Jackie ~ DO NOT LOOK AT THIS POST until you have received your parcel. Do not peep. Go away NOW!
Is she gone? Good.
I have to thank Maggi for hosting such a fun swap. She paired me with the talented Jackie whose blog I will now be stalking for a long while to come. I seriously cannot wait for my parcel to arrive. Poor postie is having the door flung open before he can even knock of a morning - think he may be developing a weak heart.
I know Jackie's favourite Alice character is the Queen of Hearts so you may see a theme developing here. Never let it be said I'm not one to latch on to something and run with it...
This is the first 'proper' bracelet I've made, really enjoyed it and went with a heart theme rather than attaching any characters to it as I thought Jackie might get more wear-ability out of it that way.
(I must just say a massive thank you to Pink Poppy for her getting started tips and encouragement with bracelet making. She's brilliant and a big help!)
Next I wanted to make a tissue holder. I was thinking it would take a matter of minutes on the sewing machine but have nobbled the beast somehow, now the bobbin casing keeps falling out. So this was all hand stitched which I am quite pleased with as am most definitely not a sewer of any kind. (Yet!) Please Jackie just don't go inspecting the stitching. That's a Queen of Heart charm dangling off the bottom there as she was depicted in the Disney film. It's not a bell as my lot keep saying it is.
Next - I had to do a duckie didn't I? Please say hello to the Mad Hatter Duckie. I love his hat which was cunningly made with loo roll holder, paper napkins, oodles of decopatch glue and some fabric paint. Voila. Very Art Attack, no?
...and of course he had to have his cup & saucer and teapot charms ready for the party.
My last item was very last minute. I had been trying to make a pop-up box but it kinda popped up a bit too much and popped out, collapsing everywhere. So in a tizzy I looked up and what did I see? The bottled Mojo that Paige had made me. Then I remembered Maggi's Alice in a jar and had a light bulb moment. So this is Pin Cushion Head Queen of Hearts in a jar... No it is not a mouthful at all. I added to the box some heart pins to stick in Queenie, some chocolate, (2nd time lucky - we ate her first lot! Oops!) some bamboo crochet hooks which I really hope Jackie hasn't gone and bought herself already. I also printed off a truly fabulous Cheshire Cat paper doll template & instructions for her to have a play with.I hope you enjoy your box Jackie as much as I had fun putting it together. Thank you again Maggi for hosting the swap and doing such an amazing job.
And thank you as always my loyal readers for popping by and taking a peep!