Comment: Omigosh! This little monster doll is incredible! I already named him Marvin. I just can't get over how wonderful he is. I love how you put wires in his arms so he is poseable. His feet are adorable. I love his ears and horns. He is simply fantastic. You are very talented. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with me.
Response: I am so glad you like him! He definitely has attitude so I'm glad he found a loving home.
Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE the prayer Flag you made. the Fabrics are beautiful and the Tag idea Great. thank you for the Pad of Paper too.. Hugs from Jean in OHIO.
Response: I am so glad you like it! I was trying out a new pattern for a tablerunner and this was my experiment. I love the fabrics as well. The flower one I found in my mother's stash at least 20 years ago.
Comment: Oh my goodness, this is fabulous!!! the pink hair is the perfect touch. Tell your granddaughter that it made it PERFECT!thanks
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely! I was a bit worried that the coffin would not make the trip in one piece. The lady at my post office made me show her a picture of the dotee before I mailed it and just kept on laughing the whole time she was adding the postage.
Comment: Oh wow! What an amazing package- thanks so much! I apologize for the delay rating this but I was out of town. I already have Christmas plans for that gorgeous fabric! Did you make that little bag? I opened [email protected] and everyone wanted it. You have spoiled me with such nice goodies...love the vial pendant, beautiful buttons, tape,?gold leaf rub ons?, the notebook, and then that bag of clips,keys,pendants & such. And everything else! Thanks again for your generosity. What a lovely swap!,Thank you! Happy Swapping,Jen
Response: I'm glad you like it! I started collecting early and just kept adding to the pile.
Comment: â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸OMG! I opened my mail box and was horrified to find a torn,mangled, stepped-on package with a your name on it. My heart sank. Whatever was once pristine inside would now be totally destroyed. I was so upset.ðŸ˜«ðŸ˜«ðŸ˜«Then, I was gifted with a miracle! My wonderful mini was safe and sound inside! And what a beautiful mini it is! You are so creative! It was the perfect treat on this fantastic, gorgeous Monday in Ohiyer! Thank you so much! Everything about this matchbox is perfect!ðŸ˜â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: I am so glad I put all those layers around it! Bad Post Office to have squished my package! They were jealous it was not for them.
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS! Heide, these came today and not only are the stamps stunning, your presentation is gorgeous. Honestly one of my favorite swaps ever. I love everything! I have a surprise to look forward to next spring with my "seed money". Thank you so much for joining this swap and for such a truly wonderful treat!
Response: Thank you for such a fun swap! I tried to think of a way to send them so they would not arrive all in a clump in the bottom of the envelope, and the photo corners jumped out at me while I was going through my paper stash. I thought the "seed money" was so cute and had to share some!
Comment: I do NOT like this apron........it is beautiful, lovely, dainty, sweet and any other good thing I can say about it....I actually LOVE IT not like it! Thank you so much for sending it to me! Is it made from sheets or a vintage pillow case? What a clever idea if it is and if it isn't it reminds me of comfy soft sheets at grandma's house!
Response: I'm so glad you don't like it! Yes, it is made from vintage pillow cases. It took me a while to find a blue, floral pattern, (from the likes on your profile) but I finally found one!
Comment: This is gorgeous! I love the way your eggshells turned out. It took me a couple of runs at mine as well!
Thanks for all the swap-bot goodness too! I showed my husband - "Look! I got mail from a real ambassador!" He just shakes his head and walks away...Lol.
Comment: Handmade is always the best!! The drawstring bag that you made is really cute and your lines are spot ON, I always notice these types of things because I have a really crooked hand. GREAT JOB, thanks for swapping!
Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments! I'm glad you like it.
