Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Drawing For Frozen Themed Doll Outfit For April!

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!!

For this months Drawing I have a Frozen Olaf Themed Outfit! I got a great deal on some doll outfits on Etsy and new even as I ordered that one of them would be for a drawing! What fun is getting a good deal on doll stuff if I don't share with my sweet Doll Friends?


Here is Radel Doll holding the outfit that will be given away in the drawing. She and Prism are both wearing outfits of same style that were made by same seamstress as the Frozen outfit. That should give you an idea of how it will fit your dolly. Such a cute style!


It's a two piece outfit that includes a cute peasant type top with an elastic kneckline and an elastic waisted skirt both in the same Disney Frozen movie Olaf themed fabric. 


I have them on a hanger that is actually from My Life As Doll clothes but it hangs the outfit so well that I am going to include the hanger when I ship it to the lucky winner of the drawing. 


How do you enter drawing? Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!! Just like last time, you just go and 'like' the PCR American Doll House Facebook Page and share the post there about the contest on your own Facebook page. That's it, super easy!

 I will draw the name of the contest winner on Sunday April 22, 2018 at  6:00PM CST.

*Contest only open to people in the United States or APO addresses due to postage costs!!* (Sorry international readers, I only have so much money to devote to my little blog here)

So good luck Doll Friends!! 

Holler with any questions! Have a fantastic week!
XXOO
Heather


Sunday, April 15, 2018

A Girl For All Time Nisha Arrives At The Doll House!

Happy Sunday Doll Friends!

Look who arrived late this week....!


Nisha is here! She's is a "Girl For All Time Doll" and she is absolutely stunning! In fact, she's so beautiful and being as she was the first one I ever had, I didn't really pause too long while she was still in the box to take photos. I'll have to take a photo of the box later to show you what I looks like because I literally must've spaced off taking even one of her in the whole box... Ooops.


She was secured in with a few of these 'paper' strings... One at her forehead, two at her hands, one at her waist and one at her feet. 


Didn't take much at all to get her out of the box.


Here is the back of the box ties so you can see which manner I am speaking of. 


See, there's one around her right wrist.


And "She's outta the box!" Mommy & Gracie always say that and so now whenever I get a doll out of the box I hear Mommy saying it in my head. I love that show. So fun!


These photos aren't the greatest. I took them in the wee small hours of the morning. I can never get proper photography light at that time of the day because I don't want to wake the family. Still, you can see how beautiful she is!!


Her hair came in a hair net to keep it from being wild... I do like how I caputured her little profile in this photo. I'm going to have to play around with shadows in my doll photography in the future I think cos how neat!


I was/am a bit chagrined about one detail of little Miss Nisha. She had this small section of maybe 10 hairs that look like they've been cut too short to be bangs...? Kind of like when at little girl decides to trim her own bangs and holds the scissors right next to her head (and don't like 25% of all girls do that once in their life?) Can you see them in the photo. Not totally noticable unless you're looking for them... But on a $89.99 doll I don't think flaws are as easy to look over. What would ya'll do? I really don't want to bother with shipping her back but also am not happy she has a flaw. Or maybe that's how she's meant to be. I am a member of an "A Girl For All Time" group on Facebook and I plan to post a photo of same on there later today and see if all Nisha dolls come that way? My inclination, as always, when I get a doll with a 'defect' is to just keep her because people aren't perfect either. But I sure wouldn't mind a partial refund if that is not the way she's meant to be...? What are your thoughts? What would you do? I bought her from Amazon and not the AGFAT website... Hmmm...


In any case, other than her little hair flaw, she's so pretty!!


The nice thing about AGFAT dolls is that they are more poseable than other dolls in this size range for the most part. She can bend at both of her elbows and at her knees. So she can make neat poses like how she is doing little pirouette arms here. I think I am going to have a lot of fun with her as a model for doll photography! Her elbow joints are pretty easy to bend but her knee joints? They are pretty stiff and so much so that I am too timid to try and bend them fully. So again, I plan to ask the 'experts' at the AGFAT group on Facebook to see if that is normal...?


AGFAT dolls, at 16inches, are in the middle of the size range I generally collect. My tallest dolls are my Maru & Friends dolls and my one Karito Kids doll that you can see in this post. Then my shortest dolls, besides the babies, are the 14 inch variety like my Hearts For Hearts, Wellie Wishers, Glitter Girls or Bumbleberry dolls (among others... Teehee) My Famosa Nancy dolls are also 16inches tall and my Battat Little Friends are 15inches... So Nisha will fit right in! She'll probably be able to share clothes with a few of them. 


I need to take better photos of her, probably even some 'nudes' so I can show you how her body is constructed. She's all vinyl and even has a belly button (great touch AGFAT!) so I'll have to come back and do that soon. I have realized recently, since doing the updates to my My Collection So Far posts that I have a few dolls I need to get a more proper 'review' posted... So many doll projects I want to do and so little time! Ah well, sign of a good hobby, that. Right? 


Better run! I'll have to come back later to do a side by side photo so I can show you what I mean but I plan to re-name little Miss Nisha. She will be called Mia Sara after one of my favorite actresses when I was a teenager, Ferris Bueller's Day Off being the best one. Have you seen that movie? Such a good one. I've become one of those old fuddy duddys that think that there really isn't any good movies made anymore.... But when you compare the 'formula' movies they produce like cookie cutter cookies nowadays to some of the great movies 20-40 years ago, well.... It's not my fault I have taste. Hahaha. **Disclaimer: There are good some movies nowadays, just less and less often. Teehee.

