Comment: I got your sweet package today! Thank you so much for the delicious chocolates! I loved Locker & Majani chocolates and I have never tried anything like the Galatine candies! So yummy! I have tried Ritter sport before but you sent my absolute favourite flavors! Mille grazie! :)
Response: Sorry, forgot to reply! So happy that you liked everything and that I managed to send you a nice flavor of something you already knew! Thanks again for swapping with me, wheneve you want, don't hesitate to PM me for another one ^^
Comment: Never received from this swap, if/when you resend I will rerate.
I got my bookmarker today :) Thank you I loved it! It's probably my new favorite bookmarker I'm using it now :) also thank you for the extra goodies :) ( hello kitty note pad and makeup sample :) ♡♡♡♡
Response: UPDATE Jul 18, 2015 - I am very happy it arrived and that you enjoyed everything. Thanks for changing the rating.
This swap is from march 2014. I have sent you a PM on May, 22, 2014 and it is marked as "read" from you. here is the text: "Hello I see you are not getting online since about one month, I am PMing you because I have never been rated by you for the "I love bookmarks 6" swap. Please when you have a minute let me know if you recieved it or not. I am totally ok with re-sending if a swap gets lost! Congrats on your baby I am a new mom too (feb the 7th 2014) and it's great :)
I will surely re-send because as you can see from my rating record I am a very good swapper, but I really hope you understand that I did all I could to get in touch with you. This swap is from more than 1 year ago! I think I derserved at least a PM to let me know you were back on swap bot and discuss all this. Also, when a swap is so old I cannot access to your address anymore...I need it in order to re-send. I am going to PM you again myself.
Comment: Hi Sara!! I just wanted to pop by and let you know that it ARRIVED Last night! :) So rest easy :) I haven't opened it yet, but I am sure its amazing stuff! I will drop you a line after I open it ♥
Response: Yay! I am very happy it arrived, I was getting worried. Hope you enjoyed the content, too :)
Comment: I really like the hand carved stamp on the writing set! All you sent was lovely. I shall have to get baking soon to use the cool cupcake toppers! (Woe is me!) Congratulations on your baby :) Thank you!
Response: I am so happy that you liked what I made for you! :)
Comment: Thank you for the cool matchbox and all the neat things inside. Love the color!!! thanks so much, darla
Response: I usually make my matchboxes following the inspiration I get while "swimming" through my craft stuff...then I read you like the color green and I was very glad to have chosen the right color even before reading your profile! ;) thanks!
Comment: Dear Sara, thank you so much for your lovely swap and all the attention you've put into it :) I adore your handwriting! (My apologies for my rather late rating, because I already received your swap last week). Kind greetings, Aline
Response: I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it so much! :)
Comment: I am blown away that you have studied paleography. Could you please translate the monk's writing you sent? I was a medieval history major so this could have easily been your choice for one of my favorite things. Thank you.
Response: I'll send you a PM - the content itself isn't that exciting but of course it is interesting when doing historical researches! :) So glad you enjoyed the swap and that some of my interests interested you too :)
Comment: Every swap from you is so special, Sara! Thank you for the adorable ice cream cups and the Italian food labels (love!). We all enjoyed trying the new Haribo, and my son liked it the most! They remind me of some classic candies from my childhood: Circus Peanuts and candy-coated marshmallow Easter eggs. They aren't easy to find these days. It was fun to try the Haribo version. Thank you!!!
Response: So happy that the package arrived so quickly ^^ and that you enjoyed it as well as your kids :) The cups are cute aren't they? a couple of years ago I had an "ice cream" party and found it very funny! And very kid-friendly (now that I have my own one I am starting thinking about such stuff :D)
Comment: Yay it arrived at last! Thank you for putting such thought into the cute matchbox and goodies, I love them. I especially liked the decoration on the box, what a cute idea, it really made me smile.
Response: So happy it eventually arrived! I was proud of the idea indeed and so I am very happy you appreciated it too :)
Comment: Thank you so much fort the fun spring altered tin!!! What a GREAT idea to put felt on the bottom so it won't scratch or slide around on my desk! I love all the little trinkets you enclosed - it is so fun to get things from other countries that we don't see here. Thanks for a great swap and happy March!!!
Response: Sooo happy to hear this!! I really put time and effort in that tin and knowing you enjoyed it so much is really a great reward :) Thank you so much for the patience and good rating!
Comment: thank you for the cute extras. please try and send it in something more sturdy than tissue paper next time because it arrived torn and damaged in a bag the post service had put it in as it'd been torn on one side :( thank you for the kawaii! xx
Response: I am very sorry, but I do know for sure that it happens when someone tries to open the envelope to see what's inside or even steal the content. It happened to me so many times...and several times they delivered to me the empty envelope only!! Anyhow, I will be more careful. I am sorry.
Comment: Thankyou Sra for the lovely warm winter wishes, the drinkks look nice,I love the cross stamp, I look forward to using it. I love the hello kitty stickers and tape, thankyou Sara love Jennifer.
Response: I'm very happy to know you appreciated my swap so much! :)
Comment: Thanks a lot for the envelopes, I have open two and a special thank you for the Greece souvenir bag, it´s lovely :)! I just want to add that there were 2 envelopes that weren´t decorated (one handmade and one storebought Kawaii one), the swap description says : You can use handmade or storebought envelopes, - but still have to decorate them. (Ideas: peautiful paper, stickers, washitape, ribbons, fabric, embelishments, drawings, paintings, rubber stamping...) But it´s no problem, I´ll be more clear about that in the no 2 swap. So, again thanks a lot and best wishes, Betty PS.: The stamps aren´t postmarked, if you need them, let me know and I´ll send them back to you :).
Response: Ooh this is a bit mortifying! I admit I haven't added anything to the kawaii one because I had thought to let you re-use it by not decorating it. My mistake. But I totally forgot the other one! So sorry. I just hope that the content will let you forget and forgive the lack of decoration! PS/ Thanks for the offer but I don't want you to spend money for your own stamps to send mine back!
Comment: Hi Sara . . . VERY pretty wintry tag! Love the reindeer and the special silver paper you used. The little pom balls with the silver tips are neat--I'm going to look for those. I've got it hanging up with all my Christmas cards! Thanks so much.
Comment: Wow, thank you SO much for such a wonderful package Sara! Everything looks amazing, I can't wait to sample it all! I'm going to try the white Ciobar later to warm me up as it's cold here at the moment - very excited! Thanks so much for choosing me such a lovely package of goodies, I hope you are enjoying the Cadbury's stuff! If you'd ever like to swap again, please just let me know, I'd love to!
Response: Sooo happy to hear that you appreciated my package as much as I appreciated yours - yes I am enjoying everything very much :) Of course I'd love to swap with you again in the future!
Comment: I got your present today and I know I'll have a hard time keeping my hands off of it since I think I know what's inside X3 thank you already!! Edit: couldn't help myself and opened it XD wasn't what I thought but thank you so much, it's even better and I can use it when making gingerbread houses for a Christmas fairin a few weeks time! Excellent ^^
Response: Haha! Well, I personally think I'll keep the gifts as advent calendar gifts ;) - aha I know, it's hard.. XD so happy you liked the gift!
