Archive | June 2013

Simply Kate.

I have been absolutely remiss in posting. I do intend to blog more frequently over the summer months though.

Last month Tonner had a convention which was themed The Age of Innocence, which did produce some lovely dolls. Not surprising, as Tonner does make beautiful dolls (although the only one I desperately want is greatly out of my price range at $250 USD…considering you then have to buy her an outfit). I must admit, I would love to attend one of these conventions someday, as they look like a lot of fun.

The dolls I was more interested in seeing were the ones from Wilde Imagination. Ever since I first saw an Ellowyne online I was hooked and longed for one. I almost bought Invisible Ink when she was End of Edition but was fairly convinced shipping would be half the cost of the doll. Which it turns out it wasn’t. Anyway, as we can tell from my last post on World Doll Day, I did purchase the Ellowyne Wilde from the convention. Did I mention she came with two left shoes? Evidently she’s not keen on dancing.

Well, on June 5th they had an Almost Summer sale, which was 15% off any order over a certain price. I doubted the convention dolls were included but put Prudence in my virtual basket and entered the code to discover that she was. And a week after Lesley (my renamed convention Ell) arrived, Kate moved in.

Lesley and Kate.
She is absolutely adorable. Bright blue eyes shining out of her cute little face, and a quirky outfit which seems reminiscent of earlier Prudence releases.

She was missing her Certificate of Authenticity, which I keep meaning to e-mail about. I really should put that on my list of things to do on Monday.

Lesley and Kate.

They make the cutest, quirkiest pair. There is a Lizette that goes with them as well, but she just does not do a thing for me. She’s quite a mismatched looking thing.A few more shots of Kate before I close.

Kate.

Kate.

Kate.

Yes, I fail greatly at putting away Christmas decorations.

I have more photos to share, and lots more dolly chatter. Wilde has a new doll they’re unveiling in August that sounds like it could be something akin to a Pullip, which excites me greatly. I am hoping she is in my price range (meaning NOT resin), as I do adore Pullip but the quality control can be lacking.

As well I am hoping against all hope for Serious Intention Ellowyne Wilde for my birthday. I know it isn’t going to happen, but it would be nice considering everyone is doing a massive build up to whatever they bought me. Which if last year is anything to go by, it will be very anti climatic. It is a good thing I don’t get excited over my birthday.

There is an incoming in the next week or two, and I am hoping Moon Over Mortuary Evangeline Ghastly goes to End of Editions soon as I would love to snap her up. Despite being told I can not buy her as my niece wants her. The logic is lacking in that I tell you.

Too many dolls to catch up on before the autumn release I tell you.

Doll Day.

I have so many things to do today, but thought I would post a few photos of my favourites in my doll collection (which might well be all of them).

From what I’ve heard today is World Doll Day, which sounds like my kind of day, aside from Christmas. This seemed like a great time to introduce my latest Ellowyne Wilde, that being Falling to Pieces from the Tonner Convention last month.

Lesley.

I absolutely adore her, she’s stunning in person. She arrived this Tuesday just past…and the next day came a 15% off sale from Wilde (which is still on by the by), and ordered the convention Prudence who I am hoping arrives early next week.

Victoria.

Victoria Baker, she is absolutely gorgeous for a basic doll. She is the Amber Stanhope character, who is sister to Christian and half sister to Siobhan (my Dark Days Ell).

Noelle.

Noelle Wynters, an absolutely stunning doll. The pale skin tone gives her a resin glow.

Sinead & Christian.

Christian Baker and Sinead Byrne. I never thought I’d see the day I’d want anything from the Evangeline Ghastly line, but he was so handsome I couldn’t resist. Then of course he needs someone his height, correct?

Striking a deal.

Joy Phillips and Rowanne Avery striking a deal with Loki. Those two are just trouble.

Felicity.

And we’ll close with Felicity, my first Pullip. I adore all the Pullips I have, but she’ll forever be special (not to mention she’s quite the Christmas girl).

A small part of me feels like talking about the concert, but I’m really not in the mood.  It was fun, but I don’t think I’d ever want to go with a large group again. I’m glad everyone else had a great time though, I enjoyed it but I think I would have had so much more fun alone.  I’m a fairly solitary person, so large groups cause slight unease.  In all honesty, I’m happiest when I’m alone in my room reading a book or playing a video game with music playing.

Or preparing for Christmas.

But don’t get me wrong, New Kids on the Block can still put on a great show.  I took some video which I don’t know why I bothered because they’re horrid.  I forgot it would pick up my singing…ah well, they’re only for my viewing.  But it was a great experience regardless and it was fun to share it with others.  Not to mention making new friends and re-connecting with old school mates.