Comment: â™¥ï¸ðŸŒºâ™¥ï¸ðŸŒºâ™¥ï¸ðŸŒºâ™¥ï¸It is always such a pleasure to receive a swap from you, sweetness. This one was no exception. Such a wonderful treat to open up your beautifully decorated package to find a beautiful handcrafted mug mat! The fabrics are perfect! The selections of teas are so yummy! I have water heating right now for my first cup! Saving the best for last! My new bookmark is fantastic! Love love love it! Actually, I love everything you sent me. Thank you so very much for such a wonderful swap. You did GOOD girl! â™¥ï¸ðŸŒºâ¤ï¸ðŸŒºâ¤ï¸ðŸƒno April Fool here!ðŸŒºâ¤ï¸
Response: It was very hard to give up that bookmark! I'm so glad you like it!
Always love having you as my partner because you send the most wonderful swaps!â¤ï¸ I love everything! My whimsie tube is just lovely! Wish we could have them every month! Thank you sweetness!â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ˜â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: That was the first one I made so I was not sure I got it right or not. But it was fun to make!
Comment: Absolutely adorable!!! How cute is the little book about the cupcake??? This reminds me of looking in the window of a vintage fabric store with all of the pink colors on display! Thanks for sending an amazing swap!!
Response: I am so glad you like it! This swap was fun to do, I hope you will host more.
Comment: Heide...I think this was one of my favorite packages. I adore Ms Icicle. Red hair is my fav and I LOVE her face. Thank you for my first Dotee Doll. And a huge hug for the letter and a peek into you and your life.<3
Response: Oh wow that really got there fast! I'm glad you like the dotee and the letter. Sorry about the handwriting!
Comment: Merry Christmas to me!! I LOVE my fabric so much, it's fantastic and thank you so much for the extra and the wonderful teas! Love the Christmas card too! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Thank you again!! XO Kelly
Comment: ðŸŽ…HeideðŸŽ… I have Received my lovely advent ca lender. WOW~ I love everything~ You really out did yourself. I was so sick I totally forgot to open these. I just opened yours this week because I got them early and I didn't want to peak early. LOL. I Love Everything! Heide you are so sweet and kind I am so happy to have you as a part of our Friendlies Admin Group! Have a wonderful Day!!
Comment: It was a joy to open your package this evening. I liked the pages you choose for the front and back of the 9LP. The embellishments were perfect. I especially liked the tassle (with the beads) that you put on the top corner. Your goodie bag had all unique items that I will be sure to put to good use. Thanks so much for this generous holiday surprise!
Comment: Ah!! Thank you so much for everything!! I loved it. Sorry it took me a while have been very busy with working overtime and having my mom come out of the hospital. I really appreciate you messaging me. I thought i had already rated :o Again, thank you for all the goodies. Loved everything ^_^
Response: I'm glad you liked what I sent and I hope your mother is doing better!
Comment: Taylor and Heide, Thank you so much for the awesome package! You are so kind with the stickers and the extras are amazing!!!! If it is ok with you, I would like to save the extras for Christmas. Happy Swapping! You two are both awesome!
Response: This was Tay's idea and I'm so glad you liked what she sent! She will be happy to know you like the dolls.
Comment: "Thank you Taylor for giving us stickers! I love you so much!" -AliviaJaine. "Ooh! I like that crab!" - Laini (Its a monster or an alien, but she insists that it's a crab) Haha they love the stickers and the window clings! And thank you for sending one for Laini too, that was very sweet. It amazes me how naturally caring and thoughtful children are :D
Response: LOL! Taylor wanted to send something for each of them, she is really getting into swapping.
Comment: â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸Absolutely wonderful matchbox! Everything from the package, cute-as-the-dickens tree pin,studs, beautiful gingerbread couple(did you create them? They are so precious!) and ribbons made this a fantastic swap! Thank you so very much Heide! You are the BEST!
Comment: I don't think our rating system will accurately give you what you deserve. I can't even begin to thank you enough for the lovely package. The envelope and notecard are great. I really love the embellishments and the templates are perfect. I love the mini Teesha patch too. I think I'm going to be hooked really fast. You deserve many hearts. Thank you so very much!
Response: This was so fun putting together! Thank you so much for the â™¥.
