Swap-bot Time: April 26, 2018 9:53 pm


Date Joined: September 20, 2007
Last Online: April 26, 2018
Birthday: October 17
Country: Germany
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last update March-5-2018

Lately I got several messages about my address. So the street's name is 'Zum Schuetzenwald'. The German letters with those funny dots over the vocals seems to disappear since the last swap-bot update. I am sorry for any inconvenience you had with that. I changed it today in the provided address and it should work out from now. If you have any problems please don't hesitate to contact me.

38 years old German scrapbook, mailartist, wool and fabric addict who lives in the North of Germany with my husband, two kids and the cats Miss Mimi and Mister Momo.

I am looking forward to have a lot of fun with a lot of interesting swaps and am looking forward to the one you will send to me. I do understand English, French and German.

I always, always, always send out my swaps. So in case you have not received anything please PM me. My swap might have get lost, might have taken longer than expected or might have lost its address label (I had that once or twice, fortunately the letter came back to me and I was able to resend it).

I pledge to rate. I have a list, tracking my received swaps carefully and the ratings I get, too. (I am German...I love lists...). So if I have not rated you I have not received your swap yet. I will try to communicate with you. Always!

Favorite Crafts

I really have a lot of fun with everything fabric related. Especially 1930's repro and contemporary fabrics. I love polka dots, stars and stripes but tiny flowers are cute, too. I enjoy colors like red, green and light blue, light brown and yellow. Aqua and red is a great colour combo, too. I am a huge fan of Moda fabrics. But no batiks, please and please choose 100% cotton. No acrylics or acrylic blends. You can send scraps, too. But please at least 3"x3" in size.

I love scrapbooking, photography and art, too. Scrapbooking-wise I enjoy dies, stickers, labels and buttons. Project Life is great, too. Think tiny here. I love vintage Epherma (old playing cards, childbook pages, library tags etc.). But there is a difference in between junk and vintage.

I collect fountain pens like Lamy AL-Stars and other brands. So I love inks for those as well as Stationery to put them into use. I love lettersets in bright colors and with fancy art. But please do not send single sheets without envelopes.

For postcard-swaps: I love vintage-style cards, postcards with picture book illustrations or with funky, colorful art on it. I do love maps on cards and cards with encouraging quotes in English, too. If a swap asks for blank tourist postcards I would be more than happy if you could substitute them with non-touristy ones. It just don't make any sense to me to have cards from places I have never been to. Only exception: Map Cards.

For Washi Swaps: I love vintage themes, orange is the color I have not a lot of, feathers, extra wide, flowers, stars, stripes, mail related (i. e. Stamps, airmail, pens...), ABCs, animals (especially foxes and birds), cities. Alain Gree.

I do knit (organic fibers, no acrylics or acrylic blends) and do embroidery (love Cosmo, DCM etc)

Waldorf is my thing. Everything natural related is great. I am always looking for new additions to our nature table. (In case you choose something nature related and are out of the EU think of all the custom regulations, please)

I am a Crossfit athlete and love this sport. It gives me lots of energy and strength. So everything related with Crossfit is well appreciated here, too.

Purple and neon-colours are awful! I really don't like Kawaii, scary things or horror.

I cannot stand the smell of smoke. And please don't send any magazine clippings or napkins. I have no use for them, sorry. Whole magazine pages with lovely, eye-catching graphics are fine though.


YUMMIE: I really love chocolate, biscuits and jellybabies. Coffee and juice is great. No tea please. I think curry is an extraordinary spice. Cherry-taste is really great as well as liquorice. Coconut and vanilla is nice to smell. Everything sour is well appreciated here, sweets-wise. I love indish and italian-food. No MSG here (see below).

BOOOH: How horrible is banana...urgs...I don't like to smell and to taste it gettinggossebumps Aniseed mints are horrible as well. Green tea isn't mine as well as fruit-tea combinations like plum-date-taste. I don't like strawberry. Coke and Sodas are terrible.

!!!:I am allergic to grapefruit and to monosodium glutamate (MSG) / Mononatriumglutamat (flavour enhancer) !!!


I wear black and white, red, blue and dark green. I only wear socks with stripes. I wear an US 8.5 and an EU 38 size -sockwise and a size M to L in clothes.

I lovelovelove ouchless hairbands.

Because I have really sensitive skin I prefere not to swap bath and beauty products. Neither for me nor for the family.


My children are six and two years old. They are both boys.

We do not use plastic toys but love everything Waldorf and Montessori related.

