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« on: March 09, 2014 03:07:13 PM »

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Swap name: Art Dolls 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 03/09/14 - 03/19/14
Date to send item by: Thursday April 24, 2014

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: 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.These are mixed media art dolls so you can use fabric, paper, metal, natural materials, buttons, charms, etc. 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 with fabric, paper and whatever else you use in your art work 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.

Here are the galleries from previous swaps - art dolls and JunkerJane-style dolls:


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

Name of swap: Art Dolls 3
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:

Do you like extras in your swap packages or no?
Do you plan to include extras in your package?

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: April 16, 2014 12:33:15 PM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014 03:07:50 PM »


1. Smmarrt - CA
2. cmarion3 - CT
3. meowari - MA
4. Linakins - TX
5. The Raging Sloth - MN
6. MissCrafty29 - Canada
7. P_E_S_T - United Kingdom
8. Ludi - TX
9. WiccadWitch - CA
10. Sharalee - WA
11. waggonswest - MO
12. thisbirdsabsurd - NH
13. La Chapa - CA
14. artsycandice - OR
15. angielou1 - CA
16. LovelyMiss - MN
17. suereal - Canada
18. lovesclutter - TN
19. felicitybaby - WA
20. fancybutch - Canada


Smmarrt >><< fancybutch
angielou1 >><< lovesclutter
MissCrafty29 >><< P_E_S_T
La Chapa >><< Ludi
artsycandice >><< The Raging Sloth
cmarion3 >><< thisbirdsabsurd
meowari >><< LovelyMiss
Linakins >><< waggonswest
WiccadWitch >><< suereal
Sharalee >><< felicitybaby
« Last Edit: March 20, 2014 08:52:35 AM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014 03:45:04 PM »

This looks like fun.  I haven't made an art doll before.  I'll have to ponder it and look at the old galleries before I jump in.

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014 04:01:51 PM »

working on my q   Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014 05:31:28 PM »

Just sent in my Q. I've never liked dolls, yet lately I have been obsessed with them. I've so enjoyed making monsters and even a poppet (never again...too fussy for me), rag dolls and painted fabric animals. And then getting one in the mail! So this is fun.

I love the galleries, oh the ideas are starting to spin in my head...there goes restful sleep for a while.

Thanks Smmarrt, I love your little painted button doll on the opening pic.

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014 06:42:58 PM »

I just signed up! I'm quite a bit nervous, all of the other swap galleries were filled with such great dolls, I hope mine turns out half as good as them...
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014 06:57:25 PM »

cmarion3 - I agree. I'm not a huge doll-lover. But I do enjoy making them. I have maybe 50 - 60 dotee dolls - little art dolls that hang, over my desk. That's what got me onto Craftster initially and swapping. I think often that I should box them all up and save them but each time I start to pack them, I rearrange them instead. So I still like to look at them.

And meowari - don't be intimidated. Newbies sometimes make the coolest dolls. You don't know what the rules are so you make stuff happen and fit together and it always works out. Just make what you love and I'm sure your partner will love it also.

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Altered Puzzle Pieces coming soon....
Another 4 x 6 Art Swap
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2014 07:48:15 PM »

Hhhmmmm...this has definitely peaked my interest!! I think I will have to work on a questionnaire Wink

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014 08:02:10 PM »

This is exciting! I haven't done an art doll swap.

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014 09:24:51 AM »

I think I'm in love !!!!! Questionnaire sent signed and sealed Smiley I'd quite like 2 partners if there's a possibility Huh


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