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.