Comment: Hello again Daiva :-) . . . It's so nice to have another swap with you! I love your expressive stamps. The card you made with the dancer and the guitar (and the guitar-loving bird) is just the kind of retro modern look I like. And thank you for the great ATCs! Lotus Flowers and Yurts make really cool subjects for stamps. I love both of the cards and will enjoy them in my collection :-) Thank you for a very nice swap!
Comment: Thanks for the Spring stamped postcard. I really wanted to see the details of the tree but being on the gray cardboard and being colored over, I really couldn't see much. But I liked the birds, the hearts, and the plant with the hanging flowers. Very much Spring!
Response: Thank you. Tree was meant to be more of the background thing, I like to stamp some things in lighter colors, because it helps to create a bit of the layering effect.
Comment: Dear Daiva :-) Thank you very, very much for sending me such a wonderful swap! I really am enjoying your stamps and am planning to use many of them for my envelopes and mail art <3 Your stamps are so cute - bird hearts and birds, lotus flowers, ballerina, citrus slices, and your snail mail stamp is cool! Thanks very much!
Response: Thank you for such a wonderful compliments, Grace. I am so glad you enjoyed them. :)
Comment: Very nice, I love your smile! I think that I made mine waaay too complicated, whereas you captured yourself in nice clean lines! I need to learn not to overthink it!
Response: Well, the first one I tried I had to redo since all those details made it ...well, very weird to put it nicely. Then I took a picture of my profile and decided, that's the only way for me to go. :)
Comment: Strawberry tea. What? I love it. The cherry one was good too. Now I need to find where I can find those near my house. :) Thank you very much. ^v^
Response: Glad you like it. I love strawberry one the most too. You can buy them in some stores, but they are much less expensive on vitacost.com -that where I get them. If you never bought from them, I could reccomend you and we both each would get 10$ off coupon. Check them out -they have lots of natural brands which I like, teas included.
Comment: Wow! Wow! Wow! You made THE MOST BEAUTIFUL bunting I have ever seen. I just have no words to describe how much I love it. I really lack knowledge of English right now. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The rest of the package is also very nice (especially the seeds), but the bunting rocks.... I would give a 1000 hearts if I could. You are such a good swapping partner. Thank you!!!!
Response: I am so glad you got it and liked it. I wish you good luck with seeds, if not I can resend seeds after a while -my plants are already fruiting. Love swaping with you!
Comment: Daiva!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful package! You did a great job on the items! I LOVE the stamps! You've successfully added more to my hoarding of stamps:P I also LOVE the fiber roles you sent, they are awesome!! I love the incense and I'm eager to try it:) Thanks so much for all the jewelry goodies, I assure you I can use it all! Most of all, I've never received a needle felted item! I love the brooch, its so delicate and neat! Thank so much for making my day brighter!
Response: I am so glad it made your day brighter-swaps are fun!
Comment: sweet charms. I can't wait to see how all these look together. I am still stitching mine together. Thank you so much for participating in this swap. Really nice to see your creativity! Warmly BetsyLute
Comment: Hey Daiva!
I am so sorry it took me so long to get back to you and rate! I had been traveling and had intermittent internet connection. I wasn't able to check back home if the package reached my place until I finally got home to Singapore (finally!). Thank you so so much for your beautiful rubber stamps! I loved the forest theme! They're definitely very special to me and I wish I could give more hearts than one especially after you had to wait some weeks for the rating because of my absence! It's such a pleasant surprise to return home to that after a very lengthy trip <3
Comment: I rec'd your package today (June 29) and had an OMGosh moment. I knew it would be wonderful when I saw the presentation. Your lotus flower artwork is beautiful and the packaging so artful. The anticipation of what I'd find inside was so exciting. Your note is so endearing. The mama & baby dotees are so colorful and what a brilliant idea! They are gorgeous. I'll put the beautiful embroidery scissors to use right away. These are a replica of my m-i-l's vintage pair that I so admire. I love the little green organza bag of embellishments (lace ribbon, beads, tiny key, mini jingle bell and the two pretty crocheted flowers). I'll find these very useful. My favorite - your list of childhood memories so many are like my own ---thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading your memories. You deserve so many hearts. Thanks a million for going above and beyond my expections.
Response: I am so glad you got it before your real birthday- it is Happy Unbirday swap after all. I am also very glad you loved it. Ha ha, I liked scissors also so much, that I went back to the store and got a pair to myself. Happy unbirthday to us. And also happy birthday to you tommorow!
Comment: I wish I could give more hearts! I looooooved doing this swap and I am so happy with what you sent me. The squares are gorgeous! The extra yarn is fantastic, I love the Clover crochethook. Did I allready tell you that I wish I could give more hearts?? Thank you very, very much. You are a fantastic swappartner.
Response: I am so glad, Mieke, you liked them. I thought, if I add you left over yarn, then it will be easier to match other squares, if you make more. I can't believe it, that they came in exactly one week! I have a feeling your squares will come very soon too, especially that yarn already came. And thank you for the hearts(I imagine many).
Comment: You made beautiful coordinating coasters -- very nice, neat work! Thanks for sending me one of your lovely crocheted flowers and especially for remembering to save your net bags for me. Much appreciated!
Response: Thank you, LadyStephanie. I am sure we will swap soon again!
