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Thread: JUNE DOTEE DOLL SWAP. Read all rules in first post.

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    ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
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    OK, Dotee Doll Fever has hit here at the Quilting Board! We will also be making Dotees for our June swap. There is a THEME for the Dotees this time. SUMMER...Anything related to summer...a picnic, a bikini, flip flops, etc. whatever reminds you of summer.
    May's Dotee Doll Swap photos:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/19439.page

    RULE #1: READ ALL THE RULES AND ALL OF THE FIRST POST OF THIS THREAD!!!!

    NOW, there will be a couple of added rules to the swap.
    Anyone with a no-send will not be added to the swap list.
    You must be 18 years old or older to participate.
    It is easier for me, if you PM your address to the gals who will be sending you your dolls. ??!!! OK?
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    "RULES":
    1. Thoroughly read this first post.
    2. If you have "no sends" (dolls not yet sent from previous swaps), complete those before signing up for another one. This means we need communication from you or the recipient of your dolls on the PHOTOS page of the previous swap.
    3. You make the dolls from start to finish. Please don't buy doll bodies or pre-made clothing--that isn't fair. They are a lot of fun. Everyone is on a different level.
    4. If you want to participate, make it clear in your post so I don't accidentally sign up an innocent by-stander! (yes, I did).
    5. HAVE FUN!

    This is a swap where you will make two dolls to be sent to two different participating members. You will receieve two dolls from two different members in return.

    What/how: (for one doll) Take two 6 to 8-inch fabric squares--right sides together--and cut out your doll-shape. Sew, leaving an opening for stuffing, turn right-side-out. Stuff. Stitch shut. You may wish to draw a pattern on paper first, then trace onto the fabric. Each doll will be unique.
    Or do it completely your own way, staying within the 6-8" requirements. Because your doll is different does not mean it is wrong! Unique is good.

    NOW GET CREATIVE! Add clothing, hair, buttons, beads, ANYTHING you desire! Most of all HAVE FUN!

    These dolls don't weigh much, so they can be shipped pretty cheap. They will go first class in most cases, unless you are using something REALLY heavy in/on your doll.

    Don't forget to take pictures of your dolls before you send them out. Post pictures of the dolls you receive, and of the dolls you make after they have been received by their new mommy.

    After I assign partners, you can PM your mailing address to the swappers that will be making your dolls. Try to have your dolls in the mail before 1 June (which is on a Monday).

    Try not to mail out the dolls too early, so everyone can receive them around the same time. Try to mail them out in the last week of May and before 1 June. ***If you are mailing overseas or out of your country, you might want to get the package in the mail sooner if possible.*** Terri (in Guam) has informed us that it takes about 10 days for her to receive a package...and I assume it would take about the same length of time for someone in the 48 US states to receive one. It does not cost more to mail to Guam. I shipped to Spain for under $3 last year.

    Be sure to remember to take pictures of the dolls you make in case someone you send to doesn't have a camera or a way to post pictures. DON'T post your pictures until after the recipient has gotten her doll so as not to spoil any surprises. I think it's neat to see photos of the doll in her original home and in her new home.

    I will create a thread for photos of the dolls. I missed doing that for the Christmas swap. It gets confusing if we don't have a thread for just photos. Have a fun time making your dolls! I can't wait to assign partners!!!!


    Here is a link to a tutorial barbsbus posted. It is wonderful. http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/10250.page

    THis link will take you to a thread where I posted a pattern of a doll body. Scroll down toward the bottom on the page this link takes you to.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/30/9958.page

    PHOTOS FROM A PREVIOUS SWAP (VALENTINE DOLL SWAP)
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15843.page

    Thanksgiving/Fall doll swap pictures
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/12523.page

    May's Dotee Doll Swap photos:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/19439.page

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    I am going to try to assign partners on or around 15 May. I am in major crunch time with the school's yearbook and all the deadlines. I also have a birthday party next week to plan/have...
    25 May begins the last week in May to start sending dolls, but that day is Memorial day, so you may start sending them out as soon as 26 May or a little earlier if you have them finished and they are going over the big water. ;)

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, and feel free to send me a PM to be added to the swap list!

    1. sewhappy57
    2. Yomousey
    3. Quilt4u
    4. tlrnhi
    5. PamH
    6. Ruth Camp
    7. Chele
    8. barbsbus
    9. Darlene
    10. UpNorth?
    11. Dorothy of Kansas
    12. quiltwoman?

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    I haven't signed up for this one yet because Barbsbus hasn't received her doll from me yet. It was mailed out last Tuesday on overnight and I don't know why it hasn't arrived. DH was supposed to mail them out Monday and forgot, so he sent them overnight Tuesday. :lol: I am getting worried that it hasn't arrived.

    Didn't think I should join until the others had been delivered>


    Ninnie

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    Ninnie....I have found that sometimes when the Post Office says overnight, they fail to tell you WHICH night they are talking about lol
    I'm sure her doll will arrive. Just a glitch in the mail system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    I haven't signed up for this one yet because Barbsbus hasn't received her doll from me yet. It was mailed out last Tuesday on overnight and I don't know why it hasn't arrived. DH was supposed to mail them out Monday and forgot, so he sent them overnight Tuesday. :lol: I am getting worried that it hasn't arrived.

    Didn't think I should join until the others had been delivered>


    Ninnie
    It's going all the way across the US, so that's probably why it's taking so long. From coast to coast. Even though that isn't fair that the PO can't do their job. I'll add you to the list. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    I haven't signed up for this one yet because Barbsbus hasn't received her doll from me yet. It was mailed out last Tuesday on overnight and I don't know why it hasn't arrived. DH was supposed to mail them out Monday and forgot, so he sent them overnight Tuesday. :lol: I am getting worried that it hasn't arrived.

    Didn't think I should join until the others had been delivered>


    Ninnie
    It's going all the way across the US, so that's probably why it's taking so long. From coast to coast. Even though that isn't fair that the PO can't do their job. I'll add you to the list. ;)

    Thank You! Hate the mail right now! Count me in !

    Ninnie



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    I'm in! Thanks for hosting Miranda. You always do such a nice job hosting.

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    I would like to swap dolls

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    How about having two angels each month to send to people whose partner doesn't send hers. I would do an extra one for June. :D

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