I'm a bit late with this post, but the blame is fully on the international mailing system - it took forever for my package to arrive at my partner! Anyway, she's received it now, so I can reveal all. The lovely Kim over at Wisdom with Needle and Thread organized a Halloween Exchange, and I was paired up with Jill. Here's what I sent her:
I made her a Halloween biscornu. This is a freebie I found on Pinterest, though now I can't for the life of me find the link to it. I used some 16-count fabric that the awesome Lija sent to me a while ago, hand-dyed a dark gray using logwood and aluminum mordant. I had to tinker with the design quite a bit to make it bigger, so I added the words and the border. I stitched a spiderweb on the bottom and finished it off with one black button and one white.
I also made her this little pumpkin ornament (you can find the free chart here). This was also stitched on 16-count fabric Lija sent me, this time hand-dyed beige with turmeric, basil and marigold. I finished it up with some primitive blanket stitches and some cord I made.
I added some goodies to the package: some fat eighths of autumn-y fabrics, a Nikyscreations chart, and a bottle of date syrup (like maple syrup, only made with dates!) I completely forgot to take a picture of it all together before I sent it off, though... Oh well.
And this is what Jill sent me!
She made me the cutest little felt bat ornament, a bunch of Halloween candles (just in time!), some great skull fabric (love it!), and some candy.
I had such a great time putting this exchange together. Thanks, Jill! I loved everything you sent me. And thanks to Kim, who organized this whole thing for us in the first place!