Halloween Swap

The Halloween Swap is well under way, and I’ve been getting some fun Halloween mail the past two days. In order of arrival here is what has come my way so far.
First to arrive was the package above with lots of cute vintage items. The ceramic witch is so fun, and the paper scarecrow bunting is just so darn adorable! I was excited to receive some treats from See’s candy too as we don’t have any nearby and I love how they have a vintage look to their items this year. This Halloween package was from Susie, and you can tell from her instagram that she loves Halloween too!
Next to arrive was a Halloween box from Niku. She sewed me up some little Halloween ornaments and a Halloween fabric bunting from some of her favorite Halloween fabrics. She also made some drawstring bags out of fun Halloween fabric and filled those with the candy and little Halloween treats you see pictured.
Today’s box came all the way from Susi in Germany. Besides creating this beautiful mini quilt, she created these detailed little Halloween hexies pictured to the right along the edge. I’ve gotta find an extra special way to use them. My son is taking German in school so I can’t wait to share the cookies & marzipan with him. I’m pretty sure he’s going to want the witch sign for his room too.
It’s been so much fun opening all these packages and I can’t thank my swap partners enough :) I’ll post once again when I receive more boxes. You can also check the hashtag #heidihalloweenswap over on instagram to see what other people are sending and receiving.

October’s Ceramic Class

My October ceramic class took place earlier this month on a Wednesday evening. We made witches whose hats can double as a ring holder, or my favorite a donut holder!
The creativity of those who take the classes never ceases to amaze me. Since I teach teen and up my own 14 year old gets to attend and make an item too. He likes to kind of go off on his own creative adventure and made a medusa head instead. I love the little snakes.
The night before the event he and I created some yummy treats for the students. Caramel apples, pumpkin spice shortbread witch finger cookies, and trick r’ treat brownies. The brownies just involve baking up a pan of your favorite brownies and once you pull it out of oven immediately pressing a mixture of halloween candy into the top. We used a variety of fun size candy bars, mellow cream pumpkins, and marshmallow monster of Frankensteins.