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Title: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on March 01, 2015 03:55:16 PM
Gallery is open:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438496.0



Dotee made for me by Destined to Fail in 2010

Swap name: MDS - MARCH CELESTIAL
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: March 1 - 8, 2015
Date to send item by: March 30, 2015

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

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

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

In this swap you will make your partner one Dotee doll in the theme of...

~Celestial~

Anything goes as long as it's celestial themed! Think planets, other outer space locations, spacecraft, aliens, stars, astrological figures and anything else you can think of.

This is a monthly swap, but you do NOT have to join in each month's round! Feel free to only join in for themes you love, or to pass on months when you have no spare time.

Read more about the original idea here.

What is a dotee? (by Smmarrt)

A dotee is a mini art doll, meant to be traded or swapped. The dolls are generally smaller than 6" with a face, but do not usually have arms or legs (unless that's part of your design). Dotees have a loop for hanging, some come with tails (tails are fibers, ribbon, charms or other string-y things that add to the theme of the doll), and can be made from a variety of materials - fabric, felt, canvas, denim, gourds or any other material/media that you can make a doll from. Most dotee makers add buttons, beads, sequins, embroidery, or charms to embellish the doll.

Check out the galleries from previous dotee swaps to get some ideas:

Round 1 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250388.0
Round 2 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257571.0
Round 3 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=273862.0
Round 4 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295530.0
Round 5 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304600.0
Round 6 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313711.0
Round 7 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322303.0
Round 8 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334100.0
Round 9 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343255.0
Round 10 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352058.0
Round 11 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362477.0
Round 12 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407884.0
Round 13 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=416850.0

Harry Potter Dotee swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383921.0
Character Dotee swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376251.0
Resolution Dotee Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402164.0
Fall Dotee Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435315.0
Holiday Dotee Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436783.0

January 2015:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437871.0
Febraury 2015:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438176.0



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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Monthly Dotee Swap - March Celestial
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (how it is written on a letter) including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Will you get a confirmation/tracking number for your package if sending within the USA, or keep your receipt if not?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old:
Confirm that you have posted in the swap thread:
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Can you take and post digital photos?
Will you try to post in the discussion thread at least once a week?

Who were your swap partners in the previous dotee swaps? (Jan and Feb 2015 specifically)

List 5 or more dotee ideas for this theme that you like:

Favorite colors? fabrics? embellishments?

Do you have any favorite styles or techniques? (scrappy, knit, beaded, etc.)

Do you have a pinterest or etsy favorites that your partner can see? Please link here:

Is there anything you do not want to receive? (materials, specific items, etc.)

Anything else you'd like to add?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: Smmarrt on March 01, 2015 03:55:54 PM
Monthly Dotee Swappers:

1. Smmarrt - CA
2. emilywilde - OR
3. Acadian Driftwood - VT
4. dulcet - UT
5. hannabear - VA
6. alwaysinmyroom - PA
7. La Chapa - CA
8. WiccadWitch - CA
9. blupaisan - VT
10. Ludi - TX
11. Wulf - Canada
12. Wile E Songdog - FL
13. Alittlemusthave - South Australia
14. LovelyMiss - MN
15. crazyda79 - CA
16. mamarose22 - NY

PARTNERS:

dulcet - alwaysinmyroom
La Chapa - Acadian Driftwood
crazyda79 - Wulf
LovelyMiss - emilywilde
Smmarrt - hannabear
Wiccad Witch - Alittlemusthave
blupaisan - Ludi
mamarose22 - Wile E Songdog


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: emilywilde on March 01, 2015 04:34:19 PM
Filling out my questions!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: Smmarrt on March 01, 2015 05:10:07 PM
I shortened the sign-up period so swap will close next Sunday night at 6 PM PST.
Then three weeks for crafting and sending.
Hope that timetable works for everyone.



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 01, 2015 05:37:46 PM
Yay, sending in my info now! Thanks Smmarrt!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: dulcet on March 02, 2015 07:57:33 AM
Yea!  Filling it out right now!

