As I wrote in my previous post the ABC Doll Club held their virtual convention “She Met Ken”, last Sunday. If you want to read more about some of the activities I’d suggest popping over to Jenjoy’s “All Dolled Up” as she has written a post about it too. Jenjoy is a long time member and past President of the club so she knows way more about them than I do.
I wasn’t able to spend much time online Sunday due to having to cook meals and the fact that the dollroom is currently occupied by a houseguest so I couldn’t set any dolls up to photograph. I never feel like I can spend a lot of time online when we have company anyway. I did log on for the welcome speech and later to find out who won the doll display competition we’d previously voted on and the drawing of raffle prizes. I didn’t win a prize sadly but I did have the goodie box so I can’t complain.
It was good fun to receive a goodie box in the post and I did wait until the appropriate time, after the President’s welcome speech before I opened it. Not all the boxes were the same although all had similar contents. Here’s mine.
These goodie bags were all given to us free by the way. A lovely gesture by the club. Those of you who are overseas may not realise that Sydney and Melbourne as well as regional areas in NSW and Victoria are currently in Covid lockdown and have been for several weeks due to a rise in Delta cases. I’m sure it really cheered up members in those states to get a gift and an excuse to play dolls for the day.
Mattel donated the dolls for the bags. I’m not sure if everyone got a Ken but I’d say that was likely given that it is Ken’s 60th Anniversary year.
This is not a Ken that either Naomi or I would have chosen ourselves as we don’t like fantasy hair colours all that much. I was uncertain what to do with him but Naomi asked if she could use him to experiment with painting molded hair so that is what will happen to him. We’ll show the results after she does it. Don’t know when that will be. There was also an outfit. I haven’t seen this before and haven’t unwrapped it yet so I’m unsure if it is also Mattel or generic.
These shoes were donated by a member. You can see their eBay store on the label. Lots of doll and toy stuff to look at there.
The cute little tote bag below was also donated by a member, Angela,(LadyEmeraldCouture – Etsy and Instagram @lady_emerald_couture). I can’t believe she sat down and made so many of these.
Last of all a badge, nothing says you belong to a club like having a badge.
I hope to take part in more club activities in the future. I think there are a couple of other Tasmanian members although I’m’ not sure if they are in the northwest like me.