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!



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,

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!


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!
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!