Time period: October 01-2000

Playing more and more with the big girls (16”) Gene from Mel Odom, Tyler from Robert Tonner, I discovered Elle, (15’1/2 )from Jakks Pacific with my sweet club friends. We even called the Calgary ToysRus’ manager, pleading with him, to let his store opened until we arrived to have the opportunity to buy this lovely doll. It was such a gold rush feeling.

At this time I knew that my interest in sewing for Barbie was thinning down, but I kept on going, still with pleasure, to the shows around me, but was only sewing a couple of outfits to offer something new for my most faithful customers, who had already seen all my previous dolls.

I was very busy working at the University, and often out during summer time on field trips with hubby.