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Title: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on December 29, 2009 02:55:37 PM

(These are some of the Happy Servers Dotees I made in 2008 for Round 3. I based them on the cartoon icons that Craftster posted when they upgraded their servers way back when.)

The gallery is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334100.msg3859959#msg3859959

Details of swap:

DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - ROUND 8

Let's go again! Who doesn't need/love/want to make MORE Dotees.

For the uninitiated, a dotee is a small doll with a personality, face, loop for hanging and sometimes a tail, a story and/or a theme. The doll should be
3 - 6" in length and can be made from any medium - fabric, clay, wire, yarn or something we haven't thought of yet.

See the previous galleries for ideas/inspiration:

Round 1 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250388.0
Round 2 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257571.0
Round 3 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=273862.0
Round 4 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295530.0
Round 5 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304600.0
Round 6 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313711.0
Round 7 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322303.0


Swap name: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls - Round 8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: Tuesday 12/29/09 - Friday 01/08/10
Date to send item by: Monday 02/08/10

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Over 16

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: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- 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



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap - Dotees - Mini Art Dolls - Round 8
Craftster username
Email address
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)
International or USA only?
Any allergies?
Any allergens in your house?
Do you promise to PM the organizer and your partner when you send?
Do you promise to post photos in a timely manner, after receiving?
Do you promise (and understand) that these dolls need to be sent in a sturdy/bubble envelope and you need to include a Delivery Confirmation tag which adds about 70 cents to the overall postage? (Int'l Customs form is free):
Do you agree to post in the discussion thread and/or gallery at least weekly?
Any themes you love?:
Any themes you do not want to receive?:
(There is no guarantee that your partners will follow these guidelines - this is just a starting point for some.)

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 (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: Smmarrt on December 29, 2009 03:10:13 PM
Reserved for partners and other info...

Swappers:

1. thelastkodama - ME
2. audio-astrophysics - OH
3. Smmarrt - CA
4. dragonslair - NC
5. thisbirdsabsurd - CA
6. littlebiskit - MN
7. mamarose22 - NY
8. MadGypsy - IL
9. edelC - Ireland
10. kmichele_craftyfae - NY
11. teag - FL
12. PirateColey - MI
12. Pupper - DE
14. junebug6162 - IL
15. LadyLeitzen - IA
16. attackofthequacks - United Kingdom
17. sezouli - NE
18. Nicc79 - Australia
19. titaniumhip - Canada
20. Disco Queen Highness - WA
21. spicytaco - Canada
22. SpookyPooky - OR

Group 1
audio-astrophysics
MadGypsy
teag
SpookPooky

Group 2
mamarose22
dragonlair
littlebiskit
Pupper

Group 3
PirateColey
LadyLeitzen
thelastkodama
spicytaco

Group 4
kmichele_craftyfae
junebug6162
Disco Queen Highness
sezouli
titaniumhip

Group 5
Smmarrt
thisbirdsabsurd
edelC
Nicc79
attackofthequacks


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: spicytaco on December 29, 2009 03:16:41 PM
Oh man. More dotees. I'm trying to avoid swaps though. The shipping just adds up so much on them, especially being in Canada. Shipping these guys usually isn't too bad though.

I love these little guys. I have them hanging in random places all over my apartment. They're so cute and totally make me smile. And they're tons of fun to make.

I'll defiantly think about joining.   


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on December 29, 2009 03:18:40 PM
Awesome! I told myself I'd sign up for the next round of dotees.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: Smmarrt on December 29, 2009 03:22:19 PM
C'mon spicy - it's just not the same without you! Can you collect soda cans or something to help with the postage?

I have a big jar and I throw all my change into it. When swap time rolls around, I go to the grocery store and drop all those nickels and dimes into the Coinstar machine - whoo hoo!

Also, another tip for saving - I buy bubble envelopes at the dollar store (now the $1.50 store here in San Francisco). I can usually get 3 or 4 in a package...


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: audio on December 29, 2009 03:53:02 PM
YEEEEEESSSSSSS! I'm so excited! I've been wanting to do paper dotees for a while, so I think I'm going to try those this time. (Maybe in the size of an ATC with inchie sized tails....hmmmmm) Very excited!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: rockon on December 29, 2009 04:14:13 PM
I just looked through some of the galleries -- these dolls are awesome!  I really want to join but have never made one before.  I think I might go off and try my hand at it -- if it comes out decently I will join :)

Rockon!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: APlusAmigurumi on December 29, 2009 04:34:23 PM
Awww...I love dotee dolls. I wish I had joined Craftster sooner. I was always seeing great posts from this site (via stumble upon), but just joined about two weeks ago.

How often do you have new rounds?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: littlebiskit on December 29, 2009 05:07:23 PM
Hmmm, I've been taking a swapping break, and have never done dotees, but they always are so tempting.  But alas, I'm unemployed at the moment, and am not sure I could swing it.  I'll keep my eye on the thread though!



How many dotees do you need to make and send for this swap?  Not sure it said in the first post?  Or maybe I missed it....


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: Smmarrt on December 29, 2009 06:16:36 PM
Quote
I was always seeing great posts from this site (via stumble upon), but just joined about two weeks ago.

If you post a few more times, we can talk about this being your first swap. You're supposed to be a member for at least one month - will the last day of sign-ups make it for you? And I do these swaps about every two months so next time if you can't fit it in this time.

Quote
How many dotees do you need to make and send for this swap?  Not sure it said in the first post?  Or maybe I missed it....

The groups are usually four people - so you make three dolls and receive three dolls.
One in a blue moon, there is an uneven amount of people and I will ask if one group would like to be bigger. The last 3 or 4 swaps that I have hosted, it has worked out in groups of four, some US-only and some groups sending North America and/or internationally.

Join us - it's fun! The postage for each doll is about $2., that's the postage and the DC#.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: littlebiskit on December 29, 2009 07:11:03 PM
Oh WTH.  I'm in.  Sending questionnaire shortly.  =0)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on December 29, 2009 09:19:15 PM
I'm pretty psyched for this one - never done a dotee swap, but looking forward to getting started!! ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: BertaBerta on December 30, 2009 02:31:19 AM
Ha!  Wow!  Great to see the Dotee swap in round 8 :)

I should do another round some time.  Still need to finish the display rack for my first two rounds though.  ;)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: mamarose22 on December 30, 2009 08:41:23 AM
I just sent in my info.  Can't wait. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: MadGypsy on December 30, 2009 09:01:04 AM
You can count me in on this one. My dotees from last round are looking kinda lonely. I'm sending my survey in now :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: edelC on December 30, 2009 09:35:39 AM
Oh I am in, running to fill in my questionaire


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: Smmarrt on December 30, 2009 10:18:36 AM
Quote
Ha!  Wow!  Great to see the Dotee swap in round 8

Yes, you got me started back in the day - see what a monster you've created?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on December 30, 2009 11:10:10 AM
oh yay! i've lurked all the galleries and have loved all the ones that were created. i just haven't had the time to join in all the fun until now lol. i can't wait!!  i am sending in my questionaire!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: APlusAmigurumi on December 30, 2009 01:47:16 PM
Quote
I was always seeing great posts from this site (via stumble upon), but just joined about two weeks ago.

If you post a few more times, we can talk about this being your first swap. You're supposed to be a member for at least one month - will the last day of sign-ups make it for you? And I do these swaps about every two months so next time if you can't fit it in this time.



