Saturday, December 31, 2011

52/52 ~ Here kitty kitty...

Well here we are, week 52, the end of the road!

Didn't think I'd make it to be honest lol. It's been challenging and fun. I think I am going to do it again next year (maybe a monthly based theme) if anyone wants to join me. Also think I am going to do an Instagram weekly challenge too, so those of you with iPhone's that want to join me please do :o)

So without further ado here is my last pic for 2011.

Happy New Year fellow Bloggers xoxo

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

51/52 ~ What a strange place to be thought Alice

50/52 ~ Babooshka Babooshka

One of my first true loves, Babushka, Matroyshka, Nesting dolls, Russian dolls - call them what you will. I've loved them since I was a child and would watch them on Sesame Street animations where they would pop in and out of each other and dance around.

This one is one of my favorite artist ones I have, her face is so delicate and beautiful.

49/52 ~ Miss Polly

48/52 ~ Little Angel

47/52 ~ Don't Anybody Sneeze!

Monday, December 26, 2011

46/52 ~ What Santa Brought

Look what Santa left for me under the tree this Christmas!

My very first Charlie Bears bear, Phoenix!  Isn't she just gorgeous!!! I am besotted with her and I hope to be able to add a few more Charlie Bears to my new furry family :o)

I've missed having bears, with concentrating so much on dolls I've kinda neglected my furry family. I have a few precious bears and bunnies around the house. I've really fallen in love with Charlie Bears. I saw them in a gift shop while I was out Christmas shopping and fell instantly in love. Their faces and eyes are so expressive. Phoenix reminds me very much of my dog Scruffy. Charlie Bears is an English company that has artists from around the world that design their bears and they are all handmade. Some are limited and very expensive, others like Phoenix are more moderately priced, but still not cheap. I really like the designs of Korean artist Isabelle Lee and find that all the bears I add to my wishlist are designed by her :o)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

43/52 ~ Merry Christmas

My first bokeh!!! I'm so proud :D

I need more of these Dynamite Girls...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

42/52 ~ Giddy Up!

I can imagine my little Veruca screaming at the top of her lungs "Can't this thing go any faster?!"

Monday, December 5, 2011

41/52 ~ Titch

My sweet baby boy Titch (Nappy Choo Popo) arrived last month. He is my one and only boy doll <3

Sunday, December 4, 2011

40/52 ~ Mouse

I'm not giving up without a fight! It's the end of week 48 in the photo challenge, can you believe that only four more weeks left and 2011 is poofed! So I've got ten pictures due this week to get up to date. Holy crapola! Can it be done?! We'll see...;o)

So starting with my first of the ten, here is my darling little Enyo. I've called her Mouse, she is a shy little creature that cannot speak. She sleeps in a wicca basket and refuses to wear clothes or let me tidy up her hair. I love her....

39/52 ~ My Muse

Cheating a bit this week with the photo challenge because this isn't a doll or toy, this is my darling kitty Boo. I had just finished carving my cat-o-lantern and she jumped up to sit with it =^..^=

38/52 ~ Getting ready for Halloween

I feel like a flake! I'm so behind in this photo challenge now :o( I'm annoyed with myself!

At least Veruca is organised and getting things ready for Halloween next week ;o)

37/52 ~ Look out, Miss Grumpy Bum has arrived!!!

Little Veruca arrived today! She is adorably grumpy and pouty. I now have a doll with freckles!! Yay! LOL

I really need to get her some smaller eyes, fitting eyes into her is a bit tricky due to the shape of her eye wells and it's a bit on the shallow side inside her head but we'll get it sorted.

Took some quick snaps tonight, hopefully better ones later in the week :o)

Mr Ducky looks worried, Is she going to pull my head off? he wonders...

36/52 ~ It's ok kitty you won't get made into a cupcake!

This little pic I took for the Re-Ment Addicts group on flickr, theme of the month : Food with eyes. I love that group!

