Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Halloween Black Cat & Pumpkin Swap

Monday evening, after a very tiring day, I came home late to a package sitting on my doorstep. When I opened the box it was full of all sorts of Halloween goodies and treats from my sweet partner Liz over at Elizabeth Gwen Originals. Every item was carefully packed and I had such a good time opening each packet. The fragrance coming out of the box was fantastic and I finally found the source, a candle called "Frosted Pumpkin", yummy. Liz also made my one of her beautiful bags and this one is quilted and for Halloween. I am going to be using it for the rest of October. Among the other treasures there was a very soft black cat, A teddy ornament dressed up like a pumpkin with a black cat and treat bag. Also, another springy, metal black cat and Halloween stickers. There are Halloween peeps, now I've never seen the pumpkin one only the ones at Easter. And, a pumpkin Pez dispenser, Halloween Chinese takeout box, and a lovely card. Thank you so much Liz, you have spoiled me terribly.
This is a close up of the lovely bag, the black cat, (notice the cobweb and spider on his pad) and the bear ornament.
A close up the the container, Pez, candle and card
Close up of the black metal cat
Close up of the peeps, Pez dispenser and stickers.
Next are pictures of the items I sent to Liz. This is a Halloween Tussie with some goodies on sticks

A close up of the inserted items
A Primitive black cat sitting on a pumpkin and a primitive pumpkin magnet
A hand made pumpkin pincushion and a handmade Black cat needle book
Halloween towels and Halloween cookie cutters
A Halloween panel with Black cats and Pumpkins.
I really enjoyed putting together these items for my partner. and I would like to thank Debra over at HopHopJingleBoo for hosting this fun swap.

15 comments:

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh- Halloween was just like Christmas at your house! Wowzer! And Halloween peeps- that sounds like a stomach ache in the making!

The Rose Room said...

Hi Karen, I am totally enthralled with the Halloween swaps, you both did each other proud. I loved the pumpkin pin cushion and the needlebook you did and of course the Tussy Mussy! Take Care - Rachael xo

Elizabeth Gwen Originals said...

Hi! I am so happy that you liked your stuff :)
This was so much fun! Thanks for being such a great swap partner! I really love all of my great stuff! i use the pin cushion all the time, and I have been sewing a lot to prepare for the craft fair this weekend. The magnet is on my fridge and the kids are still begging to make some Halloween cookies with those cute little cookie cutters! I am bringing the tussie with me to the craft fair to help decorate my booth :)
You are so awesome Karen! keep in touch!

Liz

Alison Gibbs said...

What great Halloween goodies you and Liz exchanged in the Swap. Both lucky ladies.
Alison

Bren said...

Karen,
I liked everything you got in your swap and I liked everything you made and sent to Liz.
It was my swap and it was lots of fun and Debra at HopHopJingleBoo was so nice to host it for us.
I am looking forward to our swap.
It won't be long before it's time to send out. Cya soon, Bren

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She'sSewPretty said...

Lots of wonderful goodies! This was such a fun swap. I love your little tussy mussie. Cute!

Maija said...

What a wonderful exchange! I realy adore the oumpkin pin cushion and the cat needle bag- fabulous. Did you make them?

Jessica said...

Isn't Halloween one of the best times a year! Fantastic exchange...

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Liz said...

I am so..........envious, you celebrate Halloween in such a `fun' way, we `Down Under' are slowly but surely recognising this, but not to the lengths that our Northern Hemisphere friends do.
The colours are fantastic.:)
Hugs

Felicia said...

What delightful treasures!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Look at all of those sweet goodies!!! I love the tussie you made! So pretty and that pincushion and needle case is the cutest thing ever!!!

Heather

catieann said...

oh karen
what a lovely swap package and so fun! I enjoyed all the hand made things from both of you the most.

art-creations said...

oh wow karen, waht beautiful pieces!!!

Bejeweled said...

What fabulous Halloween goodies!! Love the darling pumpkin pincushion and cat needle book!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

The tussie you made is really cute. She'll be glad to get your package!