I have made 2 Dotee dolls for a couple of swaps on another site, which I am less than impressed with at this time and don't really want to go back to. Oh well, got to honor the swaps I have signed up for...
My first Dotee, made for swap at SwapBot. We were supposed to make a Dotee representative of the place we live. I live in Louisville, KY home of the Kentucky derby. Hence there are horses on the fabric, a jockey on a horse charm at the end of the tail, and the loop to hang it from is meant to resemble a bridle/rein look.
The first one is supposed to represent where you live, which for me is Louisville, KY, home of the Kentucky Derby. So I decided to go with a horse theme.
There are horses on the fabric, a jockey on a horse charm at the end of the tail, and the loop to hang it
from was made with rings and black leather strip to resemble a bridle/rein look. Got to work on my embroidery skills, her eyes look like a couple of caterpillars!
The back, I intended to make a horse whip representative of the whips used in horse racing. After I got done I got to thinking that this didn't look at all like a riding crop. It more resembled a S&M whip for dominatrix or something!
The second one is a Fairy Dotee. It was a lot of fun...
I know that these little dolls aren't for everyone, some people think they are incredibly ugly! I wasn't real impressed the first time I saw them either, they kind of grew on me. I like that you can finish one in an evening without an incredible amount of effort.