Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thank you



I so enjoyed having all of the Floozies and Mary at my home for the September birthday party and meeting. Thank you all for leaving a bit on my clock. Everyday I am reminded of you and your visit here.

Now here is my doll from the Retreat in Iowa. We had such a fabulous time!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Anastasia

Dollie MaMa and the Fabric Floozies doll club are having a auction "Save the TaTas", with Gallery 225 in Gilbert AZ. It is in coordination with the Susan G Komen and Breast Cancer month. you can check it out at artsaveslives2010.blogspot.com
Artist from the recent Reno/Iowa Retreat and I worked on this creation. The retreat which Sherry Goshon and Jean Bearnard have annually was one of the most enriching times of my life. If you ever get a chance to go to one of their classes or take an online class, do so.......it will make a world of difference. Out of the box.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Newest Doll

This is my latest piece. I love her! The instructors for the class; Raven (aka Jean) and Sherry are beyond gifted and will sooth your soul and make you scream all in the same nano-second LOL. It was an amazing magical time.

Friday, September 10, 2010




I'm delighted to say that the Saving the TaTas fundraiser in support of the battle against breast cancer is getting better and better as we get to the October 15 event date.

We currently have 19 artists from throughout the USA contributing to the Silent Auction of 3-Dimensional, Mixed-Media Art and Art dolls for a total of over 2 dozen works... with more to come.

If you're an artist and want to contribute your work to this wonderful cause, please click the Call for Artists graphic to your right.

If you are an art aficionado, please plan on attending the event at Gallery 225 in Gilbert Arizona on October 15, 2010 from 6-9PM. There will be a wide range of creative works for you to bid on and 100% of auction proceeds go to Susan G. Komen, Passionately Pink for the Cure!

For current information on the event, please go to the Art Saves Lives! blog.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

RECAP of Upcoming Doll Club Meetings

Here is a little follow up on whats going on in the next few months.

August 11th: Shrink Plastic Doll Necklace Meeting, $5.00 member/guest fee still applies.
Location: Amy's House, Noon, Bring a dish if you want to.
Amys address to follow.
Time: NOON-

I am attaching a photo of the shrink doll necklace so you can refresh your memory to what it looks like. I will order the shrink sheets from Lucky Duck, oh nuts I mean Squirrel.
Supplies needed: Bring any stamp or stamp ink that you may have, chain, jump rings, beads, little feet if you want.









September 22nd: Our 1 year anniversary and we will be having a Meeting/party $5.00 member/guest fee still applies.
Location - Yvonnes House address to follow.
Yvonne and Diane are hosting, no need to bring food.
Time: NOON-

Remember to put together your supplies to make a doll, put your supplies and your Name in the Red Bag when we get to the meeting we will be putting a number on your bag and giving you the other half of that number. Do not lose that number or show it to anyone because when you choose your Red Bag you DO NOT want to choose the number we handed you.

Bring back the completed Christmas gift/doll to our December Doll club meeting/party, when you return the bag put the name of the person on the outside of the bag, or better yet box it and wrap it in Christmas wrap and put it back into the red bag or use the red bag as your wrap with some tissue.

Remember whatever you put in the bag is coming back to you in the form of a doll, and if the person who gets your bag chooses not to use all of the stuff in your bag you will get back that stuff too.

October 1st: Need your completed Breast Cancer Fund Raiser doll
MORE EXCITING NEWS to follow on this subject.

October 13th: $5.00 member/guest fee still applies.
Location: Amy's House
Time: NOON-

November 5th: The unveiling of our Round Robin dolls Meeting/party, $5.00 member/guest fee still applies.
Location: Cindi's house, address to follow.
Time: NOON-

Nov 5th will be doll club meeting day since we will not be having a meeting on Nov 10th. We will be having our unveiling of our Round Robin dolls that day. Any other business will also be discussed, show and tell etc.
We will have a surprise fun project also.
Cindi's hubby Steve and probably my hubby Dennis will help with the cooking, I think Dennis will be the bartender thou.

Nov 6th- Cindi's house, Some ladies will be sleeping over, Some ladies will be driving back for a second day of fun NO $5.00 fee for this day. Cindi will be teaching tiny shoes so if you have a doll you want shoes for bring that doll with you.


December 8th- Christmas Doll Exchange Meeting/Party, $5.00 member/guest fee still applies.
Location: Rose's House


Thanks,
Rose (aka the Dollie MaMa)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Update on June Doll Club Meeting

Once again we had a great Meeting with 10 people in attendance. Amy was the only member not here, she was off having fun in California with her family.
We welcomed a new gal to our group her name is Carolyn, she also comes with great credentials.

