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Title: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 22, 2015 07:47:12 PM



Swap thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439669.msg5319224#msg5319224)

Links to the goodies:

1. artsycandice  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5334116#msg5334116)- organizer USA
2. rantyhippie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5335131#msg5335131) USA
3. Ludi  (http://msg5333551)USA
4. MissingWillow (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5333537#msg5333537) USA
5. gotgrey  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5334591#msg5334591)USA
6. scarlet_nights (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5335382#msg5335382) USA
7. quaggy  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5334132#msg5334132)USA
8. Bow and Sparrow (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5334031#msg5334031) USA
9. lindyv321  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5335934#msg5335934)USA
10. whatthepuck  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5340002#msg5340002)USA
11. Glamis  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5333903#msg5333903)Germany
12. mom2em  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5342520#msg5342520)USA
13. smashu  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5334100#msg5334100)Canada
14. edelC  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5342376#msg5342376)Ireland
15. Lo{ve} (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5334602#msg5334602) USA
16. Whistley  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5335563#msg5335563)USA
17. calixita  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5335003#msg5335003)USA
18. JoyfulClover  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5340042#msg5340042)USA
19. Gspinn  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5340064#msg5340064)USA
20. TrickyMcVomit  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5341453#msg5341453)USA
21. crazyda79  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5337837#msg5337837)USA
22. Alchamy513  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5340075#msg5340075)USA
23. Audania1  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5341279#msg5341279)- Co-organizer USA
24. cadet120433  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5341592#msg5341592)USA
25. phoenixfiredesigns  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5334047#msg5334047)USA
26. Thimbles71  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5334558#msg5334558)USA
27. sweetyetevil  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5338390#msg5338390)USA
28. gala_apples (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5337862#msg5337862) Canada
29. Sylvan  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5341373#msg5341373)Canada
30. QueenNinjaMonkey  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5339678#msg5339678)USA
31. Smeddley  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5333912#msg5333912)USA
32. koalascout  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5346381#msg5346381)USA


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on August 26, 2015 11:29:29 AM
My spot!  Is it October 1st yet??  Check out these adorable tags Ludi made!   :o





DAY 1
Ludi embroidered me the most perfect Jack O'Lantern!  I'm going to display it with the embroidered zombie she got me in a past OTT swap.  Both will displayed all year (!)


DAY 2
Ewww... Gross Ooze!  I think there's a hand in there.  Guess I need to open it to find out for sure.   :D


DAY 3  
Hooray!  I am the proud recipient of one of Ludi's adorable pumpkins.  Lucky me!   :)


DAY 4
Today's treat is jar of the most realistic eyeballs I've ever seen!  



DAY 5
The most delicate, most awesome plant specimen!  Perfect for my curiosity cabinet, even though there's a magnet inside which will allow me to display it lots of different places!


DAY 6
Today's treasure is a perfect TM style patch that's the perfect size to be a coaster.  I'm not sure I'll be able to use it as a coaster, it will probably go into my curiosity cabinet, too.  


DAY 7
Just last night my husband and I were discussing locating a large-ish tote bag to take on vacation and look what I opened this morning!  It's the perfect size that we were looking for and she also sent luggage tags from Bat Conservation International.  So cool!


DAY 8
I'm including both tags in today's photo because I forgot to include day 7's in yesterday's photo.  I neeeed a Halloween tree to display all of my tags!  Today I received a TM style zombie patch and fun zombie card!  Love them!


DAY 9
Today's package features two amazing treats.  A really cool book on mummies that has lots of photos inside (along with a spider bookmark) and, you guys, a beaded hanging cat skull adorned with fish and snake vertebrae!  


DAY 10
Ludi graciously agreed to be part of a project I have going on which is an altered puzzle.  I sent her the piece and she sent me back this awesome altered art!  The piece is like 1/2 inch thick now with how the castle is built up.  It's not like anything else I've received and I LOVE it!


DAY 11
Yay!  Ludi sent me a jar market Body Parts that has body parts inside!  Included are a few of the ones she features on her website, which is uber cool!  


DAY 12
You guys... the stitching on this witch is amazing!  I had to take it outside in the sunlight to see if it truly was stitched (it of course is) because it's perfect.  One of my themes was a witch flying in front of the moon.  This is my first Halloween pillow ever.  Love it!


DAY 13
Did Ludi make me a zombie sheep to add to my collection?  You bet she did!  I can't wrap my brain around how it's made and I love it!  Thank you so much for everything, Ludi.  You're amazing!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 26, 2015 12:11:02 PM
The goodies!  Including extras; a keen Old Dark House poster, candy corn, and some hot pepper flakes from MissingWillow's farm!



Cute card:



Day 1:  A wonderful Halloween party scene!



Thank you MissingWillow!   :-*

Day 2:

Day number is indicated on card by the number of bats!  Here is the perfect teacozy, snuggled around my teapot!



It just couldn't be any better.  Thank you MissingWillow!   :D

Day 3:

Bunting!



 :D

Day 4:

Deliciously scented home made soaps using milk from MissingWillow's favorite goat, Hermione. (I have a cat named Hermione!  :D)



Day 5:

Keen TV fridge magnets featuring motifs from "The X-files,""The Outer Limits,""Nosferatu," and "Dead of Night"!



I got a little behind yesterday, so here's

Day 6:

A beautiful tiny scene of a witch's workroom!



Day 7:

A spooooky scene!



I love these tiny scenes!   :D

Day 8:

MissingWillow made these hilarious coasters from spooky fabric:



and this beautiful mug!



Day 9

OMG!  Gormenghast bunting!!!!!  



(sorry for the murky pic, the room is dark and flash looked even worse)

I'm so thrilled to get anything Gormenghast!  :D  Thank you MissingWillow!   :-*

Day 10

Today's wonder is this teeny tiny (approximately 2.5 inches tall) swordswallower shrine!



Day 11

These super kitchen towels!



They might get used in the Cabinet of Curiosities instead of the kitchen, though...


Day 12

A great little bit of Ernest Thesiger fan art, this tiny drive-in scene of my favorite movie "The Old Dark House"!



Day 13

These amazing, fantastic, omg-I-love-them spooky placemats!!!





Thank you so much for everything, MissingWillow!  This was such a fun swap.   :-*


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Glamis on August 28, 2015 03:19:31 AM
Here is my whole loot:



Day 1:
a superpretty pin cushion for my collection of DIY fancy pin cushions



the back is pretty too!



Day 2:
two skull blocks that are quite heavy. I thing they are intended to be decoration but I think they make handy fabrics weight too. Plus some skull charms and a nice little skull bracelet.



Day 3:

A beautiful charm bracelet. In one of my favorite color combinations! The beads are all so interesting.



Day 4:

A beautiful bunting. In one of my favorite color combinations again! Love the writing on it.



Day 5:

A rad bat scarf (I desperately needed but couldnīt find a nice one), bat jewelry and a wooden bat badge



close up of the jewelry



Day 6:

2 beautiful pieces of artwork . Did you make/paint these artsycandice? And if, how are they made? They are somehow applied to wooden blocks.



Day 7:

A wonderful, spooky lantern. When you turn on the electric light inside it looks like the graveyard is burning. Even the picky SO liked it!



plus a nifty carved bat pendant. It looks like some kind of gemstone...



Day 8:

A lovely painted coffin/pincushion with an anatomical heart magnet inside. I canīt tell if it is DIY  ???





Day 9:

A great, wooden figurine. I think it is supposed to be a cat but it also looks kind of like a lemur



Day 10:

An awesome skull towel and three equally awesome small, spooky trays. Bat brains!



Day 11:

A painting with a quote from Army of darkness and an Ash shadow. I now want to watch it again!



Day 12:

A supercool Halloween mantle miniature scene. So much details!



A cheese platter in the right corner



A crafty scene it the attic. You canīt see it very good but there is a tiny oldschool sewing machine in the back



A tiny sphere tree and poisonous beads



And this really cracks me up: there is a sceleton hand on the mantel, wearing a diamond ring...I am getting hitched this Halloween so this is perfect!



Day 13:

On the last day I received a posh dressed puppet. She is wearing a gown and a fancy sash and jewlery. I named her Cecil and she is going to live with my Lady Gaga and Poison Ivy poppets.



look at her awesome fringe hair



Thank you artsycandice for an awesome and fun swap and lots of pretty and spooky things. I admire your crafty talent and maybe we are able to swap again in the future. My SO just looked at all the presents I received and said: She made a bunch of cool stuff, didnīt she? There's nothing else to be said....



















Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Smeddley on August 28, 2015 05:41:10 AM
The whole kit and kaboodle, a whole MONTH before I can open it!!!



Such adorable tags! I'm going to have to up my wrapping game!

Luckily, she sent me an extra that I got to open right away, some lovely soft fabric that will be perfect for my red and black costume!



And now to wait... :(

Day 13!


Yarn, you say? GLOW IN THE DARK yarn, you say? :D I immediately thought... I need to make a knitted scarf with glowing eyeballs. NEED to. :D

Day 12!


MY FAVORITE THING EVER!  Reusable shopping bags, in such cute Halloween fabric (these puppies will be used all year, though!).  :D :D :D

Day 11!


How perfect are these?  I'm thinking I'll be using them for the zombie walk this coming weekend, they look very Victorian, and I do love a costume with a ton of lace... :D :D :D  The fit perfectly, as well (and my nails aren't well done, but they match!).

Day 10!





A travel sewing kit!  Smashu said the fabric looked like candy corn, and it does, but I was eating Doritos this morning (breakfast of champions!) and now all I can think of is "Nacho sewing kit, MINE!".  :D  It's wonderfully made with needle pages, a zippered pouch, and lots of nooks and crannies to tuck bits into!  I'm amazed with anyone who can sew such things with that kind of precision!

Day 9!



A needlebook!  You can never have too many needlebooks, but this one is extra special...



Pockets! Seriously impressive sewing skills! It's going straight into my project bag... Well, one of my (many) project bags... :D

Day 8!



Okay, admittedly I'm a little mixed-feeling about these, because I LOVE them, but really think I should wait until Shark Week next year!  How awesome with that be?!  All my friends know how crazy I am about it, and this would just be the icing on the cake... and go well with all my Shark Week buttons...  :D

Day 7!

Okay, I thought it was my phone's fault, but I can't seem to post pictures to Craftster right now, it's hanging up on "Process Image".  We're going to see if I can remember how to get into my Photobucket account... wait, it's in my uploaded photos even though it is still "proccessing"?  Whatever, this has NOT been my day technologically!



MINI CANDLES!  The most adorable mini candles.  I looooooooove them and have grand plans for them!  First, I'm going to use them in a photshoot for my little peg people comic, THEN they're going in my curiosity cabinet!

Day 6!



Oh my goodness, I don't know what I love the most about this.  The skull is AMAZING, but that little jar... I love tiny jars.  The spindles she said might make good scrolls, but I also think they'd make amazing tapestry hangers.  So many choices!  Again, these will probably go for the photoshoot, then straight into my cabinet!

Day 5!



Ahhhhhh! How cool are these skull earrings?  And the necklace is the perfect length and soooooooo sparkly!  They will both be getting a lot of use in my costuming and Bellydance!

Day 4!



More... what do you call these? Gauntlets? Bellydance floofy wrists? ;)  I love them, whatever you call them. Having stuff on my wrists/hands always makes me more aware of them so I don't suffer from droopy hand syndrome. :D  And the lace is beautiful!

Day 3!



I'm sure most of you are looking at this going... Whaaaa? And I wanted to get a picture of it in use, but yesterday at the RenFest was crazy and dusty and I ended up with a horrible allergy-induced migraine, so I never got a picture of it. But what it does is, the black part loops over your belt/hip scarf, and you pull a piece of fabric up near the bottom edge of your skirt (large circle skirts with ruffles or tiered 25 years skirts) and cinch it through the two metal rings (like some belts).  It securely hold the skirt without damaging it!  Brilliant!  This will get a TON of use, because I've never had luck just tucking my skirt into my waistband, and pinning them can cause damage...

Day 2!



ANOTHER BAG!!!!  I LOVE REUSABLE BAGS!!!  Sorry, I'll stop yelling now.  But I really, really, really love these bags.  :D

Day 1!



An informational monster book, and a coloring book...



...but wait, there's more!  A movie list for each creature!  You know I'm going to have to watch movies until they're all checkmarked!  How fun will that be?!



Thank you so much for an amazing swap, smashu!  I'm only sorry it's over now, and wish I'd signed up for the Christmas one... :D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Bow and Sparrow on August 28, 2015 11:02:34 AM
This spot shall heretofore be known as thine.

