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 :) )