Monday, June 27, 2011

My Swap Goodies with Ellie and Finally some Rain!!!!

I recently participated in a swap, hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane, and was partnered with Ellie.  She has a blog(, so please be sure to visit her.  We picked our favorite season and we both chose Christmas.  I received three candlemats and candles, (my husband graduated from FSU, so I'm sure I know where that one will end up), one for Christmas with gingerbread men and one for Halloween with candy corn.  A little gingerbread ornament and a prim angel, (which got cut off in the picture)
 and my favorite, this snowman head that sits on a wreath. Thank you Ellie.
 Since, I am in the mood for fall, I have made a few scarecrow, this is an old pattern by Homebodies.  He is weighted with sawdust.  He has always been one of my favorites.
 This is a Simplicity pattern, he, too, is weighted and about 24 inches tall.  I am still working on my "naked" scarecrow, he now has clothes.
 I also made this Raggedy, she is doing her laundry, added a pocket to the apron, with a tag and some mini clothespins and she holding some laundry.  I used a Pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm.
I went to Joanns last weekend and they are starting to get in some holiday fabric, the Halloween should start arriving in 3-4 weeks, according to lady that cuts fabric, can't wait.

We have finally gotten rain, not a lot, but enough to help put the fires way out.  We have had rain several days in a row now and keep praying for a tropical storm or 3 days of rain, we'll take all we can get.

Happy crafting, Cyndy


  1. Cyndy,
    I'm glad you like your goodies as I liked mine.
    It was a fun swap. I did send the FSU one for your Hubby.

  2. The snowman is adorable.Thanks for joining in.I'm always dreaming of fall so the scarecrows aren't early for sawdust one is my favorite.Glad the fires are dieing down.Blessings!~Amy

  3. Cyndy, Love your swap goodies, love the candle mats!
    Your scarecrows are awesome, and I love your raggedy, it is soooo cute her holding the clothes. You are so talented. So glad you finally got some rain. Hugs, Lecia

  4. Honey, I love your scarecrows! Where do you find sawdust?
    And the raggedies are darling!

  5. Great swap!I love your scarecrows!!!!!!!!!!!!!have a great night!big hugs michelle

  6. Such great swap goodies. Love the snowman head on the wreath. And the scarecrows,,,, love them both. Can't wait now to get fall stuff out and decorate. Love the dollie too. Great work. Thanks for showing us pictures.

  7. Awesome swap goodies ! Love the first sawdust scarecrow.Hugs,Jen

  8. Your scarecrows are sooo cute! Fall will be here before we know it! Love your swap goodies too!

  9. Awesome swap goodies you got!
    Your creations turned out wonderful!
    I love your scarecrows!
    Glad to hear your getting the much needed rain.
    Prim Blessings

  10. Glad to see you post! I kept wondering how things were going down there. You had a wonderful swap! The scarecrows and annie are both too cute! You should come check out the progressive doll project we are doing on the forum. I think its going to be a lot of fun.

    Debbie K

  11. Love your swap goodies. Your scarecrows and Annie are adorable. I am now a follower and will stop by more often.


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