Friday, February 4, 2011

Pretty in Pink

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. 

For more Pink Saturday posts, check Beverly's How Sweet the Sound.

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.


Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

She is too cute, what a great swap! I see your Singer feather weight on the left, I have my Mom's and that was the first real sewing machine I ever used and I still have it. Aren't they great! Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday! Marilou

Char said...

Oh Pam, I am sure your swap partner will love her. She is just as cute as can be, homemade, you can't beat that. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

lentochka said...

Dear Pam!) I'm so glad, so glad!!! I got a very nice gift! A doll named Valya. She is very beautiful, sweet, kind and funny!) I love your doll! I also sent you a doll from Russia. Wait!) Thank you very much!)Lena

PAT said...

She is a cutie!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Grace said...

That is the cutest Doll! Aww and she is in Russia now! I love swaps. You get to meet people from so far away who become good friends. I can't wait to see yours!! Happy Pink Saturday. Grace xoox

Donnie said...

What a fun swap for you two. Your Valentine girl, Valya, is just lovely.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Pam,
What a cutie your doll is! I'm sure Lena will love it and she named her well! Great idea for a swap! Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for stopping by.


Cathy said...

Oh My Goodness she is absolutely adorable and so darn loveable. I'm sure she will be very well loved Pam.

Enjoy your Pink Saturdayness from everyone.

xo Cathy

LV said...

I do not live in a foreign country, but would love to have had your doll. That was a great idea ,and the things you used are to my taste.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Pam, so glad to hear that Valya made it safely to her new home. I wonder what the meaning of Valya is in Russian? I can't wait to see what you receive from Lena. Hope you are having a great day. Best wishes, Tammy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am so glad you did the international swap. Every customer I have had internationally was great and several have become friends. If only shipping didn't cost so much. I love your heart doll, especially that you used some old textiles on her and I love her facial heart features. She is truly special. HPS

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

How cute! This just made me smile. Great work! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Happy PS!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pam Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful doll you have made, To Russia with Love. How beautiful her little face is, and I love that she was made from feedsack material and that she has her precious little hearts in her hands. Speaking of which I love the way they are tied in a love knot. You went to the up most detail sweetie.

Her little eyes twinkle and she has the sweetie little legs even. I can't wait to see what is being sent from Russia to you with love.

Keep us posted and thanks for the beautiful share sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Holly said...

Hi Pam~
It was fun to read about your journey in the fiber/fabric field. I started out in textiles and clothing...such a fun field. Now I just dress my dolls and live vicariously through them. Your doll is so cute!
Happy Pink Saturday!