Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Halloween Gift Tag and WOYWW #283

We are currently living in utter chaos, with the living room being gutted and totally re-done, but this week I managed to do a tiny bit of crafting so I'm joining in with WOYWW.  
My nephews just love Halloween - perhaps it's in the genes as they are half American!   They love anything scary and ghostly, and they always call on us for trick or treat.  I decided to make up a bag of 'grown-up' chocolate for my sister (rather than the eyeballs and gooey brains the boys usually have) - I made a gift tag for it, and also crocheted a little pumpkin brooch for her, so when they all came trick or treating she had a little something for herself!  

I need to get more of the black leaf ribbon - I just love it, but I didn't have enough and it looks a bit sparse on the tag - I would love to have draped it around extravagantly!


  1. The leaf ribbon looks so lush! I was wondering what it was at first! Great tag and the crocheted pumpkin looks really cute! Happy Wednesday! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #42

  2. That little crocheted pumpkin is fab! It makes a great brooch :-). And I love that black leafy ribbon too, I could do damage with that!! Very elegant indeed...
    Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

  3. What a wonderful treat! I love your tag and I love that black leaf ribbon. I have it in a lot of colors but not the black! It looks great for Halloween! The little crocheted pumpkin is just adorable. I love the whole treat, Diana!

  4. That wonderful tag would be treat enough for me, Diana!

    Happy woyww to you!
    #54 this week with
    painty things

  5. What a treat to get from a Sister !!!.... I believe she loved it? - Thank you ever so much for sharing.
    Kind regards
    Mariane #55

  6. What a lovely seasonal gift. I love the little crocheted pumpkin. A lovely little keepsake after the chocolate is gone.

  7. Oh my gosh, your sister is a lucky girl! The whole package is just perfect, that little pumpkin brooch is precious. I hope you had a good time - it rained here and we had our first fire and got lots of trick or treaters so I was in heaven! Thinking of you with your living room chaos, I know you enjoy chaos just about as much as I do.

  8. Hope your chaos is soon a distant memory!!!! Bet it is going to look lovely!

    Your sister must have loved her Halloween package.... it is so darn cute!

    Karen x

  9. I bet your sister loved her gift it's so unique and a lovely thought. I agree the leaf ribbon is lovely and would look lovely draped around frame or even another gift. Anita - Itsamistry Design Studio #42 woyww

  10. ha ha brilliant little brooch I'm definitely making some of those for next year
    Good luck with the re modelling hope its sorted soon
    janet #16

  11. Very clever! I hope the room is finished soon, and normal life can be resumed. Hugs, Chris # 7

  12. Your sister is a lucky girl! Such a pretty tag. I bet she's glad she got chocolates and not brain goo...
    Sorry I'm so late in commenting. I like to comment on all of the posts but there just aren't enough hours in the day...
    Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.

  13. Great tag and the little pumpkin brooch is gorgeous. Thank you so much for the visit and happy crafting, Angela x 40

  14. I don't "do" halloween, but that black leaf ribbon is gorgeous. I've never seen anything like that before. I thought it was die-cut paper to start with. Do they do it in different colours?

    Thank you for your lovely comment, and I'm so glad you like the seaside-themed page in my album. I've now completed the 3 Scottish pages (I think - if more photos turn up I may do a couple more) and I've had such fun doing them because they have brought back so many really happy memories of holidays up there.

    Things have quietened down chez Shosh these last couple of days, but from past experience it's not likely to last. The situation isn't easy and Mum can be extremely difficult and it puts me under a lot of stress. Going in my ARTHaven is enough to reduce that considerably - even before I sit down to do anything! It is certainly proving itself to be a wonderful Haven!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #44

  15. Thanks for your return visit, Diana, and for the info about the leaf trim. I am so glad you like my Scottish pages! I am very proud of my Scottish heritage so these pages were a joy to do, and I have now added the Clan Fraser crest on my blog! Like you, I love thistles - beautiful yet strong, and resist being downtrodden lol! I have the last remaining liqueur glass from a set of glasses that belonged to my grandmother, in the shape of a thistle and I love it.


  16. awesome Halloween tag and brooch. I bought some green leaf not long ago but haven't seen the black. I have a use for it so I am going looking. Have a great week. Vickie #68

  17. Oh my goodness, am I really so behind that I missed your Halloween tag? I love it though, and your little crochet pumpkin brooch!