Me and the Derps, with our presents from Thimbles under the Halloween tree.
Major swap anxiety is on my face, though you may not be able to tell. All of thimble's tags are the most fantastic fabric ornaments/patches with vintage monster movies and bottle labels. They are so cool!



Day 1
AHHH, I had this seahorse skeleton pinned and never expected to actually receive it. So generous and sweet. And that would have been enough, but she also made a wonderfully apt (it has skeletons on it) zipper pouch as well that will come in so handy. So fun, AND IT'S ONLY JUST BEGUN.



Day 2
Velcro snack pouches! So handy! And I love the fabric. They also came preloaded with treats!
D


Day 3
This is so SO me. What an adorably scary wonderful little creature! I don't know if it's supposed to be, but in my mind it's a sloth. I'm not sure if the picture gets it across, but he's big too. I am in love with this guy!


Day 4
These guys give me the giggles. These are hilarious and will make the most wonderful, unexpected Halloween decorations. I'm looking for places to stake zombie heads all over my house now, I may need more. So well crafted!
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/b8b127e5-874c-4e34-ab6f-d205f4e9a64b_zpssuqqekqa.jpg.html)

Day 5
I know how many fellow Nightmare Before Christmas fans there are here, so prepare to be jealous! ... A knitted Jack mug cozy!! All the mornings are about to get so much better.
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day4_zps5i9zmgnr.jpg.html)

Day 6
A really clever and beautiful pillow cover. I'm really lacking in these types of Halloween decorations, so this is perfect!
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day5_zpsqzksl1ww.jpg.html)

Day 7
A *fabulous* mug rug AND coasters? Yup. I love crows so this brought a big smile to my face. These will def be used all year round. The coasters are day of the dead styled, which I also love. Have all these out already!
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day6_zps3gfxnoed.jpg.html)

Day 8
Holy. Wow. A beautiful heart wall hanging. Everything so far has been amazing, but this just blows me away. Really incredible artistry and stitching. I love love LOVE it!!  (swap anxiety setting in strong here)
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day7_zps65z0dkpj.jpg.html)

Day 9
2 zipper pouches in the most fun fabrics. (These are already coming in handy). One was filled with washi tape (which I might be slightly inappropriately obsessed with) and the coolest painted day of the dead dog. Thimbles stalked me well. So many wonderful treats!
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day8_zpstiyriuaq.jpg.html)

Day 10
AHHHHH! OMG!! This is tied with the heart wall hanging for my favorites so far. There may or may not have been squeeling only dogs can hear upon opening this. My very own splat cat mat. I have been pining over this forever, but I can't make it myself. Love. It!!!
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day9_zpskj4y6twr.jpg.html)

Day 11
Placemats! My goodness, these took so much work. Love the fabrics and really love the spider silhouettes, they look great on my dining room table.
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day10_zpskylkebxg.jpg.html)

Day 12
I must have misordered something, I'm not sure if these go together, but I had more gifts than days left! So, here are the next two. An array of (crocheted? knitted? I don't know how to tell the difference) anatomical body parts! Excellent additions to my collection for my curiosity cabinet. They are all great, but the heart is my fav. I don't even know how you get all those wacky parts on there. I need to learn to do this.
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day11_zpsavkjyyjk.jpg.html)

NEXT, two fantastic pot holders! they are almost too pretty to use, I don't want to get them dirty!
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day12_zpsdrq5cjm6.jpg.html)

Day 13
An epic voodoo doll that can be used as a pincushion, how fun is this guy?! I just love odd little creatures. These yarn skills never cease to amaze me. He is perfect, I love it!!
(http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Kate12340/media/day13_zps4ltoboxl.jpg.html)

I feel sooooooo spoiled, there wasn't a small in the whole lot. This swap was a blast. I love everything so much and am so grateful to you, Thimbles, for all these beautifully crafted items. I can tell how much thought and work went into it all and it is greatly appreciated!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 28, 2015 11:49:33 AM
Spooky things from quaggy henceforth shall be here!

D'oh! I'm a dork. I totally forgot to share a pic of my boxes of goodies!!


In an attempt to give you scale, this is my COUCH!!!


Here is a sneak at some of the SO PRETTY wrapped gifts! I haven't taken them out because my cat will very likely eat the wrapping paper. She's done it with Christmas presents before so...I'm trying to help her avoid temptation by just not giving her the option! ;D

Sept 30th
I took them all out of the boxes (except for the one box which is it's own day) and stacked them up. Look at them all!!



October 1st



Two awesome pillows!! The bats are flying past full moons. And the back has more bat fabric. They're so perfect!! ;D

October 2nd





A spooky book to read with two handmade Halloween themed bookmarks! ;D Perfect timing too! I just finished my book and need something to read. :D

October 3rd
sorry, I wasn't home Saturday to post






A Mr & Mrs bat magnet set and an embellished bat kitchen towel! I love bats and the fabric on the towel is so cool!

October 4th



Inside is an awesome tote bag and a BUNCH of goodies!


The tote, ghost hand soap, ceramic owl, ceramic owl toothpick holder, tic tacs (orange!), mellowcreme pumpkins and two "perler" bead kits in pumpkin and witch.


Here's the back of the tote! Such awesome fabric!!! ;D

October 5th



Inside the box was a cool, patchwork mug rug, pumpkin almonds, and Halloween paper straws...and a wrapped item.


...and it's a cute pumpkin mug!! ;D

I also forgot that inside one of the boxes was four bags of popcorn:


There are only three here because one bag has gone mysteriously "missing."  ;) :D

October 6th



Oh it's so cute! It's a memory tray full of fun Halloween details. It might be hard to tell in the pic, but it's big; about 12x12. Super cute!! ;D


October 7th




It's an adorable owl wall quilt! It's so nicely done. And it's hard to judge the size here but I'd say it's about 2.5 feet long by about 2 feet wide. A really nice size. The owls are outlined in stitch too but you can't really tell in the pic. So cute!


October 8th



quaggy hand painted this glass block with the cutest scene!! And she included a light kit so you can light it up!


OMG it's adorable! Such a great job on the painting too!!

I had a show this weekend so I'm behind in posting!!

October 9th



Wow it's a CERAMIC pumpkin with ghost! quaggy handpainted the whole thing too!


And it even lights up! She included the light kit for it. Even my husband who is notoriously "not impressed" by a lot of things looked over when I was opening it and said, "wow, that's cute" which is a massive ringing endorsement from him! ;D


October 10th
This day was it's own HUGE box. Here it is taking up part of my couch. ;)




It's a totally neat, nontraditional wreath. Instead of being round, it's a frame!


And it totally lights up!! quaggy must be psychic because I LOVE things that light up and she's sent several now! ;D It's so neat with the bow and bats and lights. I love it! And again, my husband was like, "you should put that on the door" which is two thumbs up from him! ;D


October 11th



Oh it's so cute! It's a hand embellished sign. But holy crap you might not be able to see but each one of those little accents is STITCHED ON. WOAH. That is a LOT of work. I would have glued it and that would have been a ton of work but they're all stitched!!


So cool!! And sparkly! ;D

October 12th

(Have I mentioned how nice the wrapping was on all these packages? Man, I felt like a slacker compared to quaggy on them!!)


TWO huge bunting banners! They read "HAPPY" and "HALLOWEEN" I had to string them across my couch to try and get them all all! ;D



It's the cutest fabric too!! I just need to figure out where to hang them. I think it's longer than my living room wall! ;D


October 13th

This is it...final day. I'm so sad. It's been such an amazing swap!


Holy...! :o :o ;D ;D WOW. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this quilt is. I was speechless when I opened it. To say it's amazing is like the most understated comment ever. It's just...breathtaking. quaggy...it's too much!




The details...the kitty, the leaves, the pumpkin...I'm just in awe. This is beyond beautiful.


The back is a pretty autumn-y paisley with gold in it. So nice.

This pretty much made me cry. I can't believe the time and effort you put into this! I just don't even know what to say or how to express how amazing it is. It's just so much. And it's so beautiful.

Thank you for being an absolutely amazing partner! This has been such a wonderful experience for me and I hope you've enjoyed it too. (Although I think I owe you a FOREST full of trees for the amazing quilt!)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: smashu on August 28, 2015 01:50:05 PM
I received my package from Smeddley! What a fun wrapping job :) All the labels have haikus and are little folded up origami envelopes with notes inside! I can't wait for the first :D


DAY 13 ~
A jingling box
Will give away the contents
so open it first

They are perfect!!!! Adorable bells with jack-o'-lantern faces in them in my colors!

DAY 12 ~
Rough, and yet so sharp
three items opened day two
conundrums abound

Fabulous hand made buttons in the theme of my favorite Halloween/Christmas movie, Nightmare Before Christmas!

DAY 11 ~
Now, flat and floppy
but with so much potential...
...when in the right hands

Nightmare Before Christmas fabric!! And a whole bunch of it! I've never even seen NBC fabric in person, this is fab! I need to think of something super cool to make out of it :)

DAY 10 ~
In the distant night,
through the blackness and silence
a woof in the wind

This is freaking AMAZING!! A crocheted Zero ornament from Nightmare Before Christmas! I have been carrying him around my place with me all day hahah. I love him!! <3

DAY 9 ~
When your Halloween
fingers until Christmas time -
a case of boo balls

Adorable ghost ornaments! I didn't even knew things like these existed, they are awesome! So many new decorations :D

DAY 8 ~
There's not much to say
Some cutting and some painting
on a store-bought thing

An amazing Jack Skellington t-shirt! I don't know why you were so hard on yourself Smeddley, this turned out great!! I already had someone want to sneak it away and keep it for themselves :D hahah I would have thought it was silk-screened, it is so crisp! And the white is soo hard to put over black. You did an awesome job and you also picked the most lovely soft shirt ever! It's perfect :)

DAY 7 ~
Sew much potential
but pinning down the right one...
seams to be quite tough

The most beautiful NBC fabric! I don't even want to cut it to make something out of it, it's that pretty! :) I've never seen any NBC fabric in person before, I feel so spoiled  :D

DAY 6 ~
Walnuts or almonds,
cashews, chestnuts or pecans
crack skeletally

Such an awesome present! A skeleton nutcracker!!!

I'm going on vacation and had to open the rest of my presents early (I know, life is so hard!). I can't believe what Smeddley made for me! I feel like the most special girl getting all these amazing presents, thank you thank you thank you!!!!! :D
DAY 5 ~
Shiny evil lurks
constrained by glass and by glue
may it never leak

Awesome NBC ornaments filled with mysterious potions!!

DAY 4 ~
I felt a presence
chilly and ethereal
and yet strangely cute

Felt ghostie ornaments, and they are so small and cute! I can't imagine how hard it would have been to scale them down so small :)

DAY 3 ~
Nuances captured
the great artist managed to
peg the characters

Perfectly painted peg people ornaments!

DAY 2 ~
In the belfry arch
lanterns hung by Paul Revere
while many eyes watched

An adorable felt bat ornament!!

DAY 1 ~
The same stitch again
only the color changes
so repetitious

This is so far beyond what I could have ever imagined! AND NOT A SMALL!! haha
Smeddley crocheted me a flipping Sally patchwork blanket!!!! I LOVE IT!! <3 THANK YOU!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 28, 2015 03:23:59 PM
My boxes arrived, all three of them! See the three presents in the front? Glamis sent things for my kids too!! Talk about swap anxiety!


Pictured here with my three-year old, Lily.

Day 1
A countdown to Halloween calendar! Why didn't I think of this? What a great idea to start a gift extravaganza like this. ;D I love all of the little details. She even included the chalk and wipe and started the countdown for me...



Day 2
A trio of luminaries. These look handmade too, they spell out the word "boo", are trimmed and painted in festive gear. The little lights inside are electric.



Day 3
Oh my goodness! Look at this amazing little cross stitch! It is whimsical and precious and will hang on my hoopla wall year-round. ;D



Day 4
Look at this amazing vinyl crow key ring! OMG! I love this! I will probably hang it in my work space though so it doesn't get damaged out there in the world. ;D



Day 5
Today I received a wonderfully embroidered pumpkin pin. The detail is so amazing. My partner is blowing me away. She really did some wonderful stalking. Thank you!



Day 6
I have to head out early tomorrow, so I will post this tonight. ;D This is an adorable garland of little paper ghosts! There was a note with them that said they were painted with glow-in-the-dark paint, but that it did not work very well. ;D That's okay with me, they are super cute and my family will enjoy them, glowing or not.





