2019 – Monthly Meetings – Dates, Venues & Competitions

UPDATED AS AT 3/2/2019 – the following are 2019’s scheduled Meeting Dates, Venues & Competitions. **NOTE – APRIL’s MEETING DATE HAS CHANGED from MONDAY 1/4/19 to SUNDAY 7/4/19 as it is being held at a Member’s home. Also added some Information about Christmas Lunch.

*Note – These dates are NOT set in concrete so subject to change if necessary:-

MONDAY 4th February 2019 – Loganlea – Chinese New Year Doll

MONDAY 4th March – Clayfield – Barbie Doll (Barbie’s 60th Birthday Party!)

SUNDAY 7th April – Dianne Mitchell’s – Movie Doll

MONDAY 6th May – Clayfield – Doll with Pet Dog or Cat

MONDAY 3rd June – Loganlea – Clown Doll

MONDAY 1st July – Clayfield – Winter Doll

MONDAY 5th August – Loganlea – Rag Doll

MONDAY 2nd September – Clayfield – Doll from 1980’s

MONDAY 7th October – Loganlea – Spring Picnic Doll

MONDAY 4th November – Clayfield – Completed Workshop Entries Competition – i.e. Peddler Doll, Shadow Box with Lady and Fairy Garden.

DECEMBER (Date to be advised) – Competition – ‘Musical Doll’+ Competition / Display of completed Shadow Boxes & Peddler Dolls .**NOTE – Workshop Competition Entries MUST be made over the course of the year with kits supplied by workshop co-ordinator Julienne to be eligible for entry into Competition.

Funeral Service Details

Pamela Kay (AKA Pam) Macfarlane

Born in Australia on 11 April 1953
Passed away on 2 December 2018
Aged 65 years

Service Details

Funeral service will be held at Lakeview Chapel, Albany Creek Memorial Park, 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, QLD on Tuesday, 18th December 2018 at 02:00 PM.

Sad News for Members

Bewitching Pam
Bewitching Pam

It is with deep sadness that we advise of the sudden passing of our beloved long-term Member Pam MacFarlane earlier this week.  Pam was well-loved and a Member of both Brisbane Doll Society Inc & the Northside Doll Circle.

Pam always had a cheery smile & was well-known for wearing her outrageous outfits to suit every special occasion – from Fairy to Witch & everything in-between.  The children in our club absolutely adored her as she was always playing fun games with them whenever she saw them.  She was a very enthusiastic Member & contributed in so many ways, always stepping in where necessary.  As she didn’t drive, Pam would take the bus to wherever she needed to go, and was seen at the most amazing places, often very far from her home in Stafford! Just picture the cute fairy on the bus with her trolley of dolls!!

Pam’s pet bird & the rest of her friends here will miss her dearly, and we all feel just so glad & privileged that we were all able to enjoy her precious company one last big day at our Christmas Party last Sunday.

Pam, we will truly miss you, and are deeply moved by

Pam's Elves Feet
Pam’s Elves Feet

our loss.


November 2018 Monthly Meeting @ Bar-Jai Community Centre – Clayfield QLD

Meeting Attendees
Meeting Attendees

Well, we’ve GRADUATED!  Instead of the top floor small Meeting Room at Bar-Jai, we have now opted to use the HUGE downstairs hall so are able to spread ourselves out in the ample surroundings! So from now on, that’s where you’ll find us.  We are also able to park on the lower street in Station Road as the entrance is more accessible for those less-mobile, although Haig Road is still fine for those with no mobility problems.

The Monthly Competition of ‘Oldest Doll’ brought some fine specimens out of the woodworks, with the winning entry a delightful Jumeau/ Bru dressed in

Competition_Oldest Doll

her original finery.

Kids Comp
Kids Comp



Adult Comp Winner
Adult Comp Winner

Raffle Prize winners Cheryl & Trish were more than happy with their lovely prizes.



Raffle 1stPrizeWinner_Cheryl


This month’s meeting was bittersweet, having to say farewell to Emily, one of our long-standing Members, who is moving to Townsville to be closer to her son & his family. We bid Emily a fond adieu!

President Elaine & Emily
President Elaine & Emily

Looking forward to the final event of the year now – our Annual Christmas Luncheon to be held at a new venue – the Salisbury Hotel on 2nd December.  See you there!


Peddler Doll from 1890's
Peddler Doll from 1890’s

Oldest Doll Comp Entry
Oldest Doll Comp Entry



Barbara & her Steamboat Charlie_Mickey Mouse

Audrey Presents Rotary’s Thank You Certificate for our donation to the Drought Fund

Back of Meeting Attendees

October 2018 Monthly Meeting at Loganlea QLD – Halloween Doll Competition

Nancy_RaffleWinner1st Prize
Nancy_Raffle Winner 1st Prize

A lovely , relaxing meeting day with No Doll Sales & No Workshops….Members were able to chat, mingle & enjoy each others’

Elaine Lyn Teresa


Wicked Little Reborn Comp entry - shouldaWON!!
Wicked Little Reborn with grubs coming out of her face – Comp entry – Should have WON!!

