December Fun

In December, the Dames & Gent celebrate the season with short, very short, meeting, a luncheon & gift exchange, and a fun doll challenge. There was lots of food, lively conversation, surprise gifts, and of course, wonderful dolls to see.

Before we view The Challenge dolls, check out Laurie's holiday version of The Raven. She's just a vision of sugarplums & peppermints, isn't she?

The Challenge was decided in late spring and the pattern is called "The Gentleman." Such wonderful interpretations of this pattern!

There are still a few works in progress.
We enjoyed seeing some other things our friends have been making. Here's a new version of the Angela Jarecki fairy from our spring workshop.

And another completed Raven!

Many Thanks to Doreen for opening her home to TDD. Her graciousness was rewarded by the Doll Fairies, as she won the door prize. In December, it's always one of Jean's beautiful dolls. This one looks like her name could be Princess of Winter. It was a wonderful afternoon! More party pictures can be viewed at our Picasa Family Albums. See the link to the left.


November Meeting

As you know, our monthly meeting includes a short presentation by one of the members on some technique they use in doll making. Everyone always has something great to share & we really enjoy this part of the meeting.Pam shared this month, but first, let's enjoy some of her beautiful dolls.This was a Hoffman Challenge entry. The brown & green checks are actually hand-woven ribbon. There are many details on this doll.
These two are from Pam's flower fairy collection. One is dressed in her autumn finery and the other is ready for Christmas!Definately not a flower fairy, but just as colorful!Now, what do you suppose these little ones are whispering about? Think about it - what do all women love? SHOES!Pam shared her secret for making shoes from silk poinsietta petals or wide ribbon. It was a wonderful program. Thank you, Pam!