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Topic: Monthly Dotee Swap - June OCEAN Theme - Send out July 1, 2015  (Read 19880 times)
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« on: June 01, 2015 07:24:15 PM »

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Sea Nymphs Dotees made by me in 2010

Swap name: MDS JUNE
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: June 1 - 13
Date to send item by: July 1, 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...


"By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
You and me, you and me, how happy we'll be
When each wave comes a-rolling in
We will duck or swim
And we'll float and fool around the water
Over and under and then up for air
Pa is rich, Ma is rich so what do we care?
I love to be beside your side, by the seaside, by the beautiful sea....."


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.

Discuss future themes and get updates for the next month's theme here.

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
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap April: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439387.
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap May: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439022.0

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


Name of swap: Monthly Dotee Theme Swap - June 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 oceanic things, creatures or other items you'd love to receive:

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.)

Any allergies? (Pets, smoke or pernicious dust bunnies?)

Any allergens in your home? (Pets, smoke or other?)

Anything else you'd like to add?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap
« Last Edit: June 26, 2015 09:40:10 PM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015 07:24:55 PM »


1. Smmarrt - CA
2. Acadian Driftwood - VT
3. DearBluebird - WV
4. blupaisan - VT
5. Ludi - TX
6. dulcet - UT
7. Sarasmile - NY
8. bec99 - Australia
9. Wulf - Canada
10. fancybutch - Canada
11. Wile E Songdog - FL
12. The Raging Sloth - MN
13 - emilywilde - OR
14. Sharalee - WA


blupaisan - dulcet
Sharalee - Sarasmile
Wulf - Acadian Driftwood
Smmarrt - bec99
Ludi - The Raging Sloth
Wile E Songdog - DearBluebird
emilywilde - fancybutch
« Last Edit: June 14, 2015 12:31:20 AM by Smmarrt » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015 08:55:40 AM »

 Cry I promised myself no more swaps until July or August.  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015 11:10:01 AM »

Gonna' take a couple days to make a list of things I like from the ocean, but then I'm definitely signing up again this month!

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015 11:12:24 AM »

Acadian Driftwood and I both discussed how busy June is for most Crafsterers but we promised to do this every month so here we are! I hope some people can join.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015 04:07:34 PM »

I need to wait for a swap slot to clear out, but I wouldn't want to miss this month's theme!   Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015 06:01:44 PM »

Oh, I will surely be joining. yes, I am busy, but need to keep on craftin' !!

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2015 09:16:52 AM »

Yay I love this theme! Sending my info in soon.

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015 11:47:57 AM »

I like these Dotee dolls. I haven't made one for awhile! So I might join soon!

Will do personal swaps!! I make Art Dolls/Junker Jane Dolls/Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls/also TM Patches
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015 03:00:47 PM »

Sent in my q.  Cheesy

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