Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sending Love in the Mail...

Here she is! My first Dotee Doll. Isn't she just too cute?! I had a blast making her, trying out the beading and sequins. I wanted her to look like she was wearing a fab beaded hat! I will had a bit of blush to her cheeks before I mail it out. Just to add a bit of color. And her lashes look a bit Tammy Fayeish but still cute for the first time out. So on to the Wonderful World of Dotee Dolls, wondering what a Dotee Doll is? Well here is the creator of this sweet craze...Dot @ Dot's Life and Art! Once you get to Dot's blog, you must read up on how she came about making the Dotee Doll. And how many people it has touched in the process.

I joined a online swap site and found Dot's blog that way. Seeing all her creations really inspired me to step out of my normal crafting realm and try something really different! This wonderful little gem is for a swap called...Valentine Dotee Doll Swap. The doll had to have a least one heart on her. As you can see I have done more than one heart! Hearts Galore is her name.

In each swap you have a partner whom you send out to, then you have one you receive from. Each of those are completely different people. Who you send to is not who you receive from. Tricky I know...but thank goodness the computer does the picking!

The person I received from is a wonderful woman by the name of (her online name) Emerald Touch, Charly (her real name). She made this fab Valentine Dotee Doll for me! Isn't she precious, and because she read my profile she knew I collected Crowns and Tiaras. So, Emerald Touch, Charly, added one accordingly.

With much love,


Dot said...

Hi Robyn

Many thanks for visiting my blog today and for your lovely comments!And for mentioning me on your blog too (you are a sweetheart).

I ADORE your Dotee dolls. And the lips on your first one made me smile (she is very beautiful).

Hearts Galore Dotee is so beautiful. Love her heart shaped body. Would love to do a one on one swap with you if you are interested!

Hugs (of the Dotee doll kind)

Dot xx

Dot said...

I meant to say that the Valentines doll Charly made is fantastic - what a clever, clever idea!!

Suzanne said...

I'm still laughing. No really, out loud. I clicked on the link and was laughing harder. Oh my God, they're adorable! I have to go back and read, but just wanted you to know how much I enjoy this one. And honey, I still can't access your email. If you communicate with Der K tell him I miss him and will write as soon as my wacky CA friend get's her S*** together.

I'm going to make a doll. I want to be in the loop. Tell me how. And hearts. Oh-My-God...I sign everything with a heart.

Love ya, talk to you soon.
XO Suzanne

Junie Moon said...

What a cute doll! I love the detail of the sweet little face, so adorable.

Anne F. said...

Oh robyn it is so cute. Are there directions somewere on how to make them. I would love to make one for my little girl.

You did a great job and I love the one that you received.

I hope you are wearing the biggest smile right now from your little doll. take care my friend and talk soon.

Jen said...

The dotee dolls are super cute. I am so sad I missed the vintage v-day swap:( Keep me posted if you come across any other good ones PLEASE! I joined the one on, it is Called goodthings- as In martha good things! Happy monday!

bindhiya said...

Hi Robyn,
Beautiful Dotee Doll!!!
am of to check it out.
take care

My Paper World said...

She is adorable!I love her pretty beaded hat! and the one that you recieved is beautiful too!
Nicola xx

Rosemary said...

Very cute Robyn!
Thanks for sharing,

PAT said...

This is so cute, Robyn and the one you received is too!


Kim said...

The Dotee dolls are just TOO cute!!! What a wonderful, creative idea!!

I'll be checking out the link you've posted!!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Love these!
Sandra Evertson

All Pink girl said...

Wow how cute are these great work ,love them ,Dawnx

Felicia said...

Oh my goodness. She's cute :)

Terri and Bob said...

Hello sweet pea! That is an adorable doll!

CSI Seattle said...

Hi Robyn,

Your husband Jim and I have something in common. We're both in love with the same woman!

You are fantastic. Your comments at my Blog inspire me to work hard. I am delighted that both you and Jim are enjoying my site, and I can't wait for you to read my new book (when it is done of course).

Thanks again to both you and Jim for your support.

And Robyn, read William Shatner's book. If you don't like it, I'll buy your copy from you. You have the same sense of humor as me, so I know you'll love it. Hey, a money back guarantee on someone else's book. How did that happen?

Chat soon and often,

Brian (soon to be famous)

'54Bomber said...

Hi Robyn,
Thanks for your comments at my blog:)
Enjoy making your dolls. They're fun!
My best wishes to you and Jim.
ps May I create a link to you on my blog?

bindhiya said...

Hi Robyn,,
Just stopping to check on you..
My husband work 3 12hour shift too...this week it is 4 12's....I can see how tied you are.
Kind thoughts

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Love your Dotee Dolls! Beautiful work!!!

CSI Seattle said...


Just checking in to say hello. "Hello"

Hope all is well,


Sandy said...

Adorable doll - especially love the face!
Have a wonderful week.
Sandy :)

Jennifer P. said...

Hi! It's me--still sitting here looking at your lampshades! It seems everyday I get some time to go to the post office we have a huge blizzard and the roads become un-drivable for the next week.

I promise I haven't forgotten about you! I have, however, misplaced your address. Could you send it to me again?

Come on by and enter my giveaway too if you'd like.

Your little hearts are adorable by the way !

Suzanne said...

Hey Brian, You're killin' me.

Robyn, I'm trying to type this with a kitty on my wrist. Not easy. I think I've typed this sentence 5 or 6 times and am still having trouble.

Ohno has almost doubled in size in the past few days. I think the dunk in the fish tank did something. How or why? Who knows, but he's bigger. He's no longer a baby, he's a real kitty! I look at him and think "What in the hell happened!" Apparently, something.

Honey, Dek wrote (what a sweetie). I can't access your emails. I'll try again tonight, but for some reason I'm having problems. We're so close, yet so far!!!

Love you sweetie ~ we'll chat as soon as you get your a** over to my blog.

XO Suzanne :)

Cecile said...

Hi Robyn,
I love the dotee doll. It is very cute. I think you would have a lot in common with one of my dear friends and probably would enjoy her site and links on her site. Check out There is a link to her on my page. Jeanetta is a very talented artist and she does many crafts. I think you would very much enjoy ideas from her blog.

daydreamstudios said...

These are cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Aren't those dotee dolls wonderful! I have yet to make one myself (am I behind the times or what! lol) but am addicted to the shining personality of Dot herself (much like anyone who may cross her path). What a fun blog you have here Robyn! I'm delighted you are joining us for the pink artists project. Welcome! :) Please be sure to have the square to me by March 1. I can't wait to see what you create. Truly I'm honored to be working with each and everyone of you on this, OUR project. xo, Monica

Linda said...

Love the Dotee dolls. Great idea :)

Mieke said...

Wow,This Is So BEautifuLLL Love it.
Look at my blog for de valentine give away please!!
Love your work!!!

Mieke said...

Wow, Love it!!!! I am a dotee doll fan to:O).Love your blog also!!!