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Title: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 12, 2010 09:25:36 PM


Post your dotee goodness here!
The Discussion thread is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332301.0


Group 1
audio-astrophysics - MadG, teag, Spooky
MadGypsy - audio, teag, Spooky
teag - audio, MadG, Spooky
SpookyPooky - audio, teag, MadG

Group 2
mamarose22 - dragon, littleb, Pupper
dragonslair- mama, littleb, Pupper
littlebiskit - mama, dragon, Pupper
Pupper - mama, dragon, littlebiskit

Group 3
PirateColey - LadyL, thelast, spicy
LadyLeitzen - Pirate, thelast, spicy
thelastkodama - LadyL, Pirate, spicy
spicytaco - Pirate, LadyL, the last

Group 4
kmichele_craftyfae - junebug, Disco, titanium, sezouli
junebug6162 - kmichele, Disco, titanium, sezouli
Disco Queen Highness - kmichele, junebug, sezouli, titanium
sezouli - kmichele, junebug, Disco, titanium
titaniumhip -kmichele, junebug, Disco, sezouli

Group 5
Smmarrt - Nicc, thisbird, edel, attack
thisbirdsabsurd - Smmarrt, edelC, Nicc, attack
edelC - Smmarrt, thisbird, Nicc79, attack
Nicc79 - Smmarrt, thisbird, edelC, attack
attackofthequacks - Smmarrt, thisbird, edelC, Nicc79

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Recieved
PURPLE - Feedback given
BLUE - Late sending with reason
ORANGE - Contact organizer immediately


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 15, 2010 03:03:17 PM
woot! i get to do the honors of presenting the first gallery dotee!!

i received from PirateColey today, and i can't think of a better end to my p.o.s. work week!

check out this cheeky little lady - her name is "crochet crone" and i think pirate got me spot-on. well, not my face perhaps, but definitely my sense of humor! i was saying to one of the ladies in the copy room the other day... "you know, i feel like i'm 25 going on 50!"



she's made of gorgeous light blue and green yarn, with wild flippy hair and a cute yarn tail with shrinky dink sea-charms. she sent her along with a cute-as-a-button beach card that reminds me so much of a painting i grew up with at my mom's house, i wouldn't be surprised if it was the same artist!

now i'm nervous to send mine out. but, onwards!, the crafting continues!

THANK YOU PIRATE COLEY!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 15, 2010 03:05:00 PM
That is so adorable and so unique. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 15, 2010 03:07:26 PM

I'm so glad you love her!! She was the hardest to send away, but I knew she'd be perfect for her. I love things that are so ugly they become cute!  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 15, 2010 03:08:07 PM
isn't it though? i keep wondering if those are real mini-crochet hooks in there or if they were made somehow... they're only about 4" long!

and wow, you guys are quick! good timing, hm?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 15, 2010 04:05:34 PM
Yahoo! What a great start to the weekend. Great job, Pirate, as always. And glad you got to start off the gallery, LadyL!

Two more senders today - yay again.

I have a crazy idea - will try it out tonight! Have a great 3-day weekend all (USA) and a great weekend to all the outlanders.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 15, 2010 04:34:32 PM
Very cute! You did a great job pirate - there's nothing more fun than opening up a swap box and finding something really amazing!  :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 15, 2010 06:13:02 PM
she's adorable! i love her little face. what a great start to the gallery.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on January 15, 2010 06:31:45 PM
Pirate coley that is such a cool dotee- LadyLeitzen you must be thrilled to own such a unique dotee


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 15, 2010 06:35:24 PM
isn't it though? i keep wondering if those are real mini-crochet hooks in there or if they were made somehow... they're only about 4" long!

and wow, you guys are quick! good timing, hm?

I'm glad everyone likes her... I received the face from someone in a previous round and knew it was perfect for this Dotee.

The crochet hooks are real... just vintage. Last summer I lucked into a guy manning his elderly mother's yard sale. There was a HUGE box of crafty goodies and he sold it to me for 10$. It had two 30 drawer screw boxes full of bead and fittings, a sack of yarn, a YARD of sticky magnets, lots of random whimsy... and a cigar box full of crochet hooks. I saved a full set for myself and have been sending the rest off as craft extras. Some of them are so tiny and light that it's crazy. So, yeah... when I actually got home and dug through that box I about peed myself.  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 16, 2010 07:36:22 AM
pirate - rofl!
i don't know why, but your post made me giggle! i wish i could make a craft score like that!

can't wait to see everyone's dotees!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on January 16, 2010 08:27:40 AM
oh she is just too cute! I adore crone faces and hers is so sweet and genuine.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 16, 2010 08:37:01 AM
So cute!
I sent out yesterday to all of my partners and added in some postage stamps a little extras, they are current, low denominational ones. I just wanted to let you know as they are loose in the envelopes, so you dont miss them!



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 17, 2010 12:11:22 PM
Very impressive!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 19, 2010 12:20:24 PM
PirateColey are you serious? That is a freaking awesome dotee! You have major skills!

Today I recieved a most fabulous dotee from TEAG!!! She also has MAD SKILL! i really almost couldn't believe that I had just recieved something so fab-U-lous! A green alien with one eye, antanna,wings, and a lowercase a!!!I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!





And here is a pic of it with it's new family, aka all the dotees I have ever recieved!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 19, 2010 01:26:34 PM
I love crochet crone's face! And teag that alien is wicked cool.

I received from PirateColey as well today - woot woot! And I love my new dotee!



Her name is "Green" Tree, and she is made from %100 leftovers. I love her contemplative expression and the little hanging plastic charms. PC also sent a cute card and a baggie of salvaged buttons! *loves*



Thank you thank you!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: dragonslair on January 19, 2010 01:40:37 PM
I received "Winter" from Pupper today.... thank you I love her



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: littlebiskit on January 19, 2010 04:42:42 PM
Received my beautiful dottee from Pupper tonight on my way out of the house.  Excuse the poor photo, Pupper if you have a better pic could you post too?  Mine doesn't do her justice!



I love her round little face!  She's gorgeous!  Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on January 19, 2010 04:55:48 PM
I received from audio-astrophysics, Very unexpected and creative





Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 19, 2010 05:10:51 PM
I also received from Audio! Thanks so much! How very creative, such a spin on the dolls!



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 19, 2010 05:20:35 PM
I'm glad you guys like them. Teag, the birds are supposed to be facing the other direction right side up. I turned them in so that they wouldn't get damaged in transit!

I was very excited to be making these paper dotees, I've wanted to try the idea out for a while now!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 19, 2010 07:03:46 PM
Wow - lots of mailing and receiving going on. Just want to say thanks to all who have been PM'ing me when you send and receive - Yay, I don't have to scold anyone so far.

And I think I love the alien, the tree and the playing cards. I did say all they needed was a face and a personality....hmmm, rethinking current direction.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 20, 2010 07:03:37 AM

I love the little round-faced dolls. What are their heads made of?

And the alien is super-cute! Then again, Teag always does really nice work.

