Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Matchbox Swap

I joined my first matchbox swap hosted by the lovely queen of swaps Vintage Dragonfly.  Here are the cool things sent to me from Michele aka askaboutantiques.
Caution: Lots of pictures ahead!

 She transformed the lowly matchbox into a really cute haunted mansion.

 The bottom pulls out to reveal a stash of goodies.

 She cleverly labeled each treasure with a letter that when put together spells out the word Halloween.

 In addition to the goodies in the matchbox she included an accordion book, some earrings and a fun witch's broom.

 And this spooky little banner.

 One (out of many) things that I love is this personalized label for me to use on a bottle for my apothecary. Cool isn't it?  
Thanks, Michele. I love each and every piece of Halloween fun.

This is what I sent Michele.  

 In case you missed this in an earlier post, this is the matchbox that I altered.

 Inside the matchbox  I put these goodies.

 Everything ready to be boxed and sent.

Inside the sheer Halloween bag in the picture above was a Kumihimo bracelet that I made out of leather and silky ribbons. Inside the stamped muslin bag was the witchy picture seen in a previous post. The other item is a book of witchy pictures and fun Halloween images.

If you stuck it through to the end of this post....thank you and join a swap...they're fun!


butterfly said...

What an amazing swap - in both directions! There must have been some very smiley faces at both ends!!
Alison x

Robin said...

Very cool swap, looks like you both got wonderful goodies to treasure :)


JoAnne said...

Sarah, you and Michele were so good to each other...both such beautiful & thoughtful swaps! I'm so happy you enjoyed your first swap in our group and hope to see you in many more!
xo JoAnne

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, what a fantastic swap!
Love all the display items !!!

Have a wonderful art filled week.

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

What fun little holiday items you got. A great swap. Thanks for sharing.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Wow, that's quite the swap! Love what you made and love what you got back.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great swaps. You both scored on this one. I had so much fun playing in this swap. I think its my favorite of all swaps.
hugs Lynn