Comment: Hi! Just archiving some old swaps and discovered I never rated you! I still have your journal - have really enjoyed it over the past year+! You put a lot of effort into it - and it was such fun! I'm so so sorry for not rating you before - but you definitely deserve the 5 and many hearts! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh goodness! I'm so happy you Liked it, and you just made me remember my trip to DC. =D thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks! It looks like you had to resend - I appreciate it. Believe it or not, I've seen all but three of these - our interests overlap in unexpected ways. I have some GOOD NEWS: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is now streaming on Netflix, making it easier to *spread the word!* --- I have not seen... Stardust, Hounddog, or Serenity. Just had another thought about JCVH, too - what with it the end of the world 'n' all today, I should invite some friends over and fire up that stream, no? Do you also have the Netflix? We can watch it *together.* Sort of.
Response: Oh bummer! Which ones haven't you seen yet?*** oh goodness! I do have Netflix but no computer. =( that's perfect end of the world movie too!
Comment: I have to say, this is the best smelling package I've ever opened!! But I LOVE, love, LoVe my adorable off-the-chart Pop Tart Amigurumi!! Her little home is perfect for her, but I will have to take her out to display her on my shelf full time.
She is too precious, Vanessa - thank you so much! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: I'm so happy the package got to you so quickly after I sent it! Especially since I sent so late... I saw the PT holder in the store and immediately thought of you Alisha, glad you like it. =)
Comment: AWESOME STAMPS! I love my little snailmail snail! Thank you so much! Don't worry about testing them yourself before sending them out, that is all part of the fun :) Thank you so much for participating in my swap. Also: love your Hawaii addy, it makes me feel warm here in RI. ::hugs::
Comment: i love that movie!!! thank you for such a great great letter that really touched my heart. to add to that mini milk( great name i will honor it and keep it!) is so well made.for a man to have inspired you so much is on of the aspects of any human being fighting for a cause that makes him legend. thank you for your great job! i would heart to march for something we both belive in( both against prop 8 and dont ask dont tell) any time. hugs and have a super thanksgiving!
Response: I'm so happy you like him. And even happier to hear you have such a passion for a great cause as well!
Comment: You got that out quick! It was a great surprise in my mailbox. And as I was looking at it, I kept thinking "Boy, we've got a lot in common!" I'm a big fan of Firefly and Dexter too. And it was so beautifully done, too. I may use yours as a guide to how to make mine look cool too. :)
Response: Awww, thank you! I was afraid it was looking a little crowded. I'm so glad you like it! =D
Comment: Vanessa - I am so truly touched by your package! It is by far the most thoughtful and time intensive swap anyone has ever done for me, and I love everything about it!! I pulled out Athena first, and was just thrilled - she looks perfect snuggled next to Blizzard :D. The slippers are so perfect - they fit with my socks on or off, and you couldn't have picked better colors for me - I love how well they stay on, and they are super cute, too! The Dexter ATC and stamp are awesome - my husband really liked them, too ;D. The PacMan ones, also - you are a natural with the rubber stamp carving! I couldn't believe how much time you spent putting together the "Crocheting 101" book and handsewn kit for me - you are so awesome. I was showing my husband and daughter and they were blown away that you had handwritten all that out for me and made such an awesome starter kit with the adorable owl bag and yarn and everything! I just cannot tell you how much I love it all. Sniff, sniff... You rock beyond words, and I can't wait to do round three :D!! A million hearts for you, girl! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Oh, wow. I'm so glad you like everything. I was a little afraid the "101" was gonna look kind of lame. Can't wait to see your first crochet project! =D
Comment: Girl! You are one crafty chica! I love the ATC and the cute recycled envelope. Capt Wigglebutt looks mighty good! Thanks, sweetie for a wonderful first page! Love, love, love it! =D xoxoxo Patti
Comment: Oh my goodness... I love love love your atc's! Awesome job. My husband saw the one of the dog in a costume and said "that's just f'ing wrong". He has a very strict rule about dogs wearing clothes. Thank you so much!!
Response: I thought so too! It's so terrible... But a giraffe outfit was just too much too resist. Glad you love them. =D
Comment: Thank you so much for the photo book! Loved the pictures and the care you took in the presentation. Also, arigato for the chopsticks. I'll definitely make use of them. Glad you had a good time in Vegas!
Response: I'm so happy they made it to in a timely fashion! =) Thank you for the kind words on the book.
Comment: Thanks so much for the very cool Burrow postcard! I love the drawing you did.. very detailed and the PC was even in the shape of the Burrow! Thanks for all the very cool postage stamps too! I'm sure I'll have a swap to use them in! Love it! :D
Response: I had that whole idea as soon as I saw the swap up. =D thanks for the compliments.
Comment: The link on the Harry Potter tattoo isn't working for me, but your email was so full of awesomeness that it doesn't matter!! (though, I would like to see it if you can it fixed) Moustaches are hilarious. And your real tattoos are great! Plus, you feel exactly the same way about Jacob as I do. :) And lastly, I must say yay for redheads. :D:D:D
Response: Oh, buummer! I'll definitely resend the HP one to you. Yay Pretty people (Jacob) and yay our awesome red hair! -D
Comment: Thanks! Love the Ghandi quote :) Very inspiring for me when I started my own LGBTQ organization - my friend said it to me. You need to get the moustache on your index finger, on the inside, so you can hold it up under your nose and have a moustache!
Response: I have a friend who has a moustache on her finger. Super funny!
