Welcome back, everyone. Let's make some dotees to kick off the mad rush of the holidays. This is a simple, fast-ish swap where you make 1 small dotee doll for each of your partners. You read your partners' questionnaire and make a doll based on one of their themes. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Remember, for this swap, communication is key, checking in with all of us is essential, and taking photos BEFORE you send is important. We haven't lost any in the mail, that I can remember, but it is a quick insurance policy in the event that one does go missing.
And PLEASE use a small bubble envelope to send your dolls - you can usually find 4-for-a-dollar at your local dollar store or big chain store. This ensures that you dotees arrive safely to their destination. And folks sending within the USA MUST get a Delivery Confirmation for an additional 85-cents - this is Craftster swapping policy.
For sending outside of the USA, you must keep your post office receipts for documentation of sending. The cost of this swap is fairly low - about $3 - $4 for each package. You can generally use materials from your stash.
And dotees can be made from felt, fabric, paper, natural materials, unusual materials, found objects, stuff you found in the back of your closet - be creative! The only things to keep in mind is that each doll is about 3" to 5" tall, not including the loop for hanging or the tail, if you include one. Most dolls have a face but even that is open to interpretation.
The main rule of thumb is to have fun with these. The recipients ALWAYS enjoy the receiving. We usually have groups of three or four swappers so you will make 2 or 3 dolls in total.
Here is some 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
Round 12 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407884.0
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
Swap name: Dotee Swap #13
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 10/20/12 - 10/31/12
Date to send item by: 11/30/12
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? 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: Dotee Swap #13
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Will you try to take photos before you send?
Can you post photos when you receive?
Will you check in the discussion thread at least once a week?
List 5 - 8 themes:
List your FAVORITE colors:
List your LEAST FAVORITE colors:
Any allergies that pertain to this swap?
Any allergens in your home? (pets, smoke, other):
Anything else you would like your partners to know?
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.