Monday, March 13, 2017

Largest Doll Show in the Midwest



The Detroit Doll Show has been coined as "The Largest Show of its Kind in the Midwest!" We have Doll Artist, (Doll Markers), Maufactures and Stylist from New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Minnesota, South Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee, and Ontario Canada to participate.

Our mission is to celebrate history, culture, beauty and reinforce self love with Dolls of Color. The program includes doll look alike contest, workshops, arts & crafts, raffle, auction, presentation of the Doll Legacy Award to individuals who have created services or product that empower women and children.

Join us at our new venue for three days of Dollightful Fun at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 5801 Southfield FWY, Detroit MI 48228

Friday, November 10, 2017 - Masquerade Party - 6pm to11:30 pm Mini Exhibit, Mingle with the Doll Artist, Presentation of the Doll Legacy Award, Delicious Food, Music, Dance and Entertainment.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Doll Exhibit -  12 noon to 6:30 pm - Doll Look Alike Contest, Arts & Crafts, Doll Workshops, Auction, Shop Til You Drop, Entertainment and Special Guest.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 an Afternoon of Dollightful Fun

www.detroitdollshow2017.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Reborn Dolls and Doll Therapy

Reborn Dolls have gained much popularity. These dolls look and sometimes feel like real babies and or toddlers. Often times people purchase these dolls to cope with the loss of a loved one, to deal with being an empty nesters,  help to ease the pain of losing a child or provide comfort to a woman who can't birth a child. The reasons may vary but these dolls serve a purpose.

Statistics show that Doll Therapy or "Cuddle Therapy assist patients with Alzheimers. Interacting with dolls help to ease anxiety and bring joy to those who suffer from dementia.

Whatever the reason, it is a fact Dolls can help the Young and the Season individual become Happy and that's important for all human kind.

Photo of the Woman and Child was taken by Mama Jendayi Iyi and the other by Nicole Gee from the 2015 Detroit Doll Show.

Join us for the 6th Annual Detroit Doll Show November 10th, 11th and 12th of 2017. www.detroitdollshow2017.eventbrite.com

Dolls from Theresa Melton's Collection

Sunday, February 12, 2017

6th Annual Detroit Doll Show

Sandy's Land Presents 
6th Annual Detroit Doll
November 10th, 11th & 12th of 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton, 5801 Southfield FWY, Detroit, MI 48228

AGENDA
Friday, November 10, 2017 - Masquerade Party - 6pm to 11:30pm. Come mingle with the Doll Artist, see a mini exhibit, Doll Legacy Award Presentation, Delicious Food and Dancing. $25 for General Admission, $40 VIP

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Doll Exhibit and Workshops 12 noon to 6:30 pm. Early Bird Admission is $5 and $10 online and at the door. Surprise guest, arts & crafts, doll look alike contest, doll exhibit, auction and raffle.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 an Afternoon of FUN. Details to come.

Purchase tickets at www.detroitdollshow2017.eventbrite.com. We have doll artist from Pennsylvania, Chicago, New York, Tennessee, South Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey and Canada Ontario who participate with the Detroit Doll Show which is the largest of its kind in the Midwest. We celebrate history, culture, and self love with dolls of color. "Image is Everything" and it is important that African American, Hispanic, Indian, and Arabic Children see a positive reflection of themselves in the products that they use and it starts with their dolls.

Photo of Donna Saunders Doll

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Detroit Doll Show is Growing


Sandy’s Land established the Detroit Doll Show to encourage girls of many hues to “Love the Skin They’re In” and this of course includes their hair. This one time event has morphed into an annual celebration of culture, history, doll artistry and empowerment with the use of dolls of color.
Coined as the “largest doll show in the Midwest of its kind” we take pride in providing a day filled with interactive activities and hosting some of the most outstanding doll artist world wide. We’ve had doll artist from Chicago, Ohio, New York, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Baltimore, New York, and Ontario Canada to participate as vendors at the Detroit Doll Show.
As the Detroit Doll Show has grown with attendees and vendor participation we have made the decision to move to a new venue that provides FREE parking and it allows all vendors to exhibit conveniently in the Ballroom.
Join us for the 6th Annual Detroit Doll Show at the DoubleTree, 5801 Southfield FWY, Detroit, MI 48228 from November 10th, 11th and 12th of 2017.
November 10, 2017 from 6pm to 11:30 p.m. the Masquerade Party. Program: small doll exhibit, hors d’oeuvre, award presentation, music and mingle with the doll artist. $25 November 11, 2017 from 12 Noon to 6:30 p.m. Doll Exhibit, Arts & Craft, Doll Look Alike Contest, Raffle, Special Guest, and Auction. Early Bird Tickets are $5 available until April. November 11, 2017 from 8pm until Midnight Pamper & Paint Party, detail to come. November 12, 2017 D and After Noon of FUN Details to come.
If you are a doll artist and would like to participate send a brief bio and photos of your dolls to sandysland@gmail.com
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the 6th Annual Detroit Doll Show www.detroitdollshow2017.eventbrite.com
Image of Doll is from Theresa Melton Reborn Doll Artist & Collector