Comment: Vanessa - I got my package today and I LOVE, LoVe, lOvE him!!! He is the cutest thing anyone has ever made for me (except my kids of course ;D), and the best thing I've ever gotten on swap-bot. I just cannot tell you how much I adore him! â™¥ We named him Blizzard, and I will most definitely take great care of him - he's going to live on my craft table so I'll see him every day :D Thanks a ton, and lots of hugs to you!
Response: I'm so happy you love Blizzard. =) That's a perfect name.
I just received your package. I can't believe we are so close to each other! What are we, like, 15 minutes from one another!? Thanks so much for the mermaid buddy. I will have to dream up an enchanted name for her. Love her cupcakes! So sweet. So far, she will be traveling to San Francisco and Tucson this summer. In the fall I will take her to Mexico with me. Also, a special thanks for the Sailor Moon drawing. I will hang it in my craft room.
Hearts for you, Shayla
Response: Oh, I'm glad you like her! I've never done an ami so big and detailed before so I was a tad nervous! And I'm honored you'd hang my drawing in your craft room. =D See ya around, neighbor.
Comment: Wow, you were a busy little beaver. You really went all out to match my profile. The owl is very adorable. Once the lil' bug gets more hair I will try out the bobby pins. She will look adorable with the XO ones. :)
Response: I'm happy to hear you like everything! Thanks for letting me try out new hobbies and sharing them with you. =)
Comment: WOW WOW WOW!!!! You are such a doll!!! =] thank you so much!! my mom is soooo jealous of the necklace!! =D & the new moon packing tape!?! WOAH!! =] you went above and beyond!!! thanks so much!! =]
Response: I'm oh-so-happy you liked everything! That tape is pretty cool, huh?? =)
Comment: I don't know where to start with this swap's awesomeness! I love that you shipped it in a Starbucks bag. very clever. All 3 amigurumi owls are beyond cute!!!! I'm also uber impressed with how perfect your yarn ball was. I almost hated to unwind it :) Thanks for hosting a lovely swap!
Response: Oh, wow. I'm so happy you liked everything! The Starbucks bag was the only thing I could get the ball to fit in that wasn't a ginormous box. =D
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful complete package-I love having the photos of you and your experiences-how kind---I have been on that street so many times over the years-probably long before you were born and have attended shows and films in the theatre---one of my best friends lived up the hill over looking the Castro-nice memories-THANKS!!!
Response: You're so welcome! It was my pleasure to put this together.
Comment: Got my package today. I LOVE my jellyfish and my awesome sumo wrestler. The Wash ATC is also fantastic. By far my fave I've gotten out of all the ATC swaps I've done. We'll have to do another swap again in the future. :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! And something else should arrive any day now! Thank you for the compliments. =) can't wait to swap again
Comment: Doh!! I totally thought I had rated you before now. Sorry. Yes, I did receive the boys. Mmmmm...Mal! Thank you so much for sending me both of the boys, I really love the two ATC's. Thanks also for letting me know I hadn't rated you yet. Usually I rate the day I receive...but I must have been so distracted by Captain Mal that I totally spaced it.
Response: Being distracted My Mal is totally exceptable. It was a little hard to make without smiling. =)
Comment: Wow,this was such a fun package to receive and discover!Thanks for the note also,my daughter has the same 'thing' with bandaids...it made me giggle!All the candy's are new to me ,yumm!So much to explore,Yay,thanks a lot.
Response: So glad you and your daughter are having fun with it. I almost couldn't send it, I had too much fun putting it together. =)
Comment: sorry, I thought I had already rated, yikes! what can I say but WOW! you blew my socks off with this swap, everything you sent is just perfect. I LOVE the gnome & octopus, they are on my desk right now. You deserve a hundred hearts!
Comment: I love your octopus -- such a clever idea making it with yarn! And the postcards are great -- I will add them to our collection. (One of the reasons my husband and I got married was to unite our postcard collections! :)! ) Thanks again, and happy swapping!
Comment: Holy Shmokes! The ATC was hilarious, and delightfully racy (got all hot and bothered just looking at it). Thanks for the awesomeness, I hadn't seen anything sexy emerge from my mailbox in a very long time.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap. The dvd looks so fun, can't wait to watch it! ;-p (I had a good chuckle when I saw the cover Lol). And thank you so much for the B.P. ATC! It was soo sweet and thoughtful of you. I'm so excited to add it to my collection :-D Thanks again!
Comment: what a wonderful 1st atc. i'm so glad to be the 1st to receive your work. i thought you did a great job on it. thanks so much for the teas as well-i love them! look forward to seeing more atc's from you. happy swapping!!! ~~jillian
Comment: VERY cool mix! Love "The Show Must Go On". I didn't know it was released professionally! I had a crappy rip off the dvd, lol. Thanks for the note too. I commemorate people who have touched my life in the same way you told me about in the note. Looking forward to getting to know all this music and the bonus disc too. :)
Response: =) thank you for such nice words.
And that song is on a CD "Moulin Rouge 2". It has the film version of Come What May too. Amazon that!
Comment: Got your neat card. Want to give you a special thanks for the recipe cards. How thoughtful of you and just perfect as my granddaughter thinks she would like to become a pastry chef. Thanks, Jan
Comment: Woah! You out did yourself!!! The package is AWESOME!!! I loved everything inside...so many awesome stickers to feed my addiction! Hahaha! Did you make the little pumpkin bag??? I adore the matchbox!! I've totally been needing some removable labels too for my daughters bottles!! LOL! Glad you had fun at SCRAP!
Response: Good glad you liked it! I'm surrounded by stickers and my job so I always have them handy. =)