Comment: Leah!! Thank you so much for your beautiful parcel, I really love the scrumble, the colors and the textures are amazing!! The postcards are totally my like! Thank you so much for reading my profile so carefully.
But I'm sorry... it has been your third try really!!??!! =( It has taken over 14 days to arreive since you sent it when I usually receive the parcels in 4-7 days from the United States =( If I ever receive your others two envies I'll let you know, and be sure, I'll send you something back! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Comment: I LOVED reading your answers! I wish I could crochet and knit like you can! And your dream craft space sounds incredible... let me know if it happens and I'll come over and plop myself down in the comfy chair to chat :) Happy crafting!!
Comment: Beautiful box. Thanks. I adore the flower you used on the box. If you forget which one, I can send a photo. You included one in my box too. Any chance you know where to get more? I'd love some of the softer pink ones. I'll happily pay or trade for them! Let me know! Such nice goodies. Love the seam binding ribbon too.
Comment: These are easily the best postcards that I have received all year! Thank you so very much!! All the extras too - I really am thankful. I miss NY so much!!! You made my day!! Thanks for joining the swap too! : )
Response: I am so very glad you liked what I chose for you! Thank you for such a nice comment.
Comment: Hi Leah, Thanks so much for the great mix of postcards, especially the RHINO one. Thanks for checking my profile for favorites. I also like your sweets card & note. These are my favorite types of swaps, because you never know what you're going to get. Take care ;)
Comment: wow , I love the post cards and the halogram I will keep it it is unusual and pretty, thanks for sending so many more than you were required to send I wish I could give you more hearts :)
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Comment: Great cards, not three but six. Thank you so much. I visited the MOMA when it was in Berlin for a year. Wish I could see it again in New York. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a good start into 2012.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful flowers! I am going to string them together and hang them for a lovely decoration :) I agree about the pattern, when followed exactly I found my flowers curled really badly :( But nice nonetheless :) xxxx
Comment: These are so pretty! I don't mind the slightly "off" sizes; I think that makes them more special. The case is awesome, too. Next time I curl my hair with a slate pencil, I'll be fully equipped to participate in polite society.
Response: I'm thrilled you like them--I was so frustrated by the cutting, though, that I was thinking of taking them to be professionally cut. My next investment will be a nice professional paper cutter!
Comment: Leah!!! Wowie, what a spook-tacular package!!! Did you make the bag yourself? Its beautiful! I am in love with all the contents!!! I am eager to dig into the book, its one of my favorite topics! There was a notecard with some stickers in the book though-do you want me to send them back? I love the handmade charms, they make me want to finally do Shrinky Dinks! OMG, I LOVE the ring! If this is the sort of thing that you can find there, I'd be there all the time!!! I can never have enough of those key covers!! Love them!! Also, where did you get the plastic bug ball? I want tons more? You'll have to PM me all your answers because I don't get notification emails for responses. I can't say thanks enough!
Comment: "Guilty Pleasures" indeed. ;-) Sweet Valley? Oh dear. I've never read it but your PC was so interesting to read. And funny. The other two series look just as bad...I mean good. ;-) Thanks for the recommendations. What a hoot! I might actually have to read one now!
Comment: I LOVE it, the copper threads and beads are so intricate, I've never seen anything like it! It's beautiful.
The crystal drop catches the light in a dazzling array of colors, I love it So Much! ]
I am So Sorry for the late rating. I thought I had rated you already. It's waiting to be worn near my crafty desk in a place of honor. I would love to learn to crochet and incorporate it into my artwork and jewelry work. thank you so much!!
Response: You are so welcome--I'm so glad you like it!
Comment: WOW!!! I love them all ~ thank you so much!!! I love the Manhattan Bridge one because it is such an interesting shot, and the mapcards, Thumbelina and Wizard of Oz ones are great. . . and, of course, who can resist a classic fairy!!! Thanks again ~~
Comment: Wow! Thanks you so much for the lovely winter matchbox! (I am sorry for my delayed rating - I was traveling.) I love how you packaged it and all of the sparkly bits you included inside. Wonderful!!! xoxo Happy New Year!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for a great swap.
Comment: A beautiful package! I love the way you packaged it! I can't wait to try all of the goodies you found in upstate NY especially the popcorn cob! The Paris journal is precious! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile and send me things from my profile. Also, thank you for making the swap special I appreciate the time you put into my swap and love the things you sent me.
Comment: If I could give this more hearts I would. I love the doll so much. I have a perfect box that I can switch out the carved top with a clear plastic or glass insert so I can see him but he'll be safely enclosed. He's so awesome and I love the trinkets inside. My mum absolutely adores him. Thank you so much!
