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nigatsubebe

nigatsubebe
Date Joined: April 13, 2010
Last Online: December 2, 2022

Country: United States
Ko-Fi Handmade
Bebe Taian - Japanese Kimono and Culture
Instagram Vintage + Handmade

About Me

Hi everyone! I've gotten 1-2 messages about either lost or returned mail. I'm wondering if being on the 'auxiliary route' at my apartment is the culprit, or if my middle name is. As such, I've changed the address name.

I always get swaps out as soon as I can, but admittedly, I'm sometimes bad at sending tracking numbers or remembering the 'second step' of clicking "sent items" if I can't send them the same day I pack them. If you don't get your items 3-4 weeks from the end date, send me a message!

Current Projects!

I'm unloading quite a bit of my things! Some have to be sold but others, I'm happy trading out.

STUFF I LOVE GETTING:

Feel free to send any of these instead of the written swap. Just message me so I know what to expect. Stuff doesn't have to be new. I often prefer secondhand or vintage items.

  • Books! I'll try to post an Amazon wishlist, but really, get it from wherever, Most swaps + thrift store books are $5 or less. If they cost more, they'll probably wait or I'll find a download via library.

  • Any Japanese snacks or stuff for a teenage girl. My sister LOVES yukata, hair pins, lots of anime.

  • I love trading out washi + stickers. I have lots of them! I like 'academia,' 'dark forest,' animals, all kinds of things that aren't the cute, cartoony kind.


I'm destashing a TONNE of stuff! I don't know how my partner didn't divorce me. While I'm getting much better about it, I own WAY too much stuff. I'd like to have fewer physical items, or own physical items I really enjoy vs. piles of Stuff that I'll 'definitely get around to.' (Narrator voice: Dani did not ever 'get around to' it.)

Feel free to message me if you want to send any of this stuff instead of the swap items asked for. It isn't a problem!

Supplies I Use

I love natural materials for any supplies, with minimal plastic-based items. I tend to 'upcycle' thrifted clothes and dabble in all sorts of crafting types, so I even use scrap fabrics. In fact, I prefer clean fabrics that would otherwise be waste, if they're larger than 2x3."

Please no dog hair, cigarette smells, or strong perfumes. I tend to get migraines and don't have a washing machine, so it could take 2 weeks to hot wash something properly.

Favorite Crafts

  • Weaving (I have a 16" rigid heddle loom right now, but I formerly rigged various objects for frame looming or 'nature looming'.) Sometimes damaged or thinning shirts get cut + stretched for yarn. I need to practice weaving when fabric stretches and shrinks irregularly. Balls of t-shirt yarn or jersey knit strips are always welcome!

  • Sewing basic items. I have a mannequin now, so I hope to learn draping like I wanted to uh, 20 years ago. I also use cast-off scraps for quilted or patchwork things, like washable tote bag facings. I take apart damaged clothing when possible and see what I can do with it.

  • Archiving vintage + antique Japanese postcards of the karyukai (geisha, maiko, tayuu, oiran,) I also like vintage books about Japan that aren't just tourist guides.

  • Papercrafts like art journalling, scrapbooking, and some bullet journal/art journal hybrid work for daily use.

Other Things

Off-site I tend to sell and trade for very different things. I have a rather large stash of kimono, fabrics, books, and even foodstuffs.

I don't celebrate Xmas and tbh am pretty bad at performing Jewish hols. I try to do something proper for Shabbos/Sabbath, but the challenge is Putting Down Responsibilities for just 24 hours.

My house is interfaith/atheist, though, so if someone enjoys lights? Go for it! You want a pine tree? Okay, just don't let the cats get hurt. I miss living in the woods with the change of season air scents, so yeah, get a tree. Other relatives are Baptist or Evangelical, mostly, so I keep a stash of Xmas-specific cards + papers.

Whatever you believe has/should have 0 effect on my ability to control my own life. We all have that in common, I hope.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the papery bits to play with!
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage piece of textile! I love it and will purpose it to go into my journal as a focal point!! Your passion for the Taisho era is fascinating and I had no idea about it until I googled it!! Such an important Era for the Japanese!! Thank you for the lovely Hanukkah card! I hope you have a beautiful Hanukkah! xx Gabi
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Comment: Thank you :-) I love everything! The vellum, the coffee cup, stickers and especially the velvet heart! Thank you for hosting.
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Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap! I love the idea of using the blank half the card-- I never thought of that! I may turn it into a postcard. Happy early Thanksgiving!
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies! I appreciate you hostessing!
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the great washi samples 😀
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Comment: Thank you for the fun mix!
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Comment: I loved the fairytale so much! It was so fun getting a fairytale that I haven’t heard before! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the story shared <3
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card assortment!
GrandmaK rated for Stuff The Mailbox - Halloween on Nov 10, 2022
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quelynn rated for Ghostly Tales from Me to You. on Nov 8, 2022
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Comment: Oh my i almost forgot to rate you. Thank you for your stories and really kinda crazy and cool isnt it. Que
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Comment: What a lovely swap idea! I loved the effort you put into your playlist, and thank you for sharing the music! <3
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your songs :) those are sooo good :)
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Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful stuff.
Begokschaf rated for Stuff The Mailbox - Halloween on Nov 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much
ladyaduial rated for Stuff The Mailbox - Halloween on Nov 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the spooky goodies!

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Comments

Swan on Nov 28, 2022:

Thank you for the variety of Christmas cards for the LSRUs November wishlist, they’re great! (I had to figure out what wish swap might mean, especially since I’m doing more than one wishlist, but found you pretty fast)

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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Shanoya212 on Nov 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the angel swap for the Two Things in an Envelope. I love all the pieces and I can't wait to make something great with them

simcoe54 on Oct 22, 2022:

September LSRUS Wishlist -- Thanks so much for the package of goodies. The postcards and stamps are perfect for my collection; my grand-daughter will love the stickers and mmmm...kool aid.

Poohtat on Oct 12, 2022:

Thank you for the Sept LSRUS wishes. I enjoyed the note and I wrote back to your email. The envie of goodies is awesome. I love it all!

Jillemina on Oct 7, 2022:

Thank you so much for the wonderful letter. I will write back soon! Jill

Begokschaf on Sep 15, 2022:

I received the angeled swap from you for the Orange swap. Thank you for the cute orange goodies. 😊

DawnNunn on Feb 16, 2022:
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