Comment: Thanks once again! Look forward to opening it :)
Update: Opened it. Sadly the eyeshadow was all broken up into crumbles :( Had to throw it away.
Update: Thanks for re-sending! You didn't have to, but you did. That made this swapping experience extra special. You earned the heart!
Response: Hope you'll like it ^^ Update: WHAT?!? Now, this is annoying. I will totally resend something, PMing you now! - So happy this one made it whole :D and that you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely things you sent! <3 The Mussolini card was a very good pick! I wonder why there isn't more historical postcards like that, i mean with real events and such. At least i haven't seen those here in Finland. So thank you! Everything was special. :)
Response: Glad to know it arrived and that you liked it! Yes, it is hard to find historical PCs other than in the very place where the photos were taken. The best ones I found were in Normandy with the pics of the D-Day...
Comment: Sara, you really went above and beyond! I loved everything you sent and really enjoyed reading all your little notes. =) Thank you so much!!! The Ava Gardner paper dolls are sooooo cool! I'll practice my Spanish with the lovely book. The button, the bookmark, the angel...everything is wonderful. Oh, and the postcards of the puppets - I studied a bit of the history of drama, so those were really fun to see. GREAT SWAP!!!
Response: So, so glad you enjoyed the whole package. I did my best and I really hope it was worth the long wait ;) Thank you for the understanding and the appreciation!
Comment: Thanks Sara! It was interesting to read your answers and find out we have quite a few things in common!! I got through a phase in which I had to tidy my clothes, one day by colour, one day by kind of clothes etc so I would totally love to have my room organized by you =P
Comment: Sara, your swap package is so sweet! The little doll is cute as can be - I love her braids. I'm going to google that region of Italy. I LOVE the beautiful postcard, and the two cutouts I will use to make something special. I have a book I'm starting to read, so yay - a new bookmark! Thank you, I really love all of it! xxxooo
Response: Forgot to respond ._. So happy you enjoyed the stuff I bought. I was so afraid to pick up the wrong ones...! I love your artwork so I would be curious to see what you'll end up doing with that items! Thanks a lot for swapping with me...
Comment: Yay! I just got the postcard today - I'll be sipping on my tea in just a minute (you're right, cinnamon IS perfect for fall. yum!) -but I'm off to bed. I just love, love , love the stickers- such a lovely bunch of teddies.
Comment: Thank you so much for the profile surprises. I have to say my favorite has to be the umbrella earrings. I have been looking at a pair that were similar for months now. I love them and am already wearing them now. Thank you so much for everything. :)
Response: I was sure you'd have loved them :) Glad to know you enjoyed my swap :)
Comment: What a lovely bird and flower wreath you made for me. Thank you, Sara! I plan to hang it in my craft room when I declutter our spare bedroom and convert it to MY space. :-) Thank you also for the lovely bottle of balsamic. We LOVE it and are looking forward to opening it soon. I'm thinking of dressing on a spinach salad to start with. Mmmm. Thank you!
Response: Phew! I was so worried about the balsamic vinegar. I wanted to send it but I also worried about being enough safely wrapped. Seems it was. I am really sorry for the long delay and I am happy to know you appreciated my SLOW crafting effort :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your generosity on this special Easter swap, Sara! The cake was gone in mere minutes. Yum! My daughter seriously loved it and would have eaten it all if I hadn't insisted that she share. We're looking forward to the chocolate egg too. Thank you!!!
Response: It's amusing how you and Kari seem to love this special cake XD I shall consider to send out a big one...!
I loved the owl themed wrapping of the egg but I hope the surprise inside will please your kids as well ;)
Comment: Very lovely. Such a nice choice of song and image to go with. Very poignant. You might want to consider adding a cardboard ring around your box though as it arrived dented and smushed. I think you've gotten one from me this way before? If not, check out the forums as I have a post on mailing this way. Sadly when I tried to reform it, some beads fell off. So sad. Such a shame. The postal service is so rough. Oh well, still beautiful, one of my faves. TY
ETA: no need. I can fix the beads and you did your best and tried to send it safely.
Response: Oh no! I am SO sorry...I had put the piece of white cardstock on the front instead of folding it around, I thought it was enough. I am so sorry...and I appreciate you being understanding, your rules were so strict I really wanted to stick to them and it's a shame I could not. I will send something your way to make up to this! But I am very very happy to hear you liked the matchbox. It was a challenging theme and I enjoyed making it a lot!
Comment: What a lovely little matchbox! Purple is a favorite color for me, so I really enjoyed it! I especially love the big white button with the gold sparkle in it! That one will go on a Christmas cowl I'm making! Thanks!
Response: Haha at first I didn't see the "L" in "cowl"....! A Chrismas Cow?! LOL I am very happy to hear you appreciated my matchbox so much! Thanks for the heart, too!
Comment: I always love everything you send me, Sara and this swap was no exception. I loved the card and the bookmark is already tucked in my Wicked book. I was planning on having the candies as a snack,but they ended up as part of my breakfast tea. ;)
Response: When we eat candy for breakfast, we must really like it ;) Thanks for the kind words of appreciation! I love to send to you as well ;)
Comment: Sara, I truly enjoyed reading your Loves and feel like we have several things in common. Thank you for making me laugh and ponder this unique life we have. I enjoyed how you included the +1 with your letter. Thank you for a delightful swap!
Response: I realize right now that I should've written "I love" and not "I like" but I guess that's pretty the same when you have to list only 50 things! And I enjoyed this swap too because I had to think about only pleasant, fun, happy things! It helps with depression! :) Hugs and thanks for the appreciation!
Comment: Thank you! It's very sweet and cute, made me smile. I like what you put inside, too, especially the beads. Also thanks for the note cards, definitely good for future swaps. And the paper clip bent to make a heart shape, quite clever! (PS: I actually heard a Kent song, Dom Andra, on the radio this morning!)
Response: So happy to hear you liked the marchbox so much! Aaah I just came back from a weekend in Stockholm where I saw a Kent gig it was awesome! :)
Comment: Sara, thank you for such a lovely package. I love the bookmark and the Swedish stickers. I'm looking forward to trying out the warm drinks because it's been pretty cold here this Summer. The chocolate one is going to be first.
Response: Cold summer...what a dream! Thank YOU for your sweet patience. Italian hot chocolate is thick! You'll see!
Comment: What a delightful surprise to find your fabulous colorful envelope and ALL the wonderful postcards that you included in my mail! Thank you SO much! (Sorry for the delay in rating... we were out of town and your envelope was waiting here to welcome me home :-)
Response: I am so glad you appreciated the Postcards! Thank you for the enthousiastic rating!