Response: I am SO THRILLED that you like him. I was worried he wouldn't make it in one piece! I will say that this was my favorite ever swap. Thanks for the sweet comment, and I love your beautiful work too!
Comment: Leah, what an artistically designed calling card and reflective sentiment. I also loved it's presentation in the beautiful floral and bird card. It was so sweet of you to get me a le papillon vert pin it will enhance my collection. Many thanks. Cheers, LPV
Comment: What a wonderful matchbox! It was sooo cute! and i loved all the stickers and tiny erasers, especially the mushroom sticky tape! Adorable! thank yo so much, and thank you for the extra sticker sheets too! ps. your card is very cute, did you take the picture yourself?
Response: I'm really glad you liked the matchbox! I love that mushroom tape too--I use it sparingly, LOL! And I did take that pic, and had it made into cards, thanks for the compliment.
Comment: You could have sent nothing but the Raspberry filled Godiva chocolate and still got a 5 and a heart!!! I love it all! Is the strawberry bag one of those reusable snack bags?? I've been eyeing them on Etsy and wishing for one! Thanks for everything!!
Response: I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! This was a great swap. And yes, the strawberry bag is a reusable snack bag. I have a cherry one myself!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely items. There are so many cute things I don't know where to start. I am starting on cards for work as appreciation to some of my staff and the items will be perfect! Thank you again for such a great package and being a super partner. Hugs & Hearts, Mona
Comment: What a special package I received today! It looked like it was sent straight from a gnome village! So cute! I loved how you decorated the matchbox, and everything inside. Every detail was wonderful, right down to your adorable handwriting! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome jar of stars! I love the big ones and the variety of paper!!! Did you cut the big paper yourself, or did you get it somewhere? I've never seen big ones like that before!
But thanks for the super swell package!
Response: So glad you liked it! I did cut almost all the paper myself, using scrapbooking papers and origami paper. I just did extra wide and long for the giant stars.
Comment: soooo cute!! love them. and thanks for the cupcake stickers. i know i said i send by friday but i got in a car accident thursday morning but i will send monday. everythings done and ready to go! thanks again:]
Response: OH yay! I am so glad you liked it. I do hope everything's okay with you!!! xoxo
Comment: Leah, what a wonderfully thoughtful package and note you sent! Thank you so much for the delicious soap and washcloths - the colors are PERFECT and I agree, cloths like these are much better than sponges. If I could give you extra hearts, I would. <3 <3 Let's swap again sometime.
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I really enjoyed reading your profile--we have a very similar aesthetic. And I have a 9-year-old daughter too!
Comment: Wow Leah, I loved what you sent me. It was wrapped so nicely, loved the pink paper and cupcake ribbon (it's in my drawer, I saved it :)I love the bag you put it all in, did you make it yourself? And then all the goodies you sent me, I just love it all. It is an awesome swap, thanks so much!
Response: So glad you liked it! I did make the bag myself, and the iron-on apple and cupcake came from an etsy shop.
Comment: THANK YOU so much for the wonderful package!!! I LOVE the yarn you sent!! and all the goodies were so much fun to find, I loved them. The pattern is beautiful, and I look forward to lace knitting for the first time!!! :o)
Comment: Can you please send me the info from the ball bands or the ball bands themselves if you have them still?
Response: Oh yes! I meant to tuck them into the envie, but forgot--it's Lion Brand Vanna's Choice--it was the only yarn I could find in true Gryffindor colors (I was going to go with two skeins of the yarn I tucked into the middle, but the colors weren't quite right). I'll check the bands and pm you the more detailed specs.
Comment: oh man, you got me pegged. i loved everything! feel free to randomly send me gifts at any moment. or, we could set up a private swap. st. louis has many treasures you brooklynites deserve to explore. if i could give two hearts i'd do it.
Response: I am SO glad you liked it! I thought your profile was great (as I think I already said, sorry to be redundant), I'd hoped our aesthetic was somewhat similar too, and I had such a good time making that crazy ball! I'd love to do a private swap, anytime.
Comment: You truly have spoiled me! The buttons were so cute and so different than anything that i had. Plus, the extras were GREAT! I love it all and thanks for the postcard - you know i love art postscards. You are great! Thanks again!
Response: I'm really glad you liked the package. I'm so crazy about buttons, and it's fun to swap them around!
Comment: Thankyou so much for the little Itty Bitty Dotee Doll she is a real doll, I love her and she will proudly hang with my other "girls" until we swap again sometime, this comes with kind regards
Response: I'm SO glad you liked her--she's one of my faves I've made--I'm glad she's living in England now!
Comment: I received your So pretty dish cloth today! I love it! Thank you too for the ball of dish cloth yarn. I love that too! Yes,it was nice to have you as a swap partner again! Pretty cool really! Hugs,Debbie
Response: I was glad to make you the dishcloth! Hope to see you again soon!
