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    VALENTINE DOTEE DOLLS, Mail Art, Due Feb. 14

    Due date: February 14
    Signup/withdrawal date: February 8
    Number of Participants: 22
    Number of dolls: 3/3
    Media: Cloth, thread, paint, beads, ribbon, etc!!

    Dotee dolls are the brainchild of Dorothy Christian. They have lightly stuffed cloth bodies of simple shapes, with no legs or arms. They have a loop at the top for hanging, and a decorative “tail” of beads, tassels, ribbon streamers, etc. They also have a disk shape for a painted or embroidered face. It can be sewn on or glued on, made of felt, fabric, thin wood or clay. They should measure around 3”-4”, excluding hanger and tail.

    Some cute examples can be found on Pinterest, or even our own AFA gallery. I will also post my own little samples below. These should be VALENTINE-themed, so reds and pinks (plus other colors if you like), hearts, lace, etc! Please join me in the creation of these fun little dolls!

    MAILING GUIDELINES:
    - Please place each doll in a snack size baggie and include your username on the Doll.
    - Please include an address label and $5 to cover returns postage.
    - International players, please include funds equal to what it cost you to mail in US currency, plus your address label.
    - Mail in a small box or a bubble envelope, and I will re-use to send your returns.
    - pictures of finished creations are excitedly encouraged!

    PLEASE REMEMBER to leave reps when you receive your returns. Mail art always takes more applied effort than an ATC.

    DOLL-ING PLAYERS:

    1. Notinkansas - RECEIVED
    2. jfaskdown - Withdrawn
    3. Fandanie - Withdrawn
    4. An. M. Sudyko - RECEIVED
    5. Makitso - RECEIVED
    6. Juju - Withdrawn
    7. Bluesky - RECEIVED
    8. TrinaLD - Withdrawn
    9. Mushu
    10. Chimerix - RECEIVED
    11. Huddlestonmollie - RECEIVED
    12. Nanner - RECEIVED
    Last edited by CiCiCreates; Yesterday at 01:11 AM.
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    Here are some little examples:
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    Pick me!!!!

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    I'm in. Please sign me up!
    It's another beautiful day!

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    Oh, count me as a lurker. Did you host a Dotee Doll swap before? Seems to me like I have a few dolls that sound like these - not Valentiney, though!

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    Welcome Notinkansas and jfaskdown! Happy lurking , Trina! I think the last Dotee Doll Swap was hosted by Notinkansas a few years back. It was my first introduction to Dotees.
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    I would love to play in this swap. Sign me up please

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    Welcome to you, Fandanie!
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    How clever! Just perfect for February. Sign me up, I'll swap.

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    Welcome!
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    Beginnings…I think her name is Eve! Bare bones but just wanted to post her start. And funny that I probably have a million beads but not the ones I want! Lol

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    GREAT start! She looks wonderful, funny about the beads (I get it).
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    She's really cute jfaskdown!

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    Please add me! I have all this fabric, you see...

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    Ha-ha, you MUST use it!! Signing you up now.
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    Thanks, CiciCreates. Count me in as a definite!

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    Please add me! I'd love to try my hand at this. I received one as a gift a long time ago and they are just adorable!
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    Happy to add you, Juju. Of course I have to agree that they are adorable. They are also fun to make!
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    Progress of Eve around her head. Do you decorate the backs of the dolls?

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    Me add me!!!!!!!!!!
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