September Program Part One: The club was delighted to meet Charlie Schnell, son of the late Cleveland Doll Club member Louise Schnell (1923-1998). Charlie told us a little bit about his mother and some stories of growing up surrounded by dolls. He remembers his mother being in a tizzy of excitement before each doll meeting. She went into high gear of collecting dolls in the 1940’s. And she was well known for her doll making and costuming. Charlie brought several lovely dolls and a list of others for those interested in buying Louise’s dolls.
September Program Part Two – Summer Finds: Several members brought dolls to share with a very interested member audience. Some dolls were “found” by lucky recipients at doll shows, conventions, online and luncheons and other dolls and/or ensembles were created by talented our ladies. There were many sounds of approval (ooooh’s and wow’s) from the club members.
Carol E. & Pam J. – highly detailed 1800’s style fashion ensembles they both created this summer from a monthly sewing workshop.
Becky U. – New dolls from 2015 Tonner Convention – Rockabilly 1940’s style Dixie and Maxine – Event doll Marley all grown up
Carol D. – New “shabby chic” clothing for Alice Patience, two new middie Blythe dolls with 4 sets of changing eyes
Sue H. – Two paper mache dolls using self-taught sculpting techniques, with handmade Tibetan wool wigs and clothing
Pat T. – Two resin BJD’s from My Meadow – Aleekie with red hair and Toddy with blond hair
Sandy P. – R. John Wright fairy, 22” Tonner “Garden Walk”, Ideal 1950’s Revlon fashion doll
Lorain M. – Two Berdine Creedy “Around the World” Resin BJD dolls
Linda C. – Her Izabel modeled a new pink dress
Jeanne K. – Paige, a Helen Kish resin BJD in Steampunk style
Pat D. – 24” Long face Jumeau Reproduction, antique Kestner 130 all bisque, Countess Dagmar antique Parian, two dolls by Elaine Roesle (snowbabies)
Thank you Charlie and Ladies for sharing your wonderful dolls.
Photos and summary by Pat D.