My absolute favorite part of the Madame Alexander Conventions are the competition dolls. Each year is like a private exhibition of the rare and beautiful just for that years convention - Never to be repeated exactly again. Besides sharing what I collect, my passion is finding perfect dolls that reflect exactly how it left the factory. This is easier said than done. The search gets harder each year and the competition for these dolls is intense. Fascinated by minute details, this type of doll offers to me a vast amount of insight on what the design process was even down to how the dolls were placed in the box for the best possible effect and for the best shipping.
In getting ready to take my dolls to a convention, I make special boxes for them to travel in. Most of these dolls rarely see the light of day, so everything that I can realistically do to provide a safe trip to and from the convention I try for. Minneapolis was one challenge after the other and traveling with these dolls added some serious stress. We're all back home safe and sound... and it was a wonderful adventure but not without it's trials and tribulations. Viva the Madame Alexander Doll Club!