A Little Carved Pumpkin Anyone?

Last year I did a blog about Carved Pumpkins on eBay  (HERE).  Last years pumpkins were much better.. and cooler than this years… +there were so many.  Here's the cared pumpkins for 2011.

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Basset Hound Carved Pumpkin OOAK Perfect for Halloween  SOLD $217.50 by eBay Seller helpbrood  Check it out HERE 


Halloween 1 Custom Carved Movie Replica Pumpkin Michael Myers Mask Mayhem ($85.00) by eBay Seller Sansker22  Check it out HERE 


Hand Carved foam Jason Voorhees Pumpkin Jack O’ Lantern for Halloween ($130.00) by eBay Seller jsmarsha.  Check it out HERE 


Hand Carved Foam Zombie Pumpkin / Jack O’ Lantern for Halloween SOLD $65.00 by eBay Seller sjmarsha.  Check it out HERE

Unusual Halloween Costumes…

I've been pondering Halloween costumes lately.. here are some of the top costumes selling on eBay now.

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Iron Man Mark III Costume Armor Halloween Movie Version SOLD $3950.00 by eBay Seller ren0330 Check it out HERE

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1965 Beatles John Lennon Halloween Costume Mask and Box Sold $585.00 by eBay Seller tony-no-bologny Check it out HERE:

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A Clockwork Orange Droog Alex Halloween Costume XL SOLD $435.00 by eBay Seller nmebhar1254 Check it out HERE:

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Lady Gaga Meat Dress Halloween Costume SOLD $371.00 by eBay Seller sabrinan004 Check it out HERE:

Wonder Woman Costume SOLD $355.00 by eBay Seller alisas_custom_costumes Check it out HERE.

Something to Sell on eBay: Paperweights

I’m not even sure this is a real sale.. there is only one

photo.. and the seller had a dirty joke as the description!

Panda Figurine Paper Weight Sold $1300.00 by eBay Seller Funfalconotter.  Check it out HERE.

1979 Nuutajarvi Finland Art Glass Paper Weight Artist. SOLD $ 265.00 By eBay Seller decorantique Check it out HERE.

This fish are pretty.. but I never thought they would sell for this.

2 Sabino Glass Fish Figurines PAIR Paper Weights LARGE SOLD $ 180.00 by eBay Seller zanstreasures.  Check it out HERE.


(2) Antique Cast Iron Jacks Book Ends Paper Weights. SOLD $142.50 by eBay Seller saleforsure. Check it out HERE.

This is beautiful!

Handcrafted Blown Glass Paper Weight Pen Stand Vintage SOLD $100.00 by eBay Seller i-have-fifty-dollhairs  Check it out HERE.

Something to Sell on eBay: Needlework Kits

Anytime I’m at estates sales, auctions or garage sales, I always look for needlework kits or patterns.  Here’s why. 🙂

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Reminds me of Sunbonnet Sue.

Vintage Eva Rosenstand/Clara Waever Cross Stitch Kit SOLD $410.00 By eBay Seller Nikkiprm.  Check it out HERE.

Here’s what the seller has to say:

This wonderful counted cross stitch kit from Denmark was purchased in the late 1970s or early 1980s and was never worked.  The kit is number 12-479.  The design is based on a watercolor by Swedish artist Carl Larsson and depicts an early 1900s Swedish kitchen.  The kit is complete and contains cream 24 or 25 count linen (approximately 30 ½ inches by 21 ½ inches), Eva Rosenstand cotton threads, 2 needles, 4 thread organizers, and an extra large, easy-to-read stitch chart.  Instructions are written in English as well as Danish and German.  Also included is a copy of the watercolor print shown in the eBay photo.  The kit has not been worked but some of the thread has been put into one of the thread organizers.  The kit is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful heirloom when completed.

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This is so beautiful!  I love the daisies!

Eva Rosestand X-Stitch Table Cloth Kit #3183 Sold $355.00 by eBay Seller tk18222  Check it out HERE

Here’s what the seller has to say about this:

Kit includes- floss, needle, thread palette,& instructions. Pattern for a 140 x 205 cm Table cover.  FABRIC is NOT INCLUDED with this kit.  Kit is in a re-sealable handled “tote” bag.

Needlepoint is my drug of choice 🙂  I love this!

