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Title: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 01, 2015 03:24:53 PM


Dotee made by SpookyPooky (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376251.msg4484655;topicseen#msg4484655) in the Character Round

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439022.0

Swap name: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Acadian Driftwood
Sign-up date range: April 1 - April 9
Date to send bone by: April 30

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? No

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
- Is part of the potato fandom: 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...

~Fandom~

Are you a big fan of a certain TV show, book, movie, or game? This month we will make dotees to celebrate that love! They can be characters, objects, or any other representation of your chosen fandom. Just remember that if you're making a USS Enterprise dotee, it should have a face of some kind! We're all about anthropomorphism.

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.

Discus future themes and get updates for the next months here. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436680.0)

What is a dotee?

A dotee is a mini art doll, meant to be traded or swapped. The dolls 6" tall or smaller, but the hanger or tail can exceed that measurement. They have a face, but do not require arms or legs (unless that's part of your design). Dotees have a loop for hanging, and 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, paperclay, yarn, beads, 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
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap January: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437871.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap February: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438176.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap March: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438496.0



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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Monthly Dotee Theme Swap - April 2015
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?

Pop quiz: what is the size requirement for dotees?

Please list 5 or more fandoms of yours, and a few characters/motifs for each:

Do you have any favorite styles or techniques? (clay, felt, knitted, 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 characters, 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 (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.

List of participants:

Acadian Driftwood
crazyda79
Ludi
artsycandice
Smmarrt
La Chapa
puzzled-penguin
Wile E Songdog
blupaisan
CraftyMamaBee
pioneer9
curiousfae
dulcet
angielou1

PARTNERS:

Acadian Driftwood - Smmarrt
angielou1 - curiousfae
La Chapa - Wile E Songdog
CraftyMamaBee - pioneer9
artsycandice - blupaisan
crazyda79 - puzzled-penguin
Ludi - dulcet


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: Smmarrt on April 01, 2015 04:00:32 PM
The word substitutions are amusing and I will join this swap so I can make a zombie chicken.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: crazyda79 on April 01, 2015 04:17:52 PM
YAY!  Gonna go fill out the questionnaire!  Right after I start dinner!!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: mamarose22 on April 01, 2015 04:52:42 PM
I'll be skipping this one.  I will check out future ones.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: cmarion3 on April 01, 2015 06:06:29 PM
So tempted, but the fandom part confuses me...zombies chopped up by ceiling fans...or box fans...or what? How can I name my 5 favorite. OR is that zombies in 5 parts. Oh the angst.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: yofi on April 01, 2015 07:40:16 PM
Rarrrrgh!  "A dotee is a mini art zombie chicken, meant to be traded or swapped."

I love word substitution!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: crazyda79 on April 02, 2015 02:56:43 AM
Questionnaire is sent!  I included a favorite band and my favorite actor since I am fans of them.  Hope that is acceptable!  Yay for fandom!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: blupaisan on April 02, 2015 06:50:51 AM
Gonna have to do this right by taking a couple of days to pick my braaaiiin about what persons I would put on my most wanted list.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: artsycandice on April 02, 2015 08:08:18 AM
I wanted to ask about who could be included. I don't follow many fandoms and would rather pick actors/characters from movies/cult characters/musicians/famous people... Would the latter few be acceptable?


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: Ludi on April 02, 2015 09:10:44 AM
Hmm, kind of a challenge to figure out which of my favorite characters might lend themselves to being dotee-fied.  Well, that's where my partner's creativity will come in!   ;)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: Ludi on April 02, 2015 09:12:53 AM
would rather pick actors/characters from movies/cult characters/musicians/famous people... Would the latter few be acceptable?

I hope so!  :o 


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: puzzled-penguin on April 02, 2015 09:51:02 AM
This will be my first dotee but I love the previous galleries and this sounds like a really fun theme to be starting with. I'll narrow things down and get my questionnaire filled out over the next few days. :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: artsycandice on April 02, 2015 10:49:20 AM
Hmm, kind of a challenge to figure out which of my favorite characters might lend themselves to being dotee-fied.  Well, that's where my partner's creativity will come in!   ;)

I would revel in the challenge! Muahahahaha! ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: pioneer9 on April 02, 2015 02:17:11 PM
Ooh, I've been waiting for this theme :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 02, 2015 03:42:01 PM
I do think musicians and other famous people have fandoms, so yes that counts! If you are a fan of something or someone, you can be considered part of that fandom.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: pioneer9 on April 02, 2015 04:08:24 PM
Does "Do you have any favorite styles or techniques? (clay, felt, knitted, etc.)" refer to the style/ technique we work on, or what we admire/ might like to receive?



Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 02, 2015 04:09:51 PM
It refers to things you'd like to receive! :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: crazyda79 on April 02, 2015 04:13:25 PM
Does "Do you have any favorite styles or techniques? (clay, felt, knitted, etc.)" refer to the style/ technique we work on, or what we admire/ might like to receive?



I took it as what you would like to receive/admire.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: artsycandice on April 02, 2015 04:20:10 PM
I do think musicians and other famous people have fandoms, so yes that counts! If you are a fan of something or someone, you can be considered part of that fandom.


Excellent, thank you!!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Smmarrt on April 02, 2015 04:21:50 PM
I have made an Oompa Loompa dotee and you'll see who I made in the March round - it's a famous person.

I have received a John Lennon dotee, Peter Tork from the Monkees, Harry Potter characters and a few more.

Sometimes a small bit of a person/character/talent can be the main element of a dotee - remember, these are 6 inches or smaller so you can get away with just a hint of what makes that person or character special.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee unicorn zombie apocalypse - gurgle gurgle drool 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sen
Post by: Ludi on April 02, 2015 04:59:06 PM
I would revel in the challenge! Muahahahaha! ;D

Oooo!   :D

Sent my Q!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: artsycandice on April 02, 2015 05:52:05 PM
Q is sent! ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Smmarrt on April 02, 2015 07:28:11 PM
Mine is sent also!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: La Chapa on April 02, 2015 11:28:51 PM
Note to my future swap partner:  Zombies really are one of my fandoms, and not just an April Fools word substitution for Boy Bands.  :o


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Ludi on April 03, 2015 12:25:07 PM
I'm getting way too excited about making an itty bitty character!  :D



Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: puzzled-penguin on April 03, 2015 01:26:31 PM
Sent in my Q  :D


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Wile E Songdog on April 03, 2015 07:32:07 PM
Well, I can't quit now. Filling out my Q.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: crazyda79 on April 03, 2015 11:38:22 PM
Yay to all the fun dote makers we have!  I am so excited to get started!  This is why I usually wait til the last minute to signup because I get so impatient waiting for partners!  LOL.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Wulf on April 04, 2015 04:58:22 PM
I think I'm going to sit out this round - I'm not much of a fanboy, and I'm going to be away for a week mid-April, which would mean I'd do all the crafting in the last week. Not that there's anything unusual in that, but I shouldn't encourage it. :-[

But I'm looking forward to seeing the Gallery.

Wulf


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Ludi on April 05, 2015 07:27:05 AM
Aw, Wulf, I've seen some Fannishness on your Pinterest - Beards, Vikings, Magick, Saints.....  :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Wulf on April 05, 2015 04:02:54 PM
Aw, Wulf, I've seen some Fannishness on your Pinterest - Beards, Vikings, Magick, Saints.....  :)

Another million-dollar idea: collectible action figures of saints! It's probably already been done - I just don't shop in the right stores.

This is pretty far off topic, and I might be mod-smacked for it, but has anyone seen the new Star Wars baby books with adorable felted figures? Jack and Holman Wang had already created a line of infants' board books of classic literature (Moby Dick, Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace, etc.) with beautiful needle-felted characters and now they've done the same thing for the first three Star Wars movies (http://www.mycozyclassics.com/star-wars/). Inspiring, for anyone who's fandom leans in that direction.



Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Ludi on April 05, 2015 04:33:55 PM
Jack and Holman Wang had already created a line of infants' board books of classic literature ... Pride and Prejudice

So inspiring! I'm a big Jane Austen fan!  :D



That darn Mr. Darcy! 


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on April 05, 2015 06:21:55 PM
In my opinion, fandoms can be anything you love. Like favorite animals, cultures, types of people, holidays etc. I don't think anyone should feel limited. I'm all for making anything anyone loves.


Title: Re:
Post by: Ludi on April 05, 2015 06:58:28 PM
In my opinion, fandoms can be anything you love.

