Saturday, August 30, 2014

ODACA Day 2014

I was able to go to two doll conferences this year:  ODACA and NIADA.  Lucky me!  First up was ODACA in San Antonio at the J W Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
beautiful hotel - photo from their website

There were wonderful dolls in the sales room.....

The luncheon was a great success, with Marilynn Huston giving a very entertaining program about her journey as a doll maker.

 Here are some of Marilynn's dolls from her program:

The beautiful table centerpiece dolls were by Sarah Maldonado.

This year I decided to make table favors for each luncheon attendee, so I made ring pin cushions and boxed them up for each place setting.

There were lots of donated dolls for raffle.  I donated "Forest Sprite".

And I won not one but two dolls myself!
dolls by Deanna Hogan and Christine Shively

Last but not least, every luncheon attendee went home with an adorable souvenir doll by Angela Jarecki.

Next time I'll post about the NIADA conference.