Comment: Thanks for this wonderful zentangle postcard!!! It is going up on my inspiration wall! I love the tiny red heart too! Thanks for laminating it, That brings out the colors and shading! This was a fun swap to do and receive! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: I loved the postcard you made me so much!! I have always been interested in Zentangled but never tried it. After getting your card I really want to learn how to do it. Thanks so much for inspiring me!
Comment: Thank you SO much. Your tile was great and your card and envalope were awesome! I had hoped to put in an extra with all mine but ran out of time with all the end of school year happenings and prep work for VBS. Thanks again.
Response: You are welcome and I'm so glad u enjoyed it!
Comment: What a lovely Zentangle Postcard! love how you incorporated the theme :) Also thanks for plastifying it as I can keep it on my desk now to use as a pretty place holder. Very neat!
Response: You are very welcome - glad you enjoyed it :) I had such a fun time making it.. im thinking of keeping that ticket pattern to use in my zentangles in the future :) I almost always laminate my PCs - protects them in transit :) thanks for the great rating, comment and heart :)
Comment: Wow! You are amazing. I adore the envie, the card and the ATC. You are really talented in this area. I attempted Zentangles but gave up. I love the notecard so much I am putting it in a small frame. Thank you so much for the beautiful and awesome art. Hugs, Mona
Response: AWW so glad you liked it :)) It was a fun swap right out the gate after a long hiatus. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed making it for you :) Thank you for the great rating and comment :)
Comment: I love the flag you made for me. I so agree with you about accepting every living being. My heart tells me we are all one and loving one another is the path to true happiness. Hope we can swap again.
Response: yay! glad it got to you :) And Im also glad you liked it :) I hope to be back to swapping in January and would love to do more of the flags :) xoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Thanks, Court! The postcard "personals ad" seeking outdoor enthusiasts made me laugh. I'm so glad you sent me a store-bought card...I would have hated to have to rate you down for the wrong kind of card.
Response: I dunno.. I think you might have taken pleasure in it.. being evil hearted and all buwahahahaha Glad you liked it :) Glad to send a little something your way of course.. xoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Thank you for the Alaska postcard! I've never been there (or to any US state), but my best online friend lived there for a while, so I've heard a lot about it, including a moose invading a yarn store. An Alaskan cruise would be great, but a Scandinavian one is more likely for me.
Response: ohh I would take a cruise to anywhere at this point :) but a Scandinavian cruise sounds pretty good too :)Thanks for the rating and lovely swapping again :) xoxoxoxo
Comment: What a wonderful doll...she is awesome! I love the expression on her face. Also thank you so much for the CD coasters....what a great idea! And I really needed some. : ) As always thank you for being a WONDERFUL partner! â™¥
Response: so glad you liked everything :) I was happy to be able to send to YOU :) xoxoxoxoxo
Comment: I love how crystals take care of us. I sent my partner a piece of rose quartz that seemed to want to go, in spite of my reluctance to send it. I love rose quartz and find it hard to let it travel on. Then I got your package, and it held another piece of rose quartz. It makes me SO happy. I also loved getting the piece of geode. Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: awesome :) so glad you liked everything.. and I believe things happen for a reason so that's awesome to read your story.. :)
Comment: I love it! What a cool technique using the bleach pen. I like how you made the Art coming off of the Peace. An appropriate prayer too for what is going on in the world today. Thank you also for the lovely extra piece of your artwork!
Response: you are MOST welcome :) glad you liked it .. that bleach pen was WAY too much fun. plan on getting it out tonight.. warning if you try it - you need GOOD ventilation!!!!! Thanks again for an awesome swap :)
Comment: Looks like someone is having fun with their paints! I love the pages. The colored pencil zentangle flowers page is the best. It is truly lovely. I'm thinking it may end up behind some glass on my living room wall. Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you liked them all and yes - i was really having fun playing. :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard from your beautiful state! And thank the darling husband for taking time during his busy workday to buy them! I was on a 25 mile bike ride today with a drill sergeant voice in my head ordering me to keep going even though it was hot & I didn't want to. That made me think of you with a smile then I came home to your PC in my mail box. Thanks for being such a good friend and for joining the swap!
Response: you are MOST welcome my friend.. the pleasure is ALL mine :) xoxoxoxo xoxoxoxoxo xoxoxoxox
Comment: Thanks for the lovely pc! I have always wanted to visit the Space Center in Florida, so it was neat to get a pc you picked up while you were there- that def. counts as an aerial shot... lol.
Response: yeah i dont think you can get any more "aerial" than that unless you are on Mars LOL.. It was a super cool trip to the space center and i have some really cool cards (odd shapes) that I am holding onto for myself :) Thanks for the great rating, heart, and comment :)
Comment: Courtney, I love this mandala. I love the shape and the colors and the beautiful glossy accents. I can feel the truth of your words and have already hung it on my display board. Thank you so much for the extras and for finding me some prized mother/child images.
Response: You are most welcome. .u sent me an awesome package so I wanted todo the same for you :) thank u for the heart rating, heart, and comment
Comment: Wow! Thank you! The card you drew is super adorable. I need to learn that kitty tangle, though I don't think I'd manage even half the cuteness. The tile is awesome, too. I really like your Zentangle style. Thank you. :)
Response: thank you for the wonderful compliments :) Im glad you enjoyed it :)
Comment: Courtney, it is beautiful and I love it! You did a great job on it. And how sweet of you to send me an extra one to decorate. The presentation was wonderful too, nice touch! Thank you for a lovely, lovely swap.
Response: so glad you liked it :) It kick started me to work on my art journals again :) Thank you for the great rating, heart, and comment :)
Comment: Love the designs you chose, and how well they all look together! Your shading is fantastic... really makes it feel 3-D, the curves and corners look like you could touch them. Awesome, Courtney. :-)
Response: thank you - glad you like it .. I really enjoyed making it :) Thanks for the awesome comment, rating and heart :) xoxoxo
Comment: Oh my!!! I wish I could give you 100 hearts! Thank you so much for everything! Talk about going above and beyond!!!!
Response: aww glad you liked it all :) I also hope your mom enjoys her supplies.. I was just so touched by your profile note about her :) I imagined her like my long gone mawmaw who also had dementia.. Enjoy and thank you so much for the rating, heart and wonderful comment :)
Comment: What a beautiful postcard you made for me! I am blown away by the happiness of it. Totally made me smile! My sweetheart is in love with it, and he is a tough sell, lol. Thanks so much. Now I "need" a laminator. Haha!