And of course, Audio. You already know what I think of your work. Eventually we'll be in a Dotee group together. lol.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 20, 2010 07:11:23 AM
WOW!  I didn't realize there was already so much to see here!  Great job everyone - and I know I keep saying this....but this swap is so much fun!!! :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 20, 2010 09:16:09 AM
I received the loveliest "Summer" dotee from Pupper.  I asked Pupper to post a picture of it so no one will have to wait to see it. ( I won't be able to post it just yet.) 
Thank you so much Pupper.  I just adore her. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 20, 2010 09:41:34 AM
i never thought to make dotees out of playing cards, audio you are so cleaver! i love the expression on the little tree, too cute! and i love the alien's little eye.

i too love the little doll faced ones. i'm with piratecoley! i'm curious as to what their heads are made out of.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kewlmomma on January 20, 2010 10:45:26 AM
Wow, such cute dotees. I am so bummed that I missed this round. I am looking forward to getting back in again.
Can't wait to see the rest of your creative dotee-ness.  ;)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 20, 2010 01:38:45 PM
Look what I got! Thank you, Teag! Love the skeleton bone details!



The back has little gray wings just like audio's but I forgot to take a picture of that. :(


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on January 20, 2010 02:55:49 PM
This is the dotee I sent mamarose22.  I made each dotee a season, and she is "Summer".


Here they are all together.  They each have a rose as their body.  The round faced ones heads are round wooden doll heads that I have had in my stash for years and "Summer's" face is a fake porcelain bust.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 20, 2010 02:59:55 PM
Um yea, TEAG is freaking amazing!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on January 20, 2010 03:03:38 PM
I opened went to get the mail yesterday and found not one but two new friends. Prepare to be jealous. :D

Here is the lovely paper dotee from audio-astrophysics

I love it!!! I am a sucker for anything with a triple moon  ;D

and then I opened this from Teag



SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!


I love her so freaking much!!!!! She rocks my face off.

Thank you both so so so much!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 20, 2010 05:15:47 PM
Thanks for posting "Summer" for me, Pupper.  I didn't want everyone to wait to see her loveliness. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on January 20, 2010 05:46:29 PM
I'm so glad you all liked them- I am trying to do some stash busting- and didn't have the material  I needed- but I did have some white fabric so  out came  my acrylic paints, and Lately I have been finding my self drawing all kinds of one eyed creatures- It was fun getting my new obsession to work with everyone's them


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 21, 2010 06:49:37 AM
Wow...I forgot to check this and look at all the dotees!

I love the idea of the playing cards.
I have actually become quite addicted to making these...

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with...I plan on putting them on my Christmas tree next year...


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: blupaisan on January 21, 2010 08:39:32 AM
my daughter tried to persuade me to join this swap this time.  I will definitely do it next time.  These creations are wonderful!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 21, 2010 11:43:24 AM
awesome dotees  :D
i love the altered playing card dotees. i hadn't thought of papercraft dotees...hmm...something to think about if i do this swap again.
though for some reason when you said you were going to do papercraft dotees i had a totally different image in my head  :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 21, 2010 11:51:19 AM
I love the idea of the playing cards.
I have actually become quite addicted to making these...

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with...I plan on putting them on my Christmas tree next year...

Thanks!

I love the idea of putting them on your christmas tree. I'm thinking maybe having a wire/metal tree for all year to display them on, or some sort of thing like that.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 21, 2010 07:36:38 PM
I received from thisbirdsabsurd and you guys are gonna be soooooo jealous. But Picture Hosting isn't cooperating so I will try again in a few minutes. Hold onto your hats!  ;D



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 21, 2010 09:54:51 PM
First, the box it arrived in:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=323405)

Now meet the Voodoo Dotee:



Close-up of the face:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=323407)

Love the feather and the hair.

And here he is hanging out with his new buds:







Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 21, 2010 10:00:12 PM
That one will be wisted by me asap!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 21, 2010 10:15:08 PM
Jennifer included a great poem/biography.

I come from a place
Where the rivers run dark,
Where at night lions roar
And the sly jackals bark

There, a little old man
All wrinkled and brown
Stitched up my seams
Then set me back down.

An elephant, passing,
Picked me up with his trunk,
We traveled for miles
'Til I was snatched by a monk!

We swung through the trees
To a warm distant shore
Where a pirate ship parrot
Flew me quickly in board!

We sailed through the years
Through rough seas and gales
While I hung from the crow's nest
And sometimes the sails.

When last we saw shore
Through the rain and the fog
We all disembarked
For some music and grog.

Somehow in the bustle
I was dropped in the street
And landed abruptly
By a kind lady's feet.

She picked me up gently
And wiped off the dust,
She said "Susan would love you -
So send you I must!"

I was packed and sent -
Ivy Street - number 4,
And that's how I ended up
Here at your door!



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 21, 2010 10:55:55 PM
Great dotee, and I love the story!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 22, 2010 12:09:29 AM
Loving both the dotee and the story..big time...


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 22, 2010 06:51:14 AM
Glad you like him!  I tried to go with everyone's "likes" so I hope I guessed it right for you all! Funny thing about the poem....I kind of wrote it by accident - just random thoughts running through my head....but then I felt bad not including one in everyone's box so I had to sit and ponder for a day to come up with one for everyone - haha!  Also - the feather in his hair is courtesy of my parrot - the one in my avatar.   ;)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 22, 2010 08:57:11 AM
Oh, a feather from your bird - I'm honored! Thanks again Jennifer. I just love him.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 22, 2010 12:38:09 PM
What a cute poem.
SpookyPooky you will probably have to wait to wist this little guy.  There appears to be some problem with the wist site. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on January 22, 2010 01:20:37 PM
thisbirdsabsurd you have put me to shame....
Your dotee is fantastic!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 22, 2010 03:38:33 PM
What a cute poem.
SpookyPooky you will probably have to wait to wist this little guy.  There appears to be some problem with the wist site. 

yep. i'm having the same problem. i can't wist anything!

love the poem idea. i had the idea of sending mine with a little profile... FH and i are having a hilarious time trying to fill in the blanks for them! i hope to send by the end of this week!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 22, 2010 03:44:11 PM
Yeah, I am holding a creepy-cute swap that just started, and we were discussing the wist problem. It is so annoying! I want to wist the dotee for the creepy-cute swap! lol


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on January 22, 2010 03:55:09 PM
I read that the wist site is powered by Gawker.com so I went on their troubleshooting section and started a topic about it. Here's the link if you want to voice your two cents. I'm hoping if enough of us make enough noise the problem will be dealt with http://getsatisfaction.com/gawker/topics/what_happened_to_the_wists


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 22, 2010 04:31:31 PM
Thanks Madgypsy! Replying to it now!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 23, 2010 02:38:20 PM
I haven't been on as frequently as I would like 'cause I've been busy plugging away at my crafting.  Two down and one to go.
Bummer about the WIST site problem.  There's a discussion going on for a Wist swap; but now that will have to be put on hold until the problem clears up. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 24, 2010 10:33:28 PM
Ack, somehow I managed to miss the gallery.  It's full of amazing dotee's already.  I got the interactive part of my dolls finally and am ready to get cracking.  Crafting for you wonderful ladies is this weeks bit of crafting fun.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 25, 2010 07:11:11 AM
I'm working on #3.  It's coming out pretty good.  I should be able to ship the beginning of next week.
By the way folks, the Wists site is back up now in case you want to wist something.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 25, 2010 09:38:50 AM
I can finally post a photo of the awesome dotee I recieved from edelC  ;D thanks edel!
i'm sorry it took me a few days to post the photo, I was having computer problems  >:(

