Cool Britannia

In the interest of catching up on things I haven’t managed to post about this summer, here is a look back at the Cool Britannia swap I did in June.

This theme was really easy to work with! London and the UK are iconic and places that many people like to travel, and with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee happening just before this swap, I had a lot of material and inspiration to work with.

I found this Corgi cross stitch pattern online and decided it would be perfect for this swap. I shrank it quite a bit, using very small cross stitch fabric, and then sewed it into a Blythe-size stuffed animal.

cross-stitch stuffed Corgi

I created a Union flag mini-dress, which turned out a little big (the prototype I made turned out a little small – next time I make it, it’ll be just right):

Union Jack mini dress

As well as a skirt and sweater set:

Union Jack sweater set

Here are all the items I sent. I made a Cool Britannia wallpaper wrapped box, and included a variety of items including stickers, a notebook, Keep Calm ribbon, charms, and a knitted Dalek finger puppet that I made.

what I sent

Wrapped and ready to be sent:


And Liz sent me a great package, too!

Liz picked a totally appropriate box for this package!

oh my goodness! so many goodies!

A totally neat card:

lovely card

And a ton of goodies!

wow! look at all of this!

Is this not the most adorable tea cup ever? Handmade and so cute! With commemorative Jubilee tea, no less.

the cutest teacup ever, with some of the Queen's special commemorative Jubilee tea

And a gown fit for royalty, modeled here by Ash.

amazing royal ensemble with tiara, modeled by Ash

As ever, I’m so pleased and feel so lucky to be part of this great Blythe swap community.