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!!

 

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

March 2018 Monthly Meeting – ‘St Patrick’s Day’ Theme

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 SALES with a collection of beautiful donated dolls up-for-grabs along with some other treasures resurrected from the depths.

TopsyTurvyDollWorkshop
Topsy-Turvy Doll Workshop in progress

…..it was exhausting, but FABULOUS – OF COURSE!!

2018 Committee
2018 Committee
Busy Workshoppers
Busy Workshoppers
Competition 1st Place winner
Competition 1st Place winner
Topsy-Turvy Doll Makings
Topsy-Turvy Doll Makings
Doll from the sale
Doll from the sale
Marj's old dolls for cleaning / repair demonstration
Marj’s old dolls for cleaning / repair demonstration
Lisa's happy purchases
Lisa’s happy purchases
Lyn's chuffed with her sweet purchase!
Lyn’s chuffed with her sweet purchase!
Di's darling dolly!
Di’s darling dolly!
Lisa shows Marj her purchases
Lisa shows Marj her purchases
Marj holds court on Doll-rescue!
Marj holds court on Doll-rescue!
Marj explains doll beautification!
Marj explains doll beautification!
KiddiesComp
Kiddies Comp – Winner No.17, 2nd Place No.21
Pam's beautiful belle!
Pam’s beautiful belle!
Teresa's tiny treasure
Teresa’s tiny treasure
2nd Place (tied with No.3) Monthly Competition - St Patrick's Day Doll
2nd Place (tied with No.3) Monthly Competition – St Patrick’s Day Doll

**UPDATE ** March 2018 – Monthly Meeting – Special Guest Speaker & DOLL SALE

**STOP PRESS**

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 SAFELY restoring 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)!!

February 2018 AGM & Monthly Meeting – Loganlea Qld

Pedigree doll -1st Place Comp Winner - at home
Pedigree doll -1st Place Comp Winner – at home

 

A wonderful start to the New Year saw us giving a massive Thank You to the retiring President Lyn Ryan, and welcoming in the new President – Elaine Scanlon.  The new Committee Members were also elected, and Members enjoyed a sumptuous lunch with plenty of beautiful dolls entered into the ‘Valentine’s Day’ Competition…

Lyn being presented with gifts

'Old-fashioned bathers'- comp 3-way tie winners
‘Old-fashioned bathers’- comp 3-way tie winners
Serious meeting business!
Serious meeting business!
Comp entries - ghoulish!
Comp entries – ghoulish!
Comp entry
Comp entry
Special Guest Charlotte with hair to donate
Special Guest Charlotte with hair to donate
Lisa gratefully accepts Charlotte's hair for a special doll project!
Lisa gratefully accepts Charlotte’s hair for a special doll project!
Sweet English Pedigree - comp entry
Sweet English Pedigree – comp entry
Comp entries
Comp entries
Comp entries
Comp entries
Comp entries
Comp entries
UK 'Sindy' dolls - Comp entries
UK ‘Sindy’ dolls – Comp entries
'Kissing Cousins' - Comp entries
‘Kissing Cousins’ – Comp entries
2018 Suggested Comps
2018 Suggested Comps
'Shirley Temple '3-way tie comp winner
‘Shirley Temple ‘3-way tie comp winner
Retiring (Lyn) & New (Elaine) Presidents
Retiring (Lyn) & New (Elaine) Presidents
Lyn & guest Barbara (from Sth Aust)
Lyn & guest Barbara (from Sth Aust)
Raffle Prizes galore!
Raffle Prizes galore!
Fantasy doll creations
Fantasy doll creations
Happy Members
Happy Members
Presidential shared giggles
Presidential shared giggle

 

Anna's 'Kissing Cousins' - 3-way Comp winners
Anna’s ‘Kissing Cousins’ – 3-way Comp winners
AGM Committee Members
AGM Committee Members
Pedigree doll -1st Place Comp Winner
Pedigree doll -1st Place Comp Winner

November 2017 Monthly Meeting – ‘2nd Favourite Doll’ / Melbourne Cup Day

Lyn S with her exquisite childhood Pedigree Doll!
The elegant Teresa
2nd Favourite Doll WINNER _ Cheryl with Rosebud (England)
The Committee busy at work – Lyn, Lisa & Trish (sitting in for Anna)
Competition Entries – adorable!
Competition Entry – a gorgeous indigenous doll!
Competition Entry – 1930’s Celluloid doll in gorgeous crochet!
A fabric 1970’s crinoline lady & another Pedigree beauty!
Sindy – 1970’s Fashion ICON!!
Pat’s Hat made for a lovely Melbourne Cup Display!
The HATS have it!! BACK L-R Lyn, Shirley, Jenny, Pam, Judy, Susan, Elaine, Lyn S, Teresa FRONT Maddie-Mae & Michelle
Festive Food for the cup-goers!
Joan, Dianne & Del sharing a story
Pat’s hat really was THE BOMB!!
Workshoppers – Shirley, Julienne, Val, Elaine, Carol & Judy B
Monthly Comp WINNER – miniature baby in carriage is a gorgeous Val Pike creation!
‘Frozen’ competition entry!
Another delightful Pedigree with Chatty Cathy!
Ooops! Anatomically correct Asian doll!
Beautifully-attired blue girl!
Maddie-Mae always dresses to match her dolls!

We’ve already seen everyone’s FAVOURITE dolls earlier in the year, so we had to see the runners-up – Believe us, they weren’t disappointing in the least!!

Members chose to dress up for Melbourne Cup day as well – they don’t s

Val Pike with her beautiful WINNING competition entry

crub up too poorly either!!

October 2017 Monthly Meeting – ‘Here Comes The Bride’

Kids Competition Table – Sindys RULE – YEAH!!
Monthly Comp Winner Michelle proudly displays her Tiffany Taylor (Ideal USA) in stunning 60’s crocheted number!
Busy Workshop ladies
Teresa dressed for the part!
It was our Birthday Month too, and 3 Members celebrated 10 years of Membership – Lyn R (President), Dianne & Del with a gorgeous cake!
3 Members celebrated 10 years of Membership – Lyn R (President), Dianne & Del with a gorgeous Birthday cake!
Founding Member Marjory Fainges, with Audrey P, Lyn R, Del S, Dianne M (while Pam Mac photo-bombs in the left rear)
Sale Table – something out of the Cabbage Patch!
The Matchstick Wedding Party!
Raffle Prize was a miniature Doll’s Room – enchanting!!
Marj F & Beryl McG sharing a moment
Stunning Sindy Bride won the Kid’s Competition hands-down!
Elaine with her WINNING beautiful bridal party dolls
Competition Entries included an entire Wedding!!

You could almost HEAR the Wedding March playing within the hallowed walls of Bar-Jai Community Centre at Clayfield (a meeting place established by LADIES for LADIES way back in the 1960’s, as it happens!).  Take a sneaky look at some of the beautiful brides (you KNOW you want to!!!). 

Don’t worry, it’s not bad luck!!