Friday, August 14, 2015

August Meeting: Fairy Wings!

A big 'Thank you' to Gail for her creative presentation of techniques for making fairy wings. The Cloth-a-dollics received a list of resources by email.


Events of interest this month:
PLUS, our own Linda Danielson is the featured artist in RHS Art Dolls' Summer 2015 newsletter. To receive the newsletter just visit www.rhsartdolls.com and use the contact form.

We were treated to a wonderful array of dolls at our Show and Share this month.
Here are the photos:


























These and more photos of our dolls are available for viewing on Flickr.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June Meeting: special guest and getting ready for the museum exhibit

Actor and puppeteer Tim Gosley of Victoria's Puppets for Peace celebration came to our June meeting. He showed us that dolls can be used as puppets to tell a story.

We gathered our dolls together for transport to Sidney Museum's "Best Loved Dolls of the Past 100 Years" exhibit. They'll be on display throughout July and August.

This Saturday we'll gather for a day of sewing and socializing at Sawyer Sewing Centre.

Have a look at our photos from this month's meeting:

"Night Circus" by Teresa Ranson
From class taught by a Deb Wood 

"Crow King — Croaking" by Maida Neilson

Tim Gosley demonstrating dolls as puppets

Tim Gosley with a puppet by Charlotte McFarland

Dolls for display Sidney

Dolls for display Sidney



Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 2015 Challenge: Fractured Fairy Tales

Our May meeting featured the challenge "Fractured Fairy Tales" and it brought out a bevy of imaginative dolls. The winner was Charlotte McFarland with her trio "Winkin' Blinkin' and Wide Awake".

We talked about our fun activities for June, including a sewing get-together at Sawyer Sewing Centre and a three day workshop with dollmaker Marilyn Halcomb. At the June meeting, we'll have a special presentation by puppeteer Tim Gosley, organizer of Victoria's Puppets for Peace celebration.

The Cloth-a-dollics are also thrilled to participate in the "Doll Extravaganza" exhibit at the Sidney Museum and Archives this summer. A wonderful collection of our members' creations will be on display through July and August.

Here are the dolls we saw at the May meeting:
"Winkin' Blinkin' and Wide Awake"
by Charlotte McFarland
* CHALLENGE WINNER *

"Lola"
by Elaine Hennecker

"Aesop's Crow"
by Maida Neilson

"Cinderella"


"Frog Prince"
by Michele Ashmore
"Esmerelda"
by Linda Danielson

"The Mover"
by Jan Weibe

"Little Red and Wolf"
by Maria Roxborough
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"The Little Red Hen"
by Gail Arsenault

"The Rastafarian Rapunzel"
by Daria Duprey

"Cow-a-bunga, Dude"
by Sandi Reid

Vintage Cards
by Charles Johnson
Vintage Card Making at French Vanilla with Florence

"Hello Ducky"
by Elaine Hennecker

by Barb Swain

by Michel Ashmore and Maria Roxborough

by Jan Weibe

Woodland Elf
repaired by Michele Ashmore

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April Meeting — We made paper boxes!

At our April meeting we had a great time making collapsible orts boxes out of wallpaper samples — thanks to Michele for showing us how and providing the paper. Also, members who worked on St. Patrick's Day themed pin dolls in March brought in their results and we saw 'show and share' dolls by Cathy, Linda and Maria. 

We're looking forward to the May meeting when we'll see what our members have created for the next challenge, entitled "Fractured Fairy Tales". The Cloth-a-dollics hold doll-making challenges three times each year. 

Some upcoming events of interest to our community:

Our St. Patrick's Day themed pin dolls
"Heron Dreams of Grandure" by Linda Danielson
www.sookeclothdolls.com
"Jezreel" by Cathy Kess
Pattern by Barbara Schoenoff
"Asha, Queen of the LuvBugs" by Maria Roxborough
ziajoeysartdolls.blogspot.ca
"Mother of Pearl" by Linda Danielson
www.sookeclothdolls.com