Comment: Thanks for your busy bag. LOVELY PICTURES!! It will be fun getting Katie to sit down and play match the pictures or getting Casey to sit down and show him a picture and ask him to write a story based on the picture that he sees. Probably depend on which one will listen to me who I get to participate first. They each have their moments when they want to listen and not listen to auntie :-(
Comment: Amazing package! So many things we can use and the kids are excited to try them! The solar system we are studying right now. Great timing! The wheat grass seeds has the kids jumping up and down. THANKS for truly such a wonderful package!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you like it and I had a lot of fun putting it together. :)
Comment: Hi Amanda, I love the paper on the matchbox and the charm. Beautiful wrapping and filled with lots of goodies perfect for me. And the Pink plastic elephant is so cute, very retro, love it all.
Thanks so much
Comment: LOVE it!!! Such a sweet package... delicately dainty and girly!! You created a cool vintage inspired button card - I'm thrilled to receive it. Plus the flower, heart, twine and tiny ballerina card are perfect additions...thx ever so much!
Comment: Amanda, thank you for sun a fun and whimsical parcel!! I adore the ribbons buttons and bits - and couldn't belive how cute the little snake and lizard are!! I also love the fabric and ribbons - and the pretty tags are going on my Halloween trees. Thanks so much & Happy Halloween!! :o)
Response: I'm glad you like everything!!! I love those snakes and lizards too. :)
Comment: You are so so so so sweet! This package made my day. Everything is so cute and all of the extra goodies are just so thoughtful. I want to give you lots and lots of hearts and stars and kittens!
Response: Kittens! Yes, please! I'm glad you liked everything. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful felted pincushion! You put so much into this swap - I'd give you more hearts if I could! The little packet of ribbons and the stickers are awesome too! Thank you so much Amanda!
Response: You're very welcome! I had a lot of fun making the pincushion, it was very therapeutic for me. :) I'm glad you like it!
Comment: Oooooh man, what a cutie patootie! I just love my new cuff! Thank you soooo much for the coolest swap! And the wrapping......also awesome......the whole package was just full of awesomeness! Thank you, I really like this group:)
Response: Yay, I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for joining my swap! I had fun making your cuff. :)
Comment: Hurray for Amanda!! THANK YOU soooooooooo much for my beautiful heart box and for all the wondrfulness you put inside it!! I was so excited when I saw how you decorated the heart, and even happier with its contents!! You are a fantastic swapper, and were so nice to include extra goodies!! Thank you again for an incredible package!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!! :o)
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! I was happy to get you as a swap partner since it seemed like we have some of the same tastes. :) I had fun decorating the box and especially filling it up!!
Comment: I wish I could give You more than one heart! The drawers were so pretty and well-made & everything in them was soooo cute and lovely! Not even talking about the tons of extra kawaii stuff you added! I LOVE it all! Thank You! â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Response: You're so very welcome! I'm really glad you like them. :) I had fun making the boxes for you!
Comment: Once upon a time there was a lady named Amanda who is amazing, creative and wraps things so well, I didn't want to open them. Then after I had gazed upon these beautiful gifts and brought myself to disturb their perfection, I was brought to very happy tears by a vintage copy of The Blue Fairy Tale book with a tag marking Snow White and Rose Red. THEN if that wasn't enough, I was overcome by a dainty handmade little make up bag with Snow White and Rose Rose on it. Blinded by tears of joy I found a hand embroidered cottage with two roses bushes by the front door, one of red roses and the other of white roses. Thinking that there could be nothing left to this incredible feeling of being loved and cared for, I opened the last red, white and pearl covered gem only to discover the most perfect treasure trove. A small bottle filled with red and white roses, gems, pearls and the most amazing trinkets If the dwarf even tries to steal my riches, I will do more than snip pieces off his beard!
I would say that I was at a loss for words but even if I sent you a dictionary there would not be enough of them to express the beauty, thoughtfulness and creativity of this fairytale gift. And we will both live happily ever after...
Response: Awwwww - thanks! I'm blushing! I'm so, so happy that you like everything. :) I had so much fun putting everything together for you, I think this was my favorite swap that I've done so far. I love that story and I was happy to get you as my partner! :D
Comment: This was definitely worth waiting for. The yarn was beautiful, and I love the tea. Question: are the squares machine washable?
Response: I'm really glad you like everything and sorry I had to send it late. :( Glad you like the yarn! If I remember right the squares are a wool blend and a merino/cashmere blend. I'd machine wash them on cold if I were you, just not put them in the dryer. They should be okay that way.
