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
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/ Brudressed in
her original finery.
Raffle Prize winners Cheryl & Trish were more than happy with their lovely prizes.
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!
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!
“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!!
Here’s a SNEAK PREVIEW of the very SPECIAL Wicked Little Reborn Doll to be raffled through the day at our upcoming Doll Show on Saturday 25th August…you have to BE THERE!!….https://youtu.be/O5l4QgLsjpk
Today we’re introducing another of our wonderful Traders – Marion Halls.
“Hi, My name’s Marion & I’ve been trading at Brisbane Doll Society’s Fairs for years! Come & see me for all yourGreenware*,fabulous Wigs, Doll Eyesand 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!!
Introducing one of our upcoming Doll Show Traders… the lovely Sue Clarke.
“Hi – My name is Sue Clarke and I will be doing the Silk Painting demonstration at 11am – DON’T MISS IT!! I make cloth and silk dolls. As these dolls were created in Papua New Guinea, I named them Dambi Dolls. The Dambi Dolls were cloth dolls. Since I have been teaching silk painting, I now have a collection of silk dolls. To complement the dolls at the show I also have silk cushions and silk scarves”.
Here’s a couple of beautiful examples of Sue’s work to tempt you….