Response: very welcome ;) So glad you enjoyed it! I had great fun making it for you :) i love my laminator! I like that it makes my pcs so durable :) xoxoxoxxo
Comment: Thanks so much for the necklace and earrings -- I really like the colors, the added "texture" of the faceted beads, and the style -- all those little knots and the tassel, like prayer beads. Thanks also for hosting this swap -- it was fun!
Response: you are welcome!! they are mala beads (buddhist prayer beads)... they are very fun and calming to make.. glad you liked them :)
Comment: Thanks for the tea. I love what you sent. I'm brewing the Blood Orange now. So nice to swap with you again.
Response: i agree - good to swap with you too :) I made an order with adiago and got that sample for sharing their webpage on facebook.. it sounded interesting.. after I tried it I decided it wasn't for me, so I was happy to see it in your preferences :) Thanks for the great rate , heart and comment :)
Comment: Aww first of all hummingbirds, so lovely to see on a winter's day. Your ATC are so skillfully drawn, they bring you in almost to meditation. Thank you for sending two exquisite examples of your art.
Response: you are most welcome - glad you enjoyed everything :D xoxoxo
Comment: As usual...great zendala. Love the flower in the center with the points of the triangles drawing you eyes to the flower. Look forward to seeing more of you beautiful work. See ya at the mail box.
Response: glad you liked it - I am always happy to send to you :) xoxoxoxo
Comment: Wow! Thanks so much, I love the color and the charms! So much fun! I just keep learning new things about scarves and getting new ideas! My daughter saw the gorgeous blue color and the glass charm and gave me the biggest puppy dog eyes ... so she got to wear it first. Me next! Thanks again for the wonderful swap!
Response: You are MOST welcome - I am really glad you liked it :) The glass charm was something I got in a swap a long time ago..I thought it was so pretty :) it was my pleasure and i hope it wil be the first of many swaps with you :) xoxoxoxo
Comment: They're gonna love it! :D We have a four day weekend this week so I'll give them their goodies for the weekend! <3 LOVE the socks, and how'd you know I have a reusable tumbler obsession? THANK YOU!!! <3 <3 <3 MWAH!
Response: Yay :) My kiddos opened theirs from you a few days ago and I realized I didn't do as many treats - hope your kiddos aren't disappointed! I did a video of them opening your bags that I will post later. I already told them - they can scare anyone but me with those rubber cockroaches LOL Anywho - glad you liked your goodies - I was totally going off the top of my head with that one :) xoxoxoxoxoxo
Comment: ...and there you were! Great tangle. Makes me think of watermelon slices! Kudos to you!!! I also am enjoying working with a templet for a zendala. Not something that is the norm for me. I'm sure I'll...see ya at the mail box...on a future swap!
Response: thank you for the lovely comment, rating and heart :) xoxoxoxo always a pleasure!
Comment: I had no idea I was receiving from you, what a joy! As always, your work is above and beyond beautiful. You rise the bar continually and everything you make is exquisite. I adore it. Thank you!
Response: aw :) Glad you liked it .. Im always happy to send to you my friend :) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Wow 2. Your Brayd was amazing. I had a hard time doing this one. Thanks for the extra.
Response: glad you liked it!! I enjoyed this pattern but def not the easiest.. I thought it lacked some steps in the instructions.. you sorta had to figure it out yourself.. thanks for the great rating, heart and comment :)
Comment: I bet she'll love it, that little bow is soooo cute. if you're up for it, can we do a private swap for one of those one day? not HK-themed for me, but I love those cozy's! thanks for sharing, thanks for the effort for our friend!
Response: I hope so :) I would be happy to swap with you for one sometime.. they are fun to make - a cute little quick gratification type project ;) xoxoxo
Comment: Courtney, thank you for two very nice school days ATCs! They match my love of vintage items and my perspective of what education should be! I now SO WISH I had home schooled both of my children, but back then it was very unacceptable legally, and the numbers of home schooling families so small that I wasn't sure how to make it against the "establishment" opinions about educating our children. Mine walked into school with excited minds ready to explore and find out and discover, and instead were met with boredom and tedious, unproductive "projects," even into my daughter's senior year in high school. As a retired community college English professor, I am terrified by the level of education our public schools are providing to high school graduates who may have almost now reading skills, no sense of the English language, almost no knowledge of their nation's history and literature, few math skills, and on and on and on! I realize community colleges get the lesser levels of high school graduates, but many I've worked with should never have qualified of high school graduation! But standardized test scores prove they qualify!
Kudos to you and your family for home schooling!
Response: Thank you for the most wonderful rating comment - it's refreshing to see someone who feels the way I do :) So glad you enjoyed my atcs and extra goodies :) xoxoxo
Comment: Wow! Intimidated hell!! You send me to paper bag books 101!! Your book is absolutely gorgeous!! I know the perfect person to whom I'm going to fill it with pictures & journaling for... sad about the thought of letting it go BUT kids godmother will LOVE it!! Thank you SO much!! Wish I could give you more than 1 heart...
Response: LOL I am so glad you were pleased.. I really fretted over this one.. knowing what a talent you are - and a novice I am at this sort of thing :) I am so happy you will find a use for it :) Thanks for the awesome rating, heart and comment :) xoxoxoxo
Comment: =D How insightful! I didn't realize that PX90 had so much going on for it! Cobra is a fun one for me too! =D I'll send mine tonight! =^__^= It was nice meeting you!
P.S I meant to add that for the extra pics. :3
Response: Nice meeting you too!! and thanks for the rating and nice comment :)
Comment: Gorgeous frame! I love everything about it. Thank you for this little beauty!
