Response: Thank you for ruining a 5 year perfect rating. I appreciate your kindness so much. Since you didn't bother to contact me before you ever so kindly rated, I didn't have a chance to resend. Again... thank you so much for being such a kind and compassionate person. I would offer to resend, but since the holidays are over, there is no point. Enjoy your time at swapbot and once again, thank you for ruining my perfect rating.
Comment: You are going to laugh, they both came today! So now I owe a card in return. But I must beg a couple days as this weekend is sacred to me. But in the new year I shall return the joy to you! Thank you!
Comment: HOLY CRAP, ROBIN! This journal is absolutely amazing! I think it's safe to say that, like you, that this journal is probably the best one! It is really awesome and I love the handbound feel of it and the arts and crafts work that went into it! You are amazing! â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Response: I'm SO glad that you liked the journal! It was so much fun to make! Hugs!
Comment: Your FLY birdhouse arrived yesterday and is already hanging in my art space! I LOVE it. The design is simple and clean and the chipboard fly is the absolute perfect accent. Thank you, Robin, for making it so special!
Comment: Hi Robin, I got your letter today! I'll be responding very soon! Will and I are going camping with a friend this weekend (leaving today and coming home Sunday), but I plan to bring some paper along with me so I can still write letters! :)
Comment: Wow! I am so sorry I had not yet rated on this beauty! I love it--especially the cute little 't' and britches in the middle. My hubby even commented on how cute it was--and not much attracts his attention! Thank you so much and thank you for (unlike me) mailing so promptly. I look forward to swapping again in the future.
Comment: ROBIN! WOW! OH MY GOODNESS! Robin, this is the best swap I have ever received! Wow! This journal is so awesome, you are going to put my journal to complete shame! What a handmade piece of artwork! I'm scared to even start writing in it, I don't want to use it! Wow! You are just THE BEST! I love, love, love, love, love it. I've got to strum through the pages and figure out exactly what to write about on each page so I don't mess it up, then I'm going to put it on my bookcase! You are just a doll! <3 <3 I can't say enough wonderful things!
Comment: Your journal is simply amazing! (makes mine look like a 5 year old did it) I'm in love with the colors and patterns of paper. I loved reading all about you. Wish I could give you more than one heart 'cause you deserve it!
Comment: What a fun swap, I'm so glad you agreed to do this with me! I love the journal you have done! I'm at work, so only a couple of pages into it, but I look forward to sitting down and reading it this weekend! <3 I did flip through the pages, and what a CUTE Christmas card of Sy! He is too cute in that outfit! I look forward to our future journal swaps, thanks for putting so much work and effort into this one!
Comment: Thank-you Robin for the gorgeous handmade snowflake ornaments...they look absolutely lovely on my tree. Also a big thank-you for the beautiful embroided bag you made for me, your work is stunning...many thanks and hearts to you! Happy Holidays!
Comment: OH MY STARS!! What an awesome package. The ornaments are BEAUTIFUL (and so many), the picushion is so sweet and the bag is so neat too. I would give you many hearts if I could. Thanks so much!!! Talyn
Comment: Thank you so much for the delicious sounding recipes. We all love carrots here. Also, thank you for the cool blank recipe cards! Take care!
P.S. - love the envelope you made and the stickers. Thats something I want to start doing.
Comment: Both sweet potato recipes look really yummy and I cannot wait to try them. I love sweet potatoes and am always looking for new ways to prepare them, the mashed potatoes with soy sauce sounds really good and the gratin with cloves and heavy cream, what could be better? Thank you for the extras as well - Anna
Comment: Thank you for the candy recipes and the extra recipe cards! The recipes sound yummy! I have made a version of Peppermint Bark before. I usually use the little bits of white almond bark that are left over and throw in smashed peppermints to use it up. By the end of my candy-making I have a nice batch of peppermint bark! The other recipe sounds interesting and I will be trying that out! I loved the heavy-duty recipe cards you put your recipes on. Do you mind me asking where you got those? I would love to have some like that! The roosters were so darling! Great swap!!
