October 6, 2013

A spoolie swap and my new favorite etsy store!

The photo above and below are from my swap partner, Wendy (from Ravenwood Whimzies). We exchanged Halloween themed spoolies. Isn't the expression on the pumpkins' face fantastic?
She also tucked in some scented candle warmers, and a roll of decorative paper and some candy.  As you can imagine, the chocolate was devoured by the girls immediately. Thank you, Wendy!
This is what I crafted for Wendy.
My Halloween-themed spoolie has black cat graphics, vintage cupcake picks and an embellished china doll head with a witch hat.
Here is the rest of my stash before I shipped it off.   Thank you Deb and Sandy for coordinating this swap.  It's always fun to get to know new bloggers.  Speaking of new...many of you had commented on this black cat spoolie when I posted it Friday.
I have a new favorite etsy store called, PartyPopPop.  The artist is local to West Michigan and she makes cupcake toppers from clay and paper.
I ordered six Halloween cupcake toppers (2 of each of these Halloween designs).
I've been busy adding pipecleaners and other embellishments to use them as Halloween ornaments on my orange feather tree.
 I just love the expressions on their faces.
The crafting possibilities are endless!!

I hope your weekend has been a good one. When we weren't at Emma's marching band competition, we were busy decorating the inside of our house for our upcoming Halloween festivities.  Even the ladders came out so be prepared for lots of pictures this week! Don't forget.  There's still time to enter my Craft Happy Halloween Give-away.
 See this post to sign-up.


NanaDiana said...

How cute those little faces are. I love the spoolie you got in the swap, Kim. What fun. Hope you have a wonderful day with your girls-xo Diana

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such cute spoolies!! I'll have to go visit Wendy, and love those new Halloween picks!! Thanks for sharing the Etsy shop with us too! I'm headed right over there! :) Happy decorating can't wait to see!! xo Holly

Lynne said...

Love the Spoolies and Pop Ups . . . (I hope I phrased that correctly!). Such fun you make Halloween for all of us!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your little head looks like Lucy! The handmade pics are adorable and will be great ornaments-enjoy:@)

Lutka And Co. said...

Love the expression on the spoolie you got from Wendy. And your spoolie to her is so cute! And love the cupcake toppers - Thanks for all the inspiration!

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love all the creativity found here on the blogs! I'm always so inspired by all of you, and wish I had more time to craft along with you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I went and looked at her shop. I love Etsy...I could spend hours window shopping! Enjoy your day my friend! Put my name in the giveaway again. hahaha!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

So cute! You both knocked it out of the park with your spoolies!
This was a fun swap. LOVE those picks. I'm heading to her shop right now to check it out.
I'm just dragging my Halloween decorations out today! I guess 3 weeks will have to be long enough to enjoy them!
Great post!
Erica :)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

You ladies and the spool creations are so clever!!the coffin gift box is so fun! I love supporting etsy shops, I will definitely check out partypopup! Have a great week!

Margaret said...

Those spoolies are unbelievable. I have collected cake & cupcake decorations/picks for many years and love what you are showing! How lucky you were to discover Party Pop Pop! The spoolie you mailed and the one you received are terific. I just never tire of seeing all this great stuff! Happy Sunday!


It's just amazing to see how creative you gals were with this swap! Loving it!!! So much talent!

Cindy said...

Cute as always! I wanted to let you know that I finally have your goodies packaged up and ready for the post office tomorrow. I am so sorry it has taken me this long.

We have recently purchased a new home in our same neighborhood. We bought it at auction and will close this Friday. It is a Victorian brick built in 1905. We are so excited about our new home, but there is lots of clean up to do and just some TLC ahead before we can move in. The big items are central heat and air AND the kitchen! Hopefully we can do these two big projects before we move in.

I told you this to tell you this...I am going to close down my old blog and start a new one as of Friday. This one will focus mainly on our new home as we renovate it and make it ours. We are still having issues, and so I have decided to feature the kids only occasionally.

Also, Chris and I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio in September and saw beautiful Lake Erie. We were so inspired that we have decided to take a road trip in June through Kentucky, Ohio, and then to Michigan to see Mackinac Island and stay at the Grand Hotel. (We love the movie Somewhere in Time.)
Feel free to give us any recommendations!

Hope the girls are having a great school year!

Many hugs...I know that the Kenward home is bursting at the seams with Halloween fare!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Glad you liked your pumpkin spoolie and other goodies. Enjoy and thanks again for the fun swap Kim! :-)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such cute things!! I am so missing decorating for Fall/Halloween but after the Remodel and the Harvest Tea this week, I just can not even think about decorating the house for Halloween. I will slowly start with Christmas. Thanks so much for all your kind words about the Remodel. I am glad it is behind us though....



Corey Moortgat said...

Hi Kim, I'm just getting around to catching up on my blogs- I love looking through all your Halloween decorations! Those pumpkin blowmolds are such an easy way to look festive- maybe I'll start looking for them while I'm out. You and your blog always make me inspired to think about decorating for holidays other than Christmas!

Pam Kessler said...

You're getting me in the mood for Halloween. I was actually thinking of skipping it this year, but I just have to start digging some of it out today. After I take a nap.

vintage grey said...

Such sweet and fun spoolies! And, how cute are the Halloween toppers. Thanks for sharing and I love how you put your magical touch on them!! xo Heather

Cheryl G. said...

Adorable spoolies (I learn something new on your post frequently)!
I saw the cutest wreath somewhere made entirely of those vintage spools! And of course I thought of you and all your spools and the amazing things you make with them!