Vivian Neroni of http://vivs-whimsy.blogspot.com/ hosted a "beat the winter blues" doll swap. i was partered up with Vivian and also Sammy. My doll from Vivian arrived yesterday. she is so cute! (top and middle picture) She was handmade by Vivian, who also makes lots of other incredible goodies! My son and i really like her hat! the bottom picture is the doll i made for Vivian. her base is a vintage bottle of perfume and a candy tin. the dress i took from another doll and then dyed it with red koolaid and tea. her face is from a vintage valentine's day card i own. i want to show the doll i made for Sammy, but she reads this blog, so i'll have to wait!