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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"A Decade of Bleuette 1905-1915" Retreat June 2013

Good morning everyone, I have great news! I have finally gotten the initial information for the Bleuette Retreat for June of 2013 completed. I am now taking registrations. There will be photos of the individual workshops coming soon and the photos of the souvenir doll choices. In order to guarantee your spot in this retreat please register early, only 16 participants can attend due to space constrictions for workshops. Here is the complete info ready at this time:

“A Decade of Bleuette 1905-1915” Retreat
June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2013
Includes choice of souvenir Bleuette “Premiere Jumeau”
 or Bleuette “Friend” S&H 1448 “Little Star” by Connie Zink
(Pictures Available Soon)

Retreat Cost: $375.00 plus Workshops Individually Priced
Limited to 16 Participants
Absentee Souvenir Dolls Available for $350.00
Workshop Kits will also be available for Absentee Participants
Special Guests and Workshop Instructors: Martha Nichols, Pam Willits and Sue Sharp

Registration is now open and your spot can be reserved for a $100.00 deposit. An additional $100.00 payment will be required by Jan. 31st 2013 with the balance being due at time of Retreat. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received before May 1st will have the choice of a full refund or changing their registration to an absentee registration and receiving souvenir doll. Cancellations after May 1st may change their registration to the absentee package. REGISTRATION WILL BE LIMITED TO 16 PARTICIPANTS! Registration includes Thursday Evening Meal at Land of Oz Dolls and Saturday Night Banquet Dinner at Granny O’Neils. Lunches will be available at Land of Oz Dolls Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for $5.00 each day or you may bring your own. Sign up now to reserve your spot. Please call Connie at 815-565-0024 or email: landofozdolls@mchsi.com Paypal invoices can be sent upon request for the $100.00 deposit or you may pay by check or credit card.
Here is a photo of a previous Premeire Jumeau I have made that will be very similar to the souvenir Premeire Jumeau. I do not have a photo available yet of the S&H1448 "Little Star".

Tentative Schedule

Thursday Evening June 20th:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm:
Casual Social Gathering and Welcome Reception. Evening meal will be provided. This will provide a chance for getting to know everyone and allow time for browsing sales tables, helper drawings, and special displays. Special guest, Martha Nichols, author of many Bleuette articles for "Doll News" and "Antique Doll Collector" will be presenting a program at 7:30 pm “Fleischmann’s Eden Bebe and the 6/0 Bleuette”. Martha will also be bringing her seven antique Bleuette’s along with their SFBJ “cousins” for your viewing pleasure. You will also have the chance to see a trunk full of costumes made from the LSDS patterns of the 1905-1915 time period, along with some furniture sized for Bleuette. At 8:15 pm we will have the presentation of the souvenir dolls. Bleuette or her "friend" "Little Star" will come to you dressed in their slip and pantalets.
Please note: Samples of workshop costumes will be available soon. Until then you may see examples  in the book “Bleuette Clothing Patterns” 1905 – 1916 by Louise Hedrick and Barbara Hilliker. Please check page numbers in the individual workshop listings. Please note that fabric for costumes will be as authentic as possible but fabric colors may vary from the originals. All efforts will be made to have workshop kits that can be completed in the allotted time frames with some preparation work being done before the workshop.
Friday June 21st:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm:
Workshop: Summer Dress #15 1905 page 58 and 59 with Pam Willits and Sue Sharp   Workshop Cost: $40.00
(Picture Available Soon)
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm LUNCH SERVED

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Workshop:  "Finishing Techniques for LSDS Patterns, featuring the 1915 Robe Anglaise (English Dress)"-- and as a special bonus, the pattern for Martha’s  "Edwardian Dress for Bleuette," which is loosely based on the Robe Anglaise with Martha Nichols. 
Workshop Cost: $20.00 and includes both patterns, and fabric + trim, and closures.
Martha’s New Pattern Booklet "Ma Premiere Bleuette/My First Bleuette" and features a complete wardrobe which any new Bleuette Maman would be able to create, will also be available for purchase.  
Martha's antique SFBJ 301 modeling the workshop dresses.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Workshop: (Continued) "Finishing Techniques for LSDS Patterns, featuring the 1915 Robe Anglaise (English Dress)"-- with Martha Nichols
 5:30 - 6:45 Break for Dinner (on own)

7:00 - ? Havencrest Castle Tour (Seperate fee for Castle Tour $15.00)
Saturday June 22nd : 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Workshop: Mariner Ensemble with Pleated Sleeveless Dress, Jacket with Sailor Collar, and Beret #20 and #21 1910 page 116 with Sue Sharp  and Pam Willits  Workshop Cost: $45.00
(Picture Available Soon)
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm LUNCH SERVED
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Workshop: (Continued) Mariner Ensemble with Sue Sharp and Pam Willits
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm  Break
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop:  Jacket with Soutache #29 1909  page 112 with Pam Willits and Sue Sharp  Workshop Cost:$25.00
(Picture Available Soon)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Banquet Dinner Included in Registration
Sunday June 23rd:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Workshop:  School Dress with Bretelles and Blouse #46 1907 page 92 and 93 with Sue Sharp and Pam Willits   Workshop Cost: $40.00
(Picture Available Soon)
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm LUNCH SERVED and Helper Drawings
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Workshop (Continued) School Dress with Bretelles with Sue Sharp and Pam Willits
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop: Leather Bootines with Pam Willits and Sue Sharp   Workshop Cost:$15.00  (Early Departures may purchase finished Bootines for $25.00)
(Picture Available Soon)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner at Manny’s Pizza (on own order off menu)
For those interested in staying and attending we will be leaving at approx. 9:00 am for a trip to Galena. It is approximately 32 miles. Plans are underway for the trolley tour, shopping at the antique mall and downtown specialty shops, along with lunch at a unique restaurant. More details will be posted later. Upon returning to Savanna late afternoon, we will plan on one last dinner together in Savanna at Poopy’s Pub and Gub, a unique experience, of it’s own.

Hotel/ Motel Info

Granny O’Neil’s River Inn Bed and Breakfast
31 Third St. Savanna, Il. Phone: 815-273-4726 (1 mile away)
(For a shared experience with your doll friends, there are three houses that Bill rents out for a total of 12 rooms available in a bed and breakfast atmosphere)
Shared bathrooms with kitchen facilities available, breakfast served every morning at Granny O’Neil’s main house. Rates $79.00 plus tax for reservations of 3 or 4 night stays and $89.00 for reservations for 1 to 2 nights.
Call Bill Lease to reserve your room today.
Super 8 Motel
101 Valley View Drive Savanna, Il. Phone: 815-273-2288 (1/2 mile away)
For more privacy please call Super 8 Motel, newly remodeled, with pool and exercise room next to McDonald’s. Please call them for rates.
Seven Eagles Resort and Campground
9734 Rt. 84 Savanna, Il. Phone 815-273-7301 (1 mile away)
Seven Eagles has several rooms that they rent in conjunction with their campgrounds. Very clean, modern rooms Call them for rates.
I hope everyone has a great week and a dolly good day!! Until next post,
 Dolly Hugs,
Connie Zink


Susie Csik said...

I wish I could go, but can't make plans so far in advance. I am sure it will be wonderful.

Skyla Rose said...

Those dolls are just so beautiful!