Comment: Sadly, this swap was not anything close to what I had hoped for. I am not picky by any means, and have plenty of information on my profile so I think it's pretty easy to find things for me. I was to create a gold filled gemstone ring, and in return get profile items. I had suggested that I would be happy with even a couple Etsy faves or something from my Amazon wishlist or even just a craft store gift card. I received a big box of 30 year old magazines and a couple books. I do love the foreign language dictionary, and there were 2 magazines that I will enjoy. The majority of the box was 20+ fine art magazines from the 80s which are not of interest to me. You told me the box of magazines covered stamping, scrapbooking, collage, vintage ephemera. It would have been nice to get a couple of well-thought out specific profile items, rather than a box full of old magazines which are not specified on my profile. I created a very specific ring that you had wanted and put my heart into it. I really just feel like there was no time or thought put into what you sent me in return.
Response: Sorry that you didn't like the swap. Maybe you should change your profile, because I read "jewelry, scrapbooking, papercrafts, stamping, painting, mixed media art and collage, art journals (the new one I sent to you is worth about $20), foreign language book/dictionary, interesting images from magazines, LOVE craft books and art magazines."
I sent you all of the above. Your profile tells me that you "LOVE craft books and art magazines" but you cry when you receive them. I just don't understand you. You love art magazines, but not American Artist magazine...how would anyone reading your profile know about this preference? I sent you a variety of art magazines, including jewelry design magazines to inspire you. But you focus on the one artist magazine included that you don't like. The jewelry magazines are for professional jewelry artists, but you focus on the one book that is not as advanced, I sense a very negative person who is impossible to please.
I had other things from your profile, but I could not include them in the media rate I used so I could send you 25 pounds of what your profile tells me you LOVE. I assumed that when you wrote LOVE, that meant that you wanted these things the most. You never acknowledged receiving this swap and left me hanging for a week wondering about its safe arrival. Then you wanted to know about the ring without acknowledging the box of media that took me weeks to put together. The old Japanese dictionary is from my uncle's library. He sent it to me from Oahu so I could give it to you. I'll tell him that you liked the book rather than hurt his feelings.
Comment: Oh my goodness - I cannot even begin to tell you how this package touched my heart! I am blown away by how perfect it is, and how generous you are in putting this together for me. I canâ€™t wait to read this book on who is the 1950s. That is my all-time favorite thing to read. The postcards are amazing, the glass and coral are already in special places in my office and believe it or notâ€¦ I think my favorite thing is the milk jar top! What a crazy good package! Much mahalo!!!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful extras! I am excited to listen to the cd, color, and read about Mozart. If I can figure out how to add pics, I'll send you one of where I left your Mardi-gra M.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful stuffed envie! The crafting/crochet books will come in handy. I gave the posters to my daughter. She was very excited (we're currently trying to make the origami bird from Kubo). Thank you also for sharing all the nature items! It's so special to me, to have a little bit of Hawaii here in Texas. Wishing you a blessed Imbolc!
Comment: Thank you Pianoheart for all of the lovely paper memorabilia. I have several projects in progress for which much of this will be the perfect addition. And thank you for being a lovely swap partner.
Comment: HUGE HUGS. I am thrilled at what you sent. 21 music tapes! I posted a thank-you at the top of my page as well to you. My breath has been taken away. You are so generous! My husband spent 6 years at the Air Force base there in Hawaii and he will get a surprise at supper tonight while I play Hawaiian Music. Did you own these? I just cant say thank you enough. I so appreciate the happiness I got today. It will be used each day!
Comment: Malia! This is amazing, beautiful, a true blessing! I am going to do the seashell healing spell for my auntie who has spinal meningitis and is fighting hard to beat it. Thank you for the lovely wreath. This box is full of care and I am grateful.
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the wonderful sticker covered envelope. I really love the assortment of stickers you used. I am having a hard time picking out my favorite.I think my favorite is the sugar skull or the big blue butterfly.
