Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Witches Cupboard Swap and Fun Fall Crafts

Thank You Sarah for the above picture, in my excitement to send your swap package
I forgot to take a picture of everything! LOL!

Above: What I sent to Sarah for The Witches Cupboard Swap...

I posted a while back, I was lucky enough to squeeze in to Gypsy
's Witches Cupboard Swap and Sarah, The Gypsy Mermaid herself, was my partner!
And I totally lucked out!
I had just about sworn off swapping after getting some real flakes as swap partners.
This might sound pretty cold, but for those of you whom have gotten royally screwed over by a swap partner~ you know my frustration!
The last few swaps I have participated in I haven't even blogged about either because what I received was of such poor quality it wasn't worth it or I didn't get anything at all!!!!
But Sarah is my Swapping Angel and sent me an amazing BOX full of
Halloween Goodness!
My faith in swapping has been restored...and, if you read Sarah's blog, you know that recently her house was completely destroyed during Hurricane Ike!!! And she still was able to swap with me~ I was so shocked when she emailed and said she still planned on swapping with me~ now that is dedication~ none of us have any excuses for not committing to swaps we join and putting our money, thoughtfulness, and creativity into our swap partners gifts when we commit.
Thank You Sarah!!!

So onto the Fabulousness that I received...

Look at all this GREAT stuff!!!!
Isn't that garland the cutest?!?

The "Best Spell" frame is over-the-top creative and AMAZING!!!!
I had to find a SPECIAL place for it...

this hangs right beside "my" spot on the couch~ and I have been admiring it often!!!

This is a little sneak peek of some of my Halloween decorating.
I wanted to go all "Sweet and Sinister" with my Halloween decor this year and this is my favorite vignette so far...
Sarah sent me that AWESOME black cat covered in tons of shimmery black glitter~ so great!

This is another little nook in the corner of our dining room
The little pumpkin and pedestal are from Sarah~ too sweet!
And the little vintage-esque canister is filled with candy eyeballs~ perfect for any witch!
The little green glittery apple reads "Poisonous Apple (only take one bite)"
How precious?? She is so creative! WOW!

And today on my way home from work as the weather was turning from a partly cloudy cool day to a full on AUTUMN day with grey clouds taking over the sky and a few rain drops falling I felt so overwhelmed with crafty urges I just had to stop at Joann Etc. on my way home.
What is it about this time of year that gets our creative juices flowing?
I just want to stay in the house, drink hot cocoa and play with my glue gun :)
I really wanted to craft something for myself-not for my shop- and so I strayed from my normal favorite sections- the paper and stamping sections~ and I wandered over to the beads and buttons section and voila!! My mind popped open with some fun Fall Crafting Ideas!

Fall Fun Crafty Idea #1: make a fun BIRD-themed necklace with these AWESOME kits by "Lost and Found"
I love them and the possibilities are endless...and the whole set is 40% off this week!

and then I spotted these AMAZING buttons~
Fall Fun Crafty idea #2: I am going to add them to a little black cardigan that I just bought~ to add a little special touch.
I think they are just too cute!

Well..here's to Fall and Crafting Fun...and thanks again to Sarah for all
of my Halloween swap surprises!!!

Craft on!


Anonymous said...

whooaa! glad you loved it all! I am glad I could restore your faith in swapping! I just hope I am not the last one to do that! BIG HUGS~~~


Vintage Tea said...

What wonderful goodies Sarah sent you and so pleased that you're faith in swapping has been restored.

I love those buttons, my mum is always saying to me that I should buy a plain black cardigan and jazz it up with some unusual buttons.

Victoria x

jenjen said...

What cute projects! Will you post the finished projects when you are done? Love your blog!

Jes said...

LOOOOVE the "Best Spell" frame!!!!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

love your corner of the world!!