Blythe is a Bookworm Swap

The latest Blythe swap theme was Blythe is a Bookworm. What a perfect theme for me! I had a lot in common with my partner, also a librarian, and also a fan of Harry Potter and lots of other reading things. Here’s a peek at what I sent:

I made some dresses and a sweater for Kate’s Blythes:

dress for Blythe is a Bookworm Swap

dress for Blythe is a Bookworm Swap

dress for Blythe is a Bookworm Swap

Doesn’t this sweater seem like something Molly Weasley would wear? #goals

Gryffindor Long Cable Cardigan for Blythe

And I made the tiniest cross stitch ever, on 28 count fabric.

Tiny cross stitch pillow

Amiibo figure for scale (figure is 2″ high).

Tiny cross stitch pillow

I’m still shaking my head at my hubris taking on a project on this tiny scale. I now own a magnifier, though, so that should be useful for future miniature crafts. And I’m so pleased with how it turned out, so it was super worth it.

AND, here’s what I received!

Blythe is a Bookworm Swap - goodies recieved from Kate

Thanks so much, Kate! This was such a fun swap!

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Slumber Party

Our July theme for the Blythe Swap group was Slumber Party. It was a bit of a challenging theme for me, since it’s been many years since I attended one, and there are so many possibilities that no one thing really screams the theme.

My partner ended up being the perfect person to make things for. Each of her five Blythes have a distinct personality, as well as favorite colors, animals, and other helpful things. I found a paperboard suitcase at The Lob and embellished it with scrapbook paper and good ol’ Mod Podge.

what I sent for the Slumber Party swap

I made individual packages for each of Kate’s five girls.

what I sent for the Slumber Party swap

I made up a pattern for some pajamas (now I know how to make shorts!), and one for an overnight bag. I also made some stuffed animals to go with each set.

For Cherry Kim, who likes red and dogs:

what I sent for the Slumber Party swap

For Lizzie Jane, who likes brown and pale yellow and nature:

what I sent for the Slumber Party swap

For Charlotte, who likes pale blue and green:

what I sent for the Slumber Party swap

For James, who likes bright colors:

what I sent for the Slumber Party swap

I couldn’t resist embellishing her pajama top with a googly eye:

what I sent for the Slumber Party swap

And for Annie Mesmer, who likes black and ravens:

what I sent for the Slumber Party swap

I had so much fun putting this package together. And it was also really fun to see what Kate had put together for me!

unboxing

She used some super neat wrapping paper and included a hilarious and awesome frog card:

love this wrapping paper

So many goodies!

all the goodies!

I just adore this fabric. I can’t wait to figure out what I’ll make with it:

I am in LOVE with this fabric!!

This outfit seemed perfect for Dahlia, and it suits her so well:

Dahlia has taken over as resident rock star

All in all, a perfect slumber party!

it's a slumber party!

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