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Monday, May 6, 2013

May 2013 Update

Colleen brought this doll to her April Enrichment Presentation
to illustrate one of the many possibilities for attaching doll hair.
Calendar of Events 2013

June 1-2, 8-9, Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios in Alameda. Visit studios of the many talented artists located in Alameda. Several Phoebes will be exhibiting at Goose Cottage, 1610 Minturn Street. Studio listings and maps will be available there.

June 6, Phoebe Board Meeting, 7 P.M., Sally's

June 20, Phoebe Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Education Building, Hayward. Enrichment: Barbara Willis will be covering "Stuffing Class #2." Challenge and exchange theme is "men and/or flags." Make It and Take It" will be led by Harlene Strauss, who will show us how to make a bead bracelet. Bring needle nose pliers and some beads, if you have some you would like to use. Harlene will also have some available.

June 27-30, NIADA (National Institute of American Doll Artists) Convention to be held in the Bay Area. A doll-making school will be offered June 24-26. Check NIADA Web site for information.

June 29 (Saturday), Phoebe Alameda County Fair "Make It and Take It" Outreach Event, noon to 6 P.M. Contact Diane at to sign up for a shift. This is always a fun and personally rewarding experience for everyone who volunteers.

July 11 and 12, Leslie Molen "Ling Ling Doll Workshop." Contact Stephanie Smith at for details.

August 1 (Thursday), Bonnie Hoover's Beginning Doll Making Workshop for beginner and intermediate doll makers. Make a doll from Bonnie's 17" Thalia pattern and learn basic construction, as well as the art of embellishment with yoyos, covered buttons, braid and more, including wig styles. Class is $40 plus $7 for her published pattern. Class is limited to 12 people. Contact Bonnie at You do not have to be a Phoebe to attend this class, so please pass this information on to an interested friend.  

Bonnie Hoover "Thalia" doll

October 3, Christine Delgadillo Altered Book Workshop, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. at the Alameda County Education Building. See Christine's work at Contact Stephanie Smith at

March 1, 2014, Zanaib's Altered Book Window Display for The Book Shop in Hayward. Contact Zanaib at for details and participation.
Photos from the Deborah Pope Needle Felting Workshop in April
 These photos from the workshop were submitted by Stephanie. The workshop was well attended and we are looking forward to hearing all the details and seeing some completed class projects at the May meeting.



Here are some examples of the
April meeting's Show and Tell. 
Daisy's Native American Storyteller Doll.

One of three new dolls Stephanie has completed.

These are the dolls Stephanie has added paperclay to
in order to enhance their facial features.

Very sweet faces, indeed!