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Bag of Dotee DIY - CHEAP POSTAGE!!!

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Bag of Dotee DIY - CHEAP POSTAGE!!!
Swap Coordinator:grannylove60 (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie  Craft Supplies  Dotee Dolls 
Number of people in swap:18
Location:Regional - USA/CANADA
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:March 1, 2009
Date items must be sent by:March 28, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Thanks goes to atotalnobody for giving me the go ahead to copy her swap idea. The 'Whimsy Jar for Dotee's' swap that atotalnobody is hosting is very similar to this one. Click here to check out her swap, but there are a few key changes that I am making.

THIS IS A USA/CANADA ONLY SWAP!!!

SWAP DETAILS: For this swap you will send a dotee DIY kit to 1 partner. All items in the kit should be placed in a ziploc bag and can be mailed using a medium or large brown envelope, or possibly a padded envelope. But either way, the postage shouldn't be too costly to ship this type of package since the materials you will be sending won't weigh very much. Also....each person needs to list your color preferences that you would like your dotee to consist of. If color doesn't matter, just post a note that the sender can feel free to choose the colors.

The contents of the DIY bag can include but are not limited to:

  • Fabric pieces (enough for a front and a back of each color/pattern - should be no smaller than 6x6 each piece)
  • Ribbon
  • rick-rack
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Threads
  • Felt
  • Yarn or other appropriate fiber for hair
  • Pre-made faces or the fabric for your partner to complete the face if you don't feel comfortable designing the face yourself:)
  • Anything else you use or you think your partner might use to make a dotee doll. (little hat, accessories, etc.)
  • If you have a favorite pattern you go by to cut out your dotee, you could also send along a copy of the pattern:)

So, we will send 1 dotee diy (in a ziploc bag) to 1 partner, partner's choice of colors. Ofcourse any extra goodie(s) you would like to send to shoot for a heart would be great:)

You know what? I think it would be really nice if when we get our dotee stitched up if we would post a pic and send everyone the link to your pic. I'm sure we would all like to see all the different dotees we come up with. This is not mandatory, just a suggestion:)

I have never made a dotee doll before, but have been doing some research lately on these adorable little dolls. Can't wait to get my first little dotee stitched:)

Everyone is welcome to join in this swap. Newbies are welcome with a fully filled out profile. Everybody else must have a rating of 4.8 with no no-sends within the past 6 months.

I will try to angel this swap if we have any flakers, but I will do my best to prevent that from being necessary:)

Discussion

mmamodio 02/ 8/2009 #

Thanks to the reference to my swap. I'll prob have to sign up for this one once I get my swaps mailed out this week.

grannylove60 02/ 8/2009 #

You're very welcome atotal...We would love to have you:)

kdj42160 02/11/2009 #

I'd like pastel colors and/or Easter themed items. Kim

ladydy5 02/11/2009 #

I could use some purple print (small print) or some brown print. Yellow for Easter.

mmamodio 02/11/2009 #

I like patterned fabric in all colors. I have alot of pastels so stay away from those pls.

lovetoquilt2 02/13/2009 #

Jewel tone prints or florals please and would love to have some metallic in there somewhere but no solid colors. :)

glitterfae 02/16/2009 #

I don't really have a preferential color/colors. Surprise me :)

gfigure1956 02/17/2009 #

Just joined swap bot...this is my first swap. I also just made my first dotee doll and am hooked. I love all things wild and crazy with loads of color...love beads, buttons and charms also.

grannylove60 02/17/2009 #

Tell ya what....since I'm brand new to making dotees feel free to send me any pretty colors. I'm not too picky and am searching for new ideas on style and embellishments for making dotees.

justj 02/19/2009 #

I'd love easter prints/colors. I love bright colors! Yellow is my favorite color. =) I don't care for the big plastic beads.

BlackWolf 02/22/2009 #

I would love some jewel tones pretty please :) Any pattern is fine, but I absolutely love animals and tribal prints, African, etc...anything wild ;)

lej619 02/23/2009 #

Surprise me also. I like think any color will look great.

glitterfae 02/25/2009 #

Should we include polyfill / fiberfill in the package?

grannylove60 02/25/2009 #

No, you don't need to include fiberfill. Everything your partner will need to complete a dotee, except the fiberfill.

sandyponey 03/ 1/2009 #

I love bright vibrant colors. Wild and crazy is fine. Not too much into pastels though. Thx a bunch. :-)

squaretome 03/ 1/2009 #

Sounds like fun I hope there are no flakers.Did the cigar box dottee supplies and never got one. I will try and trust again!

LindaRuthie 03/ 1/2009 #

No favorite color. Just send something fun!

dj4art 03/ 1/2009 #

My favorite colors are purple or red, any pattern I would enjoy to make Dotee.

Thanks

Lori2378 03/ 3/2009 #

I am open to what ever my partner wishes to send! Hugs Lori

Lori2378 03/ 6/2009 #

mail going out today! look for it Bea!

glitterfae 03/29/2009 #

Links to pictures of the dotees I made with the stuff LindaRuthie sent me :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35283383@N02/3395757760/in/set-72157615040535644/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35283383@N02/3395757730/in/set-72157615040535644/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35283383@N02/3394946317/in/set-72157615040535644/

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