Thursday, July 28, 2011

July Christmas Celebrations

A small gathering of Hello Dollies celebrated Christmas in July in style. We had a really fantastic show and tell, with many tips and techniques shared. There was a wonderful interpretation of Cyndi Mahlstadt 's mermaid - a favourite pattern of us all...  
And some really charming whimsical country style dolls - a cuddly winter girl and a papa bear, surrounded by Tunisian crochet scarves and cushion...
And a beautiful Gail Wilson  historical doll  and a  faithful reproduction of a Lenci felt doll  both of which really showed us quality workmanship and a commitment to detail.


And  two more dolls for the Seasons Challenge ....  These were both fantastic interpretations for the challenge of creating your own fabric to make a doll from the basic patterns provided. Congratulations!

It wouldn't have been a party without  presents and food. We excitedly opened our swap gifts on the theme "for someone who likes to sew", spent our gift vouchers and indulged in a luscious pavlova and almond and cherry bread .
Reminder to all who entered the Oriental Dance Challenge last year - your dolls are invited to be exhibited at the Craft Show in Newcastle 19- 21 August and should arrive at the shop on or before 16 August.
Post script : I was sewing a doll's chair which some of you were interested to see and here it is-  finished.

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