Two of the biggest things to recap would be:
The arrival of a very special girl:
Then one day, Blair went up for sale and I decided that she would be mine. She was meant to be mine. The thing about Blair that is (not unique, but we'll say unique) is that she was spray matted. I would NEVER have the guts to matte a Parco, so I am really pleased that I was able to get Blair who was already de-shinified!
Blair actually came with her name; I liked it a lot and I wanted to have a girl with a "B" name. Eventually I will also have a Goldie with a "D" name.
A - Autumn (Aztec)
B - Blair (Parco)
C - Cassie (Cass Spice)
D - TBD
E - Elsa (Rosie Red)
F - Fawn (Mondrian)
G - Gillian (Kozy)
H - Hana (custom ADG)
Then the odd-balls ;)
P - Pocket (Kozy II)
Y - Yula (custom PuPe)
It has been so much fun having Blair. She belonged to Taan, who always dressed her in fabulous bows and MforMonkey...
Which leads into my next highlight: Blythecon NYC!!!
It was so close to me this year; I went to 30th Street Station and took the train. The greatest part was that Nette got on the same train in the DC area and so when I got on the train I got to travel the whole way with her!
It was fun (as always) to walk around and meet new people, see some gorgeous dolls, and socialize. The nice thing this year was that we had both made friends in Dallas that we were able to catch up with in NYC. Nette made some awesome new friends from what is now her area (and where this year's BC will be!)
I was really happy to catch up with the lovely Lauren. Like a lot of people, I love her Kozy, Plum, and was
Gillian doesn't know what to think, being surrounded by such girlie girl Kozies. Haha.
After the meet we walked up to some shops and checked out the Nintendo Store, Sanrio, etc. We had a delicious sushi dinner that completed an amazingly perfect day!
The following day, Nette and I got up early. And I mean EARLY.We walked to the venue, since we figured
it wasn't that far, stopping for some coffee and breakfast along the way. We were shocked to find out that we were THE FIRST ONES to arrive! We spent about an hour just geeking out over the fact that we were the first ones there, and then others started to arrive. We wound up helping to assemble the Lucky Blythecon editions, made by the amazing Lexi! It was so much fun to help assemble, and she rewarded our efforts with some mini mags and liberty hats!
Lexi took the funniest pic of all the magazines stuck in my boot (they kept popping open, waiting to be stapled, so that was the easiest way to keep them shut!
When the doors finally opened (and I mean finally...we waiting a loooong time) We got to (of course) be the first ones in, as we were at the head of the line. We basically sprinted to the MforMonkey table and grabbed leiderhosen, eagerly. The mistake that I made? I only had my cards. No cash. In Dallas, I pulled cash and was surprised to find that everyone took cards, so I figured since cash was risky, I would just use my cards. Turns out, overseas vendors and a few others, only were equipped for cash. MforMonkey was of course, one of them. My best friend saved my butt and enabled me to buy my top wishlist item! <3 span="">3>
Though I missed her at the pre-meet, I met Care of ObsessivelyStitching and was able to hang out with her and Ryan! I am so happy that Pocket and Ryan finally met! They look so cute together. I got a Star Wars dress from Care, and a LuxieLou Hello Kitty flocker. Those were my major purchases. I actually passed on Eurotrash and FreddyTan, though I LOVE this special apple-bear hat that Nette got for Sammie.
I had such a great time at Blythecon NY. It's comforting to know that Seattle is only two weeks away!