Saturday, October 19, 2013

Spoolie Swap Finale and Around Here!

I haven't had much time to post or visit these days. I'm getting ready for a big Craft Fair on November 1 and 2 and like all crafters....I'm working my fingers to the bone in a frenzy! I've completed a slew of Fall/Thanksgiving themed items and now it's on to Christmas! I like to add some new things every year so that folks don't get bored but the planning of new things is a trial and error process for me. I will be showing you some of what I've made in future posts.

For today, I want to share with you the wonderful gifts sent to me by Erica, of Golden Egg Vintage. She was my sweet partner in Deb and Sandy's Fall Spoolie Swap!
First, let me say that the spoolie is amazing!! Erica made it herself from paper clay...don't know how she did it but the detail is do not do this piece justice!

I tried to capture the details in this piece for you to see. It's really nifty!

Erica also sent some Halloween scrapbook papers, Washi tape, chocolate and shortbread cookies (long gone!) and the most wonderful vintage Christmas scrap!!!

Love the Santas!! Erica, thank you for being a superb swap partner! Your talent is awesome and I am so lucky to have a piece of your art for my own! xoxo

You know how I agonize over my mantel decorating. It didn't used to be a problem for me (I think I was really bad at it but didn't know any better) but since the dawn of Pinterest, I suddenly want to be a Better Homes and Gardens quality's never going to happen! Last month I decided that I wanted to do the majority of my Fall decorating focusing on white pumpkins. I am smitten with the many and varied shades of white and cream. I threw some things on the mantel....way too spread out!

Following the trend-setters, I started to move everything inward. What a difference!

I will let the other pictures speak for themselves...

and the dining room...

(Wendi also made the felt leaves hanging on my twigs (the best $7.99 I ever spent at Whole Foods in the Spring) but she doesn't have any of these in her Etsy shop right now.)

(I had a gift card from Pottery Barn and I used it for the white pumpkins in this bowl...they are very realistic. Not available in the store, only online. The orange pumpkin was made by me last year from a spool of crochet cotton and a branch piece)

Do you remember my two-sided pumpkin I decorated several years ago? I was asked, by Deb Damboise, to be a guest designer for her company Say It With Letters. They cut really great shapes from MDF board to decorate as your heart desires. Her shop can be found here...and right now they are offering free shipping over $35 until December 31!! You can see my tutorial for the pumpkin here.

OK...I've gotten kind of caught up for now...
I'll be back soon with some Craft show Peeks!



So happy that your spoolie arrived and it's very CUTE! Nice paper scraps!
Your mantle is great and it's always fun to see how friends decorate their homes!
May you sell everything at the craft show!

Unknown said...

Wow that is an amazing spoolie!!!

Jo said...

That is an awesome spoolie. So many details! Wow, you have been busy with your decorating and creating. Oh my, don't pay attention to Pinterest. I can't stand to look at certain things on there, because you can tell that people are either OCD or they are putting up a facade to look like the perfect... whatever they may be. Sorry to go off on a tangent, but I love looking at how you decorate your mantel and other places around your home. Even if you don't think it's fit to put in a magazine, I think it's lovely. :-) Can't wait to see what goodies you made for the craft show.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hi Joyce-
It was such a fun swap, and I'm so glad that we were partners! I hope you'll show us what you do with your Santa scraps. I don't really know what to do with mine, so some inspiration from you would be great! :)
Have a great time at your show!
Erica :)


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