September Show & Tell

The month that introduces lovely fall! And we have some lovely dolls to show off. This was our quarterly Saturday meeting and the turnout was great. Our prez covered old business, talked about the upcoming workshop with Linda Misa, and lotsa new ideas were floated for future projects. And then, our favorite part of the meeting - Show & Tell!

Shirley made this adorable Lady Bug.

Here's proof that we can be one, united nation! These were also made by Shirley.

 Our friends from Arkansas made the trip to be with us on a warm September Saturday.

They brought a round-robin doll, from their local group, where everyone added something to the doll, then passed it on. All that love & creativity in one doll - no wonder she's so pretty!

Carlyn has been practicing faces, putting to use the techniques learned in Marla Niederer's class.

Teresa has been practicing faces, too. Look at those big blue eyes!

Connie finally finished her "Leather & Lace" doll. She came up with the idea during the time we were working on challenge dolls for the "inspired by a song" display. She already had Stairway to Heaven in the works and started this one too late to make the display.

As most dollmakers can attest, sometimes we set projects aside and time goes by. But we eventually come back with more inspiration and the doll turns out better than originally envisioned.

"Stevie's" tambourine was made using an idea from our club mentor, Jean. It's a white cap from a pill bottle, covered in parchment paper and trimmed out. She's got one foot perched on her trunk full of leather & lace.

Shauna has been busy, busy, busy creating for various local art shows. People are always fascinated with her dolls.

 Can you guess what this one's name could be?

Editor's note: my personal favorites are the ones she makes with paverpol & silk.

The movement and colors are exquisite.

Sherry M. brought the door prize, a simply sweet lady made of burlap.

That's it til October! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, 10/7. Before we go, we want to end with a shout-out to our club founder, Jean. We miss you very much and send you buckets of love!!