Forgot to claim my place in this gallery. Doing so now.
Mine! Mine! Mine!
And seriously loving the crafty goodness I'm seeing already. Man, y'all are creative!
The bag in the picture above was the big part of day 13. It was fun because I unloaded everything and thought "hey, it's a great bag and EXACTLY the sort of gym bag I've been looking for ... but it's not so Halloween-y..." Then I turned it around.
Isn't it fabulous? I love it. And look at the adorable spider Mousee23 made!
I love how she used the tie-dye print. And loving the colors. I really love that I can use this year-round without it being so obviously seasonal but, at the same time, it totally works for October. Love it! She also gave me a Game Informer magazine which is perfect - we're having a video game themed halloween party and I've been collecting stuff like that. Fantastic start to a fun swap.
So this is something I never would have thought of in a hundred years - PacMan ornaments! Love the print she used!
Game-themed coasters! Love them! Though it's a shame to hide them under cups. I think I'll use them as tiles above the door or something like that. I love the cute little graphics.
Today was the punny day.
It's an adorable "risen spirits" cemetery with ghosts and tombstones in the fog! Too cute! And a "bottle of boos!" They're on our (*cough*) curio shelves which double as our bookcase, as you can see. Small apartment, you know.
So if you're allowed to have favorites, this is mine ... I have such a thing for miniatures and so Mousee23 made me a mini witch's kitchen! It's an altoids tin and look how much detail she put into it! I'm in awe. I keep looking and noticing new things. Love it!
My husband is a huge Ghostbusters fan so this was his day.
He got some gorgeous cards and papercraft Ghostbusters! I love papercraft so it turned out to be a great gift for both of us.
As a bonus, mousee23 included this little guy with the note, "when I saw this I could practically hear Ray's voice saying 'Everybody can relax, I found the car. Needs some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end.'" My husband was impressed since, apparently, Ecto1 was made from a car that was originally an ambulance, not
a hearse like most people seem to think. He said more but I tend to drift off after a while.
Scrapbooking goodies! I needed these! And love, love, love the purple album.
This picture doesn't begin to do justice to the gorgeous bracelet and earring set. This was one of those gifts that turns out to be even more perfect than my partner ever could have known - I hate things that bind at my wrist which writes off most bracelets, no matter how much I love them in concept. But the bracelet is a wire spring and it's super comfortable and sparkles so beautifully. And I really needed some studs for work and these are all so perfect. Love it all!
<note: from here on, dates are approximate. It's been a crazy last week with work and prepping for a party (which was awesome) and I totally thought I'd be able to keep the days straight ... I couldn't. But that doesn't diminish my enjoyment of each day's goodies!>
Adorable little espresso mugs! Plus a neato instant coffee mug with the instant coffee inside. So neat! Love, love, love the Robot Coffee label.
A cute little haunted house ...
Full of desk goodies! It's not all there because I already pulled out some things to use. I especially love how it works as a tilted pencil holder. Perfect for my crowded desk!
A pumpkin buddy and a fantastic tiny drawer box that Mousee23 made! With a halloween charm nestled inside. Love! Plus there were hand made tea lights in the neatest Count (from Sesame Street) box but I've already put the tea lights to good use and can NOT find the box. I think my husband moved it when cleaning up for the party. It'll turn up.
Disneyland goodies! I just found out yesterday that I have a chance to go next month (eeeeek!!!!!) and I might, just might, make this the trip that gets me into pin trading.
Mousee23 gave me my first two pins and a lanyard to get me started.
And now my kitchen is decorated.
Potholders! I always need more! Am I the only one who can never find one when I need one? And a grocery bag holder! I've already hung it beside my dryer.
Ok, this one's the awesomesauce -
An incantations book!
Here's just a few of the amazing pages -
And, yes, they're all Disney spells! Adore! Love! Cherish! This was one of those gifts that's so fantastic that I could have received nothing but this and it would have been an amazing swap. I mean, the rest was amazing but this was the best of the best.
Huge thanks to my partner for an awesome swap! I'm so doing this again next year.