Friday, January 21, 2011

January 2011 Show and Tell

We had a wonderful meeting in January.  Everybody has obviously been busy in their sewing rooms, and actual finished projects were present in abundance!

Gwendolyn by Allison Marano, made by Denise Dodd
This stunning doll of Denise's probably garnered the most 'oohs' and 'aahs', with good reason.  She was started in a class with Allison in the fall of 2008, and features heat-distressed fabric and free-motion embroidery.

Weighing the Possibilities by Cindee Moyer, made by Julie Gausvik
Julie G. finished her doll from last August's workshop with Cindee.  Julie's favorite muted colors are really showcased in the delicate color blending in the bodice and sleeves.
Harlequin quilt, original design by Ann Reddick
Ann used the same paper foundation technique she has used on hexagon doll quilts in the past to create this amazing quilt.  There are nearly 150 diamonds in a design only about 12 inches wide, floating on a border print background of teal and gold.

We'll save the rest of the pictures for the next post.  Keep up the great work, dollmakers!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Upcoming January meeting info

We have a busy meeting planned in January -- so everybody should bring a sack lunch and we'll get lots done!

Nita will be our monthly workshop/demo presenter: this month's topic will be lambskin wig making.  This will be mainly a demonstration, but if you have a doll (or a doll head) that you want to make a wig for, bring it!  You can get help making a custom wig template for your doll.

Also, Pin Dolls for the Pin Doll Book are due (really, actually due this time)!  Bring what you have done, and we'll all help with writing instructions, taking pictures, etc.

Bring your finished Charity Dolls, and Erin will make a delivery for us :-)

Bring the usual stuff - nametag, show & tell, and a birthday gift for our January birthday girl, Bonnie.

Bring $5 for a piece of this year's very challenging Challenge Fabric.

And last but not least, don't forget that the Raggedy Ann and Friends exhibit is still going on over at the Bona Thompson Center from 1-4 on Saturday.  Here's a link with all the info.

Remember, you can always find the general meeting topics on the tab at the top of the blog!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tutorial for a doll-sized book

So the doll that was waiting for her cookbook is now officially complete!
Secret Keeper pattern by Julie McCullough, made by Andrea B.
Since other people might want to know how the book was made, there is a tutorial posted on the right-hand sidebar.  Also, you can click here to get to it as well.  In case you're curious, the cookbook is open to the Seafood Gumbo recipe!