Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2019 1:52 am


Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: November 13, 2019

Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hallo, My name is Neeltje. I am an Arts&Crafts teacher. I love to make textile art. My biggest pleasure is to create things and spreading them around the world. Love to get inspired by other creative people.

23-10-2016 Being a member of Swap Bot for a year now I have to make a statement. A lot of the wonderful swaps demand sending naked postcards. Although I love cancelled stamps on my postcards, too many times your beautiful artwork was damaged by the postal companies machinery. That hurts. Therefore I beg you to send all your swaps to me in an envelope, even if the swap rule says you have to send naked. I use most of the envelopes in my journal/scrapbook, so nothing gets spilled. I will give you an extra heart for it ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›โค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’•

Favorite Crafts

As an Arts&Crafts teacher I like all kinds of Crafts. My favourite however is making textile art on my sewingmachine. I sort of developed my own style and it has no name. Some people refer to it as crazy quilting and it has some resemblance with that. However, for quilting I don't have enough patience. I just like to put colorful fabric to a background and let it happen.

So, I like to sew, knit, crochet, collage, origami, macramรฉ and zentangle.

Favorite Colors

All the colors of the world are wonderful. I love them all. It's thrilling to go out into nature and discover the most excuisite combinations. If you look closely you can see so many wonderful things, even in a raindrop. I am a big admirer of design-seeds.com

Things I Love

Here are some things I love, amongst many other things, in no particular order. If I come up with something I'll add it to the list.

  • Colors

  • Small birds

  • Lime; color, taste & smell

  • Dancing

  • Old maps

  • Wild Flowers

  • Driftwood

  • Sea Shells

  • Looking at the sky

  • Fiber Art Magazines

  • Bare trees

  • Watercolor drawings

  • Baking

  • Handmade paper

  • Cut out cardboard packaging

  • Old Newspapers

  • Foreign texts, handwritten or printed

  • The smell of cinnamon

  • Song of a blackbird

  • Handmade Wooden Spoons

  • Colorful Band-Aid

  • Small tins with candy, herbs or spices

  • Fancy colored tie wraps & bread clips

  • (vintage) Botanical Drawings

Please Do Not

Please don't sent blank, undecorated envelopes. Only an address and a stamp is so boring. It's a waste of space. Just draw, write, glue, stick, scratch, scribble, clutter or mess ANYTHING on to it to make it personal. I will cherish it for ever.

Favorite Books

There are many books I like. Historic novels, modern literature, thrillers. I enjoyed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson but also Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Isabel Allende and Paul Theroux, and many many others.6-1-2017 Just read I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, couldn't stop reading.

Favorite Music

My taste in music is very divers. It goes from Pop to Opera. Whenever I hear something interesting I try to find out more and put it on my favorites on Spotify. If my hart makes a little jump when I hear the song again, it stays on my list.

