I’ve done a thing…

I’ve been lazy at posting for a year now. A YEAR. I’ve gotten a few dolls since then, from Pullips (I finally like them) to a Lila Soom doll, whom I love, and some Toysfield dolls; a kuma, a usagi, and a Cotyledon Kuma. But what I want to talk about now is my newest.

She’s something that I never thought I would buy, and something that, for the most part, makes even the above average doll lover a bit hesitant. I’ve bought a reborn baby.

I’ve got reasons. First, they are cute, and obviously fun to dress. I love baby clothing, but have nothing to put it on, UNTIL NOW.

I have 3 grandkids, who live at least 900 miles from me, so I don’t get to see them, and truth be told, I miss holding babies. When you finally get a baby to sleep, and you’re holding this tiny , quiet human in your arms, time seems to stop in that moment, and all is right with the world.

I went in search of a fake baby, with the fever and hunger of someone in the throws of real baby fever. I knew I wanted a girl. In life, I have 1 daughter and 3 sons, and after boy 3, I gave up tempting the gene pool, in my quest for another girl. I knew I wanted an asleep baby. See my above, time stops all is right statement. I knew I wanted a really realistic baby. I’m a huge fan of the Uncanny Valley. I have zero trouble with realism.

I scoured eBay for days, looking for one that would click. *this is where the whole process is different from life. You can’t get real babies on the bay* Finally I saw a blonde, sleeping baby, the Linda Murray sculpt, “Andi Asleep” . The baby reminded me of  a girl version of my 2nd child, first son.

She cost more than I meant to spend, but obviously less than a real baby would. I made an offer, and it got accepted. She arrived today, and when I opened the box I had to smile. She was more gorgeous than I could imgine, and was so cuddly, and definitely reminded me of my 2 child. Although he doesn’t have a magnet in his head. XD

I had to show my 4th son, Spawn 4, just in case he walked in my room and was wondering WTF I was doing with what appears to be a dead baby in an Amazon box. (I need to get her a basket)

I’ve named her Beatrix Rose. She’s 5 lb 4 oz, and 20 inches.  I have no idea who the artist was, but she was AMAZING.

Baby in a box




I’m horrible.

I’m terrible about updating the blog; not that there isn’t a lot going on in my dolly world, there is.

I really need to get back to this. There’s been quite a few new dolls since the last time I updated, which was…

* goes off to check last post*

Egads! A year ago at least. I’ll try to do better.

Fern’s Arrival

Poor Fern. She arrived just as I decided to give Jann of Project Dollhouse all my money, so she was temporarily put aside.

However I have today off so I dressed her up and took some photos. I’m not sure of her final look, but I like this look for now. She’s really cute and that hair is amazing !

I’m definitely not fond of the Icy body; it’s more rubbery than Blythe, so I probably will be changing it out. I’m pretty sure I have a spare Takara body hanging around somewhere.

Kenner Blythe

I really didn’t mean to do this (well, yes I did but I’m trying to appear reasonable)

I’ve decided to get a Kenner girl. I’ve been trying not to, but lately every time I eye an expensive Neo,(I’m looking at you, Bloomy Bloomsbury!) I think to myself “I could buy a really nice Kenner girl for this money ”

Then I remembered that Jann of Project Dollhouse has a Kenner girl, so I went to her for advice, only to discover that she was thinking of rehoming her Kenner. You don’t have to be a Rhodes scholar to figure out how this conversation ended. 😜

What we both like about this is that the girl has travelled the world for at least 30 years (US, Singapore, Spain and Australia) and would finally be coming back to Ohio, near Cincinnati, where she was originally conceived.

No longer torn (at least for now)

I went with the custom Icy girl. I’ve been wanting an Icy and the fact she’s already been customized is nice. A seller on Etsy is downsizing her doll collection (not just Blythe type dolls) and had this cutie up for sale. She’s been customized by Siriporn Robertson from eBay, and her scalp is a Pariszhenpink custom.

I’ve also been wanting a girl with really curly hair, so this takes care of another wish list item. The seller named her Fern Lily, and I like that but I’m not sure if it will stick. I’ll have to see.

(Not my photos)

She also has that spooky/creepy vibe I’m partial to.

Now, off to dress shop! I’m thinking something in neutrals or brown. I’m I very fond of earth tones!

I’m so torn.

Omg. I want a Very Vicky Blythe because she doesn’t have bangs and is an Fbl…BUT I realize I don’t bond as much with normal hair colored Blythe as much as I do the ones with less natural hair color. I really want a Wendy Weekender, no matter how many blue or minty green girls I have.

Then there’s a custom Icy doll I’m eyeing too, because I like their little faces, and this girl has a sweet corkscrew type of alpaca/mohair scalp.