I recently participated in a swap hosted by Pink Stitches, which was in the theme of Fall and Halloween. Kinda silly for me - it's spring here in Australia and we don't really celebrate Halloween. But I was carried away with the excitement of a swap (it is my first time participating) plus I was feeling left out of all the amazing halloween and fall crafts that are dominating all the link parties lately. So here is my contribution, my Spooky Little Gift Pouch, which has just arrived to its new owner and my lovely swap partner, Brandi.
How cute is that fabric?? It's from the Boo To You! line from Riley Blake. I used this great tutorial but I made the dimensions smaller so it is more of a coin / card sized purse.
I'm sure some of you are thinking 'What!? No halloween?' Um no, not really. Some people here use it as excuse to have a party, you very occasionally get trick or treaters, but its rare. Lots of shops will use it as a reason to decorate or to sell more lollies, but that's about it.
So to compensate for my lack of Halloween content, I will share some of these very beloved photos which are related to the Fall / Halloween theme. These were taken in March 2010, and looking back on these I'm so shocked at how much my little girl has grown. (and even more shocked that I now actually have TWO little girls!!) March is Fall (or Autumn as we call it) here in Australia, and my husband who is a very keen vegetable gardener was harvesting all our pumpkins. With a couple of helpers!
These pumpkins are a popular Aussie variety called Queensland Blue.
Partners in crime... Anna and our beautiful dachshund Pharlap.
You can find some lovely creativity here today, as well as at lots of other great link parties - check out my link party page.