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome package! The mittens are gorgeous, I really like the colorway - and the wool is really nice! The neck warmer was a great idea too. Thanks also for the knitting needles, this was a fantastic package, and perfect timing as it's a bit chilly this week! I'll get pictures put out on my blog later this week. :-)
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! I'm glad you like the colorway, I love it. It was one of those skeins that I bought on impulse because of the colors. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Amanda,
Thanks so much for the envelope book. Everything about it is so pretty, right down to the way you wrapped it. And I loved all the fillers you selected. I'm sure I'll enjoy using them in my altered books and journaling. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Response: I'm really glad you like everything! Thanks for the heart. :)
Comment: I want you to know that my parcel is PREFECT. :o) I love everything about it. I wish I could give you more hearts because you deserve them all. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. God bless you.
Response: Oh goodness, you're so welcome! I'm really glad you like everything. :) Thanks for the nice comment and for the heart!
Comment: Oh my the package smelled so good. Can't wait to grind some beans. And the yarn, how yummy and feels so heavenly. Never heard of it before, thank you the brochure.
Response: I'm really glad you like everything! I love that yarn, it's so soft. I'm glad you like the coffee, it did smell very strong. :) It made all my packages that were sitting there waiting to go out smell like coffee too!
Comment: Such a fun ball! I had too much trouble wrapping mine. The crepe paper kept ripping. You did a fantastic job. It looked so cute on the outside too. I am too curious to leave mine unopened. I ripped it apart :) Lots of FUN!
Response: I'm really glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun making it, hope you did too. :) It was a little difficult though.
Comment: Thanks SO much for the cutest Halloween apron! I love the big orange ric-rac and, gosh, how great of you to hand embroider my name on the pocket, too! It's just adorable and will get a lot of wear!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I had fun making it for you. :)
Comment: Thank you Amanda for the very cute fabric!! My oldest son really likes the frog fabric! He's 18 years old!! I can't wait to use the fabric for dollie clothes and what ever else I can think of!! I have even already used the thread!! Thanks loads!!
Response: You're very welcome! I liked that frog fabric too. :D Happy crafting!
Comment: Hello Amanda,
Thanks for the postie and the decorative card you put your 20 questions on-very different. And, where ever did you find the beautiful envie???
I love pretty envelopes! Thanks!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! :) You can get that stationary here: http://www.papayalicious.com/page/page/3547068.htm
I love their stationary too!
Comment: OMG! Thank you sooo much for the sweetest package! The packaging, then to open it...WoW! The fabric and all the wonderful goodies...the thought you put into my package was so me! (Dont think for one moment that I didnt realize you probably poured over my profile!) :) You are an AWESOME swapper! Thank you so very much! ♥s to you! :)
Response: You're very welcome!! I'm so glad you like everything! :D
Comment: i peeked in the box.. wow.. you hit ben on the nose..lol.. he is going to love it.. you rock! ok ben says a million thanks yous.. he made me taste all the treats..lol.. and he said i hope your box is as good as this one! the pressure is on!
Response: I'm glad! I had so much fun picking stuff out for him, especially that gross centipede thing. :) I hope he likes everything!
Comment: Hello Amanda,
I have had your "GHI Matchbox" for a little while, but have been slow in getting ratings done. So, today I am spending some time getting ratings caught up. I am proudly going to be adding your matchbox you designed and created for me for this swap. I like the varied goodies you stored inside the matchbox and I know I will be able to use the goodies for other swaps, other creative projects, and my own personal projects. I also really like the presentation of the matchbox, the outside of the matchbox. I have a special container I keep all my matchboxes in and yours will be getting a space in this special container. I hope we get to meet on future swaps. I would be happy to be your partner either the giving partner or the receiving partner. Until we meet again, Happy Summer!!!
P.S. I love the little Swap-bot cards you include in your packages. How did you make them? I am curious.
Response: Hi and thanks for your nice comments on the matchbox I made! :) I always love making those. What did the Swap-bot card in my package look like? I have a couple different ones I use sometimes.
Comment: Dear Amanda
Thank you so much for the amazing, most generous gifts. I just loved them. Yours is the best swap I've ever received. If there is anything you would like from Australia, please let me know.
Regards Ann Marie (CGWR)x
Response: Thanks for the heart, I'm so glad you like everything!!!
Comment: your fairy quiltie is inspirational, I really love it and I'm glad it's mine! It nust have taken quite some time to sew all the little squares, and patience to tie the little ties.thank you so much for the extra vintage postcard, I really like the picture!I hope we can swap again :)
Response: I'm really glad you like it! It did take a while, actually. :) I made a couple others at the same time because I thought it was such a cute idea. I had fun making it! Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter! I'm giving you a heart because you seriously made me want to come and visit and see that tumbleweed for real! xx
Response: Thanks for the heart! The tumbleweeds are so funny - I'm totally used to them but I bet they make visitors laugh. :) My husband and I once had one stuck on the front of our car for about 100 miles! We left it because we wanted to see if it would fall off or not - haha
Comment: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my felted sweet treats! You really did a fabulous job--they are so super cute. Thank you for taking such time and care to make my fabulous treats. I'm going to display them on a cake plate in my studio. A HUGE Thank You!
