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stevado

stevado
Date Joined: December 4, 2012
Last Online: March 2, 2021

Country: Netherlands
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APRIL 2017: I'LL TAKE A SUMMER BREAK TILL................?. January 2021: That was a very long pause.... But now I feel like it again.

Although I was not active within swap bot I have always remained active in sending mail and collecting stamps. In the meantime I have also picked up postcrossing again.

Hello, I am Stella, born in 1950, living in the south of Holland. For every swap I take time to read my partners profile, I hope you will do the same.

I do spend a lot of time/energy to find the best possible for my swapping partner-s: my intention is always to send something personal. I do not join a lot of swaps: if I make you a nice -creative- swap, I work several hours and I can't do that every day.

If there is a problem, please contact me first. I will contact you first too if there is a problem, you and me need the opportunity to fix things. I make scans and notes of everything that goes -always in time- into the mailbox. But we cannot control everything and every postal service.

About me and my handycrafts

I am textile addicted: as a tailor (I did have my own studio for 25 years), I am interested in fabrics, materials, patterns, sewingmachines, buttons, needles, textile crafts etc etc, too much to mention. I started very young, as a child I sewed doll clothes and when I was a little bit older I had my first sewing lessons. I like sewing, paper-arts, embroidery, quilting, making collage, making ATC's and more. These days most of my free time I am busy with hand- and machine quilting, embroidery and collecting stamps. When my hands are busy, I am happy. I love to collect and to make miniatures. You need less materials but more skills in making small things.

My stampcollection

In the eighties I started collecting stamps. The most important part of my stampcollection is from Japan.

JAPAN is my favorite country: my favorites are woodblockprints (ukiyo-e), kimono's, calligraphy, too much to mention. Later I started to collect the countries: FINLAND, CANADA, a little bit FRANCE from 2000 till now and different items:

From all over the world I collect:

PENGUINS.

CHICKENS AND ROOSTERS

DOLLS, CHILDRENS PLAYS AND TOYS.

TEXTILES, TEXTILEPROCESSING,TAILORING: textile-fabrics.

TULIPS

OWLS AND UPUPAS

WEIRD MAILBOXES AND COLLECTING stamps(postal theme)

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

STAMPS MADE OF OTHER MATERIAL THAN PAPER

II'm trying to get a stamp from all the countries of the world, which sounds easy, but it's not.

MOST IMPORTANT ABOUT STAMPS:...THEY HAVE TO BE IN PERFECT CONDITION, not damaged and properly soaked off.

WHEN I AM COORDINATING A STAMP-SWAP I ALWAYS SEND MY PARTNER SOMETHING SPECIAL EXTRA!!!!

About me and my dislikes

Please do not send photocopied or printed images (unless it's necessary for the swap) and no small pieces of paper, no bookpages (I do have so much, I can start a shop). I do not like careless, sloppy or damaged mail and poorly done handmade items. Please do send your mail with care and attention. Sometimes (I think) I can see the attention for the swap in the way the swap is sent.

I do not like childish things like kawaii (allthough I love Japan), teddybears, Kitty, Disney, sweet flowers and more....or cute stickers and so on Please do not send me tea, coffee, smells, food, make-up or jewellery. I am not interested in religious items, magnets and other touristic gadgets, cities, landscapes, buildings, touristic views, no nationalistic or holiday items ( Halloween, Thanks Giving, Valentine's Day (I don't celebrate it) and please nothing glittery, bling bling in Dutch, no lurex, no rhinestones. Please no easter, no Christmas and so on items, unless I join a swap with this subject of course.

I do like very much

I collect items like charms and miniatures in relation with sewing. I have something special with scissors (not the big and not necessary real ones) and tape measures (I do have lots of the normal ones!), needle cards or any other vintage sewing notions/haberdashery. I prefer above all good quality, my personal style is modern-classic and I like museumsouvenirs.

Good quality quilt fabric-s-, cotton, f.i.with handwritings, text, with images about sewing and so on, or only in one color, monochromatic.

Paperdolls (2-dimensional) and dressing paperdolls. Miniatures of all kinds.

My favorite colours are red, grey, black, blue (the darker ones), lavender, powdered pink and offwhite; I prefer silver (no gold) in metal and colour. I do not like green, orange, brown and yellow.

Interesting Japan-related things.

Small boxes, all materials, must easy fit in the mailbox, can be handmade, can be vintage, can be modern and other nice miniatures.

Ratings

I usually try to make a swap a kind of a present. I try to understand people's profiles so they get things they like. When I read my partners profile I mostly immediately know what I can make and/or send. I appreciate when partners read my profile. Of course I try to be fare and not everyone has the same abilities, style, likes/dislikes. For me it has to be obvious that senders put effort into what they have sent.♥ Hearts are usually given when a craft is extra special. I do not base a heart on extras like small pieces of paper or a page torned from a book, some stickers etc.