And I love the dotee you posted for our theme, Smmarrt!  It feels Celestial without being same-old.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: blupaisan on March 02, 2015 10:30:39 AM
Will be signing up 2moro!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: Smmarrt on March 02, 2015 10:50:15 AM
More themes that I forgot to add (emilywilde had some on her q) - tv and movies characters or music and musicians - space related. I'm sure there are more - chime in here.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: pioneer9 on March 02, 2015 03:01:47 PM
Keep meaning to join... maybe this is the month :)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: hannabear on March 02, 2015 08:00:15 PM
Yay, I remember doing the resolution dotee swap and I love the theme of this one! Signing up now!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: Alittlemusthave on March 03, 2015 12:52:43 AM
 Sorry don't think I can make it this time...


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: La Chapa on March 03, 2015 11:59:12 PM
Yaaaaaay!  Filling out my Q-aire!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 04, 2015 07:17:32 AM
I just sent in my questionnaire...I received the same unusual dotee that Smmarrt posted, only in blue...it is a special one in my collection because it is unusual!  We all seem to have fun making these, which I love to see!

Can't wait to do this round...the last two rounds were so fun and challenging!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: Smmarrt on March 04, 2015 10:37:56 AM
Forgot to include a question about your former swap partners so I'll add that to the questionnaire.
I'll pm those of you who have already joined.

And I will add the new folks to the list later this afternoon.



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: P_E_S_T on March 04, 2015 02:03:53 PM
Would anyone like to take me on and make an extra dotee based on last months theme - I in return will make a nice something extra ? I wasn't able to sign up for last month as I was in Africa :) 


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: MommyTheMaid on March 04, 2015 03:30:59 PM
I am late sending an OWS claim due to some supplies not getting here in time.  I should have them out the door tomorrow and then I will sign up. 


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: WiccadWitch on March 04, 2015 06:59:30 PM
Missed the last two  :( Working on the questionnaire now.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: crazyda79 on March 04, 2015 07:18:35 PM
I hope I get a spot open in time for this one!  Missed the last one but made myself a daisy dote anyway!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL
Post by: hannabear on March 04, 2015 07:51:11 PM
Would anyone like to take me on and make an extra dotee based on last months theme - I in return will make a nice something extra ? I wasn't able to sign up for last month as I was in Africa :) 

I would! :)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups thru March 8, Sendout March 29
Post by: blupaisan on March 05, 2015 12:58:26 PM
just sent it in... my q that is.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups thru March 8, Sendout March 29
Post by: Smmarrt on March 05, 2015 02:53:24 PM
Just an FYI - I am off to Sacramento for a teacher's conference so I will be AFK for the next 36 hours or so. I will play catch up on Friday night or Saturday morning.



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups thru March 8, Sendout March 29
Post by: Ludi on March 05, 2015 05:22:30 PM
Working on my Q.  :)



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups thru March 8, Sendout March 29
Post by: Wulf on March 05, 2015 06:35:47 PM
I love your choice of dotee photo for this round, Smmarrt. It really expanded my idea of what a dotee can be!

I'm just filling in my questionnaire now, but there are so many possible directions to go with this theme, I'm having trouble narrowing down ideas.

Wulf


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups thru March 8, Sendout March 29
Post by: dulcet on March 05, 2015 09:17:48 PM
I was reading Thoreau last night, and he said something that made me think of this swap!
"The stars are the apexes of what wonderful triangles!  What distant and different beings in the various mansions of the universe are contemplating the same one at the same moment!"
Can you tell I'm really excited for this swap?