That's what I think.  And no matter how obscure your love, there's someone else who shares it, and that makes it a fandom.  :)



Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: blupaisan on April 06, 2015 07:52:28 AM
True 'nuf. I just sent in my Q, with Michigan J. Frog on my list!!  (;


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Wile E Songdog on April 06, 2015 08:52:51 AM
I realized there's a pretty obvious fandom that I did not list relating to my username. It was hard enough trying to whittle down my fandoms. If my future partner decides to take inspiration from my name, please be aware that it is only the canine representative and not the annoying bird that was inexplicably given the title role in the cartoons.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Smmarrt on April 06, 2015 12:36:27 PM
I agree - I respect everyone else's crazy lists if you respect mine!

My best friend always teases me because my two favorite television shows are Downton Abbey (or any of the Masterpiece presentations)  and the Walking Dead. He cannot understand the reason - I have told him over and over again - they are stories well-told and characters you can love/hate/cheer for - that's what makes them compelling.

And any good piece of entertainment - book, tv show, movie or game - should transport you and make you wonder - can I survive this? Could I have lived in this time? What would my role/job/status be in one of these worlds? And can I be Norman Reedus' girlfriend? (Okay, that last one is just for me.)

I am ready and excited to be transported into one of your worlds!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 06, 2015 02:24:50 PM
I'm very much looking forward to this swap! I am so curious to see the different forms of Fandom! I really hope I get someone on the opposite end of the spectrum from me! I'm needing the challenge!


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on April 06, 2015 03:52:12 PM
I was just thinking today that I forgot one of my favorites!  Jeff Dunham and all his puppets! Can't believe I forgot him in the first place :(


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 06, 2015 03:55:19 PM
I don't think we could ever give a complete list of the things we love! There's just so much to pick from.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: crazyda79 on April 06, 2015 05:51:34 PM
I don't think we could ever give a complete list of the things we love! There's just so much to pick from.

Very true!  I'm just upset that I left him off because he was the first thing I thought of when this swap came up LOL!  My brain was thinking faster than I was filing out the questionnaire!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: artsycandice on April 06, 2015 06:34:38 PM
I was just thinking today that I forgot one of my favorites!  Jeff Dunham and all his puppets! Can't believe I forgot him in the first place :(

I love Jeff Dunham! I took my honey to see him several years ago when he came through town. It was pretty great.
I also thought that a fandom was something else. My list is still full of people and shows/movies that have meaning for me but I would probably have put different things on if I'd thought of fandoms simply as subjects and topics that I was interested in.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 06, 2015 06:49:19 PM
I still DO feel like fandom is more specific than just "things you like" - to me it implies a community of other folks who like those things. This swap is kind of a chance to get a glimpse into some fan communities that you may not have otherwise known about!


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on April 06, 2015 08:03:52 PM
I agree. I sometimes don't convey exactly what I am thinking when I type things out lol


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Wile E Songdog on April 06, 2015 11:10:48 PM
I agree - I respect everyone else's crazy lists if you respect mine!

My best friend always teases me because my two favorite television shows are Downton Abbey (or any of the Masterpiece presentations)  and the Walking Dead. He cannot understand the reason - I have told him over and over again - they are stories well-told and characters you can love/hate/cheer for - that's what makes them compelling.

And any good piece of entertainment - book, tv show, movie or game - should transport you and make you wonder - can I survive this? Could I have lived in this time? What would my role/job/status be in one of these worlds? And can I be Norman Reedus' girlfriend? (Okay, that last one is just for me.)

I am ready and excited to be transported into one of your worlds!

I also love both Downton and TWD! We think the same so I like you!


However, I am going to be Norman Reedus' girlfriend.  >:(
:P
;D


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: pioneer9 on April 07, 2015 08:32:47 AM
Sent in my questionnaire :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: curiousfae on April 07, 2015 04:38:30 PM
i am sending my q in now but I am freaking out! i've never made a dotee before. i am going to use that fab jack sparrow doll as my inspiration.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: puzzled-penguin on April 07, 2015 05:55:49 PM
i am sending my q in now but I am freaking out! i've never made a dotee before. i am going to use that fab jack sparrow doll as my inspiration.

Don't worry curiousfae, this will be my first dotee too! I'm sure we can encourage each other.  ;) I'm excited to try something new!


