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Date Joined: July 7, 2010
Last Online: December 7, 2012
Birthday: January 23, 1980
Country: Germany

About Me

I now live in Germany again. My boyfriend and I have a pet cat cushion called knuckles who is great because she doesn't shed or eat. We live on the third floor of a little old apartment building overlooking a park where people play boules despite the incline toward the road. We can see three cafes from our window but love cooking. We get a huge thrill from thrifting but try to live by the motto "It's not a bargain if you don't need it". I super adore our neighbourhood.

Und ich lerne Deutsch!

Favorite Crafts

Knitting vintage patterns

Crochet dabbling

Felt fooding - NEW!

Patchworking scenes

Sewing just about anything

Film Photography

Screen printing fabric

Lino printing


Embroidery dabbling

Favourite Colours

I love colour combinations. Peach and yellow have caught my recent attention, but old classics such as blue&red, yellow&black have stayed with me. As for colours on their own; grey, brown, green are tops.

I have two colours that make me uncomfy (alone or combined) because of a scarring childhood clothing clash; purple and orange.

Favourite style

I love vintage 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s styles. I collect kitchen goods, clothing, furniture etc and chase the more subtle pastels and patterns of art deco and 50s fun. I love distinctive architecture, angular shapes and period styles and working these into patchworked things. Deco is always inspiring. Kitsch is fun!


Not limited to;

Wool or wool blend felt!

Your zine

Unusual/vintage fabric and fabric scraps

Sewing bits and bobs

Unusual/vintage craft kits

Vintage knitting/sewing patterns

Yarn (no acrylic thanks)

Zine supplies


sunshinesuperman rated for 100,000! on Nov 18, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the Fabulous little "Ernie The Envelope", I love it. I am going to put it on my Christmas tree then hang it on my favorites board. Just perfect. Happy Holidays! Hugs & Hearts, Mona
smilesalot7 rated for handmade decoration swap on Sep 10, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the cute decorations :o)
smilesalot7 rated for tote bag on Sep 10, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the bag :o)
egalite rated for Top Five Postcard #2 -ISMs on Aug 29, 2011
Comment: Thanks! I enjoyed getting to know a little more about you. I had to look up indifferentism and laicism, and now I'm happy to have learned something new!
Comment: wow :o this is one of the greatest packages i have ever received! thank you so much :) the prayer flags are just beautiful and i always love chinese and korean stationery items! the ribbons are amazing quality and i'm really going to enjoy putting all those stamps into my albums :) the scarf is just stunning too! thank you also for the kind comments about my artwork :) you are a wonderful swapper!x
Response: Wow! That is the greatest response I have ever received. You're super kind comment is so lovely :) I'm really pleased you like the parcel!
orode rated for your zine + letter on Aug 3, 2011
Comment: Wonderful! Loved your zine. Thanks for sharing! Olga
egalite rated for Beauty is in the Street on Jul 12, 2011
Comment: Thanks! I love the cute flag. I enjoyed reading your letter and can't wait to use all the Chinese postcards. They are so cool.
Response: Great. So happy it arrived! Happy postcarding.
craftalias81 rated for MANIFESTO! on Jul 8, 2011
hollyholly rated for MANIFESTO! on Jun 29, 2011
Comment: Thanks!
TheBigB rated for MANIFESTO! on Jun 26, 2011
Comment: AHHHHH. I LOVE SAMMICHES SO MUCH. Your manifesto brought me so much happiness! Thank you!
hollyholly rated for Mini-zine from a magazine page on Jun 12, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the zine, it's cool, although not actually made from a magazine page, but nevermind...
Response: Hi Holly, I'm glad you like it. Actually, it is from a magazine: A 70's German architecture magazine. I thought the vintage and not so mainstream feel it made it a bit special... Oh well.
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies!
jenotype rated for Send me a Tote and a Note #3 on Jun 1, 2011
Comment: Hi! My tote arrived today!! I am so happy with it. Love the note that explains the thought behind it's representation of the city! Worth the wait! Vast Smiles.
shorterthanu44 rated for Bad Habits Are Hard To Break! on May 27, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard! I was pleased to have nice skin for my wedding. 
Comment: I wish I could give you more hearts for such a special package! It's so nice to receive from you again and I really loved everything you put together (and your zine is surely memorable!). Thank you so very much <3
Response: Super! It was funny to see your name on both of the swaps. I'm glad you liked them both :)
motes rated for Mini-'zine swap #27 (April) on May 18, 2011
Comment: This can't be your first zine; it's really lovely! I like the larger format and coloring things in! I also really want to know what #4 is (love soup, don't love tea?)! Thank you for sending this!
Response: Ah ha. Thank you! You make me blushingly happy. #4 is tea and coffee. I love them both but real good coffee is hard to come by.
OverMoon rated for Mini-'zine swap #27 (April) on May 17, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the zine! It was a interesting read.
artgirl29 rated for Mini-'zine swap #27 (April) on May 16, 2011
Comment: 7 reasons china - fun read, thanks! Love the bird stamps on the envelope, awesome!
thinair rated for Mini-'zine swap #27 (April) on May 14, 2011
Comment: Hey Olivia, thanks so much for sending your minizine! Even more special was when I saw "Xin Jia Po" written in Chinese on the envelope, that really piqued my curiosity. Although I am Chinese myself, I have never been to China and I actually can't quite imagine myself living there (my Mandarin is pretty poor for one who've learnt Chinese since a child, because I speak English at home). I really loved reading every page of your zine <3 and can totally feel what a culture shock it was for you. I wonder how long you'll be staying there, but until then, I hope you'll have a good time there! (: P.S. I didn't know xiao3 mi1 mi1 was slang for breasts! O_O Special language indeed, xiao4 mi1 mi1 would be 'grinning sweetly' too!
Pheldda rated for November Magic Yarn Ball on Jan 17, 2011
Comment: She sent it again, after it did not come, The ball is very nicely wrapped Thank you Kym

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smilesalot7 on Sep 2, 2011:

Hi Olivia I was just wondering why your cat doesnt eat :o)

Saucyknits on Jul 6, 2011:

Thank you for the lovely bamboo yarn!!! You are sooo kind! I hope your trip is going well!!

hollyholly on Jun 13, 2011:

Hi Olivia, re the magazine page zine swap, I realise now you've photocopied a magazine page, which is what confused me, because when I started the swap I meant for it to be an actual original magazine page which was used. So it would be a complete one-off minizine for your partner. I think maybe I didn't make that clear in the swap description. But I really like the one you made me, it's very cute and funny.

dolcxvita on Jan 17, 2011:

Hi! would you be interested in joining my swap? Its called Show Me Your Country

I am trying to get as many countries as possible!..Click to take a look:

click to go to swap page

sign up if you'd like to get a themed envelope/package stuffed with goodies from a particular country! :) It will be so wonderful to receive little things that are typical of Germany too..

This is a great cultural exchange swap! last day to sign up: 21 Jan..!

Liza on Sep 23, 2010:

Hey just stopping by to tell you I sent your handbag today. So it's on the way!!!! Yay! I hope you like what I sent you. let me know when you get it because I'm sending from Florida USA. Cheers. Liza

biasbabe on Aug 26, 2010:


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