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Sunday, September 14, 2014

It's Membership Renewal and Election Time For Phoebes

These are two of the dolls Diane Willis brought for her
"All About Me" presentation. Read all about it in this post.
Calendar of Events for 2014
September 2014, Phoebe Doll Exhibit at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge off Redwood Road (closed Friday's). The exhibit runs through the 30th. A must-see, beautiful exhibit. Phoebe "Make It and Take Event" at the library on Sept. 20, 10:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. Contact Diane Joseph if you would like to volunteer to help with the event.

September 18, Phoebe Monthly Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton, Hayward. We will be voting on the slate of officers for the coming year. Be sure to attend, or give your proxy vote to someone who is going so your vote will be counted. If you have not yet mailed your dues to Marcella Hardy, please pay them at the meeting. We need to get the membership booklet published in a timely manner this year. The postcard theme this month is "China." The highlight of the evening will be "All About Me" by Pame Rose. Don't miss this meeting!

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 16, Roxanne Padgett's Surface Design Workshop, 9 A.M., Education Building, Hayward. 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. Roxanne Padgett will conduct an Enrichment Presentation, which will include a make-it-and-take-it project. Be sure to bring your craft supply/tool kit to the meeting!

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

"All About Me"

Diane Willis gave us a wonderful opportunity to get to know her better and view some of the beautiful dolls she has created, many of them from Phoebe workshops she has taken in the past. While attending a local doll show, she was encouraged to take her first class—from Phoebe VonZetta—followed by a second one from Barbara Willis. Since then, she has created many beautiful dolls and now teaches doll making herself at a local senior center. Below are additional photos of her lovely creations.



Show and Tell
Elizabeth brought her doll for the Nola challenge. She named her Emily and gave her a very sweet clay face.

Zanaib made a paper doll for her Nola challenge. Delightful! Love the leg tattoos!

Zanaib also finished her frog from the Bett's workshop. His name is Professor Dapper Frog and sports a very dapper costume.

Rosie made "Nola Sisters" for the challenge—Lulu and Loopy. Their adorable hand-painted faces, stick legs, and girly costumes made them a hit.

Stephanie sculpted the head and painted the face on her Nola doll. So feminine with her hat, purse, and lacy dress!

Stephanie also brought two of the ghost dolls she is making for her Halloween window display for her barber shop. Her seasonal window displays filled with her dolls, puppets and bears have been a delight for the neighborhood for years.

Donna made two dolls for the Nola challenge. The Steampunk Fairy has a cloth sculpted face and the Harajuku (Japanese Little Lolita street style) doll has a hand-painted non-sculpted face.

One of the two beautiful vests Harlene made from recycled fabrics she got at FabMo in San Francisco. This one has lovely hand-stitched lace motifs.

Harlene also shared with us a gorgeous chunky necklace she created. Her jewelry is always a hit at the numerous craft shows and fairs she participates in each year.

We were all so thrilled that Geri from Petaluma could join us at the August meeting. She brought a few of the many amazing tags she has been making using Julie Nutting stamps. She puts so much work into each one and each one is an unique work of art.

Anne continues to wow us with her clay and metal art. She was busy preparing for her annual prestigious art shows coming up in the Bay Area. Her shows are always a great success.

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