At 8:30 last night my mailman knocked on my door and took off. He left behind the most amazing package of blue goodness just for me. I absolutely adore everything that you chose for me! Simply the best goodie bag I've every received. Thank you so very, very much for such a well thought out selection. The ATC is so cool and I'm going to use the beautiful cording today.
I have no idea where my package has been for the last week but I'm glad it made its way to my door. Thanks Heide! â¤ï¸
Response: I'm so glad it finally made it to you! I was worried that I had not used enough tape in the packaging!
Comment: Heidi, thank you so much for my beautiful matchbox, my first one! and filled with so many great embellishments. Thank you for adding stuff based on my profile, I rally appreciate it. Please do this swap again!
Response: I am glad you liked the swap, and I hope you had fun making your matchbox as well! I plan to do the swap again soon.
Comment: Thank you so much! AliviaJaine was absolutely elated to receive her very own mail! She loves the horse stickers and the ATCs are "berry awesome!" She has even asked for her own album to collect more:)
Response: Taylor went through a lot of glue and cut up a bunch of pictures making those! I usually ink mine all over, but when she tried that, you could not see the pictures anymore! (She has a very heavy hand with inks!) But she had a lot of fun making them! I hope AliviaJane will join the sticker swap or some other kids swaps in the group.
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH, Heide, for the beautiful Pocket Letter you sent! I received it several weeks ago, and I am so sorry that I haven't rated you until now. TBH, I haven't even really had a chance to look at it very closely until now! I knew it was gorgeous when I first opened it, but looking through it now, I just love it! You did a great job. I loved the self portrait you drew, too! Thank you so much for creating this masterpiece of a PL! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Bee ATC. I love it! AND all the extras, awesome envelope, swap bot things etc. It was a great swap and I appreciate all the time and thought you put into it. Warmest regards!
Comment: What a cute ATC! Both of them! And the extra goodies are wonderful, too. Thank you so much! I almost forgot about the envie. It's great! I've never made a fabric envie, so I'm going to have to try it!
Response: I'm glad you like the ATCs and the envelope. I made a huge batch of fabric envelopes during a snowy week in March, so many that I'm still using them! They are so easy and fast to make and use up tons of scraps.
Comment: Thank you so much, Heide, for the lovely Spring Pocket Letter! I love that it's beautiful from both sides ;+) Thank you also for the tea, the brads, the little post-its, the diecuts, and all the extras; I'll enjoy using them very much.
Response: I am glad you returned safe from your trip, and Thank You!
Comment: My first ever prayer flag and I love it! Thank you so very much and for hosting this fun swap! The flag you made has so much depth and texture, it is going to look great hanging in the sun! The little sewing kit..needle book is adorable too. Thank you again for a great swap! ♥
Response: I'm so glad you liked the flag and needlebook kit!
Comment: Thanks so much for the paper, wood and baggie. Extras:I do like the ladybug. Very cool and I gave the boys their squinkies.
Response: I hope the glass ladybug made it in one piece! I tried to protect it with tissue and a box, but you never know with the post office. I once received a package that had (I swear) tire tracks on it!
Comment: Hi Heide. Such cuteness beyond words. LOVE these adorable cards so much. Can I ask what you call these little dolls? I would love to use the images on future ATC's. These dolls are so cute. I am normally not into "cute" but oh I love your ATC's!!! Thank you for such a sweet swap. From the lovely envie to all the special treats inside. I so much appreciate everything!! Many hearts to you.
Response: Hello! The little figures are called kewpie dolls. I'm glad you liked them! I'm sorry it took so long to respond, I was out of town for a couple of weeks.
Comment: Heide, thank you so much for all the clever Mardi Gras items that you sent. I really like them and will enjoy using them!! The note that you created is really clever; a work of art. You are so talented!! Hope we can swap again.