Day 7
Brace yourself for this awesomeness... Look at this miniature scene! Isn't it fabulous?! There were some bits that had wiggled loose so I glued those down. But... here it is... There is teeny writing on the paper, little eyeballs, rolled scrolls, bits of feathers, all kinds of little mysterious things. I keep finding new things. Thank you!













Day 8
Today I received this reversible table runner. I love the skeleton material on the front. The purple trim is a nice touch too. My table is currently covered in the kid's things so this image will have to suffice. ;D



Day 9
Today I received some great coasters and some bird-shaped paperclips.



Day 10
Look at this adorable little amigurumi ghost! My daughter fell in love with it.





Day 11
*gasp!* OMG!! Look, look, look!!! I can't believe this. This is hand-painted and fabulous! I don't know if I will be able to bring myself to write in this journal. This is really wonderful.



Day 12
I am blown away. Check out this amazing feathered owl mask! The action shot was of me last night, the light was bad so I re-took the today. This time with Lily as the model. This is awesome.







Day 13
Wow! I am not worthy. My partner clearly spoiled me. This is my first poppet to receive. (I hope that she has opened today already, because that is the first poppet that I've ever made.) Hers is so amazing. I see how mine could be improved on. She clearly stalked me well. Anyone who knows me knows that if it's got boobs and a bird head, I'm good. ;D But really, this is quite fabulous and will sit in a place of honor with other art dolls and sculptures that I keep out of reach of my children.







Glamis clearly spoiled me. I think that she crafted for every day. I am floored, and humbled. There are direct inspirations from my Pinterest boards, inspirations from my interests, and clever takes on other things that tickle me. I hope that you like what I made/sent you in the end. I have never done a multiple item swap of this size and it was an interesting challenge, for sure. Thank you again. You are an amazing swap partner. I hope that our paths cross again down the road and I can blow you away then. Oh yeah, congrats on gettin' hitched soon! ;D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: quaggy on August 28, 2015 04:47:35 PM




Eeekkkkk!!!!! Excitement has set in!  BF asked me well aren't you going to open them.  Then I had to explain the madness to him about this swap.

DAY 1

OMG just look at my 1st gift!  PFD stalked me well and even went in search of the original artist for this necklace.....talk about dedication to pleasing her partner (me).  She added the crystals and included a pair of earrings to match!




DAY 2

A collectible resin napkin holder. I collect these and have about 25 of them....owls are always a plus.....these are getting harder to find and way more expensive than a few years back.  I also received 2  towels and some fun napkins to use in my napkin holder



Day 3

Big squeal here.....I love Frankenstein so much and PDF sent me this awesome Frankie shirt.  The white stitching is hand sewn and just makes this t-shirt perfect.  I sported him around today while running errands.




Stickers from Day 3 and the cute bag that my frog/candy corn necklace and earrings came in.



I also finally got my tree put up.


DAY 4

A pumpkin that PDF decoupaged with pages from a vintage Poe book.....she then added the ribbon and fall décor...this is amazing and so me....It is staying out through Thanksgiving!


Having issues with pictures tipping over.  They appear right when I upload but somehow keep falling on their side

DAY 5

I have had these on my pinterest forever and was so pleased when I opened up my package today.  PDF used a vintage dolly for one.  I love the fabrics she chose.  One for now is decorating my ceramic owl that my Halloween tree is sitting on.






DAY 6

Oh so cute candy corn........Love these and I am gonna use them in 2 separate places...look how neat the yarn is and perfect application!  I do not think I would have the patience or the ability to get these to come out looking store bought.  Mine would appeared to be a gluey mess......



DAY 7

Winner!!!!  It's me....I love Frankie and I have my very own super cool Altered Book Box!  Love the Frankie image and so well made just look at the inside, the page edges and the binding......Inside was also a super cute Frankie suncatcher.....eek, he is holding a spider!






I wish I could figure out why my pictures keep laying on there side.....

DAY 8

I was super spoiled today......bummed that I left for work this morning forgetting to open my gift......when I finally was able to open I found not 1, not 2 but 3 fabulous necklaces.....and yes one is a piece that had made PDF famous on craftster.

2 tile necklaces and PDF made the clasps as well.....gotta love her skills


A spooky Halloween scene



Christine from Stephen King a favorite author of mine

and drum roll please!!!!!!!

A Halloween Moon pendant.......I love all three......just look at her artistic skills!!!!!!!!!






Lucky me!!!!!

DAY 9

I love this cute ceramic pumpkin house.  PDF was stalking me pretty good as she saw my love for fairy doors and this pumpkin house has one.  She also knew of my love for frogs and the cute little fellow on top makes it perfect.  This is headed to work with me to adorn my desk.




Day 10

I knew PDF has some mad jewelry skills but just look at this Frankenstein head that she painted.  He is so cool and she did a super job....he looks so real!  Can you believe he made from Styrofoam...this blows my mind!





DAY 11

Loving this wreath!  Just look at all the spooky detail!  So bright and fun!!!!






When I opened the box inside I found my last 2 gifts!!!!!!!


Pictures look better on your phone at least they post right side up...  Wish I could figure out way they are sideways this is driving me crazy!!!

DAY 12

Super excited about todays gift.....PDF shared that she had ordered something that was broken when it arrived.....She managed to use it to make this terrific piece of wall art, then went in search of finding another one to send to me in the swap.  I LOVE THIS.  I also added a few photos to show how well it fits my decor and my napkin holder collection






I have had a amazing partner.....it is as if you got into my head and saw my house through my eyes!!!  Knew exactly what I needed and where to put it!

Day 13

What a wonderful ending to such a fun swap!  My gift today was a beautiful tapestry Halloween pillow!  Loving the pumpkins and crows,,,there you go again PDF was lurking my home to see what I needed.  Although the swap is over I will treasure my gifts for years to come!



PDF also sent me some fabric.....this is awesome.....it amazes me that I have never seen this print before and Frankie is so freaking cute.... just look at all the cute characters.....hmmm....this will actually be sewn up into something special for me!








Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Thimbles71 on August 30, 2015 05:25:35 PM
My packages from Bow and Sparrow arrived!  YAY!  Look at all the Halloween fun!



Day One!  YAY!  How fantastic is this hoopla?  VERY.  VERY.  I love it!

 

Day TWO!  This great bunting!  And a jar of gorgeous potpourri!





Day THREE!  Really snazzy jar filled with chocolate eyeballs and these fantastic coasters that I'm totally in love with!



Day FOUR!  An adorable, adorable, adorable throw pillow cover with a great bowl for my kittens and treats for them, too!  They will be so excited at snack time!



Day FIVE!  Lovely painted candlestick holders complete with Halloween tapers!  So lovely!  Already up on my mantle. :)



Day SIX!  I think this might be my favorite so far.  I have such a love for practical items!  Two hand towels and a pot holder!



Day SEVEN!  :)  Snazzy mug rug and instant VIA pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks!  These are delicious!



Day EIGHT!  Great little Halloween hair ties.  So fun!  And a really cool mini coffin and these great polymer clay bat earrings.  SO freaking cool.



Day NINE!  Snazzy, snazzy supply day!  Great Halloween ribbon, stamping blanks and number and letter stamps!  And some great smelling soap petals, too!



Day TEN!  Goodness, how did we get to day ten already?  GEESH!  Today was a really fun one!  A great little half-apron!  I just love it!  Snazzy little wooden spoon and a pumpkin cookie cutter to go with it.  Just so fun!  The little animals dressed up as Halloween ghouls and goblins is so freaking cute!



Day ELEVEN!  A hodgepodge of awesomeness!  Complete with Frankenstein monster gift bag!  Embroidery supplies, fantastic pumpkin pin cushion with a spool stem!  Fantastic pumpkin felt needle book, too!  Such cool stuff.  :)



Day TWELVE!  Today's special gift was a gorgeous, gorgeous wreath!  I'm going to put it up on my front door!  I haven't done that yet, so I don't have an appropriate action shot, but I will try to do that soon.  It'll go up on my front door tomorrow.  It's really lovely.



Day THIRTEEN!  I'm late, I'm late!  But, yesterday, I got the coolest haunted house/bird feeder!  It needed a little repair gluing, but nothing that wasn't easy enough to sort out!  Check out how awesome this is!



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 30, 2015 09:21:59 PM
Singing me, me, me!  My Halloween hoard from rantyhippie:

Day 1: Adorable little spooky/haunted house that came w/an electric tea light, so that it lights up.  Love it!



Day 2: A cute pumpkin box that made me smile.  Inside a sheer spider web cowel?

Day 3: Cross stitch witch.  I so admire cross stitching.  My eyes have gotten too bad to do it anymore.
Day 4: Another cute cross stitch, a sparkly soft headband, and a necklace.  I'm loving the soft headband.  I can't wear hard headbands, they give me a headache.
Day 5: Felt pumpkin coaster
Day 6: Owl decorations.  I love owls!  My husband, not so much.  But, that's another story.  ;)

Day 7: Another cute cross stitch, "Things that go bump in the night" ghosties.

Day 8:Halloween oven mitt and 2 hot pads that will be used all year round and much appreciated


Day 9: Cute Happy Halloween pumpkin hoopla

Day 10: Say Boo! A fabulous cross stitch

Day 11: A cute wooden scarecrow.  

Day 12: Cute boo sign

Sadly, the last day, day 13: 2 pairs of uber cute socks!  I love cute socks.



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Lo{ve} on August 30, 2015 10:47:14 PM
My Halloween gifts from Scarlet_nights go here!

Everything together:


Day 1: a Dia De Los Muertos necklace! It seems to have come apart in shipping but it looks like I can put it back together.


Day 2: a kitchen oven towel


Day 3: a Chapstick holder, I believe. Is this right scarlet_nights?


Day 4: 2 necklace pendants. I am really loving the rib cage one, I already put it on a chain, I'll try to get an action shot soon


Day 5: a key fob


Day 6: a kitchen towel


Day 7: checkbook holder


Day 8: a butterfly mit


Day 9: a casserole carrier


Day 10: reusable bag


Day 11: orange earrings


Day 12: card holder


Day 13: an apron. I'm going to get an action shot to post!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: calixita on September 01, 2015 10:06:05 AM
All of my goodies from EdelC!



Some fun and fancy straws as extras (we share a love of cocktail hour!)

There was also some chocolate but that is long gone!  Hee Hee!

Day 1:
an awesome skeleton fabric pouch containing Halloween cookie cutters!!  The pouch is going straight to my craft corner to help me organize!  I love the fabric!



Day 2
on Day 2, I found the cutest skull pouch.  
And when opened, it contained sweet vintage Halloween magnets and more chocolate.  Yum!  It''s as if you knew that the other chocolate bars had already been consumed!   ;D


Day 3

I asked for some mini ornaments for my small Halloween tree and boy, did EdelC deliver!!!!
First up is a wonderful trick or treat bag!

Mmmmmm!  Candy!  and a pumpkin carving knife!
Then I opened a wonderful Dia de los Muertos ornament!

Such lovely designs painted on the face, glittery eyes and white teeth!  I love it!
And last to be opened but I think it's my favorite is a wonderfully detailed haunted house!

A cute ghost is peeking out the front window.

And a bloody trail out the back door to a fresh grave!  The roof came a bit loose in transit but a bit of glue will fix that easy peasy.
Here's my decorated tree!

I'm definitely getting into a Halloween mood now!!!

Day 4 (already!?)

Another awesome pouch!  (these pouches are going to help me get more organized, something I really need!!)  I adore the Mexican skull on the flowery background!  It even has skulls inside!



And inside, 2 fabulous bangle bracelets with skull charms!  I love their funky look!

My goodness, I love this swap!

Day 5
I'm opening my presents promptly when I get home form my evening shift job!  It's technically first thing in the morning at 1am!   ;D

Today, I unwrapped a wonderful little shrine!!  I love miniature things!
A wonderful graveyard scene crawling with sweet spiders!  I have a mild obsession with old cemeteries!

close up.  I love the spooky moon in the background!

The pedestal and the back are decorated with spiderwebs!

It has taken up residence next to my festive Halloween tree!

Day 6

Day 6 answers the question:  whatever happened to Count Dracula?

I unwrapped an elegant coffin.

Once opened, a dapperly attired skeleton with a wicked stake in his heart and a rope of garlic to prevent his return to un-natural life!!  So so cool!!


Day 7

I opened the most beautiful spooky bunting tonight!  

and it's 2 sided!  on the other side, anatomical hearts!

(forgive the pictures. My living room is currently in flux!)
Truly beautiful!  And once I get my living room in order, it will have a better setting!

Day 8

My cup runneth over with awesome pouches!!!

This one is perfect for taking projects to work!  I love the colors!!  Day of the Dead skulls never fail to make me smile!!

