Izzybelle is very excited to be going on her first vacation! I’ve promised her that if she is a good girl she can go sightseeing and visit with all of the other dolls that are going to be in San Antonio this week. If you would like to read about what Izzybelle and I are doing at the convention, check back here during the week or stop by facebook or Pinterest to see Izzybelle’s posts.
A huge thank you to everyone for your patience while I’ve been getting ready for the convention. I know that I owe several of you photos of fabric swatches! While I’m in Texas you may still email me or you can call 860-355-5709 if you need to reach me and my family will to relay your message to me.
If you will be attending the convention please stop by my table at the Artist’s Showcase in the UFDC Salesroom on Saturday the 19th from 12:00 -7:00 to say hi!
There are busy times ahead! I have been invited to exhibit at the Doll Artist’s Showcase, on July 19th, at the United Federation of Doll Clubs convention in San Antonio, TX. The Doll Artist’s Showcase is new to the convention this year and is being held in the sales rooms during Public Day. Wild days and nights are in my future for the next few months as I prepare for the convention. I’ll be taking along as many dolls as I can make between now and then, plus I’ll have fabric sample books with me and I’ll be taking orders for custom made dolls.
I spent all day Sunday exhibiting at the Jenny Lind Doll Show in Southbury, CT. I had a chance to meet some wonderful people and spend the day talking about dolls, dolls and more dolls! Surprisingly enough in all my years of doll making I haven’t ever done a doll show before. I used to do bear shows and of course I’ve done more folk art shows than I can count, plus wholesale shows too, but this was my very first doll show. 🙂 It was a pure treat to be in a room where every single person knew who Izannah Walker was! *
I have to say thank you to Mary Goddard and her husband Chris for all of their help on Sunday! It was fun to see them again and have a chance to talk. Mary also brought me the most amazing Halloween treat, tiny crepe paper and scrap ornaments that she made for my Halloween feather tree 🙂 A huge thank you to Joy Gaiser too, for booth sitting so that I could shop and take a break. Joy is a true friend and so good to me! I don’t know what I would do without all the wonderful people in my life…
* My husband answered the phone this morning and was somewhat bemused to be asked “Is this Izannah Walker?” Completely deadpan he handed the phone to me and said “It’s for you.” 🙂
Surprisingly most people at Sunday’s show were interested in custom made dolls, so I do currently have some
completed dolls available for sale. I’ll try to get photos taken and get them posted sometime later today, but
first I have to harvest the pumpkins and pick the last of this year’s raspberries. Frost is on its way tomorrow