Comment: Oh, awesome! A day after I sent off my swap I already received yours! Thank you so much for the lovely goodies (especially the dice and Japanese sheet music are totally up my alley) and your fresh and interesting letter. I hope we can make this a recurring thing! :) Now I hope my end will make it to you quickly and safely.
Comment: Thank you for this great little package of happy mail! I just love the map envelope and postcards. I haven't bee to Hawaii in 9 years so I really appreciated the postcards. Thanks for reading my profile!
Comment: Thank you! I couldn't wait for Valentine's Day, so I opened it today! Thank you so much for the cute items! I'm saving the Christmas stories to read later this year :) I love the stationary and Hello kitty stickers! Hugs, Jessica
Comment: Thank you so much! This was the perfect gift. You must have read my mind. I was thinking about buying a floral motif book. Everything will be put to good use. Thanks for being the perfect partner.
Comment: Oh my goodness! I got your package today and you completely spoiled me!!!! I love everything in it! I feel bad that I didn't send you more. I might just need to find something neat and send it along ðŸ˜ Thanks for such an awesome swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for the crochet magazine and especially the 'polka' cd - I will definitely be playing that in my car, probably tomorrow when I go Christmas shopping! This was a really nice envelope to receive.
Comment: THANK so much for a lovely package!! I love papercrafts and vintage stuff : ) .. I do hate that I missed out on your cards though, I love handmade cards, I think I have to correct my profile. I meant to say that I make cards/like handmade cards so I would rather not receive store bought if possible.
Comment: Oh what a wonderful package I received!!! Thank you so much for everything, I just can't wait to sit down and go through it all slowly where I can enjoy every little bit of goodness that you sent!!!!! Thank you again, Connie
Comment: Wow, hit the jackpot! Love the fan, seen them but didn't have one, so thank you. I am looking forward to watching the DVD. I'm always interested in music I've never heard, because my grandson is a music producer of Dubstep. I will use the bookmark, last year read 200+ books. Not sure about the pills - have you tried them? Thank you for your wonderful swap. Hope yours was as good. ;)
Comment: You ROCKED this swap! The little bear.. the pogs... the EVERYTHING, lol. ty for the shells, especially! Hope your roll was as great as you made mine! Thank you for joining, and I hope you will join again in the future! (insert a kajillion hearts)
Comment: I LOVE everything you sent me! I almost cried when I saw the cookbook in Italian since I was telling my hubby I needed to buy a book with Italian. I love the tea and the soap. I am looking forward to using the bowl. It arrived in one piece. Thanks o much for everything! ♥ ♥
is the word that I will use to describe this box of FABULOUSNESS. I am over the moon about it, if I didn't express that already. I have been on the hunt for books just like these for months and of course i'd find 1 raggedy one here or there, but TODAY, I got a whole box full : ) .. i'm so excited that I have to host a swap about it!!
Comment: Oh my gossssssh thank you soooooo much for the AWESOME Tony Bennett CD! I was so stoked! The disney stickers were really nice as well, I loved everything! Thank you so much again <3 I'd give a million hearts if I could!
Comment: Oh good grief! I am so sorry for this late, late, late rating. I am sure I rated. Twice, in fact. Once when I received, and again when you nudged me. Now, I find it unrated when it's time to archive. Stupid phone. Forgive me? This has been one of my favorite swaps over the years. So fun to see what other's are growing and where they get their seeds.
I got your package but am going to wait to unwrap it until Easter day :) Thank you for it and I love the bag you used to wrap it int. My mom used to go to London twice a year and would always bring me back souvenirs and they were always so special to me! Will add to this rating when I open it up!
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the thoughtful package. I love all the journals. I'm such a lover of journals, so receiving them was a treat. The ephemera was so fun to go through. My niece is going to love all the stickers. This was a really fun swap to create and receive. I really enjoyed myself. Thank you for everything!
Comment: Oh my my my my! What an incredible swap package I received! The coil pot is really nicely done! It is very me~ I just started a clay hand building class and coil pots are the next project. So now I got to see one before everybody else! You could easily have stopped with the coffee packets, but noooooo, a Movie, and an inspirational CD to boot! I LOVE everything so much. A million hearts to you if I could.
Comment: I just got your package today and I teared up a little when I opened it. I love everything you sent. The cat greeting cards are precious and I am excited to open the profile gift when Christmas arrives. THANK YOU!
Comment: Thanks for the cute pocket letter, Malia. This is a placeholder rating; I will rate with more detail once I open all the gifts. :) // Okay, I opened the last few a little early, heehee. I love the USPS patch! No idea that one could acquire those; very cool. And the motorcycle and little owl are so great. Thanks for tailoring it to my profile. Question though, what are pogs for? I've never experienced them.
Comment: Hey :D So, I haven't unwrapped every single item yet (btw, thank you so much for doing that!!! I absolutely loved how you put everything together. :D Every container so far has had such awesome items inside of it. It's so amazing. ) but the items I have seen are awesome! I love the Dotee doll. :D She's already hanging with my other ones. :) The lettersets are amazing! I will definitely use them. I love the magazines. :D I love how they do the layouts, they are so colorful and fun. :) I am very excited to open up the rest of the wrapped goodies. :D Thankyou for creating such an awesome swap. :) I am very very happy! :D It is such a nice treat. :)
Comment: Thanks! Wow, lots 'o stuff! The handmade envelopes are great, and the bookmark, and the magnet, and and and :) Take care, Malia.-Rhonda ps sadly, many of the items were crumpled. it was a hard trip across the Pacific, evidently! including some stiff cardboard in your envelope will protect the happy mail better.
Comment: What a wonderful envelope full of little surprises you sent me. I really want to thank you for cheering up my sad Saturday afternoon. I just love that cocktail postcard & the kitty card & the little stamps & everything! Plus, I'm not sure how you sent a rainbow to my house, but you did. It appeared as soon as I opened your envie. :)
Comment: Thanks for the great package. I see lots of things in the book I would like to try to make. I use tote bags for everything, so my little pony will be put to use. I love the tag and I have a grandson that will put the pumpkin book to good use. Thanks for everything!
Comment: Malia, if I could give you a hundred hearts I would. Thank you for all the things you sent. You sent everything I liked from my profile. The notecards, postcards, and book by Nicholas Sparks. But most of all for the adorable Hawaiian dotee doll(I can't believe you took the time to make it for me). Again thank you so much. Shirley
Comment: Thank you so much for my journal and your gift. The packaging was absolutely delightful and the journal is so cute, I have it tucked into my purse now.
I haven't watched Noir yet but I'm excited to, thank you again.
Comment: Thank you for the new books and the awesome extras! :) I've been enjoying the books you sent me on our private swap. I really liked A New Attitude and I'm almost done with the House at Old Vine, liking it too! Always great to swap with you :)
Comment: thank you so very much for the great destash pocket letter! =) everything is fantastic <3 ps, thank you so very much for the tape samples! that is very very kind of you Malia! =D you are very very very sweet! <3 <3 <3
Comment: Thank you so very much for the packet! I loved everything inside! I enjoyed the Bear DVD (I love wildlife!) and enjoyed reading the pamphlets of your local birds. The gift bag was great! Thanks so much!
Comment: This is a beautiful swap! The Goddess pendant is gorgeous. The hand drawn ATC is amazing... very detailed and a lot of energy went into it. Thanks so much for the book as well... this looks fascinating and I have not seen this book before! Really great job putting things together based on my profile... everything you included is right up my alley and this package was very thoughtful. Sorry for my delay in rating!! :)
Comment: Thank you for all of the goodies you sent to me. I like that you used a snoopy thank you card for your letter to me. Love all of the stickers and note cards and the paper is out of this world. Thank you again.
