Saturday, November 15, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
|Holly as Black and White Blanche - such a beautiful and clever interpretation by Wendy.|
|Vicki's "Spring" girls|
|An Anzac nurse by Dolores and of course some knitting.|
|Jackie's beautiful "under the sea" quilt - great progress|
|Ann's Tunisian crochet and cleverly plaited wrap|
|Jo's "Spring" dolls|
|Marg's Renaissance Rabbit - beautiful crazy patchwork|
|Very cute and colourful bags by Marg|
|Exquisite lace christening gown - Wendy's work is stunning - lucky grandchild. |
|Bonnet, shoes and teddy bear - to match the gorgeous gown.|
|Hat embellished by Dolores, and Jackie's delightful shoes.|
|Bobbi's characters - so diverse, such skilled sculpting.|
Next meeting, 25 October will be at Scrap Needs, Cardiff when Jackie will be demonstrating some techniques for fairy wings.
Monday, September 22, 2014
|Fairy shoes and Lotus shoes ( Margaret and Jackie)|
After that amazing show and tell last month, this month was of very high quality and certainly was by no means, less impressive, so thank you to all who shared. I apologise I didn't get photos of everyone's work, But here are some...
|Felt Pop Up book ( Shannon)|
|Raggedy Anne and Andy ( Vicki)|
|Needle felted dragon (Shannon) and Dress form (Margaret)|
Thank you Wendy , the information you gave so clearly is much appreciated and I think each of us has already used your tips with our latest dolls. .... So, look at what you are missing if you are not coming to Dollies..... See you on 27th September.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
|"Pockets" by Wendy|
What a fantastic Christmas in July celebrated at Hello Dollies … thanks to all who came and contributed to such a beautiful lunch, an amazing show and tell and a truly inspiring challenge. The challenge was to create a doll from a child's book.... There were so many beautiful dolls and each was sensational - what is not to love about each of them?
- Marg's delightful Alice
- Connie's Mad Hatter and Rapunzel complete with tall tower all made of fabric
-Wendy's amazing "topsyturvy" doll, complete with miniature sewing studio, all packed into a decorative suitcase decoupaged with scenes from "Pockets"
- Vicki's ravishing red headed Dorothy with her red sparkly shoes
- Bobbi's Mad Hatter and White Rabbit
- Jo's humorous wannabe ballerina, Edwina the Emu
-Shannon's elegant Lady Bird
-Wilma's exotic Bold Assam gentleman
I want to add my personal congratulations to all—outstanding high quality work . Wow, everyone is getting better and better with some exceptional “Russian” techniques displayed by Shannon and late night
expertise by Jo. While I don’t want in any way to detract from the skills of all the doll makers who participated., I think by the sighs of admiration and bewilderment, Wendy’s doll in her own suitcase, with the exquisite sewing room, as an interpretation of a heart warming story was just the most wonderful response to any challenge we could have imagined.
|Bobbi's Mad Hatter, Shannon's Ladybird, Wilma's Bold Assam|
|Bobbi with her Mad Hatter and White Rabbit|
|Wendy with her "Pockets"|
|Connie's Mad Hatter and Vicki's Dorothy|
|Jo's Edwina the Emu, ballerina with Bobbi's White Rabbit looking on.|
And if the challenge wasn't enough, we had a fantastic "show and tell" - comfort animals, Japanese souvenirs, artistic wire chairs, imaginative fairies, and a couple of revisited Christmas dolls and vintage favourites - so impressive! Well done, Hello Dollies.
At the next meeting, we will be learning how to make a “toile” for a doll to help you create specific garments for your dolls. In Australian and British terminology, a "toile" is a version of a garment made by a fashion designer or dressmaker to test a pattern. They are usually made in cheap material, as multiple toiles may be made in the process of perfecting a design. Toiles are sometimes referred to as "muslins" in the United States, named for the cheap, unbleached cotton fabric available in different weights. from Wikipedia
See you at Scrap Needs on 23 August.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
|face moulds samples by Vicki|
|New elves and fairies by Bobbi|
|Holly by Margaret|
|bear purses and babies by Jo and Vicki|
|Shannon, inspired by "How to Train your Dragon" and with her flower art doll|
|Some of the products, discussed,a assessed and demonstrated.|
Monday, June 16, 2014
Great to see the birds from the previous meeting's workshop. Bobbi must have been impressed.
Congratulations and well done to all for your fundraising efforts for the Cancer Council !
Hello Dollies will be at Scrap Needs Cardiff for the meeting/workshop on 28 June, 2014.