Thursday, May 12, 2016

We Interrupt This Day With A New Post

Hello everyone. The clearing out is still ongoing. I've been listing items on ebay since I have time. I'm out on strike so on my down days I sell. I'd rather be working but hey...

Not new news to some but there are new Barbie's out there. The Fashionistas now come with Petite, Curvy, & Tall bodies. My wishlist included a couple. I looked over the ladies long and hard but decided on four. My wonderful man bought me the ladies on my list to lift my spirits. This had the desired effect he was going for. These are the 4 ladies I decided I wanted with the new bodies.

 They are from left to right: Spring Into Style, Dolled Up Denim, Fab Fringe, & Terrific Teal.

My favorite is the curly redheaded beauty. Imagine my surprise when I realized she really doesn't match her body. 

The hunt is on for a new body. I know the MTM (made to move) seems to work but I'm not sure if that's the body I want for her. I chose two for their uniqueness.

I love Spring & Teal's faces in these versions. I know Teal will need a new body too. I would love to keep the original body. I wish Mattel would've given them legs that had bending ability. I'm going to experiment with Curvy the Goddess face one. That one bent arm is annoying to me, lol.

Friday, February 26, 2016

And So It Begins...

We have the first offering through Integrity Toys. You've all probably seen the dolls already but this is the first temptation of the year In The Mix Color Infusion dolls
In The Mix: Color Infusion 2016

 I love the concept and would just buy them all but new year new me. I pass on this first offering. There is so much more to come. I'm being super selective with the dolls that come into the fold.

But since you are intrigued I would've bought Dree and the 2 guys, Tenzin & Callum

Best Thing Ever: Dree Hill

In The House: Tenzin Dahkling

Turn It Up: Callum Windsor

I love Dree's look but will definitely keep a lookout for anyone selling her clothes. Tenzin would be added to my Asian man club. Callum is just giving me Adam Lambert vibes. These 3 may be added to a list for later but my get list will be very short this year.

Who is tempting you or did you order 1, 2, or all 5? Inquiring minds want to know ;O)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Incoming & Out The Door...

Oh well my plan to bring just 40 dolls in this year is blown..LOL. I didn't attend the 2015 Cinematic Fashion Royalty convention but I feel like I did. Someone who was keeping track says there were 37 dolls this time out. Now I didn't even get close to 37 (you thought I did, didn't you). I picked up a few dolls from the convention but not as many as if I had attended.

This is the picture of my bags of goodies
 I managed to get all 4 Poppy's but have let go of 3. My criteria for who gets to stay is getting tougher. You have to beat out the ladies I have here. I loved Paper Poppy but she just didn't make the cut. I loved Go See just a bit more
Paper Doll

Go See

Then I had Lash Out the workshop doll but she was trumped by Out of This World
Lash Out
Out Of This World
 There is more but it must be done. I can't keep everyone as much as I would like to. My absolute favorites and loves are who get to stay. I am getting better at choosing. I wish I had seen some of the dolls in person but I don't regret any that I did get. There are quite a few ladies who didn't get to stay.  I will post more as the year progresses

P.S. I've been holding this in draft for a couple of weeks but it's still relevant ;O)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

New Year, New Header...

Happy New Year!! I may be a few days late in saying it and a few months behind on my blog but I'm here. I've been busy selling and I notice I do have a couple of entries I haven't finished..oops, my bad. I will get around to putting them out there soon. No promises on the date but it will get done.

I updated the blog photo. I do love the ladies I chose. My tastes are still eclectic (all over the place, lol) hence the mash up of cuties. I will have to add a guy or two the next time. 

I have added some ladies and gents to the fold in my absence but I also cleared out quite a few. I was horrible at keeping track to see if I kept up with my limit of 40 new dolls last year. I will have to do a count and I will make it interesting. I will do a post on the dolls I did add. I will also make sure to note who left the island.

The adventure will begin soon enough. If you're still here reading my journey I will say hey. If you're new to my journey I still say hey :O)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Selling Some Ladies

I have some repairs to take care of so I have some ladies on sale. Have a look at my Adoption Zone album on Flickr. I will be listing more goodies so keep checking ;O)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tagged Again, LOL

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
2. Give your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award. 
5. Invent 11 questions for your nominees.

