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Title: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on July 19, 2009 11:49:56 AM
Group 1
audio-astrophysics - tattooed, Kiwi, Wiccad
tattooedcrafter  - audio, Kiwi, Wiccad
KiwiDragons - audio, tattooed, Wiccad
WiccadWitch -audio, tattooed, Kiwi

Group 2
mamarose22 - Sugary, jayamaree, craftyhippie
SugarySweet - mamrose, jayamaree, craftyhippie
jayamaree- mama, Sugary, craftyhippie
craftyhippie - mama, Sugary, jayamaree

Group 3
craftymama06 - junebug, winston, kewl
junebug6162 - craftymama, winston, kewl
winstongang  - craftymama, junebug, kewl
kewlmomma  - craftymama, junebug, winston

Group 4
Smmarrt - Pirate, Laela, wignatz
PirateColey- Smmarrt, Laela, wignatz
Laela  - Smmarrt, Pirate, wignatz
wignatz - Smmarrt, Pirate, Laela

Group 5
ostera15  - tazz, spicy, Bongirl
tazzsangel19 - ostera, spicy, Bongirl
spicytaco - ostera, tazz, Bongirl
Bongirl5- ostera, tazz, spicy

Group 6
sweet_sweet_little_ramona  - fatewineroses, lauraann_E  
fatewineroses  - sweet, lauraann
lauraann_E - sweet, fate

ANGELS for Group 6

PirateColey sends to fatewineroses (Pirate - I updated your feedback -  ;))
tattooedcrafter  sends to sweet_sweet
jayamaree sends to lauraann_E

RED  - Sent
LIME GREEN  - Recieved
ORANGE - Late/No Communication
BLUE  - Late with reason/communication
PURPLE - Feedback given

The discussion link is here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311011.0





Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 22, 2009 07:39:54 PM
I received from WiccadWitch today and wow wow wow! She went with a dragon theme since I had that down as one of my likes (it's a love actually) and I am just blown away!! For my very first Dotee ever I am soooo happy. Thank you so much WiccadWitch!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 23, 2009 01:58:18 PM
I received the cutest dotee today from WiccadWitch, she went with my cute and fluffy theme and based it on the episode of bewitched called the fuzz, I love bewitched and my name is samantha so its perfect. the more I shake him the fluffier he gets. ;D I was going to hang him with the 3 dotees I have hanging up but now I think I might find a better place for him.

Now I'm worried about the ones I'm sending out.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on July 23, 2009 03:24:35 PM
oh, he's so cute!!

I love Bewitched too. It's one of my all time favorite TV shows.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: ostera15 on July 23, 2009 03:39:43 PM
Those are beautiful! Now I to am worried about mine. Oh, well I did my best I must keep telling myself.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: audio on July 23, 2009 05:30:15 PM
I also recieved an AWESOME dotee from WiccadWitch. It's my Native American Theme, the first time anyone has crafted for that theme, and it's sooo pretty.



Thanks soooooo much wiccad it's way awesome, I'm so glad you were one of my partners!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on July 23, 2009 05:54:03 PM
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Now I to am worried about mine.

Don't worry, please. The thing about these swaps is that they are fun, number one, and it is for you to have the fun making and sending. Sometimes simple is best and some folks are more talented in ways different from you. I feel that way also, and if you ever have a few hours to kill, look at the other galleries. I want to make cool, innovative and fantastic and mine are cute, or funny, or for me, they were something new that I tried. I always hope that my partners appreciate the time and the new thing I tried, even if it isn't the most beautiful or coolest or has bells and whistles. So just enjoy the ride and next time (September? - Round 7) you can try something different...

And, Wiccad and partners, a great start to the gallery. Thanks!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 23, 2009 06:23:54 PM
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Now I to am worried about mine.

Don't worry, please. The thing about these swaps is that they are fun, number one, and it is for you to have the fun making and sending. Sometimes simple is best and some folks are more talented in ways different from you. I feel that way also, and if you ever have a few hours to kill, look at the other galleries. I want to make cool, innovative and fantastic and mine are cute, or funny, or for me, they were something new that I tried. I always hope that my partners appreciate the time and the new thing I tried, even if it isn't the most beautiful or coolest or has bells and whistles. So just enjoy the ride and next time (September? - Round 7) you can try something different...
Thanks for saying that.I was feeling quite worried as well. I don't think that anything will necessarily get rid of my nervousness, but just hearing something like that makes me feel so much better.

And I am loving the other dotees that have been posted! They are so awesome.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: ostera15 on July 23, 2009 06:52:14 PM
I feel worried before my partner receives everytime, but I still enjoy the making process!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on July 23, 2009 06:57:35 PM
AWESOME start to the Dotees...GREAT JOB...


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 23, 2009 08:44:17 PM
My dotee found a home, my 3y/o had a nightmare about monster so we hung my dotee above his bed to keep the mean monsters away because my dotee is nice makes him happy. So he has found a good home with my son. ;D


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on July 24, 2009 12:17:37 AM
I was just looking at the first page of our gallery and I have no idea how I missed the very first pictures??

I love the dragon so much, it kind of reminds me of a seahorse too. Maybe a seadragon.  ;)

I like the Native American dottee too. I grew up in AZ, so you see Native American art a lot. Just reminds me of *home*.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 24, 2009 03:23:21 PM
I received my 2nd Dotee today from audio-astrophysics! Now I feel like a huge slacker. Ha ha! This is the Ice Cream Dotee and yes I LOVE ice cream! Thanks so much audio-astrophysics!
Front & Back


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on July 25, 2009 11:41:06 AM
Wow! Great stuff so far.  I didn't even know we had a gallery.  
My computer is acting up again.  I don't get all my Crafster email notifications.  This happened before in April and it took a month until it straightened itslef out.  I just have to log on and check out the postings myself.  I Hope it gets "fixed" soon.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on July 25, 2009 01:10:10 PM
I too love that ice cream dotee.. ;D


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on July 25, 2009 02:42:08 PM
That's so cute. Super cute ice cream fabric too.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: WiccadWitch on July 27, 2009 09:56:49 AM


Here's my dotee from Audio-astrophysics!!! (Finally). I'm afraid the pictures don't do it justice, it's very vibrant and shimmery in person.

