Monday, March 20, 2017

The First Day of Spring

Today is the first day of Spring and all the daffodils and other flowers in my yard were killed by last weeks snowstorm. So some of the big girls decided to put on pretty Spring outfits to cheer me up.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

St. Patrick's Day 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Some of my dolls got together for a St. Paddy's Day party. Pictured above are: a Kokeshi, My Friend Becky, Disney Animator's Collection Tiana, and a Petite Blythe.

Whether you are Irish, Irish-American, Irish at heart, or just like the color green, have a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Say Aloha to Aloalo Mini Pullip

I also opened up Little Pullip Aloalo from 2006. I bought her the same time I bought Isul Vesselle.

She is dressed for Hawaii.

Covered in flowers.

And ready to dance.

Here are all of my mini Pulip dolls: Rurouni  Kenshin, Aloalo, Princess Rosalind, and the March Hare.

And here is the whole Pullip family, finally reunited on a shelf.

Isul Vesselle

I decided yesterday that it was dolly opening day. I decided to unbox Isul Vesselle, a doll from the Groove/Jun Planning Pullip line.

He was released in 2011, and I bought him last year at a Tuesday Morning store.

He is decadently dressed in an earth tone suit with strong French influence. I can just imagine him in the court of Louis the 14th.

He even has a tiny cameo.

His shoes are huge on him. His feet are about Barbie size, but the shoes could probably almost fit an Ellowyne doll. It does make them easy to get on and off, but they may just fall off if I move him about.

His hat is kept on by a hair clip, so it is not very stable. But since he is for display, that isn't a big problem.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

More Clothes for Curvy Barbie

Curvy Barbie had fun trying on non-Barbie brand doll clothes that I own. Here are the outfits that fit her.

She looks smashing in this Korean Hanbok.

Below, she is wearing a handmade dress that was on a Jenny doll when I bought her from Hard Off. It fits her perfectly.

She likes this Halloween princess dress a lot.

But her favorite outfit from this lot is the Belle dress. Both of these dresses were from a vendor on base in Japan that sold "handmade" cloth items.

Last, but not least, this Liv Doll nightgown fits her too. 
She now has quite the wardrobe. She just needs some shorts and t-shirts. Oh! And a bathing suit.

Girls' Day 2017

Tomorrow, March 3rd, is Girls' Day in Japan. In honor of the holiday, I have been displaying Mickey and Minnie for the past month.

This Girls' Day doll set from Tokyo Disneyland (2012) has Mickey Mouse as the Emperor, and Minnie Mouse as the Empress.

The two dolls are each small containers that can hold candy, money, or other small items.

On the back of each of them, it says Hinamatsuri 2012. Hinamatsuri is Japanese for Doll Festival.

I think I have now shared all my Girls' Day doll sets on this blog. Do you have a favorite?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Leneda in Yellow

This is my Leneda, Leann's friend. She is made by Denis Bastien/Affordable Designs.

In this photo she is wearing an Affordable Designs dress and shoes. She is holding an adorable bowl of tanuki ramen. This is a pun. Tanuki ramen is usually a bowl of ramen that has tempura crumbs in it. This bowl has a happy Tanuki (raccoon dog) in it. 

She has the dark skin tone, and is on the posable body.

Unfortunately, I found out after buying her that she can not stand on her own and sitting is rather awkward. You see, one of her legs is a little off. The hip joint is larger than the other hip joint, and doesn't fit.

I hope to one day get her fixed, so that she can sit and stand comfortably.