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The Dream Continues…

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More cloth dreams…  My winter issue of Doll News arrived today and low and behold there is another article in it about the UFDC special exhibit on American cloth dolls at the 2015 convention!  So while the winter winds blow and rattle all the old windows in my house, I plan to snuggle in my bed under a mound of hand pieced quilts and read more about all of these glorious cloth dolls and their makers.  Sweet cloth dreams are sure to follow…  Sleep tight!

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American Women Dream in Cloth…

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American Women Dream in Cloth…  don’t you just love that title?  The January issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine contains this very intriguing article, about the special exhibit on cloth dolls that was at the UFDC convention last summer.  It was the perfect reading for a cold and blustery winter’s day.

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So while the baby napped, this American woman filled her head with daydreams of glorious cloth dolls, both past and future…

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Look closely.  Do you see anything unexpected???
Look closely. Do you see anything unexpected???

 

Apparently not only American women, but small cats have a fondness of cloth.  Sadie was captivated by the fabric of this antique baby dress <3
Apparently not only American women, but small cats have a fondness of cloth. Sadie was captivated by the fabric of this antique baby dress ❤

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Sadie and I are both looking forward to next months issue so that we can continue our cloth dreams by reading the second half of the article. 🙂

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Izzybelle’s Travel Journal – Part 3 The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention

Izzybelle loved the excitement of the convention and getting to meet new friends!

Arriving at the J. W. Marriott hotel where the 2014 UFDC convention was held.
Arriving at the J. W. Marriott hotel where the 2014 UFDC convention was held.
The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs convention in San Antonio, TX.
The 2014 United Federation of Doll Clubs convention in San Antonio, TX.
The escalator down to the hotel convention center.
The escalator down to the hotel convention center.

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These are some of Izzybelle’s favorite dolls that were on display in the competitive exhibits and special exhibits at the convention.

The UFDC's Miss Unity on display in the special exhibits at the 2014 convention.
The UFDC’s Miss Unity on display in the special exhibits at the 2014 convention.
Shirley Temple in the special Texas exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Shirley Temple in the special Texas exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Do you recognize him? Santa was part of the special exhibit of German dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Do you recognize him? Santa was part of the special exhibit of German dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Of course Izzybelle adored this wonderful Beecher Baby on display in the competitive exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Of course Izzybelle adored this wonderful Beecher Baby on display in the competitive exhibit at the 2014 UFDC convention.
Wonderful early wooden dolls at the UFDC 2014 convention competitive exhibit.
Wonderful early wooden dolls at the UFDC 2014 convention competitive exhibit.
Papier-mache dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention competitive exhibit.
Papier-mache dolls at the 2014 UFDC convention competitive exhibit.
This is my table in the Artist's Showcase section of the salesroom at the convention.
This is my table in the Artist’s Showcase section of the salesroom at the convention.

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A very, very nice convention attendee brought two of Izzybelle’s cousins, a pair of post patent Izannah Walker dolls, down to meet Izzybelle and the rest of my dolls.  It was amazing to get to see them in person!

A pair of boy and girl post patent Izannah Walker dolls.
A pair of boy and girl post patent Izannah Walker dolls.
A close up of the very sweet faces of two later Izannah Walker dolls.
A close up of the very sweet faces of two later Izannah Walker dolls.
Izzybelle's very favorite part of the convention was meeting Ismay and inviting her to come  home with us!!!  Here they are in our hotel room patiently waiting for us to finish packing...
Izzybelle’s very favorite part of the convention was meeting Ismay and inviting her to come home with us!!! Here they are in our hotel room patiently waiting for us to finish packing…
Leaving the convention and heading to Fredricksberg!
Leaving the convention and heading to Fredricksberg!

Izzybelle and I had a fantastic time at the UFDC convention.  We did have to say good bye to some of Izzybelle’s sisters, who found new homes, which made Izzy B. sad.  However she brightened right up when she found out that Ismay was coming home with us to join our family ❤ ❤ ❤

It’s getting late and Izzybelle is up way past her bedtime, so she will have to tell you all about her adventures in Fredricksberg tomorrow!

You can see a fun video of the Artist’s Showcase at the convention that Turn of the Century Antiques posted on facebook by clicking here.

More photos of the convention can be seen on the UFDC’s facebook page.

 

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Izzybelle Finds a Long Lost Sister

Miss Izzybelle has found a new big sister!
Miss Izzybelle has found a new big sister!

This is just fast post before we leave the convention.  A long lost sister is coming to live with the rest of the girls and Izzybelle is so  excited that she can barely contain herself!

Check out this video of the Artist’s Showcase at the UFDC convention yesterday – and yes, my table is on there 🙂

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Miss Izzybelle’s Travel Journal Continues…

"Help!!!!!!!!!!!"
“Help!!!!!!!!!!!”

Izzybelle is not at all sure she enjoyed her trip to Cascade Caverns… there was a scary dinosaur and the cave was dark!  Since she isn’t very old, I suppose it’s not all that surprising that she felt that way.  I’m older and bigger, so I loved the cavern!  Izzybelle preferred the four missions we visited in the afternoon.  She said that she felt right at home there.

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… and now it is time for Izzybelle to head off to bed.  Tomorrow will be another busy day!

 

 

 

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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!