The triple moon/Goddess is one of my favorite pagan symbols, and the background fabric has my favorite colors!! It also has shimmery gold lines accenting the pattern that really catch the light. The black netting over it makes a really nice texture and somehow gives it a mysterious quality.
The back also has the triple moon/Goddess symbol quilted onto it!!

Thank you, Audio!! It's really beautiful!!  ;D  I love it!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Aikibookworm on July 27, 2009 10:14:01 AM
Y'all rock!  I have GOT to get in on round 7.  I'm been drooling through the dotee galleries making covetous, whimpery sounds.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on July 27, 2009 10:16:29 AM
Nice as usual, Audio.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 28, 2009 10:47:00 AM
I reveiced from audio astrophysics the other day, she is so pretty, the trim is all vintage and i love vintage stuff


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: audio on July 28, 2009 10:50:02 AM
I'm glad you like it!! I knew exactly what fabric I wanted to use when you said you liked vintage things, but then I was like, I CAN'T cover up the pretty vintage fabric with any decorations, so I just added the vintage trim around the edge!!

I'm glad every is liking the dotees I sent! I had fun coming up with ideas!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on July 28, 2009 11:58:01 AM
Vintage is a good thing.  Love her.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 28, 2009 03:49:16 PM
I received my final Dotee today (wow, I'm a huge slacker in my group). I got another ice cream dotee from tattooedcrafter. And yes-I still love ice cream. I think I might go check the freezer to see if I have any...

Thank you for a very yummy looking doll!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on July 28, 2009 05:16:39 PM
That is so adorable.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: audio on July 29, 2009 09:06:09 AM
I recieved tattooedcrafter's dotee, it's an alien!!!



THanks soo much, it's my first alien dotee!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: shadowemblem on July 29, 2009 12:39:13 PM
dat iz Super K-ute

thankz 4 postin' & sharin'
-Ivy


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on July 29, 2009 04:15:05 PM
Really talented ladies here..I'm lovin the dotees...


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on July 29, 2009 08:45:47 PM
Cute Alien.  ;D


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: WiccadWitch on July 29, 2009 10:43:49 PM
Apologies (again) for the delay in posting pictures. I thought we had the computer problem fixed, but apparently did not.

Here is my dotee from Tattooedcrafter! She is winter-themed (I've been calling her the Spirit of Winter). She's dark blue (like the winter sky) and has beautiful beaded frosty snowflakes, that really look like little ice crystals. Her hanger is beaded too! I love her serene face! She reminds me of a peaceful winter evening.

Thank you Tattooedcrafter! I love her!! She's really helping me get through these miserably hot summer days.  ;D



Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: audio on July 29, 2009 11:07:20 PM
That is soo cute! I forgot to mention when I posted tattooedcraftsters dotee that I love the beading, It's soo pretty!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on July 30, 2009 07:29:07 PM
She's really BEAUTIFUL..I LOVE the Winter look..Here it was 113 today..


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 01, 2009 07:53:06 AM
They are all so cute.  I especially like that ice cream cone.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: junebug6162 on August 03, 2009 06:35:26 AM
ALL the dotees are just beautiful!!!  This is just my second dotee swap, but I am always so amazed at you ladies and your creativity!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 03, 2009 07:18:23 AM
Last night I sat down to the "drawing board" and sketched out some designs for 2 of my dotees.  For the 3rd one, I pretty much know what I will be doing, so that should be a little easier.  Now to turn those sketches into dotees.  I hope they work out.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 03, 2009 09:45:51 AM
Just a reminder to all of you - it is one week until send-outs and many of you have not checked in, on this board or the discussion board. Please post a comment and let us know how you are doing...

Can't wait to see all the dotees!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Beeclef on August 03, 2009 03:26:16 PM
I received from Ostera15 today: Here's my aloha dotee



and the cute little extras she included: I love the flower!



Thank you Ostera15

I've gotta finish up these dotees! I'm going to be the last one to send, I swear...*hangs head*


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 03, 2009 04:24:06 PM
Bongirl, you are not alone.  I haven't started mine either, although I did make a few sketches so far.
By the way, That PC flower is cute. 


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftyhippie on August 03, 2009 04:55:24 PM
 I had 6 days off in a row- didnt get any crafting done at all!  I am about half done with my dotees.  hopefully i dont have to go back to the hospital tonight.  (i have been busy with a sick family member) 


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 03, 2009 08:35:19 PM
Bongirl-That is SUPER CUTE..I too luv the lower and the snail..
Craftyhippie- I hope all is well with your family member..


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 04, 2009 01:00:30 PM
I love the snowflake/winter dotee.

Hula girl is so cute!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tazzsangel19 on August 06, 2009 06:39:47 AM
I received from Ostera15 and prepare to be jealous....


I am Dotee Rich!!!


Its she a cutie! oh and my extras which I almost missed because I was soo excited about my Dotee


Pretty kitty magnets.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: audio on August 07, 2009 10:32:27 AM
I recieved from Kiwi today!! I only had time to take one picture of all of my dotees before my battery died, so kiwis is the one with an arrow pointing to it!!



Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 07, 2009 10:35:11 AM
They all are soooo CUTE!!!!..I see your catalog too..And luv the kitties..
Audio..I'm luvin your wall..Looks Dotee-licious


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: kewlmomma on August 07, 2009 11:17:48 AM
All the dotee's are so awesome. I love the dragon, Indian theme, ice cream, oh just all of them.
I just sent mine out today. Hope everyone likes them.  ;D


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 07, 2009 12:42:17 PM
I received the cutest dotee from craftyhippie!! I love her. She is adorable.


On the front, her sign says The Witch is In and on the back it says The Witch is Out.



Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 07, 2009 01:04:16 PM
awwwww..I like her face..She's sweet..


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: ostera15 on August 07, 2009 03:05:21 PM
Love the witch! Are the arms and legs shrinky?


