Okay so for the past month Rachel and I have been doing a Twilight swap for one another. It was a personal swap between just the two of us, with the goal being that we just spoil each other as much as we possibly can with Twilighty-goodness. Of course a good portion of that was customized and made especially for the other.
My package for Rachel:
I got her a copy of Wuthering Heights (a book that Bella reads throughout Twilight), a black planner & a black journal (that she can alter if she wants - i was going to paint the book covers on them but ran out of time), and a silver ring with two garnets & two hearts representing Bella & Edward's love (though Rachel swears its representing HER and Edward, hehe!).
I made her a scrap-basket out of a gorgeous embroidered black fabric in twilighty colors (the style of the bag is like this - its for scraps of paper and such while she's scrapbooking at a crop).
I bound a book of Twilight Cliffs Notes with a custom-designed cover. I got the "Cliffs Notes" from here (written by Cleolinda Jones). - *WARNING* do not read the cliffs notes if you have not read all 4 books. There are a couple spoilers. If you haven't read the books, but want to read this, then you have a great additional motivator to read the books. ;) I also included a couple of cute Twilight Cartoons I found in the bound version. You can see them here and here.
I made her a customized mug with a picture of the rainforests in Forks that says "its too green" (homage to Bella's opinion of Forks when she arrives, and to Rachel's LOVE of all things coffee).
I "vamped" a picture of Rachel and me from when she came to visit this last spring and made a card for her. The card fit perfectly into a frame that I also included.
I made a bottle of "spark'es" out of a bottle of glitter - and the label says "real men sparkle" with a picture of edward. :)
I also crocheted a mug cozy with handspun red wool, and sewed an image of an apple (as all fangirls know, its Twilight icon for the "forbidden fruit"), that matched a crocheted apple I made for her out of the same fiber. :)
I also crocheted a set of fingerless mits in black wool with red laces from the same wool yarn as above. :)
I also crocheted a hat that looks similar to the one that Bella wore when she was talking to Jacob at La Push in the movie. I used this pattern (Durango) and shortened the bottom to two rows of back post sc.
The last few things were mostly photoshop junkie goodies. I made her some bookmarks & mini posters. :)
Part two (the receipt of awesomeness) is to come SOON!