Comment: Heide, thank you for offering this swap. It was so thoughtful of you to pick these up for me. You've out done yourself with all the extras - the precious handmade fabric envelope, samples of your Julie Nutting dolls - they are absolutely beautiful. I love the note cards and the amazing ATC made by you. You are amazingly talented and I'm very envious. This package is so special to me and you've earned your heart. I'd give you a million more, if possible. May your mailbox overflow with tons of happy swaps and s-b friendships.~nancy
Response: I am so glad you are happy with the swap. I always wonder when I ask people for private swaps, if they are disappointed in what I sent. It was a great swap and I love the stamp you sent me.
Comment: Heide I just adore the sweet ladybug that arrived in my mailbox today! SOOO cute! And I am so appreciative of the Burt's Bees cuticle cream you sent! It's actually one of my favorite BB products. How thoughtful . . . thank you so very much for sending such a wonderful swap to open.
Comment: What an awesome beaded purse! I love it! You just saved me having to find something to match the fringy flapper style dress I have that'll do double duty for Halloween and New Years Eve. :) Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much Heide!! I love the blue mermaid on the dark background!! Thank you so much for the swap-bot mailbox stickers too, I've never had any of them before!!!
Response: Thank you! Mermaids are so fun to draw and color...at one point I had about 10 of them in every color you can imagine...now I'm sending them for ATC color swaps....I better get drawing again because I only have one left!
Comment: Thank-you so, so much! I was just expecting some fun fabrics-not a box full of wonderful surprises! The sock monkeys have joined the others on display in my studio. :) Hugs!! <3
Response: I saw those sock monkeys at the flea market and knew I had to add them to your package! I thought I had some fabric with sock monkeys but due to moving twice in the last year (and some of my fabric is still in storage) I can't find it!
Comment: Thanks so much. Love the tin full of goodies!
Response: Don't tell...but I read the swap wrong and almost sent a package of only paper crafting items...as I was about to send I re-read the description and had to go "shopping" in my stash again, so I'm very glad you liked it.
Comment: Oh wow! She is spectacular! I love her so much! There is an incredible amount of work in this doll! Did you make that white leaf? I'm going to use that hair idea for some of my other projects and the triple stone pendant with the energy they carry - really above and beyond on this one. btw aventurine was my daughters favorite stone for the last three years that she was alive. I had purchased her many items in it including a rune set... You've made my day for sure!
Response: i am so glad it arrived ok! I was out of town for a few days and forgot to mark sent before i left. I'm so glad you like it...you know about me and my not being able to follow a pattern!
Comment: Wow, was I surprised to find not only a very nice mini-quilt, but also a pattern for a "farm" quilt.My great-grandson was here when it arrived and he wanted me to start sewing right away. He loves animals and John Deere tractors. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you so much for the package which I received today. The incense matches are great, I had never heard of them! Once I'm out, perhaps we can swap for them again, LOL! Thanks also for the stamps, that was so thoughtful. xoxo
Comment: What an awesome package! The potion bottles are SOOOO cool! They are on the stand next to my bed now. The wool roving is really pretty colors. The stamps are awesome - thanks for throwing in some extras - I love them all! The cats faces are so neat - can't wait until I can come up with something to do with them! Love the leaf confetti! And thank you so much for the collage sheet from my Etsy favorites - you are the best! I stuck your fabric in the mail to you on Saturday! Thanks again for everything - oh, and I love your swap card with the Art Deco lady on it. :)
Response: Ack! I forgot to mark sent! I'm glad you liked what I sent. I think I was planning on using the cat faces for dottie dolls when I bought them. I'm glad the bottles made it safely. Thanks again for swapping!
Comment: Heide, you did a very nice job on this quilt, and of course I love the colors and it does remind me of a day fishing at the creek bank...all that pretty green and blue on the star. I even like the backing...very interesting fabric.
Comment: I'm the best international swapper you'll ever have. I'm so international that I've been to countries that don't even exist yet. The only 'extra' you sent me was a truckload of grief over your insensitive comments. Don't ever join one of my swaps again. If you see one of my swaps down town, cross the street.
ps... I really hope you had fun! Please join any of my future swaps!
