I bought brand news Babies from the basic playing doll series, and as well I bought them in second hand store (Barbie only). I chose dolls that were indeed played with, but still in very good conditions, no stain, no shewing, no broken neck or dismantled arms.Coming home I spent timeless hours cleaning them, shampooing, curling, to give my dolls a new life and with a nice OoaK, hoping to give them a new home.
Time period: 1996-99
I was looking more often at the smile and sweet eyes of the "big girl" in the special doll collector boutique.
Gene Marshal was growing in my heart!
My ladies at home were more and more numerous on the shelves. I never brought all of them together, they were taking turn at each shows, as the customers were basically always the same passionate. I was glad to meet the collectors whom became friends, and was happy to see them discovering a new doll at my table even if I had met them a couple of weeks before.
When window shopping in Edmonton, I passed in front of a new kind of store (at least new for me)
when the store closed I moved on with Crafter's Marketplace, that sold craft & thing under the same principle. I rented a booth and brought my dolls in.