We all showed off are class dolls, pin dolls, mini class brooch & mini class kimono from CIFI along with our Challenge Dolls with their Blue Ribbons that we were so proud of. We shared our stories from the conference except of course what was said in the car on the way to conference because what was said on the way to Albuquerque stays in the car. We know each other so well we have to stay friends forever for fear of what was said will be repeated if we part ways.

We talked about our club goals and about yearly Membership Dues. We talked about wanting like minded artist's in our doll club those with a spirit of giving and sharing.

Cynthia made a wonderful photo frame for Cindi and I in remembrance of our fantastic time at CIFI and the Laughter we all shared.

July 14th is Shiva Paint Demo, Cynthia will be sending out supply list and don't forget we share if we don't have all the supplies needed.- New Location

August 11th is Shrink Plastic Doll Necklace, Susan will bring a sample to our July meeting so we can see what it looks like.- New Location

September 22nd is our 1 year anniversary and we will be having a party/meeting. I will send out separate emails with all of our date & location changes. Remember to put together a brown paper bag with supplies to make a doll, put your name in the bag when we get to the meeting we will be putting a number on your bag and giving you the other half of that number. Do not lose that number or show it to anyone because when you choose your paper bag you DO NOT want to choose the number we handed you. Bring back the completed Christmas gift/doll to our December Doll club meeting/party, when you return the bag put the name of the person on the outside of the bag, or better yet box it and wrap it in Christmas wrap.
Remember whatever you put in the bag is coming back to you in the form of a doll.

November 5th & 6th is the unveiling of our Round Robin dolls/party at Cindi's house. We will talk about this more in the coming months.

I'm sure there is more to update on, Cynthia will probably fill in the rest.
Slide show to follow as soon as I figure it out.

AMAZING ART

Last Spring Dennis and I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens here in Phoenix to see The Nature of Glass, Dale Chihuly art sculpture exhibit.

This was his first exhibit in an outdoor desert environment.


It was 107 degrees, hotter than the hinges of hell or what I think hell feels like having never been there. The exhibit was spectacular and worth it. It was our own fault we should have gone earlier in the season. If we had we would have gone again to see the exhibit in the evening, because they light up the glass sculpture at night.


All the glass sculptures were mixed into the desert landscape they truly looked like they belonged there. The colors, imagination, craftsmanship and the incredible talent…WOW!
I would recommend if one of his exhibits is ever in your area, it’s a must see.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The wonders of our world

We, not our outer circumstances are the catalysts for the quality of our lives. Not then, not now, not ever. I have this quote (no author) written in a small journal and very time I read it I am reminded that I control my life...I choose to become angry or joyful, sad or happy....productive or lazy. Today I walked outside into our wonderful front yard. 72 degrees at 6:00 a.m. and the sun just peeking through the trees. I got my camera to keep this moment in time for me and others to see the wonders of our world. No matter what is going on around us...we have choices. I choose to see beauty today and let the rest of the planet make up their own minds.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 2010 Meeting

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Cynthia shows off one of the necklaces made by one of the Fabric Floozies talented members, Susan Feldkamp. The club members try hard to encourage each others, as will as buying from each other.
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CIFI in Albuquerque NM 2010


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pictures from May's Doll Club Meeting!






May 12th Doll Club Meeting

Another great meeting! I just love this group. The gang going to CIFI was all a-buzz about getting ready for the conference. Rose shared the polka-dot bags that we'll be using at the conference, and asked if anyone else would like to purchase one. Very cute bags by the way, and I don't think it's too late to let Rose know if you want one. $9.72 each! I think the colors are pink/green, brown/aqua, black/pink, but ask Rose to find out for sure.

Rose also shared that she will be selling purse hangers at the conference that say "I'm a Fabric Floozie!"
There were some very cute embellished hats, that were a part of the May challenge. I think the best news was our dear friend Susan was back after her surgery and seems to be doing very well! We missed you Susan!

The workshop was run by our very own Moon Goddess aka Cindi Phelps. She taught us how to make heirloom lace hair, using several different tools & a sewing machine. She demonstrated ones you can buy and she showed how to make one using anything from a coat hanger to wooden skewers! I learned a lot!!!

Next months workshop is on using Shiva Paint sticks for doing faces. I will publish the supply list when I get back from the conference!

Also, the June challenge is to decorate your tin that Rose gave us last month. Kudos to Amy and Deloris for already having theirs done!

Hugs to everyone!

