Saturday, February 6, 2016

How Ailís Spent Her Snowday

Writing the Great American Novel 1/8
This past week we had a snow day and Ailís decided to use it to write a novel. Like Kimi, she'd been reading a gothic romance and decided she should write one.

Maybe Writers' Block 2/8
She decided to use her grandmother's old fashioned typewriter. It just seemed more fitting. With her iPod playing, a plate of cookies and some water she was ready to go!

Hard at Work? 3/8
Hmmmm... Yes, ready to go. (notice the page is still blank!)

Maybe a Snack Will Help 4/8
Maybe eating one of the cookies will inspire the beginning of this great novel.

Or Feeding the Fish? 5/8
"Did I remember to feed the fish today?"

Maybe Reading a Book 6/8
Maybe reading a bit would help. Don't all great novelists read a lot?

Hmmm...  Perhaps a Nap 7/8
Feeling a little sleepy, that bed looks awfully comfy.

ZZZZZzzzzz.... 8/8
Zzzzzzzzz... (I guess the great American novel can wait another day.)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Kimiko has her pensive side.

Snow Day
On cold winter days she likes to sit in the bay window and daydream. Reading gothic romances inspired her to select a black dress and velvet cape to wear today.

Outside it's snowing and a little windy, but in Kimi's mind the winds are howling over the moors.

The winds would be whipping the rain in all directions, but she would not be afraid to go out into the storm. She would pull up her hood against the cold.

No one would stop her from doing whatever she wanted to do. Being a girl would not have any restraints.

Hmmmm... Women didn't have a very good life in those novels. Kimi'd rather live in modern times.

Oh well. It's fun to daydream...

Monday, February 1, 2016

It's Snowing!!!

Hurry!  Quick!  Lookie!
Penny and Lily looked out the window and discovered it was snowing. Immediately Penny started yelling for big sister Valentine to come quick.

Please! Please! Please!
Poor Valentine was getting a headache from all the pestering by Penny begging to go out in the snow. We will have to wait and see what happens next.

The Tiny BJD Family

Tiny Family

I took a photo of all my tinies. They are each from a different company and are quite a variety of sizes and shapes. In the back from left to right: Planetdoll Riz, Elfdoll Winkie, Pukipuki Pongpong, Lati Yellow Lami. In the front on the left is a baby Hujoo (in ABS, not resin) and Orientdoll White Chocolate Vampire So.

Say "Cheese?"

Valentine wanted to try her hand at photography, but Penny was not cooperating!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Montoyas

Custom AG Clara

Josefina has the largest area in the doll room for her house because I love the style of southwestern and Mexican furnishings more than any other. It didn't make sense for her to ramble around her home all alone, so I gave her a sister, Clara. Clara is a #44 with the wig from #55.

The Montoya Girls

Here are all three of my Montoyas. Marisol is now named Esperanza and is a cousin who lives with Josefina.

The rancho is being remodeled so I'm not sharing photos yet. I purchased some miniature tiles in Mexico that I want to incorporate and I need to make a better adobe fireplace for the sala.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Kimi and Ailís

Walking in the Snow
Ailís enjoyed walking in the snow yesterday.

Holding the Snow
It was actually quite warm in the sun so she pulled off her hood and picked up some of the fluffy whiteness.

In the Chalet
She carried the snow into the chalet where she was meeting her friend, Kimi.

Watching the Boys?
I asked the girls if they met at the chalet so they could watch the boys out on the hockey rink, but they emphatically denied that!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Homage a Kimi


I've been feeling very nostalgic this weekend as I took photos of two older dolls. First is Kimi, an early version of Souldoll's MSD.

MSD Souldoll
She was my second BJD and first MSD sized one.

Kimi came to live with me in May 2007 and has had quite a variety of wigs over time.

Parsley Pixie
Parsley Pixie was a Valentine's gift and a special edition called a White Chocolate Vampire by Orientdoll. She as three pairs of wings that attach with magnets, but don't work over some clothing.

I never could decide on a wig for Parsley. She and Kimi were and are still great friends. I made the outfits both are wearing.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Stuffies, Mini Doll Sizes and Vintage Dolls

I am catching up the blog with three days of photos.

This is Hoppy, my husband's childhood stuffy. He still has all his limbs, but was very well loved.

Teddy and Hoppy
Hoppy and my childhood Teddy Bear hang out together in a glass cabinet.

Kish/MiniAG/NancyAnn Sizes
Next, a few people have asked me about the sizes of Tiny Riley and a mini American Girl. I photographed Peter (who is regular Riley size), mini Josefina, Tiny Riley and my Nancy Ann Storybook Doll all together. You can see why I think of Tiny Riley as being so petite.

A New Friend
And finally, today's photo shows Elizabeth (on the right) meeting a new friend. She's a little intimidated by new girl's perfect blonde hair and shiny body. I hope they get along!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ready For the Game

Warm UP

Saila is out on the ice warming up before the game.

Stick Practice

I love the quality of Maplelea products. This hockey uniform is very realistic. Good luck to Saila!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Winter Walk and a New Dolly


It has been cold enough here for the snow to linger longer than usual. However, with the bright sunshine we can't help but be tempted to go outside. It was my first chance to take photos of Tiny Riley by Helen Kish. She certainly is tiny, being smaller even than Riley. I actually knit this jumper to be a sweater for Riley, but decided it could be a dress for the tiny one. She still doesn't have a name!

At the Boat House
Tiny Riley is standing in front of the boat house by the lake in the first photo. It's not much of a lake right now because they drained it last fall to do some work on it. In the summer you can rent paddle boats on the lake, but I don't know if it will be full enough by next summer. It could take years to refill, depending on how much water there is available.

The "danger" sign warns people to stay off the ice because it is not cold enough here for good solid ice to form.

Walking On the Lake
The sign doesn't make much sense anyway, since the lake is now just a field!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Dolly Shelf Sunday

The Keepers

I need to downsize and went through my Blythe dolls about 6 months ago and put some aside. These are the Blythe dolls that I cannot bear to part with will be staying. My choice is the same as it was then. Now to figure out what to do with the ones that will not be staying.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

What I Did Today

What I Did Today

Ann is very lucky to have her own room, but that means she must clean it up every Saturday. Snowball is a big help!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Tiny Tears Twins

Tiny Tears Twins

These are my sweet vintage dolls that are just like the one I had as a child. I made their dresses and enjoy their precious little faces.

Happy New Year! I hope to post daily this year, or close to it, and to include photos of the many dolls I have that haven't had much attention.