Thursday, March 14, 2019

March 2019

Well we missed February's meeting due to snow! What a cold and snowy month February was.  No worries, March is here and the sun is shining and the snow is mostly gone.

Our March meeting was well attended as we revealed the results of the challenge "chairs". But first a few of the show and tell creations:

Made by Terri using a Frowning Francis pattern, quite the snazzy pair!

Made by Cathy, the owl is from a pattern by Anne Wood and the Rat from a pattern found on pinterest
 Now for the Chair challenge:

The front chair made by Maria from plaster cloth, the pink chair made by Teresa using polymer clay

This stunning birch chair made by Charles won the member's 2nd choice prize.
Charles made it using real branch of curly willow, wire, paint, bandage and other materials!

Two purchased metal chairs brought in by Charlotte

A beautiful chair made by Bobbi from a pattern by Cindy Moyer

A fun paper cache chair purchased from a second hand shop by Darla

A decoupaged manikin hand made by Gail.  The fingers hold a wee swing ready for a fairy.

A pink fairy chair made by Bev using plaster cloth

A wee tuffet made by Diane using a cup box and covered with silk

A wonderful woodsy chair made by Cathy using wood, epoxy and wire

A wee mousy chair made by Michele using empty rolls of ribbon
 The people's choice award goes to the stunning Giraffe chair:

This stunning creation, an original creation by the talented Maureen using lots of mixed media techniques

Two face masks chairs made by Thea

A person used as a chair for a teddy, an inventive take on "chair" by Thea

Finally, the winner of the challenge, the complete giraffe chair made by Maureen.

Bye for now, time for a cup of tea or coffee!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 2019

Well another dolly year has just begun and we have had our first meeting of 2019.

Before I summarize the meeting highlights I want to give a huge shoutout to Maureen for hosting our Christmas Doll Club get together at her lovely Victorian home in historic James Bay. Maureen had the house fully decorated for Christmas with lots of lights, ornaments and whimsical touches, not to mention the wonderful array of paintings by local artists. The party was a huge hit and the club would like to have every Christmas gathering at a different member ‘s home. We think that Christmas 2019 may be held at Michele ‘s home in Saanich.

Now for news of the January meeting:

The show and tell had lots of “animal” creations and the members that attended the January meeting also brought the Christmas excnange dolls that they received. The pattern we used was Elinor ‘s “fire fairy” pattern, reduced to about 80%. The dolls were wonderful and so different depending on the fabrics and the interpretation as seen below.

 There were more dolls exchanged at the Christmas party but the members were not in attendance at the January meeting.  Maureen led the discussion on challenges, workshops and possible demonstrations for 2019.  The discussion produced many fine suggestions thanks to all who participated.

Here are the animal dolls made by our members:
Mixed media doll made by Cathy

Two cute rats made by Cathy

Roaches, original design, made by Michele

More roaches, oh my!