Monday, September 29, 2014


I participated in Sandy and Deb's HALLOWEEN/FALL COOKIE CUTTER SWAP. They were a bit strict, mind you. Things like, "Make the package fun to open" and "Manners count, saying Thank You is a must". I dunno . . . I did my best! 

My partner was Pam of Virginia Retro. She sent her package to me a bit early as she was going on vacation. I was dying to open it, but I hadn't finished up mine yet and didn't want to be influenced by what she sent. It was hard to wait, but I sent her box out this past Saturday and opened mine on Sunday. That worked out well because the New England Patriots weren't playing yesterday (they're Monday Night this week) and I needed something fun to occupy my afternoon (although it didn't take 3 hours to open the box!).

Everything was wrapped up so cute in pretty colored tissue papers and tags of all sorts.

Here's what she sent:
This is the cookie cutter decoration she made. It's so lively with all the little punkins and buttons. I love the color combination!

She made a few cute little magnets:

Aw heck! I was gonna photograph, then open, each little package but I just plumb ran out of patience! Here's all the rest of the goodies: Pam went tag-happy and I'm glad she did - they now decorate my house!

Look at all that fun stuff! Vintage playing cards, yo-yo's, Fall-themed ribbons around spools, buttons, CANDY, and more!! Isn't that pumpkin face the happiest looking little guy? Of course, my favorite is the fat quarter of cherry-printed fabric!

Thanks so much, Pam, you did a great job with what you sent me - I'm happy and content (especially after eating the candy bar!). :) SPOILER ALERT: Pam, don't go below this paragraph if you haven't opened your package yet!

This is the cookie cutter and large tag (along with other goodies) that I made for Pam. I didn't have, and couldn't find, a round vintage cutter so I used a leaf-shaped one that I had. I just love craft swaps!


Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I held my hand over not to see what you made me because I obviously didn't explain the cutter well. I made 4 magnetized decorations to use on the cutter. Just lift off the leaves and you'll see the magnet. Then use the ME verse, milk bottle cap or flower in place of the leaves. Its changeable, and each item gives it a whole different look.

Glad you like it all. Mine will arrive while we're away, so it gives me something to look forward to next Monday. :) A fun swap for sure!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pam did a great job and so did you! I didn't join in the swap but wish I had! I'm ready to jump into the crafting world a little bit!

Sandy McClay said... looks like you both did very well....I am glad you joined the swap and had a good time. :)


Great job girls and THANK YOU for posting about them! :)Feeling like fall here!

vintage grey said...

All so sweet!! Happy autumn to you! xo Heather

Cooking classes Houston said...

Hey girls you did a fantastic job.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Sue, Thanks so much! I love the swap package you sent me. Just did a post about it! :) Pam

Denise Marie said...

how fun! I need a swap.