Comment: I enjoyed reading all about your wedding and looking at the photos :) You look very beautiful, and a beautiful dress! The bird is so cute! Thank you for all the surprises, I'm looking forward to trying the tea :)
Response: Hi! Thank you, I really enjoyed putting together both little surprises and good memories :) It was a really nice swap idea you had!
Comment: What a special swap, sweet Sara! Thank you so much for your generosity! It arrived, delivered to my front door, yesterday, and it is all just perfect. The kids and I shared some of the sweets, and I can't wait to try out the little coffee (espresso?) maker. I've never seen anything like it. Cool! :-)
Response: I am so glad, Michele. As usual, I was very happy to have you as my partner. Yes, it is to make espresso coffee! If you need infos about how to make it just tell me...I think I forgot to write a note about that :/ Oops.
Comment: I love the peacock stationery! I have the matching cards, so it was nice to receive the matching letter paper as well! I'm so sorry for not rating you earlier. Everything was packaged so prettily, too! Thank you again for a great swap! I just hope that my items have arrived in your hands, too.
Response: So, so happy that my Florence and Venice shopping pleased you enough. It was really nice both to choose your items and opening your wonderful package. Great swap!
Comment: I know what I'm eating for lunch today:some delicious risotto! Merci pour ce swap Sara, je suis curieuse de decouvrir le sorbet mais malheureusement, je n'aime pas le cafe... Existe-t-il d'autres parfums? En attendant, celui-la n'est pas perdu, ma maman aimera surement! ;o)
Response: Ooh je suis super-désolée pour avoir oublié ce détail de ton profil. Je t'ai envoyé un PM. Sinon, heureuse de savoir que tu as aimé le reste! Merci!
Comment: This swap made my week! I loved the origami basket and the bookmark is already holding a page in my Lord of the rings trilogy book. The candies are already gone and so is one of the cakes. It was so fluffy and chocolaty! Thank you very much.
Response: So glad you enjoyed everything! It was such a fun swap to put together, hope we'll have another next year! Hugs
Comment: Thank you so so much Sara for the most lovely package from Italy! The candies were so loved by my son and the chocolate was really delicious too! I still have the tin of little candies..that's defintely a keeper for me! I'm so sorry for this very late token..I had some health issues but really..I LOVE your package! Hugs..Lotus
Response: Wow this is such a relief! Thank you. I am so glad you eventually managed to take the package where it was and enjoy it! Hugs!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! It was so nice to get to taste italian Easter Dove cake. I took it to work and shared it with my two workmates (they are always eager to see what edibles I have received from abroad) at coffee break and we all thought it was very delicious! :) I really liked those fruits in a chocolate shell too, yum! And Milka chocolate was such a nice surprise! It's such a shame those aren't available over here. Thank you for the yummy package! :)
Response: So happy to know that the Dove made you and your friends have a yummy coffee break! :) Milka is really a good brand and I am open for private swaps with you if you wish! Have a great weekend!
Comment: Wow, what a fun swap, Sara! Thank you for angeling the Good Karma swap for me! I'm looking forward to trying the hot chocolate and teas you sent as well as the sprinkles and chocolate bar. And the notebook is adorable, hehe. I can't wait for the next swap!
Response: So happy it arrived and that you liked it! I am looking forward to our next swap too :)
Comment: Wowww.. I can't believe how fast this arrived! :) Thank you SO much for the lovely box! You wouldn't believe it, but everything was still intact - even the eggs! The kids immediately snatched those of course.. hehe. My daughter is now playing with the airplane that was inside.. again: thank you SO much for all the lovely things!!! :D
Response: Well I had packaged them as good as possible and I am happy I did a good job! :) It's nice to know I made everyone's happy, thanks for swapping with me!
Comment: Hi Sara, I've been carrying your letter around with me, meaning to reply sometime. Then I realized I haven't yet rated you. I really appreciate that you contacted me to see if the first one had arrived, and then that you wrote such a warm & wonderful letter a second time. I just love it, and I hope to write you back sometime soon. I'm sending you a big (((hug))) across the miles until then. Take care ;)
Response: Ooh what a sweet rating comment. Thank you so much! That's when I love swapping the most :) Getting to know and please lovely people :) You can reply to me if you want but take all the time you need - no hurry. Hugs to you!
Comment: I received your re-send. Thank you! You really do write a nice newsy letter. The tea looks good too!! I'm glad to hear you are taking some time for you. Even though you had a rough start to 2012, hopefully by the things you are doing, it will be a smooth (& fun) rest of the year!
Response: Thank you dear Beth ! So sorry for the delay though. I do hope that the rest of the year will be great - but I am the one who will make it be like that ;)) Hugs
Comment: *snuggles* I LOVED the popper! THe galatine candies are turning out to be one of my favorites! I ADORED the non-edible treat - I'm debating weather to give him a home with my home keys or keeping him in my collection - Totoro's far too cute
Response: So so happy to read this! And I was really "proud" to be able to send something from your wishlist too - I have bought the dvd and watched the movie for Christmas and OH I just love it! So cute and also, so funny!
Comment: THANK YOU for your packet. I can't even describe how glad i'm for receiving that :) I love all of these things that you pick to me ♥ This was the best x-mas present what i ever got ♥ I can't wait that moment when you receive my packet and see what i pick up to you ^_^ Merry x-mas and hope so we could swapping again soon! Hugs ♥
Response: So so so glad you liked my package so much!! Enjoy everything and Merry Christmas! I'll reply to your PM as soon as I come back from work.!
Comment: Sara! Ok...I admit it! I couldn't wait!!!!! Hehehe - I'm so sorry, but as soon as I saw your lovely wrapping I couldn't resist taking a peek inside! :D Oh - how lovely everything is! I feel so Christmassy now... I adore the cello bags...I think I will bake some Christmas treats and package them inside those lovely bags! I love them! And the little decoration too - it's so cute! Thank you for such a wonderful swap, I hope you have a magical Christmas Sara <3 Hugs, Livvy xxx
Response: Eh eh !! I knew it would have been hard to wait, that's why I mostly included items that you could use for Christmas :) I always have so much fur swapping with you!! Merry Christmas!!
Comment: I'm resisting the temptation to unwrap all the little gifts at once! I just opened the flat, wooden chef. He will be a perfect bookmark in my cookbooks! I can't wait to open the rest. Hearts, hearts, hearts!
Response: So happy to know tht you have got my package...I know what it means to have to open one by one! So hard! ;))
Comment: SARA! Oh wow, thank you so so much for all the wonderful goodies you sent! The tea, tourism book, cute candle, necklace....ah, everything was beautiful and so perfect. You find such lovely things to send, I'm so happy to have swapped with you again dear! Thank you for making my day! You deserve lots of hearts <3 <3 hugs, Livvy xxx
Response: I feel so relieved to see that the package finally reached you...and so, so happy that you liked it! Really, I have a sort of summary of your profile infos on a piece of paper and whenever we swap I carry it with me and when I see something you might like....hop! Inside the pakcage! :) Hope you'll get che Christmas one soon!