Response: I am happy you think so!! It was fun... this was one of those rare times that I had an idea in my head and it executed exactly the way I planned it :) Thank you for the great comment, rating, and heart :)
Comment: I love it in a box...I love it with a fox...I love it here or there....I love every where. (Lame attempt at Dr. Seuss). Seriously the Dr Seuss PC is absolutely awesome and Perfect! Thank you so much! â™¥
Response: glad you liked it. I knew right away what I wanted to make and I so pleased you like it :) xoxoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Most awesome, your an excellent artist, My BF really got a laugh out of the bonus card, he said "so true"
Response: yay! So glad you liked it :) I guess that extra was more spot on than I realized LOL!!! Hope you don't get tired of receiving from me - apparently the random partner assigners likes me to send to you :)
Response: Thank you very much for the lovely comment. I hadn't done that cherries pattern in a long time so it was so cool that it did fit you that way!! I really had hoped you would like everything. It was a most awesome swap and so pleased you are happy with it :)xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Oh boy, Courtney, what beautiful tangling you do! Your style is bold and confident - I love it. I also love your little signature heart. I am about 2/3s done with yours. I have to admit to trashing my first attempt :} even before I saw yours - I'm happier with what I'm coming up with now. You'll receive it soonly - tangle on.
Response: what an a amazing comment from such a talented lady. I cannot tell you how nervous I was to send a zentangle to you!! I am so very relieved you are happy with it :)
Comment: W.O.W.!!! The pressure is on! Courtney, this is just BEAUTIFUL and exactly my style. I love to wear multi-strands, love freshwater pearls, and it goes with absolutely everything! The "bonus" necklace is SO much more than a bonus ... (and pink)! This was such a thoughtful and gorgeous swap; I can't tell you how much I love it. â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: I cannot tell you how happy I am that you are pleased. I worried that it might not be your style (I tend to make stuff in the style I might wear) - but it makes my day you are so happy with it. It was COMPLETELY my pleasure to do it and to finally get to swap with such a nice and talented lady :) xoxoxoxoxoxo <3 <3 <3
Comment: I love the wonderful package that you sent me. The little octopus is precious, I love the face scrubbies and the watercolor/embroidery picture is absolutely perfect. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!
Response: yay Im so glad you liked it all.. that Octo-gent was so fun to do.. I can see myself doing more of that sort.. it was good to swap with you again :) xoxoxoxo
Comment: I'm trying to rerate this again to see if it works this time. I never removed the rating in the first place or the comment and felt very bad someone would think I would do that :( But thank you for the comment left on my page and you have a wonderful talent with your Zentangles and a gorgeous family!
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful hand drawn atc and the card! I wish I could give you more hearts. It was such a wonderful extra to get a special handmade card! thank you for all of the time and effort that went into that. both the card and the atc were wonderfully hand drawn, and you have the neatest handwriting i've seen!
Response: you are most welcome.. I had the MOST fun with that swap and Im so pleased you enjoyed what I sent!! xoxoxoxo
Comment: Well, thank you my dear friend for the card of encouragement. I was reading over it today when it dawned on me that I didn't rate yet. :(
It is actually you that sparked the want to change in me to be a healthier person and every time I get off track or frustrated I think of you and get right back up. Thank you so much. â™¥â™¥
Response: you're most welcome. You comment touched me and I am so thankful to be able to help.. Love you muchly!! xoxoxoxo
Comment: How do you do it all?!?! Those are some fantastic tips and I'm so glad I received some for you. I know how fantastic you're doing. I need to get back on track and your tips are simple and doable. I think I'm going to start with the water one. Thank you so much!
Response: you are very welcome!!!! glad you liked my tips and I do try to keep things simple.. I appreciate the rating and comment and your support on MFP too :) xoxoxoxoxo
Comment: What a lovely ATC you came up with! You are right, clothes ARE for closets! I heard the other day on Democracy Now that undocumented immigrants are now using the term coming out of the closet to refer to letting people know about their non-status. It must suck to have to keep secrets about who you are from the world. So down with living in closets! And up with making the world outside of the closet safe for everyone!
Response: so glad you liked it and thanks for the awesome rating comment!! couldn't agree more!!! XOXOXOXO
Comment: Thank you for the great tips! Its very easy to get busy and forget to do any (or all) of them. You are a great inspiration to me when I see how far you have come, so I really appreciate your sound advice! Thanks again:)
Response: You are very welcome! Hope it helps!! It's a blessing to me to be an inspiration to others like yourself :) (((((hugs)))))
Comment: Wish I could give you more hearts - I adore this ATC, and the card you made is awesome too! Thank you so much! â™¥
Response: Im soooo glad.. I so enjoyed making you a kawaii Dr Who.. I knew I wanted the card to match so his police box seemed like a good fit :) I have never done a Dr Who themed anythign so it was a lot of fun.. so so happy you are pleased :) xoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Hi Courtney! Thanks a lot for the very cute Hello Kitty card. It's something different than I have ever seen, which is great. So, thank you! x
Response: you are very welcome! it was part of my prized collection - I finally decided I needed to get rid of some.. I really like them and haven't seen any like them since I originally bought them :)
Comment: What an absolutely beautiful postcard! I love everything about it and it is abundantly clear that you sent a lot of time on it. (I LOVE your use of shading and that you even laminated it!) Thank you you so much~ <3
Response: you are very welcome :) Thank you for the comment, rating and heart :)
Comment: court, you are great! we should have swapped together sooner - the little mouse is absolutely ADORABLE and reminds me of the mouse i used to have, hiro - although he was white & not gray - lol - it still reminds me of him. sadly he was murdered by a bunch of my brothers friends. ugh - coolest mouse ever.. anyways, i appreciate you getting an etsy fav for me - haven't gotten it yet but will let you know when i do. thanks for swapping with me & hope you come back soon from your hiatus!!! <3
Response: u are most welcome - glad you enjoyed everything and glad you were the last swap before my hiatus :) xoxoxoxo
Comment: I'm thrilled that you hand drew the crab and included the symbol on the body.The colours work so well together.It's a beautiful ATC.Thank you for sharing your art with me. I hope we swap again .
Comment: Your sunflower is beautifully drawn and I love the bright colors. I appreciate you telling me how you made it...you inspire me to try my hand at drawing. The stickles are the perfect touch! thanks very much!
Response: so glad you liked it all - makes it all worth it :) thanks for the great comment, rating and heart :)
Comment: I love this potholder so so much! The colors are really gorgeous, and it's actually a good size for a skillet. I love it love it love it. *grin*
And thank you so much for the extra patterns! I'm gonna put 'em to good use...
As always, Cajun, you rock the house. Thank you!!
