|Earlier Manufactured Dolls
|By NIADA Artist Heather Maciak
|My first experience
with manufactured dolls
was with Richard Simmons'
Collection of the Masters in 2000.
Together, we created
Emily Anne's Neighbourhood,
featuring best friends
Emily Anne & Rebecca Jane.
|Glory! was created for
the 2002 NIADA Conference souvenir.
She became the symbol
of triumph over terrorism,
as members and friends of NIADA
travelled to Washington DC
on the July 4th weekend, 2002.
|During the banquet on the first evening,
attendees were presented with a tiny doll buggy
and a beautiful coat & hat created by Boneka.
Scottie's companion was a tiny all-bisque doll,
created to resemble a doll carried by the real
Scottie Fitzgerald in a photograph.
|Sally Louise made her debut as a
special luncheon souvenir at the
2005 UFDC National Convention
in Philadelphia. She came with a
dress-up hat, shawl, necklace and
her mother's mules, along with a
coat rack and wooden base.
|"Peter in Blueberryland"
written by Swedish author Elsa Beskow,
was Rosemarie's suggestion for an event.
Together, we designed the costuming for Peter,
his companion the Cranberry Girl,
and their friend, the Blueberry Boy.
The Blueberry Boy was a one-of-a-kind doll,
presented as a door prize,
but his costumes were sold at the event,
along with extra Cranberry Girl costumes.
|Lexie & Jenny were created in 2007,
and the era of my 7" souvenir dolls
came to a close.
Here's a comparison picture of Sally
Louise next to Jenny.
|Scottie was the daughter of
F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald,
& the convention souvenir for
"This Side of Paradise"
UFDC's Region 5 Convention
in Minneapolis in 2005
|Poor Emily Anne and Rebecca Jane arrived in the United States just
as the California Dockworkers' Strike started.
They languished there for four long months,during which time Goebel,
Richard's partner,decided that it was no longer interested in the doll business,
and the dolls were consequently sold to the Home Shopping Network.
A few of them were also sold through Theriault's at low prices~
an inauspicious beginning to my manufacturing career!