Comment: Hey Robin! I got your letter today and just got done reading it. I am going to work on writing a responce in just a few minutes. I looked up the rough distance between your town and mine and it looks like we are only about an hour away (Less than fifty miles!)
Comment: Thank you for such great recipes and so beautifully presented! I am particularly intrigued by the Barbecued Meatballs and the Chocolate Covered Cherries. The Cauliflower and Cheese Soup look really warming and scrummy for the winter. Those Buck-Eye balls look really good, but really bad for one :) and the chicken looks wonderful too. Thank you - Anna
Comment: Your recipecards really made me think about how fun it is to swap recipes from other countries, I would never have thought about burritos for breakfast so that was really cool :) Also thanks for the extra cards!
Comment: Thank you SO much, Robin! :) I love all the things you sent--I sure can use them all! The bag is even cute! And it was so thoughtful of you to include some goodies for the boys. Thanks a bunch!!
Comment: How great to get such an interesting note from you. I was particularly interested in your parottlet. She is beautiful! I also really liked the bird card you sent. I sit at my computer table/desk, looking out the window into my back yard, and watch the birds who flitter about. This year the bluebirds have been numerous. Thank you so much for this swap.
Comment: thank you so much for the really beautiful B dotee. she is lovely. my first dotee with a hat =) and the little notepad is so sweet. thank you for doing this swap with me and i hope that your daughter and baby are both doing well
Comment: Dear Robin and Tom,
Thank you soooooo much for the perler beads. My cousin and I have started one and I am planning to make lots and lots more. I think that I will be set for a lifetime because you sent so much! It was so much fun opening the huge box. I kept pulling things out and made a nice mess. Mom and I are still putting your surprise together and mailing it off to you on the weekend. I think that you will really like it.
Response: Dear Tristan,
We're so glad that you liked everything! We hope you have lots of fun making perler pets and other fun stuff!
Robin and Tom
Comment: Thank you Robin, this swap has achieved so much for me! I have learnt a new perspective on packaging, doll shape, amount of stuffing, faces and of course just pure charm. You may have spoilt me for all others! Since you didn't name her I shall call her RedRobin! Cheers K
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful holiday dotee and the extras. The snowflakes are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for doing a private swap with me :-) I hope you have a wonderful Holiday!
Comment: Thanks so much for the Sharpies, I am so excited to try them out!!! And thanks for the sweet mini notepad and recipe cards, they are fab! I nearly didn't get the package, will PM you now to explain!
Comment: ROBIN! OH MY GOSH! You know girlfriend you never fail to impress me with how truly creative you are! Your dollies always make me so happy I cry when I take them out of their package and always have to sit and play with them before they take spots of honor on my dotee tree. This one actually had something neato to play with!!! A real light up light in the lampshade was just genius!!! I laughed until I cried!
Also, from a different package just because you're such a sweet friend I received the fabrics, charms and the healing stone. I wish I could rate you another 5 heart for your friendship. I value our friendship so much and feel truly blessed to count you among my friends.
Hope you're having a great day!
Hug basketball belly girl for me!
Comment: Oh my gosh, what a beautiful creation! Now I finally know why people can get hooked on dotees - my first one that I've received that was of such high quality!! :-)
And not that you needed to add the recepie cards with such a wonderful doll, but I loved those too!
Thanks so much!
Comment: Wow - you are on the ball!! I went to the mailbox today and it was like Christmas. I love my little gal! Yellow is so my favorite and I really love the way you put her together. You did such a nice job. Thank you for my extra too. - Cass
Comment: OMG!!! How lucky can I be to have you as my partner twice?!? I absolutely LOVE my swap-bot dotee! Another adorable dotee from you to add to my collection! Thank you so VERY much!!! Hugs & ♥s to you!!! :)
Comment: My goodness, Robin! You always outdo yourself with these darlings. I love this one sooooooo much! I love the fabric! I love the hair and the hat!!! I also love the bag! Wow, nice job on both the embrod and the sewing!!! Wish I could give you a dozen hearts!