Response: Welcome my dear - it was a PLEASURE to make and send to you :) XOXOXOXOXOXO
Comment: Courtney, I LOVE them! :D You know I adore your little things with faces drawings, so the tree is my favorite, but they are BOTH truly gorgeous and I'm so pleased to have them for my collection! Thank you!!! (I even love the perfect note card!)
Response: so glad you liked them ;) I was so worried b/c I wasn't feeling as crafty as usual :) And the notecard made me think of you the moment I saw it :) (((hugs))) XOXOXOXOXO
Response: Thank you for finally rating me.. I had completely forgotten about this - it's from 2009. I appreciate you coming back and taking care of it. Also I was originally chickadeebijoux and I am the one that also angeled to your partner: tammyr
Comment: I LOVE my rolo. The text with the red, green, glitter top border is such a great look. I really love the details you added to the ribbon, tree, and holly. And I'm so happy you used the button on my rolo. Thank you for a great one.
Response: Thank u for a great rating and comment :-) its always a pleasure to swap with you! XOXOXK
Comment: Yea! I finally have some of your wonderful zentangles to add to my collection. Love all of them, but the mandela tile is particularly beautiful. And my favorite of all the the black and white "floral" ATC. Blooming Butter is a great pattern and the morning glory is gorgeous. Thanks so much for swappin'! <3<3<3
Response: So glad we swapped!! I really enjoyed making them for you :) I am happy that you appreciate my artwork :) XOXOXOXOXOXO
Comment: Courtney, thank you so much for the handmade card you sent... I am in love with that crow stamp!!! Where the heck did you get it?!?!? Anyway, thanks for the nice words in the card:) i also thank you for the stickers !!!
This was a fun swap and thanks for joining it:)
Response: thank YOU sweetie for hosting it :) I enjoyed making those cards very much :-).. I have had that stamp for AGES so I have no clue where I got it.. but MOST likely hobby lobby lol.. ((((((hugs))))))
Comment: I checked the mail today and received your wonderful ATCs today-----so very cool! I love the paper you used as the background and the screw brads! Awesome---thank you so much!!!
Response: yay!! so glad you liked them !! I was so nervous about sending them.. collage type work is not my strong point but i had such a good time doing it!!!! Thanks for the rating, heart and kind comment :-)
Comment: Very cool. I really like the idea of just letting things flow naturally...it's challenging for us though because my oldest is so schedule focused. (I'm kind of hoping he relaxes a little as he gets older. :) I love the Charlotte Mason approach, but I'm kind of torn too...I feel like there's not much nature here in the desert, in town. LOL
Response: thanks!! thankfully none of my kids are schedule focused or else it wouldnt work.. but we all sorta free flow into a lot of our days.. I get the occasional wild hair trying to make things super structured and it never works out.. I truly believe the best retained learning for my kiddos is by doing.. Thanks for beign in the swap!!
Comment: I really can't get enough of your zentangling! Thank you so much for the gorgeous BUBBLE tangle and also for the twinchies - I love everything that you created and sent to me! Keep me in mind when you are looking for stuff - I am always willing to add more of your work to my collection! Thanks for everyone!
Response: so glad.. and i am flattered :-) It's been a pleasure swapping with you as ALWAYS ;) ((((hugs)))))XOXOXOXOXOX
Comment: hi there, sorry for the late rating i had to go pick up the package at the post office today! I loved it...... so cute & i loved your handmade sewn items they are very adorable I've been working on your jar & everything else all week i had some mess ups so i had to figure out other options but i finally got it! so im getting things prepared tonight so i can ship it out tomorrow :) Thanks so much for swapping with me i very much enjoyed your whimsy jar <3
Response: no problem.. mine was a day or two delayed b/c somehow I didn't put on enough postage and it took them TWO DAYS to let me know it was sitting at the post office waiting on me to add more.. anywho so glad you enjoyed it.. it was great fun!!!! Thanks for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: You found exactly the colors I like for the key cozy. Actually, I'm now wondering if I'll use it for keys or my cell phone (that fits perfectly in) ;-). Thanks for all the cute extras. Tea smell delicious and I just love the little felt cupcakes (and the cute buttons also). =D Thanks for hosting this fun swap.
Response: so so glad you are pleased :-) Thanks so much for the rating, heart, and kind words :) im no crochet expert but I love doing it :-)
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the generous and thoughtful package using my profile as a guide. Everything is delicious! A big thank you for introducing me to the Old Dominion Peanut Squares-new to me and really tasty. Thanks!
Response: You are most welcome :-) i got all but the chips from Dollar General :-) Glad you liked it all :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart!! :-)
Comment: You are awesome. Thank you for all the goodies!!! Jason's already claimed the peanuts and Elizabeth's claimed the ring and sucker. LOL I love it all!!! Game day jewelry to top it off! Wow!!! Thank you again!!!!
Response: girl you unwrapped that fast!!!! Glad you liked everything :-) I tried to include treats and other goodies :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart sweetie!!
Comment: Oh My Goodness you are so sweet! I can't wait to start doing zentangles! and this is my very first art journal and it has dragonflies on it! You are such a doll. Now just to get all my work done so I can start zentangling! Wish I could give you a million hearts!
Response: so glad you are happy :-) I stamped the outside of that journal myself :-) Thankfully it worked out.. IM not so hot of a stamper :-) Enjoy it and I can't wait to see what you come up with.. don't worry about things being perfect - just enjoy the process.. very zen and calming :-) ((((((hugs))))))
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating your ATC! I just got home from a short summer trip and found your envelope in the pile of mail. The ATC is fantastic! It's the first swap I've ever been in, so your card will be the first in my collection. Thanks so much!
Response: yay!! Glad you liked it :-) And welcome to the bot!!
