Monday, April 8, 2024

Va. Fashion Doll Club April Meeting- Sheri Dolls and OOAK Dolls

 My doll club, the VA Fashion Doll club, has its April meeting, and the focus was on Sheri Brown Dolls , an artist who creates OOAK dolls using patterns with crocheted designs for Barbie. Her designs are often historical, and she stays within the eras of the 1600's to the 1920's and draws inspiration from movies, television, books and photos of costumes of the different periods. Many of her remarkable crocheted costumes are done in a combination of tatting and crochet of her own patterns. She taught herself to crochet from books and a friend. Though I own only one of her dolls, I wish I could own more of this very talented lady. 

Our meeting also did a slight focus on OOAK dolls by other artists, so we were asked to bring one OOAK doll to display as well. I brought my Louis XVl that Dawn Anderson of One Sixth Sense had repainted and rerooted and I had created all of the clothing for. We had some beautiful OOAK dolls on display. 

Let's start first with the Sheri dolls:

I took multiple shots of the dolls as they arrived with the members and were arranged and re-arranged to the best advantage for the presentation by our club officers. As you  can see, our club members are great fans of Sheri's work! Her work is stunning and a joy to amass in one place. We had alot of fun displaying her dolls and looking at the intricate details on the hats, the skirts, the bustles, and accessories she includes with her detailed dolls.

Next up- the OOAK Artisan dolls-

Included in this bunch were some wonderful convention dolls, NiniMomo dolls, and Solderberg dolls as well. The OOAK dolls were stunning in their uniqueness and appeal of the details of their costuming. 

Onto the refreshments! We had a spring brunch!

Since we met at our President's home, I must not forget her incredible doll displays for Easter and spring-

I hope you have enjoyed the photos and Happy Spring!

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