Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015 Hello 2016

Another year bites the dust and there's a new one on the horizon. What a year it's been . . . until I composed the list below, I had no idea that I had added so many BJD's to my doll family. (And fortunately for me, neither does hubby.)

I have enjoyed so many blogs this year, I have loved viewing your photos, reading your comments and most of all sharing your company. I do hope you'll stick around and keep blogging throughout the coming year.

To my dearest readers . . . I wish you the very best that life can offer, may the year ahead be a safe, healthy and happy one for you all.
Hugs,
X


-oOo-

Dolls 2015
MSD ~

Humans:
Sally ~ Luts Kid Delf Darin Girl Body Real Skin Normal, Arrived 9th February 2015
Suzie (Suzanne) ~ DF-H Tao Yue Pink Skin, Arrived 10th February, 2015
Hanako ~ Supia Doll Hanna Normal Skin, Arrived 13th May, 2015

Magical Beings:
Ondine ~ Hybrid DIM Youra head default face-up Normal Skin (rec 15th July 2014) / Luts Kid Delf Romantic Body Real Skin Normal, Completed 9th February 2015

YOSD ~

Tom Boys:
Jazz ~ Fairyland LittleFee Reni, Natural Skin, Arrived 19th February 2015
Pippin ~ Fairyland LittleFee Pipi, Tan Skin, Arrived 13th April 2015
Eve ~ BeWithYou Pomegranalte, Normal Skin, ORDERED 28th December, 2015

Sweet Sisters:
Daisy ~ Soom iMda 3.0 Babette, Normal Skin, Blank Arrived 13th April 2015
Maisie ~ Soom iMda 2.6 Collette, Normal Skin, Blank Arrived 13th May 2015

TINY FANTASY CREATURES ~

Pegasus ~ Luts Tiny Delf Centaur Jack Bubble Mint/White Ltd., Arrived 18th May 2015
Sybil von Raven ~ Peak's Woods FOF V.F. Lady Alice, Blue Grey Skin, Arrived 9th July 2015
Atargatis ~ Fairyland RealFee Mari Girl Natural Skin /Clear Pink Tail, Arrived 26th November 2015
Gaea ~ Fairyland RealFee Pano Girl Mint Skin, Arrived 31st July 2015
Nomios ~ Fairyland RealFee Pano Full Set Natural/Tan Satyr parts, Arrived 6th August 2015

TINY FLOWER FAIRIES ~

Pi (Sweet Pea) ~ Fairyland PukiFee Soso with Pre-Loved body, Arrived 4th September 2015
Wi (Wisteria) ~ Fairyland PukiFee Pupu with Pre-Loved body, Arrived 24th September 2015
Li (Linaria) ~ Fairyland PukiFee Zio Natural Skin, ORDERED 5th November 2015

TINY ELVES & SPRITES ~

Schoolhouse Boarders:
Flossy (Fairy Floss) ~ Fairyland RealFee Mari Girl Pink Skin, Blank Arrived 20th November 2015
Fudge (Chocolate Fudge) ~ Fairyland RealFee Mari Girl Tan Skin, Blank Arrived 20th November 2015
Peri (Miss Peri Winkle) ~ Fairyland RealFee May Girl White Skin, Arrived 23rd November 2015

Tea Pot Elves:
Lady Grey ~ Fairyland PukiFee Icis Tan Skin, Arrived 30th April,2015
Darjeeling ~ Fairyland PukiFee Bonnie Natural Skin (Pre-Loved Human Ear), Arrived 25th September 2015
Pekoe ~ Fairyland PukiFee Cupid Tan Skin, ORDERED 5th November 2015

TINY ANTHRO ~

Brice ~ Coco Tribe Bear White Skin, Arrived 20th February 2015

UP FOR ADOPTION ON DEN OF ANGELS ~

Impldoll Baby Teno Natural Skin, Arrived 18th June 2015
Impldoll Baby Gela, White Skin, Arrived 30th July 2015
April Story Ishyllia Normal Skin, Arrived 26th November 2015

SOLD ~ Most of my Blythe Dolls (Down from 16 to 5)
 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Christmas Present

A few weeks before Christmas hubby asked if it was too late to order a doll for me for Christmas. I just laughed and said "Probably, but not necessarily." Knowing full well I had spotted a pretty little Real Fee in the DoA marketplace. To cut a long story short, he paid for her and she arrived in very good time, but I wasn't allowed to have her until yesterday.

However, I already had a wig in mind, shoes on hand and other Real Fees to use as models for clothing which allowed me to begin planning for her . . . and here she is . . . Miss Peri Winkle.


