Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Long Person - doll swap

I've been upstairs in my sewing room all morning trying to organize, put away, straighten up and otherwise tend to the mess I've made in my sewing haven.  I realized that I never showed a fun little swap that I participated in that was organized by my Australian swapping friend, Kirsty at Four Happy Violets.  Kirsty paired each participant with a partner with whom we'd swap Long Person Dolls.  Kirsty saw the idea and inspiration for these handmade dolls with the instructions at Naughty Shorts Blog.  

Once I had received my swap person's name I set about making this funny, slightly bizarre, Long Person Doll. 

Here is my long person I made for my partner.  I've named her "June". 
She is tall, yet fluffly.
She obviously likes to cook (well...she is wearing an apron)
She's a bit of a June Cleaver (she's wearing pearl earrings and full makeup)
And I had a blast making her out of little bits and scraps of what I had on hand.
See?  Her apron ties in the back above her low riding waistband on her ruffley skirt.
In retrospect, June is rather plain from the back.  She probably could use a wardrobe organizer to give her fashion advice.

I received a wonderful package in the mail from my swap partner, Fiona, who lives in England but is soon moving to New Zealand.  Fiona's blog, Foot on the Treadle, is a great place to view her exquisite quilts and handmade sewing items.  Well!  Just look at my sweet long person that Fiona made for me!  AND, she included thre beautiful quilted zippy bags and each was filled with lovely treats.  Thank you, Fiona.  I've been thoroughly spoiled by your generosity and I am keeping the long person that Fiona made for me in my sewing room on a shelf near my sewing machine to be my muse.

I must get back upstairs and keep cleaning.  I have a few more sewing projects that I'll post over the next few days.  I really need to put things away as soon as I use them rather than waiting until I have to do a major overhaul of my sewing room.  YIKES!

Until next time.


  1. those are very cool, cute idea! neat swap to be in, lovely fabric too!

  2. What a fun idea. I love the facial features you both used on your gals.
    Fun to get "treats" and surprises in the mail no matter what our age.
    Brenda from Oshawa.

  3. WOW !!! these are sooo FUN !!! I love them both !! I am sure Fiona will be just as thrilled with yours as you are with hers ,,, what a fabulous idea !! :-)

    Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)
    Lols x x x


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