Comment: I wish I could give you more than one heart, especially for the beautiful heart you sent me! I just finished reading it (though I haven't had a chance to do the word search yet) and as I read it, I thought, "Yeah, this is someone I could be friends with! When is that teleporter gonna be ready?" :) Thanks so much for sharing with me. I LOVED getting it!
Response: Yay! I am so very glad that you got it & are enjoying it :) Keep in touch!
Comment: Thank you for my LOVELY handmade journal, it looks awesome! What a fun swap this was! I love all of your answers and reading even more about you. :) You are great, as always! Let me know if you are ever up for another journal swap.
Response: Wow that got there so fast! 4 days is a record :) I am glad you like it & I am always up for another journal swap! Hugs, Amanda
Comment: love the granny squares! thanks for the movies & the funky Blythe mat!!
Response: Woohoo! I am glad you like the mat & squares. :) I threw the rug in as a little suprise since you sent me such a mondo jar of honey :) ( I should take a photo of the jar. I think we are down a few inches already...lol)
Response: A fellow Canadian I noticed while reading & we are even on the same Island - hours apart! I am going to pm you, maybe we can get a Van Isle Swap Meet going? There's a lot more of us than I thought!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely journal--it arrived in pristine condition. It is beautiful and very well made--obviously you took special care with it. And, yes, it is cool Amanda sending to me on Amanda Street-what a coincidence. Thanks again, Amanda, the journal is truly great.
Response: Yay! I am so glad that it arrived & that you like it :) I am still telling people about the Amanda/Amanda Street thing. Thanks! ADDING: This is my 100th heart!! THANK YOU!!!! :) :) :)
Comment: Thanks for the great digital camera!....I mean, the great sewing kit! :P I can't wait to try it out! The fabrics and things you sent were lovely! I will definitely take pictures of the finished masterpiece. :P My hubby had a full weekend of studying, and we got a winter storm, so my plan was yesterday to stay locked in the house and play with my sewing machine. That plan didn't work because our power went out for a couple of hours! Looks like I'll be trying it some other time. Thanks for another great swap!
Response: Awesome! I am glad you liked the package I put together for you :)
Comment: I love , love the rowhouse :) You are very cleaver and your work is very neat. I would never have known this was your first rowhouse!! I love the lights, they are my favorite type. I wish I could have given you more than one heart!!
Response: Aww, Thank You so much for the kind comments! I am very glad you like the house. Hugs, Amanda
Comment: I LOVE the ornament you made me. The quilting is so interesting, and the colors delight my eyes. What a special gift. I too have a polydactyl cat...Sally. She was a stray, and the person who rescued her already had 7 cats. She is the most loving cat I have ever had. At first she didn't want her "toes" touched, but now she loves having them tickled.
Response: Yay! I am very happy that you liked your ornament! I just had Hemi (our poly) at the vet for an ingrown toe tail (I left the misspelling cause it's funny, I meant an ingrown toe nail, LOL!) Keep an eye on those extra toe nails! Hugs, Amanda
Comment: Wow, wow, wow! What a great journal! I love that it is handmade! I haven't had a chance to read through it, although I have looked over every page to see what they look like! I can't wait to sit down and read it! Yes, we definitely need to keep in touch..your journal topics have given me some ideas! :)
Response: Yay :) I am glad you like it! I have started a letter to you, in response to your journal. Hugs! Amanda
Comment: Thank you so much for the dollhouse panel! It's something I put off buying because I felt silly (everyone was asking me why I wanted it when I can't sew!) It's so cute though! The seller put a lovely ribbon and tag around it and also included a stitched flower greeting card w/envelope for me to use. Great package!
Response: I am so glad to hear it arrived & really - I am sure you will be able to sew enough in order to put it together & if you can't, pm me, and I will do it for ya! Hugs, Amanda
Comment: Thank you so very much for the awesome package! I love all of the handmade items you've made. The dotee doll is so adorable and it's the first one I've ever received. The tea wallet and tissue holder are great. I'll be carrying them around in my purse. The grocery tote is so great. I love how sturdy it is and the colour is nice too. When I first saw the tie apron, I wasn't sure how it related to the letter B. I had tied it around my waist, but then wondered how it was a B item. So then I thought, "ohh.. maybe it's supposed to be a blouse?" ahahah. But duh! It's a blue apron, lol. Thanks for the swap cards and all the yummy snacks. I'm looking forward to trying the unusual ones :)
Response: Thanks for letting me know it arrived & that you liked it all. Some of the letters were super tough, but I had a super time putting the package together. It was my first swap with a fellow Nanaimoite too! Hugs, Amanda
Comment: I thoroughly enjoyed reading your letter & list. The name Jukie was given to by a high school friend that said it accidentally. It means nothing. It just sounded right at the time LOL I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!!