Autumn is here


InTheWoods rated for Let's go Botanic! on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Wow!!!!! This is the Biggest and Thickest Swap Packet I have ever received !!!! It really made my evening that day :) The envie is so well collaged!!!! Prettily colourful and vibrant to this theme on Botanics! The contents are also equally fascinating!!! From the floral Elle magazine to the floral patterned dishwasher scrungie to the many diversified floral patterns, Thank You soooooo much for putting together such a generous Happy Botanics Package :)
Response: It makes me so happy to read the package arrived and is liked so much. I am always nervous when it takes more time then average for a swap to arrive. I had so much fun making this package for you, I hope it shows. Sharing happieness is the best thing there is.
isandie rated for Put birds on! #2 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: OMG SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love everything you sent, Neeltje! Thank you so much for such a fun package to open! Iโ€™m going to make your envelope into a TN insert I think, itโ€™s so GREAT! Love it all! :) xoxoxo
Response: Birds are on my list of favorite things. They always make me happy. The way they look, the way they move, the way they sound. It was a great joy to make you this swap. Knowing you like it so much makes it even better. Not sure what a TN insert is, but lovely you gonna use the envelope.
weatherwax rated for Summerfun: allerhande on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you Neeltje :) :) You made me so happy for days and even weeks!!! Thank you so much for a fun, thoughtful, inspiring, artful and even profilebased swap. I love your style, your artwork, your variety. Everything was so special and colourful, joyful and absoloutely fabulous!! The beebag is already in daily use :) Thank you! Bedankt! Dankeschรถn :)
Response: Finally all my packages arrived. It was a pleasure to make them and nervewrecking to send them. I know you appreciate it all and that makes me twice as happy.
Zefaniya rated for Unwanted Photos on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: That's an interesting story about Jack Daniels, is that really how he died? I could not figure out where the postage was on your envelope..I think it was torn off lol
susanaudrey rated for Ephemera (paperswap) intl on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: *W*O*W* ~ I was blown away by your generosity and the enormous package of wonderful things you sent me! I will have a blast using these pieces in my journals and mail art and who knows what else! Thank you so much! You made my day! >^-^<
Response: Great, have fun using the ephemera. I am happy to share my stash, it seems to grow overnight. And I am trying so hard to downsise the pile. There are simply too many beatiful "useless" items in the world. let's enjoy and share it.
AmyMarie rated for EJ: 10 Bits of VINTAGE Ephemera #4 on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Wow!!! I wish I could give you more than one star. You sent such an amazing package of vintage ephemera!! Such fun & lovely things! Thank you!!!
Response: Enjoy! It's my pleasure to share my collection.
Ashleyadeline rated for Put botanical on! on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap!! I was so overjoyed to receive it, and honesty, yours was the best swap I have received. All the best to you!
Response: One of my favorite subjects and a joy to put this swap together. Happy you like it so much, feels very much appreciated.
Kokoxo rated for BONUS Blind Envelope on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: WOW WOW WOW~! What a beautiful package and what amazing items! I'm speechless! Thank you SO much! I am SO pleased with everything you sent ~ and what an incredible package it all came in! Thank you again! I hope too see you in another swap soon ~ xoxo
Response: So good to know you are happy with my leftovers. It wasn't realy stuf I couldn't use, but a good way to destash. Glad it reached you in good order and I hope it inspires you to many creative projects.
Comment: I LOVED EVERYTHING in the beautifully packed package!! Thank you so much for the goodies. I am going to have so much fun crafting with them. And it reached India so quickly!! Thanks again. โ˜บ๏ธ
Response: Yeej, it arrived quick and safe. Makes me happy you like it so much and I know you are gonna have a lot of fun using it. โคแƒš (โœฟโ—•โ€ฟโ—•)แ“„โœŽโœ‚
Comment: OH WOW!!! I mean...WOW! I cannot find the words to describe how wonderful this swap is!!!! Thank you, thank you so very much for your time and efforts you put into this amazing swap. I LOVE everything you sent and I can't get passed the awesome book, bookmarks, and vintage cross stitch flyer. Everything, everything is wonderful. I cannot thank you enough! You made my entire week!!
Response: Such a sweet comment, thank you. It was a pleasure to make you this swap. Always so great to hit the right button to make your partner happy. To meet someone who shares the same enthousiasm about the things you feel as gems in your life. A lot of people cannot see that. Some people do, and it's a thrill to connect with them. Thank you for that, my week is splendid too !!
vacths95 rated for MAIL ART - Colorful on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: WOW! I came home after a bad day and then there was your wonderful huge envie in my letterbox! I almost cried because it made me so happy. Thank you, thank you thank you! I wish I could give you a million hearts. I loved how you decorated it, it was one of the most beautiful things I ever had in my mailbox. Also the goodies - wow! Thank you so much for all these gems! You made me so happy!
Response: O, yes, this makes me very happy. Nothing better than making someones day. Creating the envelope was great fun and stuffing it with all the stickers I could find made me smile too. Thanks for all the hearts, even not visible, they feel wonderful.แƒšโ€(โ™ฅห˜โŒฃห˜โ™ฅ)เบˆ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™โค
Cariboocarol rated for Ephemera Pocket Letter on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter--well done, I think you got it right! The envelope was also fascinating!
Response: It was great fun making both the envelope and the pocket letter. So glad it was - sort of - the right thing. When it comes to glue and ephemera, it's hard stopping me โคแƒš โœฟ(โ—•โ€ฟโ—•)โœฟ โœ‚
Avi rated for Private swap on Apr 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the textile art...love it! ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Great, that didn't take a long time to reach you แƒšเป’(โ—•โ€ฟโ—•)เฅญแƒš Enjoy!!
kochijapan rated for โ˜† FULL ENVELOPE #11 โ˜† on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: I received a cool and wonderful envelope today. The envelope gave me happiness and ideas! Thank you very much. Today is a very happy day. ไปŠๆ—ฅใ‹ใฃใ“ใ‚ˆใใฆ็ด ๆ™ดใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ๅฐ็ญ’ใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ๅ–ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅฐ็ญ’ใฏ็งใซๅนธใ›ใจใ‚ขใ‚คใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใ‚ขใ‚’ไธŽใˆใฆใใ‚Œใพใ—ใŸ๏ผๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ€‚ไปŠๆ—ฅใฏใจใฆใ‚‚ๅนธใ›ใชๆ—ฅใงใ™ใ€‚ I was drunk and wrote in Japanese!LOL
Response: ๅ„ชใ—ใ„่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ€‚ ใ‚ใชใŸใŒ็งใฎๅฐ็ญ’ใŒๅฅฝใใ ใจ็Ÿฅใฃใฆใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚
Avi rated for Mail Art + fun surprise on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Wow! I loved the zippered envelope you sent! It arrived in perfect condition and I can definitely reuse it! Though I will be using it to store my stuff and not sending it anywhere! Haha! Thank you for all the lovely lace and fabric too! ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Thank you for your sweet comment, โ™ฅ(๏ผพโ—ก๏ผพ)โ™ฅ You are right to keep the envelope yourself. That's re-use too!! And that was my intention in the first place. Hope it will keep your stuff for a long time. Enjoy โคแƒš (โœฟโ—•โ€ฟโ—•)แ“„โœŽโœ‚
Ellivlove rated for Art Journal Fodder on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the dino themed stickers! I love the zipper envelope.
Response: Great, I was happy to have a partner who was into Dino things. The zipper envelope was fun to make, I hope it is still in good condition and that you have some use for it. ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ–
marliese rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2019 on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Ik had je berichtje gelezen maar het was weer even weggezakt - GELUKKIG was hij er vandaag dan! Met wat berichten van postnl erop, dat het niet voldeed aan de verzendingseisen ofzo. :D : D Maar zeker wel aan de swap eisen! Joepie! Dank je Neeltje!
Response: แƒš (โœฟ โ—•โ€ฟโ—•) แ“„โœ‚
Rainydancer rated for De stash swap #3 on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Wow! Everything is amazing! I'm so touched, this package was made for me. I love everything, especially the dance brochure, zippers and tiny post its--thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. It always makes me very happy to learn I picked things that find a welcome home. To me, that's part of the fun, to discover that the things you love are loved by your SB partner just as much. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
mag rated for โ˜† FULL ENVELOPE #10 โ˜† on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the box of goodies! I was certainly surprised, in a good way (: And the haribo game is so unique (though I really did think that it was some new haribo sweet haha). Thanks a lot once again ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy you are not minding the box s(โœฟโ˜ฏโ€ฟโ˜ฏโœฟ)s And sorry about the Haribo, please don't eat it เป’(โคโ€ฟโค)เฅญ
Comment: Thank you!! I can't wait to open it!! I love your crafted goodies!! Thanks for swapping!
Response: You're welcome. Do you keep all your Stocking Stuffers unopened until Christmas? That's a real challenge!

