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Title: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Alittlemusthave on November 16, 2014 02:48:16 PM
Please show off your lovely dotees here.
Original thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436507.50


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Ludi on November 25, 2014 08:40:49 AM
Ooooooo!  Here's the spooky but cute Christmas Ghost Dotee sent to me by a littlemusthave!  I love it!   :D



Thank you so much, alittlemusthave!  :-* Your dotee is heading your way today! 



Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 25, 2014 08:57:25 AM
Nice start to the gallery by our leader!

I love the use of gauze/cheesecloth...


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Alittlemusthave on November 25, 2014 02:00:06 PM
I'm glad you like it Ludi ;D I used a few different craft techniques such as the hand embroidery and the hand drawn face on shrink plastic. It was so much fun....


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 25, 2014 06:43:46 PM
You drew that scary face?  That is awesome!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Ludi on November 26, 2014 05:56:34 AM
I love the face, it is both scary and hilarious.   :)


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: wendiek on November 26, 2014 08:51:13 AM
Oh what a fun dotee! I love that face, great work!

Good start of the gallery! Can't wait to see more  :)


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: crazyda79 on November 26, 2014 11:34:24 PM
That's awesome!  What a great start to the gallery!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: crazyda79 on November 28, 2014 08:16:44 PM
It's my turn to post a fabulous dotee!  Alwaysinmyroom sent me the cutest leprechaun dotee!  I just love him!



Thanks so much!  I love him.


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: MommyTheMaid on November 28, 2014 11:48:37 PM
I love the face and gauze on the Christmas Ghost and the leprechaun is too adorable.  Great job!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 29, 2014 06:01:41 AM
Glad you like him!  I had no idea how I was going to turn a dotee into a leprechaun, but thank goodness for google images!

It seemed odd to give him a "tail"...the important thing is that you like him and I enjoyed making him too much! ;D


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Ludi on November 29, 2014 09:06:20 AM
Fantastic leprechaun!  How fun!   :D


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: wendiek on November 29, 2014 01:33:36 PM
The leprechaun is so cute! I think the tail makes him look like a mermaid too, or mermale  ;) I like that!  :)

He also reminds me of Saint Patrick, the green, the hat, the belt,.. Or maybe I'm saying a stupid thing because it IS saint Patrick?  :P


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Smmarrt on November 29, 2014 06:50:28 PM
I received a cute felt hot chocolate-loving dotee from aluraceleste.



It's just perfect from my collection - thanks so much, Jennifer.


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 29, 2014 07:37:14 PM
cute idea for a dotee!  hot chocolate is for all the winter holidays!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: wendiek on November 30, 2014 03:27:07 AM
Oh, yes hot chocolate! I'm a fan!  :) He is cute!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Alittlemusthave on November 30, 2014 03:29:32 PM
Ohhh cute dotee's ladies well done. Just adorable.


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Wulf on December 02, 2014 06:17:12 PM
I love the Ghost of Christmas - very Dickensian!

I just received the MOST WONDERFUL dotee from hazelly. I'd ranted a bit in my questionnaire about wanting something other than the current store-decoration Christmas figures, and she was kind enough to mollify me with this tiny, beautiful Holly King.



Many modern Pagans celebrate Yule with the story of the defeat of the Oak King by the Holly King, who rules through the Winter and Spring until he faces his rival again at the Summer Solstice.



Just look at his beautiful little face, and the red seed bead berries!

I had to take another photo of the holly leaves and lovely red and gold glass bead at the tail, so you can see how tiny it is. This is ridiculously small crocheting!



Thanks, Susan, for this perfect little figure - I couldn't imagine a better start to my dotee collection! (And congratulations for staying well under the size limit - I'm afraid I was less successful at that part. :-[)

Wulf


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Smmarrt on December 02, 2014 06:27:50 PM
That Holly King is just fantastic! So delicate and so fine.


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Alittlemusthave on December 03, 2014 02:26:18 AM
Oh he's lovely. What a beautiful Christmas decoration to keep for years to come.


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 03, 2014 05:03:39 AM
So many textures and interesting character!  very nice job, hazelly!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Ludi on December 03, 2014 05:05:13 AM
I love the Holly King!   :)



Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: stellou on December 03, 2014 12:26:15 PM
Ha, I look away 5 minutes and here comes a fantastic gallery ;D
But I'm not jealous at all coz I have the cutest ever Christmas robin, crocheted by Wendiek and with holly in the tail (which I managed to photograph backwards :-[). She went for my animal at Christmas theme and I love it to bits...



Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 03, 2014 12:54:12 PM
too cute!  love feathers on dotees!  I also like that theme!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 04, 2014 08:52:20 AM
ok..my partner, crazyda79, and I were meant to be swap partners!!!

We both seemed to be on the same track... :-*

I was so hoping for a New Year's dotee, and I got one!!!!



Now I am sure that 2015 is going to be a great year!  She is hanging in my craft room with her bad party self!

(ha ha I just noticed that she looks like she could be a little tipsy in the picture...but of course, the champagne glass in front is HALF empty!)

I almost forgot the hitchhiker!!!  My own snowman ornament (I whined a lot in the ornament swap that I did not get one... ;D).  Thanks!  It is hanging in my office on my own tree!
 


