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ToujoursMoi

ToujoursMoi
Date Joined: September 20, 2007
Last Online: July 25, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

last update March-17-2020

40 years old German scrapbooker, mailartist, wool and fabric addict who currently lives in the USA 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. I love vintage Ephemera (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. I love notecards. Blank inside and with a cool design. Not so much into Thank you, Birthday or other sentiments.

For postcard-swaps: If you know some useless information I would be thrilled if you would share that with me on a postcard. 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)

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.

I love the Italian cuisine. Love Indian food and classic American Kitchen. I would love to get more Vegetarian Recipes to incorporate them into our diet.

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

I cannot stand the smell of smoke. In case you smoke please write a Short Note in the outside of your envelope so I can handle that. 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.

Food

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) !!!

Clothes

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 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.

Kids

My children are nine and four 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 audiobooks.

Please choose nothing Disney related.

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).

LittleL loves Harry Potter, the color orange, reading, Lego Ninjago, Matchbox Cars, Starwars, and fast cars. He is a car nerd and knows everything. He loves car related magazines and won’t mind getting gently used ones. He collects Disney Pixar Cars cars.

LittleO is an artist. He is drawing, scribbling and painting all day long. He loves pretend plays. He likes all things about firefighters. He plays with matchbox cars and he loves to cook in his children’s kitchen or work on his children’s workbench.

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.

Quilting patterns you do not need any more

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

Sticker (preferable for Postcards 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)

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. Master View Disks.

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)

Matchbox cars

Foxes are my favourite animals

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

Coloring books for my little one

Ouchless hairties

Craftmagazines (knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, cards)

Striped socks, size US 8.5

Star Wars related items (for my 9yo) like Stickers, coloring books or postcards/ trading cards.

Car/Racing related magazines for my 9yo. Gently used is totally fine.

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

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

Vintage magazine cut outs

Useless information as a message on a postcard or notecard (rather than a quote)

Everything Tim Holtz

Television

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.

Ratings

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Comment: Hi Nina, your envelope has arrived safely. Thank you so much for the nice pages of the books. I really like the page with a boy and a girl walking on the way to the castle.
Ashzaller rated for Covid swap on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: So sorry for the late rating. THANK YOU!
Ashzaller rated for Let’s document History pc on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you:-)
ivanabu rated for Creative Letter Writers #3 on Jul 26, 2020
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Comment: Hello Nina, thank you for a wonderful letter and all the nice things you sent me. It was a pleasure to read your letter and I hope to find time for writing back to you. Have a nice day, Ivana.
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Comment: Thank you for the great note cards and stickers! 😃
weatherwax rated for SSM: Mail art supply envelope #2 on Jul 20, 2020
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Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für das tolle Briefkuvert voller herrlicher Papierüberraschungen!! In den gelben Fisch hab ich mich ja gleich verschaut :):) Hab eine feine Woche :) :)
Zefaniya rated for Private Swap Vintage Inspired Tag on Jul 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely tags! The postcard of the different vehicles is so interesting! Thank you for doing the swap with me 😁
penpallingfool rated for Germany meets America... #9 on Jul 14, 2020
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Comment: lovely isbell house pc thank you
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Woman postcard on Jul 14, 2020
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Comment: thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful seed packets and goodies. I’m going to use them in a new journal I have. I just love them!
suepier rated for Germany meets America... #9 on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard of Bedford, Virginia.
LiliLuv rated for put green on on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful green envelope and all the things inside! Funny to get mail in German from the US! Hope you and your family are well and that your air conditioning is working again! 😊
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Comment: NINA!!! I loved your little bird!!! Thank you so much for joining my swap and sending all that awesome handmade love my way!!! See you in the mailbox!!
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Comment: Thanks for the great pc choices and extras.
LadyJo rated for CPG 1+1 Swap #1 - US Only on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a fun swap, again! I liked you mail art, too! It is all things I can use! Love it! Wow! That was a lot of sewing!
brichandra rated for MAIL ART: Food on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Oh my goodness Nina!!!!!!!!! Your mail is honestly the best mail I've ever received from Swapbot...wow. You are so so sweet and kind and considerate! Thank you for my amazing mail and all the amazing goodies you included! The mail art was hilarious and so creative, I loved it! I especially love the washi tape samples you included! I am so amazed by your kindness. Thank you for my amazing mail, a heart and a 5 star review well deserved!!! <3 Wish I could send 10000 hearts because you deserve that! Thank you so so much, your kindness is so appreciated!! I can't express it enough!
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I had some water damaged mail that I've been painstakingly separating, most of the ink washed off yours but I was able to track down the swap we were partnered for!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Mystical creature postcard on Jul 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute card! I have read that after so many penpals recomended ❤️
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Comment: What a wonderful envelope!!! I love the idea of the collage over the stamps, I'm going to try that! and thanks for the stickers and cling stamps too!!!! CHEERS! kc

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Comments

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

soyprincesa2 on Jun 19, 2020:

Thank you for angeling kn the About My Week PCswap. I love the PC!!! My husband and I stayed a few days in Hamborg back in 2017. Cool city!! You had such a rough week. I am so sorry. I hope it gets better!!! Thanks again!! Maggie

wolfeagle on Mar 2, 2020:

Thank you so much for the great art work for the AMA:Mystery Supply challenge I absolutely love what you made. Thank you.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 25, 2020:

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 11, 2020:

Hi there! I would love to have you join my first swap ever as a swap coordinator! I am nervous hosting my first swap and could use the support of veteran swappers. It's called: 3-person PC Collaboration #1- Theme: Anything Goes

Thank you! Indira CherryBlossomLady

mcovey on Feb 4, 2020:

Thank you for choosing me for your extra pc and very nice note and pc from Chesapeake, Va

Katti on Feb 25, 2019:

Danke für deinen Brief! Er kam heute an. Ich werde mal einen 3 Wochen swap für uns erstellen. Ich emaile dir dann den Link und den Code. Mein erster Brief ist dann meine Antwort auf deinen Brief. Start ist erst im März. Ich mache auch bei einem InCoWriMo swap teil und hab noch viele Briefe zu schreiben. Ich bin etwas hinterher. Ich freu mich schon, dir den nächsten Brief zu schicken! 😊🏤✉️📯

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❤️

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