IsikkahJai asked me to post the photos of the stuff I sent as she's having technical difficulties. Onto the show!
First, an apron in the Tweedle style. It's big, but I'd prefer a bigger apron than one that won't cover my clothes, and I thought Isi would feel the same.
Then I found these templates online and loved them so much I printed them out.
Then I realized I needed to put something in them to do them justice:
There are four kinds of tea, with the tags being made from recycled cards from one of the many decks that my three year old has lost cards from.
And if you have tea, you need something to drink tea from:
That little ball is actually a tea flower, which will 'bloom' when hot water is poured over it.
Then there is a tin, with a tea theme.
On the top are magnets from some loose cards:
Inside the tin were these:
A pair of Mary Jane slippers, edged in white as a nod to the new Alice movie because her shoes were the BOMB in that movie. A bracelet, a kanzashi flower hairpin (a first attempt, and I'm not too sure how much I like it - I hope Isi liked it, though). A small container with cinnamon hearts that I relabelled 'comfits' as per the original story - comfits are described by wikipedia as: "confectionery consisting of dried fruits, nuts, seeds or spices coated with sugar candy" and I thought this was close enough. Also tucked into the tin were these, for Isi's future crafting adventures (I loved them so much when I found them I bought a TON because they reminded me so much of the 'drink me' bottles):
And my favorite thing which was a real wrench to let go of:
I see that perhaps I might have gone a teensy bit overboard ... but I really do love Alice in Wonderland, so it was a real joy to craft for this swap and for IsikkahJai. The things I bought cost me less than $20 in total, and I had so much fun with this swap!