Day 9

Today's package was soft and when I opened it - behold!!

fabulous pillow covers!

Such wonderful crow and feather images!  I'm in love.  Please tell us how you created them, Edel.  I'm assuming you printed the fabric yourself and it's beautifully done.  I should dig out my iron to do them justice but frankly it's too late right now and I was in a hurry to show them off!  I love the beautiful crows and these will be on display year round, not just in the Halloween season!  They work so well in the brown and green colors of my living room!

Day 10

More Dia de los Muertos goodness!!!  Today I opened a beautiful table runner!!

This picture shows off the back as well as the cool skeleton images.  So colorful!
The only shot of my new table runner that the cat didn't completely ruin!


Day 11

I got the most fantastic painting for Day 11!  Edel recreated a wonderful image of Nosferatu from my Pinterest.  I love it so much!!

I love his ratty face and creepy long fingers and the blood splatters at the bottom!  He is so awesome!  You've got mad skills, EdelC!!

Day 12

Almost over!!   :'(  
Today I opened a fantastically sweet tshirt adorned with Jack Skellington!  It's wonderful!  So soft too!  


 

Day 13

Alas, the last day!  But I've enjoyed opening such wonderful presents over these last 13 days!
And today's is wonderful!
A beautiful and spooky handmade journal!

It's made out of soft, buttery suede and has such lovely, curious eyes peering out at me!
Inside:  

and the back:

I love the patchwork!  And the paper inside is wonderfully thick!  What a wonderful way to close out this fabulous swap!!!  Thank you so much, EdelC!!  You've been such a fantastic partner for this swap!!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: rantyhippie on September 01, 2015 04:50:53 PM
Here's my goodies from gotgrey!

Day one, a prim-style witch. We call her Wanda, she is sitting on the couch. :



Ok, my son ripped the labels off some of my things in the box. I hope this is what I was supposed to open on day one, because it is epic. It is wall art! Glitter moons and bats! I love it!



And it was wrapped in this, a Halloween throw that my son loves and won't give back to me.




day three is this cute prim black doggie!



Day 4 is a cute wreath:



Day 5 is a cute cat on a halloween pillow:



day 6:



Day 7:



day 8:



day 9:



day 10, a painting inspired by my etsy favorites:



day 11 is a mixed media owl painting:



day 12 is a cute terrarium with a skeletal cat!:



Day 13 is a haunted gumball machine:



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: scarlet_nights on September 02, 2015 01:37:30 PM
Mine! Mine! Mine! *as sung by Radcliff in Pocahontas*



All of my packages. I love the papers she used for the tags.

Day 1



The cutest Coffin pin cushion. A great addition to my pin cushion collection.

Day 2



Hair bow and some fun buttons.

Day 3



An amazing assortment of needle felting stuffs. I can't wait to try doing the ghost.

Day 4



Oh my Gods! I win! I got the best pressie yet. I literally went "AHHHH!" and bounced when I opened it. My hubby is so jealous.

Day 5




The cutest mug rug. I am in LOVE with this fabric and want some now.

Day 6


Wonderful embroidery floss.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Whistley on September 03, 2015 07:53:13 AM
Whistley's Gallery of Halloween Treats from Sweetyetevil

I waited to open the box until day one because one of the items wasn't wrapped so it became day 1. :)

All together


Day 1

I love all things Disney and this Nightmare Before Christmas/Halloween pillow is perfect! I've been snuggling with it all morning. I love it!

Day 2

A cork Mickey Pumpkin (I'm calling it a pumpkin)! It was wrapped in the Disney Halloween fabric. Fun!

Day 3

A cute Halloween Kitty box filled with cold process vanilla bourbon soap. It smells great and is cute to boot!

Day 4

Coasters! I think they look like spooky tree branches.

Day 5

I'm dying over this one. I mentioned that I love all things Disney. When it comes to Halloween I'm all about the Haunted Mansion. I even have the Hitchhiking Ghosts peeking out of my home's windows for our decorations. This amazing plate says "Gracey Manor Hitchhikers", has my favorite ghosts on it and is my favorite color! I adore it!
It was wrapped in the cute stripey fabric. :)

Day 6
(Tilt your head for a better view.)
Wrapped in this nifty little coffin is a playful little ghost swinging on a swing! It's a necklace and it glows in the dark! Love it!

Day 7

It's a poisoned apple. THE poisoned apple. Snow White's poisoned apple! I am so excited!
My new Halloween shelf is filling up with amazing things! And there's still more days to go!

Day 8

A very cool painted ceramic pumpkin! I love it!

Day 9

A sweet BOO wall/door decoration. This is not its final display place, just the first hook I had available. :)

Day 10

A Bat-Mickey mug! And paint pens so I can make my own ceramic mugs and plates and things. I'm so excited and with Christmas coming I have plans for these.

Day 11

A cork board covered with Disney Halloween fabric! I have some Halloween Disney pins that are going to be displayed on this. Love it!

Day 12

I love the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland and with this bracelet I can show it off! Each link is a picture of one of my favorite Mansion ghosts. So perfect!

Day 13
And on our final day 2 presents. (Tilt your head to the right.)

A Nightmare Before Christmas zipper pouch! I'm a bag nut and I love it!


And a patchwork Halloween bag! Did I mention I'm a bag nut? Love it!

Thank you Sweetyetevil for a wonderful swap. Even though our tastes are different you knocked every item out of the park! Thanks again and Happy Halloween!


Title: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 04, 2015 04:04:15 PM
I received today


DAY 1
JoyfulClover made me a lovely skully jewelry set! I love the colors!


DAY 2
Today I got dark Halloween colored nail polish. I love to paint my nails and haven't heard of the brand before!


DAY 3
The most amazingly amazing sugar skull. I love the technique she used. It appears to be Mod Podged stickers or papers. I am going to use this in the future since I can't draw or paint well


And in its new home


DAY 4
A sugar skull tray and the coolest coasters ever! I adore the black and gold


DAY 5
Two altered kitchen towels. I love the colors!!


DAY 6
Some goodies for my kiddos and cute ornaments for my tree. I will try to get them put up tonight and get an action shot.


Here is an action shot with the ornaments from Joyfulclover, some I received from quaggy last year, and a tree skirt I got in the stocking swap last year.


DAY 7
This amazing Rug!!!  It's so fabulous! Is it stenciled


Since I will be out of town until late Sunday night I cheated and opened the next few days early.

DAY 8
A sweet sugar skull cookie and skully washi tape.


DAY 9
Oh my goodness!!!! Oh my goodness!!!! It's a shawl!!! I have no words for how wonderfully beautiful this is!!!


DAY 10
I got my own Booozy gift! Love this flask!


DAY 11
Oh another super fabulous gift! I LOVE this shirt. My daughter is probably going to try to steal it!


DAY 12
This is the most amazing and awesome bag!!! Joyfulclover has outdone herself in this swap. My package pales in comparison


DAY 13
OMG!!!!! Look at this fabulous Edward Gorey shrine with the Gashlycrumb Tinies!!!!!

Each tiny even represents a letter of my name!


Thank you for an amazing package JoyfulClover! It was amazing and so thoughtful.


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on September 12, 2015 01:27:18 PM
Received yesterday!


Day 1
Totally awesome bunting.  Love this


Day 2
This adorable hoop! I love it!


Day 3
More fantastic bunting!


Day 4
Awesome note cards with candy corns! I love candy corn!


Day 5
The coolest blood splatter soap! Love it


Day 6
Yummy flavored lip balm!


Day 7
Handpainted socks! So cool!


Day 8
Totally awesome wine cork pumpkin.  So neat!


Day 9
Witch hat coasters.  So soft and lovely!


Day 10
More hand painted socks! Love!


Day 11
Adorable sequin candy corn framed art


Day 12
Don't make me poison your food hoop! This is fabulous!


Day 13
The most amazing, fabulous shirt! She made this for me and it fits perfectly.  Sorry I didn't get a full body shot but you can still see it.


Thanks for an amazing swap!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on September 12, 2015 03:05:34 PM


My pile of loot from crazyda79- so eclectically wrapped!


Day One- A ducttape pen and blood splatter paper


Day Two- spider ornament


Day Three- The first Sookie Stackhouse book, and a bunch of cool bookmarks. Good choice! I've watched the first four seasons of Trueblood, but haven't read the series.


Day Four- Zombie ornament! I don't have a halloween tree, but I have a zombie shrine, so I'll hang it there.


Day Five- skeleton art and two sheets of 9x9 paper.


Day Six- a magnet, a hair clip, and three buttons.


Day Seven- creepy foggy night moon painting.


Day Eight- jewellry bits for me to cobble together! The tiny little zombie man charm is my favourite.


Day Nine- felt covered frame


Day Ten- a very cool, bloody wreath.


Day Eleven- zombie sign


Day Twelve- the soap is this amazing cherry/fruit punch scent, and the lipchap is butterscotch. I can't stop sniffing the soap :D



Day Thirteen- amazing TM Patches, I told her I loved this Murderdolls song about zombies and look at these lyrics!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 14, 2015 04:26:12 PM
My sweet Gallery!
Day 1

A super cool October countdown calendar. I love it!!
Day 2

A spooky wall plaque and some bonus table or wall cloth.
Day 3

a mini skull clip board and a sugar skull I can paint. Board is going to work  ;D and I am painting the skull for my window. I also got some bonus washi tape and ribbon. Everything is perfect for me!
Day 4

A super cool apothecary jar with bones and a skull.  ;)
Day 5

A beautiful crochet head wrap. Check out the skull!!
Day 6

A zombie fabric bucket. The fabric is so cool! I love having these catch alls when I am making stuff so I can put all my components together from other items.
Day 7

a bonus goodie. How creepy is this...I love it!

A spooky light up tree. This is so sweet!!
day 8


Some cob webbing and a beaded spider. Look at the spiders face. AHHH love it!
day 9

a zombie gnome who will guard one of my plants. :) ahaha
day 10
IS a mini sugar skull handmade coloring book. I am having problems loading this pic!
day 11

decorations/ornaments These are so great! I know a pal who will want these but they are all mine hahah
day 12

A beautiful cowl with skulls embedded it in. Justin time for the cold weather. So pretty!
Day 13

The best shirt ever! I love this shirt, I cannot wait to wear it.
Thanks so much for all the great goodies Whistley, these are all spot on! As you mentioned we did have completely different tastes but you hit me right on!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on September 18, 2015 05:24:18 PM
My spot!! :)

Day 13
Cookies
Very good, and soft


Day 12
Homemade Corn Cob Jelly with spreader
I haven't tried this yet



Day 11
Knit Hat
This will be warm!


Day 10
Painted Wine Glass
Very cute








Day 9
Wiener dog friendship necklaces
Very cute


Day 8
Little Halloween Bowls
Like the colors and design


Day 7
Matching plates


Day 6
Wiener dog corn cob holders
Love these!



Day 5
Dog toy
Lola loves this, she's been sleeping with it




Day 4
Whimsey Pumpkin




Day 3
Crochet towels




Day 2
Scarf to match the hat


Day 1
Octopus Friendship necklaces



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: whatthepuck on September 20, 2015 02:03:08 PM
Halloween goodness from mom2em.

Day 1 + Extra




Day 2


Day 3


Day 4


Day 5


Day 6 Cat toys. Kitty is my little catnip addict.


Day 7


Awesome stuff in the bag.


Day 8


Day 9




Day 10


Day 11


Pages on the inside of the little book. (Please ignore my almost completely peeled off nail polish.)


Day 12


Day 13


Inside of the house.



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: JoyfulClover on September 20, 2015 09:42:28 PM
I think I see Daryl Dixon!  "CLAIMED"

Peek just inside my box, before I unpacked it!

Look at all the happy Halloween colors!



I think I found the right package, Lindy, as these can be used all month! Battery operated lights for work, and a long bunting for home!



Day Dos gave so much wearable fun!
A plump, happy lampwork bat on keyring, a spooky resin skull with bat on a pocketwatch charm, and a beware warning necklace with tiny spider! Oooooooh!



Day zwei: a lovely, embroidered maple leaf mug rug. Oh, you my friend are going to work:



Day four...my fridge door!
Marauder's Map necklace and Hogwart House resin magnet bottlecaps. Yay!



Day FIVE! Little green monster needle felting kit. Feat. three baby teeth! Talk about cute aggression!



Day sixxxx: Shakes the Skeleton says 'Boo-Yah' to fall Hazelnut coffee! Yummmm





Day 5.5: started needle felting my little monster. It is immensely satisfying to stab, stab, stab while shaping. It is NOT satisfying when I stab myself instead.