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on April 07, 2015 06:17:38 PM
They are really so much easier than they look.  It's the knowing when to stop part that's hard!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Smmarrt on April 07, 2015 08:33:54 PM
In my experience and opinion, newbies make the most fabulous dotees because they are new. There are a few rules in dotee-making but your box-thinking is a bit more open than the old-bies!



Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: dulcet on April 08, 2015 06:36:20 AM
Sending in my Q now.

My biggest fear with this swap is that I will research my partner's fandom and fall in love.  I don't have time to watch five seasons or read a series of seven books.   :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: curiousfae on April 08, 2015 02:46:27 PM
thanks for all the encouragement ya'll!

Quote
 My biggest fear with this swap is that I will research my partner's fandom and fall in love.  I don't have time to watch five seasons or read a series of seven books.   :)

that is so funny! you are right though and if i have to be honest, this will no doubt happen to me as well.  


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: blupaisan on April 09, 2015 12:51:31 PM
so excited that signups are nearly done.... means I get to start stalking soon!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: artsycandice on April 09, 2015 01:02:11 PM
Bring on the challenge!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: angielou1 on April 09, 2015 03:10:45 PM
Sent in my questionnaire . Hope I'm not to late
I forgot to add Supernatural to my list


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (Sign up 1st - 9th, Sendout 30th)
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 09, 2015 05:11:47 PM
So happy to have you all aboard! We're at 14 swappers right now, and if anyone else wants to join in, please do! I'm going to close the swap tomorrow morning, and hopefully get partners out tomorrow evening.


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on April 09, 2015 08:05:32 PM
Yay for partners soon!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 10, 2015 03:58:16 PM
Partners are out! Please check with the list on the first page, make sure I sent you the right questionnaire, and let me know if there are any conflicts. Thanks everyone!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Ludi on April 10, 2015 04:00:05 PM
I love my partner's themes and characters - but which to choose?   :o


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: puzzled-penguin on April 10, 2015 04:19:19 PM
Ooooh, crazyda79, you've given me some tough choices to make  ;) What to choose, what to choose?


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: blupaisan on April 10, 2015 04:45:31 PM
I pretty much have no idea about any of my partner's stuff. It is gonna be fun and educational to research it all! a few years back I asked for old Star Trek episodes as an ATC theme and someone made me a card from an episode I had never watched. I rushed off to watch it and loved it!  Expecting the same thing to happen here.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 10, 2015 04:58:33 PM
blu if you need to research Labyrinth, come watch it at my house!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: pioneer9 on April 10, 2015 05:01:21 PM
Yay, partners! Let the swap anxiety commence :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: artsycandice on April 10, 2015 05:20:15 PM
I pretty much have no idea about any of my partner's stuff. It is gonna be fun and educational to research it all! a few years back I asked for old Star Trek episodes as an ATC theme and someone made me a card from an episode I had never watched. I rushed off to watch it and loved it!  Expecting the same thing to happen here.

lol, sorry! ;D


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on April 10, 2015 06:05:02 PM
I don't know much about my partner's choices either so I get to research as well! Yay! Love new fandoms


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Wile E Songdog on April 10, 2015 08:21:39 PM
I zeroed in on a fandom I share with my partner but it wasn't on my list so hopefully it will be a surprise. I already have an idea.


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Post by: crazyda79 on April 12, 2015 01:28:40 AM
I currently have a bunch of ideas swirling in my head.  Now to narrow it down to one.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: puzzled-penguin on April 12, 2015 12:46:23 PM
I'm totally torn between two ideas... If I have time I might try and make both and see which turns out best. Great swap theme though, it's given me so many ideas!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: dulcet on April 12, 2015 07:53:22 PM
I'm getting started with an idea, we'll see how it turns out.  This time I've remembered to sew in the hanging loop at the beginning.  Maybe I'll use muslin as a base fabric next time, because this cotton duck is terrible to turn in bitty pieces! 


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: artsycandice on April 12, 2015 07:55:17 PM
I have an idea, although it is rough at this point. I will think on this one a bit more before committing to it or not.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: La Chapa on April 13, 2015 10:49:41 AM
Checking in a little late here, but I've already got some thinking and planning done! 

