It's been a few days since my last blog posting; life has been a bit hectic here.
I've recently had the great privilege to discover the art of Dotee Doll making. Dotee Dolls are a form of art dolls created by a lady named Dot. The dolls can be made out of virtually anything: scraps, fibers, crochet, etc. There are only a few rules about Dotees: The doll must be between 3-6 inches tall and have a hanger and a tail.
Dotee Dolls have become very popular amongst crafters; many prefer to swap Dotee dolls as one would an Artist Trading Card.
Above: A Raggedy Ann and Andy Dotee Doll combo that I made for a partner on Swap-Bot. My Gram used to make full-sized Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls; in fact, it was her trademark. I made these dolls to honor her memory, as they were for a very special Swap-Bot partner.
Since I love to create plushies and art dolls, I was delighted to discover Dotees. I have participated in several swaps on Swap-Bot and have had an absolute blast! Not only has the process of making Dotees been spectacular, nothing trumps the feeling of receiving a Dotee custom made just for you.
Above: A Dotee I made for a Swap. The theme was "Blue." I found a fat quarter which reminded me of the Ocean, so I made this Dotee a Queen of the Sea.
I will be doing more Dotee Doll related posts in the future. In the meantime, check out this wonderful Squidoo resource on Dotee Dolls.