Recently I joined a swap for Dotee dolls. Happily, this one came in the mail to me from Brandy. She named her Carla. Dotee dolls are tiny, handmade cloth dolls (4 to 6 inches). They have a circular face that can be drawn with markers, embroidered or even painted. The stuffed doll usually has a hanger made out of ribbon or beads, and a beaded tail (or legs). The stuffed doll is embellished with beads, ribbon, sequins, yarn...just about anything. I believe that the craze was started by Dot. There are lots of tutorials online to help you get started. There is a video tutorial here and a nice pattern here. Once you have made a few dolls, you can start swapping! There are so many swaps on swap-bot. And, there are lots of pictures on flickr. I made one for swap as well, but am waiting to post until it is received by its new owner.
Another fun thing that I like about the swaps on Swap-bot, is the packages usually contain a few "extras". In addition to the doll, Brandy included a cute, handmade card and a little magnet. How thoughtful!