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups thru March 8, Sendout March 29
Post by: Wile E Songdog on March 06, 2015 08:35:15 PM
I was a bit annoyed with myself for sending late in the last swap but I think the extra crafting time will be a big help so I want to try again.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups CLOSE tomorrow at 6 PM
Post by: Alittlemusthave on March 07, 2015 06:14:52 PM
What the heck, I'm in....just can't help myself! ;D sent in my Q


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups CLOSE tomorrow at 6 PM
Post by: LovelyMiss on March 07, 2015 07:04:31 PM
I was debating signing up, but space is my favorite, so I just have to do it.  :)  Sending questionnaire now!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups CLOSE tomorrow at 6 PM
Post by: crazyda79 on March 07, 2015 08:17:38 PM
Questionnaire sent!  I'm really excited since I missed the last one!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups CLOSE tomorrow at 6 PM
Post by: mamarose22 on March 08, 2015 09:06:18 AM
I sent in my Q&A.  I guess I got in under the wire.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups CLOSE tomorrow at 6 PM
Post by: Smmarrt on March 08, 2015 02:05:48 PM
So I lost power in one half of my apartment - blown fuse? I'll try a few things but partnering might be delayed. I'll move my computer and modem and see if I can get it to work in another spot. Fun times...


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Signups CLOSE tomorrow at 6 PM
Post by: Smmarrt on March 09, 2015 08:44:51 AM
Will add new folks and get partner info out later this morning - sorry for the glitch.
Thanks for your patience.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: blupaisan on March 09, 2015 10:00:38 AM
Will add new folks and get partner info out later this morning - sorry for the glitch.
Thanks for your patience.

Woo hoo! Can't wait to read my partner's list!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on March 09, 2015 03:05:56 PM
Partners posted and PMs sent - let me know if I mixed anything up.
HAVE FUN, everybody!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 09, 2015 03:20:20 PM
Hi, dulcet!  I don't believe we have ever swapped dotees before, so this will be fun!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: hannabear on March 09, 2015 03:55:21 PM
Thank you, can't wait to get started! :D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Wulf on March 09, 2015 04:41:04 PM
I got CrazyDa as a partner!  :D

Her list of ideas is almost exactly the same as mine, which means if I like what I make, she likely will too!

Wulf


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 09, 2015 05:20:30 PM
Hi La Chapa! I'm so excited to craft for you again, though I have no idea what I'm going to do yet. :D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Wile E Songdog on March 09, 2015 09:36:10 PM
This is great! My partner listed everything I already had ideas on making. That takes a little of the pressure off.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: La Chapa on March 09, 2015 09:38:03 PM
Hi La Chapa! I'm so excited to craft for you again, though I have no idea what I'm going to do yet. :D

Me too Acadian Driftwood!  I've been hoping to get partnered with you for one of these.   :D  I have some ideas swimming around my head, but nothing too solid yet.  This ought to be tons of fun!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on March 09, 2015 11:07:59 PM
I got CrazyDa as a partner!  :D

Her list of ideas is almost exactly the same as mine, which means if I like what I make, she likely will too!

Wulf

Yay Wulf! So happy to be partnered with you.  I know I'll love anything you make.  Can't wait to get started.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: LovelyMiss on March 10, 2015 12:31:24 AM
Fun!  I have a few ideas and am excited to get started! 


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: emilywilde on March 10, 2015 05:17:36 AM
Fun!  I have a few ideas and am excited to get started! 

Hi LovelyMiss! Mee too!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: hannabear on March 10, 2015 01:33:09 PM
I got so excited that I started crafting last night and went to sleep well. Ah well, worth it! :D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 10, 2015 02:14:44 PM
This is great! My partner listed everything I already had ideas on making. That takes a little of the pressure off.
I like to keep things simple.  Now I'm off to do a little stalking.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: blupaisan on March 10, 2015 04:23:50 PM
Found THE perfect stuff in my stash...now to get it right on the first try since I have no duplicates!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: dulcet on March 10, 2015 07:51:31 PM
blupaisan -- I know what you mean!  Every time I add something I'm afraid I'll ruin the whole thing.

My dotee for Always must be going well because my teenage daughter got super excited when she saw it, and she's at that stage where it's almost physically painful for her to be in any kind of agreement with her mother.   ::)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on March 11, 2015 10:24:10 AM
I was so tempted to pick one of you who listed "any animal in a space suit" as one of your themes - that's seems like a fun dotee to make! And I might still try that for me.

