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Have you ever gone ice skating? I did when I was younger. They put an ice rink up by the mall and my girlfriends and I would go there, skate badly and make googly eyes at the boys. LOL, I was a teenager back then. 😉 I enjoyed the music and the colored lights,  but the actual act of staying upright on skates without falling and bruising my butt was a tough one for me to master. I did slightly better on roller skates, but I think that’s only because of the removal of frigid temperatures – I’m not so limber when I’m cold. Nowadays a walk in the snow is more my speed.

Bess Helps Rachel  Stay Up On Her Skates

Bess Helps Rachel Stay Up On Her Skates

Sometimes I get little doll story ideas that pop into my head.  Just like when I was a kid, I imagine what the dolls would be thinking if they could, consider the personalities they would have and what they’d like to do. That happened today.

I’ve been wanting to do an ice skating photo shoot ever since I found a pair of skates that actually fit Misaki’s big feet. Since then, I’ve imagined my Misaki girls have been giving me big puppy eyes and asking who’s going to be the lucky one to wear them and if it’s going to be any time soon.  It’s been wicked cold here for days, but there’s no ice or snow to be found. So, last night, I put out some water in a round tupperware container to create a mini skating area. This morning it was frozen solid.

I chose Best in Brocade (Bess) and Crazy Girl (Rachel) to get dressed up today. All the clothes that Bess is wearing are borrowed from Barbie: a black turtleneck, Jam & Glam Teresa’s fuzzy pink arm warmers, white fur cuffs, a white fuzzy shrug, a pink fur collar and  Fashion Fever tweed trousers. Her ponytail holder is actually a Fashion Royalty cuff bracelet. She’s also wearing Monogram Best Drama’s earrings, a silkstone brooch and Odd Girl Out’s shoes. Rachel is wearing a Fashion Fever tweed dress, a fur shrug from My Wardrobe Barbe, Muffy Roberts silkstone gloves, Future Bound Luchia’s tights, a pale pink ooak scarf made by me and the infamous Barbie ice skates.  The skates fit because instead of slipping them on, they open on a hinge and clip shut.

I imagined that this was Rachel’s first time on skates and that the ice form I made could serve as her practice rink. I set it out on the lawn in the front yard and had a blast taking pictures. I was bundled up in a whole lotta layers because it was evil cold and windy, too. At one point, I had Rachel standing on the ice block and she slid forward (still standing) when a heavy gust of wind blew. It was too cute.

C’mon, Let’s Ice Skate.

We’ll Do A Figure Eight.

And Jump And Dance And Spin,

Until The Cold Air Sends Us In!



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I’ve noticed out of all the fair haired lasses in my collection, very few have brown eyes. Mostly they sport the typical blue eyes and sometimes green. I find the combination of warm chocolate peepers with tresses the color of sunshine to be one of my favorites. Maybe it’s because of the rarity.

Misaki - My Brown Eyed Girl

Misaki - My Brown Eyed Girl

So how cute is this little one? She’s Best In Brocade Misaki. She’s wearing an eclectic mix and match fashion consisting of: Society Girl Barbie’s corset embellished with a silkstone Barbie brooch, Festive Decadence Agnes’ skirt, Top Model Barbie’s boots, Best Drama Monogram’s earrings, random Barbie bracelets and a black Fashion Royalty cuff bracelet covers the elastic band of the ponytail in her hair. She was shot outside in late evening sunlight. The background was created by clipping a paper book cover from Target to a piece of foam core.

Blond Hair, Brown Eyes, Little Black Dress – Bombshell All The Way.

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You would think that the frozen depths of winter wouldn’t be the best time for outdoor doll photos. But you would be wrong. There’s so much that begs to be seen out there in the cold. On the way home from checking the mail box (rural delivery in our community puts my mail about a quarter mile away from the house) I stopped at the lake. It was frozen over and the sun was just setting, sending out such a soft, pretty light. I had a doll  and a camera in the car, so I was good to go.

Bess and the Frozen Sunset

Bess and the Frozen Sunset

Best in Brocade Misaki, I call her Bess, is wearing a sweater from the Visible Sensation Model Behavior fashion, a triple rose brooch that belongs to Monogram Best Drama, Fashion Fever Teresa’s long top & lace armlets, Mattel jeans (not sure who’s they were originally) and a hair ribbon cut from a spool found at AC Moore.

The light from a winter sunset…fragile as a snowflake landing in my palm…fleeting, but stunning. Even more because of it’s impermanence.

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