Comment: Thank you so much Sara for your sweet package! My boy was thrilled with the candies which we have not tasted before and he will be using your TRICK bag for Trick or treating :) Hope you enjoy the holiday!
Response: I'm glad it arrived on time! enjoy and have fun! :)
Comment: Thanks so much Sara! You would need way more than a simple heart for this swap. You could have sent me somethings simple and I would have loved it anyway but you went over and beyond! I'm truly moved! Thanks for sharing your tea with me..I'm drinking a cup right now! I didn't know that tea shop but I will make sure to visit it next time I head to the city! *hugs*
Response: So glad to hear this!! :)) My pleasure! ^^
Comment: I got the package today. Thank you so much!!!! My daughter-in-law in going to really like the zippered pouch. I received the owl appliques in the mail last week and will be sure to put them in for her. Thanks for the ribbon and tea also. Any time you would like to swap again let me know.
Comment: Sara - I received your package today - and today is my birthday - so that made it extra special!! Thank you so much for everything - I just loved the snowman stationary, and the dark chocolate is fantastic! I broke that into small pieces and put it in the freezer so that it will last longer :) And it tastes even better with a cup of the anise tea. Comfort food and drink! I really liked everything that you sent - thank you so much! Ciao!
Response: I am soooo glad! Happy birthday! It was much fun to swap with you :)
Comment: Guess what finally arrived today?? Thank you soooo much for the resend! I always feel horrible when something coming to me goes missing (and especially this time since it was a package and not the normal ATC or postcard). The tin of Italian candy is so interesting and delicious, and the extras you threw in were so thoughtful! I plan on framing the adorable ducky cards and putting them in my duck-themed bathroom :-) Anyway, thanks again!!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the sweet and thoughtful package Sara =D Everything is already gone =P and was delicious.The sugar animals were so cute and funny!!
And extra thanks for the birthday present! *hugs*
Response: So happy you enjoyed everything :) Hugs to you!
Comment: Sara, thank you so much for a wonderful package! I love the hand drawn card and book mark. It reminds me of Simon's Cat. I will use the fun recipe book. I love the expression of woman on the front.
Response: So happy you liked everything, I was a bit worried about my drawing skills,...I really hope you appreciate the effort :) I was very happy to send to you!
Comment: Sara......WOW! Oh my goodness, you have totally spoilt me! I feel so lucky to have swapped with you..you sent such beautiful things, and every single thing is exactly 'my style'! I haven't taken the scarf off since I opened it! I love it SO much! And the beautiful stationery - especially the little fairytale book which I will treasure (the illustrations are so lovely!) And the ice cream...I can't wait to try it! :D I can't thank you enough. I hope so much that we will swap again...you are the best! Hugs, Livvy xxxx
Response: I am so happy to hear that! I did my very best and such enthousiastic words are very satisfying to hear! :) Of course we can swap again!
Comment: Thanks a lot for your swap Sara! It was good to get some happy mail in my new mailbox for a change =D I don't think I've tasted the hot chocolate already and yep I would love too meet up whenever you will decide to take a trip north!!
Response: I can only say: ;))) I remember I had shared some hot choc with you in another swap but probably it wasn't that one. Meglio! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the fun envelope. I love to open yours because you put the neatest things inside. Everything will get used and I'm already looking at the mini envelopes as templates (smile). Have a wonderful day!
Response: So happy you liked my little swap! If you're glad to recieve from me, you must know that I am always glad to send to you :))
Comment: thanks for the clips, I wont be wearing them, they are for my SIL she is cow mad or is that a mad cow LOL anyway thanks for the gorgeous buttons as well.
Response: Haha to wear such things when adult you must be really a cow lover ;) I would have loved to send you more buttons but I am not a button collector. If ever I'll get hold of some more nice ones I'll tell you!
Comment: Your WONDERFUL birthday box was waiting for me when I got home yesterday. I love everything you sent! I've already tried some of the Bacidi Dama hazlenut cookies (yum!). The loose fruit "bewitched" tea looks good. I'm going to share some with a co-worker whom I found out likes loose tea too and she's been having fun with the "international" kinds I have been receiving and now she's excited to try some from Italy! The zippered tote will be put to good use. Thank you again for the making the box special!!
Response: Beth - the minimum I could do was to send out a nice swap, you're such a great swapper and friend :) I really hope you'll like the tea too, that shop is really amazing...I always get lost when I enter it ;)
Comment: I received your swap today - how wonderfully thoughtful you are! I have only opened the first day and I am just so impressed! The next 6 days are sure to be wonderful mail days!
Response: So glad you're happy with the first day :) Hope you'll enjoy the whole week of surprises, I really did my best - this is one of the funniest swaps I've ever joined :) Thanks for the kind words and rating!
Comment: Thank you, Sara, for the first round of cupcake toppers. Do package bulky items more carefully next time or they will rip as mine did. Hope all is well with you! :)
6/18: The darling felt birdies came yesterday. Thank you so much for them, and for the wonderful-smelling tea! I hope your honeymoon in Sweden was lovely. I appreciate the thought and care you put into your beautiful work!
Response: Hey! Thank you for your patience, with my wedding I was too busy, but I have resent a kit of 8 toppers (birds) made with felt!! I really hope they'll reach you very soon and make up for this mistake I made. I also added a little profile surprise. So sorry! Thanks for being understanding and rate me a 5. 6/18 how sweet of you to add a heart, and above all, to add such nice words. Thank you. I am very glad you like them and the tea as well.
Comment: Hi Sara, thank you so much for the pretty butterfly notecard, your lovely message & especially the handmade envelope made from a calendar page. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding & have fun on your trip to Sweden. Happy Spring to you also & take care ;)
Comment: It arrived today like I knew it would but it was so hard waiting! I want to rip open my 7 day of happy mail all at once but I will wait day by day. The candy sprinkle plastic bottle cracked open but very few were lost. Those are perfect and I know you read my profile well.Let me know how you come out with the Fondant cake toppings. Italy items are different than what is here in USA but our grocery store does quite good on many things. I got many Thai products. Be glad to email and swap ingredients available and then swap recipes if you want to do private swap. Nice Envy,different stickers 2,do you buy online?I know it is a 5* swap already.
Response: Hello! I am so glad to know it arrived...I have opened my swap in 7 days but wow it was hard. I really hope you'll like everything. The stickers come all from my stash, online I buy only kawaii stickers. I'd really love to private swap with you in the future!! Meanwhile let's keep in touch and ENJOY!
Comment: What a lovely Spring Surprise! I loved every single thing in the envelope - specially the recipe. I know English isn't your first language - and the recipe is utterly charming because of the way you translated it (I assume from Italian). I hope your wedding is wonderful and that our swapping paths cross again soon!
Response: I should've written it in french! I am so used to write in english here that I didn't think that maybe it was easier for me to write it in french...anyways...merci! =)
Comment: Sara, You are the best. You made Tiffany so happy today. She loved all the stuff you send her. And the chocolate Easter egg with a surprise in it was the best. She loves the yarn now wants me to find it online and order her more for a scarf. You are the best and you made a young girl so happy today...
