This is a sample of some of Apryl's work.
Below is Lillian (this is Apryl's picture): "Lillian is 7. She is pretty, bright as a button, has an air of melancholia about her and likes to dress like Wednesday Adams..." (You will have to read more about Lillian on Apryl's blog here). When I was
Below is another one of my favorite dolls from Apryl (this is her picture, as well): You will have to read Apryl's Sugar and Spite post to read more about her. (You can imagine how thrilled I was to receive one of Apryl's dolls along with other treasures. I had been eyeing several in Apryl's etsy shop).
First, Apryl wrapped my treasures in lovely, sewing pattern paper and twine (this is her picture below as well- I tore right into my package, so I didn't get to take a picture): I received one of Apryl's handmade dolls. Her name is Malice: Malice came along with a story about herself typed on a distressed flashcard and vintage key: I will share some of the story here with you (Apryl has some of Malice's story on her blog here, as well): "Malice lives on the edge of Valentine City in a crumbling castle filled with whispering ghosts. She cries in the rain and laughs in the snow. Pinned to her dress is a tarnished key. She says the key is to a wooden box buried under the castle. In the box lies her bleeding heart. I don't think she is kidding. Malice is not the kidding type..."
This is one of Apryl's pictures below: Malice is now sitting on my bookshelf in front of my vintage books. Apryl also sent me a Moleskine journal with a hand drawn portrait of Sally (my favorite Tim Burton character). She sent me a badge with one of Sally's quotes from the movie, "What's wrong? I thought you liked frog's breath": Apryl sent me another hand drawn portrait just like her storybook page paintings that I admire so much (this, too, is Apryl's picture): Apryl sent me a ticking heart pin cushion: I could really appreciate that Apryl incorporated some girly elements in the swap for me.
She sent me a vintage book, clock stamp, lace, pink thread, and an embroidered doily:
Thank you so much, Apryl!