P.S. Thanks to crazyda79, you are all now added to the official list - but double check that it shows up in your profiles. I am a prolific bad typist and often invent new swappers!



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 11, 2015 11:04:28 AM
lol that would be a fun one to do!!!

I sketched out my plan on a napkin while eating lunch today and watching some bad soap opera that was on in the restaurant...I sketched my last on at the same place, so it must do something to my creative brain! ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 11, 2015 02:05:33 PM
I haven't figured out yet what I will be making.  I don't think I have any scraps of fabric in my stash that will fit with this theme so I guess I will have to find time to go to the fabric store.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 11, 2015 02:46:52 PM
I had a brainwave - now to figure out how to incorporate the new element into my design!  :D



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Alittlemusthave on March 11, 2015 03:02:13 PM
My partners and my ideas are very similar, so I think she's really going to like what I make as long as I like it! We're a good match I think!
These Dotee dolls are so addictive....


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: emilywilde on March 11, 2015 05:23:43 PM
I can't deny the calling of "animal in a spacesuit." Just saying... 8)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 11, 2015 05:56:31 PM
A special supply should arrive tomorrow, so I plan to work on it over the weekend.   :)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 13, 2015 09:11:41 AM
Doing some sketches today so hopefully I can start working this weekend. I also just noticed that sendouts are on a Sunday... do you think we could make that Monday when the PO is open?


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on March 13, 2015 01:13:14 PM
Got a 50 cent supply that is gonna make this the bestest idea yet! Hope it turns out like my head has it


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 14, 2015 12:38:25 PM
I have an idea in my head, however I have to figure out if it can really work.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: blupaisan on March 15, 2015 03:55:30 AM
Crafting away, and forgiving myself for imperfections.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: hannabear on March 15, 2015 07:00:07 AM
Crafting away, and forgiving myself for imperfections.

Always good! :) I'm doing the same!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: LovelyMiss on March 15, 2015 07:09:52 AM
Making some progress...just searched the house for a crucial missing supply, and, strangely, actually found it!  :D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: emilywilde on March 15, 2015 07:52:58 AM
Went to the craft store yesterday and got all my supplies, and some more for a back up plan in case my first idea doesn't work...


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 15, 2015 09:49:08 AM
That critical material hasn't arrived yet, so I'm in a holding pattern.....


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 15, 2015 01:02:57 PM
I had such a good idea that I wanted to do, but I just couldn't quite figure out how to accomplish it.  I may still try it.  I'll see.  However, I am working on another idea.  I think I have what I need for this one.  I have to check my supplies.  I did a couple of preliminary sketches for this.  On paper it looks ok.  I hope it works out ok.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 16, 2015 09:01:15 AM
Try #1 was a bust, so even though I can save most of it, I have to re-work parts...;D.

I need a degree in engineering, I think...or else a better google search! ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 16, 2015 04:40:22 PM
Aughhhh!  I ordered the wrong Critical Material!  :o  But I came up with an alternate strategy....



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Wulf on March 16, 2015 06:58:35 PM
Aughhhh!  I ordered the wrong Critical Material!  :o

No Ludi, you ordered Critical Material for a different project, that's all.

I've had this really great image in my head for a few days now, but I absolutely cannot figure out how to make a dotee out of it. I need an 8-year old child I can describe my ideas to so she can translate them into suitably simple designs for me.

Wulf


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 17, 2015 08:20:33 AM
well, in my case, all I can say about the supplies I got is : SIZE MATTERS!!!  They sent the wrong size!!  I hope to go to a different craft store in our area to see if maybe they don't have what I need on hand...it is the only part left for me to do...so hopefully, third time is a charm!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: WiccadWitch on March 17, 2015 10:07:08 AM
Just checking in......messed up the first two bodies, so I think I'll go with a simpler design.