Comment: OH ROBIN! I SOOOOOOO LOVE Annie Apple! She's just the most precious doll! I hung her right away in my kitchen right by the door to the dining room so I'll see her Sweet little face everytime I go through the door! I LOVE her SO very much! I'll cherish her forever! Thanks also for the great bag she came in! I will certainly put it to wonderful use and will think of you when I do! I also love the squares of material you included! A little of you will go into each doll I make with them! I know you had to have giggled so much when you made her because the second I saw her I squealed with delight! She is absolutely WONDERFUL! I hope we get partnered for lots more swaps in the future!
Comment: Robin! Words can hardly describe how I feel. Thankyou so very much for such an awesome package! It made me cry lol You are very kind. I love all of the teas and they where all very thoughful. Black raven and Birthday tea! How nifty :] And then there is the Raven statue, the lovely ceramic and doorplate... the stuff for Tracey and for Erin... I am overwhelmed and can't thankyou enough!!!! I will certainly try and repay your kindness and what a superb swapper you are! You went above and beyond, thankyou. Really appreciated :-D
Comment: wow, wow, wow, this is the swwetest thing that has ever landed on my door step, i was speechless, she is most beautiful dotee i have ever seen!! thankyou thankyou thankyou soooo much
i wish i could give you lots and lots of hearts <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Comment: WOW. This package blew my mind. I wasn't expecting you to send me an entire tea shoppe and fabric store! (But I'm glad you did!) ROFL!!! Amazing package, Robin and it really brightened my day. Thank you! (((Hugs)))
All I could say when I opened the package was OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love each and every one of them and I don't think I can pick a favorite as they are all so precious. My husband, Rich was drooling over them with me. Thank you so much for all the hard work that you and your family put into making my Dotee Dolls so special.
Comment: thank you so much for the ladybug goodies! i love the fq and the ribbon. the hanger is so cute too! what a great surprise. i love the embroidered bag too! good job! i have an embroidery option on my machine too, but i have not used it yet. that will be my project for this summer. :) thank you so much for the great buggy package!
Comment: These photos are just gorgeous! My hubby just brought home frames so I can display them! Thank you so very much! My daughter has laid claim to the cute pink and black butterfly applique that you sent--pink and black are her favorite colours. Anytime you'd like to swap again, just let me know! This was beautiful. Cheers!
Comment: Another fabulous package!! The selection of jelly beans is fantastic, I am munching through them right now! And the ribbons, and socks and tarts and embellishments are just so awesome too! You deserve a million and one hearts!!!
Comment: Robin you are way, way too generous!!! I absolutely adore everything (and am eating the Jelly Belly beans as we speak heehee!) Everything is just fabulous!! I love the notecards and love the little memo pad with the 'G' on! And a tart's already in the burner!! You went way out and deserve a million and one hearts!!!!
Comment: Ashley arrived today and I have to say THANK YOU!!!!! She is beautiful, I love her. I am so lucky that my first dotee doll was from you. She is perfect in every way and she will be loved. Thank you so much for doing this for me. YAY!!!!! I have a new craft obsession! :o) I will gladly swap dotee dolls with you anytime! Thanks again Robin! ~Hugs~
Comment: Robin...I can't even describe the smile we all had on our faces when we opened Baby Softie! How precious! My mom (who has Alzheimers) decided that little Dotee was going to live with her, in her room lol. Thanks for brightening her day :) Baby Lilly is on her way, but she is huge compared to Little Softie...sorry!
Comment: WOW, man, like she's so groovy! Her whole vibe is like totally freaking me out, man! I'm totally into everything about her aura and having her makes my chakras align. Thanks for such a groovy chick!
Comment: I got my dotee on Valentine's Day and it made my day! This is my very first dotee and I am so pleased to welcome her into my home! Thank you for taking such care in her creation and also the packaging with the crisp peach tissue paper!
Comment: Thank you, Robin. My Dotee arrived today. What a "happy" expression on her face. How could anyone look at her and not smile? I'm putting her up on my blog tomorrow.