Comment: WOW! What a beautiful garland! When I opened the envelope I was so excited to see OWLS! I've hung it over my book case and it looks perfect! I can definitely see the amazing effort and work you put into such a beautiful gift! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Comment: Can't wait to try crafts in the sewing tutes...thanks for sending such a varied list.
Response: I am so glad you found there something you like. Varied list was easy for me - since I do tons of craft types, although I go through them in waves. You are such a speedy rater - I just sent them out like 10 minutes ago or so...
Comment: WOW thanks so much.. the seeds were fantastic and I cant wait to get them planted and see what grows here... we have been wanting to grow loofah here but didn't know if it was warm enough... and the hibiscus if it grows will be wonderful as I use the petals to make a mexican drink... Thanks so much what a pleasant surprise
Comment: Fabulous ! I have never seen a felted flower - it is fascinating. Can't wait to show it to our crafting guild. The earrings go perfectly with a new blouse I bought for spring ! And I truly appreciate the knitted washcloth. I love them. HUGS
Response: I am so glad you liked them. Felting is fun - try it!
Comment: Sorry that it took me so long to leave your rating for this - I got your swap in the mail about 2 weeks ago. I've been busy moving and am just now going through my mail. Great list, I enjoyed reading it. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun crafting items, my girls will be entertained for a long time!! I really appreciate ur thoughtfullness-- I may need instructions for the felting we've not tried this b4. thank you so much from me and my girls! â™¥â™¥
Response: I am so glad your girls love it. I tried to send less usual crafting items, because kids deserve quality too, don't they? Felting instructions are very easy to find online or you could get a book from the library-it is a lot of fun.
Comment: What a lovely package! I really love the little bag of beads, and my kids were psyched about the coloring/activity book. I will definitely try a few things from the sewing book and the paper scraps will come in handy too. And the dark chocolate! Woo hoo!
Thanks for the awesome mailbox surprise.
Comment: Thank you for your thoughtfulness! Not only did you send awesome stuff for my son, you also included something for my daughter too. We love the stuff you sent and really appreciate it. Mahalo!
Response: I am so glad they liked it. My son was also very happy with his bag he received.
Comment: Wonderful items!! Thank you - your 2nd package arrived in 4 days - if the first ever surfaces - I will let you know! thanks for the follow-ups & happy crafting! -Karen
Response: I am so relieved you got it. The first from over 70 packages that didn't reach the destination. I guess, that shows, that our post office does work pretty good!(I always try focus on positive aspects)
Comment: Loved it all! The bird magnets were perfect, the card & envelope, the stamped images, the lizards, and the atcs!! And the extra for my daughter was so thoughtful! She adored them and played with them for quite a while!
Response: It gives me so much joy, that you love the things. I noticed, that putting together a package is just as much fun as receiving one. So the swap bot is double fun!
Comment: This was an absolute AWESOME package!!! I just LOVE everything in it!!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You are very welcome. I am so glad you loved it. It is so much fun to have you as my partner twice in the same month.And thank you for the nice message. I will definetely have a nice weekend - today we go with my five year old to Michaels and to drink smoothies, afternoon to Law Of Attraction meeting, tommorow - a party at friends. Life is a lot of fun!
Comment: Love the bracelet!! It's absolutely something I will wear & the quality is excellent... I've also favourited your Etsy store (love your feltwork too).
Response: I am so glad you liked it. Thank you for the compliments about my store. The bracelet I send you I made earlier, but since it fit your favorite colors, I decided to send you this one. I am so glad you love it.
Comment: Thanks, this was great! I really appreciate how you looked into what I liked and tried to include things in the package that interested me as well. I look forward to making you something awesome with the great stuff!
Response: And I already got your wonderful projects back- you are so quick! THank you so much for a nice picture and a book - that is a very fun swap!
Comment: My goodness you are fast on getting your swap out. That is great.
Thank you so much for the Hummingbird atc. Very fun and pretty. Love all the goodies you sent too. I love the stamps little boy fairy, the stickers and inches papers great too.
Have a great Weekend
Kimberlee/CatMom6 PS...we do not live that far apart...less then an hour.
Kind of neat to get mail from someone so close.
Response: I am so glad you liked them. I am trying to make happier colors atc, because a lot of them as a lot of art tends to be sad and muddy. It is fun to get a mail from close too, isn't it?
Comment: Thank you for a charming pendant. For a while now I have been intrigued by needlefelting and want to give it a try. This sort of result is quite a spur to that ambition. Thanks for that too! all the best from Kim x
Response: Whew- I am relievd that you liked it.I tried and tried to add more detail, but wool is not that kind of media to allow details for small things like pendants. My first try came out so big(you can see that fairy incorporated in my tapestry with a sun on my flicker), that I had to redo other one.
Comment: Thank you for the cards, I'll be using the extra punches in other projects. I really like the daisy paper on the card I'm supposed to send to someone, I'll be keeping that to admire for a while;o) Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: I am so glad you liked them. I was a little afraid, because they are not that traditional valentines. I am happy you can use other punches too.
Comment: Thank you ever so much for a great bunch of trees 8) I love the fact that most items were handcrafted by you. Oh and such beautiful photos! I will find a good spot for the tree of life. Again thank you for sending such a great swap.