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Date Joined: May 10, 2010
Last Online: November 19, 2015
Birthday: May 17, 1982
Country: Belgium
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I'm a sewer. I love my sewing machine and I wish I were a bit more organized so I could be more productive. But still it's great fun, being an autodidact, I'm slowly daring more risky clothes for the kids. they're growing and oppiniating, so now I have to make a hoodie with a superhero cape attached, but the cape couldn't be to long but it has to be like Batman's... O, and mommy, I like Ben10, can you make me his clothes as well? And his watch? only happy to oblige :-)

Next to sewing all kinds of stuff I'm into polymer clay. I'm not a big sculpter, but I've got an ease for not to hard, small projects.

Knitting and crocheting...... well, I mastered them but there's something rather boring about it for me. I used to knit listening to classical music, drinking wine and believing I was so Ubercool... those days are long gone I'm afraid, now I just throw my knitting needles out of the window... I would love to know how to do amigurumi, but so far it's not very successful. Youtube has taught me to crochet again, and I'm mastering most flowers and headbands now.

what I'm into

please note that I cannot digest sweets at the moment, I have had a gastric bypass last August and my intestines just don't like anything sweet. I do like (and can eat) savory things. crisps (salt and vinegar, spicy tastes,...) GOLDFISH CRACKERS, anything hot (as in very spicy). If you have a question about it, feel free to shoot me a pm.

I don't drink coffee or black tea's. Infusion tea's are okay, but please, keep the licorice to yourself :-)

So....... WHAT I'M INTO:
I am a big fan of David the Gnome, the series drawn and painted by Rien Poortvliet. He was a Dutch artist with wonderful skills. Feel free to google him :-)

I would love you forever if you could send me a vintage (or from a vintage series) pattern for dresses of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Thinking Butterick or Burda or whatever you can find! I am a size 14 and dropping...

themes I like are cupcakes, strawberry's, kawaii, mushrooms( the kind that dwarfs live in, not the edible kind), fairies, magic, rainbow, pretty flowers, cherry's, apples, ladybugs, polkadots

cottons and knits, cheerful fabrics, NO solids

stamps and ink cushions



Mod Pogde

craft stuff in general (no bits and pieces of paper though)

handmade jewelry

Glass Beads made by you

amigurumi's made by you

Felt plushies or foodies!


I really like the vintage Gutermann little boxes. or anything from the 'pin up' era (late 40's, early 50's.)

wink-to-steampunk items, like mustachioed octopi, owls with high hats, geared rings,...

Ireally love to receive vintage sewing patterns, from the 50's and 60's. for women and children. I would worship you forever if you could send me that.

anything with a lot of thought and care in it makes my heart leap really...

not so keen on

Winnie the Pooh and his little friends ,
cats, dogs, spiders
the color orange and blue,
coffee, shabby things, old and ragged things.
stickers, especially the reward/cheapo kinda stuff.

things that are rushed together. I make great efforts on my swaps, I just expect the same from you.

the tagging game

tags to send out:

Tags to receive:


thanks to:
@karenmomofthree for angeling a swap I couldn't fulfill when in the hospital.
@Waldenpond2 for angeling the 'Thoughtfully Inappropriate Anti-profile surprise' swap flaked on by @Janis1966
@devilspigeonhole who kindly angeled TWO tags flaked on by @Amberingz and @Angelslater