Ratings

Carrii rated for Used Postage Stamp #1 on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: Wonderful! I'd give more than one heart if I could. I love every one of the stamps, including the ones on your envelope. Thanks much!! Also the postcard was fantastic!
Response: I am happy you like it, thank you for the rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful message (your handwriting is gorgeous) I also was so pleased with the stamps - I find it hard to get Icelandic stamps so was especially happy to find one in there. Have a great weekend. :)
Response: I am glad you like the stamps, thank you for the rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart.
neca84 rated for Quilt Strips # 1 on Mar 6, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the purple fabrics. I just have to say what absolutely beautiful handwriting you have as well
Response: Thank you for rating.
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Comment: Wowza! What a package :-) Thank you for all the knitting and paper craft goodies. The leaf paper is gorgeous. I look forward to using it all! I'll also reuse the rose envie you made. Cool vellum paper.
Response: Glad you are happy, thank you for the heart.
donetta rated for AACG: Matryoshka ATC on Jan 21, 2017
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Comment: Stella, I can't imagine being more pleased with a swap...your matryoshka dolls are wonderful! You are, to my knowledge, the only one of us to actually make nesting dolls, which actually is the point of the matryoshka. I certainly did not...I made only one doll! You are such an inspiration to me...I am very fortunate to have received this swap from you!
Response: I did not thank you for your pleasing rating. It was fun to make this matryoshka and I am very glad you like it so much. Thank you!
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Comment: Wow! Finally received your swap and it is wonderful. Stitching the trims to the envelope was so creative. I love all the extras especially the beautiful butterfly bookmark. There was no clue as to why it took so long to get here.
Response: Sorry to be so late, thank you very much for this wonderful rating.
wm rated for 50 used christmasstamps on Jan 12, 2017
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Comment: WOW! Thank you so very much ... made my day!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Wow, Stella! You sent such a fabulous swap. It's so thoughtful and creative, from the package to the fabric to the handmade card ♥ to the Sulky thread, tag, floss, and faux holiday stamps. I just love them all. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart and HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful cards! Wish you a great new year!!
Response: Thank you for the heart and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely package. Love the kitty print. Will definitely find a use for it. The little wooden charms are so cute and can't wait to use some of the labels. Now let me apologize for rating so late. Some how it got mixed with my magazines and with all the Christmas excitement it was overlooked. I feel bad that I missed it especially since it is such a nice package. Even got a card with sparkles !!! Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart, HAPPY NEW YEAR.
sybil31562 rated for Christmas Tree atc swap on Dec 20, 2016
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Comment: Another special ATC. Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart, Merry Christmas and a happy New year.
BeeMGee rated for VC: A Passion for Fashion ATC on Dec 14, 2016
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Comment: Thank you. Lovely ATC and thanks for the extras. Merry Christmas xx
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. And of course: merry Christmas and a happy New year.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of cards and also for the stamps! I don't mind if you typed your note, either! :) Have a wonderful day!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart.
nickmang rated for 50 used stamps from 1 country #6 on Nov 22, 2016
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Comment: Thank you Nice post card. Nick
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart.
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp ATC Swap on Nov 22, 2016
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Comment: Stella! I don't even know what to say! Your atcs are gorgeous! I love the backgrounds with the little pieces of stamps!! You made the packaging so special and finally the stamps and atc paper are wonderful! Thank you for making this such a special swap!
Response: I love to create with stamps and I enjoy your comment, thank you for rating and the heart.
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Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke en mooie postzegels.
Response: Dankjewel voor rating en het hartje.
mamajoy rated for 3 Blank Map PCs #2 on Nov 17, 2016
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Comment: This is one of the best swaps I have received from across the pond. Thank you so much for the wonderful map cards, the extra lighthouse card, and the map envelope which I will use for backgrounds. You are a super partner!
Response: Thank you very much!
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Comment: A stitched artwork! What a great idea to cover an envelope in this way. Thank you so much, also for the pretty goodies. And I love your beautiful calligraphy handwriting.
Response: The used fabric brought me this idea, it was fun to make. Thank you for rating and the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 374 22 25
Completed Fives Threes Ones
342 388 0 0
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Comments

lou on Jan 5, 2021:

Welcome back, dear friend, so glad you have returned

lloydp on Sep 1, 2016:

Hi Stella

Thanks for the cat postcard and the lovely little handmade heart card - it was so cute. Talk soon. Pat Lloyd

lloydp on Jul 27, 2016:

Hi Stella Thanks so much for the lovely cards for my birthday. I enjoyed receiving them and the pigs made them extra special to me. Pat

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

phillaine on May 25, 2016:


Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

cmdunderground on Mar 18, 2016:

FF:Happy mail tag

Eeeeeek! Love love love the fabrics!!!! Thank you so very much! They are fabulous! Hugs

widelo123 on Mar 5, 2016:

FF: WTA Feburary 2016

Stella, thank you so much for the wonderful package you put together for me. You were more than generous. I don't know how you found so many vintage items. You are truly one special person from across the ocean. Again thank you for everything. Shirley

devilspigeonhole on Feb 14, 2016:

♥ ♥ ♥ HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ♥ ♥ ♥

biasbabe on Feb 3, 2016:

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To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

Heirloom on Jan 28, 2016:

(hello!)

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