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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Avalanche of Activities

You ever have weeks where life is routine and uneventful ..well, ok, lets's say boring.....and you find yourself wondering if grocery shopping is a suitable topic for your weekly blog post? Well, this is NOT one of those weeks. Grab a pumpkin latte, indulge in one of those yummy Starbucks pumpkin muffins and hang in there! (and I'm not even going to count getting caught up from "the week of the flu", or the two major household appliances that needed repair, including one that flooded my upper landing)

First, I participated in the Sweet & Sinister Swap over at Artsy Mama. My swap partner was the talented Jeanetta at Splendid Things. She handcrafted everything you see here and even included some little trimmings in that box for the paper dresses I was making. My favorite of course is that Sweet & Sinister commemorative pincushion. Thank you Jeanetta!
And what did I send to her? Well..... if I have a failing in life it is that I can never remember to photograph my swap goodies before I wrap them. Never, ever. I suddenly remembered when I was wrapping the very last package, so here are pics of the sinister bat cookie plate and her dress for the Halloween ball (paper of course). I also sent a cute kit for making homemade ghost candies and a black cat candle holder. Making Jeanetta's dress was very inspirational and inspired a whole line of spiderweb couture dresses so it might look very familiar to some of you :)

This was also the final week of the 2007 Sherwood Saturday market. It's been getting quite chilly and damp in the mornings, so I was ready for it to come to a close. Until next year, market goers! Thank you for another great season!! Here are some farewell booth shots:

Also two fabulous blog events: Karla's Romantic Home Party and the Bloglandia Ball. I made it to everyone's beautiful sharing of their romantic homes. Still dancing to see everyone's beautiful ball gowns. My mouse-clicking finger is getting quite a workout this week! :)

And to conclude the week, I'm very happy to announce the winners of the earring giveaway! Thank you everyone for entering my contest! You are all such fantastic women, I wish I could give each and every one of you a prize! This was my first giveaway and it was such fantastic fun, I will be doing another one soon. The winners for each letter category, as chosen by a random number generator, are .....drumroll............

A. Tiny Keys: She'sSewPretty
B. Vintage Style: Old Agate & Turquoise: Sweet Cottage Dreams
C. Classic Everyday Pearl Drops: Lori
D. Peacock Feathers: Natalea
E. Magical Fairy Tale Stars: Reflections from the Stone Nest
F. Happy Ladybugs: Rosie

Winners, please send me your mailing addresses, so I can get your pretty lovelies sent out to you asap!


jeanetta said...

the spidderwebbing ont he dress was my favorite part and the kids have completely enjoyed the candies.... and i guess i have to admit that i have too. lol. i am so glad that you like everything.

Gracie said...

Ohh I love the dress! I'm so inspired to make my own now. I think I will =)

Thanks for all your inspiration!

She'sSewPretty said...

That spider web dress is so cute! What fun swap packages going out and coming in your house. I'm excited that I won the earrings. I'll email you my address. Thank you!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What cute things that you were given and love that little dress that you made! You women just cease to amaze me with your crafty creations that are just too cute!

I am thrilled, THRILLED! to have won a pair of your earrings. Can you see me dancing an Irish jig? Yes I am! Thank you so much! I will email you my address!

Hugs and xx


Rosanna said...

Yippee! Thank you so so thrilling to win those beans!!!


Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Just love your blog...I'm new to reading it. You've inspired me to continue my love of collage with your darling little spiderwebish dress! And, I love your sinister and savory!
Deb in FL
Lavender Rose

Lori said...

i just love all the wonderful swap goodies!! the pin cushion and spiderweb dress are too too cute!! and YAY!! so excited about my earrings!! YIPPEE!! thanks so much!!

Natalea said...

thank so soooo much!! I'm so thrilled! what a fun giveaway!!
xo natalea

Jennifer Froh said...

Congrats to all you lucky ladies!!!!

Mary Timme said...

Yikes! That is quite a week! I'm tired just reading about it all! Whew! Mine was more of the shopping list on the blog type of week, I think, except for the partial plate of teeth! That was pretty exciting. I'm glad others forget to photograph stuff!

Alison Gibbs said...

What great things you got from Jeanetta in the Sweet and Sinister Swap.Your spider web dress is tooo.. cute..!

The Rose Room said...

Just love all the Halloween stuff! Gorgeous! xo

Felicia said...

What beautiful Halloween treasures!

Jen said...

That dress is BEAUTIFUL! What wonderful little gifties!

bluemuf said...

great eye candy and the dress is wonderful


Susan Tuttle said...

Such sweet and sinister goodies!!--love them all!

Your booth looks lovely as well!


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh drats, I didn't win, but congrats to those who did. How clever that spider web dress is. LOVE IT!!! The goodies you received are also great. Something about the black and white is so stiking to me and fun!

tongue in cheek said...

Lucky ladies will be dolled fancy!