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Black Dolls are Growing in Popularity


In 2003 Dr. Lisa Williams wanted to help heal negative self-image so she established the World of Entertainment, publishing and inspiration (World of EPI). Positively Perfect Dolls that are Multicultural Toy's for Beautiful Multicultural Children.
 In 2010 Pretty Brown Girl was Founded by Sheri Crawley and her husband Corey based on the change they saw in their oldest daughter Laila after they moved back to Detroit, MI. Laila wanted to have blonde hair like her classmates as opposed to her own beautifully textured hair...Laila is the signature Pretty Brown Girl Doll. And Pretty Brown Girl is one of the largest empowerment movement of its kind.


 "My Muse is a socially-minded children's company that designs, manufacture and distributes customizable 18 inch multicultural dolls."
 Cee Robinson aka Queen Dollylama is a Doll Artist and Activist who launched Herstory articulated 18 inch Doll line by way of her 2016 Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign.
Naturally Perfect hit the scene in February 2016 at the New York Toy Fair and recently the company was featured on SharkTank where they received funding to assist them with their company. "One specific aim to change the standard of beauty for young girls, one doll at a time and encourage self-acceptance, diversity and exposure."

Ozi Okaro is a fashion designer children's author and illustrator. Growing up she had no dolls that looked like her, however. After having children of her own she was inspired by her daughters who have different skin tones to create Ikuzi Dolls. She wanted her daughters to have beautiful black dolls that resembled them.

The Detroit Doll Show wanted to provide a brief overview and images of the above dolls because a few constituents inquired about various dolls in regards to our Annual Show. Positively Perfect Dolls was one of our sponsors, who we are most grateful for their support. In 2016 Pretty Brown Girl Founder received the Doll Legacy Award from the Detroit Doll Show. And Queen Dollylama Brownstone Kids are a favorite by followers on our Facebook page. All Dolls have been featured on our Facebook page: Detroit Doll Show

All of these companies are on instagram. Stay Tuned for Sandy's Land 6th Annual Detroit Doll Show. For questions contact us at sandysland@gmail.com



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2016 Detroit Show in the Hub

http://www.thehubdetroit.com/detroit-doll-doll-show-founder-proves-dolls-deliver-dividends/

Our Saturday, November 12, 2016 Detroit Doll Show vendors increased to 32 which included three children authors. We are extremely happy to see that Sandy's Land Doll Show continues to grow annually.

We Thank all of our Supporters!

Friday, November 4, 2016

History Repeats Itself!


 
Detroit has a rich history of the first of various things. Did you know that there were over 16 African American Owned and Operated Hospitals in Detroit?
 
Dr. Charles H Wright a Detroit Obstetrician and Gynecologist gave birth to Detroit's first African American History Museum in the early 1960's. He donated his personal money said to be $1000 a month to pay staff and cost...
 
"I'd bring healthy babies into the world and I'd see them later and they'd be psychologically scarred." His purpose for establishing the museum was to "inspire people to have a greater sense of self-pride" his daughter Stephanie Wright Griggs stated to the News Media.
 
History continues to manifest with Dr. Charles H Wright mission in mind. Sandy's Land Detroit Doll Show is the largest doll show of its kind in the mid-west featuring culture, history and beauty with Dolls of Color. Our goal is to create self pride and to encourage children and their families to "Love the Skin They're In." states founder Sandra Epps.
 
Help us continue to make history and join us on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 1pm to 7pm at the Historic Museum, the Dr. Charles H Wright for the 5th Annual Detroit Doll Show. www.detroitdollshow2016.eventbrite.com