Monthly Archives: June 2014

New Boy In Town, Meet Alister!

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Here is my newest doll, Alister. He is a Kidz n Cats doll from Germany. I have another boy doll named Josh who is a Designa Friend from Argos, I have two of their girl dolls in this size as well, and one of their 14″ little sister dolls. But Alister is one of a kind, he is the same height, even though he does seem to be just slightly shorter, and his head is smaller, more in keeping with his slimmer body style. He has elbow, knee and wrist joints, even though they are a bit stiff since he is so new. 

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Here he is next to Josh, part of it is a perspective thing, I took the picture from an angle, but you can see he does look smaller and I checked with the tape measure and he does seem about 1/2 inch shorter. Mostly the big heads on the others I think! 

He came in a beautiful outfit, so well made, but so hot! And everyone else was in their beach wear! LOL! I had made an outfit for him in anticipation of his arrival, but the top was way too big. Kit is standing next to him wearing it and its even slightly big on her! The shorts fit him fine, so I had to get busy and make a new top!

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Here he is when he arrived, see, he does look hot! Isla took an instant liking to him and even managed to fall right on top of him while I was putting his beach clothes on! She always was an assertive one! 

I’ve waited for Alister for a long time. By the time I decided I wanted him last year, he was sold out. I was happy to hear that he was being made again this year, and pre-ordered him immediately! The boy dolls are hard to come by, they sell out quickly and people just don’t sell them on that often! I’ve also pre-ordered one of the new girl dolls in this range, Miu, she isn’t due out till August, but because she is different looking, I wanted to be sure I got one! Each of these dolls come with a little stuffed cat, you can see Alister’s in his bucket! I call him Oliver! 

 

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Picnic on the beach

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Picnic on the beach

My favorite colors for the summer are red,white and blue, they are also my favorite colors, period! For those who don’t know, I am orginally from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I moved to the UK in the year 2000. I’m happy both my countries have these colors as national colors…I can seem patriotic on both sides of the Atlantic! LOL! Actually my love of these colors has to do with the nautical connotation more than patriotism. I love nautical themes in clothing, housewares, etc. Can’t say I’ve spent an inordinate time on a boat, but I love the sea!
So, I’ve combined my love of these colors with my love of knitting and my doll collection…which I also love! So, I’ve been making things and redressing my many dolls in red, white and blue!
This picture is of my 18″ dolls, I have American Girl, Gotz, Designa Friend, Madame Alexander and Sophia dolls in this size. They are celebrating all the summer holidays for the US and the UK! (and any other country that has these colors…) We are a multinational household.

Playing Catch Up!

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I have been quite remiss, I am now trying to get it together! My life is going along, nothing that interesting or exciting, but nicely! 

I have been having problems with Yahoo, so have gone to Google Mail for my main email address now, its already attached to this blog. I have unsubscribed to the Chrome forum that used to fill up the inbox and make everything else camouflaged! I cleared out over 200 messages and only about 10 of them were from somewhere else! 

So, I will try to keep up with the blogs I follow and to write something halfway interesting more often! 

I’m still trying to get the hang of the new system here on WordPress! As I grow older I like change less! 

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