July Show & Tell

We had a nice meeting on a hot summer Saturday. We welcomed a new member, had a few show & tell dolls, a fun door prize, fabric pillaging, and 2 (!) programs! It was a full afternoon.

This is Laurie's work in progress. The fabric draped over her shoulder will be an overskirt.

She has lovely eyes! Her pettipants are trimmed with hand-beading.

This is one of Doreen's mischievous elves.

He must've gotten into trouble somewhere - he's lost part of an ear!

Another of Doreen's fun creations. Her dolls always have so much personality!

 Nark showed us this charming lady crow. Her wings are made from some interesting material Nark cut from a coat.

This doll is full of interesting details, including a bead trimmed purse that Annie contributed to her ensemble.

The feet are crafted of chamois cloth.

Kathy sent the door prize and Jennepher won it. A wonderful gift, practical & fun!

Connie did a program on embellished wings. It was a combination of a technique she learned from one of our programs several years ago and an online tutorial by Jean Bernard. Here are links to both:

Then we had a bonus program! Carlyn shared a technique she picked up from an online Karen Baker class. She explained building up clay feet using aluminum tape (available at hardware stores) and aluminum foil.

 But to learn the whole thing, you'll either have to take the class on Curious Mondo or talk to Carlyn!

Coming events -- we're going to be part of the Tulsa Maker Faire on Aug. 25. Getting ready for the state fair. We're doing an in-house workshop in October and having our annual Christmas luncheon in December. No wonder the years go by so fast!


June Show & Tell

 Our June meeting was quite busy. It started early with a "play day" for people who wanted to work on projects away from home. We had a potluck luncheon, business meeting, election of officers, Show & Tell, a great program and finally, a Silent Auction of dolls donated by one of our former members.

Laurie's "Alice" doll, made from an Angela Jarecki pattern. She's sitting on a Mad Hatter style hat.

Ben's sculptured busts and, below, a project he was working on before the meeting.

Janis also brought something to work on.

 This was the Door Prize, made by Carlyn from an old pattern from her Home Ec class. She showed us how the darts in the pattern are key to the illusion of movement in the ballerina's pose. Janis won the door prize.

Lovely doll by Nark.

A close up of the "Alice" doll.

In the program, Laurie demonstrated how she uses watercolor pencils on her doll faces. Below is the demonstration face and above shows the results on her Alice doll.

Shirley, one of our TADA members, is no longer able to join us at the monthly meetings. She's had to downsize her collection and wanted to give them to the club. We decided the fairest thing to do would be to have a Silent Auction with the proceeds benefiting the club. Thank you, Shirley, for donating your beautiful dolls!

February Show & Tell

Hello! Since we're quite late posting this, there won't be any descriptions of the dolls. Towards the end, you'll see some in display cases. We loaned several to a local library for their February display. 

In March, we did an "in-house workshop." We worked on projects of our own choosing and enjoyed a catered lunch together. Those pictures are posted on our Facebook page. We didn't meet in April and had a short meeting in May. Scroll upward, though, for a nice assortment of Show & Tell in our June meeting.