… and talk

Arthur's Witch Bowl - 1st Place Comp Winner
Arthur’s Witch Bowl – 1st Place Comp Winner

Lisa's "Flower Doll"
Lisa’s “Flower Doll”

about DOLLS!

LynS_RaffleWinner2nd Prize
Lyn S_Raffle Winner 2nd Prize


Comp Entries
Comp Entries

Comp Entry - Bewitched
Comp Entry – Bewitched

Comp Entry - Vampira
Comp Entry – Vampira

Comp Entry - Cannabalism for Halloween?
Comp Entry – Cannabalism for Halloween?

Meeting Goers
Meeting Goers

Knits - Tiger etc...
Knits – Tiger etc…

Visitors - Yulya, baby Kata & young Jan
Visitors – Yulya, baby Kata & young Jan

Teacup Sweet Treats
Teacup Sweet Treats

Knits by Yulya - UnderTheSea 2
Knits by Yulya – UnderTheSea 2

Visitor Malcolm with Joan & Lisa
Visitor Malcolm with Joan & Lisa

Birthday Cake - longest serving Members
Birthday Cake – longest serving Members

Anna's Halloween Doll
Anna’s Halloween Doll

42nd Birthday Cake
42nd Birthday Cake

September 2018 Monthly Meeting at Bar-Jai Community Hall,Clayfield Qld

September’s Meeting was very busy, busy, busy…. 


Teen Doll Comp_1stPlace
Teen Doll Comp_1st Place

Teen Doll Comp_2ndPlace
Teen Doll Comp_2nd Place

Audrey&Marj -AntiqueDollsTalk
Audrey & Marj -Antique Dolls Talk

JohannaTravelBox Sampler
Johanna Travel Box Sampler

JohannaTravelBox Sampler
Johanna Travel Box Sampler

PamTalks To Teenager
Pam talks To her Teenager

Susan’s Bali Ubud Doll

Elaine Carol Julienne

DenimGirl Comp Entry
Denim Girl Comp Entry

TeenDoll Comp Entrant
Teen Doll Comp Entrant

Elaine Workshopping

Pedlar Doll – 1890’s Germany

Val’s Travel Box – in progress

Doll Sale

AdultsComp_Brownies & GirlGuide
Adults Comp_Brownies & Girl Guide

Kids Comp 1st Place_2Way Tie_Kalani

Kids Comp 1st Place_Two Way Tie _Maddie Mae

Kids Comp -Jenny QantasHostess

Kids Comp 2nd Place_Kirralee

Jenny & Doll Sale

Lots of topics to cover, business to be discussed, DOLLS to be admired, bought, sold, and generally enthused about!!



REBORN BABIES here’s who’ll be trading at our Show next Saturday with gorgeous Reborns waiting for adoption….

* Valerie’s Country Collections
* Wicked Little Reborns (Special Raffle prize also)
* Oz Dolly Reborns

to name a few. Could be more, as some of the traders sell a variety of items. See some of their beautiful past babies below!!

WisteriaRose_Val Pike Reborn
Wisteria Rose_Val Pike Reborn

Wicked Little Reborn & her Artiste Creator - Rayvn
Wicked Little Reborn & her Artiste Creator – Rayvn


Toowoomba Teddy’s – we’ll be selling the Charlie Bears & characters range from Cornwall, England!

Today’s 1st Trader needs no introduction – it’s Ian from Toowoomba Teddy’s!

Toowoomba Teddy's Current Range
Toowoomba Teddy’s

Ian says simply – “We sell Collectable Charlie Bears”. Check out our website

From– Bears with Personalities

“Charlie Bears collectable bears and characters are designed by Charlie at The Bearhouse in Cornwall, England. In addition to her own designs, Charlie also works in close collaboration with world-renowned bear artists including Isabelle Lee, Alison Mills and Heather Lyell to create a number of unique collections each year.

Lovingly made by hand, each bear has their own unique characteristics and this is why only Charlie Bears are known as the bears with personalities…”.

Come & buy your own irresistible character at the Brisbane Doll Society’s Doll & Bear Fair 2018!!

Ian – Toowoomba Teddy’s

2017's Stand - ToowoombaTeddy's
2017’s Stand – ToowoombaTeddy’s

Greenware, Doll Eyes, Cute Shoes & Fabulous Wigs – at Brisbane Doll Fair Sat 25/8/2018

Today we’re introducing another of our wonderful Traders – Marion Halls.

Marion's Greenware Stand
Marion’s Greenware Stand

“Hi, My name’s Marion & I’ve been trading at Brisbane Doll Society’s Fairs for years! Come & see me for all your Greenware*, fabulous Wigs, Doll Eyes and cute Shoes… Looking forward to a fabulous day at beautiful Wynnum! See you SOON! Marion. xx“.

*For those not aware, Greenware is the term given to clay objects when they have been shaped but have not yet been bisque fired, which converts them from clay to ceramic. Greenware is unfired pottery. It is very fragile. Ready to turn into your own beautiful creations!!