#TonnerCon Saturday Special: Christmas Fun with Amelia! – Tonner Convention

Oh gosh, it is a big day today, you can’t even imagine!  We kicked off this gorgeous Saturday in Chicago with a bit of good tidings and cheer:  The Amelia Thimble event Let it Sew, Let it Sew, Let it Sew!  We brought the Christmas season back just for this morning, and boy was it festive!  Everyone wore the most hideously festive holiday sweater they could find, or Christmas PJs, and boy there were some doosies!  :)  There’s no question that everyone was feeling the holiday spirit!

Monica and Ana

Monica and Ana

Becky Unger

Becky Unger

Kira and Jen

Kira and Jen

Click HERE to see all the photos from this morning’s holiday cheer!

The centerpiece for this lovely breakfast event was Christmas Morning Patsy, and she was adorable!  She’s very special too, because she features a BRAND NEW, never before seen Patsy head sculpt!  She’s on the 10” Ann Estelle body, has the cameo skin tone, and has wigged brunette hair and green inset eyes.  Wait till you hear what she was wearing!!  She wore a 2 piece pink jammie set with white polka dots!  The top has a empire waist and a sweet blue bow at the neck, and the bottoms have feet with adorable little pom-poms atop of her darling feet!  To top it off (pun intended) she’s got a sweet blue bow in her hair.

Christmas Morning Pasty

Christmas Morning Pasty

The Christmas guests got a favor at breakfast too:  a shiny Amelia Thimble Christmas ornament called Sew Happy, which is a small edition size of 250, and very, very sweet!

Sew Happy Christmas Ornament - Event favor

Sew Happy Christmas Ornament - Event favor

The collectors were also very pleased with the event souvenir:  The Amelia Thimble Gift Set Let it Sew, Let it Sew, Let it Sew!  Included in the set is of course darling little resin Amelia with a light brunette wig and blue inset eyes.  She wears a darling little Christmas dress with a white top and baby blue skirt with a snowflake decoration.  She wears sweet little blue shoes and a snow white fuzzy hat adorned with a blue bow.  Her tiny festive outfit just wouldn’t be complete without a matching snow white muff with a tiny blue bow!  Also included in the gift set is a blue Christmas stocking, white teddy bear with a silver ornament and Amelia’s very own Christmas present wrapped in shiny silver wrapping paper.  This sweet little gift set is a limited edition of 200 pieces.

Let It Sew Gift Set

Let It Sew Gift Set

And what would a child doll event be without an 8” Tiny Betsy??  The Merry Christmas Tiny Betsy was the general companion piece at the event, and wow!  She was as sweet as a candy cane dressed in a red and white striped dress with a festive holly appliqué on her chest, and paired with evergreen tights and headband.  She’s got the Ann head sculpt, blue inset sleepy eyes, and also comes wearing a bobbed brunette wig with the afore-mentioned green headband attached. Now this is a Gift Set that comes positively packed with goodies!  The following is also included:  a forest green Christmas dress, red and white striped tights, an adorable snow white dressy coat with candy cane appliqué and faux pearl button, a curly Betsy wig, and Betsy’s very own presents (two)!

Betsy Gift Set

Betsy Gift Set

Joe gave this morning’s presentation, and let me just tell you:  It was a real hoot!  Joe created an adaptation of a Christmas favorite called Amelia’s Night Before Christmas.  He absolutely had the crowd in stitches!  It was a Wilde Christmas night for Amelia, that’s for sure!  Have a look at a couple of slides from the presentation:

....starring Amelia, Issy and Hamish!

....starring Amelia, Izzy and Hamish!

...not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!

...not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!

Yep, you had to be there, but still this is pretty funny!!

Yep, you had to be there, but still this is pretty funny!!

Also for great fun, there was a dress up contest:  5 collectors were randomly chosen to make a hideously festive Christmas sweater out of materials supplied by Tonner.  Oh!  It was a sight for sore eyes…. Literally!  Great job to the contestants, though, seriously, they did a heck of a job!

Dress Up Contest:  Debbie Lincoln

Dress Up Contest: Debbie Lincoln

Dress Up Contest:  Mr. Sadler

Dress Up Contest: Mr. Sadler

Dress Up Contest:  Cindy Amburgey

Dress Up Contest: Cindy Amburgey

The finished product!

The finished product!

Check out the video results of the contest:

Part I:

Part II:

I had to dip out a little early to make it in time for the next workshop:  Beaded and Twisted Wire Jewelry by Marcia Friend.  Jewelry making is a fun filled pastime and this time was no exception!  The jewelry Marcia showed us how to make is absolutely gorgeous, and really quite easy if you’re crafty to whip up!  Take a look:

The twisted wire beaded jewelry we learned how to make!

The twisted wire beaded jewelry we learned how to make!

Here’s some more pics of collectors trying their hand at beading:

Marsha illustrates how to make jewelry with twisted wire and pretty beads!

Marsha illustrates how to make jewelry with twisted wire and pretty beads!

Twisted Wire Jewels!

Twisted Wire Jewels!

Voila!  P.S. this is a Cheryl Jackson repaint :)

Voila! P.S. this is a Cheryl Jackson repaint :)

Click HERE to see all of the pics from Marcia’s informative workhsop!

Be sure and check back later to hear details from the Amazonia event, coming up next, and then later on the Saturday night banquet event, Flights of Fancy and the Angry Birds PJ Party!!!

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  1. Loved reading about all the Convention stuff so far. I really wish I was there, but medical issues interfered this year. Would have loved getting Amelia and Betsy – sigh. I’ll keep reading and hope to be there next year.

  2. Love ALL the blog photos and descriptions! Can’t wait for available dolls to be posted! Fun, fun, fun!!! Favorites? I’m still reading! Lizette, Betsy, the Amazonia Birds, all the stewardesses, Amelia… the convention bag….Do the folks at Tonner ever catch a breath? JZ

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