Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 2012 Show and Tell

Fantastic show and tell and very busy meeting making beadie face brooches. 

See you all at the December/Christmas Party meeting 15 December 2012 
Please remember to bring your Shoe Challenge doll and a pin doll gift swap! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dolls in the Attic Retreat Update

Oops - check those dates again Wednesday is 21 August ..... Sunday is 25 August 2013. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Who are these girls?

At the September Hello Dollies meeting, one of your members brought in these two beautifully dressed dolls ... Can anyone  identify them? Date? Purpose? Materials? 
We thought they could have been decorative dolls, placed atop the bonnets of bridal cars. If you have any information, please leave a comment below. 
Oh, and by the way, the September meeting was great - lots and lots of beautiful dolls on show for a 'WINGS" Show and Tell and lots of other good stuff. Come and join us on 27 October at Anne's Glory Box, 10am for more good fun! 
Wings .... 

and more wings 
Hello Dollies :  September 2012 Show and Tell 
PS Scroll down for information about our fabulous Doll retreat in Coffs Harbour in 2013.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Big Plans for 20th Birthday

Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour. 
Hello Dollies 20th Birthday celebrations in 2013 will be BIG!

Five legendary cloth dollmakers will share a once in a lifetime experience with us - 22-26 August 2013 at the beautiful Aanuka Beach Resort. 

Imagine the creative fun you could enjoy with elinor peace bailey, Patti Medaris Culea, Barbara Willis, Betts Vidal and Sally Lampi.  Don't imagine any longer, this is a reality! $660 for five days' tuition with morning tea AND five lunches and four dinners. 

Expressions of interest are now being taken. Registration forms will be available online at Anne's Glory Box from 26th September and full registrations will open on 10th October 2012. Limited places available.

Please leave a contact email address in a comment if you would like more information. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hello Dollies : Christmas in July

28 July 2012 - Dreaming of a White Christmas? No it wasn't white, but it was a wintry day at Hello Dollies to celebrate our Christmas in July. In the spirit of the 'white theme" we had a white or Christmas "show and tell" and swapped Christmas gifts with a "white" theme. Here are some happy scenes from the "white Christmas in July" meeting. 

After morning tea (special US-style pumpkin pies and apple pies cooked by Bobbi,  Christmas turkey and cranberry sandwiches - Jim's contribution - and my sad Santa strawberries ,  which had an accident in transit), we each made a fabric Christmas bird decoration - using various textile colouring methods : Inktense pencils, pastels, markers, crayons and paint. 

And the shoes were distributed for the "Whose Shoes ? " Doll Challenge - due in December.If you missed out, don't despair- there were a few pairs left and it's not too late to join the challenge. Just contact me.
Hope to see you at the August meeting - 25 August when Gloria will be talking about some of her special dolls from her collection.  
Thanks for your patience last Saturday as I was still learning the "ropes" - yes we all miss Fay. 
best wishes, 
PS the crocheted  and knitted blanket in the photo above was made by two of our Dollies members and their friends for "Wraps with Love" - well done. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dollies June - Special Meeting

Just a reminder to all Hello Dollies' members - past and present. The usual monthly meeting is on tomorrow - with the usual show and tell and doll related discussion. However, this will be the last meeting with Fay, after 20 years of commitment, encouragement and inspiration. Please come along to Dollies to say goodbye and thank you to Fay.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hello Dollies Prizewinners

Somehow, I missed a Dollies blog post last month, but this March meeting had lots to celebrate....
Two of our members, Jackie and Margaret scooped the prize pool at the recent Newcastle Show. Congratulations to both of you - great promotion of doll making!

We are now getting ready for a special Hello Dollies Display with a "water" theme. at  the Dobell Festival of Art, Craft and Photography on  Friday 4 May to Sunday 6 May. Already many of the show and tell pieces have been inspired  by the theme.  

There was of course an array of other  beautiful work - dolls and textiles.... thanks everyone for your inspiring work. After a Dollies Saturday, I just want to go home and create something special...

The next Dollies meeting will be on 28 April - we will be making colourful fish for the display . Come along , have some fun, be inspired and create! Phone Anne's Glory Box for more details.