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 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!