I read these questions on Barbiebeauties who had been sent them by Barb the Evil Genius who writes “My Little Doll Corner”. “If you read this and have a doll blog, consider yourself tagged.” she said. Well I did and I have so here goes.
1. Do you collect anything other than dolls?
Not really as I don’t really have the room for any more collections. I do have a small collection of children’s books and also paper dolls but that’s really just dolls again isn’t it? There are lots of things I’d like to collect if I had the space and the money. 🙂
2. Why did you start a doll blog?
I was doing some volunteer work at a local church and one of my jobs was to maintain their blog. I knew nothing about blogging so decided to start one of my own to experiment with rather than messing up theirs. I don’t know any doll collectors locally and they say you should write about what you know so my doll blog was born.
3. Do you have one particular doll that is the favourite in your collection?
Not really because I collect several different types of dolls. I love my childhood dolls and my Pedigree Walker because I waited a long time to get her. I have favourites amongst my Barbies too but not one doll over all the others.
4. Your favourite doll accessory?
I have a few props, chairs, a pram, a child’s tricycle but I think my most useful accessory is probably the Barbie sized dolls house my husband bought me for Christmas a few years ago. My Tammy family and Tressy’s live there but it is also the backdrop for a lot of photos.
5. Do you know exactly how many dolls you have in your collection?
I have absolutely no idea. I couldn’t even tell you how many Barbies there are let alone all the other types of dolls. Lots.
6. Do you play any instruments and if so, what?
No, one of my regrets.
7. Where is your most favourite place you’ve ever been?
It’s hard to choose but it would have to be between Tasmania where I live now and Scotland.
8. Where would you most like to visit, that you’ve never visited?
New Zealand and I will be visiting there next year.
9. Is there a retired doll or doll line that you’d like to bring back?
Fashion Fever Barbies. I really liked them.
10. If you could design your own doll, what would it look like?
I would design a male fashion doll who had articulated limbs, rooted hair which was long enough to re-style and came with a variety of hair and eye colours and skin tones. He would have a more approachable expression than the FR guys who always look a bit smug to me but not look as vacant as Ken. He would also have a wardrobe of outfits for all occasions and none of it would be pink.
So there you are. I only know a few doll bloggers myself so I won’t tag anyone specifically. I think a lot of us know the same people but if you haven’t been tagged in this before and would like to play please do. Leave me a link in comments so I can see your answers too please.
I really like your fashion doll design idea for a male doll. Perfect. 🙂
My sister and I have been looking in vain for this doll for donkey’s years 🙂
I don’t think he exists. You’ll have to have him made. There must be other people looking for just such a doll. 🙂
That’s what we think. It’s like searching for the perfect man. 🙂
An articulated guy would be awesome. While we were visiting family, my old G.I. Joe doll turned up and he is articulated. Although it can be awkward at times, I appreciate how much easier it is to pose him than the Ken dolls I’ve found.
There are a few articulated and semi articulated Kens and they are very poseable and also easier to dress. The only trouble with GI Joe and other action guys is their enormous hands make it hard to get them into standard Ken clothing and their own clothes are not suitable for taking Barbie on a date – unless she enjoys going to the shooting range. 🙂
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Yes, his giant hands and giant arms make Joe hard to dress in the same clothes as Ken. I need to make some time to adapt some knitting patterns for him, but until it gets cold I’ve been busy canning tomatoes. I have so many crafts I want to do but there is never enough time!
Is there any particular reason why you wanted Pedigree Walker doll? I am just curious because I own this doll. I found her in a thrift store, and got her because she was different.
Your doll collection is about as large as mine. The difference is that your dolls are nicely organized, mine are all over the place.
Mine used to be all over the place. I’m lucky that in the house we have now I was able to have a doll/hobby room and organise it from scratch. I really like the faces of the Pedigree Walkers. I think it is something about their flirty eyes that appeals to me. I always choose dolls for their facial expressions.
I do the same. Sometimes I pick ugly-faced dolls, because I feel sorry for them. I hope I can organize my dolls so they can be nicely displayed.
Lovely, thanks for joining in. I always like seeing the big pics of your collection. I particularly envy your beautiful dollhouse and that blonde FF Lea who I’ve never managed to find ….