Response: Your thankful comment really warms my heart. Thank you so much! I had fun collecting all the items for Tiffany and I am glad that I made her happy, really. I love when something simple like a little box of goodies can reach such a goal! Say hello to Tiffany from me again!
Comment: The hot choc is awesome. Here we'd probably call it hot pudding though. Who cares what it's called, it's delicious! Thanks. Hope you like your cards and the candies I made.
Response: Still have to get your cards but I can't wait :) I am very glad you like it...yes, it is very thick, here we like it so...I must admit I also love the rest-of-the-world one but this one can be a great treat too :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I just received your re-send yesterday and it's just lovely. Thank you so much for the note and the stickers...can't wait to use them! I appreciate your attentiveness in making sure I received this swap. I'm sure we'll be in another swap together. :) Thank you again for being such a wonderful swap-partner.
Response: what a sweet comment, thank you so much! I am so glad that the resend reached you and I am glad you like it. I am sure we'll be swap partners again - hopefully! :)
Comment: ♥•.*THANK YOU*.•♥ This was really an amazing little envie from you to me :) I love the handmade card, ATC and bookmark - they are just gorgeous and well made. The choccies have already been shared with hubby and now we are left fighting about the last one :) The tea looks define (first time I see choccy tea and I cannot wait to try it) and the pomegranate green tea - oh nomnomnom. Or is that slurpsluprslurp? The postage stamps are gorgeous and will be put to good use. Thank you for doing profile based things around the theme. You are a STAR swapper and I cannot wait to have you as a partner so that I can send you something just as special :) For a cheap and cheerful swap you really made my day.
Response: How sweet you are, thank you SO much for such nice words. I am so happy when swapping reaches the point - making someone far away very happy with a little colorful mail! :))
Comment: Hi Sara
Just to let you know,I enjoyed the puzzle recipe. Actually, my son Chris and my daughter rachael,ages 23 and 13,did that one for me and taped it up!! So thank you for that!!
Both recipes will be tried. I especially LOVE the coffee cookies recipe and will try that as soon as I learn the grams.. Thank you for a delightful Match Box!!
Response: I am so glad your kids had fun too! I am sorry about the grams, I forgot to "translate" the quantities? :/ They are very yummy and we often have cookies for breakfast here :) Thanks!
Comment: Sara, thank you for great tea, most of themf fit in my collection as new, and some I will have for swapping with other collectors and all are nice to drink too:)
thank you for this nice swap
Response: Thank you to have swapped with me some fab tea :) I'm glad to hear you liked my swap and that most of the teabags were new to you. I will try to keep some doubles and propose them to you in the future!
Comment: Thank you so much. Especially all the effort you put in translating! My daughter loves them
Response: I'm so glad it got to you, I was getting worried. And I'm very glad your daughter loves them all - it was much fun for me both to look for them and translate them...and it was exciting to know that they'd have reached such a far destination! :) Thanks for swapping with me!
Comment: Thank you Sara so much for your atc's, you are really artistic! I love your atc's! :)
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Those oil pastels have a great texture and the result is always nice, but I must improve because they'r not easy to manipulate - they're big, such as wax pastels. Anyways, thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and all the extras. I can't wait to try the spice! I never have been to Italy but it is on my list. Wishing you a fabulous Holiday Season. Hugs & Hearts, Mona
Response: You may make a special meat plate with the spices during these holidays! :) Thanks for the nice rating and words and once again, Merry christmas!
Comment: I always look forward to your lovely handwritten notes! Thank you so much for the two delicious-sounding cookie recipes. I can't wait to try them! I've been baking cookies for a couple of weeks and plan to give plates of cookies to the teachers at my daughter's school. Merry Christmas! :-)
Response: yeeee! One day, in our life, we will bake cookies together. It will happen! It must!
Comment: Thank you so much for your super-thoughtful package. It was obvious you had fun putting it together. I can't wait to try the quinoa treat and Zev loved the little bag you put together for him (especially the real coin). All delightful, thank you again. I prefer to shop like you do, hope you are avioding the madness. Loved, loved, loved your note.
Response: What a sweet comment to the nice rating, thank you so much! Yes, I am avoiding the madness ;) Say another hello to Zev and happy holidays again!
Comment: Thank you very much for the stocking stuffers! I will try to find a moment to drink my hot chocolate on christmas day as per your tradition. Thank you for sharing that with me. My children will love the bags of candies and will will share that part of your story with them! Stockings are still one of their favorite parst of Christmas and mine too!
You are very thoughtful!
Response: i'm so glad you appreciated my little package! Once again, I wish you a great Christmas day!
Comment: I received a parcel today!!Thank you for all things:D I like the magnets very much and collection of me increased.
I am reading a guidebook now. And I am traveling now to Bologna. Thank you so much!!!!
Response: wow, so quick! I'm impressed. I really hope that the guide s a nice reading! :)
It's really fun to put together packages for you.
Comment: Such a chocolatey swap - I love it! It's wonderful to get a package wrapped up with such care. I'm really excited to try the hot chocolate, and also socks with a zipper what??? Haha. So great. Your letter was very sweet, it sounds lovely where you are. But if you like snow, you should come to Canada - we have a little bit on the ground already! Thanks so much. :)
Response: AH, if I could travel to Canada tomorrow, I totally would. Never been there, but I do know it's fabulous...expecially during fall! I am very glad you liked my package! :)
Comment: Sorry for not rating sooner! I got your package last week. I really enjoyed reading about everything in it :) but I haven't tried the tea yet. Thanks!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed going through the envelope I put together for you. I was expecially proud of the leaf idea, I really took them from the ground during a sunday afternoon walk with my boyfriend. I really like this kind of swaps. Enjoy the tea ^^
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package! I can't wait to try the chilli chocolate and use the chocolate icing you have sent!
Response: Thank you so much for being understanding - sending a package in 2 times never happened to me before, as you can see from my ratings...!
Enjoy all your edibles and have fun cooking with them!
Comment: Oh, I wish you could stick flowers on your mailbox too - they would look so cute! Thank you so much for a GREAT card - I loved all the little arrows with descriptions - brilliant idea! Isn't it funny how I feel like I know you now, though I have no idea what you look like - only your mailbox!!! The stickers were a lovely thought, too. Mille grazie!
Response: Oh well it's such an ugly mailbox that it totally involved my imagination to make it look prettier! ;) But I can see I reached the point - make you feel "closer" to someone who's very far away! :)
Comment: Wow!! Thank you for the wonderful package you sent me:D
I really love everything, and I love postage stamps you used on the envelope too.
Response: I am so glad it reached you safely! It was much fun to put it together for you, and yes, I clearly told to the clerk to put real stamps on the envelope because I remembered you collect them :)
Comment: I absolutely loved your package. I will definately enjoy the hot chocolate. The card you made is beautiful. I very much appreciate the extra effort you made to find me some lovely Italian fabric. The embellishments will be great in my card making or scrapbooking.
