My goodness! It has been a Dotee Doll free for all this weekend in the studio! My daughters love the Dotee Dolls that I make and receive. My oldest daughter has been begging me to be able to make and swap her own Dotee but since Swap-bot users must be 18 or older, I didn't see a way. Then I saw a penpals for kids swap and thought, hey, I could start a Dotee Doll swap for kids! Then my daughters could make a dotee doll and swap it with other kids! Whoo hoo! So, like a nut, I started a swap without having a clue what I was doing! Oh well, hopefully the other friendly swap-botters will guide me.. Anyway, the girls are super excited! They are practicing by making a doll for themselves first. Here is what they have come up with so far... mind you, these are works in progress and yes, I did help them a little bit with the sewing but they designed them. The one on the left is my 7 year old's doll and the one on the right is my 9 year old's doll. The green one is inspired by a Japanese beetle and when finished will look at bit like a green ladybug. ;)
After the girls were off to bed for the night, I started on and finished the "Ugly Fabric Dotee Doll" for a swap I signed up for. I hate that fabric! BUT, I think she came out cute! Sorry for the spoiler if your my partner and read this. (UPDATE! FEEDBACK RECEIVED>>wow i love this dotee she is one of the best i have had and i have about 25. there is nothing ugly about her. you should see the fabric i used, it's covered in big chilli peppers lol. thank you so much it just goes to show how different everyone's tastes really are =) )
I decided to keep my Mardi Gras Dotee from the previous post. I simply can't let her go. So, I dropped out of the swap BEFORE PARTNERS WERE ASSIGNED.
Today I started working on the "Pink and Purple Dotee Doll" for another swap. She is still a work in progress, I need to stitch on her face, but you get the idea....
I'll finish her up first thing tomorrow and then get started on the surprizes I have in store for my wonderful Hubby for V day. Whew! Busy, busy!