If you take a look at my blog, you might get a glimpse of a swap I'm making! So if you want to be surprised, check it after you have received the swap!
My name is Eveline. I live in a town near Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I'm married and we have two boys, one monster of 15 years old, the little monster of 7 years old and a new baby monster on it's way!. A cat and a bunny are running around the house too.
I love to sew: stuff for kids, quilts and bags.I like crocheting, stitching and knitting too. But I'm really still new at that! At this moment I am trying to make a quiet book for my little monster. I find it a real challenge to find things to put in to it, because he is 7 and most of the ideas on pinterest are for smaller kids. So if you have any ideas and you want to share them, please do! I also love: paper-crafts, mini-albums, ATC's, making cards, themed shadowboxes and displays to show all kinds of trinkets and vintage finds.
My favorite music is punkrock en NY Hardcore (f.e.: NOFX, Sick of it all, Pennywise, No Use for a Name) and also old-school disco, Abba and singing along with musicals like The Sound of Music and Grease.
I like to watch Costume Drama's from the BBC: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility. Gone with the Wind is so beautiful too! The Great Gatsby was great! I have seen al the Harry Potter-movies many times! I can quote almost all the lines from Pulp Fiction too!
When I'm crafting, sewing, baking, painting or whatever, I listen to audiobooks. It's a great way to keep up with literature and being busy with my hands.
I also read a lot. The latest books I read where The Hunger Games-serie, Jennifer Egan - 'A visit from the Goon Squad' and a book from a Dutch writer, Simone van der Vlugt. A book of Louis Couperus , "The discovery of heaven" written by Harry Mulisch. I've just finished 'Island beneath the sea" by Isabel Allende and it is a great book! The next book on the list is from Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
I enjoy The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, Once Upon a Time on television. And when Feyenoord or the Dutch soccer-team plays, I'll watch all their games. In the winter I like to watch the ice-skating too.
Receiving mail and packages is one of the nicer things in live. And if they have real stamps on it, it is even better!
I really would like to receive an elf on the shelve-book or a copy of it so I can translate it for my monsters. I can't buy them here in The Netherlands and I've seen it on Pinterest and it looks so much fun to do!
Plastic Push Pop Containers,
100% cotton fabric,
Graphic45, Maya Road and Tim Holtz paper,
old tea cups,
handmade bags and purses,
magazines from foreign countries (crafting, sewing or homedecoration),
old books (from before 1950),
Sharpie pens (Please only the real ones, not the fakes like Sharpei),
washi-tape (no deco-tape or plastic tape),
Duct-tape with illustrations,
Anne of Green Gables,
Pippi Langkous (Longstocking),
Calvin and Hobbes,
Laura Ingalls Wilders' Little House on the Prairie (the books, definitely NOT the tv-serie!!!)
Anything from Stampin' Up ,
Paperbags (brown paper lunch bags for mini- albums, In New York I've seen them at Duane Reed, but I guess they sell them in a supermarket too),
Anything from Tim Holtz,
Anything from Martha Stewart,
Virgin Mary ephemera
Alice in Wonderland,
Little Red Riding Hood,
Jip en Janneke
Candy, but fabric-sealed, not loose, and I would really like Halloween Candy Corn. It is not available here!
Halloween M&M's (The Candy Corn ones) or other special ones,
White or milk chocolate with a filling (not the dark kind and certainly not filled with peanut butter; I recently got a Wonka-crÃ¨me BrulÃ©e- bar and it was sooooo good),
Coca cola zero,
And on my Pinterest wishlist and Etsy wishlist there is a lot more I really like and you can use for an indication.
Postcards from your town or country, love the ones with landscapes, with something written about your life. Or postcards with books on it or with illustrations from books and postcards or related to one of my favorite things!
I love swapping and I'll do my best to send out nice and if possible, profile-based packages. And I like it a lot if I can see that my swap-partner has read my profile too and makes the swap with tender, love and care and if they use real stamps instead of the printed ones, I would really appreciate it!
I will always send as soon as I can. If I am late in sending, I will always mail my partner. PLEASE contact me if you don't receive a swap from me or if you're not happy with it! I'm always willing to prepare a new one and re-send it!
If you would like something from the Netherlands or something you have seen on my website, please contact me and maybe we could do a private swap!
@Tumbuchka she angeled for the $ 1 Christmas Stocking Filler.
@Jungpo she angeled for the small candy swap.
@DesKitty she angeled for the MITK: Bookmark swap.
@Virnsky received a great baggie full of other great baggies and so many nice wishlist items for the Meta baggie (new due dates!)
@Kepiblanc I received a really great bag full of snailmail goodies for the Snail Mail Kit Swap. She made my day!
@Court great blind surprise swap (june)!
@Manurnakey I received a great parcel for the Crafting Queens > WTA #46. Everything was welcomed with shouts of joy!
@Idasideetje Great, great mailart for the Children's Book Illustration #15.
@Nightenbelle Really nice things received for the Spoil Us, (Local) Goodies Swap #3 - Updated.
Please, DON'T send me anything from this list! I DON'T LIKE:
animal things (except for pandabears and dinosaurs, my mini-monster likes that a lot!),
Handmade envies, I have loads of them. I do like it when you send your swap in a handmade envie.
recipe cards, I have so much already :)
Hello Kitty, Diddle, Liitle Pony's, or any kind of these girly stuff.
sour or hard candy's,
No pens, only ones that fit a theme on my like-list
paper handkerchiefs or napkins (only sealed packages and in a theme from my like-list),
cd's, dvd's or videos
black/green/white tea or loose tea (only herbal and fabric sealed ones)
Coconut flavoured things
Cosmetics/Make-up/Soap/Bath or Shower gel/etc.
label bags or sticker bags, don't have any use for them,
and I really don't like peanutbutter.
So sad, but yes, there are people who don't send their swaps! I've been flaked on by:
@Mookie7 A special parcel swap.
@Boombo $1 Christmas Stocking Filler
@Mortuaary AES: 20 grms of fun
@Annesdatter Small candy swap
@Avalonia Christmas package Swap - international
@Missyme Blind Surprise Swap November
@LucieG Blind Surprise Swap October
@IzzyStardust Harry Potter ATC Challenge
@junior88 Halloween Greetings
@Ranicka Quick 5 somethings #66
@Hmschmom6 Christmas Charm Squares
@rekha ATC Graphic45 Typography
@felicialauren TIAZ Scavenger Hunt swap
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