I think I have the embellishments I need, but, will probably take a trip to the craft store anyway to see if they have anything else I can use  ;)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 17, 2015 12:27:03 PM
Although I wanted to go with Plan A, I didn't think I could make it work properly.  However, although Plan B is still in my head, I think it should work out.  I have to start making my pattern for it.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: La Chapa on March 17, 2015 06:58:01 PM
I'm so behind in my crafting!  I haven't been able to solidify a design yet.  I think I may just have to start something and hope the answers present themselves as I work.  My designs always change as I work them anyway, so maybe this will work for me. 


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 05:45:25 AM
La Chapa...I get those kind of blocks as well...sometimes you just have to start something and then magic happens...I sometimes have to work on something totally unrelated (like bake cookies! ;D)...and then I get an "ah-ha" moment!  Hang in there--you still have plenty of time!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on March 18, 2015 09:35:26 AM
You all are making me nervous! I found a scrap of fabric that might work but I'm still thinking about body shape.



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on March 18, 2015 02:28:30 PM
HELP!!

One of our swappers, Alittlusthave, needs to drop out of the swap. Would anyone be willing to take on a second partner? Let me know and I'll send you the details.

Thanks!  :D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: hannabear on March 18, 2015 02:32:22 PM
haha Smmarrt, I'm having trouble figuring out my head shape!
I'll take on a second partner if no one's volunteered yet.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 19, 2015 06:52:27 AM
Finished!  Sending tomorrow, barring disaster.   :)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 19, 2015 07:58:31 AM
I think my PlanB is going to work out ok.  I started working on it yesterday.  Need to do some more work on it. 


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 19, 2015 08:16:14 AM
It appears the dotee dulcet sent is in mail hell...fingers crossed that it will make it to its new home soon!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: dulcet on March 19, 2015 11:53:01 AM
I blame the lost package on its small size.  The tracking sticker got folded over an edge just to fit without obscuring the address!  All you who have more experience, how do you package these tiny things?


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 19, 2015 01:21:33 PM
I either use a small flat rate priority box or a large bubble wrap envelope (letter size)...  I have received boxes by mail that are about the size of a coffee cup with no problems...as long as they can read the address...


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: blupaisan on March 20, 2015 07:38:59 AM
So I have about 5 more minutes of work on mine. I put it down yesterday, turned around, and it vanished! Will have to look with 'fresh' eyes when I get home today.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: dulcet on March 20, 2015 07:57:44 AM
blupaisan -- eek!  You must be going in circles in your brain trying to figure out where it could be!  I know how that feels.  Good luck.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 20, 2015 11:54:31 AM
 ::)The dog buried it. ::)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 20, 2015 12:07:49 PM
Sent!  :)



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 20, 2015 02:47:48 PM
I guess we will need a gallery link now.  Can't wait to view all the creativity. This is the fun part.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: hannabear on March 21, 2015 12:09:46 PM
One of my dotees is turning out quite large...hope that's ok! My size estimation skills need to be re-calibrated when I shop online for parts!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 21, 2015 12:50:57 PM
My wayward dotee from dulcet is here!!!!  I am taking pictures of her now!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 21, 2015 12:58:20 PM
I don't believe a gallery has been set up yet. 


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 21, 2015 01:42:52 PM
Yep--it was set up earlier this week

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438496.0


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: emilywilde on March 21, 2015 04:31:35 PM
Made the main part this week at work, taking the weekend to hopefully finish it up. There's a friend in the hospital so I'm a little behind.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 21, 2015 04:46:45 PM
Yep--it was set up earlier this week

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438496.0
Thanks for the link.  Smarrt usually puts it on the 1st page so that's where I always look first.  However, I just went through all the posts and didn't notice it.  I must be going bonkers. I'm sure it's somewhere right in front of my eyes.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: LovelyMiss on March 21, 2015 05:26:08 PM
I can't decide if less is more or more is more.  I think I'm done, but I'm going to sleep on it.  :D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 21, 2015 05:33:04 PM
I generally find that more is more, and then add some.... ::)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on March 21, 2015 07:42:11 PM
Yep--it was set up earlier this week

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438496.0
Thanks for the link.  Smarrt usually puts it on the 1st page so that's where I always look first.  However, I just went through all the posts and didn't notice it.  I must be going bonkers. I'm sure it's somewhere right in front of my eyes.

