It’s the first real snow of the season. We’ve been teased with a few flurries here and there before, but that doesn’t count. Anyway, I’m giddy as a kid when the snowflakes start a-flyin’. I’ve had a doll all dressed and waiting (even though it’s not even Thanksgiving yet). So I braved the cold…and ran inside for hot cocoa and spiced cider in between shots.
A Handful Of Snowflakes
Dashing Through The Snow
It’s A Winter Wonderland
I’m Dreaming Of A White…Thanksgiving? LOL
Today’s model is Summer Magic Poppy Parker. She is wearing a handmade knit cap by Petite Tricot, Dynamite Girls London Calling Kyu’s parka, Crazy Girl Misaki’s t-shirt, an International Barbie Fashion Avenue skirt, Mod Redux Barbie’s tights, a pair of older Model Behavior boots, Trendy Girl Misaki’s fingerless gloves and a one-of-a-kind necklace created by me. Poppy’s sled was a fabulous flea market find. Today’s photos were taken all over our yard while the tiny little snowflakes fell gently upon us.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Snowflakes And Turkey And Stuffing, Oh My!
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Okay, so maybe it’s because the dolls of my childhood always wore the same expressions…happy, smiling faces; eyes filled with mirth and joy…that I’ve grown to adore the wicked ones as an adult. A little disdain, that “I’m so over it” attitude, an evil little pout…that’s the stuff that stands out from the crowd. And nobody does it better than the Baroness Agnes Von Weiss. She is a wonderfully fresh face among the blissed-out crowd – a special doll that doesn’t need to radiate benevolence to be beautiful. Hers is the elegance of a broken glass gaze and razor blade moue. And I love her all the more for it.
Sass and a Half
Today’s model is Nightfall Agnes from this year’s Integrity Toys’ Premiere convention. She is wearing her original fashion with the addition of a bracelet from Claires (an ear cuff for humans – re purposed to doll scale jewelry) and a necklace assembled by me from craft store jewelry components. I acquired her in a fabulous trade from another collector (thanks, Kimberly!). She sports the new Fashion Royalty body (an updated amalgam of FR & FR2). Her photo was taken in our living room, lit by morning sunlight coming through the glass door with a wooden door sample pressed into service as the background.
I Like A Girl
Who Is Sweet And Nice,
But I Love A Girl
Who’s Got Some Spice!
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A week ago, Integrity Toys held it’s annual doll convention. Three days of fun, festivities and dolls, dolls, dolls! I’ve yet to attend one, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it. There were quite a few convention attendees who kept the rest of us tuned in – in just about real time. Between twitter, blog and Flickr updates – you’re practically there. From the initial registration, during the workshops and store tours, through the luncheon and dinner events, with about forty new doll reveals sprinkled throughout it all and unleashed upon the world…the images and info were sent out…and I happily took it all in.
I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a better collection of dolls concentrated into one convention. Every one a beauty, you could almost hear the sighs of desire and whoops of joy emanating through the computer screen as each one was revealed.
Though I was only standing on the sidelines, the convention was a major win for me. I managed to find a lovely collector willing to sell me one of the dolls I fell in love with for a very attractive price. And I found another fantastic collector willing to trade a doll that I had not bonded with for another of the convention cuties that caught my eye.
The first doll I fell for has already made it here…
Elegant Evening Poppy Parker
Oh, my gosh! Isn’t she just the most! EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Today’s model is Elegant Evening Poppy Parker. She was the featured centerpiece at one of the luncheons during the convention. She’s wearing her original fashion (minus a golden bracelet – not a fave & I was afraid it would fall off during the shoot…or get all fiddly and turned backwards – so I left it off). I gave her hair a little brushing to tame the flyaway strands. Her photo was taken in our front yard in the morning sunlight.
I Could Not Have Dreamed You
I Think You Must Be Real
Because I Could Never
Have Had A Dream
As Beautiful As You
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So, yeah, it’s no longer summer. Autumn is in full swing. The chimney’s been swept and flames crackle along the logs in the fireplace. A nip is in the air and a wicked wind blows. The trees have taken on burning hues, molting their leaves and spicing the cooling breeze with their scent. Time to bundle up the dollies and capture it through the lens of a camera…
Color, Color Everywhere!