I will just miss it by a week.  :( I'm glad that you host this swap often, though, because I will be joining next time for sure!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: PirateColey on December 30, 2009 04:27:33 PM
Ooo- I'd love to be in MadGypsys group! I love your stuff!!

And, obviously, I've sent in my questionaire. Really Smmarrt, you should just keep mine on file.  ;D

Now that I'm all moved I've made a little display area for my collection. I'll take a picture and post it at some point... I love these things!

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(Edited to add picture)



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: audio on December 30, 2009 11:46:48 PM
I have all my dotees hanging on a cork board in my craft room right now. But I want to make/get a really awesome something to display them on!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: Pupper on December 31, 2009 10:46:20 AM
I sent in my info, the last rounds looked so nice!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on December 31, 2009 10:54:34 AM
Ooh this sounds really fun!  I've not swapped before and am waiting on some info in another swap I'm interested in, but if that turns out not to be going forward, would you object to me joining?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: Smmarrt on December 31, 2009 11:25:30 AM
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Ooh this sounds really fun!  I've not swapped before and am waiting on some info in another swap I'm interested in, but if that turns out not to be going forward, would you object to me joining?

If you've been a member for a month and posted 10 comments, you can join. But I think you can only do one swap first...check the Swap rules for the specifics.

Here's the link:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=321913.0


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: junebug6162 on December 31, 2009 12:55:45 PM
I am so glad I caught this swap in time!  Yay!!!!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: teag on December 31, 2009 02:29:57 PM
Yeah I'm in!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: Ma Rut on January 01, 2010 10:19:08 AM
I've been in a couple of rounds and this year I hung some of the Dotees on my Christmas tree. They are the perfect size! ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups 12/2909 - 01/08/10
Post by: junebug6162 on January 02, 2010 01:10:38 PM
Be warned thisbird.....once you start with the dotees, you will not stop.  It is soooo addicting!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 02, 2010 09:25:12 PM
hehe i can't wait until we get our partners. i'm so excited!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: craftyhsmom on January 02, 2010 09:33:36 PM
Blast it!  I have been wanting to do a dottee swap but just signed up for another swap and that is my first one.  I am excited about that one too but am afraid the rules said no multiple swaps for first timers  :'(

I have watching the other dottee swaps and just love these dolls.  They are so cute and whimsical.  I have so many ideas for them, and my dd is wanting to learn to sew so I think I will show her how to make these.  Just what I like, a lot of cuteness and no pattern!   :P

Have fun!  If I am wrong about the first timers rule please let me know!

C


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 03, 2010 09:51:53 AM
sent in my info this morning. first swap, super excited! ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: Smmarrt on January 03, 2010 01:15:36 PM
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I am excited about that one too but am afraid the rules said no multiple swaps for first timers  Cry

I think that is correct...but you and your daughter can practice this round and join us in March or April for the next round!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: sezouli on January 03, 2010 05:09:25 PM
Hooray! I will send my info for rd 8, I'm hooked after rd 7!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: Smmarrt on January 03, 2010 05:51:54 PM
Did I mention that I bought myself a hi-speed modem for Xmas so yes, I have finally joined the 21st century. And my Craftster photos load in like 2 seconds, as opposed to 15 minutes like the old days...so if I can quit looking at YouTube craft videos, I can spend some time looking at more Craftster goodness!

And I'm not taking any classes this semester, I need a break so I'll be even more bossy and nosy than before!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: PirateColey on January 04, 2010 06:44:42 AM
Did I mention that I bought myself a hi-speed modem for Xmas so yes, I have finally joined the 21st century. And my Craftster photos load in like 2 seconds, as opposed to 15 minutes like the old days...so if I can quit looking at YouTube craft videos, I can spend some time looking at more Craftster goodness!

And I'm not taking any classes this semester, I need a break so I'll be even more bossy and nosy than before!

Wow- so we'll be seeing a lot more of you now!  :D That's good. Your swaps are always fun. And so is YouTube for that matter... This is a good semester to take off... in most places the weather gets bad and the days are short and dark and crappy... If you're like me, I loose motivation this time of year and would rather curl up in bed until spring!  ::)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: titaniumhip on January 04, 2010 07:53:40 AM
This looks fun!  I am going to start my questionaire now!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: junebug6162 on January 04, 2010 09:03:39 AM
Pirate, what a cute dog in your pic!  Reminds me of one I had when I was a little girl.  What is it's name?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: lydiaharper on January 04, 2010 09:12:38 AM
I want a Dotee so bad.  I've never made one before, though, so I think I will wait on the next round.  That way I can get a little practice first. I will definitely be stalking the gallery (again, LOL!!)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 04, 2010 09:23:18 AM
yay i'm in  :D can't wait to get started


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: PirateColey on January 04, 2010 04:23:48 PM
Pirate, what a cute dog in your pic!  Reminds me of one I had when I was a little girl.  What is it's name?

Thank you!! Her name is Eevee (yes, like the Pokemon). She's a 7 year old Pomeranian and the love of my life. She only weighs 5 pounds, but she gets half of the bed to herself... while my husband and I share the other half.  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: Smmarrt on January 04, 2010 05:39:31 PM
Okay, we're up to 19 swappers and the ideas are swirling around my brain. I invested in lots of storage boxes and I am trying to get organized. Every time I find a button or a piece of fabric or some other sewing trim, I think "Oh, I should make xxx!" But two minutes later I find something else that looks like it could be the one thing that'll make these dotees extra special.

Oh well, I'm like a four-year-old when it comes to attention span.



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 04, 2010 06:29:37 PM
I told myself my New Year's Resolution is  to be involved in only one swap at a time. I am organizing a creepy--cute swap in a week and half so that was supposed to by my one this month. But gosh, I have always seen the galleries for these ones, and coveted some of those dolls. Hmm...I don't think three little dotee dolls would not be too much stress. Definitely thinking about it. I will let you know asap. Let me sleep on it!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: Smmarrt on January 04, 2010 06:52:43 PM
I'll join your swap if you join mine.....


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 04, 2010 06:59:05 PM
haha...you are tricky Smmarrt! Very, very sneaky! And  I like that! lol. I am pretty much 90% sure I will join.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: PirateColey on January 06, 2010 06:46:58 AM
Okay, we're up to 19 swappers and the ideas are swirling around my brain. I invested in lots of storage boxes and I am trying to get organized. Every time I find a button or a piece of fabric or some other sewing trim, I think "Oh, I should make xxx!" But two minutes later I find something else that looks like it could be the one thing that'll make these dotees extra special.

Oh well, I'm like a four-year-old when it comes to attention span.