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Alittlemusthave on December 04, 2014 03:27:41 PM
Wow that bird is just too cute :-* and I just love the New Years Dotee, how very creative with the little whistle thing in his mouth and champagne and hat. Just so clever. ;)


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Smmarrt on December 05, 2014 05:52:17 PM
I sent a Yule Princess to aluraceleste - she's in the middle of sudden relocation for work and hasn't had time to post a photo. Disclaimer - My apartment is sooooooo dark. How dark is it? It is so dark that I thought the fabric was green and red (it's blue and pink) and the yarn was meant to be brown and green. The brown turned out to be purple when I brought it to work to photograph and send out. I offered to remake but Jennifer said send it anyway.



That's a bird milagro that I dyed/stained with alcohol ink - it's not a cross, but shaped like one.

I sent two other ornaments - using up a bunch of scrapbook-y things I have:







Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: stellou on December 06, 2014 01:46:27 AM
Well it looks like Aluraceleste wanted to be dressed in pink, blue and purple this time because she's very pretty! ;)


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Ludi on December 06, 2014 05:59:27 AM
The Yule Princess is so pretty!   :)



Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 06, 2014 07:27:32 AM
I love the odd mix of colors and had to laugh at your lighting issues! ;D

I think it was serendipitous!

I love the dyeing of the little bird with alcohol ink...it never occurred to me to try the inks on my already made charms...


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Wulf on December 06, 2014 07:49:44 AM
I sometimes wonder about colours of things I do in my basement work area. It seems like I have enough light, but sometimes I take things outside and am surprised at what can be seen that I hadn't noticed before!

But I agree that you ended up using exactly the right colours anyway, so in this case the dim lighting was a good thing.

Wulf


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: wendiek on December 06, 2014 12:01:35 PM
I'm loving these dotees!!

That Holly King is so delicate and beautiful!

I love the tipsy  ;D New Year's Dotee with the champagne. She has the shape of firework, a rocket. Lovely!

The Yule Princess dotee is so cute. I love her crown and rose in her hair.

I'm sorry it took me so long to post my lovely, new dotee by stellou!
In the Netherlands we celebrate Sinterklaas, (a bit like Santa Claus with lots of presents for the kids) on the 5th December so I was somewhat distracted...

Anyway, here is my cute, pretty Angel-dotee:




My lovely partner included a little faerie too:



Thanks so much stellou! They are so lovely and the Angel will find her way into my Christmas tree for sure!!  :D



Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 06, 2014 12:05:38 PM
What a cute little angel dotee!  The face is so happy and I love the lace wings!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: hazelly on December 06, 2014 11:32:46 PM
I received this amazing icicle fairy from Wulf earlier this week!



She has such a beautifully detailed face and all those beads!! I love her! Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: wendiek on December 07, 2014 04:55:52 AM
Oh, beautiful! I love her face! The beads make her sparkle. Great dotee, Wulf!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Ludi on December 07, 2014 06:14:27 AM
I love the icicle fairy!  So pretty! :)   


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 07, 2014 09:14:33 AM
*gasp*  just gorgeous!  The face is so beautiful and serene...is it drawn?  Fabulous beauty, Wulf!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Wulf on December 08, 2014 04:33:21 PM
I just kept applying beads until I decided I absolutely had to put her in the mail. I could have gone on for another day or two! Her face is painted in acrylic. It's actually very easy to paint faces in such a small scale, because you really only need a dot or a swipe to make an eye, a nose, a chin, etc.

I'd originally intended to make a dotee of Snegurochka, the Snow Maiden that accompanies Ded Morosh, the Russian Santa Claus. But somehow she wanted to be an icicle fairy instead. There was no point in arguing. :D

Wulf


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Rosie1981 on December 11, 2014 08:14:37 AM
I think sometimes if my head wasn't attached it would roll away... Mom brain is a terrible thing!   I received from mommythemaid and great minds must think alike because we both made dia delos muertos dotees.  I love it! She is currently hanging out on my messy craft table waiting to be hung up.  Thanks!  I will post a picture tonight... mommy brain permitting..  :P


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: MommyTheMaid on December 11, 2014 03:08:10 PM
Beautiful icicle fairy Dotee :D


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Alittlemusthave on December 15, 2014 11:19:53 PM
Well it is always good when the host is the last to receive and post in the gallery.
I recieved a wonderful yellow star Dotee doll from Ludi today and she is just perfect!



thankyou Ludi xx


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 16, 2014 06:33:29 AM
oh what a finale!!!  Love the face!

Star dotees are some of my favorites!!!

I can't wait to do more rounds in 2015!!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: Wulf on December 16, 2014 04:34:49 PM
I didn't even know there were star dotees! That's beautiful - a whole different dotee idea.

Thanks for organizing, Alittlemusthave. It's been fun, and I'm already looking forward to doing it again in the new year.

Wulf


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 16, 2014 08:03:42 PM
I have a few and they are quite unusual and lovely...I am going to add it to my theme list next round!


Title: Re: Dotee Doll Any Holiday Gallery
Post by: wendiek on December 17, 2014 12:35:31 PM
Oh yes, a star dotee!! Awesome! Very pretty, will have to add that to my list too!

I'm up for another round in the New Year. Thanks all for a fun swap.
Thanks Alittlemusthave for organizing!  :)