Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Kia and My Old Convention Dolls
I am not supposed to be posting right now. I'm supposed to be in my car, but a quick trip to the basement and this post was born. I noticed Kia, one of the many porcelain dolls I made about 7 years ago. I sort of reminisced about those times. I remembered making her wig, her jewelry and her outfit. Those were good times.
I used regular braided hair pieces from the beauty shop to create her wig.
As you can see, Kia is a big doll. Here she is shown with Pastor Camille.
While leaving the basement with Kia in tow, for picture taking, I noticed my two Tonner Convention dolls in the glass cabinet. With all the FR Convention talk going on, I started reminiscing about the one and only doll convention I attended back in 2006. It was held here in Atlanta.
At the time I was collecting 16" dolls, too. I bought two of the dolls. This doll is so beautiful when displayed. Of course, I have never displayed mine, as you can see. I just remember what she looked like at that convention. What a shame! if I don't sell her, I will have to pull her out of this box.
This was the convention doll. Again, another beauty when displayed. The dress is amazing. I was able to get Robert Tonner to sign this doll. He signed her on her derriere, and he signed the certificate. This is Summer Concerto Sydney Chase.
In the same glass case were 16" shoes I bought for my dolls. Seeing the shoes made me want to go make some 16" outfits. NO, Vanessa. I think I have come to my senses and decided against sewing for the big girls.
I can still remember how elated I was to buy these boots.
What did I learn from this post? I need to stay out of the basement. Have a wonderfully, glorious day!