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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 2014

Calendar of Events for 2014
August 16, Bead Sale, 1420 45th St, Studio #34, Emeryville, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and August 17, noon to 5 P.M. Presale appointments available from August 11. Eclectic collection of beads. (510) 654-5420.

August 21, Phoebe Board Meeting, 5:30 P.M., Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton, Hayward. All Phoebe members in good standing are welcome to attend this business meeting, if they so choose. It will take place the hour preceding the monthly meeting, listed below.

August 21, Phoebe Monthly Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton, Hayward. The exchange postcard theme will be "Portugal." Please bring your Nola Hart pattern doll for the library exhibit to the meeting (may bring 2 dolls per person).

August 22, 23 and 24 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Christ Episcopal Church Rummage Sale and Kountry Kitchen, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. at Grand, Alameda. 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Fri. and Sat.; noon to 2 P.M. on Sunday. This is Daisy's church and this is the sale she raves about every year. Don't miss it! 

August 30, 31 and September 1, Kings Mountain Art Fair, 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. An upscale juried show taking place outside in the beautiful woods. Phoebe Anne Klocko will be participating.

September 2014, Phoebe Doll Exhibit at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge off Redwood Road. 

September 1 (Labor Day), Danville Antique and Art Faire, Danville. Downtown from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. More than 50 vendors.

September 18, Phoebe Monthly Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton, Hayward.

September 19-21 (Fri., Sat. and Sun), Harvest Festival Art and Craft Show, Alameda County Fairgrounds.

September 27 (Saturday), Crossroads Doll and Bear Show and Sale, Alameda County Fairgrounds.

September 26, 27 and 28, Pleasanton Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

October 2014, Roxanne Padgett's Surface Design Workshop. Contact Stephanie at for details and to sign up.

October 16 through 19, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara Convention Center. Thursday through Saturday from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., Sunday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Admission $15 ($13 on Sunday).

October 16, Phoebe Monthly Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton, Hayward.

December 2014, Annual Christmas Window Display at the Book Shop in Hayward. Stay tuned for more details.

Show and Tell

Colleen's recently completed fabulous art quilt was amazing!

Sally shared her "Upe" doll she designed expressly for the Costa Mesa show.

Sally's dolls had hair made from German red crepe paper.

Rosie completed her doll from the Nola Hart pattern. With stick legs and an adorable face, she is a winner. The face demonstrates Rosie's talent as a graphic artist.

Another fabulous Nola doll for the exhibit!

Stephanie cut up an embroidered vest she found at the thrift store and made this beautiful fabric and bead necklace. 

Suzanne finished her Frog Prince from Bett's class. Don't you just love the body fabric? Good job, Suzanne!

Mary's doll, made in the Lisa Litchenfels workshop, shows just how much work went into sculpting sheer nylon with a tiny beading needle and nearly invisible thread!

Pame brought several dolls made while taking a doll workshop in Europe. This one made of paper clay is a true work of art!

It was great to see Judy Fleck at the meeting. She brought some of her beautifully crafted jewelry to share with us.

Judy is working to finish this lovely bead and rhinestone cabochon. Her work is always inspiring.

Mary wore the shirt she made for the last Phoebe challenge. The challenge consisted of a paper bag containing a dark skinned cloth doll and some small pieces of assorted fabrics. We were challenged to make whatever we desired from these materials. Mary cut up the doll and used the body fabric, as well as the other fabrics, to create this wonderful appliqued design for a shirt back. She probably won hands down for the most useful challenge creation. Very cleaver, Mary!

1 comment:

  1. I liked your post. It has so many good ideas for my doll project. I am fond of making Art Dolls and I want to use your idea with my new doll stencils. You must try these stencils too, they are really helpful!