Comment: Hi Dani, EXCELLENT playlist, some I know and others are new to me. Thank you! I've seen some of those bands in concert as well (Florence, IAMX, Mogwai, Royksopp) and then adding a few songs from the Donnie Darko soundtrack, even better (my Fave film).
Comment: Thank you for the informative note and generous envelope. I really like the little journal you made, and all of the extra bits to create with, and the postcards and postage stamps. All very much appreciated.
Comment: My sincerest apologies for the late rating!
I am familiar with a dybbuk in the proper form but have not ever heard any stories such as the one you told - so it was much appreciated and enjoyed!!
I look forward to continued conversation with you!
Comment: Thank you for the 1970's playlist! I love songs from this decade - I loved playing Smoke on the Water in pep band. I love your hand made postcards. Thank you sending it to me! Happy Swapping! 💗
Comment: Thank you for this envie full of goodies. I like the Salvador Dali bookmark you included...and if I don't put this away, my 9 year old will try talking me into letting her have the rest of it! Lol she's a stinker!
Thank you, again. Happy swapping!
Comment: Everything you sent is SO cool! This note card is gorgeous, and I am ABSOLUTELY going to use it. I can definitely think of a use for everything you sent 💜 I especially love these little paper clusters, and this bright neon Videogames clipping~ 💌 Thank you so much for the wonderful angel! And for making this a proper swap so I can send you something, too! (I'm gonna. You can't stop me 💜)
Comment: Thanks for this painted postcard. My auras look totally different than this. Mine are more like blurred rainbows with colored lights intermittently along the bow! Stay safe and healthy! hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you so much for all the cool grab bag goodies! The Neil Gaiman quote is why I am a sucker for grab bags! You never know where your inspiration may come from. Have a wonderful day!
Comment: That note you included about "just making art" is wonderful. I know a lot of crafters (my MIL included) get stuck on what supplies to use, where to start. Plus, everything you sent is wonderful! I LOVE this cat sticker, the teal tags, all of these gorgeous paper scraps~ And the stickers! 💜 It's all so fun! I'm excited to use it all, thank you so much!
Response: feel bad, frustrated, like a failure, etc. is pretty damaging. Art is SUPPOSED to be freeform. Not everything is SUPPOSED to be some Masterpiece. In our society, we aren't "allowed" to sing off-key or paint mediocre landscape art. We have to be The Best, and not ONLY the best, we have to turn it into something to sell on Etsy! ...................... or that's all BS and maybe how about not. Rebel! Rage, rage against the dying of the light! And make good art.
I hope you join the next round. Bring your friends!
Comment: Lena I love what was in the envelope. Just to let you know the envelope ripped on both sides. I’m not sure the mail sorter likes your envelopes. Maybe’s try taping the sides when you use a thin envelope 🥰
Response: I definitely will from now on! <3 I've noticed that I've gotten a lot of torn envelopes in the past 6 months, too. I didn't have such issues before. I ran an online shop, so I'd have noticed right? But these days... hn. A little more tape does no harm.
Comment: WOW! Sunshine in the mailbox! Thank you so much for brightening my day! I love all the random yellow goodies, especially the Bryce Canyon postcard. THANK you so much for bringing a big smile to my face!
Comment: I always get excited when I see that I got you as a swap partner! Thanks for another great swap and I'd love to swap privately with you!
Response: I'll message about profile based swaps soon! You might also want to ask LavenderSprinkles about joining the LSRUS group. There are monthly Wish List swaps in the forums as well. https://swap-bot.com/group/844a92b3c69930b458f07a9d5924e690/about
Comment: Love the goodies you sent and I was surprised to see my swap card! I took that photo and it is one of my favs. I hope you are doing well.
Response: I don't know why I didn't notice that I was sending it back! I often hold onto things I like for a few months, and then mail them back out so that I can share them with others. ATCs and small artworks are meant to be seen, right?
Hope you're doing well!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet kitty notecard, stickies, cut outs and washi samples! I have similar goals of shifting my stash into new homes while still getting some fun surprises in the mail, but I'm not sure that it's made much of a dent, more like keeping up some level of containment! Lately I've been reading less and I have to say I don't miss all the books that I abandon, there are always more-- P.S. by the way, your envelope split partly open during transit so there's a decent chance the mail sorters will find some lovely little surprises, but I think most of the extras arrived safely to my mailbox. Thanks for spreading the cheer :)
Response: Aaah! I'll be sure to tape envelope edges or use heavier papers.
If you like, see about messaging LavenderSprinkles to join us at LSRUS group. There's also a monthly wish list in the Forums. I try to destash by sending out a few envelopes a month... Not sure it actually helps :P But I feel better! hahaha
Comment: Wow! what a great envelope full of goodies. I remember beginning to sew quilts and bring to match all the corners. It gook lots of practice. I love the colors you selected and will definitely use them. Thanks and keep practicing!