You sound like me, Smmarrt. When I moved I re-organized my craft stuff... I have a plastic storage box that is labeled... "Dotee Heads". Can you tell how much I love these swaps? Oh- and the box really creeps out my husband, which makes it super better!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 06, 2010 12:44:15 PM
I have always loved seeing the variety of these dolls.  They're all so amazing.  PirateColey, I love that your box O' heads creeps out your hubby.  Mine is creeped out by my wanting a whole bowl of eyeballs for my halloween decorations.  I've always loved the evil eye stuff.  It would fun to creep hubby out even more and receive an evil eye dotee.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 06, 2010 01:09:37 PM
lol i have a feeling if i had a box of heads or a bowl of eyes just hanging about, my hubby wouldn't be phased at all. i think he almost expects weird stuff laying about lol.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 06, 2010 02:18:18 PM
Oh, my hubby expects it of me, but it still creeps him out.  He's drawn the line at my putting my dad in a container and putting him on the bookshelf.  My dad passed when I was 15 and we had him cremated.  It turns out we were so grief stricken when giving him his burial at the lake that we didn't get all of him in the lake.  Looking back that whole mess was pretty dang funny.  For example, did you know those beautiful flower arrangement wreaths don't sink?  Even after your mom beats the last remaining sign of your dad (said wreath) with the boat ore.  The look on her face when she realized the wreath was mounted on Styrofoam and was not in this lifetime going to sink was priceless.  It was like my dad had played one last practical joke on her.  When she realized everyone was watching (including me & my brother(10 yo)) I swear I could hear her think she ought to give him just one more wack for being difficult when her guard was down.

Anyway, mom gave me his box and I tucked it away in my cedar chest.  When we started having kids, I cleaned out the chest and decided maybe I didn't need to hold on to his empty cardboard box any more.  When I picked it up, I realized there were still bits of him rattling around in the box.  Practical joke on me this time.  That darn man was always causing trouble, and giggling as he watched us discover his mischief.  I've gone back to my home state several times and always managed to forget to take him with me.  Originally, my intention was to dump his ashes back in the lake with the rest of him.  Now, I've had him so long I kind of like knowing he's here.  I've been looking for an old car part to seal him in.  He was a grease monkey extraordinaire, so it's fitting.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: MadGypsy on January 06, 2010 03:24:25 PM
That is a lovely story. It reminds me of when my aunt died. She loved to collect tiny vases (she had HUNDREDS) so me and my mom and my other aunt, in a fit of tears and laughter, lovingly funneled her ashes into each vase to be sealed with a cork and given out at her memorial service (people could either keep them or spread her ashes somewhere they thought was beautiful) Looking back it was a riot. When one of us would accidentally spill a tiny bit we would joke "well she always loved these floors"

I think it's funny but people are usually mortified by that story. But that's just kinda how my family is lol


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 06, 2010 03:39:39 PM
I totally get it and can laugh right along with you.  I came from a very smart a** family and we were often able to find humour in the darkest of times.  They do say laughter is the best medicine.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - Send out 02/08/09
Post by: Smmarrt on January 06, 2010 08:43:35 PM
First of all - you guys crack me up. If someone gave me ashes, I would faint, but I would laugh also. When my best friend's grandmother died, I was living in Boston and I couldn't make it to the service. A few months later, I was down in New Jersey, trying on bridesmaid's gowns and her little brother pranked me by telling me that Grandma Lil had left me something and handed me a zip-lock bag full of (fireplace) ashes. We still laugh about it.

And we're up to 20 swappers - I love round numbers. Tell your friends - only 4 spots left!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: mamarose22 on January 07, 2010 08:16:35 AM
I just went through a bunch of posts.  As has happened in the past, I didn't get notifications of postings for a while.  I hope that once I post this it tghe situation will resolve. 
I haven't done too much crafting for a while so I'm gettting a little anxious for this to start.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: audio on January 07, 2010 09:33:11 AM
I'm really excited! I want to do paper dotees instead of sewing/stuffed ones because I'm not very good at the small sewing projects. But I'm really into paper crafts right now, and I made a face stamp expecially for my dotees, so hopefully they turn out nice.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 07, 2010 09:41:38 AM
i'm getting so anxious for partners! it's been giving me something to look forward to all week... going through my stash, trying to anticipate which ones i'll be using....
i'm trying to come up with some novel packaging ideas too... i've got a few, but i won't tell! no, not yet! i wouldn't want to give anything away.... but i hope one of my partners (at least) has a love for literary things!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 07, 2010 11:21:22 AM
i can't wait to start crafting for this swap, i'm so excited  ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: Smmarrt on January 07, 2010 11:38:19 AM
I will close sign-ups Friday evening about 8 pm PST. And I will post partners and send emails after that.

And I did receive a dotee in a vitamin bottle once - I think maybe from susanab?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: edelC on January 07, 2010 11:46:53 AM
oh audio that is a good idea, I might carve a stamp for a face...hmmm


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 07, 2010 01:02:33 PM
paper craft dotees sound awesome   :D I have so many ideas for my dotees, i can't wait to start


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: PirateColey on January 07, 2010 04:26:16 PM
i'm getting so anxious for partners! it's been giving me something to look forward to all week... going through my stash, trying to anticipate which ones i'll be using....
i'm trying to come up with some novel packaging ideas too... i've got a few, but i won't tell! no, not yet! i wouldn't want to give anything away.... but i hope one of my partners (at least) has a love for literary things!

Hopefully we'll be in the same group, because I'd love love LOVE a literary Dotee!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: Pupper on January 07, 2010 05:08:39 PM
I am not sure what I am making my dotees out of yet, I will think of something when we get partners.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: Smmarrt on January 07, 2010 05:49:23 PM
One more thing - for those of you who said you could do one international partner, I may do just that and make 3 all US groups and 3 groups with one international partner.
Hope that is okay with you. PM me if that's a problem.

 ;D

Um edit: I can count, I swear. I'll figure it out tomorrow night.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: spicytaco on January 07, 2010 06:14:55 PM
Okay I can't help it. I'm in. Gonna send my questionnaire now. These little dolls make me so happy. And they really are so much fun to make and receive. Yay.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 4 spots left!!
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 07, 2010 06:24:45 PM
I really want to join, but I just started a job from hell this week that I think is going to prevent me from doing so. So sad.  :(

*EDIT*

Ah hell...I am in! With only 3 dotee's to send out, it's a pretty small and cheap swap! Plus, maybe this will be a good stress relief. You guys win! :P :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 08, 2010 06:19:35 AM
woot! i really want to go to the store for supplies today (you know, just anything that catches my fancy since we don't have partners yet), but the darn snow has cancelled school twice in a row so i'm not sure what the roads will be like.  :-\  plus side? ALL DAY CRAFTING, YEAH!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: edelC on January 08, 2010 07:39:09 AM
A plea to my partners. if you can toss in a little bit of freezer paper too, I'd be very grateful, they dont sell it in this country and I am running out of the stuff I got last time. My daughter loves to freezer paper stencil in a big way. She made me the best pillowcases for christmas


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 08, 2010 08:13:24 AM
gasp! no freezer paper in ireland?! the blasphemy!! edel i might just have to hook you up with some, even if we aren't partners  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: edelC on January 08, 2010 01:41:21 PM

kmichele_craftyfae  thanks you are a love. It is mad, its the one thing (oK one of many things!) that we cant get here, but they have now started stocking sharpies...yay..this was after swapping for a ton of them (in a previous WWP swap..am dithering about the current one)  and stocking up when I was in orlando in August..but hey..cant have too many sharpies...


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: edelC on January 08, 2010 01:57:45 PM
surfing through the previous galleries and I cant wait for partners...I have a million ideas. \


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 08, 2010 05:09:44 PM
Arggg, I'm freaking out.  I think I have to go away this weekend and won't be able to check in.  That means I'll miss partners.  The stalking is so much fun.  Now, my fun will be delayed (sticks out big pouty lip).  Promise I'll catch up and get chatty with all partners on Monday.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: Smmarrt on January 08, 2010 05:20:25 PM
Some "eye" candy for squeamish husbands....



