September Meeting - This 'n That

TDD Meetings aren't always just a display & sharing of members' latest doll creations. Often, someone brings a very cool or unusual "find". For instance, Shari brought these old patterns for Popeye & Olive Oyl dolls. One time, Maryne brought the most exquisite, heavily beaded piece of fabric any of us have ever seen. It was her wedding dress!All of The Dames have other artistic talents and interests. For instance, Maryne is a wonderful painter & sketch artist. A recent wrist injury put doll-making on hold, but she could still sketch!And at every meeting, a member shares techniques and information in a short program. We are blessed to have author and Bead Ranch owner, Sherril, as an active member of our group. She once did a program on making this doll-size beaded purse. This month, Jack "The Toolman" taught a little bit on making armatures.
Now you know why we so look forward to the first Wednesday of the month!


September Show & Tell ...cont.

Welcome back to more September Show & Tell! Today we're excited to show you the work of our newest club member, Shauna.
Shauna has already been making dolls with creative paper clay and her artistry is quite evident!Love this lady's gown of a variety of fibers sewn together.

We're excited to see where Shauna's unique artistic expression combined with cloth doll making will take her next! Click here to view Shauna's blog.


More September Show & Tell

In this post you'll see what Shirley's been working on. She made this little doll from an Izannah Walker online class with Dixie Redmond. The face, arms & legs are creative paper clay.
After taking Jayne's class on face drawing, she got busy making these cute little pouch-ettes. This Frosty Queen must have been inspired by our hot summer!She's made from an Annie Belcher pattern, reduced 65%. This pattern can be found in Soft Dolls & Animals magazine. She's the epitome of cool elegance.Wonderful dolls, Shirley!

Check back for more news from our Sept. meeting.


September Meeting

The summer heat is behind us and we had a wonderful turnout for our September meeting. We discussed our upcoming Cindee Moyer workshop, pillaged a pile of fabric that Doreen brought (courtesy of her friend), had a program, and of course, our favorite part - Show & Tell! Joyce brought several wonderful dolls...
Don't you just love all this Suessical Fluff?
Whimsical Adorability!
Followed by some high fashion attitude...Oh yeah. She's sassy.And ladies of the Sea and Air.Thanks for sharing, Joyce!