Comment: Thank you! Happy swapping :) I love these STM swaps! You did a GORGEOUS job with this swap and absolutely went ABOVE and BEYOND :) I love the note you included! Happy Tu B'Shvat! I hope you experience much growth and positive change in the coming season <3
Comment: Thanks for the email! It was a nice read and I appreciated your detailed explanation. I like Smashing Pumpkins too and recently went on a 90s alternative binge with quite a few SP songs in my rotation so it was fun to see you chose this one. Somehow I hadn't heard this one before. Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for the vintage piece of textile! I love it and will purpose it to go into my journal as a focal point!! Your passion for the Taisho era is fascinating and I had no idea about it until I googled it!! Such an important Era for the Japanese!! Thank you for the lovely Hanukkah card! I hope you have a beautiful Hanukkah! xx Gabi
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful scarves. I truly appreciate you thinking of me during your destash. These will be put to good usage. I loved all of them very much. Hope you enjoyed this swap as much as I did.
Response: I'm so glad! It helped me, too. I can't wear most of what I liked now that I'm too sensitive to heat... and I live in FL. haha
I consider myself lucky to be in the position to make someone enjoy life. Thanks for swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter (+the little extras)! We really do have a lot in common. I think its really cool that you take care of colony cats, & I would love to hear more about them. I will write you back soon!
Comment: Thank you for the unique letter !! These are such fun swaps. So many possibilities. I used the back side of a label from a vegetable can. It's so nice to have Spring back. I've got flowers in bloom, saw my first Robin of the year and the little chipmunks have woke up from their long Winters nap. They're so cute. I used to have one that would take little peanut butter covered crackers out of my hand. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! I love everything that you sent! The recipe and the tea both sound delicious, and I love the Frida art! Thanks a lot also for sharing about Su BiShvat. I had not heard of this celebration, and enjoyed learning of it!
Comment: Thank you so much for my goodies!! The start of my 2022 was a bit rocky. Mom broke her foot and that has left me doing all our corporate and personal tax returns for the year. >.> I'm an accountant if you couldn't tell! Your Squeaky baby sounds like my Bun Bun. She's about 17 years old now and has trouble jumping as well. I also have unofficially owned pets! :D About 7 strays/ferals and a raccoon who likes to think/pretend he's one of the cats.
Comment: Hi Lena thank you again for swapping fabrics with me. So nice of you to do that. I love everything you sent. Such an awesome variety! I make fabric collages for my junk journal covers. This stuff will look awesome. I also love all the little pieces you included with animals on them. Such fun going through it. Looking forward to swapping again soon. Xoxo Dawn ❤️❤️
Response: I am so glad! If you have an instagram or something for your work, let me know. I'd love to see your collages!
Comment: Thank you so much for the thoughtful note and pretty goodies <3 I don't have a cat but I want one!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything!
Cats can be a handful, especially when it comes to vet bills. One option, if owning a cat isn't easy right now, is to see if there are local pet shelters. Many allow people to come in and "socialize" animals, talking to them, petting them, just being around. A lot of shelters don't have time for that and it helps animals get adopted faster. I don't always have time or a car to go across town for that, though... but if I really wanted to start spinning yarn again, that would be the first stop for long cat fur to spin in with wool!
Comment: Loved my envelope goodies. Currently in a tag making marathon, so I'm happy to add the ephemera you sent to the mix. In answer to your question, my fave movies are adventure and comedy. I like to relax and get away from the real world for awhile that way. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! I can certainly use most of them for ATC's and other crafting. Yes, I save all kinds of things, even pieces of mail, stamps, etc because I know I can use them for ATC's or handmade postcards, etc. Ha ha! :D
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the useful goodies and mini note. I'm currently working in mental health services, but ultimately want to get into forensic psychology. Thanks for the tea suggestion. Hope all is well with you and yours!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope of goodies! I love when people have more cats than me. Makes me feel like less of a crazy cat lady. I don't have IG, but I definitely want to check out any with cat pictures!
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love autumn and this is my first items for autumn. I never knew what I was missing until joining Swapbot. We don't get fall here. We go from hot into our 2 weeks of winter and that's that. LOL! I will have to hide the ladybug stamp or my niece will be all over it. She loves ladybugs. Have a great day!
Comment: thanks for the items, i particularly liked the autumn leaves, i have a cat also who quite likes to keep me company in my hobby room, playing with cotton reels etc, her idea of fun is to knock the cotton reels on the floor then play 'cats cradle' with all my threads, aaargh !! but wouldn't swap her for anything
Comment: Lovely and thoughtful postcard and note. Thanks! I joined because I love getting fun things in the post and sending fun things to other people. It's really as simple as that. As for swaps, I'm up for pretty much anything. Is there something in particular you're looking for?
Response: I have a LOT of craft supplies, so I'm always getting new stuff in and sending new stuff out. Right now, I have a thing for cotton yarn, glass and stone beads (especially purples, greens, greys, and strangely, pinks), and assorted charms. I don't care about metal content. I have tonnes of yarns, beads, fabrics, emb. floss, and jewellery I can trade. Oh, I'm also looking for the Harry Potter books, except #5. :P My little sister has never read them.