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 07, 2009 03:20:54 PM
I received my 3rd dotee today from kiwidragons and I love her. I squelled when I pulled her out of the envelope. I love the polka dots and cute pink bow.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 07, 2009 03:55:51 PM
SUPER CUTE!!!!..I'd squee too.. ;)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: WiccadWitch on August 07, 2009 04:16:16 PM
Here's the dotee I received from KiwiDragons yesterday! I love the expression on his face!! His colors remind me of autumn, and I love the sun rays peeking out from behind the cloud.


Here's a group shot of all my dotees!! Thank you to all my partners, I love them all!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 07, 2009 05:25:49 PM
Here is the cute kitty-kat dotee I received from Craftyhippy.  I don't know if it shows up well, but there are tiny paws on her and she is holding a teeny-tiny bird. 



Thank you Craftyhippy...She's a welcome addition to my dotee collection.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 07, 2009 07:54:05 PM
I'm thinking that maybe I made mine a little too big...I thought I measured, but they look huge in the pictures. :/ I certainly learned stuff while making my first Dotees. And now that I have some, I need to come up with a fun way to display them.

And the kitty is adorable!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on August 08, 2009 09:38:01 AM

Oh my goodness we've got some great crafters this round!! WiccadWitch- you do AMAZING work. You'd better keep doing Dotee rounds, because I'd love to see more from you. Audio- I think I'm going to steal your display idea. :) And as always, your Dotees are super-cute. I LOVE the little witch and the hula girl. And oh- the sweet little cat!! She's great!!

And as for anyone with swap anxiety. This is my third or fourth Dotee round. I've gotten everything from the super-simple to the really elaborate... and my very favorite is one that was simple and understated... but it fit my personality so well that I can't help but smile every time I see it. So, don't worry. As long as you're doing your best and crafting for your partners likes- you'll be fine. :)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 08, 2009 11:14:00 AM
I love the sun..Beautiful colors..And the kitty cat..My daughter would LOVE that one..All I can say Is I've done the BEST I can...The 3 are my 1st Dotees ever made..I'd never heard of Dotees before..So I am ANXIOUS!!! ::) I wish the postal service would do a better job at updating their site..I mean I'm tired of seeing it left Las Vegas on Aug 5th...*sigh*...I mean they must be getting pretty hungary by now.. ;)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 08, 2009 03:16:13 PM
Love the kitty, she's so kitty.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftyhippie on August 08, 2009 08:13:14 PM
I really enjoyed making these dotees for you guys.  My sewing machine is down right now.  These were my first dotees ever!  i didn't even know what a dotee was until this swap.  And yes I used shrinky dink plastic for the feet and hands and etc.  I love that stuff!  It seems to find its way into just about every project I do these days!  My brothers new girlfriend said that she has a shrinky dink oven that I can have!!! SCORE!  I love that girl!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: kewlmomma on August 09, 2009 07:10:58 AM
I received from craftymama06 yesterday. I will try to post pictures tonight or tomorrow.
I love seeing what you all come up with.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 09, 2009 06:55:55 PM
Just wanted to say everything looks great so far - some truly new ideas. The gallery will be hopping next week because many of us are sending tomorrow, myself included.

There are 2 people I haven't heard from and hopefully they will resurface this week.

Good work everyone!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: recrdchaos on August 09, 2009 07:18:28 PM
Eep! I keep forgetting to comment in our beautiful gallery!

So many lovely dotees here, ladies! I'm really anxious about how mine will be recieved, they are a little different than all the ones here so far. I'm fairly proud of them though.

I also just remembered I forgot to tuck notes in with mine when I sent. Wignatz's and PirateColey's are pretty obvious I think, but Smmart, think 'Harry Potter' when you open yours, okay? It needs that context, because I went for a pretty obscure facet of that theme...


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 09, 2009 08:18:47 PM
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but Smmart, think 'Harry Potter' when you open yours, okay? It needs that context, because I went for a pretty obscure facet of that theme...

Ooooh, I'm excited!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 10, 2009 07:33:19 AM
Can't wait to see all the Dotee goodness that everyone should be receiving this week. 


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: WiccadWitch on August 10, 2009 10:33:14 AM
I love all the dotees! It's great to see how different they all are, can't wait 'til the gallery fills up.

Kiwi, my dotees were pushing the size limit too. I thought they would turn out smaller than they did....

PirateColey, Thank you so much! I'm glad people like them. I hope to participate in the next round

I had never heard of dotees before, either (how long have I been missing out?)
My husband keeps asking me where the term "dotee" comes from, I have no idea, so....anyone?


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: spicytaco on August 10, 2009 11:57:56 AM
I think the term 'dotee' comes from the woman Dot who started the whole thing. This is her site: http://dotslifeandart.blogspot.com.

My dotees are packed and ready for the post in about an hour. My wrappings are recycled, hope no one's offended that their dotee will be arriving in an empty tissue box wrapped in used file folder paper from work. It just seemed to work perfectly.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 10, 2009 05:48:48 PM
Oh.
My.
Griffyndor!

Pirate - I can't believe it - I love it. I'll post in a few.

Thanks for all the emails, swappers. I am a bad, bad girl - I made three dotees and decided this morning that they were not up to snuff. So I asked my partners to be a bit more patient and I will finish a second batch (hopefully) tonight. I forgot my motto - Keep it simple, SUSAN!  Arrrrrgggghhhhhh! When I try to be all arty and cool, I just fall flat on my face.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 10, 2009 06:38:50 PM
Here he is, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore made by the very talented PirateColey:



Accompanying him are his wand, a spell book or perhaps "The Tales of Beadle the Bard"? and Fawkes, his faithful phoenix.