35/52 ~ It's a doll thing

I'm playing catch from a few back with some of the photo challenge pics. I had posted over at lj but forget to post here too. So expect a run of posts today :o) First one here we go.... A big thanks to aussiedolls this week for letting me adopt her Peaks Woods body. My Mintie head that has been sitting in a box can finally come out and play! Chantilly, as I have called her has such a doll like quality about her. Now that I've just written that I realize how ridiculous that sounds because she is a doll for goodness sake! But some dolls look more life like than others and this one looks decidedly doll/toy like lol and maybe that is the reason I like her so much :o) So we played dress up in a frilly, dollyish outfit and found a little friend for her to play with...
Doll news update. My Secretdoll person should be shipping this Friday *yay*  I blame kittytoes and aussiedolls for leading on the trail to Doll Chateau's new baby dolls lol. I ordered a blank Vivian from Denver Doll a few days ago. I also have 5 dolls on order like someone else who shall remain nameless ;D LOL

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Trying to catch up a bit....

Argh I haven't posted in quite a while. I'm way behind in the photo challenge and it doesn't look like I'll finish it this year, or maybe I will I haven't really given it much thought lately. I've been uninspired for the past couple of months with dolls. I do tend to go in phases so maybe that's just what it is (I hope). I sort of feel like I've come to the end of the line with my doll hobby, nothing knew has really come out that has really excited me and really how many dolls, clothes, wigs and shoes do you really need. I've got so many now I can't even remember who I've got and who I haven't. For a while there Re-Ment reignited my love of photography and introduced me to a whole new world of tiny dolls but now I'm bored with that too. It's an awful feeling, feeling unmotivated and uninspired it feels so lifeless and stagnant. When I look back on this year of dolls it's almost bittersweet, so wonderful being published in Dolly Dolly magazine and my photography skills have definitely improved from when I first started but in contrast now I've fallen flat on my face and can't seem to get up. It's not that I don't love dolls anymore, or that I've stopped buying them. Just in the last month I've received four new full dolls and one head. But I haven't done anything with them at all, one still has no hands and feet on as she came out of the box, they are just sitting there waiting. I did give the card thing a go and I still like it just can't be bothered doing it really. Still have some card/paper projects I'd like to do just don't know where to start. I almost feel like someone needs to give me a big hard slap and wake me up, it's odd. I think I am going to try my hardest and catch up on the photo challenge. I've come so far to just let it fall by the way side now, it would be such a shame. And I love a challenge and theres nothing like a deadline to give you that little push to get moving ;D

Saturday, August 27, 2011

34/52 ~ Deery Me!

A little project I've had up my sleeve for a while now finally came to fruition today.

My LPS Deer/Petite Blythe hybrid was born :D Never knew you could have so much fun with a dremel lol.

No LPS was harmed in the making of this doll....well they were, but it was for a good cause lol ;D

33/52 ~ Re-Ment Scavenger Hunt

This was a pic for the Rement group on flickr for their scavenger hunt, so I thought I'd use it here as well for the photo challenge seeing as I am running a bit behind :o)

1. Box of chocolates
2. Orange coloured food item
3. Blue plate
4. Chair
5. Teenie tiny item smaller than 1/4"


I feel like the white rabbit in wonderland this week, running late and trying to catch up! Must be because I've had the girls off sick for most of the week. It's been a bad couple of weeks health wise for everyone in our family :o( Thankfully we are over the worst of it now and are on the mend.

So no time for pictures this week for the photo challenge, or was it last week? I am all mixed up and need to work out what week we are on. Sick kids has thrown my whole routine out the window!

Had some wonderful mail this week!! At the end of June I was contacted by a lovely person from the Japanese doll magazine Dolly*Dolly, they were going to be doing an article on animal bjd and wanted to use some of my Pipos photos. I was over the moon to say the least!! I didn't want to get my hopes up too much just incase they didn't use the pics but then I got an email a couple of weeks ago saying my complimentary magazine was on it's way, which could only mean one thing, they did use my pics!!