Comment: Ooooh! DD is going to love this! Thanks so much for swapping with me - isnt it funny how we both received our packages on the same day?! Glad you are pleased with yours :)
Response: Oh, I just love swapping with you :) Yes, that tape cutter is lovely and I really hope it'll be a very nice surprise for your daughter :) I have also sent a Land o Lakes hot choc for your son yesterday ;) hugs!
Comment: Swaps from you always feel like receiving a special gift. Thank you for your thoughtfulness! This was one BIG package; what a surprise! I look forward to trying all of the tasty treats. The reusable bag is fantastic, and it will always remind me of you, a friend many miles away. Thank you, Sara! :-)
Response: It reached you in record time, I'm so happy :) It's always a pleasure putting a package together for you. It's satisfying! :) Enjoy everything and let me know how you and your family like it!
Comment: Thank you for a great package and tag! I had so much fun going thru it all. Loved the buttons and trims, and the italian newspaper pages! I also LOVED the quinoa puffs, I have never had that before but soooooo yummy! The girls loved their treats too! Thank you for being so generous!
Response: It's so great to read such feedbacks after putting together a package for someone :) I hope you'll make nice use of everything. Whenevr you want some quinoa puffs, just PM me :) Say hello to your lovely daughters :)
Comment: Sara, I was so excited to receive a package from Italy today! I love thecute little matchbox and all the goodies inside. Your hand printing is so nice, I just love the little address labels that you made for me. Thanks so much, I just love it!
Response: How sweet, thanks! If you want a little something more from Italy just ask :)
I wrote on th elabels myself as I thought it was more "personal" from me. I'm glad you appreciated that :)
Comment: I wish I could give you a heart for each of the notecards you made. They are all wonderful! As soon as I get envies made for them I will be sending them out! I really love the BIG birthday card and the little cat card, but they were all special! Thanks again!
Response: You're so kind, thank you! It's such a pleasure to put together a nice swap for a nice person :) I'm sorry about the envelopes, I really didn't think about making them as I rarely do it. I hope it doesn't cause you troubles.
Comment: thank you so much for another wonderful package! i love the drink stirs! so cute and perfect for my iced tea! and the spice mixture smells so good! i can't wait to try the potato salad recipe! yum! my husband and i will have a very nice picnic thanks to you! :) thank you again!
Response: oops forgot to reply to your nice rating! Thank you very much, it's always such a pleasure to see that the package we send reached its goal :) Have great picnics!
Comment: Oh Sara, this was an amazing project you put together for me. I totally loved the journal and all of my surprises. I enjoyed your writing and allowing me a beautiful glimpse into your life. Your journal will be treasured. Thank you for the cross and all of the lovely items you gave to me. It REALLY touched my heart that you put so much artistry, love and friendliness into this swap. God bless you!
Response: Ooh I'm blushing! :) Thank you so much for such kind words. It was a true pleasure to create and fill such a journal for you. And I'mm happy to see you appreciated it so much. I hope it will be a nice memory for you when, in ten, twenty, thirty years you'll give a look back to it! :) Take care, Sara.
Comment: Sara, THANK YOU for all the yummy treats from Italy! I couldn't be more excited. The package arrived today, just one day before my birthday. The lemon wafers were delicious and so light for summer. The yo-yo cookies are so great. We are meeting my husband at work for dinner tonight and we will share them for dessert. The tea and candies were so delicious. I am looking forward to making the risotto soon. This was an amazing package. If I could give you more than one heart i would. Thank you again. -Gayle
Response: Oh I am SO glad that you got my package quite quickly and also that it arrived almost for your birthday! Pleasing other swappers is a pleasure as well =) Thanks for the nice words!
Comment: it is a shame ice cream can not be posted as we love it here so we know the little bits will get used, thankyou for sending me the extras they was delicious
Response: Oh no!
I'm going to resend a new item...! Thanks for the 5 anyways, I was really sure they would have made it! :(
/ Thank you to have changed the ratingg adding an heart! That's kind! I really hope you liked everytthing ;)
Comment: Sara, thank you so much for the lovely Italian food-lovers swap :) The pesto is really wonderful (!) and so is the paste. And the chocolate egg is always great. I will try the ragu recipe ASAP - sounds delicious. Really excellent swap :)
PS: The paste and pesto are so addictive! Whenever you need more tea - let me know ;)
Response: I am so glad you liked everything I sent you and really, I am sure you'll have fun both in preparing and eating the ragù! =) Thank you once again for swapping with me!
Comment: Thanks a lot Sara! Your box is so full of colours and yummie things that put immediately a smileon my face even in a grey and rainy day like today! Thanks for putting extra effort in it looking for special edibles..I can't wait to try everything! *hugs*
Response: It was really fun to go shopping for you and look for even more special things! :)
Comment: I wanted to rate you now to let you know I received my card, but I will not be opening it until the day of my birthday. I will come back through and re-rate everybody after my birthday. Thanks! :]
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra special package! It was so springy and beautiful! My kids went especially crazy over the candies. :-) The tote was a creative idea, and I have plans for the spring calendar page. Thank you for thinking of us and sending such a delightful package. Yum!
Response: I'm so glad to hear you and your family liked my package so much =) It's always a pleasure to swap with you!
Comment: Hooray! The tea has cleared customs (yes, they opened it to check that everything was ok) and arrived safely. Thank you so much for going to so much effort to check that everything would be ok for Australia. I'm really looking forward to trying these teas! :D xox
Response: Well, as I wrote you, I'd have enjoyed to send you more tea, perhaps loose...since I couldn't, I'm really glad to see you appreciate the effort, so thank you for the nice rating and words! enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the nice teas, I really love love love Yogi Teas. Three of the teatags are new for me, so you made my teatagcollection grow ;-) Thanks.
Response: oops sorry, I missed to reply to you! I always do. I'm really glad you liked your teas so much. I collect teabags so I know what you mean and I'm happy I was useful to your collection! :) Have a great tea time!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package you have put together for me! I absolutely love everything in it! And the giftwrapping is so beautiful. If I could I would give you 10 hearts ;-) Have a merry christmas :-) karinus
Response: It's so great when a swap reaches its goal! :) I really enjoyed reading your profile and putting together such a package. You're more than welcome! Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: Thank you so much Sara for the absolutely gorgeous handmade Christmas card and treats! I can't wait until tonight to enjoy the thick hot chocolate. :-) I think that is something special just for Mama! Jamie is very excited about the Italian candies - if he has a good day at school today, he can have them. :-) Thanks so much again for the awesome package!
Response: Yeah the hot chocolate was just for you, then you're free to share the candies with your kids ^_^ I'm really glad you appreciated my little envie so much!
Comment: Great package, thankyou! loved everything about it from the sticker on the envelope, to the pink ribbon around the recipes to the recipes themselves - all gorgeous!
Have also received your 'wintery card' - thought you'd like to know the temperature here was 42 degrees C today!!!
