December Dolls

'Tis the Season! We wrapped up a wonderful and very productive year with a Christmas luncheon and gift exchange. The theme of our annual gift exchange is anything doll related - a doll or other work of art, fabric, notions, trims, tools, magazines or books. Following are some the yummies that were hidden in plain brown bags and selected by our ladies after a delicious lunch.

Those who couldn't be with us were very much missed! We're looking forward to another great year in our little club. We'll decide our schedule at the January meeting and post it here. Until then, from all of us at TADA, we wish you a joyous holiday season and peaceful, prosperous, healthy, and CREATIVE 2018!


November Display

We have the display cases at Hardesty Library this month. Stop by and see all the cute dolls! Here's a preview for you:


Sept/Oct Show & Tell

We're a tad behind updating the blog. Had a wonderful workshop with our Faire DollMother, Paula McGee, in early Sept. To see some pix from that, please visit our Facebook page!

Here are the Show & Tell dolls from the Sept meeting. The October delights will follow right behind, so keep scrolling!

We're so proud of our Carlyn! She was interviewed by Tulsa People Magazine and has a gallery showing this month. Shauna's work is also displayed at the gallery  (you'll see some of her work in the Oct Show & Tell). Below are Carlyn's latest faves. I think she's making a series of these little guys with a message and calling it "Shut the Door!"


 We have some lovelies completed from our workshop with Paula McGee! Be sure to visit Paula's Facebook page here.

This is Doreen's sweet woodland elf.

Doreen was really ambitious and made two!

This is Janis'.... She's holding a beehive. Can you see the tiny buttons are bees? Janis is still working on her crown. It's a beehive with little bees flying around. Can't wait to see it next month!

 A lot of us were inspired by the fall season. Laura's doll is pumpkin-themed, right up to her gorgeous crown.

Shauna brought back some great things from a conference she attended in Nashville. She learned wet needle felting.

And was given this precious souvenir doll (by an artist whose name escapes me; sorry)

Our amazing Shauna will also be showing her work at a downtown Tulsa gallery. Visit her blog here.

We had two guests at the October meeting. Welcome, welcome! Kate is a fiber artist who has made dolls and wants to get back into it. She brought some of her previous creations.

Kathy's grandchild demonstrated wonderful imagination by making a paper doll & sewing machine.

Connie won the doorprize that Kathy brought. It's a spirit doll, representing those who donated the vintage fabrics, crochets, and trims.

Laura gave us a mini-demonstration on using Rigid Wrap, which resulted in a rabbit trail of inspiration that had people digging out their craft store coupons. Can't wait to see what comes of that!
We did "Facebook Live" it; you can see it here.

We've had a great year! Wonderful classes and workshops; beautiful library displays; great exposure and representation at the Mini Maker Faire and the State Fair. We've changed our name, welcomed new members, and celebrated our family artists getting published and having gallery displays. We have one more meeting coming up (Nov 4) and our holiday luncheon in Dec at Pam's. Then we get to start a brand new year. Come join us on this artistic journey!