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January Snowflake Doll Swap Sign-Up (Closes 20 Jan.)

Old 01-11-2010, 07:44 AM
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This is the sign-up for January's Doll Swap. The theme is SNOWFLAKE. That can be as simple as adding a small snowflake button or using snowflake fabric or as elaborate as a snowflake-shaped doll...that's your choice.

send me a PM to sign up!

Sign-up closes 20 January, and all dolls must be shipped by 30 Jan.

I will try to pair those of you that wish to receive the same type of doll you make. I can't guarantee it, but I will try.

Some doll makers like to make Dotees and some like to make more traditional dolls. Please let me know which type you will be making when you sign up.

Please attach a label or sign the doll. This can be a label made onto the doll or the doll's clothes or it can just be as simple as a paper tag pinned to the doll. The label (or tag) needs to have your screen name on it and the date. You may wish to add other info and/or details.

Generally, we make 2 dolls, but if you wish to only make 1 doll, you may. Add that info in your sign-up request.

If you haven't participated in one of my swaps before, all I ask is that you read this first post and send your dolls 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 to let me know it's arrived and to say thank you to the maker.
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, send me a request
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! (Dotees are all about embellishments!)

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.

Sign-up closes on 20 January, and all dolls need to be mailed by 30 January.

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.

Halloween/October Doll Swap (2009)
http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/26436.page

Winter/Christmas 2009
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-30913-1.htm

Coordinated by: ButtercreamCakeArtist
(If you want to be added to this group activity, then please send a private message to the coordinator.)
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:53 AM
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I have Gwyn. Anyone else wanna play?
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i'm always in for a new doll. moosegirl
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by moosegirl
i'm always in for a new doll. moosegirl
Great. I will add you to the list. Thanks for playing. :D
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I really need (at least) one more player. Anyone?
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I'm done. The doll is finished and waiting for a new place to live. She is a topsy-turvey. Can't wait to send her on her way. Comes with her own doll quilt...
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Originally Posted by Gwyn
I'm done. The doll is finished and waiting for a new place to live. She is a topsy-turvey. Can't wait to send her on her way. Comes with her own doll quilt...
Sounds great! I can't wait to see her.
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How funny, great minds think alike. I have a topsy turby doll cut out for the exchange too. Moosegirl
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I have never made a topsy turvey befor so this was a real experiment - especially without a pattern. Can't wait to see what your's looks like either.
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Gwyn out did herself - I got double the pleasure with Topsy
She is made with masterful hands, antique beads 7 embelishments, hand crafted hair and lots of details. Top side is snowflake white, lace, seed beads, glitter snowflake fabric and turn her over and she is blue snowflakes fabric trimmed with appliqued snowman. It came with it's own double sided quilt trimed in fur. Wow Wow Wow I will treasure this always and she is a double prize in my collection along side Molly. Moosegirl

Blue Topsy
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White Topsy
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