Response: I hope my directions are clear enough and that you'll like the cookies you'll bake, too! :)
(BTW, yesterday I mailed the "proper" wintery card :)
Comment: Wow, I loved it! And I haven't even unwrapped it yet :) I love the way you wrapped it all, it's here in my room now and it's hard not to open everything. My youngest son opened one pressie but that was all, so we have been good :) Don't worry about the candy, I don't mind candy at all but it's just no good for me ;) that's why it is on my profile . Thanks so much!
Response: It was much fun to buy and wrap all the items. i really hope that you'll be pleased with the content too! enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the red matchbox. I LOVE it. I think the front cover is very pretty and unique. The folded ribbon star are so cool! I have never seen them before.
Response: I am so glad to hear that you liked my matchbox, as I wrote you I was afraid it to appear too chaotic :D The stars are called "lucky stars" and it's a small origami. you can make them yourself, it's pretty easy, just search in the internet for a tutorial :)
Comment: I had much fun opening this birthday package. Love the bubbles! We are celebrating midsummer this weekend in Sweden and I think I will make the coffee dessert on Sunday. As allways it's a treat swapping with you.
Response: Great to se you recieved it quickly! And that you liked it! I love the bubbles too, I think one is never too old to have fun with them :D enjoy the coffee dessert and also the Ciki (I love them but I have to pay attention because I love eating lot of them and I know it is not THAT healthy ;))
Comment: I love all the fun stuff you sent me! My mother loves Kinder Hippos so she'll probably claim those. LOL! The asparagus risotto mix looks soooo fun!!! I can't wait to try it! Those little chocolate candies look really fun, too. Everything looks so fun! You always send such interesting packages full of yummy stuff. :-) Thanks for sending yet another great package!
Response: The little chocolate candies are some of my fave treat ever :) I am so glad to see that you liked this package so much. It was a true pleasure to swap with you again!
Comment: Thank you for your favorite teas! I look forward to trying them. I know I will love the fruity ones...because I love fruity iced teas! I took a college couse in Vicenza when I was in High School (oh so many years ago) We lived in Germany with the military and I was able to go to France once...wish it had been more. Loved Italy! Happy Spring!
Response: Happy spring to you too and thanks for the nice rating. It is nice to know you came to Italy, I am gad it left nice memories in your heart!
Comment: Tack så mycket! Lovely card I really like the thick purple paper you used. I haven't decided yet whaat I think of the black licorice gummie things. I think I like them 8) I will try the tea tonight. And I agree with you about the connection.
Response: Finally it arrived, I was getting worried. I am sorry if you don't like the licorice THAT much. I do! ;)
Comment: Chère Sara
quel bonheur de découvrir les deux carets postales et les deux sachets de thé que tu as choisis pour moi. quel délice aussi de te lire en francais. j'espere que tu as gardé de bons souvenirs de ces années vécues en France. j'espère te lire bientôt et peut etre si tu en as envie échanger à nouveaux des cartes postales ou autres petits objets
avec tendresse et amitié
Response: Je suis très heureuse de t'avoir fait plaisir! :) Bien sur j'ai des souvenirs très bons de la France et de ma vie française. J'espère aussi qu'on pourra avoir des nouveaux échanges dans l'avenir. Merci à toi de ces mots gentils! Bises
Comment: Hi There Sara! Thank you for all the lovely treats you sent in my "edibles" package. I am sending you a GIANT HEART for the adorable card. I am delighted with this package. Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Okay...where to start! I loved everything!
How absolutely wonderful and beautiful you are. To get a chance to glimpse into the world of someone else across the world, It makes my life seem very dull compared to yours.
I asked my son to sample the candies you sent, he is quite the critic and he gave them the thumbs up. That's a good thing, he doesn't like candy usually. I loved it all but am afraid there isn't room here to discuss all you sent. Thank-you, thank-you and thank-you so very much.
It made my day better!!
Response: You cannot imagine how pleased I am to hear such great thoughts about my swap! I'm so glad to see it hit the point, which was to give you some nice, interesting hints about me and my life in Bologna...You are much more than welcome and thank YOU for the kind words!
Comment: I received ur package today and I love evrything. i can not wait to try all of the candy and u are such a great swapper for sending something again. This time the post office did a great job :)
Response: I am sorry your package got lost or worse, has been eaten by someone else. Thanks for the PM I replied to. I'll send you a new package in record time! UPDATE Jan 9: Yay I am so glad it reached you so quicly and safely. Thanks for the new rating and your nice words. Enjoy everything! :)
Comment: Your package arrived just in time for Christmas. Thank you for the yummy selection of holiday candies. My daughter was VERY excited to see what you sent and told me "I LOOOOOVE Italy!" ;-) Merry Christmas!
Response: Great, I'm so glad! And your daughter's words are just lovely. Hope you spend a wonderful Christmas.
Comment: Thank you for the fab package!
We havent ever seen "thick" hot chocolate like that before - will enjoy trying them! And looking forward to the tea too - many thanks!
Response: You're welcome! I tell you, it gets very thick. That's why it is greater to drink with some whipped cream on it if you want...! YUM! And I am sure you'll like the tea too :) It's one of the best I've ever tasted.
Response: I had PMd you on september the 15th about this...you never replied...and never PMd me before rating. Hope we'll fix this soon and well. I also e-mailed you the picture of the matchbox. I always take photos of my swaps to prove I prepared them and sent them :) / UPDATE, 29/10/08 I just got my package back, with a lot of stuff written and sticked on it, and a message saying "forward time expired - return to sender"...I think this says all. I'll send you back the same matchbox, and the date written on the original stamp will also prove once for all that I sent it on time. UPDATE 11/6/08 oh I am SO glad everything eventually went right. You're welcome ! thanks for rating me a 5, I was so afraid I had to be blamed unfairly instead of the Postal services! Enjoy the matchbox :)
Comment: I haven't been so happy since Christmas. This was the best swap I've participated in. The soap is divine, I love Amelie, the bookmark is nice and I love the brochure and the buttons will make a perfect necklace. Please PM me your address so I can send a thank you card. You made my day xx!
Response: Wow! I am truly moved to see how much you seem to be happy with my swap! This makes me feel so happy as well!! :) great swap indeed because you can be happy twice (both in giving and recieving) ^^
Comment: Thanks so much for the great package of chocolates! Wow! They all look absolutly amazing. My husband is really looking forward to trying Italian chocolate-covered coffee beans and my mother happened to be visiting us this week, so she immediately claimed "her" chocolate. It was so nice of you to send stuff for them in additional to the yummy-looking chocolates for me. I really appreciate it. :-) And I loved the chocolate-covered strawberry stationary you wrote the letter on, too!
Response: Great, it arrived! I am very glad I managed to send you a package that made you happy and your family too, it was much funnier to put the package together thinking about getting few items for everyone as you seem all to have different tastes in chocolate! :) But I really hope that *you* will enjoy "your" chocolate very very very much!