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for the nice comments. I'm really glad you like them, they were a lot of fun to make! :)
Comment: this was such a lovely package to recieve. Thank-you for all the hard work and attention to detail, I especially loved March with her little party hat, and the creative interpretation of april. I love them all!
Response: I'm so, so glad you liked them and that they have a good home!!
Comment: Wow! What a nice package. Sierra LOVED the little dolly. She loved the stickers and the playdough too and has had fun colouing with her new markers and paper pad too. Perfect choices! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad she liked everything! I was happy I got a little girl so close to my daughter's age. Lucy has one of those dolls too and loves taking the clothes and hat on and off. :)
Comment: Hello Amanda, Thank you for your mama and baby dotee, they are really cute!
And yes I enjoyed the swap when do you have a new one?
Kind regards Martha
Response: I'm so glad you liked them!! Thanks for giving them a good home, dotee dolls are hard to part with sometimes. :D I'm glad you had fun with the swap! Not sure when I'm doing another one yet but I'll try to remember to let you know. Have a good day!!
Comment: What a lovely package!! I adore the photos you chose to decorate the box (inside and out) with! And your quotes were the best! My favorite is the Maggie Thatcher quote: *"It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs!"* And thank you for the cute kitty notes and stickers for Bailey too! Thanks for all of it!! blessings, Gypsy
Response: You're so welcome, I'm really glad you liked everything! I had fun doing that swap. :)
Comment: Amanda! I SO SO SO LOVE the little dotee you sent! She's adorable! I loved the fabric she's made from and the buttons/beads are just fantastic! Her little purse with the menus is just the cutest! Thank you so much for everything! Hugs!
Response: Awwww thanks!! I'm so glad she went to a good home, she was a little hard to part with! :) I'm really glad you like her.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful whimsy jar. I really loved everything - and it was cool that most items were pink/brown - which I love. The ribbon with the cupcakes on it was my favourite. And - I've never seen anything like the glitter sheet - I can't wait to try it! Thank you again!
Response: I'm so glad you loved everything! I like that cupcake ribbon a lot too. :)
Comment: Love Them and thanks for the extras! I love the note paper and envelope - where did you get them or did you make them.
Response: Glad you liked them! If it was the pattern stationary, you can get the set here:
Look under gifts, then stationary. It's called Hemlines. That brand makes so many cute stationary sets!
Comment: Very cute matchbox. Where on earth did you find that little bitty teeny tiny crayon :D
Response: I'm glad you like it! :) I love those crayons - I got it from a little school themed button package, it had ABC letters, apples, pencils, etc. I love getting matchboxes to see what weird tiny things people put in them!
Comment: What a cute little box with tons of garden filled goodies! My mom worked in a florist for years the entire time I was growing up and from watching her I've learned to do a lot of things and adapt onto that as well to make my own floral arrangements! Thank you!
Comment: I enjoyed your card - I have been to Oregon- I think it is called Cannon Beach - it was beautiful; I remember when we hiked it was really awesome to hear the sound of the ocean and a nearby stream at the same time....enjoy your little daughter; in the blink of an eye they are grown up! :)
Response: I absolutely love Cannon Beach, it's one of my favorite towns on the coast! I'm glad you liked my card. My baby is growing up so fast, I can't believe it sometimes. :)
Comment: Hi Amanda.... WOW!! if I could give you 10 hearts i would.... THANK YOU for such a spectacular parcel. I love everything... and yes, the fabric you sent if what i LOVE. All the scrapbooking accessories are just the best - I am just starting out. The magazine is wonderful!!! I just don't know what to say!! I am completely speechless.... You're the best!! ^debbie^
Response: Awwww, I'm blushing! I'm so glad you like everything, I had a lot of fun picking everything out. :) I just started scrapbooking too, it's fun isn't it! It intimidated me for a while but I finally tried it and like it a lot.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute little fairy dotee! She's so sweet :) I love all the extras too - the papers are really pretty, the owl charm is so cute and anything Tink is always appreciated :) Thank you, thank you!!!
Response: I'm glad you like her and that she has a good home! :)
Comment: Aloha Amanda,
Thank you so much for the great selection of stickers! It was so fun to receive it in the mail! Love the purse stickers-a girl can never have too many stickers or handbags!!! Smiles and thanks for the extras!! Hope to see you in a swap again!! Take care!
Response: Glad you liked everything! I love stickers - this was a fun swap. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard. I loved reading your note. I'll have to check out about postcrossing.com I've heard a lot about it. Your chocolate chip cookie recipe sounds like final answer to the perfect chocolate chip cookie, I'm definitly going to try it!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart! It really is the perfect chocolate chip cookie, I don't know what's so different about that recipe but everyone I know goes crazy over it!