Yay!!! haha im so glad I get to talk about this package now!
Hmmm where to start....
I had SO much fun doing all that for you, that I practicly fell in love with the package myself. I would bring the WIPs with me everywhere, to try to fit in any few minutes to finish, and it seems like none of my friends couldnt grasp why I was giving all this stuff away to someone on the internet. "And you dont get anything in return?" "You aren't selling it to her?" "How do you know this person?" hahaha
But in their defense, they are all guys and none of them craft
The tags were the easiest in the bunch and were created knowning that they would probably never be used lol. But... you could use them to help organize your crafts, maybe? haha
The coasters were definitely the most fun to make out of all the paper crafts. All papers and coasters used were already owned by me, in my stash. I loved going through my paper scraps and matching up for each sailor based on their personalities/powers. (like the plaid for Uranus and Neptune are to represent the plaid in their college uniforms. It isnt exactly the same but it reminded me so much of it that I couldnt pass up the opportunity.
The bookmarks were something I have been wanting to do for a loooonnnngggg time. Its a picture originally from the manga, and can easily be found now as a wallpaper. I loved picking out the ribbon for each one! I love details!!!!
The coloring book and crayons were my very first idea. I thought you would love to paint them, so I printed them all on cardstock. But I included the crayons because everyone deserves to feel like a kid again
The tuxedo mask shirt was the second to the last item created. I realized I didnt have anything to represent Darien, and him being my first true love
I had to do some type of tribute. hahahahaha I knew I had picked the perfect phase when I knew I would wear the shirt with pride.
The cats were an instant "must" when I realized I had all the fleece scraps (in the perfect shade of purple) already in my stash. This is the pattern I used http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/store/pointykitty.html
Sailor saturn doll was the very last thing made and was also very last minute. I made both dolls off of my own pattern. (which are inspired by numerous ones online) This one came out so adorable! Its like she was telling me she had to be cute enough to sit on the shelf and make everyone smile
And finally... Sailor Moon! This one was a no brainer! You said you wanted one all the way back when you originally signed up for the swap! I looked online for a LONG time to find a pattern that was perfect. Well when I realized I couldnt find exactly what I wanted, I winged it!
As it was coming together, I was already falling in love, and confessed to my boyfriend that I might have to make one all for myself. To which his friend added "You should make tuxedo mask too!" Which is easily spinning into me wanted to do tuxedo mask and all the inner scouts. HA!
All in all, I had a large majority of the supplies in my stash already. I do not have a gigantic stash. (Its large, but I've never done sailor moon crafts before) But the only things I had to buy was the perfect color blue for sailor moon's skirt, and some yellow yarn for the massive amount of hair! That is IT! I owned EVERYTHING else already! Let me tell you, I debated for a long time if I should sign up for this swap originally but ended up not being able to. When I saw that I could angel for you, I grabbed it up without a second thought! It is almost like fate how awesome everything fell into place while I was crafting for you.
And I could not be happier that you love the package!! Enjoy~