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.
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!