I'm back from the LabCab Festival and much fun was had by all! It felt like a bit of a whirlwind trip, as LabCab takes place at the beautiful old Factory Theatre (below) in Toronto, the city in which I grew up. It's always a bit hectic when I visit Toronto as there are so many people I want to see, and now most of my friends have kids, so there are exponentially more people to see. It always fun, but I never feel like I have enough time to spend with everyone. Throw a festival into the mix and it's busy busy beeness...
This was the view from my little table. I was outside the whole time except for some brief rain.
And this was my display (cloudy.)
And sunny...your typical topsy tury spring weather. Some of these dolls might be familiar, but the five large ones are all new, as are the cloth dolls and the four wall hangings
I'm in the midst of taking their individual photos (small tripod crisis partially averted by plumbers' glue.) I only have one close-up of one new doll (more to come soon) so here is a preview of Ivy (the one in the mauve dress):
I went for a little stroll through the theatre and found some great, old posters for different plays. This was my favourite...I think I need to do a black & white silent film star doll very soon...
Wall of posters:
Recognize her? Sandra Oh long before she hit it big on Grey's Anatomy:
These two lovelies are Drew and Natalie. Drew was selling hand-cut, pop-up cards (very cool) and Natalie was selling sweet scarves and earrings made from Fender guitar picks.
I tried not to drool on her dress form/ earring holder...perfect for doll dress-making and deeply coveted by me.
What a long day...time for a pink lady. No, not the drink - a real pink lady! (I had red wine instead, but isn't she gorgeous? She was one of the performers.)
I'll be back soon with more pictures from Labcab and of the new dolls!