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Thursday May 4th


DSCN3280Group picture:  Linda, Judy,  me, Joanne &  Joyce with finished “Fairy Babies”

Hi All,

Well the Quinlan’s Art Doll & Teddy Bear Convention is over and it  was yet, another success! The events were fun, the food was great and the opportunity to catch-up with old friends and make new ones is always wonderful 🙂

I did very well in sales…I was very excited that my matchboxes sold…yeah! I’ll be busy making more of these this summer. Hmm, let’s see…how about a “Bunny Mermaid”…lol! I also taught a workshop at the convention for the first time. It went very well. Above are pictures of the gals learning the techniques for the “Fairy Baby” Workshop. We all had such a nice time..it was a pleasure meeting them 🙂 The great thing about teaching is that I learn from the students as well…it becomes a fun exchange of doll-making tips picked up over years of creating.

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A glimpse of my sales table (above)


I had been working on my “Mother Goose” doll for a while; I’d start her up and then put her away and so on. Well, the weekend just before the convention I decided to finish her. Needless to say I had feathers flying all over the place! I finished her the night before setting out to Philly and packed her up. During the convention, all attendees are invited to display their works in the ballroom to be judged by all other attendees for awards. The awards are 1st thru 3rd prizes for the Art Doll or Teddy Bear categories.  Later, during Saturday’s closing ceremony dinner,  the winners names would be called. Well, to my surprise, my “Mother Goose” Doll sold and, to my astonishment, at Saturday’s closing ceremony dinner, I was awarded the “Helen Bullard Award for Excellence”…1st prize in the Art Doll category! Needless to say I was quite thrilled!

That’s all for now…Happy Doll Making!


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