Comment: If I could give you more than one heart I would! You did great on the swap. I enjoyed going through the envelope and seeing all the goodies! Thank you for everything you sent, you went above and beyond! Bless you!
Comment: WOW!! What an amazing package you sent! I loved everything, the cookbooks, ephemera, wine corks, & the million other things you sent! It was truly an incredible package. Thank you so much, I will be using each and every item!!
Comment: Hi pianoheart (Malia from United States). I got your envelope today! Thank you so much for the hawaiian coffee + hibiscus honey lemon tea bag and 3 cosmetics samples. Happy swapping, maria das trouxas
Comment: The package you sent was SO totally worth waiting for! It was so heavy I couldnâ€™t imagine what was inside! I truly appreciate all the time and thought you put into the things you sent. :o) Thank you also for the lovely letter where you took the time to explain each item! I am just so thrilled. It was truly a package that more than made me happy! :o) Cannot wait to try the coffee and so excited that it was made there in Hawaii! I am truly touched with the thought and care you used to package the seed packets, and also with the seed packets you chose to send! I am so excited! And I have never seen Bird of Paradise seeds and sooooo hope I can get them to grow!!! I do get hummingbirds here and will definitely make a special place for a hummingbird garden! On that note, thank you so much for the Hummingbird Garden book! Just FABULOUS! I am really looking forward to spending some time going through every page of the Metal Clay Jewelry and Rubber Stamp books! My dog was also very interested in the books and I found him trotting off with one. :o) (Donâ€™t worry, I got it back.) And as if THAT wasnâ€™t enough . . . goodness . . . what an awesome Santa ornament, and handmade cards, ladybug embellishments and charms, and the bag of Paina cones and instructions to make my very own Paina leis!!! SO COOL! Thanks also for the ideas for my own pinecones as well! And last but not least, thanks SO much for the lovely items for my â€œrelaxationâ€ basket! I am looking forward to giving myself a special treat and using the Italian green clay mask while listening to the CD you sent. So FUN!!! Thank you for all the special touches you added to the packages. I love every bit of it!
Comment: I am so excited to try these peppers! We are getting the garden ready and I've planted a bunch of seeds for lettuce and a variety of things that I had to make a herb garden. The johnny jump ups are coming up (lol). I like the Maui items and like the NFL parking ticket (huny will like that one too). I'll be sure to let you know how the seeds do in my Texas garden! Thanks for all the other red too!
Comment: You send way more than the swap required, and I really love the bookmark that you sent! Thanks! However, a few of the items that you sent were from my dislikes list. It was senders choice, so no big deal, but someone else might have appreciated them more. (:
Comment: You absolutely spoiled me, thank you so so much. First and foremost, your photography is brilliant. Wowww, it really is lovely, I'm definitely going to add those to my moleskine :). I really love all that you sent, the cookies are very tasty (and almost gone). The tank top is very cute, I cannot wait to wear it and you sent a shower timer, which I think is a brilliant idea. Thank you for all the local goodies, the books on natural health, and all the time and effort you put into the swap. You sent some Japanese books, haha. I'm actually learning Japanese (my mom never taught me) and it is perfect. The cool thing is I can read the books, yayyy! You seem to have a lovely giving heart and I think that is b e a u t i f u l. Oh, the reusable tote bag is awesome. It was the first thing I saw when I opened the box. If you are up for being natural health pen pals, let me know! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!
Comment: FINALLY got ahold of your package...the PO was holding it hostage over a few cents, stingy grumpy people they are...LoL. Was so thrilled to open it...thank you, thank you, thank you for the photos and music and the experiences. I've been to SF a couple times, but never to the other places...maybe one day.
Comment: Malia, what a beautiful package! I LOVE the petals and hope to use them in upcoming projects. Thank you so much for the sewing tutorial - I'm always looking for easy projects to try. And many many thanks for the letter. <3 <3 <3
Comment: wow what amazing goodies ..i absolutely love it all (:i would love to do a private swap sometime..what we're u thinking of swapping? i'd have to look into the vermont lisence plate and see if i'd b able to get my hands on one...
