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Trevor in New Hampshire!!! [Jul. 16th, 2006|09:52 pm]
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GUYEEEEEEEEEEERE!! This is it! My first picture of one ouf our little tourists away from "home"!!! *bounce-bounce-bounce! Does happy dance!* rapidtrabbit posted this picture...





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http://rapidtrabbit.livejournal.com/177890.html?view=344290#t344290

Gotta love that gorgeous German carousel!! :)
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Tentative Itinerary... [Jul. 4th, 2006|03:49 pm]
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I've just made a chart to keep track of where the dolls are and where they're going so far.

William is on his way to Port Perry today where he will then be sent to one of Ardith's friends in Bermuda.

I will be bringing Malaika with me to SHerrie when I start back at my volunteer position on the 10th and from there she will be sent to Malaysia.

I'm still waiting to hear from Mark so I can give him the address to send Mahandra to Scotland.

I sent Ginger to Della in England a week ago and Trevor to rapidtrabbit last THursday or Friday.

Janette passed Ace on to a Co-worker who will be sending him to Bermuda.

Lily is at Jan's place. We're not sure where she's going next.

One thing's for sure, if your name is on the list, I will notify whoever has a doll at the moment so that they may be able to pass him/her on.



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Comings and Goings... [Jul. 3rd, 2006|11:45 am]
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Cross-posted from my own LJ...

I also got a message from a participant for travellingdolls from SCOTLAND so I've tried to call Mark and Janette to find out if either of them might want to send Ace or Mahandra there!

Ace has blue hair and he was named after my two favorite guitarists, Ace Frehley from KISS and Ace Manners from KIDEO.

Mahandra was named after Jay's best friend on "Wonderfalls".

Tomorrow I am mailing WIlliam to Port Perry to Ardith. She has a friend in Bermuda who'd like to participate.

Malaika, whose name is Swahili for "Angel" will be coming with me to Kerry's Place when I start my position and "billeting" with Sherrie before she goes overseas. SHerrie lives with her mother who makes doll clothes and does all kinds of doll restoration work so it should be an interesting visit for Malaika.
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Latest Updates... [Jul. 3rd, 2006|02:45 am]
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Ginger should be in England any day now and Trevor should soon be in New York. Ace, Mahandra and Lily are in Toronto at the moment and tomorrow WIlliam will be on his way to Port Perry, Ontario. If you want to take part in this project and receive a doll, please email me your mailing address at mfcreations@sympatico.ca and I will put your name and address on a list and forward your address to whoever has a doll at the moment for them to pass it on to.

I am looking forward to seeing the pictures submitted by all participants. So far a few have expressed their interest, but nobody's submitted any addresses.

Unlike the star_odyssey project which is supposed to take a year, there is no limit to this project. It will go on for as long as people keep passing these dolls on and photographing them in various locations.
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At Last! The Pictures We've Been Waiting For!!! [Jun. 30th, 2006|10:25 pm]
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Top left to right:William, Mahandra, Ace, Malaika, Bottom left to right: Trevor, Ginger, Lily


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Latest Update [Jun. 30th, 2006|12:36 am]
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Good news. My camera is okay. THe film was not wrecked so the pictures should be available tomorrow afternoon. I can hardly wait to show them to you! :)
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Introductory Post [Jun. 27th, 2006|08:16 pm]
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INtroducing Trevor, Mahandra, Lily, Ace, William, GInger and Malaika; seven dolls embarking on a wonderous journey. I hope pictures will be available by the end of this week. I'm worried abut my camera because the battery died and the film won't rewind. Our crew had some exciting festivities before going off to "billet" with their first set of "hosts".

Unlike star_odyssey where they expect the stars to travel within a year, I have no specific deadline for the journey of the Lucky Seven. As long as pictures continue to be emailed to me to post and they keep travelling.

Ginger was sent to England today and tomorrow Trevor is heading for New York. Mahandra, Ace and Lily are with various friends in Toronto before being launched to their next destination.

The Lucky Seven were selected and created from among several dolls I have made. The majority of dolls I've made of this size are world travellers of another kind. Hundreds of them have gone to Brazil with Pastor Chuck Price as part of the "Reapers in the Rain" project along with puppets and carousel horses I have made and about 800 Beanie Babies. You can read about this project at http://reapersintherain.org

Going back even a little further, the first two original "Friendship Dolls" were made at the begining of this March Break, of myself and my best friend, Janette. You can see these first two dolls, as well as the rest of the Lucky Seven's "family" and puppets at puppetsanddolls and you can see more of the dolls I've made at http://margaretfranklin.netfirms.com.

I have been making dolls on a regular basis for over a decade now, even though I started when I was a teenager with a Peter Criss and Paul Stanley doll for sharonsaralynn and Della. Della's Paul doll also came with a "Della" doll. And when Janette was in college, I made her a Boy George doll. This was back in the 80's.

From January of 1995 until January of 2003 I actually made dolls for a living. I will refrain from mentioning the name of the company I worked for as the majority of my momories there were less than pleasant and I left on less than civil terms. These past three years have been a time of learning and healing as I try to put the past behind me and move forward and sending my Lucky Seven out into the world seemed like a fun way to "cast my bread out on the water". I'm sure there are many of us who are looking forward to seeing their exciting adventures.

THere are many LJ communities about dolls, including many that use dolls to tell stories. I like to think of mine as a cross between star_odyssey and veni_vidi_dolli

BTW, I am also preparing at least a dozen dolls and several sets of puppets to sell at the Geneva Autism Symposium in Toronto in Ocotber.
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