Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dollmakers' Delight

Porcelain and cloth dolls, fluffy and furry teddy bears, fantasy fairies and elves - the fanciful and realistic were all at the Newcastle Charity Doll Show on Saturday. While the competition attracted the visitors' interest mostly, there were stalls with all sorts of supplies - tools, wigs, fabric, lace, beads, silk prints, clay - all to delight and entice doll makers. I helped my friends, Bobbi and Jane, (LamboArt) with their stall. I even took a few of my things along to add to the colour and style of the stall.
It was a very different stall from most of the others, which were predominantly related to porcelain dolls making. We had Jane's fantastic cards and paper arts and Bobbi's wonderful sculptured art dolls, and her latest line in wine gift bags . I brought along a couple of my beaded pieces, as well as some vintage lace and buttons to add to the clay and tools supplies from Bobbi and Jane. We all enjoyed the day, and were kept busy answering questions and explaining our work , received positive feedback - and we sold quite a bit, too!

The best part of the day was congratulating Bobbi whose amazing creation, Blue Skies Forever pictured above, won the Best Original Doll in the show. Wow - congratulations Bobbi.

See more of Bobbi's and Jane's art at


  1. WOW Wilma!! Your stand and displays look fantastic!!Love the Arabian Mask.What a stunner!!I bet you had fun checking out the other stalls too. Some lovely dolls on display as well.What a great day you must have had.

  2. Congratulations Bobby!

    Looked like a great day :-)

    Kathleen xx


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