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Date Joined: March 5, 2010
Last Online: February 22, 2021
Birthday: August 23, 1972
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi, my name is Phoebe. I have moved to the Netherlands from the US. I am concentrating on learning Dutch, and enjoying the beautiful weather, gardens, and architecture.

I love old books, even ones that are falling apart because I repurpose the pages into collage or art books/ smash books.

I especially love computer books from the sixties, seventies, and eighties.

I love kids books and/or textbooks with illustrations.

I collect postage stamps. In Dutch they are called postzegels. I love the artwork, the history, the cultures, the textures and the colors.

Please visit my Flickr site! You can use any of my photos in your own work and projects. If it’s a photo of someone else’s artwork, or if you’re not sure if you can use it, send me a note either through here or Flickr and I’d be happy to clear it up for you.

Favorite Music

I love just about anything with a beat! My new favorite is BTS .

I love hearing music from all over the world, in all different styles.

I love Andrew Bird , Imogen Heap, Dido, Everything But the Girl, Black Eyed Peas, Regina Spektor, Dave Brubeck, Ddendyl, Sophia Urista, They Might Be Giants, and many many more.

Favorite Books

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende was my first "favorite" book. It is still one of my favorites. It's very complex, much more so than the movie, and it was the first book I ever got angry at; I threw it across the room when I was 12. The main character started to make bad choices, hurting his friends and falling into the hands of the antagonist... That book takes you up, down, and all over the place. It's a good fantasy book, and also a good soul-searching book.

I love anything by Patricia Mclaughlan , E.L. Konigsburg , Isaac Asimov , Douglas Adams , Ursula K. LeGuin , Patricia A. McKillip , Orson Scott Card , Madeleine L'Engle , Alice Walker , Greg Bear , Donna Jo Napoli , Terry Pratchett , and Nancy Farmer .

I also loved The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston and any book that envelops you in a culture not your own. This would be different for everyone, but that's what's great about sharing and reading: you get to experience a little bit about someone else's life.

I just finished reading Ancillary Justice , by Ann Leckie, and subsequently read every book she’s ever written because it was such an amazing sci-fi book.

I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, interesting biographies, juvenile fiction, and juvenile fiction from other countries.

I love any books about fermenting food, like sauerkraut, kimchi, etc. I really enjoyed Real Food Fermentation , by Alex Lewin, and Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz.

Favorite Crafts

I'm into digital fabric printing: Spoonflower FeeBeeDee . I love pattern and color, which also leads to a love of photography, and stained glass. I've just begun to explore digitally generated art, which creates itself after you give it a few guidelines.


Favorite Things

I have lots of favorite things; treasures from garage sales and thrift shops, art, music, and books that make you think, fabric, zines . I love zines .

LIght aqua is my favorite color. Light aqua, lime green, greeny teal, blue spruce, olive, and all that together works.

I love zines and writing, so send me a bit of something you wrote, either on a card, in a zine booklet, decorated with art and stickers, etc. Thoughts are good.