Gotta run if I am gonna make it to church on time. Can you believe it snowed all night? Did it where you are?
XXOO
Heather

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pamela and Juliessa Doll Visit Cabela's!

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!

I don't know if you've ever been to a Cabela's store but they are really pretty neat. I'm admittedly not much of a sports enthusiast but I used to take my kids there anyway when they were little bitty because it's just a neat store to look around in. They even have an aquarium and a waterfall! I've been thinking about taking some dolls to the store for a while now but the opportunity just never presented itself. So, last week when I was in town, I just planned it, packed up Pamela and Juliessa doll and went after work. I got some pretty fun photos and want to go back again sometime and get more with other dolls in the future. Doll photography has become one of my favorite aspects of my doll hobby and there are just so many great photo ops to be had! So, here are some of the photos I took. I also made a Youtube video of all of the photos if you'd like to see them you can find it here. Posting all of them here seemed a bit excessive because I took at ton!




























Time to go home! (They both fit inside the OG doll carrying bag pretty well.)

Hope you enjoyed the photos!
Have a great Wednesday (or whatever day you happen to visit!) 
XXOO
Heather 



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

American Girl Doll Sized Shopping Buggy Goodwill Find!

Doll Friends!

Oh. My. Cute.

I found this adorable shopping buggy at Goodwill for only $3.99. How could I not? Right? Walmart has a My Life As Doll Shopping Cart but 1) it's $12.99 and 2) I don't think it has a 'seat' for the baby doll? However, for $3.99, I couldn't resist.



This baby is a Circo baby girl doll that I added a wig to. I nearly giggle every time I look at her cause I think she's just that cute. I need to find a tiny bow for her hair. Isn't she adorable just chillin' in the buggy?






Isn't it adorable? I'll have to see about getting a 'grocery store' background someday because that'd make some really awesome photos. Everyone's gotta eat, right? 

Better run!
XXOO
Heather

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bumbleberry Girls Jaimee Arrives At The Doll House!

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends,

I never wanted to be one of those bloggers who apologizes at the outset of every post with a 'My life has been super busy and I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while' paragraph... Yet here I am. What can I say? Life moves fast sometimes and then sometimes you get hit with a double whammy of back to back illnessess in the house and, well... You've become the 'apology' blogger. Oh well, what can one do but pick one's self up, dust themselves off and start over again as they say, right? 

Last weekend having been Easter, the Easter Bunny (Ok, my husband) gave me $20 in my Easter basket for some fun money. So what was the first thing I thought to buy? A doll. Of course. The only question then was "which one to buy?" Because now there are two different varietys of 14inch dolls on Amazon that you can get delivered to your door for only $20.00 (saying you have Prime and if you order much from them at all why wouldn't you? Eh?). So I went and looked at my doll wish list to see which I might like to bring home this time. Given that I already have three Glitter Girls in the Doll House, I decided to get a Bumbleberry Girl doll. I have one already named Juliessa and think she's as cute as a bug. The question was which one?? Because, quite honestly, I think they are all adorable. So I kind of eeny-meeny-miny-moed it and which one won? 


Jaimee!! Here she is with a few of the other dolls from the Doll House after she arrived.


Her box was much like the Kindred Heart Dolls that are also made by Lotus Dolls. They must've designed two different kinds of boxes, one for mail order only retailers and one for display in brick&mortar stores. Makes sense... 


Here is the back of the box. Not a lot different than the front. 


And side of box (Alternate side was exactly the same hence no photo)


This is what you see when you open top of box, a cardboard insert to hold her in place.


This is how she looks right out of the box. I have to say I really kind of like this way of packaging because there are not any whats-it's sewn into her hair. They are always exceedingly difficult, I think, to get out. I can't even imagine what a pain they'd be if you had an eager child waiting while you did it. Yikes. It makes me understand how, sometimes, I'll find a doll at the thrift store with all of her whats-it's in her hair still... Someone just didn't care enough to even take them out. I digress...


Here is her sweet little face. Don't laugh but it almost makes me panic to look at her like this, even in the photo. "Get the bag off her head! She will suffocate!!!" Right? But it does keep her nice and scuff free during shipping so hiphiphooray for bags. 


She did have some pony tails in her hair to keep it managable but even still she had the 'stuck her finger in a light socket' look to her. Hahaha. Too funny!


Here she is with some other girls from the Doll House. Back row is Eunju, Batgirl (She will get a new name...?) and Saila. Front row is Juliessa, Emerson (may get new name still) and Shara. She fits right in!!


I realized when I went back to link to the post about when Juliessa came home that I'd never done a proper 'look' at Bumbleberry Girls on the blog yet. So... Another post I need to work on. I guess that is the sign of a good hobby, right? Always something else you want to get done for it. 


So I will have to work on that post soon because I don't recall if I've seen another doll blog do a review of them? *pauses to DuckDuckGo it* Oh! Here is a video review of one Bumbleberry Girl Danica. I didn't watch it but I forwarded through the thumbnails and it doesn't appear that she shows you the body type and such but it'll get you started. I love the channel's name "Fierceplastic"! I love creative monikers to be sure! Hence the name of my blog... Maybe someday I should write a post about how the name Penniless Caucasian Rubbish was born. See? Always something needing written!

Gotta run!
XXOO
Heather