Cynthia

Friday, April 16, 2010

More Pictures from April's Doll Club Meeting




April 14th Doll Club Meeting


Wow, this month's meeting was a blast! Our workshop this month was marbeling with Mary! Mary taught a great workshop on how to dye fabric using shaving cream and dye. I think eveyone had a blast!
Our challenge for this month was to make name tag that reflected who we are; I think Ms. Deloris get's the prize for making one that really looked herself. Everyone did an amazing job.
Next month's challenge is to decorate the hats and alter the treasure chest tins, compliments of Rose, and bring them next month. Our May workshop will be conducted by Cindi a.k.a Moon Goddess on how to make doll hair with the hair pin tool. More information to follow on what supplies to bring with you next mont.
Some sad news; Kathi will no longer be joining us as she got a teaching gig on Wednesdays, and our dear friend Susan fell and broke her sholder and will be out of commission for awhile. We miss you sweet friend!
As usual the meeting went by way too fast, but it was a great time for everyone!
More later!
Cynthia!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wooo Hoooo

Can't wait! Tomorrow is the doll club meeting. I am finishing my name badge ~ and I have to say I really like the way it's turning out!

Can't wait to see everyone tomorrow!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Flower face pin

I enjoyed teaching a bunch of our group how to bead around a polymer face.  Everyone wanted to know what to do with them after they finished.  Here is one of the ideas I came up with.

Hope everyone had a nice Passover & Easter this year. 

Susan E Feldkamp
proud fabric floozie
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Recap of March 10 Doll Club Meeting

What a great meeting we had this month! Yvonne led a "hands-on" demonstration; generously allowing us to use her molds and Ultra Light Sculpey - White. Mary also brought some great molds and everyone walked away with at least one sample to take home.

The Show & Tell table was a great hit and the dollar challenge dolls were all so unique and creative! What a talented bunch of women we have in this club.

We welcomed a new member, Kathi (with an i) :) and we had a lady from the YMCA, Deloris, sit in to see if this was something that she would like to attend regulary. We hope she comes back!

The challenge for April's meeting is "Name Tags!" Everyone should make a name tag to wear to each meeting - bonus points if it looks like you!

Also for April's meeting - we will be doing "Marbeling with Mary," as she leads us through a workshop on dying fabric using inks and shaving cream! An email and later post will outline the supplies you need to bring to the meeting.

I posted a couple of pictures below from our March class.


Yvonne's Workshop - March Meeting


Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 10th meeting

I had such a nice time on Wednesday, hopefully we can stay in the new location. I'm looking forward to teaching the bracelett at Anthem in Florence the end of this month. Teaching others my love of beads always gives me so much. Sharing stories, ideas and thoughts fills my artist soul.

The cernit demonstration was very nice and I hope we can have other demonstrations throughout this year.

Here's to a wonderful group of talented artists, you all have touched me with your kindness & art.

Beadily yours
Susan E Feldkamp

bracelet class

Susan is teaching her wonderful bracelet here at Anthem at Merrill Ranch on February 26th. Some of you from the doll club are taking the class, too. My address, for those of you coming, is 6601 W Sandpiper Ct., Florence, AZ 85132. You will stop at the clubhouse on Sun City Blvd. where the class will be held. Susan is generously teaching the class for $35.00 person if anyone else is interested. This is an all day class.

Some of us are also interested in having her teach her cabochon class. Perhaps there is a more central location for that? Or we can do it here, also. Who else is interested?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

CIFI

It was another good meeting. Loved the demonstration on making hands from Cernit. Thank you.

And look at those numbers grow!!! This is great and hearing everyone's ideas is so fun. The room works beautifully, too.

I'm delighted that some of you want to go to the doll conference in May. On your computer just key in Creations In Fiber, Inc. and the site should come up with all of the information regarding registration, classes with supply lists and hotel information. Browse it and if you want to go you may want to find a roomie or you may want to room alone. In the next couple of months we can set up carpools. It looks like 2 carloads. I have a big car with a large trunk and can take 3 more people comfortably. See you all next month.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Hi Ladies,

Great News!!! Dollie MaMa and the Fabric Floozies has another new location.

Day & Date: Second Wednesday of every month
Time: Noon-2pm (we still don't have to drive when it's dark, and we can bring our own food.)
Place: YMCA-Valley of the Sun Power Ranch Family YMCA
4546 East Haven Crest, Gilbert, AZ 85297
(It's in the Power Ranch Community, go to google maps for directions)
Same Great price of $5.00 per meeting, per month as long as we have 10 ladies in attendance.

We have lots of room to grow, light, bright and great atmosphere. We have more elbow room, a kitchen with refridgerator, and even a sink in our meeting space. The increased space will not only allow us to accommodate additional members, but also provide space to bring in other artists as instructors for seminars... which could even stimulate club growth by making other artists in the area aware of our group. We are able to extend our hours if we need to when we have an actual class with other teachers. Of course there will be a small fee of $25 per hour, when divided among us that won't amount to much. My goal as the club founder is to bring in fresh ideas and techniques that will benefit each of us. As our club grows, I also hope to obtain discounts and other benefits for club members with fabric stores and other merchants in the area.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Recap of January Doll Club Meeting

My house full is gone and now I can get back to playing.