Comment: Guess what arrived today---nearly a month early (a special treat since I am still waiting for another swap from someone else that is over a month late)----an AWESOME piece of mail art! It's the first collage-type mail art I have gotten. What did you use to add the sparkles? ( I cheated and moved the bar code sticker from the front---where it was covering the word tickets--- to the back ) Thank you so much--- you can send me mail art any time. :-)
Response: yay!! thank you for your very kind words.. I had fun with this!! It's sorta funny to me to send a envie out that will never be opened LOL.. Sparkles - it's a sparkle paint I got with the bottles of craft acrylic paint (walmart I think).. I have it in gold and silver.. I like how it has tiny pieces of the glitter :-) It was my pleasure to send it to you!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO
Comment: Thank you for the adorable handmade Kawaii toast needle book! I LOVE IT!!! The embroidered face is perfect, and the little butter bookmark is cute. I will be sure to post pictures soon! Big Hug
Response: so glad you like it!! I enjoy doing those :-) Thanks for the great comment, rating and heart :-) ((((hugs back))))))
Comment: Such a lovely swap ... the sun is absolutely gorgeous, and I was blown away by the extra goodies! Thank you :)
Response: yay!! so glad you like! I was beginning to wonder if he was taking the scenic route!! He was a lot of fun to make and reminded me how much I like making amis :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: The swapping just keeps getting better. And I feel like I have a new friend. What a wonderful Artist you are, CH.
This has been the best swap so far!
Thanks so much.
Response: you are so very welcome.. and to think we casually met on IUOMA!! Thanks so much - I think the same of you.. I treasure the journal you made me :-) I would swap with you again ANY time!! xoxoxoxoxo
Comment: DEFINITELY DESERVE A HEART FOR THIS PACKAGE!! Thank you so much for the earrings, matching necklace, and the extra bead. I must ask, did you make the beads yourself? This is the first set I have ever received using polymer clay, and I love them, they are really nice. Purple is one of the colors I tend to stay away from especially dark purple, but I absolutely love these. They are perfect. Hugs to you, and anytime you wish to do a private swap, please message me, I would love to do another with you.
Response: actually I didn't make those.. i bought them from another swapper.. they are nice aren't they!! They were hard to part with :-) I love them b/c you can use large beads and the jewelry can still be very lightweight. So glad you like them!!! Thanks for the wonderful comment, rating and heart :-)
Comment: Can you hear me squealing like a little kid down there??? I bet you can! Sweetheart, this is the most wonderful package I've EVER received. Everything is so thoughtful and heartfelt :) You are SO extremely talented. You should have seen Steve do the happy dance when he seen that Community coffee! I am still drooling over all the AWESOME goodies! Thank you so much my dear friend! (((Huge Hugs))) Yes, I am wearing the beads already. LOL
Response: I was so happy to put it together for you, love!! I knew when i set this up I would have to get you some of the coffee.. the one I gave you with the chicory is my mom's favorite :-) hey and maybe you and steve can reenact burbon street at mardi gras (wink, wink).. Glad you liked everything it was a great pleasure to swap with you :-)
Comment: The tangle is fabulous! I can't wait to get it framed and hung - I think I might hang it up in my cubical/home away from home! The Kawaii sticker flakes are super and thanks for the gc too! You are always a joy to swap with! With any luck your box will go postal tomorrow - it's all ready to go, I just have to drive to Ames. Thanks again for swapping with me - I love your zentangling art!!
Response: awww so glad you liked it!!!! It was my pleasure as ALWAYS!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Thank you so much for such a sweet-smelling little package! :) The tea smells so good (can't wait to try it!) The ATC is really interesting. I like your art a lot. Thank you so much for setting up this swap. Hope it will be the first of many for us. :)
Response: Absolutely!!!! I enjoyed putting it together for you :-) I would be pleased to swap with you anytime!! XOXOXOXOXOXO
Comment: WOW!! What a lively pkg. indeed!!! Gotta say the altered pen was the BIG favorite :) But love it all!!!! and thanks for the fun "Pop Rocks for the kids!!! Awesome swap...THANKS!!!!!
Response: So glad you liked it!!! I said pop rocks were for the kids but feel free to enjoy them for yourself :-) It brings me back to childhood :-) It was my pleasure to put together a limey green package for you!! Thanks for the great comment, rating and heart!! xoxoxoxo
Comment: I got the earrings this morning and they are GORGEOUS. They will go very well with a new dress I bought for a wedding next weekend yey thank you. Thanks for suggesting this swap you are a star x
Response: yay!! so glad you like them ;-) After getting your fabulous set I started to wonder if you would feel the same about the ones I made you :-) I Would swap with you ANYTIME!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me the books so quickly! And thank you for being so understanding with my schedule; I truly do appreciate it. :) The books are in excellent condition, and I am absolutely thrilled to add them to my collection. I am really enjoying working on your swap, and I hope to have it out to you very soon (and of course, by the send date). I hope that you will like my swap to you! :)
Response: thank you!! Glad they will get some use other than sitting on my shelf :-) My love affair with felt food didn't last long LOL.. enjoy and thanks for the rating, kind comment and heart :-)
Response: yay!! Glad that my hoarding can be someone else's gain :-) I loved the yarn but having had it more than a year (probl closer to 2 yrs) it just made sense to pass it along :-) I hope 2 skeins are enough to make socks :-) I have never made socks before so I have no clue!! LOL thanks for the rating and the heart :-) xoxoxo
Comment: Thanks for hosting this awesome swap! I am amazed by the zentangle mermaid you sent me -- incredible designs in my favorite colors; you used cool little brass brads and gave her purty red hair. I am honored to add her to my mermaid collection. You deserve extra hearts <3<3<3<3<3
Response: awww so glad you like her.. I am so addicted to these tangled paper dolls!! xoxoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Thankyou courney for sharing your charity,Walk to End Alzheimer's, with me. This charity is a nice and caring one, and helps alot of people. So sorry to hear about your grandmother, thankyou Courtney love jennifer.
Response: thank you for the kind comments, rating and heart :)
Comment: LOVE, love, LoVe everything you sent!! The framed zentangle is fantastic (hung it in my craft room already!), and I adore the GIR keychain you made more than you can know... The jewelry is so beyond my talent level - it is beautiful, and you should seriously consider selling your creations if you don't already! I can't wait to make stuff with the awesome felt you sent, and try out some of the things in the new book - squeal! Thank you so, so much for a fantastic swap - I really hope we can do it again sometime! Big hugs, Courtney!! â™¥
Response: yay!! I was really under pressure to get something good to you since you are one to really spoil your partners :-) It has made my day that you are enjoying it ;-) xoxoxox <3<3<3<3
Comment: Courtney! I love my stuff, girl! Most especially the tangled doll and dachshund tangle. Also the yoyo will be recycled into something very cool. They are really old! Love the box and all the goodies. Oh! The silk ribbon was REALLY on my need list. I use silk all the time and was really running low. It's kinda hard to find these days since silk embroidery has gone out again. Thanks so much!!
