Time period: 1994-96
We left Mexico in 1994, when Hubby got a job in Quebec City (Canada). We had to leave our friends behind, but were very happy to be back in Canada. I brought my dolls with me of course, at this time they were fully part of my life.
In November 1995, an add in the newspaper was calling for craft vendors for a show in December of the same year. Encouraged by Hubby I registered, rented a table, and for the first time in my life, I sold my dolls (plus some packed outfits ) openly, officially to the public. It was not a charity event, people were not friends coming to say hello and encourage or compliment me and buying a doll or 2 for the sole purpose of sharing some thoughts and giving some money for charity purpose. They were customers, real ones, with all the good and bad coming with it.
My first Show was very modest indeed. It happened in a kind of Mall reorganized for this "craft event"
In this time I did not affirm yet Barbie as my first choice, lots of customers at this time were looking first for the price tag, then to the doll, so the cheap dolls were appreciated in my budget.
A lot of clothes you'll see here where only on the dolls for the pictures. Clothes were bagged then numbered. A photo was placed in an album with the corresponding #. Customers looked through the album then chose the # they liked. It was easy for them to see the model on the doll to have an idea of what they were buying, and it was easier for me as no one was opening the bags.
Some dresses where sold as dressed dolls as usual.
For a time I placed some of my dressed dolls in a consignment store near the Bay store.
I am not certain about the exact adress but it could be "chateau des aubaines, les quatre bourgeois" Sainte foy, Quebec. and the date was December 1995
those two group were One of a Kind outfits on dolls