Saturday Get-together

Beads, beads, beads! What's up? you ask. Isn't this an art-doll group?

Yes, indeedy. And some of us got together at Jean's Magical Dollhouse to make something very cute, fun, and whimsical.This is not the finished project, just a teeny little preview.There's lots more than this and we can't wait to show you when they're all finished!


Monthly July Meeting and Minutes

We had a great time at our monthly meeting. It's such a treat to be with friends and we have so much in common...All the dolls were special and wonderful of course, my camera flash was not working so I will blame that on any pictures that were not up to Connie's standards.

Laura's elf doll from CIFI

Felted critters from CIFI

Jayne's elf from CIFI.

Jayne made this great door prize and Barbara D. was the lucky person who won!

Joyce made this pretty black and white doll.

Jayne always gets a Diane Little doll when she goes to CIFI.

Sherrill brought lots of beads for working on Pin Dolls.

Show and Tell Monthly Meeting July

I've been having trouble with the flash on my camera so I'm sorry this isn't a better picture of Doreen's project doll with Sherry Goshon at CIFI

July 6, 2011 Minutes Monthly Meeting

Meeting called to order by Laura Hutchison, President

Attended: Laura, Shari, Rena, Doreen, Barbara K, Barbara D, Jean, Sherrill, Jack, Pam, Shirley, Jayne, Joyce, Sherry

Financial report by Barbara Kanter, Secretary, unofficial balance $1115.00

Old Business:
Charity Dolls. Any pattern suitable. There is a Dolly Hugs and Bear Hugs pattern on Antonette Cely Dollmaking for Dolls (www.nonidolls.com). This is the bear pattern, Barbara showed us today. This is an ongoing project and the charity doll can be given to Laura or Barbara K.

Hoffman challenge is due July 15th.

Tulsa State Fair entry forms must be postmarked by Aug. 26th if mailed. There is a form on the Tulsa State fair site (www.tulsastatefair.com). The entry form site can be filled out and each doll needs to be listed. See the Tulsa State Fair Handbook for details. Go to Competitive exhibits, adult, hand arts to find the Doll information. Laura encouraged participation because we haven't had as many dolls the last few years. I think the public really enjoys seeing the dolls we make. The State Fair is Sept. 29th to Oct. 9th. Any doll that hasn't been seen before at the fair is ok.

Art on Main Oct 8th. Here is where we can sell our work and sell our pins to raise funds for the TDD.
If you want to sell, let Jayne or Barbara know. They have reserved a covered 10' x 10' booth & have tables. Jayne is waiting for a final approval of our booth by Art on Main.
Sherrill and Shirley donated some of their own pin dolls for the TDD money maker.

Leta Benedict is teaching Oct. 14, 15th and possibly 1/2 day on the 16th. Jean is waiting to hear back from Leta if we need the 1/2 day, if she provides a kit, and what doll we will make. We need this information by Aug. meeting so we can find out what the class will cost.

New Business
Discussed what our goals might be for 2012. We discussed retreats, CD patterns we might do together as a group, challenges and teachers we are interested in.
Laura will get information and present something on Nancy Gawron, Sherry Goshon, & Leslie Molen next meeting. After seeing this information in Aug. hopefully we can decide and get two teachers nailed down for Sept and they & we can plan ahead.

It was decided that for the library display Dec. 1st to Dec. 31 we would do a holiday scene with elves, Santa's, toys, sleighs and whatever is Christmas.

The door prize was won by Barbara D. and was made by Jayne. It was an excellent prize, fabric, doll, and pattern.

We worked on the doll pins after the meeting and it was slow going but got a few things done on them.
Good time for chatting with each other.

The CIFI girls, Doreen, Laura, & Jayne really enjoyed their trip to Albuquerque. Their dolls projects are going to be on the TDD Site.

ADAA (All Dolls Are Art) in Austin July 28-31, is going to be attended by some and also NIADA in Aug.

If you want to help with making the pins some will be working at Jean's this Sat.

A book Craft Artist Legal Guide at the Hardesty library for those interested in selling. Richard Stim, 343.73

I will be posting pictures soon on the Dolling Dames Site

It was good to see everyone today and we missed those who could not be with us.

Shirley Harwell, Secretary


Where Dames Create: Doreen

Greetings Everyone! It's a few days until our next meeting and we'll have some Show & Tell to, well, show and tell. So until then we thought it would be fun to see another Dolling Dame creative room! Welcome to Doreen's. This lady is MUCHO Talented! You already know she makes wonderful dolls, whimsical and beautiful. But did you know about her exquisite embroidery? The HAND kind, no fancy machine here!Her creative room is a feast for the eyes. Dolls, dolls, dolls, and all manner of incredible embroidered work.The framed pictures look like paintings. Thousands of tiny stitches coming together in a symphony of thread to create a precious work of art.

Doreen thought her room was too "messy" to be photographed (!) Pish-posh! We all know there is no such thing as messy when it comes to our creative space.Organized closets. Labled plastic bins. Labeled magazine holders. Hmmm. Not exactly a wreck, would you say?Thank you, Doreen, for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful studio!!