The Wollongong Doll Club Inc
The Wollongong Doll club meets
on the 2nd Saturday of the month at
The Scribbly Gum Hall
93-109 Princes Highway,
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.
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
Thimbles, buttons and mini sewing accessories
Carol's travel treasures
Peter Rabbit & Beatrix Potter
Cloth and Rag dolls
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
Dale & Laraine's Monster High Dolls
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
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