Sunday, 17 August 2014

#dicraftswap - disney

I had SO SO much fun working on this month's #DICraftSwap - as ever hosted by the wonderful Hannah - and I had a sudden splurge of ideas for Disney crafts (mostly due to a new Pinterest board - yummy) and couldn't help but make a couple of things this time round.

Lauren was my designated receiver this month, and in her likes she mentioned she liked Mulan (I LOVE MULAN) so I jumped at the chance of making something with my one of my favourite Disney characters.
In fact, I had to make two things once I had the (P)inspiration.


If you remember in my cross-stitch themed idea-list a few weeks ago I found these gorgeous Disney character patterns, contacted the lady who designed and bought the pattern (along with some Star Wars and LOTR patterns too!). I also found these Disney 'keep calm' posters on Pintereste and thought brought together on cross stitch it would look neat - and I think it does :) what do you think?



I also pinned this picture of Disney princess silhouettes and really wanted to work with them somehow. I did a lovely impromptu craft swap with Claire (Little Bo) (check out her gorgeous blog!) via Twitter and one of the things she sent me was the fabric I used to make the tote bag to use the silhouette (black felt) because I thought it suited Mulan rather well. And finally I just made up a quote that I thought summed up what the film represents. What do you think? I'm considering sharing a tutorial on how to make this bag - would you be interested to see one?


Lauren also said she liked Doctor Who, and Beauty & the Beast - mentioned quite separately but I happen to know of a GREAT Etsy shop - Karen Hallion's to be precise - that I knew I simply HAD to buy something from for her. If you like the note-card I opted for you can buy one from her Etsy shop.

 
I also picked up some extra small Disney goodies because I always love getting odd-bits like this! I bought some Toy Story stencils intended for baking (and I bought some for myself hehe) and some Minnie Mouse lip gloss. You can read Lauren's blog post about her snail mail haul this week here - including the #DICraftSwap!


NOW here is a #DICraftSwap first as far as I am aware - I received my Disney swap, but the post card didn't say who it was from, nor have I heard on social media who it is from - a mysterious swapper! How exciting :) - and I've looked through bloggers who usually take part and can't see it anywhere! If you are reading this do let me know it was you so I can link you and also give you the thanks you deserve because it was a very sweet swap and just the sort of thing I love!



I LOVE hot drink/mug packages, and I LOVE MUGS ESPECIALLY DISNEY!! I can't wait to try out the hot chocolate and the salted caramel green tea (golly gosh!). And it all came with adorable little crocheted heart bunting, ready to be pinned up in my room. 

How apt is the mug, particularly as I just dressed up as Belle for one day at MCM Manchester Comic Con - pictured here with some really excellent Doctor Who's (Karen Hallion eat your heart out :) )

Next month's craft swap theme is KAWAII (started a pinterest board already!) and unfortunately sign up is already closed. However if you think you will be interested in the swap in the future check out Hannah's blog or better yet whizz her an email - daintyandivory@yahoo.co.uk 

14 comments:

  1. I love what you have made and that postcard is awesome... I wish I could reveal who it was but they did say they want to remain secret (maybe they'll change their minds...) Thank you for taking part =) I'm going to keep an eye on your Kawaii board, and maybe start early on this one. I'm still waiting for my gift to arrive on this one, terrible I know.

    xx

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    1. it is super intriguing :) if they want to stay secret I don't mind, as long as they know I like what they sent and say a big huge thank you :) oh nooooo I hope it arrives soon! I start earlier every month I am sure, but then I think 'oh I have all this time now to get it done' and so of course I still work to the last minute - will always be the way :) jenny xx

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    2. Hi Jenny. I'm so please you loved your gifts the youngones and I sent for the swap.

      I was alittle unsure of what to make and what everyone else was going to make and send.

      I've only just blogged about the swaps today.
      being new to blogging and finding the time...

      Do you use your mug?

      Sa xXx

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    3. Hey Sa - yeah I use my mug LOADS thanks it is the perfect size for hot chocolates yum yum :) Thank you very very much, what a lovely idea to all send it together :) you're doing a lovely job blogging, keep it up :) jenny xx

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  2. Brilliant! I love the little bag, so cute! X

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    1. thanks Alexandra :D I think you can always tell when someone enjoys a lot what they are making (if I do say so myself ^^ )
      jenny xx

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  3. Thank you so much for all you sent me! Absolutely love it all, I'd also love to see how you made it too! :P and that sounds so exciting having a secret swapper!!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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    1. yayayayay I'm so glad! and I think I will make a tutorial, perhaps use Pocahontas for the pictures..? :) I know it's quite exciting, I like wondering :) jenny xx

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  4. Why would you want to remain secret after sending a lovely parcel like that? Lucky you!


    Caroline
    www.puttingyourlifeinorder.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks, I am lucky :) I'm not sure but it certainly has us all talking about it eh? :) jenny xx

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  5. It's all so awesome! I am loving seeing what everyone makes for the craft swaps x

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    1. me too, its all part of the fun isn't it :) jenny xx

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  6. I was so tempted to sign up for the Disney swap but I just didn't have the time. It was such a fun theme! I love what you sent!

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    1. oh what a shame! I hope you find the time to join in, this craft swap really is neat and its a splendid way of having everyone meet/talk to each other too - and who doesn't love some thoughtful snail mail :) thanks! jenny xx

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