Sunday, July 20, 2014

July Meeting

Our July program featured Bev Brown demonstrating how to make 3D animals from silhouette images. Examples of completed projects mounted on wooden carts, were created by Barb Swain, Maria Roxborough, Michelle Ashmore.

More dolls shared at this meeting:
By Maida Neilson
By Cathy Kess
Fold-up Book by Michele Ashmore
By Maria Roxborough
Pattern by Kate Erbach
By Cathy Kess
Pattern by Barbara Shoenhof
By Maria Roxborough
From a sample purchased in Thailand
By Barb Swain
Pattern by Elinor Peace Bailey
"The Hairdresser"
By Barb Swain
Pattern by Elinor Peace Bailey
By Maria Roxborough
Pattern by Kirsten Brown

Cloth-A-Dollics photo collections may also be viewed at PictureTrail and Flickr.

Friday, June 20, 2014

June Meeting

The topic of our June meeting was "The Black and White Challenge",
won by Bev Brown and Barb Swain in a tie.
Here are the entries:

Challenge Winner (tie)

by Bev Brown

The bird is made of Paverpol

Pattern: Veridian
Challenge Winner (tie)

Pinocchio

by Barb Swain
"Mosquito"

by Sandi Reid
Black & White Steampunk

by Maida Neilson

Pattern by Steph Novatiski
by Maria Roxborough

Pattern by Angela Jarecki

Click to read more about this doll on Maria's blog
by Jane Smith

This is Jane's first doll.

Pattern: Zoe by Julie McCullough
"Tangled"
by Lynda Lefevre

"My name is Tangled. I was created in Nanoose by Lynda with help from her mom, Sheila, & her friend, Jean. Creator's daughter, Brittney, named me. This is my first public appearance; it's nice to meet everyone. I enjoy chillin' in my palette crate & life is good!
Cheers,
Tangled"
Zentangle Statue

by Diane Pearson
by Maria Roxborough

Click to read more about this doll on Maria's blog

Cloth-A-Dollics photo collections may also be viewed at PictureTrail and Flickr.

Monday, May 19, 2014

May Meeting

At our May meeting Beverly gave us a demonstration of "How to utilize Zentangelling in Cloth Doll Making" including Zentangle examples by Maureen and Michele.

We also welcomed new members Sharon, Jane and Lorna.

Here are our show-and-tell dolls for May:

Cowabunga

Made by Sheila Lefevre.

Pattern by Frowning Francis.
Cloth Houses

Made by Jan Wiebe.
Victoria

Made by Maria Roxborough.
Grizabella, Lisabeth and Rum Tum Tugger

Made by Maria Roxborough.
An Owl

Made by Maria Roxborough.
Made by Maria Roxborough.
A Steampunk Fish

Made by Cathy Kess.
 Steampunk Fish

Made by Jan Wiebe.
 A Steampunk Fish

Made by Cathy Kess.
 Enginea

Made by Leah Freedman.

Pattern: "Cecily the Steampunk Dragonfly"
by Nancy Hall.
Cloth-A-Dollics photo collections may also be viewed at PictureTrail and Flickr.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cloth-A-Dollics at the Quilt Show

Congratulations go to the Victoria Quilters Guild for a successful show last weekend.
We had a wonderful display of our members' work.


View more photos of the show on Picturetrail or Flickr.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 2014: The 'Quilt Show' Challenge

The 'Quilt Show' challenge was the subject for our meeting on April 9th. These and other dolls will be displayed at "Adventures in Quilting 2014" in May.

We also welcomed new members: Elaine, Lynda and Pat.

* Winning Entry *

Maida Neilson

My Imaginary Trip to the Galapagos Island.
Barb Swain

Tatiana a Russian Czarina
Lives near the Siberian Sea. She’s all dressed up and ready for the Ball. I began this doll as a beaded challenge. Her gown is made of the finest cottons and duping silks. Embellishments of seed bead picot edging, special flower pedal beads accented with gold Japanese beads and cotton tassels decorate her lovely gown. She wears the finest silk shoes adorned with hand died silk ribbons. Tatiana is inspired by the artist Betts Vidal. Costuming is my own original design inspired by a photo I once saw on the internet.
Gail Arsenault

"The Fishing Trip"
My husband whom I adore,
Asked me to go fishing once more,
I tripped and fell in
A fisherman's sin.
Now we're buying fish from the store.
—Joyce Johnson

Pattern: Becky Holloway
Sandi Reid

We are fulfilling a lifelong dream travelling back in time to Amarna, Egypt 1,300 years B.C., to vist with Amenhotep and Nefertiti. Can't show method of transport... had to return the Tardis to Dr. Who.
Jan Weibe

Gabrielle is travelling to the clouds to visit the Pegasus who live there.

Pattern: Isabelle MacDonald
Michele Ashmore

Cedric and Eldan are going for a trip around the world on Felix, their trusty snail. Felix is a special snail. All he has to do is blink his eyes, count to three and think where he'd like to be next. They plan stop in Marrakesh, and pick up their cousin, Rhys.

Pattern: Peggy Wilson
Maria Roxborough

Frida Kahlo travelling to Paris
[click to read more]
Maida Neilson

As a child I always wanted to go sledding with my grandparents
Angie Miller

Cloth house utilizing
odds-and-ends for embellishment.
Cloth-A-Dollics photo collections may also be viewed at PictureTrail and Flickr.