KathyB rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #18 on Jan 6, 2021
Marcie rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #15 on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: I love my package! where did you get those giant cards, love em my kids were like whoa! My daughter who is 18 wants them. You really sent an extra special package and I love it o much, spoiling me! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas! I’m glad you liked them! I think I got the cards at Hema, or maybe Flying Tiger, which are Dutch chain stores.
thequilterslink rated for MJS: Mini-Magpie Journal on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun journal and extras. Love it!
Response: Wonderful! It got there faster than I thought it would!
Comment: Absolutely adore this journal! It's so well made and every page has something interesting to look at and read. And I just love the mini book! A heart isn't enough for this one! Thank you!
Response: This warms my heart. Thank-you!
tam2016 rated for MJS: A Page a Day Magpie Journal on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the page-a-day journal. You did an excellent job on it and I enjoyed reading it!
Response: You’re welcome! I really enjoyed that one!
tam2016 rated for MJS: This Is Me Magpie Journal on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the journal. It was really interesting and you did a great job on it!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked it!
Comment: I wish I could go e multiple hearts! Such a beautiful journal. Love the binding, love the little comments on the pages. A true work of art - thank you so much!
Response: Thank-you so much! I really loved making it for you!
Sugardragon rated for Favorite Moment a Day: April on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: It finally arrived today!! thank you so much for the beautiful book, I have skimmed it so far and its amazing, I hope to sit down and read it all soon. Well worth waiting for!
Response: Wow! I finally sent a re-make of it last week! But I’m glad you got it!
Comment: Ohmigoodness - what a beautiful treasure you sent! I've always wanted to make my own books but never really figured it all out. I just love all the pages and how you've tucked little goodies in it. And I just adore the cover! Reminds me of the books I used to read to my children when they were little! Thanks so much - I find something new every time I pick the book up!
Response: Wonderful! Take a look at Sealemon’s coptic stitch tutorial on youtube. I have to look it up every time I make a book, but I think she explains it pretty well. She’s got a lot of other book making tutorials, too!
tiniane rated for MJS: Travel Themed Magpie Journal on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: Hello there, thank you so much for your magpie journal. I simply love it. It is made with so much love for details and every time I flip through it I find soemthing new. I also like your drawings and the extras. I am really really happy with you as my swap partner. And by the way: my tomatoes are somehow behaving like yours....
Response: I am so happy! Wunderbar!
Comment: Hi Phoebe! Many thanks for your quotes book. It is so cool! I like drawings - very beautiful :) And your handwriting is awesome! I like your quotes very much ^_^
Response: Awesome!
charophyta rated for Favorite moment a day: May on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: A lovely swap! I adore the handmade journal... I have never seen the unicorn cereal! Loved reading of your times spent with your daughters, all of the projects you are working on for your home, and craft projects and art techniques you are trying. All sounds lovely. I love thrift shopping and I love gardening and growing veggies on my patio as well! Love your doodles through the journal and all the great ephemera and extra stuff you included.
Response: Wonderful!
Comment: It finally arrived and wow Phoebe, such an amazing little precious chapbook of your work (and the letter was equally enjoyable). I loved your poems (Orchid Accessories!) and am thrilled you took the time to look up (and liked!) some of my favorite poets as well. I love that we have so much in common...would you like to do a private swap of something poetry-related? Have a wonderful day and thank you again!
Response: I would love to!
cynaemon rated for Easy Collaborative Journal #2 INTL on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much. Loved your wonderful and positive letter. Best Wishes. And thanks for the extra goodies.
Response: You’re welcome!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Samhain altered book page on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your lovely hand drawn book pages. Take care
Response: You’re welcome!
caf1988 rated for Easy Collaborative Journal #1 INTL on May 12, 2018
Comment: So much to say, so little room! First, I loved reading your lists! You went so far beyond what I expected 😊. I love your drawings and I'm glad that my swap inspired you so; the books are fantastic and Velma put a smile on my face! Second, the extras/ephemera. Way to make me drool over the ad for bookbinding machines! I really want the automatic gang stitching machine, but I doubt my boss will buy me one for work. Also, the pizza receipt --what is a tuna treat pizza?!? It sounds delicious 😊. Anyway, this is a swap that I'm going to keep looking at for awhile and keep finding something new. Thank you!
Response: *laugh* Yaay, success! Tuna pizza is really popular in the Netherlands. It has onions and other toppings, including little tart, spicy green olive things called capers. I love it!
owl rated for Quotes ATC - 3 partners, 1 ATC each on May 11, 2018
Comment: Sorry took out your ATC pinned to my cork board . Love the quote and see it everyday. Awesome ATC. Thank you
Response: Awesome! I’m so glad!
Comment: Girl, I only have three letters for you OMG!! Lol THIS IS SOOOOO AMAZING! Not only am I amazed how above and beyond you went, I’m beyond impressed with all the details!! I have literally flipped through this about six times in a row and I keep finding something new to catch my eye!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! you really REALLY paid attention to all my likes and found amazing ways to incorporate them! I know I could just keep going on and on about this, but that’d take a couple hours to read! (Ps: those washi’s are super cool too! I keep wanting to use the blue one w/ stars but it’s so pretty I’m having a hard time letting myself use it lol)
Response: Grin! I love it that you love it. I loved making it. I love hearing about all the stuff you love. Can we get a Mutual Admiration Society? lol
joynwoe rated for Quotes ATC - 3 partners, 1 ATC each on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun ATC I loved all the fun extras and I love how you made your envelope and took me a minute to get into it but I really liked it and I love the quote that you use so thank you so much
Response: Yaay! I’m so glad you like it!

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fishsteak on Dec 24, 2016:

I've heard a lot about Firefly and have been thinking of watching it sometime. Thanks for the recommendations!

moosemama on Nov 30, 2016:

I'm so envious that your moving to Netherlands. I would have a problem with all of my books too. Take care and have fun

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 17, 2011:

Just popped onto your profile to say hello. :) I was randomly profile snooping and saw those amazing Scientific Americans on your Flickr--those are very cool!

ChinaCat on Nov 16, 2010:

Thank you so much for the very pretty little quilt you made for me! It's just so sweet, I love it! (This was for the Hundred Acre Wood, I wish for tag...) Happy Swaps! ~ Robin

thehappyhoneybee on Oct 17, 2010:

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood! Please do stop by the forum and introduce yourself in the "Hello" thread when you have a chance. :)


PaintMyselfPretty on Jun 28, 2010:

Hey Feebs!

Thank you again for the great swap...

I love your profile...so glad to have met you here on The Bot :) Spoonflower is amazing...I may have to give that a go...thanks for the introduction... ..And your little girl....adorable!

Until we meet again, Cameron

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