Day Seven! Pretty sure I finally chose the gift to use all month! October cube calendar! Each side has neat spooky paper with sqiggly numbers. Nice!



Day Eight: a plethora of happy halloween goodness! Pumpkin container to be used all year, skull keychain, chunky eyeball pen, orange polka dot washi tape, multiple eyes perfect for sewing projects, spider confetti, 5 neat hairties, a deck of FREAAAKY Frankenstein cards, and two containers filled with sparkly confetti! Sleeping Death Powder and Rotten Pumpkin - Guaranteed to Stink! (I so hate it when my rotten pumpkin falls short, don't you?).



Day Nine. This gift made me LAUGH so hard. Sweet, sweet irony...

A little green zombie plushie found inside a vampire coffin. Funny!



Day Ten: Haunted House stuffed with small jack-o-lanterns with two battery lights. There was a minor fatality with the one on the right, but no worries!

 

Day Eleven: Two spiders webbing




Day Twelve: Halloween mini scene. Enter if you Dare! Sweet little Autumn evening...filled with skulls, spiders, an owl, and a harvest moon.



Day Thirteen: a beautiful hoop I had pinned. I love this very much. Thank you, Lindy! The fabric is darker IRL, with splashes of purple and gold. The leaves are vibrant red and her white stitches are so neat and even. I.Love.This.



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Gspinn on September 21, 2015 05:59:25 AM
Tricky and I swapped today and I can't wait for tomorrow to start opening!

My cat Spooky did not want to let me take pictures of my presents without her


One without her


Day 1 Pumpkin Treats


Day 2 a really cute lariat style necklace that is exactly the perfect length


Day 3 some really cute buttons that Tricky made


Day 4 A wrist pin cushion. I don't have a wrist pincushion, so it will be super helpful when I'm working on sewn crafts.




Day 5 cute Halloween sign the back is purple orange and green.


Day 6 Witch's hat


Day 7 pencils


Day 8 amazing painted jack-o-lantern with a cemetery scene inside!




Day 9 Spiderweb scarf or table runner. I had a really hard time photographing this


Day 10 Cute cat toys that the cats have disappeared with, but now I know why they were rubbing against my packages lol


Day 11 Cute candle holder, or I'll use it to hold small objects.


Day 12 Awesome pillow already on my couch


Day 13 Hocus Pocus Book of shadows that is also a box that opens. The eye opens when it is standing up and closes when laying down.




Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 21, 2015 06:50:34 AM
Happy October everyone! I can't wait to open everything!

I'll start with a photo of everything (I kept it in the box to keep my cat out of it):

Love the paper!

And a close up of the wrapped package


And inside were Scaries! They're a Canadian candy called Smarties, they're sort of like M&Ms. Mmm, chocolate!


Day 2: A gorgeous leather bag with zombies painted on it! I'm definitely using this bag forever now!


Day 3: A Jack Skellington face! The embroidery is perfect. I just watched the movie last night, so this was a lot of fun to wake up to.


Day 4: A glittery ornament. It was a little hard to get a picture because its so sparkly!


Day 5: Four gorgeous handmade cards. Again the glitter is a little hard to get a picture of, but theres a sparkly witch on the cover.

and the inside:


Day 6: Earrings. I'll admit when I first saw them I was like "oo, pretty" and took a pic. Then I looked closer, and saw that there were resistors strung between the hoops. They're amazingly perfect for my cyberpunk costume this year, and the color is perfect!


Day 7: A pretty silver "Create" bracelet


Day 8: Gorgeous hair flower!


Day 9: A HUGE roll of caution tape! This is going up everywhere!


Day 10: Gorgeous Steampunk scarf (I don't have an action shot, but its long and ruffly!)


Day 11: 3 sparkly green candle holders!:


Day 12: A Steampunk necklace! I have a pair of earrings that matches it perfectly, I'm going to wear this all the time!


Day 13: A green yarny hair fall. It reminds me of zombies! I can't get a good pic of it that doesn't just look like a yarn pile, I'll have my husband take a picture of it on later!

Thank you so much Sylvan, this was such a fun swap! I already can't wait until next year!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Audania1 on September 26, 2015 08:05:55 PM
Here is my hoard! I can't wait to see what's inside!



Oh my gosh I love day 1! Cadet told me I could choose a package for each day so this is what I picked.

And what could be inside?

These bloody dripping candles are fantastic! My kids and I (and the hubs) love them! Thank you Cadet!

Day 2

Super cute wooden headstone! The girls love the spiders and the bone chalk glows I'm the dark! Love!

Day 3

Oh my gosh! I love this adorable tiny coffin with fall scene inside! Pumpkins, bunting, moon...! So cute! And, if I'm not mistaken, I believe the moon and star glow! Thank you!

Day 4

Holy mega awesomeness! I am the proud recipient of this fabulous NBC wreath! I will have to get an action shot when I can find my hanger but I love this! Totally makes my heart happy!

Day 5


Oh my so many sparkles!! I'm thinking this will go next to my front door. Thank you!

Day 6


And this fabulous container holds...

... these awesome decoupaged stars! I love these! Cadet, are these weather proof? If they are then they are going on my deck! And, if not, I will use my weather proofer and they will still go on my deck! Haha :) thank you - everything is wonderful!

Day 7

Awesome Day of the Dead garland! It's going on my mantle!


This one is my favorite!


Day 8

This is quite possibly my favorite! Or I should say these!
Love the adorable charms!

And these!!! My own faux gauges!

I will get a good action shot when I do my make up lol.

Day 9


I seriously love hair accessories!
Here's an action shot along with my fab tentacle earrings!



Day 10

These fabulous magnets and a witchy towel!



Day 11
the sweetest book for the kiddos and some delicious treats! My kids freaked out when they saw they were Disney treats!


Day 12

Omg. I love my painting!!


Day 13

I got two gifts today!
The first is this awesome button pumpkin! Love! That is staying up the whole fall season and possibly Christmas :)


And my very last is this amazing cross stitch of the Addams family! Thank you thank you, Cadet!



I love everything and I am one lucky girl!


Title: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Sylvan on September 27, 2015 12:36:55 PM

The Halloweenmas tree, with presents all laid out. :)

Day 13


I am so excited to open this first package!



Ooo! Trick or treat bag!



TREATS!!!!!

I can't get Dots like this up here easily. They only come in ultra small boxes as part of a mix of Halloween candy.


Day 12



My beloved convinced me to get out of bed by reminding me that I can open a present.



It worked, though I had to pause to admire the box.



And I found ornaments for my Halloweenmas tree!



I put them on my tree straight away. :) I am over the moon in love with them. The little skull is in the right position to stare at me while I sit on the couch, and it looks so uncertain that I want to cuddle it. :)

Day 11

I've fallen behind with posting pictures. Work has been nuts.



Alchamy made me these awesome etched glasses.



I adore the little witch. It's really well done.

Day 10


Socks!! Hooray! And I love Nightmare Before Christmas. :)



Even the dice she sent are NBC themed. They're Ooogie Boogie dice that her husband 3D printed and painted. I am adding them to my role playing dice bag. ;)

Day 9



One of my big wishes was for a tree skirt for my Halloweenmas tree.

I audibly squeed when I spread out the fabric. I was talking to Tall Dark and Bearded as I opened it, "Hm, its fabric. All folded up, maybe it's an apron?" *finish unfolding* "gasp! Squeeeee!"

"What is it?"

"Squeeeeeeeeee!"



This is the awesome fabric she chose.



And here is the tree with the presents back on top of the tree skirt. :D

You may notice that there is a box of Dots missing. I devoured it the first day and I'm rationing the second box. >_>


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: TrickyMcVomit on September 27, 2015 09:28:14 PM
Packages and extras from Gspinn. I love that we both used brown paper...she did a much neater wrap job though  :P (Some days are Russian Dolled inside others)



~*~Day 1~*~

Peanuts messenger bag with flame lining!

~*~Day 2~*~
CLOWN HATERS AVERT YOUR EYES!!! Or not...you don't want to miss these fantastic drawings!!!

It's a box! "What's in the boOox?!!!" (You know, like in Se7en?)

A box! Ack! The suspense!

Another box?!! Could there be another?

There could be many, indeed. And I can't open any more of them until tomorrow. Curses, Pennywise Killer Klown, Sally Jack boxes!!!!
(These will be displayed permanently in my home, btw)

~*~Day 3~*~

ANOTHER BOX!!!
This shimmery black wooden coffin contained these little lovelies. Two Bracelets and a necklace...I wore the black one today, too!!

~*~Day 4~*~

Skull star tea wallet!!

...and my Hedgehog mug cozying up to my new mug rug =0)

~*~Day 5 & 6 combined because I'm a slacker~*~

Boo! candle holders and eyeball coasters!!

~*~Day 7 ~*~

Sweet little potion bottles =0)
Literally...they are all candy (I hope ;) )

~*~Day 8 ~*~

Pink skull bag with a pad and pen
(I tried to crop out my messy desk, I've been cutting so much faux fur for our costumes)

~*~Day 9 ~*~

EYEBALL HAT!!! I'm wearing this out tonight and probably every night forever. (Action shots soon)

~*~Day 10~*~

Beautiful twin paper mache sugar skulls.

~*~Day 11~*~

Lovely black arm Warmers.

~*~Day 12~*~
My apologies again, clownyphobes...but I'm in love...

My boyfriend refers to him as my sewer clown. He's just jealous.

~*~ Day13~*~

She made me a blanket!! <3

Such a great swap, thanks again Gspinn. I love everything so much! Happy Halloween everybody!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Riechan on September 28, 2015 07:19:34 AM
not joining, just wanted to stay updated because I am soooo curious to see what's in all those tiny and big packages everyone got!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: cadet120433 on September 28, 2015 12:13:51 PM
my spot! eeek I can't wait! luckily i was out of town for a few days which kept my mind off all of the halloween goodness, but now I'm back home and can't stop thinking about what's waiting to be unwrapped!

Day 1: Woohoo! My goodies started off with 3 beautiful spiderwebs (and one sparkly spider)!



Day 2: Two cute little friends! These little ladies are adorable! They actually remind me of myself and my best friend/cousin! My parents would refer to us as "summer and winter" because she's blonde and I've got long dark hair. I think this little pair represents us well  :D



sooo tiny and cute!



Day 3: EEEEEKKKKKKK! After yesterday I wasn't sure if things could get any cuter, but LOOK AT THESE! Two adorable felt brooches, featuring a friendly little bat and two super cute pumpkins. They're larger than your usual brooch, which is perfect since I plan on wearing them on my labcoat at work!





Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on October 01, 2015 03:30:57 AM
Edel's gallery of AWESOMENESS made by Calixita


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I couldn't trust myself to open the box before today as it would have been such a temptation, but these are my goodies all laid out

I simply adore the tags, each one is different , skulls, skeletons etc...they look briliant. It is taking me all my resistance to not rip into all of the packages...

and she sent me two lovely FQ and some tiny skull beads as an extra.


and about my partner first off let me say that she is such a liar..there is no way that this first item is a small..it must have taken ages to make and it is frigging incredible...

Day 1

fabulous fabulous countdown calendar, it not only has a brilliant paper art page for each day, but it also has a spooky quote on the back..I love this!

Day 2

Candy, amazing!! so far the salted caramels are epic, and unaccountably gone ??? the little tin is sweet and I will definitely use that for something.



if that weren't enough, there was the sweetest little necklace a kind of a skeleton angel, She is so cute! and I love the colours. And there is a gorgeous crow bookmark. As with all of the packages, epic gift tags.

Day 3

this is gorgeous, a crocheted peace lily for my mexican DOTD corner.  Lilies are also about new starts and renewal, things have been a little tough lately and this was a perfect perfect thing to open today.



This is it in situ. lots of other swap goodies in this corner too



Day 4

now this is darling, the cutest grim reaper ever, I know he is supposed to be all grim and reaper-y. But he is so sweet, reminds me of squeak from terry pratchett. He is made of fimo and on a wire so he can be used in a plant pot...



this is him in his new home.



Day 5

I freaking love this, it was large and heavy and clinked and then I opened it...!!!

Calixita and I share a love of cocktails, so she sent me this, it is awesome and if that weren't way more than enough by itself, she added three shot glasses. It is really difficult to see in the picture, but there are sparkly skeletons on each one. I love this so much.




Day 6
I can't believe that we are almost half way through. Today is so pretty and delicate, a gorgeous skull crocheted bracelet, made from very fine yarn.

Action shot...




