Making little matchboxes

Over at Swap-Bot I am in the Hooked on Dotees group and a new group swap will be starting called Matchbox Dotee swap. I’ve never made a matchbox before, or done anything with one, so using the tutorial that is linked in the swap description, I made two matchboxes just to see their size. Looks like I’ll be making itty bitty dotees to go in them! The boxes are 1.5″ wide by 2″ long (I think that’s what it was, they are really small).

I have not done the inside of one box yet. I just thought up an idea for these but I won’t say yet in case I do it for the swap. I’m going to try making bigger ones later I think.

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Dotees #2 & 3

I don’t think one of my partners has received her dotee yet, but I wanted to post anyway. Hopfully if she happens to look here, she won’t mind a sneak peak!

This one I cut from a bandana meant for a dog. I liked the fabric which is why I bought it. the charm is turned around but it is a blue and pink dragonfly, really pretty.

Forgot to take a picture of the back, but there is a different fabric that has a unicorn on it. I could not figure out how to use that for the main part so it was made as the back. For the tail, I strung beads on craft wire and swirled it to make it look spiffy. The orange stands out but it was listed as my partners favorite color so i wanted to add it. The wire I used is purple.

Dotee #1

Since my partner has received, here is the first dotee I made. It is simple but I did put a lot of thought into it to match my partners likes. She really likes it too so I’m very happy.

Swap time

I have just finished making stuff for a swap over at Craftster. I feel like I should add more to it but at the same time, there is a lot to it.  I am getting ready to start on the Dotee swap now but I probably won’t get them started past the sketching stage right now as I’m rather tired. I have lots of ideas though. I think I have a mould I can use to make clay faces but I’m not quite sure how I would attach them. I may just use fabric ones for now.

In a swap I received some nice roving for felting so I may make a felt Dotee but we’ll see. I havn’t tried it out just yet but my fingers are itching to get pokey, lol. As usual, everything is a challange when my kitten Black Jack insists on checking out and helping me with everything I’m doing. When he’s not sleeping on this computer, that is.

Oh, and yesterday for a swap I made my first card and evelope. Like the dunce I am, I forgot to take a picture before I had it all sealed up! D’oh, I’ll have to remember next time.

ATCs again and….

Here are a couple more!

I am also going to be starting on making my first Dotees! It is for a swap over at Craftster and I’m really excited about it. I have lots of fun fabric and I have four partners so I can try a little of everything :D  I am also doing a private swap there as well for some Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Totoro etc.) stuff that is coming along well so far. I won’t be posting pics of that swap stuff until they’ve been recived though just incase someone actually comes and reads this, lol.