Dotee Doll Swap
Have you heard of a Dotee Doll? I hadn't before I was invited to take part in a swap to make two!
A lady called Dot in Australia invented these little dolls to spread happiness around the world and they've really taken off. They are really just little stuffed bodies with a head, a hook to hang them from and a 'tail' of some sort hanging from the bottom. The body can be between 3 and 6" long I think. I really enjoyed making these, they're quite easy and basically apart from the rules above, you can do what you like! Anyway, here are my two:
Her hair is made of feathers and she has a little hat on!
The back. I am posting these 2 dolls to a lady in Ireland from the http://milliande.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network A group of women artists and crafters of all sorts. It's a great site to belong to. The ATCs are also for a Milliande swap.
If you google Dotee Dolls there are lots of photos and a link to Dot's blog too.
The challenge was to make at least 2 ATCs as Christmas Ornaments to hang on a tree. I made 6 so I get a few different ones back for my tree. I made mine double sided too:
That's all 6, both sides! I think they'll look ok on a tree and have lots of sparkle to catch the light.
They are being posted to Canada to the lady who is organising the swap.
Jim and I have been laying vinyl wood look tiles on the snug floor. It had a terrible old carpet in there which I hated. It's almost done. We did have some trouble trying to stick the tiles down but seem to have got the hang of it now. We have to paint the ceiling and walls now then it's finished. Oh, and buy a large rug for the centre of the room. Photos when it's done.
Nothing much else to report. I'm off to Suffolk, UK again next week for a few days. Jack and Kitty here I come.....