Could a Harry Potter lover ask for anything more? Let's just see what Laela comes up with.  THANKS SO MUCH Pirate!!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 10, 2009 08:53:58 PM
He's so cute.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 11, 2009 05:36:06 AM
Awww. Dumbledore is really cute! I love Fawkes too-that's really cool.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: ostera15 on August 11, 2009 11:56:08 AM
Love Dumbledore! Very well done!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 11, 2009 01:38:49 PM
That's so cute.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftyhippie on August 11, 2009 02:23:44 PM
oh my he is awesome!!!  He rocks!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: junebug6162 on August 11, 2009 04:33:55 PM
Wow! Awesome Dumbledore!!  Fabulous work.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 11, 2009 04:52:47 PM
I've tried a few times to upload my picture but it's not going through. I'll try again later tonight.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 11, 2009 05:04:46 PM
Here's the AWESOME Dotee I recieved from Kewlmomma..THANK YOU, I LOVE HER!!!..Also my daughter Katie wants her..So I need to put her up quick..lol..
 

Dumbledore is cute..


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on August 11, 2009 06:05:16 PM

I'm glad you like him, Smmarrt! I felt a lot of pressure FINALLY being in your group. =)

He was super-hard to part with. I wanted to hang him from my Beedle the Bard collectors edition! lol! I'm glad he found a good home with you.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 11, 2009 08:00:06 PM
Here's the dotee I got from mamarose22.


His name is Batty. He's having a good time getting to know Witchy Witchy.


I love your new dotee craftymama06. She is a very pretty little lady.  ;D


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 11, 2009 08:04:49 PM
SugarySweet-I LOVE that bat!!!!..I'm sure he'll get along just fine with Witchy,Witchy..If not she'd better watch out.. :P  Everyone here has such talent..I'm enjoying all the pics..


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Beeclef on August 12, 2009 11:46:39 AM
It's been impossible for me to get to the post office until today, but two of the three dotees are mailed out and on their way! The third is waiting for tazzsangel, who asked for a little more time.  No problem there, I always need more time! :D


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: winstongang on August 13, 2009 12:09:52 PM
I was late sending my packages out (sorry!) but they are all on their way now, and I hope all my partners like them :) That being said, allow me to share the dotee-awesomeness I received from craftymama06, kewlmomma and junebug6162!



LOVE them!!! Now to find a cool place to display them :) Thanks everyone for such a fun swap!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 13, 2009 01:12:20 PM
They are so cute.

I really love the flapper looking girls. I'm going to have to remember to add that to my Wish list next time.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Aikibookworm on August 13, 2009 02:02:40 PM
Does anyone have the approximate timing for the next round, please?   I would really like to get involved in all the dotee goodness.  I need to make sure I have a slot, though.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on August 13, 2009 02:39:36 PM
Does anyone have the approximate timing for the next round, please?   I would really like to get involved in all the dotee goodness.  I need to make sure I have a slot, though.

I think Smmarrt said something about late September, but I could be wrong. I'm in for another round though. :)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 13, 2009 03:30:57 PM
I received the prettiest Dotee from jayamaree.  I will post her picture this weekend. 


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 13, 2009 04:01:36 PM
I received from jayamaree today too.

I'm also starting to think I made my dotees too big?? I measured the stuffed fabric and didn't include the hanger and tail. 


Here she is, a cute purple little flower girl.  ;D


Here's my first three dotees all together. I can't wait for the next round.  ;D


Maybe this weekend I will make myself a dotee to add to my collection. lol


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 13, 2009 05:06:51 PM
Winstongang-They are all sooo CUTE!!!..And it's FINE by me that you needed more time...I don't mind.. ;) Glad all my babies made their way to their homes...I loved every minute of making them..And I'm saving a spot just for any and all Dotee swaps..I'm making some ornaments of Dotees..Like I said before a NEW COLLECTION/OBSESSION has BEGUN!!!!! What an AWESOME GROUP!!!!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on August 13, 2009 05:09:34 PM

Ooo- I LOVE that little flower girl jayamaree made!!!


Today I received from Smmarrt- look at this cute little chicken!!! The main fabric on him has little eggs on it!!! She also sent some fabric samples and some great pirate stickers (that are already stuck to my computer monitor!)





I also received from Wignatz. This stylish little lady has the cutest hair and face.



Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 13, 2009 06:01:54 PM
They are both so cute. I love that egg fabric.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 13, 2009 06:08:10 PM
I just updated page 1 of this thread - let me know if I missed anything.

Sorry I was out of commission for a day or two - had a nasty stomach flu that literally left me unable to do anything but, well, you get the picture - it ain't pretty and it was no fun. The upside is I'm feeling much better and I think I lost 5 pounds!

Okay, so far so good. Some of these dolls are fabulous - I also love the flappers, great idea.

And yes, I plan to start Round 7 in a few weeks. I start school, big and little, but this helps keep me going, if you know what I mean.

Thanks all! Can't wait to see what arrives in the mail in the next two days!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 13, 2009 06:26:54 PM
Smmarrt- So glad your feeling better...I hate the nasty flu..


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: wignatz on August 13, 2009 08:41:49 PM
PirateColey, she came fast, glad you like her.
I received the sweetest doll from PirateColey, a cute bunny.
Those are roses hanging from her but they look a bit blurry in the picture, my 6 year old doesn't have the steadiest hand, apparently.  ;D




Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: recrdchaos on August 13, 2009 09:43:05 PM
What great dotees, everyone! I'm reeeeally excited for mine to be recieved! I hate living in Canada for the reason that the post takes so long...

Hopefully mine'll reach you guys tomorrow or monday or tuesday. *crosses fingers*


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 14, 2009 06:49:12 AM
They are all so cute.  I'm just lovin' that chicken.  Also the tutu on that bunny is so cute.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: sweet_sweet_little_ramona on August 14, 2009 08:44:52 AM
Those are all really cute dotees  but if I found that witch laying around she'd be mine!  ;)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on August 14, 2009 12:11:28 PM

Did you try squeezing her belly, Wignatz? I stuffed a music box in her. That little ballerina bunny brought her own dance music. ;)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 14, 2009 12:42:17 PM

This is the pretty Dotee I received from jayamaree.  I don't think you can see it, but she put a "Hello Kitty" bead on it because I said I like cats.


And this is the pretty cat dotee I received from SugarSweet.


Thank you so much ladies.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 14, 2009 12:56:17 PM
Ohhh, Kitty has arrived at his/her new home.  ;D

2 of the dotees I sent have been delivered. Only one more & I think it will be today.




Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 14, 2009 04:12:49 PM
Really cute new Dotees. I really like the kitties and that bunny looks really soft.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Beeclef on August 14, 2009 05:20:11 PM
I received the dotee from spicytaco. Umm, what is it?


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: ostera15 on August 14, 2009 06:28:12 PM
I recieved from spicytaco today! Because it looked so cute it it's package I had to share a before I opened it picture


The cutest monster that I have ever seen!


Thanks spicytaco!!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: sweet_sweet_little_ramona on August 14, 2009 06:44:11 PM
awww that's really cute :D does the eye move around?


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: ostera15 on August 14, 2009 08:00:56 PM
yup! I love wiggly eyes  :D


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 14, 2009 09:57:55 PM
Here's my Dotee from Junebug...I was SQUEEING ALL OVER the house..I LOVE IT!!!!!I LOVE CHILI PEPPERS!!!!!THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!..I have an AWESOME START to my collection..


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 14, 2009 10:01:50 PM
Kitties,Monsters and Bunnies..They are ALL sooooo ADORABLE!!!!!..I'm sooo glad I FOUND Craftster and this swap..(YES,I'm a housewife that talks to children all day).. :D  :D  :D I AM helping my hubby tho..But the job is almost complete now.. :o


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 15, 2009 12:06:57 AM
I love the dotees spicytaco made, they remind me of sherbet.

The chili pepper is so cute.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tazzsangel19 on August 15, 2009 09:01:54 AM
I recieved from spicytaco today!

This is the little cutie looking at me pleading to be let out.


and after the release


She's so fleecey and squishy soft i love her!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 15, 2009 11:20:13 AM
She's so cute. I just love that shape.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: junebug6162 on August 15, 2009 01:14:39 PM
My dotee from craftymama!!!!!!



AND from kewlmomma!!!



I love, love, love them!!! Dotee goodness!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: junebug6162 on August 15, 2009 01:16:18 PM
Oh geez....I hope I got those names right.  Now I am thinking I mixed them up.  I hope not.  If so, ladies, please correct me.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 15, 2009 06:24:42 PM
SPOT ON Junebug... ;) I've always wanted to say that..lol...And can the next round be rigged??? I'd LOVE a spicytaco monster...PRETTY PLEASE???.. :D  :D  :D  ;)  ;)
AWESOME work...


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: kewlmomma on August 16, 2009 07:16:33 AM
You got it right, Junebug. I'm so glad you liked it.
Sorry I waited so long to post ladys.
Now here is the dotee goodness I received.



The lovely lady is from craftymama06, thank you much. The cool robot dotee is from Junebug. His little tag says "I need input". This is the first robot I ever got. They will make great additions to my collection. I love them both.
I am already looking forward to the next round. I guess you could say I'm a dotee junkie.  :D


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on August 16, 2009 08:25:20 AM

Alright Junebug- your pictures are great... do you have a photo box thing or something? I've never seen anyone get such clean pictures of their Dotees. I HAVE to know what you used...


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 16, 2009 11:14:46 AM
I received a cute little kitty from wignatz who would be a great addition to mamarose's cat collection but I am keeping her:



I love the ABC ribbon around her neck:



Thanks so much Jane!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 16, 2009 12:57:47 PM
So right you are Smmarrt.  If your kitty cat disappears in the middle of the night, you'll know who done it. 


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 16, 2009 02:42:12 PM
Cute kitty cat!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: fatewineroses on August 16, 2009 04:48:42 PM
I am disappointed that since joining this swap I have been unavoidably occupied and thus unable to join in with the banter on the main thread and gallery.  There have been such a plethora of wonderful dolls (the little bunny! the cats! the monsters! Dumbledore! oh my!) and I'm enjoying seeing each and every one of them.

Like others I am unsure that my dotees are quite the right size. I think I might have supersized my dotee dolls.  Regardless, I am still looking forward to seeing if my partners enjoy them.  I know I enjoyed the creative process of coming up with just the right theme for each of the dolls I sent out.

And finally, I am happy to report that I have received 2 out of 3 of the dotees I have been expecting.

sweet_sweet_little_ramona sent me this cute little raindrop dotee. He's tiny and cute and I really like him.

This little cutie was sent to me by lauraann_E. She has a wood face and, although you can't see it clearly here, the most intricate bead dangling below. She's very beautiful and I truly like her.


I'd like to thank both sweet ramona and Laura Ann for the dolls they sent me. I hope they like mine as much as I like theirs!  Oh, and a HUGE thank you out to Smmarrt for organizing this swap.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: spicytaco on August 16, 2009 06:24:35 PM
Sorry it's taken me so long to post. I received this dotee from Ostera15 ages ago.

A couple peppers made from pepper fabric with little green bead beards. I love it.


She also threw in these wicked tetris magnets from my wist.


Thanks so much!

Hope you like your little monsters. I wanted to make monster dotees, and just decided to go kinda simple.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: junebug6162 on August 16, 2009 07:22:37 PM
Pirate, I just hung em on a white wall.  I am surprised they came out that good.  I am lousy at taking photos.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on August 17, 2009 07:29:01 AM
Pirate, I just hung em on a white wall.  I am surprised they came out that good.  I am lousy at taking photos.

Wow- I wonder what my husband would do if I painted a white block on one of our walls and hung some hooks at the top of it...

/ponder


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: recrdchaos on August 17, 2009 10:26:18 AM
I recieved from PirateColey today! Thank you, I love him/her (yay Tayledras adrodgeny XD)! I'll tske a picture probably tomorrow, because it's pretty likely I'll recieve at least one of the remaining two tomorrow and I can take their pictures together.

REALLY hoping one of my partners will recieve today! *crosses fingers*


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on August 17, 2009 05:03:26 PM

Laela- your finger crossing worked!! I received from you today as well!!! I LOVE my new Companion Dotee!! I'll post pictures tomorrow!! She's just lovely... and so symbolic... and so ME!! I'm super-duper-mondo glad we were in the same group!! The chances of being partnered with another Valdemar fan were, like, 1 in 1,000,000,000!! Yet here we are. :)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 17, 2009 06:04:46 PM
They are SOOOO ADORABLE!!!.. ;D Kitty Dotees...Love them kitties...And LOVE the tetris magnets..those are COOL!!!!!..


