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neea1989

neea1989
Date Joined: September 5, 2018
Last Online: April 10, 2021

Country: Finland
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💌 𝑬𝑼 𝑃𝐸𝑁𝑃𝐴𝐿𝑆 𝑊𝐴𝑁𝑇𝐸𝐷 💌

I'm currently looking for more snail mail penpals, especially in the European Union to make sending things a lot easier! Ages 20 and up, female only. Do send me a message if you're interested! ❤︎

💌 𝑴𝒚 𝒔𝒘𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒕𝒔 💌

⇢ I only host swaps for which I'm willing to angel for a swapper, should someone flake on their partner.

⇢ Not all my swaps allow newbies with no ratings to join them. If you're a total newbie and therefore don't meet the rating criteria of the swap, feel free to message me! I'll gladly do the same swap privately with you. :) This is currently on hold due to the ongoing apocalypse.

⇢ I always send my swaps on time, and I mark them as "Sent" on the day I've put stamps on them and left them in the outgoing mail box across the street, from which it will be collected around 4pm from Monday to Friday. However, it being the outgoing mailbox instead of the post office, the stamps on anything I send will usually NOT be canceled until a few days later, if at all, especially now that the pandemic is making a mess out of things. Naturally this is 100% out of my control, so please don't be a petty dingus about it.

⇢ Similarly, giving me a 1 with no prior communication and/or when I haven't had the chance to offer to resend the swap says more about you than it says about me.

⇢ If you misspell my name, no hearts for you. 😤

♐️ 𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒎𝒆 🌈

Hiya! I'm Neea. I'm a Finnish les🐝an in her early 30s, a Sagittarius, single as heck and about to catladify myself. The only thing I'm missing are the cats. I live with my favourite cousin and fellow swapper @Lotusemilia and her cat.

I might come across a bit... hm. Snarky, or rude, but I promise I'm nice. ;-; I've had people (both in real life and online) tell me that I gave them a very intimidating first impression, but that later they realised that I'm just... socially challenged. 😂

I'm currently an artisan student with a focus on textiles and all things yarny. Feel free to send me your leftover fabric, yarn and thread. 👀 Besides textile and fiber related things, my hobbies include painting, drawing, paper crafts, reading, writing, enjoying nature, traveling, roadtrips and learning about different cultures and languages. ⭐

I read mostly non-fiction, memoirs and biografies, gay romance, historical fiction and a metric shit ton of fanfiction. 😂 I also tend to re-read my favourites from my teenage years again and again and again...

I also like poetry! Do share your favourites with me. I'm hesitant to call myself a poet yet, but I do write some myself.

I love learning foreign languages! I'm currently learning Korean while trying not to forget my Latvian and everything else. 🇫🇮🇬🇧🇸🇪🇱🇻🇪🇪🇰🇷🇯🇵🇩🇪🇪🇸🇫🇷

🎨 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝑰 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 ✂️

I like making things that I can use, whether it's woodworking or pottery. I made a ton of wooden spoons and other kitchen tools in a women's woodworking class, and all kinds of pots and things in a pottery class a few years ago. I always like to try new things, even if I don't end up loving it. Lately I've been thinking about trying paper making and then using that home made paper in various crafts.

I like to sew, crochet and do all kinds of stuff with yarn. Like weaving tapestries. And I hecking love embroidery. (Yes, I am indeed a 97-year-old lady inside a 30-year-old woman's body.)

When I have the time and the patience I digitally draw things on my drawing tablet.

💌 𝑺𝒏𝒂𝒊𝒍 𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒍 & 𝑨𝒓𝒕𝒔 & 𝑪𝒓𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒔 🖍

I LOVE YARN. Please send me all kinds of fun yarn. If it sparkles somehow, I guarantee I will love it.

Embroidery thread, quilt kits and fabric scraps are awesome. Feel free to dump all your leftovers in my mailbox.

Snail mail supplies: letter sets, letter paper, envelopes, postcards, address labels, stickers, washi tape...

Gel and glitter pens in fun colours!

Roses, floral print stuff, pressed flowers - harebells and other blue/violet flowers are my favourites!

Glanzbilder or kiiltokuvat or whatever those are in English. These are not the same as whatever people call "die cuts" though. I think googling "Victorian scrapbooking" or "German scraps" will give you the right idea.

Patterned craft paper, origami paper, book pages and pretty much anything I can use in paper crafts. Even things like newspapers in different languages! 📰

ATCs for my (so far pretty small) collection! ✨

Rubber stamps, clear stamps, stamped pieces of paper.

Surrealism and impressionism are some of my favourite art styles. Also female portraits in any style.

Indigenous art, textiles and photography!

