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41  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: OTBT - One Tiny Bird Thing Swap (SU CLOSED; SO 4/30/15) on: April 02, 2015 02:33:27 PM
wow! how long did you have to stand there to get that little guy to eat right out of your hand?? fantastic!

Something like 10 minutes I think! Their feeder was empty, so they were willing to chance my hand. Tongue It's also right next to my car, so they are used to seeing me near it. Standing with my body against the tree helped too. It's very fun to do, and I try it every couple weeks before I refill the feeder. Smiley
42  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Monthly theme Dotee doll swap starts JAN 2015 on: April 02, 2015 02:13:55 PM
Well, the last international package I sent was to Germany - it weighed 4 oz and cost $9.45 to send. I hope that helps you somewhat! Small things are usually under $10 in my experience.
43  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113 chainswarm & Discussion (gurgle gurgle drool 2015) on: April 01, 2015 06:28:20 PM
I'll sign up soon! This is a great swap for when you're not sure what your schedule will be like, because you can do a little or a lot.
44  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: OTBT - One Tiny Bird Thing Swap (SU CLOSED; SO 4/30/15) on: April 01, 2015 03:58:53 PM
I think I'm gonna sign up for this one! I love the pics of backyard birds, keep em coming! This is me and a little friend last fall:

45  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Monthly Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - MARCH Celestial on: April 01, 2015 03:48:31 PM
Wow the solar system is so cool! What a great idea.

Amazing details on the swan, hannabear. And very subtle with the crystal stars!

emilywilde I just love the hair explosion that's happening on your dotee, it's so pretty! And the tiny space helmet is too cute.

I love little Spock so much, I might just list him in my questionnaire for April.

blu your double-sided dotee is brilliant! And I'm even more impressed after you told me about how you got the lace to be different colors on either side.

April round is up and running! Come and see what the new theme is: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438722.0
46  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Monthly Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015 on: April 01, 2015 03:38:57 PM
April round is up and running! Come and see what the new theme is: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438722.0

(Craftster word replacement is confusing when trying to set something up... I hope it makes sense tomorrow)
47  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Monthly theme Dotee zombie chicken unicorn zombie apocalypse starts JAN 2015 on: April 01, 2015 03:37:14 PM
April round is up and running! Come and see what the new theme is: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438722.0
48  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th) on: April 01, 2015 03:24:53 PM


Dotee made by SpookyPooky in the Character Round

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439022.0

Swap name: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Acadian Driftwood
Sign-up date range: April 1 - April 9
Date to send bone by: April 30

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Is part of the potato fandom: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES




Details of swap:

In this swap you will make your partner one Dotee doll in the theme of...

~Fandom~

Are you a big fan of a certain TV show, book, movie, or game? This month we will make dotees to celebrate that love! They can be characters, objects, or any other representation of your chosen fandom. Just remember that if you're making a USS Enterprise dotee, it should have a face of some kind! We're all about anthropomorphism.

This is a monthly swap, but you do NOT have to join in each month's round! Feel free to only join in for themes you love, or to pass on months when you have no spare time.

Discus future themes and get updates for the next months here.

What is a dotee?

A dotee is a mini art doll, meant to be traded or swapped. The dolls 6" tall or smaller, but the hanger or tail can exceed that measurement. They have a face, but do not require arms or legs (unless that's part of your design). Dotees have a loop for hanging, and some come with tails (tails are fibers, ribbon, charms or other string-y things that add to the theme of the doll), and can be made from a variety of materials - fabric, felt, paperclay, yarn, beads, gourds or any other material/media that you can make a doll from. Most dotee makers add buttons, beads, sequins, embroidery, or charms to embellish the doll.

Check out the galleries from previous dotee swaps to get some ideas:

Round 1 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250388.0
Round 2 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257571.0
Round 3 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=273862.0
Round 4 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295530.0
Round 5 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304600.0
Round 6 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313711.0
Round 7 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322303.0
Round 8 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334100.0
Round 9 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343255.0
Round 10 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352058.0
Round 11 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362477.0
Round 12 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407884.0
Round 13 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=416850.0

Harry Potter Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383921.0
Character Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376251.0
Resolution Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402164.0
Fall Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435315.0
Holiday Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436783.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap January: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437871.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap February: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438176.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap March: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438496.0



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Monthly Dotee Theme Swap - April 2015
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (how it is written on a letter) including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Will you get a confirmation/tracking number for your package if sending within the USA, or keep your receipt if not?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old:
Confirm that you have posted in the swap thread:
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

Pop quiz: what is the size requirement for dotees?

Please list 5 or more fandoms of yours, and a few characters/motifs for each:

Do you have any favorite styles or techniques? (clay, felt, knitted, etc.)

Do you have a pinterest or etsy favorites that your partner can see? Please link here:

Is there anything you do not want to receive? (materials, specific characters, etc.)

Anything else you'd like to add?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

List of participants:

Acadian Driftwood
crazyda79
Ludi
artsycandice
Smmarrt
La Chapa
puzzled-penguin
Wile E Songdog
blupaisan
CraftyMamaBee
pioneer9
curiousfae
dulcet
angielou1

PARTNERS:

Acadian Driftwood - Smmarrt
angielou1 - curiousfae
La Chapa - Wile E Songdog
CraftyMamaBee - pioneer9
artsycandice - blupaisan
crazyda79 - puzzled-penguin
Ludi - dulcet
49  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: April 01, 2015 05:31:55 AM
elliot_anne your watercolors are so lovely! The seaweed and cherry tree are my two favorites. So delicate!
50  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015 on: April 01, 2015 05:14:15 AM
I'll be opening this month's round when I get home from work today, and the theme will be revealed!
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