Friday, October 26, 2007

Swap Goodness and Craftiness

I finally feel like I can breathe again. I've had a lot on my plate lately and everything had a deadline. Luckily, the three big things (swap package, costume and class halloween party) are finished and all were successful.

I have to apologize to my Swap Sister, Cindy. She sent me a wonderul swap package, which arrived on Tuesday, but I haven't blogged about it yet. So, without further ado...

Here are all my goodies, wrapped up with twine and brown paper. Cindy embellished the wrap with "Happy Halloween" stamps.

This is the wonderful decoration that Cindy made for me. The sheet music is a song called "Nocturne", which is very appropriate for the season. This has the honor of being our only Halloween decoration, other than one very lonely pumpkin. There was some drama associated with the crafting of this hanging, but I'm very glad Cindy worked through it. I love it and appreciate all you did to make it.

Cindy was also kind enough to include a parcel for Nathan. He was SO excited to see his mane on a tag and promptly ripped into it. You should have heard the whooping and hollering about all the candy inside! He's supposed to share with me, but I don't hold out much hope for that happening.

My goodies included a boxed stationary set, a recipe for Gingerbread Trifle (yum, yum), mini emery boards and a mini notebook to stash in my purse to record ideas, inspiration and other information.

There were also some vintage fabrics (soccer and muppets), a softie pattern, softie eyes and a bar of Pumpkin soap.

Thank you Cindy for the great swap package. Can't wait to get started on the next one!


Karyn said...

What a great package! Aren't swaps wonderfu? :)

cindyforeyes aka cindyiscrafty said...

I am thrilled that you liked the goodies. I had a fun time putting it together for you.

I already have some thoughts brewing for the next one.

Glad that Nathan liked his goodies! Guess they were the pre-candy prep for his palate! :O)


Rebecca said...

Great package! Can't wait to hear if you try the gingerbread trifle, that sounds delicious to me!

Love your cupcake apron, too. :)