Feb 2023 Ohio doll show

Not a lot of pictures as I was with my cousin, her daughter and my husband and it was pretty crowded and I felt very overwhelmed and was not prepared to answer questions about Aloenka but of course my cousin was happily showing her off and pointing at me and announcing that I made her :scream: I wanted to crawl into a corner! I’m not super social and with the pandemic and shut down I got super comfy never leaving my house and talking to real people :pleading_face: I think I talked to @Msmimi04 and @JenLen those were the only reborn artists there. A lot of antique and vintage dolls and teddy bears a few art dolls and monster high repainted and a girl who resin printed fully articulated little dolls… I wanted one sooooo bad but I couldn’t decide on one cause the many options were confusing to me and it was hectic and overwhelming… here are a few pics



Theses are the resin 3D printed dolls






Nothing like ROSE or Kansas or DOTW I’m sure

More reborn artists need to do these regional doll shows cause I felt like people prob loved the reborns but thought they were pricy… I thought they were under priced for how much detail went into them :flushed: but most of the other dolls at the show were priced super cheap and at the end the vendors were just giving things away! I paid $5 for a1940’s doll a vintage children’s book and two Boyd’s bears cats… :flushed: no idea what I’m going to do with a composition doll … she said not to get her wet… now I kinda want to so I can see what happens :rofl: I won’t though… I’ll put her in some pretty vintage things and give her a good home. Poor thing!

with my Owen

Anybody else feel like these guys have little souls?

This is why I don’t touch things at shows cause I end up buying them :rofl::rofl::rofl: but for $5 ok

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She’s cute! I used to do a doll show in my state until
it stopped this past year. There are two others and I’m signed up to do one of them in a few months. Then another in Florida. Making it a mini beach trip too! I’m excited about that one.

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I was amazed by the amount of vendors who didn’t make themselves available to customers or have things clearly labeled, priced or easily accessible. Some of the displays seemed precarious and were intimidating. One vendor was selling doll dolls for 8 inch dolls and was modeling them on the doll with a price tag on the doll… there was a small business card sized sign that said the dolls weren’t for sale… only the clothes… :woman_facepalming:t2: I felt dumb because I knew that was a rediculous price for such a cute doll but prices were so low for some things that I didn’t know for sure :flushed: and the vendors that swoop down on you with the entire history of the doll the second you look at it :rofl::rofl::rofl:

I don’t know if I could ever be a vendor! It was nerve wracking just going to the show… but I like to people watch so that part would be fun… tucked away in a little corner :wink:

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LaDonna Briggs redoes some. This might be helpful?

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Oh wow neat! That’s super helpful thank you!

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So you did make it to the show. You should have introduced yourself to me. The lady carrying the Aloneka doll had on a black nike shirt? I really liked your Aloneka so much that I went to macpheresons to order one. She was out of stock. Later while eating at outback, I look on irresistibles. I preordered 2 of her. If I remember correctly, I asked if you used genesis or airdry. I’m glad you made it. Jen Len babies was beautiful. I’m sorry you didn’t introduce yourself to me.

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I just focus on my little table, say hello and if they talk I talk. I’m not good at small talk. I feel the awkward pauses in my soul! :joy:. Shopping in crowds is hard so I try to put blinders on to the crowds and focus on my shopping experience. If you did a table I am sure you could do it. It may give you some more confidence in those situations. A lot of shoppers don’t like to be talked to so you could just be there to answer questions.

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I wasn’t sure it was you :wink: my cousin was the tall gorgeous one wearing the nike and her daughter kept picking up the babies lol I was wearing glasses and had the grey hair :wink: I was so thrown off by talking about Aloenka that I got flustered and lost my bearings :rofl::rofl::rofl: How awesome that you are going to make her!!! I can’t wait to see your version :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I have a Lottie to work on and finish my wilby then I’m going to start on my next Aloenka and prob have to order another one!!! I was seriously considering your Joseph he was so cute! He usually looks so dolly to me but you make yours adorable and all the little details :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts: my husband was really confused why I would want to buy one when I have all kinds of them at home waiting to be finished :woman_facepalming:t2: But he was so good for going with me and carrying all my stuff that I didn’t argue with him cause he is right :pleading_face:

Oh a little detail about Aloenka… my last couple layers on one of her hands showed pitting on her finger tips so be aware! After that I started varnishing all my babies fingers and toes… I find pitting every few babies or so even when I look for them they just “show up” once I start getting color on and then it’s too late

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Sounds like a dream vendor :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

And I have a couple friends telling me the same thing about getting a table lol I’ve realized that “doll” people scare me, they are a different breed! Reborn people are a totally different type of collector!

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My mom would love this doll show! She’s got a pretty diverse collection. I tried to post a picture but it’s not bringing up my camera roll. I’ll post it if it starts working again

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Well at least we saw each other, lol. I understand about loosing your bearings. Your husband is right. If you have the kit, make him as a keeper. I’m not a collector, yet, lol. I really liked your Aloenka. I looked at her key last year n thought nope, she has 3/4 legs. Seeing yours inspired me to get her. That was so nice of your husband to bring you. I hope you had a great time. I didn’t make any sales this time.so I think I’m going to skip August this year.

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She defiantly would have been over the moon :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: those are beautiful! They are scary though because they are fragile :pleading_face:

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Lol but if I paint and sell this one I can buy another one to keep :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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True :joy::joy:

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@PhotographyForLife i never thought about the difference in the collectors that come but I can totally see what you are saying. You definitely get the most questions from “regular” doll collections versus reborn collectors.

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I keep thinking about these dolls and thier cute little set up :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I need to get my daughters tea table down from the garage

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You should enter in the real show next year. Your dolls will be sold in a heart beat!

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Is that an Effanbee Sweetie Pie with flirty eyes?

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I think so! Now I do recall her saying something like that :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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