The Wollongong Doll Club Inc

The Wollongong Doll club meets

on the 2nd Saturday of the month at

The Scribbly Gum Hall
Ribbonwood Centre
93-109 Princes Highway, 
Dapto NSW
10am for craft,  library.
12 noon for general meeting.
Competition entries close at 12noon.
An Annual Fair and regular Excursions are features of the club.
Fees $25 due 1st July.
Members receive a newsletter with details of coming events and activities.

All welcome.


Barbie Cruise ship and Aeroplane

displays by Cheryl

Club donations for SAHSSI

Clown & Circus Display


Mother's Day Display


Display at Warrigal Care

Display March 2019

Display November 2018

Armistice Day display


September 2018

Treasured tins

August 2018

Thimbles, buttons and mini sewing accessories


July 2018

Carol's travel treasures


May 2018

Peter Rabbit & Beatrix Potter

April 2018

Cloth and Rag dolls

March 2018

Cherished Teddies

February 2018

Chinese Year of the Dog

Christmas Show and Tell November meeting


It's a Small World

Furbies, Popples & Furskins

World Doll Day


Berenguers Display February 2017

Pin Cushions

Golly Display


Dale & Laraine's Monster High Dolls


Baby Dear
and Little Golden Books display
The Baby Dear doll was made by The Vogue Doll Co. The doll was made from 1960-64.
This doll has a label on back of its neck (Vogue Dolls Inc) and incised E. Wilkin 1960 on top of the left leg. It was sold wearing a rosebud pink and white nightshirt and diaper.
E. Wilkin is Eloise Wilkin, a renown and prolific Little Golden Book illustrator who in 1961 drew Baby Dear in a Golden Book of that name, the story written by her sister Esther.
Eloise Wilkin was the dolls designer.
The display features Little Golden Books illustrated by Eloise Wilkin and of course Baby Dear.

14th November 1902

Anniversary of the birth of the Teddy Bear

named after President Theodore Roosevelt after a cartoon was published deriding the President for not shooting a bear.  Rose and Morris Michtom from Brooklyn then began making Teddy Bear toys that proved so popular they founded the Ideal Toy Company.  The next year a German Company Steiff also began making Teddy Bears.  Became a "must have" toy for all young children in the western world.

Since then any soft toy in a bear shape is called a Teddy Bear.




Photos from our Fairs


More Fair photos on the "whats on" and gallery pages










Gumnut Babies and Japanese Kokeshi Dolls


Raggedy Ann & Andy Display


Blythe Doll Display

Original Blythe dolls from 1972.  These dolls have a pull string to change the colour of the eyes.
From club member Margaret's collection.

Troll Display at the July club meeting


Anzac Display April Meeting