|Emily, Jenny, Annie and Lexie celebrating Christmas by the fireplace and tree|
|Jenny and Lexie with some new Christmas decorations my younger daughter gave and received|
When I met Heather in November 2015 during my visit to Vancouver, she told me how at first she had been a little sceptical about using vinyl compared with her usual porcelain dolls, however by that stage she was feeling happier about the dolls and how they had turned out. They have the advantage of being not so easy to break as Jenny and Lexie. The friend for the souvenir doll was designed with a different hair and eye combination and this was a limited edition of 200 for sale at the UFDC event in July 2016. The friend doll of 200 plus the 900 souvenir dolls meant 1,100 dolls to dress as well as dressing the 900 little peg dolls which go with Emily! Heather also described to me her contribution to the journal which would come out with the doll. It made me wish for both dolls though I knew I would not be able to attend the convention.
After the convention some of the 2016 souvenir dolls appeared on ebay and less frequently the friend doll. I was able to buy Emily and her little peg doll, the hard cover journal and the tote bag and kept my eyes peeled for Annie, the rarer friend, who arrived in November. I am delighted with them both, the quality of production is very good and they each have their own distinct personality. They are marginally taller than Jenny and Lexie but fit in with them very well.
|Emily - 8.5" Heather Maciak vinyl doll|
|Annie - 8.5" Heather Maciak vinyl doll|
|Emily's peg doll, dressed by Heather Maciak|
|The beautiful hand stitched embroidery on their pinafores|
|Emily, her peg doll and Annie - 8.5" Heather Maciak dolls|
|Emily and Annie with the Christmas tree|