Comment: I am so impressed and so delighted -- it's such a good quilt and such a truly creative approximation -- your fabric choices are perfect. I can't wait to show it to my daughter and son-in-law wh made the candle holder you saw..
Response: I am so glad you like it. I felt so self conscious sending to such a creative quilter.
Comment: Oh my word, I love the mini quilt! Ok, so are those mini Christmas trees for leaves, and if so, how'd you do that?!?!?!?
Response: I used a tiny little Christmas tree punch for the leaves, and it took forever and a LOT of strength to punch them all out of fabric, I think I still have a bruise on my palm from punching them. I'm really glad you liked the quiltie!
Comment: I love my mermaid quiltie and the reindeer ATC. I was admiring that on your flickr so what a fun surprise that I am now the proud owner of the ATC as well! Thanks for swapping with me. I would love to see what you make with the Christmas fabric too. p.s. how did you cut out that deer applique with such precision? Sharp scissors or a cricut or...would love to learn to do that someday.
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely! The fabric reindeer was cut out using Scherenschnitte scissors .
Comment: Wow, Heide - this is an absolutely awesome package, far more than I ever anticipated! The paisley fabrics are beautiful, and the instructions seem easily follow-able, even by me. This is wonderful, thank you so much :-)
Response: I'm so glad you like it and can't wait to see the dolls you create. They are so easy to make and personalize.
Comment: I was delighted to open the package you sent me for this swap. The little bird you sewed is just precious, and the necklace was stolen by my husband as soon as he saw it. Thank you so much for sharing your creative talent.
Response: I'm glad you liked the package, sewing and beading are my favorites right now!
Comment: The cigar box was painted and decoupaged and embellished - a lot of work. The goodies inside fulfilled the requirements and the Dotee and the beads just made this an extra special package. Thank you.
Response: Thank you! This was a really fun swap. I'm glad you liked the package.
Comment: Thank you for such a cute lil purse!! its sooo pretty!! and the lil dice were super cute too so tiny!!! ty so much!! it matches my bathrooms colors so i got to find a place for it in there too cute!
Response: I'm glad you liked it, it was so fun to make!
Comment: OK - Right up front I have to say...... WOW! she is absolutely gorgeous! I am blown away by her beauty! You picked up on the items I love most and I love the way you combined the colors of the fabric with the beads and the color of her face. I absolutely love her! If I could give you 12 hearts, I would, she's so worth it! She's going on my altar in a place of honor. Thanks so much.
Response: These are so fun to make and I think that charges them with positive energy. I'm glad you like her!
Comment: *~ Heide ~* The girls were delighted that there was a row house for each of them in the package...along with a wonderful package of goodies. The houses were very well done, and both Sophia and Olivia were so happy with Taylor's and Gabriel's creativity and hard work that they put into making the houses. *~ Ann ~*
Response: I'm glad the girls were happy with their packages; we had fun putting them together.
Comment: What a wonderful art doll!!! She is so beautiful; did you use a wire inside so that you could bend her into her shape? So clever! Thank you very much. And yes, my grandchildren are very precious to me; I display their pictures on a table that was my grandmother's and shall put her there to watch over them.
Response: Yes, I used wire around the cotton batting, I like to give them a little "flex". I'm glad you like her.
Comment: Heidi: My Goddess is really, really beautiful! I love the way you used all the different elements, fibers, die cuts and wire. She is really great!
I'm going to put her on my "Wall of Swap-Bot Favorites" at work so that I may look at her all day!
Comment: Wow Heide I cannot believe I am now the proud owner of one of your fabulous hedgehog ATCs!! I was admiring the photos of them on one of the group forums and they are SO adorable and clever and fresh design! I just cannot say enough, but thank you SO much! Wish I could give you multiple hearts :o) Truly an awesome addition to my collection.