And many thanks for the bookmark as well.
Comment: I got her today!! And I LOVE her :-) Thanks so very much, you did an awesome job and you're totally right, I love Maxine! The matchbox is great, too..I love the colour choices you made :-) Thank you!!
Comment: This is the BEST swap I have received!!! Thank you for the gifts for the kids they loved everything WOW! My swap snowmen were way cute, cuter than the pictures, I LOVE THEM! And all of the extra's dbl WOW, the gift bags are perfect than there was the wisk, spatula, hot pads, measuring spoons, another of my fav's was the recipe cards, and the snowman cake pan. OMG everything was snowman even the spatula, I love snowmen!!! What a wonderful gift for xmas thanks a million!
Comment: Homerun! Wow is all I can say. My "Awe" factor is on overload after opening your wonderful swap. Sir Bingo sends you a big Meow Baby! I "Heart" everything in this Whimsy JUG :) Thanks so much!
Comment: This was simply amazing! I am overwhelmed with everything that you sent. Every piece is so beautiful and what a great touch you put on the whole package. You are awesome! If I could give you a million hearts I would Robin. God Bless!
Comment: Oh my!!! What a delightful kit, Robin. I love it and can't wait to make her, although the kit is so cute I haven't been able to bring myself to start her yet! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!
Comment: WOW! i didn't even get that toy out of the envelope before i had the herd all over me! and what a COOL looking toy too! they LOVE it! and it's so... well it's just one cool toy! thank you SO MUCH! and the herd thanks you too! :-D
Comment: Thanks so much, Robin ... What an amazing assortment of goodies, all personalized for Me!Me!Me! - LOL. I will use it all, and so appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Thank-you again for your thoughtfulness and attention to detail! Take care, Lisa F.
Comment: I'd give this package 10 hearts if I could!Thank you so much for such a cherished treasure. You combined my love of horses and butterflies into this amazing symbolic work that represents a lot of other values and ideas and life themes. Thank you sooooo much! You're an A plus swapper!!
Comment: I *LOVE* this and so does my cat! I actually walked in on her opening the package and was able to take photos of it for my blog. She's been playing with it all morning! A million thank-yous for it and the notepad!
Comment: AMAZING... this horse is like- not only an amazing work of ART, but a very VERY clever use of what would have been a silly toy horse- /transformed/ into a fantastic work of art that anyone would be proud to display.... seamless. Everyone who has seen it asks tons of questions about it, they just adore it. :) Me too. You rock. (if you're reading this, you can SEE the work by clicking on the swap name, and then 'launch gallery slideshow' and look for the white/grey carousel horse with the ribbon and threadwork!)
Comment: I think my eyes did something like this @[email protected] when I opened the package! It's all just so amazing! I've only ever had mighty leaf tea at a spa I went to...and the cheese and chocolate! As soon as I smelled the choco I couldn't resist (the cup smelled like chocolate *_*) I never thought anyone would be daring enough to send cheese but you did! I laughed when I saw the little cheese knife. It's so cute! And the bag and yarn...OMG! Everything was so perfect...I want to give you ten hearts and lots of hugs!! =D
Comment: Wow! 4 hearts for you! This was a fabulous package. I was shocked to receive so much great HK gear from this swap. Thank you so so very much. I love it all. My boyfriend has been eating all my gum though, silly guy. Thank you and many hearts! <3 <3 <3 <3 ^___^
Comment: My cats loved the toy! They sleep with it clutched to their little furry chests and carry it up and down the stairs all day. They are furious that there is a limit of only one heart! :)
Comment: Dear Robin, Thank you for the nice variety of pencils you sent. I am a collector. So, I will add them to my collection. I really liked the swirly green and silver pencil. Your ATC is a great addition to my ATC collection. The pencil border and words made your ATC special as well. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you so much for the package! They have been playing with the toys and i put the blankie in their bed! The little toy with the round things sticking out of it is Fred's favorite and he has been carrying it around with him! Thank you so much!!