Hi Wile E Songdog!  You have some great fandoms and lots of ideas to work from.  This ought to be quite fun!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: angielou1 on April 13, 2015 10:59:56 AM
LOL Zeroed in on the fandom.(GOT) not saying but watched new episode yesterday. LOL. It's  just the specifics that are trying to come out


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Post by: crazyda79 on April 14, 2015 04:51:05 PM
I'm down to two ideas.  Oh eeny meeny miney mo lol. Goodness, I've never had this tough of a time.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: curiousfae on April 15, 2015 06:52:41 AM
ever have one great idea in your head but know that you probably can't pull it off but wanna try anyway?! that said I have one little guy 80% made but that pesky aforementioned idea keeps popping in my head. i am pretty sure I won't be satisfied until I at least try it. :-\

Also, wish I would've thought about the 'hanger' before I sewed up the head- DOH!  >:(


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: blupaisan on April 16, 2015 05:29:10 PM
I am finally at the point in my swap maturity that I am comfortable with letting things happen at the right time. I no longer panic when ideas or inspiration do not come to me in the  first two days (or two hours as the case used to be.) I now let time do her work and out of the blue something wonderful pops into my head and I then run with it.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Ludi on April 16, 2015 07:22:22 PM
I think this dotee will be considerably more traditional than some others I've made...



Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: artsycandice on April 16, 2015 08:46:03 PM
I think this dotee will be considerably more traditional than some others I've made...




See, you say that, but I wonder if it's to lead us off the trail... ;)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: artsycandice on April 16, 2015 08:47:21 PM
I am finally at the point in my swap maturity that I am comfortable with letting things happen at the right time. I no longer panic when ideas or inspiration do not come to me in the  first two days (or two hours as the case used to be.) I now let time do her work and out of the blue something wonderful pops into my head and I then run with it.

I work in much the same manner. Rather than feel like I have to stress out and force an idea I also wait for inspiration to strike. Then I run with it!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 16, 2015 09:16:17 PM
Hi pioneer9! Sorry I was out of town on Holiday and then returned with a Husband who got the flu... men are worse than children when sick! Ha ! But don't tell him I said that! I have a great idea of what I am doing for yours! I will be drawing out and hopefully getting some major work done on it this weekend!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: pioneer9 on April 17, 2015 07:44:21 PM
I'm hoping to start this weekend as well... I know what I want to do, just hoping I can actually do it :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Smmarrt on April 18, 2015 12:17:14 PM
There are ways to add a hanging loop after head is sewn - embed it in the hair, add a button or sequin with the loop attached, add a hat or bow or other head/hair embellishment....I'm sure we can think of more.

As for the trying-something-new-but-may-be-impossible method, go for it. If it doesn't work out, you might have learned something new for another swap or round. If it does work out - yay! You're awesome. I feel that parts of the making of dotees are not so time consuming that there is enough time to experiment and take risks.

That being said, I haven't started - need to go stash swapping and hope for a spark of inspiration.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: crazyda79 on April 18, 2015 11:52:25 PM
Hoping to start tomorrow.  Finally got all my other projects done so now I can make time for this ;)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Ludi on April 19, 2015 03:04:18 PM
I'm finished and I'm pretty darn excited.    ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: angielou1 on April 19, 2015 05:06:49 PM
 :D Still here  :D
I've started and I'm liking it very much!
Might have to make a variation of it for myself ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: curiousfae on April 19, 2015 06:19:47 PM
:D Still here  :D
I've started and I'm liking it very much!
Might have to make a variation of it for myself ;D
Me too Angielou1! Everything is coming along nicely after I finally decided what(who) to make. Just a few things to add. I want to send this week (so I can concentrate on another swap due the same day :o) so I have been busy at it this weekend. I have a feeling this gallery is going to be EPIC!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: dulcet on April 19, 2015 08:18:00 PM
I've got my main parts done, and now I just need to add personality.

Ludi -- Your brain must constantly be in creative mode!


