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Clothespin Doll Handmade Swap

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Swap Coordinator:enakitty (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Toys  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:November 27, 2007
Date items must be sent by:December 14, 2007
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

This is an international swap open to anyone with a 4.9 or higher with NO "no-sends" (exceptions will be made on a case by case basis-just message me). You will have 2 partners and make each partner one doll. You may decorate your doll in any style you like, the only requirement is that it is a doll made from one of the old fashioned clothespins. Here is a link with some inspiration, how-to's and links for ordering supplies: http://redcurrent.blogspot.com/2005/12/peg-dolls-and-clothespin-people.html You are only required to send each partner one doll, but may send extra dolls or goodies for hearts. Please remember to rate your partners (you are NOT rating skill level, money spent, personal taste, etc....simply whether they met the swap requirements or not). Also please remember to ship your packages on time and to click the "I sent my items" link after you have shipped. I think this will be a fun, easy, and inexpensive swap. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Happy Swapping!

*Please don't sign up for this swap if you know you are already spread thin throught he holidays, if you know you won't get your swaps out on time etc. I will most likely host another after the new year as well. :)

Discussion

Hlynna 11/16/2007 #

I can't sign up for this as I have no artistic ability outside of music. BUT When I was a kid, I read this book. It was a mystery (obviously in response to the massive popularity of Nacy Drew). The girl detective was named Meg and she was in Williamsburg, VA.

The mystery was about these missing clothespin dolls, that had apparently been made by George Washington. It was a neat book with secret doors and stuff.

So, seeing clothespin dolls in the new swaps made me think of the book. I wonder if anyone else has read Meg and the Mystery in Williamsburg ?

enakitty 11/16/2007 #

neato! thanks for sharing that story Hylnna!

i wish i'd have read that when i was a kid!

....i can just imagine george washington making clothespin dolls! :)

pahasiga 11/17/2007 #

I cannot take part of this swap because I have never seen that type of clothespin in my life. :(

enakitty 11/17/2007 #

pahasiga- the clothespins should be pretty easy to find....try craft stores, or i've even seen them at dollar stores...maybe even wal-mart or target?

indygirl 11/25/2007 #

My SIL made the cutest wooded soldier clothespin dolls for ornaments a couple of years ago! I bought some of the clothespins, (at Hobby Lobby), at the time and never used them. Thanks for giving me the perfect excuse!

enakitty 11/27/2007 #

that sounds really cute indygirl! :)

missbianca 11/27/2007 #

This sounds like such fun! Maybe you can do it again a month or two after Christmas? I used to make these for my children.

enakitty 11/27/2007 #

yes, i will most likely do another sometime after the new year

Adrienne 11/27/2007 #

I just wanted to say i'll be signing up for the next one!!! I just saw a show the other day on clothespin people and i cant wait!!

enakitty 11/28/2007 #

I will be happy to contact anyone who wants in the next swap once I start it!

I am so excited about this one! I can't wait to make up my packages!

indygirl 11/30/2007 #

hey TraySeeH and Brighteyes1028 - your dolls went into the mail this morning...keep your eyes open for the mail:-) This was so much fun, I may have to make more for some of my friends. Thanks for the swap enakitty!

enakitty 11/30/2007 #

Thanks for joining indygirl! I hope everyone is having fun! :)

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