“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….
For those who were looking forward to celebrating Barbie’s 60th Birthday at the Kingston Butter Factory Museum in February 2019, we regret to advise that due to renovations to the premises, the event has unfortunately now had to be cancelled.
Please contact the Logan City Historical Museum for full details.
By phone: 07 3208 3943
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In person: Kingston Butter Factory, Milky Way, Kingston. QLD. 4114
Open between 10:00am and 4:30pm daily
(except for Christmas, Good Friday and ANZAC Day).
**Changes implemented from June 2018 Meeting – Monday 4/6/2018**
Please note the following re: MONTHLY COMPETITIONS:-
1. Monthly Competition – voting to take place over lunch to give everyone time to firstly enter their doll and secondly, to look at the dolls thoroughly and not be rushed with voting. Voting slips will not be available until lunch time. Teresa will tally up at about 1pm to determine the winners.
2. Please do not vote for your own doll or your best friend’s. Vote for the BEST doll that you would like to add to your collection or the one you think had the most thought put into by the owner.
3. Try to keep your entry doll a secret so that other Members don’t know whose it is. Sometimes that can be difficult but we know you will do your best!
A fabulous day with the usual fierce Competition entries, fabulous Dolls and friendly Members, some even wearing Easter hats! Very interesting talks were given by Anna Skaanvad (Sasha Morgenthaler dolls), Marjory Fainges (‘Annabelle’ French reproduction doll), Lyn Ryan (Danish ‘Dan’ & Sue Clarke’s silk cloth ‘Danbi’ dolls) & Cheryl Thompson (Little Tuppence dolls). Members later continued on with the ‘Topsy-Turvy’ doll Workshop, the proceedings ending with a wonderful SALE of donated dolls & Magazines thanks to some generous Members of the public!
It was all business for the newly-elected 2018 Committee– with lots of reports, general business and plenty of discussion about upcoming events & exciting happenings! A special talk & demonstration by Founding Member & Australian Doll Expert / Author – Marjory Fainges on ‘Cleaning & Repairing old dolls’ held the Members in fascination as we learned the DO’s & DON’Ts essential to keep those precious older dolls in existence for another century & more! Lunch, followed by the fabulous ‘Topsy-Turvy Doll’ Workshop – which will be continued again at Loganlea venue at April’s Meeting. Finally, the SALE to end all SALESwith a collection of beautiful donated dolls up-for-grabs along with some other treasures resurrected from the depths.
New Announcements for March 2018’s Monthly Meeting at Clayfield, Qld :-
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER –
MARJORY FAINGES – One of Brisbane Doll Society’s Founding Members & Australia’s famous Doll Expert & Author of many doll-related books. Marj will talk about SAFELYrestoring and cleaning old dolls that we may pick up cheaply from others’ collections, or at charity shops. As we have a few collections already that we are selling at this meeting, this valuable information will come in really handy with the Members!! 😄
DOLL SALE – Collections from Estates – Bring your $$$$ CASH ONLY!!! (NO Eftpos /Card facilities available). There will be a special system in place so everybody will get the chance to buy at least one doll! (and probably more)!!