Comment: WOW! What a wonderful tea set to receive in the mail. I love the decorated sugar cubes, they are so cute. I think I am really going to enjoy using this set, thank you:)
Response: You got it in record time! Postal services surprise me sometimes! i am really glad you like it, and I do really hope you'll make a good use of it. I hope I picked the right teas for you too. Enjoy!
Comment: WOW! Sara! What an amazing package! You definitely did spoil me rotten! There is so many different things to try and sample and WOW! I loved the little note that you included explaining everything, it gave it an extra little special touch! I love hard candies so I can't wait to try the Galatines! The Bacello sound so good! All of the Kinder items I can't wait to try! The Milka Choco-Swing bar looks so good and those Tortinas...look scrumptious! I have been wanting to try Nutella but haven't gotten around to buying any, so this cute little sample size one is perfect for me! I know that I will love the Fruit-tella and those Oro Stelle look really good too! Thanks so much for such a great swap and I know that I will love everything!
Response: Yes! This is such good news, I am always a bit stressed about my packages, expecially in summer, I trust POs even less than usual...! It's really great to see my package really pleased you, it makes me really happy! I do really hope you'll enjoy everything as much as I am slowly enjoying the content of the package you sent to me ;)
Comment: Wow! So many different types of sweets to try! And I can't believe how super quick it got here!! Thank you so much, Sara. The Galatine lollies are very addictive and I can't wait to snuggle up in front of the heater with my Amaretto flavoured hot-chocolate...yummo!!
Response: Oh great! I'm surprised too to see how quickly the package reached you. You're very welcome, I'm very glad to hear you liked it so much ^^ Enjoy!
Comment: Sara, I LOVE this matchbox! First, Chococat is my favourite! And blue and yellow are my two favourite colours! Thank you so much for the stickers, brads, buttons, glitter/confetti and stars! And I can't wait to try out making lucky stars with the paper you sent! How on earth did you stuff it so full without breaking it? Thanks so much! blessings, Gypsy
Response: Cool, it arrived! And it seems that the matchbox was sturdy enough :) Thank YOU to appreciate it this much!
Comment: Excellent CIRCUS themed matchbox, thank you Sara! you put alot of effort into it, including the packaging, and it showed!
Response: I am so glad to hear that it arrived...it was my very second matchbox and the first one I ever made went missing so I was worried for this one too - I admit I did put effort in making it and I am SO happy to see you appreciated it :) Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for my package. The tea assortment looks delicious! I am looking forward to reading all the wonderful snipets of literature and I really love Dibert too! :)The strawberry candle smells really nice.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad to know it arrived! Enjoy the tea, light the candle, read some nice stuff and and have a relaxing time! :)
Comment: thank you Sara for great package of chocolate, I also enjoyed reading all about it:), I have already tried half of the nutty one. Great selection indeed.
Response: You're welcome! Finally it arrived, I was startint to worry a bit. I'm really glad to see that you liked it this much and again, if ever you need better explanations about how to make the pudding just pm me :)
Comment: Love it! Love it! Love it! Your Bookmark's were AWESOME!! And the card you done was beautiful. Did you use chalk or paint or what with the stamp on the card? I just love my package. If I could give 5 hearts I would. Thank you
Response: As I wrote in my reply to your PM, I am truly and deeply glad to see you liked them!! Thank you for appreciating my work this much and thanks for the rating, too ;)
Comment: sara ... i just received your package this afternoon and am totally delighted to see your very creative bookmarks. i enjoy looking at each one but i really love your statement "here i fell asleep" and how you made the clouds that the butterflies are fluttering around. the vintage angle was nice of you to make for me as i am a vintage loving person .. mmm
thanks for your effort
Response: Oh you're more than welcome, I'm so glad it arrived! I'm sorry I was a bit late so thank you for being patient. I'm truly glad you like them all, I tried to make them taking some inspiration from the profiles so I'm happy to see that I could make them look a bit vintage (I never created something vintage-themed before ;)). Happy reading!
Comment: Your package came today and it was a welcome surprise! I love your lists and the way you made them- they are lovely! Thanks also for the great photograph you sent- I will frame this one. I truly love it and it was worth the wait (not that late, though!).
Response: Yeah I am really sorry for the little delay but as I wrote I preferred to make you wait a little longer than doing something quickly and probably crappy...so i am twice glad to know you liked my swap this much! :) And you're totally welcome for the photo, perhaps one day you'll visit that place yourself, I wish you so :)
Comment: Hi Sara...
I loved going back in time with you! I would like to visit a lot of those times as well. especially to the Opera, wearing my fancy clothes and seeing Mozart in action. Also, thank you for the beautiful post card. I have been wanting to go to Mont saint Michel....hopefully someday.
P.s. you have the prettiest handwriting I've ever seen....no kidding!!!
Response: Hi Sena, your nice excitement about my letter makes me truly and deeply happy! :) The clothes were amazing huh?! ;) I wish you to get the chance to visit France and the Mont Saint Michel as soon as possible, you'll be totally astonished. And thanks also for the appreciation about my handwriting, I'm just flattered!
Comment: wow, lyrics and a letter too!! and the cd is organized by language?!? amazing. thank you!
Response: Great you got my package quite quickly! Yes I decided to organize it by language, I thought it would have been a nice idea and that adding the lyrics would have made the swap a bit more interesting. I hope you'll like the music you'll hear!! :)
Comment: Thank you for my wonderful package! You certainly did an excellent job at decorating that box...and the candies are so colorful! Thank you thank you! I love it all....Ciao Bella! -Michele
Response: Oh I am so glad you appreciated my effort :D Maybe it wasn't an artwork but I thought it would have been less unpersonal than a simple envelope...The candies are good too, the long ones are a bit hard at the beginning but then they are so deliciously fruity! Enjoy it all then, and I hope that you'll find a good use for all or at least a big part of the stickers. Ciao! :)
Comment: This was such a nice package. Even the little eggs were excellent!! The lindt was a treat for my fellow employees too. I brought it to work yesterday and it was a bad day. It was nice to break out the sweets and help everyone unwind with some chocolate.
Response: I'm glad you liked everything and that the special french Lindt was good and cheered people up! It's true good chocolate has this power! ;)
Comment: oh! chocolates! wonderful chocolates! thank you so much for the chili lindt chocolate. i've never seen it before! i've had other spicy chocolates... and those are soo good. :) i can't wait to try it. and thank you for the kinder chocolates, too. i love kinder. :) i wish i could give you more hearts! mahalo!
Response: I am so happy my package reached you safely and quite quickly and that I chose the right chocolate for you! You're welcome and enjoy it a lot!
Comment: This is THE most adorable tea package I've ever received! You did an amazing job on your presentation, I just LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for your effort, I am excited to try all the teas you sent! Also, the sugars are way too cute!!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful package! 100 + hearts for you!
Response: Oh I'm just flattered!! I am SO glad to hear that I surprised you and that you enjoyed it all this much! Thanks a lot for your nice words and for my very first heart in here :) And let me know what you think about the teas!