Waiting with anticipation!
Just now got my tree up and spread out all my goodies. Here are my lovelies from Missing Willow. Everything is packaged so nicely and I love how she did the tags using bats for the number. And see Missing Willow, Day 13 is still unopened just like I promised. The excitement is building!
And another showing more of my tree.
DAY 1 : I'm so in love with these stitched towels! They are fantastic and the stitches are so tiny. Thank you Missing Willow, I love them and Monk approves too.
DAY 2 : I'm thrilled beyond belief with my new tote. I had requested Missing Willow to make me a tote just big enough to carry a few thin music books. She went way beyond what I asked for. This is so big and roomy I can fit my largest book in with room to spare. And the fabric is just too awesome for words. It couldn't be more perfect. The inside is totally lined and the pocket is just too cool. I feel so giddy!
DAY 3 : I opened earlier today because I have a lot of errands to run and boy am I glad I did. Now I don't have to pick out earrings to wear because I'll be wearing these. And I love the box as much as the earrings.
DAY 4 : I now have a lovely set of Hocus Pocus napkins! The stitching is so perfect and I just love them. Thanks so much! (All of a sudden I'm getting a craving for some candy corn. May have to jump off my diet wagon and go get some.
DAY 5 : My first (and only) crafted ornament for my tree. I am blown away with my little miniature zombie scene. It is only about 1 1/2 x 2 inches and the people are sooooo tiny. I love the little Bio Hazard sign too. It was kinda hard to get good pictures but here they are. It's so perfect! I hope to eventually have my tree filled with crafty bits and this a such a cherished first step to that goal.
And a close up of the amazing detail on my little zombie and an action shot in it's new home.
DAY 6 : The day started out badly. My Mom called in the wee hours of the morning to say she had fallen and couldn't get up so Hubby and I rushed over as fast as we could. She's OK, just sore and bruised. I was exhausted when we got home so I took a hot shower and made myself a mug of hot tea then sat down to open my goodie for the day. I love these to bits and put one to work right away. Also I love, love, love the bottle stopper. As you can see in my last photo, I never have enough spouts for all my oils and I know just the one I going to use the skull on. Hubby likes everything HOT HOT HOT and we get a Hot Chili Olive Oil that we use just for him that he LOVES. I don't know how many times I get in a hurry in the kitchen and grab his oil by mistake when I'm making something for the both of us. You would think that after a time or two of setting my mouth on fire I would learn to pay attention but now his oil will have a skull to remind me of the danger.
DAY 7 : OMG!!!
Get ready to pin! When I started to open Day 7, I swear something was trying to bite me through the cute little bag. I got it open and this is what jumped out at me. He's very mischievous and a little destructive and I've named him Little Kenny. I cannot even express how much I LOVE HIM! Missing Willow's note said that this is her version of an Amanda Louise Spayd art doll and boy what an amazing job she did! She said, "the eyes are glass cabochons, the face and teeth are poly clay, Body is from an old wool shirt and ears are Alexander Henry fabric." I love everything about it. The teeth are creepy enough but there something in the eyes that seems almost alive. After I had taken pictures and started to walk away I heard something behind me. I turned just in time to snap one more pic of him trying to tear into tomorrow's package. I can see already that I'm going to have to keep a close eye on Little Kenny.
DAY 8: It's gonna be Movie Night tonight when I get home. I thought I had a pretty good selection of zombie movies but I've only seen two of these twelve. And it has Vincent Prices's The Last Man on Earth which is one of my favorites. I'm going to limit my margaritas tonight to save room for some popcorn and hot apple cider and then let the Flesh Fest BEGIN!!!!
DAY 9 : I love the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus and I LOVE them on my chunky house. It's absolutely perfect and there's little Binx on there too.
DAY 10 : I finally get what's been smelling so good under the tree. Within minutes of getting all my packages under the tree, I had to put a fence around it because my two devil dogs were trying to jump up on the chest to get at whatever was smelling so divine. I can't even pick a favorite they all smell so wonderful. They are made using goat milk from Hermione (I just love her). Thank you so much Missing Willow and Hermione!
DAY 11 : I love this stopper! The paper is so vintage and the beads are so cute. Hubby has a thing for elephants and has already threatened to swipe it. And it goes so well with "my" bottle.
DAY 12 :
I was so excited to see my spooky little pottery shrine. Missing Willow did such a fantastic job on this. The design is so cool, I don't know how she got so much texture on something so small, and the colors are perfect. I couldn't wait to get something in it and thought of my little buckeye man. A little man clawing his way out of a buckeye shell that I pick up in a shop somewhere about thirty years ago. I've always loved him but he always seemed out of place no matter where I put him. Now he has his own permanent home. Thank you so much MW!
DAY 13 : I'm so sad this is the last day but I'm thrilled with everything Missing Willow sent me. This quilt is just too amazing for words. The fabrics and the workmanship are just perfect. It was hard to get really good pictures because it is so huge. It measures 49 x 55 and is simply lovely. Little Kenny really likes it too. Thank you Missing Willow!