#tonnercon: Grand Opening of the Sales Room, Smocking Workshop and more – Tonner Doll Convention 5/17

Hey there Tonner Lovers!  Oh, such a busy morning already, SO much to tell you about.  Got up bright and early to catch the shenanigans for the Grand Opening of the Tonner/Wilde Super Special Sales Room.  There was quite a line-up outside the door, and some had been parked there since the wee morning hours.  Hey, location is EVERYTHING when it comes to this stuff!  People were just chomping at the bit to get inside and see what great deals were awaiting them.

Sales Room Grand Opening Lineup
Sales Room Grand Opening Lineup

Soon enough the time came and the doors opened.  And in they went.  A great hush came over the room as the collectors inspected the inventory, and began to load up their arms and bags and husbands and kids.  Team Tonner was in a cheerful frenzy, making sure everyone was tended to, as dolls were chosen and sold and bags were packed.  Who needs coffee with this kind of excitement??

Packed Sales Room - Wow!
Packed Sales Room – Wow!
Checking out with some stellar deals!
Checking out with some stellar deals!

 

Soon after the Sales Room kick-off, I headed over the competition room to catch the judges in action, as they were hard at work making the tough choices.  There are so many amazing entries this year, it’s unbelievable!  Such talent we have among us.  We bow to you, oh Artists of Dolls!

Steampunk Duo - Amazing!
Steampunk Duo – Amazing!
Haha!  Hog Tied?
Haha! Hog Tied?

 

Hans Solo and Princess Leia
Hans Solo and Princess Leia

To see all the compeition entries click HERE!

Onward to Jean Stanton’s Smocking Workshop!  What’s that all about, you ask?  Well, we learned how to make an adorable smoked dress for Effanbee darling Patsy!  Check it out:

Smocking Kit
Smocking Kit
Jean Stanton helps her pupil.
Jean Stanton helps her pupil.
Finished product!  Cute.
Finished product! Cute.

A big thanks to Jean Stanton for such a informative workshop, and for your endless patience and boundless enthusiasm!  To see all the smocking photos, click HERE!

Oh dear!  Just look at the time.  I must be on my way.  Next up:  The Wilde Innocence Brunch.  Good thing, ‘cause I’m hungry!

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