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meeltje57

meeltje57
Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: June 26, 2022

Country: Netherlands
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About Me

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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.

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, macramé 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

  • Handmade

  • 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

  • Patterned tissue paper

  • Die-cuts

  • 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 send fabric. My stash is so big, I could cover my whole country and still have scraps left. The only fabric I am looking for right now is cat fabric. Not the fabric your cat has been lying on, but fabric with cats on it. If you are looking for fabric, I am more than happy to send you some.

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. In 2019 the book that moved me most was A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. 2020 so far: The eight life (for Brilka): Nino Haratischvili and, finally, Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada.

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.

Is it Easter yet?

Custom Charges

DUE TO NEW CUSTOM CHARGES, PLEASE MARK YOUR SWAP AS A PRESENT.

Ratings

susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - SUMMER on Jun 22, 2022
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Comment: THANK YOU!! Oh, what a beautiful, heartfelt swap! I don’t have the words to tell you how much I love it and how grateful I am! It’s just the happiest mail! The envelope is so fun and fabulous and then you’ve filled it with a sweet letter, postcards, cards, rubber stamps, tons of paper fun, a gorgeous crochet flower pin, little fabric hearts, bookmark, paper bin… I’ll be looking through it for days! Thank you for the inspiration - your words filled me with the loveliest thoughts of summer! I followed your Instagram page too! I’m going to send you some mail soon! Thank you for joining and I feel so lucky to have been your partner! It’s so nice hearing from you and you’ve spoiled me! XOXO Enjoy summer!!!!!
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Comment: Oh my goodness Neeltje!!! This is the best swap I have received in awhile!! The envelope alone was sparking my interest. It's so cute! And then...the INSIDE! That illustrated folder and the lovely ephemera included are my faves! Thank you!! I hope to swap again some day.
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Comment: Neeltje, today your Jumbo Envelope was waiting for me when I came home. It's a first swap i received till date, in such a wonderful Envelope and amazing boiled paper and wooden pencil. I never saw such pencil before. Garbage bin, flower, handmade envies are lovely. Garbage bin is really wonderful. And Ton of thanks for the postcards with fish stamps. If permits I cud give you more and more and more Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
ellie rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail ARt- May on May 20, 2022
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Comment: I felt like it was my birthday when I received your swap . Thank you so much for all the work you did on the envelope. I absolutely love it. What can I say about all the stuff that you added to the envelope. Please know that I will put it to good use and have fun while I'm doing it. I am still trying to open the bins🐝
Response: Great, I am very happy you like it all so much. Did you manage to open the bins yet? Send me an email if you need any help.
GypsieJ rated for Happy Mail- sender's choice #2 on May 17, 2022
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Comment: Oh Neeltje, where do I start! Your package arrived just as I was heading to work and I could not wait to get home to open it. The decorated envelope was a great clue that you had some good things in store for me…so now I am drinking a cup of tea you sent and I immediately hung the ceramic platypus from my art shelf…I am calling him Pete😊 To mention all of the lovely extras you sent would turn into a small book, but I want you to know I love them all and instantly got so many ideas. Also, thank you for the little desk top garbage bins and adding the instructions on how to make them. The fabric hearts are so cute, I don’t want to stick them on a card…so I am going to drop some essential oil on them and use them as little air fresheners! Again, thank you and I hope we get to trade again sometime 🤗
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet words. It makes me so happy to read, especially about Pete. And such a clever idea about the hearts. Your comment makes this Happy Mail Swap one of the best. The Happy song will stay in my head for a long time 😊🎶
AlisonKingWriter rated for LSRUS: Let's Recycle! on Apr 21, 2022
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Comment: oh my! What a REVELATION bins are!!! I will absolutely be making these for ages to come!! Brilliant (and, of course, the GORGEOUS folder. Amazing! <3 AL
Response: Don’t you love the bins, I have them all over my workroom. Thanks for the comment and the heart, it was my joy to make it all.
thatsmemyk rated for meeltje57 & thatsmemyk #3 on Dec 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the thoughtful goodies, as usual! I always enjoy swapping with you :)
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Comment: Neeltje, I am amazed by this very generous swap and beautifully decorated envelopes! I am sorry to hear about your sister. How nice that you have these cards to share her artwork with the world. She was very talented! I opened one of the gifts, the folded pocket with stickers, origami ornaments and the card making idea. Thank you so much! I love having these little surprises to open throughout December, so I will wait to open the rest of them. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: Did you get both the envelopes? That makes me very happy. I loved creating all the surprises and am very glad they will bring you some joy in the coming month. Have a wonderful Holiday Season too!
coffeef1rst rated for Floral Themed Mail on Sep 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful package and all the lovely things you sent. I was so hesitant to open it because of the work you obviously put into it but I eventually did:)
fifikitty91 rated for Christmas Present Swap on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much
Response: Thank you.
fortannam rated for Holy sCrap Mail Art on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing envelope of goodies!! I love your scrappy postcard and all the papers and fabrics to use! I'll get to be a grandma in November! I've been sewing like crazy! Thank you for the lovely note as well!
Response: Great, it's good to know it is with you now. Isn't it fun how we can use every scrap to make happy mail? I love it!! Thanks for the rating the heart and the comment.
MaddiV17 rated for 🍄 Nature Themed Snail Mail 🐛 on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: Holy Cow!!! This is the best swap I have evert received!! I love everything you sent sooo much!! Especially the flower chain and the cards! Thank you thank you thank you!!
Response: So happy this one made it and pretty quick too. Thank you for the rating, the heart and your comment. The flower chain is so much fun to make, I love that you love it.
ccap rated for meeltje57 and ccap profile swap on Jun 1, 2021
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Comment: Well goodness gracious! Thank you so much! What a wonderful parcel. Even the packaging is lovely. I'm going to have a hard time throwing this one out. Yes, I have had Stroopwafels before (I have quite a number of Dutch friends) but goodness I am looking forward to having one of those later today. But honestly, the two very favourite parts of the package are the pouch and the card. I had to call my daughter over to show her the pouch. I just love it so much! And the card: You're probably not going to believe me but I actually started crying with the card. I absolutely LOVE that you honour both your sister and your father in a note to me. I am a very nostalgic woman and if I were to find a pen of my father's I would so desperately want to use it as well. Thanks again!
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet words. It feels so good to know how much a swap is appreciated. To feel such a connection with a “stranger” gives me a kick. It was so great swapping with you. Love to have another go.
katierose rated for Put flowers on # april 2021 on May 15, 2021
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Comment: Neeltje, thank you SO much for this beautiful swap! I love everything especially all the rose themed items you so thoughtfully chose for me. I enjoyed reading your nice note as well. I would love to have a big collection of old sewing machines some day! Thank you again and take care 🙂
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Always so happy when a swap arrives, this one took over 5 weeks! It was good fun to make you this, and it's even more fun to know it's with you now. Enjoy!
Cellolady rated for Themed Envelope #3 Pink on May 3, 2021
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Comment: It came today!!!! I'm so excited! Thank you sooo much. I sent you and email and found you on facebook, so messaged you there. Beautiful envelope!
Response: So happy this one arrived , and pretty quick too! The envelopes look a lot the same I now see. Funny coincidence. Thank you for being such an understanding partner.
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Comment: Received your beautiful envelope today! Thank you so much for all the love you put in it! 🥰
Response: Great, it can be quick! Happy it did arrive. Thanks for your patience.
isandie rated for RSS: Easy Scrappy Pencil Pouch on Apr 20, 2021
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Comment: THE BEST EVER!!! I'm so sorry I'm late doing this, but I LOVED THIS POUCH!!! Thank you so much!!! XOXO
Response: Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure making you this swap, nothing but good vibes. I cannot be happier than with all my fabric scraps around, sewing small utensils. Thanks for hosting this swap.
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful swap, I really love all the Anne geddes and Miffy stuff!!! your envie packed nicely. I can see a lot of hearts put in there.
Response: Your tea arrived and I am so happy with it. I love the taste of this tea, it reminds me of some candy we use to have as children. I liked them too, they had pastel colors, lovely. Thanks again for this great swap.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope and all the contents. It's clear that you really thought about what to include and I really look forward to using the various things in my happy mail.
kizzlets rated for HappyMail Envelope -INTERNATIONAL on Mar 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! Much appreciated!