Here she is:

I love her! edel also sent a note telling her life story  :D

I'm having a few problems with my dotees, i had to pretty much start again. but my second attempts are turning out much better  :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 25, 2010 10:34:19 AM
Edel - that is adorable! :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 25, 2010 11:12:55 AM
thisbirdsabsurd thank you...The face is polymer clay and the body card and yarn
this is a close up of her face. Its about an inch or so around


and I got the most amazing dotee from thisbirdsabsurd today, He is gorgeous and I love him.
here he is Arthur McGee, and he has a poem



RIP to Arthur McGee
Born in 1863
He lived a life of drink and song
it all went well, til it went wrong
Patty Lynn was Arthurs wife
A lovely girl, quite full of life
But when she learned of Katie Quinn
She took her gun and did him in
Since then he's roamed the earth alone
Without a wife, without a home,
Patty and Katier are long deceased,
But still poor Arthur finds no peace!
He's sorry for the things he's done,
Which matters not to anyone.
And so he dances through the night
Resting only when its light
He'll drink your whiskey-just a bit
And blow out candles, when they're lit.
And footsteps coming from ho-where
He'd never cause you any harm
In fact he's sweet and full of charm
So with that I present Mr. Arthur McGee
A spooky gift to you, from me.

for some reason this pic came out all red, which I thought was appopriate


the detail on him is brilliant, he has a little flower in his lapel, his shirt has a fancy front and he has a proper tail coat and top hat. thisbirdsabsurd didnt rest there...she also did this really cute drawing on the box.



thanks sweetie. getting this really made my day


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on January 25, 2010 11:41:59 AM
Here is the amazing dotte I recieved from spookypooky today (the purple one)!!! It's now hanging with it's good buddy from teag!



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 25, 2010 11:52:10 AM
audio I love how well those dotees go together


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 25, 2010 12:15:32 PM
Edel!  I'm so happy he arrived - that got there quicker than I thought!  -and glad you like him too, he was a lot of fun to make.  :)
  Spookypooky - that's adorable - and they really DO go well together!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 25, 2010 01:28:38 PM
What is Arthur McGee's face made of?  Poly clay?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 25, 2010 01:55:37 PM
love all three! i can't wait to finish #3 and get them sent off!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 25, 2010 02:01:34 PM
Mamarose-yes -his face, hands and feet are all polymer clay, his body is felt with a little bit of stuffing in there.  :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on January 25, 2010 02:08:34 PM
I received the most wonderful dotee from Spookypooky Today and here he is:





Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 25, 2010 04:12:30 PM
best tail ever!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 25, 2010 04:23:51 PM

Wow- Spooky, you'd better continue to do Dotee swaps so that I can one day be your partner.  ;D Seriously though, those two are wonderful- especially the skully one!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 25, 2010 04:27:40 PM
Aww, thanks you guys! I was a little worried since I had never done a dotee swap and I am not really a seamstress but I am glad you guys like them! ;D

And piratecoley, I would die for one of yours!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 25, 2010 07:18:13 PM
Meet Mona, made by edelC:



She was brought up on a farm and her job was milking the caterpillars and shearing them in the spring, making cloth for princesses. She has now decided that princesses can weave by themselves and she is off to travel the world. Her first stop is my house in San Francisco - whoo hoo!

Her tongue is sticking out - my favorite photographic pose as well!



Thanks so much Edel!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on January 25, 2010 07:40:57 PM
I love the skully dotee and the tounge on Mona's face!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 25, 2010 09:04:00 PM
Also, thanks for the stamps, Edel. I love to use them in my ATC's and greeting cards.

Question for the group: On Customs forms, what do you put for the value of your dolls? Edel wrote "No commercial value" (I disagree! BTW). I used to put $0 but someone once put about $5. - I assume the value of the materials. Just curious what you all think.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 25, 2010 10:37:53 PM
HAHA!!!  Today was an Edel day!  I got mine on the way out of the house tonight - my daughter was laughing at me as I wildly tried to get through all the packing and tape without a pair of scissors!  ;)  He came with a cute little bio - traveled from Jamaica between a few Bob Marley CDs ;) He's beutiful and colorful and living in my kitchen - same silly tongue sticking out - so cute!!  Okay - enough of that - on to the pictures!!  (Oh - and thank you for the stamps - the little bird ones are especially awesome! )

First the full view:


Now a close up - (sorry - not the greatest quality)


And finally - his cute little back - a tiny jack-o-lantern!!


Thank you Edel - he is awesome!!!



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 26, 2010 05:40:53 AM

Ooo- all of Edels Dotees are super-cute. I love the tongue pose. lol.  :P

And Smmarrt... I typically put a value- usually the cost of supplies for a small swap like this.  *shrugs*  I can't bring myself to call anything I craft worthless, even on a customs form. But that's just me.  ::)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 26, 2010 05:53:31 AM
i love all the new dotees that everyone is getting. it's very hard to pick out which one i like the best. i like them all lol


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on January 26, 2010 08:58:33 AM
I just opened my doll from SpookyPooky!!! I was nervous though because the package rattled when the postman handed it to me. I thought I would open it to find like a string of beads had come loose or something. But no, she was safe and sound  ;D



I LOVE THIS LITTLE DOLL!!!!!



and here's my little dotee family now :)


and just for funzies, here's the little dragon from my wists that I think inspired SpookyPooky (her's is even cuter though)



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 26, 2010 11:29:20 AM

That little dragon Dotee is totally wisted!  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 26, 2010 12:26:57 PM
Spookypooky - are those images hand painted or stenciled or.....they are just so adorable and so well done!! :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 26, 2010 01:47:33 PM
Thanks you guys! I am glad you liked it Tracy! thisbirdsabsurd- I drew the images in photoshop and printed them onto iron-transfer paper. It is the best stuff in the world, I use it to make bags and stuff, too!:)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 26, 2010 01:53:43 PM
I like the 3D effect of the sculpted faces.  I have to try my hand on making my own poly clay sculpted faces.  I have a mold I used to make a couple of faces but I would be curious to see how they would look if I made my own.  Goes on to my to-to-list,


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 26, 2010 04:23:30 PM
Thanks you guys! I am glad you liked it Tracy! thisbirdsabsurd- I drew the images in photoshop and printed them onto iron-transfer paper. It is the best stuff in the world, I use it to make bags and stuff, too!:)

Ooo- I never thought about using transfer paper!! I've got a whole pack in my craft closet... I'm going to have to play around with it some more now that I know what kind of cuteness can be created with it!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 26, 2010 05:06:21 PM
Transfer paper!! How cool is that - amazing results!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 26, 2010 05:45:19 PM
Sorry to be so thick - but do you mean the stuff that you iron onto tee shirts? I also have some of that....


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on January 26, 2010 05:48:19 PM
Yes That is it- I also use it all the time


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on January 26, 2010 05:52:21 PM
Thanks, teag.

And I gave feedback already for the 5 of you who sent and all your dolls have been received. I know that you'll continue to post as you receive. Thanks for such a great start to the gallery and swap!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 26, 2010 07:13:06 PM
Oh, thank you Smmarrt! I love seeing new feedback for some reason. lol.