The art of Tove Jansson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Artemisia Gentileschi, Hilma af Klint, Janis Rozentāls, John Singer Sargent, John William Waterhouse, Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Claude Monet, Rudolf Koivu, Akseli Gallen-Kallela...

Feminist art, zines and literature. Please see my "things I don't like" for this bit though!

Zines in general! Tiny ones, big ones, black and white, full colour, photocopied, fancy printed ones...

🌙 𝑴𝒚 ~𝒂𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒄~ 🌈

FAVOURITE COLOURS & COLOUR COMBINATIONS

  • pastel colours
  • violet, lavender
  • soft pinks
  • mint, turquoise, aquamarine, baby blue
  • forest colours
  • berry colours
  • sunset/sunrise colours
  • autumn colours
  • jewel tones with gold details
  • gold
  • rose gold
  • really, all of these combinations with gold details

FAVOURITE ANIMALS:

  • Foxes
  • Raccoons
  • Bunnies
  • Mice and other cute rodents
  • Cats
  • Lynx
  • Dog breeds that have the kind of face that wolves or foxes do (so yes to shelties and shibas, no to pugs and frenchies)
  • Wolves and the rest of the Canidae family
  • BEARS. I fricking love bears.
  • Stoats, badgers, weasels, martens, otters, minks, wolverines...
  • Deer and other antler-y creatures
  • Hedgehogs
  • Squirrels
  • Shrews
  • Crows, ravens, kestrels...
  • I like all kinds of cute and furry things! I prefer animals of the Northern Hemisphere though. Think Nordic, Canadian or Arctic wildlife! ❄️

RANDOM STUFF I LIKE:

  • folklore and mythology
  • goddess and angel imagery
  • feminist art and yonic imagery
  • rainbows 🌈🌈🌈
  • lesbian stuff
  • Sappho the OG lesbian, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Tove Jansson, Oscar Wilde...
  • basically any gay stuff, like Keith Haring's art or life sized cardboard cutouts of Freddie Mercury (please get me one)
  • constellations, aurora borealis, planets and other space stuff
  • witchcraft and magical things
  • actresses Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Rita Hayworth...
  • vintage pin up portraits (Gil Elvgren etc)
  • 80s and 90s aesthetic and fashion
  • cute hair accessories like hair clips, pompoms and scrunchies
  • pastel pixel art, vaporwave aesthetic

🎵 𝑴𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒄 & 𝑻𝑽 📺

MANGA & ANIME:

  • 70s, 80s and 90s shoujo in general is pretty neat
  • Akatsuki no Yona
  • Akira
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Doraemon
  • Emma
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Ghibli movies
  • Hana Yori Dango
  • Love Stage!!
  • Maple Town, Bannertail and other old and cute children's anime series!
  • Nana
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Otoyomegatari
  • Ranma ½
  • Rose of Versailles
  • Sailor Moon
  • Shoujo Kakumei Utena
  • Yotsuba&!

CARTOONS & COMICS:

  • Alfred J. Kwak
  • Babar
  • Bannertail
  • Barbapapa
  • Care Bears
  • Cheburashka
  • Garfield
  • Jem and other 80s and 90s "girly" cartoons
  • Krtek
  • Maisy Mouse
  • Miffy/Nijntje
  • Moomins
  • My Little Pony (the 1980's series, not MLPFIM)
  • Peppa Pig
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Kumamon and other Japanese kawaii characters
  • W.I.T.C.H.

DISNEY:

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • The Aristocats
  • Bambi
  • Brave
  • Brother Bear
  • Ducktales
  • Dumbo
  • The Fox and the Hound
  • The Lion King
  • Mulan
  • Oliver & Company
  • Pocahontas
  • The Rescuers
  • Robin Hood
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White
  • Zootropolis

MUSIC:

Mostly female fronted rock bands from pop-rock to heavy metal, female singer-songwriters, female pop singers and folk musicians. Artists such as Alanis Morissette, Alicia Keys, ALMA, Anouk, Aretha Franklin, Battle Beast, BEHM, Bonnie Tyler, Britney Spears, Celtic Woman, Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, Céline Dion, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Elysion, Erja Lyytinen, Evanescence, Florence + The Machine, Halestorm, Halsey, Heart, Hedningarna, Heli Keinonen, In This Moment, Irina, Janet Jackson, Janis Joplin, Jenni Vartiainen, Joss Stone, Kikka, Kim Wilde, Lacuna Coil, Madonna, Mariah Carey, NAVIBAND, Nylon Beat, Reba McEntire, Roxette, SAARA, Sade, Shania Twain, Sia, Sinéad O'Connor, Skunk Anansie, The Cranberries, The Pretty Reckless, The Veronicas, Thundermother, Tori Amos, Värttinä, Wagakki Band, Warlock, We Are The Fallen and Whitney Houston.