We had a fantastic turnout 13 ladies, a lot of fun and such creative ladies we all are.
Some of us arrived early so we could have lunch and enjoy Lynda's great food.
We started out with introductions since we had quite a few new ladies, then show and tell was next. I then explained to everyone how I make my boobs for my dolls.

We started our first Round Robin this month, we have 10 participants, we all brought a torso, a journal and a box or bag to put our torso in. Yvonne expained and gave us copies of the guidelines and a list of the participants. We took photos with our torso because the next time we see our torso she will be a doll with her own personality.

Thank you all for coming and making this club such a success.

Our Next Meeting is February 10th, Noon-2pm. New Location: YMCA-Valley of the Sun Power Ranch Family YMCA, 4546 East Haven Crest, Gilbert, AZ 85297 It's in the Power Ranch Community.
Kathy will be showing us how to make clay hands and feet.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOSTS EXHIBITION

CHANDLER,AZ- She is Filled with Secrets: The Beaded Artworks of Christy Puetz. Exhibited Jan. 15 through Feb. 27, 2010, at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler.

An opening reception for this exhibition of small, colorful artworks will take place on Friday, Jan. 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the Chandler Center for the Arts. The reception is free and open to the public.

Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the gallery is free.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January's Club Meeting

Wow, what a turn out for the January doll club meeting! I had a blast and I am so excited about the round robin! It was great meeting so many new people. The show & tell was amazing - so many talented doll artists; my head was just buzzing with ideas and I will be in my studio all day working on some new dolls.

I just can't express how much this club has come to mean to me. Having other artists to gather with, and share ideas - does so much for my soul! I thank you all for the gifts you are giving to me. See you in Febuary ~ Cynthia

Friday, January 8, 2010

Gretchen Lima's Class

Hi ladies, in past meetings we have talked about Gretchen Lima and the desire to take one of her classes. I checked her website and she has her WiseWoman Workshop coming up on Feb, 20th. It's a Saturday and is from 10:00 - 3:00, and will be at her studio in Vail, AZ.

The cost is $125. I would be interested in going and being part of a car pool if others are interested. Let's chat about it at our next meeting!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

NEXT DOLL CLUB MEETING

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday, January 13th. PLEASE RSVP to me so I can let Lynda know how to set our tables.

FYI for all new members-----Doll Club meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Day & Date: Wednesday, January 13th.

$5.00 per meeting, per month.

Bring a Show and Tell item. I am bringing a sample and I will show how I make the boobs for my dolls. If anyone else has a special boob pattern they use they can bring that as well.

If you want to be in the start of our first round robin, the theme is "New Beginnings" . Bring a Torso ( the torso should be made of fabric, a journal and bring a, bag or box for you soon to be doll.
Previous post has guidelines for Round Robin, A big thank you to Yvonne.

Round Robin Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR THE ROUND ROBIN

1. Everyone wishing to participate should bring a completed cloth body/torso, in a bag or box, to the January meeting.
A good size is 6 to 7 inches from top of neck to the crotch.
The doll will be going from person to person and growing so think of that when you box or bag her/him

2. Include a journal with your name clearly evident that will travel with the doll.
Each person will add to the journal as well as the doll while you have it. Think creativity.
Writing, pictures, artwork, a story are all acceptable for inclusion in the journal

3. It is each participant's responsibility to get the doll and journal to each club meeting so it can go to the next participant.
If you can't make it to the meeting get it to someone else who is going to the meeting. This is very important to keep all dolls in rotation, where they should be and completed on time.

4. Add such things as arms, legs, a head, draw and color the face, hair, garments, accessories, beading. Don't get carried away and do too much but not too little either.

5. Do your best work. Remember that someone else is doing their best on your doll.

6. When the last person gets each doll it is her responsibility to make sure the doll is completed before it is returned to its owner.

7. Don't show the dolls. Keep them concealed in the bag or box. No peaky!!!

After the list is made you will give your doll to the person after you on the list. Every month you will pass the doll in your possession to that same person. The person at the bottom of the list passes to the person at the top. This way you always know who you pass a doll onto and each doll will be worked on by all members. Don't deviate from the order or there will be a mess.

At the end it's fun to have a coming out party and get to see each completed doll for the first time. It really gets exciting.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year & New Beginings

Hi to all my fellow fabric floozies and of course the Dollie MaMa! :) I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season; I sure did! I am working on my torso and I am very excited about the round robin!

I have started the journal for my doll and I even found a "luggage tag," to attach to my dolls carry bag, in the dollar bins at Michaels. I will have her packed and ready to go by our meeting on the 13th!

I can't wait to see everyone!