|Fionnuala embroidered this pumpkin using part of the kit we received from a swap|
I did manage to get some Halloween crafting in, and I'd love to share it here. I was the hostess for our annual Bits of Goodness Halloween Swap. The ladies made some fun stuff! As hostess I got my own cute items in exchange for the duty of swapping, packaging and re-shipping everything back out. Hostessing is actually a bit of work and always costs more than you receive for return shipping, so the hostess gifts are greatly appreciated!
|Dyed silk and transparency by Lindy from Sweet Harvest Homestead|
|Knit kitten by Megan - couldn't get a great photo, but this lil guy was a favorite of my kids!|
|Gnome clothespin and Autumn crown made by Jayna|
|Halloween Story Stones made by Autumn|
|Dia de los Muertos crocheted bracelet made by April|
|Beeswax pumpkin with felted mouse and Halloween note made by Jennifer|
|Halloween banner made by Maureen|
I also joined my first swap over at Fairies and Gnomes Handwork. This is a newer swap group on Facebook. The swaps seem to be well run and they seem less uptight than some of the other Facebook Waldorf inspired swap groups. I made these little "Mommy and Me" ghost candles. They are made with local beeswax (from Southern CA) with cotton wicking.
Below are the items I got in return. I will be swapping with this group again soon, with their Mealtime Swap.
|Gnome set made by Karen of Bridgit's Bell|
|Witch doll made by Kelly of Celie Elliot Dolls|
|Ghost peg doll and witch candle by Sonia|
|Pumpkin felted wall hanging by Heather|
|Felt board and craft kit put together by Lauren|
Swaps are so fun during the holidays. I am working on celestial dyed silks for the Bits of Goodness Celestial Swap. Come join us and maybe you'll get one of my silks!