Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall Swap

I had the pleasure of participating in a Fall Swap sponsored by Amanda at Every Crafty Endeavor. I sent my swap package to Randi at Dukes' and Duchesses. Here is what I sent off to her...


Apple Cider spice mix, pumpkin soap, a loaf pan (which sadly broke in transit) with a recipe for Zucchini Bread, a box of chocolate to share with her family, some fall pencils, clothespins that are decoupaged, a fall dishtowel, oven mitt set and an acorn candy bowl. Not pictured is a burlap tote with a yo-yo magnet/pin.


 I attached hand stamped tags to the gifts and tied them with some raffia ribbon.


Like I said, I decoupaged some clothespins and took some Green Craft Magazine advice and used a food box to make a little clothespin holder, I decoupaged that with the pumpkin paper. This was packaged in a clear envelope and tied with raffia ribbon and a tag.


Here is the tote that I picked up in the clearance section at Marshalls. It is a very cool bag with two front pockets.


I attached this yo-yo to the bag with a heavy duty badge magnet. Now Randi can use it on a jacket or another bag if she chooses.


Close up of the pumpkin tag.


 Oven mitt set with a sunflower tag.


Here is the card I made for her to enclose with the package.

I'm sooo glad that Randi loved her package! I really enjoy doing these swaps and doing something special for my bloggy pals.

Hope you're having a great day! I am off to grocery shop and I am stopping at a resale shop. I haven't been in a resale shop since I moved here...time to go and explore!

Hugs!
Kim

7 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Kim,
So many wonderful goodies. I can see why Randi loved it!

I enjoyed your tour of Chicago. It has been years since I last visited there. It does hold some special feelings.

Happy shopping!

big hugs,
Barb

Angie said...

Hello my beautiful friend!

I just love swaps..I haven't done one in forever. The scarecrow card is just too cute!

I loved your pics of Chi-town, too. I will miss going there...as my bro moved to another state now. I remember going to a great resale shop downtown near Jimmy John's. There was a Hershey store and American Girl store nearby. So much to do there!

I hope you are having a good week!

Hugs ~ Angie

Randi said...

That package was amazing ... I just loved everything in it! Thanks again!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Kim,
You sent some nice fall goodies!! It will be fun to see what you receive.
WOW..those photos of Chicago are great!
I hope
you find some goodies today!
Warmly,
deb :)

goldenbird said...

You sent such a wonderful swap package! I love those oven mitts. And the pumpkin tag. And the acorn bowl. Well, I love it all!

I have only participated in two swaps and both times I felt like the items I sent weren't good enough. (Deb received one and was very kind and appreciative.) So I stopped doing them. Maybe I will try it again some day.

Crickit said...

I love the package that you sent... what a great idea to do a swap. Can't wait to see what you receive!

Look beyond the picket fence said...

I have been helping a friend paint and I am getting caught up on my visiting! That is quite a lot of fall goodies. I like all your tags! The clothespins are really nice! She will be very pleases when she receives this package!
denise