We do like jigsaw-puzzle and love to craft (think of colour books, drawing etc), listen to music and make music by ourself.

Please choose nothing Disney related. Except for Cars and Star Wars (the bigger one is a huge fan)

The kids wear organic fabrics, cotton, real wool (no acrylic or acrylic blends), only. We prefer green over blue and love red and orange (the older one) and grey (the little one) Their seizes are (US) 3T and 7T.

Shipping to Germany

Please note on anything larger then a letter from outside the European Union will need out a filled out customs form. Please mark as a gift, as swaps are a gift and not a purchase.

The following items cannot be shipped to Germany:

-Anything containing meat in any form, fresh dairy products such as cheese items

-fresh plant products or mushroom

-consumable dietary supplements

-any medications

-copyrighted materials (like burned cds or dvds, originals are fine though)

-Adult content like alcohol, cigarettes, weapons, drugs, anything illegal or endangered. Please do not send.

Finished food items containing dairy are fine, as are commercial spices for cooking, body care, essential oils, cosmetics, etc.

Swapping with me

I always try to turn your swap items into something extra lovely. Therefore I read your profile closely and try to match all the items I send out with your likes. I always put a little extra in my swaps. Just because it makes me happy and hopefully you will love that, too.

Are you interested in a private swap? Awesome!

Shot me a DM and we can figure out if we can find something we both are happy to swap.

A wishlist? Here you are:

I love fabrics (100% cotton) in all colours. But please think tiny when it comes to the pattern on it. No batics, please.

Scrapbooking/planner/PL items but please no eyelets. And patternwise think tiny, too

Sticker (preferable for PL or scrapbooking, but cute ones are great, too). I love stamp shaped ones!!! Small ones to fit on a postcard. Flakes. Vintage, animal, flower, stars and heart themed are amazing. I love gold, too.

Wool (no acrylics or acrylic blends)

Wooden toys for the boys or something for the bath tub or for the sandbox.

Rubber and clear stamps and inks (well wrapped, please). Used but cleaned is absolutely fine.

Epherma and vintage items (stamps, playing cards, book pages with illustrations, children book pages). Labels. Tickets. Library Cards. Book pages out of children's books.

Sweets (especially the sour ones) and bubble gum, LittleL loves milk chocolate.

Washi (see my wishlist above)

Jigsaws with 100 up to 200 pieces (boyish motives, no Disney except for Cars)

Foxes are my favourite animals

Double pointed knitting needles (wood, bambus, size 2.5mm)

Coloring books and crayons/felttips for my kids

Ouchless hairties

Craftmagazines (knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, cards)

Striped socks, size US 8.5

Star Wars related items (for my 5yo) like Stickers, coloring books or postcards/ trading cards.

Stationery and letter sets with cool graphics. (For ideas see above).

Cute measuring tapes (inch or cm) (I collect them)

Address Label sticker (always good to have them on hand), but please not plain white ones

Postcards (see above for interests), blank only.

Everything Abraham Lincoln related (postcards, vintage envelope seals, maps etc.)

Tags, Labelsticker, Library Cards, vintage labels


I don't miss any episode of the german telenovela "Rote Rosen" (red roses) and have a lot of fun watching TV series via Netflix (I.e. SOA, homeland, Mad Men, House of cards...). Beside of this I do not watch any television.


