Monday, February 27, 2017

Katy (Shimmering Dynasty Katy Keene)

Today felt so great - the weather was nice enough that I could actually go outside and take pictures, with the cats hanging out with me, too.  I think that's the happiest I am in terms of doll collecting.  It just takes me to this really calm place.

Also, I've had this girl for about a week, and there was just too much snow to take pictures.  The Katy Keene line didn't get much love, and this girl really didn't get much love.  Out of the three Katy dolls that were offered, she was the one that nobody seemed to want.  I even fell in that camp.  I so wasn't into her 80's attire.  But, over time, I realized that she'd be really sexy dressed in something else, and here she is!

Also Also - I'm thinking of maybe changing the name of this blog, but I don't know to what...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Joan (Wedding Belle Poppy Parker)

I've had an up-and-down relationship with Poppy Parker.  I told myself that I wouldn't start collecting her... then I got a few.  Then I decided that I was going to narrow my collection and I sold the few I had.  Then I regretted it.  So I bought a few more Poppies, and want to get back a few of the ones I had (which will probably be near impossible for Sweet Confection).  I'm not going to go Poppy-crazy, though.  I'm going to keep it to the few that I think will go with my collection, the more sensual or modern Poppies, or ones that tickle my fancy in some regard.

Like Wedding Belle.  I LOVE this doll.  She's not a particularly popular or coveted Poppy, but I love her so much.  I love brown hair and the Hungarian skintone.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sansa (Sweet Tartan Tulabelle)

Yes, I named this doll Sansa after the Game Of Thrones character.  She reminded me of Sophie Turner.  Recently, I sold quite a few of my 16" dolls.  Not all of them, of course, but the ones I wasn't really bonded with anymore.  That's not the case with the new Tulabelle mold - I love it.  It's just a shame that the IT 16" dolls seem to currently be on permanent hiatus...

Friday, February 10, 2017

Donatella (Live, Love, and Lace Agnes)

With the Sister Moguls set arriving in the same box as LLL Agnes, it would have been really easy to overlook her, especially since Sister Moguls is such an awesome set.  But, I find my eyes drawn to Live, Love, and Lace Agnes on my shelf.  I LOVE Brunette dolls.  Most of the time when IT does brown hair, it's quite a dark shade (sometimes even so close to black that it's hard to tell unless you're looking closely), but I love the milk chocolate kinda shade that LLL has.  And matched with her skintone, it's just perfection.  I know there have been quite a few unhappy collectors with some mismatched head-to-body issues with LLL Agnes, but I haven't noticed anything on mine.  Maybe it's there and I'm just blind...?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Avery (Sister Moguls Giselle)

And part 2 of the Sister Moguls set!  Normally I prefer Agnes over Giselle usually, but I really love this Giselle best out of the set.  I can't wait to redress her.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ainsley (Sister Moguls Agnes)

I was FINALLY FINALLY able to take some pictures!  I had to do it indoors though.  It's just been too cold to go outside for an hour or two to take proper pictures.  The lighting wasn't to my satisfaction, and I had to throw out WAY more shots than I normally do because the indoor lighting just isn't as crisp as natural light.

Anyway, I've had the Sister Moguls set for a while now, and have been dying to take pictures of them.  They're so gorgeous!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Eden (Style Mantra Eden)

I'm *really* starting to hate our weather.  And it's not because it's been awful.  It only seems to be awful on the days where I don't have to work, and can take doll pictures.  On the days where I work, and daylight is limited, it's been very nice and kind of warm.  But the past couple of days?  Freezing cold.  I feel like I'm neglecting my dolls.

Also, I've been thinning the herd a little.  More to make space than to make money (though the money is very helpful).  I have limited space for dolls, and while I've crammed quite a few in that space, it's time to make a little room.  But I still have plenty of lovelies to gaze at every day.  Like this gal.