 I have to thank Presto of Growing Up Is For Quitters blog fame for the nomination. I have to tell you eleven random facts about myself..hmm

1. I'm ambidextrous ( I can write using my right or left hand)
2. I'm a TV junkie. No getting around it. I love my TV.
3. I love Horror and Sci-Fi
4. I love notebooks. I have way tooo many :O)
5. I want to learn to use a sewing machine.
6. I haven't had to cook in 15 years. The man does it all :O)
7. I own more t-shirts than skirts or pants for that matter, lol.
8. I am easily distracted from most things to talk about dolls.
9. I own 2 pairs of sneakers. When one pair wears out I'll buy another pair
10. I love the toys from the bubblegum machine.
11. I HATE mushrooms but have recently come to love diced tomatoes (salsa sized) 

Now the question & answer portion of our program. Presto's questions
  1. What kinds of toys got you into collecting and customizing?  I have to say it was Barbie. I didn't start collecting dolls until I was an adult
  2. What's the coolest way you've re-purposed something to work on/with one of your projects? I don't have any projects in the works. I have learned how to use boxes for certain pieces of furniture.
  3. Sonic or Mario? Mario all the way. I played Mario Bros before anything.
  4. What do you do to find inspiration? I clear my mind. I try to empty it of all thoughts and something will come to me. How to style a doll from head to toe, etc
  5. What time period would you most like to live in, other than the modern one?  I think I'd rather stay in more modern times. I mean reading about certain eras is OK but I love running water, and indoor bathrooms.
  6. When has a project just made you give up? Why? Trying to make little doll boxes. I just gave up on those.
  7. What's the most versatile tool in your arsenal? I have a curved clamp that is awesome for holding small items. I also use it to pull the hair out of doll heads for rerooting.
  8. When has a project surpassed your wildest expectations? How? I'm not tackling any projects now unless selling & organizing counts
  9. What's your all-time favorite movie? I have quite a few but the original Village of The Damned comes to mind. I can watch it over and over
  10. What's a skill you want to learn someday? I have a list. Sewing, repainting, woodwork
  11. If you could live in a fictional universe, which one would you pick? I would choose to live in the 24th/25th century that embodies Star Trek. I would love to have a world at peace where everyone is accepted.
Now yet again I'm bowing out on the nomination part. As for the questions you can use the same that were asked of me. I did a list of questions on a previous entry you can choose to answer.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Sisterhood of The World Blogger Awards

So, basically we are to follow a few rules as to how we accept this nomination. 
Here they are:

1. Create a blog post.
2. In the post, thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to her site.
3. Place a logo of the award and link it to where you got it from.
4. Answer the ten questions she asked you.
5. Nominate ten bloggers.
6. Come up with your own ten questions for your nominees to answer.

I was nominated by the very talented Shasha of atelierniShasha
Thank you for thinking of me :O) I got the pic from Shasha's site. Here are her questions for me
1. What prompted you to create your first blog?
 I actually started my blog as a way to inventory my collection. I really wanted to see the ladies and gents I own and take anyone who wanted to read it along for the ride.

2. If this blog was about your passion, what were your intentions in the first few posts?
See answer number one, lol
3. How did your blog evolve from day 1 to now?
I'm not sure how it has evolved other than I try to post. I have slacked some from my early days and hope to rekindle the passion I started with. 
4. Please list down if you have other blogs, both from the past and now.
I had a blog on LJ (Live Journal) but that was years ago
5. How do you see your main blog (if you maintain several) in the next five years?
I hope to get back to the inventory part but to still make it interesting to my readers. I hope to add more content maybe a story or 2.
6. How has the blogging community helped shape your main blog to what it is today?
I see some content on other blogs that I find nice. If I developed a vinyl soap opera I would follow some examples I've seen. I like the idea of characters, a who's who I'm using in the story. (Way in the future)
7. What other topics or collections would you want to feature in your future posts?
I have little collections of misfit toys. I love certain little toys and I keep picking them up here and there. Maybe I'll post about them.
8. How do you want the blogging community become a much better place for bloggers, especially women?
I'm not sure. I find the blogosphere really diverse. There are so many blogs on so many topics readily available. I would like to see some of the shyer people who may want to blog start a blog. Go ahead and do it. Do it for yourself and you can't be disappointed.
9. What if the Internet still hasn’t kicked off today and of course, blogging is still unborn, what could have been your means of sharing what you feel needs to be shared to the world?
I think I would have started locally. Pictures say so much. Pulling out a doll in public for a photoshoot gets attention. I think that like minded people will always find each other. Internet or not people communicated on a personal level. 
10. Finally, tell us about yourself in one sentence.
What's there to tell. I'm passionate, open, and honest soul. I love sharing this love of dolls or toys with anyone who will listen, lol. I know you said one sentence but I'm a talker ;O)

I'm reneging on the last thing asked of me. I don't want to nominate anyone since this is another late post. If anyone wants to play along here are 10 questions for you
1. Why did you start your blog?
2. Do you enjoy blogging?
3. Do you have any favorite sites you visit? 
4. Does anyone support you in your love of what you blog about?  
5. Do you take dolls/toys wherever you go? 
6. If you do venture out what is the strangest reaction you've received?
7. Do you have friends local to you that you get together with and have fun?  
8. Have you ever decided to quit blogging?
9. Do you ever run out of topics to blog about?
10. What other collections do you have besides what you may blog about?