MEE's general meeting was last Tuesday. Jennifer of Little Day Miniatures attended and discussed the workshop in June when she'll be teaching us to make licorice allsorts. Really looking forward to that.
Tina, Lucille and Erika had attended Chicago International and brought in some of their goodies for Show and Tell
|beautiful dish of baked dainties and a copper coffee urn|
|Jane Graber pottery, spools of thread and more baked goodies. The black chest in the back was made in a class with Alice Zinn.|
|Tina bought this for her quilt shop.|
|Erika's toddler doll with the broken teddy bear|
|tree of dolls!|
|Erika bought this great chandelier! Non-electric but possible to put a bulb in it. She understands it was done with a 3-D printer.|
Saturday was our spring All Day Workshop. Lucille, Tina and Sunni taught doll costuming. Barb, Joanne and I weren't working on dolls but took other things to work on. A great, very productive day!
|Corinne, a member from Calgary, came up for the day and worked with her sister, Judi.|
|Poor Lucille was so busy helping everyone she didn't get much done on her own projects.|
|Theresa is using shop towelling to check her pattern for size.|
|Trineke's off to a good start with her teenager.|
|Debbie's solder's uniform is coming together.|
|Barb' S.'s German gentleman is waiting for his clothes.|
|Theresa is very ambitious with her family of five.|
|Lorry has a Marilyn Akazawa doll in the box waiting to be wigged and another just started.|
|Barb R. worked on hats and gloves for her shop.|
|Joanne got the base for this year's project all tiled and ready to be grouted.|
|Sunni brought in these dolls for examples.|
Unfortunately, Jillian had to leave before I got a picture of her doll and I didn't get pictures of Sunni's and Erika's projects.
I was looking for an easy, portable project so I took some wood and made the shelving for Vern's attic. I was planning on doing a tutorial on this but got ahead of the pictures so I'm afraid that didn't happen.
|Cut the shelves from basswood.|
|Had just enough strip wood to cut the uprights for the frame.|
|Then I had to cut more basswood to make the crosspieces.|
|The finished shelving unit.|
|And here it is in place in the unfinished attic.|
|Made a box of milk bones and a Tim Horton's cup.|
It was a wonderful day.