Response: Thanks so much for letting me know what Jukie meant..I was wondering if you ahd some hidden love for Juke boxes or something, lol. Feel free to write back :)
Comment: What a darling tea pouch with tea!!! Thank you so very much! I have wanted one of these and now I have one!! Hooray! You are so talented! You really should sell these in your shop! blessings, Gypsy
Response: You are a kind lady Gypsy! I adore you :) Thank you too!
Comment: Your AWESOME stockings arrived today! Thank you so much for all the work that you put into them:) I can't wait for Trin and Anthony to see them! The extra fabric you sent is terrific too:) Thank you soooooo much!!!! Blessings for a great holiday season for your family=)
Response: Thank You Nana! I loved this swap. Putting together the stockings for Trin & Anthony was so much fun :) Swaps for the kiddies rock!!
Comment: My holly appliqued pocket is so original and well done, I just adore it! And the way you wrapped all of my gifts in recycled pattern pieces nearly brought tears to my eyes because it made me think of my mom. (with love)
I love it all and the pincushion is precious!
Thanks for focusing in on my needs and desires!
Response: You are so welcome Jan! It was my pleasure :)
Comment: WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! I don't even know where to begin to start thanking you for all the great goodies in my box:) I guess I'll start with "A" - I so needed the addie labels as I prepared over 20 packages for mailing last night and used up my last ones. This is my first tile necklace and it is soooo cool! Not only do I have a great new tea wallet but a new flavor to try. I have been dying to try the new stick-on nail polish but would never splurge and get myself any. I LOVE my needle case - I do so much sewing, I have a vast assortment and this is the perfect size to hold them all. Mermaid dotees are my absolute favorite!!! Her little "hearts" are too cute:) I have no idea how you got all of that crafty goodness in that jar. I love the top of it with all the beads. It will be used daily to store pretties and fits in perfect with my collection. The variety of embellishments is amazing. My nail file w/case is perfect. My files always end up in the bottom of my purse with all the "grit" rubbed off so the case is perfect. I love to do my toes and love all sorts of pedicure stuff - again something I would buy for others, but never myself. The envies are fab - I love making them from mag. pages but mine never turn out as nice as these! I'm obsessed with ribbon so every piece I get is my new favorite. And last, but certainly not least, my very own swap cards - I've never had any before and I love them!!! This comment is long, but not long enough to express how much I love my package and I want everyone to know what a terrific job you did and how absolutely perfect every item is for me:) A heart seems so inadequate, but definitely well earned. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and kindness:)
Response: Sally, I can honastly say that (above) was some of the most touching feedback I have ever received. I am so happy you liked it all! This was one of my favorite swaps to put together, I had a great time making it for you. ((hugs))
Comment: Heyee! I'm no fun for plastic canvas patterns, I usually find what I want online since it seems to be one old those 'older' crafts and not so mainstream, there's lots available free! Thanks for the fun links too, some I will definitely be coming back to for reference and inspiration!
Response: I am glad you like the links! I get a lot of patterns online too, I have even ordered a few epatterns :) Hee hee I am sooo addicted!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely journal I havent gone through it all yet but so far very lovely thanks for the stickers. I fianlly got the chnace to sit down and read your journal and Im glad that I am not the only person who loves there dishwashers :).
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad it arrived safely. Let me know when you have read it, especially the last 15 pages or so, lol! Hugs :)
Comment: OMG this is the absolute swap and most wonderful swap partner.
Thanks so much.
The journal is to die for and the dotee.......
I can't express my self enough.
You deserve more hearts than is available and a great bid virtual hug to go with it.
Response: Aww thank you so much for the kind words :) I am very glad you liked everything!
Comment: What a fun surprise! The little brown house went right in my window with the rest of my old bottles, the clear one I'll use for something in the kitchen, and the boot should make a cute bud vase. Thanks for a clever package!
