Sunday, June 9, 2013

So I'm going through the Kaye Wiggs bug at the moment. Totally obsessed, looking only at KW dolls on Flickr, scouring every marketplace I can find for dolls for sale and reading as much info about them on the net as I can. This for me, is just as much fun as actually buying a doll. 

Then I got to thinking that I totally forget about all the other beautiful dolls I already have. So I'm setting myself a little challenge. I am going to take a photo each week of each and every one of my dolls. I must change their clothes, try a different wig and eyes (because it's too easy to just take them off the shelf as is and take a few snaps). I think this will be a good way to reignite my doll love and hopefully a good way of sorting through clothes, wigs and shoes etc. Some pics might be taken with my phone and some with my big camera, what ever I feel like or have time for on the day. 

I feel like I've lost a bit of my creative edge lately, haven't felt very inspired by anything. Time to change that, I'm definitely happier if I'm creating something.  

The last couple of weeks it's been all about my new girl (KW Blue Koneko) Clara. I took a couple of pics of her in the garden and she is wearing a beautiful little dress by Lillilace that I bought probably a year ago and it's sat in a box waiting for the right doll to wear it. 

Its weird because I never really paid much attention to Koneko when I first got into KW dolls a couple of years ago. It was all about fair skin human Miki back then, I wanted her so bad but never got her and then sort of forgot about them. Then I saw a pc of Koneko by Nimrod Masquerade I think her username is on flick and I thought wow she is amazing! I loved her eyes and mouth and the blue skin was so perfect for her. As if it was meant to be I looked at DoA marketplace and there for sale was a Blue Koneko. I put her on layaway and was a bit worried that when I did get her home I wouldn't like her but I couldn't have been more wrong. I don't think I realised just how lucky I was to find this girl on the secondary marketplace. Obviously I do now and she is just so precious to me. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A tale of four Tobi's

Kaye Wiggs Tobi is the sculpt that is pulling at my heart and purse strings at the moment. But which resin colour to order. If I won lotto I would have all four because they are all simply delicious in their own right. 
Now I've just got wind that there will be a handful of fair and sun kissed Tobi's at Jpop dolls at the end of the week, left overs from the pre order. I do love the fair skin because of the freckles, sun kissed is also gorgeous but I've ordered a sun kissed Miki and I need to be disciplined about how many of these dolls I collect, so the plan is not to have more than one of the same skin colour or sculpt. But damn look how gorgeous these dolls are! 
I adore the grey skin but she has just had a preorder with sun kissed Miki and I ordered Miki and of course now I want Tobi too! Hopefully there will be some leftover grey Tobi's when the dolls are all shipped out (August/September). I also love how dark wigs and brightly coloured wigs go so well with the grey skin and the face up on the grey skin looks pretty. 
The dark skin one is devine, I think she is coming up for preorder later in the year. Well I thought writing it all out might help me make sense of it all but it hasn't I still want all of them!!!!! LOL

Saturday, June 1, 2013

It's been that long?

Wow I haven't been here in like forever! 

Time flies when you're having fun I guess lol. 

Current new love is my Kaye Wiggs Blue Koneko. 

Absolutely smitten with this doll. My first ever Kaye Wiggs doll. I was surprised at how big she is is, I expected MSD size and she is more like SD size, a smidge smaller and slimmer. Her resin is almost wax like, translucent, so lovely and smooth and her face up is to die for. Love love love! Yep I'm a happy camper :o)

Minifee Celine, who I'd had on layby arrived and promptly left this week. I should have known me and a Minifee wouldn't work. She was lovely, just not for me. Anyway she went to a new home pretty much as soon as I uploaded her pic to Flickr so that worked out nicely. Just need to sell my Volks Yo Linn now. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I'm using the Blogger app to post to here most of the time. It looks different I guess it's updated. Every time I come look at my blogger I think I've got to fix up my blog, the pages tabs I started ages ago and never did finish. It's like a half finished house, it erks me. Not that I get many visitors to this old house but it still annoys me.

My doll love has been resurrected lately. I'm dreaming of a white skinned Miyu as my little albino girl. Also made the mistake of looking at the Napidoll website and now I want to order a Rogebell head.....again. I wanted to order her when she first came out but then talked myself out of it. But the thought of missing out and regretting it is something I can't stomach. I have until 10th April to make my decision. I'm half way through my layaway order for Minfee Celine. To be honest I'm not as excited about her as I first was and I almost wanted to cancel the order and switch my order to a Miyu but I've decided to wait until she gets here and make my decision about her then. It's not even as if there is anything not to like about her it's just I want something else and with this hobby being so expensive I can't just buy the one I want right then and there so it's either a layaway situation or save up. Me being me is already planning the next doll as soon as I've ordered the first one lol.

In car news we are still waiting for the FC to arrive. They were meant to pick her up over a week ago but didn't because they thought she wasn't running grrrrr. Hopefully she has been picked now or at least getting picked up early next week. I just want her here! The name Gertie seems to have stuck :o)

With the terrible events of last Sunday night we are planning on building a cat enclosure or as we like to call it a catio :o) I wrote briefly about what happened on my Instagram but still can't bring myself to write anymore about it :o( I've been pinning like a crazy cat lady on Pinterest all the pics I can find about cat enclosures and how to build your own.