Ehrman Kaffe Fassett Fruit Wall Hanging Needlepoint Kit Sold $344.99 by eBay Seller biscat9  Check it out HERE.

Here’s what the seller has to say about this kit:

This is a gorgeous needlepoint kit for a wall hanging from Ehrman of England and designed by Kaffe Fassett entitled Victorian Fruit.  It features fabulous pears, apples, lemons, oranges, strawberries, peaches and plums against a stunning raspberry background!  The color, shading and detail is fantastic as is usual with Kaffe’s designs!  This kit is new, never started and complete in its original packaging.  It comes with the design printed in full color on the 8 mesh double weave Penelope canvas, lovely Paterna Persian wool tapestry yarn, a chart for assisting in stitching the fabulous design, needle, instructions and a carrying bag with a picture of the finished kit on it.  The finished design measures a fabulous 27″ tall by 27″ wide which will make it a wonderful piece of art for your home!  Grab this bargain while it lasts!

Vintage Progress Iris Appliqué Quilt Kit Sold $235.00 by delightfulgarden.  Check it out HERE.

Here’s what the seller has to say:

This is a Progress quilt kit # 1403 “The Iris “. It measures 81′ x 99” and is stamped  on a yellow background. There is a sample fabric piece on the front of the envelope and next to it is the word “Gold” so it’s probably a special edition. The kit includes stamped yellow quilt top, bias tape for stems and quilt edge, instructions, and stamped appliqué pieces.

I have this same quilt kit in white and noticed that this kit did not come with the gold  appliqué fabric so I will include a photo copy of my stamped fabric  so you can make your own appliqués. I’ve purchased a few kits with incomplete appliqués and I’m sure the seller had no clue, and you can easily make up your own, but it would be nice to have a copy for any detail embroidery stitches.

The quilt top is in good condition with some barely visible yellowing along the center fold. I didn’t include a picture because it didn’t show up. The 3rd picture shows a yellow stain in the corner of the quilt which is to the right of the number 196.

The bias tape for the stems is cut with some still remaining on the card along with the green bias tape for the edging. The bias stems were sewn in place on 2 corners and all the side, top and bottom flowers. 1 corner is partially done and the 4th  corner has no stems sewn in place. There are no stems sewn on the center flowers nor are any appliqué pieces cut or sewn on.

McKenna Ryan Where Friends Gather Quilt Kit Sold $182.49 by eBay Seller trulyso  Check it out HERE

Here’s what the Seller has to say:

Came from a local auction, along with other quilting kits, fabric, embroidery kits, patterns,magazines,books, sewing accessories etc. NEW  shipping is 13.50 in USA, foreign email first.

from Pine Needles, McKenna Ryan Christmas quilting kit called When Friends Gather. There are 8 patterns and 8 fabric kits for each pattern.

1. Sharing the Light 28 1/2″ x 23 1/2″ (Santa and reindeer in mountains looking onto a snow covered village)

2. Jingle Bear Rock 17″ x23 1/2″  ( 3 bears playing in an outside xmas tree angel with heart on top)

3. Reindeer Games 38 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ ( reindeers frolicking in snow trying to form a snowman with their antlers)

4. Nuttin’ for Christmas  21″ x13″ ( squirrel gathering acorns and placing them in stockings on fence)

5. Making Spirits Bright   16″ x40″ (3 snowmen on top of each other)

6. Dashing through the Snow  32″ x 14 1/2″ ( looks like otter or seals?) sliding thru snow heading to water

7. Comfy Cozy are We    22 1/2″ x 22 1/2″ ( wreath with snowman head with floppy hat and moustache)

8. The Gathering table runner  47″ x 20 1/2″ ( geese with winter scarves gathering on pond)

Merry Cox Williamsburg Sewing Case Kit Sold $177.50 By eBay seller Willow95670  Check it out HERE

Here’s what the seller says about it:

I am downsizing my collectibles and needlework stash. This auction is for The Williamsburg Sewing Case Kit by Merry Cox.  I took this workshop and stitched some of the front cover during class.  I haven’t touch it since.  It was a fun class and I liked the piece.  But life got in the way.

All of the fabric and threads are in the kit, including the lining fabric, batting and interfacing.  Needles are included, even a curved needle for the finishing.

The instructions have a few hand written notes I made during the class..