Response: You are so welcome! I was hoping to inspire a collection of vintage Avon perhaps?
Comment: Oh wow! I love everything you have sent Amanda! The quilling board is something I've been wanting for a while! The quilling kit is a great extra! And I love, love, love the box of dotee emblishments!! The perfect finish...the yo-yo's! Thank you so much for everything!
Response: Aww you are so welcome, I hope we will be able to swap again soon!
Comment: OH WOW! I'm already learning to crochet, and making something for Lucas! The fly tieing supplies are amazing! I told my brother about them, and I could hear the drool through the phone. He's going to teach me to tie flies someday, but 'till then I keep him in fly supplies, and he keeps me in fresh trout! He's the only person I know who loves to tie flies, and loves to fish, but flat out hates to eat it! He always has! (Kinda makes you wonder how he got into fishing, eh?) The whole package was amazing! Thank you!!!
Response: You are very welcome! I thought you were the fly tier, lol. I am glad you liked it all, talk at you soon!
Comment: Hello Amanda,
Thank you for the matchbox you created for me as part of the "ABC Matchbox" Swap. I really like how it looks like a pair of blue jeans--that is what I see anyway when I look at the box. I appreciate all the wonderful contents and I know I will be able to use in future projects. I have really gotten hooked on Matchbox Swaps as I love the variation of boxes--decorated--and all the varied contents I receive each time. I love making them as much as I like receiving them. I think we have swapped in the past on other swaps. I hope we continue to get to meet. Until our next encounter--Happy Spring!! Also if you are a mom--Happy Mother's Day!
Response: Barb, Thanks so much for the great feedback on the matchbox! I am really glad you liked the Jean Material! I used spray glue to attach it on :) I hope we swap again soon too! Hugs & Happy Mom's Day to you too if you are a Mama!
Comment: Wow! I sure could tell that you read my profile carefully: what a great package! I love everything, especially the CD and the stamps. And thank you for the tip about the "page savers" - I'm going to have to try that soon. Thank you so much for everything!
Comment: Got them today! Looks like you had fun. shhh... don't tell, I just started on doing mine. Since I got yours now the pressure is on!!! eeek! haha - good thing I work best underpressure. Thanks alot!
Response: I am glad you like them! I had a great time taking the pics. ( If anyone wants to see the photo's for this swap, there are 3 in my flickr.) & no worries fleashea, I won't tell, lol!
Comment: Where do I begin! Everything was so great I don't know where to begin. Exquisite papers, superb beads. But best of all was the two ATC's you sent. I love different media and yours were gorgeous. I'll look up the web sites you mentioned as well. I'm looking for knitted since I don't crochet(yet) that's why the pattern is so hard to find. Thank you! Thank You!
Response: You are so welcome! I am really glad that you enjoyed everything! I really love making whimsy jars :) Thanks for the compliments on the ATC's as well, I too love using "wierd" elements!
Comment: Thank you for the letter, and I will of course be writing back to you, but please give me a week or two. Don't panic if you don't get a letter straightaway there will be one on the way :-)
Response: Awesome! I am so glad you liked the letter & that you will be writing back! :)
Comment: OH WOW! The three most amazing and thoughtful swaps I've ever gotten all came in today! Yours is at the top of the list! I'd love to penpal with you, I think I'll start a letter tonight. I tried to give you a zillion hearts, but only one showed up :)
Response: Aww, thanks so much! I am VERY glad that you like it! :)
Comment: A heart worthy package with extras - but very late. Send date was 12/31, I was contacted about lateness on 1/16, mailed on 2/11. I appreciate you still sending though. :)
Response: Kim, No worries hun I understand, There is a wonderful package of stickers with a few extra's for you on it's way, mailed Feb 11, 2008. I hope you will change the rating when you receive!
added Feb 24:
I am so bummed about the lateness of the swap to you Kim, I hope most people will understand when they see my son was bon on January 5th. My apologies. :(
Comment: Well now that was super thoughtful! I hope you enjoy your package as much as I will enjoy each piece form this one - I've already tried the coconut Pocky and its amazing! I will truly have to limit myself from consuming the entire package in one sitting! =)
Response: I am glad you liked the Pocky & Package! I had recalled seeing it and knew as soon as I saw "coconut" as one of your fav's - it had to be yours!