Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Post of Random Dolls

Some random doll pictures for the fun of it.

The shelf of small dolls, part 1.

The shelf of small dolls, part 2.

Mini Pullip, Ginny, and Honee-B.

2 5Star Doll BJDs.

A La-Dee-Da and a Bratzillaz Witchy Princess.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What Has Been Keeping Me Busy

So I haven't made many posts in the last 2 months or so, mainly because I have been caught up in crafting, mostly for the holidays. My hard work has paid off, and I got a lot done and learned some new skills.

Here are some of the projects I have made recently.

A Halloween candle mat.

A baby quilt.

And an Autumn table runner.

There are few more projects, but I don't want to post photos until after Christmas, so the recipients are surprised.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ellowyne Wilde in Snowflakes

I was playing with my "A Case of the Blues" Ellowyne Wilde. Here she is in her new outfit from Windy City Shop (Ebay).

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is the day after Thanksgiving, for me, and I am still thankful. I am thankful for the opportunity to live in Japan, where I can eat Snoopy and Woodstock donuts from Mister Donut as part of my Thanksgiving dinner.

Where Re-Ment toys like this are common.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tokyo Tower, The Forgotten Tourist Site

Since we had to be downtown for an errand, Dave and I decided to go to Tokyo Tower and get another "Tourist Site" off our to do list.

Built in 1958, the tower is 333 meters high. Until last year, it was the tallest building in Tokyo. Last year, Tokyo Skytree opened as the tallest building in Tokyo and poor Tokyo Tower has been all but forgotten.

There was no line to go up to the observatory deck, so we went straight up (unfortunately the special upper deck was closed) to catch a view of the city. While not as high as the observatory deck at Sunshine City, the day was clear and we enjoyed the view.

I was then excited to view the lower levels, Foot Town, which according to Wikipedia, "FootTown, a four-story building located directly under the tower, houses museums, restaurants and shops."

Ummmmmm, not exactly. There is a so-so food court, a runners' store/spa, a Tokyo Tower gift shop, and some cheap/sleazy Tokyo Omiyagi carts. On the first floor there is an aquarium that seems to be a room with a few fish tanks in it (I wasn't going to pay 1,000 Yen to see that. 

We had lunch at the Chinese Buffet, it was OK, but not good. I would recommend that if you want to see Tokyo Tower that you have lunch at any of the decent looking restaurants you pass on the way to the tower.

 I'm sure that in a couple of years the tower will be completely empty and closed to tourists.

The Tower even has its own mascots, these odd little Tower twins (standing behind Dave).

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Metrodolls Swag

I had a fellow doll lover proxy the recent Metrodolls Event, Style Evolution. The packages arrived yesterday, and I am very excited to share my new doll and fashions with you.

First up, Metro Girl Ellowyne, shown here holding a Vogue magazine and looking fierce in her red plaid and black "leather" outfit.

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What a lovely face!

Besides the doll, fashions and vogue magazines were included in my items. Here is my Madame Alexander Sienna Evans modeling all the different looks.

Here she is wearing a 2 piece sweater set, white capris, and matching blue pumps.
The pullover sweater through me for a loop, at first. I could not figure how to maneuver it over her head and hands. That was when I realized that she might be able to step into it. It worked, and she looks great.

She changed out of the capris, and into a smart grey pencil skirt. I also added pearls (that I already had).

The last piece of this mix and match set, is this amazing sheath dress. A sophisticated look for work or play.