Monday, November 26, 2012

Geeky Gingerbread Swap

Time to show off something I made for a Swap Bot swap.

The swap was gingerbread themed Dotee dolls.  You had to make a pair to send to one partner.  The only "rule" (beside the basic Dotee doll rules of having a hanger, tail, and being 4-6 inches long) was it had to be gingerbread man themed.  It was a sender's choice, so I wasn't required to check out my swapee's profile to see things they liked but I did.

My swapee listed "Big Bang Theory" as one of her favorite shows.

So I just couldn't resist. . .

I made a Sheldon gingerbread man and "soft kitty" gingerbread kitty.

Of course, the Sheldon-bread man had to have the Flash shirt and wouldn't be complete without the infamous Sheldon-ism "bazinga" embroidered on the back.  The "soft kitty" (for those unfamiliar, Sheldon likes to have a song "Soft kitty, warm kitty" sung to him when he's upset/ill) is from the same gingerbread man shape just with some pointy kitty ears on the head.  To keep the gingerbread feel I had to have the rick rack on the arms/legs (to mimic icing) and kept the decorations very minimal on both (except for the backs--normally a cookie wouldn't have the back side decorated at all).  I did super basic tails from some leftover string I had (string I got on packaging from a swap I received a while back).  The hangers are also from recycled ribbon from a swap.

Made with felt, poly fill, rick rack, glue, string, ribbon, bells, and embroidery floss.

Super simple and (if I do say so myself) darn cute!

They're off to Canada today.  Here's hoping they are well received.


  1. Ha! I don't watch the show but I imagine if I did I'd really appreciate your thoughtfulness. That's very clever, and the kitty is adorable!

  2. Whoop whoop!! My niece would be all over those - she's a huge fan!! Very creative and just perfect for your swap partner!

  3. Haha!! That's awesome! WHoop, Whoop, for sure :D