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Post by: crazyda79 on April 20, 2015 03:02:10 AM
I didn't get anything started today.  Maybe tomorrow.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: pioneer9 on April 20, 2015 02:26:51 PM
Mine is beginning to take shape... not quite as awesome as my sketch of it, but not too shabby, either :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: blupaisan on April 21, 2015 05:02:11 AM
located the perfect stuff, inherited from Mom


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Ludi on April 21, 2015 12:36:14 PM
Sent!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: puzzled-penguin on April 22, 2015 06:48:38 AM
Mine is finished :) I'll be posting on either Friday or Saturday.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: curiousfae on April 22, 2015 02:13:01 PM
I am done too! Probably send out tomorrow. Phew! Feels good to be done:)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: La Chapa on April 23, 2015 10:20:04 AM
I am so lagging on getting this done, but I know what I'm making and should be able to knock it out in an evening or two (probably 2)  I hope my idea doesn't look too crazy!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on April 23, 2015 12:58:57 PM
Well my first attempt did not go as well as I had hoped so I am trying again! Hoping that it will go smoother this time and will be shipping in the next day or two!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: angielou1 on April 24, 2015 08:13:20 PM
I might be finished by tomorrow too! This is my first time making a dotee and wow. A little harder than I thought but so fun.


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Post by: crazyda79 on April 24, 2015 11:09:57 PM
Made a drawing today.  Hope to get it worked on this weekend


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: blupaisan on April 25, 2015 01:58:34 PM
mailed!!  (:


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: puzzled-penguin on April 25, 2015 02:35:38 PM
Mailed today  :)


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: dulcet on April 25, 2015 03:56:03 PM
Received and posted!  What an amazing start to our gallery!  Go check out what Ludi made for me!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Ludi on April 25, 2015 06:29:58 PM
eeeeee!  I received from dulcet the most wonderful dotee of my favorite Vincent Price character!   :o  Pics tomorrow!   :o


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: pioneer9 on April 26, 2015 01:09:37 PM
Done! Need to dig up a squishy envelope.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Smmarrt on April 27, 2015 02:32:36 PM
I'm here! Checking in. Hoping to send sooner rather than later....


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Post by: crazyda79 on April 27, 2015 03:55:19 PM
Headed to post office now!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 28, 2015 05:26:28 PM
Y'all are so good! I have only finished the planning stage, but I luckily I have the day off tomorrow. :D


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: La Chapa on April 30, 2015 12:37:59 AM
Wooo, I pulled the rabbit out of the hat at the last minute!!!  Sending tomorrow!


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: blupaisan on April 30, 2015 10:05:21 AM
twiddling my thumbs a bit nervously during drying time


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: angielou1 on April 30, 2015 10:56:06 AM
Sent out to "curiousfae" a while back just forgot to post. She should be receiving around the 1st of May. Hope she likes it.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Wile E Songdog on April 30, 2015 10:07:00 PM
Mine is going out in the morning. Just putting finishing touches on it. I really messed it up and had to rework it last minute. I like my new face much better but I ended up going with a mixed media thing and I am nervous about how it will hold up.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: La Chapa on April 30, 2015 10:53:39 PM
Sent! ...doing the happy dance...


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Smmarrt on May 01, 2015 12:55:56 PM
I'm late and I hate being late.

That said, I will get May's monthly swap and THEME up tonight....tra la la la la....can you guess what it is?


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Wile E Songdog on May 01, 2015 01:29:51 PM
Mine is on it's way. I am so procrastinatey. I work on it in my head most of the month and wait until the last week thinking I have it all planned and then fecal matter happens; I can't find stuff, things don't work, things break, cats knock over my black paint (too bad it wasn't the black cat, I could have left the paint on him), andI forget that I have a bunch of work stuff to do at the end of the month. I keep telling myself I should not do the swaps if I can't get it done sooner but I really want to make it through the year, I just have to work on my headology and start on things sooner to allow more time for mistakes.

As for what May is going to be, I would guess flowers but we've already done flowers. My birthday is in May so maybe everyone makes something for Wile E?


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: Smmarrt on May 01, 2015 02:56:13 PM
My birthday is in May, too, as well as my Craftsterversary! But not flowers or cupcakes....

And I hear you about the procrastination - I'm the same. In my head, everything works. In my hands, not so much.


Title: Re: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - April 2015 (CLOSED, Sendout April 30th)
Post by: blupaisan on May 07, 2015 02:26:22 PM
Acadian Driftwood asked me to post the following info...

She has been unable to even log on to Craftster with any computer for the past few days. thus, her absence! Craftster techies are working on it.... but she is with us in spirit!!  (and surely reading all posts and grinding her teeth that she must remain silent. so unfair.)