biasbabe rated for Sewing Color Hunt September on Nov 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you for everything. And I am so sorry as well the first package didn't get here. I am sure it was a very wonderful package. I hope one of these days the postal system will get their stuff straight. But, I heard a story not to long ago about a postal worker that kept all the items that he was suppose to deliver in a storage unit. Thousands of pieces of mail. But, I can't remember how they found him out though. take care.
Response: I am so glad it got sorted out, and you finally received what should've gotten there long ago. sorry for the mess, it really wasn't my intention to stir ugly things up in FOPS. my sincerest apologies. thank you for rating me, I hope that, when we do swap again some day, things will go a lot smoother. Hugs!
spotteddogs rated for TPD - Lucky Parcel on Nov 18, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the notecards, stamped images, and punchies!!! These are all perfect as I don't have anything like them. I love it all! ♥
Response: yay!!!!! thanks for rating me, and so glad it finally got all sorted out!
agonysdecay rated for BlackListed Hair Accessory on Nov 6, 2012
Comment: Helena! Thanks tons for the beautiful horror-ific hair clip! I love the feathers most and I love how you wrapped it in spider webs!!!
Response: you have no idea how relieved I am to see this rating. I'm sorry you didn't get it as fast as it could've arrived and so in time for Halloween, but it got there! And I love it that you liked it! thanks for the rating and the heart!
ShabbyJules rated for TPD - Mail-O-Ween Swap on Oct 9, 2012
Comment: thankyou for my fun mail art envie and the things inside the animal stickers are too cute !
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely :-) thank you for the rate and the heart!!!
sherheart rated for Peas Love their “S" on Oct 5, 2012
Comment: I really like the socks. The ankle type socks are my favorite plus they have hearts and butterflies on them. Bonus!Thanks for the tea and other extras. Great swap!
Response: I hoped hearts would be your favorite :-) you were welcome, I liked your profile very much!
FundyGirl rated for not-so-QUICK Happy mail x2 #20 on Sep 18, 2012
Comment: I love the pretty papers and really love the paperclips. Thank you!
Response: I'm happy the happy mail was happy!!!
mariadastrouxas rated for Belgium & Portugal on Sep 17, 2012
Comment: Hi Helena! Thank you so much for the goodies you sent to me. I love all them ;)
Response: thank you for this awesome swap!
tanjch rated for not-so-QUICK Happy mail x2 #20 on Sep 14, 2012
Comment: loved the package - REALY REALY REALY made me happy, especialy loved the cupcakes (so cute times 3x) :D
Response: :-) glad the Happy mail was happy :-)
Comment: I loved the card thank you so much.
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely! thanks for the rate and the heart :-)
VivaLaDiane rated for 5 for 1 on Aug 30, 2012
Comment: What a thoughtful package! I know she will love it and it will definitely brighten her day. You are a wonderful person Helena♥
Response: Thanks Diane! I secretly think you are kinda awesome yourself :-) I really hope she'll like it!
Comment: ♥♥ Helena, how do I properly thank you? You couldn't have done better than send me anything to do with lace. I love the chocolate (had one and it's very smooth) but the exquisite butterfly brooch is stunning! I read the pamphlet and it's very interesting. I have a set of pillowcases which are very old and there is a lovely lace crochet on them. My in-laws were from South Russia and they had items from there. There are so many places in Europe that would be wonderful to see and Belgium is one of them. So your sending me all this is very much appreciated. ♥ Thank you!
Response: I was so in love with that little butterfly myself, I carefully chose the most beautiful I could find between the lot :-) I'm very happy you liked the package, I hope you get to see Europe one day! thank you for the rating, I loved reading about your pillowcases:-)
Comment: Excellent package, loved it! Thank you!
Response: thanks!!!
Comment: This gave me a nice big laugh which was what I needed today!
Response: I'm so glad it made you laugh, since my drawing skills and funniness are not really my most outstanding qualities! thanks for the rate and the heart!
Wallies rated for Kringloop goudmijntjes on Aug 8, 2012
Comment: bedankt, voor het leuke tasje en de inhoud.
Response: graag gedaan.
Comment: Awesome ATCs!! Thank you!! I REALLY love the purple one!! YAY!
Response: I love that you love them :-) thanks for the rate and the heart!!
Comment: IT ARRIVED!!! WHOOP WHOOP! And I love it, thank you so much. It is a lovely Happy Pink Day Card! After reading about the first one kinda makes me sad it didn't make it here. Thanks for the bonus goodies, you shouldn't have, tho.
Response: thanks for the rate! you gave me my 100th heart, that is really special :-) I'm glad the card made it this time, and you liked it this much!
Comment: Thanks so much for a lovely sewn bag, soap and bookmark. I appreciated the communication about your time to ship.mi hope you and your family are well.
Response: thank you, I'm glad you liked everything!
grneyedraven rated for Peas Love Their "K's" on Jun 16, 2012
Comment: Great kits and love love the paper! And all the goodies were super great! Love all the British items! And the hair tiara just lovely!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely note and the picture.
gooseberry rated for Ransom a gooseberry! on Jun 13, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ransom note! I even saw glittery glitters. :) I hope you enjoyed it! ♥

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gooseberry on Jun 28, 2014:

Oh, hello, my friend! :) I am not using the friends feature of the Relationships page anymore (so don't think I'm upset with you!) I am leaving this comment, though, so you can find me again. :)

Love you! and yes...I miss you. :)

Paige1900 on Jun 2, 2014:

YAY! Hope you are well. I have missed you here!

You look beautiful with your baby bump on FB.

TerryF on Dec 24, 2013:

Hope you are doing well...

Merry Christmas!

gooseberry on Dec 5, 2013:

I miss you, my friend.

Paige1900 on Sep 25, 2013:

Miss seeing you! ♥

TerryF on Jan 14, 2013:

Bon voyage! Hugs, T (";)

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