Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Very Roberts Family Christmas

It is December and the Roberts Sisters have completely different ideas about what is appropriate holiday party attire.


Barbie has decided on a formal gown, Skipper is wearing leggings and a sweater, and Kelly is in the cutest Santa Clause party dress.


She really is too cute in those little black boots.


Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Stormy the Mewnicorn

Stormy the Mewnicorn has joined my plush family.


Stormy is the dark sibling of Ash Evans' original Mewnicorn. 


My Kickstarter package included the stuffed animal, a sticker, and a pin.


I love this new pin. I like to wear it together with my Mewnicorn pin.


They have slightly different postures, Stormy likes to slouch.


I think I have enough Mewnicorns now. If you are interested in getting one, click on this link to Ash Evans' on-line store.


Monday, November 27, 2017

A Look Back at UFDC Convention Dolls

As I was cleaning the doll room, decided it was time to look back on UFDC convention souvenir dolls.


In this top photo are 2016, 2017, and 2012. They are all similar in size and are little girls.


2016 is Emily by Heather Maciak, 2017 is Ma Petite by Helen Kish, and 2012 is Just Me by Alice Leverett and Vogue Doll Company.


2013 is Tiny Kitty "A Capital Affair" by Robert Tonner.


She was dressed as Mrs Taft.



2015 is Stella by Susan Fosnot.


2014 is Ana by Dianna Effner.

Out of 6 dolls, 1 is cloth (Stella), 1 is porcelain (Just Me), and 4 are vinyl/plastic. Only Stella and Tiny Kitty are adults, the rest are children.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Busy Autumn

October and November have been very busy, so busy that I have not gotten around to making any dolly posts.

But dolly things have happened:

I went to a doll luncheon in October, this gorgeous Tonner doll was the souvenir;


Took Licca to see/hear Puddles Pity Party in concert in New York;



And gave a program on Japanese dolls to another doll club in the area.

How was your Fall?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween, 2017

I've been busy this month, so here are a couple of Halloween doll pictures from this October.





Sunday, October 8, 2017

Feeling Shy

I decided to participate in Inktober this year. The idea is to do a drawing in ink every day of the month. For Shy, I decided to set up a doll scene and then sketch it.


I went with Ma Petite (by Helen Kish) hiding behind Gothic Romance (by Robert Tonner).


I love that they look like they could be parent and child.


I think the quick sketch turned out pretty well.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Germany and Holland

At the end of August, we took a Rhine River cruise. We started in Basel, Switzerland, and then had stops in  France, Germany, and finished up in Amsterdam (in Holland).

As a doll collector, I hunted for and found some local costume dolls as my souvenirs.


This little German boy is adorable and of really good quality. He was also more expensive than usual souvenir dolls. (But worth it.)



Look at that little face.


In Amsterdam, these cheap cuties were the best I could find. 



They are cute, but not on the level of the German doll.



They make nice additions to my souvenir doll collection.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Final 2017 Convention Post, I Promise

So, I won 2 second place ribbons at the convention. 


The first one was in the Kokeshi category.




The second one was in the Takara Jenny and Friends category. I entered my Ellie. She can be seen in this previous post.

And now for some closeup photos of the Mary Hoyer luncheon doll 




and the Convention souvenir doll by Helen Kish.







So, as you can tell, I had a great time at convention.



Friday, August 11, 2017

Post Convention - Disney Springs

The next day, my friend and I spent the part of the day at Disney Springs before flying home to Maryland. 


We had lunch at T-Rex. 





Licca was not afraid of the dinosaurs.







Disney Springs is filled with shops and restaurants. We really liked the Lego store, the World of Disney, the toy store, and the Christmas store. 





And the Pin Trading store! Can you see Licca in the photo below?




We had lots of fun pin trading with Disney cast members. From trading, I got 2 new Duffy pins, a Shellie May pin, and an Epcot pin. I call that a win.


We made it to the airport on time and had an uneventful flight home. Now I get to rest.