Friday, February 13, 2015

News and Photos from our February 2015 Meeting

Here's what we talked about on Wednesday evening....

We're looking forward to our upcoming meetings:
  • MARCH: Embellish your pin doll for St. Patrick’s Day 
  • APRIL: Make an origami box for threads and trinkets
  • MAY: The “Fractured Fairy Tales” Doll Challenge
  • JUNE: A demonstration of stuffing techniques

Events for doll makers of Victoria and Vancouver Island:

Some local news for crafters:
  • Bib N’tucker Quilting is moving to the corner of Craigflower and Tillicum
  • miniLAND will closing the downtown location at the end of the month to focus on their online business

Best of all, have a look at our Show and Share entries for February:

"Alice" by Maria Roxborough
derived from designs by
Colleen Babcock, Sherry Goshon and Judi Ward

"Mother of Pearl" by Linda Danielson
An original design

"Steam Punk Crow Trying to Catch a Caterpillar" by Maida Neilson
An original design

Chinese Lantern Doll by Michele Ashmore
from a kit by De Witt Engel

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 2015 Challenge: Let's Dance!

Our first meeting of 2015 was well-attended and we talked about our club's plans for the year ahead.

One of the highlights will be a 3-day workshop at the end of September taught Peggy Wilson of Ashton, Ontario. There are just a few more spaces available, so contact Michelle if you'd like to attend.

Some other events of interest:
Timeless Treasures Quilt Show, Langford, BC, April 17-18
Sewing & Stitchery Expo, Puyallup, WA, February 6-March 1

The Cloth-a-Dollics challenge this month was "Let's Dance" won by Cathy Kess with her fabulous flapper in a red dress, " no-one is watching!"

Here are the pics:

First Prize: " no-one is watching" by Cathy Kess.
Pattern by Sharon Mitchell.
"The Dancing Queen" by Maida Neilson.
Pattern by Karen Shifton.
The Dance of Love "Miss Lila Love Berry" by Maria Roxborough.

"Angel Hair" by Barb Swain.
Patterns by Julie McCullogh and Ute Vasina, (two views of the doll).
Let's Dance by Jane Smith.
"Autumn Waltz" designed and made by Elaine Hennecker.
Unfinished dancing dolls by Maureen McIntosh.
By Gail Arsenault.
Pattern by Gretchen Lima.
"Bunny Sofia-Marie" by Maria Roxborough.
Pattern from "The Hughston Collection".
Click to read more about this doll on Maria's blog.
"Ballerina Pair" made by Sandy Taylor bought at Handmade House in Saskatoon.
Proudly owned by Sharon Adam.
Pattern by Ute Vasina.
"Peter the Pack Rat" by Gail Arsenault.
Pattern by Ute Vasina.
"Stanley" by Barb Swain. Pattern by Ute Vasina.
Our Christmas Gift Exchange dolls.
"Naoki's Angel" made for Naoki by Maida Neilson.
Felted dolls brought from Kurdistani Georgia by Maureen's daughter.
Doll brought from Riga, Lithuania, by Maureen's daughter.
Crocheted animal hat by Maria Roxborough.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 2014 - Making plans

At our November meeting we were busy making plans for our Holiday Dinner in December and a workshop with Peggy Wilson next fall. Linda Danielson brought the dolls that she's showing at the Fibres on the Edge show in Sooke.

Events of interest this month:
November's Photos:

‘My Quilting Golden Angel’ by Jane Smith
From a pattern by June McCauley
'Bliss' by Linda Danielson
'White Raven', 'Bunny' and 'Black Raven' by Linda Danielson
'Priscilla, her first Halloween' by Thea Wapola
'Angelica' by Linda Danielson
'Santa' by Gail Arsenault
Based upon a Jill Maas pattern

'Saraphina' by Linda Danielson

'Starry Night' by Linda Danielson
A needle case by Michelle Ashmore
Shoe by Jan Wiebe
A ‘found doll’ brought in by Maria Roxborough
Photos can also be viewed on PictureTrail and Flickr

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Meeting - Halloween

It's October and that means Halloween!
Thanks go to the Programming Committee for the delicious treats...yum.

Soft Sculptures by Joy Tilby

By Donna Riddles

Bride of Frankenstein by Mary Brownscombe.
Pattern by Beth Vidal Inspirations.

An old Indonesian Doll rescued from Value Village.

By Gail Arsenault.
Pattern by Frowning Francis.

By Cathy Kess.
Pattern by Cindee Moyer.

Megan by Maria Roxborough

"Albert" by Sheila Lefevre (Mum).
Stuffed and finished by Lynda Hay (daughter).
Frowning Francis pattern.

"Bert" the Brown Rabbit by Beverly Brown.
Original needle felted rabbit.

Dracula by Sandi Reid.
Sandi's original design.

By Michele Ashmore.
Frowning Francis pattern.
These photos may also be viewed on PictureTrail and Flickr.

Monday, September 22, 2014

September Meeting

This month's challenge was "The Year of the Horse".
Here are our dolls:

* Challenge Winner *
"Year of the Horse" by Michele Ashmore
An original design by Michele.

"Sea Horse and Sprite" by Sandi Reid

White felted horse by Maureen Mackintosh

"Give that Chick a Ride" by Beverly Brown

"Charley Horse" by Elaine Hennecker

Giraffe on a cart by Gail Arsenault

"Zachary Birk" by Cathy Kess
Pattern by Lisa Rynda

"The Horse Chestnut Collector" by Charlotte McFarland.
Adapted from a Patty Culea pattern, "The Sewing Caddy".

"Me, Myself and I" by Maria Roxborough
From a specially designed pattern by Elinor Peace Bailey to be an artistic image of Maria.
Steampunk Crow "Mac the Knife" by Maida Neilson

"The Year of the Horse" by Maida Neilson
Pattern by Susan Teece.
"In the Garden" by Elaine Hennecker

Photos of our dolls may also be viewed on PictureTrail and Flickr