Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tiny and Fun

The HGTV forum is running a swap for Christmas themed Dotee dolls.  I do not intend to participate as postage as Christmas nears can quickly become prohibitive, but I was curious as to exactly what Dotee dolls are.  Some photos were posted in the forum, and my interest was piqued.  Mr Google provided instructions.
Today being Sunday and as Fremantle won their round of football yesterday it seemed to be a good idea to fritter away a day constructing a Dotee doll.  My embellishment stash is almost non-existent, but I managed to make a doll that looks quaintly hippy-ish. I did put a couple of flowers in her hair!  What to call her?  That was obvious ... Dot!
Time was spent in understanding the principles of Dotee doll construction, but as they say, the first time is the hardest.  The imagination could easily run away as fabric is matched to personalities.  Future Dotee dolls should take less time!  Now if I could whip one up in an hour or two these dolls could easily become a collection. 
I can picture them made up in a Christmas theme ... hanging on the tree would be one logical place, but a swag hanging under a picture would be equally striking.  The possibilities are endless!


Nanna Chel said...

I have never heard of these dolls, Shirley but they are cute I must say. I will have to do a Google search too.

Nanna Chel said...

Shirley I did have a search and there was a video there where someone was making a doll but it wasn't really clear. Where did you get your instructions from? Most of the links to the person who created the doll lead to a blog written in what looks like Russian! I read that she was an Australian so I doubt that she would have a blog in a foreign language. I just love your doll!

Ondrea said...

Well, that's a new one on me! Never knew about them. I can visualise an angel Dotee doll and a witch LOL. You have me intrigued now. I need to google. Good on you for trying something different.

Karen's Korner said...

You have aroused my curiosity - I have just "googled" Dotee doll - you learn somnething everyday. I love the colour that you have chosen for your doll and look forward to seeing your future creations.

Anonymous said...

she is very cute Shirley,well done.xx