Comment: The mail by deadline was 8Oct - I just rec'd your modest banner today, 28Oct. I guess I expected more . . .
Response: You are a bitter swapper..I know you've had a rough time on swap bot as of llate... couldn't believe my luck to get you as swap partner twice and you hate orange...halloween swap with out orange. Contacted you and explained the situation.I am not surprised by your reaction...I think you dont have fun on swap bot because you are hard to please. Best of lluck...take your break...I think it iis most needed....I satisfied the swap...your opinion should not be a rating dictator...My USPS tracker says your delivery date is untrue. Ayates...I truly hope I never come across you on another swap again!!! If you dont enjoy the fun in this...just stop. You are a fun sucker. If you found the modest boo banner a flop send it back....cuz I loved it! Feel free to send back the hand stamped burlap bag and vintage key and bottlecaps...Ill even pay for postage...I made an identical boo bannere for the hostess of an anual witches tea...she loved it ...the comments were wonderful even with the color limitations. You werent even in town!!!
Comment: well, no wonder you didn't want to part with this beautiful witch and her cat! they are gorgeous! really ! So much work put into making them! I love them to bits! Not only that - but all the goodies you sent too - wowee! what a halloween I am going to have!
Comment: I am madly in love with your (now my!) adorable prim. The pumpkin face is so adorable, and I love that hat style (I used it for my doll too, and had trouble letting her go). The material is so awesome, and I'll treasure her!
Comment: I LOVE IT!!! And you used glitter too! :) I immediately hung it right above my computer desk so I can see it when I'm crafting. You did everything perfect! Thank you so much for looking at my profile and tailoring the medallion to me. :) blessings, Gypsy
Response: Wow talk about speedy delivery! Delighted you received and even more so that it delighted you! :)
Comment: Thank you soo much for the delicious extra! After working 11 hours today, that really made my day! :) No worries about it being late, I totally understand. I can't wait to try the recipes, I love food from other cultures! Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks for your patience. The weeks following the funeral have been just as difficult...it feels good to get back on track. I hope you will be able to try the easy peasy cookie recipe, now you know what the cookies look like! Thanks for your kind rating.
Comment: Thank you. It is beautiful, whimsical and makes me want to dance myself. The extras were very thoughtful and you really didn't have to but I do appreciate them. Yes, I was named for Ayn Rand(rhymes with wine, but everyone calls me Ayn as in can, which is fine) Good luck with your juried art show, you will do well if this paper doll is any indication...
Response: Spring Joy! So glad she found her way to you! Even more delighted that you enjoy her too! Thanks for the good luck wishes!!
Comment: Thank you even though it was sent a week late. 10/16/10 Honey, I think you are having a bad day!!! I received your PM saying you changed your response on this swap. Your PM (and new comment below) said you deserved a 5 plus a heart because your doll was wonderful. You also said you were unimpressed with the perfection of getting a swap out on time. As I told you in my response, I could have rated you a 3 for sending a week late, but chose to give you a 5 (no perfection here!) I rated you a 5 on your doll because it arrived. Although some may have thought it was worthy of a 5 and heart, I did not. It simply did not make my heart sing.
Response: Thank you for your rating and your patience. I do hope you enjoy her...I thought about this...and though your rating was kind...and it was a week late...it rocked...I know it...u know it...this was a cool icicle doll...none the less thank you for the kind rating. I'm usually pretty understanding on late- but cool...
Comment: received your angry response that you pmed to me. I am sorry that you feel you did not get a heart because you sent late. I can only say that I do not make the rules for these swaps, I only follow them. they always allow a good amount of time to make our dolls,etc. A bit of advise... you cannot bully your partners into giving hearts. Your remarks that you sent to me were uncalled for and I consider them bullying.
Response: Thanks for the kind rating and your patience. It is most appreciated.I thank u for the 5. My email was out of line...and for that I apologize...I dont know if bullying is the right word for what I tried to communicate at that time...I was going thru alot of emotional junk...that was very uncharacteristic...I do hope you will accept my most humble apology.
Response: I apologize for the delay...but I'm glad it made it. We were hit again with another major storm, this one was called a microburst on Thursday...damage was pretty intense, suffering on and off electric and no internet, thank goodness for work! Really glad you like it, again thanks for your patience.
