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Topic: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls - Round 5 - Send-out June 8, 2009  (Read 6151 times)
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« on: April 26, 2009 08:00:51 PM »

Swap name:Dotees - Mini Art Dolls - Round 5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: April 25 - May 5, 2009
Date to send item by: June 8, 2009

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

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

Age requirement? Over 13

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: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: 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: NO
- 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 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap: Welcome to Round 5 of Dotees, Mini Art Dolls. For more information about Dotees, look at the past galleries:

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

You can also go to Flickr to look at the Dotee gallery there for more ideas....

For this round, I would like it if each participant is willing to send at least one international package. It only costs a few cents more than a US package and there is no Delivery Confirmation fee, which is 70 - 80 cents for domestic packages. If you send in a small bubble mailer, the cost is almost the same as a US package.

As for the dolls, there are only 2 requirements - they must be 3" - 6" and no larger and they have a loop for hanging. Dotees can be made from any material - even gourds! (See gallery for Round 4). Many dolls are made from fabric and stuffed but you do not have to stick to that formula.

Also, I would ask that the senders DO NOT post photos, unless asked to, by their receiver. The receiver should post photos when s/he has the opportunity. I'm not a stickler about posting once a week. But please try to keep in touch with your organizer and group. Last round the weather played havoc with some of the packages and it is just nice to know every 7 - 9 days  that you are safe and that your packages have been sent and/or received.

If we go to more than 24 particpants, I would love a co-organizer - this is a great way to get some organizing experience under your belt. PM me if you would like the job.

Let's get started!
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If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Name of swap: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls - Round 5
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to at least one address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
You agree to get Delivery Confirmation numbers for each US package and a receipt or Customs ID number for international:
You can take digital photos and post when you receive?:
You agree to PM your group/sender and organizer when you send and receive?:
Any allergies? Or allergens in your house?
Any strong dislikes?
Any colors/themes/icons that you do not want to receive?
Any other comments for your partners?


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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

SWAPPERS:

1. mamarose22
2. audio-astrophysics
3. Smmarrt
4. FiberDogs
5. Jeane
6. grimmlynn
7. Melvinator (formerly huggiepeelow)
8. chanemza
9. kewlmomma
10. PirateColey
11. jesa
12. spookshowbaby77
13. ladybags - First Swap
14. spicytaco
15. junebug6162 - First Swap
16. Malaki100

Group 1
mamarose22
PirateColey
Melvinator (formerly huggiepeelow)
Malaki100

Group 2
audio-astrophysics
FiberDogs
chanezma
ladybags

Group 3
kewlmomma
Jeane
jesa
spookshowbaby77

Group 4
Smmarrt
junebug6162
grimmlynn
spicytaco

GALLERY IS UP: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304600.msg3486626#msg3486626
« Last Edit: May 11, 2009 09:48:15 PM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009 09:03:46 AM »

I'm so glad I caught this swap.  I sent in my questionairre.  I love Dotees.  I'm addicted to them.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009 02:40:52 PM »

Just about to send in my quesitonaire!!! I love dotees! SO glad there is another round!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009 08:18:18 PM »

I sent mine in!! Grin
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I would love to get together with others in the area and have a day of crafting while emptying that "extra" (is there such a thing?) supplies! If interested PM me!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009 10:19:02 AM »

I think I want to join this one, but I have one quick question- are we just sending to one partner, or will we be making more than one doll and sending to multiple partners? If we're doing just one I'm totally in!
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009 11:30:42 AM »

No, you make 3 - 5 dolls and send out to partners....but they are small dolls. You can make them factory style....Think it over.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009 01:11:53 PM »

I think I want to join this one, but I have one quick question- are we just sending to one partner, or will we be making more than one doll and sending to multiple partners? If we're doing just one I'm totally in!
There are usually groups of 4 (sometimes 5) so you would only have to make 3 dolls (or 4 if you are in a group of 5 as I was last round).  They are small and are easy enough to make so they do not take much time.  Check out the galleries of the previous rounds.  These Dotee swaps are addictive. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009 01:44:54 PM »

I think I am going to sign up. I'm in the FOCR swap which ends may 6th, so I guess that shouldn't go on my list of current swaps. I'm done crafting for it anyway Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009 01:46:28 PM »


Give me a day or two and I'll be in. Dealing with another craft-room flood and no time to think straight. But Dotees are fun, and I'm totally game. I like super-quick swaps... last round it took me longer to stalk my partners then it did to make the dolls... Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009 04:42:50 PM »

I'm considering joining this round. It would be my fourth Cheesy Don't yet though, we shall see.
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