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Dotee Doll 4 Beginners #1

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Dotee Doll 4 Beginners #1
Swap Coordinator:druideye (contact)
Swap categories: Handmade  Dolls  Dotee Dolls 
Number of people in swap:21
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 30, 2010
Date items must be sent by:May 31, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Dotee Doll 4 Beginners #1: Mother Earth

I just received my first dotee doll and I would love to try my hand at making one, but I'm a little too shy or nervous to join the established dotee doll swaps or groups. Maybe that describes you as well? You've wanted to try making one but weren't sure about joining something with established dotee doll makers? This swap is for YOU!

Established dotee doll makers welcome too, just realize some of us are beginners and you might get a doll that's not quite as detailed or done as well as yours!

Please do your homework and research about dotee dolls before making one. There's lots of sites and pictures to see examples on the 'net.

  • Your dotee doll should be around 3-4 inches tall.
  • Your dotee doll should have a hanger and a tail of some kind.
  • Your dotee doll should be in the theme of "Mother Earth". For myself, I'm thinking along the lines of a mother earth goddess-like doll but you could really do anything that is earthy or nature related.

Newbies welcome with a FILLED out profile. Otherwise 4.9 with no unexplained 1's or 3's. Feel free to contact me if there is an issue. I do ban from swaps when needed, it's never personal. I ban if you don't follow these rules, or you are on a flaker/potential flaker list on swap-bot.

Dotee doll makers and lovers, if you see something I should add to the description, please either comment or let me know by PM so I can add it!

"WindDancer" pictured above is one of my first dotee dolls I ever made. Read more at www.artfuldruid.blogspot.com - my craft blog.

Discussion

TangleCrafts 04/17/2010 #

I'm currently watching this swap - I'm going to have to try out making one first, before I commit myself! But I just found this tutorial so I thought I would share with fellow novices. :-)

druideye 04/17/2010 #

Nice, thank you. Yeah my mother and I spent last night making them, they take surprisingly a long time to do (at least for me), even with my mother at the sewing machine and me doing embellishments. We got four done in one whole evening. It was so much fun giving them their own little personalities.

TangleCrafts 04/17/2010 #

I can't use a sewing machine, so I expect it will take me even longer! ;-)

druideye 04/17/2010 #

I can barely sew on a button so this was a real effort for me, thankfully my mother sewed the bodies for me. I did hand sew the ribbons and tails and faces and boy did that take forever! You are so creative, I really do hope you try it out!

VallesAvallonis 04/17/2010 #

I'm watching because this is something I REALLY want to try!! :) But I want to try it before signing up lol.

TallysTreasury 04/19/2010 #

Interesting! I'd never heard of dotee dolls before I joined Swap-Bot, but I've done some research (yay Google) and they look like a ton of fun for experimenting and using up fabric and other scraps and generally getting crazily creative. Count me in!

druideye 04/19/2010 #

Awesome, glad to have you @tallystreasury

druideye 04/19/2010 #

Totally understand @vallesavollonis I did the same thing.

catchahug 04/20/2010 #

I've never heard of them ether but there sure cute they would work perfect as a car mirror decor

druideye 04/21/2010 #

@catchahug they would look very cute for a car mirror decoration!

janeengland 04/22/2010 #

i love the dolls you hve made-just been looking at your blog.

LuvinMamaof4Girls 04/24/2010 #

I'm up for the challenge! If I become addicted to making these cuties can I blame yall? ;)

OliveAndMadi 04/28/2010 #

I read up on dotee dolls and they said 3-5 inches. I made mine already and its 5 inches. Is that ok?

druideye 04/29/2010 #

Yes, that's fine @oliveandmadi

@janeengland thank you!

@luvinmamaof4girls sure!

VallesAvallonis 04/29/2010 #

I hope you do this one again - I really want to join a Dotee swap, but I have a little much going on right now. I've decided I want to attempt it before joining a swap just so I know I can do it.

TallysTreasury 05/ 1/2010 #

Made mine ahead of time (keener, I know), so here's a link to it (it's for Arabella, so if you're her, don't look if you want to be surprised when it arrives!)

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=12333911&id=546100429

catchahug 05/ 1/2010 #

only 4 to 5 inches with the tail let me know

OliveAndMadi 05/ 3/2010 #

I cannot view my partner to send to... doing nothing when I click

ladyfeathers 05/21/2010 #

crazzzyBONBONS is partially suspended

Lanie 05/24/2010 #

See this thread about crazybonbons, she keep deleting the comments left about it warning others about her and she might be hitting sent on swaps so people will still send her what she i expecting. http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/55976

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