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Topic: ART DOLLS 2 - Send out July 7th, 2013  (Read 32576 times)
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« on: May 26, 2013 04:34:27 PM »

GALLERY - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424733.0#axzz2XQJfMmmL

Swap name: Art Dolls 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 05/26/13 - 06/06/13
Date to send item by: 07/07/13

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

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

Additional Age requirement? No, 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: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- 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:

We will swap 1 doll with one partner - made mostly with fabric. You can certainly add other items - buttons, charms, whatever but the main body will be made from fabric. You will list several themes for your partner to work around but you also understand that not everyone will be knowledgeable about your particular favorites. So you can say "Nature" as one of your themes but "Babylon 5" might be too scary/difficult for someone who doesn't share your love of those characters.

We are calling this an "art doll" swap - what does that mean exactly? Well, it means different things to different folks. I don't want to put my particular definition here but let's agree that the dolls will be 6" to 12" tall, made mainly from fabric and will represent one or more of the themes your partner lists. Here is Wikipedia's definition:

"Art dolls are dolls created by artists and intended as expressive and unique art objects rather than children's toys. Art dolls made by professional artists may be considered fine art. Made using a wide variety of styles and media, some are abstract or tribal, while others are incredibly realistic. They range from dolls with pre-manufactured parts to being wholly fabricated by the artist or sculptor. The term "art dolls" usually refers to human-like dolls, but not always. Art dolls can depict animals, mythical creatures, or abstract beings."

The best way to express your desires for making and receiving is through communication. Please chat with your partner so she knows what you want. Again, no guarantee that each of us has the same skills or sewing proficiency to make exactly what you think you want. I'll include lots of questions to help partners get to know what each other wants.

The other component for a great swap , in my opinion, is to have fun, try something new and don't overextend yourself. Choose a project that you want to make - not something that is too hard for you to achieve.

I do hope to host more art doll swaps  - dolls made from different media - clay, paper mache, found objects - so if fabric isn't your thing, then wait around for the next round. Or feel free to start your own!

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

Name of swap: Art Dolls 2
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

List 5 - 10 themes that you like:

List your favorite colors:

Any least favorite colors?

Anything special you want your partner to include/exclude? (fur, feathers?)

Any allergies that pertain to this swap?

Any allergens in your house? (pets/smoke/other):

Human, animal or other creature?

Include your wists or Pinterest for more edification:

Please add anything else you want your partner or me to know.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2013 06:40:11 AM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013 04:35:14 PM »

Art doll swappers:

1. Smmarrt - CA
2. angielou1 - CA
3. susanab - NJ
4. bambam91 - Australia
5. Sharalee - WA
6. Margotte aux Pomme - France WELCOME 1st time swapper!
7. midnight - United Kingdom
8. Kookaloo_Starr - United Kingdom
9. pilarfarmer - CA
10. fancybutch - Canada
11. mightminniemouse - Canada
12. grasshopper - OK
13. artista83 - MI
14. Scrapkatt - United Kingdom
15. pioneer9 - NJ
16. Wise One - CO
17. erica_tattoos - LA


Wise One >><< pilarfarmer
Kookaloo_Starr >><< midnight
Margotte >><< Scrapkatt
angielou1 >><< artista83
grasshopper >><< bambam91
Sharalee >><< pioneer9
fancybutch >><< mightminniemouse
Smmarrt >> susanab >> erica_tattoos >> Smmarrt
« Last Edit: June 06, 2013 08:39:48 PM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Another 4 x 6 Art Swap
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013 04:41:25 PM »

Just a note: I will be going to Boston from Weds. 5/29 to Monday 6/03. I will have my phone and Kindle so I will try to keep up with the thread. I might have a day or two of college reunion stuff but I will try to check in as often as I can. I'll be home on Tuesday June 4th, so I can catch up with any important stuff then.


Junk Journal-along in the Misc. Topics board
Altered Puzzle Pieces coming soon....
Another 4 x 6 Art Swap
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013 05:06:12 PM »

Here is the gallery from the first Art Doll swap (images only):


And here is the JunkerJane Doll swap (images only):


Junk Journal-along in the Misc. Topics board
Altered Puzzle Pieces coming soon....
Another 4 x 6 Art Swap
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013 05:41:10 PM »

hooray for art doll swap II!
my ipad ate my questionnaire  Tongue so im back on the big computer and redoing  Smiley

my photo blog:
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013 02:36:48 AM »

As soon as I've got my feedback I'll be signing up Smiley can't wait!!


Tempted by personal swaps. Hoping to one day have an etsy shop!
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013 03:41:10 AM »

I just sent in my questionnaire!!

This will be my 4th art doll (including poppet Smiley) I have tried to make, so I am super excited!!!

I am currently inactive, due to being hit by a car. I will be back on once I am healed
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013 08:02:16 AM »

hmmmmm sounds fun!  may have to lurk a bit and check out the gallery's of past swaps and see if I can do this.

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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013 09:53:08 AM »

Oh Boy I love this Swap!! I just put my questionnaire in. The last one was so much fun!!

"bambam91" You go girl, that's great! Cheesy

"SunflowerSmiles"  You can do it come on & join. You'll have lots of fun!  Grin

"Scrapkatt" You will have loads of fun! So Please join!!  Wink

"susanab"  So glad you're here too! Sorry your I Pad ate your questionnaire goodness must of been hungry! LOL You will have to do your Dance Susan, So nifty!!  Cheesy

Will do personal swaps!! I make Art Dolls/Junker Jane Dolls/Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls/also TM Patches
Margotte aux Pomme
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013 11:19:32 AM »

I just sent my questionnaire !
I'm so excited to join ! Smiley

My blog : http://margotteauxpomme.canalblog.com/
My Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/aurelialan/

I'd like to do personnal swap ! Smiley
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