Question for the day...Why do I always think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, why can't I see that my grass is pretty darn green too?

I know this isn't green grass but its a green dress and I like it :p

Blythe in the house!

Well here is my cute new Blythe that I bought from a friend on LJ.

Meet Sammy, my alter ego ;o)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

* I haven't even see the new Oz movie and yet I'm already in love with the little China girl. I went hunting around our local Target and rang another one near by and couldn't find her and the staff working there were no help (how unusual) so I thought stuff it I'll buy her off eBay, which I did. Hoping she doesn't take forever to arrive.

* Sold my Angel Egg doll, on layaway but the buyer seems genuine. Still haven't sold Kurumi or Lin, I've had someone messaging me on Flickr and DoA asking questions, getting me to find out postage and then of course not replying back. I'm thinking maybe I'll just hang on to them, get them faced up by Nomyens one day and love them forever. Like most of you I only sell because I need the money to buy something else and luckily the dolls I want aren't limited and I could hold off buying them til next year and save up properly. I've got a Minifee Celine on layaway at DDE and luckily I have the money put aside for that from the sale of Mari and Heero, the Angel Egg money can go on my credit card. It's all good :o)

* I bought a Blythe from an LJ friend :o) Yes it was on impulse but I'm really excited. She is a Rainy Day Parade Blythe which means she has dark bobbed hair, I know it's a bit egocentric but I'm going to make her my mini me lol. She may get some customization down the track but for now I'll be happy just to dress her up and play with her. My other Blythes just sit on the shelf like ornaments around the house so it will be fun to have one to play with. I'm already thinking of clothes and shoes, I'd love to get my hands on some Dr Martens Momoko boots.

* In other non doll news I am getting a new car!! Well not new, new, quite old actually. I've always wanted an old Holden and one night chatting with my petrol head hubby we looked at an online site called Gumtree and found the car of my dreams, a 1958 FC Holden. We contacted the seller, made an offer and it was accepted. We are in the process of getting her transported over to us as she is in the other side of Australia. She will need a bit of work before I can drive her but man I am soooooo excited!!

* I've finally started watching Downton Abbey, why did I wait so long?! Oh I love it! Just finished season one and about to start of season two. I had no idea it was set in Yorkshire and I've heard them mention Ripon (where my Dad was born) and Malton (where I was born) squee! I get quite sentimental about my hometown, I think I've got quite a romantic notion about it all, maybe it's just magical childhood memories but it always seems so picturesque and perfect. I know if I lived there still I would probably whinge about it like I do about where I live now lol. Anyway Downton, I'm addicted!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Geez I haven't posted in a while. Reminds me of a saying I once heard, "All bad bloggers go to Facebook" or in my case Facebook and Instagram lol. We're on the last leg on school holidays (yeehaa). Looking forward to having some me time and getting on top of my housework and never ending pile of washing. I've had a frustrating week of shopping this week. Found a really cute dress (I hardly ever wear dresses) only to find it sold out in my size at two stores and online. Then ordered some really cute shoes online only to discover when they were delivered I had ordered the UK size not the Aussie size which made them two sizes too big for moi. Then I accidentally fell in love with a cute hand bag, well two cute hand bags actually but they were out of my price range for hand bags i didnt really need I thought no worries I will find them cheaper online and I did but the store won't send to Australia. Ugh! I've been toying with the idea of upgrading my iPhone from the 3GS to the 5 all because my Fitbit will be able to wirelessly update rather than having to turn on my pc (that is dead anyway thanks to the power supply kicking the bucket). Ridiculous I know, but little things bug me, especially technical things. I like things to work properly and I am pedantic, maybe anal...yes definitely anal lol. Anyway so I've been doing my research and the main thing that puts me off iPhone 5 is the plug, why on earth did Apple have to change the plug?! It means that the phone won't fit into any of my MP3 players and I just bought a digital radio that has the old iPhone plug on it grrrr. I'll also need to get a new in car kit because my car doesn't have the blue tooth to be able to connect with the phone. So I don't know what to do. I really wanted to just upgrade to a 4s but now my phone company doesn't offer the 4s. Maybe I should just buy a 4s phone outright and be done with it. Or maybe I should just bite the bullet and buy a 5, I guess all the equipment that goes with it will be starting to make plugs that fit that and not the old devices anyway sooner or later. Or if they have this new Bluetooth maybe they won't need plugs at all???? Ah technology O_o On to dolls. I have fallen in love with tan dolls. I just bought a Secretdoll Person 21 in tan, can't wait until she arrives. I would love to get a pale tan Enyo and a pale tan Dollstown Seola one day. These are my wishlist dolls for this year. I've decided to make a few changes this year and I'm going to definitely sell my Kurumi, Yo-SD Lin and Angel Egg Noi (I know I only just got her) and Pipos Heero. With Kurumi as much as I love her and she was my "grail" doll I've decided I much prefer the look of SD Charlotte, so maybe one day I can get a Charlotte again and with Yo-sd Lin I much prefer Yo-sad Kanon so again maybe one day down the track I might try to get a Kanon (so great Volks has just re-released Kanon). Even if I don't end up getting the others I feel comfortable with letting Kurumi and Lin go.