Day 7

I love today's haul. I was sitting drinking a cupof tea when I opened this, The mug cozy immediately got transferred to the one I was drinking out of. I wish you could feel the texture, it is so warm and soft and with more crocheted skulls on top. And if that weren't enough there is this wonderful mug rug with autumn leaves on it, so pretty.



Day 8

OK folks prepare to be the most jealous that you have ever been when you see what today brought me, Obviously my partner is generous and talented..but she has insanely clever crafting skills, look at this. This is freaking epic. I adore it!...


raven on a ouija board back ground with a key, this is just fabulous, words fail me...And the raven is glittery. I just couldn't take a good photo of it, so Calixita, if you have a good one, please upload, this is just great.



Day 9

oohhh pretty, today's goodies are pretty and delicate and currently being worn at work. A gorgeous set of necklace and earrings, beads surrounding a turqouise skull (turquoise being my very favourite)

action shots to follow.


Day 10

ack, day 10 already, but it is gorgeous a beautiful skully scarf, I love the colour and it is so soft and snuggly

I have been wearing that scarf all weekend, so cosy.

Firstly I lost my charging lead and then my phone decided that it wouldn't charge, but it is all OK now and I can add my three final-stunning- items.

Day 11

This gorgeous, gorgeous bracelet, I tried and tried to get a decent pic, but these really don't do it justice..it is so sparkly! the centre bead is a crystal skill, so pretty.


Day 12  second last day..

this wonderful teeshirt..it fits perfectly, I love the colour and it is just brilliant!!



action shot...if you look closely you can see my raven taxidermy hanging on the wall behind me..perfect spot for him,


Day 13 final day and I am feeling blue about it, this was amazing. I have been dealing with some crap in my personal life and opening these gifts every day gave me a real boost. Also my partner provided a friendly ear. A huge thank you to her.

this came today..it rocks. Mexican shrine. Unfortunately the heart and crown came loose in shipping, so I think this is the right configuration, they will be a cinch to reglue..but if you have a photo Calixita, will you post it?

I love everything about this, the colours, the poly clay flowers, teensy cut paper garland and the anatomical heart is so well done..not to mention the chair from a bottle of fizz...just wonderful



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 01, 2015 08:04:56 AM
I apologize for the size of my pictures, and that they are on their sides.  It took me an hour to figure out how to post pictures w/my son's lap top.  The hard drive gave out on my lap top a few days ago.  I knew how to do everything on my lap top.  The tablet my husband won from work, and gave to me, wouldn't let me load pictures here.  Sigh.  Rantyhippie, I sent you a message.  Now you know what I was tea dying rantyhippie.  It was the prim witch doll.  ;)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Thimbles71 on October 01, 2015 08:30:57 AM
I just love those bat applique pillows!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Whistley on October 01, 2015 08:43:51 AM
Scaries?! Smarties are my favorite candy ever! Yummy!


Title: Re:
Post by: Audania1 on October 01, 2015 08:53:08 AM
I am loving the advent calendars and those cute bat pillows!

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Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: rantyhippie on October 01, 2015 09:30:59 AM
I apologize for the size of my pictures, and that they are on their sides.  It took me an hour to figure out how to post pictures w/my son's lap top.  The hard drive gave out on my lap top a few days ago.  I knew how to do everything on my lap top.  The tablet my husband won from work, and gave to me, wouldn't let me load pictures here.  Sigh.  Rantyhippie, I sent you a message.  Now you know what I was tea dying rantyhippie.  It was the prim witch doll.  ;)

Yeah, sorry about that, I opened the wrong package. My son pulled the labels off some of them.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: mom2em on October 01, 2015 12:06:15 PM
Day 1: a package for each of my girls--cute bat stuffies, nerds (which they loved), paint kits (they both did theirs right away), pencils, perler bead kits.


Day 2: candy and cupcake decorating kit (pic coming soon)


Day 3: pumpkin washcloth, brown sugar pumpkin pie face scrub, pumpkin spice chapstick.


Day 4: wreath


Day 5: pencil case full of fun scrapbooking supplies.


Day 6: my first hoopla!


Day 7: toys for our dogs and cats


Day 8: Basket full of cute little pumpkins


Day 9: washcloths


Day 10: owl jewelry


Day 11: scarf


Day 12: banner made from a book


Day 13: miniature scene


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: whatthepuck on October 01, 2015 12:47:24 PM
Love the flip book.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: calixita on October 01, 2015 02:23:12 PM
"and about my partner first off let me say that she is such a liar..there is no way that this first item is a small..it must have taken ages to make"

Okay, maybe not a small as far as time spent, but it was such fun to make!

So many goodies to enjoy!  Loving Ludi's embroidery (as always!) and the cute altered tin and the stuffed bats!  Fabulous pillows and yummy candy!  I just have to get thru my work night and then I'll open my next item when I get home!  (It'll technically be tomorrow by then!  Hee Hee!)

 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: scarlet_nights on October 01, 2015 04:54:30 PM
Don;t forget to open one today Lo{ve}

My Halloween gifts from Scarlet_nights go here!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Bow and Sparrow on October 01, 2015 06:10:42 PM
I wonder how the format of editing a previous post with new pics was chosen. It seems like it would be so much easier to see everyone's photo'so if it was just a new post.

Anyway, loving all these beautiful Halloween crafts! Am I the only one who wishes their partner could just open them all up? I know the exercise in patience is good for me.  ;D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 02, 2015 06:32:09 AM
Well, posting pictures wasn't as frustrating today at least.  My picture still came out side ways, but, at least it's big so you can see it.  I'm so glad I joined this swap again this year.  I almost didn't join.  It was so much fun to craft for, to open a present every day, and to see what goodies everybody else is getting. 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on October 02, 2015 06:52:21 AM
Loving all the packages so far! Joyful that wasn't the one I was thinking of but you'll open it eventually!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: rantyhippie on October 02, 2015 06:54:13 AM
I am glad you like the pumpkin box, gotgrey. I was worried that it looked more like an angry tomato than a vintage pumpkin. You're right, that is a cowl. :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 02, 2015 07:26:42 AM
I am glad you like the pumpkin box, gotgrey. I was worried that it looked more like an angry tomato than a vintage pumpkin. You're right, that is a cowl. :)

LOL!  I didn't think it looked like an angry tomato at all!  The package you opened today, was the one you were supposed to open 1st.  From here on out, it doesn't matter which one you open.  It's your choice.  You can hang it on a wall, but, the kit said it was supposed to be a wreath.  W/as far as it sticks out, I don't think it will hang on a door, if you also have a glass/screen door like I do.  I'm glad you also like the throw.  I'm not real good at quilting yet, so it's sewn, then tied together. 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: rantyhippie on October 02, 2015 07:35:38 AM
Yeah I put it on my wall in the kitchen. My apartment is laid out kinda funny (the entrance to the apartments is indoors, I have never seen that before, back in texas they dont do that.). I don't know my neighbors well enough to trust them not to break it, so I have a wall hanging thing that looks like a witch crashed into the door out there.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Lo{ve} on October 02, 2015 11:00:42 AM
I am obsessed with all the pillows received on day 1!! Makes me want to make myself some new pillow covers :D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: JoyfulClover on October 02, 2015 03:47:42 PM
Glamis, I am loving the felted eyeball pincushin and skull fabric weights! So unique!


Lindy - I'll find the right one eventually! That's the great part! Yay!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on October 02, 2015 03:52:07 PM
Those clown boxes... No just no......


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Ludi on October 02, 2015 04:38:15 PM
A Killer Klown?  :o


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: scarlet_nights on October 02, 2015 04:51:11 PM
I love that eyeball pin cushion!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: JoyfulClover on October 02, 2015 05:14:42 PM
How did I miss the zombie purse? I love the shades of the purse and paint. Great color choices!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Whistley on October 02, 2015 05:28:39 PM
Well shoot. Now I have to scroll past scary clowns each time I scroll through this thread. ;) (Which may or may not be at least 3x/day.)  :D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Gspinn on October 02, 2015 05:36:39 PM
I'm really glad Tricky loves the clown boxes. After I crafted them I put them on a high shelf in my craft room because they were too scary to keep looking at LOL.

I'm obsessed with all the different halloween count downs.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: smashu on October 02, 2015 06:50:37 PM
I love the eyeball pin cushion! I've never seen anything like that, so cool :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: smashu on October 02, 2015 06:51:36 PM
Is anyone else like me and opening at midnight every day? I seriously can't wait until the morning after sleeping hahaha


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Sylvan on October 02, 2015 07:43:21 PM
I must admit, after I painted the zombie purse, I sat back and seriously considered keeping it for myself. ;)
I figured Alchamy would have more love for it though. I am so happy with how it turned out.


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Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on October 02, 2015 07:58:51 PM
Seriously, that zombie purse is the best.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Alchamy513 on October 02, 2015 08:08:20 PM
I showed off my amazing purse today and everyone loved it! I'm glad you decided to send it, its amazing  ;D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: TrickyMcVomit on October 02, 2015 10:39:32 PM
Sorry kids, I just can't help it! I just plain love clowns. Especially ones that try to be scary. They leave you alone if you think they're cute and treat them like a basket of kittens =0)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: JoyfulClover on October 03, 2015 04:14:31 AM
Is anyone else like me and opening at midnight every day? I seriously can't wait until the morning after sleeping hahaha

I'm not staying up late, but I am waking up without struggling to race downstairs to get the new package! 13 Days is alllllllmost better than coffee!


The little green house has just the right amout of 'dark'. Well done!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on October 03, 2015 09:30:24 AM
the gods are against me, broadband down, it has now been fixed but is unstable and keeps timiing out...and a postal strike..not good for crafting..

I am opening amazing packages from calixita, but not able to post pix..hopefully I will get them up tomorrow.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: scarlet_nights on October 03, 2015 11:02:50 AM
Yes Lo {ve} it's a chapstick holder. I hope you like it.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: quaggy on October 03, 2015 11:18:12 AM
Loving are the Halloween gifts showing up..... The clowns are awesome...loving the pin cushions since I collect em, and all the embroidery has been fantastic. More to love when I have more time to brose the gallery!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: calixita on October 03, 2015 10:44:11 PM
So many amazing goodies!!  I love the Frankenstein tee shirt!  And those spiderweb coasters are fabulous!  There are some truly lovely necklaces being displayed!  And I'm loving the cross stitches!  I think I'd like to learn how to do that someday!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Glamis on October 04, 2015 12:05:53 AM
The tags ludi made are really cute.
And I love the Frankie shirt


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Thimbles71 on October 04, 2015 04:23:45 AM
I absolutely love the vinyl raven key ring!  That's gorgeous!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 04, 2015 08:42:12 AM
rantyhippie, you can "fluff" the wreath up w/your fingers.  That's what I did before I wrapped it. I love the soft headband.  Thank you so much.  You kept in mind that I can't wear hard headbands because they put too much pressure on my head, and give me a headache. That is a necklace that came w/day 4's package right?


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 04, 2015 09:27:10 AM
My husband is such a smart a$$, and woke up in quite the mood today.  I've kept the box of presents in our bedroom, so, he saw me opening my package.  He said, "Oh look, your partner made and sent you something to hang yourself with!"  I'm going to work in my studio today, so as to avoid his sarcasm.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on October 04, 2015 10:15:03 AM

Another awesome pouch!  (these pouches are going to help me get more organized, something I really need!!)  I adore the Mexican skull on the flowery background!  It even has skulls inside!


that DoTD fabric is the best isn't it? I got it in a printing swap so so long ago, it was printed by KawaiiHelen and I was saving it for a special occasion...

I am loving my grim reaper that I opened this morning, he is so cute


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Smeddley on October 04, 2015 10:36:28 AM
I can't BELIEVE I fell behind opening, but I had to finish not only my costume for Shimmy for the Cure (the benefit we do every year) but help with others, and it was late nights and practice, practice, practice for the last three days.  But I'm caught up now and won't fall behind again!

Now to go through all the pages and drool over all the cool stuff that's been posted...


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Post by: Gspinn on October 04, 2015 04:28:00 PM
I'm in love with the Harry Potter necklace and magnets.


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Post by: Ludi on October 04, 2015 04:33:33 PM
It's too hard to comment on everything - this is such a fun swap!   :D


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Post by: JoyfulClover on October 04, 2015 04:46:10 PM
Quaggy: i love the bat fabric you used in the tote! I haven't seen that print before!

edelC: your little Grim Reaper plant sitter is hella cute and so unexpected! I snickered when I saw it!

Gspinn: These are my first Harry Potter anything items (outside of the books). Luckily Lindyv321 loves HP and indulged my last minute add to the list. All my resin has wretched little bubbles, and she did such a great job!

