Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halloween Happiness

And just look at this smile (this guy loves his self portrait)...


The minute I saw this skeleton doll I knew what I would do with him ~ I was going to make him the main attraction in my personal Halloween exchange with my good friend Paula C. I had planned on stitching a design from the new Prairie Schooler Boo Too You leaflet and when I saw this doll, I knew exactly which design I would stitch ~ the skeleton. He is stitched using DMC glow in the dark white and finished using a glow in the dark trim that I found on eBay. It did not take long before I knew that I would like to have one of these for my house. I rushed back to the store to get the other doll but sadly, someone else loved him too, he was gone. That is okay, I am just happy that Paula loves him as well!

There are so many wonderful designs in Boo To You leaflet, I could not help but stitch this Haunted house for Paula as well....


And here is the entire exchange:



2009 Personal Halloween Exchange
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: Boo To You
Stitched for: Paula C.

Back in late July, I mailed a SBBC Exchange but did not post a picture of the birthday exchange that I sent so here it is….


2009 SBBC
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: Summer Breeze
Finish: Project Bag

Given that the entire day has been rainy and a bit gloomy, I shall leave you with this "Wishing Custom"...


When Lightning flashes across the sky, make a wish


Wishing you a week that is filled with many hours of enjoyable stitching!!!


Until next time...

14 comments:

corinna said...

great work
your recipients must be thrilled

Vonna said...

PRETTY, PRETTY...I'm sure that Paula must be over the moon! It is another gorgeous creation Miss Marie :)
I love the SBBC that you did too...
HUGS!

Deb said...

Oh, Paula is one lucky girl. That is a great design.

Paula C. said...

Thank you again for such a wonderful exchange Marie! I feel very spoiled =)

Patti said...

Really great work and I hope you have a great stitching week too. Love Patti xxx

Gabi said...

Gosh this is a fantastic doll. And that while I'm not even a fan of Halloween. Your stitching is great too, and together with the doll it's just a perfect gift. He holds it so proud. Love the Haunted House too.

staci said...

LOVE the Halloween look of your blog :)

And you are the QUEEN of creative exchanges Marie! What a fantabulous exchange, Paula is a lucky lucky girl!!!

Michelle said...

Marie ~ your stitching is so darn cute!! Love that PS leaflet.. I may have to break down and get that one too :)

Love the new Halloween look too..

Happy stitching,
Michelle

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, Marie, wow! The recipients will LOVE the gifts!

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow Marie!! Love your exchange pieces!! How fun and beautifully finished!!

Brigitte said...

Both exchanges you sent look terrific. I definitely love your finishing ideas, very creative and beautiful.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

The first thing I loved is your fabulous Halloween blog design, Marie!! It is so darling!! What fun to see the old fashioned look.
Also, who but you could find such a freaky and fun skeleton guy! He is just the nuts! I love your exchanges and all your stitching, of course. We need to catch up with our chats sometime soon...
Hugs, Deb

Cindy's Stitching said...

The skeleton is so nice.

Julie said...

I love the little PS skelton piece! Great finish!