Fall Is In The Air
Today’s model is Summer Blues Misaki. Her hair has been washed, brushed and restyled with higher ponytails. She is wearing one of the fashions from the Poppy Parker as Corie Bratter: Barefoot in the Park giftset and boots from Fashion Royalty’s Checking Out Colette. Her photo was taken by the lake at Bushkill Falls about two weeks ago.
Do As They Please.
Let’s Plan A Day
To Get Blown Away.
It’s Time To Frolic In The Breeze!
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Hubby offered to take me over to Bushkill Falls last month. So, I grabbed the camera and a doll and away we went. We had a great day and I took a boatload of dollie photos by the lovely waterfalls. We also hit the souvenir shops for some fun, silly pictures. But some of my favorite shots were taken away from the falls along a creek. Funny how the obvious isn’t always the way to go.
The Road Less Traveled
Today’s model is The Young Sophisticate Poppy Parker. She is wearing The Happening Poppy’s dress, Irresistible in India’s earrings and bracelet, other random Fashion Royalty bangles and Glam Addict Giselle’s shoes. Her photo was taken along a creek on one of the many trails at Bushkill Falls in the afternoon.
Choosing this image was a tough choice since so many of the others showcase such vivid colors. And there were some cute, kitschy ones taken in the shops. And I’m never good at editing myself…I love everything. So, If you want to see the whole series, click on my Flickr link on the right to see the rest of the photo shoot.
Keep Your Eyes Open
So You Don’t Miss Out
On The Fun, Beautiful Things
That Don’t Always Stand Out
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Yeah, it’s already autumn. Huh, I don’t know how that happened. The days sure do fly by. But, even though the calendar insists that it’s fall, the weather is still feeling rather summery. So, bear with me..indulge me…in a last celebration of summer.
Amelie Makes Some Waves
Table For One
Sunshine & Palm Trees
Skee Ball – Ice Ball
Today’s models are Promenade Amelie and Misaki. Amelie is wearing Endless Summer Poppy Parker’s swim suit and a dollar store hair clip. Misaki is wearing Sunshine Games Poppy Parker’s bathing suit in the second and third photo and her original t-shirt, Barbie shorts, Endless Summer Poppy Parker’s sneakers and Fashion Royalty earrings and a bracelet in the last two images. The table, umbrella, chair and float are all pieces from an Arco brand Fashion Pool Set that I found at the local flea market. The first four photos were taken at the beach, the last one was taken in a game room on the boardwalk.
Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer
You’ll Wish That Summer Could Always Be Here - Nat King Cole
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I love the summer. And it’s not really summertime without a trip or two down to the Jersey shore. Obviously I enjoy the beach and the ocean, but I look forward to visiting the boardwalk just as much. It’s a mega food fest; pizza, crab cakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade, ice coffee, milkshakes, ice cream and salt water taffy…ahhhhh! Not to mention all the fun games and lovely shops. Oh, and rides, too! What’s not to like?
Wanna play a game? Launch a Lobster into the Pot!
Would ya lookit the size of that Big Ol’ Beer inflatable on the beach! I’ll meetcha at the Tiki Bar.
Don’t Feed The Sand Gators
A Record Breaking Sand Castle by Ed Jarrett
We All Scream For Ice Cream!!!
Okay, so it’s “picture overload” time, but I just couldn’t narrow it down.
Today’s model is Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker. She is wearing a Barbie top, capris and flip-flops, all from around the “Fashion Fever”era. Her daisy hair clips came from a dollar store. The ice cream cone came in a set (vanilla, chocolate & strawberry) – I think I got it at Five Below in the toy section. The first shot on the boardwalk was taken in front of a new Lobster Pot game. It’s like “Frog Bog” without the splashing, LOL. The second picture was taken in front of a huge inflatable Bud Light bottle advertisement. And it works, because the Tiki Bar was not empty. The next two photos are sand creations (Gator & Giant Sand Castle) made by Ed Jarrett. I was lucky enough to meet the artist and he even placed and posed Poppy next to his Gator himself! Last, but not least, Poppy poses in front of one of the many sweet shops on the boardwalk. Mmmmm!!!
Tan, Swim, Sweat
Let’s Not Forget
Sweet Shop, Don’t Stop
Screamin’ On The Rides
It’s Always Summer, And It’s Always Hot
It’s Time To Give It All Ya Got
Beggin’ For More, Down The Shore
Cross On Over To The Jersey Side!
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