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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 2014 - Finishing Our UFO's

Participants enjoyed the Eileen Neil beading workshop held at Sawyer's Sewing Centre in July. Here are some of the beaded samplers:

In August we took the opportunity to finish some of our UFO's and show them off:

Violin Man
By Michele Ashmore
From an Akira Blount class
Pinocchio
By Michele Ashmore
From a Cindy Moyer pattern
Matryoshka Dolls
By Michele Ashmore
From a Reets' Rags to Stiches pattern
“Finn"
By Meeri Stewart
Finn was eleven years in the making!
"Verna"
By Charlotte McFarland
From a Stephanie Navatski pattern
By Mary Nixon
From a Christine Shively class
"The Inventor"
By Maida Neilson
"Petra" By Bev Brown
"Pippa" By Bev Brown
Lady Zsa Zsa the Fortune Teller
By Leah Freedman
From a pattern by Patti Medaris Culea
By Teresa Ranson
By Beth Madill
"Esme"
By Sheila Lefevre
From a pattern by Ute Vasina
Pippa and Petra
By Sheila Lefevre
By Gail Arsenault
From a pattern by Arley Berryhill
Little Urchin
Conrad Flaps
By Maureen MacKintosh
Cute butt!

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