Comment: Your cards arrived today! thank you, they are so pretty! and thanks so much for the wonderful print from my etsy fave! it's framed and on display :D thanks for being such a great swapper! *hugs*
Response: I really glad you liked it all! It's been so much fun swapping with you.
Comment: Hi Leah, your gorgeous and fun princess came today. We have a lot snow now and she seemed to be a little astonished first but the other dotees on my studio curtain made her feel home soon! Thank you for her!
Hellina in Finland
Response: You're so welcome, and I'm really glad you liked her! Now there's a Brooklyn princess in Finland!
Comment: This bracelet?choker?headband Is sooooo freakin awesome! I am gonna have to try something like that but I do not crochet well. I knit tho, so am gonna try it with that. And the chocolate-SCRUMPTIOUS! Thanks for everything!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! That pattern, "bead soup," is in fact usually knit--I do it on size 0000 needles and metallic thread--you just thread an arm's length of beads, cast on the width of stitches you like (say, six), and garter stitch a few rows. Then it's one row as follows: K1, push 1 bead, K1, push 1 bead, etc. Turn and garter stitch. Turn and repeat row 1 until all beads are gone. PM me if this doesn't make sense, which it might not!!! : )
Comment: Received TODAY. KYA! So much....LOVELY LOVELY GREEEEEEN! And apples. Overjoyed. LOVELOVELOVE everything!! The deco and lip gloss were TOTALLY unexpected and I am just...airabuyuu? :D Thank you so much for all the goodies :D
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all! It was fun to do.
Comment: OMG I am so spoiled. I wish I could give you a lot more hearts as you definitely deserve them. The beads are lovely. The Asian bag is beautiful. I love both of them. This was like an early X-mas present. Thank you, Thank you, hugs, Mary
Response: Oh, yay! I'm so glad you liked your package, and especially the bag. I saw it after I read your profile, and thought it would suit you!
Comment: Love Love Love the cloth, yarn and Smurfs! Funny too because I had just taken the smurfs off my profile. In all honesty I wanted figures just like those for a long time. I went to the toy store to buy some . . . all sold out! So thank you! I wish I could give you more hearts.
Response: I'm glad you liked the package, and those Smurfs made me giggle!
Comment: Leah! Thanks so much for Lilac! I was already thrilled when I saw a a package for the Monster Swap and figure out when I opened it and recognize the little beauty I had already admired on Flickr! Yay..you did an amazing job and thanks also for the little monster friend!
Response: YAY! I'm so glad she arrived safely and that you liked her! I had a wonderful time with this swap, and I'm glad Lilac has gone to a good home!
Comment: Many thanks for your lovely squares. You do beautiful work and the colors are lovely. Many thanks for the extras they really appeal to my "magpie" personality. I will enjoy using them. Many thanks and take care... r/-b
Response: You're so welcome! I'm glad you liked your package!
Comment: OMG The carrot you sent is AMAZING!
Thanks so much also for all the extras... it was all so beautifully wrapped and all so very relevant.
I love, love, love the cotton and the carrot... OMG it's just brilliant!
Thanks so much
Response: Oh good! Thanks so much for hosting this swap--I'd be happy to join another if you'd ever like to host one! I'm crazy for the knitted vegetables. It's funny about the cotton--it is so plentiful in the states, I wonder why not elsewhere!
Comment: The package you sent my daughter in the kid's art swap was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. She's been arting all over the house since she got it yesterday, lol. Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm delighted she liked it--since my daughter's nearly 8, and I know she likes more "grown-up" art supplies as well as more "kiddish" things, I tried to include some of both! It was really, really fun to put together. All best and happy creating!
Comment: I love it!! What an awesome package; I can't believe you included my favourite Pocky. What a lovely swapper you are :) xx
Response: I love those Pocky too, and I finally found a little local store that stocks them and keeps them stocked (I think there may be more of us Brazillian Pudding Pocky lovers out there than you might think, LOL!). So glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful jewellery. You are very talented. Purple,silver & dangly, exactly what I love. How did you knit the bracelet? Aren't 0000 needles really big? I wish I could give you more hearts:)
Response: I'm SO glad you liked this, I had a great time making them! The 0000 needles actually look a little like sewing needles. They're kind of fun--like dollhouse knitting needles!
Comment: I will give you a heart once the option is available! Thank you so much for the beads and the starbucks card! I have been low on the cash this week & this is exactly what I needed - Thank you soo much!!!!
Response: I'm happy you liked it--and glad to know you enjoyed a cup of something at Starbucks--I always like to spread the Java love!!!
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU SENT FOR ME!! Dante isn't home, he's spending the weekend at my mom's but when he gets home I'll have him leave you a message. (he wouldn't let me open it!!);) I wish I could give you more hearts!! So here are some made ones instead. <3 <3 <3
Response: I'm just delighted you liked your package, and I hope Dante likes what I sent him. I really wanted to send him some origami paper, I'm really into origami too, but I'm out of NYC, where it's plentiful, and so I couldn't find any...
Comment: oh LEAH! wow! tell me this isn't one of your first attempts at this! cuz the kitty is simply amazing! you used that little yarn, which i find impossible to work with, and the stitches are PERFECT! the colors, down to the little heart nose and eyes... i simply love him! and the extras were VERY WELCOME! thank you so so so much!!!!
Response: I am SO glad you liked him and to know he went to a good home! lol. I've made a couple of amigurumi creatures and am hooked. The yarn is Rowan cotton glace--I have lots of extra from a fancy Ripple afghan I made, and it's just calling out to me to make creatures!
Comment: Your grannies are beautiful...and very soft! You were VERY prompt!!!
EDITED! Leah! I just got a rating reminder...I had already rated my partners, but discovered that I had erroneously marked how to rate the hostess. This was a wonderful idea for a swap and I truly enjoyed being a part of it. I hope my blunder didn't hurt you at all. YOU DEFINITELY DESERVE A STAR!
Comment: Thanks to you and your daughter for the amazing package to my little princess!!!!
She loved everything!! But the most that she liked was the little Mr. Noise book, the cute cute bag(grandma and I loved it too), the collar, the little cat notebook....:o) EVERYTHING!!!! Thanks again and she want to draw something to say thanks so I will mailing you her "thank you note" soon...:o)
Response: I'm delighted that you all enjoyed the package! My daughter and I had a wonderful time putting it together!
Comment: Hearts Hearts Hearts to you Leah! Where do I start? First, wrapping each one made today, well, MY BIRTHDAY! I love that. Each item tickled me more than the one before it. The lavender sachet - so beautiful and the BAG! OMG, never excpected that, and with the matching notes. Thanks for paying attention to organic, natural, and lemon! Just wonderful and thank you so much. I'll try and photo it for Flickr for everyone to see. Glad you enjoyed the swap. Kathleen in PA
Comment: omg loved it loved it loved it!! thank you so much, leah ... they were beautiful. :D and so fast. i loved the notebook too. if they all come in half as pretty, i will have a rockin' afghan!! you're awesome.
Response: I'm really really glad you liked them! I love pink too so it was a lot of fun.
Comment: Hi Leah, what a nice, thoughtful box you sent! Thank you! I love everything. The matchbox, tissues, fabric and especially the little dog for Lucy and pattern! Thanks for being so sweet - I love the color theme too! :D
Comment: I thank you Leah,for the awesomely pretty squares for part 5! I love them! Heck no,i didn't mind at all,that you made them the same.It's just perfect and they will fit right into the afghan, on the last row.Thank you again.Oh, i received the sqs. today,by the way.
Comment: oh what a BEAUTIFUL, SOFT yarn! i loved it, loved the squares so much. And thank you sooo much for the lavender sachet! just my kind of thing. i'm so happy! thanks a lot for your generosity Leah!!! :))
Comment: these will work just fine- the colors work well with the last batch
Response: I'm very glad all the squares worked together--you know, I haven't been able to find some of those exact original colors, which leads me to believe that a couple of them have been discontinued...alas...
Comment: I am beyond shocked!! My mouth dropped open and I said "Oh my gosh! She's gorgeous!" I LOVE her so much! The sundress is absolutely precious. AND I can't even believe my eyes-you ALSO sent a full amigurumi kit, needle, pattern, yarn and all! I feel so spoiled and so special. I wish I could give you 20 hearts! Hugs -Artsyfartsy
Response: Yay! I'm really glad you like her! And I hope you have fun with the kit. I just tried out that pattern myself, and it is sooo cute...
Comment: Thanks for the lovely package ! The beads were really a kind thought and it all will be very useful to me. I also loved the way you wrapped it all. You have great taste.
(by the way your family name is adorable - amour means love in french and namour is a very very cute way to say it)
Give my greetings to lovely Brooklyn :o)
Response: Greetings back to Paris! My husband has quite a bit of family there. And I'm so glad you liked the package. I was a little worried about the beads rattling ominously at customs, but I guess I secured them well enough not to make the package like a maraca!
Comment: BY FAR THE BEST PACKAGE I'VE EVER RECEIVED! The lavender pillows are prefect. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and send something special. I am amazed with all the extras that you included! It was very generous of you. I have been sick this week and the package was a wonderful pick me up!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Response: Oh, I'm so delighted that you liked your package! I was actually a little nervous 'cause I saw from your blog what an amazingly talented crafter you are...but I'm super glad that you liked the sachets.