Blythe Swap: Marvelous Monsters

This last month’s Blythe Swap was so much fun! The theme was Marvelous Monsters and I participated in a three-way swap – I sent goodies to Rebecca, who sent goodies to Elizabeth, who sent goodies to me.

Here’s what I received:

Marvelous Monsters swap: what I received

So many cool things! Two dresses, a Bride of Frankenstein hood, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde potion bottles, pins and embellishments, adorbs Nessie/Scotland keychain, an assortment of bows for future sewing/crafting, two of those awesome monster finger puppets (did everyone get these at the dentist as a kid?), and a super cute monster plush.

Marvelous Monsters swap: what I received

Check out the hand-embroidered monster face on the dress Willow is wearing! I love it!! And the finger puppets (hand puppets for Blythe!) even color coordinate. I didn’t take the proper time to tie on the Bride of Frankenstein hood because I was too excited to take photos, but I love it like this anyway. Such a great package! Thank you so much, Elizabeth!

I had an equal amount of fun putting together a package for Rebecca. She has excellent taste (that is to say, quite similar to my own, haha) and likes purple and orange, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Halloween-y stuff in general.

Here’s what I sent:

Marvelous Monsters swap :what I sent

Three handmade dresses and one skirt/top set; one handknit Skully Sweater, one Monster Sweater, and one Sybil Sweater; an orange Blythe-scale crate filled with hair accoutrements; a sheet of skull stickers; and a TNBC blind-box miniature.

Marvelous Purple Monster Sweater

I knit this Sybil Sweater according to the pattern using mohair/silk yarn but then I finished it inside-out: I wove in the ends to the opposite side as usual, and sewed on the monster eyes on what would usually be the inside. It gives a more furry look since purl stitches show off the mohair-iness of the yarn more than knit stitches do. I love how it turned out! I designed the Monster Sweater just for this swap, and of course had already written the pattern for the Skully Sweater – it just happened to fit right into this theme!

Marvelous Monsters swap :what I sent

This dress is one of my favorite items I made this time. I love this fabric – it has a feathery or scaly look and I just attached some tiny google eyes for an extra monster-y feel.

All in all, this swap was super fun! Our next swap will be the Halloween Swap, so keep your eye out for sign-up at the Blythe Swap site!

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Halloween Blythe Swap!

I got a great package from my swap partner Elizabeth!

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Ooh! Halloween goody bags!

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Look at all of this!

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I was especially geeked to see a Doctor Who blind pack minifig! I didn’t have this Dalek yet, so I’m very excited to have him. He has now joined the Doctor and Amy in my office.

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And the clothes and accessories! This dress is not only Halloween and very cool, it’s REVERSIBLE. Most impressive.

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These hair clips are so cute! I may have to borrow them for myself every now and then.

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This is the opposite side of that dress. So impressive!

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And another kickass clippy:

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This felt dress is so cute. The skully with the bow is just too adorable.

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And I think this might be my favorite, a handmade ghostie! He is seriously just too cute.

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Thank you so much, Elizabeth! I hope that you like your package just as much!

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