Monday, April 23, 2012

Dotee Dolls......

Judy over at Judy's Fabrications is making Dotee Dolls. I had heard the name before but I really didn't know what they were.

They are a type of doll named after their creator Dorothy (Dot) Christian

Here is one of her dolls....

Stitchin' Fingers

Basically it is a simple flat art doll about 4 inches to 6 inches in size that has no arms, has a loop at the top for hanging and a decorative tail at the bottom usually made of beads. They are embellished...a lot:) They can be very simple or very complex.


Lots of people make them and they are traded just like ATC's but I have seen some on Etsy for sale as well. Here is a link to a Flickr group that has lots of examples.

Here is a video I found showing some more examples......


Here's a Scottish Dotee that has legs of a sort......
Source
Here's one over at Lemon Tree Tales made by Linda Misa for a Doll Street Dreamers swap......


Here's a few more.......

Source: Vintageveronica1 on Flickr


Source: Vintageveronica1 on Flickr
So there you have it......Dotee Dolls.......very simple and easy to make:)....and, I think they could be addictive too:)

Dorothy's video on how to make the Dotee Doll is no longer available and she also closed down her  blog but I did find this one....


Take care:)

ADDED: I found her new blog if your interested.....http://www.dotwiththelot.blogspot.ca/

And, one I made to exchange....





And, a flat one without stuffing.....a Dotee style ATC sorta.....cheaper for me to post from Canada too (it's outrageous what we get charged!)



and...a goddess style for a bit of a change...



12 comments:

  1. oye, I need to quit visiting you. You are seriously adding to my blog roll, my to-do list and my addictions! Very cute these Dotee Dolls!

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  2. I love dotee dolls. They are fun and great for using up scraps! Thank you for the eye-candy.

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  3. Glad you've had fun with these too Mary Ann!! Love the video and other links, I'm off to explore them!

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  4. Oh my! These dolls are totally adorable! Wow, so much fun to look at and I am sure fun to create as well.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  5. How lovely to find your blog through your friend Judy and to see my name mentioned:). Am so pleased that people continue to make Dotee dolls and have fun with them. I don't make them anymore as I have moved onto larger textile pieces but made many over the years. And I like the idea of them spreading joy all over the world. Take good care. Dot xx

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  6. What fab creations..and I love the fact that the Originator has just posted before me!! They are so detailed and jewel-like, just gorgeous :)
    Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

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  7. I've always loved Dotee Dolls....and want to make some myself May Ann....... maybe we could do and trade one some day?

    isn't that neat that she commented on here..... a well known lady for sure..... her dolls have sure travelled .... to every corner of the world...

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  8. I'm in a swap right now swapping Dotee's...such fun to make and easy. You can let your creativity run wild!!

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  9. I really love the beaded doll! She'd make a great pendant in a necklace, says the obsessed jewelry maker. ;)

    Thanks for sharing this technique with us!

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  10. Look how far back this is ...and, I did see them...even left a comment... hahahaha... thanks for pointing me to it again....

    love the pretty faces you gave them....

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