Tuesday, October 9, 2012


HI girls!  So Ive been receiving packages again!  so much to show you!....  I truly believe if someone takes the time to send something we should share it on our blogs.. but to be very honest... sometimes I forget!  then I feel really bad! 
 I want to soon post pics from the witches hat swap.. but out of 30 girls who participated, I only have pics from about 16 of them.   So I will wait a little longer before posting those .
However.. I can share with you the latest things that have arrived here!
witches hat from hopefrom hope 3
from hope 4from hope 2
As you already know I had 3 partners in the witches hat swap.  the four pics above are from Hope from pixies ponderings.  Hope lives in the UK.  I didnt post a picture, but she also sent me all sorts of british treats!  thank you so much Hope!  YOu truly spoiled me.  she even made me a halloween book and there is an awesome garland that I hung immediately on my fireplace.  Enlarge these pics and be sure to check everything out!  I feel bad that I cant show you better pics.. but take my word for it..she is awesome and so is everything she sent! 
from BArbfor the babies
Another package that I recieved when I returned home sunday was this one above from Barbara Burkard.  Barb was one of my first blog friends and she was my very first swap partner.  She is a doll and look, she even sent halloween shirts for Torry and marlaina pies!  Along with a basket full of halloween cheer.. cant wait to make those pumpkin muffins and have already been eating the carmel apple candies!  thank you barb!
gift from Sandyfrom Sandy 2
Package 3 was a birthday pressie from Sandy Camarda from Sandys creations.  Thank you so much Sandy.  This sooo sweet pillow inspired me to clean my bedroom and rearrange some dolls and bears!  I love it!
from Gracesandy
spider 2
Package number 4 was from an ornament swap that Natalea hosted with some of the girls that I went to canada with.   they are all awesome!  From  (in order) Grace palazzo pink in the city, sandy Camarda,  Natalea Kandefor kandeland, Tammy from the other side of me, and then the spider is one of the ornies I made!  Isnt everything awesome?  I love halloween ornies! 
THEN....  theres more!  from another ornie swap!  below.. theres one by Renee Dahl of my vintage mending,   Kim Kenward from musings by Kim K (she spoiled and sent 4!), Jill from Bucks county, Fran from dolls are my canvas and lastly me!
All I can say is wow! 
Thank you to everyone!
and figgy and frannie thank you too, they love the boxes!
 thanks for the boxes too! 


Kim K. said...

Your postal carrier must LOVE your house (Smile). So many lovely Halloween treasures. I'm seriously taking my time to look over every single picture for future crafting inspiration. You really do surround yourself with lots of talented friends.

Happy Halloween dear friend!

Debby said...

Should I send you pictures from what I got. I have never heard that Lynn got my box but she should have a couple weeks ago. Can I send to your email....can you send me that address. Here is my email grammypetals@yahoo.com
I never got your messages about the swap so you may not have this address.
Thanks. You must feel like it is Christmas with all those goodies.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What fun you have had, Viv!

A Little Creation said...

Wow, You sure are spoiled. =] Such silly cats,at least it doesn't take anything fancy to make them happy. Mr L has to hide his gym bag or it would have cat hair all over and in it.
Chris =]

Cindy said...

What a lot of Halloween goodies! Do you have room for them all? Everything is so perfect, you've got to make room!

chris mckinley said...

Oh my goodness!! What wonderful friends you have!! Such great Halloween treats!!


LBP said...

Whoa! That's a lot of Halloween right there! So much eye candy! Love blogging friend gifts, they are the best!



pam said...

I'm new to you...I thought anyone brave enough to sport that lovely shade of pink hair is worth looking into! Love all those crepe paper lovelies! I'm finishing up a Fall Altoid tin swap...I'll definitely have to join in on some of your future swaps!

Kai said...

I JUST told Nat that you two are sooooo going to convert me to a fan of Halloween! LOVE everything! Such fun! but ... uhhh ... could I choose the kitty people for ME, please? LOL! They look SO. FREAKIN'. ADORABLE!!!!!! LOVE YOU! (AND Franny & Figgy!)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, mail is fun at your house, Vivian! You got some great gifts and I would have been admiring all these things for hours after opening.

I'm pretty sure I sent you pics of my witch's hat; let me know if you need one and I have a pic of the one Debby made me on my blog, too, if you need it.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Such fun packages, it must be so much fun after the dayjob to come home to such treasures- those fabric pumpkins are especially darling as is your kitty!

Sandy Camarda said...

That's a lot of stuff! I'm glad you like the pillow and the ornament. I can't wait to see the babies in those sweet Halloween shirts! OH and thank you so much for the Sandy cat doll! It is friggen ADORABLE! It's my favorite Halloween doll ever!

Sandy xox

Grace said...

Oh my Halloween Christmas at Casa Vivi pie!! What awesome treasures you have. All your swaps look so much fun! I was so glad I got to do a swap with you, I adore my spider! That Candy Corn ornie is so cute. Who's precious face did you use? Grace xoox

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love everything!!!! Sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was great!