Feel free to recommend me music you think I might like!

KPOP:

  • BTS (Yoongi & Jimin are my faves ♡♡♡)
  • KARD
  • Hyuna
  • Sunmi
  • Wonder Girls
  • 4Minute
  • Blackpink
  • Monsta X
  • Wonho
  • B.A.P
  • Shinee
  • BoA
  • Mamamoo
  • Seventeen
  • Jessi
  • Eric Nam
  • Hyolyn
  • Chung Ha
  • Everglow
  • (G)I-DLE
  • ITZY

I only really keep up with what BTS is doing. If you ask me how many members EXO has left or who's who in Seventeen, I would have to google it, lmao.

As always, feel free to recommend me some new stuff! I feel like I'm always totally out of the loop with everything, hahah.

🍓 𝑭𝒐𝒐𝒅 & 𝑨𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒆𝒔 🍒

ALLERGIES & DISLIKES:

Dairy makes me shit.

I really hate sour candies.

Hate is a strong word, but it's still not strong enough to accurately describe how much I flipping hate passion fruit.

TEA & COFFEE:

According to the International Coffee Association, each Finn consumes 12 kilograms of coffee per year. I, however, am a statistical outlier and a total weirdo amongst my fellow countrymen, since I'm not a huge coffee drinker - but I do like trying fun coffee flavoured drinks, especially in summer! Some of my favourites are vanilla lattes, iced chai lattes and mint chocolate frappes. Yum! I've recently got into those "just add water" kind of instant coffee thingies; feel free to send me some!

Some tea flavours and varieties I really really like: chai, earl grey, oolong, darjeeling, rooibos, breakfast teas, spicy teas, chocolate/coffee, anything that's baked dessert flavoured (glazed lemon loaf, cinnamon bun, apple pie, blueberry muffin? oh hell yeah), cinnamon, cardamom, liquorice, Christmas-y flavour combinations, caramelised pear/apple, Turkish apple... basically any flavoured black tea will do!

Some tea brands I like: TAZO, Stash, Pickwick Spices, Bigelow, Pukka, Clipper, Twinings... anything I can't get in Finland, basically!

NO THANK YOU: detox, decaf, hibiscus, rosehip, chamomille, pomegranate, passion fruit, peppermint, Nordqvist brand, plain green tea.

CANDY:

I like chocolate of all sorts! I especially like chocolate with bits of nuts, peanut butter, salted caramel, coconut, mint, matcha, liquorice, dried fruit etc inside it! If you send me Laima chocolate I will love you five-ever.

Those yummy nougat and nut bars!

Any vegan (or at least dairy free) snacks in general.

Liquorice, liquorice dragees, salmiakki and pretty much any kind of candy. Eucalyptus, mint, lemon... strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pineapple... all sorts of fruity flavours. Haribo Peach candies are some of my favourites! 🍑

Anything coffee or chocolate flavoured is A+++

❌ 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝑰 𝒅𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 ❌

Contemplating the inevitability of death.

People who misspell my name, or people who straight up give me a new name because they've never seen it before so clearly it can't be a real name. ಠ_ಠ No, my name is not Neena, Neera, Negra, Neaa, Nea, Nena, Nene, oe Naea. If you're literate enough to navigate this website, I expect you to be able to write four letters in the order they're supposed to be written in. Misspellers get no hearts from me.

The general concept and existence of men.

Bullet journal stuff. I don't hate it, but I have no use for it and will most likely just regift it.

ITEMS RELATED TO THANKSGIVING, HALLOWEEN, 4TH OF JULY AND OTHER NON-FINNISH HOLIDAYS. I do not understand why someone would wish me, a Finn, happy 4th of July. May as well wish me a happy regular Wednesday, since that's about as meaningful to me.

Those moustache graphics that were everywhere a couple of years ago. I get an allergic reaction in my eyeballs every time I see them.

MINIONS. Get those yellow demons away from me.

Most geek stuff, such as video games, superheroes, Marvel, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Stranger Things, Steven Universe, Adventure Time and so on.

Cosmetic products. I don't mind sheet face masks, but all sorts of wrinkle cream or lotion samples are just wasted on me.

Faux progressive politics. Don't be so open minded that you let your brain fall out.

