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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Frenchette Retreat Weekend" August 17th, 18th, and 19th 2012

Good morning everyone, I am still trying to catch up on all the news going on around Land of Oz Dolls here in Savanna, Illinois. I don't have all the info and photos together yet but wanted to give all of you an idea of what will be going on at the "Frenchette Retreat Weekend" here in Savanna on August 17th, 18th, and 19th 2012. Here is a partial schedule for the weekend events along with photos of the workshop items.

“Frenchette” Retreat
August 17th, 18th, and 19th 2012
“Weekend In Paris” with “Belle Fleur” Steiner
At Land of Oz Dolls in Savanna, Il.
Registration Cost: $350.00 includes undressed souvenir “Frenchette” doll by Connie Zink
Absentee Souvenir “Frenchette” dolls and workshop kits will be available for purchase to non-attendees. Please contact Connie for more info.

August 16th Thursday Night 7:00 – 9:00 PM :   Casual social gathering for those who have arrived on Thursday evening. Meet and greet, browse sales displays and helper prizes, short program, and light refreshments.   Cost: included in registration
August 17th Friday  
8:00 – 9:30 AM:  Presentation of souvenir undressed “Frenchette” Steiner doll “Belle Fleur” (means ”beautiful flower” in French), browse sales displays and helper prizes, and light breakfast (sweet rolls, fruit, yogurt, and beverage)  Cost: included in registration

9:30 am– 12:30 PM:  Workshop:   “Sac de Voyage” Carpet Bag for “Frenchette” with Sue Sharp      Make this adorable traveling bag, sized just right, to carry your bebe’s necessities as she journeys thru Paris with her dolly mama.        Cost: $25.00

12:30 – 1:30 PM:  Break for lunch: Boxed lunch served: sandwich, chips, cookies, and beverage.  Cost $5.00   (Lunch may be taken outside to eat in the garden).
1:30 – 9:00 PM ?: Free Time and Field Trip To Lanark and Mt. Carroll here are Some of the places we will be visiting:
“Picket Fence” Carriage House Shop and Victorian Gardens in Lanark, “Prairie Path Sampler” (Primitives and Quilted Items) and “Ideas and Designs” (Antique Mall, Fabric Shop, and “Mad Hatter” Tea Room) in Mt. Carroll. Dinner on own at Sievert's in Mt, Carroll. There are also other wonderful shops in Mt. Carroll that we will be able to visit.

August 18th Saturday
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM:  Workshop:  Belle Fleur ‘s  Winter Wonderland”  Wicker Sleigh with Lorna Yates. Embellish Belle Fleurs  sleigh  with decorative evergreens, pine cones, berries and bows. Finish it off by lining the sleigh seat with tapestry and trim.  Cost: $30.00

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Workshop:  Fur Hat and Muff with Lorna Yates   Cost: ?
Photo and Info Coming Soon.

12:00 – 1:00 PM:  Break for lunch: Salad Luncheon, dessert, and beverage.  Cost $5.00   (Lunch may be taken outside to eat in garden).

1:00 – 5:00 PM:  Workshop:  “Belle Fleur” Costume with Pam Willits.   Cost $65.00
"Belle Fleur" will be ready for any Paris Soiree dressed in her beautiful frock of red silk trimmed in the finest French lace. Fashioned with a plastron of frills and gathers along the front, the dress has long sleeves ending with a pretty cuff and a pleated skirt. Small tucks gathered in a beautifully shaped bustle finish the back of the dress and a matching bonnet tops the ensemble. "Belle Fleur" will be truly as beautiful from the back as she is from the front and will be ready for her weekend in Paris!
With a little of our "Magic in Paris" by Pam you will be able to complete this ensemble in 4 hours thanks to a lot of prep work by Pam. Sewing machine is helpful but not necessary, sewing can be completed by hand. We will have a few sewing machines to loan if it is difficult for you to bring one. 

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Browse sales displays and helper prizes. (After Finishing Pam’s Costuming Class)
6:00 – 9:00 PM: Banquet Dinner (included in registration fee), program, and helper prize drawings.
August 19th Sunday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Workshop:  Leather Shoes and Spats  for “Frenchette” with Pam Willits  Cost ?
Complete info and photos coming soon.
12:00 – 1:00 PM:  Break for lunch: Boxed lunch served: sandwich, chips, dessert, beverage.  Cost $5.00   (Lunch may be taken outside to eat in garden).
1:00 – 2:30 PM: Workshop:  Jewelry Adornments” for “Frenchette” with Sue Sharp. Complete this pretty necklace and earring set to add that special finished look for your beautiful doll.  Cost $20.00

2:30 – 4:30 PM: Workshop:   Belle Fleur Bicycles thru Paris” with Lorna Yates. Decorate this adorable bicycle with Paris travel stickers and fill her wicker shopping basket with purchases from the French Market. You will arrange a bouquet of flowers and fruit, re-create a French newspaper, and roll your own French bread from Fimo clay. An embellished straw hat will be the finishing touch to complete your bicycling ensemble.  Cost $55.00
Class limited to 10 students (due to availability of bicycles). Bicycling costume kits will be available for purchase separately.

6:00 PM - ?? Farewell Dinner at Poopy’s Pub   Cost: (Dinner on own)
We will have our final dinner together at Poopy's Pub and Grub. This is a unique dining experience only available in Savanna, Illinois.

This gives you a brief description of the events and workshops for the "Frenchette Retreat Weekend". "Retreat" Cost is $350.00 and includes the undressed souvenir doll, Thursday evening welcome, Friday morning light breakfast, and Saturday evening banquet dinner. For motel and bed and breakfast info and special rates please contact me. Workshops are priced individually with workshop fees going directly to the instructors. Sign up now to reserve your space in the "Retreat", a $200.00 deposit is required. The "Retreat" is limited to 24 attendees. Please contact me (Connie) at 815-565-0024 or email landofozdolls@mchsi.com
"Bleuette Retreat Weekend" coming in June 2013. Save these dates June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 2013!! More details coming soon!

Have a great day!! Talk to you all soon!
Dolly Hugs! Connie


Loretta said...

Wow, Connie, this looks absolutely amazing! What fun it would be. I just love the photos.

betty said...

Sounds fabulous. Your dolls are beautiful.

Connie Zink said...

Thanks Loretta and Betty!!!