Craft swaps are SO much fun! First, you have the excitement of getting a partner and finding out about her, and what kind of things she likes. Then you get to make something for her, and usually that involves trying something new--a new pattern or technique or crafting supply--so you learn and grow as you craft. Then you have the fun of hearing her happy response when she receives the goodies you sent. And on top of all that, you get a package of goodies in return!
I recently showed you the outfits I sent to Crystalviolin in my first Blythe Kingdom swap. Now Bonnie and Grace will show you all the lovely items she sent me in return.
First, the two girls are so warm and comfy, sitting near their new fireplace--yes, they actually got a FIREPLACE in this swap! Their home has been so bare that this is a very welcome addition. They are wearing hats knitted by my partner, and she made them the cutest little dolly snuggies too!
You would think that was enough, but they also each received a hand-knit sweater! Grace, on the left, is wearing a beautiful hoodie with teeny beads that serve as buttons. Bonnie, on the right, is wearing a sweet cardigan that closes with snaps. What's that in Bonnie's hand? A minuscule cup of hot chocolate--it's the cutest thing I ever saw!
If you look closely, you will notice a familiar pair of dolls in the picture frame on the fireplace mantle...amazingly, it's a tiny picture of Grace and Bonnie that my swap partner saw on flickr! I love that! In fact, I love the whole package!
Crystalviolin did a fantastic job with this "Winter Comfort" swap. My dollies couldn't be more warm, or happy!