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: kewlmomma on August 17, 2009 06:21:23 PM
I received my last dotee today from winstongang.
She is so lovely. I really love her face. I also like the choice of fabric. Here she is.

I have all my dotees around my indian decor.





I'm going to work on something to display them better. I really love my collection and I plan to get some more. Come on guys. Let's go to the next round. I'm hooked! ;)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftyhippie on August 17, 2009 06:34:49 PM
I have recieved the three cutest dotee dolls ever!  I will post photos on wed.  I am so in love with these three cuties!  The Hedgehog that rocks my boat, the sweet flower girl that i named moonshine (lol) and the shining star that mysteriously has disappeared into my daughters room again????  Thank you ladies! :-*


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 17, 2009 06:43:07 PM
kewlmomma-I love your picture..They look sooo good on your print..
craftyhippie-Can't wait to see your Dotee goodness....


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 17, 2009 08:12:09 PM
You're welcome craftyhippie.

I can't wait to see the other 2 you received.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: jayamaree on August 18, 2009 06:40:05 AM
I gotten all of mine! I will post pictures tonight!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 18, 2009 02:44:16 PM
All of the dotees are so creative.  They look so nice dangling from that hoop.  But I guess they do need more room.  I had said I was going to get a bulletin board to hang mine on, but just haven't gotten "a round tuit" yet. 


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: recrdchaos on August 18, 2009 05:32:38 PM
Here's a picture (though unfortunately a crappy one, no matter hard I tried) of the wonderful dotee PirateColey sent me! I love it!



... for context, inspired by the book series we were talking about.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 18, 2009 08:57:59 PM
We are a talented bunch, aren't we? Loving all the dolls, even the ones I know nothing about, Pirate!

Laela - I run home from work everyday, well, yesterday and today, thinking today is the day I'll receive from Canada. I swear my letter carrier takes naps some days and then delivers all of the mail on Wednesday. So fingers crossed!

Great work everybody!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: jayamaree on August 19, 2009 07:04:05 AM


From SugarySweet mamarose22, and Craftyhippie ! I love them all <3 and they all match!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on August 19, 2009 08:12:47 AM
Here is the lovely Dotee I received from Laela.

For context- it's from our shared favorite book series... The Heralds (peace-keepers) in the land of Valdemar all ride white "horses" called Companions. The Companions are actually the souls of former Heralds reincarnated into equine bodies. They have bright blue eyes, silver hooves, and the ability to speak directly into your mind.

This is my beautiful Companion, the human soul represented by the clay face. I am SO in love with this Dotee!!



--------------

Oh- and here's a slightly better (but still crappy) picture of the Hawkbrother Dotee I make for Laela. The Hawkbrothers are a Native American-esk tribe who live in the wilds of Valdemar and have bond-birds.

You should just read the series. Geeze! ;)



Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 19, 2009 08:53:24 AM
Jayamree...It looks like we all picked up on the same theme.  There is a new theme being discussed for a Matryoshka/Babushka Russian nesting doll.  I'm sure you'll just love that one. 

I'm not up on the characters from the books you ladies are discussing, but I just love that white horse with all the lace flowing from it...the face on that Hawkbrother dotee is great....


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 19, 2009 05:57:50 PM
I'm not familiar with that book either, but the horse dotee is lovely.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: recrdchaos on August 19, 2009 07:13:20 PM
I'm so glad you love her, PirateColey! I was proud of her, I think I managed to grasp the sort of ethereal nature of Companions! I didn't name her so that you can name her whatever you like, because she's your Companion~

I love Stormwind, and I think I've decided she's a girl - dunno why! Though I've noticed Tayledras ladies tend to have more butch names then the men, or is that just me? XD P.S, the Firesong books are waiting to be read... but first I have to finish Robert Jordan's 'The Great Hunt'. I will make it through the Wheel of Time series, I WILL! Speaking of, there should totally be a Wheel of Time swap. Yeeeees. Well, and a Valdemar swap, but I totally plan to organize that when I have time.

You should read the series everyone, it's so great!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: fatewineroses on August 19, 2009 10:55:31 PM
Totally loving and jealous of the Companion and Hawkbrother dotees!  HUGE fan of Mercedes Lackey.

Beautiful dolls!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 20, 2009 07:26:15 PM
I received from Laela - it's going to take a while for me to upload and post photos. (No I haven't upgraded to cable internet yet; yes, I plan to join the 21st century soon!).

Prepare for awesomeness....


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 20, 2009 09:07:37 PM
Okay, I have three photos:

The first is the outside of the dotee -



Can you guess what it is? I guessed wrong....

When you open the book, a monster/ghoul/being yells at you -



Now do you Harry Potter-ophiles know?

A close-up of the face -



Laela said it was a bit obscure - it's a book from the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library. The book yells/roars/scolds you if you are underage.
It's so unusual that I can't help but love it. Thanks so much!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: spicytaco on August 21, 2009 05:25:12 AM
That's so awesome!!!!!


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Post by: recrdchaos on August 21, 2009 11:19:37 AM
fatewineroses - You too?! Wow, I really do need to organize that Valdemar/ML swap! (pssst, if you're interested I write fanfiction - that actually has the real characters and no author avatars/Mary Sues... /end plug)

Smmart - I'm glad you like it! I was worried I might have gone too 'outside the box'. *headdesk*


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: fatewineroses on August 21, 2009 12:06:27 PM
Smmarrt - Oh yeah! I'm such a dork that as soon as I saw the opened book I knew exactly what it was! Awesome!!!

Laela - Oh yeah. I've been a fan of Valdemar since I was about 13...we won't talk about exactly how long that is except to say that...it's a freakin' long time! lol  I actually did an ATC that was a Companion for Goat Goddess for a swap when I found out she's a Valdemar fan as well. I wouldn't be surprised to find a bunch more out there as well.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 21, 2009 05:53:12 PM
All the dotees I made have been received.
Here's a picture of the 3 of them together just before I sent them out.