Response: so glad you are happy!! I had gotten that a long time ago in a huge lot of silk ribbon. That's not even a 3rd of it!! I had a lot of dupes too.. I am to please!!! xoxoxo Thanks for the rating and the heart!!! Smuggy love back atcha!!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome knit jewelry set. I never thought of using yarn like that, I might just try it myself!
Response: you are welcome - it was actually crochet, I WISH I could knit :-) So glad you like it ;-) I thought the white buttons look like studs on the bracelet :-) The yarn was some varigated cotton I had.. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Oh my goodness, Courtney, he is just too precious!! Your embroidery is fantastic, and I love that he is a OOAK creation just for me :D!! The earrings are so great too - such tiny little details... I absolutely loved my package - thanks so very, very much! â™¥
Response: you are so very welcome!! Its the first bit of embroidery I have done in a while and I quite enjoyed it ;-) Glad you are happy :-) enjoy !! xoxoxo<3<3<3
Comment: â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ Courtney, you are such a blessing to me. I've just finished going through my magnificent package from you and I am overwhelmed by your talents and kindness. You are truly one of a kind. =) The necklace and earring set is beyond beautiful, I can't wait to wear them. I'm wearing my fantastic dangling charms bracelet right now and I love it, along with the matching earrings. You are such an amazing, talented lady. And, OMG the crazy quilting goody bag! There are so many cool things in that bag! I adore the little brass and silver charms and the wide chocolate beaded ribbon and the variegated silk flowers ribbon and the cute transfer pictures squares and the gold beads and the flower beads...whooo. That bag alone would have fulfilled this swap twice, at least.
You are such a sweetie! Thank you thank you thank you from the very bottom of my craggy leetle heart. =) Huggles for my smuggy gurl! â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: huggles back atcha!! I am so happy you liked it all ;-) I hoped that perhaps you could use some of that stuff as you recouperate :-) xoxoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Beyond excited to get to stitching! Now if only this darn cold will go away so I can get started :D Thank you!
Response: so glad you like it!! It's a shame how many supplies I hoard - so it's nice to trade some of that for what I need now.. can't wait to get your package too :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Wow! thank you so much! I love the bracelet and necklace, how did you know my fav color is blue?
Response: so glad you like them!! and I had NO idea, but when I was looking thru my beads - the blues called out to me :-) Am I jewelry psychic?? :-) Those stoneware bead (the focal bead of the necklace and bracelet) are ones I have been holding onto for a while.. not really pricey, but I just LOVED them.. xoxoxo
Comment: Wow! The Mandala is beautiful. The random colors came together really well and, coincidentally, it goes incredibly with the "fall colors" theme I have going on in my living room. Thank you so much! And thank you for the postcards for my collection - and for not sending me any Lutefisk. ;)
Response: Yay!! It got to you fast!! I love that it matches your decor! Thats fate I think :-) And I wouldn't DARE send you any lutefisk :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Ohhh Ckickee what a wonderful surprise in my mail today I freakin love it
Response: yay!! glad you like it :-) I had these beads and that thread picked out for over a year now in a baggie together, and when I went looking for stuff to make your set with - it jumped out at me :-) Glad you like it :-) <3
Comment: Omg!!!! I just received your package on this snowy dreary day & this box knocked my socks off! The clay, how did you know? I can alway use stuff like that & I don't have much of those colors, actually when I need pastels, I usually have to hand mix them, & an entire kit, I'm spoiled! =gasp= and printmaking supplies, I always need black ink & can always use blocks, love!! The puppy plush is adorable! Love love love the zines, I can't wait to comb through them! The monkey paddle ball is adorable, love the handmade card, too. Thank you, you are such a sweetheart & doll! \^_^/ <3 <3 <3
Response: so glad you liked it all :-) I knew you liked polymer clay b/c of a posting you did and by looking at your flickr stream :-) And I knew you did the print making so what printmaker doesn't need black ink and blank blocks :-) Either way - im thrilled that you are thrilled and that's all that matters :-) <3<3<3
Comment: You are so awesome. Everything you sent me is great. I love it all! I feel spoiled!!! I just came back from a meeting that kicked my butt emotionally but when I walked in the door and saw your package it just made everything so much better. Thank you so, so much!
Response: I love that you loved it and it made your day :-) That was my aim!! Anything for my fellow smug bitches!! Love ya!! <3<3<3
Comment: I wish a million hearts were allowed. I loved the journal so very much. I have looked at everything at least 10 times. The inner monalogue page is my favorite. I actually cried reading it because it spoke to the same places inside of me. Thank you for what I will forever treasure. Big hugs to you Court!!! xoxo.
--I don't have computer access at home anymore so that was the delay in the rating. Thanks for understanding.
Response: yay!! glad it got there safely!!! I am so glad you liked it.. it was my first time wrecking and wasn't sure if I was going in the right direction.. big hugs!!
Comment: I love the jewelry set you made for me! It is exactly to my taste--large scale and in gem-like color! Perfect, and looks great! I wore it today and got a lot of compliments! And the paper bag journal looks so fun! I can't wait until I have some time to put it all together! You did a great job with this package! Elf-boy is on his way!
Response: yay!! I so pleased you like it ;-) the leaf pendant was really hard to let go of LOL.. i have certain ones I love to look at, but I thought it was better served where someone would actually wear it ;-) BTW - I gessoed the pages so you could paint the background if you wanted to instead of using paper :-) Can't wait to see the elfboy in person!!!! I have never recieved an ami before so I am stoked!! Thanks for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: Thank you for the great FB book. I would love it if you could teach me how you created this? So, based on what you wrote, I could now send you a penpal letter and then pass this along in my next FB swap after adding my info, correct? Thanks again!
Response: I think so LOL.. im new to fb's too and originall thought all the info was just for the person it goes "home" to.. but now that you mention it seems like people that receive it in between could use the info in it too.. I would be happy to receive a penpal letter from you if you want to send one - and not just using it as an example :-) Glad you liked it.. I just collage some stuff on the books and then use my laminating machine to laminate them. the only thing I don't like is that they wont stay closed.. but they def are sturdy :-)
Comment: Wow, what a beautiful journal! And thanks for sharing the technique, too. I was struck with how many similar "reflections" we have--which led me to wonder, what's not to love about school supplies!