I've never seen a Dolly*Dolly mag before, it's really cool, loads of dolls in it. Just wish I could read Japanese! lol. Can anyone recommend any good English doll magazines? I used to love Hautedoll and then that folded and ended up as a section in Doll Reader. I like doll magazines, I remember when I used to scour the newsagents for the Barbie Bazaar mag many years ago. I had never even heard of bjds back then, so barbies were it for me and I never told anyone about my doll hobby let alone blog about it lol. Were talking late 90's here I guess, maybe bjds hadn't been invented back then or only just starting to be developed at Volks??? It's weird now I feel like I've come out of the closet about my dolls, like putting doll stuff on Facebook, I would never have done that a few years ago. Now I'm like, love me - love my dolls lol. It's part of who I am :o)

Speaking of Facebook, do all bad bloggers go to Facebook? lol

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

31/52 ~ Captain Peppy reporting for duty

Playing with toys again.....

But hey, who can resist a penguin with a helmet and goggles....

Not me :o)

30/52 ~ Kitty Trifecta

I had been planning this pic for a while but of course the kids were playing in the doll room and the itty bitty kitty went missing *sigh* Found it today yay!

These kitties come with the Lalaloopsy dolls :o)

Catching up...

Ok so my first child free hour in weeks and what do I do? Sit in front of the computer and post to lj and edit photos. I'm such a boring dork it's not funny!

More kitties and re-ment arrived this week. I has a fridge and it's pink!

How many plastic kitties is too many?

I have a kitty army lol. My kids love these do I ;D

As my hourglass is fast running out ( need to pick up the little one from school very soon) I am going to reel off a list all the things that make me happy right now or that I'm really looking forward too :D

True Blood season 4 - not long to go now!
Thunder storms - we've a had a few this week :D
Gardening in the rain
Hot chocolate before bed - my hubby makes the best hot chocolate ever!
Nana head by Rabiruna - You knew I would ;D
Time by myself - Doesn't happen very often, but every minute is savored when it do es :D
Wonderful friends both online and off XD
Tiny Zoo on iPad/iPhone - Boring but addictive for some strange reason lol
Owl Eyes cover of Pumped up Kicks - Heard it on the radio the other day and I love it :D

Gotta go!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011


OMG I haven't been this excited about a Barbie in a long time! All I can say is Tokidoki FTW!

Isn't she gorgeous! The attention to detail is amazing, look at the leopard print leggings, the leopard print is actually little Tokidoki style faces! Love absolutely everything about this doll. She is due in October. I'm even thinking of buying two, one to take out and play with and one to keep in the box, coz you know if the doll looks this good the box will be a work of at art too XD

Eeeep so excited :D


We are on school holidays in my tiny corner of the world and it is pure heaven! No rushing around, less stress, no routine etc. We have already shifted about two hours forward in our usual routine, getting up later, having dinner later, going to bed later and it's wonderful :D This is a very much needed break for me, towards the end of last term I was not in a good place and felt like everything was caving in on me. I feel like I am starting to breathe again now which is great. Had my birthday on Monday and was thoroughly spoilt by the family which was lovely. I'm now the proud owner of a shiny new iPad 2 and it's awesome! I think I need to have it permanently grafted to my hand lol. Today is looking pretty sunny (still coolish) so it might be a good gardening day. I should take some pics of my bulbs that have started to flower already and why do my roses start to thrive as soon as the cold weather starts, the time when I am meant to be pruning them!! I had a delightful box of goodness arrive from Japan yesterday. I bought a Re-ment Puchi House from a girl on Flickr and I got it for a great price ( not ridiculous eBay price). So today I hope to put it together and play :D The one thing I love about it is the window sill, I know I must be flipping mad lol. I leave you with a pic of some adorable cupcakes that my friends dad made for her daughters birthday last month :) Happy Thursday everyone :o)

28/52 ~ Lalaloospy Over Easy Anyone?

Had a play with my daughters Monster High dolls last night....

