Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Baby Born Surprise

Baby Born has joined in on the mystery box craze with Baby Born Surprise.

The packaging promises that the owner will unwrap 10+ surprises.

A nice feature, is that after cutting the package out of its plastic shell, the pink packaging is actually a cute piece of fabric that can be reused.

Here is what was inside the package: one 4 inch long baby, a booklet, and a little bag. In the bag was a pink baby bottle.

The baby is really cute and comes with its eyes shut.

She is jointed at the neck, hips, and shoulders.

According to the directions, I wiped the eyes with a wet cloth.

And... Tadaaa! A blue eyed baby!
She is a drink and wet doll. When she wets, her diaper changes into being covered with pink hearts.

Most of the other surprises are figuring out information about the baby using the booklet.

My baby has the Baby Blue Bear swaddle,

The pink hearts color change diaper, pink bottle, and the blond hair with bow and blue eyes face.

To figure out the baby's name I matched up the eye color with the hair color - her name is Peyton.

The diaper tells us the doll's favorite food - Peyton likes strawberries.

The outfit determines their birth month - Peyton was born in September, and I picked the day - the 13th.

And then the star sign is based on the above date - Peyton is a Sagittarius.

While she doesn't come with all the stuff that some of the mystery dolls come with, what she comes with is useful and won't be just thrown away. I wrapped the plastic shell with the pink cloth and made a crib for her.

Plus, I can see actually playing with this doll, not just collecting and using them as decorations like the LOL dolls. This is probably why the Baby Born Surprise dolls are a little more expensive than LOL dolls.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A Parade of Black Dolls

The most fun, non-stressful, affordable, low-key doll event of the year in Maryland, is The Chesapeake Doll Clubs annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon. This years theme was "A Parade of Black Dolls".

The guest speaker gave an informative talk on black artist dolls. Besides a slideshow, there were also two tables of the dolls, so attendees could see them up-close and in person.

The Chesapeake Doll Club also had a display of black dolls from the 1960s until today.

I love the Rub-A-Dub Dolly holding the sign.

Lunch was sandwiches, chips, dill pickles, and potluck desserts, which, really, is more than enough food.

There were lots of doll competition categories. My Jada doll did not get a ribbon in the black child doll category, but my Caribbean doll got 3rd place in the black doll dressed in ethnic costume category.

At the end of the event, the raffle were held. I was extremely lucky. I won a Horsman Thirstee Walker,

 Some Barbie dolls,

2 Lil' Imp dolls,

And one of the three special helpers, an Adelaide's Friends doll by Goldie Wilson, a centerpiece doll from the "Circle of Friends" event at the 2016 UFDC Convention in Washington, D.C.


The luncheon was a great way to get together with old friends, meet new friends, and learn so much about dolls.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year, 2019

Christmas has come and gone, and the new year, 2019, is here.
Due to being so busy during the season, I didn't post much, so here is a quick recap of the last week or so.

I didn't get any dolls for Christmas, but I did get a Squishable ebi nigiri from Santa.

Isn't it kawaii?

A Christmas hedgehog and Sloth also moved in with us. 

Family was visited, lots of food was eaten, and on New Year's Eve I sipped sparkling wine and feasted on pigs in blankets while watching Netflix.

Barbie was much more elegant than me and insisted on having her photo taken. I didn't disappoint her.

I hope your holidays were lovely.