Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Ravenwood Whimzies Pin Keep Swap & VMSS Giveaway Day 21

I joined a swap that was in a genre new to me this fall at Ravenwood Whimzies.
Wendy partnered me up with a wonderful gal,
 Kathie of  Beyond the Storybook. Just look at what Kathie gifted me with:

the theme was "Winter" and Kathie created this Snowbaby Pin Keep.
She's so pretty.

was this dude! We found that we both find Halloween our second favourite holiday.
That being said we toyed with a slight divergence from the swap theme but then thought better of it but still ended up sending each other a devilish pin keep as well.
Those pins in his head are bats! Terrific fun!

Kathie wrapped the pin keep in fabrics and added all these goodies,
the wreath is made from puzzle pieces!

this treasure box! I've just started to delve into mixed media art and Kathie has a Mixed Media Group that I have since joined. She thought that I could use some goodies for upcoming challenges and swaps within our group. So,

this box was filled with all these artful goodies!
You totally knocked me for a loop, Kathie!

Thank you so much for everything.
Thank you Wendy for partnering me with Kathie, we have quickly become great friends.

This is my swap gift to Kathie for the theme "Winter"!
A Snowman Pin Keep sporting earmuffs.

Perched on another pincushion attached to a bedspring.

He covered in glitter and has glass beads for his buttons and eyes.
A little bit of the Tim Burton thing going on with his mouth but it's all good!

is my turn at our secret hats off to Halloween!
I started  making these top hats and quickly became addicted.

One thing lead to another and this guy was born.
I had to laugh about the bat pins, Kathie and I never discussed specifics but ended up making these for each other!

I had a great time with this swap and am so glad I took that step to try something different.
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  1. Lovely gifts, Carolyn, both sent and received. You're obviously having fun with your mixed media.

  2. What an interesting pose. Love all your gifts. What a great swp partner you have. Love your snowman with the earmuffs. So cute!

  3. How fun! I love your top hat with the bats! Hilarious!

  4. Carolyn, you and Kathie did each other proud! what fun and how wonderful your swap gifts are! I love them all, but your top hat especially had me laughing. May you enjoy all your adventures in mixed media!

  5. WOW - what a fun time you two had! The winter pin keeps are great, but... he he he....love those Halloween ones too! Great job you two! Thanks again for joining in the swap. Blessings

  6. I missed this post earlier Carolyn, what great fun you and Kathie had doing Wendy's pinkeep swap! I didn't join in the fun this year, apparently I should have! Wonderful work, love your pincushions, the spider is inspired!


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