Good golly! I nearly forgot to grab a spot!!
This space is for meeeeee!
My cat got a special package that smelled so good, he dug into the box, pulled it out and tore it open 2 days early!
the skull is stuffed with catnip (hence the cat attraction). Loch has been batting both toys all over the place over since and chewing the heck out of the skull (it's looking quite battered now!). The treats are also obviously delicious (although I'm limiting him to only a few every night) and he is a very happy cat!!
I also got some lovely extras: alphabet stamps, felt alphabet stickers, spooky decals and candy! The chocolate eyeballs didn't survive the trip across the Atlantic very well. They look terrifying tho'! DAY ONE
bone magnets that make a whole skeleton! Very cool! He now guards my fridge.DAY TWO
Glamis made me a funky Halloween wreath!
She "tried to make it spooky and a bit odd". Check out the teeth on these critters!!
mission accomplished! I love it! (I'm just sorry I couldn't get better pictures!)link to a better picture courtesy of Glamis http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=608715&size=big&cat=&ppuser=62245#axzz2gmadFaS1DAY 3
I unwrapped a cool old book. (I love old books!)
But look what you find when you open it up!
I received the most awesome Halloween banner on day 4!
It is the perfect length for just over my mantel and I love the vintage images she used!
I've always admired the Halloween banners I've seen on this site and now I have one of my own. I feel spoiled only 4 days into the swap!!DAY 5
Today I opened an awesome Halloween tote!
I love the colors!!!
and also a fabulous necklace with a bird skull charm!!
So cool!!DAY 6
Glamis, you are a most amazing crocheter!!!
Take a look at this wonderful work!
She found this on one of my pinterest boards and I'm in love with it! And this is also precisely why I gave up trying to crochet anything for you, Glamis. Your skills are leaps and bounds above mine! The hand reaching out of the grave is so well done!
Now I must find the perfect place to display it!DAY 7
Fabulous raven candles!!
They are so lovely! I have no idea how Glamis created them but I need another pedestal candle holder to display them both properly!DAY8
Amazing embroidered haunted house!!
I admire embroidery work so much and I love this spooky house!! The delicate colors in the moon, the spooky trees, the ever-so-slightly unbalanced look of the top floor that makes me imagine that one good stomp of Frankenstein's monster's boot would send it plunging into the cavernous ravine that the house is perched above... It is simply fabulous!!!DAY 9
I received a wonderful set of creepy forest coasters!!
Glamis said she hopes they are versatile enough for round the year use. I will definitely be using them all year! My favorite one right now is the scene with the antlered creature! She also made a perfect coaster holder to keep them in!DAY 10
Halloween towels and brain soap!
to help me stay "creepy clean"! The towels are so neat and perfect for when my niece comes for a visit! (which will give me the perfect excuse to use them other times of the year besides October!) The brain soap is awesome! I'm suffering my first head cold of the season so I can't tell just what they smell like (except pleasantly sweet!). I've put one next to the sink already and will try to save the other for next Halloween!DAY 11
a pretty jewelry holder!
such a pretty cat silhouette! It's perched in the living room for now so I can enjoy it!
and German candy!!
lots of chocolate and caramel goodness, fruit toffees and gummy-looking eyeballs!! I'm looking forward to tearing into this stash!DAY 11
It's a dreary grey day in Boston but today's gift has brightened it considerably!! I am now the proud owner of a beautiful cat pillow!
And not just any cat! Glamis did some serious stalking because she got my handsome Loch's face perfectly!
I can't tell you how thrilled I am with this! I am only 4 cats away from being the stereotypical crazy cat lady and I love my new pillow so much!!
It's perfect for Halloween too because on the other side.....
Loch thinks the new sofa pillow is fabulous!
Thank you so much, Glamis!!!!!DAY 13
And on this day, I unwrapped a spectacular Day of the Dead owl stuffie!!!! She is too fabulous for words!!!
Just look at that face!
We bonded instantly and she has taken a perch on my mantel where she will help keep the cat in line. (Loch has gotten a little uppity now that he has been immortalized in pillow form. He struts around like a little dictator!)
Thank you so much for absolutely everything, Glamis!!!! The amount of work and care you put into this gorgeous owl and all the wonderful goodies in my package is unbelievable and much appreciated. I will continue to work on my crochet skills and if we are ever partners again, perhaps I'll be ready to share with a crafter of your abilities!!
Thank you again!