"Flopps" is from the Gus Fink line of toys - the Boogly Bunkies. The card reads: Flopps is a street performer who lives in a cardboard box. It is more important for her to be doing what she loves than to be cozy."


I saw this today and I just had to buy it - couldn't stop thinking about your earlier conversations, Disco and craftyfae. Hee hee!

Off to laundromat and partner lists!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 08, 2010 05:33:35 PM
I love her!!!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 08, 2010 05:44:48 PM
haha flopps is awesome! if i saw her i'd have to give her a home too lol.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 08, 2010 09:30:57 PM
Hey, looks like I'm going to be here for partners after all.  My 93 year old aunt has plans this weekend and said we can't come for a visit.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Sign Ups til 01/08/10 - 2 spots left!!
Post by: Smmarrt on January 08, 2010 09:33:15 PM
I'm moving the thread and will post partners in a few minutes. I forgot to do a questionnaire for myself!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 08, 2010 10:12:20 PM
Yipee! I am excited! Thank you Smmarrt, I love my partners already!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 08, 2010 10:21:43 PM
Okay - all emails sent. Let me know if I missed anyone or anything.
Have fun everybody and have a nice weekend.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 09, 2010 04:09:29 AM
yay partners! the ideas are really flowing now and i can't wait to get started!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on January 09, 2010 05:42:32 AM
Whoo hoo my partners rock. I'm sooooo excited. How glad am I I decided to sign up for this. Yay. Always thought PirateColey looked like a rocking partner. So many ideas. I'm so stoked. Thanks Smmarrt. You totally rock.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 09, 2010 06:10:50 AM
Whoo hoo my partners rock. I'm sooooo excited. How glad am I I decided to sign up for this. Yay. Always thought PirateColey looked like a rocking partner. So many ideas. I'm so stoked. Thanks Smmarrt. You totally rock.

Hurray! Someone thinks I'm rocking!!   ;D

I think this will be a great round. My partners all seem great and I have all day to craft. It'll take about an hour to finish my current project and then it's all Dotees and bookmarks. lol. And I just got a pack of shrinky-dink paper... So... PLAY TIME!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 09, 2010 06:38:10 AM
Yay great partners!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 09, 2010 07:51:06 AM
WEEEEE!  I am excited to start working on these!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 09, 2010 08:03:03 AM
I finished my bigger hat swap yesterday, so I have room for bookmarks and dotees!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 09, 2010 08:16:00 AM
Just received my partners.  Hi again MadGypsy and hi dragonslair and Pupper.  I just love these usernames.  I guess I'm off to the drawing board.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 09, 2010 09:05:40 AM
I'm thrilled with my partners and am off for a bit of stalking.  It looks like I'm not the only one that has bookmarks to do as well.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 09, 2010 01:04:17 PM
yay! i've done some stalking this morning and just got home from the fabric store. now as soon as i can find my craft table i can start creating.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on January 09, 2010 04:00:59 PM
Well, I guess my "no craft swaps this year" rule went out the window pretty quickly...  I just need to recoup from the Christmas Madness that is my craft room, and organize, and then it's Dotee City!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 09, 2010 04:46:52 PM

Bookmarks here as well! Lol! Great minds swap alike?

I have my Dotees planned out, I've shopped, and I may start working tonight. I'm being VERY motivated!! But I get over-excited for Dotee swaps, I swear... My very first swap was a Dotee swap and I think I get residual new-swapper excitement every time we do another round.  :D

Am I the only one that happens to?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 09, 2010 06:12:00 PM
lol i just get excited to swap in general, but super excited this time around as these are going to be my first dotees (and i'm sure not my last lol).

my crafting got put on hold a bit tonight, my kiddo came down sick with the cold hubby is just getting over. hopefully he sleeps through the night without his fever spiking.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 09, 2010 07:55:23 PM
Slight change to the groups but nothing major. Also, please check your profiles to make sure I added everyone (names spelled correctly) for this swap.

Had to go to a funeral today so I will not craft - do not want to make gloomy dolls when they generally make me happy. (Friend of my parents - not someone I knew terribly well, but a very nice woman. Yay for nurses - everywhere!)

And Pirate, the first dotee swap was my first, too, I think, so yes, I get a little bit excited. The dolls I have received in the past 2 years are so awesome - unique, creative and just plain something I never would have conjured up on my own so I love each and everyone of them.

Have fun ladies - I will begin plotting and stalking tomorrow.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 09, 2010 08:59:01 PM
woohoo!  I already have two in the works - sketched all morning then dove in.....sometimes the ideas are overwhelming and I have to get a grip on myself so I can concentrate - haha - this is great fun!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 09, 2010 09:47:19 PM
I went a little nuts today, and I am almost done with all 3! :o

lol...they are really fun to make, cannot believe I didn't start them along time ago!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: littlebiskit on January 09, 2010 11:58:19 PM
Hope no one in my new group is too miffed to have gotten me instead of fabulous MadGypsy after the change!  I have to admit that for some reason my gears got turning immediately on things for my new partners, after having been just a little stumped on the first set. 

Warning though, I'm totally new to dotee dolls, so I hope my creations are up to expectations!



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 10, 2010 08:43:02 AM
Hi Group 4!   ;D ;D ;D ;D
I have already been doing some planning, they will be similar but trying to adapt then to each of your likes!
This is the first time that I have down a  Group Swap and so far so fun!!!!


I can see myself get addicted to these Dotees!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 10, 2010 09:48:50 AM
Hope no one in my new group is too miffed to have gotten me instead of fabulous MadGypsy after the change!  I have to admit that for some reason my gears got turning immediately on things for my new partners, after having been just a little stumped on the first set.  Warning though, I'm totally new to dotee dolls, so I hope my creations are up to expectations!
I'm certainly not miffed.  I was quite pleased what I received from you in the OTT swap a couple of years ago.  I know you will do great.  


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 10, 2010 10:30:44 AM
I've been mulling my dotee options since partners.  I think I've got all but 1 figured out, just need to consult my notes.  Even the planning/revising has been fun & I haven't even started the actual crafting.  


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kewlmomma on January 10, 2010 10:35:42 AM
Oh man, I can't believe I missed the sign up for this. With the holidays and all I guess I lost touch. I'll be there for next round. Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 10, 2010 02:57:10 PM
I went a little nuts today, and I am almost done with all 3! :o

lol...they are really fun to make, cannot believe I didn't start them along time ago!

Holy moley!   How is that humanly possible?? LOL!! I don't think there are enough hours in the day for me to finish three of these babies! I'll be working away for at least a couple of weeks before I'll be caught up to you! Good for you!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 10, 2010 04:24:42 PM
lol! Well, I was having a hobo day and sat around watching movies and eating so I crafted away! I have some finishing touches though, that are probably going to take the longest. I am so excited to see what everybody comes up with! I love variety in swaps the most!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 10, 2010 09:20:43 PM
1st Dotee is done!!!  3 more to go!!!
Alas, I ran out of some supplies so I have to wait for the postman...