It's added now - I was having problems with my computer earlier in the week so I was trying to do everything on my phone. But the problem is fixed now and I am back on my laptop.



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on March 21, 2015 08:43:58 PM
So I don't know if I'm going to go through with my initial idea.  I'm kinda scared to attempt it so I'm going to come up with a backup plan. Wish me luck. Lol.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: emilywilde on March 22, 2015 11:13:22 AM
I'm definitely going with the more is more philosophy here. Mine is done at the "acceptable" level, but I'm still working out the details on one or two "special" aspects. One is back up for the other...


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 23, 2015 04:53:38 PM
When I finally sat down to craft, I had an idea that was completely different from my initial sketches, so I ran with that one! I hope it turned out as cool as I think it did, because I'm still seeing it with my special idea lenses. Just a few finishing steps now.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: hannabear on March 23, 2015 04:59:14 PM
I have all the parts done, just have to put them together! :D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 23, 2015 05:08:10 PM
So I don't know if I'm going to go through with my initial idea.  I'm kinda scared to attempt it so I'm going to come up with a backup plan. Wish me luck. Lol.
I'm sure that whatever you decide, it will turn out fine.  The important thing is to start crafting as Saturday is the deadline for mailing.  
I also went with Plan B and I hope my partner will like it. I'm going to try to mail mine tomorrow.  I have a lot of things planned for the day but I'm hoping I have enough time to make it to the post office.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on March 24, 2015 11:05:09 AM
I just realized that March 29th is Sunday. Should I make the send out day Saturday or Monday?

Vote here!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 24, 2015 11:08:53 AM
Monday--our post office is not open for packages on Saturday either (although I will probably mail out Friday if I find a box!)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on March 24, 2015 12:36:02 PM
So inspiration and motivation hit last night and I got my dotee done! I really like how it turned out.  Slightly better than in my head lol! I got attach a hanger then I'll be ready to send.  Yay!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 24, 2015 03:03:06 PM
I finished my Dotee and quickly packed it up last night.  I dropped it off at the post office this afternoon.  Although it is simple, I think it came out well. 


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: hannabear on March 24, 2015 03:11:56 PM
Arg, I was finishing up and clumsy me dropped it on the floor. Part of it broke and is hard to put back together agh! Not gonna lie, I almost cried.  :P


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 24, 2015 03:17:31 PM
 :'(



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 25, 2015 06:18:05 AM
In case you guys missed it, check out "Beet Boy" in last month's gallery! ;D

I think it is the final dotee for that swap and had to travel all the way from Australia to Canada the long way round! ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: La Chapa on March 25, 2015 10:31:33 AM
I just realized that March 29th is Sunday. Should I make the send out day Saturday or Monday?

Vote here!

Monday please!  I've been to the ER twice this week with different family members, and we've been to four different doctors in the last two days.  Not to mention trying to get meds and med equipment approved by our insurance.  Oh yeah, and then there's that work thing that I can't afford to miss lest I not be able to pay the bills.  It's been crazy, but I still want to try and send on time for this.  Thanks!

p.s. sorry if I sound all wound-up and cuckoo


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 25, 2015 11:05:56 AM
Hope things settle down for you soon, La Chapa!  I do know when one family member or employee gets ill, it seems everyone gets a turn!



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 25, 2015 11:12:33 AM
I just realized that March 29th is Sunday. Should I make the send out day Saturday or Monday?

Vote here!

