Wednesday, October 24, 2018

90 Years of Magic

I couldn't resist buying a mystery box today. The package is shaped like Mickey Mouse ears and shorts.

Inside the package are two Mickey Mouse figures in celebration of 90 Years of Mickey Mouse.

I got Mickey Mouse Shorts (short films) Mickey and Mouseketeer Mickey.

M-I-C-See ya'll soon-K-E-Y-Why? Because we like you. M-O-U-S-E.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Maryland, A Merry Land : UFDC Region 11 Conference - Day 3

On Saturday, I rushed down to the competition room to retrieve my dolls from competition and then hurried to my morning workshop, A High-heeled Sandra Sue With Her Summer Wardrobe, taught by Margaret Kincaid.

Each participant received a high-heeled Sandra Sue doll, a book about Sandra Sue, shoes, instructions, and all the materials needed to create a dress, hat, and shrug for the doll.

The instructor gave a brief history of Sandra Sue and showed us how to assemble the outfit.

There was not time in the class to complete the shrug, but most were able to finish the rest of the outfit in the time allotted.

I think it turned out quite well.

Immediately after the workshop, was the ticketed luncheon, A Taste of Maryland.

The centerpiece was filled with food and drinks from Maryland and a cute companion doll by Lutsdoll. 

My travel doll, Licca, and Zoe from the Helen Kish event, came to lunch with me, since they wanted to meet new friends.

Lunch itself was a taste of Maryland, with delicious Blue crab crab cakes and Smith Island Cake for dessert.

The souvenir doll was a cute, little Lutsdoll dressed in a red and white outfit decorated with an embroidered crab. Totally kawaii.

Afterwards, I had time to relax in my room and pre-pack my bags, so I would be ready to check out the next morning. 

And then, finally, it was time for the big event, the Black-eyed Susan Ball.

The tables were covered in table gifts and lovely bouquets of Black-eyed Susans, the state flower.

Entertainment was a 1950s themed dance troupe who showed off many of the dances of the day.

Then the audience was invited onto the dance floor to boogie the night away.

It was great seeing everyone out on the floor, and dancing until we were about to drop.

After everyone returned to their tables, the souvenir dolls were handed out.

Meet Merry, by Dianna Effner.

Back in the room for the night, Merry met the other dolls from the conference.

There were other ticket events, workshops, seminars, and programs I did not get to attend, since there is always so much to do at Regionals and Conventions, that one must pick and choose. I hope my little glimpse of the UFDC Region 11 Conference was informative and entertaining.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Maryland, A Merry Land : UFDC Region 11 Conference - Day 2, Afternoon

Friday afternoon started with me attending the ticketed luncheon: Hi Hon! Welcome to Our Dance Party Bawlmer Style!

The tables were covered with gifts from the hosting club and everyone at the table.

The centerpiece was a replica record player with the companion doll by Helen Kish on it.

My travel doll, Licca, found a seat on the vintage Thunderbird on the table.

I even tried on a pair of red cat eye sunglasses.

The start of our entertainment was some of the members of the Lady Baltimore Doll Club dancing the Madison.

Click the video below to see them dance.

Lunch was served, and a program on big hair, on humans and dolls, was given.

After much laughter, it was time to open up our souvenir doll, Zoe, by Helen Kish.

Then it was time for the Regional Meeting and Open Forum. Zoe came with me to the meeting.

I then attended the programs: In Service: Dolls of the Sanitary Fairs 1863-1865 by Elizabeth Ann Coleman, and A China Doll Puzzle (Who's Your Daddy?) by Kathy Turner.

Then up to my room to dump my table favor loot.

After dinner, I spent the rest of the evening as a monitor in the competition room, and then headed back to the room for some much deserved rest.

Maryland, A Merry Land : UFDC Region 11 Conference - Day 2, Morning

Friday, September 28 - I didn't have anything scheduled for the morning, so I visited the Helper Room and the Special Exhibits. There were two Special Exhibits: Black Dolls: Journey Through Time,

And The Dolls of Krug International Doll House of Baltimore.

I then went back to the Competition Room to look closer at the dolls and take photos of some of them.


Made of Sea Shells

Costumed by Owner

All Bisque under 10" in Regional Costume

Tonner Porcelain




Emma Clear George and Martha Washington

People's Choice Categories: Beachwear Attired,

And Doll with Unusual Hair Treatment.

There were so many interesting dolls, and I only photographed a few. If you want to see some more, click here to see a video by Ruby Lane about the competition room.

Stay tuned for part 2 of Friday at the Region 11 Conference.