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Stash-Busting Resolution Dotees
Have you made some New Year’s Resolutions? Do you want a sweet reminder of your goals? This is the swap for you. You will list 5 – 10 resolutions that you’d like to accomplish this year. Your swapping partners will convo and choose one resolution to craft a dotee for you. The finished dolls can be hung on your mirror, your fridge, or in your craft room to help keep you on track and bring a smile to your face when tempted to stray.
We will swap in groups of 3 or 4 people and make one doll per partner. I encourage you to make one for yourself – to make the resolution tangible. A dotee doll is 3 – 5” tall, with a loop for hanging and sometimes a tail with embellishments. They generally have a face but do not require limbs, unless that is part of your design. And try to use what you already have – this is a no-shopping swap. Dotees require little fabric or felt and there are many ways to make the faces and embellishments. The dotees don’t need to have the message printed on them – that is entirely up to the maker. I like adding text so I did that with the example doll.
Dotees can be made from fabric, felt, paper, crocheted, knitted, woven or any other material you work with.
Check out the galleries to see the unlimited options.
Here are some resolutions to get you started:
Drink Less Alcohol
Eat Healthy Food
Get a Better Education
Get a Better Job
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Take a Trip
Volunteer to Help Others
Some of mine are to:
Use what I have – no impulse craft shopping!
Sightsee in my own city
Go to museums
Take time for friends
Organize! Organize! Organize!
Here are the previous dotee swap galleries for ideas and inspiration:
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
Here is the swap info:
Swap name: 2012 Stash-Busting Resolution Dotees
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 12/30/11 - 01/09/12
Date to send item by: Friday February 10, 2012
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO
If so, which country?
Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules
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
- 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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- 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
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: 2012 Stash-Busting Resolution Dotee
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? I usually have USA-only groups for those who don't want to send outside of USA.
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Can you post in the discussion thread at least once a week?
Can you take and post digital photos when you receive?
Do you promise to play nicely and talk respectfully in the forum and gallery?
Do you understand that when sending in the USA, you NEED to use a Delivery Confirmation slip for a cost of 70-cents more?
List some of your New Years resolutions:
What colors do you like?
What colors do you hate?
Any allergies that pertain to this swap?
Any allergens in your house that may pertain to this swap?
Any additional info to share with your partners?
Please remember that color and fabric choices are up to the makers - the lists are guidelines to help them.
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.