I sure hope I can join the next round. This was so much fun! I might be calling this and the creep-cute my last swap for a little while though.  :-\ We'll see...this one is pretty easy to swing and definitely worth it! I can't wait to get my last dotee.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 26, 2010 07:57:50 PM
I'm so crazy excited, I got my first dotee ever today.  Thank you so much titaniumhip, it is absolutely perfect for me.  She's got a lovely little crown and hearts and skulls all over.  My name's even on there.  I love her sooooo much.


I was even lucky enough to find a lovely little button and strawberry lip smackers.  Mmm, strawberry, what a truely lucky swap partner I am.




Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Nicc79 on January 28, 2010 02:29:47 AM
Here is a pic of the two dotee i have recieved :) Love them both - The queen is from thisbirdsabsurd - Thank you :) and the other one is from IdelC




Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on January 28, 2010 04:39:09 AM

Ooo- I LOVE the Red Queen Dotee!! She has so much character!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 28, 2010 07:04:48 AM
Here is a pic of the two dotee i have recieved :) Love them both - The queen is from thisbirdsabsurd - Thank you :) and the other one is from IdelC




I'm glad she arrived! (And glad you like her.)  ;)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 28, 2010 02:29:30 PM
attackofthequacks received from me today - her camera is giving her some trouble so she asked if I would post a pic - here goes....

I had to laugh when I saw the dotee that edel sent her - I think we both had the same idea!!  LOL
Glad you like him Shona!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on January 28, 2010 03:39:54 PM
Oh, more awesome dotees! Yay!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on January 28, 2010 03:53:31 PM
great new dotees, I especially love the faces


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on January 28, 2010 04:36:45 PM
I just love that dancing sunflower.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 28, 2010 08:33:27 PM
oh man, i can't wait to get my next ones after seeing all these cute ones go up in the gallery!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 29, 2010 08:58:00 AM
thisbirdsabsurd - thanks for posting a photo of the awesome dotee you sent me  :D i love him!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 29, 2010 10:19:40 AM
i received my first dotee from titaniumhip. love it and the extra little goodies!!





thanks so much titanium!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on January 29, 2010 02:39:08 PM
titaniumhip - I have no idea why you said I put you to shame - these dotees are adorable!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on January 30, 2010 09:01:05 AM
hey cool! I have just realised that all four of mine have made it safely to their new homes. excellent


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 01, 2010 10:37:21 AM
woot!! mine are going out this afternoon! as soon as i can sneak away from work to get to the post office...

and here's a teaser for my partners, but, ahhh, which belongs to whom???
i know!... do you???



heehee! i feel so very naughty! and excited!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 01, 2010 10:50:29 AM
I'll be going to the post office this afternoon, so my partners should receive their dotees Wednesday or Thursday.  It doesn't usually take long to deliver them as it usually goes 1st class mail.  I'll PM everyone with the DC numbers this evening. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 01, 2010 02:00:20 PM

OMG Lady!! That is SO not fair!!!   :D  Now I'm bouncing around all excited!! Those are killer teaser shots!! Yay yay yay!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 01, 2010 09:32:49 PM
Hi All - Now it's dotee time for me, finished with other two big swaps. REMINDER that next Monday 02/08/10 is the send-out date. Please PM me if you think you may be late!

And check your status on the first page of this thread - let me know if I have missed anything. I will spend time tomorrow checking the gallery but it is faster if you just tell me! I can leave feedback for anyone who wants it early, if all your dolls have been received.

 Thanks and nice tease Lady L!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on February 02, 2010 10:54:08 AM
YAY! Dotee-a-riffic arrival today!  I was excited when I looked at the others in the group, and even more excited to find that mine was similar, but slightly more Cheryl-i-fied!  I LOVE it!  Thank you so much for the adorableness and the extra goodies titaniumhip!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 02, 2010 12:09:33 PM
cute cute cute!  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 02, 2010 03:48:04 PM

Aww- I love his snuggly looking body. Too cute!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 03, 2010 11:10:14 AM
super cute dotees by titaniumhip  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on February 03, 2010 12:01:57 PM
I received my dotee from Mamarose22.  She is adorable and I love her little bells!  Thank you so much!  I already have her hanging up.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 03, 2010 12:17:08 PM
such a cute dotee. reminds me of my cat galahad


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on February 03, 2010 02:06:22 PM
super cute dotees by titaniumhip  :D


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 03, 2010 03:42:33 PM
love the kitty!!!

PirateColey received today! yay!! pictures soon!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: blupaisan on February 03, 2010 05:04:10 PM
kitteh iz dohtee stokkers favritt so farr.   heh heh


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 03, 2010 06:12:04 PM
soooooo cute!!!!  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 04, 2010 08:50:11 AM
According to the post office tracking system, dragonslair should receive my dotee today.   I always get a little anxious.  I can't wait to see how she likes it.  The post office hasn't really updated the DC for littlebiskit yet so it is somewhere between"here and there". 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 04, 2010 11:21:07 AM
love the kitty  ;D super cute!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 04, 2010 05:26:15 PM
The cat's great! But you know what's also great? The dotee I got today from LadyLeitzen!

Here is Nell, in all her beaded, sea urchin glory:



Seriously, the beads? The colors? The face? The danglies? She's so perfect and wonderful! Must show close up now.



In case you didn't already understand how awesome this is, look at the back too!



Thank you so much, LadyL! I think I'm going to have to take a few extra days to make my dotees extra-cool now.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on February 04, 2010 05:44:19 PM
Oh she is so lovely!!! I adore her colors and the time and detail put into that is amazing.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on February 04, 2010 06:07:51 PM
The sea urchin is very pretty!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 04, 2010 06:24:57 PM
That is gorgeous!  Great job!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 05, 2010 07:00:06 AM
I admire someone who can do all that beadwork.  I'm sure you were bleary-eyed after sewing on all those sequins and beads, LadyLeitzen


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 05, 2010 08:06:40 AM

Wow- Nell is beautiful!!

But... not as beautiful as Sophie- my owl librarian from LadyLeitzen! I didn't take a back picture, but you can see the sequins on her wings- they go all the way to the base of her wings!!! And her tail is the most inventive thing I've ever seen! 

/swoon




Shh! No talking in the library!!



Sorry it took so long to post. We had unexpected visitors... I thought they'd never leave!! I was getting Craftster withdraw!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 05, 2010 08:44:58 AM
 LadyLeitzen, what amazing dotees.  And all of the beadwork  :o Stunning!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: blupaisan on February 05, 2010 08:57:08 AM
wow, that sea urchin is amazing


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: teag on February 05, 2010 01:38:30 PM
I received from MadGypsy



it's absolutely stunning- Thank you MadGypsy


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on February 05, 2010 01:44:49 PM
I have to apologize for taking forever to post this. It's got to be one of the most original and cool dotees I've recieved. (And this is my forth round.)

From PirateColey I got this wicked coffin dotee. So great.


It's face/skull is a wicked metal charm with a metal cross tail.

Thanks a million!!!!