Response: I love going down the school supply aisle in the fall!! Well late summer these days :-) Glad you liked it - it was a lot of fun to do :-)thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: What a wonderfully made book of goodies. I took it with me on my Thanksgiving trip & savored it slowly. You put so much effort into this swap & I love it. Have a wonderful holiday season with your family ;)
Response: so glad you liked it :-) I truly had a great time doing it.. it's the first journal like that i have done so it was a learnign experience too :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, sorry again about giving you a one without messaging you!
Response: I wish you would've contacted me before u gave me a 1 so that I knew you didn't get your postcard. I mailed all mine out early. I would NEVER EVER flake on any swap large or small and I have lots of both under my belt. I angel lots of swaps and always follow thru with my commitments. I will resend tomorrow. ~~UPDATE~~ I have sent a second postcard as of today 11/16/10 1118am.
~update~ 11/26/10 Thanks for the rating and the heart ;-) Just glad that it finally made it to you ;-)
Comment: AAAAH a Hugh Laurie button fairy LOL. I feel the same way, he's got lots of sex appeal and he's a total nerd! I need to find the perfect spot to hang him, though I have a feeling he'll scoff and make snarky comments about any place I may put him...
Thank you thank you thank you so much! :D
Response: so glad you like him :-) House is my fav show right now :-) I was a little nervous because it was my first button fairy - but it was a lot of fun to make :-) Thank you for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: Great Tags. I love how you utilized the buttons into the images (flowers, owl and music notes). These are very cute. The stamped images with the color background make the Tags even that more special. Thanks for the extra Tags as I can always use them.
Response: you are welcome!! thank you for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: I just adore my new ATC, so creative! I also appreciate all the extras and can't wait to use the bird stamps! Hugs, Mona
Response: I meant to include a note and forgot before I sealed the envelope. I packaged it up inspired by how well you packaged an atc swap sent to me :-) So I wanted to give you the same treatment :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: The romance novel card made me giggle! Thanks :)
Response: ha!! so glad you like it.. It came in a book and honestly - that's the first I have been able to part with.. guess that explains why I have been reading cheesy romance novels lately :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: Beautiful zentangle job Courtney. Only one thing could have been better....real stamps. Will add it to my zentangle album. Thanks so much.
Response: I was trying to figure out what you meant by real stamps LOL>. now I know what you mean.. sorry about that - I have a new postal worker and she added the computer thingy before I could tell her to put stamps :-( Glad you liked it though :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: So my roommate just informed me that we have to rate eachother on here and I definitely did not do so! I am so sorry!
Your postcard was so incredibly beautiful. I could tell that a lot of work went into and I feel so terrible for not rating you on it considering you did such a tremendous job!
Response: no prob.. there is a lot of little details on swapbot to get used to :-) better late than never ;-) Thanks for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I loved the vintage men, haha. Must say, I'm glad guys aren't into lurid floral shirts quite so much anymore!
Response: aren't they funny.. the best part is they all have that "dont hate me because I am beautiful" look on their faces LOL I think my father in law still has some of those shirts in his closet LOL.. glad you liked the card!! Thanks for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: Great Halloween matchbox. . .I love the inchie on the front!!! All the 'goodies' inside are great. . . I'll be able to use everything either this year or in the future! Thanks again for the great matchbox, and Happy Halloween!!!
Response: so glad you are happy with it!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: I LOVE the match box you created, it is one of the coolest things i have received. The cloth button and handmade paper were a completely awesome and unexpected supprise as well as the tiny treasures inside (i loved the tiny charms!!!) Thank you so much! You are awesome!
Response: so glad you liked it!! I am new to matchboxes.. I dunno what I will do with all the tiny stuff - but they are too much fun to make ;-) Thanks for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: The large bookmark is so beautiful, it looks professional, in fact! And the little one is quite adorable too :)
Response: glad you like them!!! Those corner bookmarks are so fun and easy to do.. and a great way to recycle greeting card envelopes :-) You just cut off the corner and decorate :-) Thanks for the compliments, rating and heart :-)
Comment: So sorry for the late rating. I had a computed break down, but I'm fixed and okay now. I really loved your PC and the little embroidered tree. The picture PC, zentang bookmark and fabric were wonderful and much appreciated extras. Thanks for the great swap. Cheers, LPV
Response: glad you enjoyed it :-) thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Wow, polyester and giant mustaches, HOT! :OD Love it!
Response: Oh the whole pack cracked me up.. and on each and every one of them they look like they really think they are hot stuff.. sadly.. at one time that wouldve been!! I wish they had offered "catalog" women.. that would've been a sight too!! Thanks for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: The two zentangles you sent me are the most amazing zentangles I have seen yet! They are so cool and there is so much depth to them - do you use a gray marker for shading (instead of a pencil?). I turned them around and asked my husband if he could see them from where he was - he said "kind of". I then asked him if he could see how freaking amazing they were! Thanks so much - I am in awe! Now I am off to practice my zentangles!
Response: thanks!! so glad you liked them :-) Husbands don't always have appreciation for our swap stuff, but Im glad you do :-) My hubs will just nod his head - I dont think he knows what to say LOL..
Comment: So glad I found you! You forgot the swap name. Very cool pc! Ooohh and two pcs today. (in the same swap!) with chickadee in the user name--do you know each other? The other is chickadeecreates.
Response: sorry about that - the hubby was rushing me to get done and I totally forgot to write the swap name on the card! No I don't know her, but I think I got a card from her too :-) thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: thank you for the adorable mushroom earrings and necklace! and the tin is just too cute! great package!
Response: aww glad you liked!!! that tin was so fun to make :-) Well all of it was.. I forgot to note that it was all cut out freehand - so no other set like it :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart <3
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the postcard and the transfers! I can't wait to use them. I'm sorry it took me so long to rate this.... Mail got tossed on my desk and shuffled to the back. I've just about got yours done. :)
Response: no problem!! glad you like it ;-) thank you for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: OH!MY!GNOMENESS!! What a boxfull of gnomeylove! You are incredible! The little stuffie is the cutest thing i have ever seen (next to my grandson & three dogs!) And we are SO having a party with gnome-on-a-stick cupcakes for my daughters going-away/returning-to-college party next week! and i think i will start a gooofy game of "hide-the-gnome" with that other cute little gnome stuffie! and of course, i will keep them all well fed with their delish homegrown clover! You are such a sweetheart of a swapper, THANK YOU A MILLION AND ONE HEARST for being so generous! xo! Happy swapping!
