|Swap Coordinator:||BigHillGoddess (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Dolls Themed|
|Number of people in swap:||5|
|Location:||Regional - United States|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||March 3, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||April 16, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I love creating healing dolls and would love to exchange the positive energy with some of you within Crafty Witches. For this swap, you will be creating a very special doll for your partner, with a focused intent for healing.
I know this is a very detailed swap... if you have questions, feel free to message me or ask in the comments.
This swap has three components.
1 Once partners are assigned, within 48 hours you will need to send the answers to the questions below to the person who is sending to you.
2 With the information you receive (and will meditate on carefully) from your partner, you will create a healing doll. The only specific instruction I have is that it cannot be a paper doll and it needs to be at least 5" tall. (keep shipping costs in mind)
The medium is up to you and the color and embellishments are up to you. Just bear in mind that you are creating a doll with a focused intention of healing a particular aspect of your partner's life.
You are creating a healing doll and it behooves you to not only read the questions, but to seek out further information-read the profile, read blogs, check out flickr and etsy faves, send messages.... really get a feel for this partner.
Note: this is for all mediums, so if you do not sew, you can still participate.
3 When you ship your precious healing doll to your partner, include a complete description of what you put on their doll-your thoughts, stones, herbs, colors, etc.
I have put together a blog post about healing dolls, so if you would like some reference sites. you can read here. It is a long post, with many links, but I want anyone who is thinking about signing up to really understand what a healing doll can be.
Types of healing dolls: (from Barb Kobe)
Heads up-this requires thought, time, and a projection of positive energy directed toward the doll you are crafting for your partner. I have never done a swap like this, it has always been gifts I made for others or they made for me, but I have always wanted to do a swap like this in this group and I feel that it is time.
If you just want to put together a little dotee or goddess doll, or do something quickly, this is not the right swap. Use those as starting points only. If you want to do a small art doll or pocket healing doll, I'll be glad to set up a private swap for that after this one ends, or you can set up your own group swap. You may be so inspired that your doll ends up being quick, but I just want to set an expectation here.
The three requirements of swap:
I hate putting negative energy into this but:
If you do not receive your partner's questionaire within 48 hours, please email (nag) your partner and let me know also. I am putting the questions at the bottom of the swap, so you can go ahead and save them and answer them, to have ready to send. 48 hours is plenty of time to send a message. If you don't send this, you are not meeting swap requirements.
If you have not logged into swap-bot within 5 days of sign-ups unless you have noted an expected absence, I will very sadly ban you. I know not everyone can log in everyday, but this swap is very meaningful to me, and hopefully will be to others, so I am going into Mama Badger mode and be way overprotective.
I am making this U.S. only, simply because I am terrified that I will feel led to make a humongous doll and then it will cost a gazillion nonexistent dollars to send. This happened to me before-$60 to send an art doll that I created specifically for someone based on her profile. If someone wants to set up an international version, feel free. I feel guilty about it, but the very thought of having to either spend a ton of money or curb my creativity and make a less than inspired doll really upsets me.
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