Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 2018

The February meeting was on Valentine's Day and members brought their challenge dolls based on the theme "Red and White Valentine".

Maureen presented us with what the programs would be for the next four months and she has some fabulous "hands on" meetings planned so stay tuned.

Here are the challenge dolls:

This lovely bunny, made by Cathy, won first choice

This sassy gal, made by Michele, won second choice


Made by Maria

Cupcake girl made by Daria and sweetheart pins made by Maureen

Sweet girl made by Karen


"Snail Male" made by Maida


Steampunk Cupid also made by Maida

Bunny sock made by Mary B

Elephant sock doll also made by Mary B
The show and tell dolls were also fun on this evening:

Cute elephant (Cathy) and mouse (Michele) discuss the night's events
Sibling Bears with a nose for action, made by Maria
Fun fabric made by Daria 

Felted mice dressed for a night out made by Maureen. She will be teaching us how to make them!

Are they not just too cute?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 2018

Our first doll meeting of 2018 introduced our new coordinator, Beverly. Members brought in their “Maggie goes Shopping” dolls (pattern by e p bailey) and members revealed the round robin dolls!  Another successful meeting!

Here are the photos of the Round Robin Dolls (the original member made the doll body and usually the facial features and then it passed to three other members to add clothing/hair/shoes etc.  The project started in September 2017 and was revealed at the Jan meeting.  The member that made the original doll body got to take her doll home and the members that worked on the doll shared what they had contributed to the doll as it stayed in their home for the month):



Mary had provided some of her lovely vintage fabric for the members to use in costuming her doll.

Charlotte started her doll off with a green hairdo!

Teresa's doll became a version of a winter snowflake

Maureen's doll became a cowgirl who went home with Michele to add her boots.

Sharon got her doll back and she turned out with a "prairie" feel.

Michele got her doll back and she is dressed in a fancy negligee outfit!

Maida got her black and white gal back.

Gail got a lovely "island" girl back ready for a gala event.

Beverly got her lovely gal back with a hand crocheted dress but missing her knickers, oh my!
They all turned out with different clothing and personalities even though they started life with the same doll body and same doll head!  What fun.

Now for the "Maggie goes Shopping dolls":  This doll is from an elinor peace bailey pattern and is great fun to make as you get to break into your stash of fabrics to make yo-yos for the arms and legs and all the different layers of clothing.  Members worked on the dolls during our fall retreat at Heritage Acres.





Cathy made her gal a lovely, comfy arm chair for Maggie to lounge on!




Thanks again to all members and see you in February when the "Red and White" challenge dolls will be revealed just in time for Valentine's Day!

One last Maggie made by Doris is coming to hang out with her friends: