Happy Pink Saturday
This is the doll I made for the Vintage Valentine Swap. You can find out more by clicking the link on the left. My partner is Lena and she lives in Russia. Today is our mailing day but I mailed this doll over three weeks ago and she still has not arrived at Lena's home. Our dolls were to have a Valentine theme but also have a vintage theme.
I designed the pattern using a heart shape for her face. I then stitched on the features with embroidery thread and added a wisp of red hair. In keeping with the vintage theme, her dress is from a vintage feedsack and the hearts in her hands are made from a vintage quilt top. My great grandmother did the hand stitching on this old quilt top. She is about 24" tall. I didn't give her a name. I'm sure Lena will come up with one.
Hope she arrives in Russia soon. Lena promises to let me know when she arrives. I'm not sure is Lena has sent my doll yet or not. It is difficult since I don't know Russian and Lena's English is limited. We have exchanged emails. Lena has a beautiful blog but it is of course in Russian.
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AN UPDATE: Lena did received her doll and named her Valya. You can read what Lena said about the doll if you check the comment # 3 under comments. So glad she arrived safely in Russia. I'm anxious to get the doll Lena sent me. This was a great swap. I'm pleased that I said OK to International swapping this time. I usually say no since it involves paperwork at PO.