Saturday, August 17, 2019

August 2019

The August meeting was such fun. Members were asked to bring their oldest doll for show and share.  We were also graced with a visiting member of the "Dollirious" doll club from Marysville, Washington.  Carole was visiting Victoria with her husband and joined us at the August meeting.  She brought some of her fab dolls to share with us:

Carole with her three dolls

This is Carole's doll made from an Arley Berryhill pattern "La Femme"

These two lovely ladies were made by Carole from a Jill Maas pattern.  They were hilarious
 Now for the oldest dolls from our members, some made, some made by loved ones and some collected from other dealmakers:
Made by Maida's mother to represent the Navajo

Oldest dolls made by Sharon

Made by Bev

Made by Bev in a Patti Culea class

Made by Teresa

Brought in by Charlotte, so retro!

Another of Charlotte's childhood doll.  I so wanted this doll when I was young!

A skunk from Charlotte's stash

Queen Elizabeth doll belonging to Charlotte

Charlotte's doll from a summer trip to Yellowstone

The last of Charlotte's oldest dolls.  The clown was made by her mom and the blue doll was Charlotte's try at making the pink doll that a neighbour gave her when she was fell and was hurt.  Charlotte was a very good keeper of childhood dolls!

Brought in by Charlie, this doll was made by Wendy Gibbs

A felt folded doll brought in by Bobbi

Not an old doll but Bobbi brought in her finished doll from the Charlie Patricolo workshop

A doll from a fabric panel 

One of the first dolls made by Gail from a J. Mccullough pattern

The first doll made by one of our newest and youngest members!  Well done and carry on with the addiction.

One of the first dolls made by Maria from a epb pattern.  The inspiration was the crazy quilt rectangle she made and that became the Gypsy's skirt.

A first doll ringing in the New Year, how cute.

Dolls brought in by Maureen.  The centre one is by the famous Lenci doll makers of Milan, Italy

A puppet made by Maureen's mother!
This was a fun and successful meeting.  Hope to see everyone and more at the September meeting!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

July 2019

The club meeting was last Wednesday. Attendance was good considering that we are at the start of summer vacations! The weather cooperated as after a much needed rainy day, the sky cleared and a beautiful rainbow appeared.

The show and tell theme for this meeting was "mermaids" and here are the  results:
Made by Maida, original

Made by Maria, a Cyndi Malhastadt pattern

Made by Mary on the right and a Charlie Patricolo mermaid on left

Made by Michele, an Arley Berryhill pattern
 The next ones are all made by Charlotte using Patti Culea's patterns:
Victoria 2020 "By Law everyone must cycle!"

A Julie McCullough pattern

There were also some additional show and tell dolls:
A funky guord chicken made by Bev using a guord and paperclay, paint

A Polymer clay hanging doll made by Maria ( technique learned from Gera Scott Chandler)

Made by Michelle in a Charlie Patricolo workshop

Cluck cluck for now, we will return in August for more delights.