Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Getting the Halloween Fever!

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.

11 comments:

BLISS angels said...

Boo-t ful matchbox and goodies .. wasn't this a fun swap ? i'm looking frowards to seeing what you sent hugs wendy

Jo said...

Oh how lucky you are!!! This matchbox just rocked! i love the box!!!

Kelly_Deal said...

What a wonderful matchbox filled with such awesome goodies!
Kelly

Sassy Marsha said...

How darling, it has feet!!!!! I made a poison bottle too for my partner!

xxoo
Marsha

Betsy said...

This is just as cute as can be! What an imagination. The little legs are so clever.
Thanks for stopping by. Wish you could have been there on Saturday....so much fun!

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a beautiful matchbox!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh my gosh you are so creative! I could never think of anything like that..cute!

Carol

Zondra Art said...

Very beautiful and creative works!
Matchbox it is soo great!

Have a nice day, kisses.

JoAnne said...

What a wonderful job Karen did! I can't wait to see what you created Michele- I KNOW you spoiled her right back!

Laurie said...

Oh, you were spoiled. That matchbox is adorable!

Plush Possum Studio said...

What a stunner of a gift! And what a talented artist she must be!!! I'm truly wowed by her special treatment of each detail. Charming, cheerful, lots to look at--what more could anyone swapping with her have hoped to receive?
Lovely photo work!
Rose

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