Monday, 27 June 2011

As I'm sat here nursing a rotten cold I thought I'd try and sort out some of the old photos, so here a few from the archives which I think are typical of our meetings at Wellow hall, much gossip lots of work and great fun!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

All the awards......

Jean just emailed me to let me know exactly what all the competition places were for the Southern Belles at the IDMS convention in Oxford in May this year. which nicely rounds up our achievements......

"Hi Sue Looked at the blog page, Thought I had better let you know on my Tableau I got a 1st place and a popular choice, the rosette is on the back of the chair for 1st place and the one on the front was the popular choise.
If you want anymore picture's I can look to see If I have anything decent
Gemma and Margaret got a star award which is like an achivement award. Gemma for her Jenny in the painted eye section and Margaret was for her Henry you told her to put in the German Painted eye section.
Elaine in German dolls with glass eyes got 3rd place, Costume and Popular
Elaine in baby dolls got a 3rd and costume
Elaine in Miniature,dolls house and small bisque dolls up to 9" got 3rd and costume
Carol in French children 13" to 26" got 2nd place and Viv got Popular
we wiped the floor clean in the All Bru dolls with
Carol getting 1st, costume and pop, Viv got 2nd place and Yasuyo got 3rd place.
Elaine in Fashion dolls got 1st, costume and pop
In Modern section.
Yasuyo in All dolls under 18" including babies, got 3rd place
Melanie in Painted eyes got 3rd as you know
Me in Tableau 1st and pop
Elaine also got best in catergory for her all bisque 9" doll
AND Best Antique for her Portrait Jumeau
also received Blue Tudor Rose for Best painted
Pink Tudor Rose for Best Costume
Lesley and her IDMS Special Award for all her service to the events
And you already have Viv's Maggie but I think there were more DAG award which Lesley might have.
Does this help you.
Best wishes

Look out for more photos soon...........

Friday, 24 June 2011

Brighton Doll festival

I just had an email from Ceinwen with information about the 2012 brighton Doll fair. This is mainly for reborn artists but one or two other interesting things too have a look

Southern Belles adventures at the IDMS in Oxford

Southern Belles entries in the competition, didn't we do well?

 Vivienne's Magge Winner, May 2011

Melanies Mollie bronze winner May 2011

 Jean's Tableau, gold winner may 2011

 Elaine's top winner May 2011, well done Elaine! what an achievement!

Carole and Yasuyo Gold and Siver winners in the Bru section May 2011

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