Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dotee dolls

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I recently discovered these dolls and thought they were adorable. Not being one who can operate a sewing machine (yet, Monica - I promise I will learn some day...), I thought creating one might give me a good opportunity to work on my doll form making skills as well as hand stitching the features on the face. I must say, I had a blast! The form was sewn by hand and then stuffed. It's nice to work on a doll that can be completely fairly quickly (compared to the beaded dolls anyway) and seems to have such personality.

Remember when I posted about signing up on Swap-Bot - an online swapping forum? It was through that forum I originally joined a swap for 2 winter themed Dotee's as well as a Valentine Dotee. I have since concluded that forum was not for me and have dropped from the swaps. I'm still making the dolls though. They may end up as give-aways once they are completed.

Completed with a beaded hanger and a little dangle, I imagine she could be someone that had a little too much Christmas punch at a party and couldn't resist putting on an antler hat with some holly around her midsection.


Pat Winter said...

She is cute! Last year a friend sent me one and I love her. I too hadn't heard of them until then. Love the antlers too!

tammy lang said...

hi grace
awwww she;s a cutie:)
i have seen a few of them here and there-how big are they??
hope you aren't getting any of that awful ice!

Grace said...

Hi friends,
Pat - they certainly bring the smiles, don't they?

Tammy - this one is about 4 inches tall, fits in the hand perfectly and feel nice too!

Now for the ice... it's finally melting, now we have flood warnings, but we did have a good bit of ice accumulation - kinda scary.

Jo Anne Owens said...

Hey Grace! I love this dotee doll...looks quick and pretty easy...once I get a minute to breathe, I might try my hand at one or two! Thanks for sharing!

Grace said...

Hi Jo Anne - I hope you do, I'd be curious to see what you do with this type of doll as well.

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman