Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spooky Spoolies Swap!

What a Fun Swapportunity!
Swaps are one of the most fun parts of blogging.  We bloggers tend to flock together with others who share similar interests and values.  One of the best ways to get to know each other is to swap crafts and crafting supplies with each other.  I just love this!  I have met so many new friends this way...and have gotten to know a few of the "regulars" a bit better. 
 
Halloween/Fall Spoolie Swap
My most recent "swapportunity" was organized by Sandy of 521 Lake Street and Deb of Garage Sale Gal  The challenge was to create a fall or Halloween ornament out of an old wooden spool.  We've done it for other holidays...like Easter...and it's so much fun!  I am a lucky girl.  I inherited a huge tub full of wooden spools from my Grandma Patta.  She was a doll collector and Grandpa Rich made Barbie furniture using the wooden spools.  I will never run out of spools in this lifetime!  My partner for this swap is Sandy from 521 Lake Street.
 
 
My spoolie for Sandy.  She chose a "Fall" theme.
I tried to make it using only things I had on hand...I need to do that more often.

I found this wee owl in a set of three at an antique mall in Salt Lake City.
 
Sandy's Creation...

Sandy must know of my love of a Jack Skellington Christmas!
I can hear the soundtrack from "Nightmare Before Christmas" in my head.

Cutest little scarecrow!

The spoolie came wrapped inside this jar.
The jar is perfect for storing...temporarily of course...the Candy Corn M&Ms.
Thank you, Sandy, for this adorable little fella...and for all the fun papers and supplies!
 
Disney Shop Decor and Miscellany...

This little scene is in an alcove in one of the Main Street shops.

Pinterest Inspired Porch Pillows.
I used burlap from the reunion projects and stencils from Walmart.
 
These are the pillows I "pinned."
There is a tutorial on Be Different Act Normal
 
Can't wait to see your swaps!
 

10 comments:

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your spoolies!! They are so cute! And yum...candy in a pretty jar!! :) Your pillows are so cute! I seen that on Pinterest too! :) Have a lovely day! xo Holly

Lutka And Co. said...

What a cute spoolie you made! And what a cute spoolie you received! Yes, I agree these swaps are a fun way to meet like minded crafters.

Sandy McClay said...

Shirley,
I am so glad you like my spoolie gift! I adore yours and I am actually going to post about it....I just love all of the Disney Halloween and fall photos! So stinking cute! Thank you again for being my partner!

Love, Sandy

Musings from Kim K. said...

Keep sharing the Disney pics! Love them! Both sets of spoolies and darling. It's been so much fun seeing everyone's interpretations. I'm looking forward to sharing mine and my partner's spool soon.

710southmain said...

Your spoolie is so cute. Love the owl on top.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Love them both! Isn't it amazing how we could make a million spoolies and they would all be totally different? That's what's so fun about swapping!
Great job!
Erica :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love the spoolie you made for Sandy!! and the one Sandy made for you! Great creating friends!!!
I'll be posting mine this weekend! I'm getting into FALL!
Warmly,
deb

Jann Olson said...

I'm so sad that I missed this swap. I did the Easter one and had so much fun! Love both the one you made and received! I may have to make myself one when I get a chance. Your pillows turned out so cute. I pinned the same ones. You are way ahead of me girl. I will start Mon. or maybe even tomorrow.
hugs,
Jann

Pollyanna said...

Love all the goodies you shared ... the spoolies are sooo fun, have I been living on another planet? Love you blog as always.

Pollyanna said...

Love all the goodies you shared ... the spoolies are sooo fun, have I been living on another planet? Love you blog as always.