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 11, 2010 11:08:01 AM
i spent most of yesterday also having a "hobo" day - i ran out briefly for supplies, but was back and crafting, and i got only one dotee about 50% done!

they always seem like they'll work up so fast in your head, then you're looking at them, going, "i could add beads here, and embroidery here, and buttons over there, and, ooh!, sequins!!" and before i know it, eight hours have gone by!

i think i might make a year-round tree for my dotees when they're done. you know, like a christmas tree, but not.  ;)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 11, 2010 12:49:58 PM
Exactly - more sequins!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 11, 2010 02:33:36 PM
i think i might make a year-round tree for my dotees when they're done. you know, like a christmas tree, but not.  ;)
LOL :) :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 11, 2010 03:59:29 PM
WOO HOO - ONE DOWN AND 2 1/2 LEFT TO GO!   I love how the first one turned out - hopefully I can keep the creativity flowing!!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 11, 2010 04:05:52 PM
Gee whiz you guys are speedy! Putting us old folks to shame! Again! Already! And I am speaking for myself...


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 11, 2010 04:28:37 PM
I haven't even started yet!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 11, 2010 05:37:52 PM
Ditto...I sort of figured out what I might be making but haven't started sketching anything yet.  I won't even go through my stash (or buy anything) yet until I have some sketches to work from.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 11, 2010 05:48:39 PM
i haven't started making mine yet. kiddo has been sick all weekend and i'm still looking for something that i've been looking for all weekend and can't find. i might have to pull everything out of my cabinets to find it grr and i was really hoping to find it so i can make a dotee out of it...i'll have to come up with a back up if i don't have any more of what i can't find. lol and i just realized that all just didn't make any sense.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 11, 2010 06:07:21 PM
Gee whiz you guys are speedy! Putting us old folks to shame! Again! Already! And I am speaking for myself...

I think I AM one of the old folks!  LOL!!  Minor set back when one of my parrots who was "helping me" ate the of the the partially made one.....grrrr!  Oh well, I made another and I think I like it better than the first - so maybe he really WAS helping!  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 11, 2010 06:57:15 PM

Oh, good lord. I almost hate to admit it... but I'll be mailing out tomorrow. I went a little nuts and did absolutely nothing but craft the last two days. I went pretty simple and to the point for this round, and I'm really happy with how they turned out. I just LOVE working with felt. I don't care what anyone else says- I LOVE it.

I wasn't planning on mailing this early... but the longer I look at LadyLeitzen's Dotee, the more tempted I become to make her something else and keep this one. This little Dotee is the most difficult thing I've ever had to mail away in a swap. Seriously. I totally heart her. And I can't even make myself an identical one, because part of her came as an extra in a previous Dotee swap!! /sob  ;)

And in honor of thelastkodama's love of recycling... everything I used this round was upcycled, reinvented, or pulled out of my scraps box. It was a fun challenge AND saved money.  ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 11, 2010 07:03:30 PM
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Oh, good lord. I almost hate to admit it... but I'll be mailing out tomorrow.

That's okay, I love to start the gallery. And we're all basically voyeurs, right? We love to peek at other people's stuff...so go for it.

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I just LOVE working with felt.

Me, too. So easy and colorful.

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everything I used this round was upcycled, reinvented, or pulled out of my scraps box.

Yes, this is my goal also. Just spent a half hour looking at the tutorials for fusing plastic bags - thought I might try something different this time.



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 11, 2010 08:21:42 PM
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Oh, good lord. I almost hate to admit it... but I'll be mailing out tomorrow.

That's okay, I love to start the gallery. And we're all basically voyeurs, right? We love to peek at other people's stuff...so go for it.

Crafty Voyeurs, I like that! I think someone needs to crosstitch that and frame it!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 12, 2010 06:09:40 AM
as one of the old folks I havent started either. I was going to but then I got side tracked doing stuff for another swap, but this will be a 100% crafting weeknd


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 12, 2010 07:52:43 AM
wow! i'll get something in the mail?!? YIPPEE!

i was able to go pretty much stash-based for mine too. i ran out of felt for one of them though.

PirateColey - I promise I'll take good care of your girl! i'm having the same problem with my dotees too... the more i like them the more i want to keep them! i know they'll go to good homes though.

on a craft-and-botch note, i had to redo the face of one of mine, like unstitch it and everything to save the body, because i smudged it REALLY bad with one of my fingers! doh!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 12, 2010 10:08:50 AM
I think that I would have been done my 4 dolls as well, however I ran out of one important supply...therefor I have had to pause.
I am excited to mail such a tiny package!  I don't think I have done a swap that is so wee!

 ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 12, 2010 10:35:48 AM
people are already ready to send out?! wow
i have an idea of what i will make, but i probably won't do any sketches, just sort of work off the idea in my head  :) hoping to make a start tonight


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 12, 2010 02:40:51 PM

Yup- I mailed (and PMed the details)... So, now all I have to do is sit back and relax.  ;D

Actually, I want to make more Dotees... but I have this weird thing, where I can't bring seem to make them for myself... somehow it just seems right to only get them from others.

And I too love the term Craft Voyeur. Because we SO are.  :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 12, 2010 03:18:13 PM
OMG, Pirate. Good job and wow. I'll put the gallery up tomorrow or Thursday night? How far are they traveling. Maybe tonight.

And I think it's be great (if I had the time) to make a bunch of dotees - say a set of 5 or 6, maybe in a theme, and keep them on hand for gifts or as a way to lure unsuspecting crafters into the dotee cult....


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on January 12, 2010 03:26:44 PM
I have got mine all planned out and I am starting on them tomorrow.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 12, 2010 06:46:08 PM
And I think it's be great (if I had the time) to make a bunch of dotees - say a set of 5 or 6, maybe in a theme, and keep them on hand for gifts or as a way to lure unsuspecting crafters into the dotee cult....

ha! crafty voyeurs and a dotee cult. not to mention partner-stalking! if any outsider saw this, they would think we're all crazy! wait a second.... ::)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 12, 2010 06:50:58 PM
And I think it's be great (if I had the time) to make a bunch of dotees - say a set of 5 or 6, maybe in a theme, and keep them on hand for gifts or as a way to lure unsuspecting crafters into the dotee cult....

ha! crafty voyeurs and a dotee cult. not to mention partner-stalking! if any outsider saw this, they would think we're all crazy! wait a second.... ::)

BAHAHA! It's so true!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 12, 2010 06:57:38 PM
I think we all have to be a little bit crazy~ it makes us what we are and inspires what we make. And we are awesome of course! lol

I am done with mine except small details! I am hoping to send by the end of the week if possible!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 12, 2010 07:17:50 PM
I have started and for this roudn I'm doing sort of a 'set'. So far looking awesome!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on January 12, 2010 07:53:33 PM
I have two almost done- just need a bit of embellishing and the third is drying next to the sewing machine waiting to be sewn- should have them done by the end of the week hope to mail them out by Saturday


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 12, 2010 07:55:00 PM
Yea I finished all three! They look pretty awesome if I do say so myself! I can't wait till my partners get them.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on January 12, 2010 08:41:27 PM
 :o wow everyone is working so quickly. I've been working on some of my other swaps and I haven't started on this one yet but right now I feel like I'm getting sick so I hope this doesn't keep me from crafting. Fingers crossed that I can kick this sick before it knocks me out.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 12, 2010 09:24:22 PM
I have one big-gish swap to finish and get out this week so I won't start until the long weekend. Great job so far. And I'll put up the gallery now....


