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The Mr.and I had a lovely time at the Baltidoll meet this afternoon. I got to spend some awesome time with some very creative collectors. There wasn’t a person there who wasn’t working on some kind of project be it either for themselves or their dolls. Great conversation. Lauren gave me a kickass handmade Katamari bracelet and two beaded doll size bracelet (which I want to keep for myself as rings but Mizuko is fighting for at the moment). We also traded some interesting items. I brought my thorns while she had her rat bones. Seriously, what an awesome find. I’m going to make some jewelery with the ones she gave me as well as see if I can cast a few pieces (one being a complete lower jaw that she managed to get). I’m going to experiment at first with a thicker bone before going on to the delicate jaw. Cross fingers that it works.

The next meet should be the DC Sakura Matsuri next month, followed by another sunday meet at Koba. I finally found my DC meet map last night (no joke, it took me all week to find and it was in a place I should have checked first… too obvious). I was going to start the thread this evening but my brain is mush for the day. Luckily I’m off all day tomorrow.

Before I go here is a picture of Piere that I took yesterday afternoon(the Japanese spelling of Pierre… don’t know why he was named this. Yoshi insisted… I think he feels it makes him sound more sophisticated).

Piere is a blue guinea pig and a gift from Kotori (wcdragon aka captainschlumpy). Kotori’s rule is to always give a gift when you meet a new Yo sized friend for the first time. What a lovely thoughtful boy. Piere was handfelted by Jennifer and so cute. It’s hard to see in this photo but she even left a tuft of hair on his head. Yoshi-kun’s little group of friends isn’t so little anymore. Between the teddies, Piere, Usagi-chan and a little bunny that will be coming soon Yoshi can never say that he’s lonely.

Just in case some of the local collectors missed the thread update a few weeks back (it’s been pretty quiet over there) there is a meet this Sunday at Koba from 1-5. I’m not sure who I’m bringing yet.


I’m a bit beat. The turn out was fantastic. I would have to say that this would be the largest so far. I happily saw some familiar faces, as well as some new ones. Loads of new dollies as well.

I’ve been busy going through my photos this evening and I’m not even half way through. There were just too many dolls to count. The photo above was just a sampling of what was there. We had another table covered and not counting a few in a window and couple more being walked around by their keepers. We took over the second floor of the cafe. Adam had no problems with us doing so and as always, was very glad to have us. Fantastic day, but a bit over whelming. Wouldn’t you say Alyce?

…Oh dear. I think she’s fainted.

Honey Locust Thorn, silver, Swarovski crystal

This is rather on the large size but I wanted to be able to see it in the photo. I’m thinking that maybe this larger thorn is more suited to be a doll sized hair stick. I’m going to leave a few plain but lightly sanded and polished. There are several that have aged, that have an ash or tree bark look to them. They were inspired by shawl pins. It was suggested by a non doll person that they would look lovely on the sweaters. I thought “why not?”


I finally found a pics of the Vamp’s Hellween Live costumes… well two out of three. I’m still waiting to see the Peter Burns costume so I will continue my search… These guys crack me up. hahaha…


The merry mart is over and I’m a semi-free woman (I still have a ton of holiday knitting to still do on top of jobs that have to be finished). We’re going to dc this saturday for the teaism meet. I’m very excited. Still trying to figure out who to bring. Most likely Hito… not sure of there will be a second one for not.

The week after if the Baltidoll holiday meet at Koba. I have a bit to prepare for. I think this has to be the busiest December ever;_;…

This year holiday party will be at Koba again this year. All are welcome and it should be fun.

Koba Cafe
644 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230


As plans become final I’ll be sure to post them.


I missed a post last night because I was up late watching a hilarious Japanese program. It had me rolling. That on top of being very sleepy to begin with, I didn’t trust myself to make sense of anything other then sleep. So no post.

I’m still exhausted but this afternoon we met up with the Baltidoll ladies for our november meet. The photo above was taken by the mr using my camera. I really hate the thing. it would not focus no matter what. The room we were in was a little dim but nothing considered low light conditions. Anyway I did take quite a few so I’ll try to go through them this week and post them. I still have nekocon photos to go through as well.

Anyway good times were had today. Now I’m going to bed… still much later then I wanted to. Oh well.


i’m crossing posting this in the daily blog since it happened today anyway. sorry lj friends.

we had a mini meet of sorts at patterson park today. the weather was really nice so the mr and i decided to walk (it’s about an hour and a half away from the house).

a few highlights:

-i got to see lauren’s hand work on her new mask

-tina brought a glati (too cute :3)

-the weather couldn’t have been more perfect

a few low points:

-i lost my favorite hoodie (that really bothered me. i loved that thing)

-towards the very end of the meet we had one guy who tried very hard to find out how much the dolls were worth. he was really persistent but we were good pretty good at dodging the questions and gave pretty good answers. a major rule that most collectors follow is never talk price unless it’s with another collector. the whole thing was very strange and a first for me at a meet.

-we totally missed our chance to go up to the pagoda for photos (thank to the lovely persistent man). the mr and i will most likely trek back up there next weekend to do to it though. despite the few things mentioned it was really nice. i’m bummed that it may be the last out door meet for the year.

coffee, dolls and knitting. you know, thee essentials

(for some reason this yarn loves to photograph in day glow*is that even an adjective?*. it’s deeper and more mellow in person)

due to crazy weather last night, the call for rain today and the idea of combining dolls and mud together, we kind of made a last minute decision to switch the picnic meet to next month and meet over at peace and a cup of joe for lunch. i actually like to meet here for several reasons. a few being that the staff is super friendly and has never had an issue with us being there, the food and coffee are really good and it’s so close.