I dunno if I should be sad or honored by your kind words. Hey, there are many people out there who are in the same boat as you. You just need to start practice and study and you'll get there faster than you think ^^
Oh my god, dude. Now I feel even worse for still not making your half. Thanks so much for this, though - it is incredibly adorable. I haven't forgotten our original deal, and I hope to be able to make something for you that is worthy of your gifts. It's going to be really hard to top, or meet, this.
Glad you liked it ^^ Don't feel to obligated to pay me back or anything, this is a gift after all. I don't want you to feel forced to do anything you don't really want. If you are still thinking about your part, then you can try at least to forget about it today, it is your birthday right?