Response: glad you liked everything :-) It wa a lot of fun to put together :-) Thank YOU for the heart and the rating :-)
Comment: awesome! i have mine embroidered but just don't know how to turn it to a card, what is that backing you used to write on??
Response: I just backed my embroidered part with stabilizer and sewed it to some stiff muslin.. and whalaa!! Glad you liked :-) I ended up putting it in an envelope because the stamp wouldn't stay stuck to the fabric.. alternatively you could sew it to some heavy cardstock if you wanted to put the stamp directly on it.
Comment: <3 <3 <3 <3 I LOVE LOVE LOVED the wonderful package you sent! I loved everything in it. That was so sweet of you to send the card blank. :-) I am so excited to try out the DVD and the crochet patterns! I had so much fun looking through them and am making plans for some of the projects. The earrings are beautiful! I can't wait to wear them and thanks a million for the dove ornament. It will have a place of honor on my tree this Christmas. Thanks again. Many hearts awarded to you!
Response: oh awesome!! so glad to share some of my stash with you :-) Glad you like the dvd.. I actually never tried it.. the dance choreography was more complicated that I wanted to deal with (I prefer Leslie Sansone), but I thought you might like it :-) Im happy that you are pleased with what you got - that matters most to me :-)
Comment: Thank you so much C he is adorable!! It was so nice to come home from surgery today to open my little man thank you so so much I'm so glad you liked your cupcake queen. when i saw those sprinkle ankle socks i just had to use them.... I hope you were ok with he fact that she wasn't wearing a pre-made sweater. I really wanted to make her unique P.S his clothes turned out great! I might add a t-shirt for him and a pair of glasses and shoes awww thank you so much he's wonderful.
Response: I am so glad you liked him! I loved everything about my monkey - you added so much detail.. mine seems naked now..lol.. Im just happy you are happy.. and as an after thought, I thought he might be cute with a camera :-) Thanks for the rating, the heart, and the awesome swap.
Response: so glad you like them :-) I sewed them all by hand.. I asked Awtem about the size b/c the pattern was so small but she said they were supposed to be that size.. I also didn't have raffia - so I made my ghost instead (he was cut free-hand).. thanks so much for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: wow! I absolutely love it!! so soft and so pretty and such a great use for a sweater. Thank you so much!
Response: so glad you liked it!! It was fun.. I ended up making another for a friend out of the same sweater.. I miight be able to squeeze even one more out of it :-) Thanks for the rating and heart :-)
Comment: Amazing pincushion!! I absolutely love having it be a larger size; never really thought about doing so. The felt pin is so way cute-any chance you will share the pattern? Thanks soooo much, and hope we swap again in the future!
Response: so glad you enjoyed your package.. thank you for the quick rating and heart.. I will email the link to you for the pattern - it's not my personal pattern but a freebie I found online.. thanks again.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great package. I love the Christmas tree ornament. The face on it makes it even more adorable. And the bottlecap pin cushion is sooooo cute too. Thank you so much. I love them both!
Response: i am so glad you liked it.!!! And thank you for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: Oh my! How amazing! The needle book is awsome and I love it! The extra pincushion is so cute! I have always wanted to make a bottle cap pincushion and now I have an excellent example! What a special extra treat! Thank you sooo much! The whole package is so special! Thanks!
Response: so glad you liked it.. it was fun to make.. and honestly I liked it so much i almost kept it ;-) Thanks for the quick rating and the hearts:-)
Comment: super dupper swap thank you so much for an adorable monster and for the spider bookmark and the ghost story! I love everything and thank you so much for going to all the extra trouble!!!!
Wish I could give you more hearts!
Response: Im so glad you are pleased :-) Thank you so much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: The cards are beautiful. You don't need all the fancy machines and gadgets to make beautiful cards and yours were! Thank you so much.
Response: thank you for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed them.. it had been a while since I made a card so I was a little less than confident about them.. hope you enjoyed your package :-) Thank you so much for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: I love the napoleon and the donut; they are both so cute. Thanks for holding this swap. I have a feeling I am going to be making a lot more felt food. (I'm even thinking deviled eggs after the recent thread about them)
Response: awesome - they got there quick :-) If I can encourage anyone to try something new that's a blessing to me. Thak you so much for the heart and the star :-)
Comment: Hi Courtney! Thank you for your wonderful letter,with the Small doll swap! The Suzee Homemaker is just too cute! And, The Cuppie Cake too as well! I love them so much and you did such fantastic job on them! Thank you for doing them in my fav. colors too! Wow,Again,thank you! Oh, pretty neat you that part of you is in the doll,your green eyes and dark hair,awesome! As for the bloomers on Suzee,they will stay on her.They look so darlin' on her! Hugs,Debbie
Response: nothing pleases me more than to know the recipient of my crafts is happy with what they got..the clothing part is always hard for me because I never am happy with how it turns out and I never want to use a pattern lol.. she was fun to make .. thank you for the rating and the heart :-)
Comment: WOW! Such a cute Sock Monkey. I think this is my favorite swap yet. I just love my new Vampire Sock Monkey and Apple. So creative! My daughter is very jealous because she loves the Twilight movie and book series, too bad for her because he is all mine. Thanks, Stefanie
Response: oh Im so glad you liked Dr Strangelove.. I was so worried because you are such a talented sock monkey maker yourself.. and that was my VERY first :-) thank you for the quick rating and the heart :-)
Comment: Thank you for the coffee cozy! I envy your sewing machine. I adore that stitch you used on the bottom. Its really nice. I like the fabric. Thanks for the buttons. I so know what you mean about sending extras... I can't help it either. oh, I hate my handwriting, so no problem on the printed note. is that your own handwritten font? you know you can make your own for free... yourfonts.com. edit: it is no longer free. :(
Comment: Wau, Courtney! Such a lovely biscornu with great beads and so many extras. I love them all!!! The buttons are great: once you see a new one, you immediately think of a design which it would be perfect... Thank you so much!