Friday, October 17, 2008

My second Sweet & Sinister Swap partner, Joanne, finally got a chance to open her box this week, YAH! So now I can show you the rest of the things I made this year.


Not terribly complicated but still, I liked how they came out. I spray painted these white rose stems black and added black glitter and ribbons. I like how this photo came out. It's a color photo but it looks as if it's a black and white. Each partner got one.


Each partner also got a BOO banner, crawling with creepy spiders.


I found these great candlestick holders at the thrift shop and added a fresh coat of black paint to spiff them up. I glittered the pumpkins, added the crepe paper ruffled collars (I've never done that before and I was pretty pleased with myself - until I realized they would be difficult to ship without breaking!) and added all sorts of ribbon and lace. I have a third candlestick holder to decorate for me. We'll see if I ever get around to it, or maybe I'll just be lazy and use it plain.


Last double item for both boxes, some large candy jars filled with bones, skulls, wickedly sweet black and white candy sticks, and cobwebs.


I made Penelope for Joanne. I thought she should be dressed up ready for a southern style Halloween soiree, even down to her pearl necklace. Can you see her tail peeking out from behind. I love how her tail came out.


Here's the whole box full of goodies for Joanne. I found some play and vintage jewelry (in the little box) for her and her daughter to play with, added a tea cup full of both black and white teas, and bits and bobs of other fun things - candles, cards, a tea towel, a fun houndstooth purse (I was tempted to keep that for me!), a "J" for Joanne, some cute paper coasters, a ghosty tea light, a basket for storing goodies, a wee felted mousie, and even a couple of teething toys for the little prince Stephen.


Here's the full box of loot for Linda's box that I couldn't show you earlier. It has many of the same items as Joanne's as well as some thrifted goodies that I knew she'd like - yes, those are nuns (she collects them), a wee owl made out of shells, an owl tea mug (which I believe I forgot to add the teas to) and some 1950's collectible swan wall plaques I scored.

I had so much fun with this swap and I'll give you an early heads up - I've decided to host a swap myself for the upcoming December holidays! I'll announce it as soon as I have the details worked out, at the end of October or first of November. All I can tell you now is it's going to be a magical one!

26 comments:

Walker Lady said...

Wow, what lucky gals to get those gift boxes!!! I LOVE the candles. They remind me so much of jelly fish. You could do something similar for a gift for someone who likes ocean stuff. Jelly fish candles! Now how cool would that be? lol

Alberta and Ava said...

I love all your black and white goodies, especially the Boo banner and the candlesticks. You have inspired the decorations for my Studio Seance. Perhaps, after the Sleepy Hollow Soiree, I can get the studio ready by next weekend. Please come back and take a creepy peek then!

Ana Balbinot said...

Great post and party! How cute are the decoration! Love it! And thanks for your comment and visit at my blog. Hope to see you soon!

Heather said...

Oh! Such pretties! I love the white pumpkins, beautiful!~

KayEllen said...

Wow so much eye candy and wonderful treasures for Linda:)
Just Darling!

Stop by for a pumpkin muffin and tea if you have time today!

Hugs,
kayellen

ArtSparker said...

Loce that crazy kitty. I'll send the link to my friend who makes button jewelry

CuteStuffInside said...

It's okay - I don't mind be corrected - how else can I learn. You know, I really did think it was Glinda, but I was checking over the net and in several instances I found it to be Glenda - so I was confused and thought I was wrong. I should have stayed with my first attempt.

S.W.A.K.

JulieZS said...

Great stuff, you have lucky swap partners. I look forward to hearing about your December swap idea...

gail said...

Hi,,, its so nice to meet you. I really enjoyed the blog party:) I love your blog! Your work is awesome. I will be back to visit. Thanks for stopping by mine... and its a pretty funny story about the grave with the name Charles Friend. My last name IS Friend, and I was at the cemetery visiting another relative and happened upon that gravestone. So, I just had to add it to the story. LOL Happy Halloween,,gail

Sherry said...

Wow! You are a great swap partner!! Everything is wonderful! What a great mail day for Joanne and Linda!!

:-)
Sherry

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've enjoyed visiting yours!

Linda said...

I am the lucky recipient of this box of goodies! How much can I love it all? I have put each and every little thing to work in various rooms of my home, and I think of you, Laume and smile when I walk past one of my treasures or drink a cup of coffee from my new favorite owl mug! You're the greatest!

Christina said...

I love the pumpkins! :)

faerie enchantment said...

So much wonderful & Spook-Tacular
Halloween Eye Candy! Love it!

Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

Melissa said...

Best swap I've ever seen! Happy Halloween!!

Jennifer said...

Wow what creative stuff! I may have to make some white glittered pumpkins for myself. LOVE the black kitty:)
Jen

Daydreamer :) said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier.

Your photos are boo-tiful. I'll have to come back when I have more time to look around some more.

Happy nightmares,
Daydreamer :)

My Crafty Little Page said...

Laume - You just put together a fabulous swap for your partners. I love the way you did the pumpkin candlesticks and the white pumpkins...just sooo pretty :)Nancy

LiLi M. said...

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. I love these sweet and sinister packages, so inspiring! Have a happy Halloween!

Monica said...

wow look at all those fun goodies!
love all you creations!

Linda Crispell said...

You have given me so many ideas and inspirations from these wonderful photos!
Thank you,
Linda

Mel said...

I wish I was Linda! I particularly love the candlesticks with glittery pumpkins!

Chris said...

Hey, thanks for checking out my blog. I didn't see you on the Blog party list, but I remember you from Michelle's street team! This is fabulous looking work. I've heard about the Sweet and Sinister swap on other blogs. The works are fun and so creative.
Happy Halloween!

Robyn said...

Fantastic swap box you put together - anyone would have been thrilled to be your swap partner! I especially loved the glittered the pumpkins on the ribbon endowed candlesticks - great job!!!
Robyn

Emilie Nichole said...

You have yet to decorate! shame shame! And all those wonderful things you sent your swap partner ;) Thanks for stopping by my little "party" and it wasn't smokey at all in SD... beautiful and sunny!

Christy said...

Fantastic halloween creations! I love your style!

Jeanie said...

Thanks so much for visiting my halloween party. All your Halloweenies are enchanting!

(And amazingly, the cat doesn't get into the decorations. I don't know how I got so lucky!)