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Saturday, April 17, 2010
My First Dotee Dolls
My mother and I took the evening to create these little dotee dolls, because I was so interested in making them. I really and truly can't sew. I constantly screw up things when I sew...so she did the major sewing of the bodies. I did sew some of the faces, stuff them and sew up the ends and sew the ribbons and tails on. Probably why it took us all evening to get these 4 done! I seriously have trouble sewing on a button!
But I think they are cute, and it was interesting to see them take on personalities as I worked on them. I made Granny Petal first, and I really didn't put too much thought into it as it was my first one and I was kinda just experimenting. She looks a little too frou-frou granny craft to me, if that even means anything.
The second one I made, I put more of my own personality in and I like it a lot better. We called her WindDancer, because she's for the Mother Earth swap I started on swap-bot.com, and she has three things that dance in the wind on her: leaves, a feather and a butterfly.
I just love little Carrot Top. His theme is more buttons than anything but he works for an Earth dotee too, perhaps a more autumn themed one with the colors and little leaf on his tail.
And the last one was a lot of fun to make. Me and my mom tried to put a corset on her, it's actually stitched in pink thread kinda like a corset would be in the back. She seems more of a country diva to me, because she's made from old jeans, so I named her Dixie Diva. All she needs is a rebel flag to wave.
Hope lots of people sign up for my Dotee Dolls for Beginners Swap!