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Tessssssa

Tessssssa
Date Joined: May 1, 2014
Last Online: July 16, 2024
Birthday: March 19, 1986
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi everyone,

My name is Tessa, a Ravenclaw, and I live in a small town in the south of the Netherlands, just below Eindhoven.
I live there with my cat. She is all white, with black ears and a black tail. She is 11 years old and very sweet. Her name is Poes, wich is the dutch word for cat. She is very lazy, sleeps all day.

In my free time I like to be creative in many ways. I enjoy many crafts.
I sew a lot of stuffed animals. it's so fun to see them come to live, adding arms and legs.
At the moment I'm in love with the patterns of Studio Seren. They are su much fun!
I used to crochet animals from designers like: Stip en haak and My Krissie Dolls. But my fingers hurt after a few stitches now, so I switched to sewing.

I also like to watch movies/netflix, going to the zoo or the Efteling, and listening to audiobooks while I'm crafting .
I like to be with my family.

Please leave a comment when raiting.

I promise that I won't flake! Please contact me before rating me a 1 or 3!

Flower parade

In the summer months (june - september) I'm active in a group for the local flower parade.
14 groups build a big float and on the third sunday in september we have a parade.
The building proces takes 3 months (bending iron, welding it together, stick cardboard on it, glue newspapers on it, and painting) after that we only have 2 days to put al the flowers on it (200.000 in total per float).
We use dahlia's they are so pretty and have many colors and forms.

Documentary about the flowerparade in Zundert by Gil Bruvel
The flower parade in Zundert is always on the first sunday in september, 1 week before ours.

This year (2023) the theme is, nothing is as it seems. So we have to make something that is also something else. We wil build the horse of Troy (wooden statue), transforming in a Trojan Horse (the virus).
I can't wait for the building process to begin, we are planning to make armour from foam, so If you have any tips and tricks they are very welcome!

Last year (2022) the theme of the parade was festivals around the world. We made a float about the Japanese cherry blossom festival. We made 3 arches with blossom and lanterns. Actors were picknicking. And 4 girls danced with paper parasols. It was so much fun. We won 6th place, we were very surprised by that, and also we won the prize from the kids jury.

Youtube video of our float in 2018 Our elephant was so cool! She even moved her head, ears and trunk like a real one.
And remember it's al iron, cardboard and flowers.

For Pictures of the floats our group made you have to look by Wilhelmina (at the bottom, under 'wagenoverzicht'). You can look by year (jaargangen) or by group (buurtschappen).
Our group is named after Queen Wilhelmina, she was the Queen when The Netherlands was liberated after the 2nd world war. The flower parade started out as a little celebration of freedom with decorated bicycles and carts, it has become much bigger than that.

Favorite Crafts

I do a lot of things, and will try almost everything.

I like to sew stuffed animals, make and decorate envelopes, mixed media, mini albums, stamping, drawing, sewing my own clothes, sewing ragdolls and animals, flipbooks, facepainting, coloring, pocket letters, working on my artjournal and helping out with the flower parade.

I'm looking to buy some nice printable files on etsy. But there is so much to choose from! So I would really appreciate if you could send me a link of your favourite ephemera printables (or shops) on etsy!

I started collecting enamel pins.
And I would love to swap some. So if you want to trade some pins with me, please message me and we can set up a private swap!

Things I like

Random things
* botanical illustrations
* lace fabric, lace trimmings, and lace flowers etc
* springtime, feeling the sun on my face, summertime
* pastel colours, old vintage colours
* hearts, chevron, polkadots, stripes
* woodland animals, peacocks, foxes
* (samples of) soap and shampoo bars, conditioner etc. Handmade is great! Or maybe a recipe (my hair looks so much healthier now I use an all natural shampoo bar)
* flipbooks, mail art
* (board)games
* vintage typewriters
* my family and friends
* mermaids, fairies, old school fairytales (not a big disneyfan).
* Alice in wonderland, Little Red Ridinghood
* Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood, nifflers and bowtruckels

