First off I was able to meet several blog/Facebook friends in person. April from Every Little Thing was there and we browsed quite a bit together... while we looked for my Guild friend. I had the double pleasure of meeting Julie Campbell of Bellabelle Art Dolls and Jain Squires aka The Giddy Kipper. I came away with one of Julie's dolls... more on her in a bit. Ladies it was fantastic to meet you in person and I hope we have the chance to meet again someday!
Now for the fun part! There we so many beautiful things it was hard to choose. Happily I was able to come home with several pieces that spoke to me.
blogged about her last year. I had forgotten that I'd loved her then until I went searching for any mention of her on Julie's blog. (There is a much better photo on Julie's blog.) I do not know yet if Becka will move into the little girl's room in the "big dollhouse" once it's done or if I will construct a special setting for her.
Here is a close up of my lipstick fairy by The Ladybug. The butterfly cut-outs in the main picture also came from her table.here and her website here. Please, please visit them both. Her work is stunning on a bad day and breath-taking on the best. (And I blame Julie for my inability to resist these bunnies.)
"Not Quite Fay's". It was the only missing ingredient for mudslides sitting in the back corner of the hutch. I feel in love with the mouse toy whist waiting to pay for the liquor bottles.
James Carrington. He even signed my copy of his book. I also received some (more) encouragement to attend the IGMA guild school.
She's pretty much an early "everything" gift from FH. I'll be settling for flowers and his fabulous cooking for many special occasions. Oh darn. ;-) This lady will definitely big getting a scene made around her. It must include a grand staircase and doors to other rooms... I think. For now I'll be getting domes or something to display both her and Becka in so I can enjoy them without them getting dusty. Although Becka might come out to play with Maddie from time to time. One never knows.
Oh and I did find my Guild friend again and we both fell asleep in the car for a bit on the way home. Happily her husband was driving. ;-) I'm going to go collapse now.