For the Very Vintage Halloween swap, the requirement was to swap something with a “vintage feel” This is what I did for Kitty from western PA. her blog is Reflections from the Stone Nest
A “Happy Halloween” tag set
and a Wall Hanging of Vintage looking children in Halloween costumes.
I appliqued the vintage looking children from Alexander Henry’s “trick-or-treat” line of fabric onto black fabric. I used 2 layers of iron-on stabelizer between the the appliqued piece and the black backing. Then I sewed black ball fringe around the edge and sewed the finished pieces together with velvet ribbon. Last, I used glitter to accent the pictures!
My Mom and big sister loved this wall hanging so much that they are trading with me to make one for each of them too! ( I’ll post about it later!)
~~~~~~~~~~Here’s the amazing things Kitty did for me!~~~~~~~~~~
Kitty made a pumpkin lady in a box with vintage sheet music
Here’s the pumpkin lady in all her glory! (I used Kitty’s pictures)
Halloween Chenille Ornaments (A Bethany Lowe Design)
a goody bag filled with fun stuff for the kids!
The kids loved eating their pumpkin-head skeleton suckers! (notice the pumpkin lady in her sheet-music box on the shelf behind the girls!)
Thank you to my good friend Heidi Ann for hosting this wonderful swap!
and Thank you to Heidi’s daughter Holly @ mommy holly for making these cute tags for all the participants of the swap!
Heidi is hosting another swap! “VERY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS SWAP”! Go on over and check it out! Sign up until November 1st, and then will be assigned partners on November 3rd. The boxes should be sent by December 1st, so that everyone can enjoy their lovely holiday surprises!