This is the panda pop up puppet I did as the gift for attendees of my Bears Pop ups and Laughter event. Thanks to all who attended, it was great fun.
My poster for my space, that's Gritty Alice, new this year.
Steiff Girl, Rebekah at her talk on Steiff Dolls and History. We got to hold and examine some really older pieces. A fountain of information.
Deb Canham at her booth. She also did a class.
Linda Steele, doll artist, back exhibiting after seven years made a great debut with Cardiello Riding High.
This 2013Dolls Industry Choice Award winner Joy Ride by Lori Platt. You have to see it up close to appreciate the detail of the scales and the riders holding on fro dear life! Beautiful.
BJD dolls were the popular doll of the show, drawing a large amount of collectors especially to the Volks USA, Inc booth. They had their 4th annual BJD Mixer on Saturday night.
Bear collectors also got to try their hand at needle felting in Irene Heckels class.
This is one of Irene bears that was for sale.
This is one of my new bears that found a home.
Along with the bear on the left, they are going to the same place. Those are the new In The Wild Bears. Same pattern, different furs.
We took a group of bear artists to dinner as usual, joined by a couple doll artist this year and had a wonderful, relaxing evening.
Felicia Hymer and Bev White.
Irene and Clyde Volpe
IDEX will be April 3-6, 2014 next year. Don't want to miss out? Come join us at the Doubletree by Hilton across from Universal and join the fun!