A Dotee Doll is a simple handmade cloth doll, usually about 4 to 6 inches in height. It is generally just a simple soft sack body with no arms or legs, and a drawn or embroidered face - but this simple body is your canvas to embellish to the limits of your imagination! Then, once your Dotee Doll is completed to your satisfaction, you can trade it to a friend for her creation! There are online places to trade, such as Swap-Bot.com, or you or your daughter can trade with your own friends casually, or within another group structure such as Girl Scouts or a church youth group. The possibilities are endless!
Crochet Pattern Central - Free Pattern - Lora's Angel
Winter Dotee - Sent - a photo on Flickriver
Baby's First Doll by handworkstudio: I love this simple handcrafted knotted doll and felted ball. $30 Also PDF for DIY pattern tinyurl.com/6hy2meq
tute -- stuff with herbs or scented oils ... can be used for children with sleep issues, nervous conditions requiring relaxation, migraine sufferers. Consider having families help make these dolls as sleep dolls? Kids help personalize? Maybe make the body children personalize features dress doll in night clothes?