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,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


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


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!