Okay, not really. More like gone AWESOME!
The most recent Blythe Swap theme was fairytales, and my partner and I both chose LRRH as our theme for our packages.
I created a dress, underskirt, cape, and basket LRRH outfit for Lauren. Here’s Ash modeling before I packed them up:
You can’t see it too well here, but the cape is lined with the same fabric that the dress is made from. I also used a fancy stitch on my sewing machine to do a leaf/vine embellishment on the cape.
This mini-album is about two inches square. I used a couple of stickers, but most of the things in here I cut out by hand. Which was a lot more tedious than I expected, but since I was only doing a few things it wasn’t that bad.
For the cover, I used a toilet paper roll! Gotta reuse things around the house when you can, right?
For the interior pages, I sewed them together at the spine. It’s really not difficult when you only have a few pages. I did two sheets of pages (so that’s four pages total) this time, since I wasn’t sure how much content I had to fill it up. Next time I do a mini-album, I’ll definitely add more pages, though, since I probably could have filled another few in this one.
Awhile back I purchased a big notebook of scrapbooking paper to use for whatever, and I was so pleased that, among the random options included there, I found perfect choices for this project.
I also used a scrap of old cloth book-binding tape that I had lying around (hoarding scraps from the library garbage bin isn’t so crazy after all, right?) to hold the book together.
Here’s the package contents I sent to Lauren:
And here’s her Enid playing LRRH:
I’m so pleased with how this swap package came together!
And now on to the awesomeness that Lauren sent to me!
Wow! What a great lot of goodies! Peppermint Ghirardelli, English tea, an original piece of LRRH artwork, a capelet, puppets, and bucket, and a classic vintage edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales!
Check out the LRRH illustration from inside:
I love it!
And here’s the capelet Lauren knit. I love that it can be worn with the arms through or underneath – so flexible!
And did you see those puppets?! I cannot overstate how much I adore them. They’re so cute, and so perfect!
I feel like I made out like a bandit on this swap! Thanks, Lauren!