Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Swap

I couldn't resist joining Viv's Halloween Swap. Each swapper made a decorated witch's hat and filled it with Halloween goodies to send to our swap partner. As it turned out, my swap partner, Val, is a lovely lady I 'met' years ago on swap-bot.  Our love of aprons brought us together back then and it was such a nice surprise to meet up again for this swap.  

This is the witch hat I made for Val. I started with a paper mache hat and made a cover from black velvet. I covered the inside brim in black / orange dot fabric and trimmed it out with ribbons, feathers, a fabric yoyo, buttons and a glittery spider.

Here's a picture with all the goodies that I sent to Val. In the bag marked Witch's Brew is some home-made mulling spices to add to cider, juice or wine. The Sugary Spell is a maple sugar jack-o-lantern. There's a Halloween dish towel and some chocolate treats. I  made the little owl witch decoration after deciding that I didn't want to add the owl onto the hat. And it's all sitting on a quilted table runner that I made from my collection of Halloween fabric.
 Here's the fabulous witch hat that Val made for me. Can you believe we both used black velvet, feathers, a spider and some bling. Val and I are definitely crafting sisters.
And here is the whole WOW!!! package that I received from Val. She made so many great goodies for me. The Frankenstein pin cushion and the skully pin are just too cute. I have had my coffe wrapped in the cup cozy ever since I took this picture. The 'EEK' wand and the 'SPOOKY' banner are now decorating my living room. There were yummy goodies too. Hot choclate and apple cider K-cups, soup mix and Tootsie Rolls. And, yes there's more, a cute little snow globe, a Moon Magic book and some Halloween napkins. I just kept unwrapping and unwrapping... What a fun swap this was. 


chris mckinley said...

It is funny that you both used the same materials to make your hats!! Craft sisters is right!! Love all the goodies! And I love the feather in the hats!!!


Kim K. said...

It's been so much fun seeing everyone's witch hats from Viv's swap. You definitely were paired with the perfect person. Love all your Halloween treasures!!

Mickie said...

wow talk about craft twins! I think that you were both very lucky to have each other@!! The hats are so fun!
Have a great day!

Barbara said...

I've been seeing the goodies from this swap on a number of blogs I follow - I never knew how many ways there were to improve on a witch's hat!

vivian said...

OOH! looks like you two had fun swapping with each other! love the hats! I had seen yours, but not hers. I'm going to "steal" the pic of heres to post on my blog at some point soon.
thanks for sharing! thanks for joining the swap!

LBP said...

Wow! Both hats are just wonderful! I love the idea of a black velvet witch hat. Luxurious! This was a fun swap. I really like looking at all the creative things these blogging ladies can think of!



Creative Breathing said...

Black Velvet Wonderfulness! I love your hat! Vivian truly did partner us with the perfect crafters. Such fun, I'm already looking forward to next year! Elizabeth