Crafting/Wishlist (in random order)
* watercolour images
* eyelets
* any Tim Holtz product
* labels, I love labels, the plain ones with a red/green/other colour border, vintage labels with scribbles, labels with daintly borders, etc.
* foam squares/circles any size
* vellum, with or without an image
* interesting (clear) stamps, background stamps
* I collect enamel pin badges!, animals, flowers, world famous things, fun food (please no pins of things I never heard of, like a local business or advertising pins)
* project life cards
* maggie holmes, tim holtz, heidi swapp, page evans
* black permanent fineliners like mircron
* white pens or (paint)markers
* sealing wax, and stamps
* bookpages and sheetmusic, other interesting fonts
* lace, cheesecloth, trims etc, even tiny pieces are welcome
* fabric to make clothes for my handmade softies (I prefer natural fiber over polyester)
* things for my junk journal, I prefer the following styles / themes: botanical, vintage, tickets and tags, flowers, feathers, postal theme, old sewing patters, birds, vintage office papers, library cards, washi tape and washi stickers in these themes.
* mail art, I love decorated envelopes!
* Wide washi tape, washi stickers
* washi tapes in plain colours or with patterns like, grid, polkadots, chevron, stripes, and other plainish patterns
* burt's bees with pomegranate lipbalm
* your favorite craft tool/item/template/tips

  • I collect used postage stamps for an elderly (recently) disabled man.

Favorite colour (combo's)
* mint green
* teal
* purple
* peacock colours
* coral pink
* rose gold
* vintage colours
* pastel colours
* rich jewel tones

Food
* any low-carb snacks or easy recipes (not to many ingredients)
* any nuts
* anything Haribo or Maoam
* chocolate
* licorice
* something typical from you country

Tea
I just started drinking tea again and love some new flavours to try!
* fruits (but no citrus fruits)
* tea wit mint
* tea with cinnamon

I also enjoy loose tea (to be put in a tea egg) or tea flowers. Please put a ingredient list on the packaging, I like to know what I'm drinking :p

Things I don't like

  • Religious stuff
  • zentangle as the main focal point
  • please don't send me sticky notes.
  • little pieces of patterned paper
  • Unwritten postcards of places where I`ve never been
  • rain, to much snow, to much heat
  • jewelry, I do wear some, but I don't need more
  • diddl, hello kitty, kawaì, other kids characters
  • rude people
  • reward or kiddie stickers, stickers in the themes in the like section above are ok.
  • the smell of nicotine, it makes me sick
  • marzipain
  • sand between my toes
  • papercuts in my finger
  • sticker slapping
  • and flakers.

Please note

For swaps that requires more than one gift to be send.
I'm very pleased to get 1 gift worth the total amount you have to spend instead of several small gifts.
It's your choice what to do.

As for my etsy wishlist.
This is a list of things I would like to recieve (obviously) but I don't mind if you order it from another shop or website, as long as it is the same item. Maybe you find it cheaper else were or with less shippingcosts.

Please don't cover your mail art with clear packaging tape. And don't send in a clear envelope. I like how postcards look when they went through a sorting machine, (bended, ripped etc) I think it adds to it.