Comment: Oh I love absolutely everything in this package! I actually cannot wait to try the hot tamales! They look really good! heheh... and the little bear is so adorable, I'll put him on my little cake stand of cute bits and bobs... thankyou! xxxx
You have truly touched my heart with this doll. He was a great, great man, and it is an especially precious reminder of his humility and gentleness to have a doll, made by hand and given to me freely, thoughtfully, kindly, without any expectation of getting something in return. Life is in the giving away of all that we are, all that we have. Thank you from my heart, cats
Response: Thank you for your kind words, and kindest rating. Your comment brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. Thank you.
Comment: Super cute! I love him! (And thanks for the owl tags!)
Response: Yay...he made his way to you! We had owls in our backyard this spring...barred owls they were really beautiful...they had baby owls in a nest we could view from our deck(part of the inspiration for the egg)...the baby owls were so cute! I thought it was quite a coincidence given our spring and then getting an owl loving partner! Enjoy!
Response: Pirate cupcake makes the trip!
Yay...I had so much fun trying to figure out what adventure buddy to create for you, given all of your cool and very similar likes. So glad you love her! Thanks for the kind rating!
Comment: Hi Carmen!!! What a wonderful package I received from you today!!! The button fairy is adorable...so many details! I LOVE the vintage Birthday postcard. Yes, I love vintage postcards and letters ...It was my birthday this past Sunday so how special it was to receive the vintage birthday postcard! Thanks for looking at my profile and making my day!
Lots of hearts .....:)Marilyn
Response: So glad you liked it! Happy Birthday to you! Happy swapping and thank you for the kind rating.
Comment: She's just beautiful! Thank you for taking such care in making her. I think Frida would very much have preferred to morph into a mermaid and avoid the pain she suffered! I appreciate the DOD elements as well! Hearts all around ;)
Response: Delighted you like her! Thanks for the kind rating! Happy Swapping to you!
Comment: oh carmen, i wish i could give you a million hearts...the tea cup is so lovely. oh, i brings back such sweet memories of my granny who taught me to sew on her treddle machine. she would drink coffee from a china coffee/tea cup like that that had pansies on it. they are one of my favorite flowers! and purple no doubt, the best! thank you so much dear one for making it so special. i love the lace and the sweet little flower. it will hold a special place in my pin cushion collection and i'll think of you everytime i grab a pin from the soft velvet cover. thanks so much, you're a jewel!
Response: I'm so glad you like it...I'll admit it was a hard one to part with, as I love the colors too! It delights me that it brings you sweet memories and has just the right home! Thank you for the kind rating!
Comment: OMG what a great package! I love the witch doll! is that paper mac. head? Very nice thank so so much! The fabric will be used imediately!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the unbirthday -birthday gifts! Happy belated! I had hoped to have everything together by your birthday...but you know how these things go! So glad you liked everything! The little witch doll is a cloth doll with a paper mache' head, he name is Thirteen and the cat is October
Comment: thank you so much! i love the magnets! :) these are perfect! the EAT ME cake is very sweet and the teacup mouse on the mushroom is so very cute! i'm so jealous of your polymer clay skills! thanks again!
Response: I am so glad they made it intact...and thrilled to bits you like them! Thank you for the kind rating!
Comment: Thank you so much I luv the cupcake bookmarks, they're awesome.!!!
Response: A long long way to go for those little cupcakes...glad they made it...and so very glad you like them! The felt cupcake ribbon slips over your page and the back of the book as a marker.
Enjoy! Thanks for the kind rating.
Comment: Thank you for the fun surprise! I really like the headband and magnet, but I especially love the little brooch you made - you rock! <3
Response: Yay! I'm glad you like your Frida surprise. I loved the way the little brooch came out so much, I made one for myself too! Glad our little package made it's way! Thank you for the kind rating!
Comment: O M G ! ! !... you made Snowqueen.. I can see all the hard work you put into making this doll and I am in tears... She is so BEAUTIFUL !!!...and so special.. I wish I could give you a thousand hearts.. HUGS a BUNCH... <3
Response: I am thrilled to bits you like her! I really enjoyed making her. Sounds like she's got a good home! Thanks for your patience!
Comment: Oh, what a lovely shrine! You really brightened my day, as I've been having some family issues and not swapping so much. And how fun to hear that you remember me and the Frida doll I made. Loved the milagro ornaments, too. This is the kind of swap that makes me keep coming back. Many hugs to you!
Comment: Wow! Thanks so much for the amazing Frida doll that you created for me. I couldn't stop smiling when I saw it. I absolutely adore her. Cool extras too. A truly wonderful package. Thanks for being such a great swap partner Carmen : )
Response: I am so glad you like her! I really loved making her!