Comment: Malia! I wish I could give you 100 HEARTS! I believe this is the most thoughtful gift I have ever received through swap-bot. You went over and beyond being gracious! I love everything! The ephemera!!....the photos and the US postal service patch!!! I almost started crying! Thank you! Thank you so much!
Comment: WOW! What a great surprise! You filled my mailbox with just your swap! Lol. Thanks for all the great random paper choices! I love the maps, the old book pages, the music, the maps! Its all wonderful! Thank you so very much!! Have a wonderful day! :)
Comment: Wow, what a great parcel, I love everything you sent! Thanks a lot! And write soon :-) PS: when you received my package, just drop me a line, so I can send you the recipes (I'm not doing it now because I don't want to spoil the surprise...)
Comment: WOW!!! Is there any way I can give you 2 â™¥
for this rating??? I can't tell you just how much fun this package was to open.You went way, way beyond and I am SO happy. Loved all The baby gel pens are so sweet! Can't wait to use. Hugs.
Comment: Mahalo for all the interesting items in this incredible package! I appreciate all the brochures ... we were enjoying looking through them this afternoon. The books are great -- I love the pet leis especially -- never thought of putting a lei on an animal, but why not? A nice way to honor them (as long as they put up with it ...) and so pretty on the animals in the book. My daughter is already beginning the lobbying effort for an eyelash scrunchie and matching lei ... guess I'd better find some yarn. Thanks again for the delightful swap and the great "conversations" :) Brought a bit of the islands into our home in the Frozen North!
Comment: |Wow is all I can say about everything in your package today. Honestly I love it all so much :0 The tabby looks like my cat when she was a kitten, the post card is beautiful, I love the dried flowers and will try to create something out of them and best of all I LOVE THE ELEPHANT!! That washi creation was so awesome and I love so much the elephant with his trunk in the air. You see it is considered to be GOOD LUCK with the trunk in the air so I am in heaven over that! I would love to be pen pals and best of all my fav. thing comes from your state, Kukui oil only it is very hard to find it here :(
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and generous package! I love it all =) I think I need to make a rubber stamp from one of the sayings, "It is a good thing to be rich and to be strong, but it is a better thing to be loved." Awesome quote =)
Comment: All I can say about your package is WOW. I love all things. I would give you three hearts if I could ... Thanks a lot for the great selection of the stamps and all other stuff. I like the music that you sent me.
Comment: Excellent stamps for scrapbooking and letter writing :-). That cross-stitch kit will be fun for my nephew. And I really like the CD you sent along. Can you believe I wasn't familiar with him yet? I'd seen the front of the album in magazines back when it just came out (it's kind of hard to forget :-)), but I never heard any of the songs. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks so much for an awesome trade! The books will be very helpful in my quest to learn Japanese. I can't wait to try the coffee in the morning, it looks delicious :) All of the postcards are a wonderful addition to my collection, and the electronic components will be fun to use in my arts and crafts. I really appreciate you trading with me!
Comment: Thankyou so much, I love all the note sheets and the magnetic pad is really pretty, I haven't had time for a proper look yet as i have just come back from hols but wanted to rate so you know its arrived safely, so a very happy mail day!, Thankyou! X
P.s Lizard bits are great, he has already disappeared off to scrapbook them...! X
Comment: WOW!!!!! This is definitely one of the best packages I've ever received! I haven't even had a chance to go through everything yet, SO MUCH STUFF!!! And I've been outside for the last 3 hours planting all the plants you sent :) I absolutely could NOT be happier! Thank you for each and every thing you sent. I love it ALL!!!!
Comment: I got my package yesterday! Thank you so much. It was full of so many great things for everyone. It means so much that you included special surprises for my kids as well. LOL I had to hide the candy up high because everyone was trying to steal it. :) Thank you again! And I am keeping my eye out on yarn for you!