It always amused me how Monster Highs and Lalaloopsy's came out at about the same time and yet they were just poles apart, but they both seemed to appeal to adult collectors. I love them both, though I don't collect MH's like I collect Lala's.

No Lalaloopsy dolls were harmed in the making of this pic ;o)

Sort out

I've been having a bit of a sort out lately....

Rement comes in these cute little cardboard boxes, but they take up too much room and you can't see what's inside. So I'm putting it all into these plastic storage containers. At the moment I'm organizing it into their original sets, I'm not sure if this is the way to go or maybe I should organize by what type of thing it is, ie food, appliances, cups, bowls etc. Anal I know, oh well for now it can stay like it is.

Doesn't tiny food just make you go squeeeeee! XD

I bought a dress and a pair of shoes ready for my little Enyo when she arrives later in the year. I wish it was now!! I'm so impatient lol. Haven't found the right wig yet. I'm really in love with little dolls lately.

I'm pretty sure I'm safe from iMda's latest release, Babette. If I didn't already have Modigli I would be all over her for sure. So that is a relief lol. I ordered a dress for Modigli from Neo Angelregion at the beginning of May and I'm still waiting!! I think they must be flat out at the moment with orders. I'm not entirely sure how the whole Soom / Neo Angelregion set up works whether they are one and the same or if they have different divisions within the one building or what. But I'm guessing that they are like most companies that have a back log of orders and release new dolls without finishing off past orders etc. Annoying, but you get used to it in this hobby I guess.

Monday, July 4, 2011

27/52 ~ Purrfect

New boy I was talking about last week ( the one without his default clothes ) arrived today!!!!

My much coveted Pipos Shy Cheshire!!! I am in love he is so beautiful <3

I was very lucky to be able to buy his default clothes from a dear friend on Flickr XD

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Morning Ramble

Good morning :o)

For some strange reason I've woken up with half a black eye this morning. Just my eyelid is deep purple, I remember rubbing my eyes early this morning when I first woke up but thought nothing of it.

Not sure what I feel like doing today and it's nice to have a choice of what to do seeing as it's Sunday and not a busy day during the week. Maybe a bit of gardening if the rain holds off. My bulbs from last year have been springing up and I have little jonquils in flower already, they are so pretty. I love winter! The best time to plant things over here :o)

I keep looking at tiny dolls lately. I've got my eyes on a Lati yellow Bayer and a Secretdoll person 21. They are basics so there is no rush, but you know me, I want them now lol. IMda are releasing a new doll called Babette ( love that name so much!! ) this month, she looks very much like Modigli (same size too), can't wait to see more pics of her. Oh and she has freckles, I'm dying to have a doll with freckles!!

Went absolutely crazy last week and bought a load of rement. I call it my premenstrual shopping spree, I always spend more money when I'm pms-ing lol. Made the mistake of buying rement off YJ and got nailed with all of Rinkyas fees, what was I thinking!!! Items which I won for like $8 got a $15 fee plonked on top!! Live and learn I guess, I did get my rement fridge though so that is good even though it cost me a small fortune.

Wow it's July! Amazing how fast this year has gone. It's my birthday this month, the last year of my thirties!! Holy crap that sounds so old, I remember when I turned thirty!! So what are your plans for July?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

26/52 ~ Have wheels will travel

A new little fellow rolled into my life this week.

Meet Camembert...

He is a Pipos Cheese Mouse. A friend of mine on Flickr offered him to me and how could I refuse, lol. He is just so cute and so... yellow!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

25/52 ~ The Great Bake Off

I've been watching so many shows about cooking and primarily baking lately I thought I would use that as an idea for my photo this week, with Re-Ment of course ;o)

The twins are well known for their delicious cupcakes, but Yin wishes that Yang would be more careful not to get eggshell in the mix...

I've spent most of the day trawling ebay looking for more Re-Ment. I'm desperate for a fridge, one of the pink or white ones. If you see one please let me know! I picked up a few extra food sets that I was missing, and a little cabinet for the kitchen.