Her stockings are baggy, but they will soon be replaced by some pretty ankle socks.

~oOo~

Peri is an elf who was born without ears. Her other senses compensated for her lack of hearing and she became a dragon whisperer. She excelled in this field, and even though she could speak, she really wished she had ears. Every day she would say a prayer, hoping that someone, somewhere would provide her with ears, so that she might hear.

Then one morning she woke to the sound of birds twittering in the tree outside her window. "I can hear", she thought to herself. Peri quickly sprang out of bed and rushed to look in her bathroom mirror. Well what a surprise it was for her to see these very large white bunny ears sticking up from the top of her head. "Oh my, what big ears I have" she cried, "I didn't expect my ears to be so huge, I look rather peculiar now."

The moral to the story ~ be careful what you wish for!


She may look a tiny bit peculiar, but at least she's happy, now she can actually have a proper conversation with the dragons.


What's more,  she's made a new friend.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Season's Greetings

 Christmas in Australia is celebrated during our summer months, often in between bushfires and summer rain. There's no white Christmas or log fires for us, even though our Christmas cards and traditions usually depict those of the colder climates.

We have the traditional Christmas trees, Santa, carols and gifts, but our Christmas dinner may be a barbecue or seafood feast in the backyard, or a picnic on a beach, with cold beer instead of eggnog and pavlova instead of plum pudding. 

Christmas is also a time for reflection, a time for friends and family, so I would like to say ~ thank you for keeping me company this year and no matter where you are in this wide world of ours, I wish you Peace, Happiness, Good Health and may all your Christmas dreams come true.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Helloooo!

Yes, I'm still here. :) I had hoped to post some photos today, but alas the backdrops that I ordered especially to do the proposed photo shoot, haven't turned up yet.

Which is probably just as well, as I have developed a rotten case of conjunctivitis and am having to put in eye drops every two hours?

Hopefully things will return to normality next week, the shopping is done, presents wrapped and we've assembled Coco's Christmas present early because it's been so hot here ~ he loves it! Can you guess what it is?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Truffles and Little Dragon

Today I gave Truffles a new wig to wear, it's a very pretty Monique Gold wig with a combination of two different coloured fine fibres which look very much like real hair. After we trimmed her fringe, I sent her off to play in the Elvin Forest. It wasn't long before she came running back all excited.


Truffles: Mummy, mummy, look what I found in the forest today.

Me: What did you find dear?

Truffles: Come here and look . . . he followed me home. Can I keep him, can I, can I?


Me: Oh my! I don't think that's a very good idea Truffles, he's a baby dragon and his mummy will soon be looking for him.

Truffles: But he told me he doesn't have a mummy. He's called Little Dragon and he is all alone without a friend in all of the Elvin Forest.

Me: He maybe called Little Dragon, but he will be a very large Little Dragon before long and however are we going to feed him? Dragons eat people.

Truffles: But mummy, he doesn't eat much at all, he's vegetarian and only eats leaves. He's very friendly, see how he loves to play.


 Me: Well he can stay for now, but you'll have to play outside, just to be on the safe side. We don't want him to set fire to anything, do we?

Truffles: Oh dear no. Did you hear that Little Dragon, you can stay for now, which means mummy will let you stay here for always. Shall we play with your crystal ball?

Little Dragon: No this is my crystal ball and it's not for playing with, it's very special.

Truffles: Now Little Dragon don't be like that. I'll tell you a secret, if you'll share your crystal ball with me.


Little Dragon: Okay then, you can hold it for a little while, be gentle with it and whatever you do, DON'T rub it.

Truffles: Why can't I rub it?

Little Dragon: You'll see things within the ball that will give you nightmares. Terrible, frightening things, that are suitable to be seen by dragons alone.

Truffles: Oh, I wouldn't want to see things like that Little Dragon. I promise you faithfully, I will not rub it. Thank you for sharing Little Dragon.

Sometimes I Love . . .

Christmas. It's that time of year when all the pretties dazzle your senses, the aroma of beautifully cooked food tickles your nose and entices you to eat more than you should, it's a special time, when most families gather and enjoy a period of fun and laughter.


Yes, the Christmas festive season certainly can conjure up happy and somewhat peaceful pictures in ones mind, but for me it's just one hell of a hectic time of year that overwhelms me and eats up all the time in my day. So today I am making a stand, yes, today I am taking some "me time", time to photograph some dolls and write in my blog.

Stand by for some follow up ~