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nigatsubebe

nigatsubebe
Date Joined: April 13, 2010
Last Online: October 18, 2021

Country: United States
My Etsy Store
Bebe Taian - Japanese Kimono and Culture

About Me

UPDATE 10/18/21

I haven't been doing as many swaps lately. There's been a big push to make + sell as much as possible with the double hit of rent going up by 1/3 next year AND my insurance dropping. Not that they covered a bunch of braces and assistive devices an EDS patient needs anyways! >D Splint rings ALONE are around ~$125 each. Those cover... uh... 1 joint. on one finger. ... how many do I still have? .... yeah. Hahahaha... I'll be slightly busy. Wish me luck!


I'm a kimono and natural fabrics collecting weaver + sewer. Sometimes gremlins take my things. My DH puts up with my habit of stuffing the apartment to the rafters with craft stuff and textiles, so I think it's a good idea to trade some of it out!

My mom's postcard, ephemera, + handmade art shop ("small art" + gifts, like large tags, weavings, etc.) is Shabby2Beautiful.etsy.com

She listed a LOT of authentic vintage postcards, no reprints or digital downloads. There are also handmade art supplies for journaling and other art forms.

Supplies I Use

What supplies do I use?

Yarn + fabric:

Natural materials such as 100% cotton, hemp, wool, alpaca, linen. I don't end up using tencel or bamboo because it uses so many chemicals to make, might as well just buy acrylic. I do have a lot of acrylic, though, as I prioritise secondhand materials over newly-made.

Beads:

Mostly stone, bone, and metal. I'm always looking for sterling silver or gold, but I use copper, brass, and other metals too! Tigertail and other findings are always needed. I do like reclaimed, clean thrifted things!

Paper/Stationary:

I do papercrafting and stationary and have a penchant for "dark" stuff- old-school romantic Goth, Victorian, and Steampunk styles appeal greatly. "Black Forest during Fall/Winter" is a commonly recurring theme. I have too many postcards right now- a few photo boxes filled, but I always take very old Japanese postcards (which get archived.) Stationery is great too! I tend not to use magazine cutouts since I can get stacks of magazines for free locally.

Painting:

I'm dabbling in acrylic painting and have lowest-end watercolour sets. I haven't decided if this is something I'll take up. Mixed media and watercolour paper is always useful + welcome!

Misc.:

I love old mirrors, things with leaf motifs, asa no ha (geometric hemp) patterns, feathers, delicate Venetian-style lace, and various shades of blues, grey, and shades of deadleaf orange.

Other Things

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

Sometimes I'm looking for specific things to barter for- kimono in very good condition, the 1976 copy of DOMA Codex Rosae Crucis, black and grey laces, etc. I'd be willing to trade half my supply stash for that Codex edition! But the list is always changing.

Favorite Crafts

  • Weaving (I have a 16" rigid heddle loom right now, but I formerly rigged various objects for frame looming or 'nature looming'.)

  • Sewing basic items

  • Quilting

  • Archiving vintage + antique Japanese postcards of the karyukai (geisha, maiko, tayuu, oiran)

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

Ratings

Rosie2766 rated for Favorite Color Swap on Sep 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!!!
Mitziishere rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Sep 11, 2021
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Comment: Omgosh, we both love the same stuff. Loved every single thing in the envelope:) the fabrics and stamps were top tier!!!
DollyDotBoo rated for CPG Made with Washi PC - US on Sep 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for what you sent. I love it!
TeaNi rated for CPG-Move my excess quick-US on Sep 6, 2021
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Comment: thank you for a very cool assortment of goodies to "play" with! :)
simplyjeannette rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank You
Peaches12 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies and the note. I would like to sell my beads and beading supplies but not sure how to go about it!!
Erasernut rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Loved my envelope goodies. Currently in a tag making marathon, so I'm happy to add the ephemera you sent to the mix. In answer to your question, my fave movies are adventure and comedy. I like to relax and get away from the real world for awhile that way. Thanks again.
SavagelyCraftin rated for Favorite Color Swap on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I will definitely use everything that you sent me. You made my first swap absolutely wonderful thank you
debbee2014 rated for Favorite Color Swap on Aug 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the color swap, I think it was great. I can't wait to use the items you sent. I will check out your esty store.
Cynfully rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 18, 2021
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scooter63 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanx so much for the goodies. My favorite is the little lacy heart. I am sure I can put the others to good use..scooter63
fxmldr1 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap. I love this swap. It is cool to see all the variety of items that are sent. Thank you.
jules4534 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 15, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great stuff! I’m up for a private swap any time.
Autist rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, and fun things! I enjoyed reading it and will probably write a reply. Cheers
ultracinematik rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 4 on Aug 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter and delightfully dark goodies. Look for a reply in your mailbox soon.
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! I can certainly use most of them for ATC's and other crafting. Yes, I save all kinds of things, even pieces of mail, stamps, etc because I know I can use them for ATC's or handmade postcards, etc. Ha ha! :D
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Comment: Wow! Is that cork fabric? And what is the pink thingy? Love it all!!
MailLover69 rated for Newbie friendly-USA #3 on Jan 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for everything :)
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Comment: Thanks for the supplies! I actually needed more popsicle sticks to make garden markers for the spring, so thank you! x

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