Monday, January 7, 2013

Ladies,  Meetings are still going to be the 2nd Wednesday of the Month at Noon.  Bring your own bag lunch.
Challenge # 1 - Teapot Doll of some sort.  Bring your finished interpretation of a Teapot doll to February 13th Meeting. You do not have to participate if you dont want to,  just come and visit.

Challenge #2 - Treasure Keeper  Doll.   Bring your finished interpretation of a Treasure Keeper to May 8th Meeting.  You do not have to participate if you dont want to,  just come and visit.

January 9, 2013 - Pam's house in old town Scottsdale - We will be making a mask of some sort. If you dont want to do the mask bring something to work on and just play. If you are doing the mask you have to purchase one at Joann fabric or Michaels.

February 13, 2013 - Rose's house in Gilbert - Bring something with a heart on it somewhere and we will be working on that piece. Does not have to be large, can be a doll, can be whatever you want just so it has a heart. Susan will show us some beading techniques.  If you want to paint on it instead of bead that is ok too or just embellish its a working play day.

Bring your Completed Teapot Doll for show and tell.

March 13, 2013 - Carolyn's house in Scottsdale - Carolyn will be teaching her beaded shoe that she taught at CIFI - She will bring a photo or a sample for us to see before this meeting.  She will also bring us the bottom part of the shoe in February for us to pick which one we want.

April 10, 2013 - NO MEETING-  Retreat at Cindi's house in Cave Creek, Jean Bernard and Sherry Goshon Teachers - You must pay and pre-register. Dates for retreat are April 5-7, 2013

May 8, 2013 - Place of Meeting to be determined-Working, playing session bring something you are working on.
Bring your Completed Treasure Keeper Doll for show and tell.

June 12, 2013 - NO MEETING - CIFI is in this month
July 10, 2013 - NO MEETING
August 14, 2013 - NO MEETING - Art Unraveled is this month

September 11, 2013 - 4 year celebration lunch and planning for year 5. Place of Lunch to be determined later.

For those of you who did not attend and are still interested in the club your comments and ideas are still welcome.
If you have questions about some of the projects we can answer those questions at the meeting.

Stephanie & Maggie -  We still want to plan a Tucson Lunch and Shopping/Gallery day.  If you have any ideas I would love to hear them.  Just because you cannot come to us does not mean we can't come to you sometime.   Miss You and Maggie.
We are open for weekday or weekend.
Amy you can still do the Challenges if you want and post online for us to see. No pressure.  We love you and miss you.

Thank you,
Love and Hugs to you all


Friday, October 14, 2011

Easy fairy wings

I use organza or any other sheer and fun fabric.

1. Using a fairly lightweight wire bend a wing shape that you like leaving some wire where you twist the ends together.

2. Lay it on top of your other wire and make another wing that matches it leaving extra wire to use to attach the wings to each other and/or the doll.

3. Laying the wire wings on foil or plastic wrap apply glue to all of the wire.

4. Gently lay your organza fabric onto the glued wires.

5. At this point you can apply glitter if you choose.

6. Turn the fabric, attached to the wires over, and once again place glue on the wires and apply more glitter.

7. When they are dry just cut them out close to the wire and glitter or cut them out leaving a half inch or so and burn the organza using a candle to make another look to your wings.

Now you can add more glitter or whatever you want to finish the wings. Just remember you want them fairly light weight.

8. If you're making a fabric fairy you can push a hole into the back of the doll and into the stuffing. Glue the twisted wire and push them into the doll in whatever position you want. With clay fairies you can use other methods of attaching the wings.

These are super easy so have fun!!!

More difficult tutorials will follow.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Yvonne's Sculpting classes

Yvonne has been taking some sculpting classes and really enjoying it. Here are some photos of her work in progress.

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


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
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 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

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.


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.