Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June 2019 - Anthropomorphic Doll Challenge

Wow, what a warm, dry spring we are having.  The club meeting was nice and cool in the lower level of the church so all were happy as the temperature outside was 28C!

The June meeting was the reveal of the Anthropomorphic doll challenge and here are the results:

Rabbit by Gail

Kitty and Bunny by Teresa, Ellie by Diane

Raven by Maria chosen people's second Choice

Ram, Horse, and Rabbit by Michele, chosen people's first Choice

Butterfly by Sharon

We also had a few show and tell dolls from our members:
The house elf Toby from Harry Potter by Terri

Waldorf doll and another Ellie by Maria
The final show and tell was a remake of a pony that was a little worse for wear.  I was asked to refresh this little horse and I decided to remove the outer layer and bead the horse.  Thanks must be given to Dot Lewallen from Ohio for her wonderful article on turning stuffed, old thrift store stuffed animals into beaded wonders.

This was the horse before I transformed it
Now after many, many hours of beading and many, many beads, here is the new pony:

Beaded pony, ready for his forever home!
That is all for this month and we hope to see many more members at the July meeting on Wednesday, July10th.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Heritage Acres Workshop

The Cloth-a-dollics had a workshop at Heritage Acres (a bi-annual event) and this time we were fortunate to host Charlie Patricolo.  Charlie taught a three day workshop making either her Smile Doll or her Witch.

Charlie was a wonderful teacher helping everyone from beginners to advanced doll makers.  She had lots of tips for making the doll making process go smoothly.

Here are some photos of the dolls in progress:
Doll in progress by Bev

Doll in progress by Daria

Doll in progress by Maria

Face sculpting, two Smile dolls and a witch

Close up of the body
Charlie was gracious enough to bring her finished dolls for us to see:

Now for some of the finished dolls:

Lidia by Maria (this gal is a teddy bear maker)

Francesca by Maria (this gal loves cats)
More dolls to follow as the members finish there dolls and bring them to the next meeting.