Hi Lindy: I rubbed black paint on a white skull to get it into the teeth nooks and look more 'dirty', then wiped off excess. All the flowers and greenery was hand cut from several different scrapbooking papers, mod podged down, and three layers of mod podge on top to make sure everything was secure. No stickers, although in retrospect, that would have been super smart! Good idea!


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Post by: artsycandice on October 04, 2015 04:47:53 PM
It's too hard to comment on everything - this is such a fun swap!   :D

I feel the same way. I am mostly just nodding when others praise things they like and I scroll through thinking, "I love that... that's awesome... I want one of those... wow, great color use... ooh, shiny!!" ;D


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Post by: smashu on October 04, 2015 08:33:09 PM
Smeddley - "nacho sewing kit, MINE" hahahhahahha <3


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Post by: calixita on October 04, 2015 10:50:15 PM


that DoTD fabric is the best isn't it? I got it in a printing swap so so long ago, it was printed by KawaiiHelen and I was saving it for a special occasion...
 

I'm honored to be the special occasion!!!

(BTW, I thought I had misplaced that werewolf tag for Day 3.  The skull one was a replacement.  Good to know it turned up somewhere!  LOL!)


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Post by: edelC on October 05, 2015 01:28:54 AM

(BTW, I thought I had misplaced that werewolf tag for Day 3.  The skull one was a replacement.  Good to know it turned up somewhere!  LOL!)

How did you make the tags? they are seriously cool?

arrgh so frustrated, I haven't been able to open today yet, It is in a different location from me, but I can open it later...


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 05, 2015 05:51:39 AM
Oh, goodness, that Nightmare Before Christmas wreath is insanely beautiful!!


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Post by: Ludi on October 05, 2015 02:50:40 PM
I love seeing the Halloween Trees!  Every year I plan to make one and....then I don't... :P


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 05, 2015 03:16:22 PM
Those tv magnets are so freaking awesome!


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Post by: MissingWillow on October 05, 2015 04:57:14 PM
They were so much fun to make!


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Post by: Sylvan on October 05, 2015 07:57:42 PM
Whatthepuck, could you tell us a bit about the book you got on day 2? It looks really cool.


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Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: calixita on October 06, 2015 12:14:40 AM
How did you make the tags? they are seriously cool?

Simple.  I printed out fun images from the internet then cut them out with my trusty exacto blade.  Did you make my skeleton's dapper outfit yourself?  and paint the cloudy moon back ground of yesterday's shrine?  Skills I envy!

The gallery is exploding with so much goodness!


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Post by: edelC on October 06, 2015 03:44:37 AM
  Did you make my skeleton's dapper outfit yourself?  and paint the cloudy moon back ground of yesterday's shrine?  Skills I envy!

The gallery is exploding with so much goodness!


the outfit was adapted and the moon I did paint... I love the cocktail shaker!!! and the skully bracelet.


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 06, 2015 08:44:43 AM
Oh, my goodness, I love the crocheted skeleton bracelet.  That's gorgeous!


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Post by: sweetyetevil on October 06, 2015 03:24:37 PM
The gallery is looking so cool! Love all the skulls, towels, eyeballs and spooky goodies. I cannot wait to peruse thru and pick my favs after everything is posted.

On another note I will be leaving town until Sunday to go on a trip so no more opening or posting for me until I am back Sunday.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: smashu on October 06, 2015 03:51:54 PM
I have the funniest thing to tell you guys. I've told my best friend and another really good friend about this swap and they are demanding daily photos and updates on what the presents are. hahahaha I get a text after midnight asking what it is! They aren't really crafty people themselves but are sooo pumped about this process lol


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Post by: Whistley on October 06, 2015 06:48:06 PM
I love, I love, I love this swap!


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Post by: crazyda79 on October 06, 2015 09:10:56 PM
gala_apples, not sure if you noticed but the ribcage of that skeleton is your name ;)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 06, 2015 09:13:43 PM
The shadow box of little Halloween scenes is so wonderful!  quaggy, I love the little mummy!

so many fun and decorative things...also, quite a few practical things...love all of the wreaths and the cushion covers...dishcloths...wow...


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 07, 2015 09:34:37 AM
I forgot to get a photo of today's gift. I am prepping for a weekend out of town and have been busy!! I will post today gift and my gifts through Sunday tonight or tomorrow since my son has soccer practice tomorrow night and I leave super early Friday. Then I won't get home till really late sunday


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 07, 2015 07:12:08 PM
That's the one Joyfulclover!!!


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Post by: smashu on October 07, 2015 07:56:32 PM
Bow and Sparrow that skeleton stuffie is adorable!

Last night my best friend was over and was like "You need to open tomorrow's present!!! This is the only time I'll be here in person to witness it!!" But it wasn't the next day yet so I wasn't going to cheat! She tried to pry it open slightly to check inside when I was elsewhere haha What a silly goof. Smeddley, you've done a fab job and inspired present envy in non-crafters! lol :)


Title: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Sylvan on October 07, 2015 08:21:01 PM
Alchamy, those resistors took me forever to solder on. I've never had to solder before, and my dad didn't have time to teach me, so he dropped off the soldering gun with some basic instructions. I'm happy with the result, I bought enough resistors to make myself a pair. Buying them was an adventure. The electronics shop employees watched me walk along the resistor aisle, then zero in on one section, picking up packages and examining them closely. When they approached me to ask if I needed help, they were momentarily confused when I told them I was only interested in the colours ;)
They don't sell green resistors anymore! :( but this blue was such a NICE blue. :)


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Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Smeddley on October 08, 2015 06:13:01 AM
Bow and Sparrow that skeleton stuffie is adorable!

Last night my best friend was over and was like "You need to open tomorrow's present!!! This is the only time I'll be here in person to witness it!!" But it wasn't the next day yet so I wasn't going to cheat! She tried to pry it open slightly to check inside when I was elsewhere haha What a silly goof. Smeddley, you've done a fab job and inspired present envy in non-crafters! lol :)

Hehe! Yay for inspiring envy!  And I'm so glad you're enjoying your package, this swap is so much fun!

I forgot to post my picture last night (too much going on in STS and on FB, plus I went to bed stupidly early) so I get to post two today!

It's weird that it's not as hard as I thought to wait, I'm usually impatient, but I like the present-a-day thing!


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Post by: edelC on October 08, 2015 06:23:26 AM
I am so jealous of the supplies that you guys in the US and Canada seem to have access to. Halloween stuff is just appearing in shops now, and it is all shitty dollar store stuff, which has some limited potential, but not much.

I live in a town of about 50,000 people, there is one art&hobby shop, 90% of the floor area is either toys or paints, there is a tiny section with some papers and stamps, and nothing currently that relates to halloween, there is maybe one set of scrapbooking papers/stamps that are for xmas, Therefore papers, no embellisments, no decorations (we don't decorate houses for halloween here)

In our town there are two tiny sewing/knitting shops, between them they have no more than 30 rolls of fabric in total, again not a single seasonal, or interesting fabric print between them.

And that is it, there is nothign else to work with, even the gorgeous minatures that I see on here, I simply cannot buy them anywhere.

..I am so frigging jealous of the stuff that I see here. (shipping from there to here is $$ as my partner will attest, so online shopping is generally a bust)

/rant

 (and wave to joannes and michaels in the US and spotlight in Oz for me, the next time you are there)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: smashu on October 08, 2015 07:33:19 AM
Hehe! Yay for inspiring envy!  And I'm so glad you're enjoying your package, this swap is so much fun!
It's good I didn't open it while she was there, from her reaction when I texted her a picture of today's present I'm pretty sure she would have taken off with it! haha

I love my package! This is so fun. I love having a present just for me each day :)


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Post by: quaggy on October 08, 2015 08:36:40 AM
Edelc if you never have you need to join the ongoing ows swap and list supplies those are always popular to send. Then you can be ready for next year I love that swap and when things slow down plan to rejoin I would claim you for a supply package

Back to this swap I did not get to open before leaving for work this morning so I have a prezzie to open when I get off today. Drats it is bugging me not knowing what I got come on work be over


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Post by: Smeddley on October 08, 2015 09:31:36 AM
Hehe! Yay for inspiring envy!  And I'm so glad you're enjoying your package, this swap is so much fun!
It's good I didn't open it while she was there, from her reaction when I texted her a picture of today's present I'm pretty sure she would have taken off with it! haha

I love my package! This is so fun. I love having a present just for me each day :)

Ha ha, it's a surprise to me, too, because the only two I remember the order were the first and last. Nooooooo idea in the middle bits!  :D


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Post by: artsycandice on October 08, 2015 09:34:00 AM
Glamis, the photos on the blocks are of my work. The originals are mixed-media pieces done in watercolors, acrylics, pens, charcoal, graphite, and perhaps some more. ;D It was a phase. I hand cut the blocks, sanded the heck out of them, glued down the photo, sanded the edges further, then sealed the block in a matte sealer. I was going to just send the crow/raven, but I feel like they look better hanging on the wall in a group. I'm glad you like them!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on October 08, 2015 02:08:14 PM
Edelc if you never have you need to join the ongoing ows swap and list supplies those are always popular to send. Then you can be ready for next year I love that swap and when things slow down plan to rejoin I would claim you for a supply package
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Aw thanks honey, I have been in the OWS a few times, but to be honest I tend to stay away, because I know that postage overseas is often outside of peoples budget, so I hate to stall the list. But i have been lucky to have received some great supplies from that swap occasionally.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 08, 2015 02:59:05 PM
edelc--I sometimes think that a lack of readily available supplies forces you to be very creative!  I have enjoyed seeing the projects you have made...unique and inventive...but, like quaggy, I would also be happy to send you supplies in the OWS!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on October 08, 2015 03:08:34 PM
edelc--I sometimes think that a lack of readily available supplies forces you to be very creative!  I have enjoyed seeing the projects you have made...unique and inventive...but, like quaggy, I would also be happy to send you supplies in the OWS!

you guys have really put a smile on my face..xx



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Post by: artsycandice on October 08, 2015 03:38:24 PM
Edelc if you never have you need to join the ongoing ows swap and list supplies those are always popular to send. Then you can be ready for next year I love that swap and when things slow down plan to rejoin I would claim you for a supply package
e

Aw thanks honey, I have been in the OWS a few times, but to be honest I tend to stay away, because I know that postage overseas is often outside of peoples budget, so I hate to stall the list. But i have been lucky to have received some great supplies from that swap occasionally.

I also wouldn't mind sending a supply package your way. ;D What kinds of Halloween supplies would you be interested in? Or... if you created a pinterest board with these kinds of things it would be easier to find just what you wanted.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Smeddley on October 08, 2015 03:44:31 PM
There are usually enough people that are willing, I wouldn't worry!  I'm good for shipping overseas as long as I prepare myself (and I am more prepared when it has to cross an ocean, I think it's annoying that it costs 4x as much to send something just over the border to Canada as it does to Detroit!  It's like, a quarter inch further on the map!).  Craftsters are worth it!  :D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: calixita on October 08, 2015 06:30:53 PM
So many, many goodies in this gallery!!  I just love Ludi's amazing plant specimen and Glamis's wonderfully detailed shadow box!!!  I love all the mug rugs and kitchen towels, that graveyard lantern, Halloween doilies, and adorable bat earrings!!!  And I covet that boozy flask!!

I wish I could have sent you Halloween-specific fabric, EdelC!  But there wasn't any in the store when I was looking.  Still too early.  And all the really good fabric stores are outside of the city and beyond my biking skills anyway.   ;D  It's just as well that I have no sewing skills!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 08, 2015 08:58:18 PM
Glamis, the coffin I decorated and lined myself. The heart magnet is handmade, but not by me. I bought it at our local Saturday Market one weekend as I was looking for something else. I love supporting fellow artists.


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Post by: edelC on October 09, 2015 12:58:11 AM
I think it's annoying that it costs 4x as much to send something just over the border to Canada as it does to Detroit!  It's like, a quarter inch further on the map!).  Craftsters are worth it!  :D
I have heard that before and it is just crazy!!


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Post by: calixita on October 09, 2015 01:27:44 AM
The best photo I took of the crow "taxidermy". 
Glitter doesn't photograph well. 


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Post by: edelC on October 09, 2015 02:54:33 AM

Glitter doesn't photograph well. 

it doesn't, but I am so happy that it is mine...:)


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 09, 2015 05:54:05 AM
That is so very cool!


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Post by: smashu on October 10, 2015 01:22:36 AM
That crow "taxidermy" is amazing!

I am off on vacation so I opened all my remaining presents and posted pics! I am so spoiled! This is the best chistmas'oween ever! 