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 05, 2010 03:55:48 PM
That's really is quite creative.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on February 05, 2010 06:23:09 PM
So, as I said earlier, MadGypsy blew me away. It is no secret that I love yetis. I mean, I am obsessed. And Tracy decided to feed my unhealthy obsession and I love her for it. Check out my newest member of the dotee AND yeti family:






Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pixiefirefly on February 05, 2010 07:05:53 PM
OMG! I want one of those Yeti's!! It is sooo cool!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 05, 2010 10:00:46 PM
soooo much awesome creativity here!  You are all really inspiring!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 06, 2010 12:04:27 AM
I LOVE that yeti  :D soooo cute!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 06, 2010 06:49:45 AM

That yeti is wonderful! I just want to mush and smuggle him!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 06, 2010 07:48:13 AM
Swap anxiety setting in again.  Dragonslair's dotee was delivered Feb 4th and Littlebiskit's was delivered Feb 5th.  I'm so anxious to see hoiw they liked them. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on February 06, 2010 07:55:12 AM
Aww thanks guys! I was so proud of that Yeti. I had just gotten a new book that talked about sculpting a face in WAY more detail than I ever used to. He was my first project done with the new techniques. I took a billion pictures of him and my other two dotees but I don't want to litter this thread with pictures of my stuff lol. But I did want to share my one close up of his face with you all


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on February 06, 2010 08:33:23 AM
Woah, MadGypsy, I just took a close-up picture of his face 5 seconds ago and logged on so I could post it. You totally read my mind! Awesome!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on February 06, 2010 09:10:14 AM
madGypsy I would be interested in any tips you have for modelling faces. The ones I did drove me nuts. I am using flesh coloured fimo, but think that it may just be too soft, it kept distorting on me. Your yeti is fab!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on February 06, 2010 09:44:10 AM
I prefer to work in white sculpey and then paint it after the fact, partially because i love the texture of it and because it's not devastating if you get dirt or other imperfections in the clay since it's going to be painted. After reading my new book here's the process I use for faces now: I start with a vague shape out of tinfoil, I cover that in a layer of clay and take a needle tool and draw the basic outline of the features. Then I form the features separately, off of the actual face. Once they are all basically made, I lay them onto the face and begin smoothing, blending and shaping. It helps to have a mirror or pictures of faces to get an idea of the way the features work together.

http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1581808208
 That is the book I have been using and if you click on look inside and scroll down to page 22 they walk you through the process.

Hope that helps!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on February 06, 2010 12:13:10 PM
MadGypsy that is great. I would never have thought of doing it that way. I start with a ball of clay and mould the features by pushing and pulling the clay, adding a few pieces here and there, but that is obviously why it always gets too squishy on me!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on February 06, 2010 12:34:25 PM
Great! Glad I could help! Also, another little tip I pulled from that book that has been so helpful, make prebaked eyeballs to use in the face. It helps to keep their shape and give you a natural look when you add the eyelids.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on February 06, 2010 01:11:21 PM
mad gypsy, now that eyeball idea is an excellent one. i have been meaning to get a book or two on polymer clay, but I hate buying craft books without being able to flick through them first to get an idea of their scope.Sadly the bookshops dont go a bundle on craft books on this side of the pond


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on February 06, 2010 01:41:52 PM
check out the book in the link I posted. It lets you see a few of the pages and trust me it is so great. It teaches you the very basics and the projects get progressively harder as the book goes on but each step is clearly illustrated in full color and explained.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on February 07, 2010 03:34:25 AM
i did and woke up thinking about it this morning! the technique for the faces is so brilliant, have to give it a try today. Might get that book. Thanks hon X


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 07, 2010 09:40:42 AM
thanks for all the great comments, guys, and i love the new dotees that went up!

i had to chaperone a school trip this weekend, so it's the first time i've gotten to check in a few days.

and yes, i was fairly bleary-eyed after doing all that beading!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 07, 2010 11:10:42 AM
thanks for all the great comments, guys, and i love the new dotees that went up!

i had to chaperone a school trip this weekend, so it's the first time i've gotten to check in a few days.

and yes, i was fairly bleary-eyed after doing all that beading!

Lady, you realize that after doing such a stellar job that no one is going to let you skip a round, right?  ;D You'll be stuck doing Dotees forever, because everyone is going to want one of your creations!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 07, 2010 01:44:24 PM
sure, why not? sign me up! they are fun to make, and once i figured out that sequins are pretty easy (if time consuming) i couldn't not put sequins on all my dotees!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: littlebiskit on February 08, 2010 07:29:27 AM
Sorry I'm so late in posting, I received this adorable little Native American princess from mamarose over the weekend.

We love her, and I've already had to retrieve her from my daughter's stash about 3 different times!




Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 08, 2010 08:16:29 AM
What a pretty Native American Dotee! She has a very sweet face and I'm amazed you found zig-zag that matched that fabric!!  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 08, 2010 10:33:20 AM
that native american dotee is so cute  :D

i sent today! i hope they all get there soon and none of them get damaged in the mail


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 08, 2010 12:34:26 PM
Amazing dotees, I love the yetti.  My dad used to call me Sasquatch, so the yetti is sort of family to me.  Kind of warms my heart.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on February 08, 2010 01:38:27 PM
haha...that is awesome Disco! I don't know why, but I have just become fixated on the yeti lately. I have always loved cryptozoology, but I just recently started really getting into it and yeti is my favorite!

Loving all these dotees, actually!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 08, 2010 04:47:10 PM
My dotee from Disco Queen arrived today! Yay! His name is Big Rick the Ugly Stick and I love him tons. My mom even likes him. He has silver beads in his hair that say Rick (you can almost see them in the picture).



And he came with a little poem too:

A new Year 2010
A nice round number.
I'm here to help,
So your year won't be a bummer.

Get tired of making decisions?
Do you rule the roost?
I can answer some of them,
I'm here to give you a boost.

Always bombarded with questions?
Can we sleep in the closet tonight?
Often the answer doesn't really matter.
Those are my questions, I'll take up the fight.

Have the questioner look into my face.
Ask away and be polite.
Flip me over to see my decree.
Go with my decision, you'll be alright.

When you've had enough,
I've got your back, I can handle it.
Can the guys & I play Halo all weekend?
Hmm, more crafting time for you. Rely on it!

Rick will be used quite a bit in this household as I hate making decisions lol. Thanks Disco so much for him. I love him to bits! And of course I had to ask...

Rick are you awesome?

YES!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on February 08, 2010 05:02:00 PM
How cool is the fortune telling ugly stick!  The native american dotee is very pretty!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 08, 2010 05:52:44 PM
Wow, these are all great. I'm still laughing about Big Rick....(Big Rick is the name of the afternoon deejay on the radio station I listen to in the afternoons - I always take his advice about stuff!)

Check the first page and let me know if I've missed anyone or anything.
And yes, the gallery will be heating up with all these new senders!
Thanks all!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 09, 2010 07:36:21 AM
Big Rick the Ugly Stick!  How hilarious is that?  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 09, 2010 10:33:42 AM
i love that stick dotee  :D
i'm really hoping all my partners can post pics when they recieve their dotees from me because I wasn't able to take photos before i send


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 09, 2010 12:06:06 PM
You can be sure I'll have photos up just as soon as mine arrive - did I mention I'm so excited?  ;)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on February 09, 2010 01:12:31 PM
Here is bottom the Oceanic beauty I rec'd from DiscoQueenHighness,

I am having serious issues with my photo uploading, for some reason it's taking this one, but not the pic of the whole thing!!! But it's beautiful, and came with a little poem about how it will help me make decisions this year, adorable!!  I'll keep trying to get the picture up, so don't give up hope yet! 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on February 09, 2010 01:24:29 PM
Such a neat idea with the magic ball things! Can't wait to see the whole thing! And sezouli, I have seen several people on other boards having the same problem of uploading one picture but not the other, so you are not alone. :-\


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: junebug6162 on February 10, 2010 05:47:02 PM
All of my dotees have arrived, and let me tell you they are ALL just wonderful!!!!! However, in my excitement I forgot to save envelopes and make sure I knew which one came from who. :-(  I apologize for being so stupid. Ladies, please take credit for your fabulous dotees!!