Monday please!  I've been to the ER twice this week with different family members, and we've been to four different doctors in the last two days.  Not to mention trying to get meds and med equipment approved by our insurance.  Oh yeah, and then there's that work thing that I can't afford to miss lest I not be able to pay the bills.  It's been crazy, but I still want to try and send on time for this.  Thanks!

p.s. sorry if I sound all wound-up and cuckoo
I hope things settle down and everyone gets better.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 25, 2015 01:33:21 PM
Sending you some love La Chapa! It's no problem with me if you want some extra time.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: emilywilde on March 25, 2015 08:11:30 PM
La chapa, my heart goes out to you, I hope things get better.
I managed to finish today and hope to send out no later than Friday.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 29, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on March 25, 2015 08:52:23 PM
Okay I will change the date to Monday. Thanks to all who have sent already.

Sending healing thoughts your way, La Chapa.
Take care of yourself, also!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: dulcet on March 26, 2015 06:58:26 AM
I'm so sorry La Chapa.  Hang in there.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: WiccadWitch on March 26, 2015 09:58:55 AM
La Chapa, I'm so sorry.

I'm just about done, but, not sure about it, so I may take advantage of the later send out day and make another one and send the best.

Hannabear, Oh no, been there.
Why does that always happen when you're just about finished?


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: hannabear on March 26, 2015 02:45:05 PM
Sent both out this morning! Hope they get there safe and sound!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: La Chapa on March 26, 2015 11:36:49 PM
Thanks everyone!  I'm humbled by everyone's positive thoughts and words.  You guys totally rock, and I feel lucky!    ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: artsycandice on March 28, 2015 07:24:59 AM
I just realized that March 29th is Sunday. Should I make the send out day Saturday or Monday?

Vote here!

Monday please!  I've been to the ER twice this week with different family members, and we've been to four different doctors in the last two days.  Not to mention trying to get meds and med equipment approved by our insurance.  Oh yeah, and then there's that work thing that I can't afford to miss lest I not be able to pay the bills.  It's been crazy, but I still want to try and send on time for this.  Thanks!

p.s. sorry if I sound all wound-up and cuckoo

I am so sorry. Hang in there. Breath. Don't stress. Take the time you need to be there for those around you. I am sending healing thoughts your way. <3


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 28, 2015 07:49:05 AM
The dotee I sent to Wile E Songdog should have arrived  on Friday.  I hope she will like it.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: hannabear on March 28, 2015 03:30:37 PM
My two dotees should have arrived today so I'm hoping they'll like theirs too! :D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: Wulf on March 28, 2015 04:59:43 PM
I'm so sorry, I'm WA-A-A-Y behind in communication here. So I'm going to check in and then go back and try to catch up on the thread. I've been struggling and struggling with this Great Idea I've got, and producing absolute dreck. So today I finally gave up on it and decided to choose a different idea entirely, so I went to Pinterest and looked at other dotees for ideas. Wouldn't you know it, it only took a few images before I realized how idiotically I'd been approaching this thing, and there was nothing wrong with my idea at all. As usual, I've been making it vastly over-complicated, and there's a perfectly simple way of approaching it that I hadn't even thought of.

So off to get it finished to send off tomorrow. The fact that I think I can start and finish in one day is a good sign! ;)

Wulf


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: La Chapa on March 28, 2015 06:11:19 PM
Thanks artsycandice!  One more week of hectic Dr.'s appointments and things should start to settle down.   :)

Finally making some progress.  Had to go in a different direction than originally thought, but I'm a little excited about it which is a good sign. 


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: mamarose22 on March 29, 2015 08:27:00 AM
Hopefully we should start seeing some more dotees in the gallery..  I love the galleries.  To me they are like museums with all the artsy-craftiness.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: La Chapa on March 29, 2015 11:58:49 PM
Finished just in the nick of time!  Now to find time to get to the post office between getting my son's labs and my dad's x-rays!  My poor fellas!!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 30, 2015 06:25:05 AM
Wulf...it is so easy to over think these little pieces, isn't it?  I am finding out that sometimes the simplest of ideas take the longest to do, and complex ideas are actually not that much harder! ;D

The toughest part of these swaps for me is finding a suitable box...I shipped today using a free PO box!  I was worried about using too small a box because of the issues my poor partner had with her shipping.

