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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_OldestDoll
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.

 

 

Raffle1stWinner_Cheryl
Raffle 1stPrizeWinner_Cheryl
Trish2ndRafflePrizeWinner
Trish_2ndRafflePrizeWinner

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!

PedlarDollArticle
PedlarDollArticle
Peddler Doll from 1890's
Peddler Doll from 1890’s
Oldest Doll Comp Entry
Oldest Doll Comp Entry
DollBooks4Sale
DollBooks4Sale
Committee
Committee
Barbara&SteamboatCharlie_MickeyMouse
Barbara & her Steamboat Charlie_Mickey Mouse
AudreyRotaryThankYouCertificate
Audrey Presents Rotary’s Thank You Certificate for our donation to the Drought Fund
BackofMeetingAttendees
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’

ElaineLynTeresa
Elaine Lyn Teresa

company

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
Committee
Committee
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…. 

Committee
Committee
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'sBaliUbudDoll
Susan’s Bali Ubud Doll
ElaineCarolJulienne
Elaine Carol Julienne
DenimGirl Comp Entry
Denim Girl Comp Entry
TeenDoll Comp Entrant
Teen Doll Comp Entrant
ElaineWorkshopping
Elaine Workshopping
PedlarDoll
Pedlar Doll – 1890’s Germany
Val'sTravelBox
Val’s Travel Box – in progress
DollSale
Doll Sale
AdultsComp_Brownies & GirlGuide
Adults Comp_Brownies & Girl Guide
KidsComp1st_2WayTie_Kalani
Kids Comp 1st Place_2Way Tie_Kalani
KidsComp1stPlace_TwoWayTie_MaddieMae
Kids Comp 1st Place_Two Way Tie _Maddie Mae
KidsCompJennyQantasHostess
Kids Comp -Jenny QantasHostess
KidsComp2nd_Kirralee
Kids Comp 2nd Place_Kirralee
Jenny&DollSale
Jenny & Doll Sale

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

 

Reborn Babies – WHO’LL BE SELLING AT OUR FAIR THIS YEAR?

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
OzDollyReborns
OzDollyReborns

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 www.toowoombateddys.com.au

From Charliebears.com:– 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!!

Regards
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!!

Silk Painting Demonstration & Doll Sales at Doll Fair 25th August 2018

Introducing one of our upcoming Doll Show Traders… the lovely Sue Clarke.
Pink & Purple Dambi Doll
Pink & Purple Dambi Doll
“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….
Dambi Doll 'Rainbow'
Dambi Doll ‘Rainbow’

Barbie’s 60th Birthday – 2019 (Barbie Doll)

Barbie’s 60th Birthday – 2019

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: lchms@bigpond.com
 
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).

May 2018 – Monthly Meeting – Monday 7th May at Clayfield Qld

Elaine S presents special Certificates to Members of 10 years' Service
Elaine S presents special Certificates to Members of 10 years’ Service
Susan C with her lovely attic doll purchase
Susan C with her lovely attic doll purchase

Another very well-attended meeting with another brand-new Member – we all welcomed Johanna ‘Anna’ to the fold!  Here’s some photos from the busy, busy day!!

