Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mr. Bones - Edited

This is my latest finish-finish for Hooked on Exchanging 2010 Halloween exchange.  I mailed it on Monday and my partner received it already!



I bought a unfinished mini wooden coffin at Michaels and painted it up for Mr. Bones resting place.  I thought it added just the right touch!

Mr. Bones by SamSarah Design Studio
JCS Halloween Issue 2008
Fibres:  As charted (orange was DMC conversion)
Stitched on white perforated paper by Mill Hill

I heard from my partner that she loved it!  What I really like about participating in exchanges is pushing myself to come up with something different than the standard ornament to make it special and unexpected for my partner.  This was a lot of fun.  I have to credit my DD because she was the one to persuade me to stitch Mr. Bones.

17 comments:

Cole said...

Isn't he a fun stitch?!? I stitched him as soon as that ornament issue came out but never have "finished" him yet... I love your finished package, coffin & all!

Christina said...

What a great exchange, I'm sure your partner was absolutely thrilled (and a bit spooked!) when she opened it!

Missy said...

WONDERFUL WONDERFUL!!! I must stitch up MR.Bones.

Ranae said...

What a fun exchange you came up with. I love it!!!

April Mechelle said...

Love the exchange piece! I need to go to Michaels and look for that coffin box!!! Thanks for sharing!

natalie said...

AAAHHH!! What a fun exchange piece! I never would have thought of something like that! It's so cute!

Lisa V said...

A very unique exchange gift to receive. A brilliant idea that would have been wonderful to unwrap and discover. Well done!
LISA V

Melanie said...

Super duper cute! I love him!

Siobhan said...

That is soooo cool! What a great finish!

Lisa S said...

I was so thrilled to receive this wonderful exchange Aubree!!Mr. Bones & his coffin are absolutely perfect!!
Thank You so very much!!

hugs

Blu said...

What an awesome finish! Mr Bones & his coffin are so cool!

Carol said...

Mr. Bones is darling on his own, but adding that little coffin makes him extra special--great job :)

Colorado Stitcher said...

I LOVE it, especially the coffin. Nice job!!

Marnie said...

Super Cute!

Michelle said...

He is too cute! I'm sure your partner will appreciate your creativity!

Sandra :) said...

OMG he's too cute!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a neat piece to stitch up for an exchange!!!