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 12, 2010 10:56:35 PM
two down, two to go!  The first two were a similar theme so now I have to switch directions and get started on the next two!  This is really fun! :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 13, 2010 02:36:58 AM
I had a dotee frenzy yesterday and did all of mine. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like they are little people just waiting to be born, they have their own, very definite, ideas as to how they should look. My finished four are a set and look completely, I mean completely (right down to different materials) different to how I envisaged them. They are cute in a slightly creepy way. I will be swaddling them in bubble wrap and laying them in cardboard mangers to send them on their way...probably on friday.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 13, 2010 06:18:57 AM
I had a dotee frenzy yesterday and did all of mine. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like they are little people just waiting to be born, they have their own, very definite, ideas as to how they should look.

Yes! That's so true and I think it may be why we love them so much. There is no predictability to what you'll make or receive, except in relative size. You get your partner list, sit down to craft, and never know what will spring forth.  ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 13, 2010 08:41:01 AM
I have 3 of the 4 done

I admit, this is the first time doing them and I love it.  I have even cut out some extras to make later...They are quite fun to decorate!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 13, 2010 09:21:57 AM
You young'uns are really speedy.  Some of us oldsters (speaking for myself) need a little more time to get started. I am eagerly waiting for the gallery as so many are all ready to send their dotees on their merry way.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 13, 2010 01:08:07 PM
dotee cult  :D this is my first time making dotees, but i think i might already be getting addicted
i'm hoping to send out at the end of this week or the beginning of next week


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: junebug6162 on January 13, 2010 04:48:59 PM
Wow, some of you are quick!  I only just now got all my ideas drawn out.  Have finally narrowed it down to what I am officially making.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 13, 2010 06:58:48 PM
i actually sat down and finalized what i am going to make and have started putting the pieces together. of course i'd be further along than i am if i hadn't left my bin of fabric in my son's room tonight. oh well, i'll dig through the fabric bin in the morning lol.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 14, 2010 04:19:22 AM
well i would have got them sent out, but the insisted on me sending details of their life history with them, so only one is ready to go, the rest will be in the mail tomorrow.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 14, 2010 06:32:27 AM
 :P

I am finished

But I won't send them off until Monday when I need to ship some other things.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 14, 2010 09:58:10 AM
I'll be sending tommorrow! I'm really excited and I'm glad I got to try paper dotees!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 14, 2010 05:45:18 PM
I've come to the conclusion that I am spending entirely too much time on these dotees!  LOL - they have consumed my life!!  Can't stop now though - the third one is on its way and then just one more to go!  Can't wait to see the creations start to show up in the gallery - (but mine won't appear for at least another week at this rate!)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on January 14, 2010 07:54:52 PM
Well, I'm not done- but at least they're all in various forms of development...  I need to get in there and just buckle down and finish them up!  I think I'll be mailing next week when we get paid again!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 14, 2010 08:27:23 PM
Ooooh, I hope we get some receivers tomorrow. I want photos! Still working on the Fill A Mug swap but it will be finished soon.

Still haven't figured out what I'm going to do yet. But I went to Pearl tonight (they are closing the San Francisco store) and everything was 50% off so I went a little crazy and bought too much stuff. The main thing was the colored shrink plastic - I got red, blue, yellow, lime green and orange. Will it end up as a part of this group of dotees? I've used it before! (see photo for this round). Hee hee! Dotees with sunglasses? Anime dotees? Robots? The possibilities are endless.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on January 15, 2010 02:00:53 PM
Alright, so I haven't even started. My partners are too cool and I can't make myself decide what to do. But don't worry, it's not like I'll be sending late. It's the weekend, so maybe I'll get some done.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 15, 2010 02:30:55 PM
I thought of some ideas and made very rough sketches for a couple of dotees, but haven't really started work on them as yet.  I hope to start on them this weekend.  I'm stretching myself a little too thin as I committed to make some stuff for a charitable volunteer crafting group I belong to. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on January 15, 2010 02:33:31 PM
All my dotees are on their way to their new homes  :( It was awfully hard letting go- but I am sure they all will be in good hands-

I hope all my partners enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed creating them :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 15, 2010 02:42:13 PM
I am at home, sick, so I can't finish these tiny details until I go to the store, and I can't go to the store until I get better. lol...so I am delayed in sending but it won't be long. I am shooting for Tuesday since the post is closed on Monday for MLK Day.

In the meantime, I am excited to receive the two from my partners that sent!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 15, 2010 02:57:16 PM
for all the gallery stalkers, head on over! i got mine in the mail today!!!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 15, 2010 04:16:47 PM
Stop stressing out folks - you've got three weeks to make and then another weekend and a day to send.
Chill, smell the roses and have a nice weekend. Sometimes coming up with the ideas is half the battle.



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 15, 2010 04:45:21 PM
I sent mine to my partners today. It was very difficult to part with them, but I am excited that they are going to be well distributed around the globe


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 16, 2010 07:32:59 AM
Stop stressing out folks - you've got three weeks to make and then another weekend and a day to send.
Chill, smell the roses and have a nice weekend. Sometimes coming up with the ideas is half the battle.

smmarrt, i know i can't speak for the others, but i'm just super excited! nervous maybe that they might not be good enough, but just really excited! it'll take me thatlong anyway, because i'm nitpicking every detail!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 16, 2010 12:15:59 PM
No, a little nervous is good. I feel the same way.

I love what I make and then I think as I walk away from the Post Office, "Well, what if they don't like xxx?"

But I want you all to have fun and not to worry too much. This is just fun, plain and simple. (I hope.) It is for me.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on January 16, 2010 12:56:14 PM
I love what I make and then I think as I walk away from the Post Office, "Well, what if they don't like xxx?"
I'm not really sure what's wrong with me, but when I first read this, I thought, "She made naughty dotees?" I'm thinking you meant the triple x as a substitute for whatever, not literally. DUH.  ::)
Maybe I need another cup of coffee to wake up all the way! :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: junebug6162 on January 16, 2010 01:59:30 PM
Gosh, some of you speed demons put me to shame.  I do have mine drawn out though, so I guess that is a start.



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 16, 2010 02:20:31 PM
Not too speedy here - I've spent hours and hours on these guys - but I've been lucky enough to have had almost nothing but free time for the past week.  If I had been working I would still be on my first one I think!!  Finally I've gotten to #4, but only have his head done - not sure what the body will be yet - I think there's a little trial and error ahead of me!  LOL!  I'm hoping to get them all out sometime next week!  :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on January 16, 2010 02:22:16 PM
I sent out yesterday.  Dotee making is addicting, I worked non-stop on them, it was really fun.  I even ended up with a theme, not even meaning to.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Nicc79 on January 16, 2010 08:40:10 PM
I have made a good start - Hopfully i will be finished by australia day   ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 17, 2010 03:02:09 AM
wow  :) all these senders already
i am planning to work on my dotees today, then I will send out sometime this week


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on January 17, 2010 06:25:17 AM
So for the first time ever in my dotee making career I sketched out my ideas first. Mwahaha...preparation for the win. Started on the first one and dang is it gonna be cute. Just needs sewing together and stuffing and possibly a bit more embellishment. I'm feeling really good about this swap.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 17, 2010 07:12:58 AM
I really intended to start work on my little ones yesterday, but I was so busy trying to research some of the themes that I lost track of time.  I've got to get back into the swing of crafting again.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 17, 2010 07:18:58 AM
So for the first time ever in my dotee making career I sketched out my ideas first. Mwahaha...preparation for the win. Started on the first one and dang is it gonna be cute. Just needs sewing together and stuffing and possibly a bit more embellishment. I'm feeling really good about this swap.

