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:
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.
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:
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.
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!
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!