The star went to craftyhippie.
The cat went to mamarose22.
The Russian Doll went to jayamaree.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 21, 2009 08:17:48 PM
Those Dotees are AWESOME!!!! I too love the white horse..And the nesting doll Dotee..I have one(nesting doll) I'm anxiously awaiting my doll from winstongang..I hope he/she gets here soon..It's been HOT!!!!! ;)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: recrdchaos on August 22, 2009 02:33:44 PM
I recieved from both Smmarrt and Wignatz yesterday! I love both of them, ladies, they're beautiful! I got pics just now, and here they are~

Smmarrt's tiny birdie

Wignatz's purple lady


Sorry about the horrible pics, but I assure you they're great!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: sweet_sweet_little_ramona on August 22, 2009 02:49:48 PM
I received one of my dotees this week from fatewineroses :) I just got internet access at my new apartment but I will post pictures either tonight or tomorrow.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: ostera15 on August 22, 2009 04:29:36 PM
I recieved my last two dotees today! Two wonderful kitties!

The one on the right is from Tazzsangel19 and the one on the right is from Bongirl5. You can't really tell from the picture, but the little metal charms on the bottom of kitty #2 say kitty and there's a little fish too. I had great partners thanks so much!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 22, 2009 04:43:21 PM
Love all the new dotees.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 22, 2009 07:14:39 PM
ostera-they are CUTE!!!!..Good job..No Dotee today either.. :-[ But I DID get a scrapbook magazine.. ;)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 22, 2009 09:06:56 PM
Great job everybody, again.

Is it just me or are the US and Canada postal services extra slow this month? Gee whiz, it's taking a long time for everyone to receive.

I started a post in New Swap Ideas - Round 7 anyone?

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318244.new#new


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: recrdchaos on August 22, 2009 09:26:52 PM
Canada Post is ALWAYS this slow. *headdesk* I think Wignatz still has to get hers from me, but other than that I'l all done! What a great swap this was ~


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 23, 2009 06:38:50 AM
Awww..I'm really loving the new dotees posted. They are all so cute. And the book from the restricted section is so unusual and creative-I love it!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: junebug6162 on August 23, 2009 07:51:51 AM
She is here!!  Finishing off my delightful dotee trio is the little gal I recieved from winstongang.....



Thank you so much!  I love her.  That fabric is to kill for.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: junebug6162 on August 23, 2009 08:05:43 AM
I am sad. Round 6 is over.  Wahhhh!! 


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 23, 2009 11:19:21 AM
SUPER CUTE!!!!!..Junebug..And hey there's ROUND 7 coming SQUEEEE SQUEEE..
And YES the postal service is taking their sweet ol time..I hope they haven't highjacked my dotee from winstongang..That would be MY luck.. :D
I mailed off a personal swap on the 5th of this month..Poor lady still hasn't gotten it..So I sent another one to her...Goodies like fabric,floss and stickers.. ;)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Aikibookworm on August 23, 2009 11:41:55 AM
I am sad. Round 6 is over.  Wahhhh!! 

I'm not because now I can get in on round 7!

I've had to cut way back on swapping, but this is one of 2 that I've wiggledy fidgetting things to make sure I can do it!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 23, 2009 12:30:27 PM
I'm a little iffy on round 6 but i think i'm going to sign up because they are fun to make and i'm almost done with all my other swaps


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 23, 2009 12:54:31 PM
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I'm a little iffy on round 6

What do you mean? Group 1 rocked - all sent on time and received early....


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 23, 2009 03:02:56 PM
I updated Page 1 again and left feedback for many of you (yesterday and today). Again, PLEASE let me know if I have missed anything or anyone.

This has been fun, let's do it again!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: recrdchaos on August 24, 2009 10:47:16 AM
Did Wignatz ever recieve from me? I thought I kept up with all the posts, but I guess I could have missed it.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: spicytaco on August 24, 2009 03:38:42 PM
Here's my super creepy horror dotee from tazzsangel19. The pic doesn't really do the faces justice.



Cool right? I think it's pretty nifty.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: fatewineroses on August 24, 2009 05:00:00 PM
Two of my partners have received and one has disappeared.  I really wanted to share what I sent out though, as I really enjoyed the creative process.

This is Steve the zombie. Until pretty recently Steve was a member of his high school's basketball team. Died in a high speed chase on a lonely road outside of town.  His craving for brains began soon after he dug himself out of his grave. He tried to be "civilized" and eat only animal brains, but he found them unsatisfying. So now he just tries to go as long as he can between feedings and picks the best brains he can find for his meals. At night, after he feeds, you can see him speeding down that same lonely road, flipping off the police as they chase him across the countryside.



Steve's brain that he keeps handy in case of an "emergency."


This is Tyche. She's the Greek goddess of fortune. Personification of the Fates Tyche was one of the most popular gods to be worshiped by the Greeks.  She wears a crown with a ball on her head to show the unsteadiness of luck, carries a cornucopia symbolizing the plentiful gifts of Fortune and holds a rudder showing how she guides the Destiny of man.  Wings are shown sometimes signifying Fortune's ability to wing us high. Inside I placed a money prayer, to attract wealth.


Her wings.


And finally Rebecca. She's just a mom who lives on a farm. She's happy and content with her life and loves being a mom.


Close up of her apron




Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: SugarySweet on August 24, 2009 07:58:26 PM
oh my gosh, new dotees to look at!!

They are all so cool.

