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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

**UPDATE ON MONTHLY COMPETITIONS**

**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!

April 2018 Monthly Meeting at Loganlea Qld – Easter Theme

Easter Parade - Monthly Competition entries
Easter Parade – Monthly Competition entries
Viking faery Chloe with hand rooted human hair - hand-made by Lisa!
Viking faery Chloe with hand rooted human hair – hand-made by Lisa!

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!

Comp - 2nd Place - won by Sonia Bridgeman
Comp – 2nd Place – won by Sonia Bridgeman
Lisa & Teresa
Lisa & Teresa
Competition Winner - won by Anna Skaanvad - WONDERFUL!
Competition Winner – won by Anna Skaanvad – WONDERFUL!
Easter Comp_Crissy doll
Easter Comp_Crissy doll
Anna's Talk - Sasha Dolls
Anna’s Talk – Sasha Dolls
Easter Comp Entries
Easter Comp Entries
Sonia's Grace-Marie - Beautiful (both!)
Sonia’s Grace-Marie – Beautiful (both!)
Jacinta nursing 'Grace-Marie'
Jacinta nursing ‘Grace-Marie’
Raffle Prizes
Raffle Prizes
Topsy-Turvy Doll Workshop - finished!
Topsy-Turvy Doll Workshop – finished!
Lyn & Danish 'Dan' Dolls
Lyn & Danish ‘Dan’ Dolls
Happy meeting-goers
Happy meeting-goers