First we have this little darling.  I love the colors and fabrics on her.  Such a sweet innocent little face too.



Have a look at my dragonfly!  Very creative with the wings.  They are transparent and sparkly!  His tail is like a rainbow when the light hits it.



My totally imaginative magic 8 ball dotee from disco queen.  Love her swingy beaded skirt. Reminds of a little flapper.



And last but certainly not least is this beautiful vintage spool dotee.  Such detail and she is sooo darn cute.



Ladies, if any of you have better pics please do not hesitate to post them.  My camera and I do not get along.

Thank you all for such terrific additions to my collection. 



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on February 10, 2010 06:07:11 PM
OH YAY!! I got my camera and computer to make up so now I can post the pic of my beautiful batik octopus from DQH, and I rec'd an awesome lime squid today from Junebug!  My dotee skills are definitely not up to par, I need to get some practice in before next swap because you talented ladies are putting me to shame!


Thank you so much, they are both so beautiful!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 10, 2010 06:17:03 PM
Ohhhh - those are all SO cute - I love that little green squid - too cute!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: junebug6162 on February 10, 2010 06:25:50 PM
I am so glad you like her sezouli!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: junebug6162 on February 10, 2010 06:27:51 PM
And by the way, I think your skills are just perfect.  I love my dragonfly.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 10, 2010 07:03:07 PM
I received 2 lovely little dotees in the last 2 days.  The first is a beautiful sparkley little dragon with vintage button eyes and glass beads for spikes.  Thank you so much kmichele_craftyfae.

My next new resident that arrived in my mailbox is from sezouli.  I got a beautiful little dragonfly with sparkley little wings and glass beads down the front and for her tail.  And I'm a nut for wigglie eyes so they totally rock.



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 10, 2010 07:06:13 PM
I love that dragon!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 10, 2010 07:20:42 PM

Ooo- the squid is super-cute! What a great use of yarn!!

And that octopus... she's simply beautiful!!

And, of course, I love the dragon!  /swoon


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 10, 2010 07:58:54 PM
yay! i'm so glad you liked the dragon.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 11, 2010 05:23:15 AM
i got a new friend from sezouli in the mail yesterday. love it!! then again i'm partial to dragonflies. i can see a whole swarm of dragonfly dotees being born lol.



i love how the wings and the beads all sparkle!

thank you so much sezouli!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 11, 2010 05:36:19 AM
oh yay she arrived all in one piece! the spool dotee is from me. here's the picture i took of her.



i'm so glad you like her.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 11, 2010 07:25:17 AM
Ohhhh - those are all SO cute - I love that little green squid - too cute!
Ditto on that.  Also the spool dotee is very creative.  I think you started a new trend in recycling your spools into dotees. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on February 11, 2010 09:04:08 AM
yay I got a gorgeous dotee in the mail today..she is so beautiful, I love the colours and her face is so serene and pretty. Galatea. (she loves making jewellery from silver and loves to travel...which is too funny because so do I)



thank you so much attack of the quacks


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 11, 2010 09:07:20 AM
I received my last dotee from junebug today. It's a pretty little flower faery.



And here's a group shot of all the ones I have received. This was a really fun swap and look forward to adding to my newest collection. Thank you to my partners for being awesome and to Smmarrt for organizing. I had a load of fun!



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: audio on February 11, 2010 01:41:46 PM
I recieved from madgypsy last week I think. I've been so busy and sick the last few days. But now are the amazing pics!!



And the whole group that I got this round! Don't they go perfectly together!!!!!



Thank you so much everyone!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 11, 2010 02:26:47 PM
They're so colorful together.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 11, 2010 02:43:06 PM
All of them are so unique - they are GREAT!!!! :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 11, 2010 05:39:05 PM
Looking good everyone. I like Galatea and the moon....Off to give feedback to those whose dolls have all been received and posted.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on February 11, 2010 08:05:13 PM
Wanna see something cute????

The Dotee that I got from kmichele_craftyfae!!!!


My husband keeps making him kick me though...... ;D ;D ;D



The colours are perfect, the monkey is perfect....I love that it looks like he is wearing little knee socks.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 11, 2010 09:46:09 PM
i hope you don't mind, spicytaco, i just got so anxious to post pictures of the dotee i sent you!
i'd love to see a pic of him in his new home!

spicy said she liked creepy/horror things so i devised this "optopus" whose name escapes me at the moment.


this one has good angles on the tentacles and his face...


oh... and the back (the creepy part)


he's crocheted, with a clay face, felt "iris" and fabric paint for the eyeball veins. and, of course, sequins for the suckers!

i hope you enjoy him, spicy!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on February 11, 2010 11:17:50 PM
^ Do want!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on February 12, 2010 05:16:09 AM
i'm so glad you like him titanium and i'm glad he made it there in one piece. i was so worried his little ears would pop off in the mail lol.

i love the curly legs on optopus.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 12, 2010 07:17:34 AM
Optopus is amazing!!!  That looks like a lot of work went into it - awesome!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 12, 2010 01:01:55 PM
That eyeball octopus is cute.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 12, 2010 01:08:53 PM
Holy cow, I love the eyeball dotee.  Cute little twirley legs.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 12, 2010 01:43:32 PM

I received from Taco today!! And OMG- this is so perfect!! I actually have a copy of this embroidery pattern saved on my computer in case I one day learn to embroider. Now... I don't need to, because I have the pattern turned in to the cutest embroidery owl Dotee EVER!!!



Here's a fuzzy picture of the fabric on the back... and also of the little owl bead hanging from the tail. LOVE!



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on February 12, 2010 02:03:06 PM
Loving the monkey and the owl!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: SpookyPooky on February 12, 2010 02:08:27 PM
*Steals owl*


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 12, 2010 02:13:46 PM
loving the owl dotee and the eyeball octopus which is awesome with it's little twirly legs!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on February 12, 2010 02:15:05 PM
i hope you don't mind, spicytaco, i just got so anxious to post pictures of the dotee i sent you!
i'd love to see a pic of him in his new home!

i hope you enjoy him, spicy!

I love him. So amazing. Sorry I didn't post pics sooner. It's been an oddly crazy busy week.

Such an awesome dotee. I'm really gettins spoiled this round. Sooo glad I joined.



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 12, 2010 05:19:52 PM
*Steals owl*

Bad Pooky! No stealing!! His name is Herbert and I love him!! He's ALL mine!!! Mwahahaha!!!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on February 13, 2010 04:38:04 AM
Glad you like him Pirate. Herbert's a wicked name for him. He was my first attempt at chain stitching.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: blupaisan on February 13, 2010 05:32:21 AM
Wisting. That.  Owl.  !!!!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 13, 2010 05:38:47 AM
Glad you like him Pirate. Herbert's a wicked name for him. He was my first attempt at chain stitching.

