Halloween Swap continued

The first package that arrived most recently was one all the way from Scotland. Laura sent all kinds of fun candy, one little guy filled with smarties was damaged during transit, but still tasted just as good. Some spooky spider socks, light up jack o’lantern balloons, and two pouches that she made. One even contains glitter, but glitter sealed up inside a pouch (which is so fun!).
The next package was from Keetha in Mississippi. She created the little Fall Daybook with recipes, some of her watercolor paintings, and essays on autumn. A cute little bracelet, some Jim Holtz Halloween ephemera, a little newspaper flag, and a wooden pumpkin sign.
I am still expecting two more Halloween parcels in the mail so I’ll have one more post when those arrive! I hope everyone who took part in the swap is having as much fun as I am.

October







Just some photos from the month…. October has been all about pumpkins, apples, baking baking baking! Discovered a good big double pie crust recipe that really makes enough for both crusts. You can find that here.
Have made this cinnamon chip scone recipe twice this month, it takes extra time because you need to make homemade cinnamon chips but they are so worth it! Really amazing and got high reviews from everyone who had one.
Did some Halloween thrift shopping, and trying to wear something festive every day! I hope you too are enjoying this wonderful time of year.

Halloween Swap Continued

Today I wanted to share two more Halloween Swap packages that have arrived! Did I mention I swapped with 11 people? The first one is a box from Kjerste. Check out that amazing little Halloween mouse she sewed up? Isn’t it a cutie? I am in love with the vintage cookie cutters, and can’t wait to bake something so I can use these sprinkles! The treats from Daiso are also fun since we do not have any of those shops in my area.

Next up is a box from Josie. I had to take two photos so you could see all the festive packaging she created, and then another so you can see all the treats. She handmade a bunch of little felted Halloween friends who I plan to add to my Halloween tree, sent some very yummy smelling soap. Her label said it was lemongrass, but it smells just like when you open up a box of fuity pebbles cereal. If you know me well you might know my favorite body spray of all time was a gummi bear scented spray, so fruity pebbles smelling soap is right up my alley.
She also handpainted tiny Halloween masks on that bracelet and sent a big generous cut of Cotton & Steel Halloween fabric, can’t wait to sew something fun with that.
Opening these festive packages each day has been such a treat, and I can’t believe how thoughtful and generous everyone is. Thank you so much to everyone who is taking part! More to come as surprise goodies arrive.