Ratings

photovivie rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #34 on Jun 17, 2024
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Comment: Thank you very much!! For your card - but also the card you sent with the kangaroo is awesome plus the extras. I will give the vip-lot so my son for is merchant shop to play.
uiltje rated for ESO: Art Journal #20 on May 26, 2024
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Comment: Dank je wel voor je nieuwe schattige boekje. Ook voor de zilveren fietsjes. En ik begin je knalrose enveloppen inmiddels te herkennen ;-)
photovivie rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #33 on May 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you ❤️
uiltje rated for ESO: Art Journal #19 on Apr 24, 2024
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Comment: Dank je wel voor deze ronde. Het wordt wel een dikkertje en dat loopt qua postzegels wel flink op. Gelukkig is jouw envelop niet op porto gecontroleerd. 50-350 gram kost nu € 3,70. Of had je het er op gewaagd? ;-)
Response: Woog hij meer dan 50 dan? Dan heb ik hem verwisseld met een andere envelop en zit daar te veel op. Ach ja :p
photovivie rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #32 on Apr 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the card, the selfmade envelope and the extras!! The card is tricky. Will I stay in the theme or crash it? 😆
Response: Have fun with it, thanks for the heart
Inesrv rated for ESO: Art Journal #18 on Apr 1, 2024
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Comment: Thank you Tessa! Have a lovely week ✨
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart
scrappermama rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #127 on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: Got it and already sent it onto the next person! Love these swaps!! Have a mah-velous day friend!!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart
photovivie rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #31 on Mar 9, 2024
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Comment: I love the self made envelope with little bugs 😍 Thank you for the new card. I will happily continue your artwork.
Response: The envelope was made from a poster for a children's book. I have kept them for myself very long. But now it was time to send. I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: This one turned out tough for me...you did amazing on it
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart
Inesrv rated for ESO: Art Journal #17 on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: Thank you Tessa, your journal arrived today. I love the theme so can't wait for filling my Page 😍 Have a beeautiful day 🐝🐝
Response: Have fun with it! Thanks for the heart!
DPClamavi rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #30 on Feb 12, 2024
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Comment: Ty for sending it again.... Sadly mail arrived opened with some tape on top :/
Response: Sending again? I can't remember sending this twice. I'm glad it arrived.
nenacolours rated for Feb.2024 Instagram likes 8/8 on Feb 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you very much for your likes!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Apelser rated for Feb.2024 Instagram likes 8/8 on Feb 5, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the likes. Nice to meet Swappers on Instagram.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
MeetSarah87 rated for Feb.2024 Instagram likes 8/8 on Feb 3, 2024
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the likes and your comment :-)
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Muna rated for Feb.2024 Instagram likes 8/8 on Feb 1, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the instant likes ♥️
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
dcp0112 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #126 on Jan 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the super cute card to work on. My mind is already working overtime trying to figure out how to make it perfect. lol. Have a great week!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: I think they would walk thru...🐌〰〰〰
Response: Maybe they do :P
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Comment: Fun Swap
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Snail painting! Funny! I love it! My snails all need to be painted! They would be easier to see.........Happy swapping.......
Response: Thanks for the heart!
photovivie rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #29 on Jan 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! The card looks so great! and thank for your using a selfmade envelope! Haven’t received one in a long while and missed it ☺️
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Djevara on Feb 19, 2024:

Thanks for sending back my journal :) Take care, Karell

cindygroet on Dec 24, 2023:

Hey Tessa,

Heel fijne Kerstdagen en een goed 2024!!! Cindy

ktk8 on Dec 9, 2023:

Hi TESSSSSSSSSA.... I received your postcard that you finished with a CHRISTMAS bird..... I love love love it.....also MCorbus added "Holi" the Indian celebration and I have attended that once.....and it has to be HAPPIEST of all festivals I have ever attended....

and YOU KNOW how I LOVE your BIRDS....so it was a GREAT postcard...... I say THANK YOU .... Merry Christmas and a very happy new year wow 2024..... hope to see you in my mailbox again soon Big hugs and many hearts!!!!!

Djevara on Nov 22, 2023:

ESO: Art journal. Thank you for sending my journal back <3 Animals stickers are really lovely.

hazelwitch3 on Oct 20, 2023:

My ESO team postcard just arrived home via Iris -- thank you so much for your contribution to it! I think it's lovely.

DPClamavi on Oct 20, 2023:

Tysm Tessa for sending me your Hedwig page from the HP journal ! That is so sweet of you. It looks terrific ! I also got super delighted with the mushroom stamps !! TY ! Take care. ♥

photovivie on Jun 11, 2023:

Thank you so much for sending me my ESO Teamwork postcard back (the one with the flour theme) it looks amazing! 😍

hazelwitch3 on Apr 13, 2023:

Thanks so much for your contribution to my ESO Teamwork postcard -- I love the card!

hazelwitch3 on Apr 13, 2023:

Thanks so much for your contribution to my ESO Teamwork postcard -- I love the card!

photovivie on Feb 15, 2023:

Thank you for sending my teamwork postcard home!

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