Wednesday, October 8, 2008



My dear friend Amy of Four Sisters in a Cottage thought it would be fun to hostess her first ever swap with a Halloween theme, so Halloween 2008 Swap was born! Amy was such a wonderful hostess & paired me up with the sweetest young blogger Lindsey of Two Crazy Crafters, so named for she & her mother, Twyla.

Lindsey was so fun to shop & craft for ~ she enjoys vintage Halloween items just as I do! Below are the items I sent to her.

My first ever banner to make ~ of course I had to add some sparkly sequins & beads......just so she would know it was from ME!! BLING BLING!

A creepy laboratory beaker with skull candy for her sweet tooth!

Every ghoul, I mean girl, needs party plates & napkins for impromptu gatherings.

An appliqued Jack O' Lantern towel

I made her a pumpkin gift box with some of my favorite vintage Halloween postcard images.

Inside was a glittery sugared pumpkin.

I had fun cross-stitching a Trick or Treat Halloween Ghost/Bear for her!

I also cross-stitched a small Halloween Spider Treat Bag & stuffed it with candy.

Last year a sweet blogger Beth of Gathering Dust sent me a starter kit for making tags. She is a great tag maker, really a crafter extraordinaire of ALL things ~ she gave me the supplies & most importantly the courage to make my very first tag!

Notice the little frightened girl & boy on the back of my tag? Well, it is one of my favorite Halloween graphics & it just so happened that Lindsey gave me this EXACT same design on an adorable wooden hang tag!! Do great minds think alike or what?!!?

I had a blast participating in this blogging swap & now I won't be afraid to do it again! Lindsey, hope you enjoy all your treats & that you will think of me each year you display them!!

To see all of the great items I received from Lindsey, please see the post below!



Laume said...

Great job on your first banner. I want to make one but haven't made the leap yet.

Connie said...

You'll win a prize for your creativity and "BLINGGGG, sistah chick!! LOL
Smooches for mum,

celestina marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Just love what you did for your Halloween swap. Everything is perfect from your talented hands. And, your gifts are spOOktacular too. What a talented mother and daughter.

I had so much fun catching up on all your posts I missed over the last 10 days. Just love seeing the pic of gorgeous you and your sweet family for your dear Mom's birthday. What a beautiful family you are. So great to see Bree before she has the baby!!

Thanks for stopping by, Miss you!
Love ya too, Celestina
la rea rose

Bo said...

Hi Stephanie...I can see you girls are having so much fun with your Halloween swaps...good for you!
;-) Bo

Shirl said...

Hi Steph, Oh my goodness I just love all the sweet gifts that you gave to your swap partner. The banner is just adorable. I love the little cross stitch ghost and spider treat bag. The beaker, towel and gift box are just so cute!
Thank you for stopping by Steph, I left a comment there for the questions you asked.
Love you! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Jennifer said...

Hi Steph,I just love everything you made!Your banner is so cute!Bree looks wonderful and your Grandaughter looks so sweet they look like sisters!I just love the witch boot Bree got for you that is awesome.I love halloween decorating also.Its so fun.Your Boo garland is cute too.Hugs,Jen