I'm really embarassed that I had to flake out a bit on the tote. I had issues w/ the tote I was making her, ruined it & had to go buy this vinyl, store-bought tote in order to meet the mailing deadline. I tried to make up for it w/ the treats & I hope that I was successful!
I sent her one of my Boo'tiful girls, (dressed in gingham, of course!), one of my altered spoons, the shadow box I made, Halloween candles & the tote full of treats.
I filled the tote w/ lots of crafting supplies....vintage flashcards, glittered skulls, spooky images, bingo cards.....
Family stamp, glittered black birds, orange gingham napkins, a pearl letter M, black bottle brush trees, chocolates, ME cocoa mix....
a cardboard house (wait until you see what I did w/ mine!) & containers full of candies & bouncy eyeballs & spiders. I wanted to share some of my crafting supplies as I always buy in abundance.
I shouldn't even show y'all this but this is the tote I was making for her. It would have been darling if everything had gone according to plan. I would have attached a big black & white gingham bow w/ vintage rhinestone button & it would have been so chic. (Not as nice as the beautiful, pieced tote that Michelle made by hand for me but still chic).
I know what you're thinking..."well that doesn't look too bad!"Yes it does! Just look how messy the iron-on letters were. Why didn't I stencil instead? As embarassed as I am about the vinyl store-bought tote I sent out, I would have been mortified if I had sent this one. Especially once I received the beautiful one she sent me. ;o) I'll just have to chalk this one up to experience!
You can see my goodies I received from Michelle, here in this post. I really enjoyed this swap & hope my partner had as much fun as I did!