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Date Joined: January 26, 2013
Last Online: May 5, 2013
Birthday: October 27, 1986
Country: Switzerland
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About Me

I'm an American in Zurich and enjoy life here in Europe. In the summer I go swimming in the river and lake a lot. Currently I'm training for my first 10K race in May. Despite this, I wouldn't categorize myself as sporty at all...

I'm a lover of fountain pens and typewriters. Pen friends who write thoughtful, long letters make me happy. I especially like getting mail art in my mail box. I have an almost 3 year old daughter who always wants to craft with me, but always makes it difficult...

My two cats Radisli and Zwiebeli (Radish and Onion) are my babies. I'm a cat lady through and through.

The cafes around my house all love me because I spend so much money on coffee. No, I'm not talking about nasty Starbucks type of coffee, but REAL, aromatic, tiny cup, coffee. mmmmm... If you send me specialty coffee beans you'll make my day!

I play bari saxophone in a wind orchestra. In the summer we have a lot of concerts and things get hectic.

Sadly, I don't get to play my piano very often. But I'd be interested in doing some composition private swaps (I studied music in college) if anyone is up to it!!!

Oh, I am TOTALLY addicted to Instagram. I'm also learning how to use a Canon A-1 film camera... After growing up on point and shoot cameras, it's really difficult to learn how to use a real camera! I dream of owning a polaroid camera... and maybe a DSLR too. :D

I speak German, so write me in German if you speak it too!

I always send my swaps on time. Please contact me before rating. if you have any issues.

Favorite Crafts

Currently I'm on a print making kick. I make eraser stamps and do linoleum prints as well. Additionally I like to do Zines, make ATCs, mail art, paint, and sketch.

Recently I took a book binding class... Now ideas for an etsy store are running through my head. Bookbinding is so much fun, such a special hand craft.

Once upon a time I used to knit. Maybe I'll pick that hobby up again some time...

Favorite Books

Absolute favorite: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

I love family epics. East of Eden by John Steinbeck is a favorite as is Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Generally I read a lot, many books of different types (but not much chic lit or science fiction or fan fiction).

Likes and Dislikes

Don't send me tons of extras-- I live in a tiny European apartment with my husband, daughter, and two cats and don't have much room for a lot of stuff. I'd much rather get a swap that has obviously had a lot of care and effort put into it than a so-so swap with a lot of extras. I give well made and thoughtful swaps hearts, not the swaps with the most extras. :)

I prefer my postcards naked and stamped with a note telling about yourself or what's on the card. Of course, if I sign up for a swap for postcards in an envelope, that's fine too.

Here are some things I LOVE:

-art, preferably made by you


-paper from japan or other beautiful /handmade paper (not scrapbooking paper...)

-the color green


-foxes, hedgehogs, narwhales

-art print postcards

-hand written notes

-cat toys for my two cats :)

-wierd stuff

-new hair clips

-washi tape (who doesn't???)

-saxophone or piano related stuff

-non-cheesy cat stuff

-seals for use with wax (not the animal...)

-typewriter typed notes


I'm not such a big fan of/please don't send:

makeup/cosmetics, pink or purple, hello kitty, kawii, uber cutsey or cheesy stuff, anything that looks like a 10 year girly girl would love it, twilight or other pop culture stuff (disney etc), and any religious material.


ndw76 rated for Fountain Pen Pal - March 2013 on Nov 1, 2013
penandink rated for 50 words Typed Poetry Swap on Sep 8, 2013
kssunlover1947 rated for Grumpy Cat ATC on May 25, 2013
Comment: Thanks for everything you sent. Sorry I took so long to rate I received this on April 22, 2013, You did a really good job of drawing Grumpy cat.
Comment: Thank you for the very cute atcs. And thank you for the extras-they are much appreciated.
brooklynbunch rated for Self Portrait ATC #2 on Apr 22, 2013
Comment: I like your self-portrait; the background effect really sets it off. Thank you so much. susan (brooklynbunch)
Aletta74 rated for AES: Illustrated Postcard #2 on Apr 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and story. I've never been to Switserland, but went many times to Austria in summer, for hiking.
CourtneyAnne rated for Pom Pom Fever #2 on Apr 17, 2013
Comment: Hello again, thank you for the poms!!!
Comment: looooved the mushroom... thank you... :)
Susi rated for Photography on Apr 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I love the muted, peaceful colors. Your kitty looks quite content there!
Comment: Lovely postcard! Thank you so much, Heather x
wolfeagle rated for Photography on Apr 9, 2013
Comment: Thank you for sharing your cats. Love their names.
MissMillie rated for Photography on Apr 3, 2013
Comment: Cute kitty! Love the picture. Radish is a great name.
georgie2506 rated for Travelling around Europe #2 on Apr 3, 2013
Comment: Lovely swap especially the magnet! Thank you :)
nightrainboww rated for AES: Illustrated Postcard on Apr 3, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and have a wonderful week! :)
nightrainboww rated for AES: Water Postcard on Mar 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the nice card! :)
trollop rated for ATC Using a Hand Carved Stamp on Mar 26, 2013
Comment: Lovely little key! Thanks for the chocolate too!
soyprincesa2 rated for Mini-Book + Mini-Story on Mar 19, 2013
Comment: Super cool story! I read it to my 5 year old son and he loved it! I am adding it to my zine collection. Thanks so much!
kiddomerriweather rated for Self Portrait ATC on Mar 19, 2013
Comment: I love the ATC! Thank you!
Eclectonote rated for ATC Using a Hand Carved Stamp on Mar 19, 2013
Comment: Thanks for your Fun in the Sun ATC with its cute bird carving. The chocolate was in fine shape and was the perfect afternoon treat!
wittmert rated for MA - Doodles! Inside and Out! on Mar 18, 2013
Comment: Love the envelope and the card! Thanks!

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rachelcdoyle on Apr 4, 2013:

Havfrue on Feb 26, 2013:

Hey Heather! I received your second letter, yay! Thank you for the washi tape (no one ever has enough of it) and the awesome photo ('dem thiiighz'- commented Mowgli; I feel worried about his grammar and spelling). Now that you have pleased almost everybody in the family with your letter, I will concentrate and write back ;)

MissThundercat on Feb 24, 2013:

hi :) good to see you here :) you have been added to ZMACS and I also invited you to HCS group :) hope you will have fun there too. Maybe we can do a swap sometime? xo Tarah

Paige1900 on Feb 19, 2013:

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Thanks so much for joining the "This is My Pet" Swap. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Happy Swapping!

Havfrue on Feb 14, 2013:

Hihi, it only took 3 days for my cow to arrive at your doorstep! Glad to hear that! Have a great weekend with your favorite people :)

kerrydwynn on Feb 9, 2013:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts!!!! Zurich -- you're so very, very lucky!!! Enjoy the time you're there!

ARTG33K74 on Feb 8, 2013:

Welcome to swapping!

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