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Comments

JKartstuff on Jun 27, 2022:

I just received the June CPG Wishlist package you sent, and you've absolutely spoiled me! From the wonderful decorated envelope to the fabrics and jewelry findings, to the little candies, I love everything! Thank you so much! ❤️

OrigamiGrace on Jun 1, 2022:

OMGoodness, thank you for a gorgeous wish from my May wishlist at CPG - your envelope/bag is a work of art and I loved everything in it - those cute garbage bins are in use on my desk right now!

Zefaniya on Mar 27, 2022:

Thank so much for the thoughtful wish for Cpg (march)…how lovely are the hearts! The owl card is very pretty..your sister was a talented artist ♥️ The cross keychain is so nice as well!

middleearthtraveller on Mar 24, 2022:

Thank you so, so much for the wonderful packet you sent me for CPG March Wishes! The envelope you created is absolutely beautiful, and I love all the items you sent! Thank you, thank you, thank you! <3 -k

tcornell on Mar 8, 2022:

Thank you for the amazing package of wishes that you sent me for CPG Feb. wishes- I love your paper folding and everything that you sent ♥♥♥

TeaNi on Feb 26, 2022:

Thank you so very much

for granting CPG February wishes for me with the delightful package! It is one of the prettiest packages I have ever received- I had to take time to really appreciate it & photograph it before I could even bring myself to open it. Then inside the items were all wrapped so prettily, it was an absolute joy to open. Thank you for all the wonderful ribbons & trims, the paper bins, & especially the nice note on your sisters' art card. It's touching that you honor and remember her- thank you for sharing that with me. This was such a lovely package to receive- I will enjoy the items you sent me in many ways! :)

heliogal on Feb 15, 2022:

Neeltje my goodness your beautiful package of awesome things you sent me for the LSRUs Jan wish list just made my day!!! I can't believe all the lovely things you sent me. You and your whole family of artists are just incredible!! You really just left me speechless with your generosity and talent!! I will be writing back to you!!

simcoe54 on Feb 9, 2022:

CPG: January Wishes -- Thanks so much for the package filled with stickers. I know my grand-daughter will love these.

Pupullona on Dec 28, 2021:

Dear Meeltje, thank you so much for a lovely package you sent for my LSRUS wish. I was speechless when I opened it. It is a perfect Christmas present :) And a card created by your sister is beautiful, thank you for sharing her memory with me!

Honeyloveart on Dec 10, 2021:

Oh my goodness!!!! Thank you for my wish from LSRUS Nov! The envelope was gorgeous with the fabric scraps used on it and I squealed so loud when I saw the CARROT project bag!! So so so cute, I am very grateful.

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