Cheryl cuts Cake for 10year Members' Awards
Cheryl cuts Cake for 10year Members’ Awards
Anna & Elaine with Attic Dolls
Anna & Elaine with Attic Dolls
Anna ironing BDS Logo onto tee-shirts
Anna ironing BDS Logo onto tee-shirts
Attendees
Attendees
The 'baddies' up the back of the 'bus'!
The ‘baddies’ up the back of the ‘bus’! Pam, Teresa, Trish, Audrey, Johanna, Yvonne & Shirley
Yvonne & Jenny with Jenny's 2nd Place comp entry!
Yvonne & Jenny with Jenny’s 2nd Place comp entry!
Yvonne proudly displays her Attic Doll purchase
Yvonne proudly displays her Attic Doll purchase
Raffle Prize - 1st Prize - Doll Shop (with removable lid)!
Raffle Prize – 1st Prize – Doll Shop (with removable lid)!
Sonya's gorgeous reborn baby (Comp entry)
Sonya’s gorgeous reborn baby (Comp entry)
Marotte French Doll workshop
Marotte French Doll workshop
Busy workshoppers
Busy workshoppers
Competition entries - Adult section
Competition entries – Adult section
2 of the Attic Dolls for sale
2 of the Attic Dolls for sale
Busy Committee L-R Anna, Elaine, Cheryl
Busy Committee L-R Anna, Elaine, Cheryl
Adults Comp Table - Part 2
Adults Comp Table – Part 2
3 gorgeous Attic Dolls on sale (made by Linda Carroll doll Artist)
3 gorgeous Attic Dolls on sale (made by Linda Carroll doll Artist)
3 gorgeous Attic Dolls on sale (made by Linda Carroll doll Artist)
3 gorgeous Attic Dolls on sale (made by Linda Carroll doll Artist)
1st Prize Monthly Comp winner - 'Baby Doll'- this is a gorgeous early 1900's Hush-A-Bye Australian Doll - Lyn Ryan was the winner!!
1st Prize Monthly Comp winner – ‘Baby Doll’- this is a gorgeous early 1900’s Hush-A-Bye Australian Doll – Lyn Ryan was the winner!!
2nd Prize - Monthly Comp - 'Baby Doll' won by Jenny Brisk - just gorgeous!
2nd Prize – Monthly Comp – ‘Baby Doll’ won by Jenny Brisk – just gorgeous!
Maddie-Mae proudly models our new Calico BDS Logo bags! Orders being taken next meeting!
Maddie-Mae proudly models our new Calico BDS Logo bags! Orders being taken next meeting!
Elaine & Pam with their finished Topsy-Turvy dolls!
Elaine & Pam with their finished Topsy-Turvy dolls!
A dog-doll purchased in the doll sale!
A dog-doll purchased in the doll sale!
Sisterly love - Di & Del working it!!
Sisterly love – Di & Del working it!!
Kids' comp entry/winner 'baby doll' with pram!
Kids’ comp entry/winner ‘baby doll’ with pram!
Jenny B proud owner of her lovely new Attic Doll
Jenny B proud owner of her lovely new Attic Doll
Lyn R with her 'baby doll' - 1st Prize Monthly Comp
Lyn R with her ‘baby doll’ – 1st Prize Monthly Comp
Kids Comp - No.21 'Miss Peabody'- 2nd Prize winner - belonging to Maddie-Mae
Kids Comp – No.21 ‘Miss Peabody’- 2nd Prize winner – belonging to Maddie-Mae
Special Committee Meeting
Special Committee Meeting
Doll Sale
Doll Sale
Doll Sale
Doll Sale
Special Committee Meeting
Special Committee Meeting
Elaine S & Pam Mac with yet MORE finished Topsy-Turvy dolls from the workshops!
Elaine S & Pam Mac with yet MORE finished Topsy-Turvy dolls from the workshops!
Kalani with her lovely Hawaiian doll gifted by Elaine S
Kalani with her lovely Hawaiian doll gifted by Elaine S
Busy best buddies Lyn S & Elaine Sp workshopping!!
Busy best buddies Lyn S & Elaine Sp workshopping!!
Gorgeous 'baby doll' Comp entry crafted by clever Valerie Pike
Gorgeous ‘baby doll’ Comp entry crafted by clever Valerie Pike
Sweetums! Very old 'baby doll' comp entry
Sweetums! Very old ‘baby doll’ comp entry
The doll inspectors check out a 1960's Canadian 'Regal' walking doll for markings / defects
The doll inspectors check out a 1960’s Canadian ‘Regal’ walking doll for markings / defects
SWEET!! 2nd Prize in the raffle was this cutie won by Anna S
SWEET!! 2nd Prize in the raffle was this cutie won by Anna S
Marj in background, Julienne & Elaine examine a finished Topsy-Turvy workshop doll
Marj in background, Julienne & Elaine examine a finished Topsy-Turvy workshop doll