Not only did the Farewell to Downton swap artists spend time making lovely pages for our books, and entrust me to compile their works into journals, they sent along presents with the packages. Which is beyond kind hearted. I do not do the swaps for free, there are fees to cover my supplies, postage and a smidgen of my time. So, a gift is above and beyond the role of the artists.
And that background? I received some Downton themed fabric too.
Some created art for me, including this collage and the vintage paper book. Others sent prettily wrapped bundle.
Including this clever surprise bundle. It is a length of lace, wrapped around little goodies.
Here are some of the tidbits that were tucked away in the ball.
Lots of trims and embellishments came my way. And after making all the books,I could use a replenishment of my stash! Thank you for the kind gifts, swappers!
And a big thank you to all of the nice people who entered my swap. Even though we had a record amount of drop outs, the beautiful pages that came to us were made with care and were very nice. I'm pleased with the results and so far have heard some lovely feedback.
When the drop outs began, I started scaling back on my production of the covers, and there were many people who ordered a second book. Also, a few thoughtful swappers who had to leave our group offered to buy the cover I had created for them, which I was thankful for.
Instead of making the hundred that I had planned, I scaled back to 50 some books. At this point, I have two books left to sell.
To give the new owners a head start, I've added lots of lace trim to the pages of both. Each comes with 2 Downton themed coloring pages and a mini scrap pack of vintage items to use on your pages.
If you are interested, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The interiors are made up of card stock, scrapbook-type paper that you can use as is for a background to your work, or cover with your own papers instead.
These books are $46 plus postage. Each is a little different. If you'd like to purchase one of these, please refer to them as #1 or #2, so I get your favorite to you.