible. I am very fond of Little Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland, but after joining the group 'Once upon a time' I realised that there are a lot of tales I have never heard about, and I would love to know all about them! So I would really like to receive something about/from your favorite fairytale. I am not very much into the disney style versions though.
  • magnets for the fridge
  • woodland creatures (pretty much all of them!)
  • cute sheep things (Shaun the sheep is very cool!)
  • doing embroidery
  • card games
  • anything Matryoshka
  • tape
  • vintage stuff
  • pages from old books, with text and photos or illustrations (whatever subject)
  • birds
  • cute tote bags for grocery shopping
  • art journals and chunky books

Things I don't like so much

  • jewelery
  • scented things

have to think what else...


I have put up my etsy favorites, not because I expect you to buy me something from that list. But just to give an idea about what sort of things I like, for when you think you could use some more information or something :)


Comment: Super zentangle - thanks so much for joining my swap!
Response: glad you like it! Thanks for the heart :)
3rdEyeMuse rated for cranes 2 on Feb 3, 2011
Comment: the cranes are really wonderful - you used some papers I hadn't seen before, which is really neat. thank you for the little extra's that you sent, too - would you believe I especially like the blue thread that you included? true. :) thank you!
Response: haha.... very nice to hear that you liked it :) Thanks for the nice comment and the heart!
JeJune rated for Owl Postcards on Jan 24, 2011
Comment: Super cute, I love the colors. I don't think I could bear to cut it up! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard. I agree that it is a lovely photograph on the card. Happy 2011!
Comment: Thanks for the great card and sorry for the rate rating, I wasn't at home! =)
BarkleysMommy rated for cranes 2 on Jan 13, 2011
Comment: What an amazing and thoughtful swap package! Your tsuru were beautiful, and I really loved the soap and, especially, the winged pig card (AWESOME!) and magnet. (I was easily able to repair the wing, so I am really glad you chose to still send it to me!) A SB standing ovation to you, my friend. <3 <3 <3
Response: So glad you like it, and were able to fix the pig :) Thank you very much for such a nice comment and the heart of course.
karli rated for Hand Drawn Owl ATC on Dec 28, 2010
Comment: That is a gorgeous ATC and so thoughtfully packaged! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for such a nice comment, and the heart of course :)
Comment: I love the card you sent. Thanks
Response: Glad you like it! Thank you for the heart!
susieq11 rated for Deer postcards on Dec 20, 2010
Comment: Thank you ever so much,Esther!! I adore the reindeer postcard - couldn't be cuter! And how nice of you to have sent that amazing poodle postcard!! I collect ANYTHING poodles - this one is too funny! You are awesome!! Thanks again - I appreciate it so much! Happy Holidays!
Response: You are very welcome Susieq! :) Glad you like them!
Comment: Hello Esther, Thank you for the postcard! I absolutely LOVE the old (1963) photograph of the Brandenburger tor! I am very interested in the history of Berlin, and I visited the city in 1999. There was so much construction happening then, I'm certain I would not recognise the city now! ;-) Thank you so much -- this was a perfect postcard for me! :-) April
Response: Yay! Glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Very nice tangles...thanks! Love those tangles and I see you do too. Happy holidays!
Response: they are a lot of fun to do! glad you like them! And thank you for the heart :)
LauraAust rated for Nov. Zentangled 3.5 square on Dec 11, 2010
Comment: These are some of my favorite zentangles yet! I don't know what your earlier ones looked like, but I love these! I particularly like the design with the circles and the striped background. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! That is very nice to hear :) Thank you for the heart as well!
Comment: Thank you! They are great!
Response: Glad you like it!
Karretjies rated for Owl ATC on Nov 30, 2010
Comment: Thank you for all the effort to get the ATC to me.
Response: Glad it arrived.
Comment: Loved your photos! Loved your story! Thank you so much for sharing!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart and the nice comment!
parugese rated for When I look out of the window I see on Nov 22, 2010
Response: Thank you!
Comment: What a lovely square you live on! I bet it's even more beautiful when the trees have their leaves. And, I can appreciate the historical significance! Thank you for sharing and have a great evening! mimisfrog
Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it :) Thank you for the nice comment and the heart!
saclements rated for Super-mini Journal Swap on Oct 20, 2010
Comment: It's fabulous! Thank you!
Response: Glad you like it! And glad it finally arrived, I was getting nervous about it taking so long! Thank you for the heart and your nice comment!
LauraAust rated for Sept. 3.5 square Zentangle on Oct 8, 2010
Comment: Your zentangles are beautiful! I'm sure the others you made are also wonderful - don't be too hard on yourself or on your artwork! I love the two that you sent me - I think you are doing a really good job! Thank you!!
Response: haha... thank you ! You are probably right, but I am glad you like it anyway. :) thanks for the heart!
cleopatra rated for Woodland Themed ATC Swap on Sep 8, 2010
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous. And I adore the stamps and the envelope <3

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paperfarm on Feb 3, 2011:


Thank you so much for the November Once Upon a Time WTA gift. It was well worth the wait! I really appreciate the work/love that went into each page. Hand embroidered cover and pages, your illustration is beautiful and the stitched pages with the loose strands adds to the artistic style of the Hansel and Gretel book. WOW!!! I will post pictures in our Flickr group. Thank you so much! Hit me up anytime you want to do a private swap, your amazing!

RyeRye on Dec 22, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Crafting Queens Group~

wolfeagle on Aug 17, 2010:

Your Batman dotee is so cute.

mimitabby on Aug 16, 2010:

I got an envelope from you today with two zentangles in it. They are really cool looking but the envelope was so delightful that I posted it on my profile!

Thank you. I especially like the bird zentangle, looks like it takes a lot of patience to do!

aprettykitty84 on Jul 24, 2010:

Thank you for all the goodies for the poochie game. Fiona LOVES the stickers!!! I am excited about using the flowers and shaped buttons.

suusepuuske on Jul 13, 2010:

Gauw afspreken in de avod of het weekend is een GOED plan. Ik zou zondagmiddag kunnen of volgende week in de avond (alleen niet woensdag). Handig ook om dat via dit af te spreken! :) Tot gauw! Liefs, Suze (ps: als je een leuke swap tegenkomt met Moleskine, let me know!)

GTstamper on Jul 11, 2010:

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!

Thanks for joining!

suusepuuske on Jul 8, 2010:

Ge zijt er weer druk mee zo te zien! Gauw een kopje thee drinken nu we beiden aan het vakantie vieren zijn? TOT GAUW en swapse!

Liefs, Suze

richara on Jul 5, 2010:

Welcome to Page by page group

Stepht on Jul 3, 2010:

Thanks for joining my Souvenir Swap #5! :)

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