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Thread: JULY Doll Swap Sign-up...Sender's Choice

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    I had decided to skip out on hosting a new swap, but I thought that might be a bad idea for the doll swap addicts....So, I will not be around a lot in the next few weeks, but I will still host a swap for July. I will be on here in mid-June to post the swap list and partners.

    July's swap will be sender's choice for a Dotee or a "regular" doll with arms/legs. Theme is going to be, of course, PATRIOTIC, RED/WHITE/BLUE/AMERICANA/4TH OF JULY/STARS & STRIPES...get the idea? :D Send between 22-26 June!!!

    If you haven't participated in one of my swaps before, all I ask is that you read this first post.

    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, 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 in mid-June, you need to PM your mailing info to the two members that will be making your dolls.

    "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.
    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.

    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 mid-June. Then, you can PM your mailing address to the swappers that will be making your dolls. Try to have your dolls in the mail before 26 JUNE but not earlier than 22 June.

    Try not to mail out the dolls too early, so everyone can receive them around the same time. Mail them out in the last week of 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 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.

    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



    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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    Ok, I"m in on this one!!! :)

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    Put me down.

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    Add me to the list!!! I already have some ideas!!! Tee Hee Hee

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    Allready started making mine.

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    Sign me up for the July Doll swap please!

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    Not so sure I want to do this one. My June dolls didn't turn out as well as I would have liked.

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    Would like to try again. I had fun with the first two.

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    OK I wasn't going to do anymore but....sign me up. This is way to addictive....LOL

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    Please sign me up they are very addictive! I love it.

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    Please sign me up for July.

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    I really like making the dotees, don't like messing with those itty bitty arms and legs..dotees have so many possibilities...hmmmm a carrot with eyes.... or an onion or banana lady....endless ideas lol

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    I am going to be going away in June starting the 15th so just leave your addys in the PM box and I'll catch up when I get home in about 10 days. Should make it under the dead line I hope. Trying to work on them before I go.

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    Please sign me up. After all, I am hooked! Ihave so much fun doing 6this.

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    I'm in. :-) :-) :-)

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    bump

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    Yes...sign me up.... I thought i said that but can't find it :D :D :D :oops: :oops: :wink: :wink:

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    You.............send to...&...send to:

    1. tlrnhi......5 & 10

    2. Quilt4u.......6 & 7

    3. Dorothy of Kansas.....4 & 8

    4. Up North..............................7 & 9

    5. sapdoggie.....2 & 6

    6. Linda R....................8 & 5

    7. mega54......1 & 4

    8. scrappylouisa..........9 & 3

    9. Ruth Camp....10 & 2

    10. *twin:mami*..........3 & 1

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    You may begin mailing on Monday, 22 June through Friday, 26 June.
    Have fun. I can't wait to see these. All the dolls have been looking great. Everyone is doing such a wonderful job. I'm jealous I still don't have time to play!

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    Cool! Now I gotta make the little critter! lol

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    I just have some finishing touches to add and they will be ready to go.

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    OK mine are ready to go out today just need one more address.

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    Aaaaugh! I have been so busy, plus had PC problems and didn't check for the new doll swap till now:( I am so sad, boo hoo! I'll make sure and join you next month.

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    Ok, my dolls are sent.
    I forgot to take pictures of them and give them names. :( :(

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