The past weekend we visited Aarhus in Denmark and the danish doll convention DollConDK run by Danske BJD Entusiaster. We had a wonderful time. The market area was filled with wonderful things and the exhibition was very impressive. The hole place was dripping with talent and packed with friendly people.
We had our own talble in the market area, selling a few things.
Here you see JennyM attending the table.
We both had dolls from our private collections on display in the exhibition and to my great delight (and surprise) I won fist prize in the MSD category with this display:
The doll on the left is the one that won the prize. She is an Iplehouse Tania dressed in a traditional oufit from c:a 1900 from the region in Sweden that I’m from.
A big thank you to everyone involved with this convention and a big Hello to everyone I met there!
Margaretha from Margarethas Dockskåp held her annual teddy fair last Sunday in Kosta, Sweden. There was a lot of teddy bears and other stuffed toys of different kinds, a lot of miniatures, a few dolls and much more. We had a table, selling doll parts and accessories. It was so nice to meet all the talented people.
The big Teddy company Steiff from Germany arrived with a human sized teddy costume. The bear really created a good atmosphere.
Basil was wearing a new teddy bear hat for the occasion.
We are back from the convention Jointed Hearts in Gothenburg. It was, once again, a very stimulating weekend with a lot of talented, nice and interesting people, competitions, workshops and dolls!!!!.
Basil, in the shape of a lazy farmhand, took a rest on our merchant table where you also can see some of the recently casted jointed tentacles.
The 22nd of October the annual teddy fair is held in Kosta, Sweden.
The fair is organized by Margarethas Dockskåp. This store sells many different types of dolls, toys and miniatures. Among other things they have a large selection of wigs and eyes suitable for BJD and a huge selection of doll house miniatures that fits 1:12 scale dolls.
We have not attended this particular event before, but we have been to other events arranged by the same store.
While the main focus of the fair is teddy bears and other stuffed toys; dolls, doll house miniatures and other miniature and craft related things are also welcome.
We will be there with more or less the same stuff we brought to Jointed Hearts. This means the Skyfall head will be available for purchase as well as various clothes and accessories. We will also bring the Basil body prototype. Feel free to handle him a bit, ask questions and tell us what you think. We’d love to get some feedback.
If you visit the fair, please come by and say hello!
We are fresh home from this years edition of Jointed Hearts, a BJD convention held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden.
While a bit on the small side, it was still packed with interesting people and an astonishing amount of skills and talent. There were several doll artists present and many other lovely crafts as well.
The theme of this years exhibition was “the Machine” and it was so much fun to see the many interpretations. The most impressive one being a working arcade machine in 1:3 scale! Way beyond awesome.
I managed to make a rough cast version of the Basil body done in time to take with me and I had him displayed on our table with a note encouraging people to pick him up and examine him closer and many did. I learned so much out of the amazing feedback that people gave and also a lot from just watching how people handled him and what they looked for first.
A big thank you to all who did!
I also had the great fortune to be able to get some feedback from more experienced artists and a chance to nerd a bit about casting and sculpting materials.
Now I will take a couple of days to wind down and rest up a bit, then it’s time to do a bunch of minor fixes to Basil and to make him ready to be professionally cast. With a bit of luck I will be able to open the first preorder for him later this fall.
Jointed Hearts 2016 in Gothenburg was a convention really worth visiting. We will definitely be there this year as well with some nice doll stuff. The convention takes place 26-27 August. More information can be found here.
Hope to meet you there!
I am happy to announce that I will attend the Swedish BJD convention Jointed Hearts, 03-04 September.
I will have a table in Artist Alley and I will be selling the Skyfall head as well as some doll outfits.
If you plan to attend, don’t hesitate to come and say hello.