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Happy holidays!

Finally I had the time to do a couple of holidays pictures with my dollies. This year is the first Christmas in the new house and we are going to Portugal for Christmas to spend it with the family, so I decided not to buy a big tree but just a tiny one and some other simple decorations just to give the house a touch of Christmas (I love Christmas, it is my favorite holiday!!!). Turns out it is the perfect size for my dolls so I thought it would be cute to create a scene out of it with the whole family, even those out of the story joined. Everyone helped out decorating the tree and afterwards we took a family pic with everyone together 🙂

Happy Holidays!

The little girls decided to help with the decorations: Iris took care of the bows, Evie and Izzy were in charge of the rest of the decorations and Serena helped them out to reach the highest places. Also Charlotte together with Bee and Emi helped with the ornaments. Little Vanilla helped arrange Santa on the top of the tree and put his light in place.
George decided to play Santa himself and bring the presents to place under the tree and Eliza baked some cookies to welcome the real Santa while the others worked. Pandora was really excited about the cookies, and she wanted to eat them herself since she loves sweets (it is her first Christmas with the humans so she didn’t understand what they were for). Arya was quite confused about the whole thing too (since in her world there is not such thing as Christmas or Christmas trees) she spent the whole time wondering what the whole thing was about. Finally Alice, being a photography enthusiast, took care of the pictures to create some memories 🙂

Happy Holidays!

When the tree was ready Alice set the timer and the whole family took a picture together with it. Pandora was lucky to get a cookie, because Eliza felt sorry for her and Santa eats too many cookies anyway!

I am not sure how much time I will have for other pictures and posts before Christmas, maybe I will post something else but I’m not sure, so me and my dolly family would like to wish you all Happy Holidays: a merry Christmas full of love and presents and a wonderful new year full of wonderful surprises and dolly goodness!!!

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Leaving for summer!

I am really happy that I am finally leaving and going back to Lisbon this Sunday!!! I haven’t been in Portugal since Christmas and I don’t see my family for 8 months!!! It’s the longest I have been away from them in my entire life and I hope it won’t happen ever again…this year was a busy year, being the last one of my Master and I needed to organise a lot of stuff and I ended up not having a lot of vacation.

I have been very active in the BJD community this last weeks because I have been in more free but in September work starts again. However, I hope I manage to keep up with dolls and I want to try and post at least once a week. Let’s see how this plan goes 😉

To say goodbye to everyone I decided to take yet another family picture, this time with the WHOLE family (even the size misfits) because at least for now it is complete 😀

Family Album

I love all of them and I am happy with my new arrival Penelope ❤ I am quite happy with the group right now too, I might add a new MSD soon but let's see how things go, at the moment these are my babies (from left to right):

Penelope Nymphéa [Xagadoll Lara]
Serena Alma [IH nYID Bianca Human]
Alice Bradford [FL MNF Shushu]
Gwendolyn Faelen [FL PKF Luna]
Charlotte Fay [FL MNF Ryeon]
Isabelle Fay [FL LTF Rachel]
Beatrice Fay [FL LTF Ante Human]
Vanilla Moonlily [FL Puki Flora]
Eliza D'Aurey [FL MNF Rheia]
George Bradford [FL MNF Carl]
Iris Cupid [FL PKF Bonnie]
Evelyn Sprout [FL PKF Ante]

Have a great summer and a wonderful vacation!!! See you in the end of August 🙂

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Two loves: the boyfriend and the dolls <3

It is quite usual to read comments in the BJD community about the reaction of partners, boyfriends, husbands and so on to dolls. Mostly about someone’s doubts if they will accept the fact that you like dolls, about how the other people are afraid of them or, if you are lucky, maybe even saying that you managed to bring your other half into the dark side and convinced them buy their first doll.

Because of all the discussion about this topic I thought it was interesting the share the following post.

I live together with my boyfriend for 6 months now, but he knew that I liked dolls already when we moved in together. He was always very accepting of them, even if he never showed any particular interest, we were always able to talk about them and he would look the new pictures I took. Before I used to play with my dolls when he wasn’t around, on my alone time, however since we live in the same house I must play with dolls when he’s around, obviously! I ended up feeling kind of uncomfortable because he would try to keep a distance when I played as it was “my thing” and not “his thing”.  So I decided to change that and proposed that we could play together once, just so that dolls would not be this weird thing anymore and he could become more comfortable with them. Even if he wasn’t that excited about the idea he accepted the challenge.

Basically I showed him and presented all my dolls with their names, and then told him to choose his favorite dolls so we could make a photoshoot. Since he is interested in photography he was quite happy about the idea of photographing them. He chose Bee (my LTF Ante) and Iris (my PKF Bonnie), because according to him they are the cutest and here is the result of our “photostory” moment:

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I have to say it was actually fun, and even if I don’t see him playing often, at least now it’s not “weird” anymore as he got a feel of what it means to “play” with them 😀
What about you? Any similar stories to tell? I would love to read any similar stories or dolls-boyfriend/husband reaction stories ❤

Extra pictures, because they are adorable:

Playtime: Boyfriend and dolls

Playtime: Boyfriend and dolls

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“The Makeovers”

Ok, after a long and tiring 2 weeks working without weekends (preparing an event for the Design week in Milan) I finally have a breathing moment again to make a post 🙂 It seems as if when I say things will change and I will have more time for dolls, something comes up and I don’t even have time to look at them for a month!!!

This post is about the changes of look that have been going on in my family. I always try to find the perfect look for my characters from face-up to wig and eye combo, some are quite easy and immediately fall into place, however some are harder and go through various changes until I finally say “This is it!”.

Some time ago I decided not to buy more dolls for a while and safe some money to spoil the ones I have (which is not easy since I have quite a big family now, and they all need new stuff :S). My priority was the looks: hair and eyes so I decided to search for the perfect wigs and I am quite happy with the result 🙂

Here is what changed while I was away:

"The Makeovers"

George has been a nightmare from the beginning, it’s quite hard to find nice MSD boy wigs that are not long, fur or a bit girlish… He got his new wig that I liked for a while from LUTS, but I never got around buying and I am quite happy with the result. Still a bit longer than I had in mind but ok.
Izzy has gone through some changes of her own and there was something not quite right with the cut of her previous wig so I decided to try a new one, from Leeke and I finally think this is it 🙂
As for Iris: she looks perfect in her new LUTS wig!!! It’s not like I didn’t like the fur look but I wanted something more her and I found it!!! I am in love with this sweetie again ❤

"The Makeovers"

"The Makeovers"

"The Makeovers"

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Back in action!!!

Here I am!!! I have been away for a really long time…I missed Flickr and dolls so much 😦

Let’s say there were a lot of changes in my life since the beginning of this year: most of them very good and one of them really sad but I have been totally busy! Since I moved in with my boyfriend and we are putting the house together and I started my 3 month internship at the same time, I didn’t have time for anything else, literally…now, hopefully, things will change a bit. And as I had let you know before, it’s official: the whole family move to Italy!!! And since a long time went by there were even some make-overs in the process 😉 I will show you more details soon!!!!

For now I leave you with the complete family, I am so proud of them!

La Famiglia <3 [back in action]

Here is Serena my muse, beautiful as ever (as she doesn’t fit with the rest of the family) hehe

Serena <3 [back in action!]