Also, since when is hand crocheting an entire amazing blanket a small? :) Not that I'm complaining ;) Thank you so much Smeddley for everything!

I can't wait to see what everyone else posts for the rest of the days x


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Post by: Smeddley on October 10, 2015 06:37:38 AM
When the idea for a craft gets into my head, I can't shake it!  It compelled me to crochet it!

And it made up for the very "small" glitter jar ornaments (weirdly, the fastest craft is probably my second favorite!) and getting Cryssoleil to paint the Sally and Jack peg people! :D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 10, 2015 12:08:43 PM
I am completely amazed at this gallery this year!

Wonderful and fun items for this Halloween and many more to come!


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 10, 2015 05:05:44 PM
The teeny tiny sword swallower is amazing!

And I just love the Nightmare Before Christmas peg people pendants!

The Day of the Dead table runner is really gorgeous!

The skull applique shirt is fantastic!

The painted socks!  And the eyeball hat!  So freaking cool!

So much cool stuff!  Love.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: moriarT on October 11, 2015 02:24:07 AM
Kicking myself for not signing up for this swap. This is my favourite gallery to stalk, you all are so talented and so lucky to have such great packages to open.
Next year, definitely next year...


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Post by: Glamis on October 11, 2015 03:00:42 AM
Aww...the eyeball hat..wish I had a hat face!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 11, 2015 06:27:00 AM
rantyhippie, did some of the paint come off near the big black dog's eye, and near the little black cat's eye?  The mint and leaves on the mixed media owl art came from my oak tree up front, and my garden. 


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Post by: gotgrey on October 11, 2015 06:28:11 AM
rantyhippie, if some of the paint came off, I'm going to be pissed. I super clear coated everything I painted.  I guess if it did come off, you can just fill those spots in w/black marker. 


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Post by: rantyhippie on October 11, 2015 12:31:41 PM
I am not sure. They look great to me!


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 11, 2015 03:52:15 PM
The square wreath/door decoration with lights is really cool!!


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 11, 2015 03:53:52 PM
I really love the painting of Nosferatu, too.


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Post by: Bow and Sparrow on October 11, 2015 07:52:54 PM
I'm back! Now that I have internet access I was able to update my post with all the goodies that thimbles sent. So many fantastic gifties in this gallery! Some of my favorites: the bat conservation donation, cat skull hanging, eyeball pin cushion, skull blocks, raven painting, crocheted zero ornament (Smeddley, if you do the OWS, keep an eye out for me :D), the patchwork mug rug, the crow pillows, the ouji board mug rug, the grim reaper, THAT RAVEN TAXIDERMY.



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 11, 2015 08:06:18 PM
Okie dokie, thank you rantyhippie.  It must just be shine from the camera.


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Post by: calixita on October 11, 2015 11:46:30 PM
Oh my goodness!  
I love that anatomical heart wall hanging and splat cat mat!  Also the lovely little trays, lit-up bat wreath, cat toys, eyeball hat and tentacle earrings!  The Sally patchwork blanket is marvelous and the painted Lestat journal is simply fabulous!!
I'm waiting until the gallery is full and then plan on pinning away!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Glamis on October 12, 2015 01:51:39 AM
The end draws nigh  :'(


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Post by: edelC on October 12, 2015 01:59:26 AM
ack..another Monday..another morning of sitting looking at the gallery (sans upload cable) with my second to last package waiting at home, so I don't get my hot little hands on it until much much later today,,


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 12, 2015 12:21:49 PM
rantyhippie, that is a little skeletal deer, in the terrarium.


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 12, 2015 02:11:08 PM
Okay, that clown amigurumi is sufficiently creepy!!


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 12, 2015 05:52:03 PM
The witch flying in front of the moon pillow is gorgeous!


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Post by: Thimbles71 on October 12, 2015 05:54:38 PM
The bloody wreath is so creepy cool!


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Post by: Glamis on October 13, 2015 02:00:25 AM
That "sewer" clown is awesome!


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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on October 13, 2015 05:56:05 AM
My partner doesn't have a gallery space so I will post a couple pics of what I made.

Zombie candy corn


Halloween dream catcher


Casper coasters


Wreath


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Thimbles71 on October 13, 2015 06:08:56 AM
Those are all amazing!  I love the wreath!  And the Casper coasters are so charming!  And a Halloween dream catcher!  That's so clever!  Very cool!!


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Post by: MissingWillow on October 13, 2015 06:13:30 AM
Aww QNM that candy corn is darling!  How is it made?


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 13, 2015 07:37:51 AM
I hope you guys post some of these projects as separate posts for all to see!  So many fabulous Halloween projects this round!

edelc--that chamois covered journal is just so creepy and fabulous!

ludi--the zombie sheep is cute yet disturbing!  Fabulous!

love the little fireplace mantel scene, too!

The lighted square wreath is unique and really stands out, quaggy! I love it!

I have pinned so many things, including that adorable ghost bunting!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on October 13, 2015 07:42:12 AM
Thank you MW, I made him out of air dry clay and acrylic paint.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on October 13, 2015 07:59:44 AM
My partner doesn't have a gallery space so I will post a couple pics of what I made.



I love those caspar coasters!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: whatthepuck on October 13, 2015 08:04:31 AM
I have updated my entire gallery. Thank you mom2em!

My gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5340002#msg5340002)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Thimbles71 on October 13, 2015 08:15:12 AM
The Edward Gorey inspired shrine is amazing!!


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Post by: calixita on October 13, 2015 10:14:28 AM
Wow!  I love this swap!  There is so much cleverness in this gallery!  I've been waiting until it was full and then using my "pin" button to my heart's content!

Here's my photo of the shrine, EdelC.  Sorry stuff came unglued.  Although, it's probably a minor miracle it made the trip overseas as intact as it did.
It looks like you put the heart and crown in the same place as I.  I'm glad you like it.  I must admit to being proud of the heart as I'm rather new to working with clay.  One of my pre-med student workers advised me.    :D
I can't stop petting my new journal.  Whether it's simply because I love the feel of the suede or because I've become mesmerized under the spell of an enchanted book, I am unsure.    ;)


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 13, 2015 12:02:34 PM
Gorgeous shrine!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 13, 2015 12:04:06 PM
love it...so colorful and full of goodness!

I agree--that journal is just fabulous!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 13, 2015 12:11:24 PM
You guys need to see the unbelievable quilt quaggy made me for my final day. Seriously, it made me cry. After getting totally flaked on last year, she offered to partner with me to help me have a better experience this time around and man...just amazing. Such a wonderful swap. I'm not worthy! :D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: rantyhippie on October 13, 2015 12:35:24 PM
I am loving this gallery. My own goodies are being very much enjoyed at my house. My son won't stop playing with all the stuffies! Thanks for making this a great swap, gotgrey!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 13, 2015 12:42:15 PM
You guys need to see the unbelievable quilt quaggy made me for my final day. Seriously, it made me cry. After getting totally flaked on last year, she offered to partner with me to help me have a better experience this time around and man...just amazing. Such a wonderful swap. I'm not worthy! :D

You did such an awesome job last year...I am so glad you got partnered with an amazing Craftster! You both are worthy! Lovely items!  Gotta go look at the quilt before I bust into tears!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 13, 2015 12:44:39 PM
uhm, wow...what a great way to "end" the swap!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on October 13, 2015 12:49:45 PM
Fabulous gallery!!! I can't comment on everything I loved but I pinned a ton of stuff!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on October 13, 2015 01:00:15 PM

 I'm rather new to working with clay. 


Wow you would never think it, your clay skills are really really good.

I can't stop petting my new journal.  Whether it's simply because I love the feel of the suede or because I've become mesmerized under the spell of an enchanted book, I am unsure.    ;)
 

well obviously it was both, ;)

It is chamois leather, which is so supple and soft, good enough to eat ...almost...it makes for a slightly lumpier inner cover though :(

however I used heavyweight paper for the pages so you can use most pens and nothing should bleed through.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 13, 2015 01:40:08 PM
I am loving this gallery. My own goodies are being very much enjoyed at my house. My son won't stop playing with all the stuffies! Thanks for making this a great swap, gotgrey!

You're welcome rantyhippie, it was my pleasure. 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: quaggy on October 13, 2015 04:36:25 PM
You guys need to see the unbelievable quilt quaggy made me for my final day. Seriously, it made me cry. After getting totally flaked on last year, she offered to partner with me to help me have a better experience this time around and man...just amazing. Such a wonderful swap. I'm not worthy! :D

So happy to have partnered with you.....thanks for the kind words and believe me you were so worth it!   My final pictures are posted!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Smeddley on October 13, 2015 06:11:21 PM
I'm so sad that's over!  Now I wish I'd signed up for the Christmas one, though I really need about a year's notice to live up to some of the swap packages here!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 13, 2015 06:13:52 PM
I have uploaded images of my final two days. Go check them out here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.msg5334116#msg5334116). This was my first time to participate in a swap like this. This was a pretty awesome experience. I am going to take my time tonight in drifting through people's lists. Everyone have a great night!


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Post by: Audania1 on October 14, 2015 09:28:11 AM
Everyone's things are glorious! I'm going to sit down at my laptop and pin the crap out of them all :).  A few peeps haven't posted pictures in the gallery so I'm hoping they will take the time to do it. My own partner has had a really hard time lately so I may post pics of what I sent for her tomorrow.

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Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on October 14, 2015 12:14:33 PM
. My own partner has had a really hard time lately so I may post pics of what I sent for her tomorrow.


oh do, I want to see what you sent.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 14, 2015 12:18:12 PM
Am I the only one who was sad this morning not to have a present to open? ;) I've been spoiled!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on October 14, 2015 01:34:53 PM
Crazyda, I'm so glad the shirt fits. It's the first time I've ever made clothing for someone else. *sigh of relief*


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Thimbles71 on October 14, 2015 03:06:32 PM
I'm late, I'm late!  But, I updated with the big finale of my package!  This has been such a fun swap.  Bow and Sparrow was such an awesome partner.  :)  Thank you so much!

And thank you for organizing the swap and for everyone who participated and contributed such awesome gifts!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: quaggy on October 14, 2015 03:09:52 PM
I too was sad but we have an amazing gallery. Still more pictures to come of some awesome stuff I am sure.......

Love all my gifts it couldn't have turned out any better


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Thimbles71 on October 14, 2015 05:09:26 PM
That skeleton hoopla that Joyful posted is absolutely stunning. WOW!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: koalascout on October 16, 2015 11:35:16 AM
okay ladies, i am sorry i have not posted my pictures yet. my computer and internet are behaving today so i will get a few posted today.

also sorry i thought we were not opening until the 18th or so of october.

so i did not open my stuff until around the 10th.



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: koalascout on October 16, 2015 11:50:51 AM
day 1

day 2

day 3

day 4

day 5

day 6

day 7


Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13






Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: calixita on October 18, 2015 04:56:46 PM
I received an extra "little something" in the mail today from my partner.  Which just may one of the biggest understatements I've ever said/written.  I had admired a fabulous portable cocktail kit she had made.  (see that here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439132.msg5309764#msg5309764)
Well, she went and made me a spooky version of my own!!!!!!!!!!  It is so very very amazing!!!!

the back:

open it up and look inside!
2 decorated bottles, shot glasses, straws and drink decorations!

One of the bottles will soon be filled with the Asian pear-infused vodka that I recently made!  Who's got a cocktail recipe for me?
details:

I never imagined anything so unbelievable was waiting inside the little package I opened.  My partner spoiled me beyond description.  I am left speechless!  I can't believe how unbelievably cool this cocktail kit is!  It will follow me to many lovely parties and gatherings and I can't wait for warm weather again so I can enjoy some outdoor cocktail hours!

Thank you, EdelC!!!!!  You are a generous crafter extraodinairre!!!!!!!!!!!  I was so lucky to be partnered with you!!!!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: koalascout on October 18, 2015 07:45:23 PM
love everything

i will get pictures posted of everything i sent my partner after i sort through all the pictures i took of it all

 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Alchamy513 on October 19, 2015 08:40:37 PM
I finally went back through everything and its all amazing! You guys are super talented! It needs to be next year already....


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: Lo{ve} on October 19, 2015 10:36:33 PM
My partner didn't post past day 6  :( so I will post these! I unfortunately didn't get any detail shots and I'm not sure if I got it all in these shots.








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Post by: lindyv321 on October 20, 2015 07:07:35 AM
Love all the Halloween goodness!!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 20, 2015 07:55:24 AM
That little cocktail kit is wonderful!

Lo{ve}--I just love your crochet Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein!

I pinned so many things from this gallery for next year!  You guys did a fantastic job!