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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

September Meeting

Thank you, Rosie, for opening up your home to us for the September Phoebe Meeting. She is shown here modeling a very cleverly constructed scarf made by Harlene. We are hoping Harlene will share the instructions with us at a future enrichment session. The highlight of this month's meeting was enrichment by Jennifer and Caroline, who demonstrated how to make a necklace from cording and metal pieces from the hardware store. Our thanks go out to both of them!

Calendar Of Events 

October 5 through 7, Beads and Design Show, Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N. Main St, W.C.  Exhibits, workshops, demos and sales. Go to

October 18, (Thursday), Yearly Potluck Party and Gift Exchange, (6:30 to 9 P.M.), Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda. Bring a sweet or savory dish to share, and a gift if you are participating in the exchange.

November 11, (Sunday), Phoebe Day Meeting, (1 to 4:30 P.M.), at Marcella's Home. We are not meeting at ReCrafter's after all!

November 15, (Thursday), Leslie Keeble's "Diminutive Frida" Doll Workshop, (9 to 4 P.M.), at Michael's at Union Landing.
Show and Tell
Caroline brought her cute "Petunia Pig" doll for show and tell.

Colleen created this sculptural piece using polymer clay and a vintage pastry blender.

Sue, who also makes amazing sculptures, exhibited her "Once Upon a Time" figure posed on a book of fairytales. Exquisite!

And, Sue created this wonderful Fimo polymer turtle, inspired by the "Curious Mondo Club" on YouTube.

Caroline shared with us her "Belly Buttons" doll, made from a Elinor Peace Bailey pattern. So striking in black, white and red!

Tiny Chair Challenge
Many members participated in the tiny chair challenge. Here are photos of a few of the results.

Bonnie's chair was fashioned from felt and is decorated with her trademark embellishments.

Daisy chose to make an over-stuffed chair and added one of her colorful batik birds.

A variety of materials were used by participants. On the left is a tiny chair made by Marjorie using a faucet part and tiny buttons. Jennifer and Caroline made miniature over-stuffed chairs from fabric; two were made using twisted copper wire; and on the right is Harlene's boudoir chair made from an oat meal box. 

Elizabeth fashioned this delicate chair from graceful twigs.

A three-legged chair of copper wire, and a library table made from books and wooden pegs, made by Mary, are more examples of the diversity of materials used. 

And last, but certainly not least, here is the tiny fairy chair Suzanne created using twigs, moss and wood, complete with two lovely batik cushions. Everyone did a really great job!

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