...speaking of which: I'm a feminist but I have no use for embarrassing "Smash the patriarchy!! [picture of a fist with manicured nails]" or "Feminism is for everyone!" or "Feminists are cool!" or "Blarhgf blahrgrg the radical notion that women blahblaghfhgd" stickers and such. Miss me with that free-the-nipple nonsense. Actual feminist art and yonic imagery is fine (as long as it's made by women!!). Think second wave. Think Guerrilla Girls, Valerie Solanas, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pussy Riot and all the unladylike screeching hags that men love to hate. I love rocking the boat - or, more accurately, hijacking the ship, killing the captain, throwing his crew into the ocean, freeing their hostages and abandoning ship (and then sinking it or setting it on fire). I'm a hairy, unladylike lesbian who has no patience for fun, watered-down and non-threatening "hobby feminism" that requires no critical thinking whatsoever and includes, coddles and/or makes excuses for men, and my activism reflects that.

Homophobes can also heck right off. 🖕🏻

If you call me q***r I will consider it hate speech and report you. Don't send me stuff with that word in/on it.

Ratings

MuggleMom rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: TEA or COFFEE on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE my 3 ATCs which arrived in the mail today. Happy mail indeed!! I don't know how you were able to send them because I would have kept them. Love the coffee grounds - so so clever and love the tea bag one also!!! I love that there's grounds in the bag!! And the time you took to write down all the types of coffee/tea on the card - WOW. I may never trade these - love them so much and they inspire me to create something much like the ones you shared with me. Thank you so much! xxMuggleMom
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of People stickers!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the generous assortment of people stickers! Also, I absolutely adored the way you packaged them - I may have to borrow your double mini envelope idea in the future. Very cool swap!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun stickers! Loved your note and decorated envelope! Thanks for hosting, as well.
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Comment: Hey Neea I got your pretty envelope and your beautiful letter today thanks a lot i´ll try to reply as soon as i can:)) and yeahh we cant have to much stickers NO no no :D i loved the flowered ones. Take care
Raven93 rated for Stickers and a Sketch - March on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Another great homemade envie stuffed with cool stickers and I really like your tapestry design! So colorful and harmonious. Thank you!
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Comment: Great stickers and very cool homemade envie! Thank you!!
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Comment: Such a fun swap to receive! All of it - from the decorated envelope with interesting postage stamps to the handmade map envelopes inside with goodies. I appreciate the nice note on the lovely Big Ben paper (I love London!). Thanks for all the great travel stickers and fun washi tape. I look forward to using them. Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! Much appreciated!
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Comment: Thanks again for the super pretty ATC!!
PerArduaAdAlta rated for Haiku for You on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: Hahaha...I do to! Thank you for this clever and unusual haiku 💖
AnnaofTarth rated for Tea For Thee # 93 on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your selections of teas. I'm really looking forward to trying all of them.
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Comment: Thanks for the cool atc! <3
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for Haiku for You on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you 😊
Junkjournalsandwords rated for Haiku for You on Mar 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much
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Comment: What fun and cute stickers- thank you!
noeldtroll rated for 💿 Album Art ATC #3 💿 on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful job on the ATC. I'll have to give that album a listen sometime.
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for Haiku for You on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, aren’t kids fun 🤣
arimails rated for Haiku for You on Mar 21, 2021
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Comment: thank you! :)
bluehairedmary rated for Tea For Thee # 89 on Mar 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the variety of teas! I can't wait to try them!

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Comments

arimails on Mar 28, 2021:

Haiku for You

Thanks for joining :)

A lovely Spring day// All the flowers are blooming// The sun shines so bright

Intrinzica on Mar 28, 2021:

Haiku for You

Neea in Finland, This short Haiku is for you, Have a lovely Spring!

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Love Bonnie <3

Junkjournalsandwords on Mar 27, 2021:

Haiku for you 🌼 blue skies above me wind blowing in my black hair sings songs to my soul

NotsoNewbie2020 on Mar 22, 2021:
 🪴🪴HAIKU FOR YOU💐💐

Pink yarn, macrame 
weaves across my kntting loom
All is well I knit.
dancingtiger on Mar 20, 2021:

Haiku for You making wooden spoons is something I love to do
crafty obsession dancing tiger

Intrinzica on Mar 20, 2021:

Haiku for You

THE BABY BUNNIES

THE BUTTERFLIES AND BLOSSOMS

BLOOMING ON THE BERM. - Bonnie

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Willowmoss on Feb 5, 2021:

Hi just sent out your stickers and poem. I hope they make you smile ❤️

lasciviouskisses on Jan 28, 2021:

Thank you so much for the angel for this swap ! I enjoyed the christmas tea very much.

bethe on Oct 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for being an angel for Letter Set Swap #5! I LOVE the kawaii letter sets and sticker sheet! I really appreciate the extra book pages and the beautifully decorated envelope as well. I will be keeping the stamps from Finland you used on your envelope too😊💖😊💖

hibiscus on Oct 3, 2020:

you are a true artist...the eiffel tower atc..is an amazing piece of art...thank you

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