No idea what chain stitching is, but everything looks so uniform and fancy. If I wasn't crafty I'd never have known he was done by hand. He's super-perfect!!

And on a funny note- I had that owl bead you used Wisted forever. Someone in the last round of Bead Soup finally took pitty on me and sent one, so I un-Wisted it. I am so in love with it on Herbert's tail. You rock!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 13, 2010 07:27:43 AM
love the owl! my embroidery skills are rudimentary at best... now i can't wait for mine to show up!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on February 13, 2010 07:33:38 AM
love the owl and I am so wisting that owl bead too!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 13, 2010 10:09:34 AM
I received a cute dotee from littlebiskit today.  Look at the happy expression on Kitty's face.  She looks like she's the cat who is ready to eat the mouse. She was adopted by a tiger mommy, who also likes to eat mice.




Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 13, 2010 10:34:08 AM
Dragonslair received the dotee I sent her on Feb. 4th and hasn't posted yet.  This is what I sent her.  She said she liked sugar skulls so I made her a sugar skull lady in a dress. 



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: littlebiskit on February 13, 2010 10:37:31 AM
Hee, I'm glad you like the kitty, mamarose.  It's kinda supposed to be a tiger striped kitty dreaming that he's a real tiger, but it's hard to put that much into felt and buttons.   ::)  Oh well.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 13, 2010 11:43:36 AM
love that kitty dotee!  :D super cute and i love the story behind it


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 13, 2010 01:32:26 PM
Woot! Woot!  TWO doties in the mail yesterday!!!  First one I opened was from Ssmart...cute cute cute lil mermaid. She came with a little history on mermaids in art.  Love her green hair and sweet frosty flower!


Next is "Penelope" from attackofthequacks!  She was all wrapped up in soft pink fleece and came with a bio - (she is an artist inspired by animals who has just returned from a bird watching holiday!) ;) She is just adorable with all of her bits and bobs - loving her shimmery head piece!  :)


Thanks so much Ssmart and attack!  They are awesome and I had so much fun opening them up!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 13, 2010 02:42:43 PM
Love the face on the mermaid and the head-dressing on Penelope.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 13, 2010 04:25:46 PM

That mermaid is super-cute!!

And I LOVE the kitty dreaming he's a tiger. What a cute way to switch up the traditional Dotee. And he looks like my Fred-Fred when he's sleeping... all sweet and innocent... until he wakes up and noms me. Now I know what he dreams about!! Silly tiger-cats!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on February 13, 2010 06:16:25 PM
I received my dotee from littlebiskit today

Zombie Kitty


Thank you, littlebiskit!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: littlebiskit on February 13, 2010 06:49:12 PM
I was going for creepy cute with him, but having no experience, I think he may have just turned out plain creepy.  And I'm sorry that I couldn't finish off the edges better, I over-estimated my sewing abilities by a LONG shot and kind of had to make do. I hope you like him at least a little.   :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on February 14, 2010 06:55:51 AM
Hey, all these Dotees look so awesome. I love dotee swaps, you never know what you're gonna see.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 14, 2010 11:52:39 AM
yay!! i received from spicytaco today!!!

she's a lovely little traditional dotee, with perfectly plaid colors of green and purple. spicy included a note that says the stars are there 'so i always have something to wish on'

so sweet and so cute...


thank you, spicytaco!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on February 14, 2010 11:56:04 AM
I got the coolest mermaid ever from Kmichele_Craftyfae...

I Love her!  Thank you so much to all of my partners, I have absolutely adored all of the wonderful dotees I've gotten this swap.
Happy Valentines day to all my Craftster friends!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 14, 2010 02:20:03 PM
That plaid dotee looks so content to be in her new home.  That mermaid is beautiful.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 14, 2010 02:34:25 PM
I received from attackofthequacks today:



Meet Danae the Rock Star who is taking a break from touring and visiting me in San Francisco!

There's another story to this - the package was mis-delivered (I swear my letter carrier takes naps some days and does the minimum amount of work). Anyway, the package was laying on the sidewalk and a merchant in the neighborhood was parking her car, found the package, looked me up in the phone book and left me a message to come pick it up. So she was rescued and I received her through a random act of kindness. I think I may have to make cookies for the bookstore owner and her staff.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 14, 2010 02:51:01 PM

I'd definitely make cookies for them, Smmarrt!! That's so crazy and you're lucky to have ended up with her!!

And I'm in love with both the rockstar and the mermaid.  :)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on February 16, 2010 10:12:09 AM
I got my great dotee from nicc79, here she is, isnt she sweet. I love her face, so calm and happy




thank you so much, I've loved this swap


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 16, 2010 12:23:50 PM
Hey, sorry it's taken me so long to upload, I'm in the middle of a crazy birthday week and we had school holidays.  Here's the amazing skully dotee that junebug sent me.  I love her!  My girls love her and keep trying to swipe her from me.



Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 16, 2010 02:25:30 PM
I got my last dotee today, from spicytaco! I'm calling him Myco. :D



Thank you again, spicy! He's so adorable!
Here's one parting shot for the gallery, all my dotees from this round chillin' together. I love how different they all are.



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: blupaisan on February 16, 2010 02:27:34 PM
myco is so   YOU!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 16, 2010 04:26:06 PM

Aww- Myco is super-cute!! I just love felt critters!!  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 16, 2010 04:56:53 PM
Last but by no means least!  I got my last dotee today from nicc79!  Look how adorable she is!  Thanks nicc!  This has been a GREAT swap!!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 16, 2010 06:10:23 PM
I received from Nicc79 today also:



Love me some cupcakes and I get the exact same "glazed" expression on my face after eating one/some!

Close-up of the cupcake button:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=332200)

Mmmmm, cupcakes......drool.....


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 16, 2010 06:14:44 PM
Quote
This has been a GREAT swap!!!

I agree and I keep doing them because:

It is fun to get a surprise in the mail. Corny, but true!
It is great to be able to collect "art" in this way.
I love it when a group of people all have the same task/assignment and each person interprets that task in a completely different manner.

So I'll be posting sign-ups for Round 9 in 10 days or so? Too soon? Let me know. I'll open the topic up in the "New Themes" thread.

Here it is: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338404.0


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: sezouli on February 16, 2010 06:42:46 PM
So I'll be posting sign-ups for Round 9 in 10 days or so? Too soon? Let me know. I'll open the topic up in the "New Themes" thread.
Hooray for round 9!!  I keep saying I need to get better at these, and though doing more of them isn't the only way, it's definitely the most fun!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on February 17, 2010 10:45:19 AM
So I'll be posting sign-ups for Round 9 in 10 days or so? Too soon? Let me know. I'll open the topic up in the "New Themes" thread.
Hooray for round 9!!  I keep saying I need to get better at these, and though doing more of them isn't the only way, it's definitely the most fun!

Not too soon for me!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on February 17, 2010 04:39:33 PM
I'll be in for another round. For some odd reason this round was way cheaper to ship....so it was great.

Kodama - Glad you like the 'shroom. I found a pic of a stuffy like that and thought it'd make a great dotee. (Think I just google image searched mushroom....)