Comment: Carmen! Your package was such a pick me up today! Thanks so much for the fang-tastic matchbox! Its been awhile since I've done an MB swap and I forgot how much I enjoy them damn lil things! I love all the goodies you included inside, especially the Hellraiser stuff!!! Great work and great choices all the way around on this box! Its a keeper! I also thank you for letting me know your an Etsy seller, me too, I'll have to check out your shop! 100+ hearts for you! ♥
Response: Yay, so glad you liked it...I really enjoyed this little project. I love your etsy store, you're under favorites! I have been working on stuff over the summer, not alot in there at the moment, I hope to have some new items in there by mid-october. Thanks for the lovely rating!
Comment: WOW!!! I am totally in love with my bookmarks that you made me :) You did a great job taking my interests and including them in the bookmarks. This is my first book thong and you did an absolutely amazing job - I love the little pin cushion!! I really appreciate the gorgeous postcard you included as well. If I could give you more hearts, I would.
Response: I am delighted you like them! Thank you for the hearts! I really enjoyed making them!
Comment: First I will start by saying that if I could give you a dozen hearts I would. What a beautiful and inspiring gift to have had the pleasure to unwrap. I gasped when I saw her, she is amazing. Carmen, there are many days that I feel that my glass is half empty and need a bit of encouragement and a reminder that yes we are all beautiful and unique in our own way. I can not thank you enough for this gift that was clearly made with so much love and attention to detail. Rest assured that I will take good care of her and place her in a place of honour. Your note was wonderful, I will keep it in my journal and on those tough days I will read it. Peace and Blessings, Pat
Response: Pat, thank you for your comments. I actually got a little teary eyed reading this, your appreciation for the care and intention I put into her really feels good. I am glad she has a "good home". Thank you!
Comment: Thank you very much, no ingredients that I'm allergic to!
Response: Thank you for posting that on your profile...no spinach, tomatoes, msg ... I know there were more...it was a big help in finding some yummy recipes! Thanks for the nice rating...these are truly two of my faves!
Comment: Thank you Carmen for the 2 very special brooches! You really went all out making 2 pins that totally fit me. The quilt pin is exquisite! I cannot imagine sculpting the clay with such detail.
The flag/heart pin is so me! I will wear it proudly. Thanks for your hard work and consideration-- you are a magnificent swap partner.
Response: I am so delighted you like them. I truly enjoyed making these profile specific...I wanted to include your adorable Conor in there somehow...maybe on another swap...he is precious! Thanks for the kind rating.
Comment: Oh wow... just wow.... She's gorgeous, and the story behind her, you did such a good job creating her from the book. I am completely blown away and if I could give you more than one heart I would......
Response: I am so glad you like her! I really enjoyed making her...my sad little widow! Thank you for the lovely rating!
Comment: Thank you for the bookmarks. They are both creative and very much appreciated. I love both of them but appreciate the larger one the most and it has a special place in my study Bible now. Thank You.
Comment: being a magpie at heart i love anything shiny - your use of glitter glue was applauded. a big thank you for the bookmark. it was wonderful to recieve such a thoughtful swap. pity i can't give you the hundred hearts you deserve. :)
Response: Delighted to hear you liked the package! Thank you for your patience and such nice compliments! Happy Swapping princesstako!
Comment: i tried to give u a heart but idk whats up w/ this thing cuz it wouldnt let me......... but anyways thanks so much for the homemade postcard - the tortellini salad looks delicious and i cant wait to try it :D
Response: Thanks for trying to give me a heart....same thing happened to me on another partner...managed to fix it later...thanks for thinking of it anyway! Enjoy!
Comment: Omg i absolutly love the package you sent!!
the atc was adorible very original! and the pocketbook is exactly what i need lol!! been looking for one but yay!!! all is just too cute i wish i could give you more hearts!
Response: Thank you for enjoying it...big fan of RHPS...true Frankie Fan! Keep an eyeball out for another surprise!
Comment: Muchas gracias por la fantasía frasco. You are so much more of an artist than I. The care you took and your artistry is much appreciated. Also thanks so much for the kind words. I'd give you more than a heart if I could. Vaya con dios.
Response: Gracias a ti...for your kind words. In regards to my words...meant every bit! Cuando quieras..contact me! Abrazos(hugs)!
Comment: Quite possibly one of the sweetest people ever! Thank you for visiting my website and leaving me such wonderful comments. :D I am happy to have met you through this swap and am glad to have another crafty journal to read!