Anyone in the mood for Halloween? Look how fun and cute this is!!!!! I am a partner in JoAnne's Halloween Matchbox swap or Vintage Dragonfly's monthly matchbox swap flickr group. My partner, Karen Hess karensmondaymusings.blogspot.com just left for a trip to Germany today, so she wanted to get a jump on it. Here is the amazing little gem of a matchbox she sent to me. We were asked to put in 4 handmade items. Heck the altered box counts as one thing. Well Karen spoiled me good. I was tickled pink (or should I say orange) with my box and all of it's contents. Enjoy!
You can tell that she really put a lot of time and effort into it.
She put the so cute box up on these adorable bead legs. I just love it!
She altered the matchbox into the cool lift up trunk style. The velcro tab and tie kept it closed.
this is a Spooktacular little swag that says "spooky" Another sweet little gem.
She made this cute little poison bottle from a tiny matchbox (I think) on the other side it bears a tag that states "Drink me"
There was this way tiny (1"x1") book that says, "things that go bump in the night. . .BOO!"
Those are brass jump rings for jewelry. I can only imagine how hard it was to get that all together being so tiny!
And on the outside of the box she sent along some more goodies.
A bagful of buttons and flowers, a really cute ATC signed by the artist, and this way cute pendant made from a bottle cap. I couldn't love it more. I still get giddy when I look at it all and I will post what I made for Karen in a later post! I have her's done, but will wait to post that a little later on.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!