Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Slightly Late "Happy Halloween"!!

Only two days late, so not TOO bad! LOL I've been down for almost a week with a bad case of food poisoning, or I would have gotten this posted sooner. The irony of the whole thing is that I recently started a new eating plan, and in the process switched from ground beef to ground turkey, and I think that's what ended up making me sick. I think I'll go back to beef!

Anyway, I never posted about the Halloween exchange I was in. I sent to Laura this year, which is great, because she LOVES Halloween!! I had a fun time finding stuff for her, including eyeball and finger candy - LOL

The piece I stitched her is from Autumn Minis by Waxing Moon Designs. I added leaves that I found in the Scrapbooking section to a plain black frame - quick and easy!!

And my Stamp Club made the cutest Halloween projects for October! The card is a pop-up card that folds down flat. You can find the directions for the technique here. And the bag was really fun - we stamped the image, colored it, and then sprayed it with water to make it run. I liked the projects so much, I made two sets - I knew I had to send them to Laura, but I wanted to keep them for myself too! LOL

And I got a fabulous package all the way from Germany from Gaby! I was just blown away by everything she made me!

She made this adorable pillow (I've GOT to try this finishing technique sometime!) . The chart is from German designer Gisela Suskind. It was originally charted as a monochrome design, and Gaby added the colors - I love it!

She also made this clever scissor holder - complete with a beautiful beaded scissor fob and these great Halloween colored scissors! This is a wonderful addition to my scissor/fob collection :)

Thanks again Gaby for the great Halloween package!!

And I finally got the light situation fixed on my holiday tree. It actually meant several hours of cutting off the original lights and replacing them with LED's, but I'm glad that I now have a fully lit tree, and these lights should last for years! So here is my 2008 Halloween Tree :)


LODY said...

Hope everything's back to normal now.

You spoiled Laura, and you deserve to be spoiled by Gaby too.:)

Both of your works are amazing!

Katrina said...

Rachel, hope you are feeling much better!

Love the exchanges, finishes and your tree is fabulous! I love, love, love it :-).

Jennifer said...

These packages look great! I love the pop up card and the bag you made. I'm trying to figure out how in the world you find time for all of these hobbies! LOL!

Siobhan said...

Very pretty, Rachel! The tree is fabulous, and all those lovely exchanges look wonderful!

I hope you're feeling better!