On December 8, we had our annual Holiday luncheon and gift exchange.  This year we met at Pam's lovely home and boy did she go all out with the most tasty cheesecake.  We were a small group this year, and those who did not attend were very much in our thoughts.  :-)   Here are the pictures. Thank you, Lisa!

Pam's kitchen decorations.


Look who got Pam's lovely doll?


Jean's door prize

Shirley's homage to Democracy. How cute!


November Club Meeting

 Laurie is making a Steampunk project from an online class. It's a very cool car made with everyday items. Can't wait to see the driver!

 Shirley finished her Steampunk Dude from the Oct workshop taught by Stephanie Novatski.
 He's quite dapper!

 Shari brought her finished project from the doll-head exchange.

 Doreen made a little sister for a doll we made a couple years ago in a Dianne Little workshop.

Daria is expanding into jewelry & fabric roses. Gorgeous!

Here are the minutes from our meeting:

Our next class is with Arley Berryhill on April 19 and 20, 2013 at the Tulakogee Lodge north of Wagoner. After the email Laurie sent out to members to chose which doll they wanted, the mermaid and the witch head got the most votes. The members present decided to do the mermaid that uses paint dyes, face coloring, and beading.

The Christmas Party is Saturday, December 8 at 12:00 noon. Pam has graciously offered to host the party…thank you, Pam, and Jean will furnish a door prize…thank you, Jean! If you want to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a doll-related gift. During the Christmas Party, sign up sheets for the door prize and programs for 2013 will be passed around. If you have not signed up to bring food, please contact Pam at 918-492-7021 to tell her what you will bring. Pam’s house is always decorated beautifully for Christmas!

Laurie suggested we have a new challenge due at the March meeting. Make a doll inspired by a piece of art. You can find works of art in the library or on the web. The dolls will be our Hardesty Library display for April. Think "out of the box," and make a wondrous creation.

Connie suggested that for our June 1st meeting, on Saturday, we swap items used by doll makers…fabric, tools, beads, etc. The meeting will be a potluck lunch at Connie’s house at 12:00…thanks you, Connie! So check out your stash and bring items for trading. Good idea, Miss Connie!

MAD (Magical Art Dolls) Conference: The conference will be held Oct 10 – 13, 2013 at the Wyndham Hotel in Tulsa. A Face Book page is being set up, and a blog. Barbara Schoenoff from Illinois, Linda Misa from Australia, and Jessica Hamilton will be our teachers. Barbara will teach a 3-day class, and Linda, and Jessica will teach a 1-day class, and a 2-day class each. Jessica runs the www.dollproject.com and has a Face Book page and a blog. We are excited about these 3 teachers. It was discussed and voted on that the Tulsa Dolling Dames will sponsor MAD by helping, and perhaps a donation of money. Carlyn made the motion, and Doreen seconded and the motion carried.

There was no door prize or program, but we had a wonderful show and tell. 


TDD October Show & Tell

Welcome to our October Show & Tell!

Before we begin, I need to apologize for the quality of pictures. Our meeting went a little long, some had to get back to work and so photographing Show & Tell was a tad rushed.

A few months ago, Carlyn had the fun idea of proposing a doll head exchange challenge. The idea was to bring a head that you weren't particularly happy with. By random drawing, someone would take the head, create something cool with it, bring it to the October meeting and return it to the original owner.

Everyone did an outstanding job of rockin' their artistic side!

Even though it's October, it wasn't all  witches & pumpkin heads....

Jean's doll was positively - dare we say it? seductive? This gal definately has attitude.

She's carrying Jean's signature beaded bag with matching beaded border on the overskirt. Sassy boots complete the look.

And check out that "fascinator" perched on her head!

Connie is making Barbara Schoenoff's "Circus Girl" doll. Eventually she'll be juggling some hearts while standing on a colorful ball, but she was anxious to see the Dames first!

And last, but not least, Lisa won the door prize - a pair of dancers embroidered by Jack which can be worn as pins.

Next weekend is the fall workshop with instructor, Stephanie Novatski. We're so excited! Check back in a week or so to see pictures.