Time period: 1989-92

When Hubby and I arrived in Edmonton, Canada, in 1989,  he was a student at the University of Alberta. We were living in the student housing and were offered to use the washing machine from the common  laundry room. 

This room had a treasure chest a "clean clothes and toys only bin". All the moving in and out students  from the students housings left in it clothes, books, toys, and on the outside the shoes and small electronics even bicycles,  or small furniture.

There, I discovered my first doll. She was a Barbie, I cannot tell you her name, as at this time if I knew who Barbie/Ken were for having bought several of those to my kids,  I had no ideas of  neither their style, name nor value.

I took the doll home as well as a nice (but ruined) prom dress, and started my first, totally hand sewn, One of a kind (OoaK) Barbie dress.

Each time I was doing a laundry I looked for dolls (they were not Barbies most of the time but cheap knock off or clones) and clothes to recycle, then I bought a 2nd hand sewing machine too .

Of course I took pictures! Very poor pictures I should say, and as they were paper and manipulated (a lot). Those pics didn't take the time very well. 

Anyway, in this page, I will post all I have, I do consider it my own personal journal, shared with good friends (you indeed)  I will post some pics with my growing passion for dolls and sewing for them.

the photos are not particularly in order as I used to work on various dolls at the same time, then whet I started selling them some dolls stayed with me from on show to another while I was still making new models.

We had on the students housing compound, a charity event around Christmas, I sold my first fully dressed "One of a Kind " dolls there. Here are some pictures of my creation of the time.