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Izzybelle’s Travels – Part 1

Izzybelle has been very busy, traveling all around  downtown San Antonio, seeing the sights, shopping for herself and her sisters and going out to eat!

Our first stop, after leaving the airport, was at the San Antonio Visitor's Center.  While I was looking through all the brochures, Izzybelle spotted this bag and thought that she needed to switch to a new carrier!!!  She was just sure it was perfect for her :)
Our first stop, after leaving the airport, was at the San Antonio Visitor’s Center. While I was looking through all the brochures, Izzybelle spotted this bag and thought that she needed to switch to a new carrier!!! She was just sure it was perfect for her 🙂
After the Visitors Center, it was on to lunch at a Mexican restaurant on the Riverwalk.
After the Visitors Center, it was on to lunch at a Mexican restaurant on the Riverwalk.
Izzy B. liked watching the river while she ate.
Izzy B. liked watching the river while she ate.

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Seeing the ducks were Izzybelle's favorite part of lunch!
Seeing the ducks was Izzybelle’s favorite part of lunch!

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After a bit more site seeing, tired little Izzy B. was very happy to check into the B&B...
After a bit more site seeing, tired little Izzy B. was very happy to check into the B&B…
Once she had had her nap, Izzybelle was ready to go out on the town and virtually skipped along on our walk to dinner.  Once we arrived she was on her best behavior while we ate.
Once she had had her nap, Izzybelle was ready to go out on the town and virtually skipped along on our walk to dinner. Once we arrived she was on her best behavior while we ate.

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Izzybelle loved riding the trolley yesterday.  It took us right to the Alamo.
Yesterday morning Izzybelle was impatient to be on our way again.  She loved riding the trolley. It took us right to the Alamo.

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Izzybelle posing by the doors of the church at the Alamo.
Izzybelle posing by the doors of the church at the Alamo.
Izzy B. in one of the courtyards at the Alamo.
Izzy B. in one of the courtyards at the Alamo.
Cactus!
Cactus!

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Here is Izzybelle, along with her very full shopping bags, when we took a break for lunch after shopping for several hours at the Rowbear's Doll Show .  We couldn't take photos inside the show, but let me assure you that Izzybelle had a lot of fun shopping and trying on clothes!!!
Here is Izzybelle, along with her very full shopping bags, when we took a break for lunch after shopping for several hours at the Rowbear’s Doll Show . We couldn’t take photos inside the show, but let me assure you that Izzybelle had a lot of fun shopping and trying on clothes!!!
After lunch it was more shopping!  This time at a shopping mall, where the river flows right into the center of the mall!
After lunch it was more shopping! This time at a shopping mall, where the river flows right into the center of the mall!

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Back at the B&B, Izzybele couldn't wait to unpack all of her purchases!
Back at the B&B, Izzybele couldn’t wait to unpack all of her purchases!
"Look I bought you a pair too!"  Izzybelle shows off her new pantalettes to her sister.
“Look I bought you a pair too!” Izzybelle shows off her new pantalettes to her sister.
The rest of Izzybelle's haul!  No dresses, but a mountain of underwear and aprons <3
The rest of Izzybelle’s haul! No dresses, but a mountain of underwear and aprons ❤
"Look Ma, no arms!"  After all of our shopping Izzybelle took a nap, while I sewed arms onto seven of here sisters.
“Look Ma, no arms!” After all of our shopping Izzybelle took a nap, while I sewed arms onto seven of her sisters.
Izybelle, celebrating the end of a successful day!
Izybelle, celebrating the end of a successful day!
Mexican food for the third time in two days :)  This was a truly amazing plate of roasted potato enchiladas w/ garlic and chipotles, wrapped in red corn tortillas and topped with salad.
Mexican food for the third time in two days 🙂 This was a truly amazing plate of roasted potato enchiladas w/ garlic and chipotles, wrapped in red corn tortillas and topped with salad.

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Now that Izzybelle has caught up on her travel journal, she is ready to set out for another fun day today!!!

 

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Izzybelle & I Are Packed and Ready to Head to the UFDC Convention!

Izzybelle is strapped into her carrier so that she can see all the sights in San Antinio and at the UFDC Convention!
Izzybelle is strapped into her carrier so that she can see all the sights in San Antonio and at the UFDC Convention!

 

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!

 

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On the Trail to San Antonio – I’m Headed to the UFDC Convention in July!

The girls and I are getting ready to take to the road on a trek to the UFDC convention in San Antinio.
The girls and I are getting ready to take to the road on a trek to the UFDC convention in San Antonio.

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 hope to see you there!

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A Nice Day at the Jenny Lind Doll Club Doll Show

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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! *

This is a photo of Mary with all of the dolls I have made from the mold of her Anna!  I loved being able to show them to her and to get an update on the real Anna's latest adventures.  Coincidentally a woman who was a previous  owner of Mary's other Izannah Walker doll, Pauline, was selling dolls just a few tables down from me.  What a small world!
This is a photo of Mary with all of the dolls I have made from the mold of her Anna! I loved being able to show them to her and to get an update on the real Anna’s latest adventures. Coincidentally a woman who was one of the  previous owners of Mary’s other Izannah Walker doll, Pauline, was selling dolls just a few tables down from me. What a small world!

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

night!