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Marie Dotee Antoinette-International

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Marie Dotee Antoinette-International
Swap Coordinator:GypsyDyann (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Sewing  Art 
Number of people in swap:24
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:May 15, 2008
Date items must be sent by:June 2, 2008
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This Dotee Doll swap is ment for people who would like to go above and beyond the basic cotton/felt Dotee dolls. It is for participants who want to create AN EXQUISITE Dotee Doll. You will do research on the the period of Marie Antoinette and search for lavish fabrics that meet the style of the period (Thrift stores can have items with rich fabrics-and since you only need a small amount even buying at a fabric store should be inexpensive)! It may also incorperate ribbons, luxurious trims, feathers, pearls, rhinestones, and even little miniatures like fans etc. Barbie miniatures would be the right size here! Don't forget her extravagant hairstyle! You do not have to be a Artist--in fact a novice can make one--but the person signing up must be committed to creating a ART doll and not just a crafty type. You will have ONE partner and you will create a treasure for her to love! You should have a rating of 4.8 or more. I will be checking the Profiles before assigning partners. This is for people who are SERIOUS about their art and their commitments to their partners! Newbees with a completed profile may join if the Message me and discuss why they would like to be in the swap, and their commitment to seeing it through. Please don't do weird things like beheaded dolls-there is a place for edgie art but this isn't ment for that kind of expression! We want to do beautiful dolls---FIT FOR A QUEEN!!!! As a doll is a small item International is okay. There is a long sign up time to help people to hunt out treasures to make their doll with. There are links on other Dotee dolls swaps for basic instructions to making a doll. Your doll should basically keep the form (little felt embroidered face etc), but allowances are made for Artists to "do their thing". I am REALLY excited to host this and I hope lots of lovely ladies will want to sign up!

Discussion

ElizabethObviously 03/20/2008 #

oh i want to join sooo badly but my dotees just arent great

bluegrassgirl 03/20/2008 #

what a fab idea....we should start a whole series of famous people dotee swaps!!!!

GypsyDyann 03/22/2008 #

If this swap goes over well and we get some outstanding dolls made I will probably host others of famous people! I think there are very many wonderful ladies we could do--and perhaps even some Dotee MEN--what do you think?

LindaTemple 04/ 4/2008 #

My Marie doll is finished and a picture is oposted on Flickr.

GypsyDyann 04/ 9/2008 #

I checked out your doll Linda Bartlette---she's a real cutie! Good Job!

justgeorgeaz 04/18/2008 #

I'm curious to know how some of you mail your Dotees. In a padded envelope? A small box? I'd hate for her to get smooshed or the glass beads to break.

GypsyDyann 04/25/2008 #

Sorry I only just now saw your question about mailing! Well I have always wrapped mine in tissue paper and put into a padded envelope---so far I have had NO problems sending this way!

inventacharm 04/29/2008 #

i LOVE the sofia coppola movie. i wish there were a lot more ma swaps, this is great. i've never done dotees, perfect way to start.

mysteryjo 05/ 1/2008 #

Just finished my dotee for this swap, she is ready to go! Can't wait for this to start!

justgeorgeaz 06/ 4/2008 #

I uploaded a swap image here. I hope everyone does the same. I'd love to see them all. This was so fun!

Coffeelatte 06/ 6/2008 #

Apology here to my partner and the group for my late send out. Things here have been drama filled -- still trying to get my mom's knee surgery scheduled, and just finished helping my best friend pack her house and move across country. But Marie is on her way...sorry to fall down on this one. Pictures will be posted over the weekend in my Flickr set...

inventacharm 06/10/2008 #

i would upload a picture of mine but i don't have a computer available at the moment. what i've seen's been really cute though! people went all out for this.

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