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Monday, March 6, 2017

March Exhibit and "Make It and Take It" Event at the Castro Valley Library

The Phoebes have been honored once again to be invited by the Castro Valley Library to install an exhibit of some of our dolls in the entrance showcase. It will run for the entire month of March.

On March 4, we also conducted another "Make it and Take it" day with all library patrons invited to attend. We supplied stump dolls, polymer clay faces, and a multitude of embellishments for participants to use in making their very own one-of-a-kind dolls. Again, as in past years, the turn-out of approximately 100 adults and children was impressive.

Check out all the photos in this post of the exhibit and some of the happy doll-makers who attended on March 4. A big thanks to all the Phoebes who volunteered their time, and all those who answered the call to make additional clay faces. And, a special thanks to Suzanne for taking the wonderful photos. We really appreciate everyone's help in making this event such a success!

Calendar Of Events 

March 10 (noon to 6 P.M.), 11(10 A.M. to 6 P.M.), 12 (10 A.M. to 5 P.M.), Gem Faire. Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton. (

March 16, (Thursday), "Phoebe Meeting and Noodle Night," 6:30 P.M. at the Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Bring creations made with the fabric noodles you picked up at the January meeting. Also, bring a bit of your favorite pasta sauce (and a bit to share), plus anything else you would like to contribute. Noodles and a salad will be supplied and we will enjoy a dinner together. Rosie will have a fun enrichment session for all to participate in, so bring your craft tool kit*. Bring your rooster drawing from the last meeting if you have colored it in. (Craft tool kit  items for enrichment: glue, glue stick, scissors, 6" ruler, pencil, colored pencils, Xacto knife, small cutting mat, Ziploc bag, 1 1/2 inch graphics, paper scraps, small embellishments, and nametag)

March 23, 24, 25 (Thurs., Fri., Sat.), Bay Area Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, San Mateo Event Center.  (

April 20, Melissa Tereck" Tiny Houses" Paper Clay Workshop. Contact Colleen for more information.

May 7 (Sunday), Day Phoebe Meeting at Anne Klocko's House. She will be demonstrating the millefleur caning technique used with polymer clay and in decorative glass-making. We may include a side trip to Stanford to see the Nick Cave Exhibit too.

Notion Doll Exhibit at the Library

March 4 "Make It and Take It" Event

Jennifer is shown helping these girls find wonderful treasures in the embellishment bins to put on their dolls.

As you can see participants included mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and Marcella enjoyed lending a helping hand.

Bonnie was on hot glue gun duty and glued the chosen polymer heads on the dolls.

Diane and Bonnie are shown with some of the many colorful heads Phoebes made for the dolls.

So cute to see fathers and little ones making dolls together.

Happy doll makers are pictured below, proudly showing off their creations. A lot of fun was had by all, including the Phoebes!

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