I also can't wait to see the gallery...and the new theme for April!!!!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on March 30, 2015 07:31:13 AM
I made 3 different dotes this time around. The first one ended up in the garbage. The second was hand-painted and then I went crazy with the glitter - ugh. So I tried one more thing and it turned out great, IMO, and I hope my partner likes it. Time-wise, each one took more than 2 hours to put together, but the overworked versions were more thought-consuming, if you know what I mean.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: Wile E Songdog on March 30, 2015 12:23:47 PM
I will be mailing today but I work tonight and I was going to swing by the post office on my way to work so I won't be able to message my tracking info until after midnight.


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: WiccadWitch on March 30, 2015 02:02:03 PM
I scrapped the first one and made another, finished Saturday, but wasn't able to get to the post office during their shorter hours......so mailed today....then when I checked my mailbox when I got home I found the most AWESOME dotee from Hannabear!!!! ;D



Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: Wulf on March 30, 2015 04:46:57 PM
Sent today. It was probably the least successful swap item I've ever sent, but eventually you just have to give up and put it in the mail, for better or worse. I don't know what went wrong with this swap - I just got hung up on an idea that didn't go anywhere, and I couldn't move on to something that worked. Oh well...

Wulf


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 30, 2015 04:52:11 PM
Wulf--if it makes you feel any better, I think everyone goes through something like that...you get all excited for the swap, and then it seems that nothing feels right or inspiring, etc.

I remember a few years ago, I joined a tiny embroidery swap...what the hell?  It was way beyond my skill and comfort level so I did a miserable job...it was a horrible experience for me, but my partner was very gracious and was going through a similar thing, so we just had a good laugh about it...not our best work, but passable...and it was a lesson learned about forgiving ourselves for not always being creative as we feel in our brains! ;D

I am sure your "worst" is still very acceptable and fun!   ha I don't think I will need to eat these words...or maybe I will! ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: Wulf on March 30, 2015 06:36:24 PM
While it may not be as awful as I think, I'm sure it's not not very good. But things that are utterly ruined when you turn off the light at night are sometimes just fine the next morning, and maybe a week shut away from the light in a small cardboard box will work wonders on this unattractive dotee, like a chrysalis for a caterpillar.

Wulf


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: La Chapa on March 30, 2015 10:32:37 PM
Sent today  ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 01, 2015 05:14:15 AM
I'll be opening this month's round when I get home from work today, and the theme will be revealed!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: blupaisan on April 01, 2015 05:21:31 AM
I'll be opening this month's round when I get home from work today, and the theme will be revealed!

I have been writing funny April Fools stuff on this site this morning, so my brain was geared at frivolity so I SWEAR I thought you wrote, "I will be opening this mouth's round". Practically peed myself with laughter!!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 01, 2015 05:48:44 AM
Can't wait to see what the theme will be!!!  Tracking says my dotee will be to dulcet tomorrow!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: La Chapa on April 01, 2015 09:51:45 AM
Oh my gosh, I may be over-committing myself with swaps this month, but not sure I'll be able to resist signing up for April!


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 01, 2015 10:53:27 AM
I also want to sign up for the April dotee!!


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on April 01, 2015 11:20:58 AM
I can't wait for the April sign ups. I'm so low on swaps I don't know what to do with myself.  I mean yeah I can do all those things on my to do list but what fun is that? In the meantime, I'll start Christmas gifts lol


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 01, 2015 03:38:57 PM
April round is up and running! Come and see what the new theme is: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438722.0

(Craftster word replacement is confusing when trying to set something up... I hope it makes sense tomorrow)


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 01, 2015 06:16:32 PM
lol it will...midnight...the zombies will move to another forum... ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Dotee Swap - MARCH CELESTIAL Send out March 30, 2015
Post by: Wulf on April 08, 2015 07:17:32 PM
I've received a wonder animal astronaut from crazyda! Photos tomorrow.

Wulf