Shipping cloth dolls is always a little funny. I mean, it's not breakable so not much is required in the way of packaging. Most of the time, I just wrap it in tissue, drop it in a box and send it on it's way. But that never seemed "special" enough and that's why I tried my hand at box making for Daisy and Rose. The problem with that is the time involved! Plus, it's not impervious to damage by the mail service (Sorry Dannielle!). I think I have found the perfect solution! Check this out:
It's just a piece of cardboard with scrapbooking paper glued to it! Then I cut two slits where I ran a ribbon to tie around Emily's waist which will hold her in place. It's 12" x 12" which was a little short, but that's the size of the paper and it fit in sideways nice and snug so it won't rattle. Since this is my first, I learned a lot, of course. First- go to Dollar Tree and stock up on lots of scrapbooking paper! This is a darling paper, but maybe not the best choice for Emily. It will be good to have a selection on hand. Second- get double stick tape to avoid glue hassles. Third-stock up on floral ribbon. It's cheaper and perfect for this application.
Anyway, I'm really happy with this solution, but after she was gone, I wished I had glued a landscape picture of Iowa on the inside of Emily's box. That would have been nice for her to look at, don't you think? (I'm fine, really!)