Friday, 14 October 2011

Next Meeting......

Our next Meeting will be at the usual place at the usual time. I'm sure there will be some congratulations and a collective pat on the back for us all after such a successful weekend.
The aim is to finish our boxes and final touches to this years project.

Sue, June and Eddie supported Wellow village Hall with an exhibition from all the users of the hall, as we have been using the hall for some time now, it seamed the right thing to do!

Competition winners.....

These are the results of the Regional competition held Kinson, Bournemouth hosted by Lesley and Mike Edwards of  Ellies doll workshop and the Southern Belles Chapter of the Global Doll Society




French dolls       GOLD            Sandra Russell
                           SILVER         Carol Handley
                           BRONZE       ------------------
                           COSTUME    Carol Handley                              
                           Ach.               Lesley Edwards

German dolls      GOLD           Jean Neal
                           SILVER         Sandie Cox
                           SILVER         Gemma Bursey
                           BRONZE       Carol Handley
                           COSTUME    Jean Neal
                           Ach.               Amanda Brooks

Baby dolls         GOLD             Carol Handley
                          SILVER          Amanda Brooks
                          BRONZE        Sally Clothier
                          COSTUME     Carol Handley

Miniature &
Small dolls        GOLD              Amanda Brooks
                          SILVER           Brenda Crouch
                          BRONZE         Kim Littlechild
                          COSTUME      Kim Littlechild
                          COSTUME      Sue Rivers
                          Ach.                 Joan Miles
                          Ach.                 Iris Crouch

Bru                    GOLD               -----------------
                          SILVER            Daphne Sykes
                          BRONZE          Carol Handley
                          COSTUME       Carol Handley
                          Ach.                  Amanda Brooks


Girls & Ladies
(under 14”)        GOLD             ------------------
                          SILVER          ------------------
                          BRONZE        Amanda Brooks
                          COSTUME     Amanda Brooks
                          Ach.                Sue Rivers

Girls & Ladies
(over 14”)          GOLD             Jean Neal
                          SILVER          Jackie Greenhill
                          SILVER          Barbara Lewis
                          BRONZE        Amanda Brooks
                          COSTUME     Iris Crouch
                          Ach.                Ann Miller
                          Ach.                Sandie Cox
                          Ach.                Joan Miles
                          Ach.                Sue Rivers

Boys & Men       GOLD             Jackie Greenhill
                          SILVER           Lesley Edwards
                          BRONZE         Mike Edwards
                          BRONZE         Daphne Sykes
                          COSTUME      Jackie Greenhill
                          Ach.                 Kim Littlechild

Baby Dolls           GOLD             Amanda Brooks
                            SILVER           Barbara Lewis
                            BRONZE        Jackie Greenhill
                            COSTUME     Ann Miller
                            Ach.                Ann Miller

Fantasy &
Fantasy tableau   GOLD            Caroline Durbin
                            SILVER          Lesley Edwards
                            BRONZE        Eddie  Shergold
                            COSTUME     Caroline Durbin

Artist Originals       GOLD            ----------------------
                              SILVER          Amanda Brooks
                              BRONZE        Pat Moore

Teddy bears &
Animals                 GOLD            Jackie Greenhill
                              SILVER          Ann Miller
                              SILVER          Amanda Brooks
                              BRONZE        Pat Moore


Porcelain               GOLD            Jean Neal
                              SILVER         Joan Miles
                              BRONZE       Joan King
                               Ach.              Carol Handley


JEAN NEAL                        German dolls
JEAN NEAL                        Decorative Porcelain
CAROLINE DURBIN           Fantasy
JACKIE GREENHILL          Boys & Men
JEAN NEAL                        Girls & Ladies
JACKIE GREENHILL          Teddies

A note from Debbie

Herewith a note from Debbie Stanton, our GDS founder and president.

hello members

We just had our Regional Competition and event organised by Lesley
Edwards of the Southern Belles in Bournemouth. (8th & 9th October 2011).
It was a lovely event attended by 58 members. The venue was perfect
and all the catering was supplied, everyone had a great time meeting
old friends, completing workshops and entering the GDS competition.

A big thankyou to members who brought so many dolls, a staggering 76
entries !!
Well done all of you and congrats to all the winners. Gillian will
send out the results sheet soon.
A big thanks also to Sue Maidment for taking the dolls in and of
course to the judges who had a lot of work to critique so many dolls,
it took them all day and they did a fine job!

I also had the opportunity to meet our new Gems System manager Trudy
Hood and a huge thankyou to her for sorting everything out and getting
it all up dated. This was a major task as it was in a bit of a mess.
Trudy has also translated the handbook into German language and
printed new certificates. Several Gem awards were handed out at the
weekend as well.

A big thankyou to all UK members for your efforts and hope you all
enjoyed the weekend.

We also had an AMAZING International event in Hanau, Germany , (16th
to 18th September 2011), which was very well organised by Martha
Grunewald and her family. The competition had 106 entries and some
really stunning dolls! The Doll Museum made the best venue for a doll
convention and in beautiful surroundings. I was thrilled to see so
many of our European members from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and
Norway and a large group travelled from the UK to help make it a truly
international event !
There were several special awards including Puppen & Spielzeug
magazine, The Doll Museum award and a fantastic prize presented by
Hildegard Gunzel as well as the GDS Coleman, Stanton and Wanke trophies.
Gilliian has already distributed the results sheet for this
competittion a few weeks ago, congratulations to all the worthy winners.

See you all again soon I hope.

Best Regards

Debbie Stanton
President & Founder
Global Doll Society

We did it!

We just had a wonderful weekend, a regional convention hosted by Lesley and Mike of Ellie's doll workshop and the Southern Belles Chapter. The venue was perfect, the food was fantastic and an awful lot of chatter was going on the whole time!
 Sylvia and Eddie minding the Southern Belles stand at the fair on the Sunday
 Some of the modern baby dolls in the competition
 Miniature and small dolls in the competition
 Lesley and Sue had a fun evening on Friday meeting with the Essex ring of dolls Chapter who had travelled from Essex and the great Western Chapter who had travelled from Bristol. I guess the Southern Belles are in the middle in Bournemouth!
 Mareen Rose gave us a wonderful insight into different silk and cotton fabrics and she has a wonderful collection of beautiful fabrics which she was happy for us to touch and feel, and some of the better 'polywatsits' as she calls them!
 Carol gave us a lovely demonstration on wefting mohair to make wigs for antique dolls
 Trudy has worked very hard in updating the gem award system, she explained the new system to us and several gem certificates were awarded.
Elaine gave a workshop making a little sewn box for keeping trinkets.
We have to thank great western too for giving a very busy workshop making leather shoes, unfortunately I didn't get a picture, I hope someone did to show later.