I especially love Rebecca and her apron.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 24, 2009 08:03:14 PM
Those dotees are amazing - thanks so much for sharing. I hope your partners appreciate them and all the work that went into them. I can't choose a favorite - Steve the Zombie or Rebecca the farm wife. Both adorable and fabulous!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: sweet_sweet_little_ramona on August 25, 2009 07:31:10 AM
Fatewinerose, thank you so much for posting! I still haven't found my digital camera because of our move gah! Anyway I love the zombie so much and the short story you sent with him was cute. thank you thank you thank you :D


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 26, 2009 12:06:33 PM
I hadn't seen these last few dotees...I'm glad I checked in and saw them today.  It would have been terrible to have missed them.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 26, 2009 12:38:56 PM
I like that farmers wife and the apron..Great job.. :)


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: junebug6162 on August 26, 2009 07:47:12 PM
A brain eater!  Crack me the heck up.  I love it.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: wignatz on August 27, 2009 04:34:18 PM
I just got back from a 2 week trip and found two Dotees waiting for me from Smmarrt and Laela, they are really great and I will try to post pics as soon as I can. I have a lot of unpacking to do. :)



Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 27, 2009 06:48:50 PM
I'm glad it arrived, and Laela's also. So we're almost finished here. Post a group shot if you wish, and/or your entire collection, if you like.

I've gotten angels for Group 6 and I am still waiting to hear from one other person and then we can wrap this swap up and call it done. Great job everybody and look for Round 7 sign-ups in about 10 days or so....


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 27, 2009 07:21:19 PM
I'm hoping to make the angel dotee tomorrow and then send it the next day so that sweet_sweet_little_ ramona can get hers soon, I have a great idea, i've had ______ on the brain for a while now.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: craftymama06 on August 27, 2009 07:53:15 PM
As promised here's my little lovely from winstongang...I'm soooo glad she's here..



THANK YOU!!!!..She's BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE HER!!!! ;)..Now to come up wth some names for these lovlies..Unless they've already been named??!!!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: sweet_sweet_little_ramona on August 28, 2009 12:39:41 PM
Aww she's so pretty. I really like the fabric your partner chose for the body.

Also I was wondering how you get the little faces to stay on the dolls, are the sewn or glued?


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: WiccadWitch on August 28, 2009 05:20:25 PM
I don't know if you're asking a specific person about the faces or not, but I used glass/bead glue for mine. I used it on a doll I made for my mother about 3 years ago and it's still holding fine. Pretty toxic smelling before it dries, though.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: sweet_sweet_little_ramona on August 29, 2009 08:49:32 AM
That's great to know thank you. I tried stitching all of my faces and it worked ok but I'd really like to try the clay faces next time.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: mamarose22 on August 29, 2009 04:24:28 PM
Here is the picture of "Hedgie", the hedgehog that I made for Craftyhippie. I don't see where she posted it, so I am doing it now.  Normally I would use Crafster photo hosting but every time I tried to get to my picture hosting, that X%^$#*& ad obliterated it, so I went back to photobucket.



Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on August 31, 2009 09:40:18 PM
Love Hedgie, Rose. He's very cute.

Here is the link to "New Swap Themes Discussion" for Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 7:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318244

I hope to start sign-ups next week and send-outs in Mid-October ( I have a mid-term due on 10/06/09 so I don't want to stretch myself to thinly...).

Just waiting for the angel dotees to be sent and received.

Thanks again to everyone for making this such a fun swap. See you next month!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 01, 2009 08:29:12 AM
sadly I haven't been able to make the angel dotee yet, my son is sick and has night terrors every night this week but I'm hoping to be ale to make it today while he naps, if he decides to. I have a great plan I just hope i can pull it off.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on September 02, 2009 03:29:28 PM

USPS says that my angel Dotee arrived in her new home. I can't wait for fatewineroses to post what she thinks of it!! :)

PS: I am SO in for another round, Smmarrt. But then, you knew that, didn't you?


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 02, 2009 06:54:44 PM
I think I forgot to say this but I sent my angel dotee the other day I think it was yesterday, it should be there very soon.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: lauraann_E on September 03, 2009 07:34:56 PM



I have received two dotees from this swap...the first two pics are of the ladybug that sweet_sweet_little_ramona sent to me.  The second is of the dotee that Fatewineroses sent to me...they are lovely!!!
Laura ann


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on September 04, 2009 01:05:31 PM
YAY - I'm glad that sweet_sweet and I were able to help you post your photos, Laura Ann. BTW, I am the last person to ever ask for technical help - I'm hopeless, truly.

I have given almost EVERYONE feedback - just waiting for one member to post her last photo. And for the angel-dotee-receivers to receive and post.

Great job everyone. Thanks again - I know I've said it all before. Now, I have a ton of homework this weekend and then I'll post the sign-ups for Round 7 on Monday (Labor Day).  See you all there!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Beeclef on September 04, 2009 07:43:42 PM
My dotee to tazzsangel came back in the mail today.  I'm seriously starting to think that our mail around here is run by monkeys or something.  No, monkeys would probably get it right.  Anyway, I'm going to go straight to the post office tomorrow and re-mail it, checking that I got the address absolutely right.  I'm so sorry, tazzsangel, I have no idea what happened.  It's on its way though, I promise you.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: spicytaco on September 05, 2009 08:10:20 AM
Wow I'm feeling like a dork. I was sitting there looking at this dotee I received like a week ago from bongirl5 and realized, "I haven't posted a pic of this yet!" So here it is. Unfortunatly one of the rain drops can detached in the mail, but it's totally fixable.



I love these ones with the clay faces. So pretty. Thanks so much and sorry it took me ages to post a pic.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on September 07, 2009 05:49:05 PM
Sign-ups for Round 7 are up:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320312.0

And please post your final photos - group shot of what you sent, group shot of what you've received and group shot of your entire collection if you want!



Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: fatewineroses on September 08, 2009 03:27:14 PM
I wanted to give a big THANKS to PirateColey for being my Angel on this swap. I love the beautiful lady you sent me.  ;D


And thanks to Smmarrt for organizing!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 08, 2009 03:28:29 PM
Cute! I really like that one.


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: PirateColey on September 09, 2009 01:14:24 PM

I'm glad you like her, Fate. She was really fun to make!!


Title: Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 6 SEND OUTS Monday 8/10/09
Post by: Smmarrt on September 30, 2009 10:48:13 AM
I'm hoping that the last few recievers will post their dolls. There are 2 angel dotees outstanding and one from the regular swap.

Let's finish this one!