Anyway, it's been a great round everyone.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: MadGypsy on February 17, 2010 05:13:48 PM
This has been such a great round! I wanted to share the picture of all three of my dolls before they parted ways and went to their respective homes.

I'm so happy everyone loved theirs!
 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 17, 2010 05:57:38 PM
Agreed - this was my first dotee swap and it was a LOT of fun! Of course I had four great partners that gave me plenty of inspiration, and that always makes for a great swap!  Thanks again to nicc79, edel, attackofthequacks and of course ssmart! 
  I'm deep into a swap right now, but I'll be ready for another come March!!!  :D


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 17, 2010 08:07:16 PM
Here are all the dolls I received this round, excellent additions to my vast collection:



Thanks again everyone.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: titaniumhip on February 18, 2010 07:47:10 PM
I received THREE dotees on ONE day!!!!

Here we go:

First off...we have this little Green and Orange number from "Junebug6162"


Then we move on to Disco Queen Highness


And finally from sezouli


Thanks everyone for an AWESOME SWAP!!!




Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on February 18, 2010 08:02:01 PM
Yay!  I'm happy Gus finally made it to you.  You said you liked green and orange and cactus popped into my head.  Enjoy.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Nicc79 on February 18, 2010 10:18:06 PM
I received my last two dotee from smmarrt and attackofthequacks the other day I love them both - thank you ladies


and



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 19, 2010 10:08:47 AM
I recieved my cute dotee from Nicc79! Thank you  ;D she is awesome


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 19, 2010 02:09:20 PM
All cute dotees ladies.  I especially like the round green/orange from Junebugs.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 19, 2010 05:37:34 PM
I just left feedback for 7 of you - so go forth and join more swaps but save a space in March for Round 9! Have a great weekend all.


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 20, 2010 11:57:32 AM
I recieved my final dotee, from our fabulous organiser  :D Thank you so much Smmarrt!
Sorry for the blurry photo


Here is a photo of all the dotees I received in this round

aren't they awesome!
Thanks to all my partners for making this such a great swap


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 20, 2010 12:32:11 PM
I just took in my mail and I received not 1 but 2 dotees from Dragonslair today.   I won't be able to post pictures right away so I asked Dragonslair to post her pictures so you can all see the cuteness. Thanks for the twin dotees. 


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on February 21, 2010 08:32:20 AM
Here are the dotees I received from Dragonslair.  "The Kokeshi twins are at it again.  They've been laughing so hard, they're in stitches.  Oops! One of the twins lost her head."



Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: PirateColey on February 21, 2010 05:53:43 PM

I've received my last Dotee from thelastkodama. Here is Bartholomew James the seaman. Ever since seeing a mermaid near Barbados all he does is daydream about her!! Combining my love of pirates and mermaids- great job!!



And here is my entire collection!!



Thanks to all my partners and Smmarrt for another great round!! See you in 9!!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on February 21, 2010 07:37:18 PM
My last dotee!  This one is from Dragonslair

This cutie came with a pretty castle card


Inside the card:
The vixen
Every once in a while the plain jane next door just has to let her hair down.

Thank you, Dragonslair!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 21, 2010 08:52:27 PM
whooppeeeee! i ran out in yet another snowstorm to retrive this little lady from my mailbox:



she's from thelastkodama! her name is dahlia, and she was inspired by a quote on my questionnaire from a book i had recently finished: "to fare on - fusing the self that dreams with the self that wakes." she's got lots of different embroidery on her and kodama sent her along with a pair of chopsticks, because mostly dahlia dreams about food! the note she sent was alavaged from my colored packing paper which in turn i had salvaged from the recycle bin. talk about re-using.

thank you kodama!

and here's all three of the new girls with my nessa:


thanks to all my partners! it's been a great first swap!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 21, 2010 09:06:42 PM
Yay my dotees are arriving! I want to make more right away, but I can't join in the next round because I'm about to do some serious traveling. I'll just have to stalk the galleries and stick it out until summer!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 21, 2010 09:14:39 PM
Yay - only two more to arrive and we're done. No flakes - double yay!

Happy Trails, kodama - where are you going?


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 23, 2010 04:34:40 AM
Thanks, Smmarrt - I'm going to France with some other students from my college. Now I just need to figure out which small-scale crafts I can hike along with me, because no way am I going without for ten weeks!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: edelC on February 23, 2010 09:06:43 AM
this is the pic of my last dottee, from our fearless leader, isnt she so cute, I love mermaids. And I love the colour


thanks smarrt and thanks so much for organising this.

thelastkodama  check this out, this is what I always do when travelling, it was inspired by one that phizzychick made, I cant find her original post, but it will give you the idea. Its basically a journal that I precoloured the pages, all random colours and then on my travels i pick up all sorts of ephemera, paper, so you dont need scissors, just a glue stick and a black pen to draw/write stuff, my journal covers a few trips now and its a brilliant way to remember holidays, plus satisfying the crafty impulses while away

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=273023.msg3084139#msg3084139


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on February 26, 2010 12:46:02 PM
I know it's been a crazy weather week for some of you but let's wrap this round up. Please post your collections and or last dolls received so I can start sign-ups for Round 9. Thanks all and have a nice weekend!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 26, 2010 01:14:07 PM
thelastkodama  check this out, this is what I always do when travelling, it was inspired by one that phizzychick made, I cant find her original post, but it will give you the idea. Its basically a journal that I precoloured the pages, all random colours and then on my travels i pick up all sorts of ephemera, paper, so you dont need scissors, just a glue stick and a black pen to draw/write stuff, my journal covers a few trips now and its a brilliant way to remember holidays, plus satisfying the crafty impulses while away

I do have an altered art journal that I was considering bringing, but doing backgrounds before hand is a great idea!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: littlebiskit on February 28, 2010 06:17:13 PM
I'm so sorry for posting so late!  Here is the wonderful dottee I got from dragonslair, along with the beautiful notecard and note.





Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: spicytaco on March 03, 2010 06:33:18 AM
Alright so here's my last dotee. This one is from thelastkodama. Straight from Madagascar I give you......




...a cockroach. So I know a lot of people wouldn't want a cockroach, but I love it. He came bearing a couple very pretty chopsticks which Mr. Taco and I have been using to pinch each other with. Only problem is this little guy keeps skittering away and I keep finding him in weird places.

And finally I present you a group shot which provides proof that my partners took me seriously when I said I like things that are 'different' and 'weird'.



See you in the next round.   ;)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: mamarose22 on March 03, 2010 07:16:37 AM
I think that cockroach is hilarious.  I can only imagine him rushing off to your cupboards to see what he can find to eat in there.  (LOL)


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: blupaisan on March 03, 2010 09:23:53 AM
cockroach rocks!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: dragonslair on March 04, 2010 06:40:27 PM
dragonslair- mama, littleb, Pupper

received from all
Thank You




Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Pupper on March 04, 2010 07:27:52 PM
I like the egyptian cat, that is a cute idea!


Title: Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls Round 8 Send Out Monday February 8, 2010
Post by: Smmarrt on March 04, 2010 07:39:11 PM
Okay, that cockroach is seriously awesome. I'm going to start Round 9 right now.
Well, tomorrow night - have to watch "The Office" and "Project Runway".

This here round is finito...will move to archive tomorrow.

Thanks again to EVERYONE!

(La cucaracha, la cucaracha, da da da da da dum....) :D