"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My first swap...how exciting!

I recently joined the Joli Paquet swap group & my partner was Michelle @ Gingham World. As excited as I was to receive my package, I remembered to grab my camera before ripping into it. But you'll have to forgive the grainy photos....it's been raining all week & the lighting is horrible.

Look at the treasures that awaited me!

She went all out on the tote...I LOVE it! I just love it! If I had seen it in a store, I would have picked it out for myself...it's got toile, dots, stripes & gingham...how could I not love it? ;o) I had "issues" making her tote...hope she's not disappointed in it.

And look at all teh goodies... a bagful of eyeball gumballs, spooky cookie cutters, a Happy Harvest sign, Happy Halloween hanging (it's in the box above), witch doll & witchy shadowbox. I think her generosity may have spoiled me for my next swap partner.

The shadowbox is too cute! With it's clothespin witch & rick rack trim, it's too, too cute! I tried & tried to get a good close-up but wasn't able to...sorry! But she is just darling!!! (You think I've used enough exclamation points in this post? LOL)

I literally gasped when I saw this witch doll in the tote..actually gasped, I got so excited. I adore her, Michelle. Your talent is amazing! I will treasure her always.

Again, I apologize for the bad photos but dreary days do not provide good lighting. I'll take more pictures when I post my Halloween decor...haven't done that yet cause I'm waiting on some good light. Geeez, this is Texas, not Seattle...we shouldn't have this many days of rain!

I cannot thank you enough Michelle...I hope you are as happy w/ your swap as I am with mine.


Household 6 said...

OH! How fun are all your goodies! What an awesome package to open on your dreary TX day! I want to see the closeup of the shadowbox, dangit, heheh... actually, is it straw or tinsel on the bottom? The bag is adorable too - totally Halloween Chic! Lucky you :)

Kim said...

How wonderful! What a fun package. It looks like that was a fun swap.

Karen said...

Oh my gosh! How fun!!!! I just love swaps. I just can't seem to find the time right now. Maybe in January!! I'm just looking forward to my new Artist Class with Mary at Green Paper. We are going to have such fun!

thanks for sharing!!
Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

michelle said...

Oh, I am so excited! I am so glad you liked your package, it was really fun to do. I will be watching for the mailman!

Claudia said...

What a wonderful group of goodies! Looks like you had a great swap - love your new header, too!

Katy ~ said...

I am in jaw-dropping awe of this fabulous, fabulous swap!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Your loot is great! I've always wanted to do a swap, just never got around to it. I think you just inspired me. Lisa

T's Daily Treasures said...

From all the swaps I've seen out there in blogland, everyone is a winner! So much fun! Wish I didn't live so far away. Your Junkin trip was a triumph as well -- lovely spools of thread, buttons and lots of vintage goodness! All the best to you, Tammy :)


Hi, Cami. So nice of you to visit my blog and leave your sweet comment. I'm happy to add your great blog to my list of favorites, so much fun and so many pretty things! ~ Angela

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2009 said...

That's an incredible swap! I'd pick that handbag too! Lucky you! :)

Charlene said...

Way too cute! I can see your excitment. It is fun to do a swap isn't it? The trouble is not knowing what & how much. I just shipped my Fall Swap package to Canada. I'll show photos when I know she has her box. Hugs!

Jo said...

Found you through the Halloween Fete list over at A Fanciful Twist! I Love your blog, it's title and "Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself." I saw that a few months ago on the cover of a journal at B&N and it stopped me in my tracks!

Little Pink Studio said...

She did spoil you! What a wonderful swap package!
Cerri xo

Jeanne said...

Oh what wonderful swap goodies you received from Michelle! I'm sure it brightened your day!