Response: Right now I'm in this crazy hedgie phase, I have ATCs, matchboxes - I'm even working on a felt hedgehog brooch. I'm glad you like it.
Comment: Thanks Heide! This was the first ATC I've ever recieved, and it couldn't have been better. In fact, I'm now worrying that the one I sent out wasn't good enough.
Would you mind telling me how you made it? Did you do the floral embroidery, or was that on the fabric already?
Response: I embroidered it with one of those sewing machine type embroiderers. I was fooling around with my mom's machine last time I went to see her. And I used heat-n-bond to hold the fabric to the cardstock, and mod podge to hold the rest of the embellishments on. I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Oh my gosh...if I could give ten hearts I would! What an incredible swap. It was like Christmas!! Where do I start? The Christmas row house was lovely and will be a beautiful addition to our holiday decor. The variety of Asian food for the girls' homeschool studies is wonderful. The items you picked are ones the girls and I are eager to try. I took a peek at the gorgeous mermaid dolls you made for the girls (they are going to receive them at Christmas)...and I can tell you that they are going to fall in love with them right away. The colors you picked for each of the girls is perfect. Thank you also to Taylor for the adorable house for the girls. They are putting it with their gnomes and fairies so they have a house to live in as well.
Response: I had so much fun picking thngs for this swap. I am glad you and your girls liked everything, I hope we swap again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving Row House! It arrived today, and is so pretty. I love your embellishments - especially the tiny spoon. Thanks so much for the wee worry doll, too. I love dolls! And also for the coconut incense matches and the lovely tissue paper which will find it's way into my paper crafting. ;)
Response: I saw on your profile you like dolls, thats why I included her. I'm glad you liked everything.
Comment: OMG! I loved the whole "enchilada"!!! The fab is awesome, I just love the cupcakes...The buttons, wow, you have some nice stuff!!! Now I can say I have some cute buttons! and as for the beads, what a collection! Thanx so much!!
Response: I had fun picking out the buttons, I'm glad you like them.
Comment: Heide, I got you house today and it is one of the most beautiful art pieces I have ever seen. Your creativity is just amazing. Thank you so much for this house. I just love it!! love and peace mary
Comment: Heide & Taylor---thank you SO much for the wonderful package! With Kel's leg, it couldn't have come at a better time! He's already used all the paints and the canvas! And he's bugging me to make some cookies for painting. Thank you both so much...we will be writing soon!
Response: I hope his leg mends fast, they are so hard to hold down at that age! I can't wait to hear from you.
Comment: Heide, your beautifully detailed dotee of the red fabric arrived and I am delighted with her. This is the 3rd mermaid I've recieved. They are all really different, yet they clearly swim in the same artistic sea. I'm going to mount them together and hang them proudly. Thany you very much! Your heart is in recognition of your persistant mailing efforts.
Comment: My goodness Heide, thank you so much for an awesome package! I'm soooo happy with all the page pebbles and the little scrapbooking kit is just great! thanks for everything, i really appreciate it!! xoxox
Comment: I just love her, HeideC - I love the fabric - the gold the depth of her character. I also love the extra fabrics. I can't wait to use them especially that very plush floral! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful package! What fun I had opening it! I've always loved this notecard set - I've given it to one of my friends quite a while ago , so I'm especially pleased to have some of my own - and I especially loved the fabric swatches. The dark blue with black lines - I love it! - and the others are all nice too! Thanks for sendind such a special package.
Comment: Very brave of you to part with your watercolors knowing someone else is going to cut them all up! They are PERFECT for the papercrafts I like to do and will be well used and appreciated. Thanks so much!
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS i love these cards very much they are going to live forever in my little album thank so much for putting in all the hard work into these cards you deserve a heart
Thanks people like you make this swap worth making swaps :) i love dem bones!!! you did a great job i hope you join my other swaps in the future
you deserve a heart
Thanks people like you make this swap worth making swaps :)
Response: Thank you! I just could not make that card conform to any ATC I had seen before.