Your stuff is always great. I'm excited now!!  :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 17, 2010 07:55:51 AM
1 down, two to go. i didn't anticipate how much time all the little details will take. spicytaco, i put 200 sequins and beads on yours! i didn't have the heart (or the stamina) to start on the next one last night...
yay for three-day weekends!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 17, 2010 03:54:01 PM
SOUND THE TRUMPETS!!  I finished my last dotee today - that gives me tomorrow to pack them up properly and then off they go!  I kind of feel a little fidgety now that I don't have something to work on!!  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 17, 2010 04:32:59 PM
Well, I haven't started on these yet.  I knew what I was doing for all but one, kmichele_craftyfae, yours was stumping me.  But, ohhhh, have I got one figured out for you now.  It's sort of an American snarky off hand saying turned into a mythological crature. 

I had a road trip this weekend and was struck with inspiration while driving in the Northwestern drizzle today.  If I can find this one thing it'll make all of your dotee's interactive.  If used with great restraint and wisdom they will make all of your years to come easier.  Hmmm, is that a teaser or what?  Cute and useful?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 18, 2010 05:58:28 AM
Well, I haven't started on these yet.  I knew what I was doing for all but one, kmichele_craftyfae, yours was stumping me.  But, ohhhh, have I got one figured out for you now.  It's sort of an American snarky off hand saying turned into a mythological crature. 

I had a road trip this weekend and was struck with inspiration while driving in the Northwestern drizzle today.  If I can find this one thing it'll make all of your dotee's interactive.  If used with great restraint and wisdom they will make all of your years to come easier.  Hmmm, is that a teaser or what?  Cute and useful?


oh oh oh i can't wait to see them now!! now that i'm getting over my cold, i'm locking myself in my craft area today and getting something productive done. i feel like such a slacker lol


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 18, 2010 08:01:55 AM
oooh, here's a good question - do you guys sew together and stuff the basic form first, then embellish, or finish all the pieces (embellishment and all) and then sew them together?? or some half and half mix?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 18, 2010 08:39:00 AM
Now that I've got them figured out, I know mine will be a half and half mix.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 18, 2010 09:22:33 AM
Mine are all one at a time in an attempt to control my self diagnosed ADD - if I get too much going at once my thoughts become too scattered - plus, mine were all made differently so I guess it wouldn't have made sense to work on them all at once! :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 18, 2010 10:49:09 AM
oooh, here's a good question - do you guys sew together and stuff the basic form first, then embellish, or finish all the pieces (embellishment and all) and then sew them together?? or some half and half mix?

I usually do the faces first and then sew the body. If there is a theme that needs embellishment on the body, I also try to add that before sewing (it's not always possible that way). Some dolls require more prep before sewing and some do not.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 18, 2010 06:54:06 PM
Group 4....yours are now jetting off to various places in the US of A....they can't wait to meet their new homes!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 18, 2010 06:57:29 PM
Had a great idea for a face today!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 19, 2010 02:48:14 PM
I finally started to work on my dolls.  I'm nearly finished with #1.  I think I have ideas for #2 and #3, but when I start on them, I might change my ideas.  I tend to do that. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 19, 2010 03:07:26 PM
Woo hoo!  Mine went out today - I scrambled around this morning making sure the right notes were with the right boxes - I think I got it right.  ;)  I'm not sure how long it will take for them to get to England, Ireland and Australia - but I bet the one that's going to San Francisco will be there in a couple of days!  :)  I'm a little excited!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 19, 2010 05:01:14 PM
So, as usual like I always do, I started over on mine. Lol. I was not 100 percent pleased so I went in a new direction! :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 19, 2010 07:09:33 PM
Woo hoo!  Mine went out today - I scrambled around this morning making sure the right notes were with the right boxes - I think I got it right.  ;)  I'm not sure how long it will take for them to get to England, Ireland and Australia - but I bet the one that's going to San Francisco will be there in a couple of days!  :)  I'm a little excited!!

Me, too.

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So, as usual like I always do, I started over on mine. Lol. I was not 100 percent pleased so I went in a new direction! Cheesy

Sometimes the best stuff comes out of this!

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I think I have ideas for #2 and #3, but when I start on them, I might change my ideas.  I tend to do that.

I do also.

Great job so far - I have a piece of fabric that if I cut it just right, each doll will have a different part of the pattern on it. I think they would still resemble each other....I'm still plotting.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on January 20, 2010 01:50:37 PM
Alright. Just thought I'd check in. So I have one dotee that just needs sewing together and stuffing. Another that I think I have to that same point, but I'm not 100%. And the last I'm still not totally sure what I"m going to do.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 20, 2010 07:22:37 PM
2/3 done! no work today, another winter storm so i finally put the finishing touches on #2. i'm already starting #3 tonight, and i hope she turns out as well as the other two. of course, if she does, that just means i'll have three it'll be hard to give up.

i guess i kinda have a theme... a, um, neutral-colored theme? possibly an animal(ish) theme? oh i know... a sequin theme!!

i'm so happy to have a focus for my crafting! and i can't wait to get more mail!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 21, 2010 05:42:31 AM
i have all mine cut out and put together. now it's just a case of stuffing some, gluing others, and embellishing them all. oh! maybe i'll make a couple faces out of clay for them today.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 21, 2010 06:41:58 AM
i have all mine cut out and put together. now it's just a case of stuffing some, gluing others, and embellishing them all. oh! maybe i'll make a couple faces out of clay for them today.

Yaaay!! And you are in my group...hehehe


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 25, 2010 01:24:35 PM
i can officially say that all mine are stuffed and stitched up. now the fun part of embellishing! yay! the part i was looking forward to most lol. if everything goes well, i hope to mail out wednesday or thursday.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Nicc79 on January 27, 2010 04:18:54 AM
Checking in :) I'm about half way and i;m also up to the fun part of embelishing them :D
I have received two dotee dolls and will post pics tomorrow night :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 27, 2010 08:42:30 AM
I'm finishing up the frugal swap today and will finally get to start on my lovely little dotees.  I can't wait.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on January 27, 2010 08:53:52 AM
I have one of mine done and I am so in love with how it came out. I don't know if I am ever gonna be able to top this  ;D  Now on to the other two.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on January 27, 2010 09:39:17 AM
Checkin in!  I had ideas for all 3 of mine, and had them in various stages of finishing, but I've decided I needed to start over.  I think I went a little too "stuffie" with them and need to go more "artsy"- Thank goodness the deadline is still far enough away!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 27, 2010 01:13:12 PM
i guess i should check in too. i lose track of how recently (or not) i've posted. 2/3 fully completed, the third one is put together and stuffed, but still needs massive embellishment! as like last weekend, i'm hoping to get them out by this coming monday! at least i don't have to work this weekend...


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 27, 2010 02:35:37 PM
Yea! I just finished the 3rd  dotee.  I will be mailing at the beginning of next week. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 27, 2010 04:14:00 PM
I finally got stuffing today! Now I may proceed.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 27, 2010 06:00:40 PM

It is customary to PM me and the sender when you receive. It relieves their anxiety about mailing and lets me know who is where and what has been received. You can post photos later but let us know when you receive, please.

