I am on the look out for long term (creative) penpals, if this is something that would interest you please send me a message! :)
I like to send happy mail like, pocket letters, flip books, flip files and other creative mail to my pen pals.
My name is Tessa and I live in a small town in the south of the Netherlands, just below Eindhoven.
I live there with my cat.
My cat is all white, with black ears and a black tail. She is 5 years old and a bit crazy. Sometimes she just runs around the house like her tail is on fire. Her name is Poes, wich is the dutch word for cat. Her favorite toys are the simple little grey mice, she turns her back on all the fancy stuff I've got her.
I used to work at a theme park called De Efteling.
The park is all about fairytales, everything has something to do with it.
It was really fun working there. Especially because I operated rides in the rollercoaster section of the park.
Now I work at a big store that sells almost everything for your garden or home, and even clothes and animal stuff. I work at the clothing section.
In my free time I like to be creative in many ways.
I enjoy many crafts.
I'm crocheting a lot of stuffed animals. it's so fun to see them come to live, adding arms and legs.
Most of the time I crochet animals from designers like: Stip en haak, Lalylala, My Krissie dolls and Heidi Bears. I like my animals stripey and with bold colors.
I also enjoy stamping, coloring the images with my polychromos pencils, making cards, journal pages and mail art with them.
I'm also very interested in project life.
I also like to watch movies/netflix, going to the zoo or the Efteling, and reading.
I like to be with my family.
Please leave a comment when raiting.
I promise that I won't flake! Please contact me before rating me a 1 or 3!
In the summer months (june - september) I'm active in a group for the local flower parade.
14 groups build a big float and on the second sunday in september we have a parade.
The building proces takes 3 months (bending iron, welding it together, stick cardboard on it, glue paper on it, and painting) after that we only have 2 days to put al the flowers on it (200.000 in total per float).
We use dahlia's they are so pretty and have many colors and forms.
Documentary about the flowerparade in Zundert by Gil Bruvel
The flower parade in Zundert is always on the first sunday in september, 1 week before ours.
I'm so exited for this year's theme!
It's De Efteling!!! Our design is called: Polle's Keuken. (this translates to Polle's kitchen, Polle is a boys name), so we make a float about the pancake restaurant in the park that has that name. I can't wait to get started!
Link to drawing of our design
WE WON 4TH PLACE!!!! so happy! Also we won a prize for being innovative for adding the smell of pancakes to our float!
Last year we were 9th. The theme was Jheronimus Bosch, he was an Dutch artist and made some crazy paintings.
For Pictures of the floats our group made you have to look by Wilhelmina (at the bottom, under 'wagenoverzicht'). Our group has that name as a tribute to Queen Wilhelmina.
I do a lot of things, and will try almost everything.
I like to crochet stuffed animals, upcycle things, make envelopes, boxes and gift pouches, mixed media, make mini albums from paper bags, knitting, stamping, drawing, sewing, flipbooks, facepainting, coloring, making halloween costumes, pocket letters, helping out with the flower parade and much more.
* yellow cars (as I just bought one, but no taxi or school bus)
* flowers, roses, dahlias, tulips
* springtime, feeling the sun on my face, summertime, go to theme parks
* pastel colors, bold colors
* hearts, chevron, polkadots, stripes
* woodland animals, peacocks, flamingos
* pocket letters, flipbooks, mail art
* my family and friends
* mermaids, fairies, dragons, old school fairytales (not a big disneyfan).
* Anton Pieck, Tim Burton
* I enjoy Harry Potter and Lord of the rings but I'm not a fan girl (I don't need everything but the kitchen sink of these themes)
Crafting/Wishlist (in ramdom order)
* tools from we r memory makers (or similar company)
* a nice writing fountainpen
* sealing wax, any color
* paper flowers
* kraft paper
* stamping inkpads, memento dew drops (see below for colors)
* lawn fawn stamps
* Gorjuss girl stamps * die cuts and other embellishments (no tiny punch outs)
* white pens (love them!)
* mail art
* fun shaped paperclips
* I prefer silver toned jewelry/accessoires over gold
* burt's bees with pomegranate lipbalm
* handmade soap, small bath bombs
* small tubes of handcream to carry with me at work
Favorite color combo's
* mint green and gold
* peacock colors
* pink and grey
* salmon pink and gold
* black and silver
* chocolate!!! * nuts
* strawberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, just any berries!
* all kinds of candy and cookies
* Milka chocolate
* anything with peanut butter
Here is a list of things I collect:
Don't see this as a shoppinglist, mostly it's just a reminder for myself, but free free to help me collecting!
Gorjuss girl urban rubber stamps; I still need: Summer days, Piracy, Spring at last, Little fishes, Sowing the seeds, Fly away with me, Christmas wish, Dear alice My own universe, The winters night, Waiting, The dreamer, The owl, Sweat tea, 1. Ruby, 3. The pretend friend, 4. Forget me not, 5. Ladybird, 6. I found my family in a book, 7. The white rabbit, 8. I love you little rabbit, 9. I gave you my heart, 10. Purrrrrrfect love, 13. Fairy lights, 15. The black star, 16. Puddles of love, 18. Poppy wood, 19. Holly, 20. The getaway, 21. The collector, 22. Pulling on your heart, 23. Little song, 24. Heartfelt, 25. Oops-a-daisy, 26. The scarf, 27. The little friend, 28. Toadstool, 29. The hatter, 30. Hush little bunny, 31. Awashed, 32. Little violet, 33. From the heart, 34. Nightlight, 35. The friendly hedgehog, 36. Rainy daize, 37. Dear apple, 38. The runaway, 39. The lost heart, 40. Forget me not.
Gorjuss Girls mini collectable stamp; I still need: 1. Ruby, 2. new heights, 3. The pretend friend, 4. Forget me not, 5. Ladybird, 6. I found my family in a book, 7. The white rabbit, 8. I love you little rabbit, 9. I gave you my heart, 10. Purrrrrrfect love, 11. You brought me love, 12. On top of the world, 13. Fairy lights, 14. Little red, 15. Theblack star, 16. Puddles of love, 17. The fox, 18. Poppy wood, 19. Holly, 20. The getaway.
Memento dew drop ink pads; I still need 100, 103, 200, 201, 301, 302, 404, 500, 501, 504, 506, 507, 601, 602, 604, 607, 608, 701, 703, 704, 706, 707, 708, 709, 800, 801, 802, 804, 805, 808, 901, 902
I know it's a lot, but I just started collecting
I wear size EU 39 / US 10.
I prefer short socks (just above the ankle).
I like them colorful, striped and with polkadots.
For swaps that requires more than one gift to be send.
I'm very pleased to get 1 gift worth the total amount you have to spend instead of several small gifts.
It's your choice what to do.
Please don't cover your mail art with clear packaging tape.
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