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Thread: Halloween/October Doll Swap Sign Up - Closed

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    HI! If you would like to participate in my Halloween/October Doll Swap, you may sign up here or send me a PM. If you begin working on your dolls now, you will have about 10 days to finish them. Partners will be assigned on 1 October and the dolls need to be postmarked on or before 5 October. If 10 days isn't enough time, you may wish to wait for the next swap.

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    If you haven't participated in one of my swaps before, all I ask is that you read this first post and send your doll on/before the deadline.

    I don't send or PM a pattern. If you do a little research, there are many helpful tips and some patterns posted in some of the other doll swap threads (see bottom of this post for links), among many other places on the www. Just keep in mind the guidelines.

    There is info for each type of doll below...

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

    Anyone with a no-send will not be added to the swap list.
    You must be 18 years old or older to participate.
    AFTER I assign partners, you need to PM your mailing info to the two members that will be making your dolls. Please do this promptly.

    "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. Lack of communication can look like a no send. A post needs to be made when you receive a doll from a member.
    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. It is not required that we send a gift (candy, fat quarters, threads, etc.) but a lot of members do, and it very nice. That's your choice. ;)
    6. 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.

    NON-DOTEE (REGULAR-TYPE):
    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.

    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.

    I will assign partners in one week on October 1. That will give you a couple of days to exchange addresses. Dolls need to be mailed NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 5!

    This swap is open INTERNATIONALLY...not just USA.

    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.
    Have fun!

    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

    August's Back To School Doll Pictures:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/23475.page


    DOTEE DOLLS:
    There is a lot of helpful info throughout this thread. This link will take you to page 4. Scroll down about mid-way, and you will get lots of info on Dotees. http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/45/18147.page

    Here is the thread for June's Dotee Doll pictures: http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/20639.page

    There is quite a lot of Dotee Doll fever going on out there in the world, so a basic Google search will give you plenty of inspiration.

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    Can't do it this time too much on my plate for now.

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    I'm in for this one!

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    BUMP! C'mon gals!! This one's short notice!!

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    I'm in. I will pm you too. Think I would like to do a regular doll this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbsbus
    I'm in. I will pm you too. Think I would like to do a regular doll this time.
    I would like to do regular dolls too:)

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    I'm in ; haven't decided what kind yet :wink: :wink: :wink:

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    I can't be certain if I'm in this time or not. I won't know until sometime next week. I hope I can! If I do, I think I'm going with Dotee this time. :D

    We have 5 so far for sure...anyone else?


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    Me, Me, I want to do a doll!!!!

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    I'm in. Please add me to your list. Gwyn

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    So far, we have: moosegirl, Up North, barbsbus, Gwyn, Ruth Camp, sapdoggie, and possibly me...depending on when they schedule my DD's CT scan and some other issues I'm having right now. Had I thought of it earlier, I would've loved to've done a trick-or-treat bag swap!

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    Oooh I wish I could do this one:( I have the FLU and I'm behind on some other swaps that are due out next week. I don't think I'll have the time to do a doll. I need fabric and can't afford it right now anyway *sniff*. But I'll definitely catch the next one. I can't wait to see what every one does.

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    Ok got the bodies made now to decide what to do with these little aliens!! LOL anybody else want to play?

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    Seven days are left to make, finish, and have the dolls in the mail. Anyone joining now will have to work fast. Anyone else wish to join?

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    Gee our doll swap seems to have shrunk. Oh buttercream how about running a pin cushion swap.....I think you mentioned it once.....I could use some...I really only have one..of course my dog chewed up a few...before i got to use them.......hmmmmmsounds like a good idea :D :D :D

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    Ruth, a pincushion swap is on my list. It's already approved with the mod. I've just been waiting for a good time to host; when I'm more settled.

    Maybe the reason we don't have many doll swappers this time is that I haven't been on the Quilting Board much lately. I don't know. I know some have dropped because they have not received dolls from partners on more than one occasion. Hopefully it will pick back up.

    Now, I'm going to go work on assigning partners for this one.

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    YOU.....Will send dolls to_____________ & _______________:

    1. moosegirl send to 7 & 3

    2. Up North send to 3 & 1

    3. barbsbus send to 1 & 2

    4. Gwyn send to 5 & 7

    5. Ruth Camp send to 4 & 6

    6. sapdoggie send to 2 & 4

    7. ButtercreamCakeArtist send to 6 & 5

    Now, PM your address to those you will be receiving a doll from!

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    Moosegirl, I need you addy to send your doll,, I PM'd you but so far no response.

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    Here is the link to the picture thread.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/26436.page

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    I received the cutest little trick or treaters from moosegirl and UpNorth.
    Thank you so much. I will be able to share both of them with my friends at Crafty Ladies on Monday at our luncheon and then I will be mailing your little guys.

    Little scarecrow from Up North
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    Little witch from moosegirl
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    those are soooo cute!!

    I'm so packed with other obligations, I can't take on learning a new thing, or I'd join in on the doll swap. I would probably be more likely to do a pin cushion swap...that sounds like fun too.

    Can't wait to see more dolls! They are adorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    those are soooo cute!!

    I'm so packed with other obligations, I can't take on learning a new thing, or I'd join in on the doll swap. I would probably be more likely to do a pin cushion swap...that sounds like fun too.

    Can't wait to see more dolls! They are adorable.
    I'm not sure when to do the pin cushion swap. It may be better to wait until after the holidays since everyone will be wanting to get those big projects done. I'll be glad to have you for any of my swaps, though. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbsbus
    I received the cutest little trick or treaters from moosegirl and UpNorth.
    Thank you so much. I will be able to share both of them with my friends at Crafty Ladies on Monday at our luncheon and then I will be mailing your little guys.
    moosegirl's witch she made you looks almost identical to the one she sent me. I just love those legs! Up North's scarecrow is such a cutie, but I think she meant to send that pumpkin pin cushion to me! (ok, not really). I love pumpkins. Everyone is doing such a wonderful job on these. I can't wait to see more.

    I'll move these over to the pictures thread so nobody will miss seeing them.

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    Hello BCCA - yes, I think after the holidays is a great idea...I'm so stressed with all going on right now I can't imagine adding anything to the mix!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    Hello BCCA - yes, I think after the holidays is a great idea...I'm so stressed with all going on right now I can't imagine adding anything to the mix!
    ;)

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