I finished 2 other swaps so this weekend will be dotee-making. I think I have a good idea. I'll make the one I'm going to keep first to see if the concept pans out.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: junebug6162 on January 28, 2010 05:25:35 AM
I am checking in too!  I will be ready to send by Monday. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 28, 2010 05:46:05 AM
ugh i was so hoping to send out all mine today. but my kiddo came down with another fever last night and still has it today. might still be able to send out if he doesn't want to cuddle too much, but tomorrow is looking more like my send out. we'll see how it goes though.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 28, 2010 08:28:06 AM
I finished 2 other swaps so this weekend will be dotee-making. I think I have a good idea. I'll make the one I'm going to keep first to see if the concept pans out.

I'm anxious to see what your new "concept" is. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 28, 2010 02:10:50 PM
me too!  heehee!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 30, 2010 09:10:23 PM
after three solid hours or embellishing, i'm still only about 60% done with my third dotee.
it'll be an all-day-er tomorrow if i'm going to get all three out on monday! i suppose i could've sent the other two already, but i'd kinda like to send them out into the world all at once.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 31, 2010 08:40:56 AM
I usually like to mail mine all at once.  This way I make only one trip to the post office.  It saves time. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 01, 2010 09:26:56 PM
Gentle Organizer Reminder - Our send-out date is in one week, next Monday February 8th. PLEASE, please PM me and your partners if you need a day or two more time. It's no biggie but let us all know.  Thanks!  ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 01, 2010 11:17:34 PM
Gentle Organizer Reminder - Our send-out date is in one week, next Monday February 8th. PLEASE, please PM me and your partners if you need a day or two more time. It's no biggie but let us all know.  Thanks!  ;D

woooow...here i am 215 in the morning trying to finish all mine up because i was thinking send outs were the 2nd. doh!!

well the good news is i've finished 3 of 4 and will finish embellishing the last one tomorrow. i'm going to bed lol.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on February 02, 2010 10:39:46 AM
after three solid hours or embellishing, i'm still only about 60% done with my third dotee.
Oh my!! Three hours! Wow, I feel like a super slacker now... I need to get crackalackin!  ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 02, 2010 01:19:31 PM
well, ::) even though i did do some sort of crazy-self-imposed amount of embellishing, it mostly took that long because my cat stepped on my open organizer and spilled it all, so i was digging around in a dish to find the right colors!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 03, 2010 10:01:41 PM
Thursday is an all day dotee marathon for me.  I've got everything drawn out, hopefully all will go as planned.  I love getting whole days to sit and craft and totally enjoy myself. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: junebug6162 on February 04, 2010 04:04:43 AM
Redid one of mine cause I just wasnt happy with it, but I will be ready.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 04, 2010 02:32:48 PM
My dotees are going really well.  I've got all of them sewn.  I'm figuring out which face each one needs to have.  Names are soon to come.  As promised they've got an extra little bonus to make my partners lives easier in 2010.  They are drying now and I've got to work on a little story or poem or something for directions.  I totally crack myself up, hopefully you all will think they're as nifty as I do.  I'll be shipping either Saturday or Monday, but will definately be on time.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 04, 2010 08:11:14 PM
Glad to hear everyone is working away. I am also - don't know why I am dragging on this round. Haven't heard from a few of you - can you check in here or PM me to let me know you're still with us? Thanks!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 05, 2010 04:58:27 AM
i'm finishing up all the last minute details on one. and might add some more to another. but i should be sending tomorrow.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on February 05, 2010 01:00:02 PM
I received the most incredible dotee from madgypsy. Be prepared to be blown away. Pitures in the gallery to follow soon!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on February 05, 2010 01:44:13 PM
I also received from MadGypsy today Ditto on what SpookyPooky said!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on February 05, 2010 01:57:19 PM
Well I thought that might send early, but i'm not. I'll be sending Monday. Two are pretty much done but one not even started cause I've been drawing a total blank. Think I've got things figured out though.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 05, 2010 04:42:33 PM
Well, I'm a goof.  I just sent my PM giving our organizer and my partners the DC#'s, but forgot to tell them what the heck they were for.  I don't even think I put a title on it.  Sheesh!  I'll have to send it again when I'm not so dang out of it.

Whew! Thanks to the back button and a little cut n paste I was able to save all the #'s and resend. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 06, 2010 12:09:39 AM
I've been really slow on this swap  :( i normally send early
I'll be finishing my dotees this weekend then sending on monday


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Nicc79 on February 06, 2010 05:05:31 AM
My Dolls are almost finshed  :) and i will be sending out Monday


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 06, 2010 05:27:40 AM
i finished all of the embellishments last night and packaging them up to be sent out today.

mine have been sent and messages to my partners with their d/c numbers too  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 06, 2010 11:41:27 AM
I will also send Monday - thought I could make it today but still embellishing. Maybe tomorrow, if I get my a$$ out of bed early enough.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: junebug6162 on February 07, 2010 06:00:28 PM
I have officially finished all my little gals and will be sending them off tomorrow morning on my way to work.  Will send confirmation numbers, etc, when I get home later in the day.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on February 07, 2010 06:11:58 PM
Done and ready for the mail. I think these are some of the best I've made.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 07, 2010 06:13:40 PM
With everyone mailing now, the gallery will really start to fill up.  I love to see all the different ideas everyone comes up with.  


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 07, 2010 07:31:03 PM
Okay, I think I have heard from everyone. PLEASE let me know and your partners if you will be sending late. I know all about "Snowmageddon" so if that prohibits you from getting to the P.O. - let me know, PLEASE.

I am done also. I made four, hated them and started all over again today. Whew! They are cute - I made five so I get to keep one. I might post the "mistakes" so you can see what I was thinking. The second set is totally different. Now to rewrite the notes!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 08, 2010 05:58:57 AM
So Smmarrt, you actually made 9 dotees.  Wow, you really are ambitious.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: littlebiskit on February 08, 2010 07:33:40 AM
I have to apologize to my partners, I will not be sending until Wednesday, as that's when my unemployment check comes in.  (I was hoping to have found a job by this time, guess I was a little too ambitious in that respect?)

Anyway, sorry for the delay.   :(


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 08, 2010 04:09:53 PM
So Smmarrt, you actually made 9 dotees.  Wow, you really are ambitious.

Yes, I am a dotee-making fool. or just a fool.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 08, 2010 04:24:15 PM
I received my dotee from Disco Queen Highness today. Hmm to post pictures or to wait to post pictures. I don't want to ruin the surprise for my other partners. Either way, pictures to follow as soon as I upload them to the computer.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 08, 2010 04:36:04 PM
Yay, I'm happy my partners are starting to receive.  I say post away, each one is different.  They do have a common embellishment?, I think that's what it will be considered.  Hope you liked it.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 09, 2010 08:56:17 PM
yay! all three of my partners have received! it was so hard to let those dotees go, i'm glad they've all found fabulous homes.

i'm super excited to receive the rest of mine! i know one's on it's way right now, but if i've got the post timed correctly, i won't see it til saturday, or possibly next monday. at least it'll give me something to look forward to so i can get through my work week!

yay for another snow day today!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 10, 2010 07:24:47 AM
According to the post office, Dragonslair received my dotee on Feb. 4th.  I'm anxious to know if she liked it. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: littlebiskit on February 10, 2010 12:38:13 PM
I finally sent.  I'm a little sad because I wasn't able to come up with much, and my sewing skills were sorely lacking, so I had to figure out other methods.  They may not really be strictly dottees, but I hope they're okay.  But they're all on their way east at least.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 10, 2010 02:04:25 PM
Littlebiskit, I'm sure your dotee will be just fine.