TereDiane1954 rated for Write On: Letter swap #1 Int'l on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: You are simply charming! I loved your letter, and the very cool vintage papers you sent me. I'm going to write back. Thank you for a great swap♥
Comment: Nina - I just received your package today - and what a pleasure going through all the goodies!!! I'm a small town country girl, and receiving such an awesome package from Germany lit up my day! Thank you so much, if I could give multiple hearts, I would!
Comment: Being of German Heritage (Rosel-Heipertz) I really love the papers you sent and will be kept in my art jjournal. Thank you so much and your envelope was beautiful.
Iheartny rated for EASTER GREETINGS on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful card and fantastic extras!! I love the way you decorated the envelope it’s beautiful 😍
Nehalennia rated for Creative Letter Writers on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Liebe Nina, vielen herzlichen Dank für Deinen tollen Brief!! Wenn ich könnte würde ich Dir gleich zwei Herzen vergeben :-). Ich wusste nach den ersten zwei, drei Sätzen bereits, dass ich Dir AUF JEDEN FALL zurückschreiben werde, so vieles haben wir gemeinsam. Freue mich auf unsere Brieffreundschaft <3
Wheat2bn rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 23, 2018
SarahEve rated for You've Got Mail! on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Such a beautiful envelope! Happy to have you as a swap partner again :) Thank you for the lovely stamp!! It's awesome! xxx
annim rated for You've Got Mail! on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for your letter. I enjoyed reading it. :)
renate rated for EUHS: 20 grms of fun #2 on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: thanks for the random envie
Comment: I hope you find great penpals via this swap!💌
Hugsie86 rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the samples! They are absolutely gorgeous! I almost don't want to use them lol
ArtyBeth3 rated for IWTS: Washi Pen Pals Swap on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: I received your letter and tapes today and oh my, everything about it was downright wonderful !! :) Your mail art was awesome, as was your long 2-page letter. I totally enjoyed reading all your answers to the washi questions. I was smiling and agreeing with a lot of them. You are an awesome letter writer! :) Did you write your letter with a fountain pen? It's all so neat and tidy. You must have great patience for not rushing. I enjoyed all the washi you shared with me. I will definitely be writing back to you and sharing some of my own favorite washi tapes with you!! :)
RockyBeach rated for IS: Crazy washi swap ~ INT on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Nina, vielen vielen Dank für deine Washi Kreationen! Alles passt so gut zusammen. Deine frühlingshafte Collage ist einfach großartig! <3 Sehr inspirierend.
manme rated for Flower Greeting Card INTL Newbie Frdly on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you! The card is beautiful! And your message is so nice and long one, thanks! Thanks also two extra cards! And for extra bonus was the envelope which you decorated so beautifully with my favourite color. Huge thanks for this nice swap! Good luck for the moving! ❤️
saarva rated for SIE: Swap for Kids on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Our son was so so happy with the envelope he received from yours! Thank you so much for this wonderful swap. He's definitely excited to.write back!
Angie rated for MA: Pink and Grey Postcard on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! It's wonderful. I love all the layers and elements. Thanks for joining my swap!
manachai rated for Washi pen pals swap on Apr 8, 2018
Comment: Great getting mail from you! We sure get paired up really often. I love the washi you chose to share. Especially the fountain pen washi. And I will always love your handwriting! It's got such a nice bounce to it. Thank you!
NatACT rated for IWTS Theme Swap: Florals on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: WOW, I love all the samples you sent me. My favorite is probably the bigger pink one with the white mandala, it is very interesting. I enjoyed reading your postcard, Thank you so much for the thought you put into the parcel :D
DLW74 rated for EASTER GREETINGS on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for a beautiful package in the mail. Your envelope was amazing. I really enjoyed reading about your Easter plans. Happy Easter!
nannydino rated for Authentic Vintage Postcards on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Nina, thank you so much for the lovely Wilhelmshaven and thank your mum ! I really love it. Also hearts to you for the penmanship and the Peanuts (Charlie Brown) postage stamp. peace love light

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Shannoneke on Apr 11, 2018:

oooh! Our cats have the same name kind of! Our cats name is Schmidt, nicknamed Moodles or Mister Mister and my daughter calls him Momo ( from moodles I guess). I thought that was kind of a fun coincidence since it is not a very common name..I think!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Xira on Mar 9, 2018:

Wow, two of your pretty envies today! Thanks so much!!! Have a great weekend❤️

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

abbyaguas on Nov 14, 2017:

Dear Tita Nina,

I would just like to thank you for the very adorable Heart Postcard that you sent! This was really nice! Oh, and you do have awesome handwriting :)

Like you, I also find cards from stores that sells secondhand clothing. That's something that we have in common :)

You could be a calligrapher by the way ~ Hihi!


Angelflores on Oct 25, 2017:

Thank you for you reply Nina i was nice to see your letter when i got time i will reply you 😃 cause im enjoing reading them

lou on Oct 20, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

CurlyTea on Oct 17, 2017:

Stargazer008 on Oct 9, 2017:

Vielen lieben Dank für die Bonus Karte. Das Wetter ist schon sehr herbstlich - perfekt um sich zu hause einzunisten und Briefe zu schreiben. Halte auschau auf deinen Briefkasten. Es ist ein Gruss aus dem weit entfernten Kapstadt unterwegs. Hab eine grandiose Woche. Joana

USAFwife on Oct 6, 2017:

Oh my, Nina, I LOVE the Garfield stationery you made for me! It's wonderful! No one has ever done that for me, it is so special. I can't stop smiling! Thank you! <3 <3 <3!!

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