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« Reply #210 on: April 07, 2009 04:28:32 PM »

I shipped from Canada too (floooood zone! woop woop!) and they were about that too. Mine were in bubble mailers but fit through the weird "slot" thing they had...still quite a bit around $6/pack+send some of them.
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« Reply #211 on: April 07, 2009 04:30:16 PM »

Or.. just a thought... we could send dotees unstuffed in a regular legal size envelope and include a question on the form "Would you mind stuffing the dotee you receive yourself?" for people outside the US.
I know I wouldn't mind, personally.
They could likely be shipped for regular letter costs that way.
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« Reply #212 on: April 07, 2009 05:57:19 PM »

What a great idea - unstuffed dotees. Like letting the air out of the tires so a truck can fit thru an underpass - I never think abstractly like that! Or is it concretely?

I realize it's expensive to ship internationally and US to Canada seems outrageous, considering the proximity! The unstuffed dolls may have to be unembellished also (no beads or big hair), to use a regular envelope....

And there are Craftster rules about shipping - but I don't there are rules about types of envelopes or type of envelopes...I'll look it up.
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« Reply #213 on: April 07, 2009 07:10:28 PM »

With unstuffed dotees- they could be moderately embellished as long as there is no huge hair or large beads. I think the thickness would have to be under 1cm for the package (1/3 inch or so) Maybe the sender could include a couple feet of the thread they use to make the dotee as well to sew up the gap.
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« Reply #214 on: April 07, 2009 09:21:57 PM »

That is an awesome idea! It was totally the stuffing that bumped two of my dotees to "parcel" from "package" and really...they aren't that big!

Unstuffed Dotees for International Travel Smiley super cute
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« Reply #215 on: April 08, 2009 01:38:55 PM »

my experience shipping/receiving from Canada is that Canadian post is just mad expensive.  when I shipped to the UK this round it cost under $3.  I think the unstuffed dotee idea is a good one.  My favorite part of making stuffies is stuffing them anyway.
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« Reply #216 on: April 08, 2009 05:53:45 PM »

So many dotees to catch up on ... I love all the monstery ones!  Everyone has done such a great job, I'd be thrilled to have any in my new collection.  Sajona, love your display - I'm guessing it's a card holder?  Need to keep my eyes open for something like that.

It does seem crazy to spend so much to send a tiny doll, doesn't it?!  It only cost me about $2.60 to send to Canada - what kills me is how long it takes sometimes (this time wasn't too bad) ... you'd think we were on opposite sides of the planet!  I would certainly be willing to stuff my own dotees for the sake of saving some cash that could be better spent on more crafting supplies ...  Grin
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« Reply #217 on: April 08, 2009 07:20:24 PM »

Alright....so I've been kinda a bad swap partner. I've had these for a while and am only now posting pics.

You've already seen this one from astormorray. (He's wearing his little woven shawl here):



And this lovely dotee is from pocketwatch:



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I'd like to thank you both for these awesome dolls.

Now...I didn't find shipping too bad at all. Only cost about $2 CND to ship from Canada to the States.  And they got to there places quite quickly.
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« Reply #218 on: April 08, 2009 07:39:11 PM »



Now...I didn't find shipping too bad at all. Only cost about $2 CND to ship from Canada to the States.  And they got to there places quite quickly.

How did you pack your dotees, what size and type of envelope did you use?
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sajona
« Reply #219 on: April 09, 2009 01:38:55 AM »

Sajona, love your display - I'm guessing it's a card holder?  Need to keep my eyes open for something like that.

It was a wire christmas card holder from John Lewis in the UK - 5 Smiley Wish I'd bought more!
BTW It only cost about 1.55 to send each dotee from here to the USA/Canada - which is about $2.50? Mine were in small padded envelopes and marked small packet.
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