Not everyone was a business. The lady who owned these two beautiful dolls (which were not for sale) was selling off some of her excess dolly clothing and accessories.
Most people brought their dolls with them - which was a good idea as there were some interesting things for sale:
|this was made by KaosDollAccessories|
We had fun talking to The Blythe Ghost (theblytheghost.blogspot.com) who makes Blythe doll clothes and hats and also customises Blythe dolls.
She has customised the doll on the left and made the outfit and hat for the doll on the right.
We also talked to the lovely Fran Smiles of Sew Petite who sews clothes for small porcelain dolls and sewed these beautiful dresses for the small ball-jointed dolls. They are made out of silk and cotton lace. (Sorry, she doesn't have a website or an Etsy shop so I can't give her a link.)
She also told me that the Croydon Doll Show which I think I said no longer happened in the doll survey, will actually be held in the middle of next month. Its venue has changed and it hasn't been very well advertised lately but it is still going strong. It used to be just for porcelain dolls but Fran told me that it is beginning to open up to other doll collectors.
And what did I buy. Well, Jemgirl (jemgirl.com) was there with her resin goodies and I couldn't resist her Monster High Shoes.
I couldn't buy just one pair as there would have been war here so I went for the buy 3 pairs deal. And I bought a microphone (also from Jemgirl).
We stayed for the draw for the door prizes - a small BJD from Indollgence, a customised Blythe from Natalie who organises the doll market and a parcel of doll clothes from Hegemony77 ( who sent them from Hungary - wow - etsy.com/shop/DollClothesStore ) but didn't win anything. Never mind, we still had a lot of fun and are looking forward to the next market next year.