Comment: Wonderful wonderful Wonderful thank you so so very much....Love the lanyards too...they are great..... and wow...all the way from Hawaii.... Thank you again.... The pull..... is awesome.... Pat
Comment: Thanks for the very generous gifts! I especially love the Hawai'ian paintbrush! What plant is it from? Love the beads and rubberstamps! What would you trade for a kokeshi doll?
Response: The paintbrushes are from the hala...that's Hawai'ian for screwpine tree :) I hope to post some examples of my kokeshi dolls on flickr. I usually make them as gifts for friends, so I'm not sure of a trade - probably something handmade from another county or culture.
Comment: I loved the package that you put together for me! The striped socks are so cute, and the teabags in the little wallet are great (I used one yesterday). Your use of the flat marble in the polymer clay charm is so clever, and I am so fascinated by the fact that you carve kokeshi dolls. I would love to trade for one sometime, if there is anything I make that you'd be interested in swapping for. And then you threw in such thoughtful extras for me - the postage stamps and papers will find their way into my art quite soon! Thank you very much for a lovely package.
Comment: Thanks for much for everything. The fabric and the brads are really cute and so are all the extras from the clay cane to the charms. Hubby will be surprise with the cards. I also appreciated the bread tags and pop can latches. Thanks for doing this private swap with me. =D
Comment: AWESOME find for me! I subscribe to this mag but only for the past few years so I have never seen these from 2005!Thank you SO much for sending something you KNOW I would like & use! Can't wait to look through to find some yummy new recipes! Happy swapping & thrifting! :)
Comment: What an unusual collection of goodies. I have read all the cookbooks and look forward to trying several of the recipes. The paperweight will be kept in the kitchen where it will come in handy with pages, have already tried the gum, the little doll is so cute, colorful napkin rings, and the picture frames are lovely. Thank you for all the effort you put into matching gifts to my profile. Many thanks and a heart for you.
Comment: Aloha! Thank you for a great science envie as well as a nice reminder of Hawai'i =) I really hope the aloe plant thrives (as we have certainly gotten enough water here,oy!). I loved how you classified everything according to sciences, and the biohazard bag and containers are a great addition to my collection. Again, mahalo nui loa!
Comment: I was actually really disappointed when I opened my parcel today. The eye mask was dirty, there were brown smudges all over it and none of the other things were quality. I'm rating a 5 because I guess it did meet the requirements.
Response: The lavender and flax eye pillow is unused and not dirty. Hawaii's tropical air can make the natural lavender oil in the flowers look like smudges on the satin.
Comment: What an absolutely LOVELY package! I just love the Asian print and the special extra watercolors--koi and kitty ;+) I can tell you put a lot of thought into the package and it really shows. Many thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the cool package! I can't wait to create some French masterpieces! And the towel is great. And do you know if the cute little pan you sent is oven safe? Thanks again and Have a Happy Day!
Response: The pan is just for serving at the table so don't put it in the oven.
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful package. We all loved our stuff! What fun sitting and opening a package full of presents. Can you tell my patience isn't great, lol! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.
Comment: Hello Malia,
I received your package the end of last week and had fun finding all the goodies inside of other goodies. I appreciate you reading my profile and including things in the package that addressed items that were in my profile. As well, I like how you not only included "bought" items, but also handmade items. I look forward to using what you sent in varied ways in future creative endeavors both through swaps and other personal projects. I hope we meet again in the future at other swaps. Until then, Happy Swapping!!
Comment: Malia: Thanks for the great box (I never knew you could get so much stuff in one of those boxes!) I love everything, every little bit has sparked some curiosity and creativity! This is my first box cram; I hope my partner likes all the stuff I sent her as much as I like yours! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for everything, the postcards are perfect for my collection, and the stationery is beautiful! I have not gotten to watch the videos yet because my son is watching Barney...hahaha! I'm sure I'll love them both though! Thanks again!