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kiddomerriweather on Nov 3, 2019:

Thank you for the RAK of encyclopedia pages of spiders, beetles, and ants! They are wonderful! The images are great and I can't wait to use them in my art. You are the greatest!

Ellen101 on Oct 17, 2019:

I can't wait to repurpose the birth announcements that you've gifted to me! They're so beautiful!

LadyJo on Oct 7, 2019:

Thank you for the great package of Random of Envie for the CPG group. I love it all! It was perfect. The teabag is just adorable! Great postcards as well! Thank you for making my day!

weatherwax on Oct 4, 2019:

Thank you so much for this wonderful gift!!! This is so much fun to explore :) It feels like a holiday (Origami, embroidery, language learning and splendid ephemera as well ) :)This will be a fabulous afternoon to enjoy your present. But I want to say daaaaankje immediately and tell you how thrilled I am about the 2 birth-cards from Anneloes and Joris. Thank you!!

Mon1496 on Sep 30, 2019:

Thank you so much for the bfr and business card rak! I am absolutely positive there is stuff I can use for my ears! and the business cards will be wonderful to make handmade swap cards to collage over!

sherba31 on Sep 9, 2019:

WOW! Thanks so much for the Business car RAK plus so many extras! You were so generous with all the fabric and lace, ephemera, and even the package was such a lovely piece of mail art. The envelope material is an interesting texture plus all your sewn details. Truly a happy mail day after a many hours waiting around at the courthouse for jury duty. I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks again!

simcoe54 on Sep 6, 2019:

Business cards RAK -- Love all the business cards you sent me and the extra postcard. Thank you so much!

agrimkitten on Aug 22, 2019:

I received your BFR RAK today! Thank you so much for the awesome package. I didn't expect all that. The package was amazing in itself. Have a fantabulous day. Thanks again for brightening up my day :)

susieq11 on Aug 21, 2019:

Iโ€™m so happy you liked the tag!! Hope you have a great night! : )

LilysMama on Aug 20, 2019:

Thank you for the BFR RAK! Such a great variety. Thank you for the extras as well, those frogs are my favorite โ™ฅ๏ธ

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